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Newsletter 3

Friday 23 September 2022

Notices and Reminders

''Every time I think of you I give thanks to my God" Philippians 1.3


This week at Thomas Coram
What an excellent, but fairly short week we have had. I was thrilled to walk around all the classrooms this week, to see the learning  that was taking place across the school. It was lovely to see French being taught, Maths place value lessons and engaging English lessons, with some fantastic language choices by the children. The children were all so engaged with their learning and enjoyed explaining to me what they had been doing and why that piece of learning was important. We ended the week with European Languages Day, which the children loved! Mrs Rhodes did an amazing job organising everything and it was a great success. The Year 6's have been eagerly waiting for this week to end so that they are ready for PGL next week. I will be joining the children Monday - Thursday evening and I am thoroughly looking forward to it. Try to have a relaxing weekend Year 6, as we are in for an action-packed week!

Our phase worships thought about thankfulness this week and how we can thank the people in our lives. Father Joe led a fantastic worship where the children were fully engaged and motivated. 

Coffee Morning
Our first coffee morning was a success and had a good show of parents, it was really great to talk informally to everyone. I would love to hold more informal drop in moments in school and that is something we are discussing as an SLT team so please watch this space. 

Open Morning
We will be holding two open mornings in November to encourage parents with Year 2 children to apply for Thomas Coram as their Year 3 school in September 2023. I will do a short talk to the parents and then there will be a tour of the school. Please pass this on to any parents who you may know who have children in Year 2. 

After School Clubs
Just a reminder that the children can only attend one after school club, they cannot attend a school led after school club and then Captain's Club. Also, if your child has been booked on to a club and they are not going to attend that day, please can you inform the office. 

School Council 
The school councilors received their badges today and were thrilled, during their meeting this week, they said they would like to do something further to mark the Queen's life, they would like to encourage children to decorate pebbles or stones from home, then bring them into the prayer garden. 

Vacancies at Victoria
Victoria school is advertising three opportunities to join the staff team. See here for details Vacancies at Victoria 

Secondary Transfer
The online application system has opened for parents and carers of children in Year 6 to apply for a secondary school place for entry in September 2023. All Year 6 parents and carers were sent a copy of the 'Moving on 2022' leaflet this week. The application deadline is 31 October 2022. All the information you need is available at Hertfordshire Secondary School Admissions. Ashlyns School are holding an Opening Evening on Thursday 6 October and further information can be found here

Friends of Thomas Coram
Looking forward to our first Friends of Thomas Coram open air cinema evening. I look forward to seeing everyone this evening. 

Stars of the week 

3SB - Seth - for using a different way to write. You listened and then persevered, instead of taking the easy option. 

3SG - Jasper - for having a great week, he has been concentrating very hard on his writing in English and Mrs Giles has been impressed with the effort he has put into his work.  

3EW - Emily-Rose - for displaying respect and responsibility and always doing her best. Emily you are a star!

4HS - Harvey - for always being on task, asking questions that show an interest in the subject and he is always keen to help others too. Well done Harvey!

4SW - Harry - for always trying his best in learning and not giving up easily. 

4AP - Giulia - for her boundless enthusiasm in every lesson and her beautifully presented persuasive piece of writing about Egypt.

5DH - Sophie - for showing the TC core values in all that she does and being a real team player. 

5KS - Lois - for her excellent effort when researching about the solar system in Science. Well done!

5RG - Louisa - for her super effort and contributions in lessons. Louisa is very supportive to her peers and is an enthusiastic member of the class. A fantastic start to the year Louisa - well done!

5JR - Matthew - for a wonderful piece of persuasive text on the Seychelles. Well done. 

6RM - Dexter - for improving his handwriting and being a great learning partner. 

6WT - Henry - in a week where the focus has been on thankfulness, Henry has shown politeness and gratitude every day.  


A full calendar is available here                   

  • Mon 26 Sep - Fri 30 Sep - Y6 PGL trip to Liddington
  • October - Black History Month
  • Fri 7 October - Harvest celebrations in school
  • Fri 21 October - Dress down day
  • Mon 24 - Fri 28 Oct - Half term
  • Mon 31 Oct - Flu vaccinations
  • Tues 1 Nov - Parent consultations 5:00 - 8:00pm
  • Thurs 3 Nov - Parent consultations 4:00 - 7:00pm
  • Fri 11 Nov - Remembrance Day
  • Tues 15 Nov - Open Morning for Year 2 parents
  • Thurs 17 Nov - Open Morning for Year 2 parents
  • Fri 18 Nov - Children in Need
  • Fri 18 Nov - FOTC Quiz night

Information sent out this week

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

This week at St Peter's

 Details of services at St Peter's can be found here.

St Peters church are holding a 'Chorister Experience Day' on Saturday 24 September. They are offering children aged between 6 and 16 the experience of singing in a church choir. If you are interested then please click here for further details.