Newsletter: 3 October 2014

Headteacher’s Comments

Where has September gone?  On Tuesday 16 September a HMI Inspector visited the school to check the impact the improvements that the school has put into place since the OFSTED inspection in May.  I am pleased to announce that the HMI Inspector felt that senior leaders and governors are taking effective action to tackle the areas that require improvement.  A full copy of the letter will be published on the school and OFSTED website on Tuesday 7 October.

Achievements

Well done to Harry Harmer (Mrs Watson’s Class), Ellie Howard, Ruby Chillingworth (Mrs Kaleel’s Class), Louise Harris, Robyn Kaminski, Eda Kurtcebe, Efe Kurtcebe, Ben Oates, Charlie Wood (Miss Gibbs’s Class), Rhiannon Margetson (Mrs Sach’s Class), Alfie Tillbrook, Taya Hunter, Fatma Celik, Paris Colgate, Eden McCartney (Miss Biggs’s Class), Louie Chillingworth, (Miss Bektas) Isabella Wilson, Antonia Mills-Chance (Miss O’Riordan’s Class) who received Green Cards this week.

Attendance

Well done to Mrs Watson’s Class who had the best attendance last week with 100%.

PTA Meeting (Monday 6 October- 9am)

This is a reminder that the next PTA meeting is next Monday (6 October) starting at 9am.  All parents welcome.

PE Tracksuit

The Infant School bought all their children grey tracksuits last year, with a lot of them still fitting the Year 3 children.  Therefore, it has been decided that over a period of 4 years we will change the colour of our outdoor tracksuits from black to grey.  This year, Year 3 children can wear grey tracksuits (if parents have already bought black, your child can still wear this, this is not a problem), and Years 4, 5 and 6 will continue to wear black tracksuits.  All teachers have been informed this.

Football Result

Well done to our football team who beat Alderton 8-1 last night.

 

Talk Homework

Flying cars in London’

How do the flying cars work?

Are they good for the environment?

Do you have to take a different driving test to fly them?

Are there flight paths for them to take for different routes?

Do they go faster than normal cars?

Will they stop traffic congestion in London?

Are they expensive to buy?

 

Maths Challenge

Tricky:

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Trickier:

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

 

 

Dates for your diary

Monday 6 October                  PTA Meeting (9am)

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)

2015

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)