Dear Parents and Carers,

Over the past two weeks we have celebrated two beautiful liturgies and witnessed the children in Year 3 receive Jesus for the first time at their Holy Communion masses. It was very humbling to be a part of a very special moment in their lives. Thank you children for making the occasion so memorable. Remember the words of Fr Tom – KEEP IT UP!

I would to apologise for the confusion caused by the events that have surrounded Hockey Club over the past two weeks. The school had secured the services of a very experienced coach but unfortunately due to personal circumstances they have had to withdraw from running the club. We are working very hard to find a new coach. Further details will be sent out as soon as we have any news. Thank you for your understanding.

The word of the week is HELPER. Last Sunday we celebrated Pentecost and God sent the Holy Spirit to be our helper, to teach us and to be with us always. Please spend some time reading and exploring the Wednesday Word with your child which will help them to understand this mystery at their own level.

Year 3 Maths Workshop for Parents: Our last workshop of the year took place on Friday morning and was well attended by our Year 3 parents. They were introduced to the CPA method of teaching maths – Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract and were challenged in their own understanding of certain methods!
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Maths and English workshops. We hope that you found them useful in supporting your child and learning the different methods they are taught.
Football News:On Saturday 7th May SAS football team took part in a tournament hosted by Colney Heath school  and played 5 matches. The first game was against Bowmans Green. Liam Watters scored in the second half but unfortunately they equalised and the game ended 1-1. The second game was against Colney Heath and after persistent efforts we scored two great goals, the score was 2-0 to us. We then played Oakwood. We had many opportunities although Oakwood scored the winning goal in the last minute. Next we played Fleetville, who scored 3 goals in the second half. Finally, we took on  Killigrew who won 2-0. Unfortunately we didn’t make it through to the finals but we came third in our group and enjoyed the experience.  By Henry and Liam
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EARLY REMINDER – SPORTS DAY FRIDAY 10th JUNE – Letter to follow with further details
MUMS’ NETBALL: Mrs Betteley writesWe are getting Mums’ Netball up and running again. Thursday’s, 8-9pm in Sandridge. The objective is to have a laugh (and a bit of exercise!).No experience necessary!
Please email Katie Betteley at:
markandkatie04@yahoo.com
if you’re interested. Thank you.
PTA News
Junior Disco – Tonight! 6.30-8.30pm. Last one of the school year! Theme – ‘Beach style’. Tickets £3, payable at the door.
Fun Run – Sunday June 12th. Details of how to apply will be sent out shortly. Let’s try to win back the trophy!
Breaking Rules Day – NEW EVENT! Friday 1st July. More details to follow.
Family Fun Day – Saturday 2nd July. 3-6pm at the Junior School.
Happy’s Circus – Thursday 14th July at Samuel Ryder Academy. See Parentmail sent 19/05/16 for details.
Raffle Co-ordinator : After an appeal at the Infant school, Martina Keaty, Sheelagh Shallcross, Rose Bailey and Elana Herron all volunteered to help out with this really important job. A fantastic response and a huge thank you to them.
Sainsbury’s Vouchers: Over 7300 vouchers have been collected this year in support of this excellent initiative. Sainsbury’s are no longer handing out any vouchers in their stores but if you have any that you have yet to hand in please can you put them in the box at the office. Thank you for your support.
House Points: Congratulations to Mark  who were last week’s winners! Keep working hard children.
1st Place: Mark 122 points
2nd Place: Luke 117 points
3rd Place:John 114 points
4th Place Matthew 91 points
Attendance: Congratulations to Class 2 who had the best attendance this week!
1st Place: Class 2 98.7%
2nd Place: Class 7 98.0%
3rd Place: Class 1 97.5%
Future Dates:
Friday 27th May – School Closed – Staff INSET
Wednesday 25th May – Year 6 to Thorpe Park
Thursday 26th May – Rosary in the Peace Garden 8.45am
                                  Head’s Surgery 6pm – 7pm
MONDAY 30th MAY – FRIDAY 3rd JUNE – HALF TERM
Wednesday 8th June – Anglo Saxon Day for Year 4
Thursday 9th June – Year 5 to the Swamanarayan Temple
FRIDAY 10th JUNE – SPORTS DAY
SATURDAY 11th JUNE – GET YOUR GROWN UPS GARDENING SECOND SESSION -10am – 1pm
Glory to the Trinity
O Father, my hope:
O son,my refuge:
O Holy Spirit, my protection:
Holy Trinity, glory to thee.
HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND!