FORTNIGHTLY NEWSLETTER: ISSUE 9
Sports Hall Athletics
The Year 5 and 6 indoor athletics team entered our family tournament at Joyce Franklyn School on Wednesday afternoon. They competed extremely well against 6 other schools in both the track and field events. Their team work and support for one another was particularly noteworthy and, as always, they represented the school very well.
They are very proud to have come away as winners and will go on to compete in the district finals next week at Forest Hall School.
Our Parent Forum met last week. We were joined by Sally Gilder and Linda Docking, our Catering and Deputy Catering Managers. Sally and Linda explained the constraints that the new Food Standards impose on our menus. We discussed pupil preference and our meetings with the Local Authority Catering Adviser where we have looked into possible changes.
At the meeting we also discussed our approaching Professional Week (2nd – 6th March) and our request for parent volunteers and local community representatives to come and talk to the children about their professions for about 30 minutes.
If you are interested then please contact your Parent Forum representative, the school office or Jane Chetcuti, whom is kindly coordinating the event.
Please see attached our Spring Term menu with a few slight amendments.
The menu, as you are aware, had to be redesigned at the end of last term in order to comply with the Mandatory Food-Based Standards as well as the legal requirements for food allergens.
Food Standards were introduced to help children develop healthy eating habits and ensure that they get the energy and nutrition they need across the whole school day and week.
The standards are quite restrictive as any changes can affect the balance for the whole week as well as the day.
If there are any queries regarding food allergens, please feel free to contact me via the school office. Sally Gilder, Catering Manager
In the event of severe weather conditions and possible school closure a notice will be placed on the school website.
This year BBC Essex and Heart FM will not be announcing or publicising via websites. Parents will be notified via our new school website or the Essex County Council on the ‘Emergency School Closures’ page: http://www.essex.gov.uk/Education-Schools/Schools/Dates/Pages/Emergency-School-Closures.aspx.
Please note that when the school is open in bad weather a path will be cleared to enable you to gain access to the school but care does still need to be taken.
It’s getting to that time of year again – if you would like to volunteer your services to help Mr Docking to clear the school grounds in the event of snow, please let the office know so that we can compile a list of names. We are very grateful for any offers of help, so that school can, where possible, remain open.
School starts at 8.50 a.m.
We have noticed several children that are consistently arriving late for school – ‘late’ is defined by not being within the school gates by 8.50 a.m.
Please make every effort to be at school on time and if you know that your journey will be disrupted by road works, do allow time for this. Thank you.
STAR OF THE WEEK
Week ending January 16th
Reception: Ted Betts – fantastic modelling, really thinking carefully about what he made
Year One: Jamie Donoghue – excellent concentration and fantastic work all week
Year Two: Millie Smith – writing some wonderful similes in Literacy
Year Three: Amelie Windsor – her thoughtful range of questions to put to Mother Teresa
Year Four: Ellie Wilkinson – strong and rhythmical street dance moves
Year Five: Edan Anderson-Patmore – including personification in his free poetry
Year Six: Harry Chalk – for excellent report writing in Literacy
Week ending January 23rd
Reception: Alice Elphick – for brilliant number work
Year One: Rebecca Langton – super concentration and feeling very proud of her work
Year Two: Teddy Dore – his brilliant addition and subtraction work in maths
Year Three: Grace Livesey – being a caring and helpful member of class and always following our class code
Year Four: Isaac Bamford – writing clear explanation texts
Year Five: Beth Parker – for her fantastic short story
Year Six: Lawrence Aggarwal – excellent persuasive writing
100% Attendance Awards for Autumn Term 2014
Please note that illness or medical appointments during school time are not classed as attendance. School trips, visits and sporting events are. Well done to:
Harrison Bakali, Elizabeth Balaam, Ted Betts, Alice Elphick, James Fuller, George Johnson, Tyrell Jones, Rafferty Joseph, Isla Lawton, Olly O’Hara, Joshua Philpott, Aiden Prizeman, Edward Rotheram, Amber Shaw, Harry Smith
Cameron Bower, Caitlin Crabb, Harry Hood, Niamh O’Keeffe, Abigail , Louis Russell, Martha Slade
Hamish Anderson, Finley Anderson-Patmore, Bella Birch, Rose Denyer, Summer Hilton-Keech, Oscar Kellett, Freddie Lawton, Rachel Owen, Keira Shaw, Hannah Smith, Millie Smith, Phoebe Windsor
Maddie Bunce, Harry Clark, Georgie Collett, William Crabb, Megan Elliston, Petra Joseph, Patrick Neagu, Amelie Windsor
Alexander Baker, Millie Denyer, Samuel Elliston, Molly Hood, Charlie La Roche, George Macfadyen, Emer O’Keeffe, Ellie Wilkinson
Edan Anderson-Patmore, Heidi Buckley, Holly Buckley, Megan Carter, Alice Donker, William Downham, James Fanthorpe, Sophie Hartley, Tabitha Joseph, Thomas Livesey, Hannah Moloney, Rafaella Phipps
Lawrence Aggarwal, Jessica Barker, Joseph Berrett, Daisy Collett, George Coy, Amelia Donker, Maddie Dudley-Scales, Teija Lawrence, Max West
IT DIDN’T GO UNNOTICED AWARD
30.1.15 Lucy Carter for helping the MDAs and the Playleaders in the playground
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 –
5.1.15 Year 5
12.1.15 Year 6
19.1.15 Year 4
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
February 5th School Disco
February 6th Sharing Assembly – an invitation for Class 6 parents 2.45pm start
February 6th School Council ‘Pay to Play’ am, for the pupils
February 16th – 20th Half Term
March 2nd – 6th Professional Week
March 4th Parent Consultations 3.30 – 5.30 pm
March 5th Parent Consultations 5 – 7pm
March 7th Friends of Clavering Quiz Night
March 10th Friends of Clavering ‘Bag to School’
March 13th Sharing Assembly – an invitation for Class 3 parents 2.45pm start
March 17th Tray Day
March 23rd School Council Spring Fayre to raise money for Juliana, for the pupils
March 26th Church Service
March 26th Friends of Clavering Easter Fayre
March 27th Friends of Clavering Easter Egg Hunt
January 14th Swimming Gala for KS2
January 19th Year 6 Talent Camp Trials
January 28th Sports Hall Athletics
February 11th Tag Rugby Years 5 and 6
February 23rd Open Cross Country Run KS2
February 25th Hockey Tournament
March 11th High 5 Netball
March 16th Open Cross Country Run KS2
March 25th KS1 Dance Festival
Please remember to park sensibly and be mindful of the restrictions. A few cars have been seen parking on the yellow lines. The Community Police are monitoring the situation and can get sent photographs of illegally parked vehicles.
If you have any questions at any time then please feel free to make an appointment.