1st May 2015 - The Cavendish School
THE CAVENDISH SCHOOL 31 INVERNESS STREET LONDON NW1 7HB TEL: 020 7485 1958
THE CAVENDISH NEWS
Friday 1st May Issue 2
SPRING TERM 2015
From the Headmistress
We welcome Mr Paul Miller, a new student teacher from the Institute of Education who will be working
primarily with Year 2 until the end of the year.
The school car park was closed at the beginning of the week as Year 6 pupils were taking a Cycle Training course and later in the week they went out on the roads. The class was divided into two groups and
rotated between their cycling and Touch Typing.
On Tuesday, representatives from the Hope Foundation (a charity supported by the FOC for several
years) came to talk to pupils in assembly about their work with street children and their families in Calcutta. They thanked everyone for the support we had provided.
The Eco-Committee has been planning this term’s Eco-Week which will take place the week commencing 11th May.
Yesterday Year 1 visited the Florence Nightingale Museum and Year 5 took part in a tennis afternoon at
Year 4 enjoyed a talk about ‘advertising’ from Mr Cooper this morning. Very many thanks to him for
such an informative talk which fitted in so well with their current English topics.
Have a wonderful bank holiday weekend!
Week Commencing: Monday 4th May
Monday 4th May
BANK HOLIDAY—SCHOOL CLOSED!
EDITOR: Robert Pritchett and Jasmine Walton
Tuesday 5th May
Wednesday 6th May
Swim Club: 7:50
Nursery to visit Kentish Town City Farm : am
3pm—Year 4-6 Swim Gala vs. City
Thursday 7th May
9am—Years 1-3 Music Concert at Our Lady of Hal
Preparing for Sports Day
Friday 8th May
Swim Squad: 7:50
African Drumming Workshops in school for Years
Cover photo: Year 1 visit to Florence Nightingale Museum
Cavendish Lunchtime Library: Volunteers Needed!
At the Lunchtime Library parents volunteer their time so that the school library is open for
pupils in Years 1 to 6 during their lunch breaks. We have a small, dedicated band of parent
librarians and we need more! The library is a great way to get involved in The Cavendish if
you are interested in books, reading, and children's books. Our parents supervise the session,
helping pupils with their book choices and circulating books using the library software system.
They can read, browse the shelves, play puzzles and chess. The library is very popular at The
Cavendish and encourages reading and contact with books in a fun and relaxed way. Parents
can sign up for a lunchtime library session once a week, once a month, once a term, or once a
year. If you are interested in volunteering, please do contact me at [email protected] or
0787 656 2071.
Miriam Hill (Iris, Year 4)
FOC Parent Library Coordinator
Year 1 to Florence Nightingale Museum
NEPAL EARTHQUAKE APPEAL
We started a collection at school on Monday
27 April and by Wednesday morning there
was already over £140 in the collection box.
We are still at £140 on Thursday lunchtime.
Whilst it is very likely that many of us have
already given to the major appeals, the Cavendish School has a personal contact, through
Mrs Dunbar, with an organisation in Nepal ‘Classrooms in the Clouds’ – which is a registered NGO working in the Everest region of
Nepal in the remote villages of the Solu
Khumbu region, building classrooms and
This is where we would like to send our collection. We will be able to keep track of how
the money is spent and keep you updated.
There are currently over 170 families at the
Cavendish School – could we manage to raise
more over the next week or so?
COME ON CAVENDISH! Let’s raise £500 for
Classrooms in the Clouds!
You can find out all about their work on http://
Year 4 Advertising workshop
Brian Cooper, the father of Daisy in Y4 and
Hannah in Y2, ran an Advertising Workshop
for the Year 4 girls today as part of their learning about the skill of persuasive writing in advertisements. They learned about how advertising agencies work, were given a brief, produced a poster illustrating their creative idea
and then presented their concepts promoting
Landrover. They learned an enormous amount
and worked really well in their groups; producing some really impressive advertising concepts.
Year 4 Advertising workshop
Year 6 Cycle Training and touch typing
Cyclists in the Car Park
Inês making excellent progress with her touch typing!
DO YOU WANT TO DONATE A BIRTHDAY BOOK TO THE CAVENDISH
If you would like to donate a Birthday Book to the Cavendish Library we have a wish
list on Amazon:
You can purchase directly from the wish list and the book (s) will be sent to school. If
you would prefer to buy a book listed on the wish list, but use an independent
bookseller, that is fine, but please let the school know so that we can remove it from
the wish list.
Alternatively, you may have an idea of your own. If this is the case, please just check
with Louise Walters beforehand, to avoid duplications and then purchase the book directly. Hand the book in to the office, with an enclosed note saying who it is from and
their class and birthdate, and it will get to the library!
Birthday books are then accessed into our catalogue with book plates including the
donor’s name and birthdate.
Many thanks for thinking of us!
A big thank you to Electra in Nursery, who celebrated her birthday on 13th April,
for donating The Pirates in an Adventure with Scientists! By Gideon Defoe.
A big thank you to Alicia in 5B, who celebrated her birthday on 28th April, for donating… The Wind on the Moon by Eric Linklater, Heroes of Olympus—The Lost
Hero by Rick Riordan, Pinocchio by Pinocchio by Michael Murpurgo, Cowgirl by
G. R. Gemin, The Wolf Princess by Cathryn Constable, Five Children on the Western Front by Kate Saunders, Murder most unladylike by Robin Stevens, Arsenic for
tea by Robin Stevens, Beswitched by Kate Saunders AND Never tickle a Tiger by
Please remember to order your daughters House
colour T-shirt for Sports Day (15th May)
Charities & Easy Fundraising
FOC CHARITIES UPDATE
The Hope Foundation, which works with street children in Kolkata came to give an assembly to the School on Monday. The children seemed very interested and asked lots of questions. The Hope Foundation helps 7,500 street children a year and 70,000 homeless adults
as well. The FOC presented them with a cheque for £1701.29 which they were delighted
with. They said that the money will fund education for 7 children and will be sending
names and profiles of the children so helped. These will be put up around the school to
make a link for Cavendish children and parents with where the money is actually going. The
money has come from the Christmas card fundraiser, easyfundraising, the BBQ, Tuck Shop,
2nd hand uniform amongst other fundraisers. Many thanks for your generosity.
COMPOSER OF THE WEEK
An American composer and pianist. His parents were Russian
Jews. He started studying piano sometime after 10 years of
age. His parents had bought a piano for his older brother Ira,
but George ended up playing it - to his parents' surprise and
Ira's relief! Gershwin left school at age 15, and started earning wages as a piano player/songwriter. He worked for a few
different companies, composing songs, recording and arranging them. He wrote several Broadway shows, musical comedies, many songs, one opera and music for classical orchestra.
He also wrote a lot of music for movies. The lyrics for most
of his works were written by his brother (Ira Gershwin).
George Gershwin was special in the fact that he composed
both "classical" and popular music. Most of us know some of
Gerswin's tunes, because they have been used so much in movies, in TV and recorded so many times.
Gershwin died young, at the age of 39 years.
Dear Cavendish School Parents and Staff
Do you shop online at these stores?
If so please download this http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/invite/
KXCBE8/ on your computer and this App https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/
easyfundraising/id915474725?ls=1&mt=8 now and choose “The Friends
of the Cavendish School - Camden Town” as your charity. Please do all
your shopping to help raise money for the School.
Out target is to raise £500 for the following purposes:
A timeline designed by the children to go round the School playground;
and these charities: Islington Young Carers, Orphans in the Wild, Hope
Foundation & Our Lady of Hal’s Foodbank.
To raise donations when you do your shopping, first go to the easyfundraising App or website, search for the retailer you’d like to shop with and
click through to the retailer to make your purchase. The price is exactly the
same as if you’d visited the retailer directly. There is no cost to you, no
catch and your purchases are confidential.
Thank you for your support. Any questions or for a demo please contact
Mariel on [email protected] or Nadine on [email protected]
Friends of the Cavendish School (FOC)