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Weekly Update 8th March 2024

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

Dear Parents and Carers,

It feels like Spring might be here and we have had a very welcome ‘wet-play’ free week in school at last!

This week in school

Reconciliation Service

We are continuing our journey through Lent and yesterday our Y6 children led a Lenten Reconciliation Service for our KS2 children. They acted out the story of Jesus meeting Zacchaeus and they showed the children the importance of saying sorry and asking for forgiveness. We would like to thank Monsignor Bill and Fr Peter Andrews for coming into school to give our Y5 and Y6 children the opportunity for the sacrament of reconciliation.

Sports Update from Mr Sagar and Mrs Knowles

This week, the Y6 netball team took part in the Borough Tournament at Barn Elms. In the morning, we competed against 4 teams in a pool and played some of our most fluent netball of the season. We played a further 4 games in the afternoon and the team scored some good goals and showed how much their skills have improved since the start of the season. We are proud of the spirit and passion the team showed - well done all!

Next week in school

Monday 11th March - Book Character Day

It is Book and Arts Week in school next week and we have an exciting range of enrichment activities planned. The week begins with ‘Book Character Day’ on Monday 11th March when children and staff come into school dressed as a favourite book character. Costumes can be as simple or as complex as you like and there are lots of ideas online if you need some inspiration. Please note that children who have PE lessons on Monday do not need to wear PE kits or bring their PE kits into school and can wear their costume all day instead. For children who attend Hockey Club before school, these children should wear their PE kit and change into their costume after the club. For children who attend Football Club after school, these children should bring in their PE kit with trainers to change into.

The week will continue with a visiting artist who will be leading practical sessions with all classes and we have our guest author Cath Howe. Please do visit Cath Howe’s website for more details http://www.cathhowe.com

Please remember to send through your payment for our Book and Arts Week activities, as part of our Spring Term requested contribution of £12.50. These contributions are essential in enabling us to give the children such valuable, enriching experiences.

Parents’ Coffee Morning with a presentation by the Mental Health Support Team

Mrs Compton will be hosting another parents’ coffee morning on Friday 15th March at 9:00 am and all parents are warmly invited to attend. A Mental Health Support Team practitioner will be giving a presentation on helping children to regulate their feelings and there will be a chance for questions and conversation with other parents. Please do come along after drop off on Friday even if you can only stay for a short while.

Y6 Junior Citizen – Friday 15th March

Y6 will be visiting Holly Lodge for Junior Citizen Day on the morning of Friday 15th March. Children should wear PE kits and remember their raincoats as many of the activities are outside.

Information for Parents

Richmond Music Trust Choir for children in Y5 and Y6

Is your child a keen singer? If so, please see the attached flyer and poster for the Richmond Music Trust (RMT) Choir, which children in Y5 and Y6 are invited to join. We do hope that some of our children will take up this opportunity.

Junior Schools Music Workshop Day

On Sunday 21st April, Hampton School is hosting its 24th annual Junior Schools Music Workshop for local Junior School pupils in Y3 and above. Please see letter attached with more information.

´╗┐PTA Pre-loved Uniform Sale (second hand) on Thursday 21st March

The PTA will be holding a Pre-loved Uniform Sale (second hand) on Thursday 21st March in the morning after school drop off. If you have any school uniform that you wish to donate, could you please bring this into the school next week. Please do not send in any white shirts as we will not be accepting these for any future uniform sales. If you have any spare hangers while sorting out your donations, we would be grateful for these to be donated too. Thank you in advance for your donations. Please find attached flyer.

Easter Holiday Clubs

Please see the attached brochure from NSSport about their Easter Holiday programme. If your child receives the Pupil Premium Grant and you would like to access the holiday camp or after school care, please speak with Mrs Diver.

Please see attached two flyers about Easter holiday camps; Easter Art Workshops with Messy Mat being held at St Elizabeth’s, and an Easter Rugby Camp with Richmond Rugby.

March

11th – 15th Book & Arts Week

Monday 11th Book Character Dress-Up Day – children come into school dressed as a favourite book character

Wednesday 13th Whole School Author visit: Cath Howe

Friday 15th 9:30am Y6 Junior Citizen Safety Event at Holly Lodge

Friday 15th Parents’ Coffee Morning in school with visiting speaker from the Mental Health Support Team – all parents invited

Tuesday 19th Y3 EV to Chiltern Open Air Museum

20th to 22nd Y5 School Residential visit to Sayers Croft

Thursday 21st 9:10am Assembly led by Y2 – parents invited

Tuesday 26th am TBC Holy Week Mass prepared by Y5 – parents invited

Tuesday 26th 2:00pm Well-being Workshop for Y6 pupils only

Wednesday 27th 9:30am Passion Play prepared by Y4 – all parents invited

Thursday 28th Term ends. Children to be collected at 2pm

April and May

Monday 15th April School returns for Summer Term

Friday 3rd May INSET Day – school closed

Monday 6th May Bank Holiday

Sunday 19th May School May Fair – Save the Date!

Values Awards this week

Congratulations to the following children who have received Values awards this week.

Reception - Olimpia

Y1 - Alan

Y2 - Elise

Y3 - Marcus

Y4 - Ujaan

Y5 - Nyah

Y6 - Wiktor

Attendance this week

Whole school attendance this week is 97.14%. Congratulations to Y4 and Y5 for having 100% attendance this week!

PTA Quiz update

We have made the decision today to reschedule the PTA Quiz until after the Easter holidays. We will write out with a new date as soon as it is confirmed.

Kind regards,

Jane Hines