Headteacher Newsletter: Issue 4
Headteacher Newsletter: Issue 4 4.11.16
Thank you to all the families that attended Parent Consultations before half term. We hope you found the meetings informative. Tray Day is on 7th December this term, when you will have the opportunity to look at your child’s work, with them, in books and on display.
We are very proud of all of our children in Key Stage Two who competed in the Cross Country event at Joyce Frankland Academy on Wednesday 2nd November.
All of the children ran incredibly well and were a credit to the school.
We are very pleased to announce that the following children have qualified to compete in the next round of the competition on Wednesday 16th November.
Matilda, Tilly, Hermione, Martha, Kitty and Olivia
Freddie, Jude, Ted, Tom and Harry
Grace, Seraphina, Kiera, Imogen, Rose and Albany
Georgie, Grace, Isabella, Petra, Molly and Amelie
William C, Edward, Gianluca, Harry, Charlie and Sam
Millie, Imogen, Izzy, Emily, Ella and Ellie
School Admissions – Primary and Secondary – Apply Now!!
To apply quickly and easily for primary and secondary school places go online to www.essex.gov.uk/admissions
For secondary applications – (children in year 6) apply between 5 September 2016 to 31 October 2016
For primary applications – (child born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013) apply between 14 November 2016 to 15 January 2017
Free School Meals Funding
You can register for Free Schools Meals Funding if you meet the criteria.
If you have a child in Key Stage One and are receiving the free meal which is part of the universal offer you could be missing out on this additional funding for the school, which will support your child with their learning, if you meet the criteria. You have to apply for this funding. If you think you meet the criteria below then please follow the guidance and contact the school office.
You can register your child for Free School Meals if you get any of these benefits –
- Income Support
- Income-based Job Seeker’s Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Alliance
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue and Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
- You will not normally be eligible if you receive any amount of Working Tax Credit. Please provide this information when requested as schools use this money to help support your children within the school environment to achieve their full potential in education
How to apply –
- Go online to www.essex.gov.uk/educationawards
- Apply over the telephone or request an application form by calling 0845 603 2200
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
3rd November Years 5 and 6 visit The British Museum
3rd November Years 3 and 4 visit Colchester Castle
8th November Bag2School – Friends of Clavering
11th November Sharing Assembly – an invitation for Year 6 parents
11th November Individual and family photographs
17th November Film Night – Friends of Clavering
25th November Flu Immunisation
25th November Sharing Assembly – an invitation for Year 4 parents
30th November Year 6 Science Trip
2nd December Christmas Fayre – Friends of Clavering
7th December Tray Day 3.15 – 4pm
8th December Reception visit Audley End Railway
14th December KS1 Dress Rehearsal am, KS2 Dress Rehearsal pm.
15th December Reception Nativity am, KS1 performance pm, KS2 performance
19th December Christmas Shopping Morning – Friends of Clavering
20th December Christmas Lunch
20th December Church Service
20th December Christmas Entertainment, Friends of Clavering
21st December Cross Country event am.
21st December End of term
5th January Spring Term begins
STAR OF THE WEEK
Week ending October 14th
Reception Joshua Love – fantastic reading
Year One Charlie Upton – writing a fabulous ‘Not a Stick’ story
Year Two Joe Davies – working really hard on his handwriting this week
Year Three Jack Pemberton – being a fantastic computer wizard
Year Four Lily Betts – for trying very hard and growing in independence
Year Five Harry Clark – for being a considerate and thoughtful class member
Year Six Isaac Bamford – for always stepping in when an extra year 6 Buddy is needed.
Week ending October 21st – INSET Day
For children who have achieved their personal best:
Robin Donoghue – for wanting to keep writing about her Leaf Buddy and learning lots of sounds too
Isaac Wisbey – for sounding out a sentence all by himself
Alex – for his excellent understanding and ordering of numbers over 30
Oskar Phipps – for his excellent understanding and ordering of numbers over 30
Ted Betts – for his positive attitude to his learning
India Casson – for her positive attitude to her learning
Daniel Liddle – for challenging himself and having a positive attitude towards his learning.
Isabelle Down – for her excellent mental maths
Seraphina Harris – persevering with handwriting as well as using a pen and finding her own solution to a problem
Oscar Kellett – for persevering with handwriting and gaining confidence and enjoyment in maths
Sam Prentice – for reaching his personal best in Reading and Writing
Annie Donker – for her positive attitude to learning
Isaac Bamford – for his excellent approach to all new learning in Year 6 with particularly pleasing achievements in English.
Millie Denyer – for her enthusiasm, resilience and achievement in Maths
‘IT DIDN’T GO UNNOTICED’ AWARD
Lincoln – for helping the 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.
Week beginning –
26.9.16 Class 5
3.10.16 Class 6
10.10.16 Class 6
17.10.16 Class 3
31.10.16 Class 3
Swimming for this term is for Years 2 and 3 on Mondays. Please make sure your payments are up to date, the cost is £5.00 per week, £65.00 per term. Please make cheques payable to Clavering Primary School.
If you have any questions at any time then please feel free to make an appointment
Have a good weekend