What a wonderful ‘Arts & Book Week’ we have had! There has been a real buzz in school this week as children have fully embraced all the activities arranged for them to explore the Arts. On Monday, the children enjoyed a visit from the fabulous author, Ross Montgomery, which was creative and inspiring. Throughout this week, children have expressed themselves in dance, music and drama workshops which were themed to the continents that they have been learning about in class. There has also been story-telling sessions for many of our children who speak another language at home and our ‘Big Book Swap’ was hugely popular once again, and today our Y5 pupils have visited the National Portrait Gallery. But the highlight of this week has to be Orleans House Gallery coming into school every day – the sculpture and printing displays are quite incredible! Thank you sincerely to all the parent volunteers who have helped with art, craft, music and reading activities. We really do appreciate your time and support that enables us to organise such an amazing Arts & Book Week. A few photos are attached.
At St Elizabeth’s we come together to celebrate our pupils’ achievements through our School Values. This week, we would like to take this opportunity in our Weekly Update to share an exceptional achievement for some of our Y6 pupils who have shown real “Excellence” in their work. Six of our Y6 pupils have recently entered a national mathematics competition called ‘The Primary Mathematics Challenge’ which is organised by the Mathematical Association. After going through to the Bonus Round, Beatrice and Nathan have been awarded a Gold certificate and Toby, Xavier, Dodo and Felix have been awarded a Silver certificate. This is the first time ever that pupils at St Elizabeth’s have achieved such a high standard in this competition and it is an absolutely remarkable achievement. After working hard and showing great commitment this year, these pupils thoroughly deserve this highest recognition. Many congratulations to you all.
It has been a triumphant week for sport too! Our school swimming squad competed in the Borough Swimming Gala Finals and the girls came second in the Small Schools final which is a fantastic result for the team. There were some excellent individual results too. Well done to all our swimmers!
Parent Consultative meetings are taking place next week. Appointments for surnames beginning with M to Z are on Tuesday 19th March from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. Appointments for surnames beginning with A to L are on Thursday 21st March from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. (with the exception of Y6 Alpha A-L surnames). If you are unable to make the appointment time that you have been allocated, please contact your child’s class teacher to arrange an alternative time. We ask that you do not make new arrangements with other parents in your child’s class as the appointment times have been allocated with a specific order, as well as to accommodate sibling appointments. Lost property will be put out in the school hall on both evenings.
Some upcoming dates for your diary.
Monday 18th March – Y6 Omega Educational Visit to Lavender Hill Magistrates’ Courts
Tuesday 19th March at 2:30 p.m. – Y6 Omega Class Concert
Tuesday 19th March 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. – Parents’ Consultative Evening for surnames beginning with M to Z
Wednesday 20th March – Y3 Educational Workshop on ‘Teeth & Healthy Eating’
Thursday 21st March 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. – Parents’ Consultative Evening for surnames beginning with A to L
Friday 22nd March – Y6 Alpha Educational Visit to the Churchill War Rooms
Monday 25th March – KS2 Service of Reconciliation – children only
Tuesday 26th March – Y6 Alpha & Y6 Omega Junior Citizen in Richmond Park
Tuesday 26th March – Y1 Educational Workshop on the ‘Victorian Classroom’
Tuesday 26th March – Richmond Music Trust Singing Festival for Y2 – Y5 Choir & Scola
Tuesday 26th March at 2:30 p.m. – Y6 Alpha Class Concert
Please note that the last week of school clubs will be w/c Monday 25th March. The summer term club schedule will be sent out shortly to sign up to clubs next term.
Finally, please see attached some Online Safety information about a current ‘app’ called TikTok which parents of older children may find useful to read.
Wishing you a lovely weekend.