Friday 27th April - Issue 65

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HEADTEACHER'S MESSAGE

Dear Parents, Carers and Children,

This term we have had a very busy start and there are many more trips and events planned for the coming weeks.  I wish to express my sincere gratitude to all parents who have given up their time to accompany various groups of children on these outings.  Without your continued support these important learning experiences would not be able to take place - thank you!

After school clubs are now up and running for this term - letters have been sent home.  We have never had such a vast array of clubs on offer before and I am sure that our children will learn and gain a lot of enjoyment from these new opportunities.  Please note that due to the bank holiday on Monday 7th May Twinkle Toes, Football and Cooking clubs will not take place and instead be held on Monday 21st May.

Our first PTA meeting of the new term will be on Wednesday 2nd May at 9:00am.  An active and well organised PTA helps to improve home - school communication and provide children with extra opportunities to enrich their schooling.  I look forward to seeing you there  - all parents are welcome!

The Elms will be hosting a school holiday sports camp at St. Edward's during the May half term break.  Please see below for more information. 

Also see below for details of an exciting free parent workshop run by WAES that will be hosted at St. Edward's.  The workshop will focus on outdoor family fun and helping your child to learn through play.  Please register your interest with the school office.

Have a lovely weekend!

Best wishes,

Miss C 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.

3rd May - Class 3

10th May - Class 10

14th June- Class 12

20th June - FS1

28th June - FS2

12th July - Year 6 Production

MAY DATES

1st May - Crowning of Our Lady at school

2nd May - PTA meeting at 9:00am - all parents welcome

3rd May - Class 3 assembly

3rd May - Class 10 visit the Serpentine Gallery

4th May - Class 3 Hyde Park Field Trip

4th May - Class 9 visit the Serpentine Gallery

7th May - Bank Holiday - no school

10th May - Class 10 assembly

14th May - start of SATs Week - year 6

21st May - start of year 2 SATS

22nd May - Class 11 Floating Classroom

23rd May - Class 12 Floating Classroom

25th May  - School closes for half term break 

29th May - 1st June - The Elms holiday sports camp

JUNE DATES

4th June - Children return to school after half term break

6th June - KS2 Sports Day at Regents Park

7th June - KS1 Sports Day 9:30am at school

8th June - EYFS Sports Day 9:30am at school

12th June - FHC Mass at school

14th June - Class 12 assembly

15th June - Out and About parent workshop 9:00-11:00

18th June - INSET Day - school closed for children

20th June - FS1 assembly

22nd June - Out and About parent workshop 9:00-11:00

27th June - Class 9 Floating Classroom

28th June - FS2 assembly

29th June - Out and About parent workshop 9:00-11:00

29th June - Class 10 Floating Classroom

JULY DATES

6th July - Out and About parent workshop 9:00-11:00

12th July - Year 6 Production 2:00pm

13th July - Out and About parent workshop 9:00-11:00

20th July - school finishes for summer holidays (1:30 finish)


THE WEDNESDAY

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GROWING

Dear Lord Jesus,  thank you for the people who help us to know you better, so that we can keep growing in goodness - to grow into the best that we can be.  Amen.


ATTENDANCE

An extra special well done to class 8 and class 12 on achieving 100% attendance this week!  Keep up the good work! Well done to Class 5 who achieved 99.2% attendance.

PUNCTUALITY

Punctuality is a very important life skill - please be in the playground lining up for class when the bell rings at 8:55am.

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NOTICES AND REMINDERS

Class 7's assembly

On Thursday Class 7 presented their assembly to the whole school about our patron saint, St George. They told the whole school how brave he was and how he slayed the dragon and saved the princess. They also taught us about the real St George. They sang a hymn called "When a knight won his spurs".   Thank you class 7 - that was a very enjoyable assembly!

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Science Day 2018

Science Day 2018 was a huge success! This year the theme was 'Exploration and Discovery'. Children began the day with a 'Mad Science' experiment show, which included many experiments to excite the children for what was to follow. Children learnt about different discoveries within science and were able to explain how these discoveries have impacted our lives today. Children participated in various different investigative experiments which enabled them to make a predication, observe and make a conclusion based on their experiences. A real focus this year for Science Day was around recycling. Children made amazing models using recyclable materials, demonstrating an aspect of exploration or discovery within science. 

Thank you to Miss Gaebler for organising the day - it was brilliant fun!

 

Art Club

This week our Art Club children have been making lovely keepsakes to take home.  They decorated mugs and flower photo frames - looks like great fun!

 

Year 5 visit the Floating Classroom and Paddington Basin

Students from Year 5 have begun a learning project on the Floating Classroom.  This week, students had their first day on the boat and enjoyed a trip to Little Venice on the canal whilst learning about the jobs that people did 200 years ago.  In the afternoon, students had the opportunity to meet some local business people in Paddington Basin to learn about current jobs within the area.

 

Lord's Engagement Day

On Tuesday  our year 5, 4 and 3 children joined students from all around the nearby Middlesex and Westminster areas at Lord's Cricket Ground. The annual day event allowed access for the school students to watch a match, as well as, take part in various activities around the ground. Pupils were allowed to partake in exciting activities such as bowling on the Nursery Ground in addition to a tour of Lord’s and a cricket match in the MCC academy.

Students from Class 12 also had the opportunity to sit in as journalists and interview some members of the Women's Cricket Team in the J.P. Morgan Media Center at Lord's.  The students have been working to use these notes to prepare player biographies.  Some of the girls were invited to play a match on the pitch as part of a demonstration of different levels of cricket.  They overcame their nerves and showed a great example of team work!

 

More from Year 3's trip to Chelsea Physic Garden

Last week, in the sunshine, Year 3 were able to visit the Chelsea Physic Garden as part of their learning on the Science Topic of plants. They had a fantastic time learning all about the history of the garden, and discovering all different types of plants and flowers. They also had the chance to investigate some of the creatures who live in the garden, and plant their own seed to use in their learning this term. 

 

Rolls Royce Presentation Day

'On Thursday the 19th April 2018 six children from year 5 attended the Royal Albert Hall for the Rolls Royce Presentation Day. We were selected to represent St Edwards as we participated in the Rolls Royce, Cirque Du Soleil project. We had the opportunity to interview and be interviewed by other schools. It was a great experience because we were able to compare projects, learn from other techniques and develop our speaking and language skills. We were awarded with a badge and a certificate. It was a great day.'

by Emilie F, Velkjo, Jamie, Luna, Edvin, Jada 

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May Half Term Sports Camp

Stay active this upcoming half term with the Elms!  Please see below for details on how to register.

 

Free WAES Parent Workshop at St. Edward's!

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COMMUNITY NOTICES


ACHIEVEMENT CERTIFICATES

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

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


HOUSEPOINTS

Well done Campion on winning the house cup for the Spring term!