Anti-bullying week report
Our next class assembly will be Year 4 who will hold their class assembly on Friday 17th November at 9:10am. All parents are invited to attend.
This Friday is Friendship Friday to celebrate everyone in our community and to show what it means to be a good friend. As yellow is the colour of friendship we are asking pupils to dress in yellow and bring in £1. The school council have organised their classes to make things to sell at playtime and lunch time ranging from cakes, biscuits, friendship bracelets and toys. Children are able to bring money in to spend during their play and lunch times. The money raised will go to Theodora children’s charity based in North London.
Last week all children through the school celebrated Anti-bullying week. The theme this year was ‘All different, all equal’. The children celebrated our differences with a whole school assembly and activities in their classes.
We read stories about being friends, a dinosaur who was a bully and a best friend who was better at doing most things. It was a very good topic for Reception, where they are still learning to resolve issues themselves. They are really proud of their jigsaw piece!
For anti-bullying week the children made a class puzzle out of what makes them unique.
Energy Saving Month
Energy Saving Month has now begun! The Eco-committee are working hard to ensure that staff and pupils know ways that they can help us to save energy such as turning off lights and taps, ensuring computer screens are put on standby and closing any doors and windows. If we are able to save energy during this month there will be a special dress up day next term!
Thank you to all parents who came to school last week to meet with their child’s teacher. It was terrific to speak to so many parents; we really appreciate you finding time in your busy schedules to speak with us.
Class parents are the coordinators of support for your child’s class. They help organise support for teachers and class room activities as needed and facilitate a sense of community among the children’s families. They strengthen communication between the school and the families.
Below is a list of class parents to date:-
|Reception class||Charlotte Patel (Logan)
Soniyah Khan (Elizah)
|Year 1||Sagufa Kasour (Idrees)
Bola Boboye (Nathan)
|Year 2||Amanda Simpson (Larelle)
Shamila Shaikh (Ezaan)
|Year 3||Zabeda Abbas||Zabeda_a@hotmail,com|
|Year 4||Pretty Patel (Anjali)||PrettyPatel2003@yahoo.com|
|Year 5||Ruby Nayyar (Anisha)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Year 6||Pretty Patel (Arjun)||PrettyPatel2003@yahoo.com|
School Website Parent area
The new parent area on our website is proving to be a great asset. In this section you have contact details for each class teacher, a copy of the timetable and access to what is being covered by each class during the week along with any homework given.
To log in you need to go to www.urspsi.org.uk/parents
You then need to enter the password (which you have received via Clarioncall) to access the class pages.
Also available on these pages is the song words and vocal tracks for Young Voices as we practise them each week. I hope this will enable pupils to learn the words more quickly and practise at home.
Please make sure that your children’s belongings are clearly labelled. There are a number of items already in lost property. The Year 6 pupils will be displaying lost property for collection each Friday morning before school. Please be advised that if there is no name and it has not been claimed, uniform items will be sent to the used uniform shop and non-uniform items will be given to the local charity shop.
PTFA Christmas Fair
The Fair will be held on Thursday December 7th from 4.00 – 7.00 pm. The aim of the Christmas Fair is to celebrate and enjoy time with the entire Ursuline family of staff, parents and students. It is also an opportunity for us to raise funds for the school and our children. We are hoping all parents will help by reaching out to people they know to find donations of any kind (e.g. food, gifts) and/or sourcing businesses that may want to advertise or donate something for the Fair. All supporting businesses will appear in our programme and also be on display on the night.
The children will be decorating and filling jars for a tombola stall. Can we please ask that you save any empty jam jars or similar with lids and send these into school?
The class hampers were a wonderful success last year and we are hoping to make this year’s even better! There will be a box for contributions towards the class hampers and for donations in general in each class. Tickets will be sold on the evening and a hamper will be won every 15 minutes.
Each class has been given a theme below for hamper donations and the PTFA would also be grateful for contributions towards the food on the night.
|CLASS||Hamper donation||Food donation|
|Nursery||Chocolate and sweets||Crisps/savoury snacks|
|Reception||Cuddly toys and games||Biscuits/cakes|
|Year 1||spa/pamper hampers
1 for ladies and 1 for gents
|Drinks – cartons + cordial|
|Year 2||cookery/baking equipment||Drinks – cartons + cordial|
|Year 3||Christmas food/preserves and drinks||Any dish suitable for the evening.
|Year 4||stationery and craft and books|
|Year 5||sports and afternoon tea|
|Year 6||movie night and midnight snack|
Entrance tickets for the fair will be on sale from tomorrow. They include food and are priced at £5.00 per child, £7.50 per adult and £20 for a ticket of 2 adults and 2 children from the same family. Student council will start selling games tickets during break times shortly. The games tickets are priced at 50p each.
The minutes of the last PTFA meeting held on 2nd November are available on the school website.
Official raffle tickets will be sent home during the next couple of weeks. We would ask that each pupil buys/sells at least 2 books to the value of £10.00. A prize will be awarded to the child who sells the most tickets in both KS1 and KS2.
There are some great prizes this year including a Jelly cat, champagne, Titanic breakfast for 4, fascinator basket with earrings and scarf, coffee machine, beauty treatment, chocolate hamper, cooler seat, £20 Wilko voucher and many more.
Please note that the afterschool club on 7th December will finish at 4.00pm to enable you to collect your child and attend the Christmas Fair.
Well done to Year 2, Year 3 and Year 6 for no late children this week. Well done to Year 3 for no absences this week. Hopefully this week we have even more classes with no absences and no lates.
Please can you inform the office if you have any new contact details (email address, phone, address, etc).
Stars of the week
|This Week’s Stars|
|Year 6||Arjun||For working really hard to speak up when saying assembly|
|Year 5||Fatima||For always showing good manners and dedication to her learning|
|Year 4||Harjeet||For being a caring, helpful and patient member of his group.|
|Year 3||Samar||For working hard in everything and being a caring member of the class.|
|Year 2||Daniella||For trying really hard this week with all her work.|
|Year 1||Charisse||For never giving up.|
|Reception||Yash||For doing so well and for his increased class participation.|
|P.E.||Adam – Year 5||For amazing behaviour|
|Playground||Gabriella – Year 3||For being a kind friend|
|P.E. kit||Year 6|
|Current house scores|
|Key School Dates|
|wb 13th November||Parliament Week|
|Monday 13th November||Year 5&6 Primary Maths Challenge|
|Tuesday 14th November||Speech and drama, Flu Vaccinations (Rec-Year 4)|
|Wednesday 15th November||Ballet, Football match vs Loyola|
|Thursday 16th November||Swimming Year 3, NO IRISH DANCING, Year 6 Junior Citizens|
|Friday 17th November||Friendship Friday, Year 4 class assembly|
|Thursday 30th November||KS2 Advent Service 7pm|
|Tuesday 5th December||KS1 Nativity 9.30am|
|Wednesday 6th December||KS1 Nativity 2pm|
|Thursday 7th December||Christmas lunch, Christmas Fair 4-7pm|
|Friday 8th December||End of school term at 12.00 noon|
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