Friday 20 November 2020

Newsletter - Friday 20th November, 2020

Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls 

Dear Parents and Carers,

Virtual School

Thank you so much for your engagement this week with our virtual school and for your attendance at our virtual assembly. We understand how challenging it has been for you at home but please know we appreciate everything that you have done to continue your child’s learning journey. We hope the children are looking forward to Thursday as much as we are. 

Children in Need  We had a wonderful day last week for Children in Need. Thank you all for your very generous donations, we raised over £300 which is marvellous. Aspen, Rowan and Redwood were the class winners of our dress Pudsey bear competition. Some of our pupils took fundraising into their own hands by participating in a sponsored cycle/scoot around Raphael Park and raised £175! Please read the blog post here. We are so proud of all of your efforts and for demonstrating job number 3 which is to be kind. 

Bikeability - Year 6 Year 6 pupils who are interested in taking part in the bikeability level 1&2 course please return your permission forms as soon as possible. If you are unable to return digitally please bring your hard copy back to school on Thursday. The instructor has extended the deadline for us but we must know numbers by the end of Thursday 26th. 

S.M.I.L.E Christmas Appeal
The deadline for donations has been extended due to the school closure. Please ensure that you bring any final donations into school by Thursday 26th, we must deliver to the charity on Friday 27th so that they can make sure they get to people who need them. 

Many children will not receive anything from Father Christmas this year as they are living below the breadline. Therefore S.M.I.L.E are providing shoe boxes full of treats and delivering them to families who need the most support. Every year the numbers of families in need grow, and as a result of this they are always in need of donations from our community to fulfill this Christmas miracle. 

Creating your Christmas box ... 

1 - Choose an age and gender 2 - Find a suitable showbox 3 - Wrap with Christmas paper (please wrap lide separately so that the box can be opened easily 4 - Shop for presents to fill your box 5 - Bring your box into school no later than Friday 20th November All gifts must be new in sealed packages to comply with Covid-19 policies. 

Please select an age range for your box from the groups below 

  • Babies

  • 3-6 years old

  • 7-12 years old

  • 13-16 years old 

  • Adults (male and female)

Suggested items to add to your box ... 

  • Dolls / cars / games / puzzles / age appropriate books 

  • Pencils / pens / colouring books 

  • Make up / perfume / aftershave / toiletries

  • Sweets / chocolates

  • family board games

If you are not able to donate a full box of items maybe you could donate an item that we could add to another box. 

Reception Intake
On behalf of Havering Council we would like to remind all parents and carers in the borough to apply now for their child’s 2021 Reception school place.  If your child is born between 01 September 2016 and 31 August 2017, you must apply online for their Reception school place at Deadline for applications is 15th January 2021.
If your child currently attends Nursery this does not mean that you will automatically get a reception place you must apply. 

School Nurse
Our school nurse Cathy Forrester has moved her drop in session to Monday 30th November at 8.30 am. This is by appointment only. If you would like to meet with Cathy please contact Mrs Wallis or Miss Rayner and they will confirm an appointment time for you. 

Havering Catering Services

When we return on Thursday 26th please look at week 1 of the Havering catering service menu. 

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


Mikail and Emily














Adrian L
















Molly V









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.
Charlie, Tim, Dora

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.  Srinika, Freddie, Darcie, Eesa, Kyla, Benita, Harry, Annabelle, Adam, Amaira, Charlie, Larissa, Poppy-Mae, Harry, Milena, Andreea, Peter

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.  Reciprocity These children have shown interdependence, collaborated effectively, listened to others, displayed empathy and have imitated effective  ideas and methods from others.  Dhriti, Joe, Ruben, Archie Reflectiveness  These pupils have planned carefully, revised ideas, identified key features and can talk about their learning.  Madalina, Hollie, Elliott, Iniya Resilience These children have demonstrated perseverance, managed distractions, noticed patterns and been absorbed in their tasks. Jason,  John, Manreet, Ruby, Ellie Resourcefulness   These pupils have been curious about learning, made links between ideas, shown imagination, reasoned methodically and capitalised on resources. Louie, Nina, Polina, Roxy, Thomas, Adam, Anya, Pragya, Gabi, Aisling, Isabella, Veer

I hope you all have a restful and relaxing weekend. Please take  a look at Mrs Light’s parents & carers wellbeing videos on the schools YouTube channel or on the Facebook feed. A great way to take care of yourself this weekend. 

Yours sincerely,


Mrs L Nicholls  Headteacher


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