Friday 4th May - Issue 66

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HEADTEACHER'S MESSAGE

Dear Parents, Carers and Children,

It was lovely to see so many parents at our PTA meeting on Wednesday and I am very pleased to announce that Bernice Hope has been appointed as our PTA chairperson, Maria Guillin as Vice Chair and Ngang Law as Treasurer.  Thank you!  There are many different ways in which parents can help with our PTA, whether you have lots of time to offer or not.  If you can’t commit to a lot of time, look out for things you can do less frequently (eg running a stall at the summer fair, baking for a cake sale). And you can always support PTA events by simply turning up.  It is never too late to be involved and all parents are automatically part of our school's PTA.  Please keep a look out for future meeting dates and events.

On Friday 18th May we will be celebrating the Royal wedding of Prince Harry and Megan by asking the children to come to school dressed in red, white and blue. At lunchtime we will be having a picnic lunch - children who receive school dinners will be given a picnic lunch and children who have packed lunch should bring in their lunch as usual. Children are invited to bring in picnic blankets that they can sit on to enjoy their picnic in the playground! There is no donation required for this event.  We know the children are already very excited about it! 

We celebrated a very special Mass on Wednesday, the Crowning of Our Lady, where we show our love to Mary.  I was so impressed with our children's beautiful singing of the hymns and altar serving.  Thank you to Fr. Jeff for joining us and overseeing the celebration. 

After another spell of cold and wet weather, it seems that we may finally be enjoying a bit of sunshine in the upcoming weeks!  A gentle reminder that the girls summer dress must have buttons (not a zip), a blue collar and be the light blue small check. Marks and Spencer, Asda and Tesco all sell suitable dresses.  Trainers are not allowed - only black school shoes to be worn.

There has been a change to the date of class 10's assembly - it will now be held on the 24th May.  Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Please also remember to sign up for the WAES parent workshop that will be held at St. Edward's - details are below.  It promises to be a very useful with lots of helpful tips on making the most of what London has to offer in the way of outdoor learning and playing.

Have a lovely bank holiday weekend and I look forward to seeing you on Tuesday.

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.

24th May - Class 10

14th June- Class 12

20th June - FS1

28th June - FS2

12th July - Year 6 Production 2pm

MAY DATES

7th May - Bank Holiday - School Closed

14th May - Start of SATs Week - year 6

18th May - Royal Wedding Picnic

21st May - Start of year 2 SATs

21st May - Year 6 Regents Park Day

22nd May - Class 11 Floating Classroom

23rd May - Class 12 Floating Classroom

24th May - Class 10 assembly

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

16th July - Year 6 Leavers Mass at 2:00pm

18th July - Year 6 Disco 5:00-7:00pm

19th July - Leavers Assembly at 9:00am

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


THE WEDNESDAY

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LOVE

Dear Lord Jesus,  thank you for being our loving friend.  Please help us to love as perfectly as you love, even when it is difficult.  Amen. 


ATTENDANCE

Well done to class 5 and class 14 on winning the attendance trophies this week!

PUNCTUALITY

Please make sure your child is in the playground ready to line up before 8:55am.  Lateness causes disruption to the whole class and lost learning time.


NOTICES AND REMINDERS

Class 3's assembly

Class 3 delivered their second assembly of the year! This assembly had a special RE focus and the children were helping to spread the word that Jesus Christ has risen - a very important event in the Catholic calendar at this time of the year. Thank you class 3 for a very well presented and meaningful assembly!

 

Class 3 have fun at Hyde Park!

Class 3 had a very exciting trip to the Hyde Park Education Centre Friday morning! We learned all about invertebrates. We discovered the different food chains and that some eat plants, others eat small animals and some eat both. We also had the chance to safely catch aquatic invertebrates in a pond and ones that lived on land under logs and pieces of wood. Using magnifying lenses we were able to see these amazing creatures up close and personal!

 

Year 4 visit the Serpentine Gallery

Year 4 visited the Serpentine Gallery in Hyde Park this week. They have been learning about slavery in English, using the book Henry's Freedom Box. They were lucky enough to learn more about the subject and visit the gallery. The children rehearsed and performed a dance routine inspired by the exhibition they visited. They had a fantastic time and learnt some great new dance moves! 

 

Year 5 take a trip to the Canal Museum

Our Year 5 children went on a trip to the London Canal Museum this week. They saw inside a narrow boat cabin, learned about the history of London's canals, about the cargoes carried, the people who lived and worked on the waterways, and the horses that pulled their boats. They even got to see inside a huge Victorian ice well used to store ice imported from Norway and brought by ship and canal boat to be stored. The museum is housed in a former ice warehouse built in the 1860's for Carlo Gatti, the famous ice cream maker, and features the history of the ice trade and ice cream as well as the canals.  The children had a very interesting and exciting visit having learned more about the unique city that we live in!

 

Year 3 get creative with shapes!

"As part of our Maths topic of 3D shape, Year 3 spent a Maths lesson making shapes! We thought about which objects in the real world have the shapes that we had learnt the names of and then created them using the 2D shapes on each face. It was a really fun way to learn Maths".

 

Parent WAES Workshop at St. Edward's

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Half Term Sports Club at St. Edward's

 

Community Notices

 
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ACHIEVEMENT CERTIFICATES

 Congratulations to all children who received certificates at this morning's achievement assembly!  Keep up the good work!

Congratulations to all children who received certificates at this morning's achievement assembly!  Keep up the good work!

 
 This week Talia is the proud recipient of a gold Mathletics certificate. Congratulations!

This week Talia is the proud recipient of a gold Mathletics certificate. Congratulations!


HOUSEPOINTS

Campion are our house cup winners this week!  Well done!