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Newsletter 28

Friday 29 April 2022

Notices and Reminders

"Encourage one another and build each other up." 1 Thessalonians 5.11


This week our whole school worships have been led by Mrs Cutler and the Year 6 Reflective Leaders, Father Joe and 4AP. We have been reflecting on how we can encourage one another. Using the words of St Paul, we are learning that the best way to live in friendship is to encourage one another rather than being critical and negative.

This week in school
Tuesday 26 April was a special day for Year 5 pupils as weeks of practice culminated in a wonderful performance at the Young Voices concert at Wembley. Over 4,000 children sang and danced along with Urban Strides. Our pupils sang with enthusiasm and were a credit to the school. 

In PE lessons, the children have been practising their tennis skills outside on the tennis court, whilst Year 6 classes have been honing their cookery skills making Mexican salsa as part of their 'Global Food' unit. Year 4 children have started their science unit on 'Living things and their habitats', whilst in Year 3 the children have started learning how to produce a Wikipedia page as part of their 'We are co-authors' unit in Computing. 

As part of the Young Leaders Award, the children in Year 5 are planning to brighten up our environment for the celebration of the Queen's 70th jubilee by 'yarn bombing' our school. For further information on how you can help, click here

Next week, Year 4 children are off to Cuffley Camp for their 3 day residential visit with a packed itinerary full of bushcraft and team building activities, as well as more physical challenges such as orienteering, climbing and low ropes. 

Mrs Labross, one of our learning support assistants leaves us today.  We thank her for her contribution and send her best wishes for her next role. 

Dogs at drop off
We know that some parents/carers take the opportunity to walk your dogs in the morning. Whilst dogs are not allowed on the school site, we would also request that you do not block the area around the pupil gate by leaving your dogs unattended; not only is this dangerous but some of our pupils are wary of dogs. Thank you for your co-operation.

Friends of Thomas Coram
Next Friday, 6 May, tickets will go on sale for our Jubilee party that is taking place on Friday 10 June. We are delighted to have Tambourine Jerk coming to entertain us and there will be a movie and jubilee activities for the children to enjoy. It will be a great night so get the date in your diary and make sure to book your ticket next week. 

Hospice of St Francis Bubble Rush
There are only three weeks left until the Bubble Rush Family Fun Run event. You can run, jog, walk or toddle either  2.5km or 5km to raise money for the The Hospice. It is taking place on Sunday 15 May in Gadebridge Park, Hemel Hempstead. If you sign up over the weekend children will receive a free bubble rush wristband. To find out more and sign up click Hospice of St Francis Bubble Rush.


Stars of the week

3NH - Effie - for believing in herself more, especially in Maths, which has been lovely to see. 

3SB - Amelia and Christian - for their fantastic science work on light.

3SG - Sam - for his excellent work in Maths this week.

4AP - Ronnie - for trying his best and showing enthusiasm in all lessons and making excellent progress with his writing. 

4KD - Jennifer - for her great contributions during whole class teaching along with a really good focus in her independent tasks.

4KS - All of 4KS - for their enthusiasm and perseverance they have with their learning.

4RD - Elsie - for making a great start as the class school council representative.

5DH - All of 5DH - for their enthusiasm and amazing singing at Wembley and for those of you who were in school, the commitment you showed to your learning.

5JR -  All of 5JR - for your enthusiasm and amazing singing at Wembley and for those of you who were in school, the commitment you showed to your learning. 

6RM - Noah - for being picked to represent London Escola Futsal team in Spain this summer.

6RT - All of 6RT - for working hard in SATS practice week and showing resilience - staff are very proud of you. 

6SW - Amelie M - for always bringing laughter into the classroom.

6WT - Eliza - for her superb contribution in last week's assembly led by the PCSOs and in the follow up work. 


A full calendar is available here       

  • Mon 2 May - Bank holiday school closed
  • Wed 4 - Fri 6 May - Cuffley Camp - Year 4
  • Mon 9 - Thurs 12 May - Year 6 SATS                       

Information sent out this week

This week we sent out/are attaching these letters, emails and flyers; letters are also available here: 

This week at St Peter's

St Peter's church website with details of services and events can be found here