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Newsletter 7

Friday 21 October 2022

Notices and Reminders

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

This week at Thomas Coram 
I cannot believe we are at half term already! It has gone incredibly quickly and has been a busy, but great half term. This week we had a celebration day for Black History Month, where we celebrated influential black sports stars, musicians and artists. I have seen some fantastic artwork that has been created and loved walking into Year 6 hearing Stormzy ‘Blinded by your light’ being played. I have also seen some fantastic artwork from Year 5 pupils this week based around The Vikings and have heard all about Beowulf. We have also been lucky enough to take part in the cross-country event at Ashlyns, which saw us take around 180 children – which is incredible! All of the children were impeccably behaved and really enjoyed the opportunity to take part. They showed such enthusiasm despite the pretty dreadful weather! I hope everyone has an enjoyable and restful half term and I am looking forward to welcoming everyone back on Monday 31st October.  

On Monday, we looked at our new value of responsibility and thought about how we can ensure we are responsible with our words and use kind words, as otherwise people can be upset with what we say.  On Wednesday our worship was led by Father Stuart, he looked at responsibility and how we need to be responsible for our actions.      

Please ensure children are coming to school in jumpers and coats after half term, as the weather will be significantly colder. 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.

New Lunch Menu
After half term there will be a new menu. Please find it here

Parents Evening / Parent Forum / Volunteers 
Parents Evening will be held after half term on Tuesday 1st November 5pm – 8pm and Thursday 3rd November 4-7pm. I will be signing people up to be the Parent Forum Reps if classes have any vacancies. I will also be asking if there are any people who would like to offer some of their time to volunteer within in school to hear children read, offer a service they provide, teach us a skill etc.  

Secondary Transfer
The deadline for applying for a secondary school place closes on Monday 31 October 2022. Any applications received after this date will be considered as late. We strongly recommend that you apply before the deadline or you may not get your first choice of school. Information can be found here.

Our Scarecrow Festival is taking place over half term - if you'd still like to take part in this cheap family activity, you can purchase your digital map here:
Tickets for our fabulous quiz night will be on sale after half term.
Thank you everyone that has stepped forward to run an event for us - you are awesome!
Class Reps
Reporting absence
If your child is absent from school due to illness, please contact the school by 9.30am. Please let us know the reason for your child's absence. Unwell is not a suitable explanation and we need to know if they are sick, have a cold, have a temperature etc. Thank you for your co-operation.
Open Morning
We will be holding two open mornings in November to encourage parents with Year 2 children to apply for Thomas Coram as their Year 3 school in September 2023. I will do a short talk to the parents and then there will be a tour of the school. Please pass this on to any parents who you may know who have children in Year 2.  

Rotary Fireworks
We are supporting Berkhamsted Rotary club by selling tickets for the Firework display via school. Ticket prices are Adult £9.00, Under 16 £6.00 and Family (2 adults, 2 under 16) £23.00 they are now available for purchase from the school office. Further details of the event can be found here. Thomas Coram will receive £1 for each adult and child ticket sold through school and £4 per family ticket. 

Stars of the week - 

3SB - Florence - for her amazing attitude and determination in Maths      and her conviction in the cross-country competition.

3SG - Scarlett - Mrs Giles was so impressed at how hard Scarlett tried at cross-country, she ran as fast as she could and then cheered on all the other runners. 

3EW - Liam - for showing resilience and bravery. Well done for keeping your smile Liam!

4HS - Ivy - for having her best week so far in Y4. She has excelled in all of her core        subjects. Her myth was creative and well written and her factor bugs in Maths                  were all correct. 

4SW - Darcy - for great focus and creative ideas during our myth writing. 

4AP - Lucy - for always contributing to class discussion and for putting 100% effort into    her work.

5DH - Myley - for her focus in Maths lessons. Myley listens well, ask questions and puts 100% effort into her work.

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

5RG - Edward - for his excellent engagement in lessons and perseverance with              challenging tasks. He has worked very hard particularly with his Maths and                        English work. 

5JR - All of 5JR - for your amazing hard work this half term and the way in which you have all risen to the challenges set. Well done. 

6WT - Tommy - for super effort with his homework, particularly the extra detail in his          English work. 

6RM - Ava - for stepping into the longer distance race at the last minute. 

A full calendar is available here                   

  • Fri 21 - Sun 31 Oct - FOTC Scarecrow Festival
  • Mon 24 - Fri 28 Oct - Half term
  • Mon 31 Oct - First day back and Flu vaccinations
  • Mon 31 Oct - Fri 4/11 - Y6 Bikeability 
  • Tues 1 Nov - Parent consultations 5:00 - 8:00pm
  • Thurs 3 Nov - Parent consultations 4:00 - 7:00pm
  • 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.