December 2017 Newsletter

Jan. 4, 2018, 11:35 a.m.

Dear Parents/Carers,

Christmas Events

We come to the end of another busy term in school. It was lovely to see so many parents and family members at our recent Year 4 Christmas productions and Christmas Bazaar. It was also lovely to see so many of you come out to hear pupils sing Christmas carols in the playground. As always, your support is very much appreciated.


Unfortunately at the end of this term, we say goodbye to Mr Fry and Mrs Karim. On behalf of the school community I would like to thank them for their efforts and wish them well in their future endeavours.

In January we will be welcoming Miss Scivyer who will be the new teacher for Pine class and Miss Savage who will be teaching Beech class on Thursdays and Fridays. Mrs Bozkaya will also be joining us to teach Cedar class on Fridays.


At the recent FOSH AGM, the Junior School was presented with a cheque for £5142 that was raised through last year’s events. This money has been put towards our playground refurbishment project.

We would like to say a big thank you to all the committee members for all their hard work in organising such fantastic events throughout the year. We would also like to thank all other parents who have helped out at FOSH events. Without your support, many of the events would not have been possible.

The recent FOSH Cake Sales raised £619.15. Thank you to all parents who donated cakes or attended the sales in the Infant and Junior schools.

Other Fundraising Events

The school has also been busy raising money through other events.

Through purchases made at the Scholastic Book Fair, the school was given £310.50 in vouchers to put towards the purchase of some new books for the children.

On Friday 17th November the school participated in an event to support Children In Need. Each child taking part was asked to purchase a spot to decorate which we then put up around the school. The event raised £142 for the charity.

The Junior staff and children raised £717.35 at the Christmas Bazaar through the sale of donated items, items made in class by pupils and stalls run by the staff. This money will be used to purchase items for the playground which the pupils have requested.


We also raised £220.27 through a collection at the Year 4 Christmas productions. The pupils have decided that this money should be given to support Centre Point, a charity which works with homeless young people.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to these fundraising efforts. Your generosity and support are much appreciated.

Christmas Card Competition

The Mayor of Havering ran a competition this year in which she asked primary school pupils across the borough to design her Christmas card. Each year group in school took part in the event and there were many very impressive entries indeed! All the entries were submitted to the Mayor along with the entries from many other schools.

I am pleased to report that Isobel W in Year 5 was chosen as the winner.  Isobel’s design has now been reproduced and sent out to all of the Mayor’s acquaintances. She and a friend had the pleasure of meeting the Mayor in person recently. Well done Isobel! We look forward to seeing more of your lovely art work in the future.


We have recently registered with the Tesco F & F Embroidered Uniform Service. If you wish to purchase uniform, please go online to to order and the school will receive a 5% cash donation for every purchase made. More details about the service can be found on our website under the School Uniform tab on the Parents page.

School uniform can also still be purchased at Havering Schoolwear if this option is preferred.

House Point Winners

The winning house this half term is Farah. Well done to everyone for their hard work! All children in Farah house may return to school on 3rd January in non-uniform. All other children must come to school in regular school uniform. Please view our weekly Attendance and Housepoint Awards on our website


Dates for the Diary





Inset Day


Children return to school


Y2 Parent Tours at 9.30am


Y2 Parents Tours at 2pm


4 Pine, Beech and Cedar parents to meet new staff at 9am


Nurse drop in session for parents at 9am






Choir to Young Voices at the O2

12th – 16th

Half Term


Inset Day


Children return to school


Parents Evening






Parents Evening


Y5 Easter Production at 2pm


Y5 Easter Production at 6.30pm


Last day of term


Easter Holidays




Children return to school






Polling Day – (school closed)


May Day (school closed)


Inset Day

28th – 1st June

Half Term






Children return to school




Last day of term


On behalf of the staff, children and governors, I would like to wish you all a lovely Christmas. We look forward to welcoming the children back to school on Wednesday 3rd January.

With all good wishes,

Mrs M Shipton