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A word from Mrs Murphy

I was thrilled by Kindergarten’s efforts on Tuesday morning – what a strong performance from all from beginning to end and, what’s more, in front of a full audience.  As mentioned at the time, facing such a crowd is daunting to say the least but the confidence demonstrated by each and every child made my heart sing.  Following on from this, Reception, Years 1 and 2 were superb yesterday, and I was immensely proud of them all for their delightful performance in ‘The Inn Crowd’ – what fabulous singing, dancing and acting from all the children. The catchy songs are still running in my head!  My grateful thanks to all my colleagues for their efforts in supporting the children in making both productions so memorable.  Events such as these are very much a team effort but, that said, special mention must go to Miss Bee for masterminding and pulling them together on our behalf.

 

We are so looking forward to welcoming you to Open Classrooms on Monday – 11.30am for morning Kindergarten and 3.00pm for the remainder of the School.  Please do remember to complete a lateral flow test before coming on-site and to wear a face covering.

 

Festivities continue apace next week and Tuesday sees our Christmas Merrie. This promises to be a fun-filled morning, followed by Christmas lunch and then later in the day our Golden Treat.  Don’t forget own clothes can be worn!

 

The end of term looms and, as is tradition on the last day of term, we are only in school for half a day. This term, we are continuing with staggered timings so on Wednesdays please do make a note of the following times:  11.30am Kindergarten and Reception and 11.40am Year 1 and Year 2.  All the children will be dismissed from their normal collection points.

 

The recipient of the Courtesy Cup and Badge this week was Jasper (Year 1) for consistently demonstrating outstanding manners and kindness to both peers and teachers alike.

 

Stars of the Week were awarded to:

Year 2: Henry for his hard work and enthusiasm throughout our Christmas Production rehearsals.

Year 1: Kit for his insightful contributions to class discussions.

Reception: Anne for working so hard with her reading, sounds and sight words.  Well done!

 

I am delighted to let you know one of our Year 2 pupils, Archunan took part in the Pupils’ Informal Concert this week playing a rendition of ‘We Three Kings’ on the piano – very well done!  He also played in once again for us during assembly today.

 

Hot off the press, we recently received the Wild World Heroes, Summer Reading Challenge 2021 certificates from the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames libraries and I am delighted to say the following children received them in school this week:  Henry (Year 2), Jazz (Year 2), Alfred (Year 1), Henri (Reception), Willem (Reception) and Ethan (Kindergarten).  Our congratulations to all!

This annual initiative saw 2,224 children visiting libraries throughout the borough in order to take part and an astounding 1,911 children are to be congratulated for reading six books.

 

Many congratulations to Ayan (Year 2) for completing the Ducking 1 swimming award. He explained the important elements of this award to us in assembly today.

 

I should like to take this opportunity to wish you all a wonderful Christmas holiday, which I hope you will manage to spend in the company of your loved ones this year.