Headteacher Newsletter: Issue 13 11.3.16
Well done to Beth Parker
Our congratulations go to Beth Parker in Y6 who participated in the recent Saffron Walden Music Festival, held at Saffron Hall. The Festival was divided into five sections; Piano, Brass, Woodwind, Vocal and Strings with a professional musician to act as adjudicator for each section. Beth performed Bourree by Handel on her cello, winning the Grades 3-4 String class. Beth was also chosen as the overall String section winner which led to her performing her solo in the Winner’s Concert in Saffron Hall with other section winners.
Beth played her winning piece beautifully during a school assembly and showed the children her certificate and medal from the Music Festival, awarded for her outstanding performance.
Class 3 visit the Forest
Year 3 enjoyed a lovely morning in the forest on Tuesday as a reward for bringing in the most healthy fruit snacks last term. It was wonderful to see the children working together to build shelters and make swings, oblivious to the cold and snow flurries. Many thanks to Seraphina’s and Grace’s mums for accompanying us – and in particular for the delicious home-made biscuits!
The Parent Forum met last week and were joined by Jayne Coy our Catering Manager who updated representatives on the latest school menus. Time was also spent discussing plans for our Hobby Week, which will take place next term. Representatives will be contacting parents seeking volunteers to visit the children and share an interest/Hobby/a place of interest. The format will be very similar to our previous successful Global and Professional Weeks.
Tag Rugby Final
On Friday the tag rugby team went to Carver Barracks to compete in the finals. On the first match we lost, but we are proud of our score. The next match we drew against Manuden it was very close. When we went on to our third match we got very competitive against Dame Bradbury’s. Sadly we lost. Unfortunately, we didn’t do very well in the first three matches so we got put in the bottom set. So when we lost we kept working harder and harder in every match.
Luckily, Clavering won the next three matches and we were very proud of ourselves. In the end we came 12 out of 16 out of the bigger schools.
By Heidi and Martha.
On Friday 4th March Clavering School hockey team played two consecutive matches on the Astroturf at Joyce Frankland Academy. The first match, played against Bentfield Primary School, was fast and furious, with Harrison scoring a goal within the first few minutes. The team played incredibly well, and were constantly on the attack. They went on to score 3 more goals, with the final score being
Clavering 4 Bentfield 0.
The next match, against Henham and Ugley, was more evenly matched, with the play being split eqully between both halves. Our defence played really well and Hollie, our goal keeper, stopped the opponent’s ball from scoring a goal on a couple of occasions. We had some good goal attempts, but the final score was 0-0.
Well done to the team for a fantastic sporting spirit. A special mention needs to be given to Hollie Buckley for agreeing to be goalie and to Georgie Collett for providing last minute essential equipment.
Football Matches against St Marys Primary School Stansted
Last Thursday Clavering Primary School boy’s football team played St Mary’s Primary School. They started well and scored in the first two minutes. Clavering had a couple of good chances but St Mary’s goal keeper was solid and saved all of our shots. Due to a lack of communication we were not told that the game was on astro-turf which possibly affected our game although everyone played really well. The final score was 1-0 to St Mary’s.
By James Fanthorpe and Luke Townsend
Friends of Clavering ‘Lucky Lotto”
Join the new clavering school Lucky Lotto!! £10 for the year, your lucky number will be entered into the monthly draw for 10 chances to win £20, £10 or £5! Congratulations to winners of February’s lotto; the Bullock family, the Crabb family and the Palmer family! Well done!
Entry forms still available from the school office, cheques made payable to ‘friends of clavering’
Thank you and good luck!
School starts at 8.50 a.m.
We have noticed several children that are consistently arriving late for school – ‘late’ is defined by not being within the school gates by 8.50 a.m.
Please make every effort to be at school on time and if you know that your journey will be disrupted by road works, do allow time for this. Thank you.
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 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.
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 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.
- 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.
- In the event of severe weather conditions and possible school closure a notice will be placed on the school website.
STAR OF THE WEEK
Week ending February 26th
Reception Tyler Risk – for his brilliant handwriting
Year One Alice Elphick – for super counting in 5’s and then challenging herself to count in 3’s
Year Two Matilda Course – for clever limerick writing using the correct rhythm and rhyme
Year Three Seraphina Harris – for showing great enthusiasm towards her maths work this week.
Year Four Molly Pemberton – for her super and conscientious approach to school activities
Year Five Amelia Hartley – for being a great ‘Astro Mathematician’
Year Six Jack Day – for effort, enthusiasm and positive attitude to all aspects of school life
Week ending March 4th
Reception Charlie Williams – for being a fantastic friend.
Year One Amber Shaw – for super detail when drawing portraits
Year Two Olly Dyster – for trying so hard, especially with his handwriting
Year Three Hamish Anderson – for improved motivation and enthusiasm for his work
Year Four Petra Joseph – for evaluating her art work as it progressed to produce a vibrant volcanic collage
Year Five James Piggott – for his excellent netball skills in ‘High Five’
Year Six Beth Parker – for consistent effort and achievement in all aspects of school life.
‘IT DIDN’T GO UNNOTICED’ AWARD
Year 2 – Bobby, Mia, Hermione, Jamie, Agatha, Timothey, Martha, Thomas, Cameron, Matilda, Jack, Abigail, Olivia, Ollie and Scarlett: for helping Midday Assistants and Playleaders
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
1.2.16 Year 2
8.2.16 Year 5
22.2.16 Year 2
29.2.16 Year 3
7.3.16 Year 4
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
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
17th 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.
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.
Have a good weekend