20th April, 2018

Notes for your diary

25th May 10 am – Whole school celebration in thanksgiving for the completion of our building school. Mass celebrated by Archbishop Peter in our school playground, followed by refreshments and opportunity to walk around the school. Come and join us for this very special celebration. There will be parties in school for all classes in the afternoon.

Dear Parents and Carers,

I hope that you all had a wonderful Easter break. It is so wonderful to see the sun again!

 Events this week

On Monday, 2CL went on a really interesting trip to the Florence Nightingale Museum.

Yesterday, forty six of our Year 2 pupils set off on a very exciting adventure to ‘Wild Child’ in Hertfordshire. They are having a fantastic time and will be returning this afternoon. The rest of our Year 2 pupils have also taken part in lots of fun activities including a trip to the park, soap making and an art project at Downham library.

Huge Congratulations!

I am delighted to tell you that on 13th April, Mrs Underwood and her partner were blessed with a beautiful baby boy. Jonah William weighed in at a very healthy 10lbs 4oz! Mum and baby are doing really well.

School Meals year 3 – 6

The cost of school meals for the next half term (16th April until 25th May) will be £62.70. Meals are payable weekly or in advance but not in arrears.
– this will be advised separately.

Big Pedal

The big pedal starts 23rd April to 4th May

Our school will be taking part in the Big Peddle for the next two weeks. We are encouraging as many pupils as possible to scoot and cycle to school for 10 days. This will provide a very healthy and enjoyable solution to our parking difficulties and our efforts to reduce air pollution. Please support us by encouraging and enabling your child to take part on this each day.

School Photos

Remember to return your orders to the school office by Wednesday 2nd May. After this date you will have to contact ‘Van Cols’ the photographers directly.

Our Lady of Lourdes parish

First Communion Programme 2017/18

The next session will be this Saturday 21st April. The children will be in the church and the parents in the hall, both at 10:00am . Please do arrive before 10:00am so that the sessions can start and finish on time; teas and coffees will be available in the hall from 9:45am.
We will be covering Chapter 6 “Forgiveness” and preparation for First Reconciliation on 28th April.

Events organised by Parents & Friends

The Friends would like to join the school in welcoming you back to the summer term. There are lots planned for the term ahead which we look forward to welcoming you to and hope that a lot of fun will be had for all.  We are also looking for your support and help to make these happen for our school community.

  1. Transformation of the infant playground.

We are working with nursery and reception to build a brand new mud kitchen for their playground.  A team of volunteers is gathering from 10am on Saturday 21st April for the build. Many hands make light work and we’d love to have a few more helpers to come and join – even if only for a short time.  If you have wood tools (e.g. sanders); or wood screws it would be brilliant if you could bring them along.  Nursery will be providing refreshments.

  1. Family Bingo Night: Housey; Housey. The snow has cleared, the sun (hopefully) is back and so is the ever popular Family Bingo Night. Join us on Friday 27th April from 6.15 in the Main Hall. Bingo starts at 6.30. Drinks and nibbles are available and there are some great prizes to be won! Entry is £1 for adults and 50p for children. Bingo cards are available on the door.

Thanks to everyone for your generous prize donations.

We look forward to seeing you there!

  1. Coming up soon: Cake Sale on 18th May; the Summer Discos in June and the Family Fun Day on 14th July.  Look out in future newsletters for more details but we will be looking for your help to make this a success for our school community – to host a Peter James Board; to volunteer; to donate prizes for the raffle.

 As you are aware, the Friends take on a busy programme of events each year to raise funds for the school community. So far this year, money raised  this way has been used to work with children in KS2 to develop spectacular new art work from recycled plastic in the new entrance and to help provide the sensory room in the new infants block. So that we are able to continue to run these events, we rely on parents, friends, family and carers to volunteer and offer their support. Without that, we couldn’t carry on. So, if you can spare some time, even a few odd hours, or if you have any skills you can offer (printing, events management, marketing etc.) that  you can bring to the table, we would love to hear from you. We have many different volunteers on the Committee with different family, caring and work commitments and we always aim to fit in around you.

 If you want to know more about what the Friends do or how you can help, please email us or speak to anyone on the Committee. We would be more than happy to answer any questions you have.

Please get in touch at stwinifredsfriendsse12@gmail.com if you are able to help in anyway and particularly with the mud kitchen build.

Attendance & Punctuality for this week

Total:  52 children who arrived late for their learning this week. We really need to prioritise this area this term as this is very worrying.

Class Attendance Lates Class Attendance Lates Class  Attendance Lates
Reception C 94% 2 Year 2CL 99% 0 Year 4T 97% 9
Reception B 92% 6 Year 2FM 95% 1 Year4L 98% 2
Year 1 A 98% 6 Year 3U 94% 2 Year 5K 98% 6
Year 1 D 98% 8 Year 3A 98% 4 Year 5/6F 98% 4
  Year 6M 95% 2

Have a really lovely weekend.

Margaret Hanrahan