Autumn 2 Week 6

Dear Parents and Carers, 

It has been lovely hearing the children practise their singing ready for our upcoming Christmas events. Please do spend some time with your child helping them to learn any words that have been sent home, or uploaded to Class Dojo to ensure they feel confident when performing to an audience. We are really looking forward to our Christmas Concert!

On another note, the weather has certainly dropped this week, and I have spoken to the children about wearing their coats when outside. Please work with us to ensure your child has a coat packed each day.

Teachers have also spent time talking about ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ which we know is a well- known phrase from COVID but also applies for coughs and sneezes as well as the importance of washing hands regularly. Our attendance figures have taken a hit this week and we want to keep each other well for the next few weeks leading up to the December holidays.

SCHOOL VALUE OF THE WEEK (W/C 5th December 2022): Co-operation

Values Roll of Honour: (W/C 28th November 2022):

ResilienceAbel, Lucca, Philip, Mahlon, Chloe, Aaron R, Martin, Nathan R, Aniyah, Thandiwe, Elisha, Nathan A-C, Sophia G & Rutendo.
AcceptanceMehdi, Stefan, Stephanie, Matthias, James, Hana, Martin, Israel, Orla, Aniyah, Diya, Elisha, Thiago, Zachary, Timothy & Austin.
IndependenceEva, Aurelia, Hayli, Joycellin, Michael, Krisztian, Sophia M, Zara, Hana, Ved, Evelyn, Micah, Martin, Aniyah, Orla, Thandiwe, Jadon, Marqueza & Shemilore.
CuriosityAll of Nursery, Aaron W, Philip,  James, Micah, Hana, Israel, Diya, Elisha, Nathan A-C, Micah A-C & Amy & Austin.
ExcellenceJoseph, Aurelia, Hayli, Joycellin, Michael, Micah, Hana, Aaron R, Thandiwe, Aniyah, Orla, Nathan A-C, Rhea & Nomsa.
Self-ControlEva, Stefan, Matthias, Stephanie, Krisztian, Michael, Hana, Evelyn, Martin, Nathan R, Aniyah, Thandiwe, Orla, Timothy & Nomsa
RespectMehdi, Aaron W, Mahlon, Hayli, Michael, Idelle, Michaela, Truthi, Micah, Hana, Evelyn, Ved, Aniyah, Orla, Jadon, Nathan A-C, Unami, Micah A-C & Rutendo.
CooperationAll of Nursery, Lerato, Philip, Joycellin, Fatima, Evelyn, Martin, Hana, Israel, Nathan R, Diya, Thandiwe, Jadon, Thiago, Barbora & Finley.
**Growth Mind-set **Phineas, Lucca, Stephanie,  Zara, Sophia, Hana, Martin, Evelyn, Diya, Thandiwe, Jadon, Aniyah & Shemilore.

Stars of the Week (Headteacher Awards) W/C 28thNovember 2022:

Year 1Joycellin
Year 2Fatima
Year 3Evelyn
Year 4Orla
Year 5Rhea
Year 6Amy

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

Attendance W/C 28th  November 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.

Year GroupAttendance %
Year 1100%
Year 286%
Year 392.5%
Year 489.47%
Year 596%
Year 6100%

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 (2nd Half):

We are on Week 3 of the menu this week.

Wednesday, 4th January 2023 (First day of Spring Term)- PACKED LUNCH REQUIRED

Due to HCL breaking up later than us for their Christmas Break, they will not be serving any meals on the first day of Spring term, Wednesday 4th January. For children who regularly have school dinners, they are required to bring a packed lunch on this day please. HCL are Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Save the Children’s National Christmas Jumper Day – Thursday, 8th December 2022:

On Thursday 8th December, millions of people up and down the country will come together – at their workplace, school or with friends – to make the world better with a sweater. This year will be TWICE as good as before. Every time you donate £2, the UK government has promised to give £2 to Save the Children too*. That means double the funds and double the fun! With all that extra cash, Save the Children has big plans to help mums and babies in Kenya. Please note that Children can wear their Christmas jumpers over their PE T-Shirt.

Be Bright Be Seen:

Now that winter is coming and it is getting darker in the evenings, we ask that you remind your children about the importance of wearing bright clothing and making themselves visible to others, especially vehicles.

If they ride a bike to and from school, it is a legal requirement for them to have a front and rear light on their bikes. You might also choose to ensure that they wear reflective accessories.

Please also remind them of the importance of looking properly before crossing the road, making themselves seen and avoiding distraction.

 Key Dates:

Tuesday, 6th DecemberSecondary School Carol service 7pm
Thursday, 8th December National Christmas Jumper day
Wednesday, 14thDecemberChristmas Concert Dress Rehearsal 2pm
Thursday, 15th DecemberAutumn Term Ends 2pmChristmas Concert 7pm (School Hall)
CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS –     Friday 16th December 2022 – Tuesday 3rd Jan 2023
Wednesday, 4th Jan 2023SPRING TERM (1st HALF) BEGINS

See the link for our school calendar –

Finally, let us remember Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body. Proverbs 16:24

Love and Blessings,

Mrs Madden