Newsletter 9: 11th November 2016

 ‘The best that I can be’

People Who Help Us

Reception class had a great time this week learning about people who help us. They had a visit from a nurse and 3 police officers.

Remembrance Day Service

Class 5 and 6 took part in a special service at St. John’s church today, led by Reverend David. The service was very moving and sombre. A member of the public who attended commented on how well behaved and respectful our pupils were.

Parent Governor Elections

Please do not forget to vote for the candidate you feel would be most suited to the post by 14th November. Envelopes should be returned to Mrs. Wakeman in the office.


Homework has now been set for all children in Years 1-6. Please ask your child to check their account. If you have any problems, do not hesitate to contact us.

Cross Country

Well done to the children who took part in the Cross Country competition at Stubbers this week. The results will be published soon.

Children in Need

The School Council have organised lots of fun activities to raise money for Children in Need next Friday (18th November).

Non Uniform (wear something spotty!): £1

Cake sale: 20p per cake (we are asking parents to donate cakes for this, please).

Games: 50p per go (How many ‘Skittles’ in the jar?; name the bear; How many spots around the school?)

Film Night: Children will be watching ‘101 Dalmatians’ after school on Friday: £3 donation to include popcorn and squash. (3-4.30pm. Please complete and return the form)

Severe Weather

Now that we are entering the Winter season, I wanted to draw to your attention to the lgfl opencheck website. I will update on this website ( and the school website as to whether or not the school will be closed during snowy weather. This would only happen if the snow and ice posed a health and safety risk, or if not enough members of staff were able to get to school to supervise the children.


This week, commendations in class 5 and 6 were awarded to children who were nominated by their peers for living our our core Christian values.

Commendations this week went to: Maansi Chagger, for always being incredibly polite and respectful towards adults and children in school; Maddie Taylor, for being compassionate and caring towards the younger pupils in school; Conor Hazelwood, for supporting the mathematical learning of his peers; Alfie Makepeace, for working really hard all week in Maths lessons; Aaron Hick, for being a kind, helpful member of the class who is a friend to everyone; Oliver Garwood, for a huge improvement in his reading and writing; Alicia Moran, for writing a brilliant sentence about someone who helps us and Jack Wallis for retelling ‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf’ story . Well done, everyone !

Work of the Week

Class 1 and 2 : Jeremiah Oyetunde- for independent writing.

Class 3 and 4 : Chinaza Osaji-Okai- for excellent work on converting units of measure.

Class 5 and 6 : Bradley Allen-Guinane- for his fantastic work using the written method for addition.


Reception: 100%; Class 1 and 2: 87.33%; Class 3 and 4 : 95.20% ; Class 5 and 6 :96.43%

Dates for the diary:

  • Thursday 17th November- Class 3/4 assembly (Parents Welcome)- 9.00am
  • Friday 18th November- Children in Need non-uniform and cake sale and after school film
  • Wednesday 23rd November- Class 3/4 Dodgeball Competition- Hornchurch Sports Centre
  • Wednesday 7th December- Class 3/4 Theatre Trip to London
  • Thursday 8th December- Whole school trip to Brentwood Theatre- Alice Through the Looking Glass

Mrs. Kathryn Waters