Friday 12 December 2014

News & Diary Dates

In the last week we have had nine wonderful Christmas performances (not counting dress rehearsals) from the children, hundreds of parents, relatives and friends have been to see the shows and it really has helped to create a magical Christmas spirit both within the school and out in the community. From the Nativity of the Nursery and Reception children up to the complex pantomime of the KS2 classes, we have enjoyed some mesmerizing entertainment. I am so proud of the children and the way they have conducted themselves. Thank you as well for the way in which you have turned out to support them. Every show was packed and made the children feel very special. I know that the staff have worked hard to put these shows together, especially the extravaganza from Year 4 at St George’s Church. I hope that you have taken away some magical memories: Ruben’s Riverdancing King, Lillie’s dramatic singing and the gambling jockey dwarfs to name but a few. It has also been very pleasing to see that as our school grows – up to 460 pupils now from just 274 in 2011 – the community feeling has grown with it and not been lost along the way. There will be time to do this next week, but as we are feeling extra festive from the Christmas performances I’d like to take the time to wish you a very Merry Christmas!

Best School On The Hill... and the whole of Havering!
We have aimed to consistently provide a standard of education for your children that is the Best on the Hill! Once again the school league tables have been published and I am delighted to inform you we are top of the league for progress between Year 2 and Year 6. This is the result of all the hard work that you and your children have put into to aspiring to the values everyday of: turning up on time everyday, doing your best in every lesson and being kind and polite to all you meet. Our staff have worked tirelessly to continue the improvements in the school and we are very proud of what has been achieved.

Paddington Bear
Our Year 1&2 pupils are all out to the cinema on Monday morning to see Paddington Bear. After their hard work this term and the shows they have put on, they certainly deserve this Christmas treat.

Diary Dates:
Wednesday 17th is Christmas dinner day. On Thursday morning we have another drop in session for the school nurse. Thirty four of our Year 5&6 pupils have been treated to the Slava Snow Show by Bloomberg. They are travelling up to the Royal Festival Hall on Thursday. Friday is the last day of term when our cyclists have the chance to go to the Redbridge cycling centre. There is also the final maths party of the term for Birch – this will be between 9am – 9.30am

All pupils are back to school on Monday January 5th (breakfast club will be open as normal).

No clubs next week!
Don’t forget that there are no clubs next week. Reception children will need to be picked up at 3.05pm, KS1 & KS2 at 3.15pm and Nursery at 3.30pm.

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