Headteacher Newsletter: Issue 10 5.2.16
Reception visit Saffron Walden library
To support our topic about books, Reception Class visited Saffron Walden Library. We had an interesting session talking about what a library does and how the books are grouped. We enjoyed looking through the fiction books and even used our library cards to borrow a card. The children were brilliant! Thank you to our parent helpers who came too.
Class 2 walk
Year 2 walked around Clavering village on Thursday morning. The children were looking at different geographical features which they then marked on a map. The children enjoyed the walk despite the damp weather and many thanks to the parent helpers who walked with them.
On Friday the 22nd of January Clavering played a hockey match against RAB. We started off really well getting closer to the goal. RAB played really well and sadly scored a goal. But that didn’t stop us we carried on playing our best to win this match. We played our best through to half- time. Clavering school was a fantastic team including Heidi Buckley, Tabitha Joseph, Hollie Buckley, Martha Collet, Luke Townsend, William Downham, Izzy Palmer, Molly Hood, Emily Berglund, Millie Denyer, Amelia Hartley, Harrison Bower, Imogen Kocher and Saffron Frewin. They tried to score but Harrison saved it. We were so close to scoring but they swished it right down to the other end. We put up a fight but unfortunately they scored. We had about 10 more minutes left and we were trying our best but they scored again. The whistle went we had lost but we still held our heads high. We congratulated them and they congratulated us. The game was great but unfortunately we lost.
By Hollie, Heidi and Tabitha
INSET days 2016 – 2017
Thursday 1st September 2016
Friday 2nd September 2016
Friday 21st October 2016
Tuesday 18th April 2017
Monday 5th June 2017
Weekend GP appointments are now available across west Essex
A new Weekend GP Service is being trialled in Epping Forest, Harlow and Uttlesford which allows parents and children to access routine appointments on Saturdays and Sundays.
The NHS service is based out of five hubs across west Essex. Appointments are accessed through your own GP surgery for a booked appointment only and it is not a ‘walk-in service’.
Most GP practices in west Essex are taking bookings for the service, which is staffed by local GPs, healthcare assistants and nurses. You can book routine appointments, health checks and treatments. You can also ask for an appointment to discuss or manage long term health conditions such as asthma, diabetes and skin conditions.
To book appointment, simply contact your GP in the usual way or to find out more, please go to www.weekendgpservice.net
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 22nd
Reception Conor Matthews – for careful handwriting
Year One Harry Smith – for super listening and concentrating
Year Two Isabelle Down – for listening and always trying to do her best
Year Three Finley Anderson-Patmore – for his enthusiasm towards his volcano poetry writing
Year Four Georgie Collett – for her artistic choreography in Street Dance
Year Five Emer O’Keeffe – for the big improvement in her mental maths
Year Six Levi Draper – for excellent effort with writing, producing a very engaging report
Week ending January 29th
Reception Nathan Cowler – for being so kind and always sharing
Year One Rafferty Joseph – for super writing
Year Two Jude Dunn – for brilliant observations in Science
Year Three Albany Newton – for being a very kind and helpful member of the class
Year Four Maddie Bunce – for her French conversation
Year Five Ella Rixon – for the excellent presentation of her work
Year Six Alice Forster – for more confident contributions in class
‘IT DIDN’T GO UNNOTICED’ AWARD
Elizabeth Balaam, Harry Smith, Max Kellett, Henry Wyatt, Ted Betts, Milana Kacar, George Johnson and James Fuller – Class One. For helping the Playleaders and Midday Assistants.
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.
25.1.16 Year 6
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
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
11th March Sharing Assembly – Class 5 parents invited to attend 2.45pm
12th March Friends of Clavering Quiz Night
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