Friday 22nd June - Issue 72

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Dear Parents, Carers and Children,

Thank you to our PTA who are working hard in preparation for our Summer Fair which is happening on Saturday the 30th June.  Many thanks to all parents who have returned their volunteering forms to help out on the day.  Your help is very much appreciated but we need more helpers please!  If you are able to help in any way and for any amount of time on the day, please let the school office know or speak to one of our PTA members.  Thank you too for all the donations that have already come in for our adult tombola and class hampers but any further donations are still very welcome.

Next Friday is another own clothes day - this time we are asking EYFS and KS1 children to fill up cups (that will be handed out on Monday) with any small toys, sweets, stationery, things that you already have at home.  These will be used for the children tombola stall at our Summer Fair.  Our KS2 children must please bring in a donation for the adult tombola eg. a bottle.

As mentioned previously,  Principals Catering will be taking over as our new school caterers as from the new academic year.  Representatives from Principals will be at our Summer Fair to introduce themselves to the St. Edward's community and answer any questions that parents may have.  We look forward to welcoming Principals to St. Edward's so please do look out for Peter and his colleagues on Saturday 30th June.

Please remember that if your child is absent it is important to follow the procedure below:

  • Parents must phone the school on 02077235911 to report their child's absence.
  • You must phone the school on each day that your child is absent.  Some pupils travel to school on their own so it is important that we know which pupils to expect each day.
  • If your child is absent for 3 days or more you may be asked to provide a doctor's note or other medical evidence to substantiate the absence.  Failure to provide any sort of note may result in the absence being unauthorised.

Holidays must not be taken during term time and I cannot authorise requests for term time holidays.  Where possible medical appointments need to be arranged outside of school hours.  Please click here to see our term dates.

Just a little reminder to parents to encourage your child to use Mathletics.  Not only is it fun, but it also provides an opportunity for children to revise some of the topics that they learn during the school day. Children - Why not make the most of your free time over the summer to brush up on your Maths skills with Mathletics  so that when you return in September, you are raring to go with your Maths?! If we continue to have a decline in the numbers of children using Mathletics we will be unable to purchase it for the next school year. 

World Cup Fever has swept through St. Edward's and the whole school drew teams from a hat and then decorated their classroom doors accordingly.  We had a visit from one of our school governors to judge the winning classes which was a very difficult decision as all classes (and staff) had been very creative in making spectacular displays.  The winners are as follows:  Class 10 - Peru/Morocco, class 12 - Iran/Costa Rica, FS1 - Japan/Panama.  Well done!

We have been enjoying beautiful summer weather this week and next week promises to be even hotter, so please apply sun screen, wear a suitable sun hat and bring a bottle of water to school.

Whole class photographs will be taken on Thursday the 28th June.  Please make sure your child is dressed smartly in the full and correct summer uniform.  

Have a lovely weekend!

Best wishes,

Miss C O'Connor



Parents are warmly invited to attend their child's class assembly.  Class assemblies are held on Thursdays at 9:00am in the top hall.

28th June - FS2

12th July - Year 6 Production


25th June - Air Pollution assembly

25th June - Induction Meeting for Reception and Nursery September 2018 intake - 2:00pm

26th June - Class 7 visit Church Street Market

27th June - Class 10 Floating Classroom

27th June - Class 8 visit Church Street Market

28th June - Whole class photos

28th June - FS2 assembly

28th June - KS1 National Literacy Trust afternoon

29th June - Own Clothes Day - Cup donations (EYFS & KS1), adult tombola donations (KS2)

29th June - 'Supporting your child with reading and writing' parent workshop 9:00-11:00

29th June - Class 9 Floating Classroom

30th June - PTA Summer Fair 12:30-3:30


6th July - 'Supporting your child with reading and writing' parent workshop 9:00-11:00

6th July - Whole school 'Art Day'

12th July - Year 6 Production 2:00pm

13th July - 'Supporting your child with reading and writing' parent workshop 9:00-11:00

13th July - School Summer Party

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)





Dear Lord Jesus, please help us to be your witnesses by our love, so that others will come to know the joy of knowing you.  Amen.


An extra big well done to class 3 and class 9 who both achieved 100% attendance this week and are the winners of our attendance trophies.  I hope you enjoy your special treat!





SATURDAY 30TH JUNE 12:30 - 3:30pm


Bouncy Castles, Face Painting, Tombola and Raffles, BBQ and Pimms, Stalls and Games



FS1 Assembly

FS1 entered the hall with power and strength as they heard the superhero theme tune.  Our very youngest children in the school showed real presence as they delivered a wonderful assembly, sharing their current learning about superheros.  FS1 left us with an important message which was to 'Live life as Jesus has taught us'.     


EYFS are superheroes for the day!

Our topic this half term is let’s pretend.  This week we have been pretending to be superheroes and learning about the powers of superheroes.  We made special superhero capes showing what our super powers would be if we had any.


Year 6 design a book character!

Class 13 and 14 visited Church Street Library where they met Nigel who is the author of 'Hot Lunch' a Manga graphic novel.  He told the children all about his new book and asked them to help him design a new character.  Year 6 really enjoyed the chance to show off their creative skills and discussing their fantastic designs.


KS1 Literacy Trust Day

KS1 had their second event with the National Literacy Trusts Young Readers Programme! The children chose a new book and went outside with their blankets and cuddly toys for a Teddy Bears Picnic.  They had a really fun afternoon! 


St. Christina's Maths Challenge

St Edward's children have had another excellent week with Maths.  On Tuesday, Woud, Faith, Daniel Z and Stephanie from Year 6 went to the St Christina's School Maths Challenge along with 4 other schools.  The team worked very hard and we are pleased to announce that they came in 2nd place, which is excellent news.  A big congratulations to all the team on their hard work, and thank you to Mrs Wright for accompanying the team.  Next year the challenge is on for years 4 and 5 to try for first place in both competitions! 


Class 7 Air Quality Project

On Tuesday Class 7 were very luck to welcome back Andy from Sandbox Journeys who brought with him a green screen and turned the Music Room into a film studio! Class 7 were able to film their song and some other actions to make their video which you will hopefully be able to see by the end of the term. 


Class 9 enjoy a good book!

In class 9, children are reading the book The Butterfly Lion, written by Michael Morpurgo.  Therefore, on Tuesday children role played a scene from the book and had lots of fun. Class 9 recommends the Butterfly Lion to all children and adults! 


Year 5 and 6 'World Cup' Football Tournament

Our year 5 & 6 boys football team really did us proud yesterday by coming first out of 6 competing  schools.  Our boys played superbly, displaying excellent skill and sportsmanship and were the worthy winners on the day!  Thank you to Mr Abbas for coaching them and Mr Notley for accompanying our team.

'On the 20th July our football team went to a tournament based on the world cup.  Our school represented Croatia.  First, we played in the group stages and played 3 teams: Germany, Mexico and Brazil.  We beat them all and made it through to the finals!  The last match was a tough contest, but luckily, in the end, we won!  We celebrated and were then handed medals.  Tyler was awarded the player of the tournament trophy.'  By Jamie

'The St. Edward's year 5 and 6 boys football team attended a QPR 'World Cup' Tournament and our team represented Croatia.  We were unbeaten and and ended up winning the World Cup!  Our team were elated and full of joy and were awarded with medals.  We got to lift the world cup and were given a silver trophy to display at school.  It was a great day!'  By Anish




Congratulations to the children who were awarded certificates at this morning's achievement assembly.  Keep up the good work!

Congratulations to the children who were awarded certificates at this morning's achievement assembly.  Keep up the good work!


Congratulations to Kimberly on being awarded a Matheletics Gold Certificate.  Well done and keep up the good work!



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