Headteacher Newsletter Issue 19
FORTNIGHTLY NEWSLETTER ISSUE 19: 13.7.18
This is the final letter of the term and once again I would like to thank all members of the school community for their support and hard work, which has culminated in another successful year for Clavering Primary School. The Year 6 are to be congratulated on their SATs results (details below). After reading all the reports, it would appear that all the children have progressed well across the school and have enjoyed their learning.
We wish year 6 well as they leave to attend their secondary schools in September. We are looking forward to watching their play, which is to be part of their Leavers’ Assembly next week. We wish them all every success for the future.
We would like to say thank you to Mrs Woodman and Mrs Wyatt for the support through their LSA roles this academic year. They will be ending their role at the end of term. We would like to welcome Miss Howett who will be a new LSA from September.
Your child’s annual school report was distributed this week. This is in addition to the new Interim Report that was circulated earlier in the year. I hope you found them useful and an informative summary of your child’s progress during the current academic year, as well as information as to how they are performing against the national expectations.
2018 KS2 SATs Results
Congratulations to Year 6 for their SATs results. We are pleased with the results. We have exceeded national and Essex expectations for another year.
This year is the third year of the new assessment system, which is a measure that is completely different from previous years and is not comparable. Progress measures are to be released in due course, by the government and we are yet to hear what the higher achievement threshold is. Outlined below are the test results taken during SATs week and the Teacher Assessment grade for the whole year.
In summary (1 child equates to approximately 4%.) –
Reading: Test 100 % (national 75%).
Grammar Punctuation and Spelling: GPS test 88% (national 78%). There isn’t a test for writing.
Mathematics: Test 92% (76% national).
We are particularly pleased with our potential Greater Depth scores. Greater Depth is a much higher level than the National Expected. If the Threshold is the same as last year, we attained: Reading 42%, Writing 17%, GPS 46% and Mathematics 29%.
Harlow Outdoor Centre
On Thursday 5thJuly, Class 5 went on an exciting trip to Harlow Outdoor Centre. When we got there we were split into two groups and began our first activity, raft building. Both teams were given four big barrels, two planks of wood with holes in and lots of ropes. In our teams we built our rafts using lots of knots that we had been taught to do. Then we tried them out in a race, one team’s came apart and the other one didn’t. We then did the bumble run, which involved jumping in a river sliding down a waterfall, practising fun jumps into the water and swimming in the river. Then we had lunch before learning how to kayak, which was fun because we did lots of different challenges like standing up in the kayaks. We had a brilliant day!
Maya and Patrick
On Friday 29thJune a lady named Sue came to talk to us about road safety. First we watched a power point presentation about how to keep safe as a pedestrian, cyclist and passenger. We learnt about all the different types of crossings there are and where it isn’t safe to cross the road. Then, in groups we went outside and practised crossing the road safely. At the end of the session we were given high visibility bags that we could use when walking so cars could see us easily.
Felix and Phoebe
Our Parent Forum met yesterday to review the year, thank our representatives and view the progress of our Outside Area.
I would like to thank our representatives for this year (listed below) for their support and time:
- Year R Victoria Moore and Charissa Upton
- Year 1 Victoria Moore and Nienke Van de Sande
- Year 2 Dan Carter and Katherine Elphick
- Year 3 Sarah Birch and Laura Donlon
- Year 4 Lucy Hill and Emma Waldock
- Year 5 Sonja Phipps and Sam Lawton
- Year 6 Kym Elliston and Jane Chetcuti
A special thank you to Kym Elliston and Jane Chetcuti, our Year 6 representatives, whose children will be moving on to their secondary schools.
If anyone is interested in joining the Parent Forum for next year we could be looking for representatives, for classes Reception, 2 and 3. Please contact the office if you are interested.
Friends of Clavering – Thank you
A huge thank you to Rachel Betts and her team for all their hard work this year raising money for the school. It is greatly appreciated as it makes a considerable difference to what we can provide for the pupils. The Friends of Clavering contribute a large proportion of the funds that are needed to support the Teaching and Learning within the school. Thank you to all the parents that have supported the events throughout the year. We are extremely fortunate to have such an active and supportive team.
Thank you to all the Parents, Staff and Pupils for filling out our annual questionnaires. We are in the process of collating and analysing the findings which, as before, will inform our School Improvement Plan for next year. We will share these with you next term.
Class Structure from September 2018
Please see our class structure below for September.
We would like to welcome Miss Howett to our team. Miss Howett will be a Learning Support Assistant in Class 2, as indicated below –
Classes for September 2018
|Year group||Class teacher||Learning Support Assistant|
|Reception||Mrs Course||Mrs Berrett|
|Class One (Year One)||Miss Hagger||Mrs Martin and Mrs Lawless|
Mrs Barker and Mrs Abrahams
|Class Two (Year Two)||Mrs Hall||Miss Howett and Mrs Perry|
|Class Three (Year Three)||Miss Turner||Mrs Elliston and Mrs Abusham|
Mrs Thomas, Mrs Barker and Mrs Abrahams
|Class Four (Year Four)||Ms Crosby||Mrs Sullivan and Mrs Abusham Mrs Abrahams, Mr Snelling and Mrs Elliston.|
|Class Five (Year Five)||Mrs Rudkin and Miss Sabin||Mrs Carline|
|Class Six (Year Six)||Mrs Lipscomb||Mrs Martin|
The children will be spending time with their new teacher on Tuesday 17thJuly as part of ‘Class Swap’.
Please can you ensure that on sunny days your child brings a hat to wear at break times and lunch times. Wide-brimmed or legionnaires hats, which have a cloth attached on the back to give additional protection to the neck, are perfectly acceptable. Sunglasses are not allowed and sun lotion (long lasting waterproof sunscreen with a high protection factor and high UVA protection) should be applied just before the children come to school. This should last until after school and overcomes the need for pupils to bring in lotion.
Lost property will be on display in the main entrance next week. Please have a look to see if you own any of the items. At the end of term unnamed and unclaimed items will be re-cycled.
Notice for Parents of Children in Year 3 from September 2018
Free School Meals
Automatic entitlement to a free school meal finishes at the end of Year 2 and only children from low income familiesare eligible from Year 3.
If your household income is less than £16,190 per year, or you receive Income Support or an equivalent benefit, you will need to make an application in August if you want your child to receive a free school meal from September.
Applications can be made from 1 August 2018 online at www.essex.gov.uk/freeschoolmealsor by calling 0345 603 2200.
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.
Clubs and Swimming for the Autumn term – All clubs start week beginning 10thSeptember
|Bedazzle||3.15 – 4.15 TBC||Year 1 – 6|
|Tennis||3.15 – 4.15||All year groups|
|Recorders||Lunchtime in Class 3||Beginners – years 2,3,4|
|Boys and Girls Football||3.15 – 4.15||Years 5 – 6|
|Gymnastics||3.15 – 4.15 TBC||Years 3 & 4|
|Boys and girls football||3.15 – 4.15||Year 1 & 2|
|Fitness||3.15 – 4.15||Years 4 – 6|
|Choir||TBC||Years 3 – 6|
|Relax Kids||3.15 – 4.15||Years 1 & 2|
|Football League||TBC||Year 6|
|Hockey||3.30 – 4.45 at JFAN start date TBC||Year 6|
|Football girls and boys||3.15 – 4.15||Years 3 & 4|
Swimming will be for Year 2 in the Autumn term and Year 3 in the Spring. Year 2 will start on Monday 10th September. A letter will follow early in September.
Music lessons will start the week beginning 10th September. Music letters will be sent out early in September.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
9thJuly Induction Day at JFAN and SWCHS for year 6 pupils
10thJuly Tray Day 3.15 – 4.15pm
11thJuly Parent Consultations 3.30 – 6pm
12thJuly Parent Consultations 5 – 7.30pm
12thJuly Sports Day 10 – 12
17thJuly ‘Class Swap’ (11 – 12)
19thJuly Leavers’ Assembly 1.45pm
19thJuly Break up for the summer 3.15 pm
20th July Extra INSET day due to building works – school closed to pupils
4th September INSET day – school closed to pupils
5th September Extra INSET day due to building works – school closed to pupils
6th September New Term/Academic year begins
STAR OF THE WEEK
Week ending June 29th
Reception Jack – for his fabulous cutting and ordering
Year One Taylor – for always having a positive attitude to learning
Year Two Tommy – for working hard on his Peter Rabbit writing
Year Three Elissa – for being such a convincing Queen Nefertiti on Egyptian Day
Year Four Rebecca – for showing interest and enthusiasm during our Egyptian topic
Year Five Summer – for great effort answering questions on our class trip
Year Six Charlie – for engaging so well with different children, explaining games, during our
‘fun and games’ event
Week ending July 13th – to be announced in assembl
For children who have achieved their personal best:
Teddy – for outstanding progress in writing
Luna – for applying her phonics to her reading and writing
William – outstanding academic progress in all areas
Sidney – great improvement in his handwriting
Lola – great improvement in her reading
Nathan – great progress in Maths
Charlie – much improved independent work
Myles – for his interesting knowledge of our Science topics
Darragh – for his effort to improve his mental Maths and times tables
Kitty – for excellent topic knowledge and work
Harry – for excellent topic knowledge and work
Teddy – for a much stronger attitude towards his learning
Rose – for her effort and enthusiasm in class, especially in reading and writing
Isabella – for her excellent effort and achievement throughout the year. A mature and resilient
approach to all of her learning
Georgie – for her excellent effort and achievement throughout the year. A mature and resilient
approach to all of her learning
IT DIDN’T GO UNNOTICED’ AWARD
William C, Year 2 – for being so kind at the school fete. He saw someone was very upset, so he bought them an ice-cream.
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.
Winners: Spring Term 2018: Class 2
16.4.18 Year One
23.4.18 Year Three
30.4.18 Year Five
14.5.18 Year Six
21.5.18 Year Reception
4.6.18 Year Six
18.6.18 Year One
9.7.18 Year Five
16.7.18 To be announced
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 being independent, championed by “Indi-Panda”. Two children from each class were nominated for a special award and enjoyed a hot chocolate treat with Miss Allsop. This half term we have been working on engagement through the hero “Engage-monk” .
Reception: Tommy and Florence
Class 1: Wilf and Robin
Class 2: Ethan and Chloe S
Class 3: Ted B and Rose C
Class 4: Martha and Mia
Class 5: Jake and Rose
Class 6: Petra and Amelie
- Dinner money– Cheques should be made payable to Clavering Primary School. Please ensure you have settled your accounts up to the end of the summer term, in particular, those parents of children in Year 6. Thank you.
- Healthy and Safety notice regarding the wearing of earrings during PE – We have been informed by Essex that The Primary Code states that all jewellery is to be removed for PE lessons and taping over earrings is not allowed. This means that if pupils cannot take their earrings out they will have to sit out of PE until a time that they can be removed. Schools have to comply with this guidance. If your child is about to have their ears pierced it is advisable for it to take place over the summer so that the earrings can be removed for PE ready for the start of the Autumn term.
- Please ensure that all children always have their PE kit in school.
- Volunteers– if you are interested in volunteering or helping in the school please liaise with your child’s class teacher
- Footwear 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.
If you have any questions at any time then please feel free to make an appointment.
Have a great summer and thank you for your support