Head's Newsletter

Dear Pupils, Parent, Staff, and Governors,

This week we have been celebrating Poetry and it was lovely to see our KS1 and KS2 students reciting poetry to their relatives in our Poetry Together initiative. Children have delighted in this opportunity to perform and to share their learning with their family, showing greater confidence and knowledge of poetic conventions while giving the poems performed their own unique interpretation. Many thanks to our guests for supporting this event, our teachers for enthusing their pupils and to Miss Brooks, our Y6 teacher and English Lead for coordinating the initiative. Our school’s continued focus on stimulating a love of literacy has also been demonstrated in the Scholastic Book Week which has provided more opportunities for pupils to develop their love of reading and writing through books. Thank you to the parents involved in running the Book Fair which will continue to contribute to our English Resources given that book sales become reward vouchers which we can use to improve our Book Corners and Library stock.

This week we also celebrated the Feast of St. Therese and the Feast of St. Francis – led by Mrs Robinson, our RE coordinator but also hosted by our House Captains and Vice Captains. It was wonderful to see our Y6 pupils rise to their roles with great maturity and reverence.

Next week will see the launch of the Read-a-thon, our regular fund-raiser which not only encourages the children’s love of reading but will also help in purchasing much needed resources including Interactive White Boards and a Reading and Writing Den.

We are also holding our Parent Teacher Consultations on Wednesday and Thursday and would like to invite you to a new initiative on Thursday 10th October hosted by our school nurse which will be focusing on discussing Care Plans. This is of particular importance to any family with queries concerning their child’s medical conditions (Asthma, Allergies etc.) and the school nurse will be in the hall at 9:30 for a brief Care Plan update followed by a second opportunity for advice during the parent teacher consultations themselves from 2pm on Thursday 10th.

On Friday 11th October, Reception parents will be hosting our regular Harvest Supper celebrations. This is a wonderful opportunity for Nursery parents to meet and mingle, enjoy wonderful food and to learn more about the school. If you are a Reception or a Nursery parent, please contact Miss Wyndle or Mr Bowles if you would like to donate a dish or need tickets for the event.

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

Dr N Fernandes-Viana
Acting Head teacher


Merits

Rec 1 - n/a
Rec 2 - n/a
Pink 1 - James
Pink 2 - Caroline
Pink 3 - Reyann
Blue 1 - Freddie
Blue 2 - Natalia
Blue 3 - Emad
Violet 1 - Aaron
Violet 2 - Catarina
Violet 3 - Amelia

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Mathematician of the Week

Rec B1 - n/a
Rec B2 - n/a
Pink 1 - Joshua
Pink 2 - Zoe
Pink 3 - Matilde
Blue 1 - Massimo
Blue 2 - Alba
Blue 3 - Alex
Violet 1 - Abelia
Violet 2 - Leo
Violet 3 - Michaal

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Dates for Your Diary

Monday 7th
Drama workshop for EYFS – Y2

Tuesday 8th
Y6 trip to Brunel Museum
Y5/6 team – Hockey @ Paddington Rec’ 10 -2pm
Year 4 Rosary in the Prayer Garden @ 3:25pm (parents welcome)

Wednesday 9th
Parent Teacher Rec – Y6 2 – 6pm

Thursday 10th
SJSA meeting 9:30am
Parent Teacher Rec – Y6 2 – 6pm

Friday 11th
Nursery Harvest Supper

Monday 13th
Violet 3 library visit

Tuesday 15th
Year 5 Rosary in the Prayer Garden @ 3:25pm (parents welcome)

Friday 18th
Nursery visiting Forest School

Monday 21st – 25th October
Half Term

Tuesday 29th
Y6 visiting HMS Belfast
Year 6 Rosary in the Prayer Garden @ 3:25pm (parents welcome)


NOVEMBER

Friday 1st
KS2 Mass at Our Lady’s