Friday, 9 October 2020

Weekly Newsletter - 9/10/2020

Dear Parents,

We are working hard during this pandemic to ensure we follow government guidelines and keep everyone safe.
At the moment PE/Games lessons as far as possible are outside but I am aware winter is fast approaching. Please feel free to send in tracksuits/joggers/extra tops for your children to wear outside- Whilst it is preferable they are in school colours I really don’t want anyone to go to extra expense so any colour, within reason, is acceptable.

Reminder- I am still getting complaints from our neighbours.
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.

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

Hopefully those of you who have requested calls from teachers will now have been advised of appointment times.
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​

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 12th October is week 1 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.

Diary Dates
Term Dates 2020-21
Autumn Term
Monday 7th September - Friday 23rd October
Monday 2nd November - Friday 18th December

Spring Term
Monday 4th January - Friday 12th February
Monday 22nd February - Thursday 1st April
Summer Term
Monday 19th April - Friday 28th May
Monday 7th June - Friday 23rd July

INSET Days 2020-2021




Thursday 3rd September 

Friday 4th  September  

Monday 22nd February



Friday 28th May

Friday 23rd July

After School Clubs
We are not able to run after school clubs this half term, but will review the situation at half term

Attendance Update

Year 5&6

Year 3&4







Well done to U.S.A class who had the highest attendance in Y5&6 at 98.5%. Germany had the highest attendance in LKS2 and overall at 98.8% and Australia had the highest attendance in KS1 at 98.2%. Well done to them!. The overall attendance was better at 95.3% only just below our target. Well done everyone-Keep it up!

Star Writers:
These children have used a range of powerful vocabulary and techniques to become a Star Writer; Charlotte in Germany, David T in Jamaica, Ellison in Barbados, Rayan in St Lucia ,Sienna in Scotland, Victoria in Antigua, Michael T in Northern Ireland, Jacob in Chile, Anya in Argentina, Bella in Wales, Kajus in Greece, Amy in New Zealand, Moksha in Palau, Maria in Madagascar, Kydeigh in Kenya, Hazel in Egypt, Francesca in Italy, Amelia in Australia, Sebas in Mexico, George in Canada, Scarlett in Brazil and Melisa in USA. 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.

Amber and Indigo from Egypt, receive certificates for reciprocity and Obi in Chile for reflectiveness. Well done to Alexander in Madagascar, Jack in Egypt and Aum in Australia who received certificates for resilience and Anmona in Chile who has shown she can be very resourceful in school.

Tracker Awards:
Congratulations to the latest pupils who have achieved their Bronze awards: Marvellous in Kenya and Majus, Maria, Alexander and Daniel R in Madagascar.
Zahi in USA receives Gold Tracker certificates in recognition of the fantastic effort he has made in learning.

Certificate of Presentation:
Well done to David A in Scotland, Poppy in New Zealand, Reuben in Canada, Merkhima in Madagascar, Izampela in Egypt, Matthew in Kenya, Andrew in Palau and Visha in Australia 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 have read 10 books and receive a bookmark for their efforts, Dianna, Nicole, Charlotte, Kajus and Mahir in Germany, Gabriel, Michael N and Roberto in Northern Ireland and Katie in Italy.

Fact Hunter Award
In recognition of their insatiable appetite for knowledge and ability to sniff out amazing facts the following children have been awarded certificates; Nicole, Dianna, Rahat and Sofia from Germany.

Mathletics Award
The following children have been awarded a Bronze certificate for achieving 1000 points by completing their Mathletic challenges; Nuhaa, Arsalaan, Taha, Noah and Amaan in Palau, Donovan, Ignacy, Dora and Zuzanna in New Zealand, Arjya, Victoria, jokubas and Oghomwen in Wales, Michael, Katie, Manvik, Alex and Harry in Italy class, Leona, Dami, Vansh in USA class, Zahi, Malisa and Lenny, Olivia in Canada, Jacob and Vlad in Chile, Nia, Mahroosh and Mykolas in Brazil, Julia in Mexico and Junior and Adem in Argentina.

These children have been awarded a silver certificate for achieving 5 Bronze certificates in Mathletics; Victoria in Wales and Leona in Greece.
The winning classes this week were Wales and USA
The children will see their name displayed in school on the Mathletic board outside U.S.A class

I have made my teacher happy/WOW Award



Sebastian and Olivia in Barbados

For great progress in their reading

Gabriel, Michael N and Roberto in Northern Ireland

For reading 10 books!

DIanna, Lukas, Evie, Mahir, Kevin, Rianne, Sofia, Chase, Riddhi and Nicole in Germany. 

Extra homework. 

Dianna, Kajus, Mahir and Charlotte in Germany.

For reading 10 books. 

Charlie, Lukas, Rahat, Charlotte, Tommy R in Germany. 

For going up a book band.

Aamreen, Adam, Alex, Ava P, Filip, Francesca, Frankie, Katie, Sophie, Michael and Aronas In Italy Class 

For completing homework

Daniel K and Alice in Madagascar

Muhammad, Daniel O, David, Ella, Dempcee and Francesca in Madagascar

For completing Bingo homework

For moving up a book band

Aum, Visha, Constantine, Logan and Avyukt

Samir, Constantine, Logan, Damira, Lorena, Andrey, Rubi, Lyra, Leya and Shay.


For completing extra homework.

For reading 10 books.

For settling in so well to a new school.

Amaan in Palau

For completing work at home.

Jesse in USA

For his attention to detail in his writing. 

Marvellous, Aayan, Nicolas


Moving up a book band

Completed Bingo homework 

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









St Lucia




New Zealand



Daniel G










Daniel R











N. Ireland










Have a fabulous weekend.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs L Smith