Welcome back to our new school year! It was wonderful to see the many smiling faces on Wednesday as we opened the doors to a new school year. The children looked well and were enthusiastic to share their news and stories of the summer. It was lovely to welcome our 30 new Reception children to our school community: Francine, Gene, Fraser, Mya, Aanay, Madeline, Nathan, Raylan, Julia, Tiya, Frankie, Finn B, Isabelle, Anna, Filip Amelia, Charlie, Loui, Chloe P, Sienna, Phoebe, Sofia, Emily, Michael, Andreas, Teddy, Philip, Chloe A, Finn M and Zacharias. We hope that you and your families will be very happy with us.
It has been a wonderful year full of active learning opportunities. Thank you for all your support and commitment to our school community. We wish you a lovely summer holiday break. We hope you enjoy our celebration of summer!
Don’t stop (don’t stop) don’t stop the beat,
I can’t stop (can’t stop) can’t stop the beat,
I won’t stop (won’t stop) won’t stop the beat, and GO!
Well done to our Year 6 children who have achieved fabulous SATS results. 100% of our children achieved the national expected standard in Reading, Writing and Maths. This is a huge achievement and well above the national average of 64%. At present we are waiting for verification of the % of pupils who reached the higher levels in each subject. Thank you to all the parents and teaching staff who supported the children. A special thanks goes to Miss Donatantonio and Mrs McNamara for their hard work and commitment.
Today all children will receive their end of year reports. We hope you enjoy reading them!
Thank you to all the parents who came to support the children on sports day. There was a wonderful atmosphere and some amazing performances! Well done to St Bernadette’s House for winning the KS1 competition and to St Vincent’s House for being victorious in the afternoon KS2 event. The overall winner was St Bernadette’s House!
Thank you to all the staff for working hard throughout the day, ensuring that the whole event ran smoothly. Well done to Miss Pringle, our PE leader for her meticulous planning and organisation.
Thank you for all your support today fundraising for the JIA Foundation. The purple looked great and the cakes were delicious! Well done to Gloria and the Year 6 for organising the day! Thank you to everyone who donated cakes for our sale. A special thank you to the parishioners who arrived at school bearing two huge plates of cakes and to Eliana, Gloria’s Reception reading partner, for her very generous donation of cakes. We raised a fabulous £250! Thank you everyone!
Well done to all our wonderful children who took part in our celebrations on Friday. Your reverence and participation throughout the whole service was exemplary; you were a credit to your parents and to our school. Thank you to Father Shaun for leading us in worship and to all the teachers for preparing the children so well.
Thank you to all the children and parents who came to support our school today! The children looked fabulous in their poppy T shirts and the paper poppies and the crowns added a splash of colour to our walking float. I hope you all had a chance to visit the art exhibition and see some of the beautiful paintings on display. Well done to our football team for reaching the final today and playing so passionately for the school. We are all very proud of you! Thank you to all the staff for their hard work today. A special thanks goes to Miss Pringle for organising the football team, Mrs Theo for preparing the art work for the exhibition and Mrs McNamara and Mrs Joyce for driving car loads of equipment to and from school early this morning! A real team effort!
We are encouraging pupils, parents or carers to swap four wheels for two feet and give walking a go this Walk to School Week 21st to 25th May.
As part of the challenge this year, pupils will be encouraged to wear the shoes that make them happiest – whether that is the brightest, jazziest or craziest shoes they own, to celebrate Living Streets’ Happy Shoesday on Tuesday 22nd May when we will be celebrating.
Our message in school is that walking to school is a brilliant way to get active and healthy. It’s also a great opportunity for our children to learn vital road safety skills and make sure they’re alert and ready to learn at the start of a new day. Walk to School Week is part of National Walking Month organised by ‘Living Streets’.
This year Living Streets is urging families to pledge to walk to school via their website. Please bring a suggested donation of £1.00, to be sent to Living streets, the UK’s only charity for everyday walking. Living Streets say:
- parents who walk find the journey to school less stressful,
- petrol bill goes down, and pollution
- fewer traffic queues and parking issues
- children perform better at school
- Children & parents feel healthier and fitter.
- Teachers report that those pupils who walk to school are more attentive once they reach their desks.
Over 400,000 pupils took part in Walk to School Week 2017 – and this year is shaping up to be even bigger.
Please join in and support this fundraising campaign!
Click on this link to show your support for this wonderful campaign.
Mrs McNamara, Tom and Conrad (Year 6)