Newsletter 5th June 2023
Headteacher: Mr. J. Molyneux
Monday 5th June 2023
Spiritual Reflection – God in three persons, blessed Trinity
The Gospel Reading – A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. John (John 3:16-18)
Jesus said to Nicodemus:
“God loved the world so much that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him may not be lost but may have eternal life. For God sent His Son into the world not to condemn the world, but so that through Him the world might be saved.
No one who believes in Him will be condemned; but whoever refuses to believe is condemned already, because He has refused to believe in the name of God’s only Son.
Jesus is speaking to Nicodemus, a well-educated and influential member of the Jewish community. Jesus explains the reason behind his mission: not to condemn the world, but to save it. For Nicodemus, this message was new, challenging and exciting, compared to the religious laws that were familiar to him, as a Pharisee.
Jesus says he came to save us, to reconcile us with God, so that we might know God’s love. Nicodemus asked questions to understand Jesus’ message better.
Yesterday was Trinity Sunday when the church celebrated the mystery of the Holy Trinity, one God in three persons.
The Gospel reading calls our attention to the action of God, who reveals himself in three persons: God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit. God the Father, out of love for the world, sent his Son into the world in order to save it. Through the death and resurrection of the Son, we have been given the gift of the Holy Spirit. As three persons, God acts always as a God of love; he does not condemn the world but acts to save it.
The Gospel also calls attention to the response that is required of us. God’s love for us calls us to respond in faith by professing our belief in God’s son, Jesus, and the salvation that he has won for us. This profession of faith is a sign of the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen
After school Clubs – Summer 2 Half Term
The following clubs start this week and will run weekly from this week to the week BEFORE the last week of term. There will be no after school clubs during the last week of term. If you would like your child to take part in any of the following clubs, please sign up via your child’s School Money account by visiting www.eduspot.co.uk . Places are allocated on a first come first served basis.
Computer Coding Club – Mondays 3.15- 4.15pm available to children in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 – FULL
Super Stitching Club – Mondays 3.15- 4.15pm – Years 1 and 2. FULL
Rounders Club – Tuesdays 3.15- 4.15pm available to children in Years 5 and 6 SPACES STILL AVAILABLE
Football Club – Wednesdays 3.15 – 4.15pm available to children in Years 1 and 2 SPACES STILL AVAILABLE
Rounders Club – Thursdays 3.15-4.15pm available to children in Years 3 and 4 SPACES STILL AVAILABLE
Sumdog and TT Rockstars Maths Club – Thursdays 3.15 -4.15pm available to children in Years 3, 4, 5 or 6 SPACES STILL AVAILABLE
Lunchtime Clubs – Summer 2 Half Term
Cooking Club – Monday lunchtime – Reception children – this club has already been advertised and is at capacity, places have been allocated
Sumdog and TT Rockstars Lunchtime Club– Monday lunchtime – Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 Please sign up using this link: https://forms.gle/YbiDh8b5qjpMR3xC8
Non Uniform Day Friday 9th June – bring a filled jar for the Jar Bar
On Friday 9th June there will be a whole school non uniform day. As ‘payment’ for the non uniform day we would like pupils to bring in a filled treat jar for the Jar Bar stall at the Summer Fair.
To make your treat jar, you simply need an empty jar (such as jam, sauce etc, cleaned out) and fill it with treats such as sweets, stationary items (crayons, pencils etc), chocolates, hair accessories or any other treat you think a child would like to win. You can then decorate the jar with your child. Please see the picture below for some ideas. Pictured is a jar containing chocolate Freddo’s, a jar with lollipops, one with sweets, one with hair bobbles and bows, one with stationary stampers, one with crayons and another with water bombs. You can get creative and have great fun making them.
Summer Fair – Friday 16th June
Please come along to our school Summer Fair on Friday 16th June 3.15 -5.15pm. There will be a host of fun and exciting things to do at the fair and your support at these events is greatly appreciated to raise vital funds for our school.
Face painting Temporary Tattoos
Jar Bar Raffle Hook a Duck
Tin Can Alley Game World Food Stall
Refreshments stall Ice Lollies
Splat the teacher stall Balloon modelling
Arts and Crafts Stall Football Goal shooting Game
Guess the sweets in the Jar Fire Service and Police will be there with emergency vehicles for children to see
Wakefield Families Together
BKCAT Sports competitions
St Austin’s have been invited to take part in two sporting tournaments alongside other schools within our academy trust. The competitions will take place at one of our BKCAT schools and is open to 10 children from our Year 5 and 6 classes.
Rounders Competition – Wednesday 21st June. Spaces for 10 children only. Children will be collected from school at 3pm and travel by coach to St Wilfrid’s for the event; they will then return to school by 6pm. Parents can then collect their child at St Austin’s School at approximately 6pm. If your child would like to be considered to take part in our team, please complete the online form below to provide permission for your child to attend. We will contact you by Class Dojo if your child has been selected to attend.
Football Competition – Tuesday 27th June. Children will be collected from school at 1.15pm and travel by coach to Holy Family St Michael’s School, Pontefract for the event; they will then return to school by 6pm. Parents can then collect their child at St Austin’s School at approximately 6pm. If your child would like to be considered to take part in our team, please complete the online form below to provide permission for your child to attend. We will contact you by Class Dojo if your child has been selected to attend.
Green skirt, green pinafore dress
White shirt and school tie
Green cardigan or jumper
Green tights, white socks
|Summer Uniform – optional after Easter
Yellow polo shirt
Grey tailored school shorts
Gingham green & white dress
Plain black shorts / black jogging trousers and black jogging top (no logos)
Plain white polo shirt (no logos)
Trainers must be worn for all outdoor PE lessons.
Please see the attached link for our Uniform Policy. Remember policies can be accessed through our website by visiting ‘Key Information ‘ – ‘Policies’
Music Payments reminder
Please ensure you have made a payment online for your child’s music tuition if they receive lessons in school. Payments are now due.
The following children have demonstrated in school that they are living by this virtue and have been recognised by their class teacher. Remember, parents of children who win the Virtue award are invited into school to watch the Celebration Assembly on Friday 9th June at 2.50pm.
RG: Jakub L
3/4 TA: Florence
5/6 B: Euan
Headteacher Recognition Award
The following children have been chosen by their teacher to receive a personalised letter from our Headteacher, Mr Molyneux .
Parents of children who win the Headteacher award are invited into school to watch the Celebration Assembly on Friday 9th June at 2.50pm.
1K: Nathan DT
1/2 T: Floyd
3CD: Kacper W
3/ 4TA: Evelyn
4C: Maja L
5S: Niamh F
Our star handwriters for the last week were:
1/2 T: Oliwia
3/4 TA: Thandi
5/6B: Amelia B
Class Attendance Award
Class 4c were the last weeks attendance winners with 97.74%.
Monday 5th – Friday 9th June – World Faith Week
Thursday 8th June – Reception trip to Cannon Hall farm
Friday 9th June – Non Uniform day – bring a filled jar for the Jar Bar Prize stall for the Summer fair
Tuesday 13th June – Countryside Day trip Years 3 and 4
Friday 16th June – Summer Fair 3.15 – 5.15pm
Wednesday 21st June – BKCAT Rounders competition for 10 Year 5 & 6 pupils
Monday 26th June – Y5 Taster Day at St. Thomas a Becket High School – ALL Y5’s
Tuesday 27th June – BKCAT Football Competition for 10 Year 5 and 6 pupils
Monday 3rd – Friday 7th July – Transition week for current Year 6 pupils to St Thomas a Beckets High School
Wednesday 12th – Friday 14th July – Year 6 Residential Trip to Robinwood
Monday 17th July – Celebration Assembly 4.00 – 5.30pm
Friday 21st July – school closes 3.15pm
Drowning is among the leading causes of accidental deaths and claims the lives of more than 50 children every year in the UK. Under-estimating the dangers of water can have tragic consequences. You can’t always see the danger hidden below the surface. Water is unpredictable and even the strongest swimmers can get into trouble quickly. Children are often drawn to open water particularly during the summer months, this includes places such as the sea, lakes, reservoirs, ponds, canals, rivers, and even paddling pools. The key to staying safe is making the right choices to avoid getting into difficulty in the first place. Please check out our guidance below for top tips, facts and resources on staying safe around water.
RNLI – What to do in an Emergency?
FLOAT TO LIVE
1. Fight your instinct to thrash around
First keep calm and try not to panic, your instinct will be to swim hard, don’t
2. Lean back
Lay on your back and float like a starfish if you get into trouble in the water, breathe slowly, then you can make a plan or swim to safety if possible
3. Gentle movements
If you need to, gently move your arms and legs in a sculling motion (a bit like when using an ore in a boat)
4. Catch your breath
Float until you can control your breathing. Do this for 60-90seconds or until you feel calm
5. Now think about how to get out
Only now can you think about the next steps
A reminder of who is a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) in our school. If you are concerned about a child you should discuss this with a member of the Safeguarding team.
Mr Molyneux -DSL Lead Mr Senior Deputy DSL Miss Workman Deputy DSL Mrs Scott Deputy DSL Mr Laurie – Deputy DSL
So I went to the sweet shop and said ‘Do you do Twix?’ …. he said ‘I’m quite good at juggling’ Mr Laurie