Headteacher Newsletter: Issue 17 27.5.16
Years 5 and 6 visit The Houses of Parliament
On Thursday 19th May Classes 5 and 6 went to the Houses of Parliament. On arrival we were given a tour of the House of Lords and the House of Commons. We learnt about the history of the buildings and we got to watch the peers and the MP’s debate the Queen’s speech from the public galleries. Afterwards we had a workshop explaining how laws were made and the process they go through before laws are passed. At the end of the workshops both classes met Sir Alan Hazlehurst MP. The children displayed their knowledge of current events in the news through the questions they asked Sir Alan, on the housing crisis and the EU referendum. It was a very informative and memorable day.
Family Kwik Cricket
On Wednesday 25th May Class 6 played Kwik Cricket tournament at Saffron Walden Cricket Club. There was a boys’ team of 8 children and two girls’ teams of 8 children each. The boys played first and lost the first two matches but they were so determined to do well that they won the last match. The girls played their matches in the afternoon. The morning’s practice gave them a boost and they won the first two matches but, unfortunately, lost the last game. The weather was drizzly and very cold, so we had to jog around and do handstands to keep warm.
By Megan & Alexandra
Matt’s Football Day
On Monday 23rd May the children had an excellent day with each class playing football for an hour with Matt Snelling to raise money for new school team kits. The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves whilst developing their football skills.
Thank you to Matt Snelling for leading and running the event and to Lewis Draper and Craig Dyce who helped though out the day.
Cake Sale for JFAN pupil
Year 6 & Year 5 organised a cake sale on Monday to help raise money for Maddi Thurgood. She has a disease called Krabbe, which could result in deafness, blindness and failing limbs. We wanted to raise money to help her receive treatment. We raised £193. Thank you to everyone who made and bought cakes.
By Martha, Heidi & Tabitha
Cross Country – Well Done William
Yesterday, Thursday 26th May, I went to a cross country competition in Chelmsford to compete against lots of other children from other schools. There was a boys race and a girls race and I finished 16th out of 40 boys. It was a long day but I thoroughly enjoyed it.
By William Crabb
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 May 13th
Reception Phoenix Wade – for having a brilliant week
Year One Rosie Cooper – for taking so much care and being so proud of her writing
Year Two Tilly Westoby – for trying really hard with her maths and for being a kind and caring member of Year 2
Year Three Oscar Kellett – for demonstrating good listening skills and a good understanding when learning about prepositions
Year Four Thomas Dyster – for excellent focus during lessons and great skills in rounders
Year Five Millie Denyer – for good English and topic writing
Year Six All of Year 6 – for enthusiasm and a positive approach to all of their SATs
Week ending May 20th
Reception Skye Tinsley – for retelling the Bear Hunt story so brilliantly
Year One Darragh Free – for trying very hard to do his very best
Year Two Harry Hood – for being a kind and caring member of Year 2 and for improved concentration
Year Three Grace Wardle – for wonderful letter writing as part of her topic work
Year Four Millie Collier – for writing an interesting description of a character from the Harry Potter series of books
Year Five Molly Hood – for showing such interest and knowledge on the trip to the Houses of Parliament
Year Six Heidi Buckley – for great cricket skills and excellent work in English this week
For children who have achieved their personal best:
Chloe Pemberton – for writing her own version of ‘We are Going on a Bear Hunt’ using beautiful handwriting
William Carter – for always trying very hard to improve his handwriting
Elizabeth Balaam – for fantastic listening, learning and never giving up
Henry Wyatt – for fantastic listening, learning and never giving up
Isabelle Down – for trying hard in all aspects of her learning
Cameron Bower – for excellent maths and persevering with his reading and writing
Keira Shaw – for huge improvement in confidence in Maths
Freddie Lawton – for focus and effort in all lessons, especially working hard to remember to join up his handwriting
Annie Donker – for working hard to write an interesting and detailed recount of Duxford
William Crabb – for working hard to write an interesting and detailed recount of Duxford
Imogen Kocher – for her excellent Maths
Sam Elliston – for his excellent Maths
Levi Draper – for great effort to improve in all areas of his learning resulting in very pleasing progress
Rafaella Phipps – for consistent effort and enthusiasm applied to all areas of her learning
‘IT DIDN’T GO UNNOTICED’ AWARD
Amelie and Petra for being great ‘Relief Playleaders’ when the Playleaders were on a school trip
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
9.5.16 Year 4
16.5.16 Year 5
23.5.16 Year 3
SPRING TERM ART AWARDS
The Clavering Art prize is awarded each term to a representative from Early Years, Key Stage One, Lower Key Stage Two (Years 3 and 4) and Upper Key Stage Two (Years 5 and 6) in recognition of outstanding work in Art. The winning pieces are displayed in the entrance hall.
Early Years Winner: Poppy McNaughton
Key Stage One Winner: India Casson
Lower Key Stage Two Winner: Oscar Kellett
Upper Key Stage Two Winner: Lizzie Bohannon
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
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 half term.