CARTERHATCH INFANT SCHOOL
Issue 19: 16th July 2019
Office email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: https://www.carterhatchinfants.com/
Wednesday 17th July at 9.00 – Year 1 Singing Assembly (parents invited)
Thursday 18th July at 9.00 – Year 2 Leavers Assembly (parents invited)
Wednesday 17th July – Last day of term for nursery
Friday 19th July – last day of term and Non School Uniform Day
Friday 19th July – Suffolks Tea Time Club is closed
Monday 2nd September – staff training day school closed for children
Tuesday 3rd September – first day of the Autumn Term Year 1 and Year 2
Dear Parents and Carers,
Another year draws to a close! We would like to thank all the staff at Carterhatch for their tireless commitment to providing the best learning opportunities for our children. There have been so many exciting activities and events throughout the year. As ever, we are thankful to the staff for their dedication and enthusiasm in organising such a broad range of experiences. These experiences and memories will hopefully stay with your children for many years to come. When thanking staff this also includes the office, business manager, site staff, cleaners and kitchen staff. They all work hard behind the scenes and without them the school would not be able to function as it does.
We would like say a special thank you to the magnificent children in Year Two and their families. Watching the progress they have made and their achievements in various curriculum subjects and their personal development has been an absolute joy and privilege. We have no doubt that we will be hearing wonderful things about the children as they progress through the juniors.
A big thank you also to parents and carers for supporting us and your children in a variety of ways; it really makes a difference when you are involved in school life in one way or another. Visitors to our school always comment on the children’s good behaviour and how kind children generally are. We can’t take all the credit for that, as we know parents and families have a huge impact in children’s lives. We know you must be proud of your children and we are sure you will continue to strive to ensure your child not only achieves the best they can but continues to be kind and considerate to others, a quality that is priceless and goes along way.
We am sure you would also like to thank Jeanette, our Family Support Worker, who is always there for any of our families who need support, guidance or just a question answered. I am not sure Jeanette realises the fantastic impact she has across the school in ensuring our families and children get the help and support they need.
Thank you to our Volunteers and Governors
Our school is successful due to the immense good will from the whole community. We are truly thankful to our volunteers who give up their time regularly to help support reading and children in class activities. Thank you to Ameena, Elenor, Esen, Hajar, Janet, Leah, Lesley, Minal, Siggy and Tricia.
You all bring a wonderful dynamic to our school and we’d be lost without you, thank you so much. We would also like to thank our Governors, who are also volunteers. They are committed to ensure the school makes the best possible progress and show great interest in school life. We truly appreciate them giving up their own time to attend meetings and visiting Carterhatch so they can find out more about the school and children.
Have a super break with your wonderful children and we look forward to seeing you back on Tuesday 3rd September.
Enjoy making memories,
Adrienne and Sarah (Co-Headteachers)
Sadly, there are some goodbyes as people move on to the next chapter in their lives. Niamh, our Sports Coach Apprentice, is going back to college to enhance her learning even further. We would like to thank Niamh for helping the children make progress with their fitness and physical skills, and for organising our school sports day, which was a great success.
Rae, a learning assistant in Reception, is pursuing a career in teaching. We hope she has learnt a lot from being part of our early year’s team. We would like to thank Rae for her calm and nurturing manner and being part of ensuring our children make the best possible progress and feel happy and secure in school.
Liz Jarivs, our early year’s teacher, is retiring and moving house. Liz is a passionate teacher who works hard to ensure our children make progress and most importantly enjoy coming to school. We will miss her passion and commitment in ensuring our children have the best possible start in life.
Lily and Sky, part of the year one team, are off to have a family of their own. Both of them are pregnant with their first child! Lily and Sky are hardworking, committed and passionate about the children they work with. We will miss them but look forward to seeing and meeting their babies when they feel ready to visit us. Enjoy every moment with your children, they grow up so fast!
What a wonderful year we have had with our current Year Two children. We have made several visits this year including travelling by bus to Chickenshed where we watched a wonderful performance of A Christmas Carol. We also had the opportunity to taste delicious cholla bread and drink grape juice (not wine, as so many children told their adults!) at the Southgate Progressive Synagogue. We learnt so much about the Jewish Faith. We walked to the local fire station and discovered what happens in the day in the life of an Enfield firefighter – what an amazing job they do keeping us safe. Most recently, we spent the day exploring Forty Hall and learning about the history of this great local landmark.
Year Two have also had an amazing experience at Gillian’s Riding School. We are so proud of all the children, they have shown us the best of themselves and we wish them well as they move up into Carterhatch Junior School to continue their learning. Personally, I would like to express a huge thank you to my great team of staff who work tirelessly towards creating a fantastic learning environment for the children in Year Two with the intention of giving them the best possible start in life. Have a great break everyone! Sonia
Year One has had a great year, exploring and learning around the school and local environment, as well as swimming and an exciting visit to Paradise Wildlife Park. The Year One team has ensured that the children have had a positive experience to make sure that the children are reaching their full potential. We wish them all the best as they move up to Year Two. Reception and Nursery:
Our outstanding early years has continued to thrive this year. We continue to provide as many exciting learning opportunities through cooking, exploring, planting, playing, singing and learning. Thank you to staff, children and parents for working in partnership with us. We hope you have a restful summer and we look forward to seeing you again in September ready to learn in your new classes. Good luck to those children moving on to new schools in Reception.
Learning Power Buddies Certificates:
Congratulations to the following children who have been awarded Learning Power certificates.
Leopard Class – Rayan, Ehan & Ria
Tiger Class – Ayla, Filipe, Yagmur, Miray
Jaguar Class – Sangar & Ruzgar
Gorilla Class – Sobhan, Simon Emir, Kamil, Maryam & Aaliyah
Rhino Class - Kyra, Louis, Richard, Lara & Carrado
Giraffe Class – Alfie, Zoya, Ege, Isaiah & Esin Fundraising: Thank you to everyone who has contributed towards fundraising for the school this year. Events that have been held are Macmillan Coffee Morning, Non School Uniform Days, Winter Workshop, International Food Sale, Book Sale, Plant Sale, Happy bags, Children in Need among others. We share donations between the chosen charities and school. Your generosity helps us purchase additional resources for the children. This year you may have seen a change in the Year Two outside learning environment, with a shelter allowing Year Two to learn outside in all weathers. Over the summer we are developing our cooking area and fundraising is contributing to the purchase of additional equipment.
If you would like to become involved with fundraising please speak to Jeanette.
Summer Holiday: During the summer we will be carrying out essential maintenance across the school. Rob and Richmond continue to work, sustaining gardens, preserving and cleaning the school.
However, we will be open for the Holiday Club during the first two weeks (please come to the school office for further information.) Jeanette will be holding transition groups for new to Nursery and Reception in September. Please check the school calendar for dates or ask in the office for a flyer.
Jeanette will also be holding whole school picnics on Wednesday 24th and 31st July at 11.00. Please bring your own picnic. Please note that due to maintenance the areas will not necessarily be set out as in the school year and the entrance and locations may change. Notices will be out in the playground to direct you.
If you need to speak to Jeanette you can call her on 07572991299 or email her email@example.com,sch.uk (preferred way of contact.)
Enjoy the Summer: We hope that the weather is kind to us over the holidays with an opportunity to leave electronic screens at home and to explore the outside. However, in extreme heat please enjoy the sun safely.
For further information - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/safety-in-the-sun/ https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/causes-of-cancer/sun-uv-and-cancer/ways-to-enjoy-the-sun-safely-0#Sunsafetychildren
An Important Message from Public Health:
Dear Parent / Guardian MMR Immunisation –Measles Mumps and Rubella
You may have seen in the news recently that there have been quite large outbreaks of measles in some of our neighbouring boroughs, particularly in Barnet, Haringey and Hackney. Outbreaks of this kind are becoming increasingly common and are occurring more widely and more often across London, with children, young people and some young parents being those most affected. This is because many children may have missed receiving their MMR vaccinations.
These outbreaks are a serious concern with up to a million children and young teenagers potentially vulnerable to serious infection, especially as children of this age are going into secondary school where the spread of infection is much more likely to happen.
Whilst measles, mumps and rubella (German measles) are very unpleasant illnesses, they also increase the risk of longer term and more severe health problems, particularly during pregnancy. The complications of measles can include pneumonia, hearing loss and the inflammation of the brain.
MMR vaccine is free and available from your GP (please take along the red book), and school-age children can access Community Immunisation Drop-in at St Michaels Hospital Site on certain days (please see last page). We also include an information leaflet to answer some common questions about measles and the vaccine.
We would highly recommend completing your child’s immunisation before the holidays, so they are protected against measles, mumps, and rubella.
Stuart Lines Director of Public’s Health and Tony Theodoulou Executive Director People