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Newsletter 9

Friday 11 November 2022

Notices and Reminders

''For everyone shall bear their own burden." Galatians 6:5

This week at Thomas Coram 
We have and another busy week at TC. Today, we thought about Remembrance Day and thought about those who have lost their life during wars and remembered people who were special to us during a two-minute silence across the school. Lots of the children across the school have been thinking about Remembrance, during lessons and our Year 6 pupils have been selling poppy products to the school, showing how responsible they are. In our Art room, we have a display of poppies from our Art Club with Mrs Bruguier. We also introduced our new TC expectations this week and they have worked well so far. The children are remembering to walk around the building quietly and are thinking carefully about using their indoor voices. The dining hall has seemed a much quieter and calmer place this week, which is a real positive. 

On Monday we focused on our new expectations and spent a long time going through the expectations and what happens if those expectations are not met. The children all felt that the expectations were fair and could be followed and I have witnessed the children following the expectations. Olivia led worship on Wednesday about being responsible with our time.          

Welcoming the King - Lunch menu Tuesday 15 November
HCL are offering a special menu on Tuesday 15 November to welcome King Charles. Please see the menu here. Jacket potatoes will also be available. 

Odd socks day Monday 14th November – children can wear odd socks to school to celebrate anti-bullying week.  

Children in Need Spots Day Friday 18th November – children can wear spots to school to celebrate children in need. 

Bounce Forward raise resilience - free course
DSPL8 have commissioned Bounce Forward to deliver Raise Resilience, a six-session online course for parents in Dacorum. Join six 1-hour sessions to help build personal mental resilience, how to look after yourself, build self-awareness about what might be getting in the way, help you notice what is going well and your strengths as a parent. This programme will give you skills and strategies to try at home to raise mental resilience in your children and improve communication. Following each session you will receive downloadable activities to use with your children. Find out more and book your free place here.

Watford Trust FC workshop
Parent/Carer Workhop: Managing Conflict for Children/Young People
Thursday 24 November 2022  - lunchtime and evening sessions available: 

As part of Just TalkWeek, Watford FC CSE Trust are providing two Positive Minds; Parent/Carer workshops on Thursday 24 November at 12:30pm and 6pm.

The free workshops will focus on Managing Conflict with Children and Young People, inclusive of top tips to aid parents/carers with their approach, guidance to support through the key steps to effectively communicate, as well as providing take home resources, to support around conflict with their child/young person.

Book here:

Parent Forum
Thank you to our new class reps we will be meeting on Thursday 8th December, the reps will be in touch with you soon, to see if there is anything that parents would like to raise during our first meeting.

Friends of Thomas Coram:
Amazon Shoppers
If you are thinking about starting your Christmas shopping or spend regularly on Amazon - don't forget to link the FOTC to your account so we get money directly from amazon for every purchase. You can link your account here.
Quiz Night - next week!
Please make sure you have ordered your tickets for quiz night by Sunday evening. 
Christmas update
Make sure you've had a read of this weeks 'What's happening Wednesday' update so that you know what's happening over the next 6 weeks - this includes info about Christmas parties for the children and much more! Tickets for all our events can be bought here.

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

Stars of the week - 

3SB - Ben - for listening to  the requests to join his handwriting and having the confidence to audition for a large part in the production. 

3SG - Fraser- for super work in English and talking so enthusiastically about reading.

3EW - Liam - for having a positive mind set when in a challenging situation and never giving up. Well done Liam.

4HS - Hannah - for showing great interest across all subjects this week and for helping others when struggling. 

4SW - Chester - for showing great effort in all lessons and has tried really hard in maths. 

4AP - Archie - for his effort and enthusiasm across all subjects and for making super contributions to lessons.

5DH - Elise - for always demonstrating the TC core values, perseveres with challenging tasks and puts 100% effort in all that she does. 

5KS - Alfie - for great descriptive writing about The Lion Hunt.

5RG - Hamid - for his perseverance in his lessons this week. A super effort in his maths work - well done!

5JR - Ronnie - for his keen approach to his work in mental maths with excellent results, well done.

6WT - Raffy - for always doing his very best in every single lesson and with every piece of homework - what more can I ask for!

6RM - Zach - for his excellent contributions and hard work in all lessons.  

A full calendar is available here                   

  • 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- wear spots to school
  • Fri 18 Nov - FOTC Quiz night

Information attached this week

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This week at St Peter's

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

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