Headteacher Newsletter Issue 8
FORTNIGHTLY NEWSLETTER ISSUE 8: 12.1.18
Happy New Year to you all and welcome back to a new term. We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.
We have an exciting term ahead. Class letters have been distributed, which outline the curriculum for the term. They are also available via our website.
INSET Dates for the academic year 2018 – 2019 – amendment
We have just been informed that our expansion may take longer than we had hoped and therefore may not be finished for the start of the next academic year. Therefore we will need to move our extra INSET day, which has been authorised by the Local Authority, as time to prepare the new build for the children. This was circulated at the beginning of December.
We will inform you of the new date once we are clearer when the completion date will be. In the meantime the confirmed INSET days for the next academic year are as follows – (the extra one which was 5th September, has been removed) –
INSET Dates for the academic year 2018 – 2019
Schools allocate five non-pupil days for staff training:
Tuesday 4th September 2018
Friday 19th October 2018
Friday 15th February 2019
Monday 3rd June 2019
Wednesday 24th July 2019
Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Sharing Assemblies – an invitation!
We would like to invite our parents to attend one of your child’s Sharing Assemblies. The assemblies take place in the hall on a Friday afternoon and start at 2.45pm. Listed below are dates when your child’s class will be taking part in a Sharing Assembly. Please join us on this date:
Class 6 2nd February 2018
Class 2 2nd March 2018
Class 3 23rd March 2018
Class Reception date to be arranged
Class 1 date to be arranged
Class 4 date to be arranged
Class 5 date to be arranged
Order forms for the Christmas performance DVD are available from the School Office.
Thank you very much for all your donations collected at the Christmas plays. We raised over £150.00 and will be able to send our chosen charity a worthwhile donation.
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:
Footwear and Hair
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.
Please can we avoid children having decorative haircuts and/or hair colouring during term time.
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.
In the event of severe weather conditions and possible school closure a notice will be placed on the school website.
Parents will be notified via our school website or the Essex County Council on the ‘Emergency School Closures’ page: https://www.essex.gov.uk/education-schools/schools/dates/pages/emergency-school-closures.aspx
Please note that when the school is open in bad weather a path will be cleared to enable you to gain access to the school but care does still need to be taken.
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
2nd February Sharing Assembly – an invitation for Class 6 parents 2.45 pm start
12th – 16th February Half Term
26th February – 2nd March Well Being Week
26th February – 2nd March Book Week
2nd March Sharing Assembly – an invitation for Class 2 parents, 2.45 pm start
7th March Parent Consultations 3.30 – 6 pm
8th March Parent Consultations 5 – 7.30pm
23rd March Sharing Assembly – an invitation for Class 3 parents, 2.45 pm start
26th March School Council Spring Fayre
27th March Tray Day 3.15 – 4pm
28th March Church
29th March End of term
16th April INSET – School closed to the pupils
17th April Summer Term starts
Cartoon Attitude Learning Awards
We have now introduced our super hero learning behaviours, which the children created in their house groups during friendship week. Last half term the children worked hard on co-operative learning, championed by “Co‑Octopus”. Two children from each class were nominated for a special award and enjoyed a hot chocolate treat with Miss Allsop this week:
Reception: Charlie and Luna
Class 1: Aurelia and Thomas
Class 2: Alex and Olivia M
Class 3: Ollie and Claudia
Class 4: Timothey and Rebecca
Class 5: Finley and Freddie
Class 6: Orla and Sam
This half term children are working on being like their super hero “Resileroo”! (resilient)
100% ATTENDANCE AWARDS FOR AUTUMN TERM 2017
Please note that illness or medical appointments during school time are not classed as attendance. School trips, visits and sporting events are. Well done to:
Reception: Ava, Darcie, Samuel, Oscar, George, Harry, Thomas
Class 1: Louisa, Katie, Emmie, Sidney, Wilf
Class 2: Olivia A, Tommy, James, Holly, Olivia M, Chloe, Charlie U
Class 3: Ted B, Charlie, Rosie C, Joe, Alice, Brooke, George, Isla, Aiden
Class 4: Olivia, Scarlett, Abigail, Louis
Class 5: Finley, Rose, Freddie, Maya, Grace, Phoebe
Class 6: Maddie, Charlie, Molly, Sam, Edward, Amelie
‘IT DIDN’T GO UNNOTICED’ AWARD
Milana for helping the Midday Assistants and Playleaders.
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.
Autumn Term 2017 – Class 6
8.1.18 – Year 4
Dinner money for this half term is £59.40 or £123.20 for the whole of the spring term (to Easter). The cost of a meal is £2.20 a day, £11.00 for a week. Dinner money should be sent in to school on a Monday in your child’s Friday Folder and should be in a sealed envelope with your child’s name and amount enclosed written on the front. Cheques should be made payable to Clavering Primary School.
A reminder that swimming for Year 3 this term is £79. Thank you to those parents who previously paid for these lessons at the beginning of the academic year.
If you have any questions at any time then please feel free to make an appointment.
Have a good weekend.