Good morning,

A busy week has come to an end. Highlights of the week are:

CONGRATULATIONS

We have received some wonderful news from the RSPB about the artwork of two budding Rosemead artists. Florence, 3B, has been awarded highly commended and Millie, 5G, has been awarded runner-up in this year’s WildArt competition. Their work will be displayed at the SWLA Natural Eye Exhibition between 24th October and 3rd November. A huge congratulations to Florence and Millie on this marvellous achievement.

NEWS FROM PRE-PREP 

House Points: This week Blyton gained 2 house points, Forester gained 1 house point, Shackleton gained 3 house points and Shelton gained 5 house points. Congratulations Shelton.

NEWS FROM PREP

House Points: This week Blyton gained 5 house points, Forester gained 2 house points, Shackleton gained 3 house points and Shelton gained 1 house point. Congratulations Blyton.

ON THE BALL 

Under 9 Football v Alleyn’s: On Tuesday four football teams met Alleyn’s for friendly matches in the exhausting heat of an early September day. Rosemead girls’ team played with passion and determination and learnt about the importance of maintaining space on the pitch to provide room for movement and strategic thinking. They led from the start and ended with a 4-1 win with 3 of our goals coming from Ida and an own goal from Alleyn’s. Excellent feedback from the team to each other regarding team play and defence and a great start to the season. All three boys’ teams played in very trying and tiring conditions but were competitive and showed excellent sportsmanship throughout. Eliot G scored to level it for the Purple team, Seb T came on as a super-sub and scored. On the White team Arthur scored 2 and set up the circumstances for an own goal by Alleyn’s. James also got his name on the scoreboard for the Whites. A great day out which was an essential learning curve. A huge thanks to the cheering parents and Mrs Lawley and Mrs Fitzgerald for coaching.

Girls’ Team: Ada, Diya, Grace, Ida, Isla, Liv, Sylvie.
Purple Team: Affan, Albie, Alex, Cayden, Eliot G, Joshua, Luca, Sebastian G.
Black team: Ati, Charlie, Elijah, Gabriel, Henry, Jack, James, Kyran.
White team: Adam, Arthur, Elliot J, Joel, Seb T, Veeraj. 

Under 11 Football v Alleyn’s: On Friday our Under 11 football squad played their first game in the annual SEL league against Alleyn’s. We fielded two teams and, as the first league match, we were flexible with our substitutions and thus some boys played for both teams. Fantastic goals came from Jimi and Emre, each scoring 2 and Thomas also scored. Rosemead dominated the game and resulted in this resounding 5-1 win.

The squad: Cian, Emre, Felix, Hassan, Jack (goalkeeper), James, Jewell, Jimi (captain), Logan, Max A, Max H, Ronnie, Salim, Shea, Thomas, Zain, Zishan.

MUSICAL NOTES

We still have places for individual woodwind lessons (flute, clarinet or saxophone) and individual brass lessons for the trumpet or trombone. Please email Mrs Holmes if you are interested. There are also spaces for Musicianship group on Friday 8.30am with Mr Kadumukasa. This is an essential group for anyone taking a music examination but is open to ALL children from Years 3-6 who wish to improve their musical knowledge, understanding and ear through games, songs and fun exercises.

TRAVEL UPDATE

Sunday 22nd September is World Car Free Day, when all around the world towns and cities will allow people to experience streets free of motor traffic. In London, as part of the Mayor of London’s Reimagine event, 27km of roads will go car-free.

SCHOOL COUNCIL

This week’s theme has been democracy and the Prep children were busy voting for their class representatives onto the School Council. Congratulations to the following children who received their badges in assembly on Thursday:

3B – Alex and Lexie
3M – India and Oliver
3R – Darcie and Mackensie
4B – James and Persephone
4L – Ada and Eliot
4W – Chelsy and Jack
5G – Dylan
5S – Jackie
5W – Daniel
6B – Tobias
6C – Michael
6I – Lauren 

UNIFORM 

We regularly remind the children to take care of their uniform. Sometimes mistakes happen and an item of clothing is accidentally taken home by the wrong child. Should your child arrive home with someone else’s uniform please endeavour to return the item as quickly as possible.

I hope everyone has an enjoyable weekend.

With my best wishes,

Lesley Kastoryano