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Chadwell Primary School Think Believe Aspire Dare

Newsletter Edition 10: 2016


It’s the end of November and as expected the weather has turned cold. What I like about November is the change of season; watching the leaves change colour and fall from the tree, the icy mornings and the clear blue skies. It has been a busy month and especially with the run up to the end of term, there are never enough hours in the day. I think the highlight this month was when the School Council attended City Hall for a tour. They were fortunate enough to have met the new mayor, Sadiq Khan, who insisted on having his photograph taken with the group. How lucky were they!! Some of our school community celebrated Diwali within the last month. Such occasions are always a good opportunity for families and friends to come together. We have also had quite a few dress down days this month that have all supported good causes. Thank you to everyone for supporting these causes. As part of our end of term preparations, our pupils have been rehearsing for their Christmas performances, the first of which are at the end of this week. These are quickly followed by the Christmas Fair and end of term parties, which we all enjoy. Thank you to those parents were have ensured that their child’s attendance has remained above 96% all term. There is a close correlation between excellent attendance and how well pupils go on to achieve at school. I would also like to thank all of those parents who have been taking the time to read with their child. Please continue to read with your child over the holidays so that they don’t fall out of the habit! Mr Walker

The last day of term is Friday 16th December at 1.30pm First day of the Spring term is Wednesday 4th January 2017 at 9.10am


Welcome back! We are all pleased to welcome back to school Mrs Daydy. Since September, class 1D have been taught by Mrs Jass who will continue to alongside Mrs Daydy between now and the end of term to ensure consistency and smooth transition of responsibilities. I am sure our Parents will welcome and support Mrs Daydy as much as the Chadwell staff who are delighted to welcome her back to school!

We are proud to support many different Charities and over the last month we have contributed to The Royal British Legion, Bullying UK and Stonewall Rainbow Laces! Thank you to everyone who to support the school in raising money for Charity and have contributed in raising the following amounts; The Royal British Legion = £235 Stonewall rainbow laces = £128 Wear blue for Bullying UK = £238


Our guide Richard showed us around the building and we were able to see the original medals and trophies from the 2012 London Olympic Games. We paid homage to Olympic heroes Usain Bolt and Mo Farah by having a photo posing in their famous celebratory poses the Mo Bot and the Lightning Bolt. Afterwards, whilst Richard was taking us to see the London Assembly Hall, we were extremely lucky to meet the Mayor Sadiq Khan who was busy being interviewed for television. Once he was finished his interview he stopped his busy schedule for a minute and asked if he could have a photo taken with us, we were so excited! As soon as we left the Assembly hall we walked down the beautiful glass spiral staircase where we had amazing views of the River Thames. It again was our lucky day as we saw a 62 Gun Salute outside the Tower of London to mark Prince Charles birthday! Finally, we had to make our way back to school, but not before posing again for some last photos outside some famous London landmarks. We had such an amazing day!

School Council trip to City Hall

This term school council visited City Hall to learn about the Greater London Authority, the Mayors job and the history of London.


School Council trip to City Hall


RAINBOW LACES FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT On Wednesday 16th November, 56 children from Key Stage 2 took part in a football competition to support Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces Campaign. The Rainbow Laces Campaign is to address the issue of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in sport so all children were given a pair of rainbow laces to wear to show their support. The children were put into mixed age teams of seven which enabled them to improve their social development and work as part of a team. There were two groups each comprising of four teams with the winners of each group progressing through to the final.

The overall winners of the whole competition were Team B which consisted of: Raees (6W), Meral (6L), Dil (4R), Mohmed (4R), Jeevan (3M), Ishaan (3S), Surabhi (3M).

The runners up of the competition were Team C which consisted of: Ikram (6W), Jayden (5B), Demi (4M), Patricia (3H), Rauai (3S), Danyal (3S), Tanisha (4B) Well done to all of the children who took part!


NEW SERVICE!!! We are pleased to inform you that the School Nursing Service will be running a termly drop-in service for parents and carers of Chadwell Primary School. The School Nursing Service are able to offer support and advice on a range of health issues including, keeping healthy, weight management, healthy eating, headlice, hygiene, toileting, sleep, immunisations and emotional health. You will be able to speak privately and confidentially to one of the School Nurses. The first drop-in session is on Friday 2nd December. Please pop in anytime between 8.45 and 10.00 Please come to the school office where you will be directed to the drop-in session which will be held in the library. The drop-in sessions will also be held throughout the year on the following dates: Friday 3rd February 8.45-10.00 Friday 5th May 8.45-10.00 Friday 7th July 8.45.-10.00


Upcoming Christmas Events Event Christmas Show

Year Group

Date

KS1 – Year 1 & 2

Thursday 1st December – PM Parents Invited

Christmas Show

KS1 – Year 1 & 2

Friday 2nd December – AM Parents Invited

Whole School

Friday 2nd December – After-school

Carol Singing Chadwell Heath Station

Choir

Open to All Monday 5th December 10.00 – 11.30am

Christmas Recorder Concert

Orchestra

Choir Students Only Monday 5th December 3.30 – 4.30pm

Carol Singing Chadwell Heath Station

Choir

Parents Invited Tuesday 6th December 11.30 – 1.00pm

Christmas Show

EYFS – Reception

Come-Along and Sing

Whole School

PTA Christmas Fair

Christmas Show

EYFS – Reception

Choir Students Only Tuesday 6th December – PM Parents Invited Tuesday 6th December After-school Parent Invited Wednesday 7th December – AM Parents Invited Thursday 8th December 1.30 – 3.30pm

Carol Singing Chadwell House

Choir

Christmas Party

Year 4

Choir Students Only Monday 12th December

Year 5

Students Only Tuesday 13th December

EYFS/ KS1 – Reception, Year 1 & 2

Students Only Wednesday 14th December

KS2 – Years 3, 4, 5 & 6

Students Only Wednesday 14th December

Christmas Party Christmas Party Christmas Church Performance Christmas Party Christmas Lunch

Parents Invited Year 3 & 6

Thursday 15th December

Whole School

Students Only Thursday 15th December Students Only


Cashless School As you are aware as of January 2017 we will begin a phased introduction of payments to be made electronically through www.schoolmoney.co.uk. The school have participated in vigorous research demonstrations and meetings with various providers before making a decision to partner with a well-established, parent friendly platform that we are confident will support both the schools and our Parent’s needs. As many of our Parents are aware, since April 2016 ISS our school lunch providers no longer accept cash as a tender and the move to cashless has worked very successfully in this instance. Transitioning all school payments for Trips, Clubs, Music Tuition and Voluntary Contributions is a natural conversion not only for our school but many others too.

When do we begin taking payments online? From January 2017 all payments and authorisation for school enrichment clubs and music tuition will need to be made online.


From February 2017 all payments and authorisation for school trips will need to be made online. From April 2017 ALL payments and authorisation will need to be made online. Paying online electronically is designed to provide an easier, secure and faster way to pay and track payments made for Trips, Clubs, Music Tuition and Voluntary Contributions. The link to access ‘School Money’ will be available on our website and in order to start using the service it is important that you provide the school with your most up-todate contact information so that we can begin the set-up process.

Important information! From April 2017 all Uniform Sales with the school’s official uniform supplier Brigade will need to be placed online. The school office will continue to sell uniform until the end of March. You will receive a letter on Thursday 1st December with more details.


Upcoming PTA events 2nd December 2016 Christmas Fair from 4.00—6.00pm Money raised so far We raised £184 from the KS1 movie night. We hope all the children who were lucky enough to get a place enjoyed themselves. We need volunteers If you are available to help set up for the Christmas fair or can help run one of the stalls during the fair, please contact the PTA with your details. Information Desk The PTA information desk will be set up every first Friday of the month. Unfortunately due to the Christmas fair taking place on the same day, the next information desk will be in the new year. Please come and see us to discuss any suggestions or ideas you have on how we can help raise money for the school


Raffle tickets As usual the PTA will be holding a raffle draw as part of the Christmas fair, we will be selling tickets from the 25th of November. Tickets will be ÂŁ1 for 1 strip, and you have the chance to win some fantastic prizes. Prizes include: Fire tablet Supermarket and beauty treatment vouchers Meals for 2 Art caddy Board game Digital photo frame

If you'd like to contact the PTA via email, we can be contacted at the following email address: chadwell-pta@hotmail.com

We hope to see you all at this years Christmas fair on Friday 2nd December 2016 4pm - 6pm


Family Learning Workshops We are pleased to have secured the following Family Learning Workshops for the new year! Details will follow next term...

Learning through Play Date range: 25/01/17 until 08/02/17 - Held on Wednesdays Time: 1.15-3.15pm

Everyday English Date range: 20/01/17 until 31/03/17 - Held on Fridays Time: 9-11.30am

Sew Together Date range: 02/03/17 until 23/03/17 - Held on Thursdays Time: 3.40-5.10pm


Join us for Christmas Dinner on December 15th 2016

Christmas Celebration Menu Roast Turkey Chicken Sausage, Roast Potatoes and Gravy Or Festive Pizza (v) Served with Carrots, Peas & Sweetcorn Christmas Ice Cream & Chocolate Shortbread Biscuit

Usual Meal Price Applies


There

are many

festive concerts taking place in December, I hope to see you all there to see the results of the fantastic efforts the children put in each week! There is an additional Orchestra concert taking place on Tuesday 13th December from 3.50 - 4.20pm. We will not be issuing any tickets so please feel free to attend. I kindly ask that all orchestra children leave their instruments at school on Monday 12th December so they are ready for the concert on Tuesday!

Attendance figures for November Our attendance figure target is 96%. Let’s see how well each year group did in November to achieve this target: Reception: 94.8% Year 1: 95.6% Year 2: 96.2% Year 3: 95% Year 4: 96.3% Year 5: 96.6% Year 6: 95.2% Well done to Years 2, 4 & 5 for having great attendance this month!! Overall the School achieved 95.6% attendance.


GOLD STARS WELL DONE to our “Gold Stars” who achieved the highest behaviour award in school last month; We are very proud of them:NAM

Inaaya Nair, Maryam Sohail

NPM

Mia-Grace Abi- Coyston

RO

Evando Walters

1D

Seeret Bharij, Austin –James Omtayo

1P

Eliza Dar, Lahnaye Brown,Nilabh Choudhury,Tawhid Shikder

1S

Kiran Jayaprakash, Kane Brown

2A

Matthew Ayers, Taisia Gusaric, Adele Owusu, Zorawar Singh

2K

Kelsey McVicar, Raunak Ali, Simran Padam

2L

David Ojo

3H

Imaan Butt, Steven Abrahams,Paige Modelly

3M

Marcus Greenidge, Daphney Kejem

3S 4M

Hanna Sheikh, Krish Kumar, Haroon Naeem, Raysean Nembhard Adina Halaui,Fikayo Ogunsipe

4R

Valerie Muturi , Kejsi Paluca,Yagmur Demirci

5B

Manveer Gojal

5K

Jeevan Ubhi, Kieran Mann

6L

Reyan Padam

6W

Ikram Sikdar, Munisah Blake


CHADWELL PRIMARY SCHOOL 2016/2017 SCHOOL TERM AND HOLIDAY DATES

SPRING TERM 2017 Staff training day Tuesday 3rd January 2017 – School CLOSED to Children Term Starts for Children Wednesday 4th January – Friday 10th February 2017 Half-Term Holidays Monday 13th February – Friday 17th February 2017 Term Starts for Children Monday 20th February – Friday 31st March 2017 Staff training day Thursday 16th March 2017 – School CLOSED to Children Spring Easter Holidays Monday 3rd April – Monday 17th April 2017 SUMMER TERM 2017 Term Starts for Children Tuesday 18th April – Friday 26th May 2017 Monday 1st May 2017 – BANK HOLIDAY – School CLOSED to Children Half-Term Holidays Monday 29th May – Friday 2nd June 2017 Term Starts for Children Monday 5th June – Friday 21st July 2017


Friday 16th December We are pleased to announce that we are supporting Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 16th December. All pupils and staff are invited to wear their favourite Christmas Jumper. Minimum donation is 50p, all money raised will be donated to ‘Save the Children’ charity!

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