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!!!
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.
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:
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)
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 ____________