This Weekly Update is being written from the Isle of Wight! Our Y5 pupils have thoroughly enjoyed their school journey experience and we have been very fortunate with the weather. On our onward journey, we visited the Mary Rose which the children found fascinating. We have also hunted for fossils; one of our pupils actually found a dinosaur tooth, much to the excitement of the museum staff! We are finishing off our journey today with a visit to the Isle of Wight Zoo before making our way to the ferry. School journeys provide an excellent opportunity for children to build on their independence and our Y5 class has shown great maturity and have been such a fun class during their time away from home.
On Wednesday, Y3D prepared a thoughtful assembly about the first Pentecost. The children spoke confidently and clearly, and showed how the Holy Spirt can help us in our daily lives. Thank you to Y3D for sharing this important message with us.
Our School May Fair is just around the corner! Weather forecast is looking good and we keep our fingers crossed for a fine day. This year’s fair promises to be a lot of fun and there will be many activities for all of the family. Entries for our annual ‘St Elizabeth’s Bake Off’ are coming in and as always it promises to be an exciting competition for our talented bakers. If your child wishes to enter the ‘Bake Off’ to showcase their baking talent, please return the entry form attached by Wednesday 15th May.
Raffle tickets are sold up until the very first prize is drawn on the day of the fair so please keep selling tickets to friends and family. This year, there are some fantastic items to bid for in the Silent Auction – more details to follow soon.
Our ‘Richmond to Brussels 2019’ cyclists are training hard! Thank you for sponsoring our 22 riders with this amazing 210 mile challenge! Any donation, big or small, is very gratefully received and will go directly towards their target to raise funds for our Infant Playground. Please make your donation via the PTA Sponsored Cycle JustGiving webpage – thank you: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/r2b *please see note below.
The school will come together just after 9:00 a.m. on Friday 17th May to wish our cyclists good luck and send them off with a big cheer! Please do come along and show your support – all are welcome. A few of our cyclists will be setting off slightly earlier at 8:00 a.m. – please do come to school at this earlier time to wave off our first group of riders. We look forward to welcoming home our triumphant cyclists at the May Fair to cheer and congratulate them on their amazing achievement.
Next week, our Y6 pupils will be taking part in the Y6 National Curriculum tests, we wish them well. Also next week, our Reception children will be going on their first educational visit to Bocketts Farm Park. Finally, a reminder that on Friday 17th May there is a Non-Uniform Day in school where children may wear their own clothes in return for a donation of a full bottle to the May Fair. Thank you.
Monday 13th – Friday 17th May – Y6 National Curriculum Test Week (SATs)
Tuesday 14th May – Educational Visit for Reception to Bocketts Farm Park
Friday 17th May, 8:00 a.m. & 9:15 a.m. PTA Sponsored Cycle to Brussels – cyclists leave school
Friday 17th May – Non-Uniform Day (children may wear their own clothes for a donation of a full bottle for the May Fair. Thank you).
Sunday 19th May 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. St Elizabeth’s May Fair.
Wishing you a lovely weekend.
* A note when making a donation on the JustGiving page – after you have clicked on the ‘Donate’ button, you are taken through to the ‘Donation Amount’ page. After you have selected your donation amount, please be aware that JustGiving has automatically pre-selected a 10% contribution for themselves to receive as an organisation. This JustGiving percentage is not Gift Aid related and is not part of the monies received by the PTA. If you wish to opt out of this contribution to JustGiving, select ‘Other’ in the drop down menu and ensure that zero is entered in the amount field.