Headteacher Newsletter: Issue 9 22.1.16
Swimming Gala years 3,4,5 and 6
On Wednesday 13th January 33 children from key stage 2 took part in a swimming gala at Lord Butler swimming pool. The children, eight from each year group, swam either breast stroke, front crawl, back stroke or butterfly. The competition finished with all the children competing in both a medley and free-style relay. The children swam incredibly well and were very well behaved.
Thank you to Mrs. Townsend, Mrs. Buckley and Mrs. Harris for their help at the gala.
Sports Hall Athletics
On Wednesday 20th January Classes 5 and 6 went to sports hall athletics. First we did the field events. There was a vast range of field events, like chest push, triple jump, long jump and javelin. All participants did exceptionally well, especially Clavering. We then did the track events. We started with the obstacle races followed by many relays. We won every track event and then it was time for the results – Clavering came second, just four points behind the winners. We had a great afternoon and are very proud of our results.
We’re counting down to Number Day 2016!
We are pleased to be supporting the NSPCC by taking part in their Number Day on Friday 5th February 2016. On this day, children will be taking part in fun Maths based challenges within their classroom and we invite them to come to school following the theme, Dress up for Digits, by wearing clothing with a number on it (i.e. sports shirt or hat) or dressing up as something connected to numbers, such as a playing card!
To help raise money for the NSPCC, we are asking for a suggested donation of £1, which the NSPCC propose to use to fund their vital services such as ChildLine.
CyberSense is a new E-safety app designed to help parents talk about e-safety issues with their children to ensure that they make smart choices to stay safe online. Aimed at children aged between 8-10 it will help them think about what they would do if they were faced with different situations online; from cyberbullying to sharing content with someone they don’t know.
If the link above doesn’t work please try
In the interest of safety, as well as appearance, pupils should wear suitable footwear for school. Shoes should fasten securely and be plain black and low heeled with enclosed toes. Boots, sandals, sling backs and trainers are not appropriate for school. Trainers can be worn for PE.
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 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.
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.
STAR OF THE WEEK
Week ending January 8th
Reception William Carter – for brilliant handwriting
Year One Max Melville – for super independent work and for being a kind friend
Year Two Lucy Carter – for writing a super story
Year Three Teddy Dore – for a really good understanding of place value, multiplying and dividing by ten
Year Four Charlie Cooper – for using mental maths skills when adding and subtracting to and from 4-digit numbers
Year Five Charlie La Roche – for his excellent recount of his Christmas holiday
Year Six Edan Anderson Patmore – for excellent writing of a recount
Week ending January 15th
Reception Tommy Crabb – for brilliant shape work all week
Year One India Casson – for concentrating and taking great pride in her work
Year Two Freddie Hill – for setting a super example to others by concentrating and listening carefully
Year Three Andrew Mitchell – for always working very hard and for making great progress in his learning
Year Four William Forster – for his improved hand control when sketching in Art
Year Five Emily Berglund – for her excellent guide to Stonehenge
Year Six Charlotte Smith – for her excellent style of report writing
100% ATTENDANCE AWARDS FOR AUTUMN TERM 2015
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:
James Elphick, Alex , Oskar Phipps, Tyler Risk, Joshua Windsor, Micah Windsor
Elizabeth Balaam, Ted Betts, India Casson, Rosie Cooper, Alice Elphick, Darragh Free, James Fuller, George Johnson, Rafferty Joseph, Isla Lawton, Joshua Philpott, Aiden Prizeman, Harry Smith
Cameron Bower, Agatha Donker, Timothey Kacar, Rebecca Langton, Daniel Liddle, Abigail , Louis Russell
Bella Birch, Rose Denyer, Maya Parker, Felix Phipps, Grace Wardle
Isabella Budden, Maddie Bunce, Georgie Collett, William Crabb, Annie Donker, Megan Elliston, Patrick Neagu, Molly Pemberton, Sam Prentice, Edward Sowter, Mazie Wicks, Amelie Windsor
Harrison Bower, Millie Denyer, Emer O’Keeffe, Ellie Wilkinson
Alice Donker, Tabitha Joseph, Hannah Moloney, Beth Parker
‘IT DIDN’T GO UNNOTICED’ AWARD
Year 2: Scarlett, Cameron, Lucy, Olly, Freddie, Jamie, Jude, Bobby, Tom for helping the Midday Assistants and Playleaders
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
29th January Friends of Clavering Burns Night
11th February Friends of Clavering Film Night (no football club that night)
15th – 19th February Half Term
4th March Sharing Assembly – Class 1 parents invited to attend 2.45pm
5th March Friends of Clavering Quiz Night
11th March Sharing Assembly – Class 5 parents invited to attend 2.45pm
15th March Parent Consultations 5 – 7pm
16th March Parent Consultations 3.30 – 5.30pm
21st March Tray Day 3.15 – 4.15pm
21st March School Council Spring Fair for the pupils
24th March Friends of Clavering Easter Egg Hunt
24th March End of Term (Thursday)
11th April INSET Day – school closed to pupils
12th April Summer Term begins
24th April Friends of Clavering – The Clavering Ramble
18th January Year 6 Talent Camp (selected year 6)
20th January Family Schools Sports Hall Athletics 1
22nd January Hockey Match RA Butler v Clavering
4th February Partnership Schools Sports Hall Athletics 2
5th February Hockey Match Clavering v Stansted St Marys
10th February Tag Rugby selected Years 5 and 6
24th February Hockey
4th March Tag Rugby Finals (if qualify)
4th March Hockey Match Clavering v Bentfield
Hockey Match Clavering v Henham and Ugley
18th March Hockey Match Clavering v Friends
Hockey Match Clavering v Debden
23rd March KS1 Dance Festival Years R, 1 and 2
- Please ensure children bring in coats now that the weather is getting colder. Also please ensure that all items of clothing are clearly labelled with your child’s name.
- Please remember do NOT park at the shop for school events (eg class assemblies, school plays, Tray Day and Sports Day) only for drop off and pick up. The Fox and Hounds are more than happy to accommodate parking at all times. Parking at the shop prevents customers from accessing the shop.
- Please could all uniform be named as the lost property for this term with unnamed items is growing already! There was a large amount of uniform, unnamed, that had to be recycled at the end of last term.
- Healthy and Safety notice regarding the wearing of earrings during PE
We have been informed by Essex that The Primary Code states that all jewellery is to be removed for PE lessons and taping over earrings is not allowed. This means that if pupils cannot take their earrings out they will have to sit out of PE until a time that they can be removed. Schools have to comply with this guidance.
If your child is about to have their ears pierced it is advisable for it to take place over the summer so that the earrings can be removed for PE ready for the start of the Autumn term.
If you have any questions at any time then please feel free to make an appointment.
Have a good weekend