FORTNIGHTLY NEWSLETTER ISSUE 4: 2.11.18
Year 6 Bikeability
Year 6 had a valuable and informative week on their Bikeability course with Mrs Wright and Mrs Palmer during the week leading up to half term. The children all achieved level 1 or 2 Bikeability and enjoyed the sessions under a variety of weather conditions! We are pleased that they are now well informed and qualified to ride their bikes on the roads safely.
Thank you all for your generous harvest donations. They will be given to Bishop’s Stortford Food Bank.
On Wednesday 31st October years 2, 5 and 6 went to JFAN for a cross country event. Everyone ran their hardest and represented the school well. The years 5 and 6 boys’ and girls’ teams all got through to the next round of the tournament in 2 weeks’ time.
Everyone ran extremely well but a special mention to medal winners:
Gold: Seraphina (Y6) and Toby (Y2)
Silver: Grace (Y6), Chloe (Y2), Joshua (Y2)
Bronze: Matilda (Y5) and Anna (Y2)
Rose and Felix
Years 3 and 4 visit Colchester Castle
Years 3 & 4 had a fabulous time at Colchester Castle on Wednesday. We saw lots of interesting Roman artefacts and had fun building roundhouses and a Roman temple. We went beneath the castle where it was dark and smelly! We were told lots of stories about the Roman invasion. The children thoroughly enjoyed the day and were extremely polite and well behaved.
Last night the Halloween disco took place. Thank you Rachel Betts and her Friends of Clavering team for organising it and especially to Rachel for being an amazing DJ. The children had a wonderful time.
Cartoon Attitude Learning Awards
We have our super hero learning behaviours, which the children created in their house groups during friendship week last year. Last half term the children worked hard on co-operation, championed by “Co-Octopus”. Two children from each class were nominated for a special award and will enjoy a hot chocolate treat with Miss Allsop. This half term we will be working on resilience through the hero “Resileroo!” –
Reception: Greta and Lenny
Class 1: Luna and Oscar
Class 2: Poppy and Toby
Class 3: Olivia M and Chloe P
Class 4: George and Henry
Class 5: Martha and Jack P
Class 6: Teddy and Freddie
As a reminder, as of May 2018, WhatsApp’s minimum age of use increased from 13 to 16 years old. A guide for parents/carers can be accessed using this link:
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
1st November Friends of Clavering Halloween Disco
9th November Year 4 Sharing Assembly – 2.45 pm
9th November Individual Photographs
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 October 12th
Reception Hadley – doing some brilliant independent writing
Darcey – outstanding phonics work
Frankie – super spelling
Year One Theo – super addition and subtraction in Maths
Year Two Matilda – her excellent Town Mouse and Country Mouse story
Year Three Pheonix – super effort and focus writing firework acrostic poems
Year Four Brooke – working hard in all areas and being a helpful member of the class
Year Five Timothey – demonstrating great focus and enthusiasm in class
Year Six Freddie – excellent use of language in his writing inspired by ‘Pandora’s Box’.
Week ending October 19th – School Closed – INSET
For children who have achieved their personal best:
Jemima – for a brilliant start to Reception and super phonic blending
Rory – for a brilliant start to Reception and fabulous writing
Charlie – for improvement in his phonics work
Bella – for trying hard to improve her writing
Lola – for trying to do her best in every lesson
Aaron – for the big effort he has made to improve writing
Charlie – increased effort and pace in his writing
William – continuous effort and hard work in all areas
Amber – for super descriptive writing
Darragh – for beautiful handwriting
Esme – for a consistently positive ‘Can do’ attitude
Timothey – for being an independent thinker and always working hard to communicate his
ideas fully .
Millie – for demonstrating conscientious approach to all her work. A super start to Year 6
Finley – for his interest and enthusiasm for all new learning. A super start to Year 6
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
8.10.18 Class R
IT DIDN’T GO UNNOTICED’ AWARD
Luca – helping the younger children so well during Friendship Morning
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 by 31 October 2018
Secondary Admissions booklet:
For primary applications – (child born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015) apply between 12 November 2018 to 15 January 2019
Primary Admissions booklet:
- 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.
- With the current road works along Stortford Road, please be extra vigilant when entering and leaving the school grounds. Please use the footpath to ensure the driveway is left clear for the school buses.
If you have any questions at any time then please feel free to make an appointment
Have a good weekend