FORTNIGHTLY NEWSLETTER ISSUE 10: 9.2.18
Huge congratulations to Matt Snelling and his wife Amy on the safe arrival of their beautiful baby daughter, Sydni Jane, who was born in the early hours of Thursday 8th February. All is well.
Our Parent Forum met last week to discuss and plan our Well Being Week which is to take place after half term. Thank you for all the volunteers. We are currently collating the responses and organising them into a timetable for the week.
We also discussed the latest updates regarding MUGA plans and replacing the old Monkey Bars.
We are hoping to have new outside play equipment by Easter.
Year 6 all took part in the family tag rugby festival on Wednesday 31st January. The A team won all of their matches in their group and were narrowly defeated in the semi-final by Elsenham. The B team also won all of their group matches and went on to win the semi-final and final for their pool. All of the children played exceptionally well and in very good spirits despite the cold wind and horizontal rain at Carver barracks! We are particularly proud of their support for one another and team work that, without a doubt, contributed to their success. Thank you to Mr Dyce for his coaching and to Mr Snelling and Mr Crabb for their support and refereeing at the event.
The A team are looking forward to going on to represent Clavering at the finals at Carver barracks again on February 28th.
The children enjoyed a fabulous Valentine Disco on Wednesday. Thank you to Rachel Betts and her team for organising this event.
Megan is having her hair cut off for The Little Princess Trust
We are very proud of Megan in Year 6, who decided to grow her hair and have it cut off for a charity that make wigs for children who have lost their hair due to cancer.
If you would like to find out more about this and/or donate please follow the link below:
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
7th February Friends of Clavering Valentine’s Disco
12th – 16th February Half Term
26th February – 2nd March Well Being Week
26th February – 2nd March Book Week
7th March Parent Consultations 3.30 – 6 pm
8th March Parent Consultations 5 – 7.30pm
10th March Friends of Clavering Quiz Night
15th March Friends of Clavering Film Night
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
28th March Friends of Clavering Easter Fayre
29th March Friends of Clavering Easter Egg Hunt
29th March End of term
16th April INSET – School closed to the pupils
17th April Summer Term starts
STAR OF THE WEEK
Week ending January 26th
Reception Harry – his wonderful manners
Year One Sidney – super story writing
Year Two Ethan – good contributions in phonic lessons
Year Three Elizabeth – excellent re-telling of the Greek myth Daedalus’ viewpoint
Year Four Jensen – trying hard to write neatly with a broken wrist
Year Five Rose – thoughtful and descriptive writing in English
Year Six Georgie – excellent problem solving and reasoning skills in Maths
Week ending February 2nd
Reception Rio – always being kind and thinking of others
Tommy – always being helpful
Year One Amelia – super English work on traditional tales
Year Two Oskar – brilliant use of time connectives
Year Three Ted B – his positive attitude towards his work
Year Four Timothey – always listening to instructions and working hard
Year Five Seraphina – great contributions and understanding when discussing Romeo and Juliet
Year Six Mazie – fantastic trombone playing
For children who have achieved their personal best:
Theo – outstanding progress in reading and writing
Jack – putting in extra effort and making good progress in reading and fine motor skills
Aaron – for a great improvement in his phonics
Chloe – for trying really hard to improve her creative writing
Chloe S – for her interesting diary entry
Tommy – for his interesting diary entry
Olly – for always trying to follow the learning objectives and to do his best.
Henry – for showing lots of interest in our topics and Science, finding out facts to share with us all
Olivia – excellent twisted Fairy Tale writing
Kitty – excellent independent Maths work
Ben – improvement in confidence and contributions in class, especially Science
Finley – brilliant attitude and effort in English
Gianluca – excellent effort, progress and achievement in Maths
Grace – consistently giving 100%, demonstrating perseverance, resilience and making excellent
progress in all areas
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 resilient learning, championed by “Resileroo”. Two children from each class were nominated for a special award and will be enjoying a hot chocolate treat with Miss Allsop after half term:
Reception: William and Max
Class 1: Lola and Isaac
Class 2: Poppy and Nathan
Class 3: Ted and Isla
Class 4: Ollie and Matilda
Class 5: Lily and Bella
Class 6: Molly and Grace
Next half term children are working on being like their super hero “Curipaws”! (curiosity)
‘IT DIDN’T GO UNNOTICED’ AWARD
Milana and Brooke (Year 3) 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
22.1.18 – Year 5
5.2.18 – Year R
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.
If you have any questions at any time then please feel free to make an appointment.
Have a good weekend.