Sheringham Primary School Newsletter
Friday 27th May 2022
Happy Half Term!
Thank you for all your help and support over the last few weeks. This half term break is a great opportunity to rest and recharge and there’s also a chance to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee! There are various events planned in Newham and London including this Mela in East Ham! We hope all our families have a lovely time and we look forward to seeing you on Tuesday 7th June for the first day back to school.
Queen’s Platinum Jubilee!
Well done Sheringham for turning up in your ‘royal’ costumes. Here is a selection of the best!
You can find out more about the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on Newsround or keep an eye on the news for more information over the half term break. There will be lots of events going on around London - put in your postcode into https://platinumjubilee.gov.uk/events/ to find out what else is going on locally!
Healthy Start in Newham
Healthy Start is a programme for pregnant women and families with children under the age of 4 who are struggling financially. People who have already been on the scheme should now apply for a prepaid debit card, which replaces the old voucher scheme. Nearly 50% of families in Newham who are eligible for the scheme have never used it - if you want to find out more, have a look at the flyer here. If families have questions they can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0300 330 7010.
Year 4 Multiplication Check
All Year 4 children will be taking the statutory ‘Multiplication Tables Check’ (MTC) on Wednesday 15th June. The purpose of the MTC is to determine whether children can recall their times tables fluently, which is essential for future success in mathematics. Families can find out more about this on www.gov.uk, where there is a leaflet for parents. Please ensure that your child is practising their times tables over the half-term holidays, testing them regularly and allowing them to go on ‘Times Tables Rockstars’ as much as they can! You can do this Year 4!
Year 5 children had a fantastic evening at school yesterday. After preparing a healthy dinner, they went on a night walk to Wanstead Park, explored the woods and played some sports. Upon returning to school, they watched a movie with some hot chocolate and then ‘camped’ out in the classrooms!
The children and teachers had a brilliant time - it felt very exciting to be in school for the night!
‘I really enjoyed the sleepover. It allowed me to talk more with my friends!’ Marwa
‘I loved spending time with friends in my year group, especially playing games . It was fun at night in the classrooms too!’ Arrafi
Newham May Half Term Holiday Programme
Free activities will be taking place this half term for children and young people to celebrate the upcoming 10 year anniversary of London 2012. There are a variety of sports and activities on offer. Click this link to find out more and book your place.
Water Bottles in School
It’s really important that children bring a water bottle to school every day - staying hydrated is vital for physical health and can help with concentration. If your child doesn’t have a reusable water bottle, please make they have one before they return to school in June.
There are lots of benefits to the Healthy School Streets - Sheringham Avenue is calmer, safer and less polluted at the start and end of the day - but it’s really important that we don’t forget to check for the cars and bikes that might still be using the roads. You can find age-appropriate resources and videos to learn about road safety on https://www.think.gov.uk/education-resources/ - the half term break might be a great opportunity to spend time talking about how to keep ourselves safe when we are out and about!