Friday 9th November - Issue 85

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HEADTEACHER’S MESSAGE

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Dear Parents, Carers and Children,

It was wonderful to see all of the parents at our Parent evenings this week, class teachers enjoyed meeting with you to discuss your children’s progress. Parents who were unable to make the evenings, please contact the school office or speak with your child’s teacher to arrange a meeting. Children have settled in well this school year and I am very pleased with the standard of work they are producing. The ‘soft start’ to our mornings is leading to a more productive start to the day and we are seeing the benefits of this in the classroom.

The full report from our recent Ofsted inspection has now been published. I am pleased to say that we remain a ‘Good’ school and I would encourage you to read the report which is available here.

This Sunday is Remembrance Sunday when we all spare a thought and say a prayer for those who have made sacrifices in times of war. Thank you to everyone who has donated towards our poppy appeal. The money raised will go to the Royal British Legion. On Monday our school will observe a 2 minute silence.

I look forward to seeing you at our cake sale next Thursday 15th November. Weather permitting, we will be in the KS2 playground under the awning from 3:30 - 4:30 pm. Donations of baked goods are greatly appreciated please. Thank you to our PTA and to all our families for your ongoing support.

Friday the 16th November is Children in Need Day and St. Edward’s has always enjoyed supporting this very worthy cause. This year we will be dressing up in colourful clothes for the day and I ask that children please bring in a £1 donation. I look forward to seeing all the bright outfits!

Our PTA have organised an exciting Christmas event for St. Edward’s children - a ‘Beauty & the Beast’ pantomime. The performance will be in the top hall on the 18th December and is the Christmas event to raise money for our school to improve the technology department. Please read the letter that has been sent home and hand the reply slip and payment to the school office by the 30th November.

This half term is always a particularly busy one as we start the countdown to Christmas so please make a note of some important upcoming dates that can be found below. Please note the change in time of the KS1 Christmas production.

Last, but not least, we bid farewell to Miss Poulantza who is leaving St. Edward’s to pursue other ventures. I wish to thank her for her hard work and commitment and wish her the best of luck for the future. We welcome Miss Dolan to St. Edward’s - she will be joining us in Class 7 on Monday and has already been introduced to the children.

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.

15th November - Class 4

22nd November -  Class 3

 

NOVEMBER DATES

Monday 12th November - Remembrance Assembly 2 minute silence

Thursday 15th November - Class 4 assembly

Thursday 15th November - PTA Cake Sale 3:30 - 4:30pm

Friday 16th November - Children in Need - please wear colourful clothes with £1 donation

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

Friday 30th November - Deadline for pantomime tickets

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

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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GIFT

Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for the many gifts you have given us. Please help us to be generous and cheerful in all we do for you and for each other. Amen.


ATTENDANCE

Class 4 and class 8 are our attendance cup winners this week! Our whole school attendance is a brilliant 97.6%. What a fantastic effort!


NOTICES AND REMINDERS

Class 7’s Assembly

The whole school and parents enjoyed a brilliant assembly presented by Class 7. They took us on a journey around the world telling us all about what they have been learning in Topic - Mountains and Rivers. They had such fun sharing their knowledge dressed as explorers and adventurers. Everyone joined in singing at the end of the assembly - well done, class 7!

 

Class 13 visit Pizza Express

On Tuesday, Class 13 went to Pizza Express. Once there, they learnt about the 7 ingredients used to make the pizza dough (including the secret ingredient) and created their own Margarita pizza.  

When they got back to school they used the pizza to help learn about fractions, ratio and angles. It was a fun and delicious maths lesson!

 

Children In Need

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Friday 16th November - come to school dressed in your brightest and most colourful clothes. Please bring a £1 to donate to Children in Need

 
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‘Beauty & the Beast’ Pantomime!

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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.


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 .

Please support our Cake Sale which is happening on Thursday 15th November at 3:30 - 4:30pm in the KS2 playground. We are appealing for donations of baked goods please and we hope to see you there!

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

 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.

 
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Noor was once again the worthy recipient of a gold Mathletics certificate. Keep up the good work Noor!


HOUSE POINTS

Well done, More on winning the house cup again this week!