Friday 17th November - Issue 47


Dear Parents, Carers and Children,

Our Wednesday Word this week is talent and in the past few days our St. Edward's children have had plenty of opportunity to develop and showcase their talents!  We enjoyed a day of archery combined with maths, we had our first Chess Club session, class 5 presented a wonderful assembly in which they shared their knowledge about the Great Fire of London.

With the colder weather setting in we have had an increased number of children experiencing common winter illnesses such as colds and coughs.  The NHS Choices website has some guidance which can be helpful if you are unsure whether your child is too ill to attend school or not.  I also wish to remind parents of some important procedures that need to be followed:  

  • Absence - phone the school on 02077235911 to report your child’s absence. You must phone the school each day that your child is absent. Some pupils travel to school on their own so it is important that we know which pupils to expect each day.  If your child is absent for 3 days or more you may be asked to provide a doctor’s note to substantiate the absence. 
  • Medication -  school staff can only administer medicine that has been prescribed by a doctor, is in date and submitted with a completed Medication Consent Form (available from the reception office).  Please do not send children to school with medicine i.e. paracetamol/ibuprofen in their school bags. 

In an effort to protect our children and wider community against flu, our Reception aged children will have the opportunity to receive the Nasal Flu Vaccine administered by the School Nursing Team on the 27th November.  Consent forms were sent home earlier this week.  Please complete and return to the school office.  Please click here for more information.

A polite reminder that only the official school coat is permitted - other coats are not allowed.  Please visit Ace Clothing to order a school coat and other items of uniform.  Please also ensure that all items are clearly labelled with your child's name.

Thank you to everyone who has sold and returned their raffle ticket monies and stubs - all the money raised is going towards creating our new Computing Suite. There are some great prizes to be won including £200 so please try and sell your tickets if you have not done so yet!  

Please return raffle ticket stubs and money to the reception office by Monday 11th December.  The winning tickets will be drawn at our Christmas Fair on Wednesday the 13th December. If for any reason you are unable to sell tickets please bring them back and hand them in at the school office, as we have had some parents ask for more raffle tickets to sell - therefore we will happily pass them onto them! 

All parents are warmly invited to join us at our coffee morning on Wednesday 22nd November at 9:00am - we will be planning our Christmas Fair and any help or ideas is greatly appreciated!

Please do make a note of the upcoming dates for Christmas events listed below - I look forward to seeing you there.

I hope you have a lovely weekend!

Best wishes,

Miss C O'Connor



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

Class 4 - 23rd November


22nd November Wednesday - Coffee Morning 9:00am bottom hall - preparations for Christmas Fair

27th November Monday - Reception Nasal Flu Vaccines

29th November Wednesday - Year 6 children go to Sayers Croft


1st December Friday - Year 6 children return from Sayers Croft

5th December Tuesday - Advent Mass at Our Lady of the Rosary 9:45am

6th December Wednesday - Year 4 trip to Kidzania

6th December Wednesday - EYFS Nativity Production for parents 2:00pm

11th December Monday - deadline to return raffle tickets and monies

12th December Tuesday - Year 5 to attend Westminster Cathedral Carol Service

12th December Tuesday - KS1 Christmas Production for parents 2:00pm

13th December Wednesday - Christmas Jumper Day and Christmas Fair (3:30-5pm)

14th December Thursday - KS2 Carol Service 2:00pm  at Our Lady's

15th December Friday - EYFS trip to London Zoo

18th December Monday - Christmas Lunch

19th December Tuesday - Last day of term 1:30pm finish


Christmas Events for Parents:



Dear Lord Jesus, help us to develop our talents and to know how we can use them for the good of others in this coming week.  Amen.


Well done to class 3 (97.3%) and class 12 (98.3%) on winning the attendance cups this week!  I hope you enjoy your rewards!


Class 5's Assembly

Class 5 delivered an impressive assembly in which they shared with us all they have been learning about the Great Fire of London.  They knew all the facts and we could tell that they had really enjoyed researching the history of our home city.  Well done class 5 - that was a very enjoyable presentation!


Archery Day!

On Wednesday children (and staff!) from all the year groups took part in an Archery/Maths Day!  They had fantastic fun learning to use the bows and arrows to shoot at targets and they practiced their numeracy skills by adding up their scores!  A big thank you to Miss Bradley for organising the day!


Year 3 visit the Synagogue

On Monday Year Three were lucky enough to visit the Liberal Jewish synagogue to learn more about Judaism for our RE topic. We impressed our guide Carolyn with our knowledge of what we might find and learnt more about what every synagogue has, as well as the history of the synagogue in our area. 


Blue Peter Badge Award

Special Congratulations to Grace on being awarded a Blue Peter badge!

Special Congratulations to Grace on being awarded a Blue Peter badge!

Grace is the proud recipient of a Blue Peter Badge!  To earn the green badge Grace wrote an acrostic poem and created a picture with an environmental theme.  Well done Grace and thank you for sharing your achievement with us!


In order to reflect on Remembrance Day, in Art lessons children from year 3 created art work based on the First World War poem 'In Flanders Fields' by John McCrae. They used oil pastels and I am sure you will agree that the final work is impressive. What a lovely art display! Well done year 3! 


Year 1 & 2 Art Club

Year 1 and 2 children used different techniques to create vibrant and colourful Bonfire Night inspired artwork.  It is lovely to see our young artists at work!


Rugby for Year 6 girls at Regent's Park

Regents Park Royals RFC is looking to boost girls rugby. If any year 6 girls are interested in playing joining, there will be free ‘give rugby a go’ sessions on the following Sunday mornings from 10am:

November 19th

December 3rd

January 14th

February 18th

You'll be introduced to the current players & coaches and shown some basics and given a chance to have a go!  Please contact Greg Forster on to register your interest.



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

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

Well done Luna on receiving a gold Mathletics certificate.

Well done Luna on receiving a gold Mathletics certificate.


Southwell won the house cup this week!  Well done!