Friday, 10 July 2020

Weekly Newsletter - Friday 10th July, 2020

Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls 

Dear Parents and Carers,

It has been wonderful to be back in school in this week and catch up with a few parents and pupils. I am looking forward to September when we can all return to our ‘new normal’. I hope that you are all staying safe and taking care of each other.

End of Year Reports
You will have received your child’s end of year report this week via email. Please be aware of the following changes:
you will receive an electronic version of your child's report. You must click on the link at the end of the report to acknowledge receipt, and to add any feedback once you have read it;

  • you can discuss the report in your final telephone call with your child's class teacher. They will call you before the end of term;
  • progress made by your child has been measured against mid-year curriculum targets, not end of year targets as in previous years;
  • following the cancellation of the 2019/20 national curriculum assessments, the DfE has laid regulations to remove the requirement to report the outcomes of key stages 1 and 2 tests, end of year EYFS profiles or teacher assessments in this year’s reports;
  • DfE has laid regulations to remove the requirement to report pupils’ attendance data for the 2019/20 academic year, in recognition of the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on the possible attendance.
Thank you for your patience regarding the electronic reports. If you haven’t received your child’s report then please email your child’s class teacher using the relevant email address below.

Meet the New Teachers and Classes
Transition is a little different this year due to it not being possible to meet you all face-to-face. This year it is more of a virtual 'meet the teacher'. We would like to share with you who your new teacher will be, what class you will based in and who else will be working with you.
Where possible, new teachers will call you to introduce themselves and say hello before the end of term.
We will still try to ensure that each child feels as confident as they can be about moving on to their new year group.
One thing we usually do is ask the children if they have any questions they would like to ask about next year? They usually have time with their new teacher who answers questions and they have time with children from the year group they are going into, to ask questions.
We would like to do a similar thing this year via our online learning platform. A form will be shared through Google Classroom on Monday for children to ask questions. Remember: no question is too silly and no question is too small.
Meet Your New Teacher Blog

Return to School: Monday 7th September
We are looking forward to welcoming back pupils in years 1 - 6 on Monday 7th September. We will be sending you details regarding arrival and dismissal procedures as soon as we have finalised plans according to the government's guidelines.

Summer Reading Challenge & Activities
Each summer Mrs Mcfarlane runs the reading competition where you have to get caught with a book in an unusual place.
As travelling may be a little more difficult than in previous years, we would like to see you reading with family members and friends as you reunite.
All you need to do is snap a photo of your child reading their book at a social distance and message it to us via the school Facebook page, or email it to
Mrs Mcfarlane will judge the winning entries on the return in September, with the best photos earning a prize and certificate… so get reading!
If you are stuck for ideas on what to do this holiday, take a look at the ‘50 things to do this summer’ list. A lot of the ideas are free, simple and can be carried out with friends, siblings or even on your own. If you manage to complete one or more of the activities make sure you take a photo and send it to us via the school Facebook page, or email it to Look out on the blog to see what all of your friends are up too this six weeks!

Term Dates 2020-21
Havering term dates for the academic year 2019-2020 can be found here.
Autumn Term
Monday 7th September - Friday 23rd October
Monday 2nd November - Friday 18th December
Spring Term
Monday 4th January - Friday 12th February
Monday 22nd February - Thursday 1st April
Summer Term
Monday 19th April - Friday 28th May
Monday 7th June - Friday 23rd July

INSET Days 2020-2021

INSET 1 - Thursday 3rd September

INSET 2 - Friday 4th September

INSET 3 - Monday 22nd February

INSET 4 - Friday 28th May

INSET 5 - Friday 23rd July

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.
Yours sincerely,

Mrs L Nicholls

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