Friday 16 September 2022

Weekly Newsletter - Friday 16th September

Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls 

Dear Parents and Carers,

It is hard to believe that we have been back at school for two weeks already. All pupils have settled incredibly well and are loving learning in their new year groups

A reminder to all parents that from Monday, pupils will walk to their classrooms independently. They know where to go now and are quite able to make their way to their classrooms and start the day independently. 

If you need to speak with staff, teachers are available at the end of the day or you can send an email to the year group mailbox.

Queen Elizabeth II Funeral, Monday 19th September
School is closed on Monday 19th September to allow families to pay their respects to the Queen together and in their own way. If you would like to leave a floral tribute or sign a book of condolence you can find more information here  on how to do this across Havering. 

Autumn Term Dates - First Half

Monday 19th September 

School Closed State funeral of Queen Elizabeth II

Tuesday 20th September 

Year 6 Parents stay and learn 9am 

Wednesday 21st September 

Drapers staff to visit year 6 pupils
Year 3 Dogs trust workshops 

Thursday 22nd September 

Book fair - Charlton Hall after school 

Friday 23rd September 

Book fair - Charlton Hall after school 

Monday 26th September 

Prospective parents tour 10 am

Book fair - Charlton Hall after school 

Tuesday 27th September 

Year 4 parents stay and learn 9am 

School Council visiting House of Parliament
Year 2 visiting HIlldene library

Book fair - Charlton Hall after school 

Thursday 29th September 

Year 4 Roman workshop

Friday 30th September 

Bower Park staff visiting Year 6

Monday 3rd October 

Almond and Lime visiting the Royal Courts of Justice 

Tuesday 4th October 

Year 5 Parents stay and learn 9 am 

Year 3 Stone age workshop 

Wednesday 5th October 

Year 6 visit from a Judge 

Monday 10th October 

Oak visiting the Royal Courts of Justice 

Prospective parents tour 10 am

Tuesday 11th October 

Year 3 Parents stay and learn 9am 

Thursday 13th October 

Carmel Janes photographers in school individual photographs 

Monday 17th October 

Flu vaccinations in school 

Tuesday 18th October 

Parent consultations 3.30 - 7.00 pm 

Wednesday 19th October 

Parent Consultations 3.30 - 7.00 pm 

Thursday 20th October 

Year 6 Spinebreakers Waterstones Trip 

Friday 21st October 

Diwali celebrations come to school in your brightest clothes

All of the dates above are available on the school calendar which can be accessed via the school website.
Look out for the blogs on all of the above events. 

INSET Dates for 2022-23

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

1st September 

2nd September 

31st October 

20th February 

5th June 

Havering school term dates 2022-2023

Year 6 Parents

As your child is now in Year 6, now is the time that you will need to make an application for your child to start secondary school in September 2023.

Without an application your child will not be offered a Secondary school place.

Please visit the Havering website where you will find a brochure titled  ‘Transferring to a Havering Secondary School in September 2023’ along with a short presentation video which explains the application process and answers some of the most common questions asked by parents. You will also find a link to the application system (eAdmissions).

All applications for Secondary Schools must be submitted online by no later than 31 October 2022.

Year 5 Parents

At this time of year the Secondary schools invited parents to come and look around schools and hear from staff what they can offer your child. You can find all of the dates for open evenings around Havering here


After School Clubs 

Please apply for after school club places via the link below. These are the clubs that are offered by school staff and not the Essex After School child care option. 

Autumn Term After School Clubs Applications

Lunch Times 

We are re-introducing our lunchtime clubs from 19th September. Please see the lunchtime clubs on offer below. 




Film Club



Fitness Club

Gym Equipment


Quiet Club



Rockstar Club



Quiet Club


Pupil Premium
The Government uses the number of children registered as eligible for Free School Meals as the basis for allocating extra funding to our schools.  This is called ‘Pupil Premium’ funding and it has fantastic potential for supporting all of the pupils at our schools.  That’s why it is so important that we have as many eligible parents and families sign up as possible
If you apply and are successful here are some of the benefits:


●        You will receive a £40 voucher per child, per year to assist with the cost of school uniform redeemable at Premier Schoolwear.

●        The school can provide assistance with contributions towards school trips and residential visits.

●        After school clubs can continue to be free of charge

●        Access to the Holiday Activities and Food Programme during the Christmas holidays and future school holidays for as long as government funding is continued  

Remember - you don’t actually have to eat the school dinners!
Some children or families are put off because they think that Free School Meals status means that they have to eat the school lunches. This is not true! Should you prefer to bring a packed lunch from home, that is absolutely fine. But the school will still get this important funding.  Even KS1 children who already receive Universal Free School Meals may still be eligible for this funding.

 You may be eligible if you get any of the following:

●        Income Support

●        income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance

●        income-related Employment and Support Allowance

●        support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

●        the guaranteed element of Pension Credit

●        Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)

●        Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

●        Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)

If it is confirmed that your child is entitled to free school meals, they will remain eligible until they finish this phase of schooling (primary) they are in on 31st March 2022. There will be no need to inform the school or council if your personal circumstances change.
What to do now:
You can make your application on the Havering Council website:

 OR if you prefer, you can contact the school office and give your details and permission and we can check your eligibility for you.

Weekly Attendance  Target 96%

KS1:   97%      KS2 92%:  Overall:  95%

Congratulations to Pine and Cedar who top the attendance table this week.  

Havering Catering Services

Week beginning 19th September is week 2  on the Havering catering services menu. All meals are served with unlimited salad and vegetables and cost £2.37. 

Please be reminded that your child’s sQuid account should be topped up at all times. We cannot provide dinners for pupils whose account exceeds a debt of £10. If you are experiencing difficulties please contact Mrs West in the school office who will be able to provide you with support and  assistance.  

E for Excellence Winners

These wonderful children have demonstrated excellence this week.


Sadhana and Luca












































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. 

Siana, Ryan, Teddie

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.  

Isabelle, Victoria, Cherry, Thomas, Alice, Ali, Elliot-Ellis, Tayla, Summer, Meerab, Vanessa, Maalik, Lukas, Aadya, Chirag, Livi

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. 

Deivydas, Kerys, Amira, Olivia, Jake, Nikita, Aniah-Mai, Layla, 


These pupils have planned carefully, revised ideas, identified key features and can talk about their learning. 

Maya-Rose, Henry, Hamza, Larissa, Oscar, Osman, Abdulmalik, 


These children have demonstrated perseverance, managed distractions, noticed patterns and been absorbed in their tasks. 

Finley, Tiffany, Eden, Emily, Lilly, Victoria


These pupils have been curious about learning, made links between ideas, shown imagination, reasoned methodically and capitalised on resources. 

Munsha, Noah, Umar, Mason, Alfie, Grace , Evie, Darci, Indianna, 

I Made My Teacher Happy

These pupils have all made sure their teachers have a smile on their face this week 

Jessica, Hope, Paige, Success, Ava, Nisa, Tyler, William

LAMDA examinations

These wonderful pupils passed their LAMDA exam last term: Archie, Kiera, Milena, Fiki, Elsie-Rose. 

I hope you all have a wonderful  weekend.

Yours sincerely,


Mrs L Nicholls 


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