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
One of the highlights of this term must be the Netball games in P.E. lessons. Children in Year 2- Year 6 have been playing weekly games and have shown great improvement over the last few weeks. They really enjoy the opportunity to play a team sport, the competition and chance to show the ball skills they practise in P.E. Year 4 have certainly risen to the challenge and have impressed our PE coach, Miss Stringer, with their skills and attitude during matches.
“It has been wonderful to see the positive attitudes and skills on the court. The children have really enjoyed the matches and everyone has taken part. Year 4 have particularly stood out as very good players. We are looking forward to more matches soon!”
In the Spring term our enriched curriculum focuses on the theme Explorers. This allows the children to learn about the different cultures, countries, traditions and literature from a range of countries. Pupils learn to locate places, continents, countries and oceans using maps and plans. Owl Class have learnt about the different climates and the physical and human features found in Africa. They learn to ask and answer questions when comparing them to our local geography. Their learning has reached across a range of subjects, including geography, art and design, cooking and nutrition.
‘My favourite part learning about Ghana was weaving the kente cloth as it was really fun!’ – Kenza
‘I liked the colour and the patterns. My pattern was green and yellow and it looks nice!’ – Khalil
In Owl Class, we have been learning about the continent of Africa. We know that Africa is made up of 54 countries and lots of happy people! We focused our learning on a few of the 54 countries, including: Kenya, Ghana, Egypt, Morocco and South Africa. We read lots of fiction and non-fiction books to help us understand what life might be like in some of these countries, such as: Handa’s Surprise, Lila and the Secret of Rain, The Colour of Home, Fly Eagle Fly and Masai and I.
When learning about Ghana, we were interested in the colourful clothes and fabrics. We learned that the Ashanti people of Ghana are famous for their bright cloth called Kente cloth and they make it by weaving together silk and cotton. Each pattern and colour has a different meaning and symbol. Originally, it was only worn by kings and their court and now anyone can buy Kente cloth. Children learnt to weave their own Kente cloth using paper. We thought about the colours we would like to represent ourselves and the patterns on the strips.
Our Year 5 class have been impressed us with their creativity and innovative ideas this week by taking part in the Young Money Challenge which is a national competition open to all 4-19 year olds in the UK. The Challenge is an annual programme that encourages children and young people to consider the connection between money management and wider issues affecting local and global communities. This year’s theme is money management and health and wellbeing! The children explored how healthy choices can impact their bodies, minds and finances. The children worked in teams to create something that helps people to take care of their money and their health and wellbeing.
Maple Class have written this report on the event:
In Year 5 we had a day to remember. We competed in the Young Money Challenge which we called Dragons’ Den. The challenge was to create something to help people take care of their money and their health and well-being. We worked in teams and used our creativity and growth mind sets to be patient, to listen to others, and to work to achieve our creations. Maple Class put in a lot of hard work and never gave up. We had a lot of fun and really enjoyed working in our teams. At the end we presented our creations to each other. We are all very proud.
You might have been surprised by what you saw in our garden this week…children reading to plants! Owl Class ( Year 1) have been enjoying good books with some unusual listeners! To encourage reading and wellbeing, the children read their favourite stories aloud to the flowers and plants in our nature garden. It was such an enjoyable and peaceful afternoon, they think they will come back again.
Garden School is an important part of every child’s education at Sulivan. Every class two Garden School lessons each week. This is a vital part of our enriched curriculum and is supported by our gardener. Teachers plan a range of stimulating learning experiences, wellbeing activities and “Just Be” time for children to enjoy and benefit from the natural world.
We had a wonderful time raising money for Comic Relief. The school was full of superheroes, all doing their part to help others. We enjoyed dressing up as our favourite superheroes, taking part in a school quiz and giggle-a-thon.
There are all sorts of superheroes and our children reminded us of some of them:
This week Fox Class have been enjoying and learning the poem by Edward Lear, The Owl and The Pussycat. They have made puppets of the characters, recited the poem in role and memorised a verse (or more) to perform to their class on Class Dojo. They have discussed the language and narrative of the poem in the live lessons with Miss Ritchie and have really enjoyed some of the nonsense words!
Zoom! Robin Class have had a wonderful week in space. As part of their live remote lessons they have read Whatever Next by Jill Murphy with Miss Perez. They were so excited about flying to space, they wrote their own lists for what to take on a space picnic! Their remote learning has also included lots of work on shapes and they have even made space sandwiches by cutting their sandwiches into different shapes for rockets and planets.
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?