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Healthy Schools Award

Ferry Lane has been awarded the bronze level Healthy Schools award! Congratulations to the Healthy Schools Ambassadors and to everyone for taking part in the process. The school has been reviewing what everyone eats for lunch and brings in for snacks and is trying to encourage everyone to adopt a healthier lifestyle. This also includes ...

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Science Challenge

All classes in Ferry Lane are taking part in a Floating Garden Science Challenge this week.  They have been looking at the problems with flooding that affects thousands of people every year in Bangladesh, and have been exploring solutions that will help combat the issue of flooded crops. Children will be using different materials to create ...

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Healthy Schools Consultation

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Healthy School consultation last week. As a school Ferry Lane is trying very hard to address health issues and encourage everyone to make healthy choices. We have recently chosen a different lunchtime provider and are now starting to create a policy on snacks and lunch boxes. It ...

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Year 3 visit the Walthamstow Wetlands

Last week year 3 had an interesting trip to Walthamstow Wetlands. This is a wildlife reserve and resevoir which is hugely important both scientifically and as a home to a wide range of fish, insects, birds and other wildlife. We are lucky to have such a place nearby to visit! Year 3 learnt all about ...

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The ‘Green Team’ wins £1500!

Ferry Lane, very proudly, had been selected as one of the finalists to pitch their ideas (Dragon’s Den style!) to a panel at City Hall –  where the Major of London works! 10 children from year 5 (known as The Green Team) presented their idea for a social action project. Their idea was to clean ...

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Haringey Goes Wild

Pupils from Ferry Lane did us proud recently by taking part in a huge music festival at the Royal Albert Hall. Around 2000 school children across the borough participated in a fantastic musical extravaganza celebrating youth, culture and the natural world. It was a huge event which showcased new composers as well as a variety ...

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School Council meet Argent

Recently a property developer, Argent, came to visit Ferry Lane and told us all about their plans. They are working in the Tottenham Hale area and wanted to keep us informed which was great! They had a tour of our school and met lots of staff and pupils. The School Council did us proud and ...

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Nursery Music Workshop

The nursery took part in a fantastic music workshop. They sung, danced and played an array of musical instruments.The nursery also welcomed guests from our daily Stay and Play session to join them and showed the babies and toddlers (and their carers!) what fun it is to be in nursery!  

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Bikeability

Last week we welcomed back our Bikeability instructors. Years 3 and 4 took part in a level 1 training course – and succesfully completed it. And have certificates to prove it… Many of the pupils used our new school bikes and are now able to use the bikes more safely and confidently. Well done everyone!

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Disco!

Key Stage 2 had their disco last week and had a great time! It was a fundraisining event and raised around £200 which will be spent on books for our growing school library. As well as music and dancing there was a raffle and lots of games and a selection of healthy snacks. A big ...

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New trees in our playground

We recently applied for some free trees from The Woodland Trust and were successful. They gave us 30 saplings which we have planted and will eventually grow into a hedge. This has been planted across the rear of the playground and will eventually mean our playground is more private and cannot be seen by the ...

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Bikeability Workshop

Years 5 and 6 recently took part in a Bikeability workshop. As well as honing their cycling skills they have learnt how to ride as safely and confidently as possible – even in bad weather! They have also learnt a few basics on how to look after and maintain their bikes to ensure they last ...

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School Disco

Ferry Lane pupils were treated to a disco last week! Pupils in Reception, year 1 and year 2 had a great time partying in the community hall. Everyone got dressed up, the hall was decortated and a great time was had – dancing all afternoon! The disco was also a fundraising event and made over ...

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World Book Day 2018

Despite the freezing weather and snowy conditions staff and pupils made it in to school – in fancy dress-  to celebrate World Book Day! It was a busy and bookish day. Parents were invited to come into school in the morning to share a story with their child before we had a special assembly to ...

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Ferry Lane pupils tackling issues

This week we had a visit from City Pitch, which is part of the Major of London’s ‘funding for London’ scheme. Pupils discussed their local community and looked at various social issues and thought about interesting and innovative ways to face these issues and improve their local area. The winning schools will be invited to ...

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Half Term Activities

Half term is fast approaching and there is plenty to do around Haringey. Make sure you have a look online or read the below documents. Many of the activities require booking. http://www.haringey.gov.uk/libraries-sport-and-leisure/culture-and-entertainment/whats-haringey/holiday-fun We wish you a happy half term!   Feb Half term 2018 Web Spurs Ladies Soccer Schools – February half term 2018 VKCP Netball ...

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Poster Winners!

Before Christmas, Transport for London (TfL) came to visit year 6 at Ferry Lane to discuss the new redevelopment of the station and to launch a poster competition. Last week Year 6 went to visit the station to see how the development was going, to meet some staff, take part in some activities and most ...

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Healthy Snacks

The School Council along with the Healthy School Ambassadors has been working very hard to remind everyone about the importance of healthy eating and it’s clear that their hard work is paying off. A lot of healthy snacks have been seen around school! Well done to everyone who is making positive changes!

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Festive Jumper Day

Last Friday everyone was invited to wear a festive, Christmas or colourful jumper to school and donate £1. We had some lovely bright, cheerful jumpers and raised £131.92 which will be spent on outdoors equipment. Thank you to everyone for making the day a success.

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Coffee Mornings

Our coffee mornings have been growing in popularity this term. We now regularly have 20 – 25 visitors dropping in but more are welcome of course! They are every Friday morning from 9am during term time. We have recently enjoyed sharing cultural cooking (see below for a photo of a delicious Iraqi biryani!) and making ...

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Gold Star for Travel

We are very pleased that we have been awarded gold star accreditation for the second year running by Transport for London. We have been part of TfL’s STARS scheme for many years which aims to improve safety and address environmental concerns about how we travel around our local area. Pupils, parents and staff at Ferry ...

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Healthy School Ambassadors

Ferry Lane has elected 6 Healthy School ambassadors to help promote healthy eating and healthy lifestyles throughout Ferry Lane. They will be checking snacks and lunch boxes and awarding prizes for the healthiest choices they see. The ambassadors will also be involved in making choices about what is offered at Breakfast club and helping to ...

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International Food event

Last week we held another international food event in the community hall. Staff, parents and friends gathered together to share and celebrate our diverse cultures and sample some delightful food. The event was very popular and one of the highlights included a performance from some of our young musicians. Overall we raised over £400 and ...

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Our School Council

Ferry Lane has appointed it’s new school council. They have received their official badges and are ready for duty. The school council will hold regular meetings to discuss school matters, talk about improvements to the school and decide how money raised should be spent. They will represent the views of their fellow students. Congratulations to ...

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Calling all photographers!

Pupils at Ferry Lane are invited to enter a local photography competition with a chance to have their photo featured in a calendar! Photos need to be taken locally – ideally of a scene in Tottenham. The 12 best or most interesting photographs will be made into a calendar to celebrate our local area. The ...

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Raise Money for Ferry Lane!

We have recently signed up to a scheme to receive free donations from big retailers but we need your help! Everytime you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be collecting free donations for Ferry Lane Primary School. There are over 3,000 shops and sites on board ...

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Colouring Competition

The construction company Anthology – who are developing new homes in Tottenham Hale- were guests at our summer fete and ran a colouring competition. There were many entrants and lots of beautiful pictures to choose from. However there were three winners in the end – who will all win an Argos voucher! The lucky (and ...

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The Community Hall gets a make-over!

Last week we welcomed a group of year 9 pupils from Northumberland Park Community School, in Tottenham, to Ferry Lane. The Year 9s were involved in their own school’s charity and community volunteering day- Be The Change Day – and so came along and painted our community hall. Our hall was looking very shabby and ...

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Summer Fete 2017

This year’s summer fete was a great success – the sun was shining, the crowds arrived and everyone had a fantastic day! As usual the bakers and chefs had been busy producing amazing international food and delicious cakes and Mr White was busy on the barbecue! We also had face painting, henna, hook-the-duck, a coconut ...

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Sports Day

Last week Ferry Lane pupils competed in the annual sports day. Unfortunately the warm spell of weather had ended and the morning came to an abrupt end due to a heavy downpour! However it was a fantastic morning full of competition and sportsmanship – running, jumping, tug-of-war, ball skills, balancing and plenty more. The four ...

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Address Details

Ferry Lane Primary School
Jarrow Road
Tottenham
London
N17 9pp

Tel: 020 8801 5233

E-mail: admin@ferrylane.haringey.sch.uk

 
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