Presentation on theme: "All the very best Year 6 – We will miss you! We are very proud of our Year 6 class who are multi-talented and have provided us with many wonderful memories."— Presentation transcript:
All the very best Year 6 – We will miss you! We are very proud of our Year 6 class who are multi-talented and have provided us with many wonderful memories and moments of laughter. They have been a real credit to the school, themselves and to you as parents. They also worked really hard all year. Last year, the children broke all previous SATs records in reading, writing and maths. This year, the record has been broken in reading and maths and equalled in writing. The children achieved an amazing 100% level 4 in reading, writing and maths and a staggering 65% level 5 pass rate in maths and 72% in reading. It has been quite a year with the 50 th anniversary and a ‘good’ Ofsted grading but I’m most proud of the children in helping us to achieve the Values mark. Go out in confidence, courage and love – you are definitely ready for the next stage in your lives! Music, trips and sunshine! Pixies Got Talent Thank you to all the performers and supporters who came to Pixies Got Talent. It was a fantastic evening filled with fun and gave the children to showcase their talents. We saw dancing, singing, magic, martial arts and Mr Bean even turned up. The children were extremely vocal in their desire to run the event last February so I’m sure it won’t be too long before Pixies Got Talent returns! Value of the month Our value of the month is Co-operation and Teamwork. We saw this value in abundance during sports day as the teams from different houses worked together to gain the most points for their team. In assembly, the children shared what they thought were vital qualities for good team work. We discussed how animals such as birds migrating and penguins surviving harsh winter conditions help each other to ensure survival. We hope you saw this value in our recent parent consultation and celebration events Martin Smith, Headteacher Upcoming events Mon 1st Sept INSET Day Tues 2nd Sept New Reception class start till 12pm (Sept - March birthdays) Wed 3rd Sept New Reception class till 1.15pm (Sept - March) or 12pm (April onwards) Thurs 4th Sept New Reception class (Sept - March) full day or 1.15pm (April onwards) Fri 5th Sept Reception class full-time New class charters and home-school agreements in place Fri 12th Sept FOPHS Camp out Y5/6 Swimming to start Thurs 25th Sept Y6 Class Assembly Fri 30th Sept Pupil Progress Meetings Summer Fair Thank you to all who supported our summer fair which seems to get bigger and bigger each year. We forgot to take photos so if anyone has any, please could we have them and we will put them up on our school website. The organisation and hard work that goes into the event is enormous. Big thank you to the FOPHS team led by Rachel who managed to raise an impressive £3,000 approx. ISSUE 21 | July 2014
Week of 04/07/13 Reception: Harley Morgan Year 1: Leon Jackson Year 2: Francesco Oliver Year 3: Harvey Clark Year 4: Eleanor Cox Year 5: Jonathan Tate Year 6: Luke Pestaille Week of 11/07/13 Reception: Owen Campbell Year 1: Katie Beaumont Year 2: Bhavan Walia Year 3: Lucy Lamburn Year 4: Ella Broadbent & Alexis McFarlane-Barnes Year 5: Tristan Flury Year 6: Connor McShannon Stars of the week As many of you already know, after decades of service to the school, Jean Garner will be stepping down from her role as Chair of Governors. Jean has worked tirelessly on everyone’s behalf in an unpaid role with no other reward other than to see the children and the school develop and grow. She will be sorely missed as a key figure in the school though Jean will still be popping in from time to time. Take a well earned rest Jean and have a strong cup of tea! The governing body will take a vote on the new chair in September and I hope to bring you news of the outcomes in the next newsletter. Trip to Brighton Thank You Jean Sports News Year 5 and 6 took part in the Dacorum inter-sports event. It is the first time our children have taken part in the event which involved an 80m sprint, 400m long distance and 80mx4 relay. 27 Other schools took part in the event and we were very proud to have come 2nd overall. Next year, we are hoping to improve our sports provision even further. Frazer Ewing will be working with the school 4 days a week as a sports apprentice. He will assist in the delivery of PE lessons and will also be running a whole range of extra lunchtime sports clubs. Year 1 and Year 2 had a wonderful trip to Brighton as part of their Paddington Bear topic. They had a wonderful day exploring the sights, sounds and smells on the beach. The poor weather didn’t put them off enjoying the day as they walked along the pier and enjoyed ice-cream. School Website Update Have you visited the school website lately? We have updated the class photos section after resolving a few technical issues. You can also see a link to the 50th anniversary day! Polite Reminder Please can any outstanding lunch money be paid before the end of term. Hertfordshire schools are now responsible for the debt collection. Please don’t be offended if you receive one of Mrs Galley’s reminder letters. The debt is still sizeable and any unpaid fees will mean we won’t be able to provide your child with a school lunch next year. Hertfordshire Catering have increased the fees of a school lunch by 5p meaning the cost of a school lunch for children in KS2 will be £2.15. There will, however, be no charge to any child in KS1 who requests a school lunch. to everyone! Well done
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