Newsletter 23: 10th March 2017


 ‘The best that I can be’

Lenten Reflection:

1 Peter 5:6-7

Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

Spring is in the air and we have been making the most of the outdoors this week…


World Book Day Quiz

Thank you so much to everyone who took part in the World Book Day Quiz.  I thought I had made it pretty tough but you have astounded me with your knowledge of classic and popular children’s stories.  There were 5 entries with full marks and a winner was drawn from these at random in today’s achievements assembly.  The winner was Katie Percival from Year 2.  A small prize was also awarded to the other 4 entrants with full marks: Chloe Taylor, Bonny-Blu Kedadi, Eva Ali and Aaron Hick. Well done to everyone – there were many other entries close to answering all of the questions right. (Mrs. McCormack)

Online Safety

The teachers attended an online safety training session on Wednesday. The session reminded us all how important it is that children are not exposed to things on the internet that we would not dream of letting them do or see in real life (such as speaking to strangers or witnessing violence). Too many children spend time playing violent games or contacting others on social media. We are planning a session for parents about online safety in the near future, but in the meantime, please do not allow (or encourage) your children to take part in this kind of activity. We also discussed the importance of time away from screens, as this makes for happier, healthier children and improved family relationships.

SQUID Payments

We will be going live with our cashless payment system on the 28th March. You will receive a letter telling you how you can sign up. You may sign up and top up your account now, so that you are in credit when we go live. If you have surplus dinner tickets, they can be brought into school in a named envelope just before the live date and your account will be credited.

Poets Corner

Work of the week in year 1 and 2 went to Fern Collins for her beautifully descriptive poem about Fire:


Red Hot fire going through

Red hot flames

Smoke as thin as dust

Fire was like a predator

Everyone shouting, screaming

Like loonies!

The fire was unstoppable.

It was getting hotter every minute



London on fire!

You can run, but you can’t hide.

Street after street burning down

Like dead flowers.

Car Park

The council and local authority are currently working on a new risk assessment for the car park at the back of the school. They will be making a decision on how the car park is to be used in future. You will be informed of their decision in due course. Robert Train, the local authority health and safety officer can be contacted on 01708 433636 if you have any questions in the meantime. The car park is still closed.


Commendations this week went to: Poppy Whitcombe, for accurate addition of two digit numbers; Jack Wallis, for mediating fair play; Dojo Point high score: Caleb Chen; Dylan Alexander, for persevering and redrafting his poetry; Amber Gordon, for organising and timetabling our Lent games; Chinaza Osaji-Okai, for excellent reasoning about decimals; Jack Percival, for his brilliant work ethic and trying hard to edit and improve his writing; Blake Turner, for brilliant reading this week; Evie Williams, for an excellent effort when reading her book.

Well done, everyone!

Work of the Week

Reception : Ella Murch- fantastic independent Maths work.

Class 1 and 2 : Fern Collins- a beautifully descriptive poem about fire.

Class 3 and 4 : Sadie Turrell- a fantastic, funny diary of a rabbit.

Class 5 and 6 : Maansi Chagger- a poem describing the plight of the man in the garage from ‘Skellig’.


Well done to Chloe Taylor, for achieving her Grade 5 gymnastics and to Ruth Airen for achieving Merit in her grade 1 clarinet exam. Bradley Allen-Guinane also impressed us in assembly today with his football stadium model.


Reception: 96.88%; Class 1 and 2: 96.78%; Class 3 and 4 : 96.96% ; Class 5 and 6 : 97.30%

Please note : There will be no newsletter next week, as I am on a Headteacher’s conference.

Dates for the diary:

  • 23rd March- Whole school Spirituality Day at St. Edward’s Primary
  • 24th March- Red nose day
  • 24th March- Class 1/2 Mother’s Day Tea- 2.30pm. Mother’s day sale after school (3pm)
  • 31st March- Easter Service at St. John’s church- 1.30pm
  • 16th April- HABCOS Easter Egg Hunt and Easter Bonnet Parade 12.45pm- Village Green


Mrs. Kathryn Waters


The Christian value we are learning about this term is ‘Forgiveness’