FORTNIGHTLY NEWSLETTER ISSUE 8: 11.1.19
Happy New Year to you all and welcome back to a new term. We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.
We have an exciting term ahead. Class letters have been distributed, which outline the curriculum for the term. They are also available via our website.
We are in the process of setting up online payments for dinner money. You will shortly receive details in your child’s Friday Folder.
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 2 22nd March 2019
Class 3 29th March 2019
Class Reception date to be arranged
Class 1 date to be arranged
Class 5 date to be arranged
INSET Dates for the academic year 2019 – 2020
Schools allocate five non-pupil days for staff training:
Tuesday 3rd September 2019
Friday 25th October 2019
Monday 20th July 2020
Tuesday 21st July 2020
Wednesday 22nd July 2020
Order forms for the Christmas performance DVD are available from the School Office.
Thank you very much for all your donations collected at the Christmas plays. We raised over £200 and will be able to send our chosen charity a worthwhile donation.
Lateness and dropping off on the drive or school car park.
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.
Please do not drive up the school drive to drop children off or turn around in the school car park. The driveway needs to be kept clear and the school car park does not have room for additional cars.
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.
An opportunity to raise funds for Clavering Primary School when shopping online:
To raise funds for Clavering Primary School before shopping online –
- please click on easyfundraising.org.uk
- then click on Friends of Clavering Primary School.
Every purchase through many websites (including Amazon and John Lewis) raises a percentage for the school.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
11th January Non uniform day – House Points – Oliver
18th – 22nd February Half Term
14th February FOC Valentine Disco
15th February INSET Day – School Closed to Pupils
5th March Parent Consultations 3.30pm – 6pm
6th March Parent Consultations 5 – 7.30pm
9th March FOC Quiz Night
22nd March Sharing Assembly – invitation to Year 2 parents
29th March Sharing Assembly – invitation to Year 3 parents
1st April School Council Spring Fayre
4th April Tray Day
5th April FOC Easter Egg Hunt
5th April End of term
23rd April Summer Term starts
STAR OF THE WEEK
Week ending January 4th
Reception Tristan – his brilliant knowledge about space shuttles
Year One Harry – good listening and writing
Year Two Matilde V-R – her excellent use of powerful verbs
Year Three Nathan – great contributions to class discussion and advert writing in Science
Year Four Abigail – using imaginative and descriptive language in her writing
Year Five Luca – demonstrating great focus in his learning this week
Year Six Rose – excellent work in Science about fossils
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: Year 1
Week beginning – 10.9.18 Class 4
17.9.18 Class 6
1.10.18 Class 1
8.10.18 Class R
29.10.18 Class 5
5.11.18 Class 2
12.11.18 Class 3
3.12.18 Class 1
10.12.18 Class 3
IT DIDN’T GO UNNOTICED’ AWARD
Tom H – for being a good friend and resolving a disagreement between friends
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 3 will have a term of swimming instruction in the Spring term. 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 7th January for 12 weeks. Voluntary contributions, which cover the cost of the swimming teaching and transport, can be paid termly – £73.00 Please make cheques payable to Clavering Primary School.
- DINNER MONEY is £2.20 per day. If you wish to pay up until half term, the amount will be £68.20 or £134.20 for the whole spring term.
If you have any questions at any time then please feel free to make an appointment
Have a good weekend