Newsletter 1: 4th September 2015

Newsletter 1: 4th September 2015

‘The best that I can be’

Dear parents/ carers,

It has been so lovely to welcome the children back this week. They have come back with a positive attitude and are full of enthusiasm for learning.

Parents Information Meetings

Next Tuesday at 3pm, there will be information meetings for parents of children in years 1-6, where the curriculum for the term, homework arrangements and expectations and other arrangements will be explained. The meetings will take place in your child’s classroom and will last around 15 minutes. If you have a child in more than one class, please arrange with another parent to share information. Information sheets will be available for parents unable to attend.

Letters to be Returned

Please return your contact details forms and home school agreements as soon as possible so that we can update our records.

Collecting at the End of the Day

Please remember that children in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 should be collected at the front or back gate (please inform us and your child where you will be). Parents of these children do not need to enter the school unless they have younger children to collect.

Uniform

Please encourage your child to wear their uniform smartly. Ties should be worn with shirts and children should not wear trainers. Please remember that socks should be white or grey and should not have pictures on them. Girls should have small, discreet hair accessories.

Parking

Please can I remind you that it is vital that all parents park safely when dropping off and picking up. Being a small village school, built in the 1800s, the school was not designed with car parking in mind. It would be beneficial to all if more parents could park further up in the village (i.e. round the Green or behind church) instead of outside the school, on the bend or on the pavement.  In Havering, it is illegal to park on the pavement and you may get a ticket for doing so. Thank you for your co-operation in this matter.

Class Names

This year, the class names are: Reception- Miss North, Class 1 and 2- Mrs. McCormack, Class 3 and 4- Mr. Evans and Class 5 and 6- Mrs. Fletcher and Mrs. Waters.

Learning for This Year

This year we will be following a ‘Connected Curriculum’, which we make meaningful links between different subjects and will have a different focus each half term (for example a Science, History or Design Technology focus).

The first half term’s topics are as follows: Reception- ‘All about me’; Class 1 and 2- ‘Why do we play with different toys as we grow older?’; Class 3 and 4-‘How does Electricity Work?’; Class 5 and 6- ‘Fairground’. More information is on our website and our information meetings for parents will give you a chance to ask questions.

Attendance

Well done to class 5 and 6 for their 98% attendance this week.

Swimming

Swimming starts next Friday for children in Years 4, 5 and 6. Please ensure that your child has a suitable swimming costume, towel and white or yellow swimming hat. Swimming bags may be purchased from the school office at a cost of £5.

Clubs

After school clubs will run from 3-4pm and will start on Monday 14th September. Letters will go out on Monday. Please return the forms by Thursday of next week. There will be a charge of £15 per term from some clubs, in order to cover the cost of ingredients or outside specialists.

Music Tuition

Our peripatetic music teachers will be beginning next week. You will be informed of the day and time of your child’s lesson.

Thank you from Mrs. Potts

Mrs Potts would like to say thank you for all the gifts and cards she received at the end of last year. She has now recovered from her injury and is back in school.

Head Boy and Head Girl

I am delighted to announce that the children and staff have voted William Smyth to be our Head Boy and Scarlett Clarke to be our Head Girl. They impressed us all with their speeches in assembly today. They will have lots of duties to carry out as ambassadors for our school.

Dates for the diary:

  • Tuesday 8th September 2015- Information meetings for parents in classrooms.

Mrs. Kathryn Waters