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Newsletter 14

Friday 18 December

Notices and Reminders

 '"No one who gossips can be trusted with a secret, but you can put confidence in someone who is trustworthy." Proverbs 11:13

This week we have come to the end of our value of Trust, with our theme for the week being "Trusting God". Our whole school worship on Monday was led by Mrs Cutler and the Year 6 Reflective leaders. We thought carefully about the words of the Lord's Prayer. We then watched a clip of the Lord's Prayer being signed in Makaton as the whole school is learning to sign.

On Wednesday, Olivia led our worship from a Year 6 classroom and retold the nativity story using letters of the alphabet. She challenged the children to use their hands and arms to make each letter  of the alphabet as it was mentioned. The week concluded with a recorded end of term service, led by Fr Stuart, Fr Joe and Olivia, with contributions from the children.

Our celebrations in school this week have included making Christmas themed stained glass  windows; making Christmas cards and hats; designing festive jumpers and of course, our Christmas lunch followed by an on-line Christmas panto.

House points
In our final whole school worship this week, this term's final House Points were announced. Congratulations to all our pupils who have earned 9,344 house points this term. However, the winning House with 2,540 points was Pankhurst. Well done to all members of that House.

Pencil case restock
Over the holiday break, we would ask parents and carers to take this opportunity to restock the child(ren)'s pencil cases. Pupils only need 1 pencil case (preferably clear) containing some named, basic equipment: pencils (at least one to be 2H), a 30cm ruler, a pencil sharpener, a pair of scissors (small pair with rounded ends), a set of coloured pencils and a glue stick.

Vacancy - Victoria
Victoria School has a vacancy for a site manager, 20 hours a week, term-time only plus 2 weeks. The deadline for applications is Monday 4 January 2021 and you can find out more information on the Teachinherts website - https://www.teachinhherts.com/find-a-job.htm?keyword+site%20manager

Thank you
Thank you from all the staff here at Thomas Coram for your kind wishes, cards and gifts. We wish you all a restful Happy Christmas and peaceful New Year.


Stars of the week                                                                                 

6RM - All of 6RM - well done for all your hard work this term - it has been a pleasure to have you all in 6RM.

6WTAll of 6WT - for being an amazing class. You have shown such determination to do your best.

6SW - All of 6SW - although it has been a strange first term for Year 6, they have all been amazing and worked very hard.

6TS - Iris - for always looking to challenge herself in all subjects, and for always positively contributing to class discussions.

5CTRex  - for a super story in English and for being a good role model and friend.

5JRAll of 5JR - for being absolutely wonderful this term and embracing the Spirit of Christmas this week.

5DHMylo - for his continued enthusiasm and willingness to contribute to whole class activities.

5KSOscar - for contributing well to class discussions, especially in Science and Geography.

4RPAll of 4RP - for coping with the changes this term and keeping a smile on their faces throughout.

4RD - Billy- for putting maximum efforts into everything he does.

4FGElla - for always being ready to learn and a delight to teach.

3SBThomas - for his energy and his smile.

3KDAnwen - for being a thoughtful and considerate member of 3KD.

3SGLauna-  for working hard on spellings, and having great focus and concentration.

3NHThea - for always asking inquisitive questions about every topic you could think of!


A full calendar is available here

  • Tues 5 Jan - Inset day (school closed to pupils)
  • Wed 6 Jan - Pupils return

Information sent out this week

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

  • End of term letter

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

We look forward to welcoming you to St Peter's this Christmas. Information on how to book for our service is on the website www.stpetersberkhamsted.org.uk. Spaces are limited and must be booked ahead on the website. The Nine Lessons and Carols, Christmas Eve Midnight Mass and Christmas Morning services will also be streamed on the website and on our Facebook page so you can watch and sing along at home.