Headteacher Newsletter: Issue 6 2.12.16
We would like to welcome Lucinda Wicks and her family to the school. Lucinda joined Year 6 this week.
Year 5 Science Workshop
On Wednesday 30th November Class 5 visited Sartorius, a Biotech company in Royston, as part of a STEM project, Children Challenging Industry. Before the visit Class 5 had had 2 workshops led by a member of Sartorius. At Sartorius the children had the opportunity to see how a machine used for experiments had been designed and built. Then we saw the machine in action carrying out 48 experiments at once. The children had a very enjoyable morning and hopefully have been inspired to think about a possible career in science or engineering.
Class 5 Governor Visit
Class 5 have been learning about rules and responsibilities in PSHE. To learn a bit more, our class Governor, Mr Elphick, came in to talk about his job as a solicitor. He also spoke about the law and how MPs do their jobs. Class 5 really enjoyed it and learnt lots. We hope to see him again soon.
By Grace and Amelie
Children in Need
On Friday 18th everyone, adults included, came to school dressed as their favourite celebrity to raise money for Children in Need. Much fun was had guessing who everyone was meant to be! We raised £172.80 – well done everyone!
This winners of this month’s lucky lotto are:
1st prize (£20) – The Phipps family
2nd prize (£10) – The Collett family
3rd prize (£5) – The Phipps family
Friends of Clavering
INSET Dates for the academic year 2017 – 2018
Schools allocate five non-pupil days for staff training:
Monday 4th September 2017
Friday 20th October 2017
Tuesday 2nd January 2018
Wednesday 3rd January 2018
Monday 16th April 2018
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
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.
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.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
30th November Year 5 Science Trip
2nd December Christmas Fayre – Friends of Clavering
7th December Tray Day 3.15 – 4pm
8th December Reception visit Audley End Railway, am
14th December KS1 Dress Rehearsal – 10.00 am
KS2 Dress Rehearsal – 2.00 pm
15th December Reception Nativity – 10.00 am
KS1 performance – 2.00 pm
KS2 performance – 7.00 pm
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 November 18th
Reception George Balaam – for putting extra effort into all of his work
Year One Charlie Williams – for fantastic jumping when learning games with Year 6
Year Two Rosie Cooper – for fantastic diary writing about The Great Fire of London
Year Three Kitty Crabb – for sharing all her knowledge about Boudicca
Year Four Freddie Lawton – for excellent French conversation
Year Five Isabella Budden – for clear and confident debating skills
Year Six Megan Logan – for engaging well with all her lessons this week
Week ending November 25th
Reception Louisa Betts – for fabulous manners
Year One Woody Pratt – for super scientific knowledge about trees
Year Two George Johnson – for being kind to the other class members
Year Three Olivia Collier – for her use of similes in her written work
Year Four Hamish Anderson – for his reading comprehension skills
Year Five Mazie Wicks – for excellent work with long multiplication
Year Six Imogen Kocher – for excellent contributions in Science investigations
- 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.
- REMINDER – 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.
If you have any questions at any time then please feel free to make an appointment.
Have a good weekend.