Friday, 11 May 2018

Weely Newsletter 11th May 2018

Dear Parents,

Next week is year 6 SATs week. It is really important ALL our year 6 pupils are in school every day on time. We aim to make the week as stress free as possible, so are offering a free breakfast club for year 6 children from Monday-Thursday which will give them time to relax and socialise with their friends prior to the tests.

Year 2 SATs tests will be taking place over the next 2 weeks-these are conducted like normal lessons so are very informal and stress free.

Please note -Parents are NOT permitted to drive onto the school site unless by prior arrangement. We have had some difficulties with the mechanism of our electric gates which has meant they have been left open-This should not be seen as an invitation for parents to drive into school.

Please be respectful of our neighbours. I have had complaints about parents parking across and on drives in Amersham Road without prior agreement with the home owners.

The number of pupils arriving late in school has been rising recently-Please be reminded children can come into school from 8:30 onwards and they are definitely expected to be in school by 8:45. Persistent latecomers are reported to the local authority and this could result in a fine.

We also have a large number of pupils not collected on time at the end of the day. This often causes a lot of distress to the children and congestion in the reception area. We are aware that on rare occasions a parent may be delayed, through no fault of their own, and of course in this situation we are happy to hold on to your child until you arrive to collect them, BUT we can no longer tolerate parents regularly arriving late to collect their children and will be considering adopting measures to prevent this happening.

Also if you need to arrange alternative collection arrangements, e.g someone else to collect your child, you must inform our office BEFORE 2:30 -this ensures there is sufficient time to pass the information on to the class teacher.

Royal Wedding Celebrations - Friday 18th May
As you are all aware Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are getting married on Saturday 19th May at Windsor Castle. We are celebrating in school by wearing wedding headwear for the day. Veils, top hats, tiaras, bowler hats & fascinators the bigger and brighter the better! It doesn't matter if they are home made or handed down from grandparents, we are looking forward to seeing all the pupils Royal wedding ready.

School uniform
Please see message I have been asked to pass on to you from Premier schoolwear:

‘Sadly I ask again if you can inform your parents that the Trade Counter will be closed this Saturday 12th May
This is because of a staffing shortage
If any of you know of any 16/18 yr olds looking for part time work, ask them to drop their cv’s over please.’

We are once again collecting a lot of clothing in lost property which we are unable to return as the items are not named. Please ensure that all your child’s clothes are marked clearly with their name-this will ensure you get it back.

Important dates the rest of this term
Monday 14th May-Thursday 17th May -Year 6 SATS tests
Wednesday 16th May-Thursday 24th May -KS1 SATs tests
Friday 25th May-Inset day/Staff training-School closed
Monday 28th May-Friday 1st June-Half term holiday-School closed
Wednesday 13th-Friday 15th June-Year 5 Residential trip to Mersea
Please note the additional teacher training day at Mead is Friday 22nd June-School closed
Friday 29th June-Inset day/Staff training-School closed
Saturday 30th June -LFPA Summer Fete
Monday 16th July -Parents meetings
Friday 20th July -Last day of school before summer holiday

Sports days
Monday 2nd July 9:30-12:00 -YRS 5/6
                             1:30-2:45 -YR 1
Tuesday 3rd July 9:30-12:00 - YRS 3/4
                            1:30-2:45 -YR 2
Thursday 5th July 1:30-2:45 -Reception

Havering Catering Services
Week beginning 14th May is Week 2 on the Havering Catering Services menu. All meals are served with unlimited salad and vegetables and cost £2.20.

Diary Dates
Monday 14th -Thursday 17th Year 6 SATs tests
Monday 14th - We are very excited to be hosting the Indonesian Music school at Mead for the next 3 weeks -Over the course of the time they are with us all pupils will have the opportunity to find out about Indonesian culture and play Indonesian musical instruments
Wednesday 16th- KS1 SATs tests start. During the afternoon year 3/4 mixed football team will be taking part in a tournament at St Ursula’s junior school
Friday 18th - Four of our year 3 children will be attending a more able writing course at the Brentwood Preparitory School.

Attendance Update
Well done to Canada class who yet again had the highest attendance in Y5&6 and overall at 98.3% . Wales had the highest attendance in LKS2 at 97.4% and Kenya had the highest attendance in KS1 at 95.8%. Well done to them!. The overall attendance was slightly lower than we hoped at 94% which is once again below our target!

Have a wonderful weekend
Mrs L. Smith