Newsletter: 26 September 2014

Headteacher’s Comments

We all have our own ways to deal with behaviour, but when running a school we need to make sure there is a consistent approach so the school remains a happy, safe environment for all children.  The children are told at Leverton to:

  • Ignore
  • Tell the other person to stop and walk away
  • Tell an adult


Well done to Mulkom Kisitu (Miss Kent’s Class), Ralfie Paris, Kallum Etienne, Daisy Everett (Mrs Kaleel’s Class), Danny Ball, Jemma Johnson, Ella Forster, Hermione Scott, Sophie Square, Eden McCartney (Miss Biggs’s Class) who received Green Cards this week.


Well done to Mrs Watson’s Class who had the best attendance last week with 98.7%.

Tag Rugby Club for Year 5 and 6 Children (Thursdays 3:15 to 4:15)

The Tag Rugby Club has started again. There are only 16 places available so if your child wants to attend, please let the office know their name and they will be added to the list.  The places will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.

Fire Station Open Day and Coffee Morning (Saturday 27 September 2014 10am to 4pm)

The local fire station is holding a day of family fun where you get to meet your local fire crew on Saturday 27 September from 10am to 4pm.

Spanish Club (Monday 29 September 8:15am)

Mrs May’s Spanish Club will be on Monday 29 September, Monday 6, 13 and 20 October and Monday 3 and 10 and 17 November.  It starts at 8:15 and will be in the ICT Suite.

Names in clothing

Please ensure that you name every bit of your child’s clothing.  There have been quite a few children mislaying their clothing, but it has been hard to track down as the clothing did not have names in it.

Football Result

Unfortunately we conceded 8 goals to loose our first match of the season against Staples Road.

Talk Homework

‘The wreck of a deserted ship has been discovered by divers off of Canvey Island’s east cost.’

How did the ship sink?

What kind of ship was it?

Who was sailing the ship?

Why was the ship sailing towards Canvey Island?

When did the ship sink?

How was the ship discovered?

Feedback from Governing Body

At their Business Meeting on Monday, all governors agreed dates for their meetings during this academic year.  These have been scheduled to enable members to best support and monitor the school’s work. Already this term, the three committees (Curriculum, Personnel and Finance) have met separately to consider matters from the last year and to ensure readiness for the challenges which every year brings.

Miggie Hillson

Chair of Governors

Maths Challenge


In a 6 x 4 milk crate arrange 18 bottles so that when added vertically or horizontally the number of bottles when added is always even.




Place 8 Queens on a chessboard so that no Queen is in a position to take another.


Updates to the website

  • Following parent input at the last Coffee Mornings and Dads’ Drinks, an updated teaching and learning policy has been uploaded to the ‘School Policy’ section of the website.
  • Following changes to the Special Needs Code of Practice, an updated Special educational Needs policy has been uploaded to the ‘School Policy’ section of the website.
  • Both policies can be found by following this link

Dates for your diary

Monday 29 September            Mrs Dockar (SENCO)

Tuesday 30 September            Yr 5 Living History Workshops in all day

Monday 6 October                  Mrs Dockar (SENCO)

Monday 6 October                  Yr 3 to Verulamium in St Albans

Monday 6 October                  PTA meeting (9am)

Friday 17 October                   Mrs Dockar (SENCO)

Monday 20 October                                Mrs Dockar (SENCO)

Tuesday 21 October                                Yr 4 Harvest Festival Assembly (2pm)

Friday 24 October                   PTA Halloween Disco

Friday 24 October                   Break for Half Term

Monday 3 November                              Return to School

Friday 7 November                 PTA- Fireworks Display

Wednesday 19 November       Pupil Progress Meetings (3:15pm)

Thursday 20 November          Pupil Progress Meetings (5:30pm)

Friday 5 December                  PTA- Leverton’s Got Talent

Monday 15 December                             Christmas Carol Service (1:30pm)

Thursday 18 December           PTA Pantomime

Friday 19 December                                PTA Christmas Market

Friday 19 December                                Break up from school (3:15pm)


Monday 5 January                  Return to school (8:45am)

Thursday 12 February                             PTA Valentines Disco

Thursday 12 February                             Break up from school (3:15pm)

Monday 23 February                              Return to school (8:45am)

Friday 13 March                     PTA- Mother Day Gifts

Friday 20 March                     PTA- Quiz Night

Friday 27 March                     Break up from school (3:15pm)

Monday 13 April                    Return to school (8:45am)

Thursday 21 May                    Break up from school (3:15pm)