Friday 5th October - Issue 81

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HEADTEACHER'S MESSAGE

Dear Parents, Carers and Children,

Our Macmillan coffee afternoon and cake sale was a great success and enjoyed by everyone who came along to support the charity. We raised a fantastic £531.75 for Macmillan! This money will go towards the important work that Macmillan do in offering support to those with cancer. Thank you once again for your support and generosity.

At St. Edward’s, the safety of all the pupils, staff and parent/carers is at the heart of everything we do. As a school we regularly practice our fire drill and the pupils are excellent at leaving the school quickly, quietly and calmly. On our last practice, we completed the fire drill in an impressive time! This demonstrates that our evacuation procedures work well and ensure that everyone in school stays safe. In Monday’s whole school assembly this week, I provided the pupils with information and demonstrations of our ‘invacuation’ procedures. The children were introduced to our school ‘lockdown’ procedures and they will have chances to practice in their classes, before taking part in a whole school lockdown. Lockdown procedures are practiced nationally amongst schools and are put into practice when there is:

  • There is local air pollution due to a nearby fire/chemical release.

  • There is a dangerous animal (usually a dog) in the grounds.

  • There is an incident or civil disturbance in the area that might affect the school.

  • There is an intruder on the site.

Please ask your child about these safety procedures and why not practice them at home? In the rare event of a real lockdown parents will always be notified immediately via text message.

Year 6 parents who are applying to Marylebone Boys must please see below for important information regarding banding test dates and access to the registration form.

Next week we look forward to a visit from the Coram Life Bus - always a highlight in our school calendar! Children will meet Sarah and Harold the giraffe who will give them valuable information on keeping themselves healthy and safe.

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.

11th October - Class 10

18th October - Class 9

1st November - Class 8

8th November - Class 7

15th November - Class 4

22nd November -  Class 3

 

OCTOBER DATES

Thursday 4th October - Class 13 and 14 assembly

Thursday 11th October - Class 10 assembly

Friday 12th October - Feast of St. Edward

Thursday 18th October - Class 9 assembly

Friday 19th October - school closes for half term break

Monday 22nd October - Friday 26th October - Half term break

 

NOVEMBER DATES

Monday 29th October - School reopens for children

Thursday 1st November - Class 8 assembly

Wednesday 7th November - Parents Evening 3:40 - 5:50pm - details to follow

Thursday 8th November - Parents Evening 3:40-5:50pm - details to follow

Thursday 8th November - Class 7 assembly

Monday 12th November - Remembrance Assembly 2 minute silence

Thursday 15th November - Class 4 assembly

Thursday 22nd November - Class 3 assembly


THE WEDNESDAY

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OPENNESS

Dear Lord Jesus, please help me to be more open to you by being kind and open to the people I meet each day. Amen.


ATTENDANCE

Our whole school attendance for the week is 96.5%. Class 4 achieved 99.3% and class 12 achieved 98.4% - they are the winners of our attendance trophies this week. Well done!


NOTICES AND REMINDERS

Year 6 Assembly - Sayers Croft

Class 13 and 14 presented their assembly on Sayers Croft on Thursday. We had the opportunity to talk about all the exciting things we did in Sayers Croft. We wrote and directed our assembly all by our selves. Maysa and I spoke about caving and discussed some of our favorite bits! We had such a great time and wish we could have gone for longer! We look forward to all the exciting things that await us in the upcoming year.  By Maysa and Mun 

 

Marylebone Boys Banding Test Information

Marylebone Boys' School Banding Test dates:

Wednesday 10 October at 4:00pm
Friday 12 October at 3:30pm

Parents are required to complete a "Banding Test Registration Form".  A copy of the form can be found on  http://www.maryleboneschool.org/admissions/319.html

Please forward any enquiries to admissions@maryleboneschool.org

 

Art Club

Our Art Club children had great fun making their our own spiderman/flower stencils to print onto paper using four chosen colours. They turned out fantastic!

 

Class 9 have been learning about evaporation…

In Class 9 children are learning about the different states of matter in Science. This week's challenge was to find out the best way to dry clothes. After a thorough investigation, class 9 discovered that heat plays a really important role on water evaporation. So now you know: to get your clothes dried really quickly, ensure you put them next to a source of heat and wind. 

 

ADMISSIONS TO SECONDARY SCHOOL, RECEPTION AND NURSERY 2019

Parents of Year 6 pupils need to have their secondary school applications submitted via eAdmissions by October 31st.  Please see your Local Authority website for information on secondary schools and details on how to complete your application. If there are any year 6 parents who have not met with Miss O’Connor to discuss their application, please contact Mrs Gashi to arrange a convenient time.

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.


SPORT

Westminster Cross Country

On Thursday a group of KS2 students represented St. Edward’s at the Westminster Cross Country Championship at Regent’s Park. The runners displayed wonderful sportsmanship and represented St. Edward’s brilliantly - all trying their best! Our athletes performed very well considering that it was the first time some of them had taken part in a competition. Thank you to Mr Abbas for coaching them and for the parents who went along to cheer our team on.


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.


Here are some of our PTA’s upcoming events:

Thursday 15th November: PTA cake sale for the whole school 3:30 pm-4:30 pm. All welcome.

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 and positive attitude towards your learning!

Congratulations to all children who received certificates at this morning’s achievement assembly! Keep up the good work and positive attitude towards your learning!

 

Mathletics

We have two proud recipients of gold Mathletics certificates this week - Heron and Mariah. Well done! Good job too to all children who received Mathletics certificates - silver and bronze - this week.


HOUSE POINTS

Well done to More on winning the house trophy this week!