Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Arrangements for tomorrow

Good evening everyone

As it stands at the moment, we will do all that we can to open the school tomorrow but will not make a final decision until the morning, when we have fully assessed the situation. We will of course keep you updated.

There will be no clubs tomorrow at all, including Booster to give everyone more time to get in.

As you know tomorrow is World Book Day and I know that the children will be excitied about this but due to it being so cold and costumes are not always the easiest to wear in the snow we have decided to postpone this to a day next week, once the weather is better. The special dinner will still go ahead. Please ensure that the children come to school in school jumpers but they are more than welcome to wear warmer joggers or trousers etc.

Thank you in advance for your support and patience at this difficult time.

Kind regards

Mrs Savidge

Amazing Attendance and Perfect Punctuality Week continues well despite the snow!

Do not forget that this week is our focus attendance week where we are looking for Amazing Attendance and Perfect Punctuality.

Despite the snow, I am delighted to tell you that our current percentage for the week has gone up to 96.1% - great job everyone and well done! 

Thank you all for your ongoing support.

This afternoon

Good afternoon everyone,

Thank you to you all for your help, cooperation and kind words of thanks that so many of you gave this morning. It really is a difficult decision.

Mr Ron and the team have worked hard and there are pathways to all classes and gates, including the back gate which will be open at the end of the day. All children will be leaving through classroom doors as normal.

I know how tempting it is but please do try to stick to pathways that have been cleared, if you choose not to you do so at your own risk.

Thank you in advance for your support. I will keep you as updated as possible on arrangements for tomorrow, should I need to, when I can.

Kind regards
Mrs Savidge

This morning

Good morning again,

I know I won't please everyone but I can confirm school is open today.

The following arrangements are in place:

Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and 2 classes please enter through classrooms doors but stick to pathways.

Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 to come in through the main door.

All gates at the front, including the driveway are open forpedestrian access.

The back gate will remain closed - apologies.

ALL clubs this morning and this evening are cancelled.

Please do not worry if children are late to school today.

Thank you for your understanding help and support.

Kind regards
Mrs Savidge

Current situation

Good morning everyone,

I am in school and paths are clear, as it stands at the moment school is open, I am just waiting to hear from staff.

Please assume we are open, but will update you by 7am.

Thank you for your patience.

Mrs Savidge

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Amazing Attendance and Perfect Punctuality Week continues in style!

Do not forget that this week is our focus attendance week where we are looking for Amazing Attendance and Perfect Punctuality.

Well done to Canada, South Africa, Australia and Fiji who stated the week with amazing attendance and all got attendance of 100% today. This means that Canada have 100% for the week so far.

Our current percentage for this week is 96% - great job everyone, well done!

21 classes all had perfect punctuality today as well - great job!

Thank you all for your ongoing support.

Clockhouse sing at the O2

Watch our Young Voices singing away! Follow the link below:

Clockhouse sing at the O2

Year 5 go back in time

On Friday, Year 5 had a great time finding out about how the Victorians used to live and Victorian school life.

Good morning

Good morning everyone,

All playgrounds, paths and gates are clear so we are good to go!

As it stands at the moment bikeability is on for Year 5.

Kind regards
Mrs Savidge

Monday, 26 February 2018

February Newsletter

Please be aware of the February Newsletter which will be coming home today.

Amazing Attendance and Perfect Punctuality week starts in style!

Do not forget that this week is our focus attendance week where we are looking for Amazing Attendance and Perfect Punctuality.

Well done to Italy, Mexico, Canada, Argentina and New Zealand who stated the week with amazing attendance and all got attendance of 100% today.

Thank you all for your ongoing support.

This afternoon

Good afternoon everyone,

Thank you for your help and understanding this morning.

The playgrounds etc are now clear so it will be business as usual this afternoon with all gates open.

Kind regards Mrs Savidge

This morning

Good Morning Everyone,

Due to the snow and the timing that it started to fall, the following arrangements have been made:

Reception will need to come in via the main school office, teachers will be there to meet you all.

Year 1, 2 and 3 please enter via your classroom doors.

Year 4, 5 and 6 please enter via the front door.

At the moment, access will only be through the front gates and the back gate will remain locked. If this does change we will update you.

Please try to stick to areas that are cleared.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

 Mrs Savidge

Sunday, 25 February 2018

Weekly updates for week beginning 26th February 2018

We hope that the children enjoyed community week and all the different activities. They certainly proved to be fantastic Clockhouse ambassadors and were highly commended by school staff throughout the week as well as members of the community.

Thank you all for your attendance at Parents Evening. The teachers enjoyed meeting with you and discussing the children. This partnership is so valuable in ensuring that every child is enabled and supported both at home and school to be the best that they can be.

Amazing Attendance and Perfect Punctuality
This week is our termly focus Attendance Week. Please make every effort to ensure that your child is in school everyday and on time! We really do need to work together to improve the children's attendance across the school. Together we CAN DO IT!

Phonics Workshop - Year 1
Miss Ettridge and Mrs Ingram will be hosting a workshop to help parents support thier children at home with develope their phonic skills. There will be 3 workshops (all the same) taking place on Tuesday.

World Book Day
As we are sure you are already aware it is World Book Day on Thursday. For this we have asked that the children come to school dressed as a book character of their choice. Any questions please ask your child's class teacher.

Year 2
We look forward to welcoming our Year 2 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 3
We look forward to welcoming our Year 3 parents for Learn with my Child on Thursday 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
Some of our Year 5 children will be taking part in Cycling Proficiency this week. If you have had a letter regarding this, please ensure that this is returned and the required equipment is brought to school on Monday.

Good luck to the Netball team who take part in the High 5 Netball competition on Tuesday afternoon.

Letters that went out last week:
The following letters went out last week:
Attendance Week
Absence Letter
Family Learning - Stay Safe Online
Curriculum Overviews (YN, YR, Y1, Y2, Y4 and Y5)
Phonics Letter (Year 1)
Learn with My Child (Year 2 and 4)
Aladdin Performance and Tickets (Year 5)

Look out for the February Newsletter which will be coming home this week.

Have a good week everyone.

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

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Amazing Attendance and Perfect Punctuality Week - Next Week

Clockhouse Weekly Wow

Here is this week's Weekly Wow, as usual there was a lot of things to 'wow' about this week!

The Dojo League

The Dojo League!

The Dojo League is back again this week, 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 Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France, Spain, Canada, Mexico and USA who lead the Reception and Key Stage 1 Dojo league with Italy just behind them in second place!

Key Stage 2:
A big well done to Argentina, Kenya, Japan, Australia, Fiji and New Zealand who are all in the overall lead of the Key Stage 2 league with Uganda and China just behind them in second place and India in third place.

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

The attendance winners this week 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! As a school we do need to improve!

A big well done to this weeks winners who are:

France - 100%
South Africa - 98.06%
New Zealand - 99.67%

A huge well done to all three classes above who all have Outstanding Attendance this week. Well done to both France and New Zealand who will receive prizes in Friday's Achievement Assembly for having an attendance of above 99%. A further and bigger well done to France for your 100% attendance record - we will be planning a non-uniform day for you in the near future.

11 classes were in the Green Zone this week with an attendance above 96% - a huge well done and thank you to you all!

A further well done to Scotland, Mexico, USA, South Africa and Japan who had no children arriving late to school this week!

Whole school attendance for this week is:


Whole school attendance currently stands at


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%.

Friday, 23 February 2018

Going Above and Beyond Celebration

Hot Chocolate with the Head!

As you all know we are constantly striving to improve Clockhouse for your children.

This year we are all working to 'Go Above and Beyond' to ensure our school is a fabulous place to be. Each week, the Heads of Year as well as Mrs Pacheco, Mr Bottrill and Mrs Savidge will chose a person (child or adult) who has been seen to 'Go Above and Beyond'.

This week the following Clockhouse Citizens have been seen to 'Go Above and Beyond'.

Reception - Amaya K-B for always trying her best and going above and beyond with her learning.
                  - Miss Burrell for being an extra supportive member of the team.
Year 1 - Kirsty G for being such a kind girl and showing great resilience with her learning.
Year 2 - Lewis C for having such a positive attitude to school and learning and making great progress.
Year 3 - Tyler D for trying so hard with his learning and showing great resilience.
Year 4 - Mihai L for trying extra hard to follow the 'three R's'.
Year 5 - Brook A for working so hard to already learn her lines for the production.
Year 6 - Daniel A for using his initiative and always being ready for learning.
Mrs Pacheco - Janice O for continuing to work independently and produce some very well presented work.
Mr Bottrill - Jack W for his continued resilience towards his learning.
Mrs Savidge - Roman L for always being a polite and caring boy.
Office - Mrs Pacheco for helping when it was needed.

Well done to all these children and all the other children who have gone Above and Beyond this week.

Course Opportunity

Course Opportunity for this very important subject.

Letter about Attendance

Please be aware of this important letter, regarding attendance. We do urge you to take the time to read it.

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Borough Champions ease through to quarter finals!

Defending champions Clockhouse were back to business yesterday as they took two teams to Scotts Primary School. One game was a cup game, the other a friendly.

The cup game was up first and the champions meant business. In a flying opening three minutes Clockhouse were 7-0 ahead. Ruthless play in the attacking third meant that Clockhouse had the chance to experiment with positions. This will be good practice for next week's Hi 5 Competition. Sadly for Scotts the scoring did not stop there, as the free flowing Clockhouse game play was allowing Clockhouse shooting opportunities throughout the last three quarters.

Credit to Scotts who played with a smile on their faces throughout. Despite the score the game was played in great spirits! Clockhouse really were flawless in their performance. The attack throughout was brutal but credit must also go to the defence who limited the Scotts possession and turned the ball over frequently. Clockhouse advance to the quarter finals.

Mr Yarrow said 'It is really hard to write a report when a team dominate from start to finish playing some lovely netball. I mean where do you start? What do you include? This was a fantastic team performance from the reigning champions. If they can continue playing like this there will be no reason they can not beat everyone! Proud of the performance. Special mention to Scotts, I always enjoy travelling to them they are very welcoming and it is always a fun enjoyable game.'

FINAL SCORE: Scotts 1 - 19 Clockhouse

SQUAD: Beth C  (c), Charlie B, Kayleigh M, Bobby I, Rachel C, Sophie L, & Lily S-E

SCORERS: Lily S-E x 11, Sophie L x 4, Kayleigh M, Beth C x 2, & Bobby I


In our 2nd game of the evening Clockhouse fielded a completely different side and again played against Scotts.

Clockhouse took a little while finding their feet but as the game went on the squad grew in confidence. In defence Grace D, Layla S and Darci L did well to sniff out any attacks from a frantic Scottts front two. 

At the other end of the court Ruby N was linking up nicely with the shooters. Katie G giving Clockhouse the lead.

As the game entered the 2nd quarter Clockhouse continued to grow in confidence and began to open up the Scotts defence with some expansive play. Ben C scoring before Katie G got her 2nd to give Clockhouse a 3 - 0 lead at the half.

In the final two quarters Clockhouse pressed home their advantage, defensively limiting Scotts attacking play whilst moving into space to create shooting chances. Katie G added another three baskets to her impressive tally while Ruby N also got on the scoreboard.

Mr Yarrow said '2 games, 2 wins, a great afternoon of netball for Clockhouse. Lots of students playing well and enjoying themselves. What more could you ask for? I was really impressed with the people playing their first game for the school tonight.'

FINAL SCORE: Scotts 0 - 7 Clockhouse 

SQUAD: Darci L  (c), Grace D, Layla S, Ruby N, Ben C, & Katie G

SCORERS: Rachel C x 5, Ben C, & Ruby N


Citizen of the Week

Citizen of the Week!

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

Reception - Dolly Rose D
Year 1 - Archie N
Year 2 - Zak D
Year 3 - Graham T
Year 4 - Taylor H
Year 5 - Georgia R
Year 6 - Tahsin C

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

Well done everyone!

Core Value Award Winners

As you know, each half term the children choose a Core Value Award winner for their class. This is an award which was devised by the children to recognise those children who consistently demonstrate meeting Clockhouse's Core Value.

All the children below were chosen by their class this half term for continually demonstrating, motivation, aspiration, excellence, respect, commitment and consistency:

Wales – Jacob M
Scotland – Rosie S
Northern Ireland – Teddy P
France – William R
Italy – Ellas R
Spain – Kama S
USA – Rosie H
Canada – Courtney B
Mexico – Jamie W
Peru – Charlotte B
Argentina – Christina A
Brazil – Melanie A
Uganda – Hannah H
South Africa - Taylor H
Kenya – Rida S
China – Freya W
Japan – Max N
India – Finley R
Australia – Aurora F and Lily-Jo G
New Zealand – Alex D, Rameen S and Mitchell T
Fiji – Layla G

Well done everyone, a great achievement for great Clockhouse citizens!

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Special Dinner Day - next week

As part of World Book Day, we have another special dinner day on 1st March.

Parents' Evening

Thank you to all those Parents / Carers who attended Parent's Evening this week.

Thank you to all those who completed the questionnaires, your feedback is important to us. 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


Please be aware of the following letter.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Clockhouse recognised by the Youth Sport Trust!

Today Clockhouse received the silver quality mark from the Youth Sport Trust.  The Youth Sport Trust is a British charitable trust which aims to support the education and development of young people through physical education.

The Youth Sport Trust look specifically at what the school offers children in regards to a balanced Physical Education curriculum and how it takes steps to meet the needs of every individual child.

Mr Yarrow said 'This is a fantastic award for Clockhouse! We have been recognised before with the School Games Gold Mark but couple that with this award, that looks deep into the curriculum and what we provide for the children means we must be having a positive effect. It's great to achieve the Silver Quality Mark. To be fast tracked straight through bronze at our first attempt is incredible showing the great work of the school already, and to be told it is minor tweeks needed to achieve a Gold Quality Mark when applications next open is great to hear. I believe there is currently only one school in Havering that have gold. Watch this space!

Thanks to Sharon and the Havering Sports Collective with their help in applying for this recognition.

Clockhouse so close to Leicester

After qualifying from the regional event recently the Clockhouse Girls Football Team took to the field for the Area Finals of the Premier League Stars Tournament. The winners would travel to Leicester City FC to represent West Ham United against schools from the other premiership clubs that were also running similar events across the country.

Clockhouse were up against other regional qualifiers from across the West Ham region. Clockhouse played the best flowing football in their group. First up Clockhouse met St Luke's Primary School and despite dominating the game they fell behind to a soft goal against the run of play which ended up being the only goal. In a repeat of the regional event Clockhouse then met Aveley Primary School and just like last time Clockhouse beat Aveley. First win of the finals 2 -0. Clockhouse then faced St Michael's which ended in a frustrating goalless draw. With the girls needing a win to advance from the group Clockhouse met Brampton School. A late goal saw Clockhouse advance to the semi-final just two games away from the grand final in Leicester.

In the semi-final Clockhouse met Shenfield St Mary's C of E School. The game remained goalless until there was just 17 seconds left to play where a long throw from Shenfield caused problems in the box resulting in a winning goal. This was a shame especially for Kayleigh M in the Clockhouse goal as she had already pulled off some fine saves.

Thank you to Mr McGlinchey who works so so hard with the girls to give them the opportunities to play fantastic stylish football at these such events.

Overall joint 3rd, a fantastic result against some of the best girls teams this end of the country! Mr Yarrow, Mr McGlinchey and the school are proud of the girls efforts!

SQUAD: Kayleigh M, Rameen S, Rachel C, Grace D, Lily S-E, Sophie L  (c), Ruby N, & Emily G

SCORERS: Ruby N, Rachel C, & Sophie L


Sunday, 18 February 2018

Weekly reminders for week beginning 19th February 2018

Welcome back everyone, we hope you all had a lovely week. We are looking forward to hearing about your holiday tomorrow and seeing everyone back and ready and raring to go!

We have a busy term ahead so we hope everyone is ready to learn tomorrow.

Please remember that school starts at 8.55am and learning really does start straight away. Teachers are available from 8.50am. We really need to improve our attendance this term so please help us out by ensuring that children are in school everyday and on time unless it really is unavoidable!

Community Week
We have a busy but exciting week with all the children from Year 1 to Year 6 taking part in our annual Community Week.
Throughout the week the children will be doing lots of different activities from thinking about our school values and British Values to learning about international culture, from doing activities to improve our local community to helping and working with children of all different ages across the school.
Please ensure that if you have not returned the permission slip for this week it is returned by Monday so that the children can take part in certain activities.

School Nurse Drop In
If you have any issues, worries or concerns that you would like to talk to our School Nurse, Cathie Forrester about, please drop in to the main office between 2:30pm and 3:30pm on Tuesday 20th February, when she will be available to talk to you in confidence.

Year 3, 4, 5 and 6
The Police will be visiting Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 on Wednesday to discuss safety issues. Please do take time to talk to the children about this.

Year 5
The Year 5 children will be launching their new theme about Victorians with a Victorian Day on Friday - we look forward to seeing some fabulous costumes. Please ensure contributions are sent in.

Parents Evening (Nursery - Year 6)
Please do not forget that it is Parents Evening on Tuesday and Wednesday, please see your child's class teacher on Monday if you need to book an appointment.

Good luck to the Netball team who play Scotts Primary (away) on Wednesday and to the boys Football team who take part in the next stage of the Premier League Competition on Thursday.

Letters that went out week before half term:
The following letters went out the week before half term:
Headingham Castle Trip (Year 2)
Learn with my Child (Year 3)
Community Week
Reading and World Book Day
Club Cancellation
Request for plants

Have a good week everyone.

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