It has been a busy week with educational visits and workshops! At St Elizabeth’s we strongly believe in arranging a varied programme of learning opportunities through external places of interest and visitors to school so that pupils can ‘experience’ the topics that they are learning both in and out of the classroom.
On Monday, Y6 Omega visited Lavender Hill Magistrates’ Court, an initiative organised for children to learn about the justice system, and pupils were given the opportunity to look around a court room and even a cell! This was a unique experience for the children and it helps to create a new awareness as they prepare for secondary school. Today, Y6 Alpha has visited the Churchill War Rooms which is a fascinating museum and supports their study of the Second World War. On Wednesday, our Y3 classes participated in a workshop on ‘Teeth & Heath Eating’.
Wednesday was a great day for our football team as they played tremendously well at the Boys’ Borough Tournament. The team qualified for the plate quarter finals after winning their first round on penalties with some fantastic goal keeping! Well done everyone!
On Tuesday, our Y6 Omega pupils showcased their musical talents at their class concert. We look forward to other class concerts over the course of this term and next. In particular, our Y3 and Y4 pupils have been practising very hard with Miss Williams for their Passion Play on Tuesday 2nd April. The Passion Play tells the events of Holy Week through drama and music and is a valuable part of our preparations for Easter. For parents in these year groups, we hope that you will be able to join us for the Passion Play which starts at 9:30 a.m.
Finally this week, we had a School Lockdown practice at lunchtime on Wednesday. A School Lockdown is a situation where we need to immediately get all the children and staff into their classroom and secure the building. The children were told that, just like we practise evacuating the building on the sound of the fire alarm, in the opposite way we practise coming into school when they hear a horn sound. They were given the example if there was a fire at Richmond Station we would need to come inside to protect ourselves from the smoke. This practice is not to alarm the children in any way, but as a school, we must be prepared for all risks to ensure the safety of all our children and staff.
Our KS2 Service of Reconciliation is on Monday next week, 25th March.This service is for children only, and pupils in Y4, Y5 and Y6 will make their individual confession after the service.
Our Lenten charity, the Catholic Children’s Society, will be organising a special day next Friday 29th March. On this day, schools will be joining together to fundraise and learn more about the work of the society. With many other schools, St Elizabeth’s has chosen to participate in a non-school uniform day. On this day, Friday 29th March, children can come in to school wearing their own clothes and we ask that they bring in a £1 donation to the Catholic Children’s Society. Thank you for your support.
w/c 25th March – Last week of clubs this week.
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
Friday 29th March – Non-school uniform day in aid of the Catholic Children’s Society
Wishing you a lovely weekend.