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Newsletter 4

Friday 24 September 2021

Notices and Reminders

"God loves a cheerful giver.' 2Corinthians 9.7

This week our whole school worships were led by Mrs Cutler and the Reflective Leaders, Father Stuart and 6WT. Continuing with the value of Generosity, we have been reflecting on giving cheerfully. We have learnt that the way in which a gift is given can mean as much as the gift itself. 

Our Harvest Festival takes place on Friday 1 October and we will be supporting the HOPE foodbank at Kings Road Church with our Harvest Collection. Suggested donations may be found here and may be brought into school from Wednesday 29 September. 

Nut free school
Can we remind all parents and carers that the school has a NO NUTS policy. This is due to the number of children and staff with a nut allergy. Please do not send any nut-based product into school for your child's snack or packed lunch for the safety of those concerned. 

Health & Safety: COVID
As a school, we are doing our best to protect all members of our community. Please can we remind parents and carers to try to social distance as much as possible, especially at the school gates and not to block the entrance at drop off and collection times. Thank you. 

Parent Forum
Thank you to those parents and carers who have expressed an interest in the parent forum. Class reps are still required for many classes. Please contact Mrs Cutler via the school office if you are interested. 

Request from Mrs Parker
The school is looking to further develop our SEND provision. This year, we are equipping one room with resources for children requiring 'learning through play' opportunities. In particular, we would like board games, jigsaws, Vtech toys, puppets, Brio/wooden train tracks and materials for junk modelling. If you have any of these items at home and no longer need them (and they are in good condition), we can offer them a good home. Donations can be brought into the school office and marked for Mrs Parker's attention. 

Bike to School Week (27 Sept - 1 Oct)
As a school, we promote active travel due to the physical and mental health benefits for children. Next week is Bike to School week. For those Year 6 children who have passed Bikeability Level 2 this week and wish to cycle to school, parents and carers must complete the Cycle to School Permission form.

Sustrans, the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle, is running a competition for those families pledging to scoot or cycle to school. Please click here for further information. 

Bikeability training is one of the initiatives we offer as part of the school Travel Award. Mrs Cutler is currently in discussion with the Active and Safer Travel Team with the aim of delivering Pedestrian skills to both our Year 5 and Year 4 pupils during this academic year. 

Art Competition
CPRE Hertfordshire, the countryside charity, is inviting primary schools in Hertfordshire to enter a children's art competition. The theme this year is 'The Colour of Nature'.

More than at any other time, nature has played an important part in our wellbeing. Many of us have learnt to truly appreciate how beautiful our county is whilst enjoying long walks in Hertfordshire's rambling countryside. This competition enables us to celebrate Hertfordshire's green spaces through the eyes of a child. 

This year, we are asking the children to think about nature all around them to produce a piece of artwork which captures the colour of  nature. The competition is open to all primary school children in Hertfordshire and is being judged by local artist, Val Cansick.

Entries must be A4 size and can use any medium. Computer generated images are not permitted. All entries are to be handed to Mrs Bruguier by Friday 5 November. Let's get a winner!

Additional occasional day
Parliament has approved the reduction of one school day this academic year in lieu of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, which falls in our half term holiday. The extra day our school will be taking as this additional closure day will be Friday 27 May, the Friday before May half term and close to the Jubilee celebrations. 

English in Action
Miss Williamson, Assistant Head and English Lead is holding a number of sessions covering different aspects of English and how it is taught at Thomas Coram. Details of the first two workshops can be found here.

Data Collection 
You will shortly receive an registration email from noreply@sims.co.uk which will contain a registration link and an invitation code. A guide to 'Sims Online Services Getting Started' can be found here. Please login/register and check the information we have on your child is up to date. It is important that we have the correct contact information in the event of an emergency. 

Secondary Transfer

The application deadline is 31 October 2021. All the information you need is available at www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/admissions.

Flu Sessions October 2021
The deadline for returning flu forms has now passed. We will not be able to accept anymore forms. 

Open Air Cinema
The FOTC are really looking forward to welcoming you to the first event of the year, the open air cinema, this Friday 24 September evening.

  • Arrive from 6.30pm and collect your hotdog from the BBQ.
  • You just need to give the booking name for entry.
  • The film (Space Jam: A New Legacy) starts at 7.15pm.
  • Please get your hotdog before the film starts.
  • Remember chairs, rugs, warm clothes, rugs, drinks and snack.





Stars of the week

3NH - Isabella - for being a kind friend and always looking out for others.

3SB - Rosa, Eliza & Daisy - for immaculate presentation in all lessons, be it English, Maths or Art they take time and care. 

3SG - Ivy - for working hard all week planning, editing and then publishing her poem about a Guinea Pig.

4AP - Thea - for taking a cheerful attitude to her work and making thoughtful contributions to class discussions.

4KD - Paige  - for always being cheerful and smiling.

4KS - Millie - for her great work in balancing equations in Maths. 

4RD - Elsie - for demonstrating all the TC values and presenting her work to a high standard.

5DH - Penny - for her kindness and her amazing explanations which helped another child succeed.

5JR - Katy - for her hard work, commitment and perseverance in Maths.

6RM - Elsie, Poppy R and Kitty - for trying their hardest in every lesson, presenting their work beautifully and being an all round pleasure to have in 6RM.

6RT - Isabelle - for writing an outstanding free-verse poem about a tsunami, which was both powerful and creative.

6SW - Mimi - for sharing some fantastic poetry ideas and thoughtful comments in PSHE this week. 

6WT - Jagoda - for her brilliant detail to her answers in every subject, showing an excellent understanding of her learning. 


A full calendar is available here                                                                                                          

  • Mon 27 Sep - Fri 1 Oct - Bike to School Week
  • Wed 6 Oct - Vaccination UK

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

Please click here for information on St Peter's church including service times.