Friday, 12 November 2021

Weekly Newsletter - Friday 12th November

Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls 

Dear Parents and Carers,

It is hard to believe we have come to the end of the second week of this half term already. Quick as a flash it will be December! Next week, we will be sharing with you our December plans and dates for our celebrations at the time of year. I don’t want to say the word just yet! 

Wednesday 17th November - 9.15 am
Miss Chapel will be showing prospective parents around the school on Wednesday 17th November. If you know of anyone who would like to tour the school in the hopes of their children attending, please ask them to book a place via the school office. 

School Nurse Drop In Session - Thursday 18th November

On Thursday 18th November Cathy Forrester, our school nurse, will be running her drop in session. If you have a question or concern and would like to talk this through with Cathy, she will be available at the school office from 8.30 am for any parent or carer who wishes to drop in. 

Vue Cinema Trip - Thursday 18th November
We are delighted to inform you that a trip has been booked for all our Key Stage 2 children, pupils in years 3,4,5 & 6. In celebration of the Into Film Festival, the children will be attending a viewing of ‘Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway' at Cineworld in Ilford. All of Key Stage 2 will be in attendance and we will have the screen completely to ourselves.

On Thursday 18th November, all children should be in school by 8.30am as we will be leaving promptly at 8:45am. We will be travelling by bus and train and expect to arrive back at school for 1:00pm.

The children will eat lunch at school once we have returned from the cinema. In case we are back late that day, all children will eat a packed lunch (provided by school or home). 

We are extremely fortunate to not only have received these tickets free of charge in celebration of the annual Into Film Festival, but to also have the whole screen to ourselves. We cannot wait to enjoy this fun day out with all the children in Key Stage 2!
If you have not yet completed the permission form please do so here, asap. Many thanks. 

Charity Dates 

We are committed to teaching our pupils that they have a social responsibility to help others who are not as fortunate as themselves. We will be raising money for Children In Need and Save the Children on the following dates. 

Friday 19th November - Children In Need. Pupils can come to school on this day wearing something spotty, yellow or wearing bear ears/accessories. We suggest a voluntary contribution of £1 per family.

Friday 10th December - Christmas Jumper Day. Pupils can wear their favourite Christmas jumpers and festive headwear for a suggested donation of £1 per family.   

We will send further information nearer to the above dates. 

Children In Need - Friday 19th November 

Children can come to school wearing something yellow, spotty clothes or if they have bear areas/accessories or children in need merchandise. Please ensure that pupils still have appropriate footwear and outdoor coats to wear. We are asking for a voluntary contribution of £1 per family to go towards the charities that are supported through this event. 

Throughout the morning pupils will be participating in the Joe Wicks’ ultimate feel good Friday workout!

We will be holding two competitions in school during the day:

Competition 1:
Design a new Pudsey Bear as a class.  These will be  displayed on the classroom doors. 


Design a Pudsey Bear Tote​ Bag. The children will have the opportunity to create their own design on an A4 piece paper. The winning designs will be scanned and heat pressed onto a Tote bag for the winner to keep! 

I am sure the children will have a fabulous day in school, look out for updates on our school blog, facebook page and Instagram account. 

S.M.I.L.E Christmas Appeal 

Many children will not receive anything from Father Christmas this year as they are living below the breadline. Therefore S.M.I.L.E are providing shoe boxes full of treats and delivering them to families who need the most support. Every year the numbers of families in need grow, and as a result of this they are always in need of donations from our community to fulfill this Christmas miracle. 

Creating your Christmas box ... 

1 - Choose an age and gender

2 - Find a suitable showbox

3 - Wrap with Christmas paper (please wrap lide separately so that the box can be opened easily

4 - Shop for presents to fill your box

5 - Bring your box into school no later than Friday 19th November

All gifts must be new in sealed packages to comply with Covid-19 policies. 

Please select an age range for your box from the groups below 

  • Babies

  • 3-6 years old

  • 7-12 years old

  • 13-16 years old 

  • Adults (male and female)

Suggested items to add to your box ... 

  • Dolls / cars / games / puzzles / age appropriate books 

  • Pencils / pens / colouring books 

  • Make up / perfume / aftershave / toiletries

  • Sweets / chocolates

  • family board games

If you are not able to donate a full box of items maybe you could donate an item that we could add to another box. 

Havering Catering Services

Week beginning 15th November  is week 3 on the Havering catering services menu. All meals are served with unlimited salad and vegetables and cost £2.30. 

Please be reminded that your child’s sQuid account should be topped up at all times. We cannot provide dinners for pupils whose account exceeds a debt of £10. If you are experiencing difficulties please contact Mrs West in the school office who will be able to provide you with support and  assistance.  

Weekly Attendance  

KS1: 95.17%        KS2: 93.37% Overall:  94.27%

Congratulations to Rowan and Maple who top the attendance table this week.  

E for Excellence Winners

These wonderful children have demonstrated excellence this week.


Teddy-James and Ava-Rose












































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. 

Israel, Lilly-Ann,Simon, Robyn, Fran, 

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.  

Katlyn, Amaira, Aisosa, Lily, Scarlett, Amelia,Himanshi, Keira, Araoluwa, Ryan, Ali, Autumn, Riko, Danny, Kayden, John, Asad, Peace. Nasrat, Elena, Spencer 

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. 

Areya, David, Izaan, Lilly, Jacob


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

Andrew, Freddie, Lily-Anne, Lukas, Jimmy, Adrian L, 


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

Harry, Mimi, Aimee, Oliver, Osman, Onyka,


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

Eliza, Bernardo, Kayden, Aayaan, Olivia, Ceejay, Grace, Ava, Christian

Teacher Happy

Louisa, Mia, Aisling, Lilly, Indianna, Medeea, Edward, Nana, Ridhi, Taylor, Vanessa, Aksanan, Ryan, Rubie-Rae and Adu  have been making their teachers smile this week. 

Project Superstar

Divine, Maya-Rose have proven themselves to be project superstars. 

Reading Awards

In recognition of the pupils’ ability to devour books, immerse themselves in stories and read relentlessly at home. 


Tracker Awards

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


Double prestige

Bronze certificate

Paige. Poppy, 


Silver pencil 

Pragya, Evie, Charlie, Safuyyah, Siana, Grace ,

Silver certificate 

Ali, Zayd, Victoria, Jefflyn 


Gold bookmark


Platinum certificate 

Isla, Kyriq

Diamond prize

Ollie V, Riley, Kezia  

Diamond certificate

Abdulmalik, Dhriti, Louie

Star prize

Layla, Srinika 

Star certificate 


I hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Yours sincerely,


Mrs L Nicholls 


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