Friday, 11 November 2022

Weekly Newsletter - Friday 11th November

Headteacher: Mrs L Newsletter
Dear Parents and Carers,

Rock Stars Times Tables 

We are very excited to hold another Rock Star Times Tables day for the beginning of England Rocks! Maths week.  

The times tables competition will be held between Monday 14th November - Wednesday 16th November. There will  be certificates for the 3 most valuable players in each year group at the end of the competition. So it’s time to rock out with your times tables! 

On Monday 14th November, children and teachers can come to school dressed as rock stars to hype up the competition.
We look forward to seeing all the rock gods and air guitarists in their best costumes to kick start the competition. 

Stay & Learn 

This half term we are looking forward to inviting parents of the following year groups into school for their stay and learn session. 

Tuesday 15th November

Year 1 @ 2.15 pm 

Tuesday 22nd November 

Reception @ 2.15 pm 

Tuesday 29th November  

Nursery 9.15 am & 12.45 pm

Parent Forum 

It was a pleasure to meet with a group of parents on Monday morning  to discuss various school issues.
We discussed data around how many different religions there are in our school to ensure that we are celebrating and including all members of our community. 

We looked at the parent survey results from before half term and though overwhelmingly positive, there are areas for us to work on. Many parents feel that we could provide extra information in regards to homework. The links below will take you to blog posts regarding homework.
Year 1&2 Homework Bingo
Years 3-6 Homework Worldly Wise

Together, we reviewed the school uniform policy and a copy of this is attached to this email for your information. The school uniform suppliers will also be selling school fleeces again this year. It was also suggested that we run another uniform swap shop and we are planning this again for the spring term.
I am very pleased to inform you that the school kitchen, starting next week, will be offering a halal chicken option. Whenever there is a chicken dish on the lunch menu there will always be a halal option available for those pupils who follow a halal diet. 

The parent forum will be meeting again in the Spring term on 27th February. If you would like to join us it would be wonderful to have more members to provide feedback to us as a school. Please email to express your interest. 

We would like donations of any socks, tights or underwear that your children have grown out of home to help us when we need to change pupils in school. If your child has been changed into spare clothes at school please return them asap.
We are also looking for any donations of shin pads for pupils who are attending our new after school club.
Many thanks in advance for all of your co-operation. 

Shared mailboxes and communication 

In these uncertain times, please remember that the main method of communication with your child’s class teacher is via the shared mailboxes. They are checked daily and can be used to ask questions, pass on information or check details:  

Prospective Parents Tour
There is an opportunity for prospective parents to come and have a look around the school on Monday . If you know of anyone who would like to tour the school in the hopes of their children attending, please ask them to book a place via the school office. 

Reception Admissions September 2023

If your child is looking to join our school in Reception 2023, it is vital that your application is completed by 15th January 2023 or it is likely you miss out. Last year we had over 220 applications for just 90 places. Even with a 3 form intake, we have more expressions of interest than we have places – YOU MUST APPLY! Attending our Nursery will have no impact on your application. Many parents mistakenly believe that a place in the Nursery = a place in Reception… it doesn’t!
Please see the London Borough of Havering website for further information on how to apply. 

S.M.I.L.E Christmas Appeal 

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 fulfil 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 lid 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 18th 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. 

Autumn Term Dates - Second Half
CHristmas dates confirmed and included below

Monday 14th November 

Times Tables Rock Stars day - come to school dressed as a Rock Star!
Prospective Parents tour @ 10 am 

Tuesday 15th November 

Year 1 parents stay & learn @ 2.15 pm 

Wednesday 16th November 

Year 6 - Lime - Pizza Express trip
Year 5/6 football match against Mead

Thursday 17th November 

Years 4 & 6 cinema trip
Fluoride treatment for Reception and year 1 pupils day 1

Friday 18th November 

Deadline for S.M.I.L.E boxes 

Year 5 cinema trip 

Monday 21st November 

Friendship / Kindness week begins 

Tuesday 22nd November 

Reception parents stay & learn @ 2.15 pm 

Thursday 24th November 

Flu vaccination team in school
M&M Productions - Sleeping Beauty 

Tuesday 29th November 

Nursery parents stay and learn @ 9.15 am & 12.45 pm

Wednesday 30th November 

Year 4 Geography field trip 

Monday 5th December

Nursery Christmas Concert @ 10.45am & 2.30 pm 

Year 3 Christmas Concert @ 2.30 pm 

Tuesday 6th December 

School nurse drop in @ 8.30 am

Year 1 Nativity @ 9.15 am & 2.30 pm 

Year 4 Christmas Concert 

Wednesday 7th December 

Year 2 Nativity @ 9.15 am & 2.30 pm 

Thursday 8th December 

Christmas Jumper day £1 donation towards Save the Children

Year 4 pupils singing in Romford, The Liberty 

Reception Nativity @ 9.15 am & 2.30 pm

Year 5 Christmas Concert @ 2.30 pm

Friday 9th December 

Year 4 visit to Romford Elim nativity Project. 

Year 6 Christmas Concert @ 2.30 pm

After school clubs finish

Monday 12th December 

Prospective parents tour @ 10 am

Reception & KS1 Christmas film night

Tuesday 13th December 

Christmas Dinner - Nursery, Reception & Year 5

KS2 Christmas film night 

Wednesday 14th December 

Year 4 pupil singing at local care home 

Christmas dinner years 2,3 &4

Thursday 15th December 

Christmas dinner years 1&6

Year 5 spinebreakers Waterstones trip 

Monday 19th December 

Christmas party day in school

Tuesday 20th December 

Last day of Autumn term

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

Weekly Attendance  Target 96%

KS1: 96% KS2:  95%        Overall:  95%
Congratulations to Apricot & Larch  who top the attendance table this week. Well done to KS1, come on KS2 1% extra effort required next week. 

Havering Catering Services

Week beginning 14th November is week 3 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.


Gracie & Emir H








Theodore Oscar




































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.
Teddy, Adu 

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.  

Jessica, Joshua, Harry, Zariyah, Adyaan, Tiffany, Aziz, Yehor, Danny C, Francesca, Iustinm,Abdulahad, Olivia, Chloe, Macie, Thomas, Jesse

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. 

Teddy, Jessica, Autumn, Isabella, Peace, Mason, Ibukun, Aarna


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

Ayra, Zoe, Jayden, Danni -Ella, Dhriti,Isla


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

Thomas, Nina, Mihai, Bruno, Gracie-Ann, Tiana, Happiness


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

Mason, Sarah, Maya, Irfan, Aimee, Medeea

I Made My Teacher Happy

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

Lemar, Noah, Fatima, Harry, Jace, Ahmed, Charlie, Princess Coutney


Tracker Awards


Bronze certificate

Henry, Zach 

Silver Pencil 

Aliza, Bella

Silver certificate 


Gold bookmark


Gold certificate 

Ava, Starla 

Platinum prize 


Platinum certificate

Aida, Macie,

Diamond prize

Anushri, Ryan, Nikola

Diamond certificate 

Teddie, Varvara, Anushri

Star certificate 


I hope you all have a lovely  weekend.

Yours sincerely,


Mrs L Nicholls 


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