Friday, 2 October 2020

Newsletter - Friday 2nd October, 2020


Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls 

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have had a great week in school and we hope that you are enjoying reading all of the blogs regarding pupil learning. Please be aware that blogs can be accessed via the main school and year group blog, school website, Facebook or Twitter. Look out for our instagram page which will be up and running very soon. 

Flu Immunisation

The health team will be in school on Wednesday 14th October to administer flu vaccinations. Please return your permission form to school no later than Monday 5th October. 

Pupil Premium 

For every pupil who is eligible for Free School Meals, our school receives extra funding. Even KS1 children who receive Universal Free School Meals may still be eligible for this funding. If your child is eligible for this funding you would also receive:

  • £40 voucher per child, per year to assist with the cost of school uniform redeemable at Premier Schoolwear.

  • Assistance with contributions towards school trips and residential visits.

If you are in receipt of one of the following you are eligible.  Please visit the school office and see Mrs. Taylor.

  • Income Support

  • Income based Jobseeker’s Allowance

  • Income related employment and support allowance

  • Child Tax Credit (but not Working Tax Credit and have an annual income of less that £16,190

  • Support under part VI of the Immigration & Asylum Act 1999

  • Working Tax Credit run-on-paid for for weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit. 

  • Universal Credit (your household income must be less than £7,400 a year after tax and not including any benefits you recieve.)

If it is confirmed that your child is entitled to free school meals, they will remain eligible until they finish this phase of schooling (primary) they are in on 31st March 2022. There will be no need to inform the school or council if your personal circumstances change. 

Infant Free School Meals
Regardless of benefits or household earnings your child will receive free school meals if they are in:

Reception, year 1 or year 2

All infant age children will receive free school dinners, however, it is still worth notifying us if you meet the above criteria. Also, if it is known that your child is eligible while in infant classes, they will continue to receive free school meals after they have left year 2 even if by then your personal circumstances have changed. 

If you are eligible for free school meals please apply online: 

or call the school office on 01708 342880 and speak to a member of the office staff. 

Autumn Term Parent Consultation Evening - Monday 12th - Thursday 22nd October 

Before half term we normally invite you into school to meet with your child’s class teacher and provide you with their pupil passport. The pupil passport gives you the end of year expectations for your child’s current year group. At the February parents meeting we will give you an update on the progress towards these targets. In the summer term you will receive a written report from your child’s class teacher.
Due to the current situation we cannot invite you into school for a parent consultation, however we will be carrying out these meetings via telephone. Each year group has been allocated a date and we invite parents to inform us if they would like a phone call before 5 or after 5, we will endeavour to meet all preferences but please be aware this may not always be possible.  Selections will begin on Friday 2nd October and the deadline for these requests is on Tuesday 6th October. Your appointment time and pupil passport will be sent home on Thursday 8th October. Parent telephone calls will take place on the following dates;

Monday 12th October - Nursery

Tuesday 13th October - Reception 

Wednesday 14th October - Year 3 

Thursday 15th October - Year 1

Monday 19th October - Year 2

Tuesday 20th October - Year 4

Wednesday 21st October - Year 5

Thursday 22nd October - Year 6​

Please inform us of your time preference here. 

Year 6 Parents - 31st October 2020

The deadline for applying for secondary school places is fast approaching. Please ensure that you have registered for an online account and applied for a secondary place before this date. If you require any assistance please come into the office and see Mrs Taylor. 

School Photographer 

Carmel Jane Photography will be attending the school on 12th October 2020 to take the individual portraits. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate sibling or family groups this year due to current arrangements. All Parents must pre register, before the photography date above.

This is important as it enables you to gain quick access to your child's photographs and the opportunity to purchase them.  

To do this, you will need to go to  and enter the following code:




You will then be asked to pre register and create an account using your email address and your child's full school register name.

By pre registering, when the photos are ready you will receive an automatic email notification to inform you, your child's photos are ready to be viewed and purchased.

All orders will be sent to your home address free of charge for a 2 week window.

Don't miss out pre register today!

Havering Catering Services

Week beginning 5th October 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:  99.4%        KS2: 100% Overall:  96.28%

Congratulations to Apricot  and Ash who top the attendance table this week.  

E for Excellence Winners

These wonderful children have demonstrated excellence this week. 








































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. 

Isabelle, Annabelle,Lucas, Maggie, Jayden, Elliott

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.

Timur,  Jaevon, Leonard, Chelsea, Nashwan, Olivia, Ryan, Noah, Karimah, Sonny, Nashwan, Elsie, Sophie, Aimee, Teo, Laynie-Rae, Ollie H, Polina

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. 


These children have shown interdependence, collaborated effectively, listened to others, displayed empathy and have imitated effective  ideas and methods from others. 

Kyla, Jessica, Lorena, Ilsa, Sahir, Dominik, Vinney, Srinika, Kemar, Harry


These pupils have planned carefully, revised ideas, identified key features and can talk about their learning.

 Megan, Ryan, Ellie-Jane,Zoe, Ethan, Jason, Stefania, Leo


These children have demonstrated perseverance, managed distractions, noticed patterns and been absorbed in their tasks. 

Paris, Riley W, Mia, Gracie-Ann, Charlie, Tiffany, Elsie, Lewis


These pupils have been curious about learning, made links between ideas, shown imagination, reasoned methodically and capitalised on resources. 

Ella, Adrian, Archie, Lucas, Joseph,  Adam, Qualeed, Bella, Richie, Eesa, Emily

I made my teacher happy award

Dora has made sure her teacher has been smiling this week. 

Tracker Awards

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


Silver certificate 

Vanessa, Macie, Olivia, Elise, Ryan, Shivanshi

Gold certificate 

Kayden, Aimen, Olivia 


Platinum prize 


Platinum certificate 


Diamond prize

Lukas, Keira, Ife, Ethan, Indiana, Roberto  

Star prize


Star certificate 


I hope you all have an amazing weekend.

Yours sincerely,


Mrs L Nicholls 


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