FORTNIGHTLY NEWSLETTER ISSUE 3: 13.10.23
Sports Ambassador Training
Last week the sports ambassadors of Clavering School attended a virtual meeting with other ambassadors from across the county. We were discussing how to be the best role models we can and to demonstrate the best qualities a sports ambassador should have. Mrs Coleman set us tasks to complete throughout the term and gave us the responsibility to run activities for the younger year groups. We really enjoyed learning about our roles!
Ernie, Rollo, Eli, Clara, Isaac
The whole school celebrated Harvest in a special assembly on Tuesday. We sang two harvest songs and each class presented work linked to harvest including songs, art work, poems and reflections. There was also cooking shared using produce grown in our own school allotment. We have all the food donations on display for Uttlesford Food Bank. Please do keep sending donations in if you feel you can. Grace A. in Reception class even used the money she had earned from her chores to buy food to donate. Thank you Grace!!
Year 6 Football event
Some of Class 6 had the amazing opportunity to attend Herberts Farm on Wednesday 11th October for a football tournament. The boys attended the morning session and the girls the afternoon. The children had five matches which they thoroughly enjoyed taking part in, demonstrating team skills and supporting one another. Both the girls and the boys won a match and were gracious in defeat. Mr Snelling, Mrs Neal and Miss Morton are very proud of each and every one of them.
MacMillan Coffee Morning
Thank you to all the people who kindly donated to our amazing Macmillan Coffee morning. The year 6’s did a fantastic job of welcoming parents, collecting children and making speeches. A HUGE thank you to the Friends of Clavering for helping to organise this event and serving cake and teas & coffees. A special thank you to the office staff for helping behind the scenes and to Miss Morton who organised the event. We raised an amazing £450.60.
KS1 Teddy Bear Run with JFAN Sports Coach
|Class 2 were lucky enough to take part in a Teddy Bear Fun Run organised by the Uttlesford School Sports Partnership. Each of us brought in a teddy and Miss Esterhuizen from JFAN arrived after lunch. She put some music on and started us off with some warm-up activities and stretches with our teddies. We then did some practice laps while our teddies watched and finally, we did some laps with our teddies! We finished off with some cool down exercises and stretches. We had a great time!|
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.
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 2024
From 12 September 2023 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 2023. 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 (Reception) places for September 2024
From 6 November 2023 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 2024. 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
12.10.23 MacMillan Coffee Morning
16.10.23 Governor Focus Day
17.10.23 Parent Evening
19.10.23 Parent Evening
20.10.23 INSET day – school closed to pupils
30.10.23 Friendship Week
2.11.23 Friends of Clavering School Disco KS1 5pm-6pm KS2 6pm -7pm
14.11.23 Flu Vaccine
17.11.23 Class 4 Sharing Assembly 2.45
2.12.23 School Choir Spirit of Christmas event
13.12.23 KS1 dress rehearsal am, KS2 dress rehearsal, KS2 evening performance yrs 5 and 6 parents
14.12.23 Reception Nativity am, KS1 performance pm, KS2 evening performance yrs 3 and 4
15.12.23 Tray Day
18.12.23 Friends of Clavering Christmas Shopping Morning
19.12.23 Christmas Lunch and entertainment
20.12.23 End of term
STAR OF THE WEEK
Week ending 29th September 2023
Reception Nella – for being very helpful and having neat pen control
Year One Harrison – for demonstrating great enthusiasm during Maths lessons
Year Two Henry – for fantastic effort in his writing, especially his fable opening
Year Three Eleanor – for fantastic engagement with her year 3 learning
Year Four Bella – for writing an excellent story and constantly editing her work
Year Five Ollie – for consistently challenging himself across all subjects
Year Six Clara – for her enthusiasm and engagement in all learning
Week ending 6th October 2023
Reception Jack – for great effort forming the letter ‘s’ and ‘a’
Year One Fabian – for an excellent start at Clavering Primary School
Year Two Lunetta – for writing an amazing fable
Year Three Elizabeth – for writing fantastic similes in English and a great attitude towards year 3
Year Four Benjamin – for making excellent comparisons of life in Britain before and after the Industrial Revolution
Year Five Tommie – for being a kind and supportive friend to those who need it
Year Six Rosie – for always working hard and being a fantastic role model
Writer of the Week –
6 Max S
If you have any questions at any time then please feel free to make an appointment.
Have a good weekend.