St Cecilia's News
St Cecilia's Catholic Primary School -October Half Term 2017
Happy half term holiday
Much of the fun has continued this week with children and staff dressed as early Britons and knights and princesses. Playtime will be very interesting today with so many knights and princesses in the front playground! Thanks for supporting us with all the costumes and helping to make the "fun."
Over the holidays we want all the children to read even more with all that lovely extra time. Don't forget that your child can download books to read with a Sutton or Merton Library Card, using the Libby App on a suitable device. It can save a trip to the library and they have some great books in the "juvenile" section of the app. Books can be downloaded for two weeks at a time, they have all the popular children's authors on the system. We have attached a video about Libby for you below,
Parent Workshop on enabling better patterns of sleep in children
Happy Healthy Families Workshop - Enabling children to sleep well
Friday, Nov. 10th, 9am
St Cecilia's Catholic Primary School, Worcester Park, United Kingdom
Worcester Park, England
- common causes of poor sleep
- promoting good sleep
- overcoming causes of poor sleep
- routines to follow when there are issues with sleep
Registration for this event has closed.
CAFOD - Harvest Assembly
I have attached the video shown to KS2 pupils below for you, it's lovely to watch with the children, especially during multi-cultural week. A great chance to show our virtues of helpfulness and compassion.
Virtues - The Gifts of Character
We start by acknowledging the virtues within each other when we see them. Over the half term it would be great if you could acknowledge the virtues below if you see them in your child.
Examples might be....
Thanks for your orderliness - what a tidy bedroom!
You've shown great patience, thanks for waiting for me outside Sainsbury's.
Thanks for being so joyful with your younger brother, you've really cheered us all up!
Have fun with it!
Sport - Netball news
"On the 17th of October 2017, the girl’s netball team played against St. Dunstan’s primary school. The A Team played first and won 9-1. The other team’s Goal shooter was really good but we managed to keep the ball down near the goal we were shooting at. It was very hard to score since the other team played really well and it was hard to make sure the ball stayed away from our net.
The B Team played next and it was a very hard game but we won with 2-0. It was a lot more difficult to keep the ball away from our goal but with our good team work we were able to win. St. Dunstan’s played really well and had good teamwork the match was difficult because kept on going to each end of the court. The match lasted for 10 minutes each half and 20 minutes in total for the 2 games. We got time to rest in half time and while we did we thought of some good game tactics and that is how we won.
Although we wanted to win we still had fun it was good experience for future matches."
Well done to all the girls for your teamwork and determination - we are all looking forward to continued success for the team.
This was our first residential where we have used the Class Dojo app to keep in touch with parents - we hoped you enjoyed using the app, look forward to receiving your feedback at the end of the pilot in December. Many thanks to all the Y6 parents for your support and organisation for this trip, and thanks to the staff for the willingness you showed and joy that you brought to the experience.
Data Collection Sheet
Please check your email addresses carefully as may need to sometimes email you directly from school and not via ParentMail.
PTA Meeting & Junior Disco
Please note that the PTA will be having a Years 3-6 Disco from 7-8.30pm. on Friday 17th November - please save the date, more news about this after half term.
One of the PTA Fundraising programmes includes the Giving Machine. They receive a small commission when you shop online at stores like John Lewis and Amazon. It's easy to sign up, the system will even remind you when you visit sites online. Every penny counts! If you can, we would be glad for your support through The Giving Tree, the link is shown below.
If you then click on the Subscribe Button on the school site you will be able to answer the questions to download the calendar to your own device calendar.
Half term Holiday
The week we return is a busy one:
Wednesday 1st November - we will have Mass for Year 5&6 pupils at local churches for the Feast of All Saints, a Holy Day of Obligation.
Thursday 2nd November - Year 1 Harvest Assembly at 9am.
Friday 3rd November - PTA Doughnut Sale - all doughnuts £1 - on sale at hometime in the front playground. Some Krispy Kreme loveliness.
For those of you interested in Yoga, Mrs Hopson is running activities during the half term, please see the flyer below.
Best wishes, enjoy the break,
Vince Burke and all at St Cecilia's.