Headteacher Newsletter: Issue 14
Headteacher Newsletter: Issue 14 28.4.17
I hope you all had an enjoyable and restful Easter.
We would like to welcome Lavinia and Tabitha Daubney and their family to the school. They have joined Classes 4 and 6.
We are delighted to announce that Miss Sabin has had a new baby boy who was born in the Easter holidays. The whole family are doing well. His name is Henry.
Friends of Clavering Ramble
A huge thank you to everyone who supported the 3rd Clavering Ramble and helped raise money for the school and preschool. Approximately 200 people turned out in lovely weather for a 2 mile ramble around the Clavering countryside, nicely finished off with a fabulous BBQ and refreshments! Plenty of money raised and a good time had by all.
Friends of Clavering
Girls’ Cross Country Event
On 20th April 2017, six girls from year 5 went to Hadleigh Park to run their team cross country finals. The course was made from grass, gravel and concrete and had lots of uneven ground.
All the children were amazing runners and very talented. Georgie, Grace, Isabella, Petra, Molly and Amelie all ran really well and have achieved something amazing. There were around 100 runners and all the girls who competed for Clavering came in the top half.
We met Mr Dyce, and his dog Hobnob, at Hadleigh Park and also met Mrs Langan and they were all very supportive. We all enjoyed our day out and hope to go next year!
By Grace and Georgie
Three selected children – Cross Country Event
On Tuesday Millie, Georgie and I went to Hadeigh Park to do the individual cross country finals. We had to run on stone, grass and gravel. The course was very hilly but we all completed the course. The competition was tough as it was all the best runners in Essex. Thank you for taking us to Mrs and Mr Collett.
By Matilda C
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 26th May
Class 3 30th June
Class 5 6th July (Thursday)
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
28th April ‘Wales’ Non Uniform day for most House Points last term
1st May Bank holiday
4th May Bag2School
2nd – 5th May INTERNATIONAL WEEK
8th – 12th May May SATs week for Year 6
18th May Reception Trip to Shepreth Animal Park
26th May Sharing Assembly, an invitation to Reception parents 2.45pm
26th May Break up for half term
5th June INSET DAY
6th June Return to school after half term
9th June Induction morning for new Reception Parents
12th June Phonics Assessment Week
15th June Crucial Crew for Year 6
18th – 21st June Year 6 residential to Kingswood
20th June Trip years 3 and 4 St Marks
22nd June Fun Run
28th June Tray Day 3.15 – 4.15pm
30th June Sharing Assembly, an invitation to Year 3 parents 2.45pm
6th July Sharing Assembly, an invitation to Year 5 parents 2.45pm (Thursday)
7th July School Fete
10th July Induction Day for children transferring to JFAN and SWCHS
11th July Parent Consultations 3.30 – 5.30pm
12th July Parent Consultations 5 – 7pm
12th July Sports Day
13th July Year 5 outdoor pursuits day
17th July Play Leader Celebration Day out
19th July ‘Class Swap’ (11 – 12)
20th July Leavers’ Assembly 1.45pm
20th July Church Service am TBC
21st July Break up for the summer 3.15 pm
STAR OF THE WEEK
Week ending March 31st
Reception Ashton – for great improvement in writing his name
Year One Beau – for a super attitude towards his work and for keeping the classroom tidy
Year Two Elizabeth – for creative ideas when making the class ‘space’ book corner
Year Three Freddie – for his good understanding of the grid method of multiplication
Year Four Hannah – for fantastic use of pronouns in her writing
Year Five William C – for good understanding of angles in maths
Year Six Amelia – for excellent progress in writing
Week ending April 21st
Reception Thomas – for his super bug picture
Year One Micah – for his expert knowledge about where the water is salty
Year Two Darragh – for excellent editing of his written work
Year Three Louis – for his improved mental maths
Year Four Teddy – for drawing a careful self-portrait with attention to detail
Year Five Charlie – for good focussed poetry writing
Year Six Imogen – for fantastic flute playing
Spring Term 100% Attendance Awards
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:
Class R: Patrick, Amelia, George, Emmie, Sidney
Class 1: Jack, Lacey, Holly, Joseph, Conor, Poppy, Chloe, Ethan, Charlie, Micah
Class 2: Rosie, Darragh, Milana, Abigail
Class 3: Isabelle, Freddie, Timothey, Daniel, Jack, Louis, Martha, Matilda
Class 4: Imogen, Rose, Teddy, Hannah, Grace
Class 5: Daisy, Patrick, Molly, Amelie
Class 6: Harrison, Amelia, Emer, Freddie
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 –
28th April – Class 3
- 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.
- Footwear – in the interest of safety, as well as appearance, pupils should wear suitable footwear for school. Shoes should fasten securely and be plain black and low heeled with enclosed toes. Boots, sandals, sling backs and trainers are not appropriate for school. Trainers can be worn for PE.
If you have any questions at any time then please feel free to make an appointment.
Have a good weekend.