Believe, Achieve, Succeed
Headteacher Sara Davies
St Bartholomew’s C.E. Primary School
The Peak, Sydenham, London. SE 26 4LJ
020 8699 8537 email@example.com
KS2 SATs 2017 – Information for Parents
If you would like a more detailed explanation of the KS2 SATs for this year, please click on the link HERE.
Y2 Trip to Bodiam Castle (July 17)
Our Y2 children enjoyed a very “hands-on” experience during their trip to Bodiam Castle.
Y6 Big Event (July 17)
Each year, our Y6 children meet up with Y6 children from other local faith schools for two days of workshops designed for them to explore their feelings about moving onto secondary school. It also gives them an opportunity to meet with children that might be going to the same secondary school in September.
Maths Challenge (June 17)
A small group of children visited Sydenham School to take part in a Maths Challenge with representatives of other local primary schools.
World Book Day (Mar 17)
We have had a lovely day celebrating the wonderful world of books today.
Christmas Fair (Dec 16)
Here are a collection of photos from our Christmas Fair, organised by our own Friends of St Bart’s:
Christmas 2016 (Dec 16)
Basketball Tournament (Nov 16)
Please see report below on the latest collaborative basketball tournament at Sydenham Girls’ School yesterday. Well done to our players who came second!
Y2 Discovering Antarctica (Nov 16)
Year 2 have been studying Shackleton’s journey in Antarctica. As part of this work the children explored a shelter looking at the equipment you would need to keep warm and stay safe. They are now designing their own shelters in Design technology.
Y5 Visit to Cool Aeronautics (Oct 16)
On 7th October, our Y5 children had a visit to Cool Aeronautics which, we hope, has inspired them to think about careers that encompass the science and technology sectors.
Y6 Leavers Party (July 16)
Please click HERE to access photos from the party – you will need the password given to Y6 students on the evening.
Y6 Big Event (July 16)
Our older children certainly enjoyed their two days working alongside other local church primary schools recently. All designed to help them prepare for their move to secondary school in September.
St Bart’s Summer Fair (July 16)
Saturday 10th July saw a lovely summer’s day and the annual St Bart’s Summer Fair – this year on the theme of “To Sydenham…and beyond!”
Please see below for a gallery of photos, courtesy of Mr Mawston.
Y6 Transition Day (July 16)
On 8th July 2016, Y6 pupils from five Sydenham primary schools attended a transition day at Sydenham Secondary School. Please click on the link below for a full report and some photos:
Medical Alert – Scarlet fever (June 16)
We have had a confirmed case of Scarlet Fever in one of our Reception Classes. If you have any concerns about your child/ren, please contact your own doctor for advice.
Visitors from Sydenham School (Mar 16)
We were pleased to welcome students from Sydenham School who came to share stories with our children in their own languages of Tamil, Arabic and Spanish.
Y4 Roman Day (Mar 16)
Our children really enjoyed dressing up as Romans this week and particularly enjoyed their Roman feast!
Year 3 & 4 Football Success (Mar 16)
On Monday 7th March, our Y3/4 football team achieved 4th place at the local football festival – please see report below.
St Bart’s Football Teams (Jan 16)
Don’t our teams look lovely in their new kit? Many thanks to the kind donors!
Lifesavers Project (Jan 16)
St Bartholomew’s was delighted to welcome The Archbishop of Canterbury, The Most Reverend Justin Welby to the school today as part of the ‘LifeSavers’ pilot project (see photos below).
When we were accepted as a pilot school we decided two things; the whole school would take on the curriculum side of the project and two year groups would pilot an in-school children’s Savings Bank.
The curriculum units explore the role of money in our society; the difference between “needs” and “wants”; our charitable giving and what difference we can make as individuals. It also engages the children with the cost of everyday things; wages and the levels of debt that are easy to incur.
The Savings Bank is gradually growing and is run by our Y6 volunteers, supported by several adults. This has enabled the Y6 children to develop their skills in leadership and has been exceptionally worthwhile.
The project is something we wish to continue and next year we plan to open the Savings Bank to the whole school community.
Y4 Savage Stone Age Day (Nov 15)
November 4th was a special day for our Y4 children – they were taken back in time to the “savage” Stone Age…
Visit to the WHY? Festival on the Southbank (Oct 15)
On 22nd October, five of our older pupils represented the school at the “WHY? What’s Happening for the Young Festival” on the Southbank and helped to create a Peace Mosaic organised by the Jimmy Mizen Foundation.
Big Draw (Oct 15)
Please see below for some photos from our whole school event. There is also an exhibition in the main school foyer:
Y5/6 Football Festival (Oct 15)
Please see report below – St Bart’s girls’ and boys’ teams came 3rd and 4th respectively. Well done!
Challenge Day (Oct 15)
We challenged our pupils with “no-pens” activities, dividing the children into mixed groups – wonderful hands-on learning!
St Bart’s Reading Challenge (Summer 15)
This summer, our school had the highest number of children taking part out of all the schools in the Forest Hill area! Here is a picture of the participants receiving their certificates from Forest Hill Library:
Y6 Having a “shocking” time… (Sept 15)
Our Y6 children visited the Natural History Museum and experienced what it would be like to present during an earthquake. As you can see, the photos are very blurred!
Y5 & 6 Sports Hall Athletics Event (Sept 15)
Please see report at the link below about this event which took place on Thursday 24th September.
Year 1 & 2 Football Success (Summer 15)
Over the summer term, our Y1 and Y2 football team has been working brilliantly together – please see report below.
Y3 Visit to Creekside (Apr 15)
As Flanders and Swann would have said: ‘Mud, Mud, glorious mud, nothing quite like it for cooling the blood! So follow me, follow, down to the hollow and there let us wallow in glorious mud!’
Dancing like an Egyptian… (Mar 15)
Our Year 3/4 children really enjoyed dressing up as ancient Egyptians and showing their moves on the dance-floor!
A “sea of red”! (Mar 15)
We hope you will enjoy the photos of our charities day when we supported Red Nose Day, Jump Rope for Heart and the Bishop of Southwark’s Lent Appeal.
World Book Day (Mar 15)
We had great fun looking at all our favourite books; sharing books with each other and, of course, dressing up!
Game 24 Tournament (Feb 15)
St Bartholomew’s School was proud to host the final two rounds of the Lewisham Primary Schools’ Game 24 Tournament recently. The game is arithmetical and the objective is to find a way to manipulate four given numbers so that the end result is 24. Addition, subtraction, multiplication or division and sometimes other operations, may be used to make four digits from one to nine equal 24.
We are also pleased to announce that our team came third overall, close behind St Winifred’s (2nd) and Lucas Vale (winners).
Jeff Rich Drumming Workshop (Feb 15)
Please see below for photos from our recent workshop, brought to the school by Jeff Rich, former drummer with the band Status Quo. Comments from the children afterward included “Amazing!” and “Awesome!”. Thanks, Jeff.