Friday, 2 October 2020

Weekly Newsletter - 2nd October 2020

Dear Parents,

Our reception children are all now settled in school and our nursery children are getting used to new routines. After such a long break it is lovely to see our children happily settled back into school and working hard.

Please have some consideration and DO NOT park across our neighbours drives. I appreciate parking in Amersham Rd is difficult but there is plenty of parking in Central park which is only a very short walk away from school.

Pupil Premium
For every pupil who is eligible for Free School Meals, our school receives extra funding. Even KS1 children who receive Universal Free School Meals may still be eligible for this funding. If your child is eligible for this funding you would also receive:

-£40 voucher per child, per year to assist with the cost of school uniform redeemable at Premier Schoolwear.
-Assistance with contributions towards school trips and residential visits.

If you are in receipt of one of the following you are eligible. Please call the school office and speak to Mrs.Parker .

-Income Support
-Income based Jobseeker’s Allowance
-Income related employment and support allowance
-Child Tax Credit (but not Working Tax Credit and have an annual income of less that £16,190)
-Support under part VI of the Immigration & Asylum Act 1999
-Working Tax Credit run-on-paid for for weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit.
-Universal Credit (your household income must be less than £7,400 a year after tax and not including any benefits you recieve.)

If it is confirmed that your child is entitled to free school meals, they will remain eligible until they finish this phase of schooling (primary) they are in on 31st March 2022. There will be no need to inform the school or council if your personal circumstances change.

Infant Free School Meals
Regardless of benefits or household earnings your child will receive free school meals if they are in:
Reception, year 1 or year 2

All infant age children will receive free school dinners, however, it is still worth notifying us if you meet the above criteria. Also, if it is known that your child is eligible while in infant classes, they will continue to receive free school meals after they have left year 2 even if by then your personal circumstances have changed.

If you are eligible for free school meals please apply online:
or call the school office on 01708 343616 and speak to a member of the office staff.

Autumn Term Parent Consultation Evening - Monday 12th - Thursday 22nd October

Before half term we normally invite you into school to meet with your child’s class teacher and provide you with their pupil passport. The pupil passport gives you the end of year expectations for your child’s current year group. At the February parents meeting we will give you an update on the progress towards these targets. In the summer term you will receive a written report from your child’s class teacher.
Due to the current situation we cannot invite you into school for a parent consultation, however we will be carrying out these meetings via telephone. Each year group has been allocated a date and we invite parents to inform us if they would like a phone call before 5 or after 5, we will endeavour to meet all preferences but please be aware this may not always be possible. Selections will begin on Friday 2nd October and the deadline for these requests is on Tuesday 6th October. Your appointment time and pupil passport will be sent home on Thursday 8th October. Parent telephone calls will take place on the following dates;

Tuesday 13th October - Reception
Wednesday 14th October - Year 3
Thursday 15th October - Year 1
Monday 19th October - Year 2
Tuesday 20th October - Year 4
Wednesday 21st October - Year 5
Thursday 22nd October - Year 6​
Please inform us of your preference here

Year 6 Parents - 31st October 2020
The deadline for applying for secondary school places is fast approaching. Please ensure that you have registered for an online account and applied for a secondary place before this date. If you require any assistance call and speak to Mrs Kinchella.

Havering Catering Services
I am pleased to advise that as of Monday we will be offering hot food choices-I think this is especially important as we approach the colder months.
Week beginning Monday 5th October is week 3 on the Havering catering services menu. All meals are served with unlimited salad and vegetables and cost £2.25. The menu can be accessed here (it says infant school but is the menu for both infants and juniors).
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.

Year 5&6

Year 3&4

U.S.A- 99.3%






Well done to U.S.A class who had the highest attendance in Y5&6 at 99.3% . Greece had the highest attendance in LKS2 at 97.8% and Egypt had the highest attendance in KS1 at 96.2%. Well done to them!. The overall attendance was better at 95.3% just slightly below our target of 96%.

Star Writers:
These children have used a range of powerful vocabulary and techniques to become a Star Writer; Alexa in U.S.A, Ordrey in Italy, Katherine in Scotland, Dianna in Germany, Sara in Antigua, Blessing in Jamaica, Billie in Barbados, Millie in St Lucia, Taha in Palau, Samuel in Kenya, Alice in Madagascar, Elena in Northern Ireland, Tehzeeb in Wales, Vansh in Greece, Ralph in Australia, Ria in New Zealand, Nia in Brazil, Wajeeha in Argentina, Hamit in Chile, Lena in Mexico and Lily in Canada.Look out for examples of their work on the blog!

Learning Power Awards:
These are the awards we present to the pupils when they have demonstrated one of our four learning skills: Resilience, reciprocity, reflectiveness & resourcefulness.
Well done to Majus in Madagascar who receives a certificate for resilience and Jett in Egypt and Alesha in Egypt who have shown they can be very resourceful in school.

Tracker Awards:
Congratulations to the latest pupils who have achieved their Bronze awards: Keeley in Madagascar and Gracie in Egypt.

Certificate of Presentation:
Well done to Frazer in Kenya, Yannis in Egypt, Arsalaan in Palau, Constantine and Leona in Australia, Daisy-Rose in New Zealand, Dennis in Scotland and Alexander in Madagascar who have presented their work beautifully; They have shown pride in their work and taken care with their handwriting and number formation.

Reading Awards
The following pupil has read 10 books and receives a bookmark for her efforts, Riddhi in Germany,

Mathletics Award
The following children have been award a Bronze certificate for achieving 1000 points by completing their Mathletic challenges; Michael in Northern Ireland, Jokubas and Charleigh-May in Wales, David, Sumad, Maximilian, Sophia, Sienna and Alexis in Scotland, Alexander and Leo in Italy, Kajus in Germany, Logan and Austeja in Canada, Milana, Sulejman, Dominik and Julia in Mexico. Felicity, Zahi and Benjamin in U.S.A, Hamara in Argentina, Leah and Justice in Brazil, Asia and Vlad in Chile class, Damira, Rubi and Leya in Australia and Nuhaa, Emma, Taha and Amaan in Palau.

These children have been awarded a silver certificate for achieving 5 Bronze certificates in Mathletics; Sumad, Maximilian and Sophia in Scotland, Jokubas in Wales, Leo in Italy, Austeja in Canada, Milanan and Sulejman in Mexico and Benjamin in U.S.A.

The following child has worked exceptionally hard to complete their Mathletic challenges and has received a Gold certificate for achieving 4 silver certificates; Sophia in Scotland-Very well done to you!
The children will see their name displayed in school on the Mathletic board outside U.S.A class

Fact Hunter Award
In recognition of their insatiable appetite for knowledge and ability to sniff out amazing facts the following child has been awarded a certificate; Natas in Northern Ireland.

I have made my teacher happy/WOW Award



Charlie, Rianne, Sofia, Kevin, Tommy R, Mahir, and Lukas from Germany. 

For completing work at home. 

Aronas and Albert in Italy Class

For fantastic maths work 

Sofia in Wales

For moving up a book band

Moksha, Kajus, Arsalaan, Nuhaa, Mia, Karl, Iani, Amaan and Emelia in Palau.

For completing work at home

Jacob, Dora, Ria, Ignacy, Donovan, Zuzanna, Amy, Domas, Lexi and Ella in New Zealand

For completing work at home.

Fausta, Dora, India-Rose and Zuzanna in New Zealand

For moving up a book band

Fizzah in Argentina Class 

For excellent use of Geographical Terminology

Janisha, Pauline  and Daniel K in Madagascar

For Bingo homework

E for Excellence Winners:
These wonderful children have demonstrated excellence this week.











St Lucia



Tommy C

New Zealand



















Lexi - Rose





N. Ireland








Have a fabulous weekend.

Yours sincerely,
Mrs L Smith