The Big Pedal
Coopers Lane is participating in Sustrans ‘The Big Pedal’ from 23rd April – 4th May 2018.
Sustrans Big Pedal is the UK’s largest inter-school cycling and scooting challenge inspiring pupils, staff and parents to choose two wheels for their journey to school.
Sustrans Big Pedal will run for 10 days from 23 April to 4 May 2018 and is open to individual classes as well as whole schools.
What is the challenge?
On each day, schools compete to see who can get as many of their pupils, staff and parents cycling or scooting to school. Your school’s best five days will determine your final position, but you can log journeys on all ten days if you wish.
For more information, you can visit their website here.
Sports Relief 2018
We would like to thank you all, for the amazing fundraising you have done for Sports Relief.
So far we have banked an absolutely whopping £5006, which is just phenomenal!
We have the staff ‘Bake Off’ today and we will be collecting any money that has not yet been handed in, on Monday 16th April.
Watch this Space for the total raised for Sports Relief 2018.
Arrangements for Friday 2nd March
The school is open for all year groups today, Friday 2nd March. Please avoid driving on Pragnell Road where possible.
School open 8:45am-2:15pm
Collection arrangements are as follows:
Nursery via the KS1 playground
Year 3 from the Gym
Year 4 from the KS2 Hall
All other year groups from their classrooms as normal
All siblings will be taken to the collection point of the youngest sibling
Parent Survey 2018
The following presentation shows the results of the recent parent survey. Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete the survey. We value your opinion and the survey data will help us to continue improving our lovely school.
The Coopers Lane Art Gallery opened it’s doors last week with a fantastic display of creative masterpieces from children in Years 1-6. Thank you to Mrs Webb for putting together this wonderful art display.
Junior Travel Ambassador Award Ceremony
On Tuesday 5th December, two Junior Travel Ambassadors from Years 5 and 6 attended a workshop and awards ceremony at City Hall. They met JTAs from many other schools from across London and exchanged ideas about travel initiatives and solutions to the traffic problems that are experienced by most schools. Following a speech given by the Deputy Mayor – unfortunately Sadiq Khan was unavailable – the day was made perfect when we were awarded the prize for School of Excellence in Public Transport.
The Lonely Beast
This week Year 2 have been studying a book called The Lonely Beast about a beast who travelled a long way to try to make some friends but found some in his garden when he got home. The beast had a party with his friends and so we invited our parents and carers to come and have a beast party with us. We shared cakes and biscuits that we made. We loved the cakes and the party, just like the Beast did.
Year 4 Freshwater Theatre Roman Workshop
Year 4 were visited by some extraordinary Roman visitors this week! The children took part in some amazing Roman workshops and activities throughout the day including being the studio audience for ‘Return from the Past!
As part of our Anti-Bullying Fortnight, this week we have been making new friends in different classes or year groups. Each class was ‘buddied’ up with another and the children did some fun getting to know you activities. At lunchtimes the children were also able to have their photos taken with their new friends and the pictures are going up on a display next to Mr Hooper’s office. It has been lovely to see so many new friendships and so many smiley faces!
We are very proud of the children who recently had their ‘Tube’ inspired poems displayed at London Bridge, Charing Cross and Cannon Street stations. The amazing poems were on display for two weeks in October and were seen by thousands of people who passed through the stations. Mr Hooper, Mr Mole and the children had a wonderful day visiting each station to see the poems. They even got to visit the control room at London Bridge and make their own tannoy announcement!
We Scare Hunger
The children had a wonderful time dressing up on Halloween for ‘We Scare Hunger’. Thank you to all the children and parents for their fantastic contributions for our local food bank.
Black History Month
We have been celebrating Black History month throughout October at Coopers Lane. Here are pictures of some of the work on display in our gallery in the KS2 hall.
We are happy to announce our Open Days for prospective Nursery and Reception parents. During theses sessions you will be able to meet our wonderful Nursery and Reception teams.
Nursery Open Days
Thursday 2nd November: Morning Session – 9.30 am to 10.30 am Afternoon Session – 2.30 pm to 3.30 pm
Reception Open Days
Tuesday 7th November: Morning Session – 9.30 am to 10.30 am Afternoon Session – 2.30 pm to 3.30 pm
Tuesday 14th November: Morning Session – 9.30 am to 10.30 am
One of our priorities this year is to continue our work to develop a growth mindset culture across the school community. You can find out more about this by watching the video clips below. You might also like to read ‘Mindset’ by Carol Dweck, which we are using in school.
“In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—intelligence and talent are just the starting point. Students who embrace growth mindsets—the belief that they can learn more or become smarter if they work hard and persevere—will learn more, learn it more quickly, and view challenges and failures as opportunities to improve their learning and skills.” Carol Dweck
One of the ways you can help with this at home is to always praise effort. For example, “Well done, you’ve really worked hard on this” rather than “Well done, that’s a great story.” By praising effort, we help children to understand the importance of working hard and having perseverance.
Summer Fair 2017
Well done to the PTA for organising the fantastic Summer Fair and for raising an incredible £3939. This is a school record! Thank you to everyone who came along and enjoyed the day.
Classroom Adults 2017
You can now download the staffing arrangements for 2017/18 here.
High achievement at Coopers Lane
We are very proud of all the children in Year 6 for an incredible year. The results of the KS2 SATs tests for 2017 are now in and the school has had fantastic success all round. Coopers Lane has exceeded the national average in all subjects and we have made significant improvements on the great results we had last year. This is wonderful news and highlights what an excellent school Coopers Lane is. You can see the results in more detail on our assessment information page.
Meet the Coopers Lane Digital Leaders
Hello we are the Digital Leaders at Coopers Lane and we are here to help you stay safe online! We have just completed our online training with Childnet. Our top tips for staying safe online are:
* always report something that you’re worried about to a trusted adult.
* always keep your personal information safe (name, address, school, phone number).
* only use websites and games that you are old enough to access.
Front row from left to right: Georgia, Miriam, Cassy, Grace, Alexa
Back row: Cillian, Josh, Kaya, Hudson, Vieshal