We understand that finding the right school place for your child is very important and we want to guide you through the process. We welcome visits to the school so that parents and carers can see what is special about Sulivan, meet our staff and pupils and understand our ethos.
Nursery places are offered by the school and admissions are decided by the Headteacher. We will be happy to advise you on how to apply, eligibility for additional provision (30 hours) and our top-up fees. Nursery class visits are scheduled on Monday mornings.
If your child was born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016, they will be starting Reception in primary school from September 2020. The national closing date for applications was 15 January 2020 and the national offer date is 16 April 2020. Admissions to Reception are made via Hammersmith and Fulham Admissions
In year admissions
Some children join Sulivan from other schools, from schools elsewhere in the UK or from overseas during the school year. Please contact the school to visit but all application should be made directly to Hammersmith and Fulham School Admissions
Once upon a time there were some teachers who worked at a wonderful place called Sulivan. It was a place full of hope, joy and happiness.
Usually, every Christmas everyone at Sulivan came together to sing and perform. It was always magical. One Christmas the teachers decided to find a special way to celebrate so they plotted and planned a way to bring Christmas cheer to the Sulivan family. “It’s panto time!” they cried.
“Pantomimes are a traditional way to bring singing and acting to life at Christmas” remembered one teacher. “They make people laugh and feel very jolly” chuckled another teacher.
From that day onwards, the teachers and children worked tirelessly to practise and practise so that their panto was ready to surprise their families. They learnt a new version of a traditional tale and worked as a team to make sure it was ready for Christmas time.
” I just know this will make my family smile” thought one child. “It has been such fun to work together to make something so special” remarked another child.
Finally the day came. The school would send the pantos to the families. They hoped it would be the greatest gift of all.
All the children and the teachers crossed their fingers tightly and wished and hoped (and hoped and wished) that their hard work would spread happiness and laughter to everyone they loved.
Eagerly, they waited to hear if indeed their pantomimes were a success. What would they think? Will it bring the joy they had hoped for?
This week we planned a very special Daffodil Day that helped us to think about our wellbeing focus- Hope. Every child and adult in the school has planted a daffodil bulb in the hope that we will see a beautiful display of golden flowers in the Spring. We are looking forward to watching them grow in our garden. Zoe, our specialist garden and wildlife teacher, helped us and taught us about daffodil. We are feeling very hopeful!
Maths is marvellous! Every day we learn new maths skills, develop our understanding of mathematical concepts and use thinking skills to solve problems. We always take time to explain our reasoning and understanding as this helps us to develop deeper understanding and master the learning. This term we have been focussing on developing secure number and calculation skills in a range of contexts. During play and independent learning time we have explored shape, measure and geometry. Our teaching methods and learning sequences means we have seen children achieve great things this term; developing confidence, fluency and enjoyment of all things mathematical.
Take a look at our sneak peek into maths and you will see how the children are learning new skills, being curious and persevering even when faced with tricky challenges! Teachers and teaching assistants in each class support the children as they learn and to extend their learning so they become maths masters!
We are making sure we keep active and healthy at school. Children benefit from two hours of PE each week with lots of additional active outdoor learning too. We also have daily meditation and mindfulness in classes to support our wellbeing and mental health.
Our sports’ coach, Miss Stringer, has been teaching gymnastics skills this term alongside weekly team sports and multi-skills. In gymnastics the children have been learning new balance, control and movement skills. Learning is progressed through the school so that we develop skills for each age group. Take a look at our gymnastics’ skills in this video.
Children at Sulivan have been inspired by the old saying “From little acorns mighty oaks can grow” and we are learning that great things can start from even the smallest beginnings. Take a look to see how we grow together at Sulivan.
We decided to make some Giant Art as part of #HelloYellow Day to support Young Minds Mental Health Day. We know that being creative and part of a community are positive ways to have good wellbeing.
The artwork, entitled “Growing together at Sulivan” was created from sticks gathered from our garden and at home. We used them to make a giant outdoor art installation of a beautiful, unique tree. This idea “grew” from the work children have been doing in English using our Recovery Curriculum story, Stanley’s Stick. Every child and adult chose and decorated a stick and once we started to put them together, branches appeared and by the end of the day we had created our own Sulivan tree, standing tall and looking very beautiful. We are finding lots of new ways to work together as a community and next week we will be sharing our published stories with our Pen Pal class.
Every teacher at Sulivan is excited to welcome children back to school in September. We are ready to make sure that every child transitions back to school happily and confidently. In order to do this, we have created a unique Recover and Rise curriculum which draws on educational research and has a robust pedagogy. Our Recover and Rise curriculum has been designed by us to ensure our children’s wellbeing and emotional resilience is prioritised in response to their needs during the pandemic. We have a carefully designed and focused approach (RECOVER) in order for every child to be ready for new challenges and learning (RISE). Our curriculum will be broad and balanced so that children have every opportunity to learn a range of subjects, develop social, emotional and physical skills and enjoy and benefit from outdoor learning and the natural environment. Get ready to recover and rise!