Community Newsletter 01/12/2023



Congratulations to all on the amazing first Festival of Light concerts on Thursday 23rd November. We hope everyone has a wonderful time at the Y4-Y6 concert this evening. Good luck to all who are performing!


Our Christmas Dinner Day will take place on Wednesday 13th December.

Photographer: Amanda Wynne

View our full upcoming menus for the last two weeks of term here.


Please share with friends and family who are looking for a Reception place for September 2024!


School21 hosted Southern Road in the Y5&6 Newham Football League. "Our Year 5/6 football face-off with Southern Road was intense! The boys put up a fierce fight, narrowly losing 6-5 in a last-minute thriller. The girls, equally impressive, gave it their all in a 4-1 battle that doesn't do justice to their effort and game spirit. Keep those heads high – onwards and upwards, champs! ⚽️🏆" – Mr Diria


Year 7 – Year 11 Spanish Club

Learn different Spanish dancing traditions, elevate your endorphin levels and maybe perform in-front of the school community. Join Latino Beatz, an after school club taking place every Friday with Miss Jebrin in E6. Starts after Christmas. To join send an email to [email protected]

Year 5 – Year 11 Christmas Card Competition

From tomorrow you will see a Christmas tree 🌲 set in E6 . Please enter the Christmas card competition by bringing you designed card . Represent some of the Spanish Christmas traditions and write your wishes in Spanish . Sign your card with your name surname and class. There will be 5 winners and they will get some Spanish typical Christmas sweets for you and your family . We will decorate the tree with our cards and the winners will Be announced from the 6th of January ( Spanish dia de reyes) Good luck everyone!



Last week we continued learning about different celebrations. We learned about Hanukkah and made some synagogues and a menorah. When we learned about Ramadan and Eid we made and drew mosques.

Year 1

We are becoming super confident coders in year 1! We are using the beebots to help us with directional language and programming instructions.

Year 2

In Art we looked at the work of Basquiat. We first researched and looked at all the amazing work he has produced. We then took our time and created expressive drawings inspired by Basquiat. At the end of the session we showcased our work to the rest of the class to give each other feedback.

Year 3

Last week, Year 3 were mastering column method for addition and subtraction of three digit numbers. They started the new method without regrouping and smashed it. When we started using it to solve equations with regrouping, a few of us were unsure at first, but with lots of practice, we all felt confident!

Year 4

Year 4 have enjoyed exploring division calculations this week, using their previous knowledge of multiplication. We have been using our tables as our working space and creating an array of mathematical mess, all over them.

Year 5

This week in RE, we delved into the intriguing realm of advent, exploring the enchanting tales of Babushka and unraveling the profound symbolism behind advent candles. Adding a dash of cultural richness to our lunchtime, some students showcased their artistic flair by adorning the surroundings with vibrant Rangoli patterns, ushering in the spirit of Diwali.

Year 8

In our Food Technology lesson, Year 8 students learnt how to make scones and mixed berry jam. The session ended with students enjoying eating their bakes with a glass of milk.

The class demonstrated school value of Community and baked a range of cookies, muffins and flapjacks for the visitors who would attend the Reception Open evening event hosted at the school.

Year 8 have also been running their own Fantasty Book Clubs!

Year 9

This week in the Food Technology lessons, the students prepared Black bean stir fry. They learnt about different types of chinese sauces, stir frying as a cooking method, arranging the vegetables in a wok clock. They applied their knowledge well and prepared a healthy meal to enjoy at lunch.

Year 10

Asiya, Sara, Sihaam and Sophie demonstrated the School21 values of Excellence and Responsibility by staying back after school to support in running a hot drinks and sweet treat stand at the Reception Open evening hosted at the school on this Tuesday. The students helped to raise £61 through the generous donations of the visitors and staff.

The funds will be put towards a scholarship program to sponsor three Hospitality and Catering students to attend Young Chef’s Academy, Saturday school at Westminster Kingsway college.


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