Newsletter: 18 September 2015

Headteacher’s Comments

This week in assemblies we have been talking about ‘Trying something new’. Below are details of some of the clubs that we offer at the school. Other clubs, especially run by outside agencies, will be sending leaflets home in the next couple of weeks. Please encourage your child to join a club; they may discover a talent for something they didn’t know they had.


Well done to Fiona Kwao, Jack Tredgett (Miss Panagiotidou’s Class), Evie Giddy, Ellie Moring (Miss Hubbard’s Class), Ralfie Paris (Mr Davey’s Class), Robyn Kaminski, Kai Gibbs, Tyler Shepherd, (Mrs King’s Class), Charlie Pegrum (Miss O’Riordan’s Class), Sydie Peck, Rhys Brown, Charlie Williams, Archie Tuck, Stefan Radut, Emily Bates, Nicole Constantinou, Sophie Savery (Miss Biggs’s Class) Darren Ojuade, Archie Hemming, Samaya Kaleel (Miss Bektas’s Class) Jodie Grove and James Warner (Miss O’Riordan’s Class).

MacMillan Coffee Morning (25 September 2015) 8:00am to 10am

As part of MacMillan’s Largest Coffee Morning all proceeds from the Breakfast Bar will be donated to the charity. Following the Breakfast Bar, there will be cakes on sale and drinks available in the Infant Hall between 9am and 11am. Any cake donations would be greatly appreciated. Please hand into the school office on Thursday 24 September.

Inflatable Day (25 September 2015) 3:30pm to 6:00pm

Unfortunately Inflatable Day was cancelled in June due to lack of helpers. If you can spare an hour or two between 3:30pm and 6:00pm on Friday 25 September, please return the slip below.

Netball Club (Monday and Tuesday Evenings)

Mrs Rumens will be continuing to run the netball clubs this year and will be providing training for year 5 and 6 on a Monday after school and on a Tuesday after school for year 3 and 4. Matches for those who make the school team will be played throughout the year. There are a number of places still left for the two sessions.

King Harold talk (Monday 28 September)

During the afternoon of Monday 28 September 2015 Kim Thackray, the new headteacher of King Harold, will be in school speaking to Year 5 and Year 6 children. If you would like to come and meet her after school and have an informal chat, please come to the school office.

Year 6 Visit to King Harold (Thursday 1 October- 1:00- 3:15pm)

All the children in Year 6 will be spending the afternoon at King Harold on Thursday 1 October. They will be walked there by their class teachers and will return to school by 3:15pm. Please make sure your child has a coat with them.

Football Club (Wednesday and Thursday Evenings)

As of next week (21st September) Football club for year 3 and 4 will resume on a Wednesday after school with Coach Dan. The children will meet in the hall after school and will be finished around 4:15. This is limited to 16 places on a first come, first serve basis. Please put your child’s name down on the list held in the school office. Football for the Football Team will be on a Thursday evening for training and matches will be played throughout the year with Mr Waldron. Our first match against Whitebridge will be played on Wednesday 23rd September at Stade de Leverton!

Playleaders (Lunchtimes)

Next week children in year 6 will be invited to join the playleaders. They will be asked to complete an application form, detailing what they can bring to the role. Once short-listed, they will be trained to manage and plan activities and games for the lower years in the school and, later on in the term, help the infant school with their lunchtime activities. This is an important role that needs weekly commitment.

Star Club (Thursday Lunchtimes)

By the end of next week children will be invited to join our Star Club. This club is for our Gifted and Talented children and will aim to develop their independence and resilience. This will be done through tasks set each week. The club will meet weekly.

Times Table Club (Lunchtimes)

Times Table Club at lunch time is back on. Children are encouraged to come along to the Intervention Room and test their times table knowledge in order to achieve Bronze, Silver and Gold certificates. Also available during this club is the opportunity to visit the ICT suite where Times Table Trainer games will be available for children to practise and improve their speed. The timetable for this club is as follows:


Year 4Year 3Year 6Year 5Platinum


The order of learning the times tables has changed to reflect the new curriculum.

The order is now: 2, 5, 10, 3, 4, 8, 11, 6, 9, 7 & 12.

Choir (Friday Lunchtimes)

Choir will start on Friday 25 September. Choir runs every Friday lunchtime at 12.40pm. This term is always an exciting one for Choir as we have lots of performances and Christmas events to work towards. All children are encouraged to attend; there is no audition and all singing abilities are welcome!

Gardening Club (Friday Lunchtimes)

Gardening club is on every Friday lunch time and everyone is welcome to come and join in, we shall be learning how to collect seeds from existing flowers and also collecting the fruits and vegetables, which Leverton children have grown from seeds. All of those that attend on a regular basis shall be rewarded with a gardening badge. Thank you to all those that helped out last term and hope that you re-join the gardening club this term.

Food Club (Friday 3:15-4:30pm)

Food Club will be starting on 2 October for 4 weeks. There are 10 places available and these are open to Miss Hubbard’s Class at the cost of £1.50 per week. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please send payment in an envelope to the school office with your child’s name on it. Every half term Food Club will be open to another class.

Dates for your diary

Friday 25 September                                          MacMillan Coffee Morning Infant Hall (9-10am)

Friday 25 September                                          PTA- Inflatable Day (3:30-6pm)

Wednesday 30 September                                 Governors Personnel Meeting (6:30pm)

Wednesday 30 September                                 Governors Finance and Premises Meeting (7:30pm)

Thursday 1 October                                            Year 6 Visit to King Harold – 1:00- 3:15pm

Wednesday 14 October                                      Year 4 Harvest Assembly (Parents welcome)

Friday 16th October                                            Spelling Bee competition

Friday 23 October                                               PTA- Halloween Disco (4:30pm Years 3/4 and 6:30pm Years 5/6)

Friday 23 October                                               Break up from School

Saturday 31 October                                          Year 7 application deadline

Tuesday 3 November                                         Children return

Friday 6 November                                             PTA- Fireworks Display

Tuesday 17 November                                       Pupil Progress Meetings

Wednesday 18 November                                 Full Governors Meeting (7:00pm)

Thursday 19 November                                     Pupil Progress Meetings

Friday 20 November                                           PTA- Leverton’s Got Talent

Friday 11th December                                        Spelling Bee competition

Friday 18 December                                           Break up from school


Monday 4 January                                             Children return

Wednesday 13 January                                     Governors Curriculum Meeting (6:30pm)

Wednesday 20 January                                     Governors Personnel Meeting (6:30pm)

Wednesday 20 January                                     Governors Finance and Premises Meeting (7:30pm)

Friday 5th February                                            Spelling Bee

Thursday 11 February                                        PTA- Valentine’s Disco (4:30pm Years 3/4 and 6:30pm Years 5/6)

Thursday 11 February                                        Break up from school

Friday 12 February                                             INSET Day

Monday 22 February                                         Children return

Wednesday 2 March                                          Full Governors Meeting (7:30pm)

Friday 4 March                                                    PTA- Mother Day’s Gifts

Friday 18th March                                              Spelling Bee

Thursday 24 March                                            Break up from school

Monday 11 April                                                 Children return

Wednesday 20 April                                           Governors Curriculum Meeting (6:30pm)

Wednesday 20 April                                           Budget Setting Meeting (7:30pm)

Friday 22 April                                                     PTA- Quiz Night

Wednesday 27 April                                           Governors Personnel Meeting (6:30pm)

Wednesday 27 April                                           Governors Finance and Premises Meeting (7:30pm)

Friday 20th May                                                                 Spelling Bee

Thursday 26 May                                                               PTA- Inflatable Day

Thursday 26 May                                                               Break up from school

Monday 6 June                                                    Children return

Friday 17 June                                                     PTA- Father’s Day Gifts

Wednesday 13 July                                             Full Governors Meeting (7:00pm)

Friday 15th July                                                   Ultimate Spelling Bee competition

Wednesday 20 July                                             Break up from school


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