The Great Fire of London
Thank you to Year 2 for their lovely assembly on The Great Fire of London. Thank you to all of the parents and family members who came to join us.
The next class assembly will be Year 1 and will take place on Friday 24th May at 9:10am. As always, parents and friends are invited to attend.
Serviam Star of the Month
Congratulations to Ashlyn, our April Serviam Star of the Month!
May Crowning of Our Lady
It is a Catholic tradition to honour Mary, our Mother, during the month of May by placing a crown of flowers on her statue. This lovely devotional ceremony is held in many parishes and schools worldwide. The May Crowning gives the children an opportunity to especially honour the Blessed Mother of Jesus, and to give thanks to her for bringing our Saviour into the world. Our school will be honouring Mary with a special prayer service and crowning on Friday 17th May at 2.30pm.
Choir visit to Tower of London
As part of their upcoming choir concert at the Tower of London in June, the choir visited the Tower for a workshop and to gain a better understanding of its history and layout. The children visited the Crown Jewels, saw where prisoners had been kept and learnt about famous escapes throughout the Tower’s history. The children are now very excited to return and sing on the lawn in front of the Tower in June!
All children taking part have been offered 2 tickets for any family members who may come to watch on the day. A flyer has been sent out this week and if you would like tickets please let us know so that we can inform the Tower of your arrival.
Reception trip to Capel Manor
On 1st May the children had a very informative trip to Capel Manor and they thoroughly enjoyed the activities whilst learning about the difference between living and non-living things, the life cycle of plants, as well as why animals and plants are important to us. They were led by our lovely leader Pauline who took us outside to discover amazing facts about our world. They looked in her treasure box to find an acorn, the beginning of new life. We hugged a 200 year old oak tree, listening for the water coming up through the trunk. She told us that every flower needs a visit from a bee, for it to grow again. We watched the swallows fly to a nest they had made and found out that they fly from Africa, taking 3 months, without landing on the ground. We also found out about camouflage, where the children had to find pieces of wool of different colours, learning which colour is best to be if you are a worm! It was a great start to our, ‘In the Garden’ topic. Thank you again to our parent helpers for coming with us.
We are holding our Summer Concert on Friday 10th May in the Academy Hall starting at 6.30pm. It will be showcasing the talents within our school from Choir, Ballet, Irish dancing, Street dancing, Bollywood, Speech and drama and instrumentalists. If your child takes part in one of these activities, they will be preparing for the concert already. All parents and children can attend. Tickets are on sale before school and during playtimes at a cost of £2.50 for an adult and £1 for a child (those who are performing will not need a ticket).
Congratulations to our new School Council Representatives for this term: Sunita, Aiden, Kayla O, Kieran, Emaan and Ashlyn. They are hoping to run a charity event during the Spring Term to raise money for the flood relief in Kerala. A big thank you to our outgoing representatives who worked so hard last term.
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.
Congratulations to Year 2 who also had no lates. Unfortunately, there were no classes with no absences this week. Hopefully next week we have even more classes with no absences and no lates.
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||Zachariya||For showing lots of enthusiasm in Science yesterday.|
|Year 5||Isabelle||For her excellent research on palm oil and then producing a succinct plan.|
|Year 4||Gabriella||For working hard to produce a well written diary entry|
|Year 3||Malachi||Trying hard with his handwriting and staying focused|
|Year 2||Rohan||For being so enthusiastic during his assembly rehearsals|
|Year 1||Larig||For showing a mature attitude towards his work|
|Reception||Whole class||For excellent behaviour on the trip to Capel Manor|
|PE||Alexandra||For always being willing to challenge herself|
|Playground||Menaal||For helping others.|
|PE kit||Year 1|
|Key School Dates|
|Monday 6th May||May Day Bank Holiday - School closed|
|Tuesday 7th May||Speech and Drama|
|Wednesday 8th May||Ballet|
|Thursday 9th May||Swimming Year 6 – Atherton Sports Centre, Irish Dancing|
|Friday 10th May||Year 1 trip to Maritime Museum, Nursery trip to Mudchute Farm, Summer Concert 6.30pm Academy Hall|
|Monday 13th – Thursday 16th May||Year 6 SATs week|
|Friday 17th May||May Crowning of our Lady at 2.30pm|
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