We have been shortlisted, in the top ten, for the 2012 Blog Awards – a great honour! There were 900 blogs nominated this year, nearly double the number from last year.
Last year, we won the award for best whole school blog!
Thank you to everyone who voted and all of you who use and interact with our blog!!
Dear Business and Commerce Curriculum Enrichment Group,
I thoroughly enjoyed meeting you and hearing your persuasive arguments for having your own card stall at our International Evening in June.
You work well together as a team. You were very professional in your presentation.
I am delighted to see some of your card designs on the school blog. I am looking forward to seeing your final designs and choosing a range to buy to send to my friends and family.
A few children from Year 6 visited BETT today, the world’s largest ICT education fair! The children saw a
range of different products which could support our learning. Keep looking to see what’s posted!
Over the past couple of weeks 5D have learning about Poetry and the different types of poetry.
Below are some Limericks which pupils in 5D have written. . .
On Friday the whole of the upper school focused on writing and experimented with how to improve our writing skills. We acted, we talked, we discussed and then we wrote. Years 4, 5 and 6 all worked together to support each other. Below, there are two videos showing a short selection of what we did. Can you see yourself?
As you are all aware e-safety is very important at SJL for you, your parents and teachers.
So here is a little reminder of the things you need to remember when online;
We only use the internet when an adult is with us.
We can click on the buttons or links when we know what they do.
We can search the Internet with an adult.
We always ask if we get lost on the Internet.
We can send and open emails together.
We can write polite and friendly emails to people that we know.
In addition to this please remember, any children on social networking sites should ensure that their profiles are set to private. Unfortunately teachers and staff are unable to add pupils and their families as friends.
A Brief History of Sir John Lillie
The late 1800s was a period of great growth for the local area. In 1880 the district line had reached as far as Putney bridge. There were large factories in the area owned by Osram lamps and J. Lyons which itself employed up to 30,000 people. By 1901 the population of the area had increased to 250,000 people from only 10,000 in 1801, (The current population of the Borough is about 180,000!) Of course this increase in population led to the need for new schools in the area and in 1893 Sir John Lillie Primary School was built.
In over a century the school building remains very much unchanged from the original plans and there are still many internal features such as the Victorian tiles and remnants of fireplaces which still remain. We also have a number of artefacts that are on display within the school, amongst them being the books which held details about punishments metered out to the less well behaved children! From time to time we even get requests to see our old paper registers from pupils who were at the school over 50 years ago.
During its lifetime the school has educated thousands of pupils. If you are one of them and have any interesting tales to tell or even some old photographs that we could publish on the web please let us know as the current children are always keen to hear about the past!