Newsletter 31

Wednesday 7th June 2017

Dear Parents and Children,
A prayer for us all when we are in need: ‘Come Holy Spirit’.
Gospel Target
John 20:V19-23-To try to be a peacemaker.
Words of the Week
Year 2:shed; Year 3:aimless; Year 4:neglect;  Year 5:spite;  Year 6:boisterous.
Well done to our most active Sumdog students last week who were: Jaiden Smith Gill, Benjamin Perkins, Joshua Jolly, Hanna Mahmood and Pearse Welsh
Talk Homework
We are beginning our swimming sessions this term.  Why is swimming an important skill?
Year 1
How do we look after plants?
Year 2
Who is your favourite author? Why?
Year 3
What could you do to make a difference to the world?
Year 4
Why is swimming an important life skill?
Year 5
What makes a good prime minister? Would you want to be PM? Why/why not?
Year 6
Can you find forgiveness for those that caused the Manchester and London atrocities? Is it possible to help others to overcome feelings of anger, bitterness and revenge?
School Mission
From 12th June to 16th June we are very excited to be welcoming into our school a team from the Sion Catholic Community for Evangelism, who will be leading us in a special time of mission.
During the mission, which will be exploring God’s Love, Trusting in God, and Jesus our Friend, the team will work with our children in class, in assemblies and in prayer times.  The team and the children will present some of their work in two presentations.
Infants: Tuesday 13th June 2-3pm in the school hall.  Parents welcome.
Juniors: Wednesday 14th June 2-3pm in the school hall.  Parents welcome.
The mission is for the whole school community, staff, children, parents, governors and parishioners and the team hopes to meet you all at some point in the week.
Coffee: The team will serve tea and coffee to you as you drop off your child/ren in the mornings. This will be served from a table inside the Infant Playground area.  Please stop for a chat if you are able.
Yanomamo Tickets on Sale for Parents of Years 4-6
Tickets will go on sale for our production of Yanomamo, after school from Monday 12th June. Tickets are priced at £12.  Please note that this covers the cost of hiring the theatre, the score, royalties, the band and refreshments for the children.  We do not make a profit from this event. If you are unable to come in after school please send the money /cheque in an envelope marked with your name, your child’s name and class and the night you would like. The two nights are Thursday 6th and Friday 7th July beginning at 7.00pm.
Staff Vacancies
We are looking for the following: a temporary teaching assistant for one year, to work every morning in the juniors and to cover Morning Club from 7.45 on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from September-we are ideally looking for a person with a degree who may be considering teaching in the future.  A minimum requirement for the post would be A-C GCSE or equivalent in maths and English. Please apply to the office for an application form or speak to me if you would like more information.
Swimming Kit
Please, please label all swimming kit. If it gets left around the school it is impossible to track the owner.
Careers Morning
We are delighted to invite you to join us at a special showcase Primary Futures event on Friday 7th July from 9:15-11:00.
The event will see parents/volunteers from different industries to chat to our children about their jobs. We are aiming to broaden the horizons of our children, help them see the links between their lessons and their futures whilst reducing gender specific stereotyping. We are inviting both parents and volunteers via the charity Primary Futures.
The event will kick off with a special welcome activity in the main hall. Following this you will visit classrooms to meet groups of children, chat about your job and answer their questions. You don’t need to give a formal talk but simply to sit and chat informally and answer some questions from them about your job and what it involves: for example, meeting people, or being a team player and importantly how you make use of the subjects you learnt at school, particularly Maths and English.
If you would like to take part in this event and are free on July 5th please contact Karen Murdoch via 01628 620 183
Green Day-Friday 9th June
We are highlighting the importance of looking after our world that day by allowing the children to wear something green. No charge!
PTA Meeting-Tuesday 5th June, 8.00pm
The meeting will be held in the temporary staffroom.
Staff Training Day-Friday23rd June
This is a day when the children do not come to school.
Diary Date
Mrs Camp-Overy’s class assembly will be on Friday 14th July at 9.10.  Parents welcome.
Sports Days
Junior: 30th June-all day.  Helpers are needed to run the field events in the morning.  Please let the office know if you can help.  Reserve date:13th July. Lunch on the field at 12.10 followed by races in the afternoon.
Infant: 7th July: 10.30-12.00 followed by lunch with your child on the field. Reserve date-11th July.
Year 5/6 Tennis
St. Edmund Campion joined 7 other schools and took part in a Year 5/6 mixed tennis singles competition at Wooburn recently.The team made up of Amelia Hill, Caitlin Freeman, Alex Piper and Alex Sevenou managed to win 4 and draw 1 of their 7 matches played, including beating Wessex the eventual winners.
The team played outstanding tennis throughout and just missed out on a medal position.
Very well done to the team representing the school.
Year 3/4 Tennis
Congratulations to the children that took part in the recent competition against 7 local schools. Our children played their first competitive games superbly well in glorious sunshine and were thrilled when the results were announced as we managed to pip Oldfield into second place and win the event. This means that our team go onto represent Ascot & Maidenhead at The Berkshire Finals to be held at Bisham Abbey.
Well done to: Katie Aspinall, Olicia Singh, Julianna Hoonhorst, Ella Walters, Ben Bradley, Edward Cotter, Rafe Degiorgio Mclaren, and Giovan Gaspari
Y5/6 Athletics
Well done to our Year 5/6 children that competed against our local primary schools as well as the middle schools from Windsor at Newlands Girls School. The event included a 600m run, 75m sprint, javelin throw and static long jump. Although the team didn’t finish in the medals position, there were some fabulous individual efforts which won their individual heats and I am sure some personal bests were achieved.
Well done to: Rebecca Purves, Caitlin Freeman, Catherine Krawcour, Maddie Rees, Mia Broadbent, Nathalie Prokes, Bence Farago, Alex Evans, Alex Sevenou, Joe Harris, Alex Piper, and Joe Harris.
New Children’s Book Available
A parent of the school, Martin Adams, has self-published a new book, ‘Maui-The Bear Who Loves Hawaiian Pizza’.  Anyone using code STED10 on the checkout page will receive a 10% discount and Martin will contribute a further £1 to the school fund for each order.  The target age is around 5-9years old; the story includes reward through enterprise, a little cookery as well as a concluding challenging exercise as to the economics of a pizza making business!  Please visit for more info and to place your order.  Martin has also donated a few to our library.
If there is anything in this newsletter that is not clear please do ask.

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