Newsletter 2:11th September 2015

‘The best that I can be’

Dear parents/ carers,

The children have been working very hard this week and have been learning lots of new skills. They are settling well into their new classes.

Welcome to Reception

All of the new Reception children have now been into school and stayed for lunch. They have settled remarkably well and Miss North and Mrs. James have had a lovely time getting to know them all. Next week, all Reception children will be in full time.

Letters to be Returned

Please return your contact details forms and home school agreements as soon as possible if you haven’t done so already.


Please can I remind you that in Havering, it is illegal to park on the pavement and you may get a ticket for doing so. Some of our neighbours and parents have had to walk in the road due to parents parking on the pavement. Street Care have been informed and a photograph of the illegally parked car has been sent.

Solicitors: Can you help?

If you, or someone local you know is a solicitor, please could you pop in and witness the signing of some documents? It will save me having to leave school to make an appointment with another solicitor. If you can help, please call the office.


I am very pleased to inform you that classes 1and 2, 3 and 4 and 5 and 6 all exceeded the Local Authority attendance target of 97%.


After school clubs will run from 3-4pm and will start next Monday, the 14th of September.

Music Tuition

Our peripatetic music teachers began teaching this week. All children who have lessons in school can join the theory lesson and ensemble (mini orchestra) on Thursdays between 3 and 4pm. Other lessons take place during the school day. If you still wish your child to have lessons and have not yet registered, there may be spaces. Please email

Swimming Bags

Swimming bags will be available to purchase from the office for £5 in 2 weeks’ time. Sorry for the delay.

Year 5 and 6 School Journey

Please could all parents who wish for their year 5 and 6 children to take part in the 5 day school journey to Kingswood, Grosvenor House in Ashford, pay the £40 deposit by next Wednesday.

Parent Meetings

It was lovely to see so many of you at the parent information meetings. If you could not make it, please see your child’s class teacher. Year 5 and 6 should bring home an information sheet covering the information which was given at the meeting.

Mathletics and Bug Club

All passwords and usernames will be given out by the end of next week.

House Captains

The House Captains have been selected this week. They will be helping to organise house competitions and events, collecting team points and facilitating the school council.

The House Captains are :

Yellow : Dhiya Chagger and Michael Battrum ; Red : Matthew Hick and Louise Stafford ; Blue : Dylan Patel and Kaci Peart ; Green : Ben Wapling and Scarlett Kedadi.

Pen Licence

Congratulations to Maddie Taylor for earning her pen licence this week. Pen licences are awarded to children for consistenly neat, cursive writing.

Special Achievements

I wanted to share some fantastic achievements of 2 of our Year 6 pupils. Matthew Hick is now placed 8th in the country for running 1500 metres after taking part in an athletics meet last weekend. William Smyth gave an outstanding performance in his last horseriding event, where he achieved the highest overall score of the day (including adults and children).


Jack Wallis, Poppy Whitcombe, Archie Jerrett, Sapphire Hagon, Oliver Mahoney, Amber Gordon.

Well done, everyone !

Gold Book

Congratulations to Sapphire Hagon, Jack Percival, Ben Wapling, Henry Simmonett, Aimee Bradley, Ruby Walton, George Torres-Blanks, Freddie French, Scarlett Clarke and Scarlett Kedadi for earning their place in the Gold Book. They have all displayed excellent learning behaviour.

Headteacher’s Award

Well done to Josh Thurbon who was awarded the Headteacher’s award this week for his excellent attitude to work and school and for living up to our school motto.

Dates for the diary:

  • Wednesday 23rd September- School Nurse Drop In 8.30am
  • Tuesday 6th October ‘Termly Learning Conference’ parents evenings 2.00-6.30pm

Mrs. Kathryn Waters