FORTNIGHTLY NEWSLETTER ISSUE 3: 12.10.18
Congratulations Clavering Primary School!
I received a letter this week from Clare Kershaw, Director of Education. The letter states: “I would like to personally congratulate you and your staff on your 2018 summer results. I was very pleased to see that based on the 2018 provisional data the outcomes for your school are: 1) In the top quartile at KS2 in all 3 measures (reading, writing and maths) 2) Improved in KS2 attainment in combined RWM since last year and, there are positive average progress scores in all 3 areas and the progress scores are above the Essex average. We know that achieving high standards and significant improvement with children is very demanding and this is in part to the hard work of your staff. This in turn, has further embedded the depth and breadth of excellence shown in the Primary school sector in Essex. I would like to wish you all the best in your work for the year ahead”
We are all thrilled with this achievement and would like to thank all of our parents/carers for your ongoing support
This week we have celebrated our new school year with two friendship mornings. Children have got together in their house groups and enjoyed a range of activities run by the staff. These have included parachute games, collaborative challenges, creating a random acts of kindness tree and suggesting mottos for each house group.
New house captains were also elected. They are:
Oliver – Patrick (Captain) and Grace (Vice-captain)
Ludgate – Oscar (Captain) and Freddie (Vice-captain)
Wales – Jake (Captain) and Phoebe (Vice-captain)
Wymarc – Hannah (Captain) and Finley Vice-captain)
Saville – Maya (Captain) and Rose (Vice-captain)
Year 6 represented the school at the Uttlesford Primary Schools’ Football Tournament last week at Herbert’s Farm in Saffron Walden.
The boys’ team played 6 matches in the morning, winning 5 and drawing 1, which meant that they came first in their group and were each awarded a medal. The girls played in the afternoon. They had mixed results with wins, losses and a draw.
Every team member, boys and girls, played their part demonstrating excellent team spirit, enthusiasm and great sportsmanship. They represented the school in an exemplary manner and supported one another well. We are very proud of them all.
Years 5 and 6 Archaeology day
On Wednesday 3rdOctober, a lady from Cambridge University came in and talked to us about archaeology. We learnt that archaeology isn’t just about digging! It is about science and history too. People work in laboratories and decide when finds are dated from by the architecture. We joined in activities, guessing the era and digging up seeds in playdough. Everyone enjoyed the day.
By Millie and Hannah
Year 2 visit Jubilee Fields
Class 2 went to Jubilee Fields playground to look at the playground equipment there and thought about how the playground could be improved. We sent our ideas to Mrs Balaam who is a member of the village group hoping to redevelop the playground.
On Tuesday 16thOctober we will be holding our harvest celebration assembly. Each class will take part sharing work connected to harvest/Autumn. Our harvest food donations will be delivered to a local food bank.
Thank you for your support.
Children listened, read, told and wrote their own fantasy stories in their classes during book week last week. Year 6 illustrated myths, which they then told to their reading partners in Year 2. Thank you to parents for all your work with creative costumes. It was lovely to see the children dressed as wonderful book characters on Friday.
Book fair was visited by many during the week. We do appreciate your support at this event. Sales this year totalled more than £500 which has enabled us to then receive close to £250 worth of books for school, which is fantastic.
School Council Conference
On Thursday 4thOctober eight KS2 members of our School Council, accompanied by Mrs Hall and Miss Allsop, went to the Uttlesford conference at Henham and Ugley School. Along with other primary schools we discussed our role as school councillors and how we could work together to help improve our school. We left with lots of ideas on how to be an effective School Council and inspired with thoughts of future projects.
Year 4 Multi-skills event
Year 4 attended a multi-sports activity afternoon at JFAN on Wednesday. We travelled there and back by coach. We had lots of fun trying out the equipment, including archery and rebound nets. There were two other primary schools who also came along. Some sixth formers helped us with the activities. We went around the course in groups and were exhausted by the end of the afternoon
E-safety for Years 3 – 6
This week Years 3-6 went to Joyce Frankland Academy for E-Safety talks, we learnt lots about how to use apps and games safely and recognise potential risks.
Following our e-safety training this week and the latest GDPR regulations, we feel parents need to be aware of the vulnerabilities when discussing children, as well as the events that they attend, on open forums such as the Class Facebook pages.
Please can we ask parents to be mindful not to mention or discuss individual children on social media sites.
We do hope you found the parent e-safety session useful.
Football Match – Clavering v Rickling
Last week Year 6 football team went to Rickling Primary for a football match. This was the first match of the season. We all played exceptionally well and the final score was 5-3 to Clavering. The goal scorers were Oscar and Jake. It was a great game.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
9thand 10thOctober Friendship Days
11thOctober E-safety for years 3 – 6 pupils, all class teachers and years 3 – 6 Parents
16thOctober Parent Consultations 3.30 –6pm
16thOctober Harvest Assembly
17thOctober Parent Consultations 5 – 7.30pm
18thOctober School Improvement Evening for Staff and Governors
19thOctober Non pupil day – INSET – Consortium Conference
1stNovember Friends of Clavering Halloween Disco
9thNovember Year 4 Sharing Assembly – 2.45 pm
16thNovember Year 6 Sharing Assembly – 2.45 pm
16thNovember Children in Need
22ndNovember Flu Vaccination
29thNovember Film Night
3rdDecember Tray Day 3.15 – 4.15pm
3rdDecember Years 5 and 6 trip to The British Museum
7thDecember Christmas Fayre
8thDecember Spirit of Christmas – school choir event
12thDecember Dress rehearsal KS2 am, KS1 pm. KS2 evening performance for
years 5 and 6 parents
13thDecember Reception Nativity am, KS1 performance pm. KS2 evening
performance for years 3 and 4 parents
17thDecember Christmas Shopping Morning
18thDecember Christmas Lunch and Friends of Clavering Entertainment
19thDecember End of term
3rdJanuary Spring Term begins
STAR OF THE WEEK
Week ending September 28th
Year One William – thinking of and writing some super questions in English this week
Year Two Patrick – his good explanations in Science on special features of polar bears
Year Three Jake – writing a great beginning in his Roman myth
Year Four Joshua – trying hard and improving his handwriting
Year Five Rebecca – being a motivated learner
Year Six Ben – excellent improvisation in drama work from Clockwork
Week ending October 5th
Year One Rowan – super writing in English this week
Year Two Toby – thoughtful answers in group reading and excellent expression when reading aloud
Year Three Lincoln – great effort and enthusiasm in PE.
Year Four Rose – excellent concentration in all areas
Year Five Lucy – being a very helpful class member and for always remaining focussed.
Year Six Oscar – a super piece of writing using excellent language and imagery
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
1.10.18 Class 1
IT DIDN’T GO UNNOTICED’ AWARD
Year 3 – Ethan, Conor, Lincoln and Tommy for being kind and helping the Midday Assistants clear away the play equipment
- 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.
If you have any questions at any time then please feel free to make an appointment
Have a good weekend