Friday 5th May - Issue 28


HEADTEACHER'S MESSAGE

Dear parents, carers and children,

What an eventful week we have had at St. Edward's!

Our cricket team had the great honour of meeting Prince Philip at Lord's Cricket Ground for the opening of the new grand stand.  They were excellent ambassadors for St. Edward's and have done us proud!  It was an especially busy week for our cricket players as they also got to bake brownies with Alastair Cook and have an exclusive batting session with him!  Please see here for pictures.

A big thank you to our PTA for organising a cake sale on Thursday and especially thank you to everyone you supported the event.  All monies raised from the various PTA fundraisers are used to directly fund activities and opportunities for all our St. Edward's children.

SATS week is upon us and the preparation and revision that our year 6 children (and teachers) have been putting in for the past months will be put to the test!  I am sure you will all join me in wishing them the best of luck!  Please see below for a message from our Year 6 teachers, Mrs Pini and Miss Davies.

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.

18th May - Class 4

25th May - Class 7

15th June - Class 9

22nd June - Class 10

29th June - Class 5

6th July - Class 6

13th July - Class 8

20th July - Year 6 Leavers Assembly

DATES FOR MAY

Monday 8th May - Thursday 11th May -  KS2 SATS week

Tuesday 9th May - Class 4 visit the library

Monday 15th May - Class 9 Floating Classroom trip

Tuesday 16th May - Class 5 visit the library

Thursday 18th May - Class 4 assembly

Tuesday 23rd May - Class 6 visit the library

Wednesday 24th May - Class 10 Floating Classroom trip

Thursday 25th May - Class 7 assembly

Minday 29th May - Half term week

DATES FOR JUNE

Monday 5th June - INSET day - school closed for children

Wednesday 7th June - KS2 Sports Day 10:00am - 2:00pm - Regent's Park

Thursday 8th June - KS2 cake sale

Thursday 15th June - Class 9 assembly

Monday 19th June - KS1 Sports Day 9:30am - at school

Wednesday 21st June - 2:00pm - Induction meeting for Reception September 2017 children and families

Thursday 22nd June - Class 10 assembly

Friday 23rd June - EYFS Sports Day 9:30am - at school

Wednesday 28th June - 2:00pm - Induction meeting for Nursery September 2017 children and families

Thursday 29th June - Class 5 assembly

DATES FOR JULY

Thursday 6th July - Class 6 assembly

Thursday 13th July - Class 8 assembly

Thursday 20th July - Year 6 Leavers assembly


THE WEDNESDAY

LIFE

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


ATTENDANCE

Attendance

Well done to class 3 for achieving 98.6% and class 8 for achieving 99% attendance and winning the attendance cups this week!


NOTICES AND REMINDERS

Year 6 SATs

It is an exciting time for Year 6 as they will be sitting their SATs exams from Monday to Thursday next week.  We would please request that children get a good night's sleep and refrain from using laptops etc, especially late at night, so that they come in to school refreshed and rested.  A breakfast will be available for the Year 6 children from 8:30 onwards. Thank you for all the support that the parents have shown in the lead up to these important exams.  We wish all the students the very best of luck - they have worked extremely hard and deserve to do well.  We would like to take this opportunity to say how proud we are of all the children.  Mrs Pini and Miss Davies

 

Class 3's assembly

 Class 3 had fun researching 'senses' in Science!

Class 3 had fun researching 'senses' in Science!

Class 3 enjoyed sharing all we had learnt about our senses.  We explained how our senses help us to experience the beauty of the world and we enjoyed reading our poems we had written. In Science we enjoyed tasting different foods, learning about our sense of smell, as well as listening and thinking about different sounds!

 

Reception enjoy a storytelling workshop

Our Reception children had a visit from the Freshwater Theatre Company and enjoyed an interactive storytelling workshop about 'growing'.  The children learned about what plants need to grow and they finished the story by having a garden party as flowers and pretending to grow!

 

KS1 Cake Sale

Thank you to everyone who donated or bought cakes at our PTA's cake sale yesterday.  It was a fun event enjoyed by all who attended.  KS2 (years 3- 6) will be hosting a cake sale on Thursday the 8th June - we will be sending out reminders closer to the time.  Thank you once again to our families for all your support!

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Year 4 visit the National Portrait Gallery

In order to deepen our knowledge about the Tudors, Year 4 went to the National Portrait Gallery where we had the chance to see lots of portraits about Tudors.  We went on a tour of the gallery and learnt some interesting facts about how the Tudors lived.  We also took part in a workshop where we used some special materials to create our own Queen Elizabeth I portraits.  The final works were just amazing and we felt like real artists and historians!

 

Our Cricket Team Meet Prince Philip!

On Wednesday our cricket team went to Lord's Cricket Ground to take part in the opening of the new Grand Stand!  The ceremony was overseen by HRH Prince Philip, and our children had the pleasure of meeting and chatting with with him.


SPORT


ACHIEVEMENT CERTIFICATES

 Congratulations to the children who received certificates at this morning's assembly!  Well done!

Congratulations to the children who received certificates at this morning's assembly!  Well done!


HOUSEPOINTS

Housepoints

Congratulations to Campion for winning the house cup this week!