Dear Parents, Carers and Children,
Sunday’s Gospel will remind us that Jesus will always be there for us - he gives us the gift of peace. We can share God’s peace by being kind to one another, promoting respect and living in friendship with others.
Sadly Mrs Moon, our Deputy Headteacher, will be leaving us at the end of the academic year to start a new role as Deputy Headteacher closer to her home. She is a much loved and valued member of our school community where the children are always at the heart of all she does. I am sure you will join me in thanking Mrs Moon for her dedicated work and positive contribution to St. Edward’s over the last 13 years and wish her all the very best for the future.
I am pleased to inform you that as of September our Executive Headteacher will be Mr Martin Tissot, Ms Anne Thomas will be our Headteacher and Mr Jason Smith will be our Deputy Headteacher. Mrs Sonia Gomes, our Assistant Headteacher, and Mr Darren Clough, our Inclusion Manger, will continue in their roles as part of St. Edward’s Senior Leadership team. Please ensure that you read the letter which has been sent home today for more information.
Thank you to everyone who supported our cake sale we raised £128 in support of MIND. Your generosity is greatly appreciated and will go towards helping a very worthy cause - supporting people who struggle with their mental health and families and friends who are affected. Thank you Miss Gaebler and Miss Wilson-Fyall for organising the event.
Earlier this week a text message was sent out regarding the increase in number of cases of measles that have been reported recently. Please see below for information that has been provided to schools by Public Health England.
Have a lovely half term break and I look forward to seeing you on Tuesday the 4th June.
Miss Clare O’Connor
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Parents are warmly invited to attend their child's class assembly. Class assemblies are held on Thursdays at 9:00am in the top hall.
Thursday 13th June - Class 4
Thursday 20th June - Class 3
Monday 27th - Friday 31st May - Half term break
Monday 3rd June - INSET Day
Thursday 6th June - Class 8 visit the library
Wednesday 12th June - MEND Coffee Morning 9:00am - all parents invited
Thursday 13th June - Class 4 Assembly
Thursday 13th June - Class 7 visit the library
Tuesday 18th June - Year 6 go to Westminster Cathedral - Adoremus Mass
Wednesday 19th June - KS2 Sports Day at Regents Park
Thursday 20th June - Class 3 Assembly
Thursday 20th June - Class 4 visit the library
Friday 21st June - EYFS Sports Day
Tuesday 25th June - KS1 Sports Day
Wednesday 26th June - Induction for Reception/Nursery September 2019 at 2:00pm
Thursday 27th June - Class 3 visit the library
Monday 1st July - Class 12 visit Chelsea Physic Garden
Wednesday 3rd July - Reception Graduation Ceremony 2:00pm
Thursday 4th July - Class 10 visit the library
Wednesday 10th July - Year 6 End of Year Production 2:00pm
Thursday 11th July - Year 6 Leavers’ Disco 4:30 - 6:30pm
Tuesday 16th July - Year 6 Leavers’ Mass at 2:00pm
Thursday 18th July - Year 6 Leavers’ Assembly 9:00am
Thursday 19th July - School ends at 1:30pm
Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for sending the Holy Spirit so that we can know your perfect peace. Please help us to share that peace with others. Amen.
Class 1 and Class 14 are our attendance trophy winners with both classes achieving a brilliant 99%! Keep it up! Our whole school attendance for this week is 96.4%.
NOTICES AND REMINDERS
Class 2’s Assembly
This half term our theme is 'strength of mind'. In our assembly we shared what having a positive mindset means. Positive mindset is about how you think and feel, rather than what you can or cannot do. In class 2 we are always trying new things. We know that we can be as brilliant as anybody else. You can be a genius, if you believe you can! We are, motivated, dedicated, enthusiastic, keen, hard-working and positive. We keep trying, take pride in our work, tackle new challenges and ask for help if we need to . We believe in ourselves. We know that mistakes are OK and have changed our mindset to I can do it.
MIND Cake Sale
A very BIG thank you to everyone who donated to and supported our charity cake sale. The £128 raised will go to MIND mental health charity. Miss Wilson-Fyall and Miss Gaebler
May is the month of Mary. Each year in May, we crown the statue of Our Lady. Class 2 lead a procession around the playground, to the statue of Our Lady in the prayer garden. Children were invited to bring in flowers to put at the feet of the statue of Our Lady.
Our Art Club children had great fun this half term creating beautiful pieces of art - especially these lovely decorated bags!
Mad Science Assembly
On Monday, Paul from Mad Science visited us. He presented an interesting assembly loaded with scientific facts and exciting experiments! If your child is interested in joining the Mad Science after school club next half term , please register here.
OUR RE CORNER
This term in class 3 we have been studying the topic 'Holidays and Holy Days'. The children have been reflecting on the different Holy days we have looked at so far, like Christmas and the Easter story. We were very good at recalling key events about these holidays. Then, we started to learn more about the Pentecost and the promise that Jesus made to his disciples about when he goes to heaven to be with his father that God will send the Holy Spirit down in his place to help guide them. As a class we have written a prayer about this during one of our collective worships.
Dear God, thank you for sending the Holy Spirit to be with us. It helps us to remember what Jesus has done for us and to understand the lessons taught in the Bible. Amen.
St. Edward’s girls’ and boys’ cricket teams had a brilliant time participating in the ECB Kwik Cricket Tournament 2019. They displayed great determination and sportsmanship and should be very proud of their performance. Our boys’ team fared particularly well coming second out of 26 competing schools! They proudly showed off their certificates and medals at this morning’s assembly.
Free Family Community Day – Sunday 30 June
Families are invited to the council’s annual community day on Sunday 30th June from 11am-3pm at Paddington Recreation Ground in Maida Vale. The event is a chance for people from across Westminster to come together and take pride in this vibrant and diverse city. There will be free food, live music, sports and family activities throughout the day for everyone to join in.
Children can take part in the following free activities:
· bungee trampolines, face painting, parachute games, soft play, circus skills, skittles and giant games and dance workshops
There is also lots on for young people, including:
· Henna arts, meet your Youth MP, Wipe Out challenge, cricket with MCC at Lord’s, beat the goalie, fencing, netball, football and multi-sports, dance workshops, arts and crafts.
A new health and well-being area will offer advice for parents on healthy eating and keeping active as well as a relaxation area with massage, osteopathy and mindfulness. A food tent will be hosted by Maida Hill Place offering food samples from across the world plus food traders from local markets will be selling street food. A packed schedule of live music will provide a backdrop to the day including Mangrove Steel band, Time Loves Change jazz and West End Gospel Choir plus performances from the Chinese Lion Dancers.
Further information is available at westminster.gov.uk/mywestminster#MWD