FORTNIGHTLY NEWSLETTER ISSUE 18: 28.6.19
Maisie, Reading Dog Introductions
Maisie has now completed her introductions and has met all the children in the school. Her 1 to 1 sessions have also just started. In the future we are hoping to involve Maisie in group work and class visits. The children are thoroughly enjoying the experience and so is Maisie.
All the children in Year 6, along with Mrs Lipscomb, Mrs Martin and Mrs Carline have just returned from four days on residential at Kingswood in West Runton, Norfolk.
Whilst there, they enjoyed many activities including zip wires, abseiling, caving, leap of faith, go karting, bush craft and beach exploration. Everyone enjoyed the whole experience; facing and overcoming fears and challenges, the plentiful food, the sunshine and (very brief) showers and sharing a room with up to 11 other friends for several sleep overs!
The children played, ate and even slept very hard and very well (most of the time). They were, as always, a credit to the school in the way they behaved and represented themselves. It was great fun and a very memorable way to celebrate their seven years together at Clavering.
A huge congratulations to our Year 6 Maths team who took part in an all-day Maths Competition at SWCHS this week. Rose, Millie, Keira and Felix said they had great fun and it was very challenging. They were up against teams from nine other Primary Schools and achieved a fantastic second place overall. Well done team!
On Thursday afternoon this week Year 6 went to St Marks College in Saffron Walden for this year’s Crucial Crewevent. The children enjoyed a number of workshops supporting our PSHE curriculum including fire safety, road and rail safety, healthy lifestyles and particularly the amount of hidden sugars in our diet, knife crime and healthy relationships. This was a really informative and valuable afternoon for the children as they look ahead to greater independence and personal responsibility starting secondary school.
All children received a letter and joining instructions at the end of last term for online dinner payments. If you require a further copy, which will have a replacement code, please request from Mrs Carline. There is also a link on the dinner money section of the school website with instructions for payment.
E-safety – Fortnite
Please can we remind you about the e-safety messages around the game Fortnite. A number of our pupils seem to be accessing it.
Fortnite is an online game and is not suitable for children under 12 years old based on the content. A number of primary age children are accessing it. It has a PEGI rating of 12.
Please note this PEGI rating only takes into account the content in the game and not the contact element, where players may be exposed to swearing and offensive language from strangers in voice or on-screen text chat.
School starts at 8.50 a.m. We have noticed several children that are consistently arriving late for school – ‘late’ isdefined 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. Thank you
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
27thJune Crucial Crew for Year 6
28thJune Years 1 and 2 Kentwell Hall
5thJuly Sharing Assembly – invitation for Year 1 parents to attend 2.45pm
5thJuly Secondary School Induction – SWCHS
8thJuly Secondary School Induction – SWCHS and JFAN
8thJuly Year 5 visit Harlow Outdoors Centre
10thJuly Sports Day 10 – 12
12thJuly Sharing Assembly – invitation for Year 5 parents to attend 2.45pm
Non-uniform day in return for bottles and chocolates for the School Fete
15thJuly Tray Day 3.15 – 4.15pm
15thJuly Class Swap
16thJuly Parent Consultations 3.30 – 6pm
18thJuly Parent Consultations 5 – 7.30pm
18thJuly Leavers’ Assembly 1.45pm
19thJuly FOC Summer Fair
22ndJuly Play Leader Celebration Day out
23rdJuly Church Service am
23rdJuly Break up for the summer 3.15 pm
24thJuly INSET Day
STAR OF THE WEEK
Week ending June 14th
Reception Evelyn – her brilliant responses at the Zoo
Lenny – his brilliant responses at the Zoo
Year One Harry – trying hard with his writing this week
Year Two Wilf – good expression in his reading
Year Three Luca – for settling in so well in Class 3.
Year Four Myles – for working hard during our capacity lessons in Maths
Year Five Tilly – for her lovely presentation in Science and Maths
Year Six Maya – for super writing in character
Week ending June 21st
Reception Esme – for her enthusiastic writing all week. Well done.
Year One Rose – for super effort with all of her work this week.
Year Two Brian – for his fluent expressive reading
Year Three Jake – for a great diary entry as an evacuee
Year Four Charlie – for he detailed letter writing as another character
Year Five Ted – for some lovely ideas in his writing this week
Year Six Bella – for embracing every challenge at Kingswood without hesitation and always with a smile
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.
20.5.19 Year Three
10.6.19 Year Three
17.6.19 Year One
IT DIDN’T GO UNNOTICED’ AWARD
Reception, especially Greta, Carrie, Hadley, Lenny, Rory, Sebastian, Frankie, Elliott, Ollie, Toben, Claudia, Maya, Evelyn, Darcey and Alexa – for being kind, helpful and including everyone in their games.
- DINNER MONEY is £2.20 per day, £11.00 per week or £79.20 to the end of the summer term.
- When driving to school, please do not turn around on Stortford Road by using the school drive.
If you have any questions at any time then please feel free to make an appointment
Have a good weekend
Rosalind Allsop Headteacher