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Newsletter 35

Friday 24 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 focused on how we value other faiths. On Monday, Mrs Cutler retold the story of the six blind men and the elephant, whilst on Wednesday Father Stuart explored the different names he was known as. Both these worships illustrated how people can view things differently whilst still having commonality. On Friday, 4RD led our worship.  As well as including many facts about the different world religions, the role play scenarios (acted out by the children, and filmed and put together by Mr Donald) highlighted the importance of respecting others' opinions and beliefs.  In the words of one pupil it was 'the best worship ever'. The whole school particularly enjoyed the bloopers at the end! 

This week in school
On Tuesday, we held our termly RE day. In the first half of the morning, children reflected on St Peter's 800th anniversary. They produced pictures of what they thought Berkhamsted would look like in the next 800 years, wrote prayers for the future, drew pictures of what the church may look like in the future, and also wrote about their hopes for the future. Some of this work is available to view inside St Peter's. 

The rest of the day was spent reflecting on Christian values of community, hope, joy and peace. Every member of the school community has designed a leaf for our values tree, which will be appearing in our main entrance. Having learnt about Christians who have demonstrated the values of community, hope, joy and peace, the children then completed a 'value person' for a whole school display.

On the sporting front, pupils from Years 3 and 4 have taken part in Commonwealth Games events organised by the Dacorum Schools Sports Network. Year 3 children represented Canada at the games held at Longdean School, whilst our Year 4 children also represented Canada at the games held at Ashlyns. Both teams competed in athletics, rugby, boccia, badminton, cricket and judo. Congratulations to all the children who took part; our Year 3 team came first, whilst team 1 from Year 4 was also the overall winner in their competition. 

More success on the sports field came on Thursday when our Year 6 rounders team played two league matches against Greenway and Kings Langley, winning both their matches. We have also just learnt that our Year 5/6 dodgeball team have won their league.

On Friday morning, Year 4 pupils were visited by a group of learning ambassadors from Ashlyns; they worked with the children on an English activity. 

Wrap around care and after school clubs
The date bookings for Autumn Term will open to all pupils has changed to Monday 11 July at 7pm. Spaces are allocated on a first come first serve basis. Instructions of how to book a place can be found here

Class photos
Year 6 leavers photos and class photos for Years 3, 4 and 5 were taken on Thursday. Your child should have brought home a ticket which will enable you to view and orders photos. It can take up to 5 working days for them to appear online. 

St Peter's Fair
St Peters is holding a fair on Sunday 26 June as part of the 800th celebrations. A dog show is being held at 1.45pm - with categories of prettiest, most handsome, most like the owner, the one the judges would most like to take home and best biscuit catcher. School families are invited to go along and take part with their dogs. 

Sports Day
Parents/carers may wait on the lower Key Stage 2 playground whilst the children are registered. You will be able to move around with your children for the initial circuit of events - for these we aim to keep siblings together. The circuit of events will last until approximately 10.30 when the children will have a break.  We will then have races and relays until 12.30 which parents may also watch. Children will need to come in a T-shirt of their house colour. 

Malala - Yellow
Mandela - Green
Luther King - Blue
Pankhurst - Red

Game On Summer holiday courses
This summer sees Game On offer the biggest selection of sports courses with over 28 different courses being available. They have street dance, football, multi-sports, tennis. They will be running courses at both Thomas Coram and Victoria. For further details please click here.

 

Stars of the week

3NH - Alice - for doing an excellent job of telling the time to the nearest minute. 

3SB - Alex Newm & Oscar - for continually stepping in throughout the year to help Mrs Bruguier, even when she doesn't ask. 

3SG - Sabrina - for sharing idea and working with other children in DT.

4AP - Amber for having a positive and enthusiastic approach to learning this week, particularly during RE day. 

4KD - Matilda - for always contributing to class discussions and working to the best of her ability at all times. 

4RD - Grace - for fantastic work using a protractor to measure angles.

4KS - Mia & Atlas - for their fantastic work in Maths this week. 

5DH - James B, Billy & Joe  - for their effort writing an incident report about the murder of King Duncan in Macbeth

5JR -  Kenny & Henry -  for showing maturity and making fabulous decisions.

6RMDolly - for having such a sunny personality, not a day goes by without her making Mrs Munro smile and glad she is in her class. 

6RT - Anaya - for being a super role model: a kind and considerate member of 6RT. Anna always puts a 100% effort into her work and homework. 

6SW - David - for great effort and enthusiasm in singing rehearsals

6WT - Evan - for independently creating a fantastic 'cheese box' in Maths that was accurate and had an interesting design. 

Dates

A full calendar is available here                   

  • Thurs 30 June - FOTC Big Bounce
  • Thurs 7 July - Transition Day
  • Fri 8 July - Sports Day (am only)
  • Fri 15 July - Year 4 presentation 9 - 9.30am
  • Sun 17 July - FOTC Circus
  • Wed 20 July - Last day of term (1.00pm finish)

Information sent out this week

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

      • Sports Day lunch options


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.