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    Assembly by Robin Davies

    29th January 2018

    Last Wednesday, Mr Robin Davies our Assistant Director of Education led an assembly at the Prep school on the three things that are most important to him; Academia, Character building and Global links. He then spent the day at the Pre-Prep seeing the impressive level of work that the children achieve from Preschool to Year 2. We were thrilled with his very positive feedback.

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    African Workshop

    19th January 2018

    The first of our special Transition events for our current Year 2 pupils who will be making the move to the Prep school in September took place today. The children visited the ‘big school’ for their African Workshop and have enjoyed a fun packed day creating spectacular art work and amazing music. Well done Year 2 and thank you to the teachers for organising such a wonderful day.

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    Salcombe Quiz Team

    18th January 2018

    The Salcombe Quiz team are travelling to St Hilda’s Prep school today to take part in their General Knowledge Quiz Competition. Representatives from all Prep year groups have joined our quiz team and we wish them luck!

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    Launch of the Salcombe Tuck Shop

    11th January 2018

    Our brand new Tuck Shop opened today at the Prep School. It is run by the school council and has a range of healthy drinks and snacks for sale. The students will have a chance to purchase goodies every week, while the school council will learn how a small business operates. Here’s to our future entrepreneurs!

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    Visitors from Brazil

    10th January 2018

    Today Salcombe welcomed some very special visitors – two teachers from one of our sister schools in Brazil. They are visiting several Cognita schools and we were very glad to meet them and find out all about their school in Sao Paolo!

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    Half-termly Round up

    14th December 2017

    It’s been an exciting second half to our Autumn Term with trips, informative assemblies, competitions, and more. Some of our trips this term included the London Zoo, Natural History Museum in Tring, and the Royal Gunpowder Mills. From Pre-Prep to Prep, we had several assemblies ranging from National Anti-Bullying Month to the Great Fire of London. Outside of the classroom, the Eco Committee collected bags of clothes to donate to Bag 2 School, Years 1 and 4 parents were invited to have lunch, four Year 6s participated in the Explore Learning National Young Mathematicians’ Awards, and our Gymnastics team took part in the Enfield Gymnastics Festival. Our PTA have also been very busy this term putting on events for both children and parents to get involved in. There was an inaugural PTA quiz night for teachers and parents, new Class Reps were treated to an afternoon tea, and a fun Christmas Fair to start the festive season!

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    Christmas Celebration Service

    13th December 2017

    The Autumn Term ended with a beautiful Christmas Celebration Service at St John the Evangelist church. The whole church was filled with the voices of our students. 12 Days of Christmas was particularly fun to watch, and sing along to!

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    Christmas Lunch

    12th December 2017

    Students and staff enjoyed a delicious Christmas lunch today with all the trimmings. Thank you very much to our catering team who prepared it all!

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    Christmas Service Rehearsal

    11th December 2017

    Years 1 to 6 joined Ms Andrews at St John the Evangelist Church today for the final rehearsal of the Christmas Celebration Service. The children did very well and learned lots of songs. We can't wait for parents to see our students performing them all on Wednesday.

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    Year 3 trip to the Science Museum

    7th December 2017

    On Monday 27th November, Year 3 visited the Science Museum. We had a great day looking at all of the interactive space exhibits, learning about life in space and how we can look after our planet. We watched an amazing 3D movie about how astronauts live on the space station and we saw some jaw dropping views from space. We finished the day off by meeting Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space.

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    Christmas Fair

    4th December 2017

    We had a wonderful time at the PTA Christmas Fair on Saturday and it was brilliant to see so many people attending. There were lots of really fun stalls to visit and we particularly enjoyed the world food stand and the arts and crafts stand. The best bit of the fair though was watching everyone try their luck on the reindeer rodeo – it was so much fun! Afterwards the PTA donated the unsold food to a local homeless charity which was greatly appreciated. Thank you so much to the PTA for organising such a wonderful event.

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    Year 2 trip to Royal Gunpowder Mills

    30th November 2017

    On Tuesday 14 November, Year 2 children visited the Royal Gunpowder Mills. We had a fun-filled, busy day learning about the Gunpowder plot through various hands-on activities and watched a short production on the Ghost of Guy Fawkes.

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    Enfield Gymnastics Festival

    29th November 2017

    This week our Gymnastics team have been taking part in the Enfield Gymnastics Festival. We have entered several competitions and we will let you know how we get on!

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    Year 4 Parents' Lunch

    28th November 2017

    Yesterday parents of our Year 4 students joined us for lunch at the Prep school. They were treated to a delicious chicken cacciatore or veggie bolognaise, and lovely, warming autumn fruit crumble, with custard of course! Everyone enjoyed themselves, and it was lovely to see our students sharing a meal with their parents.

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    Eco Committee Clothes Collection

    27th November 2017

    Thank you to all of our students and parents who brought in donations for our clothes collection. There is a veritable mountain of clothes in Mrs Davies’ office which the Eco Committee will be sending to Bag 2 School. We will update you once we hear from them how many kilograms of clothes we’ve collected.

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    Congratulations Mr Venn!

    24th November 2017

    Congratulations to our Head of Science, Mr Venn, whose wife gave birth to their first child. They welcomed baby Teddy this week, and we can’t wait to meet him.

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    The Wonders of the Solar System

    22nd November 2017

    Students in Year 3 have created some wonderful models of the Solar System during half term for their Science lessons. You can view photos on our Facebook page.

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    Year 1 Parents' Lunch

    21st November 2017

    Last week, 19 Year 1 parents joined their children for lunch. All the students were excited to share their lunch routine. Many parents felt it was a useful insight into their child’s day and some even learned that their children were happy to eat food they didn’t usually eat at home. Our caterers were on hand to answer any questions regarding food and nutrition.

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    House Assembly

    20th November 2017

    Today our House Captains presented an assembly at the Pre-Prep to all of our younger students about the three houses - Deakin, Claremont and Rosedene and their role as House Captains. The race to win the House Championship this term has been very close, so every point counts. We wonder which house will triumph in December?

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    Inaugural PTA Quiz

    16th November 2017

    The inaugural PTA Quiz took place today and the competition was fierce. The teams took part in two tricky rounds and it was a pretty close call. The quiz was won by the Year 6 parents' team while the teachers' team came second. The winning took the coveted trophy and the other teams received the obligatory wooden spoons. We're practicing for the next quiz already!  

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    National Young Mathematicians Award

    15th November 2017

    On Wednesday, a team of four Year 6 students took part in the first round of the Explore Learning National Young Mathematicians’ Awards. They were assessed on their teamwork, communication skills, as well as describing their answers mathematically. The children said they enjoyed the challenge, and were delighted when they found out they had got through to the second round. Good luck! 

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    Eco Committee Collection

    10th November 2017

    The Eco Committee will be holding the biannual collection of clothes via www.bag2school.com soon. This is a company who recycle clothes and fabrics for several different charities; but also support fundraising in schools by paying above the market rate per kilo of materials collected. The last time the Eco Committee ran this campaign it raised over £220, and they are hoping to be able to beat that total this year.

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    Practical Science

    9th November 2017

    Year 6 took part in an exciting experiment during their Science lesson today. They were learning about how solids change into liquids, and liquids change into gasses and the causes and effects of these changes #PracticalScience

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    Inaugural Class Rep Meeting

    8th November 2017

    Last Friday our brand new Class Reps came in for an induction to find out about their duties. Mrs Davies treated them all to a delicious afternoon tea and everyone left feeling very enthusiastic about this new endeavour. We know they will make a great addition to the Salcombe PTA team!

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    Great Fire of London - an Assembly by 2C

    7th November 2017

    2C have enjoyed learning all about the Great Fire of London in our History lessons this term. They learnt about how the Great Fire of London started, why it lasted for so long and how it was finally stopped. 2C performed an assembly and sang a song called ‘London’s burning’ which they had been learning in their Music and Movement lessons. They also learnt why it is important to learn from mistakes as after the Great Fire, London was rebuilt with different materials and a new design to stop this from happening again. The children linked this to having a growth mindset and the importance of learning from our mistakes!

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    Reception Trip

    6th November 2017

    On Wednesday the Reception children visited the Natural History Museum at Tring. They explored the museum and discovered many interesting facts about animals. They took care when handling delicate museum objects. The staff and children would like to thank Mrs Chopra, Ms Patel, Ms Lonnen and Mrs Patel for their help on the trip.

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    Anti-bullying Assembly

    2nd November 2017

    Yesterday 5M presented an assembly about bullying in time for the start of National Anti-Bullying Month which runs during November. They talked to the other students about the impact of bullying, and how it may not necessarily be seen on the outside, but has a deep effect on the inside.

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    Spooky Pumpkins

    1st November 2017

    We have been getting into the spirit of Halloween this week with a pumpkin carving competition organised by Mrs Harding. Some truly terrifying jack-o’-lanterns were brought in – Miss Fathers had quite the fright when they were delivered to reception yesterday morning! Well done to Elizabeth for creating the winning entry.

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    Year 4 trip to London Zoo

    31st October 2017

    On Thursday 12th October, Year 4 visited London Zoo. The children had a great time learning about animal adaptations during the educational workshop as well as getting up close and personal with a Madagascar hissing cockroach called Charlie. Other highlights included watching the monkeys and visiting Penguin Beach.

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    Update from the Harvest Collection

    27th October 2017

    North Enfield Foodbank wrote to us this week to let us know the amount of donations we collected at this year’s Harvest Festival, and we are proud to announce that we donated 273 kilograms of food! The food will go to support families in need in the local area. Thank you very much to our parents for their very kind donations.

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    Stamps!

    26th October 2017

    We have been receiving post from far away places, can you guess where these stamps are from?

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    Jeans for Genes Update

    25th October 2017

    Following the very successful #jeansforgenes day which Salcombe took part in at the end of September, we received this lovely certificate to thank us for participating and raising over £400 for Genetic Disorders UK. We would like to thank all the students, teachers and parents who supported us, and in particular Hannah, who suggested we take part in the event.

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    Black History Month Assembly

    20th October 2017

    4I successfully led the Black History Month celebrations yesterday with a mix of Drama, History, English and Music all playing integral roles in our presentation. We highlighted the importance and celebrated the achievements of famous Black activists as well as those not so famous like Garrett Morgan and Claudette Colvin. The students have worked extremely hard, sacrificing parts of their break times and coming in early to perfect their dance routines and speeches. Our morning discussions exploring how to improve our performance and constant reminders of utilising full range of students’ voices and body language has well and truly paid off. A special mention to the parents who supported with the preparation, especially to Sienna’s and Elias’ mums who both worked tirelessly to achieve a fantastic dance routine and music composition. 4I really appreciated their parents’ attendance and it made their performance that little more special.

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    Harvest Assembly Donations

    19th October 2017

    Every year during The Harvest Festival Salcombe collects food donations for our local foodbank. Last week both schools held a Harvest assembly to remind each other of the importance of food and to be thankful for what we have. Together we are helping local people less fortunate than ourselves. A big thank you to all our parents and students for their support. The foodbank will contact us to let us know how much food we donated soon.

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    Growth Mindset Assembly

    18th October 2017

    Last week Form 2B delivered a fantastic assembly on growth mindset to their parents. They performed a short play and sang a song. They believe that hard work, positive attitude and perseverance are important ingredients for a growth mindset. Well Done 2B!

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    Art Competition Winner

    17th October 2017

    Last week Mrs Davies and Mrs Harding attended the ISA Annual Art Exhibition as Mrs Harding had selected a few pieces to display at the event. The quality of the artwork across the independent schools was extremely high and we are very proud to say that we received three highly commended 3rd places in group art pieces and in the KS2 category for 2D paintings we received first place. The winning artwork was done by Adrius in Year 4, and his painting was selected to represent the North London region in the national finals later on this year. A big thank you to Mrs Harding who put in so much work with all the children and made such fantastic selections, and good luck to Adrius in the finals!

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    Growing Potatoes in Preschool

    16th October 2017

    The Preschool children planted some potatoes this term in their garden. They had been grown during the competition in the summer term and replanted. The students really enjoyed digging in the soil and looking for potatoes. Our lovely catering team will be making a delicious potato salad for us all to eat.

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    Masterchef - Round 1

    12th October 2017

    The first round of the Masterchef competition took place yesterday afternoon. The participants had to bake a batch of savoury and sweet muffins. The children came up with some very adventurous flavour combinations, including bacon, cheese and turmeric, and goats’ cheese and rosemary. Mrs Davies and Chef Smith had a very fun afternoon tasting them all.

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    International Day of the Girl

    11th October 2017

    Today we are celebrating international #DayoftheGirl by celebrating the achievements of our female students. Everyday our girls work hard in their lessons, they are top students, netball champions, great cooks and we’re certain they will achieve great things in life. Meet our future politicians, athletes, doctors, scientists and who knows maybe even an astronaut!

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    Report from the Football Team

    10th October 2017

    On Tuesday 10th October we played two matches against Eversley Primary School and De Bohun Primary School. In the first match we lost 3-0 to Eversley. We played very well and kept it at 0-0 in the first half. During second half we conceded two goals, both when they countered. The last goal was a tap in. In the second game we won 5-4 in a miraculous come-back from 3-1 down. Joseph was our hero, having scored all of our goals. Thank you to Mr Venn and Mr Ibrahim for filling in for Mr Watson and Miss Wallbank. Squad: Ruzgar, Finn, Mustafa, Niyam, Eashen, Joel, Joseph, Charlie and Andreas Written by: Finn and Mustafa

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    Working in Education - an article by Simon Camby

    6th October 2017

    On Friday, our Pre-Prep students took part in a drama workshop. They became all sorts of underwater creatures, from jellyfish and crabs, to stingrays and clown fish. The teachers were very frightened when the children pretended to be sharks – they were very realistic!

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    World Teachers' Day

    5th October 2017

    Today, along with our parent company, Cognita Schools, we celebrate and thank our teachers for all of their hard work. At Salcombe and across the globe, teachers are constantly thinking of new ideas to engage their pupils in learning and foster their imaginations. Cognita Schools produced this short film of a selection of our pupils explaining why their teachers are so great. See if you can spot a familiar face from Salcombe! #CognitaWTD

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    September Round Up

    4th October 2017

    September was a busy month for us as we welcomed back our students, staff, and parents to the new academic year. From the PTA Coffee Morning, to the Young Shakespeare Workshop and Jeans for Genes Day, we dived right into the year with lots of activities to get involved in. However, there’s no sign of us slowing down as we head into October. Be on the lookout for all the wonderful and spooky things we will be doing this month.

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    Drama Workshop at the Pre-Prep

    3rd October 2017

    On Friday, our Pre-Prep students took part in a drama workshop. They became all sorts of underwater creatures, from jellyfish and crabs, to stingrays and clown fish. The teachers were very frightened when the children pretended to be sharks – they were very realistic!

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    Jeans for Genes Day

    29th September 2017

    Last Friday all of our students took part in #jeansforgenes day and had great fun coming to school wearing all sorts of denim outfits, and naturally the teachers joined in too. One of our students suggested we take part after reading about this event, and the charity it raises money for, Genetic Disorders UK. We are delighted to say that we raised an amazing £400.56 for a very worthy cause.

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    PTA AGM

    28th September 2017

    The PTA are meeting once again for the Annual General Meeting and its lovely to see lots of parents returning and new parents who joined us in September. The PTA have an exciting year planned and we can't wait to see what events they will organise this year!

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    Senior School Forum

    27th September 2017

    Parents of students in Years 4, 5 and 6 will join us today for our Senior Schools Forum, which welcomes 12 prestigious local independent schools to Salcombe. This is just one of the events we organise as part of our 11+ transition process, which aims to match our students with their perfect senior school. If your child attends Salcombe in one of these year groups, join us from 4pm!

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    Open Day

    21st September 2017

    The prospectuses are all ready and everyone is very excited to meet lots of prospective new parents at our Open Day today, especially Year 6 who will be conducting the tours. If you can't visit us today, we will have another Open Day in January.

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    Year 6 Responsibility Assembly

    20th September 2017

    Today Year 6 were awarded their responsibilities for the year. From Librarians to Digital Leaders, all of our eldest students will have duties to fulfil to help teachers and other students, and to set an example to their peers. Look out for our Eco Committee – we’ll be seeing a lot of them this year…

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    Year 5 transition meeting

    19th September 2017

    Mrs Davies and Ms Hore are holding a meeting for parents of our Year 5 students today after school, to talk to them about the transition to senior school. There are lots of schools to choose from, and lots of Open Days to attend. Parents will also have a chance to meet staff from several independent senior schools at our Senior School Forum which takes place next week at the Prep School. It’s a big decision, and the start of an exciting time for our older students!

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    Last Cricket lesson of the season

    18th September 2017

    Last week Miss Wallbank took advantage of the dry weather and took the Year 2s to the sports field for one last cricket lesson of the season. Soon we will be starting the winter sports. We do have the borough Hockey Championship to defend!

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    New Head Boy & Girl

    15th September 2017

    After the first full week we have all settled back into our normal routines. Our new Head Boy and Girl will have to take on extra responsibilities this year as they will be representing the school during visits and at events. They are keen to get started, and are looking forward to representing the school at next week’s open day.

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    Say Cheese!

    13th September 2017

    Today all our students sat for their school photos. Everyone was dressed very smartly and we saw some wonderful smiles. We can't wait to see what the final photos look like.

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    Young Shakespeare Company workshop for Years 5 & 6

    12th September 2017

    The first full week back at school began with our Year 5 and 6 students learning about the tragic love story of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. The Young Shakespeare Workshop brought the story into the 21st Century giving it a fun and modern twist that our pupils thoroughly enjoyed. What an entertaining Monday morning!

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    PTA Welcome Coffee Morning

    11th September 2017

    The PTA hosted a Coffee Morning at the Pre-Prep school on Friday to welcome all the new parents and introduce them to the committee. Chef Claire treated us to delicious pastries, and several parents signed up straight away. The PTA are always looking for volunteers so if you are interested, look out for their newsletters where you can find out how to join.

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    Happy New Academic Year!

    8th August 2017

    Welcome back to all of our returning students, staff and parents, and welcome to all the new faces joining us today! Everyone was very excited to see the new entrance and the IT suite at the Prep School. In the words of one of our Year 6 students - 'Good job Mrs Davies!'

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    Building works at the Prep School

    7th August 2017

    Throughout the summer, the prep school has been undergoing an amazing transformation. The whole front of the school has been knocked down, and a new façade is being put up before our very eyes. We can’t wait to see what it will look like when the students come back at the start of the Autumn Term!

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    End of the academic year

    11th July 2017

    On Tuesday 11th July we waved goodbye to another year, another groups of Year 6 students, and some of the teaching staff. We wish all the students who are graduating all the best in their new schools, and we look forward to seeing our current Year 5s take on the responsibilities of being the oldest in the school.

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    Reception end of Year Play

    7th July 2017

    Reception performed their end of year play, There’a a Sunflower in my Supper on Friday 7 July. The children did amazing well to remember all their lines, and the singing was sensational. Well done to all the performers!

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    Alice in www.onderland

    7th July 2017

    The Year 6 play is one of the most anticipated events of the summer term, and this year was no exception. The children performed Alice in www.onderland, a funny and innovative take on the classic by Lewis Carroll tale. The whole audience was spellbound, that is, when they weren’t in fits of laughter of course!

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    Preschool End of Year Play

    6th July 2017

    On the morning of 6th July, Preschool parents were treated to a wonderful rendition of The Musicians of Bremen by our youngest students. The play was a great success and the children preformed their lines amazingly.

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    Tom Whiteley visits Salcombe

    30th June 2017

    Year 6 met a very special guest on Friday 30th June, when Tom Whiteley visited them to take part in a secondary school workshop. Tom has just been signed to the Saracens Rugby senior squad and we will be looking out for him when the rugby season starts up again in the autumn. Thank you very much to Mr Bakrania, one of our parents, for

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    Year 3 Trip to Cuffley Camp

    29th June 2017

    Year 3 went away on their first residential trip at the end of June. Staying away from their parents for the first time was very exciting, and everyone had a wonderful time. Thank you to Miss Bailey, Miss Costa and Mrs Davies who accompanied the children.

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    Art Exhibition Launch

    23rd June 2017

    The Prep School students played host to their grandparents who visited to view the second annual art exhibition which was launched on 23rd June. We had an astounding array of beautiful artworks from all the Prep children and their grandparents were very impressed.

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    Race for Life

    15th June 2017

    Every one as Salcombe took part in the Race for Life event in June, and the children and staff raised an amazing £4,160 for Cancer Research UK. Thank you to Miss Wallbank for organising this fantastic day.  

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    Cricket Champions!

    12th June 2017

    On 12th June our Cricket team travelled to the borough athletics to defend their crown. After a tough day of matches they were victorious, and brought the trophy home once again. Well done Salcombe cricketers!

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    Festive Christmas Lunch

    14th December 2016

    On the last day of term the children enjoyed a festive fun day, with Christmas games and films. Chef Steve cooked a delicious Christmas lunch which everyone enjoyed with crackers. The teachers and staff were served by Year 6. Mrs Moss and Mrs Konstantinidou won the best Christmas jumper competition.

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    Christmas Carol Service

    13th December 2016

    Today parents joined us at St John the Evangelist church in Palmers Green for the annual Salcombe Carol Service.  Years 1 to 6 put on a magical performance of the children’s musical Witnesses which was interwoven into the traditional service. The singing was fabulous and the poems performed by Years 1, [...]

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    Preschool Christmas Performance

    9th December 2016

    Prechool performed their Christmas play - A Miracle in Town this morning. The children worked very hard to learn all their lines and the songs, and they all acted beautifully.

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    Reception Christmas Performance

    8th December 2016

    Today we were treated to a wonderful rendition of The Sleepy Shepherd Christmas play by Reception. There were great performances from all, particularly Mary, who added a touch of realism to playing a mother,  by thoroughly cleaning Baby Jesus' head throughout the play.

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    Choir performance at St Albans Christmas Market

    7th December 2016

    Miss Andrews took the choir on a trip to St Albans again this year, to perform at the Christmas Market. The children sang beautifully and collected lots of money for the Sepsis Trust.

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    PTA Christmas Fair

    3rd December 2016

    Everyone had a fantastic time at the PTA Christmas Fair this Saturday. There were lots of fun activities and prizes to be won at the raffle and tombola. Most excitingly however, there were two special guests - Santa Claus and Olaf the Snowman! The children were also able to purchase [...]

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    Poetry Recital

    1st December 2016

    The day that our young poets have been waiting for - the poetry recital finally arrived! Parents gathered in the Prep Hall to listen as Years 3 and 4 performed poems in their year groups, with several fantastic solos from our competition winners. We were treated to some very funny, [...]

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    Young Mathematicians Award - Round 2

    23rd November 2016

    Round two of the Young Mathematicians Award took place today, and our representatives attended again. There were more challenges to solve, and teamwork was more important than ever, as the work became more complex.  The children again presented their solutions confidently to the judges. We will find out soon whether they [...]

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    Inaugural Poetry Competition

    16th November 2016

    Years 3 and 4 took part in the inaugural poetry competition today. Miss Costa, Miss Bailey and Mrs Humphrey listened as the children recited poems they had learnt. Every child had learnt a poem and got up on the stage, and we were treated to some fantastic performances. The judges [...]

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    Year 2 visit the Museum of London

    15th November 2016

    On Tuesday 15th November the Year 2 children visited the Museum of London. They explored the Fire! Fire! Exhibition and attended the London Burning workshop to celebrate the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London.  The students got an opportunity to explore real life and replica objects that existed [...]

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    Young Mathematicians Award - Round 1

    8th November 2016

    Four students from Year 6 took part in the first round of the Young Mathematicians Award in Palmers Green today. The children had to solve a variety of challenges and present them to the judges. They worked very hard, and as a result, progressed to the second round. Mrs Liaynapatabeni [...]

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    Reception visit the Natural History Museum

    4th November 2016

    Reception visited the Natural History Museum in Tring today.  They explored patterns and colours in the natural environment and took care when handling delicate museum objects.  The children even got to dress as some of the animals which was very good fun! We'd like to thank the parents who accompanied [...]

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    BIG ME! Fancy dress charity event

    14th October 2016

    Today we took part in the Big Me charity event which raises money for ActionAid. Our students dressed up as what they would like to be in the future, while our teachers dressed up as what they wanted to be when they were children. We saw some fabulous costumes! School [...]

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    Masterchef - Round 1!

    12th October 2016

    It's time for the second biannual Masterchef competition! Every year group was represented in the first round of hotly contested award. The contestants had to bake two muffins, one savoury, and one sweet, all within 3 hours. They were all judged on taste, presentation, and inventiveness. Each student put in [...]

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    Reunion for 10th Anniversary

    7th October 2016

    A group of alumni visited us this week for a reunion to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their graduation. We treated them to a barbecue which was cooked by Chef Steve. Mrs Riddle conducted a tour of the classrooms because our former students wanted to see all the changes. They [...]

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    Shakespeare Workshop with Years 5 & 6

    29th September 2016

    Years 5 and 6 took part in a Shakespeare workshop today. The interactive workshop was conducted by The Young Shakespeare Company who visited the Prep School. The students took part in performing and had lots of fun! Traditionally our Year 6 students use this workshop to help them decide which play they [...]

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    Celtic Harmony visit for Year 3

    26th September 2016

    On Monday our Year 3 students were thrilled to visit a real Iron Age settlement where they discovered Celtic life. Celtic Harmony replicates what life would have been like over 2,500 years ago . The children enjoyed archery, exploring the woods on a quest to unravel clues, war painting their clan.  They [...]

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    PTA Coffee Morning

    21st September 2016

    Our PTA Committee welcomed new parents to Salcombe today by organising a coffee morning. They introduced themselves and even managed to sign up a few volunteers! Mrs Davies and Mrs Newson were on hand to answer any questions. We also discussed the many PTA events taking place this year. Overall [...]

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    Start of the new academic year

    8th September 2016

    We welcomed in a new academic year today. Our brand new Head Boy and Head Girl arrived ready for their new duties and responsibilities. We are looking forward to learning lots of new things, and taking on new challenges. The theme for the year is 'Salcombe in the Future', so [...]

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    End of Year 2015 - 2016

    13th July 2016

    We waved goodbye to another academic year today at the beautiful St John the Baptist church in Palmers Green. The destinations of our Year 6 graduates were announced - we wish them the very best on their new journey.  We also heard a wonderful performance of the Centenary Song, This [...]

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    Centenary Ball

    9th July 2016

    As part of the Centenary celebrations, Salcombe threw a spectacular ball at the end of the year for the staff and parents. The ball took place at the lovely, historical Forty Hall and guests were treated to a delicious dinner and brilliant entertainment. A very special guest also made a [...]

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    A Midsummer Night's Dream

    8th July 2016

    This year the graduates from Year 6 chose A Midsummer Night's Dream as their end of year performance, one of the most popular of Shakespeare's plays. The theater was transformed into a magical forest and the audience were delighted with the witty, funny show. The actors did a fantastic job, giving [...]

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    Reception End of Year Play

    8th July 2016

    Reception put on a wonderful performance of Mr Skellybones, a humorous musical based on the wonders of the human body and hosted by Mister Skellybones, Captain Heart, Doctor Brain and friends. The costumes were all fantastic - we've never seen so many skellingtons in one place!

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    Preschool End of Year Play

    7th July 2016

    Preschool performed their End of Year play entitled The Little Muncher. They spoke and sang beautifully, and taught us all a very valuable lesson about throwing rubbish in the bin, and keeping everything around you tidy. Well done Preschool!

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    Salcombe Rated Outstanding!

    26th June 2016

    In May the school was visited by inspectors from the Schools Inspection Service. They were very thorough in their investigation and spoke to a lot of teachers and students. Finally today we were able to announce that we were rated Outstanding in all areas! It's a fantastic achievement - well [...]

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    Fathers’ Day at Pre-Prep

    17th June 2016

    Today Preschool and Reception invited their Daddies to school to play. They recited lovely poems, presented gifts to their Dads and played with them. It was a lovely morning.

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    Art Exhibition Launch

    10th June 2016

    The Prep school launched their centenary art exhibition today by inviting grandparents to view thier artworks, and have a sport of afternoon tea. The grandparents were all very impressed with the standard of work, and really enjoyed the delicious treats.

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    Year 5 & 6 Summer Concerts

    26th May 2016

    Year 5 and 6 also took part in a summer concert where they showed off all that they had learnt throughout the year. Parents and teachers were treated to some beautiful group and individual performances.

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    Year 3 & 4 Summer Concert

    25th May 2016

    Years 3 and 4 performed beautifully at the inaugural summer concert. They sang together and there were some lovely solo performances on a variety of instruments. Our guests enjoyed the concert immensely.

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