Friday 29 March 2019

Weekly Newsletter - Friday 29th March 2019

Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls 

Dear Parents and Carers,

Dairy Dates - Monday 1st April - Friday 5th April
On Monday our year 6 boys who have been participating in the outdoor pursuits course have their final expedition before their complete their course.
On Tuesday we have our first students Graduating from the University of Broadford, we are looking forward to welcoming  parents and carers on this occasion. The netball team are playing against St Ursula’s after at 2.30 pm.
On Wednesday morning pupils will be taking part in the spring term round of the spelling bee, make sure you have brushed up on your spellings before the day. In the afternoon year 1 spinebreakers are visiting Hilldene library.
On Thursday morning we invite all parents and carers to our SEND coffee morning which is focusing on children’s mental health. In the afternoon we have more students Graduating from the University of Broadford. At 2.30 pm the football team are playing against Mead school.
We finish the week on Friday with another Graduation ceremony and clubs finish for the spring term.

Important Dates
Monday 8th April
Tuesday 9th April
Friday 12th April
Monday 29th April
Parents evening
Last day of the Spring term
School closed - INSET day
Tuesday 30th April

First day of the summer term.

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

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. Clubs will start to be allocated on Monday 1st April and may be full after this date if you haven’t applied yet make sure that you do before Monday.
The final after school club for the Autumn term will be on Friday 5th April.

Travel Plan
The Big Pedal
The Big Pedal continues next week and for all of those pupils scooting and cycling to school, they will receive a bikers breakfast on Monday 1st April 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.

Parents evening - Deadline Sunday 31st March
The deadline to apply for a parents evening appointment is fast approaching if you haven’t requested an appointment time, please follow the link.

Havering Catering Services
Week beginning 1st April is week 2 on the Havering catering Services menu. All meals are served with unlimited salad and vegetables and cost £2.20.

Weekly Attendance   
KS1: 96.3%           KS2: 95.8% Overall:  96%
Congratulations to Pine class  and Sequoia class who top the attendance table this week.  Another week at 96%, well done everyone.

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

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.
Jessica, Trinity, Rayne, Morgan, Andrew, Mikkileigh, Megan

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.
Ethan,  Kyle, Iyinope, Miley, Alfie, Aimee, Riley, Daniel, Daniel, Zac, Max, Karimah, Max, Scarlett, Emily, Ethan, Billie, Freddie, Ketty

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.
Charlie, Alex, Kayne, Finley, Finley, Ella, Kyla, Oliver S, Poppy-Mae, Macie, Frankie, Sophie, Moyin, Nancy, Ellie, Georgie
These pupils have planned carefully, revised ides, identified key features and can talk about their learning.
Fallon, Grace, Leanne, Tyler, Eleni, Maisie
These children have demonstrated perseverance, managed distractions, noticed patterns and been absorbed in their tasks.
Arya, Asroosh
These pupils have been curious about learning, made links between ideas, shown imagination, reasoned methodically and capitalised on resources.
Megan, Indianna, David, Isabelle, Dominik, Louisa, Reagan, Fallon

Teacher Happy
These children have made their teachers happy this week, keep up the good work guys.
Charlie, Fallon, Izaan, Yugurtha, Bobby, Joe, Adebare, Jameel, Sacha, Eriya, Ashlee

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

Reading Awards
In recognition of the pupils’ ability to devour books, immerse themselves in stories and read relentlessly at home.
Archie, Rosie,Alex, Bailey, Fayo, Evie
Bronze reader award
Kezia, Ruby P, Gabriela, Peter, Klaidi, Chisom, Miraz, Faramade,
Silver reader award
Srinika, Layla, Kanishka, Katlyn, Oliver
Gold reader award
Camila, Isaac, Kenzie
75 Books
James, Lilly
Platinum reader award
Thomas, Aksanan, Aisha

Maths Challenge
These pupils have used their ability to think both mathematically and creatively to solve maths challenges.
Mia, Jaydon, Abena, Sky, Jess D, Lacey, Lilly, Arya, Fayo, Kaden, Arya, Maisy, Rayne, Archy, Gavin

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

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

Tracker Awards
These children have been working hard and achieving academic success and therefore have earned themselves the following rewards.  

Silver pencil - Maggie, Oliver,
Silver certificate - Isla, Chloe, Zachary, Raima, Thomas,
Gold bookmark - Christian, Courtney
Golden certificate -  Teddie
Platinum prize - Harry, Keira, Mia
Diamond prize - Brooke, Ellie
Diamond certificate -Layla, Elsie-Rose, Jameel, Steven, Samira

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

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