Headteacher Newsletter: Issue 10
FORTNIGHTLY NEWSLETTER: ISSUE 10
Classes visit Saffron Walden Museum
To support their topic on the Normans, Class 3 and Class 4 visited Saffron Walden Museum on Monday February 9th. Led by the education officer, the children had the opportunity to handle and discuss Norman artefacts and also explore the galleries to complete an Invaders and Settlers quiz sheet. An object treasure hunt was completed with enthusiasm and children had time to sketch the objects that took their interest.
Before leaving, the children looked closely at the ruins of the Norman castle in the museum grounds and were helped to visualise the impressive structure it once was.
Thanks go to the adults who accompanied the children on this enjoyable and educational day.
School Council ‘Pay to Play’
Pay to Play – The school Council organised a ‘Pay to play’ on Friday the 6th February to raise money to buy games and equipment to be used at lunchtime on the decking. Thank you for all your donations we raised £132.50 and a special thank you to those of you who also donated games to be used by the children.
Sports Hall Athletics – Round 2 by George Oakes and Elliot Wood
After dominating the first round of indoor athletics, Clavering managed to get through to represent the Newport Family in the second round. The event took place at Forest Hall School. We were against R.A.B, Henham and Ugley, Dame Bradbury’s and Dunmow St. Marys.
The field events were first, Clavering had many good results from the strong competitors. They managed to maintain a medal winning position. When the field events finished, the athletes took to the track. The first event was obstacle where the boys came 3rd and girls 2nd. Then many running races began with good results and a memorable first place for the girls six lap parlauf and 4×1 boys team.
The whole team did really well and have done their school proud by coming third (a school record).
Hockey Team Win!
On Friday 6th February, Clavering played their first Hockey match of the season against Henham and Ugley.
The team were a little nervous about playing their first match, but quickly found their feet. They played extremely well with Jessica and Thomas defending alongside Joseph, the goal keeper, whilst George, Daisy, Heidi, Tabitha and Lawrence were constantly on the attack. There was a minor setback when Tabitha was injured, so after a quick substitution Hollie quickly took position. At half time the score remained 0-0.
In the second part of the match the attackers continued to invade their opponent’s space and eventually their efforts were rewarded when George Oakes scored a magnificent goal. Henham and Ugley tried to make the score even, but fortunately their shot was saved by Joseph, just before the final whistle.
A very happy team celebrated the 1-0 final score. Well done.
Congratulations to George, Daisy, Jessica, Tabitha, Hollie, Heidi, Lawrence, Thomas and Joseph!
A Team Report by Jack Wilson, Max West and Joseph Berrett
We arrived at J.F.A.N. and started our first match against Farnham with George Oakes as a substitute. Soon after, Sophie came off and George came on. In the end we won 12-0.
In the second game we played Chrishall with Max as a substitute. After that Teija came off and Max went on. When the game finished the score was 5-1 to us.
After that we went to play Debden in our third match. Our first sub was Elliot and we lost 6-5. They scored in the last minute. Our second sub was Teija.
In the fourth game we played Elsenham with Ziggy as a substitute. After that Maddie went off and Ziggy went on. The end score was 5-4 to us. We got the results and the Clavering A team were in the finals. In the first half we played against Debden again. Sophie got injured and Teija as substitute came on for Sophie. In the last minute of the second half the score was 5-5. The Debden player ran to the try line and scored. We lost the match but we did at least come second in the competition. We love our medals and are looking forward to going on to play at Henham in March.
B Team Report by Thomas Berrett and George Coy
The sun was not shining but it did not rain. In our first match we played Chrishall and Rickling. We won 4 tries to 3. In our fourth and final match we all played really well against Wimbish and we won 4:2 with a few very important tries throughout the whole match.
The Friends of Clavering Valentine School disco
The children thoroughly enjoyed the disco last week organised by the Friends of Clavering for Valentine’s day. Thank you to Amanda Crabb, Rachel Betts and all the parents that supported the event.
Dinner Money Statements
The Parent Forum has requested that the school issues a dinner money statement at the end of each term. A statement will therefore be issued on the 27th March.
INSET days 2015 – 2016
The INSET days for the next academic year have now been agreed and approved. There are five in total. These are days set aside for staff training and are non-pupil days –
Thursday 3rd September 2015
Friday 4th September 2015
Friday 23rd October 2015
Monday 11th April 2016
Monday 6th June 2016
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 30th
Reception: Barney Macfadyen – for taking such care with his work.
Year One: Mia Sundler – for encouraging the class to write fabulous Bear Hunt stories
Year Two: Lily Betts – for working very hard to write a fabulous traditional story
Year Three: Charlie Cooper – for making a super effort with his presentation this week
Year Four: Imogen Kocher – for writing descriptive Haikus and continuing her learning at home
Year Five: Alice Donker – for her greatly improved mental maths
Year Six: Thomas Berrett- for his excellent problem solving skills in maths
Week ending February 6th
Reception: Rosie McNaughton – for a brilliant map for the Jolly Postman with lots of detail
Year One: Agatha Donker – for super problem solving in finding half of a shape … by folding
Year Two: Felix Phipps – for his great attitude towards all school work, especially his times tables
Year Three: Isabella Budden – for her wonderful detailed description of a Norman Castle
Year Four: James Langbridge – for his confident and informative talk to the class
Year Five: Luke Townsend – for his excellent project on the River Stort
Year Six: Adam Pointer – for a beautifully written flashback narrative of The Piano
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
26.1.15 Year 1
9.2.15 Year 2
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
February 16th – 20th Half Term
March 2nd – 6th Professional Week
March 4th Parent Consultations 5 – 7pm
March 5th Parent Consultations 3.30 – 5.30 pm
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
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.