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Issue 8: 12th January 2018                 

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15th January – Last day to apply for Nursery and Reception September 2018                                                                                                     Thursday 18th January – Planet Play (see below)

Friday 26th January – Focus Parents’ Meeting (Invitation only)

Tuesday 6th February at 9.00 and 2.45 - Year 1 swimming and Phonics Meeting for Parents

12th February to Friday 16th February – Half Term

Thursday 1st March – World Book Day (information to follow)

21st and Tuesday 22nd March – Year 2 trip to the Southgate Progressive Synagogue

Thursday 29th March – Last day of term (Non-school uniform day and wear a hat to school day)

Friday 30th March to 16th April – Spring Break 16th April – Staff Training Day (school closed for children)

Tuesday 17th April – Children return to school

Thursday 3rd May – Polling day (school closed)

Please check the website for dates - You can now link your google calendar to the school calendar for regular updat                                    

Food Bank:

On behalf of Enfield Food Bank we would like to say thank you for your generous contributions. Some of the children helped staff to deliver the donations. Photographs available on main website. 


Year 2 News Flash – Jaguar Class:

Jaguar Class have been learning about shapes, Yanique said, ‘I have enjoyed getting to share what I know about shapes. They are everywhere.'

Year 2 are learning to play African drums on Tuesday afternoons. Sofia shared that, 'We are now learning the African Drums. I had to hit it to the quick beat.'


Year 1:

Last term Year 1 visited St James Church. The Reverend Ian Gallagher spoke to the children about the history and features of the church, the Christian symbol of the cross and its meaning. The children had the opportunity to explore the building in small groups. Photographs available on main website. 


0 – 3 Year olds:

Planet Play

Welcome to Planet Play our magical world of sensory learning, wonder and exploration, for babies and toddlers aged 0-3 years. These 45 minute sessions will encourage young children to develop and explore the world around them through song, music, movement and a truly sensory experience             

Devised by the Chickenshed team, Planet Play has been specifically developed to encourage play and early communication development in young children. Research has shown that singing songs and rhymes on a regular basis helps to widen your child’s vocabulary and listening skills which are an essential part of learning to read, write and communicate.

Free sessions will be held in the school every Thursday morning starting 18th January, 9.00- 9.45 and will run for 4 weeks.

If you have not yet put your name down, please speak to Jeanette.



We text you a link to the fortnightly newsletter published on the school website. If you would prefer to have a paper copy please come to the school office to request one.


Reception and Nursery Applications for September 2018:

If your child was born between 1st September 2013 and 31st August 2014, you will need to apply for a Reception place for September 2018.

If your child was born between 1st September 2014 and 31st August 2015 you can apply for a Nursery class attached to a school.

You have until 15th January 2018 to make your application. You should submit your application online and you can find a link on the Enfield Council website

If your child already attends our Nursery you must apply for a Reception place in the same way as other applicants. There is NO automatic right of transfer from our Nursery class to our Reception class.

Last application date is Monday 15th January 2018


Afterschool Club and Breakfast Club:

If you would like your child to attend either of these clubs please come to the school office to complete a registration form. Without this your child cannot attend. Both clubs are flexible as to when you use them as long as you arrange with them dates beforehand. Breakfast Club currently has a waiting list but is accepting the registration forms and will contact you directly to let you know when there are spaces. Afterschool Club is run by an external provider. Registration forms are available from our school office or you can contact them directly on 07803 887 610. The registration forms are an important part of the process as they inform the clubs of allergies, dietary or medical concerns and provide direct contact numbers.


Please contact the school on the first day of your child’s absence. If we are unable to make contact with you by either text or phone for several days we may consider visiting you and your child at home to ensure that you are all safe.

Call on 0208 804 6886 or text on 07572 135463


Job Opportunity:

Enfield Town’s School Partnership (ETSP) are looking to recruit an ETSP Project Officer. Details are on the ETSP website at

Sugar Smart Enfield:

Carterhatch Infant School has signed up to join Sugar Smart Enfield. Enfield Council, alongside The Mayor, Cllr Christine Hamilton are launching the initiative on Saturday 13th January at Enfield Town Football club at their home match, kick off at 3.00. Parents and children are invited to join the event. For more information please go to Change 4 Life

Be the first to order your Change 4 Life snack pack, with money-off vouchers for healthier snacks and stickers for your ‘snack smart kids.’ Millions of families have already made healthier changes — you can, too!

Head Lice:

We have cases of head lice in school. Head lice are well camouflaged and hide when disturbed by combing. They do not always cause itching. They may also be few in number and a quick inspection is unlikely to detect them. The following method of detection is effective:

Wash hair using ordinary shampoo, then use a wide toothed comb to straighten and untangle the hair. It is easier to do this with wet hair and using hair conditioner. Once the comb moves freely through the hair, without dragging, switch to a fine tooth comb. Make sure the teeth of the comb slot into the hair at the roots and draw down to the end of the hair with every stroke. The comb must be fine enough to catch the lice. Do not confuse lice or their eggs with clumps of dandruff or other debris. 

Check the comb for lice after each stroke as you work through the hair section by section so that the whole head of hair is combed through, then rinse out the conditioner and repeat the combing procedure in the wet hair. 

This can be undertaken on a regular basis – eg. At routine hair washing sessions to detect the presence of lice before they can spread. Check all family members at the same time and arrange treatment when lice are found. Head lice cannot fly, jump or swim, but spread by clambering from head to head. Anyone with hair can catch them, but children who have head to head contact, either at school or during play are most commonly affected.

Enfield Music Service:

New Mini Music Makers Class for children in Reception Saturdays 9.30 – 10.00 (Term time only) Saturday Music Centre Centre Houndsfield School, Park Suite Building, Houndsfield Road, N9 7RA Termly Membership £35.00 Mini Music Makers, led by an experienced early years music specialist tutor, introduces children to rhythm and pitch through musical games, playing a variety of classroom percussion instruments, singing a variety of songs and listening to a range of music. Email or telephone the EMS office on 020 8807 8881