Bush Hill Park Primary School

020 8366 0521

Main Avenue, Enfield, EN1 1DS

Mrs J Garrad & Mrs N Husband

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Book Week - 24rd - 3rd March

This year’s Book Week was a fantastic celebration of reading and our favourite authors. Children from Nursery to Year 6 have had the opportunity to take part in interactive workshops, the whole school has enjoyed the books of Cliff McNish and produced some high quality work around the texts. On Thursday children dressed up as their favourite characters to celebrate World Book Day and we were really impressed with the amount of work and imagination that went into their costumes!

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Girls Netball Team - Cluster League

This week the girls netball team had two cluster league matches. The first match was on Tuesday against George Spicer School, it was a very close match with the final score being 4-2 to George Spicer School. The next day we had another match against St Mary’s School, the girls played fantastically and secured a victory with a 5-1 win.

 

Parent Computing Workshops

Special thanks to our parents who have chosen to attend our IT/Computing workshops delivered by Mr Singh. Parents can attend every Tuesday to help build their computer skills and IT knowledge. For more information or to be part of the course please contact the school office.

 

Girls Football Team - Cluster League Match

On Tuesday 7th March the girls football team travelled to Kingsmead School to play the last two games of their cluster league. The first match was against George Spicer School, who are currently top of the league. The girls knew it would be a tough game and worked incredibly well as a team and showed fantastic work ethic. The girls went 1-0 down, but soon after Arielle scored a goal and the match ended 1-1, which was a brilliant result. With no time to recover the girls had another match against Caterhatch Junior School, feeling tired after the first match the girls continued to play well encouraging each other with some dangerous attacking play. At the final whistle the score was 2-0 to Bush Hill Park School. Overall it was a brilliant evening of football and the girls football team have come a long way and should be really proud of themselves.

 

Digital photography -

This week Apricot and Peach class took part in digital photography using IPADS. They were tasked with taken pictures of the seasonal changes - plants, insects and nature. From here students will be editing their pictures on a computer to enhance them..

 

Football Cluster Match Report

On Tuesday 21st February Bush Hill Park participated in 2 cluster football matches. One against Carterhatch Junior School and one against Suffolks Primary School. The team showed a great togetherness on the day, supporting each other brilliantly. In our first game we got off to a fantastic start leading 2-0 at half time. Carterhatch battled valiantly in the second half but the boys done enough to see them off and started with a 3-2 win. In game 2 against Suffolks the team played some great football and managed to dominate large parts of the match. In the second half all the pressure finally paid off as Ronnie finished brilliantly, curling the ball in from a corner. The final score was 1-0 to Bush Hill Park. Overall the team performed brilliantly and showed fantastic support for each other, the team spirit was great and we managed to gain maximum points on the day! Well done team.

 

Celtic Harmony, Year 3 Trip

Our Year 3 had a fun filled day of activites and learning at Celtic Harmony were they provide opportunities for the young children to learn about the Neolithic hunter-gatherers and early farmers, Bronze Age religion, technology and travel, tribal kingdoms, farming, art and culture.

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Girls Football Team - Cluster League Match

On Tuesday 4th February the girls football team travelled to Kingsmead School to play another cluster league match against Highfield School. It was by far the best football the girls had played as a team, all their hard work with training really showed in this game. The girls showed some fantastic attacking play and some powerful shots. They played really well showing some great team spirit and a fantastic work ethic, at the final whistle it was a win for Bush Hill Park School. Final score 4 BHPS – 0 Highfield.

Enfield Borough Football Plate - 26th January

On Thursday 26th January Bush Hill Park Primary School participated in the Enfield Borough Football Plate. This was a 6 a side competition played at Edmonton County Power League. The team showed great spirit and a willingness to support each other on the day. They put in some brilliant performances that enabled them to progress to the semi-finals, unfortunately losing 1-0 at this stage. Overall the team had lots of fun and competed well, playing 6, winning 3 games drawing 2 games and losing 1. Well done to the team!

Enfield Borough Boccia Competition - 25th January

On Wednesday 25th January Bush Hill Park Primary School participated in the Enfield Borough Boccia Competition held at Enfield College. The competition displayed a great opportunity for our pupils to compete against other schools at an excellent sporting venue. The team were excited and spirits were high before the competition however once play begun they showed great focus and an unconditional support for one another. The team grew in confidence as the competition went on firstly getting through the group stages, finishing top of the group. They then won the semi-final in close game against Hazelwood Primary School. In the final Bush Hill Park met West Lea. This was an extremely close game that came down to the last ball. Bush Hill Park triumphed thanks to an incredible shot from Karina on the last ball. Well done team! Bush Hill Park are now through to the grand final which will take place in on a date still to be confirmed.

 

Maths Week - 27th January 

Fractions? Equations? Long division? Oh my! Our school embraced Maths throughout the week of 16th January 2017. Year groups organised maths lessons all day and had even more opportunity to get a taste of the current curriculum and other ways maths could be used..

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Parent Knitting Club - 12th January

Continuing from last year - parents are welcome to join other like minded individuals to get stuck into our knitting club. If you would like to join please contact our school office. 

 

Christmas Lunch & Jumpers - 16th December

Christmas jumpers were the order of the day as our children tucked into a festive feast. A huge thank you to our hardworking kitchen staff and lunch time supervisors.

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Christmas Church Service KS1/KS2 - 9/10th December

Our children travelled to the United Reform Church in Bush Hill Park to participate in two magical Christmas services. After listening to readings and singing carols they spent time reflecting on the meaning of Christmas. Our thanks to the Reverend Henriette Wentink and Sylvia for their warm welcome and hospitality.

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Christmas Nativities -10th December

The children across the entire school have spent the last couple of weeks rehearsing for their Nativity show. They gave many outstanding performances, where all of their hard work paid off. Thank you to all of the parents and teachers who supported our children during such a demanding and entertaining performance.

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Sportshall Athletics Competition - Tuesday 6th December

On Tuesday 6th December, 18 children from year 5 & 6 represented the school in the first round of the Enfield Sports hall Athletics Competition against other schools in Enfield. The team had been training really hard leading up to the competition and using their playtime's to come and practice with myself and Mr Mehmet. The children had to compete in different throwing, jumping and running events and they all performed exceptionally well and showed fantastic teamwork. Overall Bush Hill Park School finished 3rd and missed out on 2nd place by a few points it was a brilliant competition and all 18 children represented the school proudly.

 

Gymnastics Festival Reports - 5th December and 6th December

On Monday 5th December and Tuesday 6th December our year 1 & 2 and 3 & 4 gymnastics teams participated in the annual Enfield Borough Gymnastics festival at the Southbury Leisure Centre. The teams had been working hard in preparation for the events and were excited about the prospects of facing other schools within Enfield. The events were eye opening for our children and an overall great experience for all involved. Our teams represented our school proudly and carried themselves in an excellent manner. The year 1 & 2 team fared excellently on the day coming 2nd in their competition against 14 other schools. Our year 3 & 4’s also done very well in their competition coming a very respectable 5th place out of 15 schools. Overall the children of Bush Hill Park put in performances that made staff very proud on the day. They should be feeling very pleased with themselves!

 

Enfield Girls' Football Tournament - 16th November

On Wednesday 16th November 8 year 5 & 6 children travelled to the Power League at Edmonton County School to participate in the Enfield Girls Football Tournament. We played 5 games in the group stages, where we won 1, drew 3 and lost 1. All 8 girls performed really well and displayed fantastic teamwork with their football skills and confidence improving with every game. Bush Hill Park finished joint 2nd overall in the group stages, unfortunately this was not enough to go through to the semi-finals. It was a brilliant tournament, the girls had a positive afternoon and came away with lots.

  

Future Perfect – 4th November

According to the English Grammar Guide, the Future Perfect is a way of talking about a finished action in the future. When using this tense we are projecting ourselves forward to a future time and looking back at something already done or achieved by then. It’s a very positive way of thinking about our future…

A big thank you to Alistair, Steve and Lucy from Tall Stories for an entertaining and thought provoking performance.

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Attendance Week - 31st October to 4th November

Attendance Week was a great success, most children arrived on time everyday. Lots of fun was had by all during the special morning parties in the playground on Monday and Friday.

  

Paigey Cakey Interview and Performance - 20th October

Getting to sit down with Paigey Cakey and talk to her about her perseverance and determination on her road to becoming an accomplished musician, actress and role model was only over shadowed by her kind and caring attitude. Paigey's willingness to show how she gives back to her surrounding communities through her music and acting was wonderful and inspirational for the staff and students alike. Her message to the students of BHP was simple but effective: that hard work, determination and constant effort were key to being successful in everything they do.

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When Granny Came to England – 19th October

After listening to Granny recall her journey to England and how her life changed adapting to a new culture and climate, children in Year 3 played some traditional Caribbean games.

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Jamaican Culture and Heritage Workshop – 19th October

Our thanks to Evelyn who came to visit Year 1. The children enjoyed a patwa language lesson followed by some Jamaican folk songs and dancing. Finally they were treated to a story about Anancy the spider trickster.

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Black History Month School Lunch – 19th October

As part of our Black History Month celebrations our amazing kitchen staff put together a tasty lunch for our children.

On the menu…

African seasoned chicken served with Jamaican rice and peas.

Vegetable biryani served with sweetcorn and coleslaw.

Jamaican chocolate cake

Tropical fruit salad

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Food Culture Workshop - 19th October

Pupils in Year 2 were introduced some traditional Caribbean food and invited to taste the fruit and drink on offer. They then recorded their thoughts in booklets. Our thanks to the members of KOHFI for making this fun and informative activity possible.

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Whisper Me Happy Ever After by Julie McNamara – 19th October

Violence in the home effects many young people causing them to experience emotional health and well being issues that can damage their ability to learn and be happy. The performance by Front Line Inclusive Theatre explored how witnessing and experiencing violence affects the mental health of young people, and how they can be supported. The cast used humour, music and story to engage our pupils, challenge their perceptions and inform them about this difficult subject.

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Year 5 & 6 Netball Cluster - 18th October

Our Year 5 & 6 netball team travelled to Kingsmead Secondary School to participate in the Enfield Netball Cluster. This was the girls first netball match of the year and they were raring to go. Our first game was against Suffolks Primary School, the girls played really well considering it was their first game, it was a very close game which ended in a draw (0-0). After a quick team talk and some guidance, we were back on the court ready to play Chase Side Primary School. From the start of the game all the way to end the girls showed fantastic teamwork and 100% effort. They displayed some good netball, with some fantastic interceptions and defending. The girls really took on board what was said during the team talk as the game ended in a 3-1 victory to Bush Hill Park School. A massive well done to the team, everyone performed exceptionally well and they should all be proud of themselves. Ms Silva’s player of the match went to Heera for always finding space and for accurate passes to her team.

  

ESFA Boys Football Tournament - 14th October

We approached the tournament with optimism after gaining some positive cluster results recently. After being drawn in a competitive group the boys played resiliently, however, didn’t manage to progress beyond the group stages. Despite this, the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and were part of a great atmosphere on the day.

  

Parent First Aid Coffee Morning – 14th October

During our Coffee Morning we were lucky to have a qualified First Aid Trainer share her good practice and knowledge with our parents. Sonia is in fact one our parents, this encouraged everyone to feel relaxed and confident when taking part in the practical fun but serious activities. Sonia shared tips on the Respiratory System, Choking, the Recovery Position and Bleeding. Parents are very keen to have further sessions in the future.

Some fantastic feedback was given…

“I found the training useful not only to use with my family, but also in any situation. Sonia was great, the way she interacted with the group and her playful teaching style helped me learn some important first aid tips that will be useful for life.” Vera

“Very useful, just learning basic first aid could save a child/adult life. I would never have known unless Bush Hill Park School held these coffee mornings. Most interesting and instructive.” Nicola

  

Football Cluster Matches – 11th October

Bush Hill Park Primary School participated in two football cluster league matches. The team played extremely well in both games showing great team spirit and a fantastic work ethic. In the first game against Grange Park School we drew 2-2 and were very unlucky not to win. In the second match we came were victorious beating Chase Side School 3-2. The team are playing well and improving with each match, which is great to see. Well done to the boys!

  

PGL – 5th to 7th October

Year 6 Journey this year was to PGL in Liddington Wiltshire. We had an activity-packed 3 days that we’ll never forget. For a lot of our Year 6 this was the first time away from their families and it was daunting at first. The rooms were small but well equipped and everyone really enjoyed the ultimate sleepover! For the whole 3 days the children joined in with all the activities whether it was solving obstacle course challenges, building huge crate towers, zooming down zip wires, abseiling, screaming on the giant swing or singing around a campfire. We always expect our children to be well behaved and our Year 6 group did not let us down. Our leader Will said how polite and thoughtful everyone was and that we had been a pleasure to have.    

Mrs Husband

  

Harvest Festival – 3rd to 7th October

The harvest appeal was a great success, we were able to provide the Enfield Food Bank with a vast amount of food. Thanks to all parents, families and staff for your support.

   

Enfield Schools Borough Cross Country – 30th September

8 students were selected to represent Bush Hill Park Primary School at the Enfield Primary Schools Borough Cross Country Competition at Forty Hall. Students had to run just over a mile tackling a number of steep hills, gravel terrain, bumpy paths and mud. It was a fantastic afternoon and all 8 students performed exceptionally well and all came away feeling like they had accomplished something.
Some exceptional performances came from the boys with Johngarang Abang in 41st closely followed by Ersid Duka 44th  and Rylee Edwards 45th out of 120 runners . In the girls Arielle Kimbembi finished strongly in 38th out of 120 runners.

Massive congratulations to all 8 children who took part and finished the race.

  

Mad Science Assembly - 30th September

Quasar Chris demonstrated some activities that our children can look forward to at our future after school science club. Sessions will be themed around a particular area and include such topics as rocketry, magnets, polymers and even the science of toys! Children engage in exciting hands-on activities, and participate in inquiry-based discussions. More information to follow shortly.

  

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning - 30th September

This is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event for people facing cancer. Our coffee morning was the perfect opportunity to catch up over a cuppa and a slice of something delicious and raise some money for a great cause. A huge thank you to all who helped raise a whopping £384 on the day.

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The Royal Ballet Company 'La Fille Mal Gardee' - 29th September

The Royal Opera House was so grand we wondered if we were in Buckingham Palace!  Things went from great to amazing when we found we were going to be seated in 'boxes' (special private areas with only 4 seats) which overlooked the world-class orchestra of 70 musicians!! But the experience just kept getting better once the velvet curtains opened, revealing a stage the size of a football pitch. The ballet dancers were unbelievable of course - so athletic, artistic and delightful. "This was the best day of my life!" said Amia in Year 3 as we left the theatre. 

 Before travelling back to school we decided to wait outside the Stage Door in case we might spot one of the ballet dancers. After 5 minutes they came out and we had a lovely conversation with them about their life as a ballet dancers.

Thank you Mrs Theo, for an unforgettable afternoon.

   

 

NSPCC Speak Out, Stay Safe - 26th and 27th September

Specially trained staff from the NSPCC delivered some important messages through two assembly presentations for KS1 and KS2. The interactive assemblies were designed to help empower our children to speak out and stay safe.

  

Ocean Maths - 19th to 21st September

We are delighted to be able to continue with our Ocean Maths Workshops. A number of schools in the local area are also launching these workshops and we have been pleased to have had a number of visitors observing us to see how we run the sessions.

We would like to thank the parents of Year 2 children for their fabulous support and attendance at the recent workshops.The feedback has been really positive from both children and parents:

‘I loved it and wanted it to be longer’ Year 2 child

‘The workshop was a very good opportunity to learn what is the best for our children and to help teach them maths’ – Year 2 parent

‘It was a really fun bonding time of maths. We enjoyed all the games and trying to win the games. Fantastic idea teachers. Well done. Thanks for having us.- Year 2 parent

I liked it because my mum was with me playing maths games. – Year 2 child

I had a really good time with my dad doing maths with him – Year 2 child

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Football Cluster Matches - 20th September

Today we played our first cluster football matches of the year. The first game was against Brimsdown Primary School and the second was against George Spicer Primary School. In the first game the team worked extremely hard for each other and showed good team spirit to come back from being 2-0 down, bringing the match level to 2-2. Despite this Brimsdown Primary School scored a late winner which just about got them the victory. First match Brimsdown 3-2 Bush Hill Park.

In the second match we made a slow start conceding 2 goals within the first 5 minutes. The half continued in the same way and we found ourselves 4-0 down at half time despite creating some clear goal scoring opportunities. The second half was a totally different story. The Bush Hill Park boys came out fighting and played some wonderful football. We starting finishing some of the chances and found ourselves level at 4-4 with 2 minutes remaining. The boys continued to push for the winning goal and got their rewards as Johngarang finished coolly after a great cross from Ronnie. Game 2, Bush Hill Park 5-4 George Spicer. Well done boys!

    

Gold Kite Mark Award for Sport

In September 2015 Bush Hill Park Primary School introduced an ethos of prioritising Sport and Physical Education. We have been highly involved in local sporting events within the borough and have introduced a wide array of extra-curricular clubs that our children have been able to access. Over the last year we have seen our children expressing a great passion and love for sport and as a result they have grown as individuals. Through sport we have seen great development within the ability of our children, their personalities and the way they carry themselves. The School Games Award is a government lead scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment in the development of competition across the school and within the local community. Schools in England are able to assess themselves across gold, silver and bronze level. We are proud to announce that we have officially been granted the GOLD award and can safely say we have had a hugely successful year.

  

Sadler's Wells Theatre Visit - 15th September 

We had incredible seats (4 rows from the stage) so we were able to see some of the best dancers in the world perform a mixture of contemporary, jazz, and African dance, up close. "I had my mouth open in amazement for the whole hour-long performance!"  said Vanessa Mwandha after the show. All the children would like to say a big thank you to Mrs Theodousiou for the opportunity to see professional dance of such a high standard.

  

Pool Party - 19th July

Pearl Class Nursery children enjoyed an end of year pool party with their friends and teachers to mark their time in Nursery. It was a fabulous sunny day and the water was warm to splash and play in. Their laughter could be heard across the playground and smiles filled their faces!

   

ECDL Presentation - 19th July

Join us in congratulating our parents in passing their ECDL Essentials Exams! They have been on a challenging journey of computer research and study to become certified computer experts.