Dear Parents/Carers

It is a slightly longer than usual newsletter this time which reflects just how much has been going on in the school.

Mrs Heard

This Friday formally sees the retirement of Mrs Heard. She has worked at the school for an incredible 26 years and her role of SENCO and Head of School has seen her supporting the learning of a countless amount of pupils as well leading on their safety and wellbeing across the whole school. She has agreed to stay on with us one day a week to continue to mentor Mrs Odysseas who returns from maternity leave after Easter to take up the position of Deputy Head/SENCO. On behalf of the school I would like to thank Mrs Heard for all her hard work and dedication to the school.

 

Parent Governor

I am delighted to announce that Mrs Ayub has put herself forward to join the governing body as a parent governor. This has been accepted by the governing body. Mrs Ayub has 3 children in Yardley Primary and is a psychology teacher at a local school.  Many of you will know her from her work with the parents’ association.

 

Driving into the school

A reminder that absolutely no parents should be driving into the school between 8.15am and 4.45pm. This includes parents who are dropping off or collecting children from either our nursery or St Francis pre-school

 

Comic Relief

The pupil’s donated £315 for Comic Relief last Friday, £65 of this was a result of the sweet sale organised by a small group of girls in Year 5.

 

Term dates for 2017-18

Autumn Term 2017

Tuesday 5th September 2017 - Wednesday 20th December 2017
Half Term: Monday 23rd -Friday 27th October 2017

 

Spring Term 2018

Thursday 4th January 2018 - Friday 29th March 2018

Half Term: Monday 12th -Friday 16th February 2018

 

Summer Term 2018

Monday 16th April 2018 – Wednesday 18th July 2018
May Day Bank Holiday: Monday 7th May 2018

Half Term: Monday 28th May-Friday 1st June 2018

 

Overleaf are brief details of many of the sporting events, enrichment activities and extra-curricular events that have happened over the last few weeks …every one of the pupils who have represented the school  in any way have always done so in the a manner that is a credit to the school and themselves.

 

 School Events – Jan to March 2017

In January, over 150 staff, pupils and parents attended the Young Voices choir event at the O2 arena. Thanks to all the parent volunteers who really help make this large scale event possible for the children.

The Year 3 and 4 Sportshall Athletics team won the overall 1st prize out of a field of 27 schools.

The Year 6 boys football A team won their first league and qualified for the Borough finals evening where they were knocked out in the group stages.

A squad of budding Year 2 Rory Mcilroy’s took part in the Tri golf event at Whitehall school in March.

Both the year 3/4 and the Year 5/6 gymnastics teams put on great displays in the KS2 competitions and teams have qualified for the Borough finals on April 28th. The year 2 team took part in the KS1 competition this Thursday.

The Year 5 and 6 Tag Rugby team competed in the Waltham Forest tournament where they performed very well against tough competition.

The intra-school cross country event was a great success with some very competitive races. The cross country teams then took part in the Waltham Forest race at Chingford Plains where out of 200 runners the Boys team won bronze medals and the girl’s team finished 6th.

We’ve had classes go on trips to The Ragged School, Paradise Wildlife Park and Suntrap as well as workshops in school covering the Egyptians, Tudors, healthy eating, dance and drama. All of the KS1 and KS2 classes recently took part in some very exciting Science workshops involving dry ice and slime!

A team of 4 Year 6 Scientists attended the annual Science competition at Bancroft school and performed very well against some very strong opposition. A selection of Year 5 pupils attended the  Science fair at Forest school and came back very inspired by the activities they’d taken part in.

As a result of some work we have been doing with the WE charity, a group of pupils from Year 6 were able to attend the WE charity day event at Wembley Arena.

Year 6 also took part in the filming of an information film for the Cystic Fibrosis trust. The film is very interesting and can be found by searching ‘The A to Z of Cystic Fibrosis’ on You Tube.

 

Next term looks as being just as busy! Dates and details will go out in the first newsletter back after the holiday. I hope you all have an enjoyable Easter break and we looking forward to seeing the children back on Tuesday 18th April.

 

Mr Evans/Head Teacher

Date: 24/04/2017