Thursday, 30 January 2014

The O2

The children have arrived safely at the 02 and cannot wait to perform later. Apparently they are up high right behind the stage!

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Clockhouse draw

Well done to the boys football team on Friday, who took on Crownfields in a local fixture and our first home game.

As always all the boys played well, did us proud and despite the mud were committed to the very end.

We drew 1-1, well done to all the team and to Teraun Davis the goal scorer!

There are lots more matches coming up, we will keep you posted.


Boccia Team News

A big well done to the Clockhouse Boccia team who took part in a Borough wide competition on Friday afternoon at the YMCA.

The children, along with Mrs Pacheco, Mr Thomas, Mrs Herbert and Mrs Jackson all had a wonderful time and the children did there very best and made us all proud!

We are unsure of the final result yet but as always it is the taking part that is so important. We will let you know the result when we find out!

Well done team Clockhouse!

Reminders for week beginning 27th January 2014

We hope that the Year 4 Parents / Carers enjoyed coming into school on Thursday morning. We hope that you found this useful, both the staff and children certainly enjoyed working with you in school.

The visit from our Danish colleagues went really well, thank you to all our Digital Leaders who helped to showcase computing at Clockhouse!

As one busy week ends another busy week starts!

Year 5 and 6 children are doing bikeability from Monday through to Thursday so please do not forget to bring your bikes to school and all other necessary equipment.

On Monday also, Mrs Edgar and the Home School Support team are running the Sleep Seminar. This is taking place in the morning in the Parents room in Key Stage 1. There are still a few places left should you wish to join them.

Good luck to the choir who will be taking part in the annual Young Voices concert at the O2 on Thursday. This is now firmly embedded in Clockhouse tradition and a truly lovely occasion for all those involved.

Have a good week everyone!

Summer Fete

The PA have been busy organising lots of events for this year!

An early date for the diary is the Summer Fete!

This will be taking place on Saturday 28th June - keep an eye out for more information.

If you are able to help please contact the PA at or leave them a message at the school office.

As always thank you for your continued support!

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Another good result for Clockhouse

A big well done to the Year 5 and 6 Gym Team, who today competed in a borough wide competition at Bower Park.

We entered two teams and they finished in 2nd and 3rd place - a fantastic result!

Mr Thomas and Mrs Baker, who accompanied the children, along with Mrs Ewenson could not have been more proud when they returned to school!

Well done to all the children, who were totally committed today and in all the training they did!

Well done team Clockhouse! We are proud of you each and every one of you!

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Sainsbury's Active Kids Vouchers

We are once again pleased to be collecting the 'Active Kids' vouchers which you get when you shop at Sainsbury's!

Please help us get more Sports Equipment for your children by sending these vouchers into school!

Please follow the link if you want to find out more:

Active Kids

Thank you in advance for your support.

Reminders for Week Beginning 20th January 2014

After a busy week a Clockhouse last week, we are all set for an equally busy week coming up.

We hope that all our Year 2 parents and carers who attended the 'Learn with your Child' morning on Thursday found this useful, the teachers were certainly pleased to welcome you and the children enjoyed sharing their learning. We also hope that Year 6 enjoyed their trip on Friday!

There are various sporting events this week:
  • Good luck to the Year 5 and 6 Gym team who are competing at Bower Park on Wednesday afternoon.
  • Good luck also to the Year 5 and 6 Boccia Team who will be competing at the YMCA on Thursday afternoon.
  • A final good luck to the Boys football team, who, weather permitting, will be taking on Crownfield Juniors after school on Friday. This is our first home fixture so please come along and cheer the children on!
Well done to all the children that have been training so hard for these, look our for the results later in the week!

We look forward to welcoming lots of our Year 4 Parents and Carers on Thursday morning for the Year 4 'Learn with your Child Morning'. We hope that you find this a worthwhile and useful experience for all concerned!
On Thursday we also welcome a number of Teachers from Denmark. This is a very exciting opportunity for Clockhouse. Due to the up to date technological set up we provide for our children, Clockhouse has been recommended to our Danish friends as one of the schools to visit. We are very pleased and proud to welcome our Danish colleagues who will be looking at how we use ICT across the school, including the use of tablet computers.
Look out for the January newsletter that will be coming out towards the end of the week!
Have a good week everyone!

Friday, 17 January 2014

Year 6 trip

The children have all had a fantastic day. They are currently on the train to Romford from Stratford. They hope to be back just after 4pm.

Year 6 HMS Belfast Trip

All Year 6 have arrived safely at HMS Belfast and are having a lovely day!

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Are you having trouble getting your child to sleep? Never fear, help is at hand!


“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)

Year 5 Quiz - Please help!

Please can you help our Year 5 children with their maths learning by completing a very short quiz about our school. The children will be using the results tomorrow morning and need this information to complete their learning.

Please follow the link below that will take you to the quiz:

Year 5 Quiz

Thank you in advance for your help

Year 5

Monday, 13 January 2014

Year 6 Historical Character Day

The Year 6 children had a great day looking at historical characters and eras!

Well done to all those who came dressed up (children and staff). The costumes were fabulous! We hope you all enjoyed it and this has got everyone in the mood for learning lots about history this half term!

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Reminders for Week Beginning 13th January 2014

It was lovely to welcome everyone back last week and we were pleased to hear about everyone's Christmas Holidays.
There are lots of different things happening in school this week, so please read on to find out!
Year 6
Please remember that the Year 6 children have their historical dress day tomorrow (Monday). Children have been asked to come to school dressed as an historical figure or wear a costume that represents an historical era.
Also on Monday the Community Police and Transport for London will be in school security marking Year 6 bikes. Please ensure that the form sent home on Friday is completed and securely attach to your child's bike (in a plastic bag if it is raining). Bikes should be left in the fenced off area outside 4MM. We will be offering this to other Year Groups in the near future.
Year 6 will also be visiting HMS Belfast on Friday. Please see your child's class teacher should you require any further information. Please ensure children get to school on time fully equipped for the day, as they will be leaving straight after registration.
Year 1
Year 1 children have their Sports Fashion Show tomorrow (Monday). Please send the children in with their sports outfit in a clearly labelled plastic bag. They should come to school in normal school uniform.
Year 2
We look forward to welcoming lots of our Year 2 Parents and Carers on Thursday morning for the Year 2 'Learn with your Child Morning'. We hope that you find this a worthwhile and useful experience.
Please can we also take this opportunity to remind Year 1, 2 (Thursday) and 5 (Wednesday) parents / carers that your Year Groups offer 'Ready, Steady Read' mornings, which gives you the opportunity to come in and read with your child before school. Please do come and join us. We hope to extend this to more year groups in the future.
Have a good week everyone!

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Calling all Year 2 Parents / Carers

Do not forget that the Year 2 Ready Steady Read mornings start tomorrow.

Please come into school to read with your child before the start of the school day!

We look forward to seeing lots of you there.

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Welcome Back to School and reminders for Week Beginning 6th January 2014

Happy New Year everyone!

We all hope that you have had a fantastic Christmas and that 2014 has got off to a good start for you all! On behalf of all the staff a huge thank you for all the lovely cards and gifts we received prior to the Christmas break.

As you are aware we are back to school tomorrow (6th January) and are looking forward to seeing everyone bright and early!

Please ensure that all the children return to school with all the necessary equipment they require - full P.E. kits, water bottles, coats, home learning, reading books and anything else they need. Please can we also remind you of the importance of full school uniform and that this along with coats are clearly named.

169 children achieved 100% attendance at school last term, can we beat this this term? Good luck everyone.

As always we look forward to working with each and everyone of you in 2014!
Here is to another successful term at Clockhouse Primary!

See you all tomorrow and have a good week.