SCS Newsletter 15.11.2019

In lower school this week the learners have enjoyed exploring autumn through their senses: crunching leaves, splashing in puddles and smelling autumn spices. Different classes in lower school have enjoyed community trips to local shops.

In upper school this week, learners have continued to develop their independence and understanding of the world around them. Some learners in Year 11 attended a careers fair at the Excel Centre and found out about different careers options. Learners in Key Stage 3 have been cooking up a storm in their life skills lessons too.

Winter Concerts: From Monday 9th December to Friday 13th December, students will be presenting some creative work in a series of Winter Concerts. There are six concerts grouped together by age and stage within the school. Parent, carers and families are all welcome to attend and you will receive an invite and details of which concert to attend through your class teams. Classes have been working on festive music, movement and drama which they very much hope you will enjoy.

Christmas cards now on sale: 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!

Parent Council: The Parent Council at Swiss Cottage School is looking to recruit parent representatives this year. If you are interested in becoming a parent representative for your child’s class please contact your child’s class teacher. The role of a parent representative is very important to us at Swiss Cottage and involves: attending each Parent Council meetings; representing all parents, carers, and families of your child’s class; working closely with your child’s class teacher; helping with school events such as the international evening (this may involve helping to organise the event, coordinating a particular activity/stall, and compiling a rota of class parents to help on the day); attending other school events such as sports day and concert; drawing up a list of contact details for all the parents in the class, circulating this to the families, and keeping it up to date (this is helpful for arranging play dates and birthday party invitations); organising social events for parents such as coffee mornings; acting as an extra line of communication between the teacher and parents, for example by passing on messages about school trips and event. The first parent council meeting of this year will be taking place on Friday 6th December 2019, 10.00 to 11.30am. We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at the next session. Thank you!

Autumn Term Dates Reminder: 

-Friday 22nd November 2019: Staff training day – no school for pupils

- Thursday 19th December 2019: Last day for pupils

- Winter break: Friday 20th December 2019 to Friday 3rd January 2020


This week in Early Years, some pupils celebrated their 6th Birthday. Everyone has had a lovely party with bubbles, disco lights and lots of music. Some of us even tasted a very yummy chocolate cake!

Daffodil class were busy exploring mark making with coloured glue and lots of glitter. They practised making different shapes such as circles and zig zags.

Informal Pathway

Buttercup Class have been exploring the softplay room, to promote confidence and independent mobility.

Remembrance Day: This week, pupils across the Semi-Formal pathway have been learning about Remembrance Day and took part in activities to remember all the people who have died in wars.

In Attenborough Class, pupils made beautiful poppies and displayed them within their class.

Semi-Formal Pathway
Formal Pathway

Sunflower class have been learning about their Rights and Responsibilities. As part of our Rights Respecting School award the learners have been creating a display for their classroom. They chose one of their 'Rights' that they wanted to learn about in order to create the whole class display.

They also thought about what they are responsible for in school and at home, and how their teachers, T.A's and parents can support them to be responsible and more independent.

Sixth Form

Through the EmployMEnt Pathway, the 'Card & Design' Team have designed, produced and packaged these cards. Art work was cut into holly leaves and shaped into a wreath. The Design Team then stamped the letters to spell 'Seasons Greetings' before scanning into the computer for the final design. The Production Team have been busy putting the cards together and packaging whilst the Administration Team have been responding to email orders already!

If you would like to buy a pack please place you order here- http://swisscottage.camden.sch.uk/carddesign/ 5 in a pack- 1 pack - £3, 2 packs- £5.

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