Headteacher Newsletter Issue 12
FORTNIGHTLY NEWSLETTER ISSUE 12: 15.3.19
Mr Roberts, Headteacher of Joyce Frankland Academy
Year 5 were excited to learn about the opportunities offered at secondary school and had lots of questions for the Head Teacher of Joyce Frankland Academy, Mr Roberts, when he visited class 5 last Monday. It was interesting to see how much thought the children have already given to their transition to secondary school and encouraging to see how excited they all were by the prospect of moving on to their secondary school once their questions had been answered. Mr Roberts also visited prospective pupils in Year 6. We look forward to continuing to find opportunities to strengthen relationships between the two schools in the future to make the transition for the children as easy a process as possible.
Trevor Oliver visiting year 6
On Thursday 4th March, Mr Oliver visited to make soup with year 6, following our food tech topic: soup. Two groups made tomato soup with a difference – one group made it with shop bought puree, the other had freshly made tomato puree. Then we all tasted our soups and they were delicious! We are working hard on our own group soup recipes to impress Mr Oliver for when he judges them.
We are very grateful for his visit and we are looking forward to his judging.
By Phoebe and Millie
For Comic Relief each class held a competition for the best joke. The winner from each class told their joke to the rest of the school in Sharing Assembly and prizes were awarded to the 7 winners. Well done everyone for taking part! Half of the money raised by the Spring Fair on Monday 1st April will be donated to Comic Relief.
Friends of Clavering Quiz Night
Thank you to all the parents, governors and staff that attended the Friends of Clavering Quiz night the other week. It was good to see so many people there. It was an enjoyable evening. Thank you to Rachel, Andrea and the team for all their hard work in organising this event. It raised approximately £1,200.00
The next collection will be 14th May and bags will be distributed in Friday folders on 5th April.
On Wednesday 6th March we played in the Uttlesford semi-finals of tag rugby. Back in February, in the first round, both of our teams had played extremely well but only one of our teams qualified – team A.
Now at Carver Barracks team A gave it all they possibly could, despite the poor weather conditions. Even when they were worn out, they continued to play brilliantly. Every match was unpredictable, won or lost by a mere margin of just one try. After hard and tiring work, we discovered the team efforts had paid off, resulting in a fantastic position – eighth out of sixteen.
Keira and Rose
High Five Netball
On Wednesday afternoon, some of the Hi5 netballers from class 5 and 6 went to Joyce Frankland to compete in a tournament against five other schools. It was their first time playing other teams and we came 4th. The children played very well and scored some good goals, we look forward to our next match!
Lisa Dunlop, PE Coach from Joyce Frankland Academy
On Wednesday 13th March, Mrs Dunlop from JFAN came to teach year 5 high five netball. First we had a warm up and then we got put in to groups of four and five. She showed us all the different passes and footwork to get ready for a match.
A few minutes later, we did some exciting activities like games involving footwork, chest passes, shoulder passes and bounce passes.
Finally we started a match. Everyone was involved in all the games and had a lot of fun. After all the matches we played a few dodging games, which was trying to get past our opponent.
By Rebecca and Mia
We started with most of the possession which paid off as we got an early goal scored by Oscar, volleyed past the keeper. Great Chesterford scored the next two goals, the second one slotted into the bottom corner just before half time. At half-time the score was 2:1 to Great Chesterford but we had our hopes up.
We walked onto the pitch, heads down, kicking the ground. We knocked off and within two minutes we scored again. Now we had 3 goals to score in about 10 minutes. We started narrowing it down to 2 goals after Freddie’s powering shot into the back of the net. After a few narrow misses it was still 3:2 but finally Ollie broke the deadlock making it 3:3. With one minute to go we got the ball and Freddie struck, the keeper saved but lost her grasp on the ball and Jake tapped it into the inside of the goal with 10 seconds to go making it a 4:3 win.
Jake and Felix
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. We will always endeavour to provide details about school closure as soon as possible.
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.
The parents who agreed to assist the school with communicating school closure to other parents have now received their contact lists. It is important that this communication to other parents is made by telephone to ensure the message is received. Please do not rely on text messages, emails or social media.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
22nd March Sharing Assembly – invitation to Year 2 parents 2.45pm
29th March Sharing Assembly – invitation to Year 3 parents 2.45pm
1st April School Council Spring Fayre
3rd April Friends of Clavering Easter 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 March 1st
Reception Esme – having a lot of enthusiasm about The Three Little Pigs
Year One Tommy – fantastic Maths work on money
Year Two Joshua B – for being a good friend
Year Three Olivia A – for great effort in Maths using expanded multiplication
Year Four Elizabeth – for excellent progress in Maths
Year Five Freddie E – for great focus and enthusiasm in Maths and English
Year Six Seraphina – for excellent thought and care in English work
Week ending March 8th
Reception Sebastian – for fantastic independent writing about the wolf
Year One Camden – for fantastic effort with his reading
Year Two Aurelia – for great Maths this week
Year Three Rory – for being a helpful and kind Talk Partner
Year Four Charlie – for enthusiasm in all subject areas
Year Five Louis – for always showing great focus in all his learning
Year Six Jude – for a greater effort with all of his work, particularly Science.
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.
21.1.19 Year 3
28.1.19 Year 6
4.2.19 Year 2
11.2.19 Year 5
25.2.19 Year 1
4.3.19 Year 4
IT DIDN’T GO UNNOTICED’ AWARD
Rowan – for being kind to his friends and helpful to the Playleaders
Aiden – for being so kind to others
- 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