Primary Science Quality Mark
Throughout last year the children and staff of Colindale Primary School, ably led by Ms Parmar and Ms Thompson, worked hard to achieve the Primary Science Quality Mark. We were awarded the Gilt Award at the end of the year and would have attended a prestigious celebration event in central London. However, due to the pandemic, this was not possible. Below is a link to a film replacing the ceremony which we have just been sent to share with our community. Well done!
Rights Respecting Schools – OUTRIGHT day – 20th November 2020
Colindale Primary gained the UNICEF Rights Respecting Silver award in June 2019. We are now on the journey towards achieving GOLD but have been rather hampered by the current situation.
As part of our journey to GOLD, the whole school took part in the OUTRIGHT campaign day on Friday 20th November, which was also ‘World Children’s Day’. This day is the anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The campaign theme for 2020/2021 is Climate Change and how it will affect children in the future.
Classes discussed the information they saw in the videos and power-points and carried out a range of related activities, such as linking the UNICEF articles to climate change; making posters about how we can alter our behaviour to help stop climate change; and writing to people in government to let them know our views. You can see some of the work in the photograph above.
Black History Month October 2020
This year, for Black History Month we used a film about the ‘Empire Windrush’ as a stimulus for the children to explore an important aspect of the history of black people within Britain. The ‘Empire Windrush’ was a ship that brought workers to Britain in 1948, from countries such as Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and other islands. From the film, the children heard the story of a mother and son who travelled on the ship and heard about their experiences on the journey and after they reached Britain. Each year group explored the ideas from the film through role play and discussion. They then recorded the thoughts and feelings of the ship’s passengers in different ways: through poems, news reports, letters and speech bubbles.
Harvest Festival 2020
Every year during Harvest festival, we at Colindale Primary school collect food and other essential items for Colindale Foodbank. This is our local foodbank and is open for those who are in need every Tuesday and Thursday from 12pm to 2.30pm. It is based in Trinity Church, Northwest Centre, Avion Crescent, Grahame Park Way, NW9 5QY and has over many years served the local community well.
This year, due to the pandemic, there has been greater need in the community for food and other types of groceries, and in response to this the children and families of Colindale Primary school were even more generous than usual. In total we managed to collect an incredible 1,105 items!! This is an average of 40 items per class. Well done!
When the volunteer from the foodbank came to collect the contributions, he was amazed and very grateful. ‘The foodbank is almost empty at the moment and your school have manged to collect the exact items that families badly need and so many. Thank you very much!’
This is a great achievement.
Thank you for your enormous generosity.
Displays of children’s work – Autumn Term 2020
Since September, the children of Colindale Primary School have been working very hard, doing their best to catch-up with their learning lost in recent months. As usual we have displayed some of their work around the school and in classrooms, so it can be appreciated and celebrated. As parents and carers cannot come into school to see the displays at the moment, we thought we would share some on our website. We hope you enjoy!