Sheringham Primary School Newsletter
Friday 20th April 2018
Welcome to Summer!
We hope you had a lovely Easter holiday and have come back well rested. A big thank you to the staff , especially to Mr Clarke, who gave up part of their holidays to provide another successful (and free) Easter School for our hard-working Year 6s. These seven students (and Mr Clarke - see if you can spot him!) were recognised for putting in extra effort every day.
Not all of our teachers were at Easter School though, an adventurous Mr Hawkins went climbing in the Himalayas!
To make sure that Sheringham children are ready for the modern world, we give them plenty of opportunities to use laptops, ipads and Chromebooks. In fact we have recently bought 90 of the latest Chromebook laptops. However they are expensive, so a huge ‘well done’ and massive thanks to Sheringham’s chair of governors, Michael Lane who won 31 brand new, shiny Chromebooks (and a trolley to put them in) for the school in a competition for school governors. The children love using them, so thank you Michael.
We need your help! Great attendance leads to great learning!
First a big ‘thank you’ to all of you who support your children’s learning by making sure that they attend school and arrive on time every day. Each day, your child is learning something new and by missing just one day they can fall behind with their class. Our target for attendance is 97%, this means missing no more than 2 days a term. So far this year we haven’t hit this important target so please help us help your child by getting them to school every day.
Free schools meals
More great news for everyone! Free school meals have been guaranteed for another 12 months, until April 2019. This saves a family with two children around £800 a year! What’s more, we’re proud at Sheringham of the delicious, nutritious and healthy lunches that Florence (our cook)and her team provides!
School is not just about learning in the classroom. All of our Year 4 children were given the opportunity this week of attending a two day programme with Cycle Confident. The aim is to give them practical skills to cycle safely. Congratulations to the nine children who gained a Bikeability Level 1 certificate.
Think before you drive
This week, with the better weather, the Mayor of London has issued an Air Pollution alert. It is still OK for children to play outside but The Department for the Environment advises that if it is at all possible, catch a bus or walk to school as driving increases pollution. If you have to drive, please turn off your engine as soon as you stop and of course never park on the zig-zags outside school.
Year 5 Swimming
The children have really enjoyed their first week at the Olympic Aquatic Centre. Swimming will continue for one more week with Friday 27th April being the last day.
Parents and carers of Reception children are invited to a literacy workshop in the hall, on Wednesday 25th April at 8.50am. You can find out how we teach children to write and will receive lots of ideas for helping your child at home, with a focus on storytelling and composition, as well as spelling and handwriting. We hope to see you there!
Some advance notice that Coffee Morning is returning on Thursday 3rd May, from 8:30 to 9:30. Please come and join us for friendly conversations and healthy discussions about important topics. Look out for flyers next week.
Now that summer has arrived, please make sure that your child comes to school with a water bottle and hat.
Dates for your diary
Year 6 SATs 14th to 17th May
Last day of the half term Friday 25th May
School starts again Monday 4th June
School Inset, school closed to pupils Thursday 14th June
School closed for Eid Friday 15th June
Community Day Friday 20th July
Last day of term Wednesday 25th July
Accompanying This Newsletter
Reception - PSHE Letter
Year 4 - PSHE Letter
Year 2 - Soanes center visit letter
Registered Office: Learning in Harmony Trust, Sheringham Primary School, Sheringham Avenue, Manor Park, London, E12 5PB Registered in England No: 09148738