Friday, 12 October 2018

Weekly Newsletter-12th October 2018

Dear Parents,
We are very much looking forward to meeting with you next week to share information about your children’s first few weeks in their new year group.

The building work scheduled to begin over a year ago is actually starting on Monday. We have worked alongside the Local Authority and the Contractors to ensure the works will not impede on the school routines but I do need to inform you that Gate 3 (The Nursery gate) will be closed for the foreseeable future. Nursery parents wishing to collect morning children/drop off afternoon children will need to use gate 2 (which is the service road to the school kitchen). For safety reasons is important parents/carers DO NOT drive along the service road and I will ensure it is closed for delivery vehicles from 11:00 to 13:00. It is anticipated the works will be completed by the end of February.

Once collected at the end of the day pupils are expected to go home. There have been a number of incidents reported to me recently resulting from pupils remaining in school after they have been dismissed into the care of their parents/carers. Staff are around to supervise the end of the day procedures but CAN NOT be held responsible for incidents that take place after that.

LFPA - Firework Night Extravaganza
The Learning Federation Parents’ Association will be hosting the Harold Hill Firework Extravaganza on Friday 2nd November ​2018 at 5.30pm​ at Broadford​ ​Primary​ ​School​. Tickets must be purchased in advance and will be sold on a first come first serve basis. Tickets will not be available on the night of the event.
To purchase tickets or for more information see
We look forward to seeing many of you on 2nd November.

Diary Dates
Monday 15th October Year 2 parents are invited into school between 8:45 and 9:15 for a Reading stay and learn session. During the afternoon some of our year 4 pupils will be attending a Mary Poppins creative session at Brookside and we are looking forward to welcoming parents/carers for our open afternoon/evening between 15:30 and 18:30.

Tuesday 16th October- Some of our pupils will be attending the young voices workshop in London. We will be welcoming potential new reception parents for a walkabout between 10:00 and 10:30 and hopefully we will see many of you at our second open/afternoon between 13:30 and 18:00.

Wednesday 17th October -Potential new Reception parents walkabout during the morning and Forest School session for some year 3 pupils in the afternoon. Our Harry Potter club will be taking part in a quiz with Broadford school during the afternoon

Thursday 18th October- Potential new Reception parents walkabout at 14:00. Our football team will be taking on a team from Pyrgo after school. Good Luck Mead!

Friday 19th October -The last day of school this half term

Havering Catering Services
Week beginning Monday 15th October is week 2 on the Havering catering services menu. All meals are served with unlimited salad and vegetables and cost £2.20. Meals are free to our KS1/EYFS pupils.
Please be reminded to top up your child’s catering account as we cannot provide dinners for pupils whose accounts exceed a debt of £10.

Key Dates for the Autumn Term 2018

Monday 15th October -Parents Evening 1
Tuesday 16th October -Parents Evening 2 
Friday 19th October -Last day of half term
Monday 29th October -Pupils back to school 

Monday 10th December -     KS1 Nativity@ 14:00
Tuesday 11th December -     KS1 Nativity@ 9:30
                                              YR 3/4 Carol concert @14:00
Wednesday 12th December -YR 3/4 Carol concert@ 9:30
                                               Reception Xmas concert @ 14:15
Thursday 13th December -    Reception Xmas concert @ 9:15
                                              YR 5/6 Carol Concert @14:00

Friday 15th December -        CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY
                                               YR 5/6 Carol Concert @ 9:30
                                              Nursery Nativity @ 10:30 & 14:00

Tuesday 18th December-      Carol service@ St Paul’s 18:00-19:00

Wednesday 19th December -Last day of the Autumn Term.

INSET Dates for 2018-19
Please note the school closure dates for this academic year.
INSET day 1 -3rd September
INSET day 2 -4th September
INSET day 3 -7th January
INSET day 4 -29th April
INSET day 5 -5th June
Please note that the final day of the summer term will be on Friday 19th July, 2019.

Term Dates 2018-19

Well done to Canada class who had the highest attendance in Y5&6 at 98.3% . Scotland had the highest attendance in LKS2 and at 98.6% and Palau had the highest attendance in KS1 and overall at 100%, which means they have now earned themselves a cupcake party Well done to them!. The overall attendance was impressive at 96.5%- above our target so well done everyone, let’s hope we can keep it up!
Have a fabulous weekend.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs L Smith