Christmas Jumper Day
On Friday 10th December we will be taking part in Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day. This year Save the Children will accept a minimum of £2.00 donation to help transform the future of children in the UK and around the world. The children can wear a Christmas Jumper instead of their school jumper/cardigan.
Please click on the link below to make a donation:
FSCI Christmas Box Appeal
We supported the FSCI Christmas Box Appeal and pledged to help spread joy to hundreds of vulnerable children and families in South East Europe who face isolation and poverty at this time of the year. The children were asked to create Christmas boxes for families who were less fortunate and many struggling for basic needs. FSCI are an organisation helping to fight poverty and prevent modern slavery through their Houses of opportunities. They support many families, young people, elderly and orphanages. Yeading Junior School is proud of the children’s commitment to this project. The school collected 167 Christmas Boxes.
Celebrating Interfaith Week
To celebrate Interfaith Week we worked with 5 other schools from Yeading Cluster to produce materials on equality and diversity issues within the community. Children focused the importance of respecting others from all faiths. We have produced a short video celebrating the diverse community we live in. Please click below to see the video:
Helping the Community
On Thursday 30th September the school collected hundreds of items for the Hayes Town Salvation Army who provide essential support for the homeless/refugees including emergency food, clothing and housing advice. The items collected will be distributed to the homeless and refugees coming from Afghanistan into our local area.
We thank the whole school community including the parents for their tremendous support and generous donations.
Year 6 Leaver's Fest
The Year 6 children enjoyed an afternoon of fun, food and games to celebrate their new adventure to high school. We wish them all the success for the future.
Sports for Champions
On Tuesday 20th July the school welcomed Luke Lennon Ford to the school.
In 2010 Luke Lennon-Ford made his ﬁrst senior international, the World Indoor Championships in Doha and won gold and silver at the European under 23s sprinting event. He then pursued his training with Linford Christie and in 2012 he became an Olympian.
Luke delivered circuit training sessions for all the children in school. The children showed great determination to complete the circuits and had the opportunity to be inspired by an Olympian!
The story circle project follows out of the main Heartstone exhibition events and reaches children in groups age 9-12. It uses Heartstone stories - literatures, photo documentary, history - as a vehicle through which to generate discussion and debate, helping to develop literacy, confidence and self-esteem as well as critical thinking in the most impressionable years. The project provides an innovative route for children to understand intolerance due to background, race/cultural differences, faith, disability and gender.
Currently five children from 5DK have read the story and are working on art pieces and poems, which will be presented in July to the Heartstone founder, Sita Kumari, via an online exhibition. The school is working in collaboration with Yeading Library.
The children have enjoyed a variety of high energy interactive music lessons from Sing Education who will be our new music provider.
Sing Education provide a unique learning experience for the children exposing children to a wide variety of musical instruments reinforcing children’s confidence and wellbeing. Children have given very positive feedback from their lessons.
ShoutWest was developed in partnership with Hillingdon Community Cohesion Partnership, Brunel University. The festival aimed to open the world of creative writing, books and libraries for children. The event gave children the opportunity to focus on creative writing and meet authors/illustrators in person.
The Year 6 children had the opportunity to meet the author Sara Grant who gave an insight into her journey of becoming an author. Children have created some exceptional pieces of writing from this event. Children also worked with Mo O’Hara.
The Intergenerational programme with Northwood Live at Home scheme continues via an online platform. Children in Year 6 have been attending a ‘Meet and Mingle’ session with the members. The main focus has been on wellbeing and creating conversation whilst sharing experiences over lockdown. The sessions have been very successful allowing the different generations to work together and tackle aspects of loneliness within the community. The children will also be learning how to crochet as a part of this project.
Food Collection for the Homeless
The school has managed to collect a total of £1048 items for the homeless . The donations will go to the Hayes Town Salvation Army food bank who work very closely with homeless people and families in need in Hayes, Hillingdon and Uxbridge area. Thank you to the parents and children for your wonderful donations!
The whole school community have pulled together to show compassion and respect for the people struggling in these unprecedented times.
Thank You Letter Competition
The school participated in a ‘Thank You Letter’ competition hosted by the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtue, Birmingham University, entitled Grateful Britain. We are delighted to announce the winner of this competition was from our school, Suwaiba from Year 6. Meanwhile, Nithaya, Layan and Mahathi were selected as runners up for the competition. Altogether they have won £750.00 worth of book tokens for the school and a prize for themselves too. This creative writing activity presented the children with the opportunity to think and reflect on people who have helped the nation during this global pandemic. The children whole heartedly embraced this opportunity and creatively associated our Character Virtues to individuals and showed how the virtues can be used in difficult situations. Please follow the link below to see the Jubilee Centre page where we are published.
Year 3 Christmas Performances
Year 3 have been busy preparing a short performance focusing on ‘Christmas Around the World’.
In their class bubbles the children explored how Christmas is celebrated in Australia, China, Mexico and Spain. The children examined the unique ways in which the same festival is celebrated differently. They enjoyed looking at the festive foods, dance and stories and respected the diversity of this festival. The information was presented beautifully through poems and sign language. The confidence the children showed was impeccable.
Well done Year 3 for your great performances.
Year 5 Christmas Performances
Classes in Year 5 worked independently to create a piece of drama focusing of the message of Christmas. They incorporated our Character Virtues of showing compassion and respect and shared a very positive message of the importance of volunteering. They highlighted the fact that Christmas was a time to help others and presented their drama pieces with great confidence.
Well done Year 5
Children in Need
On Friday 13th November we will be supporting the BBC Children in Need Appeal. Children can wear something 'spotty' or 'brightly coloured' on this day in exchange for a minimum donation of £1.00 via the link below:
All the donations will go to support thousands of children and provide them with essential support and care.
Thank you for your support!
Summer Reading Challenge
Every year the school takes part in the Summer Reading Challenge allowing children to explore different text and enjoying reading over the summer holidays. This has always been a popular initiative in the Borough of Hillingdon and this year there is an online version available for children to take part in.
Please click below for the 'Silly Squad' Summer Reading Challenge.
World Book Day 2020
We celebrated World Book Day on Thursday 5th March. The children looked wonderful in their costumes and represented a variety of characters from different books. In class, children focused on the importance of reading and participated in various activities enhancing their reading skills.
WE Bake for Change
The school raised over £550.00 for the WE Charity through selling cakes. The Special Agents of Change took a lead role in ensuring the event operated smoothly. They demonstrated good team work and leadership skills. During the day children from across the school had the opportunity to bake some cakes with professional chefs from the The Pantry Catering. Thank you to the children and parents for donating cakes for the bakesale.
Year 3/4 participated in Money Zone sessions delivered by Metro Bank. The aim of the session was to increase awareness of saving money, earning interest and engaging in activities which differentiated between 'needs' and 'wants'. Children thoroughly enjoyed learning about financial education and engaged well with each and used teamwork to think of money saving ideas.
Year 5 and 6 children performed a dance to the hymn ' Amazing Grace' at the Northwood Live at Home Scheme. The dance was a apart of a celebration event focusing on the importance of Black History Month. We continue to work with the elderly through IPad training and other initiatives throughout the year.
Thirty one children from Year 6 gained level 1 and 2 in Bikeability. The training was provided by the local authority to promote safer cycling practices. Our children did extremely well and were all accredited with certificates as well as badges. Well done children!
FSCI Christmas Box Appeal
Children at Yeading Junior School supported the FSCI Christmas Box Appeal and pledged to help spread joy to hundreds of vulnerable children and families in South East Europe. This was a whole school project and we are very proud to announce that 180 Christmas Boxes were successfully created by the children which will be transported to refugee camps and children's orphanages in Europe.
On Friday 4th October, six children attended a #iwill Ambassador event at Birmingham University. During the morning children engaged with other schools and produced some work around social action. One of the children had the opportunity to speak about her experience at the City Hall and conclude the themes discussed. She spoke confidently and eloquently and referred to Youth leadership and the importance of equality in society.
The School has collected over 500 items for Hayes town Salvation Army who provide essential support for the homeless including emergency food, clothing and housing advice. Thank you to all the parents and children who have supported the homeless campaign and shown compassion towards the homeless.
City Hall London
On Monday 23rd September, some Year 5 children attended an #iwill workshop focusing on the role of young people in addressing London's challenges. The children had the opportunity to showcase the social action we have been involved in along with exploring new ideas and campaigns.
Team London and WE Schools were present and commended the children on their confidence, professional mannerism and the ability to speak up in front of adults in the Moyor's Chamber.
Year 6 Production of the Lion King
The Year 6 production of 'The Lion King' was impressive. The quality of acting was truly comparable to the West End! Children spoke with great confidence, showing resilience and pride throughout the show. They really did embrace our Character Virtues and through teamwork and determination produced an outstanding piece of work.
Mini WE Day at Yeading
On Wednesday 3rd July, Yeading Junior School hosted a Mini WE Day. This event celebrated all the social action the children have been engaged in and to shared the impact of their volunteering through local and global activities.
As well as a musical extravaganza led by our children from school, they participated in drama and presentations. They raised awareness of social action locally and achieving personal goals.
The atmosphere at the event was electric, special guest included the WE Schools team, Anthony Bennett, Abiola Bello-Author, PC Emma Reed-Metropolitan Police and many other inspirational speakers. Also present were Barnhill Community High and Chen Wang who showcased her beautiful voice to perform opera.
The Mayor of Hillingdon, Cllr David Yarrow and the Mayoress were extremely impressed with the performances.
Together We Can Make A Change - Beck Theatre
Yeading Junior School participated in a high quality event at the Beck Theatre on Wednesday 19th June 2019.
The event brought 10 Yeading Cluster Schools together working with the local community. The varied performances we fabulous and children from key stage 1,2 and 3 performed. The event showcased the difference each school has made locally and globally by embracing key values and supporting people within these communities to flourish.
Yeading Junior school performed a combination of singing, dancing and drama. Their performance was enjoyed by all and the feedback we received from the crowd was exceptional.
#iwill Youth Action Day
On Thursday 5th of June the Special Agents of Change together with some parents took action to improve the environment around the Community House. They worked very hard all morning gardening and planting flowers. Lavender and Geraniums were chosen to populate the bee community as they have a great impact on the environment. According to research the numbers of bees have declined significantly affecting the reproductions of flowers and plants. It is hoped that this will attract more bees and insects allowing more pollination to occur and help the environment around the Community House blossom and bloom again.
Jubilee Centre Birmingham University
Mrs Jones represented Yeading Junior School at the Jubilee Centre, Hub of Character Education, Birmingham University on the 10th May 2019. 'Character is like a stick of rock; it has to run through all of what you do implicitly and explicitly'
Yeading Junior School is working in partnership on projects with the following organisations: