It is also abundantly clear to me that the children are more than ready for some relaxation and recuperation over the Easter holidays; with this in mind, we shall be collecting in school reading books on the morning of Thursday 23 March.  Also, a quick reminder, there are no CCAs activities next week and, likewise, homework will stop as we enjoy the run up to the break.

As you will read in Mrs Timba’s round up of the week, Year 1 loved their day out at Hanwell Zoo on Wednesday.  Enjoyment and fascination are always important key elements of any trip offsite, but it is always joyful for me to hear that the children demonstrated exemplary behaviour whilst out of school.   Knowing how to conduct oneself in public spaces is such an important life skill, taking account of the environment one is in, as well as the needs of others sharing the space is so vitally important. Thank you to the parent helpers who accompanied Year 1 on Wednesday and thank you for the very positive feedback.

We were sorry that our Shooting Star Children’s Hospice assembly couldn’t go ahead yesterday due to unforeseen circumstances but plans for our picnic lunch are in hand. Please don’t forget to send your child to school with a packed lunch on Thursday 23 March for School Council’s Big Picnic Lunch!  Naturally, we look forward to welcoming Sarah to Pre-Prep next term when we shall be able to let her know the amount we have raised from School Council’s initiative, too.

As noted above, there is still much going on next week which I shall summarise below:

  • Monday 20 March: Open Classrooms – a chance for you to visit your child’s classroom and for them to show you all their hard work over the course of the term (11.30am will be the turn of morning Kindergarten; and later in the day at 3.00pm for the remainder of the School, including afternoon Kindergarten children).
  • Thursday 23 March: Big Picnic Lunch, do send a packed lunch in to school with your child.
  • Friday 24 March: Easter Bonnet Parade – in the playground at 9.15am, parents welcome.  This will be followed by the Golden Treat – our annual Easter Egg Hunt!

The end of term comes at 11.45am – all children should be collected from the playground on this occasion.

The recipient of the Courtesy Cup and Badge this week was Chuck (Year 1) for displaying beautiful manners on our school trip, and ‘being noticed’ by one of our parent helpers as behaving exceptionally well.

and Stars of the Week went to the following pupils:

Year 2: Anush for his character description of an alien – great adjective choices, Anush!

Year 1: George for consistently working hard in all his lessons.

Reception: Oscar for brilliant effort with his reading and sight words – keep up the good work!

Many congratulations to Aran (Year 1) for achieving his yellow senior belt in Choi Kwang-Do – well done.  Also, we were delighted to congratulate Anush (Year 2) who won player of the match award at the weekend football match for U7 Hearts Tigers U7.

I wish you all a very relaxing and peaceful Easter holiday.