Two very different treats (well, three)

Congratulations to Ursa & Perseus, who made £90 on their cake sale today – £45 for each class. We were desperate for cake: the table was bare after less than 20 minutes. Thanks to everyone who brought some.

Mmmm, so good.

Mmmm, so good.

What, no cakes left?

What, no cakes left?

I think I got the last one...

I think I got the last one…





They weren’t the only treats on offer, though: members of Columba class were wreathed in smiles as they displayed the results of their Learning Treat with the Science Museum yesterday. Yep, the whole class made their own slime, in some of the most eerie-looking colours you can imagine…

Great work, girls - ain't it wonderful what science can do?

Great work, girls – ain’t it wonderful what science can do?

Actually, there’s third treat, too:

Click here to a look at the new photo gallery of International Evening, and relive the fun…

Cake sale kick-off Friday 9 October

Two for one: they enjoy the toppings, you get a delicious pre-licked snack.

Two for one: they enjoy the nutritious sugar toppings, then you get a delicious pre-licked snack.

It’s the Ursa and Perseus cake sale straight after school tomorrow – the first class cake sale of the school year.

Home made or bought, cakes, biscuits, crispies, cookies, tarts, tray bakes, brownies, mallow-kebabs, muffins, flapjacks, fudge… please bring ’em on!

And come and buy, of course.

A reminder: next Wednesday, 15th October at 8:00pm is an HSA planning meeting.  We’ll discuss the whole-school trip, possible charity days this term, and the winter celebration – plus anything else you’d like to talk about.

Please drop us a line if you can come.

A feast for your eyes

cake table detail

The school cake sale: a true urban art form

Is your Monday lacklustre?  It doesn’t need to be.  Contemplate these beautiful cakes and consider:

1.  Home-made cakes are one of the perks of HSA meetings – and you’ve only got to hang on until Thursday to attend the AGM.

2.  At least you’re not running 21K!  Unlike brave Tufnell Park parents, Sarah Oppenheimer and Rhodri Hayward, who on behalf of the HSA and two other charities will be sprinting/ staggering through the Royal Parks Half Marathon on Sunday 12th October.  Click here to support them in their sweat-soaked quest.


We’ve got lovely pictures of this year’s Welcome Picnic in Dalmeny Park.

3.  We’ve got new photo galleries of the Adults’ Fun Run and the Cygnus & Nursery Welcome Picnic to distract you further. Check them out, and while away some happy moments remembering all the good times that the HSA helps make happen.

4.  If all else fails, cake sales will be coming round again – starting with Ursa and Perseus on Friday 10 October. Click here to see the year’s schedule and find out when your child’s class will be selling.

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!

The earth gives up its secrets… to Perseus class

Our Year 5 students came face to face with ancient history this week, thanks to Mary Ruddy of the Museum of London. Mary’s an archaeologist who already helps out at the school as a reading volunteer (we’re always looking for reading support – please contact us if you would like to find out more). She led the class for a fantastic archaeology session where they discovered, cleaned and identified historic artefacts from Medieval and Roman times. And bones, there are always bones…

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…

Tufnell Park School goes mad for maths

IMG_0357If you think of yourself as an “arts person” or a “maths person”, think again!  Perseus class are working with artist Veronika Seifert on an absorbing maths-based art project, facilitated by Acland Burghley school‘s Community Arts Co-ordinator, Basil Olton.

Perseus class's young artists - or are they mathematicians? Both, of course!

Perseus class’s young artists – or are they mathematicians? Both, of course!

Intrigued? The results will be displayed in the school reception area in a couple of weeks time – with luck, in time for NSPCC Number Day, Tuesday 3rd December.

On Number Day, we will be fundraising for this vitally important children’s charity with a slew of maths-based events, including a Dressing up with Digits costume day (£1 to participate), maths challenges involving our teachers and, we hope, a very special visitor to the school…

Watch your PACT folders and this site – there’s more news to come!

Children in Need need cake!

Friday 15th November – this Friday – is Children in Need day. The school is contributing in various fun ways, including a “Dress as your hero” day for all children and staff (£1 donation to join in).

Mmmm... who bought these?

Mmmm… who bought these?

There’s also a CAKE SALE after school so please bring in your baked goods for this good cause.

Perseus and Ursa classes did fantastically with their cake sale before half term, raising £156.46 to split between the two classes. Thanks to everyone who baked, brought and bought.

Let’s do just as well – or better! – for Children in Need this Friday.

First cake sale of the school year!

Last one left - grab it!

Last one left – grab it!

Ursa and Perseus are having their cake sale after school on Friday 25th October – the last day before half term.  It’s also the day after Bingo Night (£5 tickets on sale in the playground – have you got yours yet?), so the perfect way to spend your winnings.

Remember, every class gets a cake sale during the year and proceeds go direct to the class to spend as they most need.

Cake donations will be very much welcomed on the day.