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Learning to live by faith and to be known by love

We are a Voluntary Aided school in Caversham , Reading, serving the Catholic parish of Our Lady and St Anne, which is part of the Archdiocese of Birmingham.  We welcome children of any faith and no faith.

Basing our work on the Gospel values of Love and Service, we recognise that every child is a gift from God and that the first and best teachers of any child are his or her own parents.  As a result, we welcome the opportunity to work closely in partnership with the amazing community that we serve.  We are extremely proud of our children and their achievements, our academic standards and the selfless commitment of our staff and of our Parent/Staff Association.

Currently, we have 197 children across 7 year groups.    We also have a 26 place Nursery.  Children come into our Reception class in the year that they are 5 and move up to secondary school at the end of Year 6, when they are 11.

Our school day starts at 8.50am and finishes at 3.25pm.  However, we do also have a super Before and After School Club, run by school staff which opens at 8.00 and ends at 18.00.

Do contact the school office and pop in for a visit!

Mrs Sarah Bernto

Headteacher 

Head

NOTICES FOR THE WEEK

MONDAY 20th JULY

Wishing you all a wonderful summer!  It has been the strangest of years and we are looking forward to welcoming everyone back in September.

Farewell and good luck, Year 6!  We hope that you continue to flourish and take pride in your learning so that you realise your future ambitions. May the feet of God walk with you and his hand hold you tight. May the eye of God rest on you and his ear hear your cry. May the smile of God be for you and his breath give you life.

Please find above the Governors' Bulletin.

 

FRIDAY 17th JULY

Please find above the end of year letter.

A quick reminder that term ends on Monday at 1pm!

 

Message from Nursery

We had a lot of fun this week singing and dancing to different songs on the whiteboard after a few games of musical chairs. 

On Tuesday afternoon, just before home time, the children and adults were very excited to explore the new nursery garden that Mr Eagles had worked very hard on; he has now moved the fence across the width of the playground. Leighton was excited to push his trike around the tree while Miss France and her little helpers pulled the weeds out. Great team work, guys; you really are superstars!. 

We loved playing catch and "beach ball" with some balloons and spent Thursday setting up our own picnic area for biscuit and milk whilst Arinah pushed her baby up and down the ramp.

 

Message from Reception class

This week in Reception Class, we have been learning to innovate the story of ‘The Very Busy Spider.’ We have shared some fantastic ideas for a new setting, new characters and a new plot. In Maths, we have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes. We used different 2D shapes to draw trains, houses, flowers and animals. The children also used 3D shapes to build rockets and castles. In RE, we have been writing ‘thank you’ prayers to God: thanking him for our families, toys and our pets. At the beginning of the week, we went hunting for woodlice and found lots in our bug hotel. On Thursday, we had our class sports day; everyone enjoyed wellie wanging!

 

Check out Berkshire Maestros website for their summer masterclasses.

 

Message from Bikeability

Hi there,

As we have not been able to run Bikeability very much since the onset of the pandemic and the lockdown, we are running a full suite of holiday courses, including:

Learn to Ride

Level 2

Level 3

These courses are being run within Reading and Wokingham areas. All children are invited to participate in any course.

Can you please send to your parents, and anyone interested, the weblink: https://avanticycling.co.uk/holiday-courses/

This has the calendar and the enroll now button.

All courses cost £10 per child, this enables su to run them at a lower ratio.

We follow national Covid-19 guidance with a complete risk assessment, all instructors are highly trained and will maintain social distancing and good hygiene principles.

Thanks in advance.

Greg Woodford

Director Avanti Cycling

Bikeability provider of the year 2020

07508028457

 

Warning from Berkshire Safeguarding Team

Some children have innocently used Tik Tok from home but have in the process gained followers that they do not know, which poses obvious risks to their online safety. 

In order to keep your child safe, please read the following online safety information from Vodafone https://www.vodafone.co.uk/mobile/digital-parenting/tiktok-controls which will help put safety controls in place to protect your child.  Please continue to keep an interest in whatever your child is accessing online in order to ensure your child's safety.  Tik Tok is recommended for children 13+.

Best Wishes

Donna Gray

Senior Partnership Coordinator

Berkshire West Safeguarding Children Partnership

 

Show us your talent

Apply for Thames' Got Talent 2020!

Date: Throughout the month of August

How to apply:

To enter send us a one minute video of your act along with your name, email address and phone number. You can send your entry to us in one of the following ways:

  • Upload your video to Youtube and email the link to events@thameshospice.org.uk
  • Post your video on a USB to Thames Hospice, Pine Lodge, Hatch Lane, Windsor, SL4 3RW
  • Whatsapp your video to 01753 848977

Deadline for video submissions: 30 August 2020

Entry is open to children aged 18 and under. Once we have received all entries we will shortlist the best acts, these will be judged by a panel including TV personality Sarah Greene and representatives from the Pauline Quirke Academy.

Winning prize:

The overall winner will perform on our mainstage at LakeFest 2021! You will be performing in front of over 1000 people and will be amongst well-known local talent as well as our headline acts including 'The Ed Sheeran Experience'. You will also receive a month's pass to The Pauline Quirke Academy and a Trophy.

Runners up will receive a month's pass to The Pauline Quirke Academy and a Trophy.

The winners will be announced on Friday 25th September.

 

SUNDAY 12th JULY

Please find below the link to this week's Gospel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QE-FyYtTvXM&feature=youtu.be

 

FRIDAY 10th JULY

Please find above, this week's newsletter!

 

MONDAY 6th JULY

Guidance for parents and carers has been published by the government and can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/what-parents-and-carers-need-to-know-about-early-years-providers-schools-and-colleges-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak 

 

SUNDAY 5th JULY

Please find below the link for today's gospel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1c4XiJt89E&feature=youtu.be


 

Calendar - All events have been cancelled due to Covid-19

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Our School Leaders

Thank you to our One World Council this term for their work on our Anti-Bullying Leaflets, for collecting bottle tops ready for our library masterpiece and for help with the second hand sale.

Thank you to our Reading leaders for striving (against the odds) to keep the library tidy!

Thank you to our Sports leaders for accompanying classes to sporting events and for supporting them.

Thank you to our Music leaders for assisting Mrs Asbury with lunchtime clubs.

One World Council

Year 1 – Roli and Mathias

Year 2 – Safa and Erickah

Year 3 – Isla and Gwen

Year 4 – Iva and Maria

Year 5 – Isabella de Jode, Marilyn and Isabella Huber-Valencia

Year 6 – Savvy, Lola and Lizzie

 

Music Leaders

Julia, Lola and Lizzie

 

Reading Leaders

Sapphi and Lianna

 

Sports Leaders

Aleka, Isabella and Izaac

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