December 2019 Newsletter

Dec. 20, 2019, 2:38 p.m.

Dear Parents/Carers,

Christmas Events

We come to the end of another busy and eventful term in school. It was lovely to see so many parents and family members at our recent Year 4 Christmas productions.

Thank you too to those of you who were able to join us in the playground to hear the children singing Christmas carols. As always, staff and pupils really appreciate your support.

Key Stage Two Performance Table

On Friday of last week, the Key Stage Two Performance Tables were released which showed the end of Key Stage results for each school in the country.  We are pleased to report that once again the school’s attainment results in Reading, Writing and Maths were all above local and national averages. The progress of pupils from the end of Year 2 to the end of Year 6 was also strong in all areas. These fantastic outcomes are a testament to the hard work and determination of pupils and staff.

If you are interested in having a closer look at results, both in Havering and Nationally, please log on to:


At the FOSH AGM on 8th November 2019, we were advised that £5020 had been raised for the Junior school last year. We would like to thank all the members of the FOSH committee who very kindly give up their time and work tirelessly for the school. Without their efforts, these fundraising events would not be possible.  We would also like to say a big thank you to all our parents for their generous donations and continued support at FOSH events.

The Junior staff and children raised a total of £1739.16 at the Christmas Bazaar which is an impressive sum of money. This is in addition to the money raised by the FOSH team. Thank you to all parents who donated items for our chocolate tombola stall and student council stall or purchased items at the bazaar. Lastly thank you to the pupils and staff for their efforts in running stalls as well as making and decorating items to sell.

Other Fundraising Events

There have also been many other events where we have raised money for the school. The Scholastic Book Fair which we held in school a few weeks ago again proved very popular. Through purchases made at the fair, the school has earned £184 in commission to spend on books.

At the Year 4 Productions we raised a total of £159.16 for our nominated charity, Helped the Aged.

The choir through their carol singing raised money for the Queen’s Hospital as well as £57 for the school.


Wow, what an exciting time we have had with sport this term! 

Our school has competed in the cross country competition and indoor athletics. The football and netball leagues for the boys and girls are under way and both football teams are through to the quarter finals so watch this space. 

We have some new clubs and competitions coming up next half term.  Our school is taking part in the Girls Football tournament, Sitting Volleyball festival, Quicksticks Hockey competition and the Badminton Racket Pack Festival.  

Keep an eye on the blog for photos and further updates. 

House Point Winners

The winning house this half term is Redgrave. Well done to everyone for their hard work! All children in Redgrave house may wear home clothes on Tuesday 7thJanuary 2020.

P.E. Kit

Unfortunately, there are still a number of children who do not always have a P.E. kit in school.   As you can appreciate, this causes a great deal of disruption to P.E. lessons as well as to staff in the office. Please ensure that your child has their full P.E. kit in school at all times with their name clearly marked in each item. As the weather can be colder in the winter months, we would like to remind parents that all children take part in one session of outdoor P.E. each week in accordance with the PE curriculum. Please therefore ensure that your child also has a tracksuit as detailed below.



Leotard or T-shirt (white) and red shorts.

T-shirt (white) and red shorts.

Black Plimsoles.

Black Plimsoles.

OUTDOOR: (Playground)

T-shirt (white) and red shorts or games skirt.

Red shorts, T-shirt (white).

Dark Plain Tracksuits.                         (cold weather)

Dark Plain Tracksuits  (cold weather)



Dates for the Diary

January 2020



Inset Day (School Closed)


Children return to school


Yr2 Parent tours 9am


Eden Falconry Visit for Yr3


Yr6 English open lesson for parents 9 – 10am


Y4 to Colchester Castle


Yr5 English open lesson for parents 9 – 10am


Yr4 English open lesson for parents 9 – 10am


Yr5 Tudor Day






Yr3 English open lesson for parents 9 – 10am


End of topic celebration 2pm – parents invited

17th – 21st

Half Term


Children return to school


Yr6 Maths open lesson for parents 9 – 10am


Y3 Stone Age Workshop






Parent Teacher Consultation evening 3:30 – 5pm


Yr5 Maths open lesson for parents 9 – 10am


Parent Teacher Consultation evening 3:30 – 6:30


World Book Day


Yr 5 to Stubbers

9th – 13th

Science week (more details to follow)


Mother’s Day selling (more details to follow)


Mother’s Day selling (more details to follow)


Yr4 Maths open lesson for parents 9 – 10am


Yr3 Maths open lesson for parents 9 – 10am


End of topic celebration 2pm – parents invited






Year 5 Easter play to parents at 6.30pm


Easter Coin Roll (details to follow)


Year 5 Easter play to parents at 2pm


Last day of term


Children return to school


Y3 Greek Day


Spring Disco (more details to follow)






May Day (school closed)


Inset Day (school closed)

25th – 29th May

Half Term






Father’s Day selling (more details to follow)


Father’s Day selling (more details to follow)






Summer Fete 12 – 4pm


Summer Disco (details to follow)


Last Day of term




On behalf of the staff, children and governors, I would like to wish you all a very happy Christmas and we look forward to welcoming the children back to school on Tuesday 7th January 2020