New year, new learning – new pictures!

Christmas holidays are so 2013, aren’t they? If you really want New Year fun, you have to go to school! So to remind you just how fun it can be, we’ve posted pictures of NSPCC Number Day, back in December, and the associated antics of Bubblz the Maths Clown.

It's maths!  It's clowning!  It couldn't be more exciting!

It’s maths! It’s clowning! It couldn’t be more exciting!

Watch out for more posts and information in PACT folders about the school’s Maths Week, coming up in February. We’ll be looking for parents with relevant skills and experience to contribute. Please consider whether you might be someone who can lend a hand.

Other initiatives this term include the development of a new school website: we want your comments, questions and suggestions. Look out for a letter and meetings about that in the first half of term.

And don’t forget that Tufnell Park School Weight Loss Club starts again on Tuesday 14th January, 7pm in the Nursery. Well, it can’t ALL be fun…


It all adds up

It’s December!  If you’re not Christmas shopping now, we assume you never will be… So please, before you make your next online shopping click, sign up for easyfundraising using this link. By following the instructions, a proportion of what you spend online at 2,700 of Britain’s most popular retailers will be donated to our school.  It really is easy.

How old am I?

How old am I?

Every penny gets spent on our kids – like the incredible bubbly maths show being funded by the HSA for NSPCC Number Day on Tuesday. It’s the first event in the programme of curriculum support we’re calling, “Learning Treats”.

For the Number Day dress-up challenge, we’ve also been on the look out for costume inspiration. Those digits – they’re everywhere!


Finally, in keeping with Tuesday’s fundraising aim, another Cygnus mum drew our attention to the NSPCC’s Letter from Santa scheme. It’s a sweet way to raise more funds for the charity and give a child a lovely surprise. Keep the ideas coming!

Number joy as playground works begin

Out of the way - there's a queue!

Out of the way – there’s a queue!

Our kids just couldn’t wait to get hopping when Playforce installed a new hopscotch game – a nice, free addition to works in the juniors’ playground this week.

How appropriate, given that NSPCC Number Day is coming up next week! Anyone for a hopscotch-inspired costume for the “dress up in digits” fundraising challenge on Tuesday 3rd December?

Speaking of fundraising, at its last meeting the HSA committee decided to go all-out on funding curriculum support as a new priority (we’ll still be applying for grants to complete the playground project). We’re calling the programme, “Learning Treats”, and hope to kick off with support for a school maths week that’s being mooted for February 2014.  So Number Day is just the warm-up…

Finally, if you’d like to help raise funds the easy way, PLEASE sign up to EasyFundraising via this link. Once you’re signed on, more than 2,700 retailers – including Amazon, John Lewis, eBay, Tesco – will donate to the school when you shop with them on line.  We’re very grateful to a proactive Cygnus mum for signing us up to the scheme – now please use it!