Black History Month
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. It was interesting to see the inside of the synagogue. We all sat on benches and were provided with interesting information from a man called Simon. He spoke about Jacob, Noah and Moses and explained some of the signs and symbols around us. There was a red velvet curtain in the front of the hall which Simon drew open to reveal two wooden doors. He then opened the doors and we could see beautiful silver casings that the Torah scrolls are kept in. He then showed us a yad, a special pointer, which is used when reading the Torah. Simon reminded us that we are all made in the image of God and as such we must continue to be respectful of each other and treat each other the way we would like to be treated- two of many values we abide by at our school. Thank you to the staff and parents who accompanied us and to the pupils for being respectful and well behaved throughout our visit.
Visiting sisters from Slovakia
On Thursday 10th October we had a visit from some Ursuline sisters who live and work in Slovakia. They came to look at how we showed Serviam in our school and to talk to the children. They were very impressed by the excellent manners and behaviour that was on show.
Children’s Details Sheets
On Monday each of your children will be bringing a sheet home, which has information on it that you have provided in the past for our database.
Please check that all the information is still correct and please make any additions/alterations/deletions you deem necessary then sign, date and return it. Even if all is correct please sign, date and return it.
Half Term Holiday Club
The letters and sign-up sheets for the autumn half term holiday club have now been sent out. Spare copies are available next to the trophy cabinet in the main hall outside the prep office. If you would like your child to attend the holiday club, please complete and return the form to the office by today, Friday 12th October. It is important for us to attain the number of children who will be attending to appropriately staff the club.
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.
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.
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. We currently only have 3 cups returned. 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.
Unfortunately no class had no lates or perfect attendance this week. Hopefully this week we have 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||Anisha||For always listening well and showing good manners|
|Year 5||Anjali and Michael||For displaying excellent research skills in English|
|Year 4||Sunveer||For always showing a positive attitude during learning time|
|Year 3||Malachi||For working very hard on his handwriting|
|Year 2||Whole Class||For excellent behaviour on the school visit|
|Year 1||Sahib||For not giving up and persevering with all of his work|
|Reception||Isla M||For excellent maths work|
|PE||Momo||For continued support and helping others in PE|
|Playground||Ruth||For good behaviour at all times|
Welcome! We are very pleased to welcome our new bursar, Mrs Bridget Burke to our school community. If you wish to talk to her she will be in school on Monday, Tuesday and Friday or say hello to her at the green gate from 8.30am on Tuesday mornings! A further welcome to Mrs Ward who […]
Thank You I’d like to express a huge thank you to all who sent in cards and gifts for staff before Christmas; your generosity was very much appreciated by all. I’d also like to wish all in our school community a very happy and blessed 2019! Class Assemblies The next class assembly will be Year […]