Headteacher Newsletter: Issue 11 3.3.17
Miss Sabin will be starting her maternity leave soon with her last day being Friday 17th March. Mrs Karen Hall will be covering this period working alongside Mrs Rudkin. We will keep you up to date with the baby news!
Thank you to all the parents for attending the Parent Consultations this week. We hope you found the meeting and the new Interim Report informative.
Mr Phipps Rocks!
Year 6 has been studying evolution as part of their science work this term. Last week, Mr Phipps kindly visited Year 6 to teach us some geology. We learned about different types of fossils, how they are formed and what they can tell us about the past. Year 6 has been collecting fossils and Mr. Phipps studied them closely and identified what they were. Year 6 really enjoyed this visit and we are very grateful to him for coming.
By Ella and Imogen, Year 6
On Wednesday 22nd February, the school’s hockey team made up of players from years 5 and 6 went to Joyce Frankland Academy, Newport, to take part in the hockey tournament. There were two teams, the A team and the B team, with Izzy and Harrison as captains. Both teams played 6 games each and did very well. The A team came fifth out of eight teams and the B team came joint seventh. Everybody played really well and represented the school brilliantly, although they may have ended up a bit soggy by the end!
By Izzy and Molly, Year 6
Tag Rugby Finals
On Wednesday 1st March, our rugby team made up of players from years 5 and 6 played at the next round of the tag rugby tournament. Sixteen teams went to Carver Barracks. We played six matches, won three and narrowly lost three. They were all high scoring matches and everyone in our team did very well and scored at least one try each. Overall we came 8th out of 16.
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 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
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 1st March Tag Rugby Tournament Upper KS2
Wednesday 22nd March KS1 Dance Festival am
STAR OF THE WEEK
Week ending February 10th
Reception Patrick – using his phonics to spell lots of tricky words
Year One Olivia – super story writing about her island
Year Two Ted – demonstrating great enthusiasm during Math activities
Year Three Timothey – his descriptive rhyming poems
Year Four Maya – working hard on her extended writing with great determination
Year Five Millie – fantastic focus on fractions
Year Six Ella – being top Geologist and correctly identifying a trace fossil
Week ending February 24th
Reception Ethan – great determination in P.E
Year One Rory – super rhyming sentences
Year Two Abigail – lovely handwriting and presentation
Year Three Mia – for her lovely handwriting and presentation of her work
Year Four Bella – excellent work on symmetry
Year Five Edward – great effort in his work and class contributions
Year Six Amelia – excellent Maths
‘IT DIDN’T GO UNNOTICED’ AWARD
Class 2, especially Ollie, Aiden, Amber, Milana and Elizabeth for helping the Playleaders and Midday Assistants
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
10.2.17 Class One
24.2.17 Class One
3.3.17 Class Five
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 weekend.