FORTNIGHTLY NEWSLETTER ISSUE 13: 31.3.23
We are sad to announce that Mrs Warren will be leaving us today to explore a new venture. We are very grateful to her for all her hard work and we wish her well in her new post.
Year 5 River Study at Daws Hall
Year 5 had a great day on their geography field trip at Daws Hall on the River Stour. They practised their map-reading skills for an orienteering activity, identified river features studied in class and took samples of water from both the main river and its tributary, the Losh House Brooke, to test water quality. We were disappointed to hear of the water quality of most of Essex’s rivers, but we did notice that the water in the Brooke was cleaner – mostly because it is nearer its source and has travelled less distance to acquire pollutants. We finished the day with some pond dipping and were amazed to discover the number of creatures living in our fresh water ponds. The children were exhausted but happy at the end of a long and busy day.
Cross Country events
On Wednesday 22nd March, members of KS2 represented the school at the second round of Cross Country at Herbert’s Farm. All the children ran their best race. Hadley and Polly both achieved 3rd place in their races and Y4 girls’ team came third too. Thank you to Mrs Lawless, Mrs Balaam and Mrs Hall for their help and support. Well done everyone!
|As a result of last weeks’ Uttlesford cross country final, Polly in Class 4 and Hadley from Class 6 attended the county cross country final in Southend. This included many winning teams and individual runners from across the whole of Essex. Both children did fantastically with Hadley coming in 15th and Polly in 9th place . Very well done girls!|
Class 3 had a fantastic evening at SWCHS on Wednesday performing in the USSP Dance Festival. We really enjoyed watching the dance and gymnastic performances by the other schools. The best part was going on stage and sharing our dance to “Cruisin’ for a bruisin’” from Teen Beach Movie! The children were super stars and really gave the performance their all! We are extremely proud of each of them!
Thank you to all the parents that attended Tray Day to see the children’s work. We hope you enjoyed the event.
Well done Miss Hagger
Congratulations to Miss Hagger. She received her Advanced Designated Mental Health Lead qualification this week.
Friends of Clavering Easter Egg Hunt
Thank you to the Friends of Clavering for organising another fun Easter Egg hunt for the children today. We are now all ready for the Easter holidays.
Important information – Term time holidays – Essex update
Improving school attendance is a key priority for all schools across Essex. Where families choose to take a family holiday during term time, this can detrimentally impact a pupil’s progress and can prevent them from fulfilling their true academic potential. Our school attendance policy, available via our school website, clearly sets out the process that parents should follow if they wish to apply for leave during term time. Please note that applications should only be made, if you feel that there are exceptional circumstances which mean that the leave cannot be taken during the school holidays. We would ask all parents to note that, where families choose to go on holiday during term time and the absences are coded as unauthorised, Essex County Council may not issue penalty notices and may instead proceed to prosecution and place the case directly before the Magistrates for their consideration in court.
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.
Cost of Living Support
We know that there are families across Essex who are currently struggling with the rise in the cost of living. Colleagues have pulled together a special newsletter which gives information on some of the support they may be eligible for. Please share onwards with parents and carers. You can also find out more about cost of living support on the Cost of Living web hub.
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.
Free school meals are available to pupils in receipt of, or whose parents are in receipt of, one or more of the following benefits:
- Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods)
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The guarantee element of Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
- Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
How to apply –
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
31st March Easter Egg Hunt
31st March End of term
17th April INSET day – school closed to the pupils
18th April Summer Term begins
1st May Bank holiday
3rd May Bag2School
5th May School Coronation Street Party
8th May Bank Holiday
9th – 12th May SATs week
15th – 19th May Science/Eco week
19th May Sharing Assembly – invitation for year 4 parents
26th May Sharing Assembly – invitation for year 1parents
29th May – 2nd June Half term
5th June INSET day – school closed to the pupils
5th – 9th June Multiplication check
12th – 16th June Phonics check
17th June Clavering Village Fete
19th June Sports Day
25th – 28th June Year 6 residential
30th June Transition day at JFAN
26th June Year 5 Harlow Outdoors trip
3rd – 7th July Work experience student
4th July French Day
7th July Tray Day
10th – 14th July Work experience student
17th July Class Swap
17th July Parent evening
18th July Parent evening
19th July Year 1 and 2 school trip TBC
21st July Last day of term
Clubs – Summer Term 2023
All clubs will start the week beginning 17th April
|Football Club||Years 5 & 6 3.20 – 4.20|
|Tennis Club||Years 1-6 3.20 – 4.20|
|Drama Club STING||Years 1-6 3.20 – 4.20|
|Dodgeball club||Years R – 1 3.20 – 4.20|
|Fitness Club||Years 3 – 6 3.20 – 4.20|
|Football club||Years 3 – 4 3.20 – 4.20|
|Fitness club||Years 1 – 2 3.20 – 4.20|
|Molton Wonky Glass Fusing workshop|
Further information to follow
|Football club||Years 1 & 2 3.20 – 4.20|
|Relax Kids||Years 1 – 6 3.20 – 4.20|
Mrs Thomas will continue with piano lessons on Tuesday 18th April.
Swimming lessons will commence on Monday 15th May for year 6
STAR OF THE WEEK
Week ending 17th March
Reception Daisy – for being an independent rocket maker
Year One Cruz – for super effort and improvement in pace in English
Year Two Torben – for fantastic work on multiplication word problems
Year Three Phoebe S – for pushing herself out of her comfort zone with Maths this week
Year Four Ruby – for putting extra effort into her art analysis
Year Five Maddy – for demonstrating great enthusiasm towards her learning
Year Six William – for great effort in improving his GPS
Week ending 24th March
Reception Griff – for exceptional listening and his brilliant understanding of odd and even numbers
Year One Ollie – for fantastic improvement in engagement and effort
Year Two Caleb – for improved presentation in Maths
Year Three Jake – for always being enthusiastic and particular effort with the presentation of his work this week
Year Four Darcey – for writing excellent summaries of traditional African stories in English
Year Five Camden – for his tremendous effort at improving his handwriting
Year Six Matilde – for her excellent focus and effort in all areas of her learning
WRITER OF THE WEEK – 17.3.23
Reception Sydni for great independent writing
Year One Annabelle for a great effort with handwriting
Year Two Astrid for a great diary entry about the Black Hat
Year Three Alastair for improved speed of writing and using great vocabulary
Year Four Lenny for using great joined writing
Year Five Morgan for working really hard on his morning work
Year Six Emmie for using a variety of writing techniques when describing ‘New trainers’
For children who have achieved their personal best:
Luca – for great progress in phonics
Sydni – for great progress in reading
Eva – for great improvement in her sentence writing
Henry – for great effort and attention in his writing
Jasmine – for fantastic progress and attitude to learning in reading, writing and maths
Torben – for enthusiasm and engagement in maths and expanding vocabulary choices in writing
Evie- for improved confidence and having consistently positive attitude towards her learning
Teddy – for working hard to improve in all areas of learning
Lenny – for growing in confidence and producing such beautifully presented writing which he should be proud of.
Greta – for her enthusiasm to learn and for always looking for ways to improve her work further especially her writing
Rosie – for being a kind friend and giving great effort in class
Max S – for great focus and effort
Isaac – for excellent reasoning skills and problem solving
Lily – for improved comprehension skills in reading.
Cartoon Attitude Learning Awards
We have our super-hero learning behaviours, which the children created in their house groups during a Friendship Week. This term the children worked hard on curiosity , championed by “Curipaws”. Two children from each class were nominated for a special award and will enjoy a hot chocolate treat with Miss Allsop.
Reception: Peter and Cameron
Class 1: Jakob and Luna
Class 2: Archie & Consuello
Class 3: Alastair and Jake
Class 4: Elliott and Milly
Class 5: Clara and Samuel
Class 6: George B and Amelie
If you have any questions at any time, then please feel free to make an appointment.
Have a lovely Easter holiday