FORTNIGHTLY NEWSLETTER ISSUE 2: 23.9.22
The Clavering Primary School community express our deepest sympathies for the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll. We joined the Royal Family and the nation in mourning her loss. On Friday 9th September we remembered her through our Platinum Jubilee celebrations and ‘paused for thought’ whilst watching photographs of her life. Rest in Peace.
Meet the Teacher Evening – Tuesday 20th September
Thank you to you all for joining us for our Meet the Teacher event. We hope you found it informative.
Class 5 walk
Year 5 were able to make the most of the good weather for a class walk, following maps to use the footpaths around Clavering. They had a lovely afternoon, enjoying the views and the time to get to know each other outside the classroom. A couple of detours were made to the designated route on the map (largely owing to time spent picking blackberries!) and the children were asked to spot when this happened; they were very good at reading the map and telling us when the route had changed. A lovely afternoon had by all; well done Year 5.
MacMillan Coffee Morning – Friday 30th September
Year 6 are leading a Coffee Morning next Friday to raise money for MacMillan Cancer Support. Please refer to the Parent Mail that was sent out to you this week re booking a place and how you can support the event.
Harvest will be celebrated during the week commencing 3rd October. We normally ask families to bring in food donations. Further details below –
Harvest Food Donations
Clavering School is collecting food donations for Uttlesford Food Bank.
Please, if you feel you are able to, can you send in food donations for our harvest festival? Thank you,
This year the food bank has specifically requested:
Anything microwave/kettle cooked rather than stove cooked such as; rice, packet noodles, packet pasta meals.
Tinned vegetables, rice, coffee, deodorant, puddings, gravy, stuffing
Please send donations into school by Friday 7th October.
Many thanks for considering this worthy cause.
School Admissions – Primary and Secondary – Apply Now!!
To apply quickly and easily for primary and secondary school places go online to https://www.essex.gov.uk/admissions-to-essex-schools-for-the-next-school-year
Secondary school places for September 2023
From 12 September 2022 you can apply online for your child’s school place https://www.essex.gov.uk/apply-for-a-secondary-school-place
You must submit an application by the national closing date of 31 October 2022. Applications received after this date will be considered late and you may reduce your chance of being offered a place at your preferred school.
Primary and junior school places for September 2023
From 7 November 2022 you can apply online for your child’s school place https://www.essex.gov.uk/apply-for-a-primary-school-place
You must submit an application by the national closing date of 15 January 2023. Applications received after this date are considered late and will reduce your chance of being offered a place at your preferred schools.
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.
This is a gentle reminder not to use mobile phones whilst on the school site.
This is part of our safe-guarding policy for all of our children.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
30.9.22 MacMillan Coffee Morning
4.10.22 Sports Ambassador Training
5.10.22 KS2 Quad Kids
6.10.22 AGM at Fox 7pm
12.10.22 Yrs5 – 6 Football Herberts Farm
13.10.22 PCSO visit
18.10.22 School Improvement Evening
19.10.22 Cross Country KS2
20.10.22 Open Morning for new parents
21.10.22 INSET day – school closed to pupils
w/b 31.10.22 Friendship Week
w/b 31.10.22 Friends of Clavering Pumpkin Competition
2.11.22 Parent evening
3.11.22 Parent evening
w/b 7.11.22 Bikeability and 24th and 25th November
9.11.22 Yrs3/4 Multi skills
10.11.22 Friends of Clavering Disco
11.11.22 Year 3 Parent Sharing Assembly
18.11.22 Children in Need
24.11.22 Skootfit Rec, yrs1 and 2
30.11.22 Sports Hall Athletics yrs3/4 pm
2.12.22 Flu Immunisation
12.12.22 Tray Day
14.12.22 KS2 dress rehearsal am, KS1 dress rehearsal, KS2 evening performance
yrs 5 and 6 Parents
15.12.22 Reception Nativity am, KS1 performance pm, KS2 evening performance yrs
3 and 4 Parents
19.12.22 Friends of Clavering Christmas Shopping Morning
20.12.22 Church Service
20.12.22 Christmas lunch
20.12.22 End of term
5.1.23 New Spring term begins
STAR OF THE WEEK
Week ending 9th September
Reception Alex – for his fantastic manners and for settling so well at school
Year One Frankie-Mae – for her super sentence writing
Year Two Cecily – for settling into Class 2 and working very hard all week
Year Three Christopher – for coming back to school with a fantastic attitude to learning
Year Four Penny – for challenging herself in her Maths by listening to feedback and using this to improve her work
Year Five Oscar – for a super start to the term demonstrating great focus and kindness
Year Six George – for settling into Class 6 so well
Week ending 16th September
Reception Sydni – for settling in brilliantly at school and for being a super friend
Year One Thea – for great re-telling of our story map and always working hard
Year Two Jaxon – for fantastic map skills in geography
Year Three Hattie – for fantastic independent Maths work
Year Four Greta – for her enthusiasm when completing her reading challenges
Year Five Ellie – for being a caring and supportive learning partner
Year Six Emma – for her thoughtful peace symbol in RE
WRITER OF THE WEEK – 16.9.22
R Luca for choosing to write a letter to his sister
1 Nell for great independent sentence writing
2 Elizabeth for an excellent effort with her descriptive writing
3 Eve for spelling her numbers correctly
4 Polly for excellent presentation of her postcard
5 Toby for good use of metaphors and similes
6 Brian for his excellent character description
If you have any questions at any time then please feel free to make an appointment.
Have a good weekend.