Newsletter: 28 November 2014

Headteacher’s Comments

A bumper packed newsletter this week, for the first time going over 3 pages!  With Christmas fast approaching, please keep hold of this newsletter as it has all the details how we are celebrating Christmas.


Well done to Layla Kaleel, Ruby Ryan, Welaa Lahreche, Sydnae-Rose Smith, Harry Sharman, Jay Nunn, Mitchell Kilcullen, Sonny Perry, Erin Taylor, (Mrs Watson’s Class), Jodie Richardson, Zoe Le-Couch, Phoebe So, Joshua Johnson, Tommy Sullivan, Albert Towell-Hardy, Mulkom Kisitu (Miss Kent’s Class), Ruby Chillingworth, Nathaniel Aderemi (Mrs Kaleel’s Class) Sophie Savery (Mr Davey’s Class), Kristal Savery, Samaya Kaleel, Jack Sullivan, Tyler Russell, Sumaiyah Leimena, Rhiannon Margetson, Tomor Troshupa, Sienna Roseweir-Evans, Oliver Roberts (Mrs Sach’s Class), Harry Clarke, Louie Chillingworth, Michael Phipps, Mia Taylor, Nilgun Halim (Miss Bektas’s Class) Sophie Square, Alexi Prime, Fatima Celik (Miss Biggs’s Class) who received Green Cards this week.


Well done to Mr Davey’s Class who had the best attendance this week with 99.1%.

Coffee Mornings (Year 3/4- Mon 1 December / Year 5/6- Tue 2 December- both starting at 9am)

This term’s coffee mornings will be next Monday (1 December) and next Tuesday (2 December).  Coffee Mornings give you an opportunity to hear current developments at school and also to hear your feedback about how the school is working.  If you can’t make your particular year group day, please feel free to come on another day.  Nans and Granddads are also welcome.  You will get an exciting FREE GIFT!!!

Dads’ drink with Mr Woollcott (Mon 1 December at Volunteer Pub starting at 7pm)

I would like to take Dads out for a drink next Monday (1 December).  We will be meeting at the Volunteer at 7pm.  This is a chance for Dads to hear current developments at school and also to hear their feedback about how the school is working. You will get an exciting FREE GIFT!!!

Staff Changes

There are a number of staff changes in January.  The Governing Body has decided to appoint two Assistant Headteachers to strengthen the leadership team.  Following her excellent work over the past year, Miss Gibbs has been appointed Assistant Headteacher responsible for Inclusion and Mrs Campbell will be joining the Leadership Team responsible for Assessment and Curriculum.   After 10 successful years, Mrs Westney has decided to move on.  Mrs Campbell (Monday and Tuesday) will join Miss Gibbs (Wednesday/ Thursday/ Friday) in teaching year 4.  Mrs Watson will be leaving at this end of this term and will be replaced by Miss Panagiotidou.  I am sure you would like to join me in wishing Mrs Westney and Mrs Watson well for the future.  Finally, Mrs Panteli will be re-joining the teaching staff covering teachers so they can be released to develop their subject within the school and she will also be teaching Writing Booster lessons.

Harvest Festival Thank You

I received a thank you letter today from Broxbourne Foodbank following the food that was donated during Harvest Festival.  In total we donated 84.7kg of food.  Thank you and well done to everyone who donated food.

Maths challenge

Hands on Maths

Your challenge is to find different ways that you use maths outside of school. Bring in a photo of this activity and the most interesting way will win a prize at Christmas!

You could be:

Adding up prices in the supermarket

Working out the perimeter of the living room while vacuuming

Cooking and weighing out ingredients

Can you find other ways you use MATHS outside of a MATHS LESSON?



Christmas Week (Mon 15 December- Fri 19 December)

Christmas Post Box

Our Christmas Post Box will be available from Monday 8 December.  Please make sure your child labels the Christmas card envelopes as below:

Joe BloggsMiss Biggs’s Class

Year 6


Child’s name


Year Group


Each class will have a chance to distribute the cards.  The rota will be as follows:

Mon 8 December                    Miss Biggs’s Class

Tues 9 December                    Miss O’Riordan’s Class

Wed 10 December                  Miss Bektas’s Class

Thurs 11 December                 Mr Davey’s Class

Fri 12 December                     Mrs Sach’s Class

Mon 15 December                  Mrs Haslehurst’s Class

Tues 16 December                  Miss Gibbs/ Mrs Westney’s Class

Wed 17 December                  Mrs Kaleel’s Class

Thurs 18 December                 Mrs Watson

Fri 19 December                     Miss Kent’s Class

Christmas Carol Service- Monday 15 December   1:30pm to 2:30pm (approx)

All children will need to bring in a packed lunch.  We will walk the children down to the Church.  Parents and relatives are more than welcome to join us for the service starting at 1:30pm.  All children will be expected to be collected from the Church after the service.

Christmas Lunch Tuesday 16 December (12:00pm)

The cost of Christmas lunch this year will be £2.30.  Please return the slip below as soon as possible if your child is having a Christmas lunch.

Christmas Parties Wednesday 17 December  1:15pm to 3:15pm

Christmas parties will be held in each class on Wednesday, 17 December.  Children should wear full school uniform on Wednesday morning, but may bring party clothes to change into.  So that we have a balanced selection of party food, it would help us if you could send in a contribution from the selection which your child’s class teacher has highlighted below.

Christmas Pantomime Thursday 18 December (1:30pm and 5:00pm)

Tickets are now on sale for this year’s Christmas Pantomime ‘Captain Hook’s Revenge’.  Tickets cost £2 for adults and £1 for children.  Please return the money in a named envelope as soon as possible. There will be two performances; the afternoon starting at 1:30pm and the evening at 5pm.  Please book your tickets by Friday 12 December to guarantee a seat.  Tickets will be issued week beginning 15 December.

Christmas Market- Friday 19 December (2:00pm)

During our ‘Christmas Week’ children will be making small gifts that they will be selling.  The cost will be between 50p and £1.50 per item.  Families can come and look at the items and purchase any from 2:00pm on Friday 19 December.  The PTA will be on hand with refreshments.














Dates for your diary

Monday 1 December               Mrs Dockar (SENCO In)

Monday 1 December               Coffee Morning for Year 3/4 parents (9am)

Monday 1 December               Dads’ Drinks (7pm at Volunteer Pub)

Tuesday 2 December               Coffee Morning for Year 5/6 parents (9am)

Friday 5 December                  PTA- Leverton’s Got Talent

Monday 8 December               Mrs Dockar (SENCO In)

Monday 15 December             Christmas Carol Service (1.30pm)

Tuesday 16 December             Christmas Dinner

Wednesday 17 December        Christmas Parties (1:15-3:15pm)

Thursday 18 December                       PTA Pantomime (1:30pm and 5:00pm)

Friday 19 December                PTA Christmas Market (2:00pm)

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


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

Thursday 15 January               Governing Body Curriculum meeting (6:30pm)

Wednesday 21 January                        Governing Body Personnel (6:30pm) and Finance (7:30pm) meetings

Thursday 12 February             PTA Valentines Disco

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

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

Wednesday 4 March                Full Governing Body meeting (7:00pm)

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)

Wednesday 22 April                Governing Body Curriculum (6:30pm) and Budget (7:30pm) meetings

Wednesday 29 April                Governing Body Personnel (6:30pm) and Finance (7:30pm) meetings

Monday 9 May                                    End of Key Stage 2 Tests (Year 6)

Tuesday 10 May                      End of Key Stage 2 Tests (Year 6)

Wednesday 11 May                 End of Key Stage 2 Tests (Year 6)

Thursday 12 May                    End of Key Stage 2 Tests (Year 6)

Friday 13 May                                     End of Key Stage 2 Tests (Year 6)

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

Monday 1 June                                    Return to school (8:45am)

Friday 26 June                         Transition Day

Tuesday 23 June                      District Sports (Field Events)

Tuesday 30 June                      District Sports (Track Events)

Wednesday 1 July                   Year 6 Residential

Thursday 2 July                                   Year 6 Residential

Friday 3 July                            Year 6 Residential

Wednesday 15 July                 Full Governing Body Meeting

Friday 17 July                          Break up from school (3:15pm)


Christmas Party Food

Crisps (1 large family bag or 6 small bags)


Cakes  (12 small cakes)


Savoury snacks (12 mini sausages, pretzels, twiglets etc)


Biscuits (1 packet)


Bottle of sugar-free squash


Fresh fruit (6 pieces)

Christmas Dinner

I would like




to have Christmas Dinner.  I enclose £2.30 per child.








I would like

0 adult tickets £2 each (Thurs afternoon)

0 child tickets £1 each (Thurs afternoon)

0 adult tickets £2 each (Thurs evening)

0 child tickets £1 each (Thurs evening)

Child’s Name ____________