Newsletter 28

Wednesday 10th May 2017
Dear Parents and Children,

Pupil Prayer
Dear God, Please help the people who are not as fortunate as we are. Amen.  A Y2 pupil.
Words of the Week
Year 2: cease; Year 3:surge;  Year 4:abolish;  Year 5:excessive;  Year 6:hygienic.
Star of the Term Assembly
The following children were stars last week: Sofia Rossi, Alex Long, Katie Aspinall, Benjamin Bradley, Molly Connell, Charlotte Chapman-Bloom, Matilda price, Pablo Cruz Domenzain, Adam Billson, Joshua Colley, Sophie Engleman, Madeline Rees, Isabella Duell, Kaleb Matias, Kayla Hamdache, Hannah Foster, Lily Rowles, Agatha Demby Wheeler, Zachary Mullin-Brown, Ciara bell, Charlotte Muncie, Hannah Billson, Nicholas Coric and Joshua Cookson.
Good Manners awards went to Tom O’Connor and Carys Edwards.
Sophie Engleman won a Book Prize.
Well done to our most active Sumdog students last week who were: Isabella Rees, Lena Dlugolecka, Daragh Higgins, Lennon Lam and Kael O’Kelly.
Talk Homework
Talk about your favourite book.
Year 1
What do you know about Antarctica?
Year 2
Who is your favourite author? Why?
Year 3
Where can you see parallel and perpendicular lines?
Year 4
When did Britain start using metric measurements? Ask people you know how they like to measure, in metric or imperial.
Year 5
What did you enjoy and learn from our brilliant trip to Kidzania?
Year 6
You are now half way through your SATs. What advice would you give yourself to get the most out of the Maths papers?
Notification of Two Vacancies for Parent Governors
Vacancies have arisen for two Parent Governors on the school’s governing body. There are approximately ten governors’ meetings a year; usually on a Thursday evening. There is a substantial amount of reading in preparation for each meeting. It is expected that you will attend and come prepared for all meetings.
Further information is available on the nomination form or feel free to speak to Mrs Opalko or Julia Evans (Chair Person).
Nomination forms were sent out by email on Monday or are available via the school office. Please return your completed nomination form to the school office for the attention of the Returning Officer.
Nominations will close at 11am on Friday 26th May 2017.
Nominations are invited from anyone with parental responsibility for a pupil registered at the school.
All nominees will be invited for an informal chat with the Chair to ensure that the responsibilities of this role are understood.
If the number of nominations received does not exceed the number of vacancies, the persons nominated will be appointed without a ballot.  If there are more than two nominations, a secret ballot will be held, and each family will be issued with a voting paper.  In the event of a ballot, notice of election will be given to parents on 21st June. The ballot will take place from 23rd-30th June 2017.
Results of the ballot will be announced on 5th July 2017.
Walk to School Week-Week beg 15th May
Please consider walking to school this week – or at least park and striding. As usual the pupils get a point for every time they walk to school.  In Walk to School Week the winning class will get doughnuts or ice lollies.  In addition we will be providing a bike-it breakfast for all those who cycle to school on Wednesday 17th May.
Menu Swap
Fish & Chips menu option will be served on Thursday 18 May and the Spaghetti Bolognaise option on Friday.
Travelling Book Fair
The Travelling Book Company is coming to our school from 15th – 19th May.  As usual a wide range of fiction and non-fiction texts will be available to purchase. Each class will visit the book fair during the school day.
There is also a Special Summer Offer 3 for 2.  Buy 3 books at the Book Fair and get the cheapest free.

If you wish you are welcome to come in anytime to purchase books. The book fair will also be open daily from 3.15pm-4.00pm from Monday-Friday.
Year 5/6 Girl’s Football
The Year 5/6 girl’s football team continued their fine league form with an excellent result against Cookham Rise recently. Both schools agreed to play two short matches to give as many girls the opportunity to play, with the St. Edmund Campion team winning both, with an overall score of 5-1. Well done to the 10 girls who represented the school.
Eight girls and eight boys joined twelve other schools and took part in a Year 3/4 ‘Cricket Skills Challenge’ at Boyne Hill Cricket Club recently.
The skills included bowling, throwing, catching and batting, introduced to promote cricket throughout primary schools.
The St. Edmund Campion team showed some outstanding skills in winning the catching event and finishing a close 2nd to Holyport in their group.
Well done! to all those representing the school.
Year 5/6 Boy’s Football
The watching parents were treated to an outstanding display of skilful football when the year 5/6 boys’ school football team played Cookham Dean recently. The final score was 6-1 and could have been in double figures but for good defending and near misses. An excellent way to finish the season!Well done to the 8 boys who played.
Class Photos-22nd May
A class photo will be taken of your child for you to purchase.  Try to ensure your child is present that day.
Changes Talk for Y6 Parents
There is an opportunity for Y6 parents to hear about the sex education their child will be learning about later in the term. The date for this is Monday 22nd May at 7.30 in Mrs Barry’s classroom. Please join by the side door.
KS1 and KS2 Discos-26th May
Helpers are needed to run these discos.  Please respond through the PTA Facebook Page or let Kelly Phelan or Charlotte Corrigan, our PTA co-chairs know. The infant and nursery disco is from 5.15-6.30 and the junior from 6.45-8.30.  The cost at £3.50 includes refreshments.  Nursery parents only must attend with their child.
If there is anything in this newsletter that is not clear please do ask.

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