Headteacher Newsletter: Issue 15 12.5.17
Well done to Year 6 who have been working very hard on their SATs throughout the week.
The children thoroughly enjoyed an informative and fun International Week last week.
The children were visited by several parents and grandparents, who shared information through presentations and practical activities related to their travels and experiences in different countries. The countries were varied and were presented across all the age groups. Countries such as Italy, Burma, Australia, South Africa, Rwanda, Kenya, Scotland, France, Ireland, Holland, East Asia and Russia. The presentations were interesting, interactive and a lot of fun for the children. We are very grateful for the time the speakers put in to preparing their presentations.
As well as learning about different countries to extend their knowledge of the world, the children also developed their speaking and listening skills.
This is our fifth year running a themed week developed through our Parent Forum. Previous years have been Professional Weeks, a Hobby Week and a Global Week.
We would like to thank all the parents that helped to organise and support this event, especially Sarah Birch and Emma Waldock.
Visiting Cricket Coach – Years 5 and 6
Years 5 and 6 are once again enjoying cricketing coaching from the ‘Chance to Shine’ project this year with 45 minute sessions each week for 6 weeks. They are looking forward to putting their skills to the test at the partnership schools’ kwik cricket tournament at Saffron Walden Cricket Club in a couple of weeks.
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
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 April 28th
Reception Katie – labelling the life-cycle of a butterfly
Year One Ethan – fantastic animal drawings
Year Two Milana – increased focus and tremendous effort in her Maths
Year Three Scarlett – her excellent flute playing
Year Four Jude – super effort when writing a persuasive account
Year Five Sam – excellent fielding in cricket
Year Six Hannah – thoughtful responses to reading texts
Week ending May 5th
Reception Isaac – spotting and explaining all about speech marks to his reading group
Year One Jack – super letter writing
Year Two Aiden – great contribution to Science lessons and careful written work
Year Three Tilly-May – great effort in Maths
Year Four Tabitha – learning the routine and settling in to Class 4 so quickly
Year Five Millie – good attention to detail and style in her art work
Year Six Molly – excellent non-chronological report writing
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
5th May – 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.
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