Friday’s fantastic lolly sale

Roll up to buy your homemade ice lollies after school on Friday (ours come without the bear).

Roll up to buy your homemade ice lollies after school on Friday (the bear comes as extra).

Aquila, Draco and Columba classes have come up with a fruity twist on the Fundraising Friday this week.  They’re attempting a giant pure-fruit-juice ice lolly sale on 20th May after school – so fingers crossed for some scorching weather on the day to increase their sales.

The classes have requested fruit juice donations by Thursday 19th May, to give them time to make and freeze their lollies.  Donations of other fruit treats (such as kebabs) and healthy snacks – no cakes or biscuits – will be welcome on the day.

Reminder: there’s also a Summer Fair planning meeting this Wednesday at the Tufnell Park Tavern, 8:15pm. Please come along.

Andromeda and Draco in cake frenzy

Forget Ikea - the real Black Friday bargains were to be had in the school hall.

Forget Ikea – the real Black Friday bargains were to be had in the school hall.

Congratulations to Andromeda and Draco classes for a massive return to cake sale form on Friday: takings of £177.44 in little more than half an hour. You will have calculated immediately that this means each class has £88.72 – aka “almost £100!” – to spend as they see fit during this school year.

Thank you very, very much, everyone who donated those beautiful cakes, biscuits and ever-popular fruit kebabs to the sale.  And don’t hang up your oven gloves just yet… Christmassy cake and cookie contributions will still be needed for Winter Wonderland on Friday 12th December.

Save the last cake for me…

He may not be starting school for a couple of years yet, but we start them early on the cake sales.

He’s too young to start school, but his cake sale education has already begun…

Andromeda & Draco cake sale is this Friday, 28th November, after school.

We ran out of cakes at the last class cake sale before half term.  Please bring your cookies, cakes and other treats, and help make sure that such a thing can never happen again.

If you’re wondering when your child’s class is going to get its big, baked moment, take a look at our cake sale page here.


Fantastic footwork on Fun Run Day One

Orion - 3 boys detail

It’s all a blur as Orion round the bend…

Congratulations to Perseus, Orion, Draco, Ursa and Heracles, who were on fantastic form this morning as they pelted round the playground.

Our top score of the day comes from Orion, with one participant clocking up an incredible 23 laps – that’s 4,600m – in 20 minutes.

But every single child out there worked incredibly hard and made the small but excitable crowd of supporters extremely proud.

Click here to remind yourself how we say, “Well done!” And good luck to all those classes running tomorrow.

Lucky for Perseus that their teacher knows what an army marches on...

Mr Shuttleworth knows what an army marches on…

All better now. (They're saying, "Give us the money!"  Really, they are!)

Perseus are saying, “Give us the money!” Really, they are!

We love maths! Official!

At least, we love maths the way it is at Tufnell Park School Maths Lab – the first half of which was in the school hall this afternoon as part of Maths Week.  There’s a re-run tomorrow featuring the other half of the school (Nursery, Cygnus CW, Andromeda, Aquila, Columba and Orion), so see you there if you weren’t part of today.

We’ve very grateful to those parents who sent in the pictures below.  See if you can calculate what all those kids are up to…

You need buns for a bun fight

…and we’ve got them! The Draco & Andromeda cake sale on Friday hauled in £176.92 in what seemed like 10 minutes. That’s cash that goes straight to the classes to spend. For information about all this year’s cake sales, check out our new Cake Sale page. Now you’ll always be prepared…

Just look at these little beauties.

Just look at these little beauties.

Cake Sale_Bun Fight

Urgent! We’re starving!

Cake Sale_clean sweep

…And it’s gone.

PS: In a few weeks, this website will be part of a beautiful new school site, along with our children’s blogs and other ICT work. And we’re doing it ourselves! So don’t forget to come along to Andromeda Class this Tuesday at 4:00pm or 8:00pm to find out all about it. Snacks will be served for both mind and body, and the lovely ladies in Cygnus will look after your little ones for you.

Volunteer for Maths Week, 3-7 February

Confused as she is? Let's work it out together...

Confused as she is? Let’s work it out together…

We need parents, families, carers to join in with Maths Week – the first of the school’s three special subject weeks this year. Mr Gulliford – Maths Week Champion – is looking for people to discuss with the children how they use maths and numbers in jobs every day: maths is everywhere!

You can't bake a cake without numbers...

You can’t bake a cake without numbers.

We’re hoping to match at least one person with every single class so that all the children benefit. You certainly don’t have to be an expert – although we’re happy to take experts, too.

Interested? Contact us, or let your class teacher know. But in your excitement, don’t forget the Andromeda / Draco cake sale this Friday. You may need the energy.