Newsletter 12

Wednesday 29th November 2017

Dear Parents and Children,
Gospel Target: Be kind to people in need.
Award Assembly
Stars last week were: Joshua Cookson, Isabelle Milnes, Darcey Cooper, Nicholas Coric, Thomas Duarte Kilgarriff, Laurence Paradise, Thomas Yorke, Isabella Duell, Matilda Osborne, William Kenny, Noah McLaughlin, Patrick Isherwood, Joseph Santacaterina, Laurine Collomb, Elena Del Campo, Luca Ivagnilio, Selina Le, Marianne Munson, Ben Robertson, Hannah Roth, Eva Berraondo, William Credland, Rosie Rees, Rose Lancaster and all of Y6 for their outstanding behaviour at Hampton Court.
Charlie Minahane and Hannah Billson were missed off the star awards last week.
The Good Manners Awards went to Ella Steel and Amy Cheeseman.
Pippa Bailey and Luca Ivagnilio won a Book Prize.
The Eco Award went to Mr McKell’s and Mrs Brookman’s classes.
Walk to School was won by Mrs Campbell’s  and Mrs Brookman’s classes.
Words of the Week
Year 2: variety ; Year 3: stranded; Year 4: exposed; Year 5: triumph; Year 6: effervescent.
Talk Homework
What is your favourite fruit? Why do you like it? How many do you think you could carry?
How many different animals can you name? How are they different to one another?
Why is it important to use our talents?
Who can you help over the Christmas period?
What do you know about St Edmund Campion? Why do you think our school is named after him?
What is the greatest journey you have ever been on?  Why was it great?
If you could go back in time and offer Henry VIII any advice, what would it be?
Grocery Line-Friday 1st December
We will be holding a grocery line to collect items for the Christmas Fayre.  We ask every child to donate a grocery item.  Each class lines up their groceries in the school hall; the class with the longest line of groceries wins a prize.
Christmas Fayre-3rd December 12.00-3.00
If you have donations for the Fayre can they please come into school on the Friday or Saturday before.  We are not able to store items before this date.
St Edmund Campion Feast Day, Friday 1st December
We begin our feast day with a whole school Mass (not the Reception classes). Y4 are presenting. In the afternoon there will be a pantomime paid for this year by the PTA.
Gifts for the Elderly
One of our end of term Christmas activities is visiting the elderly at a number of residential homes.  We like to take gifts with us and if you are happy to donate, we will collect these  from the week beginning 4th December.  Items such as socks, pop socks, jewellery, biscuits etc would be ideal. Please wrap them in Christmas gift paper and mark M for male, F for female or E for either.
Visiting the Elderly
Mrs Ashwell’s class will walk to Boyn Grove Day Care Centre on Monday 11th December at 10.15.
Miss Opalko’s class will walk to Clara Court on Tuesday 12th December, leaving school at 10.50.
Mr McKell’s class will be going to Harwood House, Cookham Dean on Friday 15th December. We need parents to drive there.  Volunteer drivers must be DBS checked and have fully comprehensive, business insurance on their car.  If you haven’t got this cover you can drive and take your own child.  Please let Mr McKell know if you are able to help with driving.
Mrs Wells’ and Mrs Burrows’ class will walk to St Mark’s Hospital to visit Henry Tudor ward on the 18th December, leaving school at 1.20.
If any parent would like to come and join in the fun please let me know or just turn up at the right time.
Badminton and Football Club Dates
The three after school badminton clubs will finish for the year on the following dates:
Year 1/2 Thursday 14th December
Year 3/4 Monday 11th December.
Year 5/6 Wednesday 13th December.
All three clubs will recommence week beginning 8th January.
The Friday after school football club will finish for the year on the 8th December and recommence on Friday 19th January.
A Message from Susan Brett:
I would just like to say a HUGE Thank you to everyone who donated an advent calendar to The Brett Foundation.  You have done so amazingly well and collected so many, that everyone who we support is now going to be able to have one and be able to count down to Christmas and when Father Christmas is coming   thank you so much everyone for helping those who really need your help and making such a difference to those who need it   Well done  x
Christmas Production Dates
7th December, 2.00: Reception Christmas performance for parents.
8th December, 2.00: Yr 1 Christmas performance for parents.
18th December, 7.00: Yr 2 Christmas performance for parents. Children to be dropped off at 6.30.
Please note there will be a collection for our local homeless shelter after each performance.
End of Term Carol Concert-19th December
To enable the whole school and parents to attend our carol service, prepared for us by the Y5s, we are holding it twice, once at 9.30 and again at 1.30.
9.30 Mr Woods, Mrs McQuillan’s, Miss Dobson’s and Mrs Coombs’ classes and all Y5 and 6 children to go.
1.30 Mrs Van Schie, Miss Lazenby’s, Mrs Camp-Overy’s, Mrs Campbell’s, Miss Thomson’s and all Y5 and 6 pupils.
Please do ask if anything in the newsletter is unclear.

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