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Thursday 14th September 2017

Meet the Teacher Presentations

We hope you found the presentations this week useful. If you have any further questions please ask - the best time to catch teachers is at the end of the school day after all the children have been released.


In our Prayers

Some of you are aware that one of our past parents, Mrs Attipoe, recently passed away. Mrs Attipoe was a much valued member of our school and parish community, an active member of our PTA (her goat curry was always a fantastic hit at our Summer Fete) and a supportive and loving mother to three of our past pupils. We hope you will join us in praying for her family during this difficult time.


Mrs Sullivan’s Early Bird Group

Letters were sent out last week inviting a new group of children to join Mrs Sullivan’s Early Bird Group. The first session is taking place next Tuesday at 8.30am (please wait by the front entrance for Mrs Sullivan to let your child in).


Pupil Voice Day

Next Tuesday 19th September we will be holding our Pupil Voice Day in school. We will be carrying out various activities across the day including interviews, questionnaires and School Council meetings to give all pupils a voice concerning how our school can be improved.


Last Book Fair


Thank you very much to the all families who bought books and stationery at our last Scholastic Book Fair. We have managed to raise £280 in free books for our school.



Lunch Boxes

We are really proud to have been designated as a Healthy London School. As a part of our healthy school initiative our pupil School Council has established the following Lunch Box Policy:


Never allowed in school

·Fizzy drinks


·Any items of food containing/covered in chocolate

·Chips or burgers

·Hot food and drinks


·Items of food on skewer sticks

·Fruit Winders


Allowed on Friday only – ‘Treat Day’


·Sweet biscuits



Early Years/Year 1: Speech and Language Coffee Morning

We would like to invite all EYs/Yr1 parents to our Coffee Morning on Thursday 28th September. We will be serving tea, coffee and pastries in the hall from 8.40am – please feel free to make your way to the Hall after you drop your children off in the morning.


At 9am, we will be joined by Dr Natalie Moss (EP), who will lead a short informal talk covering the following:


·Typical levels of speech and language development in children (Nursery to Year 1).

·How to support speech and language at home.

·What parents should do if they have any concerns.


We are really fortunate that Natalie has given up her time to attend and it would be fantastic to see as many family members as possible on the day. If you are a new parent to our school this would also serve as a great opportunity to meet other family members.


Teacher Training Day – School Closed

Our second teacher training day for this year will take place on Friday 29th September. School will be closed on this day for all pupils.

House Points

This week’s winning house is: St Thomas with 219 house points.


House Point winners in each year group:



Number of House Points

Year 1

Harrison and Vincent


Year 2



Year 3



Year 4



Year 5



Year 6



Dates for your Diary



Friday 15th

Early Years Meet Teacher Presentation 3:00 p.m.


Tuesday 19th

Early Bird sessions start 8:30 a.m.


Thursday 21st

Violin lessons start


Thursday 28th

Early Years coffee morning 8:40 – 8:55 a.m.

Year 1 and Early Years S&L Talk


Friday 29th

INSET day – school closed for pupils




Monday 2nd

Individual and siblings photographs


Friday 13th

Non-uniform day (Space dress-up)


Monday 16th

Start of One World Week


Monday 23rd – Friday 27th

Half Term Break


Monday 30th

INSET day – school closed for pupils


Tuesday 31st

Pupils back to school 8:40 a.m.




Wednesday 1st

All Saints Mass 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.


Tuesday 14th


Year 1 & 6 Mass at Church



At St Mary’s we do not authorise any holiday booked in term time as since September 2013 Government instruction has stated that no holidays in term time can be authorised.