Newsletter 24: 24th March 2017

 ‘The best that I can be’

Lenten Reflection:

1 Corinthians 1:25

For God’s foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and God’s weakness is stronger than human strength.

Spirituality Day at St. Edward’s

We had a really lovely day yesterday at St. Edward’s Primary School. The staff and pupils made us feel very welcome. In addition to making new friends and finding out about each other’s schools, the children participated in a wide range of activities during the day, including cooking, dance, art and drama. The children were beautifully behaved and the kitchen staff mentioned how polite and well-mannered they were at lunchtime.

Red Nose Day

Thank you for sending your children in their red clothes today and for your generous donations.

The winner of the cake competition was Fibian McKenzie, with this wonderful creation.


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 today. 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.

No Clubs

As next week is the last week of term, there will be no clubs, with the exception of Year 6 SATS club, which will be on Thursday as usual.

Easter Service

Please join us at St. John’s church next Friday afternoon from 1.30pm for our Easter service. If you are unable to join us for the service, please collect your children from the church at 2.30pm.


Commendations this week went to: Deborah Ajayi, for always coming into school with a smile on her face and spreading joy throughout the school ; Kai Davis, for using excellent mathematical language when describing the properties of shapes ; Albert Gilbert, for perseverance in English when completing an independent written task ; Joe Stanley, for working hard to increase his output in English ; Bradley Allen-Guinane, for being a good friend to children in the class and always being ready to share ; Tami Quadri, for excellent effort in swimming ; Demi-Bleu Strunkey, for a thoughtful answer in the spirituality day assembly ; Fern Collins, for completing her Shakespeare challenge so well, Katie Snow, for earning the most Dojo points and Eva Ali, for her fantastic effort in reading.

Well done also to these children, who received commendations and Work of the Week last week : Henry Simmonett, Scarlet Blackshaw, Finlay McKeown, Alicia Moran, Sian Stafford, Jack Robinson, Lou Lou French, Zachary Teshola, Ellie Allen-Moss, Rhys Hayes, Jack Wallis, Rhiannon Geca and Poppy Whitcombe.

Well done, everyone !

Work of the Week

Reception : Beau Maskell- choosing to write independently every day.

Class 1 and 2 : George Viney- excellent rhyming poetry.

Class 3 and 4 : Tommy Randall-a fantastic piece of independent work on classifying shapes.

Class 5 and 6 : Neve Collins- swimming with focus, dedication and great determination.



Abigail Lee shared a photo of her football team from the local newspaper. She and several other girls from our school play at the new Noak Hill centre with the ‘She can play’ scheme.


Congratulations to Willow Snell and Michelle Nemhara from Reception for passing their preparatory grade in classical ballet exam. Willow passed with Distinction and Michelle passed with merit.



Reception: 96.88%; Class 1 and 2: 97.50%; Class 3 and 4 : 90.87% ; Class 5 and 6 : 97.69%


Dates for the diary:

  • The book Fair will run from Monday to Wednesday next week.
  • 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’