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Weekly Update 19th April 2024

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

Dear Parents and Carers,

We hope that you all enjoyed a peaceful Easter holiday with your families. It has been lovely to see the children return for the start of the Summer Term. Well done to those children who have chosen to wear their summer uniforms despite the wintry temperatures. Children can continue to wear either their winter or summer uniform next week.

Our Summer Term dates and our Termly Topic Information for parents will both be sent to you next week. The dates of events for April and May can be found at the end of this email.

This week in school

Reception planting session

The Reception children are learning about ‘Growing’ this term and they have planted their own seeds this week which they will watch grow over the coming weeks. It is wonderful to see how much they cherish their plants and can talk about what they need to grow! Thank you to the team of parent helpers who came in to help with the planting. There is another gardening session for Reception parents on Tuesday 23rd April after drop-off.

Next week in school

Extra-curricular clubs start next week

Extra-curricular clubs start next week from Monday. Please may we remind parents to ensure that they have returned the school clubs registration form to confirm which clubs, both those run by school and those from external providers, their child will be taking part in this term? This enables the school club co-ordinators to compile the registers in time for the first club session. Thank you.

Please note that there will be no Junior Choir next week. Junior Choir will begin on 2nd May.

Piano Concert – Wednesday 24th April at 3:30pm

There will be a Piano Concert next Wednesday after school and all children who are learning the piano are welcome to perform. Children should let Mrs FitzGerald know that they would like to take part and all parents are welcome to attend.

Easter Traditions Assembly

Our children come from many different cultural backgrounds and we would like to share how Easter is celebrated in our school families. We are encouraging children to share their Easter traditions and celebrations with the rest of the school. Your child can bring in photographs, artefacts or upload photographs onto Google Classroom to present in assembly on Tuesday 23rd April.

PTA Quiz Night – Thursday 25th April

There is still time to get your tickets for the PTA Quiz Night taking place next Thursday at 7:30pm. Always a fun evening, if you do not have a team yet but would like to come along, please do contact your PTA class rep – everyone is welcome. We are busy preparing the questions for the quiz and I can confirm that there will be a round of questions set by the children in each of the classes and also the return of Mrs Diver’s music round!

Information for Parents

Fundraising for school

I would like to thank everyone who responded to our appeal for more donations to our ‘School Fund’ last term. We have had a great response and we are extremely grateful for all of your generosity. We will be resending the details of how to make a donation again next week for your consideration.

‘Sponsor a Brick’

The new sponsored bricks were fixed to the wall over the Easter holiday, so please do take a look if you bought one of these for your family. As well as raising essential funds for the school, this is such a lovely reminder of your child’s time at St Elizabeth’s. If you missed the chance to sponsor a brick in the last round, it is likely we will be offering these again in the summer of 2025.

Upcoming Dates

The full list of summer term dates will be sent home next week.


Tuesday 23rd April 9:15am Reception planting session

Wednesday 24th April 3:30pm Piano Concert in the school hall

Thursday 25th April PTA Quiz Night for parents - booking details sent by ParentMail


Friday 3rd May INSET Day – school closed for staff training

Monday 6th May Bank Holiday – school closed

Wednesday 8th May Y4 Habitats Workshop in school

Wednesday 8th May 6pm Orchestra Concert in the school hall

Thursday 9th May Ascension Day Mass - time TBC

13th to 16th May Y6 National Curriculum Tests Week (SATS)

Friday 17th May PTA Cyclists leave for Paris

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

20th to 24th May Walk to School Week

Monday 20th May Y5 visit to Barnes Literature festival at Rose Theatre

Tuesday 21st May Reception visit to Bockett’s Farm

Tuesday 21st May KS2 Choir to perform at the Rose Theatre

Thursday 23rd May Y1 class assembly – parents invited

Values Awards this week

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

Reception: Barnaby

Y1: Makary

Y2: Dylan

Y3: Sophie

Y4: Aleksandra

Y5: Emily

Y6: Claudia

Million Word Readers

Congratulations to Ximena in Y2; Maria and Isabelle in Y5; and Emma, Roman and Sofie in Y6 who have read an amazing 1 million words, and to Clodagh in Y3 and Zoey in Y6 who have read an incredible 5 million words! Well done everyone!

Attendance this week

Whole school attendance this week is 95.48%. Congratulations to Reception for having the highest attendance this week with 97.67%, followed by Y2 with 97.19% attendance.

Wishing you a lovely weekend,

Jane Hines