Headteacher Newsletter: Issue 13
Headteacher Newsletter: Issue 13 31.3.17
Thank you to all the parents who attended Tray Day. We hope you enjoyed looking at the children’s work.
On Wednesday 22nd March Squirrel, Acorn and Fox Classes went to Rickling School to take part in the annual Dance Festival.
Acorn Class performed their dance about space, where they jumped on their rocket and zoomed to the moon.
Then it was time for Squirrel Class to ‘Get Funky’, which is a dance based on the Cha Cha Slide.
Finally, Fox Class performed their dance about Fantastic Mr Fox and despite their being a technical sound issue, the children carried on in true professional style.
The children had a lovely time watching dances from children in other schools.
School Council Spring Fair
On Monday 27th March we held our annual Spring Fair. Each class organised and ran a stall. Over £480 was raised to continue our sponsorship of 10 year old Juliana who lives in Ghana, through Action Aid. Well done to everyone involved!
Mrs Hall & School Council
On Thursday 30th March, the whole school went to Clavering Church for an Easter celebration conducted by Rev. Davis. It was a lovely service and many children contributed. Year 2 wrote and read a beautiful prayer, Year 3 recorders group played “Hot Cross Buns” and Year 6 did a reading. Thank you to the school choir for singing so enthusiastically and a special thank you to Hamish for conducting. Thank you to all the parent helpers for coming.
Friends of Clavering Easter Egg Hunt
On the last morning of term, Friends of Clavering sponsored an Easter Egg Hunt in the playground for all the children. The eggs were hidden all over the grounds (and in the hedges!) and the children had fun hunting them down.
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
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
Thursday 20th April Cross Country finals
Monday 24th April Football match – Clavering v Great Chesterford (tbc)
STAR OF THE WEEK
Week ending March 17th
Reception Amelie – speaking her fact for our Talking Book in a loud clear voice
Year One Nathan – for fabulous model making
Year Two Max – for being a polite and helpful member of the class
Year Three Timothey – for his good explanation on fossil formation
Year Four Rose – for trying hard in all subjects and being a good friend
Year Five Daisy – for thoughtful responses and writing in R.E
Year Six Ruben – for being helpful, enthusiastic and being a great student at Daws Hall
Week ending March 24th
Reception Emmie – for brilliant writing about a rocket
Year One Lacey – for fantastic letter writing
Year Two Abigail – for careful use of punctuation
Year Three Harry – for great concentration and rhythmical playing in music
Year Four Finley – for writing a lovely Mother’s Day poem
Year Five Megan – for confident, enthusiastic and rhythmical flute playing
Year Six Ellie – for great improvements to her handwriting and beautiful art work
For children who have achieved their personal best:
Kayleigh – for making great progress with her reading and writing
Joshua B – for working hard at everything and gaining great confidence
Jack – for fantastic co-ordination and movement progression in dance
Skye – for fantastic co-ordination and movement progression in dance
Joe – for outstanding improvement in handwriting
Harrison – for impressive improvement to effort and application to learning
Tilly – for always presenting her work beautifully
Rebecca – for the excellent progress she has made in her reading and comprehension of the text
Felix – for great Maths work, taking on challenges
Jude – for great Maths work and perseverance
Amelie – for good effort and progress in writing
Georgie – for achieving her personal best across the curriculum
Saffron – for excellent effort and attitude towards all her work resulting in very pleasing progress
Harrison – for consistent effort and enthusiasm for all his studies
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.
Spring Term Winners: Class Four
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
17.3.17 Class Six
24.3.17 Class Four
31.3.17 Class Four
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 very happy Easter.