Friday, 20 December 2013

A Message from us all!

Thank you all for a great term at Clockhouse!

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas
and a
Fabulous New Year!

Fantastic News

We are very proud to tell you that no less than 169 children from Nursery through to Year 6 achieved 100% attendance this term, a truly magnificent achievement!

Can we beat this in the Spring Term!

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Lodge Lane Nursing Home visit

The residents of Lodge Lane Nursing home were given an early Christmas treat yesterday when our Year 5 and 6 choir members visited to sing Christmas Carols to and with them.
The choir sang beautifully. Mrs Payne and Mr Thomas accompanied the children and they both came back immensely proud of all the children. We gave the residents their own copies of the lyrics so that they could join in with the classic carols and they loved it.  The children also sang two songs that the residents did not know and you could honestly hear their hearts swelling as they listened to their angelic voices.
Well done to the choir members who took part in this special event!

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Reminders for Week Beginning 16th December 2013

Thank you to all the families who came to watch the children in the concerts last week. We are sure that you all felt as proud of the children as we did.

This week sees Year 2 singing at the Church, the Year 3 and 4 concert and the Year 5 and 6 Carol Concert. The dates are as follows:

16th December                            Year 3 and 4 Concert - 9.30am
16th December                            Year 3 and 4 Concert - 2.30pm
18th December                            Year 2 Performance at the Church - 4.30pm
19th December                            Year 5 and 6 Carol Service - 2.00pm
19th December                            Year 5 and 6 Carol Service - 7.00pm

Please remember that younger siblings are not permitted to attend concerts.

Year 5 and 6 Choir will be singing at Lodge Lane Nursing Home on Tuesday afternoon. If you have not done so already, please ensure that your child's consent form is returned to school tomorrow.

Christmas Dinner day is on Wednesday. 

Friday is a non-uniform day which will include class Christmas Parties, a letter about this will be coming home tomorrow.

Please keep an eye out for the December newsletter which will come home this week.

Have a good week everyone.
We are looking forward to seeing you at the concerts, we hope that we continue to help you to get into the festive spirit!


Thursday, 12 December 2013

Year 3 and 4 Bikeability

Calling all Year 1 and Year 2!

Do not forget to bring the children's bikes and scooters to school tomorrow (Friday) for their road awareness training. The children will be doing this outside so please make sure that they are wrapped up warm!

On arriving at school please bring bikes / scooters to the back of the Key Stage 2 building (by the hall) and leave them by your class sign. School staff will be there to direct you!

As always, thank you for all your support.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Do you have difficulty getting you child to sleep? We may be able to help you!


“Can't Sleep, Won't Sleep”

Do you have difficulties with your child/ren sleeping?  
Good Sleep Practices from Babies to Teens
Monday 27th January 2014

9.00 - 11.30

KS1 Parents Room

Who is this workshop suitable for?
This workshop is suitable for parents and carers who have sleep issues with their children and for professionals supporting families with sleep issues.
Having a mixed group at the workshop enables parents / carers and professionals to share experiences of issues with sleep from different perspectives.

Workshop content:
The workshop looks at sleep issues in children from babies and toddlers right up to teens with and without special / additional needs and covers the following:

- The importance of sleep

- The stages of sleep

- How much sleep children need

- The effects of sleep deprivation on the child and family

- Good sleep practises

- What may affect sleep?

- Practical suggestions to improve sleep

- Resources to aid sleep and help available to families

2sleep are:
Vanessa Moore and Carol Prideaux - sleep practitioners, trained by NHS Solent in Southampton and the charity Scope.  Please see for more details.

To book a place or for more information:
Places will be limited so please contact Marion Edgar or Kim Ayling (Home School Support Workers)
07532168114 (Marion Edgar)
07759229453 (Kim Ayling)

Monday, 9 December 2013

Clockhouse 2nd Overall!

Following our initial success in the  Year 5 and 6  Sports Hall Athletics competition, we have just heard that not only did we finish second on the day, we came second overall meaning that we are the second best school in the borough for Sports Hall Athletics!

I am sure you will all agree a wonderful achievement for the school as a whole and for all those involved!

Well done Team Clockhouse, we are very proud of each of you who took part!!!

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Reminders for Week Beginning 9th December 2013

Thank you for the overwhelming support for our annual cake sale - the children certainly appeared to have a lovely time!

The Christmas Concerts start this week. The dates are as follows:

9th December               Christmas Dress Rehearsal - a.m. (2HF / 1EO / RLS)
9th December               Christmas Dress Rehearsal - p.m. (2TR / 1AS / RNC)
10th December             Christmas Dress Rehearsal - a.m. (2CL / 1KI / RCO)
10th December             P.M Nursery Christmas Concert - 2.30pm
11th December             A.M Nursery Christmas Concert - 9.30am
11th December             KS1 Concert - 2.30pm (2HF / 1EO / RLS)
12th December              KS1 Concert - 9.30am (2TR / 1AS / RNC)
12th December             KS1 Concert - 2.30pm (2CL / 1KI / RCO)
13th December             Christmas Dress Rehearsal - am (Year 3 and Year 4)

Please remember that younger siblings are not permitted to attend concerts. Please attend the dress rehearsal if you do need to bring younger siblings.

On Friday Year 1 and 2 children are taking part in bikeabilty training. Please do not forget your child's bicycle or scooter if they have one on this day.

Have a good week everyone.
We are looking forward to seeing you at the concerts, we hope we help you to get into the festive spirit!

Music Tuition Meeting - tomorrow!

Please remember that on Monday (tomorrow) Paul Harris from the Havering Music School will be coming to school to meet with parents and carers who have shown an interest in music tuition.  The meeting will be held in the music room from 2.45-3.15pm.  There you will have the opportunity to find out more about the tuition packages available to your child and should you wish to enrol them onto the scheme you will be able to do so at the meeting.

If you would like your child to begin tuition from 1st February 2014 the direct debit forms must be completed and handed in at the meeting.  Therefore, please ensure you have your bank details with you.
If any other parents are interested but did not originally sign up you are still more than welcome to come along.

Friday, 6 December 2013

Clockhouse come 2nd!

The Clockhouse boys team took on St. Peter's Catholic Primary School this afternoon. Although all the boys played really well and were committed to the very end, we did come second this evening losing 5-0!

Well done team Clockhouse, we look forward eagerly to the next match!

Thursday, 5 December 2013

More Sporting Success!

Our Year 5 and 6 children took part in the Sports Hall Athletics competition this afternoon at Hornchurch Sports Centre.

They all performed to their very best and as a result came a magnificent 2nd! Congratulations to each and everyone of the children who took part and well done to Mr Thomas who won the staff javelin throw!

We eagerly await the final results to know where we came overall!

Well done Team Clockhouse!!!

Collier Row Christmas Event


Do not forget the Collier Row Christmas Event that is taking place tomorrow evening.

​Children will be able to visit four stations throughout the town centre to complete a ticket to have their picture taken with Father Christmas at the library.

Throughout the evening there will be a variety of on-street festive performers and activities for all the family to enjoy.

Follow the link below to find out more!


Christmas Cake Sale

We are all looking forward to our annual Cake Sale tomorrow.

Please remember to send cakes into school, along with a small amount of money so that cakes can be purchased.

As always thank you in advance for your support!

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Clockhouse Pupils in the Romford Recorder

Well done to Amelia, Isabella and Nathan Murphy who have been awarded the highest cub scouting award.

Follow the link below to read all about their achievements!

Reminders for Week Beginning 2nd December 2013

Thank you to those parents / carers who attended the E-safety workshops on Tuesday. We are sure you will agree the information that was provided certainly made you think!
We will be sending out some information about this later in the week.

Thank you also to all those parents / carers who attended the Year 5 Learn with your Child morning - we hope you found this useful and has helped you to provide further support for your children in their learning.

This week sees Year 6 complete their first Mock SATs tests of the year. These will be taking place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Please make sure the children get some early nights and come to school having had a good breakfast so that they can perform to their best.

Friday sees the Christmas Fundraising Day and the annual Cake Sale!! Please send any cakes into school either on or before Friday as well as giving the children a small amount to buy some cakes!

Have a good week everyone!

Friday, 29 November 2013

Friday 29th November

Please remember that today school is closed to pupils for staff training.
We hope you all enjoy the long weekend!

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Well done Clockhouse Gym Team

Another great sporting result for Clockhouse!
A big well done to the Year 3 and 4 gym team who came third place in this afternoons Key Steps Gymnastics Competition at Bower Park.
All the children did their very best and we could not have asked for more!
Well done team Clockhouse!

Monday, 25 November 2013

Look who is in Year 1!

As part of their learning about Day and Night, Year 1 are learning about nocturnal animals.
One of our parents kindly brought in a hedgehog and rabbit to meet us today so that the children can learn about the lifestyle of the animals and how they are looked after!
Year 1 are busy asking lots of questions to help improve their knowledge, ready to write some information about nocturnal animals. If you have a child in Year 1 and want to do some further research we will be only too pleased to hear more information.

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Reminder for week beginning 25th November 2013

After a fairly quiet week at Clockhouse last week, this week is certainly a lot busier!

Year 1
Year 1 have a hedgehog and rabbit visiting tomorrow (Monday), although the they will obviously remained caged at all times and the children will not be able to touch them, please remember to tell your child's class teacher if your child has any allergies!

Thank you to all the parents / carers who returned the e-safety questionnaire to school. As a result of your feedback we have arranged for e-safety workshops for children, staff and parents to be carried out on Tuesday. If you have not yet signed up for a session and wish to attend please pop into the office and put your name down or return the slip that was sent home last week.
Parent workshops are taking place on Tuesday at 9am, 5pm and 7pm. The sessions will last no longer than 1 hour. We look forward to seeing many of you there.

On Tuesday also, we have a Planetarium visiting for Year 6.

Year 5
Year 5 are looking forward to welcoming parents / carers into school on Wednesday / Thursday for their 'Learn with your Child' morning. Please come to the office for 9.30.
5AW - Wednesday
5KS and 5LB - Thursday

Please look out for the November newsletter that will be coming home with your child this week.

Please do not forget that Friday is a staff training day so the school will be shut to pupils.

Have a good week everyone!

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Clockhouse Victorious!

Well done to the girls football team who secured another victory for Clockhouse and it was their first game as a team!
All the girls played really well and worked together as a team against strong opposition.
Goal scorers were Cassie Whittaker (2), Katie Johnson (2), Billie Grant (1) and Olivia Ludlow (1).
Thank you to everyone who supported the team!

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Reminders for the week beginning 18th November 2013

Thank you to you all for your overwhelming support and generosity for the very worthy cause that is Children in Need. As soon as we have done all the counting we will let you know how much we raised!

Thank you also for you attendance at Parents Evening, we all enjoyed meeting with you!

Wednesday 20th November sees Food for Life Roast Dinner Day in the school canteen. Please help the borough Catering team break the world record for the most Roast Dinners served in one day by allowing your children to have a school dinner this Wednesday!

The menu is:
Roast Chicken or Wallace and Gromit Tomato Pasta
Yorkshire Pudding
Roast Potatoes
Seasonal Vegetables
Fresh Carrots
Apple Crumble and Custard
Should you have any questions about this, please speak to the School Kitchen!
Have a good week everyone!

Friday, 15 November 2013

Clockhouse Victory

Well done to the boys football team who took on Oakfield School and came away victorious with a score of 3 - 1!
It was a hard fought game and all the boys kept trying to the very end.
Goal scorers were Teraun Davis (2) and John Thain (1).
Thank you to everyone who supported the team who remain undefeated!

Pablo Picasso visits Clockhouse

This morning the Key Stage 2 children have enjoyed a visit from the famous artist Pablo Picasso!

They were enthralled whilst listening to the story of his life and how his art changed and developed as he grew older!

Year 3 will be spending the rest of the day working with him on creating their very own master pieces in the style of Picasso!

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Children in Need

Please do not forget that we are supporting the worthy cause that is Children in Need tomorrow.

In return for not wearing school uniform and if possible the children wearing something spotty, we ask for a donation in the 'bucket'.

Thank you in advance for you support!

From everyone at Clockhouse Primary School

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Parents Evening

Thank you to all those Parents / Carers who attended Parents Evening tonight. We look forward to seeing the rest of you tomorrow!

Please do not forget to fill in one of the questionnaires available during Parents Evening or if you have taken it home with you tonight, please return it to school as soon as possible.

All feedback is greatly appreciated
Thank you

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Free books for School

Does anyone in your family eat Nestle cereal?
If the answer is yes you can help us to get more books for your children.
Reading books can open young people's eyes and minds to many wondrous things, from exploring magical fairy tale lands to learning more about the world around them.
The Box Tops scheme aims to support children's reading by offering free books for
schools in exchange for tokens from special packs of
Nestlé Cereal.

Please start saving these tokens and send them into school so that your children can benefit from the scheme! If you want to find out more please follow the link below:

Reminders for Week Beginning 11th November 2013

It was lovely to see everyone back at school last week and that so many of you have joined us on either Facebook or Twitter or in some cases both. We hope that you are finding this useful!

We have three parent nominations for the two vacancies of Parent Governor so please look out for the voting papers that will be coming home with the children this week.

Sadly, due to the weather conditions, Friday nights boys football match against Crownfield had to be postponed. Hopefully the boys take on Oakfields away this Friday (weather permitting)!

Do not forget that on Wednesday and Thursday of this week it is Parents Evening after school. Teachers have been busy making appointments for everyone, so if, as yet, you do not have an appointment please contact your child's class teacher on Monday to make arrangements for a meeting. There will be a questionnaire for parents to complete whilst you are waiting. We do appreciate that this takes time but your feedback is invaluable to us as we continually strive to improve the educational experience we provide for the children and families we serve.

As I am sure many of you read in the letter that came home on Friday, we are once again supporting the very worthy cause of Children in Need this year. In doing so we will be having a non-uniform day which if possible includes the wearing of something spotty to raise money (a small donation in the bucket is all that is needed)! All donations received for this will be sent to Children in Need. Please help us support this worthy cause!

Do not forget to return your Christmas Card order as soon as possible so that orders can be placed by the PA. We do not want any disappointments so please ensure these are returned by Friday! Thanks must go to the PA for organising this.

Have a good week everyone!

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Year 1 Parents

Do not forget that as part of Year 1's entry point to their new topic ‘Day and Night’, the children will be taking part in ‘pretend sleepover’ during the day in school on Friday (tomorrow). They will be eating cereal and cookies and drinking milk. Please make your child's teacher is aware if your child is allergic to any of these things. Please also remember to send the children in with pyjamas to change into in school and their favourite bedtime story to share with their class.

Important for Parents / Carers

Important for Parents / Carers
The Clockhouse Primary School Facebook and Twitter pages are designed specifically for parents/carers to engage with in order to share news and information about the School.  We do encourage you to sit alongside your children and share the content of these pages, in order to celebrate what is happening in the School.  However, we ask that you do not allow your child to sign-up to Facebook or post comments on the Clockhouse Primary Facebook page.  Facebook is terms and conditions require users to be over 13 years of age. Twitter does not have the same age restriction, because it does not collect personal information from its users, but it should be strongly discouraged for children of primary age, it is a public space and children may not have the maturity yet to manage their own privacy.  If at any stage we notice that any pupils are commenting on the page we shall remove the comments and contact the parent/carer of the child.
Thank you for you support in the matter.