Headteacher Newsletter Issue 17 16.6.17
New Reception Class Induction Morning
On Friday 9th June we welcomed the parents of our new Reception children due to start in September. They were introduced to members of staff and other key people in the school. It was lovely to see some familiar faces and to meet our new families.
Thank you to everyone who spoke and supported this event.
Years 5 and 6 visit Stansted Airport
On Thursday 8th June Year 5 and 6 went to Stansted Airport Aerozone as part of our local geography studies. At the Aerozone we learnt about some of the many jobs people are employed to do at Stansted Airport. Also, we learnt the history of the airport.
Firstly, we met a pilot and learned about the history of the airport. Stansted Airport used to be an airbase for the RAF. The pilot had flown passenger jets and cargo planes. Next we met some men from the fire department at the airport. They brought along two fire engines; a Panther and a regular one. The Panther was more hi-tech and newer. After that we met an engineer. He told us all about his job. He told us that if the luggage gets blocked, the engineers are expected to be there in 4 seconds. Soon after we did a quiz. We had to guess what we thought the object we were given was and who would use it. Next we watched all the planes take off and land. Pilots flashed their lights and waved. There was a jumbo jet that was loading up cargo. They told us that three quarters of the airport was populated by Ryanair. We had a fantastic day and learned a great deal about all that goes on at the airport.
By Sam E
On Friday Year 6 visited Mr Cook’s garden – forest school. Mrs Thomas kindly took us to the forest on an enjoyable trek to the woods. We had lots of fun making swings and climbing areas for Year 1. We are very sad that it was our very last time before moving up to secondary school. Thank you to Mr Cook and everyone who has organised our trips there. We will take away very happy memories.
By Izzy and Imogen
On Wednesday 7th June year 6 went to JFAN for a rounders tournament with 19 other primary schools. We were put into two different teams and played seven matches each. Our teams finished in 11th and 12th place overall. The day was great fun and very enjoyable.
By James, Charlie and Fred
Although a little later than planned, the Clavering Cross Country Event took place on the lovely sunny Friday afternoon of 12th May. All the children (including Miss Turner) enjoyed running around the school field at an extremely fast pace. The Reception children were helped by their Year 6 buddies whilst the other classes cheered and shouted encouragement. All the children tried incredibly fast and need to be applauded for their efforts.
A special well done to:
|Year 1||Chloe S||Chloe P||Holly|
|James||Beau||Joseph and Conor|
At last the sunny weather has arrived! Please can you ensure that on sunny days your child brings a hat to wear at breaktimes and lunchtimes. Wide-brimmed or legionnaires hats, which have a cloth attached on the back to give additional protection to the neck, are perfectly acceptable. Sunglasses are not allowed and sun lotion (long lasting waterproof sunscreen with a high protection factor and high UVA protection) should be applied just before the children come to school. This should last until after school and overcomes the need for pupils to bring in lotion.
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
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 10 – 12
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 May 26th
Reception Aaron – settling in to his new class brilliantly
Year One Alex – extra effort in story writing
Year Two James – an outstanding presentation to Year 1 on dinosaurs
Year Three Tilly – her good understanding of division by ‘chunking’
Year Four Freddie – being considerate and polite to children and adults at all times
Year Five Daisy – a delicate and detailed design in the style of William Morris
Year Six Saffron – excellent writing about Churchill’s ‘finest hour’ speech
Week ending June 9th
Reception Thomas – his brilliant ideas in Maths this week
Year One Joshua – fantastic story telling
Year Two Joshua – greatly improved handwriting and focus on English
Year Three Niamh – her excellent botanical sketches of flowers
Year Four Teddy – working hard all week
Year Five Tom – asking excellent questions of speakers on our trip to Aerozone
Year Six Ruben – demonstrating great interest, curiosity and ideas at Stansted Airport
‘IT DIDN’T GO UNNOTICED’ AWARD
Harry (5) for helping younger children sort out a disagreement
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
12th May – Class 6
19th May – Class 4
- Please do not park at the school to pick up after school clubs
- 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.
- Volunteers – if you are interested in volunteering or helping in the school please liaise with your child’s class teacher
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.