Sunday, 5 February 2023

Weekly Newsletter - Friday 3rd February, 2023

Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls 

Dear Parents and Carers,

We are slowly creeping into Spring and I am sure that we are all loving these lighter and brighter mornings. February is short and sweet and gives us lots to look forward to!

Parents Evening
We are looking forward to welcoming all parents on Wednesday 8th or Thursday 9th February for parent consultation meetings. You will have the opportunity to meet with your child’s class teacher and find out how they are making progress towards the end of year expectations for their current year group. During your visit we will also be seeking your views on our stay & learn sessions and would appreciate your feedback on how we can develop these important shared learning events.

After School Clubs
Due to parents' evenings, there are no after school clubs on Wednesday 8th or Thursday 9th February. All pupils must be collected at 3.10 pm from their classrooms as normal. Clubs will

Half Term: Monday 13th - Friday 17th February
The children’s last day this half term will be Friday 10th February and the second half of the Spring term resumes on Monday 20th February. The first day back after half term (Monday 20th February) is an INSET day for staff and there will not be any school that day for pupils. We look forward to children returning to school on Tuesday 21st February, the doors will open for breakfast club at 7.45 am and the gates will open for all other pupils at 8.30 am.

Fundraising Committee
Lots of parents have expressed an interest in joining a fundraising committee to raise vital funds for the school. We are intending to host a summer fete on Saturday 8th July, 2023. If you would like to join the fundraising committee please complete the form below with your details.

Summer Fete Sign Up

“Love the Hill” Community Day
On Saturday 4th February, there is a family fun day at MyPlace. This is a community event where local residents have the opportunity to share their views and meet others working and living in the local area. It is a family event and there are creative activities for everyone to participate in. There is also the chance to win a £50 voucher. The event is running between 11 am and 2 pm at MyPlace, 343 Dagenham Park Drive.

Stay & Learn Sessions
We invite all parents & carers to join us for this half term parents information session and the focus for all year groups is Mathematics.
Tuesday 7th February @ 9.15 am - Year 3
We look forward to welcoming many of you for the above events.

Diary dates for Spring 1

Monday 6th February 

Start of children’s mental health week 

Year 3 Egyptian WoW day

Year 5 WW2 trip 

Tuesday 7th February 

Year 3 parents stay & learn
Safer Internet day 

Wednesday 8th February 

Parents Evening 3-7 pm 

Thursday 9th February 

Year 4 Spinebreakers trip 

Parents Evening 3-7 pm 

Friday 10th February 

Dress to Express day

End of half term 

Monday 20th February 

INSET day, non pupil day

Tuesday 21st February 

Back to school for all pupils

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: 90%         KS2: 92%          Overall: 91%
Congratulations to Aspen and Cherry who top the attendance table this week.

Havering Catering Services
Week beginning 6th February 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.
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.
Breakfast Club
Breakfast club runs every morning from 7.45 am. The cost of breakfast club is £1.55 which is payable via sQuid. Please make sure that you book your child’s place by 3.00pm the day before you would like them to attend on the sQuid system.

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


Matthew and Medhansh











































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. 

Nashwan, Victoria, Roman, Fariha, Tiffany, Adam M, Thomas, Madalina


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

Elena, Jaymee, Netany, Selina


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

Sofia, Success, Darcie, Archie, Freddie, Harry, Lucia, Nevaeh, Athena, Olivia, Fiki


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

Kayden, Kerys, Hannah, Roza, Amelia


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.
Jessica, Ipsa , Layla

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.
Denis, Lily, Jimmy, Evie, Isla, Jefflyn, Daniel, Annabelle, Abdulhafiiz, Shaun, Miraz, Freddie, Ehan, Edward, Tommy G, George K, Louie

I Made My Teacher Happy

These pupils have all made sure their teachers have a smile on their face this week
Laynie, Eason, Osayande, Etana, Saarah

Tracker Awards


Bronze certificate

Oscar, Ayla, Finley, Jace, Istin, Darcey-Leigh, Jacob

Silver Pencil 

Bruno, Ava


Silver certificate 


Gold bookmark


Gold certificate 

Ayaan, Hamza, Jack 

Platinum prize 

Lily-Mae, Oliver

Platinum certificate

Rithik, Chloe, Tiana, Ipsa

Diamond prize

Blake, Daniel

Star prize

Lukas, Asher 

Star certificate 

Shivangi, Danny C, 

I hope you all have a very relaxing weekend.
Yours sincerely,

Mrs L Nicholls

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