Friday 1 February 2019

Newsletter - Friday 1st February, 2019

Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls 

Dear Parents and Carers,

It seems that  the weather forecasters got it wrong yesterday.  Please be advised that in the event we do have extreme weather conditions we will ensure the school blog, which can be accessed via the school website and the  Facebook page are updated so you know if school is going to be closed by 6.30 am at the latest.

During this cold spell please make sure that pupils are dressed accordingly for the weather with coats, hats, scarves, gloves and suitable, sturdy shoes. Not all classrooms have walls.

Dairy Dates - Monday 4th February - Friday 8th February
On Monday the school choir is going to the 02 arena to take part in the Young Voices concert. They will be singing with a 7000 strong choir and supporting Tony Hadley! Back in school year 4 continue with their Mary Poppins film comparisons sessions. Year 5 continue with their swimming sessions. The year 5 musicians are visiting St Paul’s Way Trust after school to continue with the music junction project.
On Tuesday afternoon we welcome all of the parents and carers of year 2 children into school for their stay & Learning session. This will start at 2.15pm.
On Wednesday year 3 pupils are visiting the natural history museum in London for the day and year 2 spinebreakers are visiting the library in Hilldene.
On Thursday some of our year 5&6 girls will be taking part in a football tournament at the Noak Hill sports complex. Year 5 pupils will be learning how to dance like a Chinese dragon and year 4 spinebreakers are visiting Waterstone’s in Romford. At 2.30 pm we look forward to seeing many parents and carers of year 1 pupils i school for their stay & learn session.
We finish the week with Phil Mylrea taking our cyclists out and about on the local cycle routes.

Stay & Learn Sessions
We invite all parents & carers to join us for this half term parents stay & learn session.
Tuesday 5th February @ 2.15 pm - year 2 with a focus of writing.
Thursday 6th February @ 2.30pm - year 1 with a focus of maths.

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

Don’t forget that you can contact staff using the shared mailboxes. They are checked daily and can be used to ask questions, pass on information or check details:

If you would prefer an appointment with your child’s class teacher then please call into the office to fix a time.

Havering Catering Services
Week beginning Monday 4th February is week 1 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.

On tuesday 5th February there is a special menu to celebrate Chinese New year.

Weekly Attendance  
KS1: 95%          KS2: 96% Overall:  96%
Congratulations to sequoia and Pine who top the attendance table this week. Another week at 96%, well done to everyone!

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.
Jolene, Katlyn, Amandeep, Jeremiah, Tiggy, Armani

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.
Archy, Frankie, Leah, Mason, Gurrehmat, Harry, Maisie, Adam, Mihai, Emma, Mia, Adefolawemi, Daisy, Sahir, Rashid, Eivis, Fiki, Armani

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.
Isabelle, Harry, Morgan, Molly-May, Zuriel, Louie-Ray, Eleni, Alex, Keira, Ramone
These pupils have planned carefully, revised ides, identified key features and can talk about their learning.
David, Praharsh, Emily, Sofia, Oliver S, Rosie, Peter, Emily, Keira, Sacha
These children have demonstrated perseverance, managed distractions, noticed patterns and been absorbed in their tasks. Martina, Rayne, Tyler, Deborah, Jake, Bernardo, William, Dorrie, Hamza
These pupils have been curious about learning, made links between ideas, shown imagination, reasoned methodically and capitalised on resources.
Samira, Oliver H, Korey, Elyakim, Nathan

Teacher Happy
George and Sky have been making sure that their teachers has been smiling this week.

Learning Challenge
These children have been working hard at home and extending their knowledge through their learning challenge work.
Ehan, Raima, Shivangi, Riley, Tele, Gurrehmat, Naleli, Theia, Thomas, Luke, Olivia

Reading Awards
In recognition of the pupils’ ability to devour books, immerse themselves in stories and read relentlessly at home.
Bronze reader award
Freddie, Riley, Elliott, Liam, Asad, Isabelle,
Silver reader award
Nela, Mason, Lottie, Mahdi
Gold reader award
Riley, Deivydas, Tele, Lucas, Eddie, Medeea, Victoria, Raima, John,

Maths Challenge
These pupils have used their ability to think both mathematically and creatively to solve maths challenges.
Daniel T, David B, Mia, Deborah, Archy, Ashlee, Grace, Ruby, Ellie
Well done to Zac who has achieve ‘Rock Star’ status on his online times tables. He is now answering questions in under 3 seconds!

Fact Hunter  
This award is in recognition of your insatiable appetite for knowledge and your ability to sniff out amazing facts.
Naz, Tyler

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

Tracker Awards
These children have been working hard and achieving academic success and therefore have earned themselves the following rewards.  
Bronze - Theia, Kaitlyn (double prestige), Nabeel, Praharsh, Jaymee, Harry, Maysa, Gracie, Finley, Maya-Rose, Starla, Michael (prestige), Jessica (prestige)
Silver pencil - Aksanan, Faizah, Jessica (prestige), Frankie, Kyla, Charlie,
Silver certificate - Danny
Golden bookmark - Emily
Golden certificate - Amandeep (prestige)
Platinum prize - Sajida, Riley, Harry
Platinum certificate - Oliver. Sophia, Lily,
Diamond certificate - Megan, Martina

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


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