Autumn 1 Week 6

Dear Parents and Carers,

Thanks to everyone for wearing yellow and participating in #HelloYellow on Monday, 10th October, for Young Minds charity, which focuses on children’s mental health. Thank you all for your donations and your support for this fantastic cause. I want to remind our pupils that their feelings matter and that they can always speak to a member of the Wellbeing Team, Pastor Ray, their parents or a trusted adult if they are concerned about anything.

The Senior Leadership Team and I reviewed pupil books in Maths, English and Topic. We were delighted with the progress the pupils have made since the start of the term, and we look forward to sharing your child’s progress with you at our Parent Consultation meeting on Wednesday, 2nd November and Thursday, 3rd November 2022. We will continue with our book reviews, learning walks and discussions with pupils about their learning this week to enable us to plan for next term.

In addition, this week, the children will be participating in a dance workshop, the school council will be attending the One Vision tree planting ceremony, and finally, the KS2 choir will be performing at the Secondary School Speech Evening on Thursday evening – a letter containing more information and a permission slip will be sent home today. 

Monthly Assemblies Reminder at Stanborough Park Church

We are delighted to inform you that this academic year we will be working more collaboratively with Stanborough Church and Stanborough Secondary School. On Friday 21st of October we will holding our assembly, parents and carers are welcome to join us at Stanborough Church (609 St Albans Rd, Watford WD25 9JL). Pastor Ray and the Faith Ambassadors will lead this assembly. 

We would like to request that you drop your children directly to the church no later than 8.40am. Members of the SLT and your child’s teacher will be waiting to greet them. If your child is unable to meet us at the Church, they should come the Primary School no later than 8.30am and a member of staff will escort them to the venue. 

SCHOOL VALUE OF THE WEEK (W/C 17thOctober 2022): Acceptance

Values Roll of Honour: (W/C 10th October 2022):

ResilienceDavid, Stefan, Stephanie, Michaela, Nathan R, Martin, Orla, Thandiwe, Timothy, Rutendo & Austin.
AcceptancePhineas, All of Reception, Joycellin, Matthias, Idelle, Hana, Micah, Diya, Nathan A-C, Marqueza & Nomsa.
IndependenceJoseph, Aaron W, Stephanie, Zara, Ved, Martin, Aniyah, George, Barbora, Micah & Nomsa. 
CuriosityAll of Nursery, Lucca, Matthias, Michaela, Micah, Aaron R, Diya, Rhea & Finley.
ExcellenceDavid, Aurelia, Lerato, Hayli, Sophia M , Idelle, Ved, Aaron R, Hana, Aniyah, Unami, Rhea, Sophia & Shemilore. 
Self-ControlPhineas, Stefan, Philip, Michael, Hana, Evelyn, Thandiwe, Marqueza & Amy. 
RespectJoseph, Aurelia, Mahlon, Truthi,  Hana, Micah, George, Christiana & Finley. 
CooperationMehdi, All of Reception, Mahlon, Philip, Krisztian, Nathan R, Evelyn, Orla, Jadon, Thiago, Zachary & Shemilore.
**Growth Mind-set **Joseph, Aaron W, Hayli, James, Micah, Evelyn, Jadon, Nathan A-C, Micah & Amy. 

Stars of the Week (Headteacher Awards) W/C 10th October 2022:

ReceptionAaron W
Year 1Joycellin
Year 2James
Year 3Aaron R
Year 4Aniyah
Year 5Sophia G
Year 6Rutendo

Keep letting your light shine! I am so proud of you all.

Attendance W/C 3rd October 2022:

Each school in the local authority has an attendance target that is set for them. This year our school attendance target is 96%. Of course, we do not expect children who are unwell to come to school. They need to stay at home and rest to get well. They also need to stay at home, so they do not pass on illness to others.

To encourage good attendance, every half term the children will receive certificates for 97% and above attendance. We will monitor all children that have 100% attendance each week. At the end of each term they will be given a sticker with the number of weeks they have had 100% attendance for and swap this for a prize; the more stickers they have, the more choice they will have to choose a prize e.g. an amazon voucher or book. Additionally, the class with the best attendance at the end of each term will win a pizza takeaway lunch.

I am impressed with last week’s attendance figures – let us aim for 100% attendance from Reception to Year 6.

Year GroupAttendance %
Year 1100%
Year 297.0%
Year 3100%
Year 497.14%
Year 5100%
Year 683.33%

Please contact the office if your child is unable to attend school by 10:00 am every day in line with our school policy. 

HCL School Lunches Autumn Term 2022 (1st Half):

School lunches are available Monday – Friday (£2.60 per day, £13.00 per week), please see the attached menu for Autumn Term 2022 (1stHalf). 

Please pay for school meals in advance via the school office or preferably via bank transfer to the school account with the reference of your child’s name DINNERS. You can pay daily, weekly, monthly, ½ termly or termly.

  • The cost for your child’s school lunches for the first half of the Autumn Term, (35 lunch days) is £91.00.
  • The cost for the whole of the Autumn Term, (68 lunch days) is £176.80.

If your child has any dietary requirements/food allergies, please let me know and I will send you a link to contact HCL directly.

Please note, we are on WEEK 2 Menu this week. 

End of Day Procedures:

Please note that the gates to the main playground and nursey area will close promptly at 4pm each day. Thank you.

Secondary Transfer 2023:

This a reminder that parents of Year 6 pupils must apply for a secondary school next year by 31st October. Open evenings at local schools are being held towards the end of September/beginning of October. See the link for further details:

Parents Consultation Meeting

Parents’ evenings will be held on Wednesday 2ndNovember and Thursday 3rd November 2022. The meetings will take place in the school hall. You should have received an email from the school office asking you to confirm your preferred day and time slot. If you have not booked your preferred time slot, please contact the school as soon as possible.

 Key Dates:

Thursday 20th OctoberSecondary School Speech Night at 7pm
Friday 21st October Autumn Term (First Half) ends – 13:30pm
Monday, 31stOctoberINSEY DAY (School Closed)
Tuesday, 1stNovember Autumn Term (2nd Half) Begins
Wednesday, 2ndNovemberPupil Progress Evening 4-6pm
Thursday, 3rdNovemberPupil Progress Evening 6-8pm

See the link for our school calendar –

Finally, let us remember, “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.” Isaiah 43:2 NIV

Love and Blessings,

Mrs Madden