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Blenhein Primary School

Sheringham Primary School Newsletter

Friday 19th July 2019

Community Day

We are so excited about Community Day on Monday 22nd July! Come along for your booked appointment with your child’s teacher and then enjoy all of the exciting activities on offer - from drumming to face painting and magic shows to inflatables you’ll want to stay for a while! Some activities will be free but we are also raising money for our Team Point charities, so bring along some change to take part in everything on offer. 

There is lots of information and advice for parents too, from RWI to online safety and police workshops. A very exciting addition to this years Community Day is that Manor Park Library will have a stall ready for you to sign up! There will be two hampers of books to win - either come and show your current library card or sign up on the day for your chance to WIN! See the posters around school for full information and we will see you all there!

Please note: there will be no lessons for pupils on this day, however they are invited to come with their families to meet their teacher (please book your appointment on ParentMail) to discuss their end of year report and join in with the activities.

Last Day of School

The last day of school is Tuesday the 23rd of July. We will finish with our traditional final assembly outside from 12.45 - 1.30pm (weather permitting) and we’d love to see parents there. 

All children who are not walking home will need to be collected at 1.30pm. 

Happy Holidays!

This is our last newsletter of the academic year. We hope you all have a fabulous summer break! Don’t forget to read lots, play lots and make the most of your family time together. School starts back for children on Wednesday 4th September at 8.45am - see you then!

Year 6 at Adventure Island

Year 6 marked their last full week at primary school with an adrenaline-fuelled day at Southend’s Adventure Island. Children (and staff!) pushed their bravery to the limit as they tackled roller coasters and water rides by the seaside.


“That was epic,” Yousef K, 6C

“I loved the big swing!” Temilola, 6Mc

“Axis was great it went so high and everyone was screaming,” Wagner, 6C 


Making Sheringham History with our Sleepover@Sheringham!

 

Last Thursday, many of our Year 5 children took part in our first ever sleepover at school! Children cooked their own dinner, went on a night-walk, made dens and camped out in the classrooms - it was an amazing experience for all involved! 

“I really enjoyed the sleepover, it improved my independence and was a great experience!” Adna, 5M

“I made amazing memories with my friends!” Munzarin, 5S

 

Sports Day 2019

Well done to all the Sheringham athletes who competed in events at school and Little Ilford park yesterday! Children enjoyed sprinting, jumping, throwing and scrambling their way to the finish lines. 


Unfortunately, heavy rain rudely interrupted our annual Sports Day - all of the children did get to participate in some of the activities but we know lots of families missed out on seeing their children complete at the park as planned. To give children and families another chance to enjoy a day of sports and competition, we have decided to hold an additional Sports Day on Friday 20th September - so get the date in your diaries and keep those fingers crossed for clear skies!


Goodbyes

Each year, some members of the Sheringham family move on to new adventures. As well as saying goodbye to our wonderful Year 6 cohort, we are also wishing many members of staff well as they move on.


Ms Hanlon joined the Sheringham family way back in 2009, when she was known as Ms Stokoe - she has seen the school move from a junior to full primary school, including a full rebuild! She’s best known for her roles teaching and leading in Year 6, and more recently taking on whole-school assessment where she has supported teachers and leaders across the school.


Ms Robbins joined us in 2012 and has been a valued leader ever since, including introducing Maths No Problem across the school and later taking on the role of SENCo, working with children, teachers and families to ensure that our children with additional needs are fully supported. 


Though Ms Hanlon and Ms Robbins are leaving Sheringham, our loss is a gain for other schools in the Learning in Harmony Trust; Ms Hanlon is taking the role of Assistant Head at Drew Primary School, and Ms Robbins will be based full-time at Hartley Primary in her role as Trust-wide leader.


Ms Lynn has been with us since 2013; she has worked all over the school, as a member of the support staff team, then PPA teacher and then working as a class teacher, largely in Year 6. The school has benefited enormously from her skill-set, most notably in the lead roles she has played in our epic Y6 productions! We wish her all the best with her move back to Devon.


Ms Popek first came to us as a member of the support staff team and we were thrilled to have her rejoin as a teacher in 2015. Since then, she has worked all across the EYFS and KS1, sharing her expertise particularly in early reading and maths. She’s heading back up North and we hope she has a great time in her new school.


Ms Nazir has been with us since 2014, working across the school covering PPA sessions and having a real impact on some of our Year 6 children’s progress in maths. She’s off to new adventures, teaching in a secondary school!


Ms Weir and Ms Razvand joined us in 2016 and 2017 respectively. Teaching across Key Stage 2, they have been fantastic team members and have impacted hundreds of children’s learning between them. Thanks to Ms Weir for three years of dedication to the children in her class, and we hope she enjoys her move back home to Northern Island. Thanks too to Ms Razvand for her significant contribution to music and drama at Sheringham - we wish her the best in pursuing her career in this field! 


Ms La Touche and Ms Crosbie have been our incredible PPA teachers - they have worked in every year group in the school and will be very much missed by children and staff alike! We’d like to thank them for their commitment to the school.


Ms F Ahmed has worked with us since 2017, largely based in Reception and effectively supporting children with additional needs. We hope she enjoys the move to Reading and wish her all the best.


Ms Uddin has been a valuable member of our admin team this year, particularly working to improve our attendance. She is moving on to begin teaching training - we wish her the very best of luck!


Great Curriculum Opportunities for Sheringham Children

Next year, we are bringing in a few new elements to our curriculum which we are really excited about. In Years 3 - 6, children will be taking Spanish once a week, with Ms Martin who is an experienced Sheringham teacher and fluent Spanish speaker. Ms Lu, who was a music teacher before she was leading reception, will be teaching every child music. Finally, all children will have weekly PE with Mr Kin, who is currently a Sheringham learning mentor and has a sports science degree.


As part of our curriculum change, we would like to raise the profile of PE by bringing in a very simple PE uniform. This will be included in a wider conversation about uniform in Autumn, but at the start of the year our PE uniform will simply be a plain, white T shirt; this could be either short sleeved or long sleeved. With this, children will need to wear shorts or tracksuit pants (any colour) along with trainers or plimsolls. We will have t-shirts available for sale at the start of the year but families are welcome to buy these from any outlet such as Primark.


Congratulations to Florence!

Our wonderful cook, Florence, not only creates delicious meals enjoyed by pupils and staff alike, but she it also seems she is a dab hand with an ever-decreasing budget - her hard work has been recognised with a Financial Performance Award from the directors of the Juniper catering company. Well done Florence!

 

 Attendance

Sadly, attendance last week dropped again, to 93.88%. It is so important that children attend school right until the end of term so we would urge you to check our school dates (on the website) before booking holidays for the next year.

 

Drumroll please...3M are the overall winners this year! Well done!

This week, Y5 had the highest attendance and Reception were the most punctual.