Summer No. 6, Monday 24th June 2019

Gospel of the Week

But the people learned where Jesus went and followed him. Jesus welcomed them and talked with them about God’s kingdom. He healed those who needed to be healed.

Late in the afternoon, the 12 apostles came to Jesus and said, “No one lives in this place. Send the people away. They need to find food and places to sleep in the towns and countryside around here.”

But Jesus said to them, “You give them something to eat.”

They said, “We have only five loaves of bread and two fish. Do you want us to go buy food for all these people?” (There were about 5,000 men there.)

Jesus said to his followers, “Tell the people to sit in groups of about 50 people.”

So the followers did this, and all the people sat down. Then Jesus took the five loaves of bread and two fish. He looked up to heaven and thanked God for the food. Then Jesus divided the food and gave it to the followers to give to the people. All the people ate and were satisfied. And there was much food left. Twelve baskets were filled with pieces of food that were not eaten.

Luke 9:11-17

School Fete/Fun Day

The children had a fabulous time on Friday, with lots of bouncing, eating, face painting, glitter tattooing, nail painting, henna-ing, colouring-in, football, rat whacking, duck catching, stick picking and film watching!

We would like to thank all of the parent/carers and staff who volunteered/took charge of rides etc. on the day (and clearing up afterwards), and all of the staff who put in such a great effort getting everything ready for the children in the days and weeks leading up to the event. A special mention must go to Mrs Brosnan who took on the main organising role and made sure that everything came together so well on the day.

Stephen Timms visit

We had a very informative and useful visit by our local MP, Rt Hon Stephen Timms. He attended our assembly and also answered questions from the school council, including would he like to be leader of the Labour Party! (He said he would but the current leader is very popular and he didn't see there being a vacancy for a long time!)

Mr Timms also tweeted later in the day about what a wonderful visit he had had. If you wold like to see the tweet please follow the link below:

Osmington Bay

If your child is going to Osmington Bay in the next academic year, please make every effort to pay for the visit before the end of this academic year (19th July 2019) thank you.

Assembly and Coffee Morning Timetable


  • Friday 3rd May - Class 2B
  • Friday 10th May - Class 1/2H
  • Friday 17th May - Class 3/4H
  • Friday 24th May - Class 1D
  • Friday 31st May - Half Term
  • Friday 7th June - Class 5K
  • Friday 14th June - Class 3G
  • Friday 21st June - Summer Fun Day
  • Friday 28th June - Class 4H
  • Thursday 4th July at 2.00pm - Class RA
  • Friday 12th July - Class RP
  • Thursday 18th July - Leavers Assembly 1:30pm
  • Friday 19th July - Prize Day

Coffee Morning:

  • Friday 3rd May - No Performance
  • Friday 10th May - Class 2B
  • Friday 17th May - Class 1/2H
  • Friday 24th May - Class 3/4H
  • Friday 31st May - Half Term
  • Friday 7th June - Class 1D
  • Friday 14th June - Class 5K
  • Friday 21st June - Summer Fun Day
  • Friday 28th June - Class 3G
  • Friday 5th July - Class 4H
  • Friday 12th July - Class RA
  • Friday 19th July - Class RP

Visit by Bishop Alan

We are delighted to announce that Bishop Alan will be attending Class RA's Assembly on Thursday 4th July 2019 at 2.00pm!

Gold Letters

The totals up until this week are:

RA - 170

RP -207

1D - 205

1/2H - 129

2B - 411

3G - 241

3/4H - 139

4H - 212

5K - 214

5/6Mc - 174

6M - 72

Well done to everyone. Especially Class 2B who have now passed the 400 mark!

John Bosco Camp

The Year 6 Children will be attending a Transition Day at the John Bosco Camp on Monday 1/7/19. They need to arrive at the centre for 9.00am so will need to be in school early on that day. Full details will be provided in a letter to the Y6 children soon.

Brilliant Club

The children in the Brilliant Club will be going to Oxford on Monday 8th July for their graduation! They have all worked really hard and we are looking forward to seeing them throw their mortar boards in the air!

Parent/Carer Governor Election

Just a reminder that applications to become a Parent/Carer Governor close on Wednesday 26th June 2019. If you would like to stand for this vitally important post please submit your application by 10.00am on Wednesday.

Parent/Carers Forum

The fourth Parent/Carer Forum was held today, Monday 24th June. It was another very positive meeting and the full minutes of the meeting will be uploaded onto the school website soon. If you have any questions/queries/sugggestions you would like brought up please see one of the Forum Reps, the next meeting is scheduled for Thursday 11th July, so check the website to find out who your Rep is:

The minutes from the latest meeting are online on the above page, along with photos of some of the Forum Reps!

The Forum Reps will be at Coffee Mornings most weeks to chat and find out what you would like to have brought up at the meetings.

Sports Week

Next week, w/c 1st July, will be Sports Week. The children will be following the programme below (as usual there may be changes on the day due to unforeseen events or poor weather):

    • Monday 1/7/19: EYFS, Y 1 & 2 Sports Day & Cheerleading Workshops
    • Tuesday 2/7/19: Tennis Day
    • Wednesday 3/7/19: Phase 2 & 3 Sports Day
    • Thursday 4/7/19: World Cup Groups
    • Friday 5/7/19: Beep Test Day

Titanic - The Musical

Tying in very nicely with Class 5k's assembly we are delighted to announce our very own Mrs Pree is starring in "Titanic - The Musical" at the Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch from 18th to 20th July. She is playing Marion Thayer a very wealthy survivor from the disaster!

Tickets are available at the following link:

Car Park

We would like to remind all users of the car park (whether in a car or walking) to take extra care when entering or leaving the car park just before, during and just after school opening and closing times. A reminder has been sent to all school car drivers to remind them that the car park bollards will be raised from 15 minutes before school opens until all parent/carers and children have left in the afternoon.

Women's Sport

Well the England Women's team have now reached the quarter final of the World Cup! We wish them well in the next round.

Breakfast Club

We would like to remind parent/carers that the Breakfast Club should be paid for in advance. If you are behind in your payments please rectify the situation as soon as possible. If anyone is more than two weeks behind your child may lose their place in the Breakfast Club.

Letters will be going out to those parents who are in arrears and places will be taken away if payment is not received.

Please also remember that we have to obey strict limits on the number of children attending the Breakfast Club and as such we are unable to 'look after' any children that arrive too early. Children who are not in the Breakfast Club will not be allowed into school before 8.45am.

Please also remember that you must sign up/pay for a minimum of THREE days a week, as per the letter issued at the start of the year and the form that was filled in to apply to join the Breakfast Club.

International Week

International Week is coming up w/c 8th July 2019.

If you would like to come in and tell stories or give a presentation about your country of origin please contact the school to arrange a date.

This year we will be holding a carnival style performance in the playground rather than an assembly in the church. More details to follow soon.

Commonwealth Youth Orchestra

The children performed admirably at both of the events they attended recently. It was very pleasing that parent/carers were allowed to attend the event at St John's in Smith Square. We are sure they enjoyed themselves! More prestigious events are upcoming for the CYO, details to follow soon!

Rock Steady

The children attending the Rock Steady Workshops will be having a concert on Tuesday 16th July at 9.00am. Everyone is invited to attend.

School Uniform

With Summer almost here we would like to remind parent/carers that the children may now wear the summer uniform, which means if the children are wearing the summer uniform polo shirt, or light blue check dress, a tie is not required to be worn. If a plain white shirt/blouse is worn then a tie MUST be worn too.

It has also been noted that some children are wearing non regulation trainers, i.e. they have not been wearing black trainers. Only BLACK trainers are allowed, both for day wear and for PE lessons.

A link to the uniform policy is below.

Parent/Carer Choir

As always the Parent/Carer Choir are being very thorough and have chosen an even better song for their Choir's performance at the Annual Prize Day, it is now 'This is Me' from the Greatest Showman!

Performing in the choir is a wonderful way of showing your children where their talent comes from! There is still lots of room for more choir members, especially if your children are leaving at the end of the year, it would be a great send off for them!

Online Permission for Educational Visits

One or two parent/carers have asked why the 'due by' date is different to the actual date of the Educational Visit. This is because the system is set up, mainly, for visits that require payment and therefore we would like the contributions paid before the actual visit. The system automatically sets a 'due by' date two or three days before the visit. This also gives the School Office staff time to contact any parent/carers who may have missed the time for giving permission, rather than having to call around on the morning of the visit.

Therefore please refer to the letter that is sent home for the actual times and dates of the visit, but continue to give permission by the 'due by' date.

Unwell Children

Please remember to phone in if your children are unwell and leave a description of their illness. If you know when they will be back please let us know, otherwise please do call in every day to inform us of your child's absence, thank you.

If you have a child that has an upset stomach or is vomiting from a bug, please keep them at home for at least a day after they feel better, to reduce the likelihood of them passing it on.

Weekly News

The children will be presenting a Weekly News Bulletin most Wednesdays. Follow this link to catch up on past episodes:

They are also writing their own newsletters, follow this link to read them:

School Polls

Every child has been enrolled into a 'Google Classroom' called School Polls. The first poll is for the children to choose their favourite books from a very long list. The winning books will be used to create a display on the stairs to make them look like a giant library. So log in and get choosing!

Coffee Morning Etiquette

We would like to remind our Parent/Carers that when they are attending the weekly Coffee Morning they should go directly to the Main Hall. If you would like to talk to your child's teacher please book an appointment at the School Office in the normal way, thank you.

Please remember that the school is a mobile free zone.

Register your child for Free School Meals/Pupil Premium 2018/2019

Apply for Free School Meals if you are in receipt of one of the following benefits:

Universal Credit with an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400.

Income Support.

Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance.

Income-related Employment and Support Allowance.

Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act1999.

The guarantee element of Pension Credit.

Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for the four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working tax Credit).

Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) with an annual income of no more than £16,190.

If you receive benefits your child’s school is also entitled to important additional funding called the ‘Pupil Premium’.

Even though Newham primary schools offer a free school lunch every day, if you apply for a free school meal, and are accepted, you can raise £1,320 for our school This additional money is available from central government for every child whose parent is receiving one of the benefits listed above and may be used to fund valuable support like extra tuition, additional teaching staff or after school activities.

They continue to receive this benefit for up to six years.

Don’t let our school miss out - APPLY NOW!

Log on to:


This Week's Prayer

Our Father,

When Jesus call us to follow him, may we never offer excuses. Instead, may we be willing to give up everything and follow. In the name of Jesus we pray, Amen.

God Bless You.

Mr Underwood


RE Summer Newsletter

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