A big thank you to Year 5 for a very funny and informative assembly on the Ancient Greeks. Thank you also to the parents who came to support us.
Energy Saving Month
Energy Saving Month is nearly at its end! The Eco-committee are working hard to ensure that staff and pupils know ways that they can help us to save energy such as turning off lights and taps, ensuring computer screens are put on standby and closing any doors and windows. If we are able to save energy during this month there will be a special dress up day next term.
NO PHONE ZONE!
A reminder that our school is a No Phone Zone. Once you enter through the school gate phones should not be used for calls or anything else. This is to ensure the safety of our pupils at all times. Thank you for your co-operation in this matter.
Tuesday 4th December will be a non-uniform day for the pupils. We are asking that each child bring in a bottle (any full bottle from Champagne to Tomato Ketchup) for the bottle stall at the Christmas Fayre. Thank you in advance.
The Christmas Fayre will be held on Thursday December 13th from 3.45 – 6.45 pm. Entry and games tickets will go on sale from Monday 3rd December.
If you have any ideas about the Christmas Fayre or would like to assist in planning or helping at the event, we want to hear from you.
The aim of the Christmas Fayre is to celebrate and enjoy with the entire Ursuline family of staff, parents and students. It is also an opportunity for us to raise funds for the school and our children. We are hoping all parents will help by reaching out to people they know to find donations of any kind (e.g. food, gifts) and/or sourcing businesses that may want to advertise or donate something for the Fayre.
The Class Parents will be placing an empty box for donations towards the class hampers and for donations in general in each class. Please be generous and ensure the success of the Fayre. If you would like to help out, run a stall or donate a prize for the raffle, please contact the school office or email – email@example.com. Please ensure that all donations are in school by Wednesday 5th December to enable everything to be prepared. Each class has been given a theme below for hamper and donations and your class parent will be in touch:-
- Nursery: Chocolate and sweets
- Reception: Cuddly toys and games
- Year 1: spa/pamper hampers – 1 for ladies and 1 for gents
- Year 2: cookery/baking equipment
- Year 3: Christmas food/preserves and drinks
- Year 4: stationery and craft and books
- Year 5: sports and afternoon tea
- Year 6: movie night and midnight snack
Please note that there will be NO After School Club on this date to enable everyone to attend the Christmas Fayre.
The raffle tickets are £5 a book and each child will be given 2 books. More books will be available on request from the main office and a prize will be given in both key stages for the child who sells the most. There are some wonderful prizes so please try and sell to family, neighbours and work colleagues to make this a profitable income for the school.
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.
We would like to encourage you, as an alternative to buying sweets or cakes for your child’s birthday, to purchase a board game, playground equipment or a book for our school library which will then have a name plate with your child’s name placed inside the front cover. Please choose a book that you know your own child would like.
Well done to Year 4 and Year 6 for 100% attendance this week. Well done to Year3 and Year 6 for perfect punctuality this week. The number of lates and absences has greatly decreased again this week so keep up the good work! Please try to ensure that your children are here on time for the start of the day. Hopefully next week we have even more classes with no absences and no lates.
Contact Details 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||Neha||For always listening well and being a good role model|
|Year 5||Ayaan||For an excellent week of fighting and defeating fractions|
|Year 4||Umair||For working very hard to produce a good newspaper report in English|
|Year 3||Hakie||For showing a mature attitude to his work and in his behaviour|
|Year 2||Whole Class||For their outstanding behaviour and participation at the Postal Museum|
|Year 1||Yash||For huge improvement in Literacy and for having such a positive attitude towards his work.|
|Reception||Nevaeh||For always listening and trying her best|
|PE||Nidhi||For excellent behaviour in PE|
|Playground||Sahib||For playing nicely with others|
|P.E Kit||Year 3|
|Uniform||Year 1||93% - Well done Year 1|
|Key School Dates|
|Wednesday 5th December||Forest Maths Competition, Explore Learning Maths Competition|
|Thursday 6th December||Year 3 swimming, Year 4&5 Trip to the British Museum, Irish Dancing|
|Friday 7th December||KS2 Advent Service 7pm, Last day of clubs|
|Tuesday 11th December||KS1 Nativity 9.30am|
|Wednesday 12th December||KS1 Nativity 2pm|
|Thursday 13th December||Christmas lunch, Christmas jumper Day, PTFA Christmas Fayre 3.45-6.45pm|
|Friday 14th December||End of term, 12pm finish|
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