Visit from the owls
The next class assembly will be Year 2 and will take place on Friday 2nd February at 9:10am in the hall. Year 2 parents and friends are invited to attend.
As we start a new year a few reminders about how you can help us to keep the children safe whist they are at school.
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. 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.
We ask that parents do not park on the double yellow lines on the corner of Coventry and Morland Road as it obstructs the view of anyone turning into the corner. Please do not park on the zig zag lines to enable pupils and parents to walk out of the school safely.
Can I please also 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. Staff have now also received parking tickets whilst they wait for parents to vacate their spaces.
Playground and After-school club
In order to safeguard the children can we please ask that parents do not enter the playground when dropping their children off in the morning? When collecting from after-school club please ensure that you sign the children out by signing the register and remain by the door until your child comes to you.
On Monday 15th January we had a visit from ‘Nite Owls’. They brought in a selection of owls for a special display assembly for the whole school and pupils were then given the opportunity to have their photograph taken with a Barn Owl. The children enjoyed the display very much – A big thank you to Mrs Sheely for arranging the visit.
Stevensons have sent some additional information to assist when purchasing uniform from their site.
- Live Chat – we now have a live chat button on our website which shows in the bottom right hand corner. If you have any queries you are able to chat with one of our Customer Services team during normal opening hours. If you are using the chat outside of normal hours, you are able to leave a message and one of our team will come back to you during opening hours.
- Telephone Customer Services – you are able to place orders via our telephone line on 01727815700. Our Customer Service representatives will be able to answer any questions you have as well as being able to advise on sizing.
- Out of stock items– if an item is showing out of stock on the website, you are still able to place the order as normal and this will create a back order. As soon as stock arrives in, the item that has been reserved for them will be dispatched out to your selected delivery address.
- Selling events – please do attend our dedicated fitting days so that our members of staff can assist with sizing. Even if you do not wish to purchase on the day and wish to buy online at a later date, we can still assist you in finding out the sizes you require.
The week of 19th February will be Enterprise Week. The Year 6s will learn about how to look after money and explore aspects of financial wellbeing. During this week we are looking for visitors to come and talk to the Year 6s about their work and how managing finances is important. If you are able and willing to come in please email Ms Roddy on email@example.com to set up a time to visit.
Nursery – People who help us
This term Nursery’s topic is ‘People who help us’. If you work for the Police, Fire Service, NHS, Library or Post Office and are able to come in to talk to the children about your role, please contact the office to arrange a suitable time.
Nearly New clothes
With the summer term fast approaching, we would very much appreciate donations of good condition, clean summer dresses (small ones in particular) for our recycled uniform shop.
If your child has any siblings eligible to join our nursery either in the Summer term ( 3 years old by 31st March 2018) or Autumn term (3 years old by 31st August 2018) please submit your registration form as soon as possible as the spaces are fast being filled. Equally the same applies if they have a sibling of an age to join our Reception class in September (4 years old by 31st August 2018) as together with our existing nursery children and registrations from other children we are fast reaching our limit.
The next PTFA meeting will be on Thursday 25th January at 5pm. We will be discussing the results of the Christmas Fair and looking forward to our next project.
Congratulations to our new School Council Representatives for this term: Phoebe, Gabriella, Dhruv, Farees and Ananya. They are hoping to run a charity event during the Spring Term to raise money for CAFOD and the RSPCA. A big thank you to our outgoing representatives who worked so hard last term.
School Website Parent area
A new parent area is now on our website. 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. 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
You then need to enter the password (which you have received via Clarioncall) to access the class pages.
Unfortunately there were no classes this week with no absences and no lates. Hopefully this week we will have some 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.).
The Ursuline Preparatory School Ilford is now on Twitter! You can follow us on Twitter at @URSPSI or follow the link on our website.
Stars of the week
|This Week’s Stars|
|Year 6||Amshi||For always working hard and showing a good attitude to her learning|
|Year 5||Jonathan||For giving great effort and participation in lessons|
|Year 4||Anjali and Letizia||For some excellent reasoning work. You were both focused and hard working.|
|Year 3||Kieran M||For contributing well to class discussions|
|Year 2||Whole class||For excellent behaviour whilst Mrs Pereira was away.|
|Year 1||Aaron||For a fantastic effort with his phonics and number partitioning|
|Reception||Aarna||For consistently working at a high level in all she does|
|P.E.||Sunaina||For being a great sports leader. Always putting in 100% effort|
|P.E. Kit||Year 2||Year 2|
|Playground||Rebecca||For being a good friend|
|Key School Dates|
|Tuesday 23rd January||Music Day, Speech and Drama|
|Wednesday 24th January||Ballet|
|Thursday 25th January||Year 5 swimming, Irish Dancing, PTFA meeting 5pm|
|Friday 26th January||Feast of St Angela – Mass at 10.30am|
|Friday 2nd February||Number Day, Reports out|
|Monday 5th February||Stratford Festival – Years 4, 5, 6 choir|
|Tuesday 6th February||Young Voices Concert at O2|
|Wednesday 7th February||Parents evening (3.45pm – 5.45pm)|
|Thursday 8th February||Parents evening (3.45pm – 7.00pm)|
|Friday 9th February||Safer Internet Day|
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. […]