So, where do we start … there have been so many highlights and events taking place in school this week.
Let’s start with our biggest highlight of the week! On Tuesday, our Choir and Scola children in Y2 – Y5 performed at the Richmond Music Trust Singing Festival at the Rose Theatre in Kingston. Wearing bright colours and accessories for an 80s style theme, our children were very excited to be part of such a spectacular concert, and we saw for ourselves just how fantastic our singers were as they performed a few of their songs to the whole school in assembly the following morning. Also on Tuesday, our Y6 Alpha pupils showcased their musical talents at their class concert. What a day for music it was for St Elizabeth’s!
On Monday, we had our Service of Reconciliation for pupils in KS2. We welcomed Monsignor Bill, Fr Stephen, Fr Francis, Fr Tom and Fr Logan to St Elizabeth’s and the children were very pleased to see them all. Pupils in Y4, Y5 and Y6 made their individual confession after the service.
This week, our Y1 children stepped back in time and took part in a ‘Victorian Day’. Freshwater Theatre Company came into school and performed an interactive workshop on the ‘Victorian Classroom’ and Miss Boyhan did a tremendous job at keeping the role play going until 3:15 p.m. The children really enjoyed this day and fully embraced acting out another period of history, but of course were also very glad to return back to the present day!
Our Y6 Alpha and Y6 Omega pupils participated in Junior Citizen which is a wonderful opportunity as children prepare to transition to secondary school. Activities are arranged for the children to experience ‘real life’ situations relating to problems they might experience, as well as personal safety and how to travel on public transport safely.
We have also just started a new initiative with our Reception pupils. As part of a government programme to promote brain health in the elderly, Reception are taking part in arts and crafts activities with some of the elderly residents at Greville House Care Home, the residential home next door to St Elizabeth’s. There will be a series of monthly visits, and our first visit this week went extremely well for both pupils and residents.
Today the children have come into school wearing their own clothes for a £1 donation to the Catholic Children’s Society. Please also return your child’s collection box for the Catholic Children’s Society to school on Monday 1st April. Thank you for your support for our Lenten charity.
Next week is our last week of the spring term …
On Tuesday 2nd April, our Y3 and Y4 pupils will perform their Passion Play which tells the events of Holy Week through drama and music. For parents in these year groups, we hope that you will be able to join us for the play which starts at 9:30 a.m. Our Holy Week Mass is on Wednesday 3rd April at 9:30 a.m. and we look forward to seeing you there.
Tuesday 2nd April at 9:30 a.m. Y3 & Y4 Passion Play. Parents in these year groups invited.
Wednesday 3rd April at 9:30 a.m. Holy Week Mass. All welcome.
Thursday 4th April at 3:00 p.m. – Dolphin House School Uniform Sale in school hall (with 10% discount on uniform items). Lost Property will be put out in Junior Playground.
Friday 5th April. End of Term. Children to be collected at 2:00 p.m. today.
Finally, we have been informed by the local authority that there could be some possible disruption to traffic flow and parking in Richmond town centre from 31st March to 7th April due to filming. For more information, please visit: https://www.richmond.gov.uk/council/news/press_office/filmrichmond/major_filming
Wishing you a lovely weekend.