Friday 20 October 2017

Weekly Newsletter - Friday 20th October,2017

Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls 
Dear Parents and Carers,

It is hard to believe that we have come to the end of the first half term of the year. The last seven weeks have been filled with excellent experiences and amazing achievements. If this is what our pupils can accomplish is such a short amount of time, I personally can’t wait for the rest of the school year.

Parents’ Evening
Thank you to all of the parents who attended parents evening, we hope that you found the pupil passports informative. The feedback from the surveys was overwhelmingly positive, thank you for letting us know what we are doing well and what we can do better. If you haven’t had the chance to complete a survey yet you can login in at home and complete the questions online at the Parent View website.

A massive congratulations and thank you to Mrs Mcfarlane and the year 5&6 spinebreakers who raised an astounding £863.72 at the bookfair over the past week. The children now have £518.23 pounds to spend on new books for the library. Thanks to you all for supporting this community event.

Congratulations - Miss Hammond is getting married!
I am sure you will all join me in wishing Miss Hammond and her fiance  all the best for their upcoming wedding. We hope that they both enjoy their  wonderful wedding day and a very happy life together. Congratulations!

Read, Write, Inc (RWI) Model School Status
We are absolutely thrilled to be appointed as a Read, Write Inc model school for the second year running. This is as a result of the excellent teaching in literacy. As a model school we will be inviting teachers from local schools to observe lessons and see first-hand the impact that RWI has had on results, behaviour and pupil engagement. We are very proud of our staff who work extremely hard every day to ensure that your children receive the best education possible.

Parents Reading Sessions
One of our priorities in school is to teach every child to read and to keep them reading way into the future. Reading often and widely provides the pupils with opportunities to access new words, new worlds and new ideas. Children who read a lot do very well in school because they can access the full curriculum. We would like to invite parents of KS2 pupils to a reading afternoon so that you can learn more about developing a love of reading with your child. We will be providing you with information about ‘My Bookblog’ which is a web based resource that the pupils can access at home. We hope that you are able to join us on this occasion to gain valuable knowledge which will enable you to support your child’s learning at home. Please note the following dates and times for your child's year group.
Monday 30th October - Year 3 @ 2.00pm
Tuesday 31st October - Year 4 @ 2.00 pm
Thursday 4th November - Year 6 @ 2.00 pm
Friday 3rd November - Year 5 @ 9.00am

Diary Dates
On Monday 30th October the NHS team will be in school to administer the flu immunisation to pupils. If you would like your child to receive the vaccination please return the form to the school office.  In the afternoon, year 3 parents are invited to the year 3 reading afternoon which is being held in the school hall.
On Tuesday 31st Larch class are visiting Pizza Express for a cookery workshop. At 10.00 am 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. In the afternoon Rowan class are visiting Hilldene library and year 4 parents are invited to the year 4 reading afternoon.
On Wednesday 1st November in the afternoon, Mulberry class are visiting the library.
On Thursday 2nd November pupils in years 2-6 have the pleasure of watching ‘Just Joshing’ an anti-bullying theatre in education project. Reverend Rich is in school to work with year 4 pupils regarding their storytelling project which will conclude with their Christmas presentation at the end of the term. Year 6 parents are invited to their reading afternoon.
On Friday 3rd November, parents of year 5 pupils are invited to a reading morning which will be held in the hall.
A very busy week! Please look out for the stories on the school blog.

Havering Catering Services
There is a new menu which starts the first week back after half term. There will be a picture of the full menu on the blog post for you to view. Week beginning 30th October will be week 1. The price of a meal at lunchtime is £2.20.  

Back to School
We return to school for the second half of the autumn term on Monday 30th October with breakfast club starting at at 7.45 am and for all other pupils the doors will be open at 8.30 am. After school clubs will commence on the first day back as usual.

Key Dates for the Autumn Term

Monday 30th October
Pupils return to school
Thursday 14th December
Year 5/6 Carol Concert 2.15
Monday 11th December
KS1 Nativity 9.15 / 2.30
Monday 18th December TBC
Year 3 Carol Concert 2.00 pm
Year 4 Carol Concert 6.00 pm @ St. George’s Church
Tuesday 12th December
EYFS Nativity 10.30/2.30
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 98.3%        KS2: Maple 98.7% Overall: 96%
Congratulations to Pine  and Maple who top the attendance table this week. Congratulations and well done to the whole school for keeping our overall attendance at 96% for the first half of the autumn term. Long may it continue.
I am thrilled to announce that Birch are currently top of the attendance leader board and in the running to win the end of term attendance prize.

E for Excellence Winners:
These wonderful children have demonstrated excellence this week.
Daisy Bones
Arya Shah
Tiffany Dash
Paige McGeoghan
Charlie Bott
Amelia Hynes
Roberto Silva
Aimee Borrell
Bella Hyder
Emily Claydon
Kara Middleton
Ayomide Otegbola
Summer Baker
Caitlin Bowden
Certificate of Presentation:
The following children have presented their work beautifully and take pride in all that they do in their books.
Georgia Chilvers, Grace Gore, Megan Lewis, Fayo Ayodola, Indie Sale, Simran Bashir, Matthew Murcia

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.  
Levan Towe-Enu, Javy Needroo, Finley Short, Aaliyah Yasrin, Jessica Butler, Yemi Adedipe, Ollie Venables, Neo Chambers, Spencer Abrahams, Naiara Cruz Botonog, Callie-Rose Barnett, Sydney Griffiths, Isla Saunders

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. Rokas Zaikauskas, Ramone Holme-Slater, Lucian Bundy, Riley Hann, Rashid Sillah, Bobby Peak, Rajaab Imran, Layla-Rose Mahad, Harvey Bende, Miley Jeffery, Lily Lockhart, Summer-Rose Trew,
These children have shown that they can manage distraction, notice patterns and become absorbed in their tasks – well done for your Resilience certificate:
Alfie Donnelly, Sam Middleton, Chiwendu Nwaokolo, Callum Watson, Charlie Ilott, Lola-Mae Trinder, Joshua Lott, Kiera Taylor, Brooke Atkinson, Kabey Stevens, Morgan Palfreman, Aaliyah Theodore
These children have managed to show that they can plan and revise ideas to earn their Reflectiveness certificate.
Rhianna Morton, Nikola Urban, Connor Robinson,Teni Adu
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:
Ellis Curtis-Rich, Georgie Crane, Ella Nash, Molly Vincent, Iniya Boothiraj, Layla Millar, Ellie Chalmers

Learning Challenge
These children have been working hard at home and extending their knowledge through their learning ŵwwchallenge work.
David Basilio, Hollie Gray, Nicole Alao, Blake Maddox, Klaidi Kasniqi, Harry Lennon, Molly Vincent, Kaley Rose Watson, Sophia Heron, Tutu Omisore, Ethan Carruth, Danny Howe

Reading Awards
In recognition of the pupils’ ability to devour books, immerse themselves in stories and read relentlessly at home.
Diya Patel, Nikola Urban, Sienna Watson, Jaevon Oman Petrie, Ava Goom, Emily Sharpe, Layla-Rose Mahad, Aimee Doidge, Riley Whitcombe, Livi Middleton, Archie Baker, Lilly Lockhart, Adrian Arduino, Harvey Bende

Bronze reader award
Ashlee Wright, Emily Claydon, Courtney Simpson, Ife Ogochukwu-Ijehor

Tracker Awards                                             
These children have been working hard and achieving academic success and therefore have earned themselves the following rewards.  
Bronze prestige certificate  - Megan Lewis, Nicole Alao
Silver pencil - Mia Gallagher
Silver prestige pencil - Caitlin Bowden
Silver prestige certificate - Isabelle Munford
Golden bookmark - Diya Patel, Lea Cerqueria
Golden certificate -  Diya Patel
Platinum prize - Oliwier Bartnik, Jameel Ore, Aaliyah-Shae Vidol
Platinum certificate- Godswill Hartford, Laiba Shah
Diamond prize - Brandon Cohen, Daniel Tonu, Cayden Buckland, Sky Griffiths
Diamond certificate -Alice Adedipe, Cayden Buckland, Tyler Wager, Moyin Ayodola
Diamond prestige prize - Arhaan Kaushal
Diamond prestige certificate - Arhaan Kaushal
Star prize - Olivia Bartnik                                                         
Star certificate - Courtney Simpson

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and a great half term break.
Yours sincerely,
Mrs L Nicholls


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