Newsletter 25: 18th March 2016

 ‘The best that I can be’

Ephesians 4:31-32

Get rid of all rage and anger, fighting and gossip. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as through Jesus Christ, God forgave you.

 

Shakespeare Workshops

The children had a great time on Monday when Lucy from ‘West End in Schools’ came and led workshops with each class on ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. The day ended with some excellent performances from the children.

 

Year 5 and 6 visit to the Hindu Temple

 

Class 5&6 were overjoyed to go on this trip.  The owners of the temple were welcoming to us and showed us how they live their lives.  We had an amazing time.

251

 

Year 3 and 4 Hockey Tournament

 

Years 3 and 4 attended a Hockey Festival on 16th March at Coopers Coburn School.  They won 1 game and drew 2, even though it was a very cold and windy day.  The children had a great day and are looking forward to more sports events.

252

 

Health and Safety Course

I will be out for the second half of my IOSH health and safety course on Thursday and Friday. Please raise any concerns which cannot wait until Monday with Mr. Evans or Mrs. McCormack.

Class 5 and 6 arrangements.

As some of you may know, Mrs. Potts is off work for health reasons. She will return to school in May. Meanwhile, Mrs. Marshall is doing an excellent job of supporting the learning of our Year 5 and 6 children. Ms Chugh is covering me whilst I am on my course and will be joining the Year 5 and 6 team on Fridays after Easter. This will allow me more time to dedicate to my leadership responsibilities after Mr. Evans leaves. I am still very much involved in the planning, teaching and assessment in Year 6 and we are all working together in order to ensure continuity and high quality teaching and learning for the pupils.

 

Clubs

Please note: there will be NO clubs next week. The new list of clubs will be published at the beginning of next term. After Easter, Reception children will be able to attend clubs.

 

HABCOS Easter Event

Please join the Havering-atte-Bower Conservation Society for their Easter egg hunt and bonnet parade on the village green at 12pm on Easter Sunday. The event starts at 12pm and the cost is £2.50 per child. Adults will be responsible for their own children. Please call or text

Nicky Gates- 07919933866 or Jenny Gwinn- 07977024055 to book your places.

 

New Menu

We will be launching our new lunch menu straight after Easter (this will be posted on the website next week). Please encourage your child to try the new dishes on offer.

 

Easter Service

We are very much looking forward to welcoming the new Vicar, the Reverend David Anderton, during our Easter service on Thursday 24th March (Maundy Thursday). Please join us at St. John the Evangelist Church in the green at 1.30pm.

 

Years 1 and 2 Parents

 

On the first week back after Easter, Mrs. McCormack will be holding a meeting for each year group to acquaint parents with the testing arrangements.

Year 1: Phonics meeting will be held on Wednesday 13th April at 3 pm and

Year 2: SATS meeting will be held on Thursday 14th April at 3 pm.

Both meetings will take place in the Year 1&2 classroom.

 

Commendations

Commendations this week went to Michael Battrum for helping a reception child when she hurt herself.  Fibian McKenzie and Conor Hazelwood for being helpful with finding the PE shed key and Poppy Whitcombe for her story writing.   Well done!

 

Work of the Week

Class 5 and 6’s work of the week went to Jessica White for maths, Class 3 and 4’s  went to Alfie Makepeace for doing 12 x star jumps in assembley, Class 1 and 2’s to Hermoine McCormack for her Steam Engine Poster and George Viney for a massive improvement in his handwriting and story writing and Reception’s went to Brooke Thorn for fantastic writing and Kitty Higgins for excellent work in maths.

 

Gold Book

Well done to Josh Thurbon, Aaron Hick, Harry Newman, Sidonie Holmes, Faye Newman, Lexi Webb, Charlotte Woods, Deborah Ajayi, Aaliyah Bimpong and Adaora Emechebe for earning their place in this week’s Gold Book for excellent learning behaviour

Dates for the diary:

  • Thursday 24th March – Easter Service at St. John the Evangelist church-1.30pm
  • Thursday 24th March- End of Spring term (Children can be collected from church at 2.30pm by any parents who are not attending the service)
  • Monday 11th April- children return to school after the Easter holidays

Mrs. Kathryn Waters

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