Headteacher Newsletter: Issue 12
FORTNIGHTLY NEWSLETTER: ISSUE 12
Years 5 and 6 visit to Daws Hall
Year 5 and 6 enjoyed a very hands on (and wellies in) field study day at Daws Hall Study Centre on Wednesday this week. They improved their map reading and compass skills in following the course of the river and its tributaries through the valley. They observed evidence of erosion and deposition along the river and were also able to measure the flow, temperature, depth, width and level of pollutants in the River Stour, comparing this data with readings and samples taken from the brook which fed into the main river. Staff at the centre were impressed by the children’s prior knowledge and their work at school and their keen questioning. The practical work at the centre has certainly been a valuable experience in furthering that understanding and enriching the curriculum. Thank you to the parents who came along with us and helped out on the day.
Red Nose Day
On Friday 13th March everyone including some of the teachers, made their “faces funny for money” to raise money for Comic Relief. There was a prize of a red nose water bottle for the funniest face in each class given out at assembly. Thank you everyone who took part. We have raised £210 so far. On Monday it is our annual Spring Fair to raise money to continue to sponsor Juliana in Ghana. Any extra money raised will also go to Comic Relief.
World Book Day – 5th March
Clavering School marked this special day with a competition to design a Book Token. The entries were very creative and it was really difficult to choose the winners. The winner from each class received a book token prize to spend on a book of their choice. Well done to all of them.
Reception Class Charlie Birch
Class 1 Matilda Course
Class 2 Sam Macfayden
Class 3 Amelie Windsor
Class 4 Imogen Kocher
Class 5 Hannah Moloney
Class 6 Georgia Carter
All children have been given their free £1 Book Token.
Marie Curie Cake Sale
During the spring term Reception Class have been taking part in the Marie Curie Cancer Care Little Pots of Care fundraising project. This involved planting and caring for daffodil bulbs that have now flowered and collecting sponsor money for growing the daffodils. To celebrate the bulbs flowering, the children baked and decorated 200 fairy cakes to sell to the rest of the school. There is still some sponsor money to collect but at the time of writing over £300 has been raised. Thank you to everyone who has supported this very good cause.
Thank you to all the parents that attended Tray Day. We hope you enjoyed looking at the children’s work.
Please can we ask you to try and keep to the date put aside for Tray Day, which is communicated at the beginning of term, as it is an important time for you to view your child’s work in books and on display with your child with their teacher present. We have had a large number of parents this week asking for alternative dates and I am afraid we cannot accommodate these requests unless it is an exceptional circumstance due to other school commitments.
Friends of Clavering
The Friends of Clavering organised an extremely successful Quiz Night on Saturday 7th March which raised £1561.90 for the school. Thank you so much to all the parents, staff and governors who attended. A big thank you to Mandy Honour for writing the quiz and Grant Anderson for being Quiz Master for the first time! A special thank you to Amanda Crabb and Rachel Betts and the Friends of Clavering team for all their hard work and time put into organising the event.
Football Reports – Year 6
Clavering v Chrishall
The date was the 12th of March and Clavering were away at Chrishall. Both teams started very well. Chrishall looked to be the better team in the first few minutes. However, we started warming up and playing better football. We had a lot of chances on the attack in the first half but the score was still 0-0.
In the first few minutes into the second half we scored a goal by Elliot Wood as the ball hit the post and went in. Chrishall made a lot of subs which helped them through the game. Chrishall were hitting a lot of shots and George Oakes made some great saves in goal. The next goal came from a throw in. Elliot threw it into the box and the ball hit a Chrishall player and rebounded into the goal. It was a lucky goal but yet still a goal. Max also sent a wild clearance into the face of the opposition’s goal and nearly scored from behind the half way line.
The game finished as 2-0 to Clavering and it was a close game. The Chrishall team were being very good sportsmen and we enjoyed the banquet of food afterwards (cake, crisps, biscuits and sandwiches).
By Max, Joseph and Elliot
Clavering v Manuden
The Clavering team played again Manuden on the 19th of March, Thursday. Both teams started off well and the first half was close. Both teams had even chances and the game started off close. No goals were scored in the first half but they were all worn out.
The second half started off well by Levi Draper running the pitch and scoring straight after kick off. This knocked the team’s confidence up. Soon after Joseph Berrett dribbled past the Manuden defence and slotted the ball past the goalie. By then Manuden were panicking but still able to take a few shots on goal. Clavering goalie – George Oakes, was not phased though, saving them all.
In the last ten minutes goals were scored by Levi and Joseph with Jack finishing the game in the last minute first before the whistle blew. The end score was 5-0 to Clavering and adding to their four game win streak!
By Max, George Oakes, Joseph and Thomas
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.
STAR OF THE WEEK
Week ending March 6th
Reception: Henry Wyatt – super enthusiasm for our topic on Space.
Year One: Matilda Course – for being a super friend and a great role model
Year Two: Grace Wardle – for asking brilliant questions during Professional Week.
Year Three: Petra Joseph – for lovely descriptive writing in Literacy
Year Four: Amelia Hartley – for making very good all round progress
Year Five: Hollie Buckley – for her excellent hockey skills
Year Six: Harry Chalk – for his excellent contributions in class
Week ending March 13th
Reception: Tyrell Jones- for being a brilliant leader at Forest School
Year One: Evie Fox – for a super use of “!” in both her reading and writing
Year Two: Phoebe Windsor – for making totals with coins in a very systematic way
Year Three: Georgie Collett – for her descriptive and engaging postcard from Carcassonne
Year Four: Alexander Baker – for his contributions to lessons, especially during Science
Year Five: Alice Forster – for the effort she is putting in to improving her Literacy
Year Six: Amelia Donker – for excellent work using and applying her understanding of angles
For children who have achieved their personal best:
Elizabeth Balaam – for her fantastic progress in independent writing
Ted Betts – for his fantastic progress in independent writing
Rebecca Langton – for the super improvement she has made in independent writing
Jamie Donoghue – for the super improvement she has made in independent writing
Albany Newton – for the brilliant paired ‘Rock and Roll’ dancing
Hamish Anderson – for the brilliant paired ‘Rock and Roll’ dancing
Amelie Windsor – for contributions in class and progress across the curriculum
Patrick Neagu – for his increased confidence in sharing ideas and his conscientious approach to improving his English skills
Harrision Bower – for using a photograph of a still life arrangement to create a pastel picture in the style of Cezanne
Ellie Wilkinson – for using a photograph of a still life arrangement to create a pastel picture in the style of Cezanne
Luke Townsend – for always acting on his ‘next steps’ to improve his Literacy
Heidi Buckley – for the extra effort she has put in to improving her Mathematics
Amelia Donker – for working with great care and attention in art, consistently producing work to a very high standard.
Sophie Eldrett – for excellent ideas during Guided Reading.
CLAVERING ART PRIZE
The Clavering Art prize is awarded each term to a representative from Early Years, Key Stage One, Lower Key Stage Two (Years 3 and 4) and Upper Key Stage Two (Years 5 and 6) in recognition of outstanding work in Art. The winning pieces are displayed in the entrance hall.
Spring Term 2015
Early Years Winner: Henry Wyatt
Key Stage One Winner: Evie Fox
Lower Key Stage Two Winner: Millie Collier
Upper Key Stage Two Winner: George Oakes
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
13.2.15 Year R
27.2.15 Year 3
2.3.15 Year 2
9.3.15 Year 5
16.3.15 Year 4
THE IT DIDN’T GO UNNOTICED AWARD
18.3.15 Hannah Smith for being a supportive and encouraging friend
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
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
April 13th INSET day (Non Pupil Day)
April 14th Term starts
March 25th KS1 Dance Festival
March 26th Cross Country Final – Southend
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.
We wish you a restful and happy Easter