Spring Term is a busy and exciting term with many activities and events. It is also a time where we come together as a whole school and we begin our preparations for Easter.
As part of their learning on Ancient Civilizations, our Y3 classes visited the British Museum on Wednesday and participated in a workshop on Egypt. Also this week, we invited two theatre companies to come into school to perform interactive workshops; Y5 participated in a workshop on Volcanoes and Earthquakes and our Y2 classes enjoyed an animated performance on the Great Fire of London.
Looking ahead …
On Wednesday 6th March, Fr Tom will be leading us in our Ash Wednesday Liturgy to mark the beginning of Lent. All children will receive ashes and parents are very welcome to this Liturgy to receive ashes for themselves. Thank you to Y6 Omega who are preparing this Liturgy for us.
Next week is Assessment Week for Y1 to Y5. It is important that your child attends school on every day of this week unless there are exceptional circumstances or illness that prevents them to do so. There may be reduced homework for your child during this week. Thank you for your support.
On Monday 4th March, Y6 Alpha will be visiting Lavender Hill Magistrates’ Court which is an initiative organised by the Courts for children of this age group to learn about the justice system. On Friday 8th March, Y6 Omega will be visiting the Churchill War Rooms as part of their study on the Second World War.
We are looking forward to our annual ‘Arts Week’ taking place w/c 11th March. A letter has been sent home providing you with information on the week’s programme of activity. On Monday 11th March it is ‘Book Character Day’ where children can come to school dressed as a book character. We look forward to seeing the childrens’ outfits – staff too!
Announcing the St Elizabeth’s PTA Richmond to Brussels Sponsored Cycle Ride 2019!
Would you like to join the 2019 team of cyclists? Training has now started for our cyclists in preparation for the cycle ride of the year taking place on Friday 17th May to Sunday 19th May. The goal this year is to raise funds for the Infant Playground, including the purchase of new and exciting playground equipment for the children to play with. Please do look in your child’s reading packet today as there is a letter from the Richmond – Brussels 2019 Coordinators, Neil Jenkinson, Pete Maxwell and Jeremy Conway, inviting parents and friends of St Elizabeth’s to join the 2019 team!
And finally, some good news to end the update with! St Elizabeth’s has been awarded a small grant from the local authority in support of our School Travel Plan. This grant will be used to purchase another scooter pod for school. Thank you once again for the efforts of our Y6 School Travel Ambassadors, Benedict and Isabelle, and our School Travel Plan Governor, Mrs Nadia Galindo Slim, for helping us to achieve this. This is another testament of our school’s commitment to participate in active travel and use alternative forms of transport other than the car.
Wishing you a lovely weekend.