Friday, 30 June 2017

Citizen of the Week

Well done to the following children who are this weeks Clockhouse Citizen of the Week:

Reception - Chrisman B
Year 1 - Jamie W
Year 2 - Albie H
Year 3 - Aiza A and Rida S
Year 4 - Lilybell C
Year 5 - Amir B
Year 6 - Maddison B

We have many fantastic citizens at Clockhouse and look forward to rewarding them!

Well done everyone!

Monday, 26 June 2017

Snake Coin Challenge tomorrow

Do not forget to send in any coppers you have tomorrow for our annual Snake Coin Challenge.

The winners will be the class who can make the longest snake of coins when placed on the floor edge to edge.

Thank you in advance for your support.

Grenfell Tower Appeal

Well done and a huge thank you to everyone who supported our fundraising on Friday for the Grenfell Tower Appeal.

We are delighted and very proud to tell you we raised an amazing £793.00.

Well done everyone and thank you. Our contribution will go a small way to helping these people!

Does your child use Snapchat - Please read

Last week SnapChat, used regularly by some of our children, launched a new feature. SnapMaps allows users to see the location of their contacts. This feature allows others to accurately pinpoint where the user is. There are three possible privacy settings:
  • Ghost mode, where only you can see your position;
  • My Friends mode, where any contact can see your location; and
  • Select Friends mode, just those who you choose can see you
ChildNet have posted a thorough explanation of SnapMaps and how to ensure users stay safe. Well worth a read to share with anyone you know who uses the app. Please follow the link below:

Please help us to protect our children by taking this seriously!

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Weekly reminders for week beginning 26th June 2017

Thank you to the parents and families who joined us on the Monday last week for the Celebration Assemblies of Argentina and Northern Ireland we are sure you will agree they were a lovely occasion and we look forward to seeing more of you at these events during the term.

Thank you also for your support with the Enterprise Day that was held last week. With your overwhelming support we rasied an amazing £1402.58. Thank you also for your support of Friday, we are still counting the money raised for Grenfell Tower and will let you know how much have rasied in due course!

Maths Week
As you already know, this week is Maths Week. We have a lot of exciting things planned for the children. Please remember to send in any loose change for the Snake Coin Challenge on Tuesday!

Peru and Wales
Peru and Wales continue with this years Celebration Assemblies on Monday, we look forward to seeing many of you there to celebrate all the learning that they have done so far this year. The assemblies promise to be a wonderful occasion if the efforts that the children have put into practising are anything to go by. 
Peru - 9.00am (Key Stage 2 Hall)
Wales - 2.50pm (Key stage 1 Hall)

For those of you who have children joining us next year in Reception, there are meetings this week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. You should already have a letter which lets you know which meeting you need to attend. We look forward to welcoming you.

Year 4
We look forward to welcoming our Year 4 parents for Learn with my Child on Wednesday morning at 9.30am. The morning will finish at 11.45am. Please come for as little or as much as you can. Regrettably we are unable to accommodate younger siblings at these events.

Year 5 Meeting for Parents
Parents of children currently in Year 5, please do not forget that we have the meeting on Wednesday (5pm) where the Borough talk to you about the process of applying for a Secondary School place for your child. This will take place in the Key Stage 2 hall.

Year 6
Year 6 are looking forward to inviting staff from Bower Park School into their classes on Wednesday morning to look at how they learn and the teachers teach maths. This is with the view to ensureing a smooth transition from Year 6 to Year 7.
In the afternoon they welcome staff from Edinburgh Primary School to look at their use of Chromebooks.

Citizens Advice Information Session - all welcome
We are pleased to have Citizens Advice coming to Clockhouse on Friday  

Letters that went out last week:
Attendance Week Winners treat (Uganda)
Fun Day (Foundation Stage)
Greek Day (Year 3)
Learn with my Child (Year 4)
Mobile Planetarium (Year 5)
Leavers Disco and Assembly (Year 6)
Maths Week
Sponsored Walki

Look out for the June newsletter coming out this week.

Have a good week everyone!

For more information about our school please visit our school website using the following link:

Friday, 23 June 2017

Clockhouse Weekly Wow

Here is this week's Weekly Wow, as always lots to celebrate this week!

The Dojo League

The Dojo League!

The Dojo League has continued this week with lots of positive Dojos being earned - well done everyone for helping your class!

The dojo scores have been analysed and the results are in!

Reception and Key Stage 1:
A big well done to Italy who take the overall lead of the Key Stage 1 league Northern Ireland, Spain and France are just behind them in second place, with Scotland in third place.

Key Stage 2:
A big well done to China who take the overall lead of the Key Stage 2 league with Brazil, Uganda, India, Japan, Australia and Fiji in second place and Peru and New Zealand in third.

Well done to everyone for really trying to earn Dojos for their class.

A disappointing week for attendance but the winners are...

Great attendance leads to 
great learning and progress!

Congratulations to the three classes below who are our winners for this week - keep it up!

A big well done to this weeks winners who are:

Spain - 97.24%
Peru - 98.33%
India - 96.00%

A huge well done the 8 classes who are all in Green Zone this week with an attendance above 96% - this is fabulous but we must do better next week.

Whole school attendance for this week is:


Whole school attendance currently stands at


This needs to improve, together we can do it!

Well done everyone and thank you all for your continued support in ensuring that the
children come to school everyday and on time!

It is still important that we all work to improve our attendance. 
Please remember that our school target is 96%.

Sponsored Walk

Please see the below letter which came home this week regardign our annual Sponsored Walk. The letter also came home with a sponsor sheet. Should you need another sheet, these can be got from the school office.

We look forward to you all joining us for the event.

Maths Week

Please be aware of this letter which came home this week regarding our annual Maths Week which will be taking place next week.

Please send in all your coppers to help with our snake coin challenge on Tuesday!

Enterprise Day

The children all had a wonderful day on Wednesday which was our annual Enterprise Day.

Their entrepreneurial skills were certainly put to the test and they all did so well.

We are absolutely delighted to inform you that we raised the most money we have ever manages with a staggering £1402.58.

Your support was overwhelming and it is thanks to events like this that we can continue to enrich our curriculum for the good of your children.

Well done to China who were the overall winners with a total of £163.02.

Thank you everyone, it really is appreciated!

Gymnastics News

Well done to some of our fabulous gymnasts who got their certificates in assembly.

After all their hard work this is thoroughly deserved!

Year 1 visit to Southend

Year 1 had a fantastic day at the seaside yesterday.

They thoroughly enjoyed their time at the Sealife Centre and then got to play on the beach. Their behaviour was impeccable and they certainly were fantastic Clockhouse Citizens.

Well done Year 1.

Clockhouse conquer the Borough and lift the Netball Trophy!

Clockhouse made the nearby trip to the Broxhill Centre yesterday afternoon for the netball borough cup finals day.

After winning the league, Clockhouse were to play Ardleigh Green in the semi-final. When the two teams met previously in the league the game finished in a seven all draw.

Ardleigh Green are widely known for their sport but Clockhouse set the pace of the semi. Going 3-0 ahead in the opening minutes, scoring from every attack, leaving Ardleigh Green clueless as to how to combat the Clockhouse attack. Scores coming from a Gracie H double & Lily S-E.

As the game went on Ardleigh Green grew into the game but after a worrying injury a fired up Paris K, along with Beth C & Atiya R were not to be defeated limiting the Ardleigh Green scoring to just two. The game finished with Bobby B supplying Gracie H who scored her third of the semi-final in a dominant display from start to finish ensuring Clockhouse were through to the final winning 4-2.

In a repeat of last year's final Clockhouse met a very strong Parsonage Farm side who were the defending champions. Similarly the final was to be a mouthwatering game and a credit to the game of netball!

The game can only be described as an end to end clash. Clockhouse took the lead, maximiamising our wing play as Kayleigh M linked up nicely with Sophie L, who in turn found captain Gracie H in the shooting circle to give Clockhouse the lead. Despite some tenacious defending Parsonage Farm hit back. Clockhouse used one of their centre pass moves to find a route back to the semi-circle in a fast smooth move with Gracie H scoring again. Parsonage Farm responded to again level the scores. Just before half time Gracie H's hat trick gave Clockhouse the narrowest of half time leads following more fluid fast paced passing.

After the half time break Parsonage Farm made a couple of positional changes and picked up the pace of their attack. This resulted in Parsonage Farm drawing level again. But Clockhouse's forth score in the final came with more brilliant build up play this time starting with Charlie B who linked up nicely with Sophie L & Gracie H. The key pass coming from the captain who linked up with Lily S-E after a penetrating run to find space and give Clockhouse the lead for the fourth time. But just like the previous three times Parsonage Farm drew level again with a good team score.

At 4-4 the game was far from over. With just two minutes remaining on the clock Parsonage Farm took the lead for the first time in the final. The Parsonage centre created a chance for the ever strong Parsonage goal attack. But today was to be a Clockhouse day with shooting partners Gracie H & Lily S-E linking up once more following another driving run onto the ball from Lily S-E who doubled her total in the final and once again tying the game at 5-5. 

With 40 seconds to play Clockhouse attacked one final time and Callum L who had began to gain the upper hand in an amazing centre contest, passed first to his sister Sophie L and then to Gracie H who looked once more for the hard running line of Lily S-E. But this time Lily was accidentally hit to the floor by the Parsonage Farm goal keeper who could not keep up with Lily's movement and positional play. Despite the tears Lily picked herself up and played on. This foul gave captain Gracie H center stage and the opportunity to win the final. From the edge of the semi-circle Gracie H scored arguably the most important goal of her Clockhouse career with an amazing long range shot which ensured that Clockhouse, for the first time ever were crowned Havering Borough Cup CHAMPIONS!!!

After the final Mr Yarrow said 'before I do anything else I'd like to personally thank Miss Ettridge for her continued contribution to this fantastic team. Thank you also to the parents for their support and to Parsonage Farm for a fantastic Final!

The team played some incredible netball and despite the strength of the opposition this tough determined Clockhouse team deserved the win as they were the best team on the day in my opinion.

This is the schools third trophy in a fortnight, our second netball trophy of the year. But as anyone who knows me will know I have a soft spot for netball and it is a sport I never thought I would feel so passionately about. In previous years with fantastic netball squads we have harshly been refereed out of a semi-final and lost in an agonising final, but today with Gracie H, Callum L, Atiya R, Bobby B, & Paris K representing the school for the last time we won a trophy that personally means so much to me. I am so so proud of every child who represented the school and ensured for the first time ever we were crowned champions of Havering. 

Ironically, despite all of the fantastic netball on show from the team and having conversations with other teachers that included quotes like 'your team have gone from strength to strength this year, they are truly untouchable' and 'the standard of this final is better than a top level year 7 game', my highlight and a true moment in my teaching career I will never forget was when I was sitting on the court after the final whistle and captain Gracie H came and sat next to me and said 'We did it Mr Yarrow!' Moments like that is why I would give up my free time for these exceptional children, creating memories that hopefully they will cherish forever!!!

It has been a pleasure training these children who have gone the extra mile all year but especially over the past fortnight! They have been dedicated and stuck to the game plan and our style of play that has gave us so much success. The great news for me is Kayleigh M, Charlie B, Sophie L, Beth C, are Lily S-E are all still with us next year to take us forward once again.

The last thing I want to say is a wise person once said:
'Hard work pays off!
Dreams do come true!
Bad times don't last,
But great memories Do!!!'

SEMI-FINAL: Clockhouse 4-2 Ardleigh Green

FINAL: Clockhouse 6-5 Parsonage Farm




SQUAD: Gracie H (c), Atiya R, Beth C, Paris K, Charlie B, Kayleigh M, Bobby B, Callum L, Sophie L, & Lily S-E.

Citizen of the Week

Well done to the following children who are this weeks Clockhouse Citizen of the Week:

Reception - Macey C
Year 1 - Lacey C
Year 2 - Mantas C
Year 3 - Alfie T
Year 4 - Anastasia S-S
Year 5 - Danny C
Year 6 - Nicholas F

We have many fantastic citizens at Clockhouse and look forward to rewarding them!

Well done everyone!