Friday 14th December - Issue 90

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HEADTEACHER’S MESSAGE

Dear Parents, Carers and Children,

This Sunday we celebrate the Third Sunday of Advent in which the gospel calls us to prepare for the coming of Jesus by showing mercy. By doing things out of love and care for others all year round and not just at Christmas, we help make the world a better place.

I am sad to announce that some of our long term staff will be leaving us at the end of this term. I would like to thank Mrs Boggis, Mrs Jones, Mrs O’Sullivan and Mrs Reeves for all their many years of dedicated and loving service to the families, staff and governors of St. Edward’s. They have cared for and shown kindness to so many of our children over the years and all of the St. Edward’s community will sorely miss them. I know you will join me in wishing them the best of luck for the future.

As you are aware, after our most recent Ofsted inspection, the school’s overall effectiveness grade remained ‘good’. Yesterday, the primary school league tables were released, which are based on the school’s performance data attainment and progress for 2017/2018. Our attainment at the end of KS2 in Reading, Writing and Maths at the expected level and at greater depth are in line or above the average in Westminster and nationally. Our area for development and school priority for this year is to continue to improve upon progress measures, which look at the progress children make from the end of KS1 to the end of KS2. Our aim remains to ensure that all our children reach their full potential.

On Tuesday it was our KS1 children’s chance to shine! Their Christmas production was a delight to watch and thoroughly enjoyed by all parents, families and friends who came along. Christmas is time of joy, hope, love and peace - a message put across so beautifully by our class 3 and 4 children. Well done! A big thank you to all KS1 staff who help put together such an impressive production.

Our KS2 children have been practising their hymns and readings for the Carol Concert which will be taking place on Monday 17th at Our Lady’s, Lisson Grove at 2:00pm . The whole St. Edward’s community is warmly invited and I look forward to seeing you there.

A reminder that pictures/videos taken at Christmas performances are for personal use only and should not be shared on social media - thank you.

Our school PTA are always working to provide opportunities for our children which support and enrich their learning. Every parent of St. Edward’s automatically becomes a member of our PTA. We have decided to appoint parent class representatives and so I am asking parents to volunteer - this will provide us with a wider network and more structured PTA organisation. If you feel that you have the time and are willing to represent your child’s class community, then please let either myself or Mrs Moon know.

Our school PTA currently has a vacancy for a Secretary. Further details of role responsibilities will be distributed soon so if you feel that you have the skills and time to offer, please let Mrs Bernice Hope know.

Apart from our Carol Service on Monday, we have a number of other activities happening next week:

  • Our Beauty and the Beast Pantomime will start at 3:30pm and finish at 4:30pm on Tuesday 18th. Thank you to all families who have supported our PTA in their Christmas fundraiser.

  • Snowmen and other delicious edible Christmas goodies will be on sale again next week Wednesday and Thursday after school in the KS2 playground - all PTA funds raised directly benefit our St. Edward’s children!

  • Children are invited to wear their own clothes with a Christmas Jumper to school on Wednesday 19th as the school will be enjoying a festive lunch!

  • School finishes at 1:30pm on Friday 21st with the Fit for Sport session running until 4:30pm. Children may wear own clothes on the last day of term.

Reception and Nursery Admissions September 2019 - 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 - not long after we come back from Christmas holiday.   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. Prospective parents of children looking to join St. Edward’s in September for Nursery and Reception are invited to visit our school on Friday 11th January 9:30 - 10:30am. Please do come along to see our vibrant school and meet the team.

A reminder that all school clubs are finished for this term so there won’t be any clubs running next week (apart from Fit For Sport). Letters inviting you to register your child for Spring term after school clubs will be sent home at the start of the new term.

Have a lovely weekend.

Best wishes,

Miss Clare O’Connor


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

DECEMBER DATES

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

Wednesday 19th December - School Christmas Lunch - children may wear Christmas jumpers and own clothes

Wednesday 19th December - Christmas Goodies sale in playground 3:30pm

Thursday 20th December - Christmas Goodies sale in playground 3:30pm

Friday 21st December - 1:30pm finish, children may wear own clothes

Friday 21st December - Fit For Sport session until 4:30pm

JANUARY DATES

Monday 7th January - INSET

Tuesday 8th January - Children return to school

Friday 11th January - Open Morning for prospective families 9:30 - 10:30am

Tuesday 15th January - Reception September 2019 application deadline


THE WEDNESDAY

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MERCY

Dear Lord Jesus, please help us to grow in the virtue of mercy - to be open to receiving your mercy and showing mercy to other. Amen.


ATTENDANCE

The winter weather has meant a rise in absences so our whole school attendance for this week is 94.5% - lower than what I would like to see. Well done to class 3 (97.7%) and class 13 (98.3%) on being awarded with the attendance cups and rewards this week.


NOTICES AND REMINDERS

KS1 Christmas Production

Here are some pictures of the wonderful KS1 Christmas Performance:

 

‘Save the Children’ Christmas Jumper Day

Christmas is a time for charity and today we had fun collecting money for a very worthy cause ‘Save the Children’. It is good to know that every pound donated by a St. Edward’s child will be helping other less fortunate children to a better future. Thank you once again for wearing your colourful and festive clothes and for your generosity!

 

Tri-Borough Christmas Festival

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Class 10 performed at the Tri-Borough Christmas Festival 2018 at the Regent Hall on Thursday.  They performed four Christmas songs with other schools and a live orchestra. They sang beautifully and received a standing ovation at the end! Well done Class 10! 

 

Carol Concert at Lady of Our Rosary

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On Sunday, our Year 4 children were invited to sing at the Church of Our Lady of the Rosary’s annual carol service. The children performed beautifully and were fantastic ambassadors for the school. Everyone enjoyed the celebration!


Art Club

The children had so much fun decorating their festive treasure boxes with Christmas music playing and wearing their Santa hats!


OUR RE CORNER

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In year 4, our topic is Gift, because God sent His son - Jesus - to us, even though he knew he would be crucified. Through this, God has shown His love to His Creation: the human and the world and the importance of loving, caring and sharing during this season.
We have also been learning about the symbols of Advent and their meanings, as well as how we celebrate the Birth of Jesus.
We learnt about the Annunciation, when the Angel Gabriel came down from Heaven and told Mary she was going to have a baby and he would be called Jesus. He would be the King of the World. through this story, we learnt to ensure we listen to God's messages and we trust him.


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.


HOUSE POINTS

More are once again our house champions for the week with a whopping 852 points! Well done!


Friday 7th December - Issue 89

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HEADTEACHER’S MESSAGE

Dear Parents, Carers and Children,

In this Sunday’s gospel we will hear how John the Baptist encouraged people to change their hearts and prepare for the coming of Jesus. As we celebrate the second Sunday of Advent, we too can prepare our hearts to receive Christ and so experience and share more of God’s love. Christmas is a time for love, kindness and charity - values that we uphold and encourage at St. Edward’s.

This Sunday from 7pm-9pm our Year 4 children will be performing at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Marylebone singing some festive songs. Cerys Matthews will be joining them as well as a host of other singers. It is always a wonderful evening, I look forward to seeing you there.

Our KS2 children will be celebrating Advent Mass at Our Lady’s, Lisson Grove with Fr. Jeff on Monday at 10:00am. Parents are more than welcome to join us at this special Mass.

On Wednesday we enjoyed a very special Nativity performed by our Nursery and Reception children. Everyone who saw the play was amazed at how beautifully the children acted and sang. I am so proud of the our youngest children for displaying such talent and skill - they conveyed the true meaning of Christmas in the most heartwarming and wonderful way! A big thank you to our EYFS staff team who prepared the stage and rehearsed with the children - the hard work definitely paid off! We now look forward to seeing the KS1 Christmas production on Tuesday 11th December at 9:30am - families and friends of children in class 3 and 4 are warmly invited to come along and watch the performance. Our KS2 Carol Concert will be taking place on Monday 17th at Our Lady’s at 2:00pm . A reminder that pictures/videos taken at Christmas performances are for personal use only and should not be shared on social media - thank you.

Our PTA will be selling delicious edible Christmas goodies again next Friday. This has proven to be very popular indeed. Please keep a look out for them in the playground after school. Your tremendous support is greatly appreciated and, as always, all funds raised will be benefiting the children of St. Edward’s.

Next Friday the 14th December we will be joining thousands of other people across the UK by wearing our Christmas jumpers to school to do our bit for charity. Please bring £1 and have some festive fun - all donations will be going to ‘Save the Children’ who help children all around the world to have a better future.

Is not too late to book a seat at our PTA’s Christmas pantomime ‘Beauty and the Beast’ happening on the 18th December 3:30 - 4:30pm. This promises to be a fun filled afternoon for our children. Please return slip and payment to the school office as soon as possible.

Reception and Nursery Admissions September 2019 - 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.

Prospective parents of children looking to join St. Edward’s in September for Nursery and Reception are invited to visit our school on Friday 11th January 9:30 - 10:30am. Please do come along to see our vibrant school and meet the team.

Have a lovely weekend.

Best wishes,

Miss Clare O’Connor


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

DECEMBER DATES

Sunday 9th December - Year 4 to perform at Our Lady of the Rosary, 7-9pm

Monday 10th December - Year 3 to 6 attend Advent Mass at Our Lady’s 10:00am

Monday 10th December - Christmas Lunch Reply to be returned

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

Thursday 13th December - Class 10 perform at Regent’s Hall

Friday 14th December - Christmas Jumper Day with £1 donation

Friday 14th December - Christmas Goodies on sale 3:30 in KS2 playground

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

Wednesday 19th December - School Christmas Lunch

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

JANUARY DATES

Monday 7th January - INSET

Tuesday 8th January - Children return to school

Friday 11th January - Open Morning for prospective families 9:30 - 10:30am

Tuesday 15th January - Reception September 2019 application deadline



THE WEDNESDAY

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PREPARATION

Dear Lord Jesus, please help us to prepare well for Christmas and show us how we can help others to do the same. Amen.


ATTENDANCE

Well done to class 9 and class 13 on winning the attendance cups this week!


NOTICES AND REMINDERS

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CHRISTMAS 2018 PRODUCTIONS

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

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

 

CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY - FRIDAY 14th DECEMBER

Friday 14th December - come to school dressed in your woolliest and brightest Christmas jumper! Remember to bring £1 for ‘Save the Children’ so that we can help less fortunate children this Christmas time.

 

EYFS NATIVITY

Thank you to all who came along to watch our EYFS Nativity! Considering how young they are, the children displayed excellent attention and enthusiasm to perform the most wonderful Nativity.

 

Advent Carol Service at Westminster Cathedral

On Wednesday our year 6 classes joined children from across the Diocese of Westminster celebrated the Nativity story in Westminster Cathedral at the annual Catholic Children’s Society Advent Carol Service. The Nativity play was performed by children and included a live sheep and donkey!

 

PTA CHRISTMAS GOODIES SALE

Thank you everyone who supported our PTA’s Christmas Goodies sale last Friday after school. We will be holding further sales on every Friday before the Christmas holidays.

 

School Christmas Lunch

Please book your child’s Christmas Lunch at the school office by Monday 10th December.

 

The Greenhouse Centre Christmas Party

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As St. Edward’s has close links with the Greenhouse Centre, the coaching team is inviting parents and carers to a Christmas Party on Friday 14th December at 5:00 - 7:30pm at the Greenhouse Centre, 88 Bell Street, NW1 5NS. Please wear a festive jumper and if possible, bring a plate of your own traditional dish to share.

 

Our School Council in the kitchen!

Today our school council met with Neil Price,our school cook. They chatted to him about the menu, ingredients and recipes that he uses to make our lovely school lunches. The school council represented their respective classes by asking questions and putting forward suggestions from their class mates. They also got to take part in a food tasting session. They tried many vegetarian options for the Spring term including Bean Enchiladas and cheese twists! They really enjoyed the opportunity to have a say in the meals that are prepared for them.


OUR RE CORNER

In Year 5, we have enjoyed learning more about Advent and eagerly anticipating Christmas and the celebration of  Jesus's birth.

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We reflected on what it is like to wait, making links and connections with the arrival of Christmas.  We discussed and studied the significance of the Advent Wreath for Christians and wrote a guide on how to use it.  Our acrostic poems reflected  the importance of waiting in hope.  In the next two weeks we will retell the feelings of Mary at the Annunciation and evaluate how her being chosen as Jesus's mother has such significance for her and for the Catholic community as a whole. This topic has given children a wonderful opportunity to look forward, during Advent, to the coming of the Lord.


COMMUNITY NOTICES

BRATS KIDS CARNIVAL - LECEISTER SQUARE

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A high-energy super fun afternoon show for all ages – from tots to teenagers and their mums and dads - brought to you by the finest team of circus artists and mischief makers behind international touring sensation Briefs. This show has been created specially to get youngsters excited about expressing themselves, watching top notch circus superstars and getting on stage to have a boogie. Hula hoops at top speed, acrobatics at alarming heights and seriously cheeky clowning antics, put on your party outfit and join the Brat Kids Carnival! 

Ideal for youngsters who enjoy wild circus skills, pumping music, ridiculous acts of amazement and eye popping party tricks. A noisy, fun, silly afternoon for all ages – not just for mum and dad – but they can come too!

The show is perfect for ages 4 and up and we also have performances until the 30th December which would be a great Christmas holiday treat. 

Use code CARNIVALSCHOOL for £8 tickets (plus booking fee) for all the upcoming shows of Brat Kids Carnival  booked online. Limited availability.


 
 
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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.


Thank you to all our families for their continued support.


ACHIEVEMENT CERTIFICATES

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


HOUSE POINTS

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


Friday 30th November - Issue 88

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HEADTEACHER’S MESSAGE

Dear Parents, Carers and Children,

This Sunday is the first Sunday of Advent. We will light the first Advent candle, as a symbol of the hope we have in Jesus. Advent is a special time in the Church year marked with a spirit of expectation and preparation for the coming of Christ into our lives. At school we are starting our preparation with a special Advent Mass for KS2 on Monday 10th December at Our Lady’s, Lisson Grove at 10:00am.  Parents of children in years 3 - 6 are welcome to join us there or may walk with us from school. Our children have also been very busy preparing for their Nativity productions - please see below for dates and times.

Today I had the pleasure of attending the Westminster Winter Windows in Leicester Square along with children from St. Edward’s to see their work on display. This year’s theme is ‘Christmas Carols’ and I am so proud of the impressive art produced by our children. It is well worth a visit, so if you get a chance this Christmas take a trip to Leicester Square and have a look for yourself. Below are some lovely pictures of our afternoon.

Our PTA will be selling delicious edible Christmas goodies every Friday in the run up to Christmas priced from £1. Please keep a look out for them in the playground after school. Your support is greatly appreciated.

On Friday 14th December we will be joining thousands of other people across the UK by wearing our Christmas jumpers to school. Please bring a £1 and have some festive fun - all donations will be going to ‘Save the Children’ who help children all around the world to have a better future.

Is not too late to book a seat at our PTA’s Christmas pantomime ‘Beauty and the Beast’ happening on the 18th December 3:30 - 4:30pm. This promises to be an entertaining afternoon for our children. Please return slip and payment to the school office as soon as possible.

Reception and Nursery Admissions September 2019 - 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.

Prospective parents of children looking to join St. Edward’s in September for Nursery and Reception are invited to visit our school on the following days: Tuesday 4th December 9:30 - 10:30am, Friday 11th January 9:30 - 10:30am. Please do come along on any of these days to see our vibrant school and meet the team. We look forward to seeing you.

Have a lovely weekend.

Best wishes,

Miss Clare O’Connor


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

DECEMBER DATES

Sunday 2nd December - First Sunday of Advent

Monday 3rd December - Class 9 visit Lord’s Cricket Ground

Tuesday 4th December - Open Morning for prospective families 9:30 - 10:30am

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

Thursday 6th December - Class 10 to attend concert rehearsal at Regent’s Hall

Friday 7th December - Christmas Goodies on sale 3:30 in KS2 playground

Sunday 9th December - Class 10 perform Christmas Carol Concert at Regent’s Hall

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

Monday 10th December - Christmas Lunch Reply to be returned

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

Thursday 13th December - Class 10 at Regent’s Hall

Friday 14th December - Christmas Jumper Day with £1 donation

Friday 14th December - Christmas Goodies on sale 3:30 in KS2 playground

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

Wednesday 19th December - School Christmas Lunch

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

JANUARY DATES

Monday 7th January - INSET

Tuesday 8th January - Children return to school

Friday 11th January - Open Morning for prospective families 9:30 - 10:30am

Tuesday 15th January - Reception September 2019 application deadline


THE WEDNESDAY

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HOPE

Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for the hope and light you bring to our lives. Please help us to bring light and hope to others as we journey through Advent. Amen.


ATTENDANCE

Our whole school attendance this week is 95.4% which is down from previous weeks. I hope that we will improve next week! Class 7 had an amazing 100% attendance this weke with class 1 close on their heels with 98.6% and class 14 achieving 98%.


NOTICES AND REMINDERS

Westminster Winter Windows

9th November - 5th January 2019: Come and see Westminster's Winter Windows! Designed by pupils from schools throughout Westminster, the windows form a magical pathway around Leicester Square. Each window is designed by a budding young artist from a local school. 

 

Class 3 and 4 visit the Victoria & Albert Museum of Childhood

This past week or Year 1 and Year 2 classes went on a field trip to the V&A Museum of Childhood. This was in line with our recent learning about the history of old toys and books. We've looked closely at how books and toys change through the decades. The children really enjoyed looking at all the exhibits and finding toys that were similar to what they had at home. Everyone was fascinated by the massive doll house village as it was a sight to behold! The teachers and Mrs. Moon who attended the year 1 trip were extremely pleased with the behaviour of the children. We were all great representatives of St.Edward's Catholic Primary School. We look forward to more exciting trips in the future.

 

Year 5 enjoy a visit to the Science Museum

Last Friday, year 5 had a wonderful trip to the Science Museum. They learned all about forces by attending a fantastic interactive lecture featuring Dwayne and Phil the Frog! They also ventured into the Space exhibit to complete a space quiz. Fun was had by all and year 5 are eagerly looking forward to their next trip.

 

Class 2’s Nativity Homework Project

Class 2 have produced some amazing homework this week. Look at our Nativity story boxes!

 

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

 

Christmas Jumper Day

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Friday 14th December - come to school dressed in your woolliest and brightest Christmas jumper! Remember to bring £1 for ‘Save the Children’ so that we can help less fortunate children this Christmas time.

 

Art Club

The children made their own tambourines this week in art club. Our budding artists had the best fun making bright and colourful designs to take home and show their parents!

 

Beauty and the Beast 18th December 3:30-4:30pm

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Come along to our exciting production of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ - the best Christmas Pantomime you will ever see! It is not too late to reserve your seat! Tickets cost £6.60 and £5.50/per additional child. Please make payment to the school office. Due to fire regulations we are only able to extend this offer to St. Edward’s children.

 

School Christmas Lunch

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Please book your child’s Christmas meal by completing the reply slip and returning to the school office by Monday 10th December. £1.90 (unless your child is in receipt of Free School Meals or in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2) needs to be made via ParentPay.


OUR RE CORNER

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This week in Year 6 we have started our new RE topic, ‘Advent’. We have been thinking about what the word ‘expectation’ means and answered the following question, why should we have realistic expectations of ourselves and others? As a class we discussed the importance of not letting others down and achieving realistic goals.

We thought about our own expectations of Jesus and how he lived up to them. Over the next few weeks we will be looking at the expectations placed upon Mary and John the Baptist and thinking about our own hopes and wishes in the lead up to Christmas.    


COMMUNITY NOTICES

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SPORT

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On Sunday St. Edward’s was invited by Watford FC for a school open day to see the facilities and the programme run by the academy for their players. Mr Abbas and Mr Pilles were very happy and proud of the great progress Tyler has made. They where also invited to watch Tyler play a match vs Arsenal FC  in which Watford won 6-5. Well done to Tyler and we wish him the brightest future.

 
 
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ST. EDWARD’S PTA

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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:

Christmas Goodies Sale - every Friday in the run up to Christmas. KS2 playground at 3:30pm.

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

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

 
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Luca is the proud recipient of a silver and gold Mathletics certificates this week. Well done!

 Well done Teagan! He has been working really hard on Mathletics and received a GOLD, Silver and Bronze award. Keep it up!

Well done Teagan! He has been working really hard on Mathletics and received a GOLD, Silver and Bronze award. Keep it up!


HOUSE POINTS

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


Friday 23rd November - Issue 87

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HEADTEACHER’S MESSAGE

Dear Parents, Carers and Children,

This Sunday we will be celebrating the feast of Christ the King, where we are reminded of God’s love and forgiveness, in the hope that we can grow closer to God so that we can truly rejoice in calling him Christ our King.   Next week we begin a new season, the season of Advent in which we prepare ourselves spiritually for Christmas.

Our PTA’s cake sale last week Thursday raised £151.65 - thank you very much to everyone who supported the event! In the run up to Christmas, we will be holding ‘Christmas Goodies’ sales every Friday at 3:30pm in the KS2 playground. Items will be priced from £1 and will vary weekly.

Our school was able to donate £237 to ‘Children in Need’ after last Friday’s fundraiser. Thank you to all children who dressed in their colourful clothes and brought in their donations.

We are very excited about our Christmas pantomime production of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ on the 18th December. Our PTA have organised the performance 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. Please hand the reply slip and ticket payment to the school office by next Friday the 30th November.

Reception and Nursery Admissions September 2019 - 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.

Prospective parents of children looking to join St. Edward’s in September for Nursery and Reception are invited to visit our school on the following days:

  • Tuesday 27th November 9:30 - 10:30am

  • Friday 30th November 9:30 - 10:30am

  • Tuesday 4th December 9:30 - 10:30am

  • Friday 11th January 9:30 - 10:30am

Please do come along on any of these days to see our vibrant school and meet the team. We look forward to seeing you.

We have finally received all the hats to be handed out to children who returned their information packs in September - thank you for your patience! Children were handed them in class today.

It is wonderful to see how busy our children have been on Mathletics - it is a fantastic resource to help develop and improve maths skills. All tasks set are aimed at children’s specific year groups and further support the learning that is happening in the classroom. To all St. Edward’s children - why not log onto Mathletics this weekend and perhaps you will be in next week’s newsletter showing off your gold certificate!

Have a lovely weekend.

Best wishes,

Miss Clare O’Connor


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

NOVEMBER DATES

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

Tuesday 27th November - Open Morning for prospective families 9:30 - 10:30am

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

Friday 30th November - Open Morning for prospective families 9:30 - 10:30am

Friday 30th November - Christmas Goodies on sale 3:30 in KS2 playground

DECEMBER DATES

Sunday 2nd December - First Sunday of Advent

Monday 3rd December - Class 9 visit Lord’s Cricket Ground

Tuesday 4th December - Open Morning for prospective families 9:30 - 10:30am

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

Thursday 6th December - Class 10 to attend concert rehearsal at Regent’s Hall

Friday 7th December - Christmas Goodies on sale 3:30 in KS2 playground

Sunday 9th December - Class 10 perform Christmas Carol Concert at Regent’s Hall

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

Monday 10th December - Christmas Lunch Reply to be returned

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

Thursday 13th December - Class 10 at Regent’s Hall

Friday 14th December - Christmas Jumper Day with £1 donation

Friday 14th December - Christmas Goodies on sale 3:30 in KS2 playground

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

Wednesday 19th December - School Christmas Lunch

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

JANUARY DATES

Monday 7th January - INSET

Tuesday 8th January - Children return to school

Friday 11th January - Open Morning for prospective families 9:30 - 10:30am

Tuesday 15th January - Reception September 2019 application deadline


THE WEDNESDAY

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LEADER

Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for leading us in the way of truth - to help God’s kingdom of love to grow in our hearts, in our homes and in our schools. Amen.


ATTENDANCE

Our whole school attendance was 97% this week - well done. Congratulations to class 11 (98.4%) and class 13 (99%) on being awarded the attendance cups this week.


NOTICES AND REMINDERS

Class 3’s Assembly

Class 3’s assembly was all about a very special time of year - the season of Advent. They shared with us their knowledge of the meaning of the Advent Wreath with the different coloured candles. We learned how we can prepare ourselves for the birth of Jesus through prayer and charity. Class 3 reminded us of the true meaning of Christmas - love, hope and peace! Well done!

 
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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

 

School Christmas Lunch

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It is one of our great St. Edward’s traditions that children and staff enjoy a delicious Christmas lunch together. Invitations were sent home this week so please book your child’s Christmas meal by completing the reply slip and returning to the school office by Monday 10th December. £1.90 (unless your child is in receipt of Free School Meals or in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2) needs to be made via ParentPay.

 

Advice from our Our School Nurse

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Along with the colder weather, we always see an increase in illness so here is some handy advice with useful links from Caroline, our school nurse, to help you decide when your child is well enough to attend school or if they should be kept home.

Common Conditions

If your child is ill, it's likely to be due to one of a few minor health conditions.

Whether you send your child to school will depend on how severe you think the illness is. This guidance can help you make that judgement.

Remember: if you're concerned about your child’s health, consult a health professional.

  • Cough and cold. A child with a minor cough or cold may attend school. If the cold is accompanied by a raised temperature, shivers or drowsiness, the child should stay off school, and return to school 24 hours after they start to feel better. If your child has a more severe and long-lasting cough, consult your GP. They can give guidance on whether the child should stay off school. Get more information in Common cold.

 

  • Raised temperature. If your child has a raised temperature, they shouldn't attend school. They can return 24 hours after they start to feel better. Learn more in Feverish illness in children.

 

  • Rash. Rashes can be the first sign of many infectious illnesses, such as chickenpox and measles. Children with these conditions shouldn't attend school. If your child has a rash, check with your GP or practice nurse before sending them to school.

 

  • Headache. A child with a minor headache doesn't usually need to be kept off school. If the headache is more severe or is accompanied by other symptoms, such as raised temperature or drowsiness, then keep the child off school and consult your GP.

 

  • Vomiting and diarrhoea. Children with these conditions should be kept off school. They can return 48 hours after their symptoms disappear. Most cases of vomiting or diarrhoea get better without treatment, but if symptoms persist, consult your GP. Learn more in Rotavirus gastroenteritis.

 

  • Sore throat. A sore throat alone doesn't have to keep a child from school. If it's accompanied by a raised temperature, the child should stay at home.

 

 

OUR RE CORNER

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In September the church held the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress in Liverpool. This was a chance to celebrate the Eucharist and to say thank you for all Jesus has given us.

Over the coming year, St Edward’s will be celebrating ‘Adoremus’. Adoremus is Latin and refers to our call to Adoration. It is a chance to think about the importance of praying before the Eucharist, a chance to send love in our homes and communities, a time to reflect on ourselves and think about the words of our prayers and a time to think about the importance of the Eucharist and what it represents.

On Monday, Mrs Wright held an Adoremus assembly, introducing Adoremus to the school. Each class will now complete a piece of work to go on display for everyone to enjoy.  


SPORT AT ST. EDWARD’S

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COMMUNITY NOTICES

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ST. EDWARD’S PTA

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

Upcoming events:

  • Christmas Goodies Sale every Friday (starting Friday 30th November )in the weeks running up to Christmas. Join us in the KS2 playground at 3:30pm to buy some delicious ‘snowmen’ and cookies and more! Items will be priced from £1.

  • Beauty and the Beast Pantomime - December 18th in the top hall. The performance starts at 3:30 and finishes at 4:30pm. Tickets cost £6.50 and £5.50 for additional children. Please make payment at the school office before the 30th November. Due to fire regulations, the invitation is only open to St. Edward’s children.

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. Keep up the good work!

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

 

Mathletics

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Hadi has worked very hard and is the deserved recipient of a gold Mathletics certificate. Well done, Hadi!


HOUSE POINTS

It was a close competition this week, but Campion are our house cup winners with 489 points. Well done!


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!