Friday 9th March - Issue 60


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HEADTEACHER'S MESSAGE

Dear Parents, Carers and Children,

Lent is a time of prayer and reflection and to help us fully understand the depth of Jesus' love for us Year 4, 5 & 6 children visited the Church of Our Lady today to pray the Stations of the Cross.  Thank you to Mrs Jones for leading us in prayer. 

Our year 6 children have now received their secondary school place offers.  Parents will need to confirm by the 15th March 2018 whether or not they wish to accept this offer.  You may accept or decline the offer via the website using your login and password: www.eadmissions.org.uk.  If you do not respond by the 15th March your offer may be withdrawn. Any parents who wish to meet with either myself to discuss their offer must please contact the school office to arrange an appointment.

Thank you to the parents who turned up to our 'Keeping our children safe on line' meeting. It was very informative and we had great feedback from parents. You should all have received your Digital Parenting magazine which has lots of interesting and useful information to help you.  https://www.commonsensemedia.org is a fantastic website which gives helpful information on different games that your child might be using online. It allows you to find out what content they may be viewing and if it is suitable for your child.

We will be hosting a parent workshop on 14th March at 9:00am in the bottom hall - please see details below.  Parents will explore the benefits of the use of positive discipline and communication with their children. They will have the opportunity to make a routine chart to support children in planning their days and making decisions.  Places are limited to 15 so please register your interest with the school office.

I have noticed that children are regularly being collected late from after school clubs.  I wish to remind parents that they need to collect their children promptly at the end of sessions - if not, it may result in their child losing their place in the club.

On Thursday 1st March, despite the freezing weather, St. Edward's was transformed into a book character wonderland!  There were some particularly great outfits this year and it was a pleasure to see the whole school enjoying a day dedicated to reading and all things literate!  There are some wonderful pictures below. I hope that every St. Edward's child will put their book token to good use so don't forget to visit a book store soon!

Wishing all our St. Edward's mothers and grandmothers a wonderful Mother's Day on Sunday!

Have a lovely weekend!

Best wishes,

Miss C O'Connor


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

CLASS ASSEMBLIES

Parents are warmly invited to attend their child's class assembly.  Class assemblies are held on Thursdays at 9:00am in the top hall.

26th March - Palm Sunday Liturgy - Class 8

28th March - Maundy Thursday Liturgy - Class 9

29th March - Good Friday Liturgy - Class 11

 

MARCH DATES

14th March - Parent Workshop: Rewards and Routines 9:00-11:00am.  Please register with school office

26th March - Class 8 - Palm Sunday Liturgy

28th March - Class 9 - Maundy Thursday Liturgy

29th March - Class 11 - Good Friday Liturgy 

29th March - School closes for Easter holiday at 1:30pm

APRIL DATES

17th April - Children return to school - please be in playground by 8:55am

18th April - Class 8 visit Chelsea Physic Garden

20th April - Class 7 visit Chelsea Physic Garden


WEDNESDAY

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SELF-GIVING

Dear Lord Jesus,  thank you for giving your life for us.  Thank you too for all the kind people in our community who show us your way of love and self-giving. Amen.


ATTENDANCE

Well done to FS2 on achieving 96.4% attendance and an extra special well done to class 9 on achieving 100% attendance!

PUNCTUALITY

Children should be in the school playground before 8:55 ready for the bell to ring and seated in class ready to learn by 9:00am.  Children should not be arriving at school at this time. It is essential that children attend school punctually if they are to achieve their potential. Lateness not only adversely affects a child's attainment but also their personal and social skills and makes it difficult for them to settle for the day. They are also missing valuable learning time.  Lessons start promptly and when children arrive late in the classroom it becomes disruptive.  Punctuality is an important life skill so please help your child with this.

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EVERY MINUTE COUNTS


NOTICES AND REMINDERS

Class 10's Assembly - World Book Day

Class 10 held a special assembly all about World Book Day.  They told us how it is celebrated in schools all around the world and is a celebration of all books, authors and illustrators!  Everyone can enjoy reading - it feeds your imagination, is a great way to relax and to learn!  Thank you class 10 for a brilliant assembly!

 

Class 12's Assembly - Internet Safety

Class 12 presented a very informative and interesting assembly all about internet safety.  We all use the internet daily and so it is very important that we are aware of how to do so safely. Thank you class 12 - you shared some very useful and practical tips on how everyone can use social media and the web responsibly!

 

WE Day at Wembley Arena

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On Wednesday 14 children from Year 4, 5 and 6 were given the exciting opportunity to go to ‘We Day’ at Wembley Arena.  We Day is an annual series of stadium-sized events, bringing together over 160,000 students and teachers with leading social activists, cultural icons and musicians to celebrate the power of young people to create positive change. This year's inspirational speakers included Katie Piper (author, charity campaigner and TV presenter), Musharaf Asghar (from Educating Yorkshire), Princesses Eugenie & Beatrice.  They spoke about their extraordinary stories of leadership and change, hoping to inspire the next generation to make a difference. There were performances by musicians Tokio Myers, Alexandra Burke and The Tenors with the Kenyan Boys Choir. The atmosphere inside the arena was amazing with everyone singing, dancing the WE Day dance and cheering!

'When we went to a WE DAY concert very important people from Britain talked about our rights.  They said we should stand up to a bully and we should have our rights.  There were people who shared their past problems and they told everyone how they fixed their problems.  Some people made their own charity to fix their problems and now they feel free.  We heard people like Harvy and Tokio Myers perform for us.  We has so much fun!'  By Woud

 

Year 4 explore maths in art!

Year 4 had a school trip to the Courtauld Gallery and had the chance of observing and discussing different art work. Therefore, Anabel from the gallery came to visit us this week for a follow up activity where children had a chance of observing links between Art and Maths. Children created symmetric shapes, angles, shapes and observed this in some elements of Nature. During the sessions the children used printing to explore symmetries, tessellations and  rotation. They used compasses and created clay tessellations applying what they learnt. The final works were fantastic and the children ad lots of fun during Maths!

 

Class 7's Air Quality Project

On Thursday Class  7 welcomed Holly back from Sustrans. This session we focused on writing a song to show what we have learnt about air pollution. We worked really hard to think of words linked to air pollution and then rhymes that we could use to write our lyrics. We then put these together in groups and presented them back to the class. We are looking forward to putting the words to music and then producing a music video!

 

Year 3 - Mountain Studies

This week Year 3 have been learning about why water is essential to survival. The children have been doing a comparison study and been thinking about living in the mountains in the Kumaon. In the Kumaon people have very different access to water. They have to go and fetch it from wells, standpipes or rivers rather than having it piped into their homes. Year 3 took the opportunity to go outside and explore how it would feel to have to fetch all the water they needed. It was very tiring! 

 

World Book Day 2018

This year we ceelbrated the 21st World Book Day, and on Thursday 1st March, children of all ages came together to appreciate reading.  The main aim of World Book Day in the UK and Ireland is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own.  I sure you can tell from the pictures that the whole of St. Edward's had fantastic fun!

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The following children received certificated for their excellent World Book Day costumes:

FS1 – Nyeem, FS2 – Maja

Class 3 – Ethan, Class 4 – Ransom, Class 5 – Luca

Class 7 – Latifa, Class 8 – Iris

Class 9 – Poshya, Class 10 – Alfie

Class 11 – Tommy, Class 12 – Isabella

Class 13 – Jemima, Class 14 – Mohamed

 

Class 4 visit our local library

Class 4 went to Church Street Library to see a performance called Young Herbert's Horrors. They had a great time seeing the show! Here is what some of the children thought about the performance:

"I liked when Herbert found his mum!"  Reese 

"I liked when Herbert never ate his vegetables!" Sarah 

"My favourite part was when the flag was a silly flag!" Sinuo 

 

Art Club

Our Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children have been very busy painting and creating in art club - they made wonderful surprises for Mother's Day!  

 

Parent Workshop

St. Edward's will be hosting a parent workshop on Wednesday 14th March.  If you are interested in attending, please register with the school office - places limited to 15.

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ACHIEVEMENT CERTIFICATES

 Congratulations to the children who received certificates at this morning's achievement assembly!  Keep up the good work!

Congratulations to the children who received certificates at this morning's achievement assembly!  Keep up the good work!


HOUSE POINTS

Well done to Southwell on winning the house cup this week!