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SCS Newsletter 13.12.2019

What a wonderful week we’ve had in Lower school filled with fantastic performances. All the children and staff did so brilliantly. We had singing stars, dancing reindeer and jumping elves. Well done to each and every class! It was great to see so many families coming to enjoy the shows and our winter fair.

Alongside the performances the whole of the early years department went to winter wonderland on Wednesday to enjoy ‘Mr Men’ in the theatre. Thank you to so many families coming along with us, it was a really special trip.

Buttercup class also went ice skating at JW3 in their wheelchairs, such fun!

In upper school it's been a week full of Christmas cheer! Upper school concerts have been a huge success with some wonderful performances and fabulous moments. Upper school students have also been selling hand made craft items in the Winter Fair to raise money for the school charity. One more week to go until the break and all the classes are looking forward to some festive fun next week.

Get the new year off to rockin’ start at our Relaxed Performance of School of Rock! ALMOST SOLD OUT SO APPLY NOW !

Monday 20th January 2020, 6.30pm at The Gillian Lynne Theatre, London, WC2B 5PW

Mousetrap are working in collaboration with Lloyd Webber Theatres and the Really Useful Group to present this special Relaxed Performance of hit West End musical, School of Rock! The performance will be tailored especially for families with one or more child with additional needs, and suitable for those with autism, learning difficulties or other sensory and communication needs who require a more relaxed environment. Fore more information and to apply for tickets, visit https://www.mousetrap.org.uk/relaxed-school-of-rock

Give As You Live

A remind to all parents, carers, and families that using the links on this page raise money for the school charity. Every £ counts! Share this with friends, families, colleagues, and your community to raise funding for special educational needs: http://swisscottage.camden.sch.uk/give-as-you-live/

Includes Amazon, Cineworld, Trainline, Boots and more...

More shops are located within this web link to support Swiss Cottage School Charity: www.giveasyoulive.com/search/stores

Last chance to purchase Christmas cards: Christmas cards, designed by our very own Swiss Cottage learners will be available for purchase from school reception from the start of next week. Check out the card designs below to see what our creative pupils have been up to and pick up a pack of cards at £3 for 5 designs. Thank you!

Autumn Term Dates Reminder:

- Thursday 19th December 2019: Last day of term; school day ends at 3.30pm

- Winter break: Friday 20th December 2019 to Monday 6th January 2020

-Staff Professional Learning Day: Monday 6th January 2020, school closed to pupils

-Spring Term starts for pupils on Tuesday 7th January 2020

EYFS

A very busy and fun week in Early Years this week! Starting with our Winter Concert Performance in which all the learners performed beautifully!

We then braved the cold and ventured to Winter Wonderland to see the Mr Men Show and were lucky enough to meet one of the characters after the show!

Informal Pathway

Pupils from Marie Curie Class enjoyed the Christmas fair and meeting Santa Claus!

Semi-Formal Pathway

Pupils from Jonas Salk Class dived head first into the Christmas festivities this week with a trip to the pantomime!

The class travelled to The Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith to watch a relaxed performace of Cinderella. They boo'd, hissed and cheered their way through a fantasctic show full of dance, singing and lots of colour!

Formal Pathway

This week we have been celebrating the beginning of the festive season. Sunflower class performed a fantastic rendition of 'Jingle Bell Rock' and Pansy class were 'Rocking Around the Christmas Tree!'

Family and friends joined in with the sing-along, then visited our winter festival where Malala and Roald Dahl class students were selling Christmas decorations and gifts that they've made in Art.

Sixth Form

Through the EmployMEnt Pathway 'Event Hosts', students in MLK Class have been preparing for the school Christmas Lunch next Wednesday. Jobs included counting crackers, putting together a knife, fork and spoon and also writing staff names and dining room location on lunch tokens.

Next week these will be delivered to classes and Post-16 will set up the dining rooms ready for lunch.

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