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Newsletter 35

Friday 25 June 2021

Notices and Reminders

"Tell the truth to each other" Zechariah 8.16

This week, our whole school worships have been led by Mrs Cutler and the Year 6 Reflective Leaders, Fr Joe and 6TS. We have been reflecting on all the choices we have to make in our everyday lives, and making the right choices, particularly when other people may influence us to make the wrong choice and not tell the truth. 6TS used examples from stories (including their own) as well as real life examples to make us all think about the impact our choices have on ourselves, others and the wider world. 

Covid email
Remember if your child exhibits any covid symptoms and you book a test at any time, including over the weekend please don't forget to let us know and also the test result when you receive it by emailing covid@thomascoram.herts.sch.uk.

Outdoor activities
On Wednesday, we held our annual joint sports event for Year 2 pupils from Swing Gate and Victoria, and our Year 3 pupils as part of the transition programme. This year, however, we kept to our bubbles and maintained social distancing. Fortunately, the lovely weather made this much easier. 

This Friday evening, the long-awaited overnight camp on the school field for Year 6 pupils took place, having been cancelled last week due to extremely wet weather. They enjoyed a disco and film before settling down in their tents for the night. 

Class photographs
This Thursday, class photographs were taken; the children all looked very smart in their school uniform or school PE kits. Proofs will be sent home for you to view before ordering. 

DSPL8 News
We'd like to remind you about the CREATE-Covid Response programme which is being run by Dacorum Family Services. Next week's sessions are all about Worries, with two Zoom sessions being run: Monday 28 June at 6.30pm and Tuesday 29 June at 10am. Click here for further details. 

A polite reminder to those parents and carers who drive to school: please don't park or drop-off on both sides of the road - we need to leave plenty of space for emergency vehicles, so please only park on one side, particularly on the lane past the main entrance of the school. 

Summer holiday sports courses
Game On is running football and tennis courses on our school site during the summer holidays (16, 17,18 and 19 August). If your child wishes to take part, you can book now at https://gameonsportscoaching.co.uk/holiday-courses/

Victorian Picnic at Rectory Lane
On Sunday 12 September, between 11am and 4pm, as part of the nationwide Heritage Open Days and to celebrate this year's theme of Edible England, Rectory Lane is hosting a Victorian Picnic in the lower cemetery (the Victorian part) - Covid restrictions permitting, of course. Book your free ticket here.

Captains Club - Wraparound care
Don't forget bookings can now be made for Captain's Club wraparound care for September via Wisepay.

Music Lessons
Music lessons for next year can now be booked directly with Herts Music - further details can be found here. We currently offer Recorder, Violin, Drums, Brass, Piano and Singing. 


Stars of the week


3KD - Tommy - he is hard-working, kind, determined, funny, makes everyone smile, he always demonstrates the Thomas Coram values and sets a positive example to other pupils.

3NH - Christabel - for offering to help many members of the class in design technology whilst they have been practising different types of stiches. Christabel has been very patient and kind to everyone, a great role model. 

3SB - Olive - for her decimals expertise; Olive was the expert at decimals this week. She enthusiastically showed off her knowledge of something new. 

3SG - Aurelie - for her focus during the DT sewing lesson; her concentration and attention to detail is paying off as her design comes to life.

4FG - Evie - for being such a lovely pupil all the time. She always gets on with her work without any fuss and is always polite to staff and kind to her class mates. She is a shining example of Thomas Coram's values. 

4FG - Max - for being a very talented artist who went above and beyond in this weeks' art lesson, producing two wonderful pieces of work. 

4RD - Lucas - for always working his hardest and being a smiley member of the class.

4RP - Albie - for producing beautifully presented work across all subjects and for joining in more confidently with whole class discussions.

5CT -  Klara - for her brilliant Roald Dahl narrative poem and super biography.

5DH - Alana - for her great contributions this week (particularly in Maths).  

5JR - Darcy  for being an incredibly thoughtful and kind member of 5JR who has a wonderful way of looking at things and makes sure everyone is included.

5KS - Martha - for her fabulous work in RE this week. 

6RM - All of 6RM - for working very hard and showing great focus throughout assessment week. 

6SW - Bea - for performing incredibly well in her reading assessments in English lessons this week. 

6TS - Charlie - for working diligently through assessments this week; continuing to show excellent behaviour and for continuing to contribute to class discussions and present work beautifully.

6WT - All of 6WTfor amazing effort in their swimming lessons. Everyone they met, from the bus drivers to the swimming teachers, said what lovely and polite children they are and they made Mrs Thomson very proud. 



Max G, Lily, Emily M, Launa, Sofia K, Nathan and Theo who all celebrated their birthday this week.




A full calendar is available here

  • Mon 5 July - Portals to the past 3NH and 3SG
  • Tues 6 July - Portals to the past 3SB and 3KD
  • Thurs 8 July - Sports Day
  • Fri 9 July - Y4 trip Mead Open Farm

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

This week at St Peter's we celebrate our Patronal Festival, St Peter's Day. Vicky and Sarah will be leading Sunday Club where they will be learning the story of St Peter getting the keys to heaven. St Peter's keys are all over the church, but also in lots of other places around the town. How many can you spot?