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Newsletter 19

Friday 10 February 2023

Notices and Reminders

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9


This week at Thomas Coram 
What a fantastic start to the week we had at TC. I was lucky enough to accompany Year 5 to Wembley Arena for their Young Voices concert. We were astounded by the beat boxers and the violinist! I was a particular fan of the world class violin player who was head to toe in sequins! The children were a credit to the school and behaved impeccably throughout the event. It really was a joyous event. I have also had lots of children coming to show me fantastic work they have produced this week, I have seen moving monsters, setting descriptions and fraction work involving solving fractions of amounts. The children have also been celebrating Mental Health week this week, with pyjama days, slipper days, boxing, yoga, street dance and bootcamp activities taking place across the school. Although it has been a short half term, it seems to have gone incredibly quickly and I cannot believe it is half term next week. I hope everyone has a relaxing half term and I hope when we return, we will start to see the first signs of Spring!  

Today we sadly said goodbye to Mrs Demarco who has worked as a teaching assistant at TC for many years. She has helped support lots of children across the school since she started and will be really missed. We would like to thank her for all her hard work throughout the years. 

On Tuesday, I led a worship around Mental Health Week and the importance of connecting with others to help improve how we feel. We spoke about exercise, healthy eating, sleeping and talking all being key to helping us feel better. On Wednesday, Father Joe led a worship on encouragement. On Thursday, Mrs Giles led singing assembly and we were treated to a medley from Young Voices with the Year 5 pupils showing their singing and dance moves. Today, 5JR led their class worship on encouragement and building each other up.  

Bake Sale  
We are holding a bake sale on Friday 3rd March (the second Friday back after half term) to raise money for the RSPCA to help unwell and poorly treated animals. We will be selling tray bakes and cupcakes. We will be selling on Velvet Lawn. All items will be nut free. We look forward to seeing you there. Grace and Isabella Year 5. 

Year 3 Trip
Year 3 had an amazing trip to Tring Museum today. Mrs Giles said they all behaved beautifully and had a great time. The workshop on skeletons was a particular highlight. 

Behaviour off site  
A general reminder about behaviour off site, please remember to be courteous and be demonstrating the TC values when you are walking to and from school.              

Air up bottles  
A reminder that air up bottles are not allowed in school. Thank you.  

Just a general reminder, for snacks at break, the children should not be provided with sweets, crisps, chocolates and fizzy drinks. Please also ensure the items are nut free.  

Recorders - Y4 
Following on from the email sent earlier in the week please remember to send your child in with a recorder on Monday 20 February for their music lessons. Thank you. 

Sporting success
Two great games of football took place on Friday 3 February. Thomas Coram White drew 1-1 with Holtsmere End and Thomas Coram Red team beat Aycliffe Drive school 6-3.

Player of the match for the white team was Edward N.

Player of the match for the red team was Thomas B.

Congratulations to all who played. 

PE uniform
On cold days all pupils should be wearing their school jumper for PE not hoodies or coats. All pupils are welcome to wear base layers under the rest of the PE kit. 

Thank you to everyone that has helped this term. If you forgot to make a donation for dress down day, there is still time and can be done here.

The FOTC 'What's happening Wednesday' will be back after half term.

The Reading Room
Mrs Rawlings, our Librarian, has created 'The Reading Room' newsletter which will be shared with families each half term. Here you can find out what the children have been reading during their Library sessions and get some great reading recommendations for your year group. You can read the first edition.Take a look here. 

Reminder – if you have any concerns, please speak to your child’s class teacher face to face or send an email to admin, you can also speak to one of the phase leaders Mrs Giles for Year 3 and 4 and Mrs Munro for Year 5 and 6, Miss Williamson can also be contacted if you have any concerns. 

School site  
Recent Ofsted inspections have focused heavily on safeguarding, if you need to come onto the school site, please do so via the school office (if it is not a drop off or pick up time) as we cannot have parents walking through the building unless they are accompanied by staff. Can I also please request, that when on school premises appropriate language is used and that you are courteous towards staff members.  

A general reminder that the children should have their hair tied up in school, if their hair is past their shoulders.  

 Stars of the week - 

3SB - Theo for his increased independence in completing tasks in a more focused way. 

3SG - Mili  Mili made a super Moving Monster in DT this week, she worked really hard to make sure that it had a moving part which worked.    

3EW - Jago for always working hard in everything we do and displaying our school values brilliantly. Well done!

4HS - Elijah - for being such a help to Miss Hill and being so articulate about his learning. Well done. 

4SW - Evie for fantastic writing in English. She wrote some very clear and detailed stage directions for her play-script. 
4AP - Amelia for working really hard on her playscript in English this week and producing some interesting dialogue between the Dish and the Spoon. 

5DH - Young Voices Choir for representing the school impeccably. 

5KS - All of 5KS for the time and effort you all put into learning the many songs and dance routines for the Young Voices Concert. You were amazing well done!

5RG - Lainey for her perseverance and improvements in her handwriting and her amazing efforts in her Maths homework. Great work Lainey!

5JR - Young Voices Choir- your singing and dance moves and behaviour was amazing and something to be extremely proud of. You are all superstars and we are so lucky to have spent the day and evening with you. Well done!

6WT - All of 6WT for super effort in this weeks assessments. We are really pleased with both the effort you have put in and the progress you have made. 

6RM - James B  for always being helpful, contributing his excellent ideas in every lesson and always trying his hardest. 

A full calendar is available here   

Monday 20 February

Pupils return

Monday 20 February

Y6 WW2 WOW day

Tuesday 21 February


Parents Evening 5 - 8pm
Thursday 23 February

Parents Evening 4 - 7pm


Information attached this week

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This week at St Peter's

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