FORTNIGHTLY NEWSLETTER ISSUE 4: 3.11.17
The whole school (and thankfully the sunshine) turned out for the FOC fun run on 13th November. Once again this event was very much enjoyed by all children and staff. Year 6 particularly enjoyed the opportunity to support their buddies in Reception class who demonstrated great enthusiasm and stamina to collect many stamps on their cards as they completed stages of the run. Thank you to the Friends and staff for organising the afternoon, which raised just over £1,600.
Year 6 worked hard during the final week of last half term towards their level 2 bikeability awards. They encountered all seasons and weathers over the 4 days, as well as all manner of road works! All of the children were successful in achieving the award and are well equipped and experienced to ride safely on the roads. Many thanks once again to Mrs Wright and Mrs Palmer for their help in supporting us with this once again this year.
Year 2 Walk
Just before the holiday, Fox Class enjoyed a lovely, sunny, autumnal walk through the village as part of their geography topic, ‘Where we live’. The children identified human and physical features along the way and then ‘assessed’ the play equipment in the park in preparation for their DT work designing a play park. Thanks to parent helpers for giving up their time and to the children for behaving so well for the morning.
Just before half term the Halloween disco took place. Thank you Rachel Betts and her Friends of Clavering team for organising it and especially to Rachel for being an amazing DJ. The children had a wonderful time.
On Wednesday 1st November all the children in Key Stage 2 competed in the Cross Country race against pupils from 6 other local schools, at Carver Barracks. Everyone tried their best and Clavering school did very well, including 9 children who got a medal for 1st, 2nd or 3rd in their year group race. Our medallists were; Gold – Amber S (3), Seraphina H (5), Grace L (6), Silver – Alice E (3), Grace W (5), Georgie C (6),
Bronze – Ted B (3), Isabella B (6) and William C (6). A big well done to everyone who took part!
Magistrate visiting year 6
On Thursday afternoon, Mrs Terry, a magistrate, came to talk to Year 6. We learnt a great deal and asked lots of questions. She explained that she earns nothing for her work as a magistrate because this role is voluntary. In the courtroom, there are two ‘wingers’ and a chairman who work together as a team to decide whether the defendant is guilty or not and what the punishment should be. Some people are sent to prison (the maximum time they can award is 6 months) and others are given a suspended sentence and are issued with a tag to wear, which monitors where they are and when they can’t go out.
By Orla and Thomas
Football Match – Clavering v Elsenham
Clavering played Elsenham on Thursday afternoon. Elsenham had a very strong team and despite our best efforts, we unfortunately lost. We would like to thank Mr Chetcuti who stepped in to coach us during the match instead of Mr Snelling.
By William and Sam
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
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 October 13th – Fun Run
Week ending October 20th – INSET DAY
For children who have achieved their personal best:
Ava – for great progress with Reading
Cooper – for fabulous independent writing
Poppy W – for making great progress in phonics
Joshua B – for a great improvement in his writing
Henry – for excellent effort in writing
Olivia M – for rising to the challenge of Maths extension work
Abigail – for the effort she has made to improve her Maths and to follow the methods taught
Elizabeth – for the effort she has made to improve her Maths and to follow the methods
Lucy – for excellent perseverance in a challenging Maths lesson
Agatha – for excellent participation in an English lesson
Hannah – for a conscious increased effort with handwriting
Freddie – for thought and consideration in descriptive writing
Petra – for excellent progress and achievement in writing. It is always a pleasure to read
Orla – for excellent effort and approach to all aspects of her learning this term.
IT DIDN’T GO UNNOTICED’ AWARD
Anna (Class 1) for being awarded ‘5’ POST IT NOTES for the Good News Wall – being very helpful and kind to others.
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.
11.9.17 Class 6
2.10.17 Class R
30.10.17 Class 6
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.