Orchestra Registration Form Updated!

Das Rheingold/Richard Wagner/Berliner Philharmoniker/Sir Simon Rattle

We are very excited to announce that the school orchestra is returning from Friday 21st January.

https://forms.gle/RmJBPjAzCHmzEFkDA

Una will be back with the very talented and generous group of adult volunteers to help our children make beautiful music as as an ensemble once again.

Children in Key Stage 2 are welcome to join, provided they can play 8 notes on their instrument (different notes).

Orchestra will run from 8:00am to 8:55am and children will be sent directly to class afterwards.

The charge will be £40 per term.

More information about music activities term dates can be found here:

edmundwaller.lewisham.sch.uk/music

Free Desktop Apps for Pupils

If your child could do with access to full desktop versions of Microsoft apps (Word, Excel etc), there is a licence included with our school’s subscription.

To get the apps, go to office.com and sign-in with your child’s email address and password. You will see a button like this:

For further instructions with images, please see this post: Download and install or reinstall Microsoft 365 or Office 2021 on a PC or Mac

Our Virtual Tour – Have a Look Inside Edmund Waller.

Do you have a child who will start school next September?

We’ve prepared a video to introduce you to our Early Years phase, and to offer a glimpse of what the rest of Edmund Waller is like. We hope to welcome you and your child soon.

If you are a prospective parent who would like to receive updates about new website content and school events, please email:

office@edmundwaller.lewisham.sch.uk

Return of the Pans!

The beautiful Caribbean sound of steel pans will return to the school from Monday 29th November with new pan groups opening to children in years 3 to 6.

They will take place every week on a Monday, both after school and during the school day. All groups are for 1 hour.


Schedule

There are 3 sessions scheduled for the autumn term, 11 in the spring, and 12 for the summer terms.

Autumn Term:
29th November 2021 – 13th December 2021

Spring Term:
10th January 2022 – 28th March 2022

Summer Term:
25th April 2022 – 18th July 2022

Signing Up

Fees: £75 per term. The remainder of this term will be charged at £20.

Applications are now open until 10pm on Thursday 25th November. You will receive a confirmation of your child’s place (or a place on the waiting list) the following day.

If you would like your child to take part, please complete for form here:

https://forms.gle/HwNrosrrFfGWS8c58

If you are experiencing financial difficulty, please still complete the form and get in touch with the school office.

Music Clubs

We are very happy to be able to offer Early Birds Music Club and Choir again.

Early Birds Music Club – Starting Thursday 30th September

Running each Thursday morning before school, Early Birds is a chance for beginners to start learning a new instrument in groups.

For half of the session, children learn in a group tuition class by playing level.

For the other half of the session, children have a general musicianship class which varies across the year and includes singing, rhythm work, notation exercises, improvisation and some ensemble playing.

Children are admitted at 8:00am into Rosen Hall, then split into their music tuition groups. Classes end at 8:55am and children go straight to their classrooms.

Fees:
£65/term for tuition; £20/term for instrument hire


Choir – Starting Wednesday 13th October

The choir is for children in Year 4 – Year 6.

The choir performs at external events throughout the year and is suitable for any child who enjoys singing. This year, we already have the Spirit of Christmas event at Sloane Square in the diary.

Choir takes place in Lloyd Hall. Children will be sent to choir directly after school. Parents should collect their children from the main entrance on Waller Road at 4:30pm.

Fee:
£15/term


Parent Teacher Meetings – How to Join

We’ve been delighted to see the hundreds of bookings for our online parent consultations coming in. The teachers are all looking forward to catching up with you.

The time you selected when you booked the appointment will be the time you are allocated. We will be posting the list of times within the class teams (see below) on Thursday afternoon.

Hopefully you all know by now that meeting will take place on Teams, and you will need to log on using your child’s account details.

Open the Microsoft Teams app on your device of choice. If you don’t have it, you can get it for free here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/microsoft-teams/download-app

Select your child’s class team (e.g. REC – FOREST)

The meeting is listed in the General channel in the Posts section, e.g. “Forest Class Parent Consultations”. If meeting are in progress, there will be a purple block stating “Meeting Now”

Click “Join”.

The next screen allows you to turn you camera an microphone on. Please do.

Again, you will need to click “Join now“. You will be admitted when your time slot begins.

For help with logging on to Teams for the first time and getting to the right place, take a look at this video:

Tips:

Join a few minutes early to allow for tech hiccups. Meetings must finish on time, even if they start late.

The meeting will not be in year group teams; they will take place in class teams. example: Not Year 4, but 4 SAVANNAH.

At the end of your meeting, please press the red button the leave:

See you soon!

Book swaps!

We are offering families the opportunity to collect books from school next week. You may take a few so your children can read over the half-term break.

If you would like to change books for your child, please come to the main reception at the times below. Please place the book your child currently has in the box provided at reception.

9:00 – 11:0013:30 – 15:30
Monday 8th FebYear 3Reception
Tuesday 9th FebYear 5Year 1
Wednesday 10th FebYear 4
Thursday 11th FebYear 6Year 2