Photos of School Events
We have had a wonderful year so far with our reading dog, Betsy, and look forward to many more afternoons together next term. Betsy is loved by staff and children alike. She is an avid listener, extremely patient, and somehow manages to be both a calming and exciting presence in school. Many thanks to Sandy for sharing Betsy and her time.
Educaid is celebrating it’s 25th Anniverary. To mark the occasion, Coldfall threw a fundraising concert. There were performances from the Coldfall choirs, dance troupe and professional opera singers.
World Book day was celebrated at Coldfall on Friday 8th March. The children came dressed as characters from their favourite books.
Here are some examples of the stunning work produced in Year 3 as part of the art projects being rolled out across the school by parent Sarah Callis.
By the summer term, every class will having taken part in a project, helping to raise the profile of art at Coldfall Primary School.
A big thank you must go to Sarah, as well as the Friends of Coldfall who are part-funding the majority of this exciting project. This type of work would not have been able to go ahead without their support and Sarah’s vision.
For the Spring Term, all of the classes have put up beautiful new displays. Each show the childrens’ work on Empathy.
On Thursday 22nd November Reception, Year 1 and 2 had a Road Safety Roadshow
Sierra Leone evening on 11 October 2018 – Celebrating the work of Educaid and the visit of the “Coldfall 6 “ to the Educaid schools to do some voluntary teaching. Please support this amazing organisation if you are able to! Our 3 choirs sang an inspiring array of West African songs to celebrate and inspire us.
On the 4th of October we celebrated National Poetry Day. The children spent the day, in their year groups, learning a poem off by heart to perform at our special poetry day assembly. They performed with confidence, clarity and charisma. The children were also treated to a staff choral performance of ‘Ning Nang Nong’ by Spike Milligan.
Below is a picture of Year 3 performing their poem, a video of a famous poem called “Life Doesn’t Frighten Me” by Maya Angelou, and a video of Xavier Cooper from Puffin performing a poem.
We were delighted with the quality of the entries for the 90th birthday celebrations posters. After much deliberation, we selected our winners. Pupils in Year 3 and 4 produced posters of particularly good quality – so good in fact that we had two winners from each of those year groups. Winners were invited up during the 90th birthday assembly to collect their prizes.
Thank you to all who took the time and effort to enter!
On Friday 28th September, the pupils and staff of Coldfall came to school dressed in their best party outfits to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the school’s opening. Teachers planned an off-timetable day which included making banners, party hats and playing old fashioned party games.
In the morning the whole school came together in the main hall for a special assembly to mark the occasion. During the assembly children and staff watched a slideshow of archive photos from down the years, the 90TH birthday poster winners were announced and we were even surprised by a guest appearance from Her Majesty the Queen.
The audience was also treated to a comedy sketch in which members of the leadership team, playing pupils from the 1930s, were chastised and punished for misdemeanours by Mr Philips who portrayed an old-fashioned headmaster, complete with mortarboard and stick.
A highlight of the assembly was seeing photos of current pupil’s Alfie and Jamie Payne’s Grandmother, who attended the school when it first opened, creating a line of continuity between 1928 and 2018.
Lunch was an all hands on deck, street part affair with children eating outside. There were a variety of sandwiches to choose from, as well brownies and scones. A great time was had by all!
The children have been learning about “Ubuntu “ the African term for empathy and caring, literally translated as “I am because we are”… read a few of the Y6 children’s amazing poems about this!
September 2018 Autumn Term Displays linked to poetry and empathy
July 2018 Art In Nature Exhibition
Each child produced an exciting piece of art for our end of year exhibition. Take a look at the photos below
Here are some pictures of the Coldfall trip to Educaid. Please see the Headteacher’s blog for an account of this life changing visit.
The Fabulous Fiesta summer fair was a resounding success! Well done to the Friends of Coldfall!
Today Google and Parentzone came in to teach our KS2 children how to be “INTERNET LEGENDS!”. It was fun and informative and we now know more about being Sharp, Alert, Secure, Kind and Brave online!
23/ 05 /18 – Police Assembly about Online Safety
Today two Harringey Police Officers came in to teach the children about Online Safety. It was very informative, and we learnt about possible legal implications of Online misbehaviour!
Tuesday 8th May 2018 – Julian Clary took timeout from his busy schedule to pay a special visit to Coldfall Primary School. The comedian came to school on Tuesday 8th May, and joined years 2, 3 and 4 for a special assembly. He read aloud from his latest book, shared insights about his writing process and inspirations, and did live illustrations based on ideas developed by the children. He was thoroughly engaging and the children were totally inspired by his visit.
Summer Term Displays 2018
Each class has looked at different books and authors and based their corridor displays on these. There is some amazing, inspirational writing from the children! A few budding authors perhaps…
Wednesday 21 March – Famous Authors Visit
Year 4, 5 and 6 received a visit from authors and Radio 1 presenters Greg James and Chris Smith this week. They visited Coldfall to talk about their new book ‘Kid Normal and the Rogue Heroes’. The children thoroughly enjoyed the visit. It was fun, entertaining and totally inspiring
On Friday 9th March 2018, the children of Coldfall Primary School celebrated World Book Day. Although it was one week late owing to an unexpected snow storm, spirits were not dampened at all! The children spent the day listening to stories, reading books and participating in a variety of activities based on well-loved tales. In the afternoon, we were lucky enough to have a number of parents with us for a fun reading tea party! Staff and children made a huge effort to dress up as their favourite book characters. The costumes on display were so impressive and brightened up what seems to have been a very long winter.
Last week Miss King and Mr Philips took the debate team on a very exciting trip to the Houses of Parliament. The trip consisted of a tour around the Houses of Parliament, followed by a debating workshop.
During the workshop, the children had to create laws to pass in Parliament and debate whether or not they agreed or disagreed with them. The children thoroughly enjoyed the day and Katherine West, Wood Green and Hornsey MP, came to speak to the children about her role. We were very honoured to meet her and the children asked her many questions about how she helps the community.
Valentines Day Disco, February 9th 2018 – Talk about ending this half term with a bang….children and staff danced their socks off and had a brilliant time! Thank you to the Friends and Kevin for a wonderful disco!
Luka Abashidze’s Judo Championship Photos – January 2018
Spring Term Displays 2018
Choir perform at Wigmore Hall Thursday 7 December
Our children did an inspirational performance at the Haringey music festival at Wigmore Hall attended by 14 local schools.
Awe and wonder shone out from their faces and there were definitely a few tears amongst members of the audience…..well done to all our children and to Ms Vetch and Mrs de Sausmarez. A wonderful start to the festive season.
On 12th November Coldfall School Choir performed at The Barbican alongside famous jazz musician and composer Roland Perrin. They were joined on stage by Roland’s ‘Blue Planet Orchestra’ and the Hertfordshire Chorus who, under the baton of David Temple, performed a new specially commissioned work ‘Rio Amazonas’ and Roland’s exciting arrangements of ‘Brazilian Songs.’ The children were delighted to be part of such an inspiring event, and as always sang with charisma, energy and incredible musicality!
Miriam from Educaid came and gave us an inspirational assembly on the work that Educaid do. She told us how the money we raised was being used to help the lives of her students who have been caught up in the recent devastating floods in Sierra Leone. Our children Ten and Kaleb presented Miriam with a cheque for £3000 that we had recently raised – Thursday 12th October 2017
It was National Poetry Day on Thursday 28th September, and here at Coldfall we had a wonderful day participating in the nationwide campaign to promote poetry.
The day kicked off with a whole school assembly where children were able to publicly perform original poems as well as poems written by others. In addition to this, members of staff also plucked up the courage to perform in front of the whole school and performed some of their favourites for the children.
Celebratory events continued into the afternoon when parents were invited to a tea party in which children performed poetry. All proceeds of the tea party were donated to Macmillan Cancer Trust and Educaid. Thank you to everyone who participated and for the very generous donations that were made.
Here are the wonderful Peace Posters from our recent competition. The winners were announced today and will go on display around the school – Tuesday 10th October