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Newsletter 8

Friday 4 November 2022

Notices and Reminders

''Always give thanks for everything to God the Father" Ephesians 5.20

This week at Thomas Coram 
Wow what a busy week it has been back at TC. We have had our first parents' evenings of the year, which were a real success. It was so lovely to see everyone face to face and for us all to be able to be together in the hall. Thank you to all of our teachers for all of the effort they put into each parents evening appointment and for the late evenings. Year 6 have had a fantastic week completing Bikeability – they have been unlucky with some of the weather but have thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

On Monday, we looked at our value of responsibility and thought about how we can ensure we are responsible with our time and give time back to others.  

Please ensure children are coming to school in jumpers and coats after half term, the weather has definitely got colder now and I am still seeing children arriving at school with no coat or jumper. Please also remember to label your child’s uniform, even just with a biro name on the label, this will then ensure it is able to be returned to your child.  

Christmas lunch
The deadline for ordering a Christmas lunch is 3.25 on Monday 7 November. To order your lunch please click here.

Captains Club payments
Captain's Club payments received via childcare vouchers will be entered onto Arbor at the start of the next calendar month as month-end processes are completed, if not before. Individual payment confirmations will not be emailed due to the volume of payments received each month 

Parent Forum  
Thank you to everyone who has volunteered for the Parent Forum/Rep vacancies. We do not have any reps in 4AP, 4SW and 5JR. A big thank you to 3EW and 3SB as they now have two reps. If you would be happy to volunteer, please email the office to get signed up. Our first parent forum meeting will be held on Thursday 8th December, I will be in touch next week with the parent reps to discuss how this will operate. If I don’t get any volunteers for the above classes, they will go unrepresented at the meetings.  

Book Donations and Wish List 
This term we are going to be focusing on ensuring that the books the children have in school are suitable for their age range. If you have any of the books from the Year 3 –6 recommended reading list, that you would be happy to donate to the school, please send them to the office.  

We are also going to be creating a wish list of new books for anyone who would like to buy a book for the library or reading corners in the classrooms. 

The first half term has been a success and we have successfully run our first movie night, doughnut Friday and Scarecrow trail, which have all been a success.  Well done to Sophie S in Y5 for winning the Scarecrow Festival, we hope you enjoy spending your book token. Photographs of the brilliant scarecrows will be sent out next week.
Our fabulous Quiz night is fast approaching on Friday 18th November. Book tickets here https://www.tickettailor.com/events/thefriendsofthomascoramschool1

Any uniform orders will be coming home today. 

Junior Admissions
Junior Admissions are now open and you can apply for your child(ren) to join Thomas Coram in Year 3 from September 2022. You will need to apply via Herts County Council Junior Admissions. You will also need to complete a Supplementary Information Form which can be found on the website or here
Open Morning
Our Open Mornings for prospective Year 3 parents are being held on Tuesday 15 and Thursday 17 November at 9.15am. Sign up here
Royal British Legion - Poppy sale
We are selling poppies, pencils and snap bands amongst other things on behalf of the Royal British Legion. The School Council will be selling them at break and lunchtime. If your child would like to purchase something to support the British Legion then please send them in with some money in a named envelope. 

Stars of the week - 

3SB - Carys - for always caring about doing her best work. The right attitude to learning!

3SG - Leonard - for super effort in maths this week, persevering at column addition. 

3EW - Charlie - for his continued upbeat, positive behaviour, even when facing challenges. You are a kind caring boy.. keep being you! 

4HS - All of 4HS - for super behaviour in general and for showing huge respect to the new teacher on Wednesday when Mr Simpson was away; this made him fee very proud of you. 

4SW - Harvey - for wonderful effort and enthusiasm with all work and new skills. 

4AP - Ivy - for her thoughtful representation of the Holy Trinity in RE this week.

5DH - Ted - for his great questions he asks across all subjects. 

5KS - Isaac - for having such a positive approach to learning in all subjects and taking    pride in his work. Well done. 

5RG - Beth - for her well written cinquains during our poetry lessons this week.

5JR - Georgia - for being a kind, considerate and a wonderful role model to her peers upholding the Thomas Coram values. 

6WT - Charlie - for super contributions in lessons, particularly science and maths. 

6RM - Ruby - for great narrative writing about The Alchemist's Letter. 

A full calendar is available here                   

  • Fri 11 Nov - Remembrance Day
  • Mon 14 - 18 Nov - Anti-bulling week
  • Mon 14 Nov Oct - Odd Socks 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 attached this week

This weeks flyers/attachments are below please click on for more information;

This week at St Peter's

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

To read the latest news from St Peter's click here.