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Sheringham Primary School Newsletter

Friday 24th May 2019


Happy Holidays - next week is the half term holiday!  We wish everybody a happy holiday; let’s hope the sun shines! We look forward to seeing you all back ready for the last half term of the year on Monday 3rd June.

Eid ul-Fitr 2019

Eid will be in the first week back after half-term. It will be an exciting day at Sheringham full of arts, crafts and cooking activities and an opportunity for our Muslim children to celebrate with their friends.

We do hope to see all children in and are allowing our Muslim children to leave at 1:30pm to celebrate with their family. If you want your child to finish at 1:30 then please do complete the form on Parent Mail.

As per the guidance on our website, we will authorise absence for religious observance - please let the office know if you won’t be sending your child into school for this reason.

School will be open at the normal times for everyone else.


‘Amazing session, thank you Sheringham’

This was one of the many glowing pieces of feedback about last week’s Gang and Knife Awareness coffee morning. ‘This session has opened my eyes on how easily children are groomed to join gangs.’  We will be repeating this workshop next term, so please do come along for tips on how to keep your child safe from the danger of gangs. For now, please take a look at this short video (bit.ly/SPSgrooming) to find out one way gangs could persuade your children into joining their gang.   Warning - it will shock you how easy it is.

Online safety workshops


Thank you to the many parents who turned up to learn how to keep their children safe on the internet.

“OMG I am so glad I came to the workshops! This workshop was brilliant and I am so happy that I came!”

Children have also had workshops this week, please ask them about what they learned.


You can get advice from the NSPCC at bit.ly/spsesafetyadvice

Y4 RSE Parents’ Session

We will be holding an information session on Tuesday 4th June at 3pm, for Year 4 parents who want to find out more about their children’s learning within RSE (relationships and sex education) for the last half term. You will be able to view the resources used and talk to the year group leader and PSHE lead.

2019 Newham Summer Games

As bright as the sun has been shining lately, so too were our Year 4, 5 and 6 athletes who represented our school at this year’s Newham Games. Students not only competed in basketball and swimming but also experienced a taster of other sports such as judo, boxing and fencing.

“It was brilliant today because we got the opportunity to play rare games that we don’t normally do e.g judo and fencing” - Zereda

“I like playing sports because it helps me keep fit” - Flavius

Half Term Holiday Ideas

If the weather holds, a visit to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park could be a lovely way to spend a day! Check our their website for information about activities and events: https://www.queenelizabetholympicpark.co.uk/news/news-articles/2019/05/may-half-term-at-the-park

A visit to the London Docklands museum is free, fun and full of facts! They have lots of interesting exhibitions and half-term events for families. https://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/museum-london-docklands

Bethnal Green’s Museum of Childhood has a wide range of both free and fee-paying workshops for children of all ages. Currently, the theme is ‘Playing with Buildings’ - have a look at: https://www.vam.ac.uk/moc/events/may-half-term-family-activities/

As always, a trip to the park (try Little Ilford, Valentines or West Ham parks) or the library (Manor Park or Redbridge) is always a good idea if you want to get out and about!



Well done everyone. Last week saw our best attendance of the year at exactly 97%.

Year 6 are year group winners - 99.1%

6M class winners - 100%!