May Crowning of Our Lady
May Crowning of Our Lady
The liturgy reps led a beautiful prayer service honouring Mary this morning. Jia our Head Girl and Gital our Deputy Head Girl crowned Mary as the school sang hymns and prayed the fifth glorious mystery, ‘The crowning of our Lady as Queen of Heaven and Earth.’ Thank you to everyone who helped to make this event special.
The next class assembly will be Year 1 and will take place on Friday 25th May at 9:10am. As always, parents and friends are invited to attend.
Year 2 visit the Florence Nightingale Museum
Report by Year 2
On Wednesday 16th May, we visited the Florence Nightingale Museum at St. Thomas’ Hospital in London. We got there by train and when we arrived, we had our lunch in the beautiful garden where we could see the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye. We played for a little while and then went into the museum. We were very surprised when ‘Florence Nightingale’ met us! (We knew that she was an actress but she did a very good job of being Florence!) We learnt more facts about Florence and pretended to be different characters from Florence’s life.
Some of us even pretended to be some of the pets she had when she was growing up like Athena the owl and Jimmy the tortoise!
We stood in front of Mary Seacole’s statue and had a group photo taken with our parent helpers. Thank you once again to them for making the day extra special.
Brentwood Citizenship Award
Congratulations to Rebecca in Year 6 for being awarded the Brentwood Diocese Citizenship Award. The award was presented to her by Bishop Alan at the Brentwood Cathedral along with pupils from other diocesan schools.
Celebration Day – 15th June 2018
We will be holding a full day of celebration on Friday 15th June 2018 and we hope that as many parents as possible will join us. The programme will be:-
- Sports Day at 9.00am
To be held at Cricklefields Athletic Ground, High Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 1UE
We are hoping to commence the races at 9.00am and it would be very helpful if parents could take their children directly to the grounds by 8.50am and join us for this event. More information will follow.
- Street Party Lunch
Weather permitting the children will come back to school following the end of sports day and have a street party style lunch set up in the playground.
- Summer Fair – 3.30pm – 6.30pm
There will be no afterschool club on this day to enable everyone to attend the annual summer fair. We will begin setting up for the fair once the lunch has finished. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Plans are underway and tickets will be on sale following the half term break. Any sponsorship from your companies or donations for the raffle or stalls would be greatly appreciated. Your class parents will be contacting you within the next few weeks to organise support.
We are planning on running another parent v pupil match of rounders to close the evening. If you are interested in volunteering or playing in the match, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sun hats and water bottles
As the weather improves I would like to remind you of the importance of wearing a sun hat during play time and lunch time and bringing a water bottle to school every day. The sun hat should be the school regulation hat and can be bought from the school office for £4.00. Water bottles, which can be refilled through the day, should be clearly marked with the child’s name.
Staff are not allowed to administer or to measure out any medication. Therefore, children must be able to administer their medicine/pumps themselves and liquid medicine must be measured out ready for consumption when brought in. Exceptions may be made, after consultation, in the case of chronic illness e.g. chronic asthma, diabetes.
All medicines must be clearly labelled with the child’s name and details of dosage/administration and handed in to the office. Generally, only medicine prescribed by a doctor can be taken in school and this must be proven by the prescription label, however exceptions again can be made in the case of hayfever/allergy medication for example but again it must be clearly labelled and pre-measured.
If you think your child requires Calpol for any reason and it is not prescribed by a doctor, we will only allow this for one day. If you believe it is required for more than one day, then your child should be kept at home until they are well enough to attend school without medication.
N.B. Does the school have a telephone number where you or someone else can be contacted in an emergency? Please inform the school immediately of any changes in address and/or telephone numbers
Signing Out After School Club
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.
Can I please remind everyone that the parking bays in the front of the school are for staff only and must not be used in the morning for dropping off. This is currently causing staff lateness which impacts on your own children.
Congratulation to Year 6 who had no absences this week. Unfortunately, there were no classes with zero lates this week. Hopefully next week we will have even more classes with no absences and no lates. Please be reminded that any term time absences should be requested and authorised by the headteacher using the absence request form which can be found in the main office.
Please can you inform the office if you have any change in your contact details (email address, phone, address, etc.).
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Stars of the week
|This Week’s Stars|
|Year 6||All of Year 6||For a superb attitude and effort towards their SATs this week|
|Year 5||Zachariya||For working hard and excelling in his maths work|
|Year 4||Gabriella||For working and being so helpful in the class and at morning club|
|Year 3||Chafic||For working hard in his maths lessons|
|Year 2||All of Year 2||For exemplary behaviour during their visit to the Florence Nightingale Museum|
|Year 1||Gabrielle||For maturing in her attitude and showing willingness to learn|
|Reception||Kosi||For always listening and trying her best.|
|Nursery||Neveah||For trying extra hard to answer questions|
|P.E.||Sunita||For improved effort and behaviour|
|Playground||Tanitoluwa||For comforting and helping another child when they fell over.|
|Uniform||Year 5 ( due to Year 4 disqualification)|
|PE kit||Year 1|
|Current house scores|
|Key School Dates|
|Monday 21st May||PSHE Day – Town Hall visits for KS1 & KS2|
|Tuesday 22nd May||Speech and drama|
|Wednesday 23rd May||Ballet|
|Thursday 24th May||PGL Meeting 8am, Irish Dancing, Year 4 swimming|
|Friday 25th May||Year 1 class assembly, Break up for half term|
|Monday 4th June||Staff training day School closed for pupils|
Welcome back to the final half term of this academic school year. I trust that you all had a restful and relaxing break. This half term is filled with many exciting events and activities and I hope that all pupils will put forth their best efforts to finish off this year in a positive way! […]
Class Assemblies Thank you very much to Year 1 for their entertaining assembly on ‘There’s a sunflower in my supper!’. Wonderfully loud voices so that every word could be understood, excellent singing and such enthusiasm – Well done! The next class assembly will be Reception and will take place on Friday 22nd June at 9:10am. […]