FORTNIGHTLY NEWSLETTER ISSUE 17: 16.6.23
We would welcome two new families to the school. The Lavis family in year 1 and the Chamberlain family in year 2.
As class 6 will soon be moving up to secondary school, we attended crucial crew to get us ready. There were six workshops all around safety and making us aware. We liked all of them but our favourite ones were about shop‑lifting and anti-social behaviour. The workshops were: shop-lifting, road safety, vaping, healthy relationships, fire safety and anti-social behaviour. They were all set up very differently. For some of them we watched videos and for others there were scenarios, where we were the witnesses to a fake shop-lifting incident. Overall, all of class 6 really enjoyed this experience and thought it would help us with the transition from Year 6 to Year 7.
Will and Emma (Year 6)
Last week 8 children from each KS2 class went to JFAN for the Quad Kids event. The children were able to compete in 4 different athletics events; the 200m sprint, the 400/600m run, the howler and the long jump. We had a fantastic afternoon and the children demonstrated great sportsmanship!
The year 6 children received their leavers’ hoodies last week. They are a perfect fit. Thank you to all the parents for organising this. The children love them and are looking forward to wearing them on their residential trip in a few weeks.
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
12th – 16th June Phonics check
13th June Year 6 Parents Residential Meeting
14th June Year 6 Crucial Crew
16th June Sharing Assembly, 2.45 – invitation for Reception parents
17th June Clavering Village Fete
19th June Sports Day 10-12
20th June Piano Concert
23rd June Sharing Assembly 2.45 – invitation for year 6 parents
25th – 28th June Year 6 Residential
30th June Year 6 transition day at JFAN
30th June Tray Day – Reception to year 5
26th June Year 5 Harlow Outdoors trip
3rd – 7th July Work experience student
3rd July Class Photographs
4th July French Day
6th July Tray Day – Year 6
7th July FOC Summer Fayre
10th – 14th July Work experience student
14th July Fun Run
17th July Class Swap
17th July Parent evening
18th July Parent evening
19th July Year 1 and 2 school trip
19th July Leavers assembly – 1.45pm
21st July Last day of term
STAR OF THE WEEK
Week ending 26th May
Reception Freddie – for his detailed drawing of his bean plant
Year One Jakob – for super engagement and contributions to lessons
Year Two Alfie – for fantastic progress in reading, writing and Maths. Always has a positive attitude
Year Three Dougray – for fantastic effort with his writing this week
Year Four Danny – for making excellent progress in telling the time.
Year Five Tommy – for always giving 100% in his learning
Year Six Arlo – for excellent listening and concentrating during his English work.
Week ending 9th June
Reception Naomi – for her brilliant thinking about number bonds to 10
Year One Alice – for amazing effort and improvement in phonics
Year Two Fraser – for settling in class 2 and working hard in all lessons
Year Three Minty – for showing amazing resilience this week
Year Four Jemima – showing enthusiasm in her French lessons – planning a trip to London, all in French!
Year Five Rio – for great engagement in Maths this week
Year Six Hadley – for an excellent piece of English narrative writing.
It Didn’t Go Unnoticed Award
Year 2, especially Consuello (3 post it notes!), Archie, Jacob and Fraser – for being kind and helpful towards others.
If you have any questions at any time, then please feel free to make an appointment.
Have a great weekend