Headteacher Newsletter: Issue 12 17.3.17
We would like to welcome the Ward family who joined our school this half term. Ruben has joined Class 6 and Sophia Class 2.
Years 5 and 6 trip to Daws Hall
On Thursday 16th March Years 5 and 6 went on a rivers field trip to Daws Hall near Sudbury. We had a very busy day investigating the speed of the river and brook flow, the amount of pollution in both (not much in either!) and the types of animals found in the brook. We also identified the features of a river and the effects of erosion and deposition on a river. Luckily the weather was sunny and warm and we all had a very interesting day studying the River Stour. The children all enjoyed the experience and were well behaved throughout the day. Thank you to Mrs Joseph, Mr Collett and Mr Cannell for their help on the trip.
5Live Wind Quintet visits Clavering Primary School
On Monday 6th March, we had a visit from 5Live – a wind quintet from Essex Music Services. The whole school were treated to a live concert and learned about different styles of music and features of music. After that, years 3-6 attended the instrument zoo and had a chance to try all the different instruments.
Football Match – Clavering v Chrishall
On Thursday 9th March, the football team travelled to Chrishall for their next league match. By the end of the first half the score was already 3-0 to Clavering. The whole team were playing really well and in the second half another 3 goals were scored, 2 by Clavering and 1 by Chrishall. The final score was 5-1 to Clavering! We were ecstatic at such a great win.
James & Harrison
On Friday 10th March the hockey team played their final 2 matches of the hockey season. The first match was against Walden School. Clavering started very strongly, quickly scoring 2 goals. Walden then went on to score 1 goal, but Clavering remained in control with a final score of 2-1 to Clavering.
Immediately after that match, Clavering played Takeley. Once again the sides were very evenly matched. There was some super passing from the Clavering squad and great goal keeping from Petra. It was a very tense game, but the final score was 2-1 to Clavering.
Mrs. Langan would like to say a big thank you to all the children who attended the hockey club this year, they have all worked incredibly hard and have developed great skills as team hockey players. Well done.
A large amount of lost property is collecting. If your child has lost any clothing please could you have a look through the collection to see if any of it belongs to you. It will be displayed in the main entrance Monday to Wednesday of the last week of term (27th – 29th March). After this time it will need to be re-cycled.
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.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
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 1.30-2.30pm
30th March Church – 9.30am
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 22nd March KS1 Dance Festival am
Thursday 23rd March Football match – Clavering v St Mary’s (away) 3.45pm
Thursday 30th March Football match – Clavering v Manuden (away) 3.45pm
Monday 24th April Football match – Clavering v Great Chesterford (tbc)
STAR OF THE WEEK
Week ending March 3rd
Reception Robin – writing a proud cloud for her friend
Year One Chloe S – super story writing
Year Two Rosie M – for giving 100% in all areas of her learning
Year Three Matilda – for her descriptive myth paragraph for Icarus
Year Four Phoebe – using fronted adverbials in her story writing
Year Five Sam – for good effort using new key vocabulary in Science
Year Six Emer – for excellent understanding and written work in Geography
Week ending March 10th
Reception Emma – for brilliant adding and even staying to do extra ones!
Year One Conor – for writing fantastic facts about trucks
Year Two Joshua – for working very hard on his phonics and writing
Year Three Martha – for successful division including sums with remainders
Year Four Albany – for always trying really hard and continuing to use neat handwriting
Year Five Patrick – for good effort contributing to class discussions
Year Six Freddie – for confident solo flute playing in Music
‘IT DIDN’T GO UNNOTICED’ AWARD
William (Year 1) – for helping the Midday Assistants and the Playleaders – thank you.
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
10.3.17 Class Reception
- 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.
- Please ensure that all children always have their PE kit in school.
If you have any questions at any time then please feel free to make an appointment.
Have a good weekend.