Friday 24th November - Issue 48


HEADTEACHER'S MESSAGE

 

Dear Parents, Carers and Children,

It was lovely to see so many parents at our Christmas Fair organisation coffee morning on Wednesday. We had a good brainstorming session and have come up with some brilliant ideas for our Christmas Fair which promises to be a very enjoyable event. As soon as your child joins our school you automatically become a member of St. Edward's PTA, come along and show your support. If you are willing to volunteer or help in any way, please contact the school office.  St. Edward's depends on the support and generosity of our community and I wish to thank you all in advance for your help!

We will be collecting the following items for our fair on the days listed below:

  • Friday 1st December - Own clothes day - Children to return their cups! (See below)
  • Friday 8th December - Own clothes day -Donations of items for the adult's tombola e.g bottle (alcoholic/non-alcoholic), and chocolates
  • Monday 11th December - Mince Pie Monday!  Please bring in donations of mince pies. Children should be in full school unform

At this morning's assembly Mrs Moon explained that each child will given a plastic cup to fill with sweets, small toys, stationery, etc - things that you have at home we do not expect parents to buy anything new.  The cups will then be used as prizes for our children's tombola. Please return them (full) next Friday 1st December and as a reward children may wear their own clothes to school.

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 and £125 voucher for dinner at The Seashell , 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 lots of parents asking for more raffle tickets to sell - therefore we will happily pass them onto them! 

Please do make a note of the upcoming dates for Christmas events - I look forward to seeing you there.  Please also note that the date for our Advent Mass has changed - it will now be held on the 4th December at 9:45 am at Our Lady of the Rosary, Marylebone.  Parents are more than welcome to join us.

I hope you have a lovely weekend!

Best wishes,

Miss C O'Connor


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

 All families are warmly invited to the above events.  I look forward to seeing you there.

All families are warmly invited to the above events.  I look forward to seeing you there.

NOVEMBER DATES

27th November Monday - Reception Nasal Flu Vaccines

28th November Tuesday - Class 11 visit the library

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

DECEMBER DATES

1st December Friday - Please return filled cups, own clothes may be worn as a reward

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

1st December Friday - Open Morning for prospective families at 9:30am

4th December Monday - Advent Mass at Our Lady of the Rosary at 9:45 am - parents welcome

5th December Tuesday - Class 12 visit the library

6th December Wednesday - Year 4 trip to Kidzania

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

8th December Friday - Own clothes day please bring in a bottle/chocolates for the adult's tombola 

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

11th December Monday - Please bring in donations of mince pies 

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

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

12th December Tuesday - Class 13 visit the library

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

JANUARY DATES

4th January Thursday - Children return to school


THE WEDNESDAY

KINDNESS

Dear Lord Jesus, please help me to see you in everyone I meet, and be kind to all, especially to those that I sometimes find it difficult to love.  Amen.


ATTENDANCE

Well done to class 4 (97.9%) and class 7 (99.2%) on winning the attendance cups this week.  I hope you enjoy your rewards!


NOTICES AND REMINDERS

Class 4's Assembly

Class 4 performed a wonderful assembly on Living Things and their Habitats! They taught us about the different habitats and food chains and we look forward to seeing the dioramas that they make next week! They also performed two wonderful songs and amazed us with their dance moves and beautiful singing voices! Amazing performance Classs 4!

 

Road Safety Week

 Year 6 designed colourful and informative Road Safety posters.

Year 6 designed colourful and informative Road Safety posters.

As part of Road Safety Week, Year 6 carried out an investigation measuring the speed of traffic outside St Edward’s School. First, children measured a particular distance along Lisson Grove using a trundle wheel. Using timers and flags to indicate the start time, children  recorded how long it took for the vehicle to cover the distance marked out.  The pupils will now use this data to work out the average speed of vehicles using Lisson Grove in front of our school.

 

Anti-bullying Week

Last week we celebrated Anti Bullying week and reflected on this year's topic - All different and All equal. With this in mind, class 9 prepared an assembly where at the end the whole school sang along to "Friends".  Afterwards, in class, children created posters and displays to put up.  They were very happy and enthusiastic to show that the world would be a better place without bullying!

 

Class 9 and 10 visit Lord's Cricket Ground

Our class 9 & 10 children enjoyed an active morning at Lord's participating in a combined cricket and dance activity.  They followed all the instructions closely, displayed excellent teamwork and showed off their incredible co-ordination skills.  It looks like they had a lot of fun!

 

Class 4's Sea Monsters!

Class 4 have been discussing whether The Lonely Sea Monster is a fictional or non-fictional character. They agreed that he is fictional. Next, they decided to invent their own sea monsters! In pairs, the children discussed and shared what the sea monster might look like, how it might be described and what it might be called. Then, they went off on their own and designed their own sea monster. Finally, they created sea monster puppets! 

 

North, South, East and West!

It is always good to see children enjoy an interesting Math lesson!  This week year 4 have been learning about compass points and took the chance to go out to the playground to get their bearings - they needed to find directions using co-ordinates.  The children made the most of their interactive lesson! 

 

Year 4 enjoy a lesson in mask making!

Year 4 had great fun making masks with Mr Clough this week.  They used their new found knowledge of mod-roc to build their masks.  They will be adding further detail to their masks in their next lesson. We can't wait to see the end results!


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COMMUNITY NOTICES

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ACHIEVEMENT CERTIFICATES

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

 
 Congratulations to Hadi for achieving his gold Mathletics certificate! 

Congratulations to Hadi for achieving his gold Mathletics certificate! 

 
 Natole and Sienna have received their Entry Level Award Certificates in Piano.  Well done!  We look forward to seeing your piano playing progress!

Natole and Sienna have received their Entry Level Award Certificates in Piano.  Well done!  We look forward to seeing your piano playing progress!


HOUSEPOINTS

It was a very close competition this week, but well done to McAuley on winning the house cup!