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Tetherdown Roadmap for Phase 4 - Parents Guide

posted 15 Jun 2020, 08:46 by Tetherdown Primary School   [ updated 15 Jun 2020, 08:47 ]

From Friday, 19th June Distance Learning Resources will be accessible via TEAMS and will no longer be posted on the Distance Learning website pages. 

Coronavirus Information

posted 17 Mar 2020, 07:45 by Tony Woodward

If you have medical concerns regarding the health and well-being of your child or a member of your household, please seek advice from the 111 website.  Click here.

World Book Day 2019

posted 10 Jan 2019, 02:24 by Unknown user   [ updated 10 Jan 2019, 02:29 ]

This year, World Book Day takes place on Thursday 7th March and we would like to invite you to help your children to make the most of this special occasion.

World Book Day celebrates the joy and value of books and reading, especially for children. To help them in their reading journey, every child receives a £1 World Book Day Book Token that can either be exchanged for one of the TWELVE special £1 World Book Day books, or be used to get £1 off any book or audio book costing £2.99 or more. Your child will receive their token on the Day itself. You can find out more about the books on the World Book Day website as shown  

To really make the most of this exciting day, we would like all children to get dressed up as their favourite character from any book that has inspired them. Each key stage will have their own fashion catwalk for all of the children to show off their wonderful costumes. There will be a prize for the most creative and authentic costume. We look forward to an inspiring and exciting day!

Mrs Banks

(English Coordinator)

Tetherdown Building & Maintenance Fund

posted 17 Apr 2018, 00:27 by Tony Woodward   [ updated 11 May 2018, 01:14 ]

We wrote to parents and carers recently advising them of the governors' decision to seek voluntary donations towards the upkeep of our school environment in an endeavour to focus the spending of delegated funds towards the children's learning.  Please click below to see the full letter.

A further link is included for further explanation as to why schools are struggling in the current financial climate.  Click here for details.

Year 2 Visit to St James Church for the Christmas Experience

posted 8 Dec 2017, 06:02 by Tony Woodward

On Tuesday 5th December, Year 2 visited the wonderful St James’ Church.  When we arrived we went into a real time machine.  This took us to 700BC. Firstly, we met a prophet who told us that one day a little, special baby will be born and he will rescue the world.  Then we met an angel and Mary. The angel told Mary that one day she will have a baby, who would be the son of God.  Mary and Joseph had to travel to Bethlehem on a tired, thirsty donkey.  When they eventually got there, there was no room at the inn.  They had to stay in a hot, stinky stable.  Jesus was then born.  We then met one of the wise men who showed us the gifts that were taken to baby Jesus.  They were gold, frankincense and myrrh.  We were able to see lots of animals, which were all inside the church.  There was a soft donkey, a furry dog, a smooth duck and nice sheep.  We all really liked the animals and meeting the different characters around the church.  At the end we sat around a table and discussed why Christians and lots of other people celebrate Christmas.


By Chloe and Lucien, Year 2 Owls

Visit from Sarah Shafi

posted 8 Dec 2017, 06:01 by Tony Woodward

On Thursday 7th December, Sarah Shafi (the creator of the Ridiculous Witches series ), came to Tetherdown School to discuss her new and improved children’s books with Y4, Y5 and Y6.  Everybody was extremely inquisitive, and were very excited to find out more about her six new hilarious books. She let us in on a little secret and told us some top tips on how to start and end a story.  In addition, she mysteriously told us that she is working on a seventh exciting novel.  Sara has started to write a book about her experiences and life in general.  We were able to ask questions about anything puzzling us and were interested to know more about her books.  Now we were coming to the end of the interesting and inspiring talk; everybody was so eager to know more.  Kindly, she gave away three copies of her books to the best questioners.  

By Safia and Marco Year 6

Mapping Week

posted 24 Nov 2017, 03:26 by Tony Woodward

Mapping Week

Last week was mapping week, an exciting, fun-filled week where our activities were dedicated to maps. All pupils old and young took part in all the thrilling mapping events. We would like to thank all those kind parents and relatives who have generously donated their time to come in and talked or presented something to the classes.

Firstly, on Monday morning, all students were split into their MAGIC groups and participated in a number of various activities. Each class teacher had set up a unique activity. I know for one, that as being in it; Mr Fossey’s class mapped their dream classroom with a younger partner and have heard that in Ms Hughes’s class made dioramas of aspects of school that help you outside of school. After lunch, all children headed back to their classes and got on with some more, amazing map-related tasks.

Secondly, on Tuesday, Year 5 took part in an enjoyable orienteering task. We were split into groups of 3 by Mr Holloway. In addition to that, we were given an atlas, a sheet with the task that we needed to complete on it, a trundle wheel, a pencil and a leaflet showing Ms Hughes, Ms Ashraf and Mr Holloway’s itinerary. The task was to travel around the world (a display of cones with flags on them which were a certain distance apart) and go to the countries on each of the Teachers’ itinerary and work out how far apart the countries were from each other and what countries the flags represented.

On Wednesday, the great Tetherdown Tiddler Treasure Hunt began for the Year 6s and their enthusiastic and exhilarated Reception partners. Filled with endless thrills they bounded round the school floors following the many different clues. Kindly, Josie, with the help of Ms Ashraf put up 41 little people. Josie is a street artist and puts up these mini figures all around Muswell Hill so a huge thanks to her as without her and her artistic flair the hunt, linking different years, would never have taken place.

That Thursday, our class: Year 5 Chameleons were partnered up with a Year 1 class to go on this mini orienteering adventure. We were split into four different groups: yellow floor, blue floor, red floor and green floor. In our groups we trekked round our floor with an adult and our pairs following the clues. Every clue was made by the Year 5 students to challenge but not puzzle our partners. As well as that, Aldena, Josie, Ms Ashraf and Ms Hughes constructed a video all about the Tetherdown tiddlers to show the little ones. Some clues required you to know where North, South, West and East are (North being the way in which the office faces) and some tested your knowledge of the school building and playgrounds.

The next day, on Friday, we had an extremely special assembly where each class presented what they had been working on as a class project during the week. We saw many amazing pieces of writing, art, maps and maths. All the pupils had really come together through the week. Lastly but definitely not least, Francesca and Poppy handed over a picture frame filled with photos of Josie and her mini figures. Josie was delighted with her gift and we all hope that she knows how much we really do thank her.

Overall, mapping week was a fantastic, joyous event which built on our understanding of maps and the world around us. Yet again, a huge thanks to all the parents and staff who contributed to this fun event.

By Francesca and Clara

It’s definitely Autumn in Year 1!

posted 10 Nov 2017, 00:44 by Tony Woodward

In our Science learning this week, we have been observing and discussing the changes across the seasons, including the weather and day length.

We went outside in our beautiful playground to look closely at the living environment and to observe the seasonal changes taking place. We looked for evidence to prove that Autumn is our current season and we collected colourful Autumn leaves and took photos of trees and the sky. Year 1 parents will also be pleased to know that we have been talking about the need to wear warmer clothing now that the days are getting colder!

We made a class poster to share our observations and thoughts on what we know about Autumn.

Superworm to the rescue!

posted 2 Oct 2017, 09:55 by Tetherdown Primary   [ updated 2 Oct 2017, 10:00 ]

Year 1 have been reading Julia Donaldson’s story ‘Superworm’. As part of our learning we have been undertaking many ‘wormy’ investigations! This has included discovering interesting facts about worms, writing about worms and painting pictures of worms. On Thursday we set off to Cherry Tree Woods on a worm hunt to collect worms for our own wormeries.  We have been making homes for our worms so that we can observe their behaviour and then next week will release them back in to our school garden.

Click here for pictures

Year 3 Parrot’s Fantastic Church Trip

posted 25 May 2017, 05:17 by Tony Woodward

On Wednesday 24th of May Year 3 Parrots visited St James’ Church to sing, recite poems and play tunes on our ocarinas to the ‘elderley people’ for their Tea Time Club. Although we were very nervous we overcame our fears and had a fantastic time.

While we were there we recited a selection of poems such as ‘The Little Worm’ and ‘Great Green Globs’. Also we sang lovely tunes like: ‘Kumbaya’ and ‘All things Bright and Beautiful’. Other Egyptian songs included ‘Egypt, the Gift of the Nile’ and ‘How to Make a Mummy’. After this we had some squash and yummy biscuits. Then we asked our attentive audience some questions. Amazingly, a Lady called ‘Janet’ had just turned 100 the day before our performance and we merrily sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to her. It made her smile. Then we looked at her letter from the Queen. It was mounted in a gold, wooden frame and looked very special.

George’s favourite part of the trip was meeting the old people because they reminded him of his great grandpa who was really kind. Maisie’s favourite thing was eating the biscuits and drinking the squash. Overall, Parrots had an amazing time on the trip and were very proud to show off their musical skills. Straight after the performance, one of the elderly people told Ms Joseph that she used to be a primary school teacher many years ago and that “Your children are amazing and their behaviour is exemplary!” 

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