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Newsletter Friday 2nd February 2024

Dear Parents and Carers,


We have had a great week. We have been really busy. Some Year 4 children presented a wonderful assembly on animals and their habitats. Well done Indy, Aurora, Illy, Edith and Betty. You did so well and the assembly was wonderfully prepared as well as presented. Apricot presented a fabulous assembly about Australia and we felt like we had flown there ourselves. Well done Apricot class. You were amazing.


Year 1 went to visit the Science Museum and had a great day. Their behaviour was amazing and we were really proud of them. Well done Year 1.  


On Saturday 27th January the Betty Layward girl’s football team took part in the Inner London County Pokeman Cup competition at Douglas Eyre Sports Ground They represented Hackney. The girls played schools from Lewisham and Islington and as the tournament went on our girls grew with confidence despite the results going against us. We are very proud of the girls’ team for getting to this stage of the competition and representing Betty Layward and Hackney. Well done to all of them, we are very proud of them.


Over the past 2 weeks the year 3's have taken part in the Personal Best Programme, a sport and health lifestyle programme aimed at Year 3 pupils. The fully inclusive programme involves pupils competing against themselves in a variety of multi-skill-based activities to achieve their own personal bests. Well done to all of the year 3's.


Please remember it is our Kindness Day next Friday and all children can wear their own clothes and the colour yellow. The children here are very kind and we will be celebrating this on Friday.


We have been working with Damion on providing packed lunches for trips. From now on the school will provide the children with their lunch if they are going on a trip and will be given a sandwich, sweet treat and fruit. We ask that they still bring a bottle of water.


The PTFA have raised an incredible amount for the decoration of the classrooms and I would like to thank you for contributing towards this. The children love their new classrooms and it really does make a difference for them. Thank you again. Your fundraising makes such a difference for the children and we really appreciate it, especially as budgets are as tight as they are.


Our school jumble sale is on Saturday 9th March. We look forward to seeing you there. If you can help with the setting up, selling or clearing up it would be much appreciated as these events are not possible without your help.


I hope you have a lovely weekend,




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