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Weekly Update 10th November 2023

Read our newsletter to find out what has been happening in school this week and upcoming events ...

Dear Parents and Carers,

It was lovely to see you at Parents’ Evenings this week. We hope you found the meetings useful and enjoyed seeing your child’s work.

Y6 Remembrance Assembly

Today our Y6 class led an assembly on Remembrance. The children explained why we wear poppies and also shared the research that they had carried out into their own relatives’ service during the First and Second World War. It was very moving to hear accounts of their family members’ bravery across a wide range of countries, reminding us of the global impact of the wars. The assembly ended with Matthew playing ‘The Last Post’ on a bugle and most importantly, prayers for peace and an end to current conflict. This is always a very special assembly and we would like to thank the Y6 children and staff team for leading this so beautifully.

Vocal Concert

The vocal concert which took place on Wednesday evening was a real highlight of the week! All of our three choirs performed in front of a full hall of parents, and there were around twenty individual or group performances by children from Y1 to Y6. As always, the talent on show was impressive and the children’s confidence in singing is amazing. Thank you to Mrs FitzGerald for organising the concert and accompanying the children on the piano. Well done everyone!

RE Newsletter and Pupil Chaplains’ Newsletter

Please find attached to this email, the latest RE newsletter and the first newsletter from our new Pupil Chaplains. We hope you enjoy reading about Catholic Life and liturgies in the school.

Parent Prayer Club

The prayer club for parents will be starting again next week on Thursday. Parents are invited to come together at 2:45pm in the school to pray the Rosary and discuss aspects of their faith. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Parent Governor Election

The election for Parent Governors closes at 12 noon on Monday 13th November 2023. There is still time to vote. Please complete the voting slip sent home this week and either send this into school via your child’s reading packet or via the school office. We ask that you put your voting slip in a sealed envelope with your name written across the seal. The elected parent governors will be announced next week.

Upcoming Dates

13th to 17th November – Other Faiths Week and Anti-Bullying Week in school

21st November - Y2 Visit to Richmond Museum

22nd November – Y6 World War 2 Evacuee Day – Visit to Richmond Museum and Dance workshop

22nd November - Reception class dance workshop in school

1st December - Christmas Morning in school. There will be gift stalls in the hall and each class from Reception to Y6 will be singing carols.

7th December am – Reception carols (more details to follow)

8th December at 10am - KS1 Nativity

8th December - Christmas Disco (Details to follow)

Please note that the last week of clubs is the week beginning 27th November, with Monday clubs only running up until Monday 4th December. NSSport and Breakfast Club will continue as normal.

Values Awards

Congratulations to the following children who received a Values Award this week:

Reception - Alessandro

Y1 – Charles

Y2 – Keon

Y4 – Mia

Y5 – Toby

Y6 – Matilda

Million Word Readers

Congratulations to Eureka in Y3 and Zac in Y5 who have read an amazing 1 million words, and to Dearbhla in Y4 who has read an incredible 5 million words!


Attendance this week was 97.68%. Well done to Y4 for having the highest attendance this week.

Have a lovely weekend,

Jane Hines