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Here you can find all the fun and exciting things that has happened at Snaresbrook Primary School.

June

Half Term Painting

Thank you Mr Scarr & his team who painted the Hub and shelter last week while we were all off. It looks good!

Returning back to school from half term

It was lovely to see so many smiling faces returning to school this morning

May

Biomes

The Year 3 children are busy making biomes in a box

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Butterfly Release

The Reception children had a lovely time releasing the butterflies with their parents. The children made their own butterfly finger puppets and sung songs.

End of Year 6 SATs

Well done to all the Year 6's who have completed their SATs!

End of Year 6 SATs Breakfast

Thank you to everyone who joined us in celebrating the end of Year 6 SATs with a yummy cooked breakfast

New Reception Parents

Our new Reception parents for September 2018 are having their first meeting today!

New Football Kit

Check out our new football kits sponpsered by the Premier League Primary Stars!

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Lost Property

Lost property will now be available to reclaim in the playground under the wooden shelter every Wednesday & Friday after school. Please come & reunite your children with belongings!

Year 6 SATs

The Year 6 children are halfway through their SATs, looking forward to the end of SATs breakfast on Friday!

Our School Motto

Takje a look at our school motto located in the main school office

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Year 6 SATs

Best of luck to our Year 6 children who are sitting their first SATs paper today!

Parent View

Thank you to all of those who have completed the online Parentview, but we still need more of you to get involved so we know what you think! https://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/ 

Year 5 Gilwell Park Update - Thursday 10th & Friday 11th May

The children had a fantastic day yesterday trying more new activities - zip wiring, orienteering and Jacob's ladder plus wide games in the evening.

They've eaten well and again had a hearty breakfast before rock piling and go karting to finish the week.

Overall they've had an amazing week, they are all exhausted but happy and are looking forward to telling you all about it when you collect them  at 1.30pm from Branchet Lodge today.

Right now they're are in competition to see who has won the prize for the tidiest room!

Best wishes
Mrs Simmonds, Mr Simmonds and Mr Sullivan

Year 5 Gilwell Park Update - Monday 7th May

The children arrived safely at Gilwell Park and are now having a great time on the 3g swing

Year 5 Gilwell Park Update - Tuesday 8th May

Day Two at Gilwell

Breakfast was amazing- eggs, beans, toast, sausages, hash browns , bacon and cereal. After that, we went back to the lodge to collect water and sun cream then got ready for our first activities. 

Over the last 48 hours, each child has experienced new activities including: 3G swing, free fall, raft building and crate stacking. 

Lunch was really tasty too and we’re looking forward to this evening’s hike after dinner. 

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Year 5 Gilwell Park Update - Wednesday 9th May

Day three at Gilwell

Everyone slept much better last night. Every room was quiet by 10 and the teachers even had to wake us up for breakfast at 730! We think it was Tuesday evening’s trek that tired us out (and the late night on Monday!). 

Today’s activities included another amazing breakfast,zip wires, raft building and 3G swing. The sun is shining and we’re all drinking lots of water and putting on lots of sun cream. We’re all very excited about this evening’s campfire which will be extra special for one pupil who has their birthday today!

Edible Playground

The children have really enjoyed getting involved with planting in their new edible playground!

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Reception Gruffalo Trip

It may of been Polling Day but Reception had an exciting time at the Gruffalo trail! Check out the image gallery and video below

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Year 4 trip to the Science Museum

Year 4 had a great time at the Science Museum

Circus Skills Assembly

The children had an amazing circus skills assembly today thanks to Nick from Super Sports.

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Year 2 & Year 6 SATs information

A document has been issues by the Standards & Testing Agency. This document contains important information for the Key Stage 1 (Year 2 children) and Key Stage 2 (Year 6 children) SATs.

Head over to your child’s year group page to download this document.

April

InVentry

Check out our new signing in system!

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World Penguin Day

Did you know it is World Penguin Day? Check out the amazing felt penguin toys made by Angela & Daniyaal!

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New website feature!

We now have a search bar at the bottom of our school website, head over to try this new feature!

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St George's Day

Happy St George's Day from everyone at Snaresbrook Primary School!

Attendance

The attendance for yesterday was 92% which falls way short of the school’s target of 97%. One class had 8 children missing! You will appreciate that this is very frustrating for those children who attended yesterday who will now miss valuable teacher time whilst the teacher focuses on bringing absent children up to speed. Absent children has an impact on all our children.

Year 5 swimming

The Year 5 children are back from their first swimming lesson. They had a great time!

Parent Gym

Our first Parent Gym session has started today! If you would like to join the next session contact the school office for more information.

March

Attendance Raffle

Well done to Martin and Phoebe who won the KS1 and KS2 attendance raffle. A big congratulations to Beau and Lilly who won the best improved attendance award.

Keep up the good work!

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Cross country

It may of been raining but our cross country team had a fab time!

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Yummy

Check out the new lunch time layout

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Walk to the post box

Year 1 went on an exciting walk to the local post box to post a letter to the crayons!

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Change ambassadors

Head over to our Change Ambassador tab for an update on what they have been up too!

Digital parenting magazine

Latest edition of Digital Parenting is in your child’s book bag. It is full of information on how to keep your child safe and be happy online

West Ham take over day!

The children had an amazing end to the week with the West Ham take over day, take a look below to see what the children (and staff!) have been up too!

We also raised over £600 by wearing non uniform in aid of Sports Relief. Thank you to everyone who donated.

West Ham take over prep

The school was decorated in the flag bunting made by the children! We also recieved a special message from Joe Hart ahead of the big day

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Year 4 sewing

Thank you to all the parents who volunteered to help in Year 4's sewing lesson! They have produced amazing pieces of work

Spring has sprung!

Spring has sprung at Snaresbrook Primary! Ladybird photo by Aisha in Year 1

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School is open!

School will be open as usual on Monday 19 March. If any changes are made you will be notified by groupcall, twitter and on our school website.

Golden Comments

We have another new tab on our school website! Follow the link to take a look at the lovely comments left by visitors and parents

Royal Albert Hall

The choir had a great time at the Royal Albert Hall performing with schools from our local community. Although it was a late night they all performed brilliantly and it great to see the children back in school the next day with smiles on their faces.

Take a look at the video and image gallery below for a few snap shots of the night.

Bancroft Science Fair

Thank you to Bancroft for an amazing Science fair, both the children and staff had a fun and interesting time!

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Snaresbrook Library App

As part of Book Week, we are launching the Micro Librarian App. This is really exciting because, as parents, you can now access the school library from your phone or tablet.

The app is free to download from the APP store and on Google play. 

Each child has been given a code to access the APP so once you have downloaded it please enter the number along with your child's class. The code is the same as your child's library bar code number (for example 2347 2CM). 

The ILMS APP is a great resource as it means you can:

  • Search the library resources
  • View the latest and most popular books
  • Write and record video reviews
  • Check your child's library account 
  • View recommended reads
  • Request/suggest books for the school to purchase

 

We hope you find the APP useful.

Coding Club

This week the children were given the task to create a reaction game using coding. The children programmed the micro bits using coding.

Upper KS2 made a 'Rock, Paper and Scissors' game. Their challenge was to implement the next stage of the code.

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Blog by the Digital Ambassadors

On Tuesday 6th of March we did a tasting session on the different vegetables that might grow in our new edible playground that is being built for us. After that we voted for our favourite two vegetables. We tasted french beans, lettuce, spinach, rocket, radish, mint and carrot.
We would like to thank Jess from Trees for City’s for letting us do this taste test.

By Willow and Max

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Mother's Day Card Making

The children had a busy Friday afternoon making Mother’s Day card! The children were also given a daffodil to give to their parents.

Take a look at the gallery below for some great sneak peeks of the cards.

Pen Licence

Children at Snaresbrook Primary school have been very excited to bring back the use of pen licences! Each week, children in years 3,4,5 and 6 will have the opportunity to work towards getting their pens. If they are successful, they will be awarded in assembly and have their license proudly displayed in their classrooms. We look forward to seeing the children's neatly presented, joined handwriting. 

PTA Easter Egg Hunt

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Visit our Nursery

If you would like to visit the Nursery, before applying for or accepting a place, please contact the school office to book a place on a Nursery tour.

Please be advised 

  • You must book a place on the tour to attend
  • There are only ten places on each tour
  • Tours last twenty minutes and include time to ask questions 
  • Tours are led by the EYFS lead/Nursery teacher
  • Tours are conducted during the Nursery session to give you an opportunity to experience the Nursery on a normal day

Date

Time

Tuesday 27th March

10:00-10:20

Tuesday 17th April

10:00-10:20

Tuesday 1st May

10:00-10:20

Tuesday 5th June

10:00-10:20

Tuesday 3rd July

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Over Head Throw Technique

Check out Reception practicing their overhead throwing techniques. Poor Mr O’Donoghue & Mr Sullivan!

World Book Day - Teacher parade

Mr Ford was very excited to be walking in the World Book Day parade!

Keep an eye in the local guardian for photos of the children's parade.

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World Book Day - Costumes

The children looked great in their World Book Day costumes

New Caretaker

Say hello to Terry, our new caretaker

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Happy World Book Day from 4SC

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World Book Day

Not only are we open, we are dressed up too for World Book Day!

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February

World Book Day - Guided Reading Invite

Thank you to all of the parents who read to their children during the guided ready invite for World Book Day.

Book Fair

Don't forget our book fair is taking place until Wendesday! Poster designed by Reading Ambassador, Mehaki

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Snow Phonics!

Reception enjoyed their phonics lesson in the snow today!

Rebdridge Drama Centre Visit

On Monday the 19th of February 5RM and 5KH watched a play called playing with fire. It was about online safety and cyber bullying, actors from the Redbridge drama Center visited us. 
It was a very that taught us a lot about laws and how we can stay safe when using our mobile phones. 

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Royal Albert Hall Rehearsal

The choir are practicing hard for the Royal Albert Hallf

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We're open!

Look's like the snow has missed Snaresbrook!

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Redbridge Rhymesters

On Tuesday 20th of February a group of poets from year 5 met with the Redbridge Rhymesters at the Alan Burgess Centre in Wanstead. Food was the theme for this intergenerational poetry workshop -  our children performed their own compositions and gained useful tips on writing and performing poetry from the experienced poets. There will be another workshop later in the year to give another group of children the opportunity to enjoy and learn from this wonderful experience.

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Mr Ford visited 1CH

Mr Ford visited 1CH this afternoon to take a look at the 3D vehicles models they had made, they all did a brilliant job!

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Special delivery!

Year 1 had a special delivery of letter form the crayons they wrote too on their English lesson!

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Friendship Day Special Menu Fun!

The Friendship day special menu was a great success! The food looked yummy

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Year 5 Poetry

If you get a chance at parents evening flick through Year 5's amazing poetry work, you won't be disappointed!

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Parent Gym Stall

Don't forget to pop along to our Parent Gym stall at parents evening

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Half Term Jobs

The new fences are currently being erected, let us know what you think on monday

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Hockey Competition - 7 February

Our hockey team had a great time at the Hockey competition! Check out their group selfie with Mr O'Donoghue and Mr Sullivan.

Friday Achievement Assembly - 2 February

Check out the Achievement winners this week!

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Thursday 8 February

Reception had lots of fun using the playground as their classroom! 

They had to arrange the different planets in the correct order.

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Parent Gym

Follow this link to head over to our new Parent Gym tab.

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Tesco Bags of Help Grant

The grant money from Tesco's Bags of Help will go towards a climbing frame in the KS1 playgrounf so don't forget to pick up a tocken or two at your next Tesco shop with no minimum spend!

Take a look to the right of this text for images of where the climbing frame will be placed.

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Maths Week - Happy Puzzle Company

The children had a great time with the Happy Puzzle Company today for Maths Week!

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Maths Week - NSPCC Number Day

Take a look at these Year 2 children who made their own NSPCC Number Day outfits. Mrs Clifton even joined in with the fun!

Thank you to everyone who donated, we raised nearly £300!

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January

Bleep Test

The Year 6 children will be very tired this afternoon after their bleep test with Mrs Clifton

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Nursery Garden Fun

The Nursery children are having lots of fun in the garden this morning

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Maths Week - Baking

All of the children from Nursery - Year 6 have been busy baking for the Maths Week bake sale to raise money for the NSPCC!

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Maths Week - Bake Sale

The Year 4 children are excited to be selling in the bake sale tonight after school

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Tesco Bags of Help

Don't forget to ask for a token or two when shopping at your local Tesco to help us get the top donation of £4,000 for the KS1 climbing area, no minimum spend! 

Australia Day

We hope everyone had as much fun on Australia Day as Year 1 did! The class had lots of fun having a go on a dideridoo

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Maths Week - Spaghetti and jelly bean challenge!

Year 4 are attempting to make a structure out of spaghetti and jelly beans! I wonder how tall they can make them?

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Leyton Orient Football

The Year 6's and Mr O'Donoghue are having a great experience with the Leyton Orient football coach! They are learning lots of new skills

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Even Mr Ford is still learning!

Thank you RTD for helping Mr Ford understand his tens and units

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Maths Week

We are getting ready for Maths Week! The children will be measuring the ingredients for their baking

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Wizard of Oz trip

The Year 3, 4 & 5 children had a great time going to the Peacock Theatre in London to watch a performance of the Wizard of Oz. It was a lovely experience for all of the children and although they did not get back until 11PM, it was lovely to see so many happy faces the next morning.

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Primary Science Quality Mark Silver Award

We are pleased to announce that the school has attained the Primary Science Quality Mark Silver Award. This award recognizes the quality of Science teaching and learning in Snaresbrook Primary School. We are very proud of this achievement!

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Robo-Gals

On Wednesday 24th, some girls from UKS2 we’re lucky enough to participate in a special workshop: Robogals. 
Robogals is an international organisation which aims to inspire young girls to continue studying science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects.
We have incredibly talented young women at Snaresbrook who are capable of great things. Their teacher Rose McDermott said, “I wanted to organise something which would inspire them and show them that women can study these subjects beyond GCSE and degree level; that there are interesting and accessible jobs for them.”
The pupils worked in small teams to build robots and then had to use a computer programme to code them to move around the room without bumping into the walls. 
“It was really great getting to programme the robots. It as really cool and I’d love to do it again. I might even go to that university when I grow up,” Nielle (Year 5) stated. We were all very grateful to the volunteers who gave up their time. 
More information can be found at Robogals.org
We would highly recommend it, it is a great organisation.

By Lamia and Willow

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Thank you letter

Have a read through the lovely thank you letter Novak has written to Mr Clliford at the Museum of Childhood

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Digital Leaders Year 5 Blog

Take a look at Year 5's blog written by the digital leaders, Max & Willow. 

Child On-Line Safety Information

Head over to our 'On-Line Saftey' tab under 'Key Information' for a practicle guide for parents of children who use social media or click here

Xpressions App

If you are having trouble downloading our Xpressions app or would like more guidance head over to 'School Community' --> 'Parents' --> 'Xpressions'

MyMaths Homework

All Maths homework in Years 2 - 6 is set on MyMaths. Please ensure that your child logs in every week and completes their homework. 

If there are any issues with log ins or passwords please see either the office, the class teacher or myself. I understand there are also issues with the use of flash. If you go to the bar at the top of the webpage and click on the left hand side, it will bring a drop down menu and you need to select allow on flash. 


There are alternative provisions if your child is unable to access the internet. Please come and see me and we can discuss this. 

Thank you for your support, 
Mrs Chessis 
Maths Lead and LKS2 Instructional Leader

Reception Mud Pie Kitchen

Thank you to everyone who has already donated to Receptions mud pie kitchen, the children are having great fun learning. We are still taking donations of multicultural kitchen utensils so, if you have any spare please bring them to the main school office.

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International Day Special Lunch Menu

The children will be enjoying an International Day special lunch menu on Thursday 18 January! The cost for this special menu is the normal £2 per child (expect children in Reception - Year 2 who receive Universal Free School Meals and those entitled to FSM). 

Don't forget you can top up your child's dinner money online. More information can be found on our school website by heading over to 'Schoo Meals' tab.

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Reception September 2018 Application

If your child is due to start Reception in September 2018, that is if their date of birth falls between 01.09.13 - 31.08.14, you must apply for a school place now.  All applications must be completed online and the closing date for online applications is Monday 15 January 2018 at 11.59 pm. To complete your application form online visit the Redbridge i website at http://www2.redbridge.gov.uk and click on the schools tab.  Follow the links to primary schools admissions and you will find a link to the eadmissions site.  If you need any help with the application process please speak to a member of the Nursery team. 

Nursery is full!

We are pleased to announce that our nursery is full! This is largely due to offering 30-hour nursery spaces.
If you would like your child to attend Snaresbrook Nursery in September please contact the main school office via

email (admin.snaresbrook@redbridge.gov.uk) or telephone (020 8989 9975) for more information.

Donations

Reception is currently in need of multicultural kitchen utensil donations, such as chapatti pans, for their garden! If you have any spare multicultural utensils please bring them to the main school office.

They would also appreciate any donation of spare clothing for children aged 4 – 7 years old such as pants, socks, trousers, jogging bottoms etc.

We thank you in advance for your help.

December

Christmas Wishes

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100% Attendance

Well done to Reception who participated in their first assembly today to collect their 100% attendance awards

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Autumn Term Attendance Winner

Well done to 1CH for having the highest attendance of this term! Keep up the good work

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Year 6 Fun

Year 6 are having a great last day of school before the Christmas holidays! They have had the chance to finish the aprons they have been making as well as learning how to make balloon animals, check out Viki's great balloon dog!

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A very special Christmas visitor

We had a very special visitor today school! Santa poped by to delivery a pressent to each class and even made time to visit the lovely ladies in the kitchen

Christmas spirit

Mr Ford is getting into the Christas spirit!

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Reception's first Christmas dinner at SPS

Recpetion enjoyed their first SPS Christmas dinner

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Christmas Dinner Helpers

Check out Miss Heard, Mr Ford and Mrs Hedges helping out on Christmas dinner day

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Late arrivals at school

Here's a reminder why it is important to be on time to school.

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Year 5 & 6 Christmas Performance

Well done Year 5 & 6, what a great performance! Thank you too all the parents, carers and friends who turned out to watch the Year 6's last Christmas performance.

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Year 3 & 4 Christmas Performance

Another great Christmas performance presented by Year 3 & 4. You even moved Mr Ford to a tear! 

Year 1 & 2 Christmas Performance

Well done to Year 1 & 2 who all did brilliantly in their Christmas performance!

Twitter

We now have 100 twitter followers! Don't forget to follow @SnaresbrookPri for the latest updates and behind the scence snapshots of life at Snaresbrook Primary. 

Pied Piped Trip

Year 3 & 4 have excitedly left for their trip to watch a Christmas performance of the Pied Piper!

Attendance is important!

Here's a reminder of why attending school is imporant.

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Nursery & Reception Christmas Performance

A big well done to all the children in Nursery & Reception who put on a great performance this morning! They all sung beautifully and looked fab in their Christmas jumpers.

It was also lovely to see so many parents, carers and friends who came out to see the children.

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McMillian Coffee Morning

Check out our certificate for the McMillian Coffee certificate.

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Fair Trade Cafe

The school council led a fair trade café which, when you look you at photo below, you can see how amazing it looked. The children and staff who helped done really well and raised £165! Well done.

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London Ambulance Service

The children were amazed when the London Ambulance Service used the school's field to land their helicopter whilst they attended to a neighbour. Our children think the service does amazing work!

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Egyptian Death Masks

Year 4 are enjoying making their own Egyptian death masks this afternoon!

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Santa's Elves

Santa's elves are busy at work!

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PTA Christmas Fete

Whilst your children enjoy Sunday's PTA Christmas Fete you can register to be a bone marrow donor to help those in need.

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Panda Ambassadors

Check out our panda ambassadors high fiving the children coming into school today

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Christmas Patomime

The KS1 children are very excited about watching the Christmas patomime!

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November

Trip to the Synagogue

Year 4 had a lovely time at our local Synagogue

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Christmas Performance Rehearsal

Year 2 are practising their Christmas performance

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String Quartet

The KS1 childred are enjoying a string quartet version of sleeping beauty. They had lots of fun joining in!

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NSPCC Assembly

Buddy from the NSPCC joined our assembly today to talk to the children about having the right to speak out and stay safe! Check out our twitter for video's of the assembly

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WW2 Day

Year 6 have been busy today with their activites for WW2 day. They had to dress up in WW2 outfits and made butter and rock cakes, yummy!

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E-Safety Performance

Year 4 are rehearsing their E-Safety performance which will be shown to all the children this afternoon. Keep an eye out for the livestream on our schools Twitter @SnaresbrookPri !

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Rights Respecting Week

Rights Respecting Week is in full swing with our children's rights assembly

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First Aid Training

Head over to our Twitter feed - @SnaresbrookPri - to watch a video of the Year 3 children learning first aid

Reception visited the IT Suite

Reception visted the IT suite today for the first time to make fireworks

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Fitness Test

Head over to our Twitter page (@SnaresbrookPri) to watch a video of the Year 6 children 'enjoying' their fitness test.

Maths Compertition

Have a look at some of our children at a Maths competition!

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Poppy

You can now buy your poppy from the school office

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Year 4 trip to the British Museum

Year 4 had a great time at the British Museum learning about the Egyptians. They have lots of interesting stories to tell you!

Firework Safety

Thank you PC Sher for your great assembly about firework safety

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October

Snaresbrook Petition

Please sign the petition 'Redbridge Council: A Safer Entrance to Snaresbrook Primary School', we have nearly 300 signatures and we need mroe support

Year 6 trip to the Churchill War Rooms

The Year 6 children have returned from their trip to the Churchill War Rooms, they've had a great time!

First Aid Training

The children are having a great time learning first aid this morning

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Diwali

Happy Diwali from everyone at Snaresbrook

3 Little Pigs

Year 1 had great fun recreating the story of the 3 little pigs

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