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Weekly Update

Friday, 23rd June 2023


Dear Parents/Carers,

Happy Friday! I hope this email finds you well and that you are using every opportunity to enjoy this beautiful weather. 


There has been a real buzz at school this week, Y3 visited Colchester castle, Y6 had their geography walk around Romford and our Nursery children have settled really well in their new spaces. It is amazing to observe the adaptability and excitement our Nursery children and staff have shown during this week.  


Year 6 have also begun their secondary school transition day visits, which has really reinforced for our Year 6 children the reality of change from primary to secondary. It has been a very pleasant experience for those who have visited so far, resulting in the children enthusiastically sharing about their new settings but also ensuring the last few weeks and days here at St Edward's Primary are enjoyable and memorable.  We are really happy and proud of all our Year 6 children, as they confidently continue to take strides into the new phase of their educational journey. 


In addition to this, we would like to say thank you to all staff and parents/ carers who supported our book fair last week and made it a real success. It is a testament of the commitment we receive from all our families in encouraging reading wider than just our classrooms.  


Please see some important news and notices below:


Nursery building works- Thank you  

We would like to say thank you to all the parents for exercising continued patience during this period of building works, as we improve our Nursery setting. 


Strike days

It has been announced that there are strike days potentially planned for Wednesday 5th July and Friday 7th July. Mr Speller will communicate more information at the beginning of next week. 


QuadKids Athletics Tournament

A group of Year 1 & Y2 children will represent St Edward's at Hornchurch High on Wednesday 27th June.  We wish them the best of luck and know they will do us proud. 


Junior and Senior Choir Concert

The beginning of next week will be launched with a musical treat, as the Senior and Junior School Choir will host a fundraiser musical concert on Monday 26th June at 6pm. The choir, alongside Mrs Hobday, are looking forward to showing their talents and have been busy rehearsing in recent weeks. There will be cakes, teas and other light refreshments for a small donation. All of the money raised will support 'Go beyond', charity that gives opportunities to children to explore outdoor activities. Please use the link to find out more: https://www.gobeyond.org.uk/ 


Nursery Farm

We have a visit from Wellgate Farm on Monday 26th June. They will be setting up some areas for the children to meet and touch the animals, if they would like to do so. For children who do not normally attend on a Monday morning, they are welcome to come in with their parents, who will be expected to stay with them for their time with us. Please go the School Office from 9am to sign in and you’ll be directed to the field.


Para Art – Children with SEND

Havering Council’s next Para Art - clay modelling session is being held this Summer holiday at Fairkytes Arts Centre. The session will be held on Tuesday 1st August, 1-2pm. Please see the attached flyer for more information.


Times Tables Rockstars

As part of our commitment to make maths exciting in our school, we are taking part in a Times Tables Rock Stars competition for Maths Week London. The competition runs from 07:30 BST Monday 26th June 2023 to 19:30 BST Wednesday 28th June 2023. It's all done online via play.ttrockstars.com.


Matilda! - London Theatre Tickets

We have a very small number of tickets available to see Matilda on Wednesday 5th July for children in Years 4 – 6. The cost per ticket (including transport by coach) is £48.50. If you would like to purchase a ticket, they can be purchased via Parentpay.


Summer Fete – Saturday 8th July 11am-3pm

Our Summer Fete is coming up soon, and parents, children and families are all invited to attend. We have an exciting range of bouncy castles, games and activities planned, as well as tasty food on the BBQ! If you are available to help on the day, please email David Kendrick-White, Mr Speller’s PA, dkendrickwhite@stedwardsva.net to give your availability. All help is gratefully appreciated and all money raised will support the school fund and pay towards our children's experiences at school.  


Have a wonderful weekend.


Kind regards,

Joy Sajuwa

Deputy Head Teacher