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Friday 10th July 2015 

Jeff Rich - 'Drummer Masterclass'

On Monday, Jeff Rich (Status Quo member for 14 years) visited school to lead a ‘Drummer Masterclass’ with the children. Jeff performed some of the band’s hit records and involved pupils in playing the drums. All of the children left with big smiles on their faces after a fantastic workshop. Please take a look at our website for lots of photos from this event.

Year 6 Leavers’ Mass

Next Tuesday 14th July, all pupils will walk to Church to attend the Year 6 Leavers’ Mass. This will start at 9.30am and all parents, carers and family members are most welcome to attend. We require some parents to help walk the children to and from Church. If you are able to help - please let your child’s class teacher know as soon as possible. There is no limit to the number of helpers we can take with us (the more the better). If you are able to help: please arrive in school by 9am (and wait by the main front entrance). The children will leave school by this entrance and we ask that parents walk up to Church with their child’s class.

Book Fair

Thank you to everybody who visited our Book Fair this week. Thanks to the generosity of parents we were able to purchase books, to the value of £100, for our school library.

Year 5 Trip – London Zoo

Next Wednesday 15th July, Year 5 will be visiting London Zoo. Pupils should wear their PE kit to school (including trainers) and bring a packed lunch in a disposable bag. In the likelihood of sunny weather, please ensure your child applies sun cream before school, has a sun hat to wear and that they bring a spare water bottle. The Year 5s are expected to return, back to school, before 3.30pm – we will keep you informed, via our text messaging service, if they are running late for any reason.

Years 1 to 6 Sports Day

Our Sports Day for Years 1 to 6 will take place next Monday 13th July. This will take place on Uxbridge Recreational Ground (the field adjacent to the school) and will start at approximately 9.30am. All pupils have been divided into one of three House Groups and they will complete various events to earn points for this group. To create a team atmosphere, and to make scoring easier, we are inviting all children to come to school wearing a plain T-shirt that is the same colour as their House:

St. Francis: Green

St. Bernadette: Blue

St. Thomas: Red

Your child should know the group they have been assigned, but if they are unsure, please see their class teacher. If your child doesn’t own a top that is this colour, please don’t feel the need to go out and buy one – just send them into school wearing their PE polo shirt and they will be given a House sticker.

Pupils should come to school wearing their coloured top (or yellow PE polo shirt), school PE shorts and trainers.

They should bring their uniform in their bag to get changed into later in the day. If we need to cancel the event (due to rain) we will let you know as soon as possible via our text messaging service. Our back-up Sports Day is scheduled for Friday 17th July (9.30am).

Year 5 PGL Meeting

On Tuesday 14th July we will be holding a meeting for all parents, of pupils currently in Year 5, to explain the arrangements for their PGL residential when they move up to Year 6. This meeting will take place at 3.35pm, in the Year 5 Classroom.

Year 6 Leavers’ Assembly/Production

On Monday 20th July, Year 6 will be performing their production of Bugsy Malone to the whole school. All parents, carers and family members are most welcome to attend. We will open up the front entrance, shortly before 2pm, for all visitors to make their way to the school hall.

Basketball Club

The last Basketball Club was originally scheduled for today. Due to a previous cancellation there will be an extra session next Friday 17th July (between 3.30 and 4.30pm).

Mrs Sullivan’s Early Bird Maths Group

Please note: this group has now finished for this academic year.

End of Year Arrangements

Nursery (LEYs) pupils will finish for the summer break on Monday 20th July (usual time).

All other pupils will finish on Tuesday 21st July – at the earlier time of 1.30pm.

To celebrate the end of this academic year, UEYs to Year 6 pupils will be walking to Church on the Tuesday to attend the 9.30am Mass.

Overview of Upcoming Events:




Monday 13th July

Years 1 to 6 Sports Day

9.30am to 12pm

Tuesday 14th July

Year 6 Leavers’ Mass (Church) – all pupils attending

9.30am – 10.30am

Tuesday 14th July

PGL Meeting: Parents of pupils currently in Year 5


Wednesday 15th July

Year 5 Trip to London Zoo


Friday 17th July

Years 1 to 6 BACK-UP Sports Day (This will only take place if the main event is cancelled due to rain)

9.30am to 12pm

Monday 20th July

Year 6 Leavers’ Assembly


Annual Pupil Progress Reports to go out

Nursery Pupils finish for the summer holidays

2pm – 3pm


Tuesday 21st July

End of Term Mass (Church) – Upper Early Years to Year 6


Last Day of Term (finish at 1.30pm) No Nursery pupils on this day.



Finish: 1.30pm