I would like to welcome you all back after the half term break. I hope everyone is recharged and refreshed for a busy next half term.
Our next class assembly will be Year 6 who will hold their class assembly on Friday 9th November at 9:10am.
St Ursula Day Mass
Yesterday we celebrated the feast day of All Saints with a Mass. Thank you to Father Foster for coming to celebrate Mass with us and to the Liturgy reps for leading us so well.
Our Value this half term
This half term our value is FAIRNESS. We can show this in school by:
- Treat others as you would like to be treated
- Taking Turns.
- Telling the truth.
- Playing by the rules.
- Thinking about how your actions will affect others.
- Listen to people with an open mind.
- Don’t blame others for your mistakes.
Energy Saving Month
From 6th November until 6th December it is energy saving month. 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!
Next week is Anti-bullying week and this year the focus is on having respect for others. To mark the start of the week we will be having an Odd Socks Day on Monday 5th November. Pupils can wear odd socks for the day and bring in £1. This will be sent to the Mother and child centre in the Congo which the Ursuline sisters have made their focus charity this year.
Children’s Details Sheets
Every child has brought home a sheet 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.
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
I would like to say a big thank you to Cooper Stone Solicitors who have sponsored the remaining amount needed to buy a full set of iPads for the school. This will enhance the children’s learning not only in Computing but across the curriculum.
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.
|Key School Dates|
|Monday 5th November||Anti-bullying week begins, Odd Socks Day|
|Tuesday 6th November||Speech and drama|
|Wednesday 7th November||Ballet, Parents’ evening (3.45 – 5.45)|
|Thursday 8th November||Year 3 swimming, Irish Dancing, Parents’ evening (3.45 – 7.00)|
|Friday 9th November||Year 6 Remembrance Day Assembly 9.10|
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