DATE: Friday 10th December 2021
It will be wonderful to come together next week to prepare for the birth of Jesus with our Christmas celebrations in Church. This year each class will celebrate and we request masks are worn and only two adults (and any siblings) attend for each child. This will enable us to carry on with the celebrations.
Please see the dates and times below for each year groups performance.
3pm followed by Memory Tree Blessing at 3.45pm
Tuesday was a very important day for us because it was the feast day of our patron saint: Saint Ambrose. Year 5 attended Mass in Church and all other year groups celebrated virtually. It was wonderful seeing so many of us dressed in yellow and black (the colour of bees) to remind ourselves that when our patron was an infant, a swarm of bees settled in his mouth, said to be sign he would become a great orator and his later teaching was reported to 'sound as sweet as honey'. We had a great day doing different activities to celebrate this important day.
We are very proud of our Year 6 pupils who worked so hard with Miss Holtom and Miss Noble to prepare to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. On Thursday, it was a wonderful occasion to witness them renew their baptismal promises and receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit. We pray that their commitment to the church will continue to grow, so that they may be witnesses of God's eternal love throughout the world.
Today, it was our annual Christmas Jumper Day, and this year the children were challenged by Miss Ballard to work together to run a whopping 129 miles, the equivalent distance from here to the London Eye! That meant each class needed to cover 18.5 miles...
As a school we completed 2,334 laps of the playground, which means we ran 155.6 miles! So not only did we run far enough to reach the London Eye, we also had miles left over to race around the streets of London!
We completed our Santa Dash Run in order to raise money for Kemp Hospice, who kindly donated every child with a pair of reindeer ears and Rudolph noses!
We have raised £136 so far, so please continue to dig deep and donate to the following Just Giving Page. Let's see if we can raise over £200 by Monday!
Each class created their own baby Jesus this week, and then today we had a blessing service led by Father Lamb.
Take a look at Year 4's lovely Bambinellis.
|Franky and Solomon
|Karolina and Alfie
|Aleksandra and Amelia
The Memory Tree will be erected in Church on the morning of December 13th. If you have purchased a memory globe, you are invited to come to Church from 13th-16th of December to place it on the tree prior to the blessing at 3.45pm on the 16th December.
You are warmly invited to the Parish hall after the blessing for refreshments and mince pies.
TAPP have arranged for each year group to visit Father Christmas on Thursday 16th December.
They will also be selling Reindeer food, popcorn and hot chocolate on the playground on Friday 17th December.
We would like to thank TAPP for all of their hard work and commitment to fundraising this year.
If you feel that you would like to be part of this team please speak to the school office for more details.
This week the Busy Bees were asked to bring their RSE folders to the my office. Miss Holtom was really impressed by the work the children have produced and how they could all talk about what they have learnt.
If the decision is taken to close school, a scrolling banner message will appear on our website homepage. We will also send a push notification via the App and we will Tweet. We will make this decision as early as possible and no later than 7:15am.
We will not close school once children have arrived, however, if during the school day weather conditions deteriorate significantly, we may ask parents to collect their child/children early but only when it is safe and feasible for the parent.
If you have any ideas to improve school meals please email your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next week, school ambassadors will have a meeting together to share feedback from all the classes about school dinners.
On Thursday 13th January the Eco-Council will be organising a NO ELECTRICITY DAY. We will attempt to save electricity and reduce our carbon footprint 👣 by not using our interactive whiteboards, not putting devices on charge, and making the most of the natural light in our classrooms! The children will have the opportunity for some creative lessons and some outdoor learning too!
Today, four of our eco-warriors completed a bio-diversity and an electricity survey of the school and they will use their findings to plan future projects. So please watch this space.
Please see below the most recent parents booklet from Barnardo's.
You are most welcome to join us in church now that Covid restrictions have been lifted. Alternatively you can join using the live-streaming facility. Please note if cases rise in the area we may make the decision to not attend Church and access Mass via the livestream-parents will be informed ASAP.
|Whole School: End of Term
We are delighted to inform you that we are planning to hold an assembly for every class in the Spring and Summer term. Please see the assembly dates below:
|4th February 2022
|11th February 2022
|25th March 2022
|20th May 2022
|23rd May 2022
|Friday 15th July
|WC 18th July - Date TBC
|Year 6 Leavers Play
|WC 18th JUlyTBC
|Year 6 Graduation
If you have a child that was born between 1st September 2017 and 31st August 2018 you need to now make an application for a reception school place for September 2022.
The deadline for the application process is 15th January 2022 and you are encouraged to do this online.
If you require any assistance with your application then please speak to the school office in the first instance.
The Emmaus Directors have agreed that for the Autumn Term that children can wear P.E. Kit on their P.E. days.
|P.E. Days - Wear P.E. Kit
|Tuesday and Friday
|Tuesday and Wednesday
|Monday and Tuesday
|Monday and Wednesday
Please ensure that your child comes to school in their correct P.E. kit. The P.E. uniform is as follows:
PLEASE NOTE: P.E. HOODIES CAN ONLY BE WORN ON P.E. DAYS.
Father Lamb extends a warm welcome to all families to continue to attend Mass over the summer. Please click on the link below which will take you to the Parish website where you can view newsletters and get information on Mass times.
Please follow the link below to access this week's Wednesday Word.