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Newsletter 10

Friday 18 November 2022

Notices and Reminders

When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. Psalm 56:3

This week at Thomas Coram
We have had a great week at TC this week, we have had two very successful open mornings, with lots of parents attending. All of the parents commented on how hard the children were working in lessons, how polite they were and how fantastic their Year 5 and 6 tour guides were. A huge thank you to those Year 5 and 6 students, who were fantastic and so knowledgeable when showing the parents around. The parents were lucky enough to see a Year 3 Art lesson, in the art room looking at different animals and creatures. I also went to a Year 3 lesson this week and loved hearing all about their Guided Reading book, Rabbit and Bear, Rabbit’s Bad Habit’s. The children found the book funny and engaging and I really enjoyed hearing the things Rabbit got up too. I was also fortunate enough (some may say unfortunate) to teach a Year 5 coding lesson this week, it tested my skills of coding, and I had some expert Year 5 children to help me with the coding. Thank you to everyone who wore spots for CIN we raised over £220.   

On Monday, we looked at our new value of Trust and what trust means and why it is important. We thought about who we can trust in our lives and who was important to us. On Wednesday, we spoke about the meaning of trust and why we need people in our lives who we trust.  

World Cup
I was presented with a petition signed by 65 children from across the school, that would like to celebrate the start of the World Cup on Monday and be allowed to watch the England match at 1:00pm. As the Year 6’s were so good with their persuasive language, I have decided that if children would like to watch the match, they will be able to go to the hall in the afternoon to watch it altogether. If children do not want to watch it, then they can stay in their classrooms to complete another activity with their class teacher. I am hoping if we are all in the hall, we can really cheer England on and win our first match. The children are expected to come into school in their school uniform.   

RE Day  
On Tuesday 6th December, TC will be having a special RE day to celebrate the birth of Jesus and Christmas, the children will be completing different projects throughout the day, which we would like to invite you in to see at 2:50pm that afternoon. We will open the classrooms and you can then come in to see your child’s work. Dismissal will be the same and you will need to wait outside the classrooms for your child to be dismissed at 3:25pm. If you have children in more than one class, you will be able to go to each of the classes during that time. We think it will be a great opportunity to demonstrate our work and start to invite parents in. I hope to see as many as you as possible and will give more information closer to the time.  

World Cup 2022 theme day menu
HCL have a special menu on Thursday 24 May to celebrate the world cup. Jacket potatoes will also be available.

Red -  Portugal - Piri Piri Chicken with Portuguese Rice

Green -  Cameroon - West African Sweet Potato Curry with Crusty Bread

The Hospice of St Francis
The Hospice are holding two winter markets the first one is this Saturday 19 November in Potten End Village Hall 10.00am - 4.00pm. For more information please click here

Parent Forum
Thank you to our new class reps we will be meeting on Thursday 8th December, the reps will be in touch with you soon, to see if there is anything that parents would like to raise during our first meeting.

Book Donations and Wish List 
This term we are going to be focusing on ensuring that the books the children have in school are suitable for their age range. If you have any of the books form the Year 3 –6  recommended reading list, that you would be happy to donate to the school, please send them to the office.  

We are also going to be creating a wish list of new books for anyone who would like to buy a book for the library or reading corners in the classrooms. 

Sporting success
Game On have held a series of football matches and the results are below. Well done to all the pupils who took part.

Game On League
Bishop Wood Blue beat Thomas Coram – Blue = 5-1
Thomas Coram Red beat Thomas Coram – White = 3-0
Thomas Coram – Blue beat Holtsmere End - Blue = 4-2
Thomas Coram – Red beat Holtsmere End – Red = 8-1

Thomas Coram Girls beat Bishop Wood Girls 8-0

Friends of Thomas Coram
Amazon Shoppers
If you are thinking about starting your Christmas shopping or spend regularly on Amazon - don't forget to link the FOTC to your account so we get money directly from amazon for every purchase. You can link your account here.

Christmas update
Make sure you've had a read of this weeks 'What's happening Wednesday' update so that you know what's happening over the next 6 weeks - this includes info about Christmas parties for the children and much more! Tickets for all our events can be bought here.

Junior Admissions
Junior Admissions are now open and you can apply for your child(ren) to join Thomas Coram in Year 3 from September 2022. You will need to apply via Herts County Council Junior Admissions. You will also need to complete a Supplementary Information Form which can be found on the website or here

Stars of the week - 

3SB - Emilia- for the great improvement in her behaviour and for being a lovely pleasant girl to teach.

3SG - Isaac - for super effort in maths working hard on word problems, I was pleased to see Isaac spending extra time checking his answers. 

3EW - Malakai - for working really hard on his handwriting - the size of your letters and the joins are coming along very well. Well done. 

4HS - Sam - for always being kind to others and trying really hard during lessons. 

4SW - Frieda - for amazing focus in English lessons and extra research at home on leopards for our non-chronological reports. 

4AP - Rosa D - for  an interesting well written non chronological report on Walt Disney

5DH - Dylan - for his amazing effort with his writing this week in English.

5KS - Josie - for her imaginative pieces of writing. Josie had used figurative language to engage her reader. 

5RG - Scarlett - for her amazing attitude in her maths lessons this week; she has worked incredibly hard. Well done, Scarlett. 

5JR - Chloe - for her hard work, commitment and focus on her recount in English. 

6WT - Charlie - for creating an amazing letter to Henry VIII!

6RM - Brooke - for working hard in all lessons and always trying her very best. 

A full calendar is available here                   

  • Wed 30 Nov - Catch up flu vaccination session
  • Thurs 8 Dec - Parent Forum meeting
  • Fri 9 Dec - FOTC dress down
  • Tues 13 Dec - Y3 Christmas Production 1.30pm
  • Wed 14 Dec - Y3 Christmas Production 6.30pm
  • Thurs 15 Dec - FOTC Christmas Parties
  • Fri 16 Dec - FOTC Christmas Parties
  • Fri 16 Dec - Whole School Panto 
  • Tues 20 Dec - Christmas Lunch and Christmas Jumper Day
  • Wed 21 Dec - End of term Christmas Service at St Peter's 10.30am
  • Wed 21 Dec - Last day of term 1.00pm finish

Information attached this week

This weeks flyers/attachments/letters are below please click on for more information;

This week at St Peter's

Details of services at St Peter's can be found here.

To read the latest news from St Peter's click here.