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CARTERHATCH INFANT SCHOOL  

Issue 13: 29th March 2018                 

Office email: office@carterhatch-inf.enfield.sch.uk                                                                              Website: http://www.carterhatchinfants.com/

        

Diary:        

 Thursday 29th March – Last day of term School closes at normal time 3.20 (Non-school uniform day and wear a hat to school day) Friday 30th March to Monday 16th April – Spring Break                                                                                                                                  Monday 16th April – Staff Training Day (school closed for children)                                                                      Tuesday 17th April – Children return to school                                                                                              Thursday 3rd May – Polling day (school closed)                                                                                       

Friday 29th June – Year 1 School Trip (Information to follow)                                                                                                                      Monday 16th July – Year 2 School Trip

Sport Relief Fun Run:

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Sport Relief Fun Run. The children enjoyed seeing their parents and carers join them on the school field. The children behaved beautifully and all took part, we are very proud of them. We made £247.06 which will be shared between Sport Relief and school. Photos available in the gallery. 

 

 

Parent Run Coffee Time:                                                                      Parents have asked to use the Family Room for meeting up informally each week for refreshments and a chat. If you would like to join them please speak to Selda or ask in the school office.

Attendance Medals Feedback:                                                                                                                                   Thank you for your feedback from texts and Reception Attendance Meeting (2.3.2018) regarding medals for 100% attendance and certificates for 96%+.

Question - Do you think it is a good idea to give medals for attendance?

Continue with medals as we currently do

 

Continue with medals and make allowances for hospital appointments

Continue with Medals but include children with authorised absences

Do not continue with medals

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To continue with medals

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To continue with medals taking into account hospital appointments and authorised absences

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Do not continue

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Continue with medal but include authorised absences and hospital appointments

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Do not continue with medals 4

 

We realise that if we give medals for every child with 100% attendance, taking into account authorised absences, e.g. sickness, we would have very few children who will not receive medals. Even if we agreed “with evidence from the doctor”, that would not be appropriate as it could lead to wasting doctors’ valuable time. The children have shared they would like to carry on with medals as part of our “Time to Talk”, but also added they would like to receive more rewards. Hence we introduced kindness certificates too. However we do understand that some families and children have become upset regarding not receiving a medal which they consider to be unfair as the children can do nothing about being unwell. Initially it was planned with the children to be a celebration of being in school every day for the term, but we do not want any child to feel as though they have not tried their best. are continuing with medals for the rest of the year. Next academic year we plan to introduce rewards linked to values, e.g. resilience and perseverance. Perseverance could then be linked to attendance if necessary, but could be awarded for another act of perseverance. will continue to award our attendance teddy to the class with the best attendance for the term and a cup to the class with the latest 100% attendance for all children in school every day in one week.

Many thanks for your valuable feedback.

Year 1 Singing Festival:                                                                                                                     Year 1 children had a great time participating and hosting last Tuesday’s Enfield Partnership Singing Festival!​ They were joined by three other Enfield schools to perform a range of songs and one of their own.  Children were then awarded with a Music certificate to celebrate their performance.  We were all really proud of them. 

ESOL:

We are holding a Get Ready for ESOL taster session at 9.00 on Tuesday 17th April in the Children's Centre in Autumn Close. If English is not your first language please join us for more information. 

First Aid:

We are starting a free six week Paediatric First Aid course on Wednesday 18th April at 1.00. If you would still like to enrol please speak to Jeanette.

Cycle Enfield:

Free Activities during the Easter Holidays Where: Eastfield Primary School, Kingsmead Secondary School and Chace Community School
Booking restriction: Live, work or study in Enfield
For more information and to book a place please go to https://www.cycleconfident.com/sponsors/enfield/

Holiday Club:

If you have signed up for a holiday club please note that if you need to contact the school you can call Jeanette’s mobile 07572991299 or email her on jfusterburnett.308@lgflmail.org.

Children’s Centre at Carterhatch Infant School:

We would like to say thank you to all the Children’s Centre staff who have worked with us in the past; particularly Stephanie Nicola who has been a significant part of the Carterhatch Team. We have always had confidence in her work and support especially through all the challenges that have occurred over changing management and budget cuts. We wish Stephanie and her team well in their new endeavours and know that they will be an asset to any team.

From the 16th April there will be a new team in the Children’s Centre led by Eldon and De Bohun Primary Schools. They will be offering a new programme across three centres in Enfield. Please follow the link on Informed Families for their new timetable https://new.enfield.gov.uk/if/enfield-childrens-centres/

Jeanette will now be holding a Stay and Play for siblings on Wednesday mornings 8.50-10.00 instead of Monday. Please speak to Jeanette for more information.

 

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