Head's Newsletter

A message from Mrs. Fleming

It’s wonderful to have Year 5 back in school; refreshed from their week away and full of enthusiasm to share their PGL stories with us all. It is no surprise that the children’s excellent behaviour was commented on by the PGL staff and other adults during their time away – they were a credit to our school. On behalf of all the children I would like to say thank you to Mrs Robinson, Mrs Husain, Miss Brooks and Mr Bowles who accompanied the class on their trip to Sussex. It sounds as though they also got into the spirit of the trip and got involved in all of the activities!

Our Year 2 class also went on a trip last week. They left school excitedly on Wednesday morning and set off to the Monument to see the spot where the Great Fire of London started and to climb the 311 steps of the Monument itself. Later in the day they returned exhausted from the climb up the stairs but bursting with facts and information about London in the 1600s. It is experiences such as this that bring history and learning alive for the children and we are all very grateful to Mrs Viana and Mrs Morrin for organising the trip and the parents who were able to accompany the children. Without them the trip would not have been possible.

Parent Partnership Team Meeting

Thank you to those of you who were able to attend the Parent Partnership Team meeting last week. We had an in-depth discussion about the school’s anti-bullying procedures. The minutes of this meeting are attached and we are looking forward to continuing to implement the reviewed Anti-bullying Policy in school.

St. Joseph the Worker Feast Day Celebrations

Last week we celebrated St. Joseph the Worker’s feast day reflectively and joyfully with a special assembly, Mass and ... ice lollies. Each class presented facts that they had been studying about our patron saint during the assembly and the children’s learning was demonstrated perfectly during Mass on Friday afternoon. Did you know:

  • St Joseph was declared the patron saint and protector of the Catholic Church in 1870
  • St Joseph has two feast days – the 19th March and the 1st May
  • St. Joseph is the patron saint of many countries including Canada, China, Mexico, Austria, Belgium, Peru and the Philippines.
  • As St. Joseph died peacefully with Mary and Jesus by his side he is also the patron saint of a happy death.
  • In addition St. Joseph is the Patron saint of travellers, fathers and children, house sellers and buyers and engineers.

Assessment without Levels

Following questions from parents about the new National Curriculum and assessment procedures there will be an information session for parents on Wednesday 8th June at 7:00pm with Steve Marshall, a primary education consultant, who works for the Barnet Local Education Authority. During the meeting he will outline the changes in the information that parents receive about their children’s learning and how this information can be used to support children at home. We hope to see many of you there as we are sure that you will find the session informative and helpful.

We are a Healthy School

Please remember that as a Healthy School we strive to teach the childrenhow to keep themselves healthy and maintain healthy lifestyles. For this reason crisps are not allowed as a break-time snack or at lunchtime. Sweets and chocolates are also not permitted in packed lunches.

Also, please remember that we are a NUT FREE SCHOOL.

Ealing Abbey Choir Concert

In Support of Caritas Bakhita House
Saturday 11th June, 7:30pm

There will be a performance of Monteverdi’s ‘Vespers’ by Ealing Choir & Baroque Players on Saturday 11th June at 7:30pm in the Abbey Church. The concert will be in aid of the valuable work of Caritas Bakhita House, who provide emergency shelter and support for rescued female victims of human trafficking in London. Tickets are priced at £20- £5 and may be purchased on line at www.seetickets.com or through the box office on 0871 230 0010. Tickets include interval refreshments and a pre-concert talk at 6:45pm.

Celebrate 150 years of the London Fire Brigade

You are invited to Paddington Fire Station on Saturday 21st May between 11am and 4pm to celebrate 150 years of the London Fire Brigade at their family open day. Local fire fighters, some of whom visited our school recently, will be talking to families about keeping themselves safe and there will be exciting fire and rescue demonstrations together with lots of fun activities that you can join in with.

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Upcoming Events

3rd–6th May: Year 2 SATS

Tuesday 3rd May
6:30pm SJSA Meeting

Thursday 5th May
9:30am: Year 4 Assembly

Friday 6th May
9:10am: Learning Celebration

9th-12th May: Year 6 Breakfast Club & SATS Week

Monday 9th May
2:00pm Year 4 Library visit
2:30pm Year 3 Mass (in their classroom)

Wednesday 11th May
Afternoon: Year 3 & 4 Computer Coding Workshops

Thursday 12th May
9:30am: Year 4 Assembly
2:30pm Year 3 Mass (in their classroom)

Friday 13th May
9:10am: Learning Celebration

House Points

Class Attendance

Congratulations to Classes RG and 1B on their excellent attendance this week and to Classes RG, RB and 1N for their outstanding punctuality.

Merit winners

Reception - Mathis & Arwen

Year 1 - Matteo & Heidi

Year 2 - Joseph & Nancy

Year 3 - Gabriel & Anton

Year 4 - Julius & Lenard

Year 5 - The whole class

Year 6 - Xavier