Friday 6th July - Issue 74

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Dear Parents, Carers and Children,

A very big thank you to everyone who made our PTA Summer Fair such a successful event - whether helping prepare or just coming along to enjoy the day.  Our PTA Summer Fair managed to raise £2,472.73 - a fantastic amount of funds that will go a long way towards providing educational and fun opportunities for our children.  The St. Edward's community spirit shone through at our Summer Fair and it would not have been possible without the support and generosity of all our families - so once again, thank you.

It's important that our children feel happy with their achievements and have photographs and films of their special moments. Family and friends also want to be able to share the successes of their children when they have been part of a special event or activity. However, it's also important to be aware of child protection and safeguarding issues when people are taking photos or filming at events.  Please remember that any photographs or recordings you take at school events (e.g. assembly and Sports Day) are for personal use only.  For safeguarding reasons, these photos/clips are not to be shared or published on social media or elsewhere online.  I wish to also remind parents that taking photographs in the school playground is strictly prohibited.  I thank you for your co-operation and understanding in this very important matter.

It is encouraging to see that so many of our children use bicycles and scooters to get to school - it is a good way to keep fit and kinder to our environment.  However, our playground can be very busy in the morning and at home time, so for health and safety reasons, I ask that bikes and scooters be walked through the playground and not ridden.  They can be safely stored behind the FS1 railings.

We have been experiencing unusually hot weather and I can not stress enough how important it is for your child to be wearing sun screen, a sun hat and to bring an extra bottle of water to school.  I have noticed a number of children who have been coming to school unprepared for the heat especially when attending trips and doing PE.  We have quite a few outings and outdoor events planned for next week so please make sure that your child is properly protected against the sun.

Next Friday is our annual Summer Party which is kindly organised by our PTA.  It promises to be a fun filled afternoon with music, games and entertainment for all the school to enjoy.  

Have a lovely weekend!

Best wishes,

Miss C O'Connor




9th July - Year 5 visit St. George's

9th July - Class 5 trip to Science Museum

12th July - Class 4 and 3 trip to Science Museum

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 - Reception Graduation Ceremony at 2:15pm

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 welcome all visitors to our home, to our school and to our community, as special people who are loved by you.  Amen.


Well done to class 5 and class 11 on their 98% attendance this week.  They are the winners of our attendance trophies this week.




Whole School Art Day

Today our whole school took part in Art Day!  All our children - from Nursery through to year 6 - had the chance to get creative using different materials and teqhniques to produce some spectacular art work and most importantly, to have fun!  A big thank you to Miss Caridade for organising the event.


Marylebone Library Workshops

This week, representatives from each class and Miss Jamieson met with the program team to discuss the new Marylebone Library and Seymour Leisure Centre. The children drew and discussed what they would like the new library to look like. They discussed some important points such as: 

·         the type of books they enjoy reading

·         what they like to learn about in a library

·         the importance of IT facilities to them in a library

·         the sort of tables/chairs they like to sit at

·         whether they see the library as a place to meet their friends.

The children look forward to seeing their ideas at the new library in two years time! 


First Holy Communion at Our Lady of the Rosary, Marylebone

If you have a child in Year 3 or above and you would like them to be prepared in the parish of Our Lady of the Rosary, Marylebone for First Holy Communion next May 2019, then please complete a form which can be obtained from the Parish Office or on Sunday at the Repository.


Our year 3 bakers!

This week and last Year 3 have been working hard at their D and T project of bread making! They have been learning the skills and then using them to design and make bread fit for the queen. They have mostly enjoyed tasting it! 


Art Club

Our Art Club children designed colourful aprons to take home.  I am sure they will enjoy using them in the kitchen!


The Elms St. Edward's Summer Holiday Sports Camp

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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!


Mathletics Gold Certificates

Halleluya and Theodora are the proud recipients of Mathletics gold certificates!  Well done!