Friday 18 March 2022
Notices and Reminders
"Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you must also forgive others." Colossians 3:13
We continue to reflect on the value of Forgiveness in our weekly worships. With Mrs Cutler, we looked at Rembrandt's painting of the Prodigal Son and used a dramatic reading to explore the story. On Wednesday Father Stuart was helped by a Year 5 pupil, who was tasked with tying red ribbons around a wooden spoon whilst holding an increasing number of cushions. This illustrated how difficult we can find life when we are weighed down by guilt and how much easier life is when we forgive others, and we forgiven. 3NH concluded the week with a Red Nosed themed worship. The children explored the meaning of 'funny is power' and explained how the donations raised by Comic Relief are used to support charities in the local community.
Thank you for your kind donations for Comic Relief; the children's red noses and wacky hair raised £254.73
This week in school
The children have been taking part in a range of activities for National Science Week. These included a whole school investigation to find out if there is any correlation between age and height; designing a creature to live on Mars; building and testing a nest for Gentoo penguins in Antarctica; and smashing stereotypes by researching a range of diverse scientists including Stephen Hawkins, Stephanie Kwolek, Margaret Hamilton, Dr Claire Burke, Garrett Morgan and Dr Esther Odekunle.
Congratulations to all our pupils who participated in the cross-county event at Bridgewater School last Saturday. Over 50 children took part and 15 medals were won.
Our Year 4 Tag Rugby team took part in the DSSN competition last Wednesday. Unfortunately, after completing two matches, the competition was rained off.
We would also like to congratulate Drew in Year 6 for coming third overall in the English Gymnastics competition (Under 12s) and winning a silver medal on the pommel.
If you haven't already then don't forget to log in to Arbor to have a look round and see how it works. Details of how to do so are here.
Please note Captains Club bookings for Summer 2022 (April-July) will open in Arbor at 4.00pm on Monday 21 March 2022.
Parent governor self nominations
Monday 21 March at noon is the deadline for self-nominations for our vacancies for parent governors on the federation governing body. See the letter we emailed out on 9 March, which is also on our website, for details. If an election is necessary, we will email you on Thursday 24 March with instructions of how to vote online. The email will only come from our Arbor system and not from Groupcall. Please make sure you receive two links to this weeks newsletter. One from Groupcall and one from Arbor.
Summer term school meal price
Herts Catering Ltd review their prices in April. Although they have been able to keep paid meal prices static for 18 months, these will be increased from next term. All Berkhamsted schools are increasing their meal price to £2.90 per meal. This increase is due to the UK's inflation rate being at a 30-year high (as of December 2021), the National Living Wage increased by £0.59 per hour (6.6%) to £9.50, and food costs rising due to increasing costs of production and distribution. Please bear this new meal price in mind when topping up your child's meal account for next term.
Change to published lunch menu
Next Wednesday's lunch menu is roast pork instead of the published roast chicken. This is due to supplier shortages.
Friends of Thomas Coram
Please come along to our next meeting, Wednesday 23 March, 7.45pm, The Bull. All are welcome and all help will be much appreciated to help run our exciting summer events.
Mon 28 March - Great FOTC Bake Off categories - Jubilee, Hobbies, Traditional bakes
Fri 10 June - 6pm Jubilee BBQ/Party
Sun 17 July - Circus!
Stars of the week
3NH - Kenzi - for always being a helpful and kind member of class, to both adults and children.
3SB - Wilfred - for the care he has taken in his assessments and for doing things thoroughly like he was advised.
3SG - Sky - for the excellent effort she has been putting into all her learning.
4AP - Ruby - for persevering with her work and assessments this week despite breaking the arm that she writes with.
4KD - Zoe - for always trying her best in lessons and contributing ideas during class discussions. Zoe is a delight to have in class.
4KS - Mojtaba - for being a pleasure to have in class, he consistently puts effort into all aspects of his learning.
4RD - Tommy - for his clear explanation of an animal that could survive on Mars.
5DH - All of 5DH - for their enthusiasm, effort and perseverance in Science week.
5JR - Jack R - for persevering with his sewing and then explaining and helping others.
6RM - Harry - for his amazing performance at the cross country event, coming first in Y6 and remaining resilient to the end.
6RT - Reuben - for improved efforts in his writing; he has produced a well-written narrative this week.
6SW - Sofia - for fantastic focus and great improvement in the reading assessments.
6WT - Tilly - for super progress in Maths. Tilly listens carefully and her hard work has paid off.
A full calendar is available here
- Wed 23 Mar - FOTC meeting 7.45pm The Bull
- Mon 28 Mar - FOTC 'Great TC Bake Off'
- Fri 1 April - Last day of term finish at 1.00pm
Information sent out this week
This week we sent out/are attaching these letters, emails and flyers; letters are also available here:
This week at St Peter's
St Peter's church weekly notice for the week beginning 20 March can be found here.