Friday, 2 December 2022

Weekly Newsletter - Friday 2nd December

Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls 

Dear Parents and Carers,

Reception Applications - Deadline 15th January 2023

3 and 4 year old children will be starting school in September 2023. Children born between 01 September 2018 and 31 August 2019 will be starting at an infant or primary school Apply online between Wednesday 01 September 2022 and Saturday 15 January 2023 For school admissions information and to apply, go to

Christmas Film Nights
To help raise money for playground equipment - and give you some extra time in the evening to prepare for the festive season - we are holding special viewings of some fantastic children’s movies!
The cost is £3.50 and there will be an interval during the film where popcorn and soft drinks will be provided.

All attending pupils will need to be collected from the gates on Faringdon Avenue where the waiting area is located. 

Monday 12th December - Reception & Key stage 1 - Boss Baby - Christmas Bonus and Shaun the Sheep - Flight before Christmas

Tuesday 13th December - Key stage 2 - Aladdin
If your child would like to attend please complete the google form here and pay via sQuid. 

Christmas Jumper day: Thursday 8th December
Please wear normal school uniform, but swap the school sweater for a festive jumper. We will be collecting donations for Save the Children. We suggest £1 per family please. Thank you.

Christmas Dinner

Week beginning 12th December pupils have the opportunity to enjoy Christmas dinner in school. This will be served to different year groups on different days. This is so that pupils can eat their Christmas dinner in the hall and enjoy a festive experience. Due to the fact that the kitchen will be cooking over 200 Christmas dinners daily there will be a different menu for the rest of the school on their non Christmas dinner day please see below. 

Christmas dinner will be roast turkey with the trimmings and there is also a vegetarian option which is festive and vegetarian sausage puff. 

Tuesday 13th - Nursery pupils (30 hours), reception and year 5.

Wednesday 14th - Years 2,3 & 4

Thursday 15th - Years 1 & 6

Children can wear Christmas jumpers and headwear on their Christmas dinner day if they would like to. 

On your child's non Christmas dinner day the kitchen will be preparing a cold service consisting of tuna, cheese or ham baguettes. These will be ordered via sQuid as normal.
If your child is choosing to have school dinner please make sure that their sQuid account is topped up, the cost of a Christmas dinner is £2.37. The universal free school meal offer is still applicable for our KS1/EYFS pupils.

Stay & Learn
Thank you to all parents who have attended our stay and learn sessions that term. We hope that you have found them informative and useful. We are looking forward to inviting you back into school during the summer term when we will provide parents with further information into how we teach maths and what children need to be able to do to be successful. 

Christmas Concerts 

We are thrilled to invite parents to our Christmas Concerts next week. The pupils have rehearsed their lines and are pitch perfect ready to sing their hearts out! Parents should have received their tickets, please ensure that you bring your tickets with you on the day, we only have capacity in the hall for two parents per pupil. Thank you for your support in advance. 

The concerts for Nursery, reception, years 1 and 2 will take place in the Charlton hall, which is the hall in our new building. Please wait at the gate on Faringdon Avenue and have your tickets ready for collection. 

The concerts for years 3,4,5&6 will take place in the Sorrell hall and we ask that parents wait at the side door, which is to the left of the main office door. 


Sorrel Hall (Old hall)

Charlton (New hall)

Monday 5th December 

Year 3 performance - 2.30pm


Nursery performance - 10.45am / 2.30pm

Tuesday 6th December 

Year 4 performance - 2.30pm

Year 1 performance - 9.15am / 2.30pm

Wednesday 7th December 


Year 2 performance - 9.15am / 2.30pm

Thursday 8th December 

Year 5 performance - 2.30pm 

Reception performance - 9.15am / 2.30pm

Friday 9th December 

Year 6 performance - 2.30pm 

We look forward to welcoming you to the Christmas performances next which I have no doubt will be absolutely wonderful. . 

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

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 93%: KS2:   89%       Overall: 91%
Congratulations to Beech  and Cedar  who top the attendance table this week.

Havering Catering Services

Week beginning is week  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.  

I am very pleased to inform you that the school kitchen now offers 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. 

E for Excellence Winners

These wonderful children have demonstrated excellence this week.


Alice & Isaac 










































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. 

Ayaan, Cherry

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.  

Ameera, Starla, Kiara, Rohith, Ollie, Ceejay, Amelia, Nazmie, Parisa, Hamza, Harry, Lucas, Elyakim, Fire, Emma, Aimee, Asad 

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. 

Aksanan, Hope, Stanley, Adu, Teddie, Jessica, Ruby


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

Lorena, Freddie, Maya, Aimen, Khalifa


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

Luke, David, Amira, Lexie, Maisie, Olivia, Saim, George L,


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

Abdul-Hafiiz, Freddie, Finley, Teddy, Riley, Thomas, Christian, Osayande, Elsie, Grace

I Made My Teacher Happy

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

Munsha, Sonny, Fariha, Archie S. Tomi, Tiana, Varvara, Milan, Gurrehmat, 


Tracker Awards


Silver Pencil 

Jide, Ayana


Gold bookmark

Olivia, Abdulahad, Safiyyah, Vanessa

Gold certificate 

Pragya, Victoria, Emily 

Platinum prize 


Platinum certificate

Adrian, Sophia 

Diamond prize


Diamond certificate 


Star prize


I hope you all have a fabulous weekend.

Yours sincerely,


Mrs L Nicholls 


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