Newsletter 24

Wednesday 22nd March 2017

Dear Parents and Children,
Pupil Prayer
Dear God, Help everyone to love each other and find the best in them. Amen
Award Assembly
Stars of the week last week were:  Alessandro D’Uva, Paddy Welsh, Gus Locker-Marsh, Benjamin Allmark, Natasha Roberts, Bonnie Hutchinson, Otto Gilfeather-Carr, Oskar Roberts, Gianluca Carlo, Lily Corcoran, Tomas Donaldson, Raya Zaghloul, Aiden Bell, Nico Coles-Gomez, Georgia Wright, Charlie McMahon, Benjamin Crawcour, Emilia Duell, Maks Wolski, Jessica Scott, Sean Higgins, Sofia Power, Charlotte Griffiths, Jake Foster, Harry Fitzgerald, Eve McTaggart, Zidane Nazir, Nakai Gotora, Isabel Jackson-Poza and Sahil Ismail.
Good Manners awards went to Erin Cotter and William Burns.
Book prizes went to Stefan Konig and Oliver Murray.
Eco awards went to Mrs Campbells,’ Mr McKell’s and Mrs Treacy’s classes.
Word of the Week
This week the word is sullen (gloomy and unresponsive after bad temper or dark and dismal when referring to weather).
Well done to our most active Sumdog students last week who were:  Rebecca Purves, Joshua Corrigan, Neve Emmitt, Mia Broadbent and Stefan Konig.
Talk Homework
What is special about your mum?
Year 1
What do you love about your mum? What nice things could you do on Mother’s Day?
Year 2
There are many types of plants. Which is your favourite and why? What interesting features does it have?
Year 3
What do you think makes someone a good performer?
Year 4
Which African country inspired the story of the Lion King? What did you enjoy about the musical?
Year 5
What are your favourite three films and why?
Year 6
What could £24 represent to you and what could it mean to a family in Zambia?
New Post for Mrs Barry
We are pleased to announce that Mrs Barry has been appointed as headteacher of St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Maidenhead from September 2017.  We of course will be sad to see her leave our school after 18 years,  9 of which she has served faithfully as our the deputy head.
Loose Change Day
Thank you to those who contributed.  We made £509.
Mrs Moore’s Class Assembly-24th March, 9.10
Parents of Mrs Moore’s class welcome.
Red Nose Day-24th March
We will be having an Own Clothes Day for a request of £1 per family.  If you can, encourage your child to wear something red, but please don’t go buying anything special.
Y3 Production-Friday 24th March
Children may be dropped off at 6:30 to get changed into their costumes.  No earlier please as there will be no one in class to receive them. Please drop them by the Junior doors in the School Hall. The show begins at 7:00 and aims to be finished by 7:40.
Parents’ Evening-Monday 27th March and Tuesday 28th March
Please arrive at least 15 minutes early so that you can look at your child’s work in the classroom.  Y6 pupils are expected to attend the meeting with their parents.
Miss Opalko’s Class Assembly-Monday 27th March, 9.10
Parents of Miss Opalko’s class welcome.
Mrs Coombs’ Class Assembly-Wednesday 29th March, 9.10
Parents of Mrs Coombs’ class welcome.
Badminton and Cricket After School Clubs.
The three after school badminton clubs will finish for the season at Easter.
Week commencing 24th April will be the start of the three after school cricket clubs.
Monday       Year 3/4        3-30/4.30pm.
Wednesday  Year 5/6        3-30/4.30pm.
Thursday      Year 1/2        3.30/4.00pm.
Please contact Mr. King as soon as possible if interested in joining, as places will be limited. All girls/boys/beginners welcome.
Girls, the year 3/4 and year 5/6 clubs do need you, as two of the forthcoming tournaments are for girls or mixed.
End of Term Football Matches
Four friendly football matches will be taking place on Friday 31st March, the afternoon of the Easter Egg hunt.
2-30 / 2-50 pm   Reception / Year 1 and 2.
2-55 / 3-20 pm   Year 3/4.
3-25 / 3-50 pm   Year 3/4/5/6 girls.
3-55 / 4-20 pm   Year 5/6 Boys
Boots and shin pads must be worn. All girls and boys are welcome. Just turn up.
Hockey Club
The last hockey session is over; there will be no more this school year.
Year 5/6 Girl’s Football
Although only their first season playing in a girl’s football league, the year 5/6 team’s performances are going from strength to strength. Two excellent recent results. An unlucky 1-0 defeat by All Saints, who scored against the run of play, was followed by a 1-0 win against Holyport. Well done to the 10 girls who represented the school. As always a big thank you to the parents who helped with transport and stayed and supported the team.
Irish Dance Classes
Classes run every Monday from 5-6pm in the school hall and cost £3.50 per lesson charged every half term. There is a free taster session on Monday 24th April for any new pupils. Sign up by e-mailing if you are interested.
Girls Biathlon
For girls in Years 3/4 there will be an event run on May 8th and Y5 on May 11th at The Marist School in Sunninghill.
If your daughter can comfortably swim the following distances (without touching the floor) and would like to enter then please inform your class teacher:
Y3 – 80M
Y4 – 100M
Y5 – 160M
The swim is then followed by a lengthy run (600m, 800m, 1km) and girls are also expected to transition into trainers without support so it is not for the faint hearted!
Y3/4 Tennis Competition
If your child is in year 3 or 4 and plays tennis then please ask them to inform their class teacher. We are entering a team in an upcoming schools competition on the 25th May. To aid with selection, we will be running an after school club in the run up to coach and prepare the team before the event. This club will have a maximum of 12 spaces.
Looking for baptism or communion presents, cards or other religious gifts?
The Parish shop is open again and there’s a selection of items available for sale from the cupboard in the lobby at the back of the church (more on order!).  You’ll find children’s missals, prayer books, rosary beads, holy medals & relics and items of jewellery, along with cards for baptism, communion, confirmation & remembrance.
Please pop your payment in the honesty money box in the cupboard.  If there is anything you need and it’s not there then call Cynthia on 01628784298 / 07788523286 or leave a note in the cupboard.
With First Holy Communion season around the corner, please support our Parish shop and have a peek.
Race Night- Saturday 29th April
Tickets are now on sale for the Race Night taking place on Saturday 29th April. Tickets are £10 per person and this includes a fish & chip supper (or alternative). We will need to order food in the next couple of weeks so if do intend to come, please let me know. You can drop your money off at the school office or give to me in the infant playground (preferably in an envelope with your name and email address on so I can contact you regarding food choices). Any queries PM me or email
Easter Trail-Friday 31st March 2.30 onwards
Not only will there be the Easter trail in the field but there will also be activities and refreshments in the hall afterwards. In addition there is an Easter Bonnet competition, which your child might like to enter. We need plenty of volunteers to help with this event so please let the PTA know through their Facebook site if you are available.
We are looking for donations of tins of hotdogs for the event.
Lenten Lunches
Homemade soup lunches followed by cake and coffee are available from 12.00-2.00 every Thursday in the Parish Centre.  Come along and support and bring your friends. If you are too busy or work locally bring a thermal mug and have it filled for a donation.
Would you be able to make soup for one of the Thursdays? Ring Ann Griggs on 07800580043.
If there is anything in this newsletter that is not clear please do ask.

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