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Newsletter 12

Friday 3 December 2021

Notices and Reminders

"Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.' Colossians 3:12


This week, our whole school worships have been led by Father Stuart and 4RD. 4RD shared the words from St Paul: "Clothe yourself with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience." The children explained how we could show our compassion for others in school and how putting on our school uniform each morning can help us to imagine we are clothing ourselves with the attitude of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. On Wednesday, we lit the first candle of our Advent Wreath.

This week in School
The school also held an RE afternoon on the the theme of Light on Monday. The children investigated the symbolism of light in the different festivals of light celebrated by Christians, Muslims, Jews and Hindus.

This week we welcomed parents and carers from Victoria and Swing Gate infant schools for our second Open Morning. Visitors were proudly led around the school by our Year 6 Leaders, who also answered many questions about the school day.

Our parent/teacher association, The Friends of Thomas Coram, has been very busy. Our annual Christmas Fair was organised differently this year, with each year group having an afternoon Christmas Fair in school during the school day. The children dressed down for their respective day, with many wearing their Christmas jumpers. They enjoyed a toy tombola, a sweetie lucky dip, decorated a Christmas tree decoration and finished off the afternoon's activities with a Christmas disco. They all went home with a present from the FOTC, wrapped and ready to take home to go under the tree. We'd like to thank all the volunteers who have given up their time to organise the afternoons for the children. They enjoyed the activities immensely; it was lovely to see that the magic of Christmas has not been lost this year. 

Christmas Post Box
From next week, our school Christmas Post Box will be in operation. If pupils would like their cards delivered for free, they should place them in the post box in the dining room. Please make sure the full name and class to be delivered to is written on the envelope. A delivery will take place daily to each classroom until Friday 17 December. 

Christmas Lunch
A reminder that our Christmas lunch is Monday 20 December. Children can wear a Christmas Jumper and/or hat on that day. Please don't forget to send your child with a packed lunch if a school lunch was not ordered. 

Attendance is vitally important in ensuring the children make progress and we would like to congratulate pupils in 4KD (best class); Year 4 and Year 6 (best year group) and Luther King (best house) for their excellent attendance during the month of November. Year 4 has the best attendance so far this academic year. 

Massive thanks to all volunteers and staff who have helped this week and made the Christmas Fair afternoons such a success. We will let you know how much money has been raised next week. 

Christmas Hampers - Raffle tickets, deadline TONIGHT 7pm, for the chance to win a luxury Christmas hamper click here

Silent Auction - our silent auction is now LIVE! Check out prizes and get bidding here.

Honey - We have some wonderful honey for sale from Bespoke Beekeeping who have averies around Berkhamsted. Those 8oz jars are available to buy for £6 and come with their very own FOTC label. A perfect Christmas gift!

Christmas trees - Children will be bringing home a leaflet for The Christmas Tree place on Chesham Road today. Please consider buying your tree there as we receive money for every tree purchased and they kindly donate a Christmas tree to the school.

Big Night In - The FOTC Big Night in is tonight! If you have signed up, the bits will be sent home with your child today and the quiz will be emailed to you today. Have fun!

Thank you for all your support, the FOTC.


Stars of the week

3NH - Joel  - for an excellent newspaper report about Edgar the Excitable Dragon.

3SB - Alex News - for the effort he has put into learning his part for the Year 3 production. 

3SG - James  - for consistently  putting effort into his Maths and English work in class; he has focused this week on making his work even better. 

4AP - Elise  - for a fantastic free verse poem that brought to life the magic of the circus. 

4KD - Ashton - for super effort with his poem in English and always trying his best. 

4KS - Mia - for her positive and responsible attitude towards all areas of her learning.

4RD - Grace - for her enthusiastic and well written non-chronological report about dressage champion, Charlotte Dujardin.

5DH - Eleanor - for always putting 100% effort into all that she does.

5JR -  Stanley - for his explanation of meanders and his enthusiastic approach to learning in all subjects. 

6RM - James - for working very hard in all lessons, including good detail in his reading comprehension answers. 

6RT - Angharad - for producing very high standards of written work in English this week and for her great focus in lessons. 

6SW - Evie - for always working hard, facing challenges with a can do attitude, and being kind to others. 

6WT - Evan S - for impressing Mrs Thomson with his mathematical calculations during the class science experiment. 


A full calendar is available here       

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:

  Letter from Mrs Cutler

This week at St Peter's

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