Newsletter 12: 27th November 2015

Dear parents/ carers,

 

Once again, the children have produced some excellent work this week. In particular, Reception class has been enjoying the outdoors on their Autumn Adventure walk. This led to some lovely art work.

 

Reception, Year 1 and 2 Nativity

We are very much looking forward to welcoming parents to the 2 shows on Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th December at 1.30pm. To avoid overcrowding, we will be limiting the tickets to 2 per child for ONE performance. Letters and slips will go out soon.

 

Class 3 and 4 trip to the British Museum

The coach will be leaving promptly at 8am on Monday, so all children in class 3 and 4 who are going on the trip MUST be in school at 7.45am.

 

Homework policy

We will be reviewing our homework policy in a couple of weeks’ time and would very much like your input on this contentious subject. We did have a parent voice event with a homework focus earlier this year, and have taken on board many of the points raised, but we know we could still do better. Please could you let us have your views, either by writing a short note to the class teacher, or by emailing the office with the subject heading: ‘Views on homework’ over the coming week. Your views are very important to us, so please let us know your thoughts on what we are currently doing (positive and negative) and any suggestions you have. So far, we have only received one response and I know that parents do have views on this subject!

 

Christmas Shopping Evening

Thank you to everyone who organised, ran and supported the Christmas shopping evening last Friday. It was a very successful and enjoyable event.

We have raffle tickets for the winner of the home made candles. The name on the back is: JEHANGIR D.T. Please come and claim your prize form the office if that is you.

 

Attendance

Attendance for each class this week:

Reception- 89.29%; Class 1 and 2- 99.67%; Class 3 and 4- 96.55%; Class 5 and 6- 95.67%.

 

Commendations

Commendations this week went to Rhiannon Geca, Miller Davis, Oscar Knight, Livia French,

Aaron Hick, Sasha Goodison, Fern Collins and Aaliyah Bimpong. Well done to all of you !

 

Work of the Week

The Class 5 and 6 Work of the Week certificate went to Henry Simmonett for his excellent maths work on balancing equations; The Class 1 and 2 certificate was awarded to Deborah Ajayi for writing a fantastic story; The Class 3 and 4  certificates went to Jack Robinson for his perimeter work and Elena Marshall for her English work on articles.

 

Gold Book

Well done to Aaliyah Bimpong, Kai Davis, Deborah Ajayi (x2), Tobi Oyetunde, Charlotte Woods, Mojola Awosan, Joe Stanley (x2), William Smyth, Devon Alexander, Michael Battrum, Tami Quadri, Dhiya Chagger, Sidonie Holmes, Joshua Airen, Conor Hazelwood, Louise Stafford, Josh Thurbon, Aimee Bradley and Ben Wapling. They have all displayed excellent learning behaviour.

 

Dates for the diary:

  • Monday 30th November: Class 3/4 trip to the British Museum, 8.00am
  • Wednesday 2nd December: SATs meetings for Year 6 parents, 3.15pm and 5.30pm
  • Tuesday 8th December: ‘Cinderella’ Pantomime in school.
  • Wednesday 9th December: School Nurse Drop-in, 8.30am
  • Thursday 10th December: Whole school visit to ‘The Wind in the Willows’- Brentwood
  • Friday 11th December: School Christmas Dinner
  • Friday 11th December: Dame Tipping Christmas Fayre- St. John’s church hall, from 3pm
  • Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th December: Reception, Class 1 and 2 Nativity for Parents- 1.30pm
  • Friday 18th December: Christmas Service- St John the Evangelist Church, 1.30pm

Mrs. Kathryn Waters

 

The Christian value we are learning about this term is ‘Forgiveness’