Autumn 2 Week 7

Dear Parents and Carers, 

I can hardly believe that we have made it to the last week of a busy first term – time has swiftly flown by. However, we have a hectic week ahead of us as pupils will finish work off, complete assessments, and rehearse for the Carol Concert and our Christmas production. Please be reminded that there will beno clubs this week. 

Please see below for key events taking place this week:

Monday 12th December

  • Dress rehearsal for ‘Superstar’.

Tuesday 13th December

  • Stanborough Secondary School Carol Concert -6pm start (children can leave at 6:30 pm) 
  • The HSA will provide an after-school service for children performing at the Carol Concert on this day. The service will be available from 3:45 pm onwards. A hot meal will be provided (ordered via the school office for £3.00) before being escorted to Stanborough Park Church. Children must be collected promptly at either 6:30 pm or when the event finishes.

Wednesday 14th December

  • Bring a Book to School – reading in the school hall from 8:00 am-8:30 am (parents/carers welcome)
  • Christmas lunch (children can wear party clothes)
  • Games with Coach Ross
  • Class parties

Thursday 15th December

  • School uniform is required as no PE lessons are scheduled
  • EYFS performing at the Church for the Toddler Group
  • School finishes at 2 pm – Thank you for collecting your children promptly
  • Children need to be back at school by 6:30 pm – drop off at infant and junior doors access via the playground
  • Christmas Production ‘Superstar’ at 7 pm in the school hall (entry via the playground). Refreshments will be available for purchase.
  • Last day of the term

Friday 16th December

No school – Christmas Break Begins 

SCHOOL VALUE OF THE WEEK (W/C 12th December 2022): Excellence

Values Roll of Honour: (W/C 5th December 2022):

ResilienceEva, Stefan, Mahlon, Hayli, Truthi, Idelle, Chloe, Fatima, Martin, Aaron W, Ved, Evelyn, Jadon, Diya, Thandiwe, Micah N-C & Shemilore.
AcceptanceJoseph, All of Reception, Joycellin, Sophia M, Zara, Hana, Martin, Micah, Evelyn, Israel, Jadon, Thandiwe, Unami & Amy.
IndependenceAbel, Aaron W, Hayli, Krisztian, Sophia M, Martin, Hana, Ved, Israel, Nathan R, Aniyah, Jadon, Thandiwe, Orla, Diya, Christiana & Nomsa.
CuriosityAll of Nursery, Lucca, Lerato, Philip, Matthias, Idelle, Truthi, Zara, Hana, Israel, Aniyah, Thandiwe, Orla, Marqueza, Rutendo & Finley.
ExcellenceEva, Aurelia, Aaron W, Stephanie, Fatima, Chloe, Martin, Ved, Evelyn, Martin, Ved, Evelyn, Thandiwe, Jadon, Orla, Rhea & Finley.
Self-ControlPhineas, Lucca, Joycellin, Stephanie, Michaela, Zara, Martin, Hana, Evelyn, Nathan R, Martin, Hana, Elisha, Aniyah, Nathan A-C, Thandiwe, Jadon, Orla, Thiago & Shemilore.
RespectDavid, All of Reception, Hayli, Idelle, Michaela, Hana, Aaron R, Micah, Evelyn, Elisha, Jadon, Nathan A-C, Thandiwe, Unami & Nomsa.
CooperationMehdi, Lerato, Mahlon, Sophia M, Truthi, Martin, Aaron R, Nathan R, Elisha, Thandiwe, Barbora & Rutendo.
**Growth Mind-set **Mehdi, Lucca, Philip, All of Year 2, Hana, Martin, Ved, Micah, Aaron R, Nathan R, Aniyah, Jadon, Orla, Timothy & Amy.

Stars of the Week (Headteacher Awards) W/C 5th November 2022:

ReceptionAaron W
Year 1Matthias
Year 2Chloe
Year 3Ved
Year 4Aniyah
Year 5Zachary
Year 6Austin

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

Attendance W/C 5th 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 270%
Year 387.5%
Year 475%
Year 5100%
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. 

Scarlet Fever and Group A Streptococcus (GAS)

An email was sent last week with further information. I have attached the letter from Public Health again for your perusal.

HCL School Lunches Autumn Term 2022 (2nd Half):

We are on Week 1 of the menu this week. The whole school Christmas lunch will be served on Wednesday 14th December for those who have pre-ordered it. 

Wednesday, 4th – Friday,  6th January 2023 (First week 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 week of Spring term 4th – 6th January 2023.

For children who regularly have school dinners, they are required to bring a packed lunch this week, please. Week 2 of the HCL menu will commence on Monday, 9th January 2023.

HCL are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Swimming Lessons – Spring Term Second Half

We have secured weekly swimming lessons again for Years 3 -6 at Everyone Active Watford – Central for Spring Term (2nd half). This will start on Thursday, 23rd February after the half-term. More information to follow.

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:

Monday, 12thDecemberChristmas Concert Dress Rehearsal 2pm
Tuesday, 13th DecemberSecondary School Carol service 6pm – Stanborough Park Church
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, ‘But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.’ Luke 18:16 NIV

Love and Blessings,

Mrs Madden