Sheringham Primary School Newsletter
Friday 15th September 2017
Welcome Reception Parents
Welcome to the parents of our new Reception pupils. It’s a pleasure to welcome you to the Sheringham community. I hope that your child has enjoyed their first few days, and will have a happy, successful learning experience with us for the next seven years. You will receive one of these newsletters each Friday. Please look out for it because it is a key source of information about the school. You can also find it on the school website.
Meet the Teacher!
We would like to invite the parents and carers of children in Years 1-6 to meet their child’s new teacher on Monday 18th September, from 3.30-4.15pm. This is a great opportunity to find out about the year ahead, receive key messages and introduce yourself to the teacher. Please note, unfortunately you won’t be able to discuss your child and their learning in detail in this session, but we will invite you to a formal parents’ meeting in December. You will also need to fill out a Data Collection sheet, where you will be required to provide an email address.
School Visits in the Community
As part of our regular curricular work, the children will sometimes be taken on supervised walks in the local area. When your child joined the school you will have signed a permission form agreeing to us taking the children out on such visits. If circumstances have changed since you first gave permission, please let us know as soon as possible. We may also take groups of children to work at Manor Park Library and Little Ilford Secondary School for a morning or an afternoon – these would count as a local visit. Local visits will always be well supervised and will not involve the use of any form of transport and we will let you know if children will be back later than 3.20pm.
Year 4 Local Walk
The term may have only just started, but Year 4 have already been on a walk to get to know the local area better, visiting many important nearby sites.
We encourage children to wear our school uniform, as a neat, tidy and cheap option although it is not compulsory and does not need the school logo. The recommended school colours are navy blue jumpers, with grey, black or navy blue bottoms. In warm weather, pupils can wear a white top, grey shorts or blue checked pinafore. We also have a smart fleece with the school emblem on. Some items are available from the school office:
Polo tops £6.00 Fleece £10.00 Jumper £8.00
Replacement Book Bag: £5.00 (The first one is free)
Hats, caps and hoods must be removed when entering the school building unless they are part of your child’s religion. A reminder too that the only jewellery items permitted in school are stud earrings and watches. Necklaces can only be worn for religious reasons and these should not be exposed.
Parent and child workshops about maths and homework in the school hall
Come along to these workshops at 8:55 to 9:40 to learn how you can support your child.
Tuesday 26th September
5M & 5W
Friday 6th October
Thursday 28th September
5E & 5 B
Tuesday 10th October
Wednesday 4th October
We will be holding our Macmillan coffee afternoon straight after school, on Thursday 28th September. There will be hot and cold drinks and fun activities for children and adults. As usual, we would appreciate your support in bringing in lots of goodies (either shop bought or home-baked) to sell in order to raise money for this worthwhile charity (www.macmillan.org.uk). You can bring them in during the day to the front office. These are always enjoyable events, so please put the date in your diary and come along.
Application for interest in being a parent governor
School governors are people like you. Your contribution can make a difference to the future of children and young people in our schools. Governing bodies are responsible for making important decisions that enable schools to improve and develop and work closely with the head teacher, who is responsible for the day to day management of their schools. We have an opening for a second parent governor. If you are interested or would like to know more about what the commitment is, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have an Android or Apple smartphone, we would like you to download the free ParentMail App so that you can make easy, online payments. To do this, simply search "ParentMail" in your App store. A registration link was sent to all parents on Monday to enable you to create a username and password. Please note, if your number has changed you need to let the front office know and change the number in the ParentMail App.
Good news! There is something that parents can do to keep their children safe online. Perhaps you are worried about what your child is searching for or watching online. Parental controls can be used to block upsetting or harmful content, control in-app purchases or manage how long your child spends online. And parental controls are really easy to set up. This link, http://bit.ly/2wa5a5r, will take you to the NSPCC website where you will find all the advice you need.
Attendance and Punctuality
This year, children and their classes will continue to be rewarded for excellent punctuality and attendance. We have weekly awards for the class with the best attendance to recognise the efforts they have made to come into school to learn even when they are feeling a bit under the weather, maybe with a little headache or cold. They know that excellent attendance is needed to achieve great progress in learning, so please continue to help get your child to school on time every day.
And a huge well done to Mohamed, Najmul, Lucy, Syeda, Godwill and Jathush in Year 1, Danya in Year 4, Zenani in Year 5 and Michaela in Year 6. These children were in school, on time every day last year. Can you join the 100% club this year?
Accompanying This Newsletter
Drama, Singing, Dance Leaflet - Year, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6
Adventure with Bernie the Bear Worksheet - Year 3, 4, 5 & 6
Museum of Childhood Visit Letter - Year 1
Froud Centre Leaflet - Year 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6
Saturday School Letter - Year 5 & 6
Stratford Circus Visit letter - Year 6
Registered Office: Learning in Harmony Trust, Sheringham Primary School, Sheringham Avenue, Manor Park, London, E12 5PB Registered in England No: 09148738