FORTNIGHTLY NEWSLETTER ISSUE 6: 1.12.17
We would like to welcome some new children and their families to the school: Luca Class 4, Claudia Class 3 and Jake Class 5.
Last week the school held a very successful Open Morning for prospective families. The pupils were a credit to us all, showcasing our school throughout the morning.
Year 6 spoke to a number of families in the hall, after the tours, and each class had ‘Meeters and Greeters’ where the children talked about their learning that was taking place during the morning.
We would like to thank Friends of Clavering – Amanda Crabb, Sonja Phipps and Katherine Elphick for the refreshments throughout the morning. Katherine, in addition to this, advertised the event for us. We would also like to thank Jocelyn Donoghue, Natasha Carter and Rosie Smith for their work clearing our allotments ready for the class work that is taking place and in time for our Open Morning.
We are very lucky to have such a supportive school community.
We would like to welcome Toby Pellew to the Governing Body, as a Parent Governor. He officially started his position last week. We look forward to working with him.
Years 5 and 6 visit the Mosque in Cambridge
On Wednesday 22nd November, Class 5 and 6 went to a mosque in Cambridge. To respect their religion, we had to take off our shoes and the female teachers had to wear headscarves to cover their heads. We learnt about their god, Allah, and about the five pillars. They are the rules that Muslims have to follow. We met the Iman who told us about his job and what they do at the mosque. Iman told us all about their traditional prayers that they must do 5 times a day. We had a tour of the mosque and we learnt about the early Islamic civilisation. At the end, they gave us a quiz, which we really enjoyed, as well as crisps and a drink.
We found the trip really interesting. We learnt a lot and would hope to go there again.
By Maddie and Amelie
INSET Dates for the academic year 2018 – 2019
Schools allocate five non-pupil days for staff training:
Tuesday 4th September 2018 (extra one due to expansion)
Wednesday 5th September 2018
Friday 19th October 2018
Friday 15th February 2019
Monday 3rd June 2019
Wednesday 24th July 2019
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:
An opportunity to raise funds for Clavering Primary School when shopping online:
To raise funds for Clavering Primary School before shopping online –
- please click on easyfundraising.org.uk
- then click on Friends of Clavering Primary School.
Every purchase through many websites (including Amazon and John Lewis) raises a percentage for the school.
Please can we ensure that all items are named. There is a lot of unclaimed and unnamed items in lost property. This will be put on display in the entrance hall during the last week of term Monday -Wednesday 18th – 20th December.
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.
It’s getting to that time of year again – if you would like to volunteer your services to help Mr Docking to clear the school grounds in the event of snow, please let the office know so that we can compile a list of names. We are very grateful for any offers of help, so that school can, where possible, remain open.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
1st December Friends of Clavering Christmas Fair
13th December KS1 Dress Rehearsal 9.45am, KS2 Dress Rehearsal 2pm. KS2 performance 7pm
14th December Reception Nativity 10am
KS1 performance 2pm
KS2 performance 7pm
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 November 17th
Reception Luna – always being brilliant
Year One Louisa – putting a lot of effort into her work all week
Year Two Conor – excellent concentration and effort during all his lessons
Year Three Aiden – learning his times tables and division facts
Year Four Niamh – excellent participation in French
Year Five Finley – great input and understanding when learning about air resistance
Year Six Charlotte – sensitive and perceptive responses to texts
Week ending November 24th
Reception Ellie – her fantastic knowledge about shapes
Year One Amelie – super work this week in Maths
Year Two Woody – his enthusiasm and focus in Science lessons
Year Three Ted R – the improved fluency of his reading
Year Four Hermione – beautiful presentation at all times
Year Five Hamish – thoughtful responses to questions on our trip to the mosque
Year Six Orla – conscientious approach to all her work – always to a high standard
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
13.11.17 Class 1
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.