Headteacher Newsletter: Issue 10 10.2.17
On Wednesday 1st February some selected Year 6’s and Year 5’s went to Joyce Frankland Academy to play tag rugby. There were 2 teams: The B team and the A team.
On the A team was: Ellie, Emily, Millie, Amelia, Freddie, James, Grace, Tom, Will and Sam P. The A team has successfully made it to the second round, coming second overall, losing the final to a very strong Elsenham.
The B team members were: Imogen, Izzy P, Ella, Sam E, Emer, Harrison, Isabella and Georgie. They all did really well and won lots of their matches apart from one, narrowly missing a place in the semi-final.
We would like to say thank you to Mr Crabb who helped referee and coach some of the matches. Also, all the teachers who supported the teams on the sidelines – and bought cake!
By Imogen, Emily and Ellie
Sports Hall Athletics
Representatives from Year 5 and 6 went forward to the next round of the Indoor Athletics tournament on Wednesday this week.
They were up against teams who had won their groups from the Saffron Walden, Stansted and Dunmow Schools.
All of our children can be very proud of their individual and team performances. The girls’ team came joint 1st and the boys’ joint 4th giving us an overall 3rd place on points.
Well done to all those who took part and supported.
On Wednesday 18th January a team of 31 children in Key Stage 2 took part in the annual Swimming Gala at the Lord Butler Leisure Centre in Saffron Walden. The children were excited and a little nervous as they arrived at the pool, but quickly overcame their nerves when the races began. The children swam different strokes ranging from front crawl to butterfly in individual races and then all competed in relay races. All the children swam incredibly well and were a credit to the school.
Year 4 swimmers Seraphina, Keira, Albany, Grace, Finley, Oscar, Ben and Teddy
Year 5 swimmers, Petra, Georgie, Isabella, Grace, Edward, Tom, William and Sam
Year 6 swimmers, Emily, Amelia, Molly, Millie, Sam, Freddie and Harrison
And a special mention needs to be given to the Year 3 swimmers, Matilda, Niamh, Martha, Kitty, Olly, Freddie, Jack and Daniel who, despite being their first swimming gala, swam with speed and confidence.
On Thursday 19th January, Years 5 and 6 received a visit from Miss Loram who came in to talk about being a Judge and Barrister. She talked about being on defence and prosecution. When she is a crown court judge she has to go far away, so she doesn’t know any of the barristers. Miss Loram also talked about how it depends on the person’s background when considering how you punish them. We thoroughly enjoyed it, we asked lots of questions and learnt a lot.
We are so pleased to be able to tell you that the fundraising during January has raised a fantastic £1,160, almost double the amount that Tesco’s had pledged to raise for us.
This is down to the amazing effort from families across the school and the generous support of Tesco’s community champion, Susie Diggons. Thank you to the following families for giving up their time on busy Saturdays: Anderson, Carter, Coy, Liddle, Donker, Cowler, Shaw, Joseph, Hill, Sharp, Polkinhorn, Parker, Phipps, Denyer, Wisbey, Birch, Bridle, Pemberton, Chalk, Hood, Crabb, Betts, Wilson, Wyatt, Donlon, Lawless, McNaughton, Balaam, Hartley, Elphick, Lawton and Ravazzotti.
Thanks to the kindness of the Tesco shoppers we have already got a new outdoor table tennis table, with bats and balls. And extra money to go towards new playground equipment.
Friends of Clavering
Child Protection/Safeguarding documents for Parents
This week via Parent Mail we sent out some useful Child Protection and Online Safety documents. Please look out for them. They are also on our website in the Parents section – Policies – Online Protection for Parents.
The four documents consist of –
- ‘Choosing a club, coach or tutor’ which is a document to make parents aware of Child Protection considerations when choosing a club, coach or tutor out of school for their child
- The other three documents are linked to e-safety and keeping our children safe online including computer games
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
9th February Friends of Clavering Disco
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 Friends of Clavering Easter Fayre
31st March Friends of Clavering Easter Egg Hunt
31st March End of term
17th April Bank Holiday
18th April INSET
19th April Summer Term starts
23rd April Friends of Clavering Ramble
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
STAR OF THE WEEK
Week ending January 27th
Reception Lola – writing brilliant numbers after reading ‘The Great Race’
Year One Harry – excellent concentration when writing a fantasy story
Year Two Harrison – working very hard on his spelling
Year Three Hermione – excellent description and detail in her ‘Hodgeheg’ story
Year Four Jude – great concentration and colour mixing in Art
Year Five Orla – observing detail effectively in Art
Year Six Saffron – choosing vocabulary to good effect to create atmosphere in her writing
Week ending February 3rd
Reception Chloe – her fantastic letter formation and kindness all week
Year One Oskar – writing the most persuasive reasons for not going to bed
Year Two Olly – working very hard in class, especially at his spellings
Year Three Isabelle – her excellent mental Maths
Year Four Millie – getting 12/12 for both times tables in 30 seconds
Year Five Charlie – making a conscious effort to produce super handwriting
Year Six Hannah – making great effort with her Maths
For children who have achieved their personal best:
Amelia – her excellent effort in P.E. Super travelling, jumping and landing.
Emmie – great improvement in writing and reading
James – excellent effort and achievement in writing
Charlie – excellent effort and achievement in writing
Rosie C – fabulous listening and application of learning
Joshua – excellent work building sentences and knowing word types
Abigail – for her excellent storytelling and description
Tom H – for the big improvement in his reading and comprehension of the text
Ben – listening and acting upon advice about improving his reading skills – well done
Teddy – persevering with some very tricky maths work – well done
William – general all round improvement across all subject areas especially Maths
Orla – consistent high quality writing and engagement in discussions
Imogen – excellent effort and approach to all aspects of her learning this term
Hannah – excellent effort and achievement in Maths
‘IT DIDN’T GO UNNOTICED’ AWARD
Jack Pemberton – helping Mrs Gilbertson, Midday Assistants and Class Teachers at lunchtime.
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 –
20.1.17 Class Four
27.1.17 Class Two
3.2.17 Class Two
Healthy and Safety notice regarding the wearing of earrings during PE
We have been informed by Essex that The Primary Code states that all jewellery is to be removed for PE lessons and taping over earrings is not allowed. This means that if pupils cannot take their earrings out they will have to sit out of PE until a time that they can be removed. Schools have to comply with this guidance.
If your child is about to have their ears pierced it is advisable for it to take place over the summer so that the earrings can be removed for PE ready for the start of the Autumn term.
If you have any questions at any time then please feel free to make an appointment.
Have a good half term.