Headteacher Newsletter: Issue 16 13.5.16
Years 3 and 4 visit Duxford
Years 3 and 4 spent a wonderful (if damp!) day at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford, learning about life for evacuees during World War Two and considering the wartime experience from different perspectives. In the World War Two classroom, the children were shocked to find that teachers used canes for poor work and misbehaviour and that those that wrote with their left hand would have their hand tied behind their back to teach them to use their right (as was considered proper!). We found it very tricky – and messy – to write with the ink and fountain pens provided but we impressed the teacher with our times tables knowledge and our behaviour. We also examined artefacts and images to find out about the lives of a range of people during the war – the children loved trying on some of the RAF clothing, packing essentials for a soldier and playing with games and toys of the period. Overall, we agreed that we were happy to be living in 2016 rather than wartime Britain, even though a good day was had by all.
Well done to Year 6 who have been working very hard on their SATs throughout the week.
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.
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.
STAR OF THE WEEK
Week ending April 29th
Reception Henry Down – making great progress with his reading and writing
Year One Abigail Van Rooijen – for writing fabulous stories
Year Two Niamh O’Keeffe for listening to instructions and trying hard
Year Three Ben Spicer – for working very hard on planning and writing a story
Year Four Maddie Bunce – for writing an interesting and imaginative story
Year Five Saffron Frewin – for tackling percentage questions with perseverance
Year Six Martha Collett – for working hard on data analysis about the Amazon Basin in Geography
Week ending May 6th
Reception Micah Windsor – for great throwing, catching and bouncing skills in P.E
Year One Rosie McNaughton – for fabulous joined handwriting
Year Two Mia Sundler – for trying really hard and for beautiful handwriting
Year Three Phoebe Windsor – for demonstrating very good comprehension in her reading
Year Four Lilly Mitchell – for great concentration in maths and guided reading
Year Five James Luxton – for his good contributions during cricket coaching
Year Six Alex Taylor – for a positive and enthusiastic approach to all of her learning
‘IT DIDN’T GO UNNOTICED’ AWARD
Reception Class, in particular: Chloe Sundler, Rory, James, Alex, Nathan, Pheonix, William and Joseph – to say thank you for helping MDAs and Playleaders tidy up the play equipment
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.
18.4.16 Year 2
25.4.16 Year R
2.5.16 Year 6
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
20th April Year 6 Sats and Residential meeting for parents 3.15pm
24th April Saville Non Uniform day for most House Points over the Spring term
29th April Opening Ceremony
2th May Bank holiday
9th – 13th May May SATs week for Year 6
10th May Years 3 and 4 visit Duxford
19th May Years 5 and 6 visit The Houses of Parliament
23rd May Matt’s Football Day
27th May Break up for half term
6th June INSET DAY – school closed for pupils
7th June Return to school after half term
8th June Classes Reception, 1 and 2 visit Castle Hedingham
10th June The Queen’s birthday party
14th June Bag2School
14th June Years 3 and 4 visit Audley End grounds
15th June Residential meeting for Year 5 parents
19th – 22nd June Year 6 residential to Kingswood
23rd June Crucial Crew for Year 6
23rd June Reception Induction Morning
24th June Sharing assembly – an invitation for Class 4 parents
20th – 24th June Hobby Week
29th June – 1st July Year 5 residential to St. Marks
1st July Sharing assembly – an invitation for Reception Class parents
8th July Induction morning for Year 6 pupils at SWCHS and JFAN
11th July Induction morning for Year 6 pupils at SWCHS
13th July Extended Tray Day 3.15 – 4.30pm
13th and 14th July Archaeological Dig
13th July Class Swap (11 – 12)
18th July Play Leader Celebration Day out (to be confirmed)
19th July Sports Day
21st July Leavers’ Assembly 1.45pm
21st July Church Service
22nd July Break up for the summer 3.15 pm
18th May Family Rounders 9.30 – 11.30 Year 6
25th May Family Kwik Cricket Boys am Girls pm
8th June USSP Rounders 9.30 – 3.30
15th June USSP Kwik Cricket Boys am, Girls pm
22nd June KS2 Athletics 10.00 – 1pm
29th June KS1 Athletics 9.30 – 11.30
8th July Year 2 Talent Camp 2 children from Year 2
- 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 also be mindful of where you park along Stortford Road outside the imposed restrictions. We have had cars parked opposite the school drive which has made crossing the road and access for the school buses very difficult
- 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