Friday, 4 November 2022

Weekly Newsletter - Friday 4th November, 2022

Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls 

Dear Parents and Carers,

I hope that you all enjoyed the half term break with friends and family. We are all looking forward to a busy and fun packed half term. 

Winter in Coming!

As we return from the half term break, the air is crisper and the temperature is dropping. Please remember that children will go outside everyday and will require coats, hats, scarves, gloves and appropriate footwear, which should all be named.  
We would also encourage pupils to bring into school a pair of indoor shoes or slippers that they can change into once inside. If shoes get wet and muddy they will then have a pair of clean and warm shoes and will be more comfortable. This will also help us to keep the classrooms cleaner for children to learn in.
Many thanks for your co-operation with this. 

School Nurse
Our school nurse will be available from 8.30 am on Tuesday 8th November. If you have any questions or need any support then come into the school office to speak with her. 

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 8th November 

Year 2 @ 9.15 am

Tuesday 15th November

Year 1 @ 2.15 pm 

Tuesday 22nd November 

Reception @ 2.15 pm 

Tuesday 29th November - 


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. 

Poppy Appeal
We are pleased to announce that the yearly poppy appeal boxes have arrived in school and will be coming around to classes  until Remembrance weekend.
Please send donations in with the children in the mornings if you wish for them to purchase Remembrance merchandise. Donations for items are between 50p and £2.00.
Boxes will be coming around with the prefects during morning work time 8:30-9:00 am so please ensure your children are in school on time so that they don't miss out.

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

All Christmas diary dates will be confirmed next week 

Monday 7th November 

Parent forum 

Tuesday 8th November 

School nurse drop in @ 8.30 am
Year 2 stay & learn - parents welcome @ 9.15 am 

Wednesday 9th November 

Year 6 - Oak - Pizza Express trip

Thursday 10th November 

Year 3 cinema trip
Lime and Redwood spinebreakers visiting Harold HIll library
Year 5/6 football match against Drapers’ Maylands

Monday 14th November 

Times Tables Rock Stars day - come to school dressed as a Rock Star!
Anti-Bullying Week starts
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
Fluoride treatment for Reception and year 1 pupils day 2

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 

Wednesday 30th November 

Year 4 Geography field trip 

Tuesday 6th December 

School nurse drop in @ 8.30 am

Monday 12th December 

Prospective parents tour @ 10 am

Thursday 15th December 

Year 5 spinebreakers Waterstone trip 

Friday 16th December 

School clubs finish for the Autumn term

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: 95% KS2:      95%   Overall: 95%
Congratulations to  Cedar and Apricot  who top the attendance table this week. A great first week back with everyone coming to school every day on time.

Havering Catering Services

Week beginning 7th November 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.


Idhaya & Madison












































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. 

Ama, Victoria, Merlyn

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.  

Zarrar, Callissya, Kylie, Ruta,Lottie,Kezia, Hannah, Rithik, Adrian M, Janiyah, Erikas, Kenzie, Maggie, Hope, Eliza, Krasimir, Nashwan, Ruta, Batool

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, Anish, Nevaeh, Tommy, Maya-Rose, Logan, Raffy, Sofia, Lexie-Mai


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

Starla, Taylor, Ryan, Awwal, Olivia


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

Thomas, Leonard, Demi, Noah, Harry, Alana


These pupils have been curious about learning, made links between ideas, shown imagination, reasoned methodically and capitalised on resources.
Miya-Rose, Anaelle, Faizah, Laura, Gurrehmat, Archie T, Jayden, JJ

I Made My Teacher Happy

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

Ameera, Rohith, Zach, Ayaan, Viviana, Saffiyah, Chisom, Amber, Lexi


Tracker Awards


Bronze certificate

Adyaan, Max

Silver Pencil 

Ksenija, Emmalee, Ryan, Loju, Kevin


Silver certificate 



Gold bookmark

Eric, Faramde 

Gold certificate 


Platinum prize 


Platinum certificate


Diamond prize 

Lidia, Neveah

Star prize

Danny C

Star certificate 


I hope you all have a wonderful  weekend.

Yours sincerely,


Mrs L Nicholls 


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