FORTNIGHTLY NEWSLETTER ISSUE 2: 28.9.18
Class Walk – Class 6
Class 6 enjoyed their first walk of the year last Thursday despite the rain. They showed excellent map reading skills following the traditional class 5 mile route and noticed the signs of the changing seasons along the way.
Girls’ Football Event
All the girls in Key stage 2 visited JFAN last Wednesday for a girls only football coaching session. They spent time in small groups with a number of coaches developing skills and confidence in football. The Year 6 girls are now particularly looking forward to trying out their new skills at the Primary Schools’ tournament at Herberts Farm next week.
Year 6 Sports Ambassador Training
Rose, Seraphina, Hamish and Felix are our new Sports Ambassadors this year. They went along to JFAN this week for a morning of training and will be sharing their ideas, leading events as well as working alongside Mr Snelling at a lunchtime club this term.
Magistrate in year 6
Mrs Terry visited Class 6 on Thursday afternoon to talk about her role as a magistrate. She explained the differences between the Magistrate Court and the Crown Court and talked about the legal system. The children asked lots of interesting questions, particularly about different crimes and punishments, and enjoyed role playing as magistrates to decide on the severity of a number of crime scenarios and to decide upon appropriate consequences.
Meet the Teacher Evening – Wednesday 19th September
Thank you to all the parents that attended the evening last week. We hope you found it informative. Thank you to the class Parent Forum representatives and class Governors that attended. Thank you to all the staff and parents for persevering with the powercut!
School Council Representatives
Congratulations to the pupils who have been elected by their class members to represent them on our School Council. Our new members for this academic year are:
Year One: Max and Rose
Year Two: Poppy and Toby
Year Three: Martha and Tommy
Year Four: Charlie and Rose
Year Five: Olivia and Luca
Year Six: Freddie and Kiera
During the week commencing 8th October, we will be celebrating harvest in school. This year we will be collecting non-perishable foods for a local food bank. Please would you be kind enough to donate one or some of the following food items:
- Tea bags
- Instant coffee
- Sugar (500g)
- Rice (500g)
- Pasta (500g)
- Tinned soup, baked beans, rice pudding etc
Could you please make sure that the items have a long use-by date.
Many thanks for your support with this good cause.
Macmillan Coffee Morning
Thank you once again for your support with this very worthwhile event. Year 6 were excellent hosts and all the children certainly enjoyed the opportunity to enjoy cakes with their parents and friends. Thank you also to Year 6 for being the first bakers in our new food tech room and baking delicious apple cakes using apples from our own school orchard.
The book fair has now arrived in school and will be open each day after school 3:30pm-4:00pm from Friday 28th September to Thursday 4th October. We welcome and encourage your support as the school is awarded generous commission to buy books for the children relative to the amount sold.
Friends of Clavering AGM
The Friends of Clavering Annual General Meeting took place last week to review the year and organise events for the next. The Friends raised around £10,000 for the school last year, which is an amazing achievement and an excellent source of funding for the school. Much of this went towards equipping our outside area. Other funding has supported The Wider Opportunities provision.
On behalf of the school I would like to thank the Friends of Clavering and the parents that have contributed to this amount. Without this extra funding, alongside the cuts that are being made to school funding, we would not be able to maintain the high standards of education in the form that we currently provide.
A special thank you to Rachel Betts, the Chair of Friends. We would also like to thank the members that are standing down: Amanda Crabb, Emma Waldock, Katherine Elphick and Tracy Pemberton.
Vital E-safety Training for Parents, Pupils and Staff
On Thursday 11th October there will be e-safety awareness training for years 3, 4, 5 and 6 pupils during the afternoon and staff training for all class teachers after school.
There will also be an opportunity for parents to attend in the evening.
This is vital training led by some excellent specialists. Other local schools will also be attending. Please see below for details for the parent event.
I cannot stress enough the importance of attending this event, especially for Key Stage Two parents (years 3 – 6).
I attend the headteacher session each year and every time there is something new to learn. Our children are highly vulnerable online and we need to work together to support them in staying safe.
Date: Thursday October 11th 2018
7.00 – 9.00pm: 2 hour parent event
Venue: Joyce Frankland Academy, Newport CB11 3TR
Course to be run by: John & John, EST E-Safety Training
An App to be particularly mindful of: ‘musical.ly’, especially the ‘live.ly’ aspect to it. A popular game to be mindful of: ‘Roblox’. The session for parents outlined above will discuss these with you.
There is also a link on our website with advice that can also support you. It is a link to Parent Zone and their guides:
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 4 9th November
Class 6 16th November
Class 2 date to be arranged
Class 3 date to be arranged
Class 5 date to be arranged
Class Reception date to be arranged
Class 1 date to be arranged
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
14th September Non uniform day Oliver for the most house points last term.
19th September Meet the Teacher 7 – 7.30pm, repeated 7.30 – 8pm. Reception
class 6.15 – 7pm
21st September Non uniform day for the most questionnaire responses – Saville and
sports day winners – Oliver
28th September Macmillan Coffee Morning
28th September – 4th October Book Fair
1st October – 5th October Book Week (5th October Dressing Up Day)
3rd October Years 5 and 6 Archaeology day
4th October School Council Conference
9th and 10th October Friendship Days
11th October E-safety for years 3 – 6 pupils, all class teachers and years 3 – 6 Parents
16th October Parent Consultations 3.30 –6pm
16th October Harvest Assembly
17th October Parent Consultations 5 – 7.30pm
18th October School Improvement Evening for Staff and Governors
19th October Non pupil day – INSET – Consortium Conference
1st November Friends of Clavering Halloween Disco
9th November Year 4 Sharing Assembly – 2.45 pm
16th November Year 6 Sharing Assembly – 2.45 pm
16th November Children in Need
22nd November Flu Vaccination
22nd November Bag2school
29th November Film Night
3rd December Tray Day 3.15 – 4.15pm
3rd December Years 5 and 6 trip to The British Museum
7th December Christmas Fayre
8th December Spirit of Christmas – school choir event
12th December Dress rehearsal KS2 am, KS1 pm. KS2 evening performance for
years 5 and 6 parents
13th December Reception Nativity am, KS1 performance pm. KS2 evening
performance for years 3 and 4 parents
17th December Christmas Shopping Morning
18th December Christmas Lunch and Friends of Clavering Entertainment
19th December End of term
3rd January Spring Term begins
STAR OF THE WEEK
Week ending September 14th
Year One George – a great start to Year One
Year Two Lola – her great start to Year Two
Year Three William – good focus in lessons and beautiful manners
Year Four Ted B – concentrating hard in all lessons and answering questions during class discussions
Year Five Kitty – always remaining focussed and enthusiastic about learning
Year Six Teddy – making a fabulous start to his work and time in Year Six
Week ending September 21st
Year One Oscar – super discussion in R.E this week
Year Two Chloe – for her excellent map of the school
Year Three Jack – fantastic independent work in Science
Year Four Harrison – being enthusiastic about everything
Year Five Esme – always staying on task and demonstrating great focus
Year Six Lily – working really hard at her Maths
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.
Week beginning –
10.9.18 Class 4
17.9.18 Class 6
- SWIMMING, Year 2 will have a term of swimming instruction in the Autumn and Year 3 in the Spring. If your child is fit to attend school then they are fit to go swimming, unless a medical note is provided. Swimming will commence Monday September 10th for 13 weeks. Voluntary contributions, which cover the cost of the swimming teaching and transport, can be paid termly – £79.00 Please make cheques payable to Clavering Primary School.
- When it is raining heavily all the children walk to their classrooms through the main entrance. There will be a person on duty outside at the front of the school to take any messages and to guide the children. Please could parents leave their children at the main entrance/notice board area to avoid congestion in the entrance hall.
- Reception parents, at present, are escorting their children to Reception class, they need to do this when it is raining via the main entrance where they will need to sign in and collect a ‘visitor’ sticker before going through the school. They need to sign out via the main entrance once their children have been taken to class.
- When the weather is fine the usual routine applies. The children go on to the playground via the side gate and wait for the bell. There is a person on duty on the playground. There is also a person on the gate to take any messages from parents.
- Reception parents, at present, are escorting their children to Reception class via the side gate where they wait on the playground for the bell when Mrs Course or Mrs Berrett will meet the children.
If you have any questions at any time then please feel free to make an appointment
Have a good weekend