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Newsletter 34

Friday 17 June 2022

Notices and Reminders

'A friend is always loyal, and a brother is born to help in time of need' Proverbs 17.17.

 

Worship
This week our whole school worships have been led by Miss Williamson, Father Joe and 3NH. Continuing with our value of Respect, we have been reflecting on how important it is to value difference. Miss Williamson used an interactive retelling of the story of healing the centurion's servant, whilst Father Joe used spot the difference images to explore how although we are all different, we are all equally loved by God. 

This week in school
This week, Year 6 pupils spent three days at Green Park enjoying activities including climbing, archery, fencing, shelter building, zip wire and orienteering. It was lovely to see how the children responded to different challenges: overcoming their fear of heights; working together in different groupings; being away from home. Staff at the Kingswood Centre also commented on how polite the children were. On Thursday, they enjoyed the attractions of Chessington World of Adventures - Vampire and Croc drop were two particular favourites - before learning circus skills in school on Friday.

Year 5 pupils enjoyed a day out at Go Ape at Wendover Woods where they completed the 1- hour long Tree Top Adventure making their way through the trees, negotiating crossings and completing obstacles ending with the 85 foot long zip wire! They also participated in the Baboonzled activity which is aimed at developing key life skills such as communication, leadership and teamwork. 

We would like to thank those parents who gave up their time to accompany both the Year 5 and Year 6 children on their visits to Chessington and Go Ape. The Year 5 team would also like to thank those parents who have helped with gardening for the Young Leaders Award. Your help has been much appreciated. 

Looking ahead
On Thursday 23 June, Year 6 leavers and class photos will be taken. Your child will receive a PhotoTicket on the day which will allow you to view and order photos. 

Our school sports day is being held on Friday 8 July. Parents and carers are invited to join us for the morning session which will finish at 12.30pm.

Dacorum Family Services North & East Workshop
DFS are holding a "Parents Top Tips" workshop for parents. This will be held virtually via zoom and facilitated by two of the School Family Workers. It takes place on Tuesday 28 June, 9.30 - 11.00am. 

Wrap around care
Bookings for Autumn Term will open to all pupils on Wednesday 29 June at 7pm. Spaces are allocated on a first come first serve basis.

Circus coming to TC!
Don't forget to buy your tickets for the circus which is coming to TC on Sunday 17 July. Tickets can be bought here. The latest newsletter listing all the events coming up before the end of term can be found on the website or here

BerkoFest Children's Book Festival
BerkoFest Children's Book Festival returns in partnership with Chorleywood Bookshop on Saturday 18 June 2022, with a fantastic line-up of children's authors. The event takes place at Berkhamsted's Rectory Lane Cemetery, an accessible town centre green space and a truly atmospheric venue for storytelling. Exciting children's fiction authors - Olaf Falafel, Mo O'Hara, Jack Meggitt-Phillips, Bec Hill, Vashti Hardy and Logan Macx - will host sessions. From picture books to thrilling middle-grade novels, there will be something for all children to enjoy, along with other book-themed activities and inter-active workshops and refreshments.  A full programme will be published shortly at www.berkofest.com. Tickets are £8 in advance or £12 on the day plus a booking fee (grown-ups and under 3s are free). Tickets give you entry for the whole day and to all the activities taking place. 

Stars of the week

3NH - Noah - for writing an excellent chapter to go along with the wordless book, Quest. Noah used lost of lovely description and a variety of sentence starters. 

3SB - Archie - for exceptional concentration and achievement in his maths assessment. 

3SG - Hannah - for being a great talk partner in class discussions and helping out a friend when they needed extra support in Geography this week. 

4AP - Zac for a well-written and humorous poem based on Edward Lear's Calico Pie. 

4KD - Chloe - for her perseverance and contributions in Maths, particularly working out tricky Roman numerals this week. 

4RD - Elka - for the effort she has been putting into everything she does. 

4KS - Marley - for his effort and enthusiasm in his approach to his work this week. 

5DH - Freddie - for his excellent effort in topic this week, explaining how strong the ancient Greek arm was.  

5JR -  Jack H and Harley- for challenging themselves and overcoming their fears at Go Ape; it was noticed by all members of staff and parent helpers too. 

6RM - All of 6RM - for being fun, resilient and all round amazing throughout the Year 6 activity week. 

6RT - All of 6RT - for rising to the challenges of activity week and being successful in meeting their personal goals. Great resilience, encouragement and team work. 

6SW - All of 6SW - They were all superstars this week! They tried new things, supported each other and Miss Walker was very proud of their behaviour at Chessington. 

6WT - All of 6WT- for an amazing activity week. They showed resilience, bravery and a great sense of fun!

Dates

A full calendar is available here                   

  • Thurs 23 June - Class photos
  • Thurs 30 June - FOTC Big Bounce
  • Thurs 7 July - Transition Day
  • Fri 8 July - Sports Day (am only)

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

Do support our church, St Peter's, as it celebrates its 800th birthday with a Festival afternoon on Sunday 26 June 2-5pm.

The church will be decorated with flowers and there is lots to entertain the family including a miniature train, roving magician, traditional games, fire engine and a teddy zip wire off St Peter's church tower (bring a daring teddy or soft toy!).

Adults can enjoy a dog show, variety of stalls - cakes, craft and plants, refreshments including a BBQ, Pimm's, tea and cakes! Plus try your luck on the bottle tombola or raffle. A spitfire will also be flying overhead at 2pm, weather permitting, as part of the Birthday celebrations.

All our welcome and more details can be found here.