Newsletter 29th March 2018

Newsletter 29th March 2018

29th March 2018 Dear Parents and Carers, As we come to the end of a very busy term the Infant and Junior schools would like to express their continued thanks to families and friends who make the Federation what it is.  The Infant School had a ‘Section 8’, one day, Ofsted inspection on Thursday 22nd of March.  Unfortunately, we cannot inform you of the outcome until we receive formal notification from Ofsted so watch this space then you will receive a letter from us as soon as possible. You will receive the same letter as the school receives. This week is Holy Week. Holy Week began on the 25th March with ‘Palm Sunday’ and will end on Holy Saturday 31st March. During the week we remember with sorrow the events leading up to Jesus’ crucifixion and we solemnly pay our respect to the Lord on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday by attending services in our parishes. Thank you to our children in Yr 3, 4 and 5 who depicted the Passion of Our Lord so inspirationally on Wednesday afternoon. A very sobering reflection for all of us. In a time when budgets have been cut and good teachers and support staff are hard to find, we are extremely lucky to have such a committed body of staff. We are all driven by our moral purpose to give the children as fantastic an educational experience as we can. We are delighted to welcome Ms Anna Swann to our staff team. Ms Swann is covering Mrs Ioannou’s maternity leave in Red Class and will be with us for one year. Good luck to Mrs Ioannou whose baby is due this week! Over the past few months children in the Juniors and Infants have experienced the following:     Juniors Infants Yrs 3, 4 and 5 saw Cinderella at Peckham Theatre. Internet safety workshops for Yr.5 & 6 and parents Fire Brigade visited Yr. 5 Theatre workshops for all year groups for World Book Day. Local police officers visit re: street safety and internet awareness.  Our ‘superstars’ programme- attended Royal Ballet, Olympic Stadium Evelina Hospital talk and fundraiser for children’s hospital- Get Colourful. 6 children part of philosophy group- went to a newspaper to learn all about it Catholic Children’s society talk 4 children represented school in ‘24 Maths’ Competition – semi- finalists so far School council visited Wembley Arena as part of WE project…
Phonics Screening Day

Phonics Screening Day

  Phonics Screening Check meetings on Wednesday 28th March for Year 1 parents/carers at 09.15 and repeated at 15.15.
A message from The PE & School Sports Network: Girls Only Football Club Expression of Interest

A message from The PE & School Sports Network: Girls Only Football Club Expression of Interest

Dear Parents and Colleagues, Team scenario is a newly established charity in Southwark and an  FA affiliated football club that's been running activities in London for 13 Years. Team Scenario meet all the regulations and safeguarding documents to be able to operate as a quality provider of young people's activities in Southwark. We are  starting girls football sessions in your area and would like to gauge your interest on the best days and times for these sessions to take place. If you would like to join our girls football Club please complete our expression of interest form and we will place you on our mailing list. We also have a large parent/guardian and volunteer involvement so there are also lots of opportunities for you to get involved subject to our DBS checks and club training around safeguarding and first aid Please click on the link below to complete this form. https://form.jotformeu.com/80203976849366 Thank you! Sam Essien Secretary                                                                                                  Team Scenario Youth Fc  Michelle Ginn  School Sport Activator (Sport)  The PE & School Sports Network
OFSTED - Infant School Inspection 2018 - A Guide for Parents

OFSTED - Infant School Inspection 2018 - A Guide for Parents

The Infant school is being inspected on 22nd of March 2018. This document contains important information for parents regarding the inspection.
Newsletter 23rd February 2018

Newsletter 23rd February 2018

23rd February 2018 Dear Parents and Carers, I hope you had a good half term and I am glad to see that everyone has returned safe and sound. Ash Wednesday occurred in the half term holiday.  We are now in Lent.  This is the time we prepare for the remembrance of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection. Lent is a special time when the Church invites everyone to examine their lives to make Lenten promises and make a fresh start with God.   Maths Week Thank you to Ms Rutherford and Ms Mullen who orchestrated a great maths week.  The children did many activities to promote their maths learning.  The week ended with ‘Maths Factor’ for the Infant School and a ‘Maths Raps’ assembly for the Junior School. Both demonstrated high quality maths learning and excellent team work skills.  The ‘Maths Factor’ prize went to Orange Class for their 5x table song! Well done Orange class! Year 4 won the prize for the most money raised through their cake sale.  Well done Year 4!   Get Colourful On Thursday 22nd February, the school held a charity day for the Evelina Children’s Hospital.  This is a cause that is very close to our hearts as it has supported many of our children. The children looked wonderful in their bright colours - bringing joy on what was weather-wise, a rather grey day. We have raised £532.23 so far! Thank you for your generosity.   Book Week Book Week begins on Monday 26th February and World Book Day is on Thursday 1st March. In preparation for this week of literary events, the school held a very successful costume making workshop for parents/carers and their children. Thank you to Ms McKiernan for organising and leading this event. Here are some of the comments from our evaluation: ‘We had a fantastic time! Many thanks to everyone for making this workshop so much fun!’ ‘I loved being able to do this with my child – was really lovely to do it together.’ ‘I loved the time spent with my child and the other Mums.’ ‘I had a lot of fun because there were many things to use and it helped me a lot because I didn’t know how to do it and the teachers helped me. It was the best thing I did with my daughter!’ ‘Helped us to be even more creative about the costume than we…