Friday 5 May 2017

Weekly Newsletter - Friday 5th May

Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls
Executive Headteacher: Mr M Drakes

Friday 5th May, 2017
Weekly Newsletter
Dear Parents and Carers,

Thank you to the parents who attended the Parent’s Forum on Tuesday morning. It was good to share some of the exciting plans for the school  with you, we are looking at re-organising the parents forum in the future so please look out for information in the near future.
I would also like to thank the year 5  parents/carers who attended the Mersea information meetings on Wednesday.  It sounds as though the children have a really fantastic few days to look forward to! Please ensure that you return the medical information forms distributed at the meeting  to school a.s.a.p.
Diary Dates
Week beginning Monday 8th may is national assessment week. It is important that all year 6 pupils follow their number 1 job and turn up on time every day.  On Friday all year 6 pupils will enjoy a fantastic treat and are visiting the Olympic park at Stratford to celebrate their hard work.
On wednesday 10th May, we warmly invite all parents and carers of pupils in year 5 to join the pupils for the sharing assembly to see what they have been learning.
On Wednesday afternoon, Pine class are going to Hilldene library to change their library books. Mulberry class will be visiting the library on Thursday afternoon.
Reception pupils will be working on the fantastic story ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ through a workshop on Thursday 11th May
Don’t forget, tickets are still available for the  LFPA Race Night at Mead on Friday 12th May.

Maths Parties
We are delighted to announce that this term we will be reintroducing our Maths Parties. This is an opportunity for you to work with your child during a maths session and get a flavour of what they have been learning about. You are a vital tool in your child’s education and research shows that, if parents engage with their children’s education, the attainment of the child will increase by 15% no matter what the social background of the family*.
The session will begin with the challenge of Rockstars timestable - who will win? Parent or child? Followed by your child’s teacher introducing you to some of our new mastery methods of teaching maths, such as the Singapore Bar Model. Ending with a chance for you to engage with you child, while you work your way around a carousel of maths games.
As a thank you for your support, you will be given a raffle ticket when you arrive, with a chance to win a game to take home and enjoy with your child at the end of the session.

Maths Party dates:
Nursery - Friday 12th May (As part of the Stay & Play session)
Reception - Friday 19th May (In classrooms)
Year 1 - Thursday 15th June (In classrooms)
Year 2 - Friday 26th May (In classrooms)
Year 3 - Friday 9th June (In the hall)
Year 4 - Friday 16th June (In the hall)
Year 5 - Friday 30th June (In the hall)
Year 6 - Friday 7th July (In the hall)

“Parents, carers and families are by far the most important influences in a child’s life. Their support can play a vital role at all stages of education. Parents who take on a supportive role in their children’s learning make a difference in improving achievement and behaviour*.”
We look forward to seeing you at the Maths Parties.
*Quotes from Mayor's Funding for London website

Future Dates
Please note the following future dates.
Last day of half Term
General Election
Friday 26th May
Thursday 8th June
School closed
Friday 23rd June
School closed

Havering Catering Services
Week beginning 8th May is week 1 on the Havering Catering menu.

Weekly Attendance:  
KS1: -   Apple Class 98.6%      KS2: -Ash 100% Overall: 95.6%  
Congratulations to Apple and Ash classes  who top the attendance table this week.  Ash class can look forward to a cupcake party next week.

E for Excellence Winners:
These wonderful children have demonstrated excellence this week.
Elsie-Rose Elsdon-Skehill
Khaira Hascar
Layla Millar
Matthew Murcia
Livi Middleton
Ashlee Wright
Freddie Little
Ellis Drummond
Leah Sharpe
Fitzroy Bamgbelu
Ruben Roberts
Rashida Sillah
Riley Hann
Ellie-Jo Stapleton
Oliver Hall
Sarah Wall
Certificate of Presentation:
The following children have presented their work beautifully and take pride in all that they do in their books. Zac NIckson, Lewis Makolli, Esther Fadele, Connor Robinson, Weronika Harandi, Katrina Weaver, Alexandru Tonu, Chloe Kirk, Brooke Atkinson, Diya Patel and Callum Watson.

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.  Sabeer Rahman, Samuel Hatwell, Callie Romeril, Evie Crispin, Austin Hall, Finley Short, Micayla Smith, Harriet Rodrigues, Timi Adelowo, Henry Cruz Kokonchev and Tiggy Burnett.

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 demonstrated effective Reciprocity this week – able to listen carefully, work collaboratively and take turns. Bailey Baker, Brandon Brown, Keira Parmenter, Lea Cerqueira, Jessica Diaz and  Jacob Houlston.
These children have shown that they can manage distraction, notice patterns and become absorbed in their tasks – well done for your Resilience certificate: Keira Baker, Bailey Baker, Charanjit Ubhi, Charlie Cooper, Morgan Palfreman, Lily Jones, Tia Himuyandi, Amandeep Ubhi and Jacob Wager.
These children have managed to show that they can plan and revise ideas to earn their Reflectiveness certificate. Danny Cohen, Maisie Clarke, Conor Borrell, Emily Johnson, Freddie Lewis, Ethan Gibbs and Leo Reynolds.
Being able to show that you can make links between ideas and showing imagination demonstrates resourcefulness.
These pupils have been awarded their resourcefulness certificate this week: Ebony Ngenge .

Learning Challenge
These children have been working hard at home and extending their knowledge through their learning challenge work.
Katlyn Mukandavire

Personal Growth
Ollie Dodge has been working on his own personal targets and has earned himself his Gold award.

Team Broadford
Mia Gallagher has earned her gold volunteering award for giving up her time to make our school a better place.

Reading Awards
In recognition of the pupils’ ability to devour books, immerse themselves in stories and read relentlessly at home.
Bronze reader award
Ketty Omwanghe,
Hayden Northwood, Megan Lewis, Conner Holloway, Indianna Roy, Tiffany Dash, Matthew Munjere, Evie Cripsin, Ella Hemsworth and Taylor Cohen.
Silver reader award
Joshua Lott and Lukas Smirnovas.
75 Books
Ava Goom, Adam Riaz, Ruby-Rose Palfreman and Archie Baker
Gold reader award
Alex Kopiec, Ife Ogochukwu-Ijehor and Ellie Chalmers
Platinum reader award
Adrian MM Arduino and Madalina Luca
Maths Challenge
These pupils have used their ability to think both mathematically and creatively to solve maths challenges. Sajida Khanam, Dora Lewis and Lelethu Nombeko

Happy Teacher
John Olatunji has made his teacher happy for good work during his Kumon sessions.

Project Superstar
Arya Shah has produced a great project and impressed his teacher with his extensive knowledge.

Tracker Awards
These children have been working hard and achieving academic success and therefore have earned themselves the following rewards.  
Silver pencil - Shauna Joyett,
Silver certificate - Ellie Brooks, Frankie Watson and Malachi Wright
Golden certificate -  Oliwier Bartnik,
Platinum prize - Rashida Sillah, Evan Andrews, Sofia Raif and Michael Sloane.
Platinum certificate - Violet Chilton and Sky Griffiths
Diamond certificate - Paige McGeoghan
Star Prize - Conner Holloway
Star certificate - Isabelle Munford

I hope you all have a terrific weekend.
Yours sincerely,
Mrs L Nicholls

No comments:

Post a Comment