Headteacher Newsletter: Issue 14
FORTNIGHTLY NEWSLETTER: ISSUE 14
I hope you all had an enjoyable and restful Easter.
We would like to welcome Darragh Free to Reception class and the family to the school.
I am sorry to inform you that Mrs Poole will be taking early retirement at the end of this academic year. I know that this has not been an easy decision for her to make as she has been at the school for 20 years. She has been a much-valued member of staff and I know that she will be truly missed by us all. We wish her well for her future and hope she stays in touch with us – especially as a supply teacher!!
The classes for next year have not been agreed or finalised as yet but we did appoint a new member to the team last week. Mrs Belinda Shoard will be joining us from September. We are looking forward to her joining our staff. Mrs Lipscomb will be joining our Senior Leadership Team.
Governors and school staff are keen for parents to contribute to the OFSTED Parent View site which was communicated last year.
Parent View is a hugely important tool that plays a significant role in feedback for the school when it comes to the time of an OFSTED inspection. Inspectors take a significant amount of time to read this feedback alongside other inspection criteria, in order to make a judgement and rating.
The system is updated each academic year and as last year, we are working hard to encourage parents to give their views and feedback on Parent View (in parallel to the annual paper questionnaires). Our request is simple and as a governing body we would be very grateful if you could take a few minutes of your time to register and complete the 12 questions that are available to you for feedback.
To complete the short questionnaire please visit:
You simply need an email address and a password to register under the ‘Give Your Views’ page. Once your login has been activated, it only takes a few minutes to choose answers to 12 short questions about the school, such as how well we deal with bullying, the quality of teaching, whether the level of homework given to your child is appropriate, and whether you would recommend the school to other parents.
If you do not have a computer or an email address or if you would like help to use Parent View, please come into school and ask at reception.
With sincere thanks for your time and effort in helping us towards a successful inspection!
Sharing Assemblies – an invitation!
We would like to invite our parents to attend one of your child’s Sharing Assemblies. The assemblies take place in the hall on a Friday afternoon and start at 2.45pm. Listed below are dates when your child’s class will be taking part in a Sharing Assembly. Please join us on this date:
Class 5 14th November
Class 2 21st November
Class 3 13th March
Class 6 6th February
Class Reception 26th June
Class 1 8th May
Class 4 12th June
Football Match Against Henham Primary School
Thursday 16th April saw a great match between two undefeated teams. The match started extremely well, Henham kicked off, Clavering tackled the ball and ran through the field passing to Ziggy who shot and scored.
About five minutes later, unfortunately, a Henham striker was able to power one over the Clavering goalie, George Oakes. This was followed by a cross from the left and was scored again by the Henham striker. This knocked our boys confidence.
In the second half Clavering came out fighting. A goal by Jack Day made the score 2.2. Many attempts were made by Joseph and Elliot but unfortunately were saved by the Henham keeper. In the last few minutes of the game, Levi Draper took a shot from outside the box and scored. Henham tried to get a goal back but the goalie, George didn’t let any pass.
The final score was 3.2 to Clavering – This meant we have won 5 games in a row!!!
By George Oakes Year 6
At last the sunny weather has arrived! Please can you ensure that on sunny days your child brings a hat to wear at breaktimes and lunchtimes. Wide-brimmed or legionnaires hats, which have a cloth attached on the back to give additional protection to the neck, are perfectly acceptable. Sunglasses are not allowed and sun lotion (long lasting waterproof sunscreen with a high protection factor and high UVA protection) should be applied just before the children come to school. This should last until after school and overcomes the need for pupils to bring in lotion.
Home Time Arrangements
Please could we remind you that if anyone other than a parent is picking up your child at the end of the day (this includes relatives) to please notify the office and class teacher via letter, phone call, email or gate book.
We will also assume all children registered for the bus will be taking the bus each evening unless we hear via email, phone or through the gate book that morning that this is not the case.
Oliver’s Lodge have their own register which we follow and if this differs to the information that we have been given we will call the relevant parents.
New School Summer Menu
Please note our new menu started this week. A copy was circulated with the last Fortnightly Newsletter and is on the school website.
Friends of Clavering dates
21st May Movie night 3.15pm in school hall. Children may go straight to the film from the end of the school day. More information to follow (change of date)
5th June Fun Run (within school time)
1st July Bag2School
10th July Fete at 3.15pm
18th July Barn Dance
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 April 17th
Reception: Amber Shaw – for working really hard to improve her writing
Year One: Ted Davidson – for being a kind and understanding friend
Year Two: Finlay Anderson – Patmore – for being a brilliant scientist.
Year Three: Thomas Dyster – for super independent letter writing
Year Four: Molly Hill – for showing a good improvement in her focus and listening skills
Year Five: Martha Collett – for her entertaining recount of her Easter holiday in Italy
Year Six: George Oakes – for excellent html web page design (and great goal keeping!)
Week ending April 24th
Reception: India Casson – for fabulous concentration and super movements in P.E
Year One: Tilly Westoby – for writing a super sentence using rhyming words
Year Two: Eva Sanderson – for noticing that you can only halve and quarter even numbers
Year Three: Sam Prentice – for working hard to use connectives in his writing across the curriculum
Year Four: James Luxton – for being an attentive and kind partner during shared reading
Year Five: Chloe Davies – for a more positive approach to her French
Year Six: Daisy Collett – for being brave and challenging herself in maths and opting for the trickiest challenges and succeeding.
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.
20.4.15 Year Two
27.4.15 Year Three
THE IT DIDN’T GO UNNOTICED AWARD
Reception Class for helping the Midday Assistants and Playleaders tidy
away the play equipment
A special award to Ted Rotheram in Reception class for getting the most ‘Good News’ post it notes for helping the Midday Assistants and Playleaders
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
4th May BANK HOLIDAY
8th May Sharing Assembly – an invitation for Class 1 parents 2.45pm
11th – 15th May SATs week for Year 6
18th – 22nd May SATs for years 3, 4 and 5
19th May Classes 3 & 4 to Pelham Grid
20th May Rounders Year 6, 9.30-11.30 JFAN
21st May Film Night change of date
22nd May Break up for half term
1st June Return to school after half term
1st June Money Week
3rd June Residential meetings for parents year 5 2.45pm
Kwik Cricket, Boys 9.30-1 Girls 1-3 SW Cricket Club
5th June Fun Run
12th June Induction morning for new Reception Parents
12th June Sharing Assembly – an invitation for Class 4 parents 2.45pm
11th June Maths evening for Parents
15th June Crucial Crew for Year 6
15th June Magna Carta
15th June Phonics Week Years 1 and 2
16th June Classes 3 & 4 to Kentwell Hall
16th June Classes R, 1 and 2 to Southend Sealife Centre
19th June Class photographs
21st – 24th June Year 6 residential to Kingswood
24th – 26th June Year 5 residential to St. Marks
26th June Sharing Assembly – an invitation for Class Reception parents 2.45pm
1st July KS1 Athletics 9.30-11, JFAN Years R, 1, 2
1st July Friends of Clavering Bag2School
3rd July Extended Tray Day 3.15 – 4.30pm
3rd and 6th July Induction days for Year 6 children transferring to Saffron Walden County
6th July Induction day for Year 6 children transferring to Joyce Frankland
9th July Sports Day
10th July Year 2 Talent Camp 2 children from Year 2
10th July School Fete
16th July 9.30am Church Service
Year 6 Leavers’ Assembly 1.45pm
17th July ‘Class Swap’ (11 – 12)
18th July Friends of Clavering Barn Dance
21st July Break up for the summer 3.15 pm
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.
Dogs are not allowed on school premises
Please can we remind you that, in order to comply with the Local Authority regulations, dogs are not allowed on the school premises unless they are a guide dog.
Please may we remind you that children are not to wear makeup, nail varnish or jewellery (including earrings) for school.
If you have any questions at any time then please feel free to make an appointment.
Have a good weekend