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Newsletter 22

Friday 10 March 2023

Notices and Reminders

To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8

This week at Thomas Coram 
What a cold an unexpected week we have had! The children were so excited when it started snowing at lunchtime on Tuesday and that excitement continued, on Wednesday, when they came into school and saw all the snow on the field. I for one am hoping this is the last of the snow and we can start to enjoy beautiful, crisp Spring mornings. Today in worship, I spoke to the children about being unkind to one another, we have had quite a few incidents of children saying unkind things, in the heat of the moment and disagreeing over games at break and lunch. All of the children agreed this was not a good thing to be happening in school and said saying unkind words was not a TC thing to do. Please can you also reiterate this with the children.  

On Monday, we looked at justice again and seeing things from both perspectives, sometimes we only see one point, but it is really important to listen to both sides. On Wednesday, Father Joe led worship around our value of justice. On Thursday, Mrs Bruguier led singing assembly and the children could be heard singing down the corridors.  

Reading Raffle 
Reminder, to ensure you are reading with your child at least four times per week to ensure they have their name entered for the reading raffle. This will enable them to be in with a chance to win afternoon tea with me. 

Outdoor Learning Day  
Next Tuesday (14 March 2023), we will be celebrating an outdoor learning day, please ensure the children have a coat with them and if you want to bring in waterproofs that is fine. If your child has wellies please do send them in with wellies or an old pair of shoes also. 

Red Nose Day  
Friday 17th March is Red Nose Day, please come in something red, with your uniform. Children should not be in non – uniform, it could be red socks, a red top, red trousers etc. With their uniform on.  They can wear a red nose if wanted or paint their nose red. To make a donation please visit our Just Giving Page.

Year 4 Maths Morning
If you are a parent in year 4, don't forget to let us know if you plan on attending the Maths workshop on Wednesday 29th March. We will be covering techniques to use in class and at home in preparation for the times table multiplication check. You can book your place here.

RE day
On Tuesday 28th March, we will be holding our termly RE day, we would like to invite parents in from 2:45pm to see the work the children have created throughout the day. We are also hosting an Easter Egg competition, information for the competition is in the attached letter at the bottom. For RE day, one of the year groups will be making an Easter garden.  If you have any spare/unwanted equipment lying around your house/garden that we can take off your hands please let us know! (Below are a couple of examples).

  • medium/large shallow dish/tray
  • twine
  • soil
  • stones/pebbles
  • small/mini plant pots 
  • seeds/mini flower plants
  • large stones 
  • white cloth 


After school club changing  
I clarified today with the children, what they need to do for after school club changing. If children need to get changed for an after-school club, Year 3 and 4 children will get changed in their class, Year 5 will get changed separately girls in the library and boys in a Year 5 class. Year 6 will also get changed separately and will get changed in the Year 6 classes.  

A reminder to parents that if your child has a phone, please ensure you are monitoring what they are doing and the messages that they are sending. There have been reports of a few unkind messages being sent amongst Year 5 and 6 pupils within groups on WhatsApp. WhatsApp should only be used by children over 16 years of age, so please do keep a check on what is happening if your child is part of a WhatsApp group.   

Strike Action  
As you may be aware, next week on Wednesday and Thursday it is teacher strike action. If your classes are affected, on these days, you will receive an email separately.  

Bridgewater Cross Country - Reminder!
We are looking forward to seeing lots of children at the annual Bridgewater School Cross Country tomorrow (11 March). Below are the race times. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before their event - all children must be accompanied by an adult for their time there and can leave immediately after. Mrs Thomson, Miss Minter and Mrs Griffiths will be at the finish line to collect in the place cards the children will be handed. Please can children wear their school PE top as their top later, with layers underneath if needed. 
Time Race Approx distance
9.30 am Year 6 Girls


9.45 am Year 6 Boys


10.00 am  Year 5 Girls 1200m
10.15 am Year 5 Boys 1200m
10.30 am Year 4 Girls 800m
10.45 am Year 4 Boys 800m
11.00 am Year 3 Girls 600m
11.15 am Year 3 Boys 600m
11.35 (approx) Presentation

After School Clubs with Miss Minter 
Bookings will open in Arbor next Monday 13 March at 7pm for summer 1 half term 
Monday - Team Games
Tuesdays - Gymnastics
Wednesdays - Rounders (Y5 & Y6 only)

Captain's Club Summer term bookings
Bookings will open in Arbor on Monday 20 March at 7pm for the Summer term - Apr-Jul 23. Please note only 1 booking per day for either clubs

Please could parents remind Year 5 and 6 pupils that if they are meeting an adult outside of the school gate and they cannot find them, they can come back into the school as we will be open.

Brownies in Berkhamsted
Would your daughter like to join Brownies?  Brownies introduces girls aged 7-10 to a world of new opportunities, challenges and fun, whilst offering excellent value for money.  They can make new friends at regular meetings where they learn new hobbies, get creative, develop life skills and have outdoor adventures.  To find out about units in and around Berkhamsted, visit https://www.girlguiding.org.uk/  

A reminder that children should be wearing black school shoes to school and not Ugg style boots.  

Dacorum Family Services
DFS are running a free workshop on Wednesday 15 March at 1.30 via Microsoft teams on 'Helping your child manage their anger'. More information can be found here

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

Friends of Thomas Coram
Please save the date Saturday 13 May as we are holding our First ever Fun Run with Apex inflatables - more info will follow nearer to the date! Before that we will be having another dress down and doughnut day on Friday 24 March. 

Stars of the week                                                                                  

3SB - Elizabeth & Carys for always working carefully and thoroughly. If you are going to do a job, do it well!

3SG - Mollie - for super effort this week, she has been a great talk partner, not only listening to others opinions but also asking relevant questions. 

3EW - Grace for fantastic effort in his written advice on winning a steam-powered rhinoceros.

4HS - James - for fantastic effort in all her lessons this week, particularly with her explanation text about the Romans and poem about if the world were made of sweets. 

4SW - Isabella - for her amazing letter in History about what it was like to live as a rich Roman. 
4AP - Vlad for making huge progress in English and independently writing an super explanation of how his invention works.

5DH - Orla and Sophie - for great rapping skills. 

5KS - Elsie for her commitment to all areas of her learning. Keep up the great week. 

5KS - Alfie - for great rapping skills.

5RG - Thea for her mature approach to school and her engagement with the school council. Thea also completed an excellent comparison piece of writing between Portugal and Berkhamsted for her English homework. 

5JR - All 5JR Young Leaders in School on Wednesday - for being absolutely wonderful and showing the true TC values both in school and when battling the elements to support the wonderful work being carried out at the cemetery. 

6WT - Stanley for increased detail added into his written work. 

6RM -  Noah - for always trying hard to contribute his ideas every lesson and always being very helpful in class. 

A full calendar is available here   

Saturday 11 March 

 Bridgewater Cross Country Event 

09:30 - 12:00 approx

Monday 13 – Friday 17 March  

Science Week  

All week  

Tuesday 14 March  

Outdoor Learning Day  

All day  

Friday 17 March  

Comic Relief Day  

All day  

Friday 24 March 

Dress Down Day and Doughnuts

All day and after school 

Monday 27 March Friday 31 March  

Autism Awareness Week  

All week  

Friday 31 March  

Last day of school  

1pm finish  


Information attached this week

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This week at St Peter's

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