FORTNIGHTLY NEWSLETTER: ISSUE 19
As the final letter of the term, I would once again like to thank all members of the school community for their support and hard work, which has culminated in another great year for Clavering Primary School. The year 6 are to be congratulated on their outstanding SAT’s results (details below). After reading all the reports, it would appear that all the children have progressed well across the school and have enjoyed their learning.
We wish year 6 well as they leave to attend their secondary schools in September. We thoroughly enjoyed their Leavers’ Assembly with their production of Hansel and Gretel. We wish them all every success for the future.
Your child’s annual school report was distributed last Monday (14th July). I hope you found it a useful and an informative summary of your child’s progress during the current academic year as well as information as to how they are performing against the national expectations.
You will find a slip included with the report which gives you the opportunity to comment on your child’s achievements. Please complete it and return it to school. We shall take this as an acknowledgement of receipt of the report.
If you would like to discuss any issues arising from the report please contact your child’s class teacher direct. She will be happy to make an appointment with you.
2014 SATs Results
Congratulations to Year 6 for their outstanding SATs results. We are delighted with the results. We have exceeded national expectations considerably.
In summary (1 child equates to approximately 5%. Level 4 is the expected standard for most children when they leave Primary School. Level 5 is considered to be exceeding expectations and Level 6 is deemed as exceptional).
100% achieved level 4 and above in English overall, 60% of which achieved a level 5
100% achieved level 4 and above in Writing. 95% achieved level 4 and above in Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar. 68% of which achieved level 5+ and 9% level 6
100% achieved level 4 and above in Reading. Over 80% of which achieved a level 5.
100% achieved level 4 and above in Mathematics. 55% achieved level 5+ of which 9% achieved level 6 .
Class Structure from September 2014
Please see our class structure below for September.
We would like to welcome Mrs Broadbent to our team. She will be teaching in Class Three with Mrs Rudkin.
|Year group||Class teacher||Learning Support Assistant|
|Reception||Mrs Poole||Mrs Honour (Nursery Nurse)|
|Class One (Year One)||Mrs Langan||Mrs Thomas and Mrs Martin|
|Class Two (Year Two)||Mrs Course||Mrs Abusham|
|Class Three (Year Three)||Mrs Rudkin and Mrs Broadbent||Mrs Carline|
|Class Four (Year Four)||Mrs Ford||Mrs Sullivan and Mrs Abusham|
|Class Five (Year Five)||Mrs Hall||Mrs Perry|
|Class Six (Year Six)||Mrs Lipscomb||Mrs Martin|
|Mrs Berrett will be a non class based Learning Support Assistant|
Mr Powlesland will be leaving the roles of Deputy Headteacher release teacher and Pupil Premium teacher. Ms Crosby will take back these roles for September as she comes out of the classroom. We would like to thank Mr Powlesland for his support and hard work over the last two terms and look forward to seeing him next term as he resumes his supply teacher position.
We would like to welcome Carole Bunting as a Midday Assistant for the new Reception children for three days a week for the Autumn and Spring terms. Mrs Draper will be the Midday Assistant for the other two days.
Uttlesford: Clavering wins best village at Essex Village of the Year 2014 awards
On Tuesday 24th June Miss Allsop, Mrs Honour and three children from Reception class (Matilda, Ted and Evie) met the Chair of the Parish Council, Stephanie Gill and other members of the local community to talk to a panel of judges about how special the village of Clavering is and how we all work together. We only stayed for the beginning part of the presentation and talked about Forest School and how Mr Cooke provides the wonderful wood that the whole school visits on a regular basis. The children shared their Forest School books with the judges.
Last week we heard that Clavering had won the competition as the best village in Essex. Please follow the link below for more information –
On Friday 11th July, Class 2 held a fundraising cake and bookmark sale. They were inspired by the work of Giles Clark and Australia Zoo who campaign to support critically endangered tigers in Sumatra. Thanks to all the parents for your kind support, everyone who donated money, especially those who brought in their own pocket money! Thank you Caitlin for teaching us how to make origami bookmarks. We raised £75.00! Well done Class 2.
Year Two children visit Dame Bradburys for the day for PE
On Wednesday 9th July, two children from Year 2 went to Dame Bradbury’s School to take part in a day of sporting activities organised by Saffron Walden County High School. This is how William Crabb and Georgie Collett got on:
Well on Wednesday we went to a sports day at Dame Bradbury. We did Judo, Tennis, Cricket and Dance. At the beginning they gave us a t-shirt and we got to keep it. Georgie was in group 4 and William was in group 1. They gave us leaflets to see if we wanted to go to a club.
By Georgie and William
Year Five and Six visit the Houses of Parliament
Year 5 & 6 went to the Houses of Parliament recently and had a lovely day. They saw a procession into the House of Commons. After that we went into the main gallery and then the House of Lords where we saw the Queen’s throne. We then had a workshop where we split into groups made our own manifestos which we then presented and voted for our favourite. Fergus was voted Prime Minister!!
By Archie Camp Year 6
Tour de France
Councillor Ray Gooding, one of our governors, talked to Year 5 and 6 about the history of the Tour de France. The children thoroughly enjoyed the discussion and would like to thank him.
Thank you to all the parents that attended Tray Day which was a time to look at your child’s work in books and on display.
End of term Church Service
On 17th July, the whole school celebrated the end of the school year at Clavering Church. The theme was ‘Moving On’. It was a lovely service with contributions from many classes. Reception sang a ‘thank you’ song to their buddies. The Year 4 recorder group played beautifully and Year 6 did the readings. A special thank you to Freddie, Joshua and Will in Year 6 for their thoughtful and wonderful prayers – Well done!
Transition and farewells
Year 6 pupils who will be joining Newport Free Grammar and Saffron Walden County High School enjoyed induction day on Tuesday 8th July. Pre-school and Reception class have been sharing story time and lunchtimes as part of the transition process. Class swaps for the other children took place on Tuesday 15th July where pupils spent part of the morning with their new teachers.
Reception and Year 6 buddy outing to Jubilee Fields
Class 6 went to the park on Monday with their buddies. We walked with our buddies and then when we arrived had ice lollies! We then went on the zip wire and played football and other games. It was a great afternoon and a fantastic way to remember our buddies.
By Georgia and Olivia Year 6
Playleaders’ Celebration: Year 6 visit St Marks for the day
Class 6 met at 9.15 am on Wednesday at St Marks College for a fun day. The boys played football and the girls played other games. We then had a picnic lunch and then the staff organised fun things, knockout games and teamwork activities. At the end everyone got soaked by having a water fight!!! It was a brilliant day.
By Georgia and Olivia Year 6
Thank you to all the Parents, Staff and Pupils for filling out our annual questionnaires. We are in the process of collating and analysing the findings which, as before, will inform our School Improvement Plan for next year. We will share these with you next term.
Friends of Clavering
Even though we have an AGM early next term. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Emma Caton for her support and hard work leading the Friends of Clavering with Amanda Crabb this year and all the other members of the team for all their time and efforts. £9,000 has been raised over the year which has made and is making a huge difference to our school provision. We have already purchased ipads for the pupils. Thank you to all the parents that have supported the events throughout the year. We are extremely fortunate to have such an active and supportive team. We would like to say a special thank you to Emma Caton who has been an amazing Chair of the Friends of Clavering. She is leaving this role and the school at the end of term. The school gave Emma some flowers at the fete as a small token of our thanks and appreciation
Our Summer fete was a great success last week and the weather was kind to us despite the heavy rain during the morning. Thank you to all the parents and staff that ran stalls. A large number of people attended and were clearly having a great time and we raised £840.00.
Clubs and Swimming for the Autumn term
|Choir||Years 3 – 6||Tuesday 3.15 – 4pm (Hall) Starting 16th September|
|Recorders||Beginners||Tuesday lunchtime in Reception class|
|Recorders||Intermediate||Friday lunchtime in class 3|
|Football||Years 5 and 6 – Boys Tuesday – Girls Thursday||Tuesdays and Thursdays 3.15 – 4.15pmStarting week 8th September|
|Library||All year groups||Friday 3.15 pm – 4 pm|
|Bug Club||All year groups||Lunchtime in the library|
|Sports fitness club||Years 3 & 4 – first half termYears 1 & 2 – second half term||Wednesday 3.15 – 4.15pm10th September|
|Bedazzle Drama Club||All year groups||Monday 3.15-4.15 starting 8th September|
|Hockey||Year 5 and 6||Fridays 3.30 pm – 4.45 pm. Start Date TBC|
|Golf||Years 1 – 6||TBC|
Please note during the Autumn term Classes Two and Three will be going swimming on a Monday morning at Grange Paddocks. These will start on Monday 8th September.
Free School Meals
You can register your child for Free School Meals if you get any of these benefits:
- Income support
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
- You will not normally be eligible if you receive any amount of Working Tax Credit
Please provide this information when requested as schools use this money to help support your children within the school environment to achieve their full potential in education.
How to apply
- Go online to www.essex.gov.uk/educationawards
- Apply over the telephone or request an application form by calling 0845 603 2200
STAR OF THE WEEK
Week ending July 4th
Reception: Oliver Dyster – for his hard work and helping others
Year One: Millie Smith – for a super poem about a Quitzel!
Year Two: Georgie Collett – for organising and looking after her team at the Key
Stage One athletics
Year Three: Max Sanderson – for being a really good and caring friend.
Year Four: Sophie Hartley – for her amazing wildlife discoveries at Forest School.
Year Five: All of year 5 for an excellent week at St Marks last week.
Year Six: Archie Camp – for being a reliable and brilliant helper at Sports Day
Week ending July 10th School Fete so no assembly
‘IT DIDN’T GO UNNOTICED’ AWARD (fortnightly) –
18.7.14 Katie Benbow for looking for opportunities to help other people.
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.
Winners: Year Two
Week beginning –
12.5.14 Year Two and Year Four
19.5.14 Year Two
2.6.14 Year Five
9.6.14 Year Four
16.6.14 Year One
23.6.14 Year Three
7.7.14 Year Five
14.7.14 Year Two
For children who have achieved their personal best:
Oliver Dyster – for a fabulous picture on Colour Magic
Harry Hood – for excellent ‘doubling’
Sebastian Siemsen – for sharing fascinating facts and asking interesting questions about wild animals
Sam Macfadyen – for sharing fascinating facts and asking interesting questions about wild animals
Petra Joseph – for a carefully produced oil pastel animal print
Ruairi Dillon – for a carefully produced oil pastel animal print
Amelia Ferreira-Hartley – for much improved focus on detail and presentation
James Piggott – for the huge amount of progress across the year and a really positive attitude to his learning
Charlotte Green – for her interest in, and understanding of, teeth and the human skeleton
Franziska Evers – for her interest in, and understanding of, teeth and the human skeleton
Daniel Lee – for the big improvement in his handwriting and his brilliant story in ‘Big Writing’
Teija Lawrence – for improvement in the structure of her writing
Ben Wilkinson – for his excellent effort, progress and achievement over the course of the year.
Georgia Spicer – for her positive approach, bringing energy and enthusiasm into all that she does.
Archie Camp – for being an excellent role model and being consistently reliable and responsible throughout.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
18th July End of term 3.15pm
3rd September INSET DAY – school closed for staff training
4th September Autumn term begins
We are now able to order jumpers and cardigans from Tesco. Please log on to tesco.com/ues and follow instructions.
Other items of uniform are available from the supplier below.
How to order:
Our supplier is called Saffron Apparel and samples are available in the office if you would like to view the items before ordering. Ordering can either be over the phone, via email, fax or by post with an order form (the office have forms). The company is in the process of setting up a school ordering website for Clavering, which should be operational by the summer holidays. Alternatively you can visit the shop in Wendens Ambo.
Address: Saffron Apparel Ltd, Ward Unit 2, Bearwalden Business Park, Royston Road, Wendens Ambo, Saffron Walden. CB11 4JX
Telephone: 01799 542142
Fax: 01799 543661
If you have any questions at any time then please feel free to make an appointment.
Have a restful and fun packed summer!