FORTNIGHTLY NEWSLETTER ISSUE 6: 29.11.19
We would like to welcome Rachel Betts as a new parent governor. We are looking forward to working with her in this role.
Last week we had a very successful Open Morning for new prospective parents. The children were a credit to the school describing and sharing their learning with the visitors, from class-based Meet and Greet to the year 6 children mixing with the visitors in the hall during refreshments.
Thank you to the Friends of Clavering for providing and organising the refreshments, especially Mrs Bawden and Mr Murray.
Parent Forum meeting
Last week we had a Parent Forum meeting. We have started plans for a Professional Week that will take place next term and we also discussed outcomes from the parent questionnaires with next steps.
Children in Need
For this year’s Children in Need on Friday 15th November we had a wear your PJ’s to school day! All the children and staff came to school dressed in their favourite PJ’s. Thank you all for your support. We raised £320 – well done everyone!
Ms Loram visits Year 5 and 6
Years 5 and 6 enjoyed a very interesting visit from Ms Loram (Rose C’s mum) last week. She talked to the children about her work as a barrister and a judge. The children were very interested, with Year 6 able to make many observations about the differences between Crown Court and the Magistrate’s Court following their visit from Mrs Terri earlier this year. Both classes had many questions to put to Ms Loram and there was a great deal of lively discussion.
Thank you Ms Loram for giving her time for this, we always appreciate visitors to share their experiences in a range of professions. It is a very valuable opportunity for the children to expand their knowledge and understanding of the world.
The school choir has been working hard with Mrs Griffiths and the children in the Thaxted School choir to make a combined choir for the Spirit of Christmas concert at St Mary’s Church in Saffron Walden on 7th December. The combined choir make a lovely sound and will be singing two contrasting solo pieces and then a number of other wonderful Christmas songs with the other schools and Saffron Walden Choral Society. Well done children for working so hard to learn your words. The concert is going to be magical!
Tickets are available at a discounted price from the school office!
Year 6 Basketball
On Monday a team of ten Year 6 children took part in the Uttlesford Basketball tournament at Lord Butler Leisure Centre in Saffron Walden. This was our first time participating in this event and the children did very well, improving through each game. They worked together very well as a team supporting one another, with Olivia and Fred both scoring in matches. Well done to all.
Year 4 Sports Hall Athletics
On Wednesday 27th November Class 4 went to JFAN for Sports Hall Athletics. We had to compete against teams from 6 schools in our area. The children tried really hard in every event and we won the tournament by over 40 points. Well done Class 4! Thank you Mrs Lawless and Mrs Crabb for your help.
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 from 12 September 2019
For primary applications – (child born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016) You can apply for a primary (Reception) place from Monday 11th November 2019.
Applications can be made online via www.essex.gov.uk/admissions
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
2nd December Flu Vaccine
3rd December Reception Class visit Santa at Audley End
6th December Friends of Clavering Christmas Fair
11th December Christmas Performance dress rehearsals – Evening performance for year 5 and 6 parents (7pm)
12th December Christmas Performances: – Reception (10am), KS1 (2pm), Evening performance for year 3 and 4 parents (7pm)
13th December Christmas Lunch and Friends of Clavering Entertainment
16th December Tray Day 3.15 – 4.15pm
16th December Friends of Clavering Christmas Shopping Morning
17th December Church Service (9.30am)
STAR OF THE WEEK –
Week ending October 18th
Year R Hugo – for fantastic manners
Week ending November 8th
Year R Sophie – for being a brilliant climber in PE.
Harry – for always using super manners
Week ending November 15th
Year R Toby and Hattie for their lovely responses in Circle Time
Year One Poppy – for using adjectives in her writing
Year Two Morgan – for improving his writing
Year Three Chloe – for her descriptive fireworks poem
Year Four Martha – for her well-structured ‘How to Train Your Dragon Story’.
Year Five Elissa – for her enthusiasm for her learning
Year Six Ben – for his achievement and progress in Maths and English
Week ending November 22nd
Evie – for answering some tricky Maths questions
Isabella – for her amazing shape knowledge
Year One George – for great effort when writing his ‘Dear Zoo’ story
Year Two Luna – for putting amazing effort into all areas of the curriculum and being a great ‘Meet and Greet’
Year Three Emmie – a lovely copy of a William Morris print
Year Four Tommy – for his descriptive writing
Year Five Brooke – for super poetry work this week
Year Six Isabelle – for super writing in English and 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.
Week beginning –
23.9.19 Class 6
30.9.19 Class 1
14.10.19 Class 2
11.11.19 Class 1
25.11.19 Class 5
IT DIDN’T GO UNNOTICED’ AWARD
Year One – in particular Darcie, Joseph, Ollie, Greta, Carrie, Alexa, Rosie, Jemima, Rory and Jude – for helping the Midday Assistants and Playleaders
Year Two – in particular Camden, Luke, Ellie, Cooper, Ava, Florence, Toy – for helping the Midday Assistants and Playleaders
SWIMMING, Year 3 will have a term of swimming instruction in the autumn and Year 2 in the spring. Swimming will commence Monday September 9th for 13 weeks. Swimming costs £6.75 per session. This can be paid termly – £79.00 Please make cheques payable to Clavering Primary School.
If you have any questions at any time then please feel free to make an appointment
Have a great weekend