FORTNIGHTLY NEWSLETTER ISSUE 3 13.10.17
School Council Conference at Henham and Ugley School
On Thursday 12th October nine KS2 members of our School Council, accompanied by Mrs Hall and Miss Allsop, went to the Uttlesford conference. Along with other primary schools we discussed our role as school councillors and how we could work together to help improve our school. We left with lots of ideas about how to run the School Council successfully involving the whole school community.
Years 3 and 4 visit Audley End Victorian Day
On Wednesday 12th October Classes 3 and 4 visited Audley End House as part of our topic on the Victorians. We had a workshop where we learnt about the jobs of a Victorian servant, a tour of the servants’ quarters and a tour of Audley End House. It was a very informative and enjoyable day where we learnt many facts about life in the Victorian period.
Year 3 visit to the church
On Wednesday 4th October Class 3 visited St Mary’s and St Clements Church in Clavering. We have been learning about the role of a vicar in RE and the Reverend Davis kindly gave us a talk about the many different aspects of her job and about the history of the church. The children found the talk very interesting, looking at the stain glass windows, the carvings in the ceiling, the view from the pulpit and even found examples of graffiti that had been left over the centuries by parishioners.
Thank you to all who supported the book fair this year. The commission from the sales achieved has allowed us to purchase a number of new books for the children to enjoy in class.
On Thursday 5th October we had a whole school harvest assembly. Each class shared special work connected to harvest and we all sang some harvest songs. Thank you very much for the kind food donations. Mr Docking took about 8 boxes full of food to Bishop’s Stortford food bank this morning.
On Monday 9th October Classes 5 and 6 went to Joyce Frankland Academy to talk to two policemen about E-Safety. We talked about lots of different apps and the dangers of The Dark Web. We learned that you can stay safe online by changing your privacy setting on your apps so strangers can’t contact you. We also learned to be very careful with what you send people because there are lots of unsafe people around the world and they can be mean to you online. We really enjoyed it and learned lots!
Imogen and Phoebe Class 5
Year 6 have been training to get their graduation. We made up games and taught them to Year 1. We have been taught to read children’s facial expressions. We brainstormed ideas about different ways to cheer up children and solve their problems. There was a really good assembly where we remembered previous playleaders who were great role models and we showed a few of our games. Then we showed our new play equipment and finally the announced Lead Playleaders and Playleaders. The Lead Playleaders are Amelie, Sam and Uma. We got our light blue playleader hats and we are very excited to start playleading next week.
By Uma and Amelie
Year 6 football tournament
On Wednesday 4th October, Year 6 spent the day at Herbert’s Farm in Saffron Walden taking part in a football tournament. The boys played in the morning and the girls played in the afternoon.
The girls played 5 games and came second in the tournament, losing out by only 2 points. Our best games were against Bentfield and Little Hallingbury; we won both games 7-0.
The boys came fourth in the tournament. Our first game was against Radwinter but unfortunately we didn’t win. The last game of the morning was the best match we played. It was a friendly against Rickling & Farnham.
It was a great day and we all enjoyed it very much.
By Petra, Georgie and Tom
Girls Football – Years 3 & 4
On Wednesday 27th September the girls in Classes 3 and 4 went to Carver Barracks for girls’ football. At first we were taught skills with girls’ from other schools and later we had a short tournament. Everyone improved their football skills and a few goals were scored!
Football Match – Clavering v Henham
On Thursday 5th October, Clavering played Henham in a football match. In the first half, Henham scored 3 goals but then Sam scored a cracker from the corner post to the middle of the box to make it 3:1 at half time. Then after some very good play by Clavering, we drew level at 3:3. After some strong tackles, we managed to score another goal making it 4:3. Right at the end of the match, Henham scored another goal to make the final score 4:4. Everyone played really well.
By Sam and Ed
School Improvement Evening
On Thursday 12th October the class teachers, learning support assistants and governors all met to discuss our school improvement areas with actions for the year. We are looking forward to another successful year.
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.
School Admissions – Primary and Secondary – Apply Now!!
To apply quickly and easily for primary and secondary school places go online to http://www.essex.gov.uk/Education-Schools/Schools/Admissions/Pages/Apply-Online.aspx
For secondary applications – (children in year 6) apply between 12 September 2017 to 31 October 2017
Secondary Admissions booklet:
For primary applications – (child born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014) apply between 13 November 2017 to 15 January 2018
Primary Admissions booklet:
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
9th October E-safety for years 5 and 6 pupils, all class teacher and years 5 and 6 parents
13th October Bag2School
12th October School Improvement Evening for staff and governors
12th October School Council Conference
17th October Parent Consultations 3.30 – 5.30pm
18th October Parent Consultations 5 – 7pm
19th October Friends of Clavering Halloween Disco
20th October Non pupil day – INSET – Consortium Conference
3rd November Flu Vaccine
9th November Friends of Clavering Film Night
10th November Individual School Photographs
1st December Friends of Clavering Christmas Fair
13th December KS2 Dress Rehearsal am, KS1 Dress Rehearsal pm.
14th December Reception Nativity am, KS1 performance pm and KS2 performance evening
18th December Friends of Clavering Christmas Shopping Morning
19th December Christmas Lunch
20th December Church Service
20th December End of term
2nd January Non pupil day – INSET
3rd January Non pupil day – INSET
4th January Spring Term begins
STAR OF THE WEEK
Week ending September 29th
Year One Anna – writing an excellent postcard in English
Year Two Jack – trying so hard with his writing and remembering finger spaces
Year Three Brooke – working hard in class and her excellent homework
Year Four Daniel – beautifully neat writing in his Learning Log
Year Five Freddie – great descriptive writing using similes and metaphors
Year Six Petra – fabulous narrative writing
Week ending October 6th
Reception Cameron – brilliant counting, number formation and for being so polite
Year One Joshua – trying really hard with his writing
Year Two Alex – excellent poetry and using the correct number of syllables in each line
Year Three Rose – her excellent diary piece as a Victorian maid
Year Four Rebecca – always trying her best in all subjects
Year Five Patrick – good understanding of mammal life-cycles
Year Six Grace – always supportive and encouraging towards others and for stepping in for Megan in
the Harvest play without being asked.
IT DIDN’T GO UNNOTICED’ AWARD
William F – for just getting on with clearing up during the MacMillan Coffee Morning. He worked all the way through the morning collecting cups and picking up rubbish dropped on the floor. 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.
Week beginning –
11.9.17 Class 6
2.10.17 Class R
- Swimming for this term is for year 2 Mondays. Please make sure your payments are up to date, the cost is £79.00 per term. Please make cheques payable to Clavering Primary School. Year 3 will now be swimming next term. A separate letter has been issued to these parents explaining the change.
If you have any questions at any time then please feel free to make an appointment. Have a good weekend.