Friday 22 March 2019

Newsletter - Friday 22nd March, 2019

Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls 

Dear Parents and Carers,

Dairy Dates - Monday 25th - Friday 29th March
On Monday reception pupils who are taking part in the fluoride programme are having their second application of fluoride. Our year 5 musicians are visiting St Paul’s Way trust to continue their rehearsals ahead of their performance in May.
We look forward to welcoming parents and carers of year 5 pupils on Tuesday morning for their stay and learn session. In the afternoon Harry Potter book club are watching film 5 in preparation for their next quiz round.
On Thursday year 3 pupils are participating in a mystery workshop, year 3 spine breakers are visiting Waterstones and Year 1 parents are invited to attend the stay and play session in the afternoon. After school the football team are playing against Brookside. Let’s hope they continue their winning streak.
On Friday the Broadford maths team are travelling to City Hall to represent us in this years Count on Us mathematics competition. The rest of us will be preparing for Graduation in one of the final University of Broadford sessions.

Stay & Learn Sessions
We invite all parents & carers to join us for this half term parents stay & learn session.
Tuesday 26th March @ 9.00 am - year 5  with a focus of topic work.
Thursday 28th  March @ 2.30 pm - year 1 with a focus of topic work.  

Breck Foundation
Parents and carers are invited to join us for a talk from the Breck Foundation. The Breck Foundation is a charity founded by Lorin LaFave after the tragic loss of her 14 year old son Breck Bednar through internet grooming. Using Brecks story, Breck Foundation Speakers travel the UK educating the Digital Generation to keep safer online. They campaign for a safer internet and help train police, educators, health practitioners, safeguarding leads, parents and pupils to ensure that young people are empowered to make safer choices for themselves online. The talk will support parents to keep children safe online and has been organised between all of the Harold Hill schools so that the whole community can benefit.
Parents/carers can attend any of the the dates and venues, the talk is the same just repeated three time to give as many parents as possible to attend. Please be aware that these sessions are for parents only, it is not appropriate for children to attend.
Book as soon as possible to avoid being disappointed.
Tuesday 14th May - 1.30pm Hilldene Primary School : Book at
Tuesday 14th May - 6.00pm Drapers’ Academy : Book at  
Wednesday 15th May - 9.30am Drapers’ Brookside Junior School : Book at

LFPA Mother’s Day Sale
For Mother’s day the LFPA have a number of lovely items that can be purchased. If you would like 1 or more or the gifts available please send the correct money with the completed form in an envelope with your child’s name and class on.

Sequin pen £2.50
Compact Mirror £2.00
Keyring £1.50
Fridge Magnet £1.00
Badge 50p

Travel Plan
The Big Pedal
From 25th March - 5th April, we are going to be encouraging as many pupils to cycle or scoot to school as possible. The Big Pedal is the UK’s largest inter school cycling and scooting challenge that inspires pupils, staff and parents to choose two wheels for their
journey to school. Powered by Sustrans and funded by the Bike Hub, the 2019 challenge is open to individual classes as well as whole schools. On each day of the challenge we will try to record the greatest number of pupils, staff and parents cycling or scooting to school. Our school’s best five days will determine our final position, but we will aim to log journeys on all ten days. To recognise the efforts of the pupils we will be hosting a bikers breakfast on Friday 29th March and Friday 5th April.

Parents Survey
We have asked the pupils how they would like to travel to school and now we would your views and opinions on sustainable, healthy and safe travel for all of our pupils. We would very much appreciate if you could take a few minutes to complete our travel survey for parents. Many thanks in advance for your co-operation in this matter.

Summer Term After School Clubs
It is that time again to consider which clubs you will be interested in ready for the new school summer term. We shall be continuing to offer a variety of clubs. Please follow the link to apply for your child’s after school clubs. Please ensure that you submit one request per child before the deadline which is Monday 1st April.
The final after school club for the Autumn term will be on Friday 5th April.

Havering Catering Services
Week beginning 25th March 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:  96.6%        KS2: 95% Overall:  96%
Congratulations to Alder and Elm who top the attendance table this week. Congratulations to the whole school community for ensuring that we meet out attendance target this week.

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. .
Ellis, Harry, Nela, Molly-May, Bayleigh, Olivia, Charlie, Adebare, Jessica, Shauna

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.
Daniel, Kaley, Amelie, Anish, Donnie, Raul, Nabeel, Tristan, Deborah, Cruz. Lillie, Thomas, Anushri, Ryan-Franklin, Kara, Henry, Molly-May, Jennifer, Francesca

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.
Frankie, Finley, Gabriela, Ollie, Ellie, Roxy, Ryan, Javy, Alfie, Macie, Nancy
These pupils have planned carefully, revised ides, identified key features and can talk about their learning.
Thomas, Roberta, Callie, Courtney, Maliat, Eric
These children have demonstrated perseverance, managed distractions, noticed patterns and been absorbed in their tasks.
Trinity, Elliott, Ruben, Oliver H, Lili, Kabey, Lily-Anne, Jessica, Evie, Jimmy, Freddie
These pupils have been curious about learning, made links between ideas, shown imagination, reasoned methodically and capitalised on resources.
Grace, Paige, Martina, Bobby, Alexandru, Indie, Lily, Conner, Ruta

Teacher Happy Award
Lillie, Kezia, Victoria, Emily, John, Fayo, Dominic have all made their teachers smile this week. Well done guys.

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

Reading Awards
In recognition of the pupils’ ability to devour books, immerse themselves in stories and read relentlessly at home.
Bronze reader award
Elisa, Miraz, Manreet
Silver reader award
Molly-May, Anushri, Khalifa, Eleni, Francesca
Gold reader award
Frankie, Annabel, Anushri
Platinum reader award
Eddie, Lacey, Larissa, Elise

Maths Challenge
These pupils have used their ability to think both mathematically and creatively to solve maths challenges.
John, Mia, James, Ayomade, David, Kaitlyn, Finley, Kabey, Lacey, Daniel T, Oliver B

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

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

Tracker Awards
These children have been working hard and achieving academic success and therefore have earned themselves the following rewards.  
Bronze certificate - Nabeel, John
Silver certificate - Liam, Deborah, Kaitlyn, Maisie
Golden certificate - Danny
Platinum prize - Ashlee
Platinum certificate- Riley, Jessica, Harry
Diamond prize - Ketty, Megan
Star prize - Arya,
Star certificate - Adam, Summer-Rose, Alex

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


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