Friday 24th May - Issue 108

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HEADTEACHER’S MESSAGE

Dear Parents, Carers and Children,

Sunday’s Gospel will remind us that Jesus will always be there for us - he gives us the gift of peace. We can share God’s peace by being kind to one another, promoting respect and living in friendship with others.

Sadly Mrs Moon, our Deputy Headteacher, will be leaving us at the end of the academic year to start a new role as Deputy Headteacher closer to her home. She is a much loved and valued member of our school community where the children are always at the heart of all she does. I am sure you will join me in thanking Mrs Moon for her dedicated work and positive contribution to St. Edward’s over the last 13 years and wish her all the very best for the future.

I am pleased to inform you that as of September our Executive Headteacher will be Mr Martin Tissot, Ms Anne Thomas will be our Headteacher and Mr Jason Smith will be our Deputy Headteacher. Mrs Sonia Gomes, our Assistant Headteacher, and Mr Darren Clough, our Inclusion Manger, will continue in their roles as part of St. Edward’s Senior Leadership team. Please ensure that you read the letter which has been sent home today for more information.

Thank you to everyone who supported our cake sale we raised £128 in support of MIND. Your generosity is greatly appreciated and will go towards helping a very worthy cause - supporting people who struggle with their mental health and families and friends who are affected. Thank you Miss Gaebler and Miss Wilson-Fyall for organising the event.

Earlier this week a text message was sent out regarding the increase in number of cases of measles that have been reported recently. Please see below for information that has been provided to schools by Public Health England.

Have a lovely half term break and I look forward to seeing you on Tuesday the 4th June.

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.

Thursday 13th June - Class 4

Thursday 20th June - Class 3

MAY DATES

Monday 27th - Friday 31st May - Half term break

JUNE DATES

Monday 3rd June - INSET Day

Thursday 6th June - Class 8 visit the library

Wednesday 12th June - MEND Coffee Morning 9:00am - all parents invited

Thursday 13th June - Class 4 Assembly

Thursday 13th June - Class 7 visit the library

Tuesday 18th June - Year 6 go to Westminster Cathedral - Adoremus Mass

Wednesday 19th June - KS2 Sports Day at Regents Park

Thursday 20th June - Class 3 Assembly

Thursday 20th June - Class 4 visit the library

Friday 21st June - EYFS Sports Day

Tuesday 25th June - KS1 Sports Day

Wednesday 26th June - Induction for Reception/Nursery September 2019 at 2:00pm

Thursday 27th June - Class 3 visit the library

JULY DATES

Monday 1st July - Class 12 visit Chelsea Physic Garden

Wednesday 3rd July - Reception Graduation Ceremony 2:00pm

Thursday 4th July - Class 10 visit the library

Wednesday 10th July - Year 6 End of Year Production 2:00pm

Thursday 11th July - Year 6 Leavers’ Disco 4:30 - 6:30pm

Tuesday 16th July - Year 6 Leavers’ Mass at 2:00pm

Thursday 18th July - Year 6 Leavers’ Assembly 9:00am

Thursday 19th July - School ends at 1:30pm


THE WEDNESDAY

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PEACE

Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for sending the Holy Spirit so that we can know your perfect peace. Please help us to share that peace with others. Amen.


ATTENDANCE

Class 1 and Class 14 are our attendance trophy winners with both classes achieving a brilliant 99%! Keep it up! Our whole school attendance for this week is 96.4%.


NOTICES AND REMINDERS

Class 2’s Assembly

This half term our theme is 'strength of mind'. In our assembly we shared what having a positive mindset means. Positive mindset is about how you think and feel, rather than what you can or cannot do.  In class 2 we are always trying new things. We know that we can be as brilliant as anybody else. You can be a genius, if you believe you can!  We are, motivated, dedicated, enthusiastic, keen, hard-working and positive.  We keep trying, take pride in our work, tackle new challenges and ask for help if we need to .  We believe in ourselves.  We know that mistakes are OK and have changed our mindset to I can do it.  

 

Measles Information

MIND Cake Sale

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A very BIG thank you to everyone who donated to and supported our charity cake sale. The £128 raised will go to MIND mental health charity. Miss Wilson-Fyall and Miss Gaebler

Marian Procession

May is the month of Mary.  Each year in May, we crown the statue of Our Lady.  Class 2 lead a procession around the playground, to the statue of Our Lady in the prayer garden.  Children were invited to bring in flowers to put at the feet of the statue of Our Lady.  

Art Club

Our Art Club children had great fun this half term creating beautiful pieces of art - especially these lovely decorated bags!

 

Mad Science Assembly

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On Monday, Paul from Mad Science visited us. He presented an interesting assembly loaded with scientific facts and exciting experiments! If your child is interested in joining the Mad Science after school club next half term , please register here.


OUR RE CORNER

This term in class 3 we have been studying the topic 'Holidays and Holy Days'. The children have been reflecting on the different Holy days we have looked at so far, like Christmas and the Easter story. We were very good at recalling key events about these holidays. Then, we started to learn more about the Pentecost and the promise that Jesus made to his disciples about when he goes to heaven to be with his father that God will send the Holy Spirit down in his place to help guide them. As a class we have written a prayer about this during one of our collective worships.

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Dear God, thank you for sending the Holy Spirit to be with us. It helps us to remember what Jesus has done for us and to understand the lessons taught in the Bible. Amen.


SPORT

Kwik Cricket

St. Edward’s girls’ and boys’ cricket teams had a brilliant time participating in the ECB Kwik Cricket Tournament 2019. They displayed great determination and sportsmanship and should be very proud of their performance. Our boys’ team fared particularly well coming second out of 26 competing schools! They proudly showed off their certificates and medals at this morning’s assembly.


COMMUNITY NOTICES

Free Family Community Day – Sunday 30 June

Families are invited to the council’s annual community day on Sunday 30th June from 11am-3pm at Paddington Recreation Ground in Maida Vale. The event is a chance for people from across Westminster to come together and take pride in this vibrant and diverse city. There will be free food, live music, sports and family activities throughout the day for everyone to join in.

 Children can take part in the following free activities:

·         bungee trampolines, face painting, parachute games, soft play, circus skills, skittles and giant games and dance workshops

 There is also lots on for young people, including:

·         Henna arts, meet your Youth MP, Wipe Out challenge, cricket with MCC at Lord’s, beat the goalie, fencing, netball, football and multi-sports, dance workshops, arts and crafts.

 A new health and well-being area will offer advice for parents on healthy eating and keeping active as well as a relaxation area with massage, osteopathy and mindfulness. A food tent will be hosted by Maida Hill Place offering food samples from across the world plus food traders from local markets will be selling street food. A packed schedule of live music will provide a backdrop to the day including Mangrove Steel band, Time Loves Change jazz and West End Gospel Choir plus performances from the Chinese Lion Dancers.

Further information is available at westminster.gov.uk/mywestminster#MWD

 

The Cockpit Theatre

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Fourth Feathers Half Term Activities

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Holland Park Half Term Programme


ACHIEVEMENT

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Congratulations to all children who were awarded with certificates at this morning’s achievement assembly.


HOUSE POINTS

Our house champions with 408 points this week are MORE! Well done!


Friday 17th May - Issue 107

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HEADTEACHER’S MESSAGE

A Big Green “Thank You” to  The Leader of Westminster City Council, Nickie Aiken and Westminster City Council

 .... for all the help given to our school, to counteract the effects of pollution.   From the double yellow lines outside the school gates to the green screen around our playground, you have helped us to reduce the harmful effects generated by road users in our area.  

Westminster Council provided the funding of £26,900  to  enable us to install the green screen around the school. Not only will this help to counteract harmful emissions, it  also provides our children with much needed privacy as they play and enhances  the overall appearance of the school.

 Long before it became such a hot topic in the news, our children were learning about pollution and measuring harmful emissions, when they became involved in 2016 in a local project spearheaded by Mrs Sheila D’Souza, ex-Westminster Councillor, and our previous Vice Chair of Governors. 

They presented their findings, and a petition to Councillor Aiken and officials from Transport for London (TfL), and lobbied for measures to improve the environment in our school. Our campaign to get bus drivers to “switch off “ rather than leave their engines idling whilst on the bus stand in Hayes Place was enthusiastically embraced by pupils, parents and staff and supported by Westminster Council and TfL. It was highlighted in a promotional video for, featuring some of our children and well known actor Nigel Havers.

When we returned to school after the Easter Break, we were very pleased to see that, thanks again to Councillor Aiken’s intervention, the bus stand in Hayes Place was moved well back from our school playground. It is now next to a solid brick wall which should  help to reduce the amount of pollution getting into  our playground.   A proposal to relocate the bus stand completely away from the school and re-route the buses has been produced and is being discussed with TfL.  We do hope TfL will do their bit to help improve the environment for our children.

St. Edward’s will continue to do all it  can to improve the environment for our children  and ask all our families and friends to do the same.


 Dear Parents, Carers and Children,

In this Sunday’s Gospel, we will listen to the words of Jesus at the Last Supper. Jesus gave us all a new commandment - to love one another as He has loved us. Whenever we love and care for one another, we can be sure that God is with us.

A big well done to our year 6 children on completeing their SATs this week! They should all be very proud of themselves for trying their best!

Parents are warmly invited to attend an online safety workshop on Tuesday 21st May at 2:45pm. The workshop will be lead by Belinda Evans who some of you may remember from previous parent information sessions. The workshop promises to be very informative and Belinda will be more than happy to offer advice on any specific concerns that you may have regarding your family’s online safety.

On Thursday 23rd May, there will be a bake sale after school in the playground organised by staff. We are hoping to raise money for MIND charity. This is a charity that supports people who struggle with their mental health and supports families and friends involved. We would like children to bring in a donation of baked goods for this event. We hope to raise lots for this very important charity! 

A reminder that the school photographers will be in on Monday to take class and group photos. Please ensure your child is wearing full and correct summer school uniform.

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.

Wednesday 22nd May - Class 2

Thursday 13th June - Class 4

Thursday 20th June - Class 3

MAY DATES

Monday 20th May - Class and group photographs

Tuesday 21st May - Parent workshop 2:45pm - Staying Safe Online

Wednesday 22nd May - Class 2 Assembly

Thursday 23rd May - Class 12 visit the library

Thursday 23rd May - Cake Sale at 3:30pm in the playground

Monday 27th - Friday 31st May - Half term break

JUNE DATES

Monday 3rd June - INSET Day

Thursday 6th June - Class 8 visit the library

Wednesday 12th June - MEND Coffee Morning 9:00am - all parents invited

Thursday 13th June - Class 4 Assembly

Thursday 13th June - Class 7 visit the library

Tuesday 18th June - Year 6 go to Westminster Cathedral - Adoremus Mass

Wednesday 19th June - KS2 Sports Day at Regents Park

Thursday 20th June - Class 3 Assembly

Thursday 20th June - Class 4 visit the library

Friday 21st June - EYFS Sports Day

Tuesday 25th June - KS1 Sports Day

Wednesday 26th June - Induction for Reception/Nursery September 2019 at 2:00pm

Thursday 27th June - Class 3 visit the library

Friday 28th June - Children Summer Party 1:30pm - 3:15pm

JULY DATES

Monday 1st July - Class 12 visit Chelsea Physic Garden

Wednesday 3rd July - Reception Graduation Ceremony 2:00pm

Thursday 4th July - Class 10 visit the library

Wednesday 10th July - Year 6 End of Year Production 2:00pm

Thursday 11th July - Year 6 Leavers’ Disco 4:30 - 6:30pm

Tuesday 16th July - Yera 6 Leavers’ Mass at 2:00pm

Thursday 18th July - Year 6 Leavers’ Assembly 9:00am

Thursday 19th July - School ends at 1:30pm


THE WEDNESDAY

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LOVE

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


ATTENDANCE

A very big well done to Class 13 on achieving 100% attendance this week!

Our whole school attendance is 95.7%.


NOTICES AND REMINDERS

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Charity Cake Sale

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Please support our cake sale on Thursday 23rd May in the playground after school. Money raised will be donated to MIND charity. This is a charity that supports people who struggle with their mental health and supports families and friends involved. We would like children to bring in a donation of baked goods for this event. We hope to raise lots for this very important charity! 

 

First Holy Communion

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Congratulations to all St. Edward’s children who celebrated their First Holy Communion!  May the Lord's light shine on them always.

 

‘Build a Burger’ Day

On Thursday the whole school got to enjoy delicious burgers. We could choose between beef, chicken and vegetarian plus loads of toppings to build our own burgers - just as we like them! Thank you to Principals for cooking such tasty burgers!

 

Class 10’s Poetry - Friendship

Never a day goes by when I am not thinking of you,

Because I value your friendship

And you’ve proven that it is true.

If I’m having a bad day, I know it will come to an end.

When I see your beautiful smile,

I feel the positive vibes that you send.

The world is a much better place because

Of people just like you,

Who seek to help those in need

And expect nothing for what they do.

I am fortunate to be your friend

And I‘m only a phone call away.

I will always be there for you.

Our friendship is here to stay.

By Emilia, class 10

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You are my friend till the end.

You might just be a person,

But to me you are the world.

You stand by my side,

But when I need help you will arrive.

Since day one it has been the best one.

You make me laugh and cry,

But I always need you by my side!

This is for you Class 10.

You are my best friend!

By Lexie-Lou, class 10

 
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Class Photos

A reminder that the school photographers will be visiting us on Monday to take class and group photos. Please make sure that children are dressed in the full and correct SUMMER uniform.


OUR RE CORNER

This term in class 8 we have been studying the topic 'Energy'. We have been learning about Pentecost and the importance of the symbols 'fire' and 'wind'. Children have been able to retell the story of Pentecost and how the Holy Spirit with it's gifts helps to guide them and help them to make the right choices. Children have created some beautiful pieces of artwork to reflect their vision of the Holy Spirit.


SPORT

Table Tennis

Congratulations to our St. Edward’s children who took part in the London table tennis qualifiers last weekend. Luna  qualified to the knock out stage which meant that she also qualified for the table tennis nationals in Wolverhampton which will take place over the 14 &15 June. We wish her great luck and every success!

 

Class 9 learn life saver skills!

Last week Class 9 practised their life saver skills. They really enjoyed being in the pool and we should be safe knowing that our children our now life savers!


COMMUNITY NOTICES

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ACHIEVEMENT

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Congratulations to all children who received certificates at this morning’s achievement assembly. Certificates are given out in recognition of excellent work, hard effort and helpfulness. Well done!

 

Mathletics

Isabella and Miley are the proud recipients of Mathletics gold certificates. Excellent work!


HOUSE POINTS

Campion are our house champions this week with 588 points! Congratulations - keep up the good work!


Friday 10th May - Issue 106

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HEADTEACHER’S MESSAGE

Dear Parents, Carers and Children,

This Sunday the Gospel will remind us that Jesus is the Good Shepherd and that we can rely on him to guide our lives in the right direction. If we listen to Jesus and follow him, we can live in God’s love to make life better for all around us.

It has been a busy week at St. Edward’s with exciting trips and learning experiences happening. I do hope you enjoy the pictures below.

On Thursday the 16th May, your child is invited to join us for a delicious ‘build a burger’ lunch. For this event, the meal is FREE for all children, however it is necessary to return the reply slip which can be found on the letters that have been sent home today.

We are hoping to host our annual children’s Summer Party on the afternoon of 28th June. The event will only be able to go ahead with the help of parent volunteers. If you are able to assist in the organising of the party and helping out on the day, then please let the school office know. Thank you to the parents who have already volunteered - your continued help and support is very much appreciated!

To all in Year Six, wishing you the very best of luck for your SATS. You have all worked so hard and should be extremely proud of your achievements so far.  All of you have shown a great commitment to your learning and next week is your chance to shine! Relax over the weekend. Good luck!

Have a lovely weekend!

Best wishes,

Miss 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.

Wednesday 22nd May - Class 2

Thursday 13th June - Class 4

Thursday 20th June - Class 3

MAY DATES

Monday 13th - Thursday 16th May - Year 6 SATS

Thursday 16th May - ‘Burger Day’ - letters with details have been sent home today

Thursday 16th May - Class 12 visit the library

Monday 20th May - Class and group photographs

Tuesday 21st May - Parent workshop 2:45pm - Staying Safe Online

Wednesday 22nd May - Class 2 Assembly

Thursday 23rd May - Class 9 visit the library

Monday 27th - Friday 31st May - Half term break

JUNE DATES

Monday 3rd June - INSET Day

Thursday 6th June - Class 8 visit the library

Wednesday 12th June - MEND Coffee Morning 9:00am - all parents invited

Thursday 13th June - Class 4 Assembly

Thursday 13th June - Class 7 visit the library

Tuesday 18th June - Year 6 go to Westminster Cathedral - Adoremus Mass

Wednesday 19th June - KS2 Sports Day at Regents Park

Thursday 20th June - Class 3 Assembly

Thursday 20th June - Class 4 visit the library

Friday 21st June - EYFS Sports Day

Tuesday 25th June - KS1 Sports Day

Wednesday 26th June - Induction for Reception/Nursery September 2019 at 2:00pm

Thursday 27th June - Class 3 visit the library

Friday 28th June - Children Summer Party 1:30pm - 3:15pm

JULY DATES

Monday 1st July - Class 12 visit Chelsea Physic Garden

Wednesday 3rd July - Reception Graduation Ceremony 2:00pm

Thursday 4th July - Class 10 visit the library

Wednesday 10th July - Year 6 End of Year Production 2:00pm

Thursday 11th July - Year 6 Leavers Disco

Thursday 18th July - Leavers’ Assembly Year 6 - 9:00am

Thursday 19th July - School ends at 1:30pm


THE WEDNESDAY

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LIFE

Dear Lord Jesus, you are the Good Shepherd who knows us by name and guides us through life. Please help us to follow you always. Amen.


ATTENDANCE

A big well done to class 7 on achieving 100% attendance this week! Keep it up!


NOTICES AND REMINDERS

Class 1’s Assembly

On Thursday, class 1 had their first ever class assembly! The children in class 1 decided that they wanted to do their assembly about their friends. We talked about what it means to be a good friend and how we can continue doing so. Considering the children in class 1 are 3 and 4 years old, they did so well to get up on the stage and perform! They have grown in confidence so much and we are SO proud! 
Miss Wilson-Fyall and Mrs Lee

 

Class 12 meet the England cricket team!

On Thursday, class 12 had the privilege of meeting a few players of the England cricket team. They helped the class with their cricketing skills and they even played a match with the children! Everyone felt so fortunate to have met them and we wish them luck in the upcoming cricket world cup.

 

St. Edward’s visits QPR!

Ten lucky children were chosen to participate in a rugby and football festival hosted by QPR. The children were taken on a tour of the stadium and also competed in matches on the actual Loftus Road pitch - home of QPR Football Club!

 
 

Year 4 get scientific!

On Thursday, in year 4 we received a special visitor who came from Benjamin Franklin House. Did you know that Benjamin Franklin not only invented electricity, but also made the first bi- focal glasses? We had lots of fun and at the end created a plan for our own inventions! Marley invented a robot which would collect all the litter from the streets - it's name was "Save the world 6000!" 

 

Art Club

Our Art club children had fun trying their hand at tape resist art this week and the results were great!

 
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Good luck to all children sitting their SATs next week! We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

 

Children are invited to have a delicious ‘build a burger’ lunch on Thusday 16th May. The event will be free for all children. So, if you normally bring a packed lunch to school, why don’t you have a yummy burger instead? Vegetarian options will be available. All you need to do is return the reply slip by Tuesday 14th May.

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OUR RE CORNER

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In class 10 we have been learning about ‘New Life’ based on the Pentecost. In Pentecost the Holy Spirit came down to the disciples which helped them to share the Good News. Pentecost was after the Ascension, when Jesus came down from heaven and resurrected from the dead in accordance with the scriptures.

The Holy Spirit’s love, protection, guidance and care was shared by the disciples to people across the world. New life reminds us that God is all around us - protecting, guiding, caring and forgiving us always. We always are given chances to start a fresh. By Melanta and Izzy


COMMUNITY NOTICES

 
 
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ACHIEVEMENT

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


HOUSE POINTS

Campion are our house champions this week with 786 points! Well done!


Friday 3rd May - Issue 105

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HEADTEACHER’S MESSAGE

A very warm welcome back to all our families - I trust that you had an enjoyable Easter break. This half term, despite being only four weeks long, is going to be a busy one. Please see the ‘dates for your diary’ section below for some important upcoming events.

Our annual Children’s Summer Party has always been an exciting event in our school calendar, but we are reliant on help from our parents to organise the party. If parents are interested in it happening again this year, please contact the school office to register your interest in volunteering to help/ organise the day. Thank you.

After school clubs have started this week. The ongoing feedback from children attending has been very positive. The Year 1 children are enjoying their MEND Club and Miss Caridade’s Yoga Club is proving to be very popular! There are still spaces available for Cookery, Performing Arts and Chess Club so please register as soon as possible if you which to reserve a place for your child. If you need a letter or have any questions, then please see Miss Wilson-Fyall. The full list of clubs is accessible on our school website.

As the weather is still very changeable, children are allowed to wear either summer or winter uniform until further notice.

In Sunday’s Gospel we will hear how Jesus appeared to his disciples for the third time. He called Simon Peter to continue in his footsteps and lead the Church by being a witness to the truth about Jesus. May we too be witnesses by sharing and showing God’s love to everyone we meet in this coming week.

Have a lovely bank holiday 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.

Thursday 9th May - Class 1

Wednesday 22nd May - Class 2

Thursday 13th June - Class 4

Thursday 20th June - Class 3

MAY DATES

Monday 6th May - Bank Holiday

Tuesday 7th May - Year 5 at Lord’s Cricket Ground

Thursday 9th May - Class 1 Assembly

Thursday 9th May - Class 11 visit the library

Monday 13th - Thursday 16th May - Year 6 SATS

Thursday 16th May - Class 12 visit the library

Monday 20th May - Class and group photographs

Tuesday 21st May - Parent workshop 2:45pm - Staying Safe Online

Wednesday 22nd May - Class 2 Assembly

Thursday 23rd May - Class 9 visit the library

Monday 27th - Friday 31st May - Half term break

JUNE DATES

Monday 3rd June - INSET Day

Thursday 6th June - Class 8 visit the library

Wednesday 12th June - MEND Coffee Morning

Thursday 13th June - Class 4 Assembly

Thursday 13th June - Class 7 visit the library

Tuesday 18th June - Year 6 go to Westminster Cathedral - Adoremus Mass

Wednesday 19th June - KS2 Sports Day at Regents Park

Thursday 20th June - Class 3 Assembly

Thursday 20th June - Class 4 visit the library

Friday 21st June - EYFS Sports Day

Tuesday 25th June - KS1 Sports Day

Wednesday 26th June - Induction for Reception/Nursery September 2019 at 2:00pm

Thursday 27th Class 3 visit the library

JULY DATES

Monday 1st July - Class 12 visit Chelsea Physic Garden

Wednesday 3rd July - Reception Graduation Ceremony 2:00pm

Wednesday 10th July - Year 6 End of Year Production 2:00pm

Thursday 18th July - Leavers’ Assembly Year 6 - 9:00am

Thursday 19th July - School ends at 1:30pm


THE WEDNESDAY

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WITNESS

Dear Lord Jesus, please help us to be your witnesses by our love, so that others will come to know the joy of knowing you. Amen.


ATTENDANCE

Class 9 are our attendance cup winners this week with a brilliant 99.5%.


NOTICES AND REMINDERS

A thank you from Mary’s Meals!

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Dear Staff & Pupils

Thank you so much for your donation of £1,780.00 to Mary’s Meals, which will be used to provide life-changing meals for children in their place of education.

Supporting our school feeding programmes is a great way of helping hungry children to learn and giving them the best chance of a future free from poverty.

The daily meals we provide are enabling thousands of children to attend school and work towards their dreams. Children such as 14-year-old Chimza Harry, who attends Mwalamba Primary School in Malawi.

Chimza – whose full name, Chimwemwe, means joy – lives at home with his mother Lucia and three siblings. The family ran out of food stores soon after last year’s harvest, having only managed to grow one bag of maize.

He said: “I feel weak in the mornings when I walk to school. I feel lethargic, but I am excited to go to school because I will eat here, and learn.”

Chimza is top of his class and has been every year since he started school.

However, as the eldest male living in the household, he feels duty-bound to help support the family and is adamant that he would not be at school if it weren’t for the phala (porridge).

"When I eat the phala I get the strength to eat, study, walk home, and work.

“If there was no phala, I would have left school, because I know when I am hungry I cannot listen properly, I cannot learn. I would like to finish my education and become a doctor. I would like to help my people - the people around my village - to see a doctor in hospital faster."

Chimza’s academic achievements show he is right to be ambitious. Thanks to your generosity, he and thousands more children have the chance to realise their dreams. On behalf of the 1,425,013  children who currently receive Mary’s Meals, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Yours sincerely,

Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow

CEO, Mary's Meals

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OUR RE CORNER

In RE, class 12 are currently learning about 'Transformation'.

It's early days, but so far, we have learned about how we can transform our energy to do good deeds for others and to help others. We have also learned about how Cleopas and his friend met Jesus on the way to Emmaus. They were upset when they were talking about the crucifixion of Jesus. However, a man they did not recognise began talking to them. He spoke to them about the scriptures and how Jesus would rise again and be transformed into the Holy Spirit. Cleopas eventually recognised the man as Jesus when he disappeared! This encounter transformed disciples as they began to spread the news.  By Gracie

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Month of Mary

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The month of May is a special time for Catholics as we pray and pay homage to our Blessed Mother Mary.  The Rosary is also a prayer to remind us that Jesus loved us so much that he died on the cross for us. Each time we pray the rosary we should focus on Jesus’ life as well as a special person or intention that we want to pray for. Please make time to pray the Rosary together as a family.


COMMUNITY NOTICES

 
 
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ACHIEVEMENT

Congratulations to all children who received certificates at this morning’s assembly. Keep up the good work!


HOUSE POINTS

This week’s house cup winners are More with 814 points! Well done!

Our overall house champions last term were More with an amazing 8504 points!


Friday 12th April - Issue 104

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HEADTEACHER’S MESSAGE

Dear Children, Parents, Carers,

We have now reached the end of our spring term and what a busy and productive term it has been!

 I wish to thank our children, parents, senior leaders, teachers, support staff and governors for all the hard work and dedication that has been put in this term.  We have been preparing during Lent with special prayer services and assemblies.  As we await Christ’s Resurrection and we journey through Holy Week and the Triduum, I would  like to wish our St. Edward’s community a happy and joyful Easter.

I hope all our families have a restful and safe holiday and I look forward to seeing you on Monday 29th April when school reopens. 

Best wishes,

Miss 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.

Thursday 9th May - Class 1

Wednesday 22nd May - Class 2

Thursday 13th June - Class 4

Thursday 20th June - Class 3

APRIL DATES

Monday 29th April - Return to school

MAY DATES

Thursday 2nd May - Class 10 visit the library

Monday 6th May - Bank Holiday

Tuesday 7th May - Year 5 at Lord’s Cricket Ground

Thursday 9th May - Class 1 Assembly

Thursday 9th May - Class 11 visit the library

Monday 13th - Thursday 16th May - Year 6 SATS

Thursday 16th May - Class 12 visit the library

Monday 20th May - Class and group photographs

Tuesday 21st May - Parent workshop 2:45pm - Staying Safe Online

Wednesday 22nd May - Class 2 Assembly

Thursday 23rd May - Class 9 visit the library

Monday 27th - Friday 31st May - Half term break

JUNE DATES

Monday 3rd June - INSET Day

Thursday 6th June - Class 8 visit the library

Thursday 13th June - Class 4 Assembly

Thursday 13th June - Class 7 visit the library

Tuesday 18th June - Year 6 go to Westminster Cathedral - Adoremus Mass

Wednesday 19th June - KS2 Sports Day at Regents Park

Thursday 20th June - Class 3 Assembly

Thursday 20th June - Class 4 visit the library

Friday 21st June - EYFS Sports Day

Tuesday 25th June - KS1 Sports Day

Wednesday 26th June - Induction for Reception/Nursery September 2019 at 2:00pm

Thursday 27th Class 3 visit the library



THE WEDNESDAY

PRAISE

Dear Lord Jesus, as Holy Week approaches, we thank and praise you for giving your life for us, so that one day we too may know the joys of heaven. Amen.


ATTENDANCE

Class 4 are our attendance cup winners this week with 97.6%. Well done!


NOTICES AND REMINDERS

Easter Liturgies

Thank you to all parents who came along to see our Easter Liturgies.

Year 3 Palm Sunday Liturgy

Year 4 Maundy Thursday Liturgy

Year 5 Good Friday Liturgy

 

Easter Gardens

Class 2 and class 4 created some wonderful Easter gardens. It was a wonderful way for us to learn about Jesus and how he died for us.  Together we understand that Easter is not just about chocolate. 

Mary’s Meals

Last week, every class took part in a sponsored event for Mary's Meals. The children really enjoyed their events and it was wonderful to see everyone take part.

On behalf of Mary's Meals, I would just like to say a big thank you to everyone who sponsored and donated. As a school we have raised £1780.00, this will go a long way into making a big difference to the lives of children in parts of Europe and Africa.

Thank you very much for all your support and a big thank you to all the children who took part in the events. Thank you too to WAES Amberley College for collecting money on our behalf for Mary’s Meals.


ACHIEVEMENT

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A BIG WELL DONE TO CHILDREN WHO RECEIVED CERTIFICATES AT THIS MORNING’S ACHIEVEMENT ASSEMBLY!


HOUSE POINTS

Campion are our house cup winners with 819 points. Well done!