Macmillan Coffee morning
Thank you to all of the parents who donated their time, baked goods and money at our Macmillan coffee morning this morning. It was lovely to spend time talking to you and the children have definitely appreciated the many cakes on offer.
Thank you to all who entered the cake baking competition. In the adult’s category we had two winners: Mrs Ali for the flavour and texture of her chocolate cake and Mrs Singh for exceptional decoration. Prizes also go to Larelle, Korede, Isabelle and Noor for their fabulous bakes.
Michael Rosen Poetry Recital
In English this term the children have been looking at the work of Michael Rosen. They have used his poetry as inspiration for their own work and have learnt one of his poems off by heart. This morning the children had the opportunity to perform them in front of the whole school. Every class from Reception to Year 6 performed excellently, speaking loudly and clearly with great understanding. Well done to all!
We will be celebrating the Harvest Festival on Friday 5th 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 – https://cafod.org.uk
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 recently and return the bottom of the slip to the office. We would ask that all class parents attend the PTFA AGM on 10th October.
All children should now be in full winter uniform. This should include a blazer and hat to be worn every day. If you are wearing a coat it should be one of the two regulation school coats. 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.
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 won the Y1 and Y3 cup as these have already been returned.
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 10th 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 and Summer Fair and BBQ and help and ideas are always welcome. New parents will be especially welcome at the meeting.
To ensure the safety of our pupils, I would like to kindly ask that you close the school gates securely after you walk through them. Do not assume that it will close behind you, you need to physically push/pull the door closed. These gates are guarded with a security code and any parent with a pupil at the school will have this code. Please do not be afraid to close the gates if you do not know the person behind you. Equally, please do not be offended if a parent closes the gate in front of you as they may not recognise you. We must all work together as a school community to keep our children safe. Thank you very much for your cooperation and help to ensure the safety of our pupils.
Congratulations to Reception, Year 3 and Year 4 who had perfect attendance this week. Unfortunately no class had no lates 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||Mohsen||For settling in well in Y6 and showing a good attitude.|
|Year 5||Dhruv||For being a good role model in class and showing excellent behaviour.|
|Year 4||Rachel||For working hard in maths; using written methods well in addition and subtraction.|
|Year 3||Daniella||For presenting her work neatly in her books.|
|Year 2||Rashida||For setting a good example to the rest of the class.|
|Year 1||Sunita||For trying very hard with her work.|
|Reception||Whole class||For being so good on their school trip.|
|P.E.||Samuel||For showing great leadership skills in football.|
|P.E. Kit||Year 5|
|Playground||Larelle||For being a good friend.|
|Key School Dates|
|Tuesday 2nd October||Y2 Trip to Jenkin Recycling Centre, Speech and drama|
|Wednesday 3rd October||Y1 Trip to Jenkin Recycling Centre, Ballet|
|Thursday 4th October||St Francis Day Assembly, Year 3 swimming, Irish Dancing|
|Friday 5th October||Harvest Festival|
|Wednesday 10th October||PTFA AGM 5pm|
|Friday 12th October||Black History Day|
|Thursday 18th October||House relay|
|Friday 19th October||St Ursula’s Feast Day – Mass 10.30am, Break up for half term at normal time|
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. […]