Friday 16th November - Issue 86

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HEADTEACHER’S MESSAGE

Dear Parents, Carers and Children,

Today we took part in ‘Children in Need ’ and it’s great to see our school support this worthy charity by dressing in our most colourful clothes - thank you. All donations will go towards BBC Children in Need who perform invaluable work helping children in the UK.

A big thank you also to everyone who supported our cake sale yesterday - either by donating cakes or buying cake to enjoy! Our PTA work very hard to organise these events that not only bring our community together, but raise much needed funds for our school. I will let you know in next week’s newsletter the amount made and as always, monies raised will directly benefit the children of St. Edward’s.

Good attendance enables good learning, helps children to develop friendships and builds confidence. I am very happy with the improvement in attendance that we have made this year so far - keep it up!

Reading is one of the most fundamental skills a child needs to learn to succeed in life and every child at St. Edward’s has a Reading Record book and is given a book to take home and read every day. Please spend some time reading with your child every evening and write a comment and sign their record book. Developing a love of reading is a lifelong gift!

We are looking forward to a production of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ on the 18th December. Our PTA have organised the pantomime as this year’s Christmas event to raise money for our school to improve the technology department. This is an exciting opportunity for children to experience a professionally performed pantomime which I am sure will be very entertaining. Due to fire regulations, we are only able to accommodate children at the event so this may be an ideal opportunity for parents to finish off some last minute Christmas shopping instead. Please read the letter that has been sent home last week and hand the reply slip and ticket payment to the school office by the 30th November.

The School Immunisation Team will be at St. Edward’s on Friday 23rd November to administer the Nasal Flu Vaccine to children in Reception through to Year 5. Parents have until Wednesday the 21st November to return their consent forms.

A gentle reminder of our sickness absence guidelines – if your child is absent suffering from vomiting and/or diarrhea, they must not return to school until at least 48 hours after their last episode. This 48 hour rule is issued by the “Public Health Agency – Guidance on infection control in schools” to help prevent the spread of infections. There are no exceptions to this rule. Thank you for your co operation.

Dinner Money payments – Reception, Year 1 and 2 children are entitled to a free school meal and so no payment is due. For children in Nursery and years 3, 4, 5 and 6, dinner money is payable (£9.50 per week/ £1.90 per day) via ParentPay. Please check your ParentPay account regularly to keep up to date with payments. If your child is changing from packed lunch to school meals or vice versa, the school office needs to be informed in advance.

We have been updating our medical records for this academic year - this has to be done annually. Mr Abbas has sent letters home with those children for whom we require further medical details. Please complete with the necessary information and return to the school office as soon as possible. Thank you.

Thank you for your continued support. Have a lovely weekend.

Best wishes,

Miss Clare 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.

22nd November -  Class 3

 

NOVEMBER DATES

Tuesday 21st November - Deadline to return Nasal Flu Immunisation forms

Thursday 22nd November - Class 3 assembly

Friday 23rd November - Nasal Flu Immunisation for children in Rec to Year 5

Friday 23rd November - Year 5 visit the Science Museum

Tuesday 27th November - Class 3 visit the V&A Museum

Thursday 29th November - MEND session for parents 3:40pm

Friday 30th November - Deadline for pantomime tickets

Friday 30th November - Class 4 visit the V&A Museum

DECEMBER DATES

Sunday 2nd December - First Sunday of Advent

Wednesday 5th December - EYFS Nativity 2:00pm

Wednesday 5th December - Year 6 Advent Mass Westminster Cathedral - this is a ticketed event and unfortunately we are unable to invite parents

Monday 10th December - Year 3 to 6 attend Advent Mass at Our Lady’s

Tuesday 11th December - KS1 Christmas Production 9:30am

Monday 17th December - KS2 Carol Concert at 2:00pm at Our Lady’s, Lisson Grove

Tuesday 18th December - ‘Beauty & the Beast’ Pantomime 3:30 - 4:30pm

Friday 21st December - 1:30pm finish - Christmas Holidays

JANUARY DATES

Tuesday 8th January - Children return to school


THE WEDNESDAY

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FAITHFULNESS

Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for being our faithful friend. Please help us to keep growing in faithfulness to you and to one another. Amen.


ATTENDANCE

Our whole school attendance this week is 95.7%.


NOTICES AND REMINDERS


Class 4’s Assembly

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Class 4 presented a very interesting assembly that looked at ‘Toys through the Ages’. They discussed how toys have changed over the years and the different materials that have been used to make toys. The assembly was rounded off with a lovely song - Jesus you’re our superhero! Well done, class 4 on a brilliant assembly.

‘I liked our assembly because my mum was watching me. I was a bit shy. I tried my best.’ By Shaye

‘I like our assembly because I felt excited and everybody remembered their lines. It was the best assembly ever!’ By Ethan

 

Art Club

In Art Club this week the children have been decorating their own flower pots! They will look lovely in the garden or on the windowsill! 

 

‘BEAUTY & THE BEAST’ PANTOMIME!

Our PTA Christmas fundraising event this year will be a pantomime. It promises to be an exciting and fun event with lots of singing and audience interaction - perfect for children to enjoy! Tickets cost £6.50. For families with more than one child, the cost of additional tickets will be £5.50 each. Please read the letter that has been sent home and return the slip, along with payment to the school office by 30th November. The funds raised will go towards improving our school’s technology department.

 
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CHRISTMAS 2018 PRODUCTIONS

Wednesday 5th December - EYFS Nativity 2:00pm

Tuesday 11th December - KS1 Christmas Production 9:30am

Monday 17th December - KS2 Carol Concert at 2:00pm at Our Lady’s, Lisson Grove


SPORT AT ST. EDWARD’S

Girls Football

Our girls team was invited to QPR to participate in their annual football tournament. The girls made it all the way to the semi-finals! They displayed great skill and sportsmanship. Well done! Thank you to our parent volunteers and to Mr Abbas for coaching the team.

 

Table Tennis

Our table tennis team went to the Greenhouse Centre to compete against other local schools. Overall we came 4th out of nine teams which is a great result. We will keep up the training and we are sure we will do even better next time!

 
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COMMUNITY NOTICES

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ST. EDWARD’S PTA

All parents are automatically part of the St. Edward’s PTA and there are many opportunities for everyone to get involved .

Letters have gone home about our ‘Beauty & the Beast’ pantomime which is happening on Tuesday the 18th December for St. Edward’s children. This is a ticketed event so please return the reply slip along with the payment to the school office by the 30th November. The proceeds will be used to improve our school’s technology department.

Our ‘World on a Plate’ event will be happening in the Spring Term so please keep a look out for further information closer to the time.

Did you know that whenever you buy anything online you could be raising a free donation for St. Edward’s Catholic Primary School PTA? There are over 3,100 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation when you shop with them, including Amazon, John Lewis and Sainsbury's and it doesn't cost you a penny extra!

To get started, all you have to do is:

  1. Join.
    Head to easyfundraising, search for St Edwards RC Primary School PTA - London and sign up for free.

  2. Shop.
    Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first, pick the retailer you want and start shopping.

  3. Raise.
    After you've checked out, that retailer will make a donation to us and it won't cost you a penny extra!

Please help us by giving more than a gift - there are no catches or hidden charges and St Edwards CATHOLIC Primary School PTA  will be really grateful for your donations.


Thank you to all our families for their continued support.


ACHIEVEMENT CERTIFICATES

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Congratulations to all children who received certificates at this morning’s achievement assembly!

 

Mathletics

This week the proud recipients of gold mathletics certificates are: Ava, Miley, Niala and Salma. Well done! Keep up the good work!


HOUSE POINTS

More are our house cup winners this week. Well done!


Friday 9th November - Issue 85

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HEADTEACHER’S MESSAGE

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Dear Parents, Carers and Children,

It was wonderful to see all of the parents at our Parent evenings this week, class teachers enjoyed meeting with you to discuss your children’s progress. Parents who were unable to make the evenings, please contact the school office or speak with your child’s teacher to arrange a meeting. Children have settled in well this school year and I am very pleased with the standard of work they are producing. The ‘soft start’ to our mornings is leading to a more productive start to the day and we are seeing the benefits of this in the classroom.

The full report from our recent Ofsted inspection has now been published. I am pleased to say that we remain a ‘Good’ school and I would encourage you to read the report which is available here.

This Sunday is Remembrance Sunday when we all spare a thought and say a prayer for those who have made sacrifices in times of war. Thank you to everyone who has donated towards our poppy appeal. The money raised will go to the Royal British Legion. On Monday our school will observe a 2 minute silence.

I look forward to seeing you at our cake sale next Thursday 15th November. Weather permitting, we will be in the KS2 playground under the awning from 3:30 - 4:30 pm. Donations of baked goods are greatly appreciated please. Thank you to our PTA and to all our families for your ongoing support.

Friday the 16th November is Children in Need Day and St. Edward’s has always enjoyed supporting this very worthy cause. This year we will be dressing up in colourful clothes for the day and I ask that children please bring in a £1 donation. I look forward to seeing all the bright outfits!

Our PTA have organised an exciting Christmas event for St. Edward’s children - a ‘Beauty & the Beast’ pantomime. The performance will be in the top hall on the 18th December and is the Christmas event to raise money for our school to improve the technology department. Please read the letter that has been sent home and hand the reply slip and payment to the school office by the 30th November.

This half term is always a particularly busy one as we start the countdown to Christmas so please make a note of some important upcoming dates that can be found below. Please note the change in time of the KS1 Christmas production.

Last, but not least, we bid farewell to Miss Poulantza who is leaving St. Edward’s to pursue other ventures. I wish to thank her for her hard work and commitment and wish her the best of luck for the future. We welcome Miss Dolan to St. Edward’s - she will be joining us in Class 7 on Monday and has already been introduced to the children.

Have a lovely weekend.

Best wishes,

Miss Clare 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.

15th November - Class 4

22nd November -  Class 3

 

NOVEMBER DATES

Monday 12th November - Remembrance Assembly 2 minute silence

Thursday 15th November - Class 4 assembly

Thursday 15th November - PTA Cake Sale 3:30 - 4:30pm

Friday 16th November - Children in Need - please wear colourful clothes with £1 donation

Tuesday 21st November - Deadline to return Nasal Flu Immunisation forms

Thursday 22nd November - Class 3 assembly

Friday 23rd November - Nasal Flu Immunisation for children in Rec to Year 5

Friday 23rd November - Year 5 visit the Science Museum

Friday 30th November - Deadline for pantomime tickets

DECEMBER DATES

Sunday 2nd December - First Sunday of Advent

Wednesday 5th December - EYFS Nativity 2:00pm

Wednesday 5th December - Year 6 Advent Mass Westminster Cathedral

Tuesday 11th December - KS1 Christmas Production 9:30am

Monday 17th December - KS2 Carol Concert at 2:00pm at Our Lady’s, Lisson Grove

Tuesday 18th December - ‘Beauty & the Beast’ Pantomime 3:30 - 4:30pm

Friday 21st December - 1:30pm finish - Christmas Holidays

JANUARY DATES

Tuesday 8th January - Children return to school


THE WEDNESDAY

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GIFT

Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for the many gifts you have given us. Please help us to be generous and cheerful in all we do for you and for each other. Amen.


ATTENDANCE

Class 4 and class 8 are our attendance cup winners this week! Our whole school attendance is a brilliant 97.6%. What a fantastic effort!


NOTICES AND REMINDERS

Class 7’s Assembly

The whole school and parents enjoyed a brilliant assembly presented by Class 7. They took us on a journey around the world telling us all about what they have been learning in Topic - Mountains and Rivers. They had such fun sharing their knowledge dressed as explorers and adventurers. Everyone joined in singing at the end of the assembly - well done, class 7!

 

Class 13 visit Pizza Express

On Tuesday, Class 13 went to Pizza Express. Once there, they learnt about the 7 ingredients used to make the pizza dough (including the secret ingredient) and created their own Margarita pizza.  

When they got back to school they used the pizza to help learn about fractions, ratio and angles. It was a fun and delicious maths lesson!

 

Children In Need

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Friday 16th November - come to school dressed in your brightest and most colourful clothes. Please bring a £1 to donate to Children in Need

 
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‘Beauty & the Beast’ Pantomime!

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Our PTA Christmas fundraising event this year will be a pantomime. It promises to be an exciting and fun event with lots of singing and audience interaction - perfect for children to enjoy! Tickets cost £6.50. For families with more than one child, the cost of additional tickets will be £5.50 each. Please read the letter that has been sent home and return the slip, along with payment to the school office by 30th November. The funds raised will go towards improving our school’s technology department.


COMMUNITY NOTICES

 
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ST. EDWARD’S PTA

All parents are automatically part of the St. Edward’s PTA and there are many opportunities for everyone to get involved .

Please support our Cake Sale which is happening on Thursday 15th November at 3:30 - 4:30pm in the KS2 playground. We are appealing for donations of baked goods please and we hope to see you there!

Letters have gone home about our ‘Beauty & the Beast’ pantomime which is happening on Tuesday the 18th December for St. Edward’s children. This is a ticketed event so please return the reply slip along with the payment to the school office by the 30th November. The proceeds will be used to improve our school’s technology department.

Our ‘World on a Plate’ event will be happening in the Spring Term so please keep a look out for further information closer to the time.

Did you know that whenever you buy anything online you could be raising a free donation for St. Edward’s Catholic Primary School PTA? There are over 3,100 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation when you shop with them, including Amazon, John Lewis and Sainsbury's and it doesn't cost you a penny extra!

To get started, all you have to do is:

  1. Join.
    Head to easyfundraising, search for St Edwards RC Primary School PTA - London and sign up for free.

  2. Shop.
    Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first, pick the retailer you want and start shopping.

  3. Raise.
    After you've checked out, that retailer will make a donation to us and it won't cost you a penny extra!

Please help us by giving more than a gift - there are no catches or hidden charges and St Edwards CATHOLIC Primary School PTA  will be really grateful for your donations.


Thank you to all our families for their continued support.


ACHIEVEMENT CERTIFICATES

 Congratulations to all children who received certificates at this morning’s achievement assembly.

Congratulations to all children who received certificates at this morning’s achievement assembly.

 
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Noor was once again the worthy recipient of a gold Mathletics certificate. Keep up the good work Noor!


HOUSE POINTS

Well done, More on winning the house cup again this week!


Friday 2nd November - Issue 84

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HEADTEACHER’S MESSAGE

Dear Parents, Carers and Children,

Welcome back to the second half of the autumn term - I trust you had a restful and safe half term break. With the winter weather settling in, I ask that all children please come to school dressed for the cold - full winter uniform (including blue coat with school logo), tie, hat, scarves and gloves. Please ensure that all items of clothing are clearly labelled with your child’s name. Visit Ace Clothing to purchase uniform and have it delivered free of charge to the school on Tuesdays.

Yesterday was All Saints’ Day and we joined St. Joseph’s for Mass at Our Lady’s to honour those who have passed on to the Kingdom of Heaven. I was very impressed with how respectfully the children participated and their beautiful singing - well done! Thank you to Fr. Jeff for celebrating Mass with us.

Parent/Teacher evenings are taking place next week. Thank you to all parents who have already booked a slot to meet with their child’s class teacher. If you have not done so yet, there is still time to book your appointment online at Parents Evening System using the details sent home before half term. If you need assistance or have misplaced your booking code please contact the school office.

At the Parent/Teacher evenings on Wednesday and Thursday, parents are invited to sample school meals and meet staff from Principals Caterers - please do come along to the lower hall to try some of the delicious food that is freshly prepared in our school kitchen.

The Immunisation Team will be visiting St. Edward’s on the 23rd November to offer the Nasal Flu Immunisation to all children in Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4 and Year 5. Letters and information have been sent home so please complete the consent form and return to the school office by the 21st November. More information about the nasal flu vaccination can be found here.

The 11th November is Remembrance Day and as in previous years our year 6 children will be selling poppies in the playground after school - all monies raised will go to the Royal British Legion who provides lifelong support for the Armed Forces community.

Thursday 15th November - our PTA will be holding a cake sale for the whole school from 3:30 pm-4:30 pm. Please come along and support our school community. Donations of baked goods greatly appreciated or just come along on the day to enjoy! All welcome.

Some of you may have noticed the new scooter and bike racks that have been installed under the awning next to class 4. The school managed to purchase the much needed racks after receiving a donation from Waitrose. A very big thank you to one of our parents, Miss Freiter who kindly nominated St. Edward’s for the award. The racks will provide easy and secure storage for all our children who travel to and from school on their bikes and scooters. Please use these instead of placing items behind the railings next to class 3.

St. Edward’s enjoys close links with the Greenhouse Centre, Bell Street and many of our children attend table tennis sessions there. They are offering a free homework club - please see below for details.

A very big well done and congratulations to class 8 who have been awarded a special trophy for their fantastic attendance - 100% three weeks in a row! They will also be enjoying a treat from Mr. Clough. Class 8 have set a wonderful challenge for the rest of our school to take up!

And lastly, congratulations to all children in More house as you are the half term house cup champions! House points are awarded to children for many reasons - good work, politeness, kindness and helpfulness. It is wonderful that our children take pride in displaying these admirable qualities!

Have a lovely weekend.

Best wishes,

Miss Clare 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.

8th November - Class 7

15th November - Class 4

22nd November -  Class 3

 

NOVEMBER DATES

Tuesday 6th November - Class 13 visit Pizza Express

Tuesday 6th November - Class 2 Parents Evening 3:40-5:50pm

Wednesday 7th November - Parents Evening 3:40 - 5:50pm

Wednesday 7th November - Parents Food Tasting Session - Principals Caterers 3:40 - 5:50pm

Thursday 8th November - Class 7 assembly

Thursday 8th November - Parents Evening 3:40-5:50pm

Thursday 8th November - Parents Food Tasting Session - Principals Caterers 3:40 - 5:50pm

Monday 12th November - Remembrance Assembly 2 minute silence

Thursday 15th November - Class 4 assembly

Thursday 15th November - PTA Cake Sale 3:30 - 4:30pm

Tuesday 21st November - Deadline to return Nasal Flu Immunisation forms

Thursday 22nd November - Class 3 assembly

Friday 23rd November - Nasal Flu Immunisation for children in Rec to Year 5

DECEMBER DATES

Sunday 2nd December - First Sunday of Advent

Wednesday 5th December - EYFS Nativity 2:00pm

Wednesday 5th December - Year 6 Advent Mass Westminster Cathedral

Tuesday 11th December - KS1 Christmas Production 2:00pm

Monday 17th December - KS2 Carol Concert at 2:00pm

Friday 21st December - 1:30pm finish - Christmas Holidays

JANUARY DATES

Tuesday 8th January - Children return to school


THE WEDNESDAY

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LOVE

Dear Lord Jesus, help us to love others as we love ourselves. Please help us to see that other people have needs too, and to love you through loving them. Amen


ATTENDANCE

Our whole school attendance this week is 96.44% - a very good effort! A very special well done has to go to class 8 who have again achieved a fantastic 100%! Class 8 will be receiving a special trophy for their excellent attendance.

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Class 8 celebrate another week of 100% attendance.


NOTICES AND REMINDERS

Class 8’s Assembly

Class 8 presented a fantastic assembly all about the ‘Amazing Body’! The assembly reflected on different muscles and bones in our body and how to eat healthily and stay fit! Everyone enjoyed the informative and energetic assembly, but the best bit was definitely class 8’s brilliant singing!

 

Year 6 visit Pizza Express

On Wednesday class 14 went to Pizza Express where we learnt how to make pizza. We spoke about the importance of a balanced diet and healthy eating! In Maths we used our pizzas to make fractions, equivalent fractions and developed our understanding of ratios! We had lots of fun! 

By Malik and Halleluya 

 

St. Edward’s enjoy the Daily Mile!

The Daily Mile is a social, non-competitive activity that all children can take part in. At St. Edward’s classes take it in turns to run (or walk) for 15 minutes, with most children averaging a mile, or more. Afterwards children return to class ready to learn. It helps to improve fitness and encourages children to be aware of their health.

 

Bike and Scooter Storage

Our new bike and scooter storage can be found next to class 4. Please use these racks to park your bike or scooter!


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COMMUNITY NOTICES

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ST. EDWARD’S PTA

All parents are automatically part of the St. Edward’s PTA and there are many opportunities for everyone to get involved.

Did you know that whenever you buy anything online you could be raising a free donation for St. Edward’s Catholic Primary School PTA? There are over 3,100 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation when you shop with them, including Amazon, John Lewis and Sainsbury's and it doesn't cost you a penny extra!

To get started, all you have to do is:

  1. Join.
    Head to easyfundraising, search for St Edwards RC Primary School PTA - London and sign up for free.

  2. Shop.
    Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first, pick the retailer you want and start shopping.

  3. Raise.
    After you've checked out, that retailer will make a donation to us and it won't cost you a penny extra!

Please help us by giving more than a gift - there are no catches or hidden charges and St Edwards CATHOLIC Primary School PTA  will be really grateful for your donations.


Our ever popular ‘World on a Plate’ event will be happening in the Spring Term so please keep a look out for further information closer to the time.

Thank you to all our families for their continued support.


ACHIEVEMENT CERTIFICATES

 Well done to all children who received certificates at this morning’s achievement assembly!

Well done to all children who received certificates at this morning’s achievement assembly!

 
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Well done Noor on being awarded with a gold Mathletics certificate!


HOUSE POINTS

Well done to More on not only winning the house cup this week but for being our house champions last half term!


Friday 19th October - Issue 83

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HEADTEACHER’S MESSAGE

Dear Parents, Carers and Children,

Parent/Teacher Consultations for this term have been scheduled for Wednesday 7th November and Thursday 8th November (Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th for Class 2). This is an important opportunity for you to discuss your child’s progress with their class teacher and I hope that all parents will take up the opportunity to do so. We will continue to use the online booking procedure called Parents Evening System where parents can select and print off their own appointment times. Letters were sent home yesterday detailing how to book an appointment. I do ask for parents’ co-operation in arriving punctually. Thank you.

At The Parents Evenings (Wednesday and Thursday), there will be food tasting sessions hosted by Principals Caterers. Parents are invited to come and try the food that is freshly prepared in our school kitchen for our children’s dinners. Please do come along and meet the staff who serve our school meals and sample some of the dishes from our lunch menu.

A reminder to our Year 6 parents that the deadline for secondary school applications is the 31st October. Please ensure your application is submitted via eAdmissions if you have not done so already.

The upcoming half term promises to be a busy one so please make a note of the dates below for your diary.

Next week is our school half term, children return to school on Monday 29th October and must please be dressed in full winter uniform. Visit Ace Clothing to purchase any necessary items of uniform. Please also ensure that all items of uniform are clearly labeled with your child’s name.

Have a lovely weekend and a restful, safe half term.

Best wishes,

Miss Clare 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.

1st November - Class 8

8th November - Class 7

15th November - Class 4

22nd November -  Class 3

 

OCTOBER DATES

Monday 22nd October - Friday 26th October - Half term break

Monday 29th October - School reopens for children

 

NOVEMBER DATES

Thursday 1st November - Class 8 assembly

Tuesday 6th November - Class 14 visit Pizza Express

Tuesday 6th November - Class 2 Parents Evening

Wednesday 7th November - Class 13 visit Pizza Express

Wednesday 7th November - Parents Evening 3:40 - 5:50pm

Wednesday 7th November - Parents Food Tasting Session - Principals Caterers 3:40 - 5:50pm

Thursday 8th November - Class 7 assembly

Thursday 8th November - Parents Evening 3:40-5:50pm

Thursday 8th November - Parents Food Tasting Session - Principals Caterers 3:40 - 5:50pm

Monday 12th November - Remembrance Assembly 2 minute silence

Thursday 15th November - Class 4 assembly

Thursday 15th November - PTA Cake Sale 3:30 - 4:30pm

Thursday 22nd November - Class 3 assembly

DECEMBER DATES

Sunday 2nd December - First Sunday of Advent

Wednesday 5th December - EYFS Nativity 2:00pm

Wednesday 5th December - Year 6 Advent Mass Westminster Cathedral

Tuesday 11th December - KS1 Christmas Production 2:00pm

Friday 21st December - 1:30pm finish - Christmas Holidays

JANUARY DATES

Tuesday 8th January - Children return to school


THE WEDNESDAY

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GREATNESS

Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for all the great people in our world. Please help us to grow in greatness through putting others first. Amen.


ATTENDANCE

Our whole school attendance this week is 97% - well done! Congratulations to class 8 on achieving 100% attendance this week and class 12 were a close second with 99.2%.


NOTICES AND REMINDERS

Class 9’s Assembly

Class 9 presented a thought provoking assembly about their studies of the rain forest. They have been reading the ‘Great Kapok Tree’ by Lynne Cherry which is a story about rain forest conservation which highlights how important it is for human kind to look after the forests of the world. Thank you Class 9 - your excellent assembly was enjoyed by all!


ST. EDWARD’S PTA

All parents are automatically part of the St. Edward’s PTA and there are many opportunities for everyone to get involved .

Did you know that whenever you buy anything online you could be raising a free donation for St. Edward’s Catholic Primary School PTA? There are over 3,100 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation when you shop with them, including Amazon, John Lewis and Sainsbury's and it doesn't cost you a penny extra!

To get started, all you have to do is:

  1. Join.
    Head to easyfundraising, search for St Edwards RC Primary School PTA - London and sign up for free.

  2. Shop.
    Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first, pick the retailer you want and start shopping.

  3. Raise.
    After you've checked out, that retailer will make a donation to us and it won't cost you a penny extra!

Please help us by giving more than a gift - there are no catches or hidden charges and St Edwards CATHOLIC Primary School PTA  will be really grateful for your donations.


Here are some of our PTA’s upcoming events:

Thursday 15th November: PTA cake sale for the whole school 3:30 pm-4:30 pm. All welcome.

Our ever popular ‘World on a Plate’ event will be happening in the Spring Term so please keep a look out for further information closer to the time.

Thank you to all our families for their continued support.


COMMUNITY NOTICES


ACHIEVEMENT CERTIFICATES

 Congratulations to all children who received certificates at our achievement assemblies.

Congratulations to all children who received certificates at our achievement assemblies.

 
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Our St. Edward’s Hockey team were awarded with certificates to mark their excellent performance at last week’s tournament.

 
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Well done to Tiffany on receiving her second gold Mathletics certificate two weeks running! Congratulations and keep up the good work!


HOUSE POINTS

Campion were our house trophy winners last week. Congratulations!

Well done More on winning the house cup this week!


Friday 12th October - Issue 82

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HEADTEACHER'S MESSAGE

Dear Parents, Carers and Children,

Happy St. Edward’s day! 13th October is the Feast of St. Edward, our school’s patron saint, and so our usual Friday achievement assembly was replaced with an assembly celebrating this special feast. We learnt some facts about Edward the Confessor’s life and his achievements as the King of England. Why not take a trip to Westminster Abbey to visit his shrine, and find out more about him?

You may have noticed the Coram Life Bus in our school car park this week on it’s annual visit to our school. All classes have enjoyed their time with Sarah and Harold the giraffe in the mobile classroom and they have been learning about the human body - how to keep safe and healthy - all in an engaging, interactive environment. Thank you to all parents who attended the parent session on Wednesday - we had a good turn out and Sarah enjoyed having you aboard the bus. We love having Sarah and Harold visit us and look forward to seeing them again next year!

Our whole school attendance this week is an impressive 97.4%. Let’s aim to keep this up all year. Children achieve better when they go to school all day, every day. They learn better, make friends and are happier. Missing school means missing out!

A reminder to our Year 6 parents that the deadline for secondary school applications is fast approaching. Please make sure that your online application is submitted by the 31st October via eAdmissions. Parents who are needing further advice or support please make an appointment to see me through Mrs Gashi.

Please note that the week of the 22nd October is half term break. Children return to school on Monday 29th October. See below for information on half term activities in the local area.

Have a lovely weekend.

Best wishes,

Miss Clare 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.

18th October - Class 9

1st November - Class 8

8th November - Class 7

15th November - Class 4

22nd November -  Class 3

 

OCTOBER DATES

Thursday 18th October - Class 9 assembly

Friday 19th October - school closes for half term break

Monday 22nd October - Friday 26th October - Half term break

 

NOVEMBER DATES

Monday 29th October - School reopens for children

Thursday 1st November - Class 8 assembly

Tuesday 6th November - Class 14 visit Pizza Express

Wednesday 7th November - Class 13 visit Pizza Express

Wednesday 7th November - Parents Evening 3:40 - 5:50pm - details to follow

Thursday 8th November - Parents Evening 3:40-5:50pm - details to follow

Thursday 8th November - Class 7 assembly

Monday 12th November - Remembrance Assembly 2 minute silence

Thursday 15th November - Class 4 assembly

Thursday 15th November - PTA Cake Sale 3:30 - 4:30pm

Thursday 22nd November - Class 3 assembly

DECEMBER DATES

Sunday 2nd December - First Sunday of Advent

Wednesday 5th December - EYFS Nativity 2:00pm

Wednesday 5th December - Year 6 Advent Mass Westminster Cathedral

Tuesday 11th December - KS1 Christmas Production 2:00pm

Friday 21st December - 1:30pm finish - Christmas Holidays

JANUARY DATES

Tuesday 8th January - Children return to school


THE WEDNESDAY

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HAPPINESS

Dear Lord Jesus, may our family be rich in love and filled with the happiness which comes from serving you and others. Amen.


NOTICES AND REMINDERS

CLASS 10’S ASSEMBLY

Class 10 have been tracing Jesus’ family tree.  It is easy to forget that Jesus had a family just like us and it was interesting to see who was a part of Jesus’ ancestry.  Class 10 reminded us that we are all part of God’s family too and that when we are kind to others, they are kind to us.  Class 10 finished their assembly with a catchy song ‘Count on Me’ which got us all singing along!   Well done, class 10!

 

Coram Life Bus

Coram Life Education is the leading provider of health and wellbeing education to almost half a million children across the UK. ‘Helping Children Make Healthy Choices’ is the underlying message of the interactive and creative sessions delivered by Sarah and Harold the Giraffe on the Life Bus.

 

ADMISSIONS TO SECONDARY SCHOOL, RECEPTION AND NURSERY 2019

Parents of Year 6 pupils need to have their secondary school applications submitted via eAdmissions by October 31st.  Please see your Local Authority website for information on secondary schools and details on how to complete your application. If there are any year 6 parents who have not met with Miss O’Connor to discuss their application, please contact Mrs Gashi to arrange a convenient time.

If your child was born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015, he or she will be starting reception in primary school from September 2019.  The eAdmissions website is open for you to start your online application. You will need to submit your application by the 15 January 2019.   You can find more information here.

If your child was born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016, they will be eligible to start Nursery in September 2019. Please collect a form from the school office or visit our admissions page to download a form and read our school admission policy.

 

Art Club

I look forward to our weekly Art Club update as I am always very impressed by the artistic skill displayed by our Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children. The most important aspect is that they gain a sense of achievement out out of doing such a fun activity. This week they were finger painting different designs.

 

SPORT

Westminster Hockey Tournament

On Tuesday a group of children participated in a hockey tournament. We had a great time and enjoyed ourselves. The more we played the more we understood the game and became better at it! Although it was fun, it was also quite challenging. As a team we would like to thank Mrs Tan and Mr Abbas for taking us to Paddington Recreation, for encouraging us in our game and for treating us to an ice cream! We had a great time and look forward to doing it again in the future.

Below is a letter from the Safer Westminster Partnership of the City Council and Metropolitan Police Service to parents regarding the build up to Halloween and Bonfire Night.


ST. EDWARD’S PTA

All parents are automatically part of the St. Edward’s PTA and there are many opportunities for everyone to get involved .

Did you know that whenever you buy anything online you could be raising a free donation for St. Edward’s Catholic Primary School PTA? There are over 3,100 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation when you shop with them, including Amazon, John Lewis and Sainsbury's and it doesn't cost you a penny extra!

To get started, all you have to do is:

  1. Join.
    Head to easyfundraising, search for St Edwards RC Primary School PTA - London and sign up for free.

  2. Shop.
    Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first, pick the retailer you want and start shopping.

  3. Raise.
    After you've checked out, that retailer will make a donation to us and it won't cost you a penny extra!

Please help us by giving more than a gift - there are no catches or hidden charges and St Edwards CATHOLIC Primary School PTA  will be really grateful for your donations.


Here are some of our PTA’s upcoming events:

Thursday 15th November: PTA cake sale for the whole school 3:30 pm-4:30 pm. All welcome.

Our ever popular ‘World on a Plate’ event will be happening in the Spring Term so please keep a look out for further information closer to the time.

Thank you to all our families for their continued support.


COMMUNITY NOTICES

 
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