Head's Newsletter

Dear Pupils, Parent, Staff, and Governors,


Please remember to read as many books as possible over the half term and collect lots of sponsors for our Read a Thon. All children should have sponsorship forms, so please encourage family and friends to sponsor the children to read as much as they can over the next couple of weeks.

Thank you to everybody who came to our Parent-Teacher consultations this week and filled in the parent questionnaire. I hope that the consultations were useful and informative. If you do have any concerns, questions or need more information from the class teacher, please feel free to make an appointment. Appointments can also be made with me or Mrs Viana if you are worried about your child. Over the half term I will be looking at the questionnaires and will feedback the results once collated. The children have also been asked to fill in their own questionnaires this week, so hopefully they will provide lots of food for thought!

On Friday 2nd November, to mark the end of the Read-a Thon, children are invited to dress up as their favourite fictional character.

Congratulations and best wishes to Miss Dowling who is getting married over the half term break. We wish her and her new husband all the very best and hope they enjoy many years of happiness together.

We had a very interesting assembly on Tuesday where the children reflected on the amount of screen time they had and the amount of time they actually wanted spend on screens. The children made some great suggestions of activities that they could do over the half term including baking a cake, riding a bike, doing some sport, drawing, making a comic, writing a poem and, of course…reading a book for Read a Thon!

It was great to see so many parents at the Nursery Harvest Supper last Friday evening. It was a fantastic event and enjoyed by all. Thank you for your kind donations, from raffle prizes and food to preparation and cleaning up time. The total amount raised was over £800!

Can I please remind all parents that we are a healthy school and therefore children are only allowed to bring fruit or vegetables as a snack. We also have a number of children who have nuts allergies so please bear this in mind.

May God bless you and keep you and your family safe.

Mrs K Husain
Head teacher


FREE half-term fun for children at Maida Vale Library

Hallowe’en felt finger puppets
Create some adorable and spooky Hallowe’en finger puppets!
Monday 22nd October 2:30pm - 3:30pm­­


Mr Pegg's Post
Author Elena Topouzoglou presents her new children’s book, Mr Pegg's Post, followed by a craft activity.
Tuesday 23rd October 2:30pm - 3:30pm


Spooky Hallowe’en crafts
Use your imagination to make lots of spooky things for Hallowe’en!
Wednesday 24th October 10:30am -11:30am


Skeleton jigsaw & quiz
Skeleton jigsaw puzzle and entertaining quiz from Body Back Up osteopath
Robin Lansman. Children must be 7+ and accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Thursday 25th October 3:00pm - 4:00pm

From Greek gods to the Galapagos Islands!
Children’s author Paul Watkins presents his two exciting new books: Felipe & Esmeralda go to The Galapagos and Poppy & Pollo go to Mount Olympos!
Friday 26th October 3:00pm - 4:00pm


Horrible Hunt
Find all the spooky pictures hidden around the library and be entered into our prize draw for a chance to win a cuddly toy. Plus decode the secret message for a chance to win a bonus prize!
Monday 22nd October to Saturday 27th October All day!


Scary Scribbles
What's the scariest monster you can imagine? Draw a picture of it and see it displayed in the library. Plus the best picture wins a chocolate surprise!
Monday 22nd October to Saturday 27th October All day!


PLEASE NOTE: Unless specified, children of all ages are welcome at our events but younger children might need the help of an adult for some activities.


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DATES FOR YOUR DIARY



Wed 10th
Year 6 visiting the V&A
Parent - Teacher consultation (Pink1 ONLY)

Thursday 11th
Parent - Teacher consultation (Pink1 ONLY)

Friday 12th
Violet 1 Forest schools @ Paddington Rec
Violet 2 Forest schools @ Paddington Rec
Nursery Harvest Supper 6 – 8pm

Monday 15th
Read-a-thon begins
Violet3 Forest schools @ Paddington Rec

Wednesday 17th
Parent – Teacher consultations 2:30pm – 6pm

Thursday 18th
Parent – Teacher consultations 2:30pm – 6pm

Friday 19th
End of term 3:30pm

Monday 29th
Term begins
Readathon week begins

Tuesday 30th
Financing the Future – meeting hosted by Chair of Governors
9am & 7pm (school Hall)


November


Thursday 1st
KS2 Mass 9:30 @ Church of Our Lady’s (All Saints)

Friday 2nd
2pm – KS2 service in hall (All Souls)
Children to dress as favourite fictional character

Monday 5th November
Pink 1 Forest schools @ Paddington Rec

Tuesday 6th
Author Amy Wilson visiting Y3-Y6

Thursday 8th
Pink 2 Forest schools @ Paddington Rec

Friday 9th
Violet 2 Forest schools @ Paddington Rec
Violet 1 Forest schools @ Paddington Rec

Monday 12th
Y6 Library visit

Thursday 15th
Pink 3 Forest schools @ Paddington Rec
Flu vaccination programme (Years Rec – Y5)

Friday 16th
Blue 1 Forest schools @ Paddington Rec

Wednesday 21st
Year 6 visiting Winston Churchill War Rooms
Secondary transfer meeting for Y5 parents @ 3:45pm in Violet 1 class


December


Monday 3rd
History week begins
Advent mass in school

Tuesday 4th
Freshwater Theatre Group workshop Pink classes

Wednesday 5th
Freshwater Theatre Group presenting to Year 5
Year 6 attending Carol Service @ Westminster Cathedral

Thursday 6th
KS1 Advent service in school 9am
Freshwater Theatre Group workshop Year 6 class

Friday 7th
Freshwater Theatre Group workshop Blue classes
Violet 1 Forest schools @ Paddington Rec
Violet 2 Forest schools @ Paddington Rec

Monday 10th
Violet3 Forest schools @ Paddington Rec


Merits


Rec B1 - Caroline
Rec B2 - Georgina
Pink 1 - Guillaume
Pink 2 - Chloe
Pink 3 - Whole Class
Blue 1 - Atticus
Blue 2 - Bernice
Blue 3 - Matteo
Violet 1 - Joseph
Violet 2 - Sophia
Violet 3 - Christian

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Mathematician of the Week


Rec B1 - Atticus
Rec B2 - Youssef
Pink 1 - Matilde
Pink 2 - Adam
Pink 3 - Samuel
Blue 1 - Muna
Blue 2 - Freddie
Blue 3 - Aaron
Violet 1 - Sofia
Violet 2 - Joe
Violet 3 - Harry

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