It has felt like an extension of summer at the beginning of this term, which is always a slight disappointment to me when it happens because it means that the blackberries have probably finished early, and I can't wear my jumpers and boots yet (I'm very much an autumn girl..). However, in the classrooms, it has been a wonderful start and the children have brought life and joy back to the site which always feels oddly quiet during the summer.
Anyway, I've snuck on to the Friday Flyer this week as my storyteller friend, Jason, who visited a year and a half ago, is returning on November 3rd to tell "Stories of the Ancients" picking up on the themes of our curriculum, so do put this in your diaries. He is also going to run a small Dungeons and Dragons game for parents who are interested, especially those who are parents of students who are part of my increasingly popular weekly club in the library. It is a game I played at school and think it fits particularly well in our education because of the very strong focus on imagination and co-operation in a world of archetypal themes, so I'm glad it's seeing a revival.
Here's hoping for a cooler week ahead and wishing you a restful weekend.
Our new Early Childhood Teachers, Amelia and Stefania, reflecting on their beautiful week welcoming new children and families into Saplings. Saplings envelops the 2 year old child in a secure and love filled space where they explore, play, and sing. It is a wonderful new provision...
We are all so looking forward to the 4th Kidbrooke Park Music Festival on the weekend of October 28th & 29th! Our young instrumentalists are busy preparing their parts for the concert on the Saturday afternoon, where they will perform alongside the famous London Mozart Players. This wonderful orchestra will perform a beautiful programme of music by Mozart, Grieg, Strauss and others before our young musicians join them on stage for the grand finale of Jeff Moore's Gypsy's Violin.
Do have a look at our website kpmusicfestival.org; the weekend is packed full of beautiful concerts. A superb harpsichord recital on Saturday morning in Holy Trinity Church that I would highly recommend, especially to our many piano students. On the Saturday evening, in the Long Room, we welcome the 4 Cellists of the Philharmonia, a rare treat to hear these virtuosic players from this world-famous orchestra. Come for an evening of rich, velvet sounds by Puccini, Purcell, and many more. Do you remember the Beethoven event last year? We are thrilled that the actor and writer Tama Matheson is coming back, this time to play Johann Sebastian Bach. Drop everything and come along! And bring everyone you know.
Seeking House to let or temporary accommodation
Steiner family moving from London to pastures green and pooh sticks fun
is seeking short-term accommodation until we find our permanent home.
Our son is starting in class 6 later this term.Anyone who has anything available or friends that host air bnb's, please contact justina on: [email protected] or 07523 760 164