Friday 14 December 2018

Weekly Newsletter - Friday 14th December, 2018

Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls 

Dear Parents and Carers,

Christmas Concerts
A big thank you to all parents / carers who came along to support the children’s Christmas concerts this week. I am sure you will agree with me that all of the children sang brilliantly, danced beautifully and read and acted like true professionals. We hope that you enjoyed watching the concerts as much as we did. Well done to all pupils and staff involved.
We still have two KS2 concerts left years 3,5&6 on Monday afternoon with year year 6 pupils leading and year 4 - please see the details below.  

Year 4 Christmas Carol Concert @ St George’s
Year 4 will be performing their Christmas Carol concert at St George’s Church – at the top end of the Hilldene shops – on Monday 17th December. The event starts at 5.00pm with an expected finish of 6.00pm. We had a very well attended concert last year, so we look forward to seeing as many parents of year 4 pupils as possible! If you are unable to join us on this occasion please be reminded that all pupils must be collected from St George’s Church in HIlldene.

Reception Admissions September 2019
If your child is looking to join our school in Reception 2019, it is vital that you your application is completed by 15th January 2019 or it is likely you miss out. Last year we had over 190 applications for just 90 places. Even with the extra class, we have more expressions of interest than we have places – YOU MUST APPLY! Attending our Nursery will have no impact on your application. Many parents mistakenly believe that a place in the Nursery = a place in Reception… it doesn’t!

Christmas Dinner
Michelle and the kitchen team served over 500 Christmas dinners on Wednesday which were absolutely delicious. Thank you to Havering Catering Services who made sure each dinner was served piping hot! Thank you also to the LFPA volunteers who gave out Christmas crackers  to all of the children. Everyone had a jolly good time!

Christmas Parties
There will be Festive Parties for children in Reception and years 1-6 on Tuesday 18th December. You won’t need to send in party clothes or food. The pupils will stay in school uniform but they are very welcome to bring in a festive sweater (and headwear if you have it) to wear for the afternoon.  We will also provide all the food for them too.

Final Day of Term: Wednesday 19th December
We finish school at 3.00pm on Wednesday 19th December. School opens again on Tuesday 8th January – Breakfast Club at 7.45am – with the doors opening at 8.30am.

Havering Catering Services
Week beginning Monday 17th December  is week 2 on the Havering catering services menu. All meals are served with unlimited salad and vegetables and cost £2.20. School meals are free to our KS1/EYFS pupils.

Weekly Attendance  
KS1:    97% KS2: 95% Overall:  96%
Congratulations to Pine and Elm who top the attendance table this week. It is great to see that we have finished the term with an overall attendance percentage of 96%. Well done to everyone.
I am thrilled to announce that Pine class are top of the attendance league this term and have earned themselves a reward trip to Jump Evolution on Monday morning. Congratulations to all of the pupils in pine class.

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.
Ronnie, Sophia, Megan, Jessica

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.
Aaliyah- Shae, Esther, Ellie-Maie, Maisie, Hollie, Elliott, Tavia, Frankie, Faizah, Kenzie, Lilly, Jersey, Victoria, Sophia, Cherry

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.
Charis, Zachary, Charlie, Emily, Amandeep, Vinnie, Weronika, Ja’Shayla, Andrew, Lucas
These pupils have planned carefully, revised ides, identified key features and can talk about their learning.
Tyrell, Nina, Trinity, Isabelle, Malachi, Jacob, Molly, Freddie, Alfie, Jolene
These children have demonstrated perseverance, managed distractions, noticed patterns and been absorbed in their tasks.
Harry, Hussam, Bailey, Florence, Ameerah, Leo, Oliver, Cruz, Teddie

These pupils have been curious about learning, made links between ideas, shown imagination, reasoned methodically and capitalised on resources.
Charlie, Keira, Daniel, Kabey

Made my Teacher Happy
Well done to Riley Rayne, Ellis for making sure their teachers are the happiest teachers in school.

Reading Awards
In recognition of the pupils’ ability to devour books, immerse themselves in stories and read relentlessly at home.
Malachi, Mitchell, Aaliyah-Shae, Ollie, Riley, Chris, Brooke, Alfie, Elie, Kyle, Lexie-Mae, Joe, Megan, Theia, Starla, Mihai, Mackenzie, Janiyah, Lorena, Jaymee, Faizah, Harvy, Abdulmalik, Layla, Elsie, David
Bronze reader award
Isabelle, Leonard, Isaac, Eva, Daniel, Amber, Oliver, amelia, gurrehmat
Silver reader award
James, Ameerah, Isaac, Fatimah, Anish, Shajia, adrian
Gold reader award

Maths Challenge
These pupils have used their ability to think both mathematically and creatively to solve maths challenges.  
Ellie, Ruby.

Tracker Awards
These children have been working hard and achieving academic success and therefore have earned themselves the following rewards.  
Bronze - Naleli (Prestige), Korey
Silver pencil - Morgan, Ruby, Lottie
Silver certificate - George, Naz, Rayne
Platinum prize - George, Conner
Platinum certificate - Elsie-Rose, Amelia, Kaden (Prestige), Fabian
Diamond prize - Madaline, Bayleigh, Aaliyah
Star prize - James, Khaira, Kaitlyn
Star certificate - Gracee-May, Molly-May, Kaitlyn

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


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