Friday 13 October 2017

Weekly Newsletter - Friday 13th October, 2017

Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls 

Dear Parents and Carers,

Diary Dates
On Monday 16th in the  afternoon our year 6 boys continue to step up with their outdoor pursuits course. The spinebreakers are hosting the book fair after school and it is the first parents’ evening.
Tuesday 17th is school photograph day. The pupils have an inter-house football competition to look forward to in the afternoon and after school it is the second evening of parents’ meetings and the final book fair.
On Wednesday 18th at 9.00 am, we have our first clubs sharing assembly of the year. Choir and dance clubs will be sharing their talents with the rest of the school. In the afternoon year 3 will be taking part in a healthy eating workshop which is lead by Warburton’s and the JTA’s are visiting the London Transport Museum.
On Thursday 19th, Reverend Richard Shorter will be leading the KS2 assembly. The Harry Potter book club will be competing in the Gryffindor round against Mead readers. The remainder of year 3 will be participating in their Warburton’s healthy eating workshop.
On Friday 20th, all pupils are invited to ride or scoot to school and bling up their bikes or scooters, prizes to be won! Year 6 have a cycling day. During the morning pupils will be celebrating the language of the term, which is Africans this term. At 3.00pm we break up for the half term holiday.

Parents Evening
We are looking forward to welcoming all parents on Monday 16th & Tuesday 17th October for parent consultation meetings. You will have the opportunity to meet your child’s new class teacher and find out how they have settled so far this year. The teachers will also explain the expectations for the end of the year your child. Your child’s class teacher will be sending home a confirmation of your appointment time today. During the evening, there will be refreshments available in the hall provided by the LFPA. Our year 6 prefects will also be on hand to show you to the classrooms and asking parents to complete our annual parent survey.
We are looking forward to seeing you all on Monday and Tuesday next week.

Year 5 Mersea Residential
Many thanks to all of the parents who were able to attend the information meeting regarding the Mersea residential trip. If you were unable to make it on this occasion then please see Miss Connell or a member of the year 5 team and they will ensure that you have all of the required information.

School Photographs - Tuesday 17th October
The photographer from Kittle is in school on Tuesday to take individual, family groups and sibling photographs for pupils from nursery to year 6. If you would like a family group / sibling photograph please use the side door and come to the hall at 8.30 am.
Make sure that your hair is brushed and teeth are clean then you will be ready for your close up.

Book Fair
This year our older spinebreakers are taking over the book fair and running the bookfair themselves. Please support the pupils by coming along and helping them to raise money to buy books for their reading development in school.  
The book fair will run from Friday 13th - Tuesday 17th October after school and will be in the hall. The first 15 people to purchase books from the fair will receive a goodie bag and one of those goodie bag contains a golden ticket worth £15. The lucky winner will be able to spend their voucher at the bookfair on Monday and Tuesday. All pupils are also invited to design a poster advertising the book fair. This must be returned to Mrs McFarlane in the library by Wednesday 11th October and one lucky winner will receive a £10 voucher to spend on books at the fair. Please visit the library blog for all of the news regarding the bookfair.

LFPA - Firework Night Extravaganza
The Learning Federation Parents’ Association will be hosting the Harold Hill Firework Extravaganza on Monday​ ​6th November​ ​2017​, 5.30pm-7.30pm​ at Broadford​ ​Primary​ ​School​. Tickets must be purchased in advance and will be sold on a first come first serve basis. Tickets will not be available on the night of the event.
If you haven’t managed to get your tickets yet, you can purchase them at parents evening from the LFPA volunteers who will be selling them in the school hall.
We look forward to seeing many of you on 6th November.

Havering Catering Services
Week beginning 16th October is week 2 on the Havering Catering Services menu. The price of a meal at lunchtime is £2.20.  

Year 6 Parents
The deadline for applying for secondary school places is fast approaching. Please ensure that you have registered an online account and applied for a secondary place before this date. If you require any assistance please come into the office and see Mrs Taylor.

Weekly Attendance  
KS1: -Cherry 96.6%          KS2: -Willow 100% Overall:  96%
Congratulations to Cherry and Willow who top the attendance table this week.  Willow will celebrate with a wonderful cupcake party.

E for Excellence Winners:
These wonderful children have demonstrated excellence this week.
Carla Botten
Kaden Nicol
Thomas Gray
Oliver Stay
Sophia Heron
Lilly Reynolds
Gabriela Zaikauskaite
Yugurtha Aityounes
Callie Romeril
Liam Bovell
George Hart
Ethan Borrell
Harry Kaylor
Ijeoma Ezeogu
Certificate of Presentation:
The following children have presented their work beautifully and take pride in all that they do in their books.
Emily Johnson, Akunna Ezeogu, Chloe-Rose Marshall, Olivia Wheal, Kara Middleton, Chloe-Joe Kirk, Charlie Matthams, Matthew Munjere, Esther Fedele.

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.  
William Ilott, Temilola Omisore, Alex Kopiec, Tia Himuyandi, Shauna Joyett, Daniel Kalusha, Rebeca Antonoaie, Maisy Cohen, Joshua Nwaokolo, Laiba Shah, Aisling Keane, Timi-David Adelowo, Deborah Oluokun.

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. Megan Lockhart, Leah Joyce, Shane Kirk, LillyAnn Povedin, Sophie Daflon, Jolene Frimpong, Adefolawemi, Nancy Rack, Shauna Joyett, Tavia Towe-Enu, Laura Olatunji.

These children have shown that they can manage distraction, notice patterns and become absorbed in their tasks – well done for your Resilience certificate:
Connor Peppitt, Ellie Brook, Alin Botonog, Fabian Cacaj, Mia Gallagher, Haliya Gbadamosi, Ava Goom, Harry Hann.

These children have managed to show that they can plan  and revise ideas to earn their Reflectiveness certificate.
Sam Doidge, Brooke Romeril, Courtney Simpson, Deniz Huseyin.

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:
Sienna Nickson, Tyrell Bertin, Jameel Ore, Srinika Manickavasagam,  John Olatunji, Ronnie Gayle, Abdulmalik Kaka, Lilly Wells.

Learning Challenge
These children have been working hard at home and extending their knowledge through their learning challenge work.
Kanishla Chintala, Temilola Omisore, Iniya Boothiraj, Frankie Barrick, Dorie Lewis, Florence Ayres,Ameerah Bashir, Nina Joshi, Indie Sale, Harriet Rodrigues, Ethan Carruth

Reading Awards
In recognition of the pupils’ ability to devour books, immerse themselves in stories and read relentlessly at home.
Ellie Chalmers, Mia Borisove, Ethan Carruth, Shajia Shaik, Jessica Pollard, Grace Horne, Srinika Manickavasagam, Frankie Barrick, Dhriti Patel, Ava Goom, Madalina Luca, Courtney Jane, Amelia Barnett, Cristian Popov, Tutu Omisore, Courtney Jane
Bronze Reader Award
Amy Cullum, Nicole Alao, Iniya Boothiraj, Laura Olutunji

Maths Challenge
These pupils have used their ability to think both mathematically and creatively to solve maths challenges.
Yemi Adedipe

Tracker Awards
These children have been working hard and achieving academic success and therefore have earned themselves the following rewards.  
Bronze prestige certificate - Henry Cruz Kokonchev
Silver certificate - Oliver Purdy
Silver prestige certificate - Sienna Nickson, Samanyu Handoo
Golden certificate -  Mikkileigh Williamson, Klaidi Krasniqi
Platinum prize - Tyler Kelly, Samira Rahman, Laiba Shah
Diamond prize - Sacha Raif, Michael Sloan
Star prize - Ruben Roberts, Jacon Owsley
Star certificate - Conor Borrell, Tony Marshall, Lilly Reynolds, Chloe Kirk

I hope you all have an amazing weekend.
Yours sincerely,
Mrs L Nicholls


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