Headteacher Newsletter: Issue 11
FORTNIGHTLY NEWSLETTER: ISSUE 11
Clavering School took part in a hockey tournament at Newport Free Grammar School last Wednesday afternoon. The whole team played incredibly well and the afternoon was enjoyed by all.
On Wednesday 5th March, a team of children took part in the North Uttlesford Tag-Rugby Tournament at NFGS competing against 18 other schools in the area. Despite losing the first match, the Clavering team went on to win the next 4 matches in their heat and were carried forward to the final round.
The team played extremely well, both in defending and attacking, and went on to win 6 more matches, draw 1 and lose 1. When the scores were announced at the end, Clavering knew that they had played their hardest, and were delighted to be awarded 3rd place.
The team played 12 matches in one afternoon and were a real credit to Clavering School. Well done to Hattie, Millie, Chloe, Jessica, Zak, Samuel, Lucas, Ben, Freddie and George.
Thank you also to Mrs. Cooke, Mrs. Wilkinson and Mrs. Oakes for driving the children, all the parents who came and supported the children, and Mrs. Perry for making an excellent line referee.
On Thursday 27th February Clavering School played Great Chesterford Primary School. The first half of the game was very fair and the half-time score was 0 – 0. At the start of the second half Freddie Cooke scored the first goal shortly followed by a goal from Samuel Miles. Clavering played extremely well and thanks to Matt and Ralph’s advice we had the upper hand in the second half. Great Chesterford scored a goal shortly after Samuel’s goal but we managed to hang on to the lead as Lucas scored another goal. This was followed by another Chesterford goal but then Clavering followed with another goal from Samuel which secured the final score 4 – 2 to Clavering. Matt Snelling our coach and Ralph Donavan assistant coach were very proud of all the team and said that it was the best we have played throughout the season! Let it continue! By Freddie and Zak Year 6.
Parent consultations will take place on Tuesday 18th March 3.30 pm – 5.30 pm and Wednesday 19th March 5.00pm – 7.00 pm. An appointment slip is in the Friday folder today. Please remember to return your slip so that an appointment can be made for you by Monday 10th March.
School Council ‘Dress as a Celebrity Day’
On Friday 14th February Clavering Primary hosted a number of celebrities for the day including Will-i-am, Simon Cowell, Bradley Wiggins and many more! Everyone donated £1 towards new playground equipment and we raised £197. School Council have enjoyed choosing new equipment, which will be in school soon. Thank you for all your support.
World Book Day Thursday 6th March
All children will receive their World Book Day voucher this week. This can be exchanged for any of the special free books in local bookshops or used to receive £1 against the cost of a child’s book.
Classes will be celebrating World Book Day in school and teachers will set a book related activity in the Learning Log this week.
Fairycroft Children’s Centre
Based in Saffron Walden, the Children’s Centre offers a range of support for all families with children under 5. It runs many activities for parents and children, such as Stay and Play, a Twins/Triplets group, Jo Jingles Music and Family parenting support. There is often a crèche for young children if parents want to attend a support group but have no childcare.
If you are interested in accessing these activities, the phone number is 01799 521602 or look on the website at www.essexcentre.info/Fairycroft
Home to School Transport Survey 2014
Please go online and complete this easy survey and tell Essex County Council about the transport experience for your child:
“Is your transport on time
Does the transport company respond to you in a satisfactory way?
Every passenger has a say
Are you happy with your transport provision?”
Please complete the survey at:
Bad weather and snow patrol
In the event of severe weather conditions and possible school closure a notice will be placed on the school website and a Parentmail will also be sent, please be sure to check these before leaving for school. BBC Essex and Heart FM will also publish the names of CLOSED schools on their websites at www.bbc.co.uk/essex and www.heartessex.co.uk. Please take a look at the websites or listen to the radio stations if there is a likelihood of closure due to bad weather.
A path will be cleared to enable you to gain access to the school but care does still need to be taken.
We are looking for volunteers to help us clear the school in the event of snow. If you think you could be available at short notice please contact the school office and they will add you to our ‘Snow Patrol’ list. We are looking for people who could be called the morning of the severe weather to meet with Ron Docking, our handyman, to help him clear the snow. Please bring any useful spades or shovels with you. Thank you
STAR OF THE WEEK
Week ending February 14th
Reception: Ruby Akers – for working really carefully to make a fabulous dragon wagon
Year One: Amelia Langbridge – for super listening and doing her best
Year Two: Charlie Cooper – for writing a five page story all by himself
Year Three: Emily Berglund – for her entertaining performance of her ‘Word of a Lie’ poem
Year Four: Tom Hawkins – for being an attentive partner in shared reading and making the session fun
Year Five: Max West – for good teamwork, listening to others and valuing all opinions
Year Six: Alex Wharton – for excellent effort and achievement in maths
Week ending February 28th
Reception: Martha Slade – for fantastic writing, all on her own. Well done!
Year One: Eva Sanderson – for her expert knowledge about Traditional Tales
Year Two: Petra Joseph – for perseverance in netball shooting resulting in lots of goals
Year Three: Sam Elliston – for super mental maths up to 4 digit numbers
Year Four: Levi Draper – for showing very promising hockey skills
Year Five: Thomas Berrett – for his brilliant fable
Year Six: Fergus Knowles – for his positive attitude, effort and enthusiasm in all his work.
The It Didn’t Go Unnoticed Award:
Chloe Logan for being an excellent Playleader giving out post it notes to the children for the ‘Good News Playground Wall’.
The Tidiest Classroom of the Week!
Our cleaners are judging the tidiest classroom each week. The winners are announced in assembly on a Friday. The class that has won the most times at the end of a term will be awarded an afternoon with an activity of their choice or an extra playtime.
Week beginning –
13.1.14 Class Reception
20.1.14 Class Five
27.1.14 Class Two
3.2.14 Class Three
10.2.14 Class Four
28.2.14 Class Reception
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
6th January Spring Term starts
10th January Non-uniform day – House Cup Winners: Ludgate
17th January Sharing Assembly – an invitation for Class 6 parents 2.45 pm start
3rd – 6th February German students visiting us
14th February School Council event – ‘Dress as a Celebrity Day’ – money raiser
17th – 21st February Half Term
6th March Friends of Clavering ‘Clothes Swap’ event
15th March Friends of Clavering – Quiz Night
18th March Parent Consultations 5 – 7pm (note change of times for this date)
19th March Parent Consultations 3.30 – 5.30pm (note change of times for this date)
21st March Sharing Assembly – an invitation for Class 3 parents 2.45 pm start (note change of date)
28th March Sharing Assembly – an invitation for Class 1 parents 2.45 pm start
28th March Friends of Clavering School Disco
31st March School Council ‘Spring Fayre’ to raise money for Juliana
3rd April Church Service for pupils
3rd April Friends of Clavering Easter Fayre – 3.15pm.
4th April Friends of Clavering Easter Egg hunt for the pupils
- There are still swimming monies outstanding and we have now received all invoices for payment for the autumn term. In order to settle these as soon as possible, we would be grateful if you could send in your child’s swimming fees if you haven’t already done so. Thank you very much to those parents who have already paid.
- Dinner Money for the spring term is £126.00 or £63.00 for the half term, £10.50 per week, £2.10 per day. Dinner money should be sent in on a Monday morning for the week in a named envelope. Please note if a lunch is ordered but not taken, it must be cancelled before 11.00 am to avoid charge.
If you have any questions at any time then please feel free to make an appointment.
Have a good weekend.