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Newsletter 21

Friday 25 February 2022

Notices and Reminders

"Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you must also forgive others." Colossians 3:13


This week our whole school worships have been led by Mrs Cutler and the Year 6 Reflective Leaders, Father Joe and 3SB. Our value for this half term is Forgiveness, with our focus this week being 'Wiping the slate clean.' Mrs Cutler explained the origins of the phrase, 'wiping the slate clean' and we reflected on the words of Nelson Mandela, after whom one of our houses is named: As I walked out of the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew that if I didn't leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I'd still be in prison.

Father Joe used the story of the Prodigal Son to help us understand the meaning of forgiveness, whilst 3SB used role play and poetry to share how important forgiveness is.

Lunch Options
From Monday, 28 February, the children will be able to select from three options. In addition to the red (meat) and green (vegetarian) options, a jacket potato with a topping  and salad or vegetables has been added to the lunch menu. This will be the the blue option. A range of puddings are on offer everyday including fresh fruit, yoghurts, cheese and biscuits as well as a baked dessert.

Big Book Week
Next week, we are celebrating books. Each Year 3 class is visiting Berkhamsted library. If your child has a library ticket, they can take it with them on the visit to borrow a book. There is still time to join the local library before the visit; forms are available from Berkhamsted library.

On Thursday 3 March, it is World Book Day. This year, in conjunction with our infant feeder schools, we will be marking World Book Day by wearing pyjamas to school, so there is no need to buy a special costume for the day. If your child has PE that day, they may bring their PE kit to school to change into. 

Danny Macaskill: The Ridge
Before half term, Year 5 pupils watched a film by Danny Macaskill, a Scottish trials cyclist, from Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye, who works professionally as a street trials/ Mountain bike rider. 'The Ridge' which was filmed along Cuillin Ridge on the Island of Skye was used to inspire the children's descriptive writing. The children were delighted to receive a video message from the cyclist this week. Thank you very much to the parent who organised this. 

Parent survey 2021-2022
This week, we are inviting you to complete our annual parent/carer survey. For a paper copy which can be printed and then completed please click on paper copy highlighted in blue. Alternatively, you can complete the survey on-line by following this link: Parent survey 2021-2022.

Friends of Thomas Coram
FOTC have two events on Friday 4 March. The first is a coin count for the children. Please bring in any old coins (including foreign ones) on Friday. Let's see which class can get the most (mass not volume). They are also holding a Quiz Night on the fourth starting at 8.00pm and need a couple more teams to make it feasible. Please get your tickets from the FOTC Box Office.




Stars of the week

3NH - Charlotte - for writing some absolutely amazing descriptions in English this week.

3SB - Lottie - for immense effort in all lessons. Lottie has been calm and focused, completing all tasks with pace. 

3SG - Jesse - for coming back after half term with a great 'can do' attitude to all his work.  

4AP - Matthew - for his imaginative explanation and detailed description of how a TV works in English this week. 

4KD - All of 4KD - for being really helpful and supportive this week with their new teachers.

4KS - Mila - for great focus, effort and enthusiasm in Maths this week.

4RD - Sophie - for her great work on written multiplication this week, and for always being such a sunny member of the class. 

5DH - Noah - for demonstrating all three of the Thomas Coram core values this week. 

5JR -  All of 5JR - for their enthusiasm in English and showing us what wonderful 'rappers' they are. 

6RM - Jamie - for working very hard in all lessons; all of the adults in school say that he is an absolute pleasure to be with. 

6RT - Klara - for always putting 100% effort in all lessons and for being such a mature and responsible member of 6RT.

6SW - Amelie B - for always being focused and working hard in lessons.

6WT - Archie - for amazing effort in French when translating a detailed paragraph about a town. 


A full calendar is available here       

  • Mon 28 Feb - 3SG Library visit
  • Wed 3 Mar - 3NH Library visit
  • Thurs 3 Mar - World Book Day
  • Fri 4 Mar - 3SB Library visit
  • Fri 4 Mar - FOTC Quiz Night                                                                                      

Information sent out this week

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

  • Parent Arbor introduction letter
  • Covid Update

This week at St Peter's

St Peter's church information can be found here.