Class Assemblies Thank you to Year 6 for their excellent assembly on World War 2 and Remembrance this morning. All of the pupils took part in the two-minute silence very respectfully and the school showed their respects with the poppies to mark 100 years since the end of World War 1.
Our next class assembly will be Year 4 who will hold their class assembly on Friday 16th November at 9:10am.
On Monday 12th November the Eco-committee will launch Energy saving month. They 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!
Year 6 visit to Walsingham House
From Wednesday 31st October to Thursday 1st November Year 6 went on a retreat to Walsingham House in Brentwood. They worked on identifying their own strengths and skills and took part in activities to develop team work. Thank you to Miss Sethi and Mr Agyemang for accompanying them.
This week has been Anti-bullying week and this year the focus is on having respect for others. Thank you to all of you who took part in Odd Socks Day on Monday 5th November. The money raised will be sent to the Mother and child centre in the Congo which the Ursuline sisters have made their focus charity this year.
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.
The Christmas Fair will be held on Thursday December 13th from 4.00 – 7.00 pm.
If you have ideas about the Christmas Fair or would like to assist in planning or helping at the event, we want to hear from you.
The aim of the Christmas Fair 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 Fair.
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 fair. If you would like to help out, run a stall or donate a prize for the raffle, please contact the school office or email – firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 Fair.
The tickets for our Christmas school raffle will be sent home shortly. These will be £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. Thank you to Dhruv for donating two lovely books to the school library for his birthday.
Well done to Year 5 for no absences this week. Unfortunately, there were no classes with zero lates this week. As the weather gets worse so too often does the traffic. 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.
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|
|6||Adwaitha, Hadi, Zohaib and Neha||For excellent effort and behaviour at the Maths competition.|
|5||Harjeet||For excellent classroom behaviour and always respecting and being kind to classmates.|
|4||Gabriella||For consistently achieving high results in her spelling and mental maths tests.|
|3||Kayla O||For being very helpful to the teacher and always being kind to others.|
|2||Aryaan||For always showing kindness to his peers and for supporting them.|
|1||Elizah||For a huge improvement in all her work and listening.|
|Reception||Mikel||For playing board games fairly, making sure everyone has a turn.|
|Playground||Mohsen||For always having good manners.|
|PE Kit||Year 6|
|Uniform||Year 3||98% of pupils wearing the correct uniform this week – Well done!|
|Key School Dates|
|Monday 12th November||Primary Maths Challenge Week (Y5&6)|
|Tuesday 13th November||Speech and drama|
|Wednesday 14th November||Ballet, Book Fair and Loyola Football Match|
|Thursday 15th November||Year 3 swimming, NO Irish Dancing and Book Fair|
|Friday 16th November||Year 4 class assembly 9.10am, Nursery trip to the Gruffalo Trail, and Book Fair|
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