Friday 5 October 2018

Weekly Newsletter - Friday 5th October, 2018

Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls 

Dear Parents and Carers,

Diary Dates
On Monday 8th October year 4 pupils continue with their Mary Poppins creative sessions with pupils from Drapers’ Brookside.
On Tuesday 9th October, our school nurse Cathy Forrester will be in school. If you would like to speak with Cathy to seek any medical advice please pop into the school office.
Year 3 would like to invite all parents & carers of year 3 pupils into school for their reading morning at 9.05 am. In the afternoon Reception parents are invited to find out more information about how pupils are learning to read in Reception at 2.00 pm. The netball team are playing a match against Brookside after school.
On Wednesday 10th some very lucky pupils are going to the Primary Proms event at the Royal Albert Hall. Hazel class are visiting MOD pizza in Romford and will have the opportunity to taste delicious pizza. LAMDA lessons will continue in the afternoon.
On Thursday 11th year 5 pupils will be participating in a circus skills workshop and Sequoia are visiting MOD Pizza in Romford. In the afternoon Year 1 pupils are taking part in Forest Schools sessions. After school, Mrs Mcfarlane and the spinebreakers invite you along to the book fair, please see posters for more details.
On Friday morning Reception children will be meeting lots of creepy crawlies and will enjoy a fantastic morning with the bug man. The book fair will continue after school today. The final book fair sale will be on Monday 15th October.
Dental Treatment - Parents of Pupils in Reception and Year 1
The dental health team are visiting on Wednesday 5th December to start the fluoride varnish programme with pupils who are in Reception and Year 1. All parents would have received a letter containing all of the relevant information. If you would like your child to take part in this program please return the consent forms to the school office by Friday 12th October.

Scholastic Autumn Book Fair
The Book Fair will be after school on Thursday 11th, Friday 12th and Monday 15th October in the hall. We will be giving away free stationery to the winners of our 'Golden Conker' lucky dip, and, every pupil who purchases a book will be entered into a raffle where they could win a hamper of book-delights!
Hope to see you all there!

House Captains & Prefects
Congratulations to the following pupils who have been elected as House captains;     
Chatteris (Blue): Ramone - Captain and Grace - Vice Captain
Cricklade (Green): Abena - Captain and Oliver P - Vice Captain
Dulverton (Yellow): Finley L - Captain and Mikkileigh Vice Captain
Faringdon (Red): Daniel - Captain and Ja’Shayla

Congratulations to the following pupils who have been appointed as prefects;
Larch - Olivia B, Lily G and Sienna
Redwood - Timi, Leo and Lilly R
Willow - Frankie, Deniz and Trinity

A huge well done to all pupils who prepared a speech and delivered it in front of their peers and staff this week. The standard of presentations has been very high this year and the calibre of candidates extremely strong. You should all feel very proud of yourselves.

Autumn Term Parent Consultation Evening - Monday 15th & Tuesday 16th October
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 appointment time will be sent home on Monday 8th October.

School Photographer
Our new school photographer Carmel Jones will be in school on Thursday 18th October for individual photographs. Make sure that your hair is brushed and teeth are clean you'll be be ready for your close up.

Havering Catering Services
Week beginning Monday 8th October is week 1 on the Havering catering services menu. All meals are served with unlimited salad and vegetables and cost £2.20.

Weekly Attendance  
KS1:    96.86%     KS2: 94.27% Overall:  95.56%
Congratulations to Pine and Rowan who top the attendance table this week with 100% attendance and will celebrate with a cupcake party.

E for Excellence Winners
These wonderful children have demonstrated excellence this week.

Certificate of Presentation
The following children have been recognised for the beautifully presented work in their books. They clearly take pride in all that they do and are doing their best in every lesson. .
Courtney, Alice, Tommy, Abena,

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.
Olivia W, Amandeep, Oliver, Lukas, Zuriel, Charlie, Courtney, Lilly, Deniz, Moyin, Klaidi, Ellie, Aimen, Khaira, Paris

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 shown interdependence, collaborated effectively, listened to others, displayed empathy and have imitated effective  ideas and methods from others.
Elinga, Rebeca, Nikola, Shivangi, Olivia, Emma, Oliver, Lily, Chloe Rose, Dominic, Bobby, Kyla
These pupils have planned carefully, revised ides, identified key features and can talk about their learning.
Jacob, Gregori, Nathan, Tommy
These children have demonstrated perseverance, managed distractions, noticed patterns and been absorbed in their tasks. Summer, Charlie, Rubie-Rae, Connor, Chris, Brooke, Charlie, Megan, Abdulkarim, Reagan
These pupils have been curious about learning, made links between ideas, shown imagination, reasoned methodically and capitalised on resources.
Maisy, Thomas, Amelia, Jessica, Asher.

Learning Challenge
These children have been working hard at home and extending their knowledge through their learning challenge work. Alice, Adrian, Adrian, Madalina, Siena, Hannah

Happy Teacher
These children have made their teachers happy this week.
Archie, Leonard, Grace

Reading Awards
In recognition of the pupils’ ability to devour books, immerse themselves in stories and read relentlessly at home.
Isaac, Thomas, Ellie-Jane, Lucas, Luke, Anish, Zoe, Summer, Hussam, Harry, Maisy, Noah, Aimen, Harry, Srinika,
Bronze reader award

Tracker Awards
These children have been working hard and achieving academic success and therefore have earned themselves the following rewards.  
Bronze Certificate - Fiki,
SIlver prize - Nikola (prestige)
Silver Certificate - Teddie, Saarah,
Golden bookmark - Adebare
Golden certificate -  Tavia, Riley, Richie, Archie, Ellie, Thomas, Layla
Platinum prize - Jack
Platinum certificate - Sophie, Iniya
Diamond prize - Olivia

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


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