Tuesday 30 April 2013

Kids space yahoo!

Harold Hill Library Consultation

Residents are being invited to Harold Hill Library to see and review the proposed plans for the new state-of-the-art library which forms a key part of the Harold Hill Ambitions Programme.

Public consultation on the plans begins on Tuesday (30 April) at the current Harold Hill library, based on Hilldene Avenue. Residents and visitors will have the chance to see the plans and give their feedback and suggestions for change.

The architects who have developed the plans will be present from 4pm to 6pm and will be available to answer any technical questions about the building designs. The plans will be out for people to see for 10 days until Thursday 9 May, after which, all feedback will be considered and where possible incorporated into the design. Based in the eastern arcade of the Hilldene shopping centre, off Farnham Road, the new library will be significantly bigger than the existing 1950s building and will offer considerably improved facilities.

The project demonstrates the Council’s commitment to keeping and continuing to improve cultural facilities in the borough. The library is one of the improvements funded from the sale of land at Gooshays, subject to planning procedures.

Councillor Curtin, Cabinet Member for Culture, Towns and Communities, said: “This is an important opportunity for people to come along and have their say about the new library and I’d encourage all in the area to come along and take the time to look at the plans and give their feedback.”

Monday 29 April 2013

Sharing Assembly: Ash @ 9.05am Wednesday 1st May

Sharing Assembly:
We look forward to welcoming the parents of Ash to their assembly performance on Wednesday 1st May @ 9.05am

Sunday 28 April 2013

Star Writer Awards

Star Writers:
Well done to the star writers this week who have excelled with their creative work. Ali Kinata, Kingsley Onwuebuzie, Lola Trinder and Ellie Mae Wager have all earned their golden pencils.

Saturday 27 April 2013

Roll up, roll up... Half Price Books!

½ Price Book Fayre:
We are delighted to tell you that the ½ price book fayre is now in. Children will be getting a preview of the books available today. You will be able to come and purchase books on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday after school. The fayre is in the New Hall from 3.15-4.00pm each afternoon.

Friday 26 April 2013

News & Upcoming Events

We’re in the paper:
Make sure that you pick yourself up a copy of the Romford Recorder this week. Our Reception pupils are featured in this week’s edition.

Next Week Events:
Our girls in Year 5&6 have a Kwik Cricket competition on Tuesday morning. In the afternoon the Behaviour & Safety Committee are meeting. On Wednesday our Nursery families have their ‘Stay & Play’ sessions. Please come in early to pick up your child so that you can go and play in the new EYFS garden with them.

On Thursday 2nd we have a meeting for people interested in becoming Demetia Friends. One of our parents – Mr Erinle – would like to inform parents about how they can support people afflicted by dementia. The meeting is at 9.00am Thursday morning.

School Official Opening:
On Wednesday we have the official opening of the school. The Mayor will be coming down to cut the ribbon to officially recognise the new building, before going down to the EYFS garden and cutting a ribbon there too. Our School Council will be greeting the Mayor, helping with the opening ceremony and then giving the Mayor and guests a tour of the school to show them our new facilities.

Weekly Winners:

Red – Faringdon 51

Blue – Chatteris 48

Yellow – Dulverton 56

Green – Cricklade 64

Orange – Dudley 22

Congratulations to Green who have managed to win the House Point trophy for the last two weeks!

Project Superstars: 
These children have all been working tirelessly at home to complete their projects. Natasha Redmond, Thomas Brown, Brooke Atkinson, Iman Idris Mtzie, Isabelle Munford, Joshua Turner, Nikola Urban, Jack Ilott, Laiba Shah, Finley Livingstone, Libby Northwood, Lilly Reynolds.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us.

MDA Award: 
The following children have been recognized for their behaviour, politeness and willingness to help at lunchtimes:

Key Stage 1 Brandon Bundy

Key Stage 2 Sophie Prior

I Got Stuck Today! 
Well done to John Paul Rensch, Sabina Kopkova, Harry Hooper and Liam Pearson. By getting stuck they showed that their brains had to work. Although they may have got stuck this week, they showed resilience and learnt something new!

Drews story

177 Pupils Help Slay Dragon!

On Tuesday, Dame Mandy and her bunch of 177 merry knights joined forces to slay a dragon in honour of St George. In celebration the children feasted on the finest food: pizza slices with chunks of dragon meat, fiery meatballs and Knight's Ice Cream!

Thursday 25 April 2013

Emma Bowls Them Over

Congratulations to Emma, who performed brilliantly at a bowling competition. She managed to win herself this rather glittery golden trophy!

Fact Hunters: Snakes, giraffes and rainforests

Chloe Wager
Incredibly the rainforest is made up of different layers: the emergent layer, the canopy, the understory and the forest floor. Different animals and plants live at each level of the forest. Parrots- who live mostly in the canopy layer – have powerful beaks to allow them to open nuts and tough fruits.

Katrina Weaver
Did you know that glass is made from sand? Although glass is a very resilient material, windows, Pyrex glass, mirrors, and crystal cannot be recycled. However most bottles and jars contain at least 25% recycled glass. Glass never wears out, it can be recycled forever.

Sky Griffiths
Despite having incredibly long necks, giraffes only have seven bones ones to make up that towering height! Their necks enable them to reach the leaves on trees and they also use them when male giraffes fight each other.

Hakeem Bakreem
Did you know that the word Boomslang means ‘tree snake’? Amazingly the biggest boomslang found was 1.8metres long. That’s as long as your settee! Boomslang skin was used by Harry Potter to make a potion (Chamber of Secrets).

Pupil Responsibilities: It's just 1, 2, 3

Vision & Values Reminder:

We have been reminding the pupils this week that we ask three key things of them:
Turn up every day, on time
Do your best in every lesson
Be kind and polite to everyone that we meet

We are very proud of our pupils, your children, and the way that they contribute to the ethos of our school. Please ensure that they are very clear on these three responsibilities.

Wednesday 24 April 2013

Attendance Update: Ash achieve 100% in a week!

Key Stage 1: Mulberry 95.83%
Key Stage 2: Ash 100%
Overall Score: 94.01%

Congratulations to Ash who have won the attendance league this week with a stunning score of 100%. Not only do they take the KS2 trophy, but they earn themselves a cupcake party too! Overall Ash have managed to win the attendance league with 107 points. This has earned them a trip to the Brewery and a chance to go to Kidspace, bowling or the cinema. Well done Ash, you are setting a fantastic example!

Sharing Assembly: Pine 24th April @ 9.05am

We look forward to welcoming the parents of Pine to their assembly performance on Wednesday 24th April @ 9.05am

Tuesday 23 April 2013

Housepoints Update

Red – Faringdon 49

Blue – Chatteris 52

Yellow – Dulverton 49

Green – Cricklade 62

Orange – Dudley 19

Congratulations to Green who have managed to win the House Point trophy this week!

Bronze & Silver Tracker Awards:

Congratulations to Emanuel Pala, Summer Mae Trinder, Adam Trower and Maria Paius who have completed their Bronze trackers this week. Thelma Amankwah, Chloe Wager, Jaseem Miah, Laila Ashour, Bailey Westfall and Donavan Wright have earned their Silver Pencil. Meanwhile, George, Kirsty White, Ellie Cater, Holly Clark and Alex Wicher have stuck the final merits onto their Silver trackers to earn their second certificate.

Monday 22 April 2013

E for Excellence Winners:

These wonderful children have demonstrated excellence this week. Congratulations to this weeks E for Excellence winners… well done!

George Arnold – Mulberry

Shyanne Harris – Cedar

Martin Wicher – Pine

Villius Jasas – Aspen

Kieran Wright – Ash

Kirsty White – Birch

Tommy Overton – Rowan

Jack Dempsey – Fern

Charlie Adams – Maple

Taylor Barnfield – Elm

Fawaz Bakreen – Willow

We’re In The Paper!

Teddy Pilcher is in the paper today for his fantastic reading. When the Romford Recorder heard about his hunger for books they decided to name him as the Pupil of the Week! Well done Teddy.

Sunday 21 April 2013

Reception Pictures: 26th April

Reception Pictures:
Make sure you buy the Romford Recorder on Friday 26th April as we have our Reception classes featured in the paper. The children looked resplendent in their uniforms and with their broad beaming smiles. We look forward to seeing the pictures next week.

Weekly Winners: MDA & Stuck

MDA Award: 
The following children have been recognized for their behaviour, politeness and willingness to help at lunchtimes:
Key Stage 1 Lacey Joyett

Key Stage 2 Tommy Lockhart

I Got Stuck Award: 
The right level of challenge is essential if we are to make the most progress possible. These children have been stuck this week in their lessons. It meant they had to think, to be resilient and stick with it, to be resourceful and find a way to solve the problem.

Well done Dara Adu and Jerell Allen!

Star Readers

Star Readers 
These children have collected their Bronze award for 10 books:

The following children have read enough to earn their bookmark: Jaseem Miah

Ebony Ngenge reached her Silver Award and £5 book voucher for reading 50 books!

Natalie Towner has reached 75 books and can now make a choice of her very own.

Teddy Pilcher is now onto his Star Reader gold award and has reached the monumental total of 100 books!

Big Read Challenge: 
Daniel Olokun and Hakeem Bakreen have both managed to achieve their Bronze Award. Not only do you have to read the books, but you have to complete the challenges set by our librarian Miss Sparkes.

Saturday 20 April 2013

Bilingual Stories Wanted:

Do you speak a language other than English? Are you bilingual? Do you have stories from another country that we could share with the children? We are running a prize draw for stories, nursery rhymes, poems, songs, traditional tales that are in a different language: Russian, Polish, Albanian, Urdu… whatever languages our parents and pupils speak. We would also like an English translation so that we can read it to the children.

All entrants will earn a certificate and be entered into a prize draw. The stories, poems, songs, nursery rhymes will also be displayed in school and featured on the website. The closing date is Monday April 29th.

Friday 19 April 2013

Sophie's Fact

Sharna's Fact

Biliteracy Competition - Share stories and poems from your mother tongue

We are aware that many students in our school are able to speak more than one language. To celebrate this talent we are running a special literacy competition. 

If you would like to enter all you need to do is either bring in a short story/traditional tale, poem, nursery rhyme or even a song in your own language with the English translation attached. Perhaps you could even write your own!

Entries will be displayed and the names of those who entered will be put into a prize draw.

All entries should be given to Miss Tynan by Monday 29th April.

Thursday 18 April 2013

Havering Women's Aid Fundraiser

Kie's Swimming Award

Tuesday 16 April 2013

Sophie Lewis: Doughnut Dilemma

Nathan's book report

Extra Meeting For Tesco Jobs

Following the success of the initial information meetings for the new Tesco's distribution centre, there will be two additional briefing days on Thursday 18th April and Friday 19th April at Romford Town Hall (various times).

If you know of anyone interested in attending these sessions please get them to email jobsinrainham@havering.gov.uk or telephone 01708 43 44 77 for availability.

If people wish to apply without help, they can do so by going to the Tesco careers website – www.tesco-careers.com and clicking on the ‘Working in Depot’ heading.

Please note: As this is a distribution centre, applicants must be over 21 years old.

Sunday 14 April 2013

School Closed Monday 15th April - INSET Day

Please don't forget that we are closed to pupils on Monday April 15th. The staff are involved in a training day. School will re-open to pupils on Tuesday April 16th.

Breakfast club as normal from 8am
Doors open for pupils from 8.30am

We hope that you have had a restful Easter break and we look forward to welcoming the pupils back on Tuesday morning.

Anti Bullying Display

When we conducted our Parent View survey, it was apparent that we had not made our Anti Bullying policy procedures clear enough to pupils or parents. Since then, Miss Taylor has been working with all groups to produce a revised Anti Bullying policy.

This will be released to parents and pupils at the start of the Summer term.

In the meantime we have launched our Anti Bullying display in the main hall. We will be going through these simple steps with the children over the next few weeks so that they are very clear on how we tackle bullying.

Feedback from parents is always welcomed and if there are any specific comments or ideas that you would like to share regarding this, please contact the main office to fix a time to speak with Miss Taylor (our EYFS teacher and Anti Bullying Lead teacher).

Wednesday 10 April 2013

EYFS Garden Almost Complete!

This week has seen a great deal of activity on site. We have had builders working on the new classroom and contractors trying to ensure the EYFS garden is ready for Tuesday 16th.

Today saw the installation of the astro turf over the tunnel area. Tomorrow the bark will be placed around it. While the No Mow company were completing their work, the line painters were busy marking out the road way.

We have ordered 4 more trikes today for the children, so there will be plenty of vehicles to use on their new roadway. They just need to be careful to drive on the left... and no speeding over the humps!