Newsletter 37: 8th July 2016


‘The best that I can be’

It’s all Good!

I can now confirm that in our SIAMS (church schools) inspection, we were graded as ‘Good’ in all areas. This is a real improvement from the last inspection, when the school was graded as ‘Satisfactory’. I will put the final report on the website for you to read. Well done and thank you to the whole school community who have worked so hard to improve our church school distinctiveness.

Forest School Day

Years 5 and 6 enjoyed an exciting forest school day at Havering Country Park on Wednesday. Mrs. Buckley (our forest school leader) organised lots of outdoor activities, including den building and outdoor cooking!

New Adventure Playground

It is lovely to see so many children making use of the adventure playground. However, please can you ensure that your children do not re-enter the school once you have collected the children and they are playing outside. We are not insured to have unaccompanied children roaming the school after the day ends. Children should take all their belongings with them at the end of the day and will not be permitted to enter to use the toilet. Thank you for your co-operation. Please be aware that your children are your responsibility when they play on the equipment outside school hours.

Reports and Results

The children will receive their reports next week. We have a new format for the reports, which we hope will be self-explanatory. Years 6 and 2 will also receive their SATs results and Year 1will receive the results of their phonics screening test. As you have probably read in the press, the tests were extremely challenging this year and nationally, only 53% of children in year 6 reached the expected standard in Reading, Writing and Maths. We are very proud of all the children’s achievements and their resilience in this time of change and challenge.

Sports Day

Children will be taking part in sports day on Tuesday 12th July, so let’s all pray for good weather! Please ensure that your child has a water bottle and sun hat in school that day. Other refreshments will be sold by the year 6 enterprise teams. Parents are welcome to join us from 2.30pm, but please do not drive your car into the car park, as there will be children in the playground. Children will need to come into school in their PE kits that day, preferably wearing a t-shirt of their house colour (blue, yellow, red or green).

Cricket at Bedfords Park

If you would like to join us after school on Friday 15th July, we will be having a family cricket match at Bedfords Park by the first car park. We will go there straight after school finishes. This is a family event, so all children will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Big Summer Read

Please encourage your child to take part in the ‘Big Friendly Read’ Summer Reading Challenge this year. They will be bringing a flyer home with more information this evening. In September, we will be having a ‘Roald Dahl Week’ to celebrate his 100th Birthday, with a dress up day on 13th September, so the more of his books they can read over the holidays, the better !

Year 5 and 6 Enterprise

Aimee, Neve, Maddie, Tami, Louise and Sidonie’s enterprise group have put together a summertime smoothie bar that has created two types of smoothie, 50p a cup, for sale on 12th July Sports Day!

Ben, Matthew, William, Joshua, Henry and Dylan, also known as MS11 will be selling hot dogs, drinks and ice lollies at sports day. Hot dogs are £1, ice lollies are 50p and drinks are 40p.

Cakes will also be sold to parents at the year 6 show.

Year 5 and 6 girls selling cookies. They sold over £40 worth.

Gold Book

Well done to Neve Collins and Maddie Taylor for earning their place in this week’s Gold Book for excellent learning behaviour.


Sapphire Hagon and Sasha Goodison (Perseverance) for their commitment to learning their lines for the play ; Ellie Allen-Moss (Compassion) for always being kind to others ; Jack Percival and Hermione McCormack (Friendship) for their excellent team work and Freddie Frech (Respect) for always showing lovely manners and being very helpful. Well done, everyone !

Work of the Week

Reception : Demi-Bleu Strunkey, for her excellent writing about Marsh Farm ; Class 1 and 2 : Jack Wallis, for his understanding of tens and units ; Class 3 and 4 : Imogen Snell, for her imaginative and colourful art work and Sidney Turrell for her work on telling the time.


Reception : 98% ; Class 1 and 2 : 96% ; Class 3 and 4 : 96.21% ; Class 5 and 6 : 90.69%

Dates for the diary:

  • Tuesday 12th July- Sports Events- parents may attend from 2.30pm (there will be no parking behind the school for safety reasons)
  • Thursday 14th July- Class 5 and 6 performance for parents (St. John’s Church) 6.30pm
  • Saturday 16th July- HABCOS Village Party on the Green (see below for details)
  • Tuesday 19th July- Reception, Class 1 and 2 performances for parents- 9.30am and 1.30pm
  • Wednesday 20th July- Leaver’s Service (St. John’s Church)- 1.30pm


Mrs. Kathryn Waters



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