Young marketeers!

Last week Tye, Rajayden, Iyman, Adenita, Gabriel and Tiffany baked foods from around the world and then sold these at yet another sale in Borough Market in order to raise money for the Fareshare charity.

The children gave up some of their lunchtimes to bake and decorate traditional Italian spiced biscuits, make ingredients labels, price tags and other signs. They were so enthusiastic some of the children baked special foods they cook at home to take to the sale. We had foods from Kosovo, Jamaica, Ethiopia and Brazil. So a huge thank you goes out to parents for their wonderful support.

There were four schools at the sale and Charles Dickens alone managed to raise the biggest amount with over £110 from just two hours of trading. The children were very professional and have actually had a real taste of retail work. A huge well done to them!

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Stars of the Week, Librarians and Gold Reading Certificates

Congratulations to our stars and friends of the week! This week’s winners really impressed their teachers with their wonderful attitude to learning. What will you do this week to try and win? A big well done to our very responsible librarians who have been chosen to help out in the library at lunch times. Also many congratulations to our gold reading certificate recipients in key stage two. They each win an impressive 50 house points!

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Year 6 Assembly – A Canterbury Tale


A huge well done to everyone in Year 6 for performing a joyful, highly educational assembly today. Year 6 recently spent a week on a farm in Gloucestershire where, in their spare time, they wrote and practiced this assembly. Parents and children were treated to rapping, dancing, singing and an amusing history of St Thomas à Becket – all performed in wellington boots of course! There was even a nod to the Canterbury Tales. Congratulations to Mr. Windle, Mr. Bakis, Mrs. Taylor and of course all the children in Year 6.

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Cultural Friday Assembly – Keith Haring

Every Friday morning the children at Charles Dickens Primary School have been enjoying a series of cultural assemblies. Last Friday Mr. Young shared his knowledge and love of the art of Keith Haring. During the assembly the children produced their own sketch in the style of the pioneering American artist. Our own head teacher even modelled for the children!

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