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Blenhein Primary School

Sheringham Primary School Newsletter

Friday 15th February 2019

Half Term Holiday

School is closed next week for the February half-term break (first day back is Monday 25th February). Why not wrap up warm and get out to enjoy the local area? Here are some ideas to get you started:

V&A Museum of Childhood (Bethnal Green) - A Pirate’s Life for Me and other exhibitions (free)

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Visit a city farm - Newham City Farm, Hackney City Farm and Brooks Farm are all in the local area and offer a fantastic free day out - make sure you check their websites for opening days and times. Just watch out for any hungry goats - they’ll eat anything!

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Manor Park and Redbridge libraries are well worth a visit and they usually have extra activities on during the school holidays.


Reception Shine at City Airport

All three Reception classes went on an adventure across East London this week, travelling by bus and DLR to reach City Airport as part of their topic all about transportation. They were very lucky with the sunny weather - the clear blue skies meant they could watch lots of planes take off and land. Whilst they were there, the Deputy Mayor of Newham even came over to say hello and told them how impressed she was with the children's behaviour during the visit.

Well done Reception - you have made Sheringham proud!

“The jet engines are very loud,” Ariz, R2.

“The DLR is an electric train, it doesn't have a driver!” Trey, R2.

“I take the 86 bus to Stratford with my family,” Sebastian, R1.

“I can see cranes, they are building houses,” Yusuf, R3.


Postbox Pandemonium!

The postboxes of Manor Park have been bursting at the seams this week! Year 4 have been busy writing persuasive letters and they were finally ready to post to families, after a quick trip to the Post Office to buy stamps. Look out for a letter arriving on your doorstep soon!

World Book Day

World Book day will be celebrated at our school on Friday the 8th of March.

Children are invited to dress up on the day in costume, by celebrating their favourite book characters. The theme of the day will be to Share a Story. More information will follow after the half term break. Please remember to continue reading and remind your child to spend some time online using our Reading Eggs or Reading Eggspress home reading systems. 

Sheringham Represent at the East London Debating League

Last Thursday, Ms Haworth and her Debate Mate team took part in the first of three competitions within the East London Debating Programme. Nerves were high, hearts were racing and the competition was fierce! Winning three out of the four debates was not only an amazing achievement but also a great representation of what successful teamwork looks like. Good luck for the rest of the competition!

Here’s what some of the team had to say about their first competition experience:

"It was really fun and it was great. I felt really confident," Amnah, 5S.

"This was the best, I felt very nervous but I tried my best and as a consequence my team won twice," Harinandh , 5B

"I was nervous the first time we tried but the second time I was more confident and I couldn't have done it without my team!" Cipriano, 6Mc.


Reception Parent Workshop

Reception parents and carers are invited to join a writing workshop on Thursday 28th February. You’ll find out more about our writing curriculum and spend time exploring strategies for developing your child’s storytelling and vocabulary, as well as building their fine motor skills to help with handwriting. The workshop will run from 8.50-9.30am in the main hall - please do join us if you can!



Year group winners: It’s Year 4 again, with 97.4%

Class winners: 5S with 99.5% - well done!



Accompanying this weeks newsletter

  • ESOL (English) classes for parents leaflet (see the office if you don’t receive one and are interested)
  • All Year Groups - Digital Parenting Leaflet for parents