Newsletter 33: 15th June 2018

‘The best that I can be’

Kingswood Feedback

Class 5 and 6 have given us great feedback from their Kingswood residential visit. They even treated us to a song all about their experiences in today’s achievement assembly. We are looking forward to repeating the experience with Class 5 and 6 in 2 years’ time.

Academisation Consultation Meeting

Thank you to those of you who attended last night’s meeting regarding the school joining the LIFE Education Trust. It was a very positive meeting and your questions were most welcome.
Any further questions should now be submitted in writing via the school email address and addressed to Mr. G. Brome, Chair of Governors.

Secondary Transfer Talks

Parents of Year 5 pupils are invited to a meeting at 3.15pm on Wednesday 27th June, where a representative from the Local Authority admissions department will explain the secondary application process and answer any questions you may have.

School Nurse Drop In Sessions

If you have any concerns about your child’s health or wellbeing, please come along to one of our drop-in sessions. The school nurse can offer support and advice on issues regarding illness, sleeping or bed wetting, for example.

Family fun day Saturday 30th June 1- 4pm.

If you would like to advertise your business in the programmes being handed out at the fun day in exchange for a raffle prize donation then please contact Marcia –
We are still on the lookout for donations of soft toys, crockery and bottles of drink. .
We also need more volunteers for help on the day. As it stands, we haven’t got enough help to run the event successfully. We need help with a variety of things including drinks stalls, simple games stalls, crafts and for the supervising of bouncy castles. If you are able to help for any amount of time during the day then please return the volunteer reply slips or simply come and talk to Kay, Marcia or Louise, we promise we don’t bite! Thank you if you have already volunteered.
Kay, Jason, Louise & Marcia

Before and After School Care from September

Following feedback from children and parents, we plan to offer an art and a drama club in addition to the sports after school clubs from September. The clubs will be charged at £4 per session and will run until 4pm. We will send out forms when we return after the summer, but would be grateful if you could send a message to your child’s class teacher if you are interested, so that we can get an idea of numbers for staffing purposes.
Breakfast club will continue to run from 7.30am.
We need to know how many children will be attending after school care from September, again for staffing purposes. If you would like to use after school care until 4pm on Monday and Friday and until 6pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, please let your child’s class teacher know via Dojo, or let Mrs. Wakeman know. We would like to continue this provision in order to support working parents who need child care, but we have to ensure that it is financially viable.

Medical Evidence Before and After School Holidays

Please note that our Attendance Policy requires that parents provide medical evidence if their children are off school before or after a school holiday. This is to prevent people from extending their holidays and informing the school that their children are ill when they are actually still away.


Please join the Havering-Atte-Bower conservation society for their BBQ on the Green from 1pm-6pm this Saturday 16th June.

Work of the Week

Reception- Rosie Robinson, for excellent independent work.
Class 1&2- Miller Davis, for his wonderful handwriting every day this week.
Class 3&4- Kai Davis, for an excellent, expressive retelling of an African folk tale.


Reception- Nicole Louca, for fantastic independent maths work including making a picture with a line of symmetry and Arthur Parrish, for being kind and helpful to his friends.
Class 1&2- Ben Baldwin, for being a wonderful friend and always willing to help others and Tom Marshall, for always helping others even without being asked.
Class 3&4- JJ Jann, for having an excellent attitude to learning and always being cheerful.
Class 5&6- Imogen Snell, for demonstrating a wide variety of skills and rising to every challenge at Kingswood ; Bonny- Blue Kedadi, for seiving every opportunity for learning at Kingswood ;
Zachary Teshola, for rising to every challenge at Kingswood ; Nicole Mahoney and Lou Lou French, for showing friendship and compassion.


Congratulations to Fibian McKenzie for achieving a distinction with 96% for her grade 1 solo acting LAMDA exam. A great achievement ! Congratulations to Kai Davis and his football team who won a gold medal in their tournament and to Tommy Randall, who’s team came 2nd. Aaron Hick achieved an amazing 34th place in a mile long national race around Buckingham palace. He ran 1 mile in just 6.21 minutes.

Well done, everyone !


Reception- 95.61% ; Class 1&2- 95.94% ; Class 3&4- 97.01 % ; Class 5&6- 97.15%

Dates for the Diary

Wednesday 20th June- School Nurse drop-in- 8.30am
Wednesday 27th June- Secondary Transfer talks for Year 5 parents
Friday 29th June- Sports day (weather permitting) 1.30pm. Parents welcome.
Saturday 30th June- Friends of Dame Tipping Family Fun Day
Thursday 19th July- Leavers’ Service 1.30pm (St. John’s Church)
Friday 20th July- No school for pupils- INSET day

Mrs. Kathryn Waters

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