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Newsletter 10                        Friday 20 November

Notices and Reminders

"Two people are better than one... If one person falls, the other can reach out to help." Ecclesiastes 4.9 - 10

Our value for the next five weeks is Trust. This week we have been reflecting on knowing that our friends will support us. Mrs Cutler and the Year 6 Reflective Leaders introduced our new value during Monday worship with a poem and a demonstration of how friends can support each other. Fr Joe led worship on Wednesday using the story of Jesus healing the paralysed man to illustrate how the man's friends helped and supported him and how the man had to trust his friends. 4RP concluded our weekly worship on Friday by thinking about friendship and how we need to trust our friends. They included examples from well-known stories, including the trusting relationship between Sophie and the BFG.

Kindness and Anti Bullying Week
This week has been Kindness and Anti Bullying Week. On Monday both pupils and staff celebrated our differences by wearing odd socks. We have all made pledges about how we are going to be united in supporting one another and standing up to bullying behaviour. The children have started to paint and decorate their pebbles; photographs of their completed stones will be shared via our social media accounts.

Face coverings
Thank you to all parents and carers who continue to follow the government's guidance (where distancing is difficult) by wearing a face covering at drop off and collection. As we have different bubbles arriving and leaving over a 25 minute period, please can we ask parents and carers not to remove your face covering until you have left the vicinity of the school.

Libraries are open for Ready Reads

We all know how important it is for children to have access to books. Despite the current lockdown situation, Hertfordshire libraries are offering a new way to borrow books, Ready Reads - we select you collect! Families can order books for their children and themselves using the online form and then collect them from a selected library. If you do not have access to on online services please call 0300 123 4049.

Dinner accounts
Please ensure your children are in credit on Wisepay if they are having school lunches. Thank you.  


Stars of the week                                                                                 


6RM - Sam - for always pushing himself in maths to complete the extension work and is a good friend to others, he is kind, polite and helpful. Sam is a pleasure to have in class.

6WT - Zack- for a wonderful improvement in effort and enthusiasm for learning. Well done Zack, we are proud of you.

6SW - Buckley - for some super work on fractions this week.

6TSEdward - for always being calm, contributing to class discussions with unique and mature talking points, as well as for taking care over all his work and always showing perseverance and determination; well done Edward!

5CTMillie - for her fantastic work with dialogue this week. She has been working hard producing lovely descriptive pieces that are well punctuated.

5JR - Sofia- for working so hard in Maths this week using the inverse operations. Well done!

5DHFreya - for her happy and enthusiastic attitude towards all aspects of her work!

5KSSofia - for her enthusiastic approach to all learning activities and being eager to increase her knowledge. Keep it up!

4RPRebecca - for being truly fabulous! For being a wonderful role model, kind, caring and always trying your very best.

4RD - Ava - for working hard on her understanding of time, for always concentrating and doing her best.

4FGAustin - for fantastic effort this week in English and Maths and contributing to class discussions, particularly in Geography and Science. Keep it up Austin! 

3SBLaurie - for improving his writing and for being that impressive Captain Calculator.

3KD - Elsie- for being hard working, resilient, determined and kind and always striving to do her best!

3SGLainey - for working really hard on her handwriting.  Keep up the good work Lainey.

3NH - Matthew - for creating a beautiful picture of Christopher Columbus' ship, the Santa Maria, using oil pastels.



A full calendar is available here

  • Wed 25 Nov - Flu catch up session
  • Thurs 26 Nov - Years 3 & 5 hamper donations drop off at school gate
  • Fri 27 Nov - Years 4 & 6 hamper donations drop off at school gate
  • Fri 4 Dec - Non uniform day £1 donation
  • Thurs 17 Dec - Christmas Dinner
  • Fri 18 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:

  •  Governor annual letter
  •  Year 6 Film Night

Remember, if you child exhibits COVID-symptoms and you book a test, do let us know over the weekend (and of the test result, when you receive it) by emailing covid@thomascoram.herts.sch.uk

This week at St Peter’s

All churches are currently closed for public worship, but St Peters is open during the day. Please pop in if you are passing. Services are streamed on our website and facebook page. Fr Stewart has recently started a twitter feed with opening times, service times and other news. https://twitter.com/stpeterberko