Headteacher Newsletter Issue 14
FORTNIGHTLY NEWSLETTER ISSUE 14: 26.4.19
Welcome back and we hope you all had an enjoyable Easter break in the lovely sunshine.
School Council Spring Fair
On Monday 1st April we held our annual Spring Fair. Each class organised and ran two stalls. £450 was raised to pay for our sponsorship of 11-year-old Juliana who lives in Ghana, through Action Aid. The rest of the money raised was donated to Comic Relief. Well done to everyone involved!
Thank you to all the parents that attended Tray Day at the end of last term. We hope you enjoyed looking at all the work that the children have completed.
We had a special service at Clavering church at the end of term led by Rev. Davis. Lots of children took part in the service reading prayers and lessons and the Year 2 and 3 recorder group played brilliantly.
Friends of Clavering Easter Egg Hunt and Easter Fayre
On the last morning of term, Friends of Clavering sponsored an Easter Egg Hunt in the playground for all the children. The eggs were hidden all over the grounds (and in the hedges!) and the children had fun hunting them down.
Thank you to all the parents and families that supported the Friends of Clavering Easter Fayre at the end of term.
A special thank you, once again, to Rachel Betts, Andrea Vaughan, and their team for all their hard work organising these events.
The children in KS2 enjoyed their first music session with Mr Malam on Tuesday. This term they will be learning to play a range of brass instruments.
The online payment system is now up and running. Your child received a letter with instructions on how to sign up to this last term. Please sign up now if you would like to pay your dinner money this way.
Please can we support the children limiting the number of key rings on their bags to just one key ring. Some children have many key rings on their bags that make them very bulky for the cloakrooms. Children are also getting upset if they fall off or get lost. Thank you for your support with this.
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 Reception date to be arranged
Class 1 date to be arranged
Class 5 date to be arranged
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 note that lateness is recorded on a per pupil basis.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
23rd April 23rd April Summer Term starts
26th April 26th April Non-uniform day for Wales – Spring Term House Point Winners
28th April Friends of Clavering Ramble
30th April Year 6 Sats and Residential Meeting for Parents 3.15pm
6th May Bank holiday
13th – 17th May May SATs week for Year 6
14th May Bag2School
20th – 24th May Eco Week
27th – 31st May Break up for half term
3rd June INSET Day – school closed to pupils
4th June Return to school after half term
6th June Class photos
7th June Induction morning for new Reception Parents
10th June Phonics Assessment Week
16th – 19th June Year 6 residential to Kingswood
27th June Crucial Crew for Year 6
28th June Years 1 and 2 Kentwell Hall
3rd July Road Safety for years Reception and 5
10th July Sports Day
15th July Tray Day 3.15 – 4.15pm
15th July Class Swap
16th July Parent Consultations 3.30 – 6.00pm
18th July Parent Consultations 5.00 – 7.30pm
18th July Leavers’ Assembly 1.45pm
19th July Friends of Clavering Summer Fete
22nd July Play Leader Celebration Day out
23rd July Church Service am
23rd July Break up for the summer 3.15 pm
24th July INSET Day – school closed to pupils
STAR OF THE WEEK
Week ending March 29th
Reception Ollie – excellent doubling
Year One Darcie – being resilient even when things are tricky
Year Two Louisa – improved effort in her work
Year Three James – great engagement and enthusiasm in all lessons
Year Four Max – working hard in all areas
Year Five Jensen – great focus in his work this week
Year Six Bella – excellent effort and engagement in all lessons
Week ending April 5th
Reception Penny – helping others without being asked
Year One Toby – super creative writing
Year Two Isaac – trying hard to improve his handwriting
Year Three Holly – consistent good contributions to lessons and a positive attitude to learning
Year Four Darragh – thinking hard and offering good ideas in ‘Settlements’ discussions
Year Five Hermione – thoughtful ideas in her writing
Year Six Phoebe – being fabulous at French with our poetry
For children who have achieved their personal best:
Maya – great fluency in her reading and super use of phonics to spell
Jake – outstanding progress in phonics and reading
Jack – trying hard to improve his phonics
Camden – a great improvement in his reading
Chloe – for her imaginative writing
George – for his good Maths and writing this term
Barnaby – for improvement in English, particularly spelling
James – for great work all round, especially Maths
India – for excellent work in English, particularly punctuating dialogue
Alice – for excellent work in English, particularly punctuating dialogue
Tom – for great focus in Maths
Rebecca – for concentration and improvement in writing
Patrick – conscientious approach to all learning resulting in excellent progress and attainment
Phoebe – conscientious approach to all learning resulting in excellent progress and attainment
Cartoon Attitude Learning Awards
This half term we have been working on our new award creativity through the hero “Cre-elephant!” Two children from each class have been nominated for a special award and will enjoy a hot chocolate treat with Miss Allsop.
Reception: Carrie and Rory
Class 1: Ava and Bella
Class 2: Katie and Robin
Class 3: Tommy and Holly
Class 4: Isla and Rose
Class 5: Jamie and Isabelle
Class 6: Grace and Bella
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.
Spring Term Winners: Class One
IT DIDN’T GO UNNOTICED’ AWARD
Year One, especially Rosie W, Bella and Darcie, for helping the Playleaders at lunchtime.
- DINNER MONEY is £2.20 per day. If you wish to pay up until May half term, the amount will be £50.60 or £129.80 for the whole summer term.
If you have any questions at any time then please feel free to make an appointment
Have a good weekend