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30 Sep Islington District Football competition

A brand new year and a brand new football team! With just a couple of sessions together before the competition,  I took the boys to Market Road for the Islington District preliminaries. For most of the boys it was their first taste of a competition but with Ethan...

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28 Sep Family Lunch

Sunday 25th October was the first Gillespie Family Lunch. Families were invited to bring their Sunday lunch to the playground and sit and share with others. It was a lovely opportunity for people to socialise together and to welcome new families to our school. People...

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18 Jul Year 2 mini Athletics

On Friday 24th June our budding young athletes in year 2 set off for William Tyndale school for a morning of sporting activities. The events were a mixture of track and field including: sprint, obstacle race and long distance for the track and long jump,...

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15 Jul Sports Day

We had the weather on our side last week for sports day and the sun shone all day at Clissold Park. KS1 headed over to the park in the morning and took part in a range of sporting events including; relay, hurdles, long jump target throw...

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15 Jul Islington Sports Awards

It's not often that we get invited to an awards ceremony but on Monday 11th July we were invited to two! The first one was the Arsenal Community Awards at the Emirates where the mixed football team were presented with certificates for representing Arsenal at...

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07 Jul Y2 visit Highgate Woods

First we walked a long, long way along a path. It took a long time but it was good for our muscles! Half way there we had our beautiful snack on the old train platform. When we got there we ate our lunch. It was...

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06 Jul Inclusion Cricket – Lords

On Thursday 23rd June I took a very excited cricket team to the Capital Kids cricket finals at Lords. The team had been training hard for the last 3 months with Denise to learn this specialised cricket game. The game itself relies on teamwork and no...

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21 Jun Lab_13 in the press

The sweet taste of science "In the summer of 2015, children at Gillespie Primary School in north London, UK, made international news with a double-blind controlled trial that concluded that manuka honey is not effective in preventing colds and minor illnesses. The trial, funded by the...

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25 May Summer Fair Fun

Friends of Gillespie organised another successful Summer Fair on Saturday 21st May. Fun was had by all families and we even managed to stay dry!...

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24 May Year 4 Science Experiments

Last Thursday, we conducted an experiment where we wanted to find out which chocolate would melt fastest. These were our results: Aero: 1:30 dark choc: 1:44.22 Oreo choc: 1:53 white choc with rice crispies: 3:09 milk choc: 2:06 Most of us thought that the white chocolate would melt fastest but we...

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