Headteacher Newsletter: Issue 8
Headteacher Newsletter: Issue 8 13.1.17
Happy New Year to you all and welcome back to a new term. We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.
We have an exciting term ahead. Class letters have been distributed, which outline the curriculum for the term. They are also available via our website.
We would like to welcome Aurelia Moore and her family to the school. Aurelia joined Reception class this term.
Order forms for the Christmas performance DVD are available from the School Office.
Thank you very much for all your donations collected at the Christmas plays. We raised over £150.00 and will be able to send our chosen charity a worthwhile donation.
Following completion of our lovely outdoor learning space, we have been awarded Level One in the RHS School Gardening Awards.
Friends of Clavering Fundraiser and Tesco
Happy New Year to you all! And a special thank you to all those who have kindly offered to give an hour of their time over the next three weekends at the Saffron Walden branch of Tesco’s.
Just a reminder that we are kicking off with £1 bacon butties and a second-hand book stall this Saturday from 8am ’til 2pm. So if you are in town, please come along and support us and tell your family and friends.
We still need volunteers to man the stalls or shake buckets, so it isn’t too late to sign up to help. One hour long slots available to cover the following times:
Sat 14th: 10am-1pm
Sat 21st: 9am-2pm
Sat 28th: 10am-2pm
If you have offered help and haven’t heard anything, please let Sonja Phipps or the office know. One kind person forgot to put their name on the form.
Please bring any second-hand books you would like to donate to the office.
Tesco have pledged to buy the school an outdoor table tennis table. Any money we raise over and above this target will be donated to Friends of Clavering, so let’s make this a success. This is especially important, since our monkey bars are now needing to be replaced due to wear and tear. It’ll be fantastic to give our children something new in the playground!
Thank you for all your support on behalf of the Friends of Clavering team.
Sharing Assemblies – an invitation!
We would like to invite our parents to attend one of your child’s Sharing Assemblies. The assemblies take place in the hall on a Friday afternoon and start at 2.45pm. Listed below are dates when your child’s class will be taking part in a Sharing Assembly. Please join us on this date:
Class 6 11th November
Class 4 25th November
Class 2 10th March
Class 1 17th March
Class Reception date to be arranged
Class 3 date to be arranged
Class 5 date to be arranged
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.
In the event of severe weather conditions and possible school closure a notice will be placed on the school website.
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
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.
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.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
55h January Spring Term starts
13th January Non-uniform day – House Cup Winners: Ludgate
13th – 17th February Half Term
22nd February NSPCC Workshops
28th February Parent Consultations 3.30 – 5.30 pm
2nd March Parent Consultations 5 – 7pm
4th March Quiz Night
10th March Sharing Assembly – an invitation for Class 2 parents 2.45 pm start
17th March Sharing Assembly – an invitation for Class 1 parents 2.45 pm start
22nd March Tray Day 3.15 – 4pm
27th March School Council Spring Fayre
30th March Church
30th March Easter Fayre
31st March End of term
17th April Bank Holiday
18th April INSET
19th April Summer Term starts
Wednesday 18th January Swimming Gala 32 KS2 children am
Monday 23rd January Talent Camp Trials Year 6
Wednesday 25th January Sports Hall Athletics Year 6 pm
Wednesday 1st February Tag Rugby Upper KS2
Wednesday 22nd February Hockey Tournament
Wednesday 1st March KS2 Dance and Gym Show
Wednesday 8th March High 5 Years 5 and 6 pm
Wednesday 22nd March KS1 Dance KS1 am
Autumn Term 2016 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: Thomas Year R
Key Stage One Winner: Harry Year 2
Lower Key Stage Two Winner: Scarlett Year 3
Upper Key Stage Two Winner: Emer Year 6
STAR OF THE WEEK
Week ending December 16th
Reception Anna – for delivering her line in the Nativity brilliantly
Year One Lincoln – for super singing in the Christmas play.
Year Two James – for being thoughtful and kind towards another child.
Year Three Lucy – for trying to challenge herself in Maths.
Year Four Ben – for very good understanding of a difficult poem.
Year Five Annie – for hard work and improvement in her spelling.
Year Six Charlie – for his mature and kind attitude in his role of Playleader.
100% ATTENDANCE AWARDS FOR AUTUMN TERM 2016
Please note that illness or medical appointments during school time are not classed as attendance. School trips, visits and sporting events are. Well done to:
Reception Class – Luella, George, Katie, Sidney, Matilde, Isaac, Class 1 – Thomas, Henry, Conor, Poppy, Chloe, Alexander, Chloe, Joshua, Class 2 – Harrison, Darragh, George, Milana, Edward, Class 3 – Scarlett, Harry, Daniel, Jack, Abigail, Martha, Mia Class 4 – Imogen, Finley, Freddie, Keira, Hannah, Grace, Class 5 – Georgie, Daisy, William, Grace, Patrick, Molly, Sam, Mazie, Amelie, Class 6 – Emily, Emer, Freddie, Helena.
‘IT DIDN’T GO UNNOTICED’ AWARD
Joseph (Year One) – for stopping his game of football when he noticed someone nearby had fallen over and needed help.
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.
Autumn Term Winners: Classes 3 and 5
Week ending –
- Dinner money for this half term is £56.70 or £119.70 for the whole of the spring term (to Easter). The cost of a meal is £2.10 a day, £10.50 for a week. Dinner money should be sent in to school on a Monday in your child’s Friday Folder and should be in a sealed envelope with your child’s name and amount enclosed written on the front. Cheques should be made 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.