We will be celebrating the Harvest Festival next Friday 6th 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.
Meet the Teacher
It was lovely to speak to so many parents at these various meetings over the last few weeks. Many thanks to all those who spared time to be there and thanks to all of the teachers. Our last meeting is Nursery on Wednesday 27th at 3.30pm.
This year we are continuing to introduce the role of class parent to help improve communication between home and school and also to increase parent involvement. 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. We are looking for parents who would like to represent their child’s class. There will be 2 class parents per class. If you are interested, please complete the form sent out last week and return the bottom of the slip to the office.
School Website Parent area
I am very pleased to announce that a new parent area on our website has been created. 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. I hope that this will assist parents by having a quick and easy way to find out what your child is doing without having to contact the school directly. As this area is new I do ask you to have patience with it whilst we iron out any difficulties. If you have any problems please contact the school directly on firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
All children should now be in full winter uniform. 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 rever collar shirts and not shirts that button all the way to the neck. The new duffle coats look very smart.
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.
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.
Our school Parents, Teachers and Friends Association (PTFA) will hold its annual general meeting at 5pm on Wednesday 11th October in our school hall 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 and help and ideas are always welcome. New parents will be especially welcome at the meeting.
After school club will continue to take place in the Academy dining room for all children. The Early Years and Prep after school clubs will be joining together in the prep hall at 5:30pm. Please ensure that your children are collected by 6:30pm.
Congratulations to Year 1 who had no lates. Unfortunately no class had perfect attendance all of last 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||Amarah||For making good contributions to class discussions|
|Year 5||Adam||Adapting to his new school and contributing to class discussions|
|Year 4||Eesa||For making a big effort in all that he does.|
|Year 3||Umaynah||For consistent effort in everything|
|Year 2||Swayam||For trying so hard in all that he does|
|Year 1||Reeshika||For putting in great effort with all her subjects|
|Reception||Aarna||For always listening and following the class rules|
|P.E.||Cassidy||For always remaining positive and puts in great effort|
|P.E. kit||Y5||Always outstanding PE kit|
|Playground||Alessandro||For comforting another child who was feeling sad|
|Key School Dates|
|Tuesday 26th September||Speech and drama|
|Wednesday 27th September||St Vincent de Paul Assembly, Ballet|
|Thursday 28th September||Year 3 swimming, Irish Dancing|
|Friday 29th September||CAFOD harvest assembly and workshops for Y5&6|
|Monday 2nd October||School Photographs|
|Tuesday 3rd October||Year 6 visit to St Edmunds|
|Friday 6th October||Harvest Festival|
On Thursday 18th October the whole school took part in our House relay. Pupils were split into mixed age groups and took part in a range of different relay activities collecting points for their house. A big thank you to Mr Agyemang for organising it and a thank you to staff and the sports leaders […]
Today we celebrated black history month, marking the occasion with a special assembly. Here are a few photos. KS2 visit to Ilford United Synagogue On Tuesday, we visited our local synagogue where we learnt a great deal about it as a place of worship as well as some of the teachings of the Jewish faith. […]