Saturday 19 January 2019

Weekly Newsletter - Friday 18th January, 2019

Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls 

Dear Parents and Carers,

Dairy Dates - Monday 21st - Friday 25th February
On Monday 21st we have a visit from Romford Drum & Trumpet group. Who are joining our KS2 pupils for assembly and then leading the pupils in music workshops. Year 4 pupils are participating in sessions with their peers from Mead and Drapers’ Brookside and will be making comparisons between the Mary Poppins text the film which they watched last week. Clubs start after school.
On Tuesday at 2.00 pm we invite the parents and carers of Reception children into school for their stay & learn session with a focus on Mathematics.
On Wednesday 23rd in the afternoon pupils in years 5&6 will be participating in a road safety workshop. The spinebreakers in year 2 are visiting the library.
Thursday morning Mrs Wallis is hosting a information session focusing on supporting pupils and families with ADHD. On Thursday afternoon  we invite all parents and carers of parents in year 3&4 to their stay & learn sessions @ 2.00 pm. Please note the change of time due to visitors for the parents information session in the morning.
After school some of our year 5 pupils start their Music Junction project with the London Symphony Orchestra and Drapers’ Academy.
On Friday 25th we finish the week with University of Broadford .

Stay & Learn Sessions
We invite all parents & carers to join us for this half term parents information session.
Tuesday 22nd January @ 2.00 pm focus Mathematics.
Thursday 24th January @ 9.00 am SEN parents information session focus on ADHD.
Thursday 24th January @ 2.00p pm year 3&4 focus on Writing.

SEN Parents Information Session - ADHD
All parents are invited to join us on Thursday 24th January 2018 from 9am - 10am at our SEN Coffee Morning, which will focus specifically on Autism.
Romford Autistic Group Support (RAGS) will also be in attendance and will be available to offer support and advice. RAGS provide help and support for families who have a child / children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. They believe that every person with autism has potential to fulfil, and they enable this by supporting the entire family – parents, siblings and the individual with autism.RAGS was founded in 2003 by a group of Havering parents who have children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. They became a registered Charity in 2009 and are dedicated to helping families in Havering.
The session will give you an insight into how our autistic children are supported in school.
It is also a great opportunity to talk to other parents who have a child/children with ASD and to share strategies with each other to help your children.
So please come along and join us for a chat, coffee and a cake!

Key Dates
Last day of the Half Term
Return to School
Parents’ Evening
Last Day of Spring Term
Thursday 15th February
Monday 25th February
Monday 8th March
Tuesday 9th March
Friday 12th April  

After School Clubs
Clubs start again on Monday 21st  January. The doors will be labelled with the clubs that are being dismissed from that area. If your child is not attending an after school club please collect them at the usual time of 3.00 pm. Thank you to Mrs Chance and Mrs Charlesworth who organise all of the after school clubs for our pupils to enjoy.

Havering Catering Services
Week beginning Monday 21st  January 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:  96.53%        KS2 96.40%: Overall:  96.46%
Congratulations to Maple and Rowan who top the attendance table this week. It is wonderful to see that we have started the year above our 96% target. Well done everyone, let’s keep it up!

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. .
Lily, Jolene, Jacob, Molly, Lillie, Zac, Alex, Kara, Rashid,

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.
Freddie, Shivangi, Kayden, Gracie, Jessica, Kiera, Aaliyah, Charlie, Niamh, Dominic, Eva, Ollie, abdulmalik, Frankie, Simran, Lily

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.
Jessica, Bayleigh, Evie, Fayo. Karimah, Louie-Ray, Jake, Starla, Megan, Giada, Brooke
These pupils have planned carefully, revised ides, identified key features and can talk about their learning.
Leah, Finley, Adam, Manuella, Jessica, Finley
These children have demonstrated perseverance, managed distractions, noticed patterns and been absorbed in their tasks.
Frankie, Violet, Nathan, R’Kye, Megan, Oliver, Miraz, Jaymee, Leo
These pupils have been curious about learning, made links between ideas, shown imagination, reasoned methodically and capitalised on resources.
Thomas, Michael, Melisa, Charleigh, Sonia

Learning Challenge
These children have been working hard at home and extending their knowledge through their learning challenge work. Noah, David, Aisha, Manreet

Teacher Happy
Connor, Eric, Ella have made their teachers smile all week.

Reading Awards
In recognition of the pupils’ ability to devour books, immerse themselves in stories and read relentlessly at home.
Nathaniel, Izaan, Rebecca, George, Poppy-Mae   
Bronze reader award
Frankie, Hashir, Max, Liam, Eleni, Jimmy, Lenny  
Silver reader award
Adrian, Ife, Harvey, Anna
Gold reader award
Platinum reader award
Ehan, Luke

Maths Challenge
These pupils have used their ability to think both mathematically and creatively to solve maths challenges.
Lewis, Jessica, Grace, Ranita, Kaitlyn, Diya, Jashayla, Arya, Aimee, Louie, Riley

Fact Hunter
This award is in recognition of your insatiable appetite for knowledge and your ability to sniff out amazing facts.
Emily, Leah, Maisie, Summer, Bella

SPaG Detectives
These pupils are able to apply their SPaG skills to real life situations and have investigated crimes against the English language.
Sophie, Dora, Alice, Naz

Tracker Awards
These children have been working hard and achieving academic success and therefore have earned themselves the following rewards.  
Bronze certificate - Kyle, Donnie, Jayden, Daniel B, Gracie,
Silver pencil - Danny
Silver certificate - Grace (prestige), Javy
Gold certificate - Abdulmalik
Platinum prize - Hannah
Platinum certificate - Steven
Diamond certificate - Gabriela, Tyrell, Fayo (double prestige), Finley (prestige), Olivia
Star prize - Kaley, Archie
Star certificate - Sky

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

Mrs L Nicholls


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