FORTNIGHTLY NEWSLETTER ISSUE 16: 20.5.22
SATs – Year 6
Last week from Monday 9th May to Thursday 12th May, Class 6 sat national tests called SATs in GPS, Spelling, Reading and Maths. Year 6 have worked very hard to get ready for these tests and we are pleased with how well all the Year 6 children have coped with them and for their mature attitude towards their learning. We are extremely proud with how well everyone in Class 6 tried to do their best – they should all be very proud of themselves.
Forest School – Year 6
Also, on Thursday 12th May in the afternoon Class 6 had their first of 4 Forest School sessions planned for this term. Class 6 walked to Snail Wood in beautiful sunshine and were amazed at how tall the cow parsley grows in the woods. We all enjoyed the afternoon in the fresh air after all those tests.
As a thank you to the school, and to mark their time at Clavering Primary, a small hawthorn tree has been planted for the Year 6 leavers. We look forward to watching this grow as they move on to their next chapters.
KS1 striking skills festival
We had a fantastic afternoon at JFAN attending the striking and fielding festival. We were a part of a ‘mini-commonwealth games’. Clavering were given the flag of New Zealand and our school councillors participated in an opening ceremony. We then were split in teams, we took part in lots of activities including kurling, batting and throwing.
Jubilee plans – Reminder
Next Friday, Clavering Primary School will be holding Jubilee celebrations.
Friends of Clavering are organising the dress up day, for which children need to pay £1. Also, on the Friday, the children will take part in a tea party in the afternoon. To avoid being inundated with food, teachers will be buying food for their class’s tea party. We will also be planting a tree on the school site, at the end of half term, to commemorate this very important event. To help cover the cost of the tea party and tree we kindly ask that all children bring in a £1 donation. Any monies not used towards the event will be donated to The Food Bank.
Essex Wellbeing Service – ‘In Your Area’
The Essex Wellbeing Service has a handy search function called ‘In Your Area’, which allows you to enter your location to view local services in either a list or map format. This page also includes ‘Live Well, Link Well’, which can help to find and connect to well-known support organisations across the county, such as United in Kind Coaches, HeadsUp and access to virtual support plus much more. They have asked us to share this information with staff and families.
The school office should be notified on the first day of each absence before registration at 9.00am and this should be followed up in writing on the day of return.
If your child has been vomiting or had an upset stomach, a 48 hour leave of absence from the last episode is required. For guidance on other illnesses please contact the School Office or refer to the document on the website in the ‘Attendance’ section – “Guidance on infection control in schools and other childcare settings”.
School starts at 8.50 a.m. We have noticed several children 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.
This is a gentle reminder not to use mobile phones whilst on the school site. This is part of our safeguarding policy for all of our children.
Application for leave of absence for term time holidays
Guidance from the Local Authority:
“Leave of absence may only be granted by a person authorised in that behalf by the proprietor of the school. As from 1st September 2013, the Education (Pupil Registration) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 amended Regulation 7 to prohibit the proprietor of a maintained school from granting leave of absence to a pupil, except where an advance application has been made by the parent with whom the pupil normally resides, and the proprietor considers that there are exceptional circumstances relating to the application.
Taking your child out of school during term time could be detrimental to your child’s educational progress. There is no entitlement to parents to take their child out of school during term time, however, you may apply to the school for leave of absence if you believe there are exceptional circumstances.
If the absence is not authorised and the holiday is taken, the case will be referred to the Education Welfare Service who may issue a Penalty Notice for £120 (or £60 if paid within 21 days) to each parent for each child taken out of school.”
Please note occasional days for birthdays and treats cannot be authorised and cheaper prices cannot be considered to be a valid reason. No leave of absence will be granted during our assessment weeks or the first week of the Autumn term. Medical appointments, if at all possible, should be made outside school hours. Siblings of children attending medical appointments should remain in school.
Free School Meals Funding
You can register for Free Schools Meals Funding if you meet the criteria below.
If you have a child in Key Stage One and are receiving the free meal, which is part of the universal offer, you could be missing out on this additional funding for the school, which will support your child with their learning, if you meet the criteria below. You have to apply for this funding. If you think you meet the criteria below then please follow the guidance below and contact the school office.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
20th May Sharing Assembly with year 5 parents
23rd May Crucial Crew
25th May Years 5 and 6 Cricket
27th May FOC Royal Dress Up, Jubilee Tree Planting and School Tea Party
30th May – 3rd June Half Term
6th June INSET day
w/b 6th June Phonics week
8th June Years 3 – 6 athletics pm
9th June Year 6 residential trip meeting with parents
10th June Sharing Assembly with year 4 parents
20th June pm FOC Fun Run TBC
22nd June Athletics festival KS1
23rd June New Reception Induction morning
24th June Sharing Assembly with year 1 parents
27th June Sports Day 10 – 12
29th June KS2 Commonwealth Athletic 10 – 1pm
1st July Tray Day
8th July Sharing Assembly with year 2 parents
11th – 13th July Year 6 Residential Year 6 Residential
14th July FOC school disco
15th July Sharing Assembly with Reception parents
18th July Parent Evening – early
18th July Class Swap 11 – 12
19th July Church Service
19th July Parent Evening – late
20th July Leavers’ Assembly
21st July Last day of term
STAR OF THE WEEK
Week ending May 6th
Reception Frankie-Mae – for her beautiful solo singing on our stage
Nell – for her beautiful solo singing on our stage
Thea – for her beautiful solo singing on our stage
Marnie – for her beautiful solo singing on our stage
Year One Archie – for great understanding and idea sharing in Geography
Year Two Tilly – for fantastic understanding of shape
Year Three Ollie – for brilliant fraction work
Year Four Samuel – for brilliant team work and effort in History
Year Five Amelia – for demonstrating excellent engagement in all subjects
Year Six Nathan – for his good understanding of fractions
Week ending May 13th
Reception Annabelle – for writing a fantastic letter to the Three Bears.
Year One Fraser – for great improvement in concentration and focus
Year Two Dougray – for fantastic effort when writing his own version of The Tunnel
Year Three Lenny – for excellent work around animal skeletons in Science
Year Four Teddy – for great focus and self challenging in Maths
Year Five Amelie – for being very conscientious and for always giving 100%
Year Six Class 6 – for doing their best in SATs.
WRITER OF THE WEEK
|W/B 9.5.22||R Eva for beautiful presentation|
1 Wilbur for excellent English and Science writing
2 Elise for a super Tunnel Story
3 Darcey for a great piece of descriptive writing
4 Charlie for great effort with his handwriting
5 Lacey for great descriptive writing using super relative clauses
6 Miley for her writing about The Ridge effectively creating tension and suspense
Look out for our next edition of ‘Friday Focus’:
The fortnightly Friday Focus is a chance for every class at Clavering to share their learning with the Clavering School community. It is a great opportunity to find out what each year group has been up to and engage in conversations around learning.
If you have any questions at any time, please feel free to make an appointment.
Have a good weekend.