Newsletter 23: 9th March 2018
‘The best that I can be’

Lent Games

Each year during Lent, we raise money for the 2 girls in The Gambia whom we are sponsoring through school. The games will be happening every Friday during Lent and the children will be told what they are beforehand. The games cost 50p – £1. Please send your child in with their money in a named purse if you wish them to take part next Friday. We are aiming to raise £350, so it would be great if as many children as possible could take part. Thank you for your support.


PE Kit

Please ensure that your children have suitable PE kit for outdoors and for indoors (in the event of poor weather). Outdoor PE kit is a dark, plain tracksuit (or tracksuit trousers with a school sweatshirt) and trainers and indoor PE kit is black shorts, a school PE t-shirt and black plimsoles (the shorts and t-shirt can be worn outside in the summer). If you are ordering PE kit from Red Oak Roller, it would also be a good idea to order a school cap in preparation for the summer and a red/gold tie if your child does not have one.

Year 2 SATs Meeting

Ms. Holmes would like to invite Year 2 parents to a meeting to inform you about the Year 2 end of Key Stage assessments. You will be given the opportunity to look at some sample materials and ask questions. Ms. Holmes will explain what the children need to do in order to meet the end of KS1 expectations and how you can support your children in this.
The meeting will take place on Thursday 22nd March at 8.45 in the hall. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.

Contacts Lists

It is vital that we have your correct contact details and those of at least 2 other people who we can contact in case of emergency. Please ensure that you let us know when you change your number and that we always have a number that we can contact you on. We also need to have your correct address on file, so if you move, please update your records with us. As previously explained, if we do not hear from you when your child is absent, we will contact all the people on your list and, if necessary, visit your home to check that your child is safe and well. You should phone to let us know where your child is as soon as possible on the morning that they are going to be away.

Work of the Week

Reception- Rosie Robinson for excellent blending.
Class 1&2- Yoana Kitanova for excellent reasoning in Maths.
Class 3&4- Katie Percival for excellent descriptive writing.
Class 5&6- Amber Gordon for outstanding persuasive writing.

Sapphire Hotel

Sapphire Hotel offers a luxurious and relaxing range of designer hotel rooms for the perfect holiday break. The hotel is situated just off the east coast of Cornwall and is a five-minute walk from all the exciting attractions. You can also relax at our all-inclusive pool and spa or take a trip down memory lane to our 90’s style bar.
(An extract from Amber’s writing)


Reception- Zack Stafford for always persevering and trying his best.
Class 1&2- Willow Snell for trying extremely hard with her work.
Class 3&4- Mojola Awosan for always challenging herself with her writing.
Class 5&6- Lou-Lou French for her fantastic 100% in her arithmetic and Imogen Snell for always being polite and showing lovely manners.


On Saturday 3rd March, some of our pupils had the opportunity to take part in the Romford District Cubs and Scouts swimming gala. It was held at Harrow Lodge sports centre. Well done to Kai Boorman, Fern Collins, Elena Marshall and Imogen Snell for taking part.

Well done to Arthur Parrish for his level 1 swimming award.

Match Box Winners

The following children were winners in the Friends’ sponsored matchbox event :
The most items in the match box :
1st prize : Imogen Snell and Willow Snell (83 items)
2nd prize : Alicia Moran (62 items)
3rd prize : Elena Marshall and Tom Marshall (61 items)
The most money raised :
1st prize : Michelle Nehmara (£60)
2nd prize : Lily Nichols (£52)
3rd prize : Emily Harris (£40)

Well done, everyone!


Reception- 98.57 % ; Class 1&2- 93.79% ; Class 3&4- 97.14% ; Class 5&6- 99.20%

Please ensure that your child is only off school if they cannot come in due to medical reasons. Thank you for your co-operation.

Dates for the Diary

Thursday 15th March- Class 1 and 2 trip to Bedfords Park
Thursday 22nd March- Year 2 SATs meeting- 8.45am in the hall
Thursday 22nd March-Wednesday 27th March- Book Fair (after school in the hall)
Friday 23rd March- Book Day (Dressing up as a book character)

Mrs. Kathryn Waters

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