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Newsletter 10

Friday 19 November 2021

Notices and Reminders

"When Jesus saw the crowd his heart was filled with compassion because they were like sheep without a shepherd. so he began teaching them many things.' Mark 6.34


This week, our whole school worships have been led by Mrs Cutler with the Year 6 reflective leaders, Chloe and 4AP.  Mrs Cutler used the Bible verse from Mark to illustrate how Jesus always put the needs of others before his own. He showed his love for them by being compassionate. Chloe reminded us of the may ways in which we can show compassion, whilst 4AP led our Friday worship on Children in Need. 

Kindness/Anti-Bullying Week
This week, we have lived out the value of compassion by participating in Children in Need and Kindness (Anti-Bullying Week).

Children and staff have been focused on encouraging kindness, friendship and positivity. With the theme of 'One Kind Word', the children have contributed to a 'Kindness' display which will be displayed in the corridor between the hall and the dining room. 

We would like to thank both pupils and parents/carers for their support for Children in Need. £251 was raised.

Learning in School
This half term, in their science lessons, Year 4 pupils are learning about Sound. On Thursday afternoon, they were visited by a parent, who works as an audiologist. She explained the different parts of the ear and how it works, particularly how sound travels to the ear. 

Parent Forum
The parent forum held its first meeting on 8 November. Minutes of the meeting can be viewed here: Parent Forum Minutes.

Interest was shown in understanding how to support your child with home learning using Microsoft Teams. We are arranging an information session about Microsoft Teams and will share the date in due course. 

Loans of a device
Last year, we loaned out devices to pupils to support home learning (both for homework and during the periods of remote learning during lockdown). We still have a number of devices available to loan this year to support with home learning. Please contact the school office if your child would benefit from the loan of a device during this academic year to support home learning. 

There are a number of parents who are overdrawn on their child's Wisepay account. Please can we ask that these debts are cleared by topping up your child's account and ensuring that this is done on a regular basis. If you are experiencing difficulties, please contact the school office.

The deadline for Year 5 parents and carers to order audience tickets for Young Voices at Wembley in February 2022 has now passed. Due to the deadlines imposed by Young Voices, the school is unable to accept any more requests for tickets. 

Similarly, the booking deadline for the Year 4 residential trip to Cuffley Camp in May 2022 has passed.  

School Uniform
Following on from the Government announcement that schools should no longer expect parents to pay for costly customised uniform we would like to remind parents that we have a well stocked second hand uniform cupboard. Prices of second hand uniform can be found here.  

FOTC update
Thank you for all your support with our Christmas activities and for all your wonderful donations. Plans for our Christmas Fairs are well under way do please keep purchasing your tickets. Tickets for this, The Big Night In and Christmas Wreaths with Apple Blossom Flowers (deadline extended) can be found here. Raffle tickets are still available for those who want to be in with a chance to win one of our fabulous hampers. Can you help with the upcoming Christmas activities? sign up if you can

Sports Events
Friday's match between Thomas Coram White and Little Gaddesden was a great success. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and the final score was 3 all.


Stars of the week

3NH - Chester - for showing an excellent and positive attitude every day. 

3SB - Archie - for the efficient and organised way that he completes every homework task. It is always handed in promptly to a great standard. 

3SG - Flora - for having a very positive week, with an excellent attitude to her learning in all subjects; helping around the classroom and being an all round super friend. 

4AP - Ronnie - for working exceptionally hard this week in all his lessons and producing a really well-written non-chronological report.

4KD - Matilda - for always showing a positive attitude to learning. 

4KS - Lois - for consistently displaying an excellent, responsible attitude to all her learning and being a most helpful student in class.

4RD - Georgia - for embodying all the values of the school and being a delight to have in class.

5DH - William - for always putting 100% effort into his work. He often makes interesting and insightful contributions to class discussions and always follows Thomas Coram values. 

5JR -  Holly - for her wonderful recount, inspired by the painting Tiger in a Tropical Storm by Henri Rousseau.. 

6RM - Luca - for his excellent non-chronological report about his creature, the Chrysteridia, which included beautifully constructed sentences, perfect vocabulary and detail and for his brilliant acting in a news report about the Spanish Armada.

6RT - Leo - for his detailed and engaging non-chronological report on his creation, 'The Strattler'.

6SW - Jamie - for fantastic effort in English and Maths this week, persevering when things become tricky and really focusing on mastering the skills. 

6WT - Matilda and Joseph - for performing so well in the class drama piece as part of the History lesson. 


A full calendar is available here       

Tues 23 Nov - 3SB Geography walk
Wed 24 Nov - 3NH & 3SG Geography walk   
Mon 20 Dec - Christmas lunch
Tues 21 Dec - End of term 1.00pm finish                                                                                              

Information sent out this week

This week we sent out/are attaching these letters, emails and flyers; letters are also available here:

This week at St Peter's

Please click here for information on St Peter's church including service times.