FORTNIGHTLY NEWSLETTER: ISSUE 12
Year 5 and 6 trip to the Golden Hinde
On Monday 17th March Years 5 and 6 travelled to London to see The Golden Hinde Ship which is Sir Francis Drake’s ship that he circumnavigated around the world. We were taken onto the ship and given safety instructions then accompanied by a ship’s guide into the Captain’s quarters. He was the only one on the ship that had a bed! Then we went down to the dining room for the senior officers, where six of us pushed a large wheel round to bring up the anchor. Next we visited the cannon room where the junior shipmates also slept. The ceiling was really low so you could not stand up, animals were also kept there. Then we proceeded to down to the bottom of the ship, this is where the doctor would operate and the cook would make the meals. The cook made four meals a day for every sailor on board. Each sailor was also expected to drink a gallon of beer a day (eight pints) even if they were only 11 years old!! This was also the storage room for food and beer.
After leaving the ship we went to the Tate Modern and had a look around in our groups. It was very interesting observing the very different types of art.
A great time was had by all and we would like to thank all the helpers who helped us.
By Freddie and Fergus Year 6
The Parent Forum met this week to discuss ideas around a possible future Walking Bus, amendments to the new school menu and news as to how it is developing with plans to invite parents to sample it. Parent Forum representatives will be in touch shortly to ask you for ideas for developing our outside area following our Vision Day in October and to see if you are interested in being part of a Reading Week.
Thank you to all the parents that attended Parent Consultations this week. We hope you found the sessions informative.
Friends of Clavering Quiz night
Parents , staff and governors enjoyed an excellent quiz night led by the Friends of Clavering last Saturday 9th March. Thank you to Emma Caton and her team for organising and running the event, Mrs Honour for devising the questions and to Nick Caton for being a super quiz master!
I would also like to say well done to the Teacher’s Team for coming first!!
STAR OF THE WEEK
Week ending March 7th
Reception: Hermione Baker – helping to put together a brilliant puppet show at Forest School.
Year One: Hamish Anderson – for super concentration and taking great pride in his work
Year Two: Jasmine Henchie – for her outstanding attitude towards her learning
Year Three: Max Sanderson – for his beautiful bubble poem using alliteration and personification
Year Four: Alice Forster – for making very good progress in Literacy
Year Five: Amelia Donker – for her knowledge of the names of the parts of a flower and their function
Year Six: Isabel Hartley – for the great improvements in her writing which is always enjoyable to read.
Week ending March 14th
Reception: Agatha Donker – for making a real effort to do her best in everything
Year One: Emily Mackenzie – for a fantastic use of describing words
Year Two: William Forster – for having a brilliant hard working attitude, especially in Science and Numeracy
Year Three: Izzy Palmer – for working hard on word problems in Numeracy
Year Four: Alice Donker – for improving her story by letting the reader know how the main character feels
Year Five: Jessica Barker – for her excellent ‘Word in a Word’ work every week.
Year Six: Maya Joseph – for the improved effort and achievement in all her work
The It Didn’t Go Unnoticed Award:
Sebastian – for being ‘The Kindness King of the Playground’. By Olivia and Georgia (Year 6 Playleaders)
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
7.3.14 Class Six
14.3.14 Class One
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
19th March Parent Consultations 3.30 – 5.30pm
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.