School closes today for the half term holidays and reopens at 8.50am on Tuesday 1st November 2022. I hope that you will be able to have some learning experiences with your children, perhaps take them to the local library, one of the many museums or art galleries in London, or perhaps to one of the local leisure centers. Thank you for all of your support over the half term.
Ms Moore Head Teacher
Happy Diwali to all our families who are celebrating!
If you have a child in Year 6, can I remind you that you must submit your secondary school choices online by 31st October. Please note that the date cannot be extended. There is still a large number of Year 6 children whose parents have yet to send us their application reference number.
STEM Electrical Repair Workshops
Is your child 10 or older? Do they want to learn how to repair broken electrical items?
Team Repair will be delivering a fantastic STEM Electrical Repair Workshops that will teach young people how to repair broken gadgets from handheld games consoles to remote control cars. On Wednesday 26th October. At Forest Gate Youth Zone (1 Woodford Rd, London E7 0DH) at our pop up Repair Cafe. Workshops last 45minutes and start at 11.15am and 12.30pm
Black History Month
At Upton Cross Primary School, we celebrate diversity in many ways and to mark Black History Month this year, we have learnt about those that have made a difference to our society. Our curriculum is designed in a way that enables our pupils to learn about individuals who have made an impact in areas of learning. Our children learnt about Marcus Rashford and his contribution to young children and how this provided a permanent change to schooling and the lives of many young people. As part of the space unit in Science, our children have also learnt about Mae C. Jemison (an inspirational female astronaut), who also contributed greatly to engineering and technology. We continue to promote Black History Month throughout our curriculum as we feel this supports our children's life long learning experience.