Headteacher Newsletter: Issue 11
FORTNIGHTLY NEWSLETTER: ISSUE 11
We would like to welcome three new pupils and their families to the school. Aiden Taylor and Caoimhe Kirkham who have joined Class Four and Roisin Kirkham who has joined Class Two.
We would like to welcome Angela Davies to our team as a relief Midday Assistant.
Clavering Primary School – Professional Week (2nd – 6th March 2015)
Parents and members of the local community visited classrooms at Clavering Primary School recently to share a taste of their professional life with pupils in the school. Children heard about a day in the life of an artist, a project manager in the energy business, a scientist, an Esso Manager/confectionary, a television producer and writer, a golf professional, a musician, a pilot, a fireman, an actor (from Waterloo Road), a television editor, European and world sailing champion, a journalist, a geoglogist, a lawyer, the shipping industry and a retired police officer.
Speakers described their daily routine and experiences to Reception to Year 6 classes, answering questions throughout their session.
We would like to thank all the parents and contacts that spoke to the children and Jane Chetcuti for organising the event.
Clavering played in a hockey tournament at Joyce Frankland Academy on Wednesday 25th February.
We first played Howe Green School and we lost 1-0. We then played St Mary’s who we beat quite easily the score being 3 – 0. Next was Chrishall, it was a very even game but Chrishall scored in the last minute making the final score 1- 0 to them.
Our last game was Bentfield and we were definitely the better team. We played very well as a team and beat them 1-0 at full time.
At the end a teacher from another school commented on the good sporting behaviour of our children. Well done.
By Maddie and Daisy Year 6
On Wednesday 4th March, some of the year 6 pupils played in the Uttlesford Tag Rugby finals at Howe Green School.
Their first match was against Newport Primary. It was a close match but Clavering prevailed. The final score was 6 – 5 to Clavering.
We then played Thaxed and we also beat them 6 -5 followed by the final team Howe Green School who beat us 7 – 4.
On the second round we played Felsted who beat us, then we played Elsenham who also beat us and our final game was against Debden who also won.
Some good tag rugby was played with excellent try scoring by several of the team. We were complimented on our good team spirit and brilliant behaviour. We then enjoyed the hospitality at the competition, including sausage rolls, marshmallows and haribos!!!! Well done Clavering.
By Max and Elliott Year 6
On Thursday after school Clavering Football team played St Mary’s of Stansted.
The game was 7 aside on a very boggy pitch! but the sun was shining.
The game started well and Elliot Wood soon scored a goal this was followed by St Mary’s scoring a goal. The play was very even although Clavering performed better with their experience and skill as a team. There was then another brilliant goal by Max West scored from a corner after the ball was deflected out to him. This made the half time score 2-1 to Clavering.
In the second half Elliot scored another goal almost immediately. This made the opposition more confident and some good football was played but Clavering still had the upper hand until almost the end when St Mary’s scored again. The final score was 3-2 to Clavering.
Matt the football coach was extremely proud and delighted with the team as they all played extremely well. St Mary’s voted a Man of the Match from clavering and chose Levi Draper, who was most definitely Man of the Match. Well done Levi. Clavering chose Joe from St Mary’s as their Man of the Match.
By Max and Joseph Year 6
Thank you to all the parents that attended Parent Consultations this week. We hope you found the sessions informative.
An opportunity to raise funds for Clavering Primary School when shopping online:
To raise funds for Clavering Primary School before shopping online –
• please click on www.easyfundraising.org.uk
• then click on Friends of Clavering Primary School.
Every purchase through many websites (including Amazon and John Lewis) raises a percentage for the school.
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.
STAR OF THE WEEK
Week ending February 13th
Reception: Max Melville – for brilliant writing of the ‘tricky’ words.
Year One: Kitty Crabb – for her beautiful playing of Hot Cross Buns on the xylophone
Year Two: Seraphina Harris – for her fantastic attitude to maths, especially learning her times tables
Year Three: Annie Donker – for super fluency and enthusiasm in reading
Year Four: Isobel Palmer – for her mature attitude and sensible approach to all aspects of life in school
Year Five: Rafaella Phipps – for always trying to do her best work with a smile
Year Six: Georgia Carter – for consistent effort and enthusiasm in all class activities
Week ending February 27th
Reception: Harrison Bakali – for working really hard to do his best and keep the Golden Rules
Year One: Scarlett Hilton Keech – for sharing a super understanding of who can keep her safe.
Year Two: Ben Spicer – for his great attitude to learning how to tell the time
Year Three: Megan Elliston – for her beautiful paisley design, inspired by our work on Hinduism
Year Four: Megan Logan – for her positive attitude to work, trying really hard to achieve targets.
Year Five: Hannah Moloney – for the good progress she has made in maths
Year Six: Jack Wilson – for excellent progress and achievement in maths
TH 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
13.2.15 Year R
27.2.15 Year 3
2.3.15 Year 2
THE IT DIDN’T GO UNNOTICED AWARD
2.3.15 Thomas Harris for being a good friend making someone smile when they were sad
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.
Sainsbury’s Active Kids vouchers
We are collecting the Active Kids vouchers from Sainsbury’s. If you shop in Sainsbury’s, we would be very grateful if your children could bring any vouchers into school.
If you have any questions at any time then please feel free to make an appointment.