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Newsletter 25

Friday 25 March 2022

Notices and Reminders

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

 

Worship
Our theme this week has been 'Putting the past behind us'. In Mrs Cutler's Monday worship, two Year 6 reflective leaders used a role play to explore the meaning of bearing a grudge and the importance of putting the past behind us when we fall out with friends and classmates. On Wednesday, Father Joe used the story of Jacob and Esau to illustrate the importance of forgiveness and putting the past behind us. In our Friday worship, 4KS used the example of the Iron Cross, the Curz de Ferro or Cruz de Hierr, on the Camino Santiago, where people can leave things that they no longer need. It reminded us that we may be carrying things round that are holding us back. 

This evening, our school is being represented at the Dacorum Schools Sport Network dance competition, being held at Everyone Active in Hemel. After worship on Friday, the children and staff were given a preview of the Year 5 and Year 6 performance based on the theme of sports. 

Acts of Kindness
Our School Council has been discussing how the school family can best support those affected by the sad situation in Ukraine. The representatives have written a letter to all members of our school community which you can read by clicking the flag . Donations can be sent into school up to March 31. 

Individually, our pupils have also been fundraising to support the refugees of Ukraine. Atlas in Year 4 (along with his friends) made lemonade and sold it for £1 per cup. Their efforts were matched by a family friend for every car horn honked to support the children. The total raised was £133. 

This week in school
The beautiful weather over the past week has seen children in all year groups using the field for their PE lessons. They have enjoyed the challenge of our orientation course (paid for by the Sport Premium) as well as improving their football skills. After Easter, tennis and athletics skills will be the focus of the PE curriculum. 

We said goodbye this week to one of our Afghan families, who have moved to Leeds. We wish both boys every success in their new school and thank Mohammed (Year 6) for his contribution to the School Council. 

We are delighted to announce that Mrs Deery and her husband welcomed a baby boy, albeit a couple of weeks earlier than expected. We are also delighted to welcome back Mrs Griffiths from her maternity leave; she will be working three days a week after Easter.

End of term
The end of term is fast approaching and we are delighted to be able to hold our end of term service in St Peters. If you able to help your child's class walk to the church and back then please let your child's class teacher know. The school will be leaving to walk to the church at approximately 10.15am. 

Lost property will be available to view in the dining room after school on Thursday 31 March and first thing Friday morning.  Finally don't forget school finishes at 1.00pm on Friday 1 April. 

Primary Maths Challenge
Pupils in Upper Key Stage 2 took part in the Primary Maths Challenge earlier in the year. Congratulations to Daisy and Albert for winning bronze medals and Rex for winning a silver medal. 

Young Voices
We have one spare audience ticket (£23) for Young Voices. If any parent from Year 5 would like to purchase it then please contact the school office. 

Captain's Club
Bookings are now open. Information on how to pay will be sent out once registration is completed. Please make sure you are booking the correct session as breakfast club bookings currently look much higher than usual.

Parent governor self nominations
Elections for two new parent governors are now open until 3.00pm on Thursday 31 March 2022. You should have received an email yesterday with details of how to vote. If you have not received an email then please contact the school office to either provide you with a paper copy or to update your email address. There is only one vote per parent regardless of whether you have children at both schools. 

Vacancy
We currently have a vacancy for a Wraparound Club School Assistant - Breakfast club. For further details please click here. The closing date for the post is 27 March 2022.

Summer term new menu
There is a new menu starting after the Easter Holidays please click here. We would also like to remind parents that the meal price is increasing to £2.90 from the summer term. 

Clubs for summer term
Information about clubs for next term will be sent out next week with booking available from Easter. 

Friends of Thomas Coram
Please don't forget to bring your 'Great TC Bakes' into school on Monday. We are really looking forward to seeing your creations and of course tasting them at the cake sale after school on Monday. There will also be the opportunity to purchase secondhand uniform and browse through our book stall. Other events happening next term:

Fri 10 June - 6pm Jubilee BBQ/Party
Sun 17 July - Circus!

Open Door Berkhamsted
Open Door which is based on the High Street in Berkhamsted has some exhibitions and workshops open to all. On 
Saturday 26 March there are two activities happening - 10.30 - 12.30 Laughter Cartoon Drawing drop in session with Louise Williams. These are suitable for everyone and all materials are provided. 12.00-1.00 Laughter Yoga for families. Join Lottie for a fun session of Laughter Yoga for all the family, that will leave you feeling connected, energised, refreshed and positive. £10 per adult and £2 per child. Book your place here.

Laughter is the best medicine exhibition running until Saturday 2 April. Come along and enjoy some chuckle-tastic work submitted by local artists and school children. Monday - Saturday 10.30 - 3.30pm.

 

 

Stars of the week

3NH - Heidi - for creating an excellent poster about Sun Safety in science.

3SB - All of 3SB - for the fantastic way they have made this week so easy without Mrs Millard.

3SG - Roxie - for trying really hard with her work this week.

4AP - Sanya and Hamida- for working hard to understand the properties of shape in maths this week. 

4KD - Scarlett - for doing some super English - matching sentences to pictures and colour-coding accurately.

4KS - All of 4KS - for their enthusiasm and perseverance they have with their learning.

4RD - Ellie- for her articulate and eloquent contributions to class discussions.

5DH - Austin - for his outstanding effort with his English relating to Boy in the Tower.

5JR -  Jarvis - for being a role-model to his peers - his focus effort and enthusiasm in all subjects.  

6RM - Mylo - for working hard in every lesson and being a good friend to others. 

6RT - Freddie - for his effort in maths and working collaboratively with his maths learning partner. 

6SW - Evie, Emily and Darcey H - for being extremely helpful in Miss Walkers absence

6WT - Sebastian and Joseph - for being a great working partnership, listening to each other with respect, sharing ideas and completing the work set. 

Dates

A full calendar is available here       

  • Mon 28 Mar - FOTC 'Great TC Bake Off'
  • Fri 1 April - Last day of term finish at 1.00pm     
  • Wed 20 April - Term starts for all pupils                                    

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 27 March can be found here