FRIENDS Santa's Grotto
Santa visited Cardinal Road during the last full week of school before Christmas. FRIENDS of Cardinal Road organised stalls to entertain the waiting children and members of staff joined in to make the visit one to remember!
A big thank you in particular to Rachel and the FRIENDS Committee for all their hard work collecting donations, making gifts to sell, decorating the Grotto and manning the stalls during the three different after school events.
This event linked to all three of our school drivers, with children experiencing the value of giving as well as receiving (Emotional Literacy), enjoying a visit to Father Christmas that they were still buzzing about the next day (Real Life Experiences) and the wonderful sense of community that was evident with families coming together to celebrate Christmas in the hall (Community).
Christmas comes to Cardinal Road!
True to our Cardinal Road tradition the school was transformed on the first of December, using hoops decorated by children from each class to create a beautiful scene in the walkway, hall and Nursery.
Thur 6 Dec 9:30am - Reception Concert for Parents with Children
Fri 7 Dec 9:30am - Reception Concert for Adults only
Tue 11 Dec 9:30am - Year 1 Concert for Parents with Children
Wed 12 Dec 9:30am - Year 1 Concert for Adults only
Fri 14 Dec 9:10am - Year 2 Carol Concert for Parents with Children
Mon 17 Dec 9:10am - Year 2 Concert for Adults only
Tue 18 Dec am & pm - Christmas Parties and Disco
Wed 20 Dec 2:00pm - SCHOOL FINISHES
Thur 3 Jan - SCHOOL REOPENS
FRIENDS of Cardinal Road Volunteer Morning.
We are really grateful to our wonderful volunteers who came into school on Thursday 18th October. They all worked together to plant up many different containers with winter pansies, while another team took on the task of repainting the planting tyres.
The school environment now looks colourful and attractive and the pupils were really excited by the beautiful flowers that had "magically appeared" while they were busy learning that morning.
Thank you for supporting us and working so hard. We are really looking forward to seeing all of the plants grow through the next few months; many hands really do make light work!
CARDINAL ROAD BLACK HISTORY WEEK.
As part of our Black History Week Cardinal Road had a very special visitor from Ghana in Africa!
Kwame spent two days at school running a series of Art Workshops based on the traditional kente cloth patterns, as well as entertaining children with his drumming and instruments.
Children loved hearing the stories behind all of the printing symbols that they were using and parents had the chance to see all of their hard work with an art exhibition in the hall at the end of the last day. Medaase (thank you) Kwame!
Look out for the colourful collages on display next time you visit the school hall.
READ ALL ABOUT IT- LIBRARY RELAUNCH!!
Over the past few months Mrs Dale and other staff members have undertaken the enormous task of auditing, sorting and organising all of the library books in the school, so that they could be classified in a way that makes it really easy for pupils and staff to find the books that they are looking for.
We are pleased to announce that the new library facilities are now... OPEN!
As well as using the library during school time Year 2 will begin borrowing a book a week to take home after half-term and Year 1 will also have this opportunity later in the year.
An enormous thank you to Mrs Dale for all of her hard work, watch this space for Library Monitors, who will share the responsibility of keeping our beautiful library well organised and tidy.
The school community came together to celebrate Harvest on October 10th.
Year 1 and 2 children performed to an absolutely packed hall, with the generous donations of food and items displayed behind them. Each class presented a poem, song or piece and Year 2 readers gave the audience useful information, as well as giving thanks for the food that we are lucky enough to enjoy.
The harvest donations were then collected by Riverside Vineyard Church to be distributed to families in need.
Thank you very much for all of your contributions. Again this event links to all three of our School Drivers: Real Life Experience, Community and Emotional Literacy.
Year 2 started the new year with a fantastic coffee morning in September to raise money for MacMillan Cancer Support.
The children drew up posters to advertise the event, baked cakes and jam tarts and practised their mathematical skills, so that they could collect the right money and give out change. Parents and carers filled the hall and it was a really lovely social way to start the day.
Huge congratulations to Year 2 who raised £ 198.58 and showed how our half-term focus "Be kind" could be put into action. This event also links to all three of our School Drivers: Real Life Experience, Community and Emotional Literacy.
We are a “Get Reading. Keep Reading. Change Everything.” school.
We use the highly successful Read Write Inc. Phonics programme to teach our children to read, write and spell. Our children do well in the phonics screening check and by Year 2, the majority are fluent readers with the best chance of success in the KS1 tests.
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During the last week of term Year 2 said goodbye to Cardinal Road with an amazing show "The Bee Musical" which delighted and entertained audiences of children, (including Year 3 Victoria Junior School), staff, governors, parents and the community. The performance ended with The Leavers Song and there was not a dry eye in the house! Governor Mr James then presented bookmarks for each Year 2 child. Thank you Year 2 we are really proud of you and good luck on your future journeys; remember to always Aim High!
Wednesday 11th July 2018
On Wednesday 11th July 2018 Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 were joined by the 30 hours Nursery children and the Speech and Language Workshop to watch an amazing production of "The Little Princess".
This was a great opportunity for all our children to experience some live theatre, some for the very first time.
The lighting, set and sound effects wowed the children and the actors were really engaging as they played many different characters, with lots of costume changes and different accents.
All the audience joined in with cheering on the good characters, booing the bad characters and singing along to some popular songs.
A big thank you to Cardinal Road FRIENDS who paid for this fantastic event with proceeds from all the fund raising efforts this year; we all had a lovely time!
Thursday 1st March 2018
Animal Fu Workshops
We invited Mrs Fu to run Animal Fu workshops for each class in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. We had lots of fun and learnt about how to keep our bodies healthy. Look at the photos to see the characters we met. Can you spot Mabu the Monkey and DJ Fin?
Thursday 8th February 2018
10 Year 2 pupils were invited to a borough Sports Day against many other schools in Hounslow at Cranford Community College. We took part in 6 different events throughout the day. We were in Lane 6, had our own zone to warm up and keep our belongings. The dome was huge and we loved every minute of our day. We did our best and were really proud of our achievements. We all received a special certificate of participation from Mrs Nowak during our whole school assembly.
CLASS READING MORNINGS
Why not come and share a book with your child during Reading Morning.
For more information please see the class Teacher.
LEARNING TO RESPECT WEEK
During our Learning to Respect Week, some members of the local community Police visited our school to give out information to Parents regarding the Borough's Learning to Respect Programme.
Nursery 2018 - 2019
We are able to offer 30 hour places for eligible children from 9am-3pm from
September 2018 during term time. For more information visit: