Friday, 14 February 2020

Weekly Newsletter 14th February 2020

Interim Headteacher: Mr J McLucas 


Dear Parents and Carers,

It seems only two minutes since I was wishing you all a happy Christmas break. The short term went quickly but the teachers and children have achieved a lot  in the limited time. We have been working hard to improve the learning environment across the school and teachers and support staff have made a good job of refreshing displays and improving classrooms. Our year two classrooms have got new storage areas for bags and coats and we have improved the privacy of the toilets in Mulberry and Pine. 
Over half term Reception will be getting a brand new stage built. This will really smarten the area up and give the children opportunities to act, play music and improve their listening and speaking skills. Further developments are in the pipeline for several other areas of the outdoor environment around the school. 

Online Safety

Sadly we have had a number of issues lately regarding children and the use of social media this week. The children have been upset by messages and posts by other children. This is happening outside of school but the issues have an impact on children in school and are affecting childrens’ learning. I’m sure that you are aware of the importance of monitoring your children when they are online. Please can you be particularly vigilant when children are using social media. 
As all of our children are under 12 years of age they shouldn’t be using social media on their own. 

Diary Dates
24th Feb Year 6 Knife crime workshop for children
26th Feb Reverent Rich - Dads and Kids night 6-7:00pm
4th March Governing Body Meeting -Finance committee
5th March World Book Day
5th March Reverend Rich Mums and Kids evening 4:20
12th March Girls’ Football Tournament Y5 and 6
28th March Remember to put your clock forward !
30th March Parents’ evening 3:30-5:00
31st March Parents’ evening 4:00- 6:00
2nd April Children break up for Easter holiday 3:00pm finish 

Havering Catering Services
Week beginning 24/02/20 is week 3 on the Havering catering services menu. All meals are served with unlimited salad and vegetables and cost £2.25. 

Weekly Attendance  
KS1:  95%     KS2: 95% Overall:  95%
Congratulations to  Alder and Cherry who top the attendance table this week.  

World Book Day
On Thursday 5th March, we will be celebrating World Book Day. Your child can dress up based on a character from a book they enjoy reading. If they have the book at home, they are invited to bring it in class and share a snip-it with their peers. The school is also running a 'Short Story Competition' from all children to enter. Please encourage your child to write a short story - no longer than two pages - about a genre or theme that interests them. The entries need to be handed to Miss Nicholas by Monday 2nd March so winners for each year group can be chosen. The winners will share their stories on World Book Day.

Year 6 Drama Workshop
On Monday 24th February, we have a production team coming into school to deliver a drama workshop to our Year 6 children. The workshop will discuss challenging situations the children may be faced with at Secondary School and how to overcome this. As well as this, the workshop will discuss knife crime.

E for Excellence Winners
These wonderful children have demonstrated excellence this week.
Aspen
Stanley 
Elm
Iniya 
Apple
Hugo 
Cherry 
Aarna
Alder
Mason
Cedar
Lilly W
Beech
Karimah 
Ash
Chris
Apricot
Raffy
Birch
Charlie 
Walnut 
Eric
Redwood
Vinnie
Pine
Ellie-Maie
Willow 
Sabeer
Mulberry
Viviana
Oak
Maliat
Rowan 
Janiya
Almond 
Adi

Certificate of Presentation
The following children have been recognised for the beautifully presented work in their books. They clearly take pride in all that they do and are doing their best in every lesson. Maisy, R’kye

Star Writers
These children have been awarded a star writer certificate and golden pencil in recognition of their excellent writing, use of powerful vocabulary and sophisticated writing  techniques.  
Liam, Jennifer, John, Alice, Riley, Miraz, Eva, Oliver, Ronnie, Aaliyah, Summer, Thabang

Learning Power Awards
These are the key skills that our children will need to learn effectively in class and to be successful later in life. 
Reciprocity
These children have shown interdependence, collaborated effectively, listened to others, displayed empathy and have imitated effective  ideas and methods from others. 
Nancy, Harry, George, Paige, Layla, Lilly L, Thabang, Abdulmalik

Reflectiveness 
These pupils have planned carefully, revised ideas, identified key features and can talk about their learning. 
Jersey, Jacob, Klaidi, Korey, Summer Rose,

Resilience
These children have demonstrated perseverance, managed distractions, noticed patterns and been absorbed in their tasks. 
Roberto, Adeel, Molly, Starla, Tommy

Resourcefulness   
These pupils have been curious about learning, made links between ideas, shown imagination, reasoned methodically and capitalised on resources. Jess, Florence, Harry, Maysa, Elinga

Teacher Happy
Charlie, Fayo, Morgan

Learning Challenge
These children have been working hard at home and extending their knowledge through their learning challenge work. 

Reading Awards
In recognition of the pupils’ ability to devour books, immerse themselves in stories and read relentlessly at home. 
Bookmarks: Maddision, Jennifer
Bronze Certificate: Lexi, Charlie, Ellie Jane, Ava, Maya-Rose, Maysa, Livi, Charlie, Archie
Silver Certificate: Abdulahad, Archie, Zoe, Isaac, Riley, Lidia, Hannah
75 Book: Aksanan, Danny.C, Aimen 
Gold Certificate: Olivia, Ayaan, Hashir
Maths Challenge 
These pupils have used their ability to think both mathematically and creatively to solve maths challenges. 

Fact Hunter 
This award is in recognition of your insatiable appetite for knowledge and your ability to sniff out amazing facts. 

SPaG Detectives
These pupils are able to apply their SPaG skills to real life situations and have investigated crimes against the English language. 

Tracker Awards
These children have been working hard and achieving academic success and therefore have earned themselves the following rewards.  



Prestige 
Double prestige
Triple prestige 
Bronze certificate

Kaley 
Kara 
Amandeep 

Silver pencil 
Niamh 
Aida 
Lewis 
Eleni 
Camila 
Steven 



Silver certificate 
Chisom 
Nela 


Gold bookmark




Gold certificate 
Naz  
John 
Jessica 


Platinum prize 
Noah 



Platinum certificate 




Diamond prize
Ollie 
Finley 



Diamond certificate
Leanne 
Summer
Kanishka 


Star prize
Blake 



Star certificate 
James 
Grace 
Alfie 
Ollie 
Kiera 
Kyla 




I hope you all have a brilliant holiday
Best wishes 

Jim McLucas

Headteacher

E for Excellence Winners


These wonderful children have demonstrated excellence this week.


Aspen
Stanley 
Elm
Iniya 
Apple
Hugo 
Cherry 
Aarna
Alder
Mason
Cedar
Lilly W
Beech
Karimah
Ash
Chris
Apricot
Raffy
Birch
Charlie 
Walnut 
Eric
Redwood
Vinnie
Pine
Ellie-Maie
Willow 
Sabeer
Mulberry
Viviana
Oak
Maliat
Rowan 
Janiya
Almond 
Adi