Good luck to our Year 6 pupils sitting examinations this weekend.
Well done to the following children who will be the Eco committee representatives for this year:
Noor, Vihaan, Rachel, Kieran Mc, Joann-Debrah, Peyton, Gabriella, Karis,
Theo, Momo, Skye, Gabriella and Isabelle
Well done to the following children who will be the Liturgy representatives for this year:
Michael, Benita, Skye, Malaika, Alexandra, Rachel, Joann-Debrah, Gabriella,
Sunveer, Karis, Daniella and Phoebe
NSPCC Speak out, Stay safe
This week the whole school completed our dance-a-thon. Every hour all pupils stopped working or playing to demonstrate their best dance moves. Please help your child to find people to sponsor them to raise money for the NSPCC’s good works. The envelopes need to be returned by 27th September. The Year 5&6 pupils also attended a workshop showing how they can ‘Stay safe and speak out’.
Year 6 trip to Royal Gunpowder Mills
The children had a wonderful day! They were taken back in time to the 1940s and experienced what life was like as an evacuee during the war. They visited a shop to understand how food was rationed and tokens were used. The children thoroughly enjoyed meeting various staff in role as wardens and billeting officers and really liked the challenge of trying to uncover the enemy spy!
We will be celebrating the Harvest Festival on Friday 4th October and all of the children in each class will be contributing to our celebration. Harvest Festival is a time when we give thanks for all that God has provided for us. Each class will be collecting tinned goods and other non-perishable items to donate to our local food bank. Further information will be sent through your class teachers. This year as part of CAFOD’s Harvest activities we are asking the children to come dressed in bright colours and to support CAFOD by bringing £1.
Due to low attendance our school Parents, Teachers and Friends Association (PTFA) have rearranged their annual general meeting for 7.45am on Monday 23rd September in the ICT suite in order to elect a new team. I urge you to consider attending this, as the group plans a number of very successful and enjoyable events through the year such as Christmas Fair, Talent Show and Summer Fair and BBQ. Help and ideas are always welcome. New parents will be especially welcome at the meeting.
Macmillan Coffee morning
You are warmly invited to take part in our Prep Coffee Morning on Friday 27th September any time between 8am and 9.30am in our Prep Hall in order to raise funds for MacMillan Cancer Support. Donations of any kind would be most appreciated. There is a cake bake competition for the tastiest cake and a cake decorating one for the most imaginative/ eye-catching cake if you would like to take part. Hope to see you there!
Prize Day Trophies
Congratulations to all the children who won their class cup at prize day. A reminder to please have your child’s name engraved and return the cup to the school office as soon as possible. These will then be displayed in our trophy cabinet outside the main office. Thank you to those who have already returned them.
Children must be in their winter uniform from Monday 23rd September onwards ready for school photographs to be taken on that day.
Nursery children should all be wearing nursery jogging bottoms, tops and yellow polos. All children should be wearing black shoes and the girls should only be wearing the revere collar shirts and not shirts that button all the way to the neck. Please note that any coats worn should be one of the two school choice: the Cheltenham jacket or the duffel coat. A reminder that all uniform is sold through Stevenson’s and their online shop (www.stevensons.co.uk) not through the office.
We do have a number of nearly new items for sale which can be found outside the Reception classroom. Please see Mrs Johnson if you wish to purchase anything.
After school club will continue to take place in the Academy dining room for all children. Please ensure that your children are collected by 6:30pm. Please remember to sign your children out when collecting them from the after school club. It is very important to write the time that you have collected your child so that the after school club staff are able to keep an accurate record of pupils present. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Late Pick Up
A reminder that parents arriving after 6.30pm to collect their children will be charged. As stated in our “Policy for Children Not Collected” the school has to pay overtime to the members of staff supervising your children. I very much regret that it has become necessary to implement the charge policy.
Parents who are late collecting a child will be charged £10.00 for the first 15 minutes (collections from 6.31pm up to 6.45pm) with a further £1 charge for every minute after the first 15 minutes.
We also operate a ‘three-strikes’ and you are out’ policy, whereby repeat offenders will be disallowed from using the after school facility, although this will be exercised with discretion in the case of parents who have bona fide reasons. Late collection places enormous strain on our resources and this acts very much against the interests of the whole school. Thank you for your cooperation with this matter.
Please make sure that your children’s belongings are clearly labelled. There are a number of items already in lost property. 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.
All of our up to date policies are available for you to view on our website.
Well done to Reception and Year 5 who had perfect attendance all of last week. Well done to Year 5 for perfect punctuality 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.).
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Stars of the week
|This Week’s Stars|
|Year 6||Skye||For excellent effort in all subjects|
|Year 5||Bernard||For an excellent attitude in maths and good focus|
|Year 4||Shemilore||For showing focus and trying his hardest in maths|
|Year 3||Gabrielle||For showing great effort in her work and relationships|
|Year 2||Ruth||For always setting a good example to her peers by trying her hardest in lessons and her behaviour|
|Year 1||Leyla||For a fantastic achievement in all areas of her school work|
|Reception||Khrisha||For always listening and trying her best|
|P.E.||Isla M||For being helpful consistently|
|Key School Dates|
|Monday 23rd September||PTFA AGM 7.45am, School Photographs, ‘Exploring Energy’ curriculum week begins|
|Tuesday 24th September||Speech and drama|
|Wednesday 25th September||Ballet|
|Thursday 26th September||School Open morning 9-12 for prospective pupils, Year 3 swimming, Irish Dancing, NSPCC Sponsor money being collected|
|Friday 27th September||Macmillan coffee morning 8 - 9.30am|
|Friday 4th October||Harvest Festival|
|Wednesday 16th - Thursday 17th October||Y6 Residential retreat to Walsingham House|
|Friday 18th October||St Ursula’s Feast Day – Mass 10.30am, House relay, Break up|
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