Friday 22 September 2017

Weekly Newsletter - Friday 22nd September

Dear Parents and Carers,

Diary Dates
On Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th September year 2 children will be taking part in a cycling awareness day. The children can bring in their bicycles and scooters to use on these days. For more information please see Mr Light.
On Tuesday 26th Spinebreakers from Pine class are visiting the library with year 1 Spinebreakers from Mead. Staff from Bower Park secondary school are coming to speak to year 6 pupils. Miss Taylor will be showing prospective parents around the school. If you know anyone who would like to look at the school in the hopes of their children attending, please ask them to book a place on the tour via the school office.
On Wednesday 27th September, staff from Saunders Drapers are visiting to talk to year 6 pupils.
In the afternoon on Thursday 28th November, year 6 Spinebreakers are going to visiting Waterstone’s in Romford and select some new reading materials for their peers.
Please look out on the blog for all of the above stories.

Reception & End of Day Routines
Our Reception pupils start attending for full days from Monday 25th September, so therefore all Reception parents will be collecting pupils from the Reception classroom doors at the end of the day.
We are aware that at the end of the day the school grounds become very congested. This is due to the fact that the after school clubs are not running at the moment and the increased pupil numbers this.  I am sure you will appreciate that we want to ensure that  all pupils are dismissed from school safely at 3.00 pm. To this end can I remind all parents/carers of end of day arrangements. Please enter the school grounds via the KS1 door and make your way to your child’s classroom and teachers will dismiss the children from the classrooms. All pupils and adults must continue to follow the one way system and exit through the side door. We are looking at alternative ways to manage this time of day, unfortunately as we are waiting for building work to start we cannot use the gates in the playground which we have in the past. During this time we must be considerate to each other as the safety of all pupils is paramount.  Your help and support in this matter is greatly appreciated.

Parents Forum
As always, we love to hear feedback from parents, which is why we hold termly parent forum meetings. These meetings are open to any parent of pupils in the school from Nursery to year 6. This year we would like to try something a little bit different and ask parents to volunteer to become a year group representative. If we can recruit one parent from each year group then we can be sure that the views of parents across the school are being heard. If you would like to volunteer to represent parents in your child’s year group then please follow the link where you will be able to register your interest.
We would still encourage as many parents as possible to attend if they can. Everyone is welcome.

Havering Catering Services
Week beginning 25th September is week 2 on the Havering Catering Services menu. The price of a meal at lunchtime is £2.20.

Key Dates for the Autumn Term

Monday 11th December
KS1 Nativity 9.15 / 2.30
Monday 16th October
Parents Evening 1
Tuesday 12th December
EYFS Nativity 10.30/2.30
Tuesday 17th October
Parents Evening 2
Thursday 14th December
Year 5/6 Carol Concert 2.15
Friday 20th October
Last day of half term
Monday 18th December TBC
Year 3 Carol Concert 2.00 pm
Year 4 Carol Concert 6.00 pm @ St. George’s Church
Monday 30th October
Pupils back to school
Wednesday 20th December
Last day of term

INSET Dates & Polling Day  for 2017-18
Please note the school closure dates for this academic year.
INSET day 3
Polling Day
INSET day 4
INSET day 5
9th Feb
3rd May
25th May
29th June

Weekly Attendance:  
KS1: - Pine Class 97%        KS2: -Maple 100% Overall:  96.5%
Congratulations to Pine and Maple who top the attendance table this week. The children in Maple class can look forward to a cupcake party next week. It is fantastic to see that our overall percentage has stayed above 96% for the second week running. Well done to everyone for doing job number 1 turn up to school everyday on time.
Just a reminder that the doors are open for all pupils to go straight to their classrooms and start their learning from 8.30 am, make sure your early to get ahead of the game!

E for Excellence Winners:
These wonderful children have demonstrated excellence this week.
Layla-Rose Mahad
Charlie Randall
Ethan Carruth
Sydney Griffiths
David Mestre
David White
Kaley Rose Watson
Godswill Hartford
Nela Urban
Timothy Dempsey
Florence Ayres
Taylor Royer
Roxy Smith
Jack Eve
Certificate of Presentation:
The following children have presented their work beautifully and take pride in all that they do in their books:
Maisie Moss, Kaden Nicol, Vinnie O’Leary, Haliya Gbadamosi, Finley Redmond, Rashida Sillah, Alisha March, Alice Adedipe, Ollie Venables, Elinga Garbaliauskaite, Max Holmyard, Henry Cruz-Kokonchev

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.
Rashid Sillah, Charlie Matthams, Abena Pim-Wusu, Zac Nickson, Oliver Purdy, Kanishka Chintala, Tyler Wager, Libby Northwood, Thomas Gray, Madalina Luca, Lukas Smirnovas,

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.
Fallon Sharpe, Georgia Chilvers, Timi-Davi Adelowo, Ty Sutton, Ellie Wise, Ronnie Mersh, Courtney-Elizabeth Janes, Indianna Roy, Srinika Manickavasagam, Victoria Pawlak,
These children have shown that they can manage distraction, notice patterns and become absorbed in their tasks – well done for your Resilience certificate:
Hayden Northwood, Megan Lockhart, Cruz Carey, Spencer Abrahams, Grace Leadbitter, Zac Borland, Tomi Adelowo, Olivia Patrick
These children have managed to show that they can plan and revise ideas to earn their Reflectiveness certificate.
Caitlin Bowden, Jessica Simpson, Charlie Tyrrell, Adebare Olugbodi
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:
Ethan Himuyandi, Levan Towe-Enu, David Basilio, Emmanuel Atuahene

Learning Challenge
These children have been working hard at home and extending their knowledge through their learning challenge work.
Grace Gore,

Happy Teacher
Jeremiah Adegbite has settled into the new year 2 routines quickly and sensibly which has made his teacher very happy.

Tracker Awards
These children have been working hard and achieving academic success and therefore have earned themselves the following rewards.  
Golden bookmark - Mikkileigh Williamson
Golden certificate - Arya Shah, Storm Hawkes, Timi Adelowo,
Silver certificate - Kaitlyn Smethurst
Diamond certificate - Weronika Harandi
Star prize - Brooke Atkinson, Ijeoma Ezeogu, Jessica Simpson
Star certificate - Charlie Marshall

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


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