FORTNIGHTLY NEWSLETTER ISSUE 15: 12.5.23
Take One Picture
We are delighted to be able to announce that Clavering School has been commended for its submissions to the National Gallery’s Take One Picture competition last year and that two classes have been selected for inclusion in the exhibition to go on show at the Gallery this summer. Last year’s Year 3 and Year 4’s work will feature on display and can be viewed by anyone visiting the Gallery from 13th July to 8th October. A huge well done to all the children for their wonderfully creative and imaginative work and a particular congratulations to those children whose work will be displayed.
KS1 Striking and Fielding Skills
Last week, classes 1 and 2 visited Joyce Frankland Academy in Newport to take part in the KS1 striking and fielding festival. They took part in activities that develop their skills in throwing, catching, batting and bowling as well as some speed and agility exercises. This included trying to use an underarm throw to get a bean bag in a hoop, bowling a ball at a set of cricket stumps, throwing and catching to a partner and trying to bowl a ball at a rounders post. The children tried really hard learning these new skills and had a great afternoon!
The children thoroughly enjoyed our Coronation Party last Friday afternoon, despite the rain outside and having to celebrate indoors. We ate party food and sang the National Anthem. Mr and Mrs Docking joined us for the occasion. Thank you to the Friends of Clavering for serving drinks and supporting the event.
The children worked very hard this week during the SATs tests. They should be very proud of their efforts.
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
9th – 12th May SATs week
15th – 19th May Science/Eco week
19th May Sharing Assembly – invitation for year 4 parents
23rd May Reception Farm Visit
24th May Year 6 Cricket
25th May Year 3 Rapid Fire Event
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
7th June Year 6 Parents Residential Meeting
12th – 16th June Phonics check
14th June Crucial Crew
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
STAR OF THE WEEK
Week ending 28th April
Reception Chantelle – for working very hard all week and doing super writing
Year One Lucas – for great effort and enthusiasm in his learning
Year Two Matilda – for a great attitude to learning
Year Three Seren – for a positive attitude to learning this week
Year Four Tilly – for showing a keen interest in her English research on Italian immigration
Year Five Cindy – for her helpfulness and positive attitude
Year Six Wilf – for his imaginative description of a hot air balloon ride
Week ending 5th May
Reception Bertie – for his super writing about King Charles
Year One Annabelle – for fantastic effort and improvement in phonics and reading
Year Two Reggie – for fantastic column subtraction in Maths
Year Three Cheyanna – for fantastic effort in Maths this week
Year Four Polly – for always taking pride in her work and challenging herself more in Maths
Year Five Bella – for super sentence work in English
Year Six Joshua B – for his great effort and focus in Maths
WRITER OF THE WEEK – 28.4.23
Reception Bertie for writing a sentence independently
Year 1 Laura for great use of adjectives in her writing
Year 2 Barney for great written comprehension answers
Year 3 Isabella L for writing creative puns and being very ‘punny’
Year 4 Tommie for super engagement with our new class book and great presentation
Year 5 Tommy for wonderful use of metaphors in poetry
Year 6 George S for his excellent use of vocabulary when describing a hot air balloon ride
If you have any questions at any time, then please feel free to make an appointment.
Have a good weekend