Newsletter 6: 14th October 2016

 ‘The best that I can be’

Healthy Me Week

The children have taken part in some fun activities this week which have helped them to understand how to be healthy. Thank you to Mrs. Potts for organising these activities. Please talk to your children to find out what they have learnt about how they can stay healthy.

Class 5 and 6 Assembly

Class 5 and 6 will be presenting their assembly to their parents next Monday at 9am. We hope that you can join us. After the assembly, there will be a short talk and opportunity to ask questions to the new Head Teacher of St. Edward’s Secondary School about what the school can offer your children from Year 7.

Book Fair

Our scholastic book fair starts today. Please come along and buy some early Christmas presents. The more books we sell, the more free books we earn for the school.

Book Fair Competition

We will be running a book week competition alongside the Scholastic Book Fair with prizes for the winning entries.  These will be announced in next week’s achievement assembly on Friday.  The younger children (Reception, 1 and 2) are asked to draw a character from a favourite book and older children (3, 4, 5 and 6) are asked to design a book cover from a suggested selection of titles. Children will be bringing home an entry form today.  Please hand completed entries to Mrs McCormack by Wednesday of next week (19th October) and don’t forget to include your name!  We look forward to receiving your designs.

Termly Learning Conferences

Our Termly Learning Conferences will take place on Tuesday from 2pm. Please see your letter for further details. If you haven’t returned your form yet, please do so by Monday, as appointment slips will be given out on Monday afternoon.


So far this term, the boys’ team have played 2 matches and the girls’ team one tournament. Whilst we are still striving for that elusive win, all of the children involved have shown an excellent attitude to all the games.

Friends of Dame Tipping Curry Night

Please remember to hand your forms in for what promises to be an evening of fun and delicious food.

Access to the school

Please note that the gates and doors will no longer automatically open in the morning and afternoon. Members of staff will let the children in at these times. After clubs, the front door and office door will be open for 10 minutes to let parents in from 4.00-4.10pm (please do not try to enter the school before this). Children will still need to be signed out with the member of staff running the club.


I would like to inform all parents that if a child is late after the register closes (9.15 am) they will receive a ‘U’ (unauthorised absence) mark in the register and this will affect their percentage attendance. This is on the advice of the school’s Attendance, Behaviour and Welfare officer.


Many of the children are looking very smart in their winter uniforms. Please remember that children in years 1-6 should wear a tie with their shirts and that socks and tights should be plain grey, black or white.

Mrs. James

Please send your thoughts and prayers to Mrs. James, who has had an emergency minor operation today. I will keep you informed on her progress. In the meantime, Reception class will receive support from other members of our team.


Well done to Nelli Higgins for achieving her level 8 Gymnastics Award.


Commendations this week went to : Lexi Webb, for the perseverance she showed with some very tricky Maths this week; Lou Lou French, for being a kind and caring friend to everyone in class ; Abigail Lee, for showing perseverance in  incorporating some tricky new punctuation for her homework ; Tami Quadri, for working hard to keep improving her writing; Oliver Mahoney, for showing good respect and responsibility during our visit to the church ; Caiden Boorman, for using great imagination and expression when re-telling stories ; Willow Snell, for trying her very best when blending cvc words in phonics ; Evie Williams, for excellent effort in phonics ; Brooke Thorn and Maisie Randall, for sharing toys and equipment at playtime and Tom Marshall, for super sounding out and spelling. Well done, everyone !

Work of the Week

Class 1 and 2 : Naadedei Osaji-Okai- using interesting describing words; Class 3 and 4 : Kai Davis- writing a letter in beautiful cursive script ; Class 5 and 6 : Maansi Chagger- detail and dilligence in her art work and her descriptive writing this week.

Pen Licences

The following children have been awarded their pen licences for neat, joined writing : David Prim, Kai Davis, Elena Marshall, Michelle Onifade, Sasha Goodison, Jack Percival, Kai Boorman, Aaron Hick, Mojola Awosan and Aaliyah Bimpong. Congratulations!

Headteachers Award

The Headteacher’s award was awarded to Faye Newman this week for always living up to our school motto: ‘The best that I can be’.


Reception: 90.67% ; Class 1 and 2: 90% ; Class 3 and 4 : 93.21% ; Class 5 and 6 : 93.93%

Dates for the diary:

  • Monday 17th October- Class 5/6 assembly (Parents Welcome)- 9am *Note change of date*
  • Tuesday 18th October- Termly Learning conferences Years 1-6 – 2pm-6.30pm
  • Wednesday 19th October- Harvest Festival at St. John’s Church- 9.30am (Parents welcome)
  • Thursday 20th October- Friends of Dame Tipping Curry Night at Simply Asia
  • Tuesday 8th November- Reception Termly Learning Conferences 2-6.30pm
  • Thursday 17th November- Class 3/4 assembly (Parents Welcome)- 9.00am

Mrs. Kathryn Waters