Reading workshops for Year 1 in December 



We are pleased to be holding a series of reading workshops for parents of our Year 1 children. The workshops allow our teachers to work together with parents to discuss the coloured book banding system we use and to suggest strategies for helping children progress with their home reading. Letters with more detail about the book banding system have gone out in book bags – a copy of which is attached

Parent Reading Workshop Letter

The dates of the workshops are:

Diamond Class: Tuesday 8th December 9am

Peridot Class:  Wednesday 9th December 9am

Emerald Class:  Thursday 10th December 9am

Jade Class:  Friday 11th December 9 am

We  look forward to working with you to help improve your child’s reading.

Cycle courses at Heavers Farm

For the last two weeks a number of year 5 and year 6 children have taken part in a series of cycling courses. They focussed on a series of skills and also spent three sessions riding on the local roads. They worked really well and were very highly praised by their cycle instructors for both their aptitude and their behaviour. Great work.


Just one week to go until the Christmas Fair!!

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Thanks to everyone for the lovely donations! We still need more WINE OR SPIRITS for the bottle tombola, in case there is anyone who hasn’t donated yet.

The PTA will be selling ‘Fast Pass’ tickets for Santa’s Grotto outside year 2 at various times next week – look out for text messages or a mum in an elf hat! Tickets cost £5 for one child, £2 for each sibling after that. The children get a (literary) present and a photo keepsake. Fast passes will guarantee you get to see Father Christmas, as we may not have time for everyone on the day.

The Jam Jar tombola is looking really fun so far, keep them coming! Thanks so much to everyone who has helped or donated so far!

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Sporty Wednesday

Yesterday, we took a team of Year 1 and 2 children down to Harris Academy, Crystal Palace for the Sportshall Athletics competition. This included lots of activities, such as running, jumping, throwing and balancing.

This was a really fun event and the Heavers Farm children competed really really well, collecting a number of gold and silver stickers for each event!

Well done to all of our star athletes from Years 1 and 2. Everyone is very proud of our performances! A special well done to Deshane from Jade class, who was nervous at the start but found his feet and gained an array of gold stickers!

Have a look at the pictures below to see some of the activities the children got up to.

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Taekwondo Grading

For those of you that don’t know, taekwondo has been a big part of Heavers Farm life for many years. Thanks to Richard Allen (you may know him as “Sir”) and Allen Taekwondo Academy, we’ve had many very successful Heavers pupils in the sport.

Last week was no exception, with the Winter Grading happening at Heavers Farm on Friday afternoon! A grading is where children do a kind of taekwondo exam in order to get a new colour of belt and show a new level of expertise. This is very important in taekwondo as it tells everyone how skilled you are. 

Many of our children moved up the ranks and congratulations to everyone who took part in the grading, Sir has mentioned that there were many outstanding performances!

I want to give a special mention to Sam from Aquamarine class, who managed to get a “triple grade”, which means he went up three ranks in one go! Very many congratulations to Sam who, along with Donna and Santiago, have been picked for the London team! What a fantastic achievement for these three Heavers pupils.



Christmas Fair

Mr McCormack:

Please see the reminder from the PTA about donations for the upcoming Christmas Fair.

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Reminder – don’t forget to bring in your donations for the fair!

We’ve had some great donations so far, thank you so much everyone, but we need lots more to make the fair a success!
As a reminder:
Reception and Year 1 – please bring a bottle of wine or spirits.

Year 4 and Nursery – please bring something for our Presents for Parents stall. We have lots of toiletries for the mums, we could do with some ideas for the dads!

Year 3 and 6 – please bring a hamper gift – we have lots of chocolates but could do with some wine, jars of things like jam or chutney, christmassy food, tea, coffee, hot chocolate or a treat from another country.

Years 2 and 5 – please bring something for the jam jar tombola. Donations so far look great, very creative! There are a lot of mixed…

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Christmas Lunch

Please see the leaflet below about this year’s delicious Christmas lunch on Wednesday 16th December.

The Christmas lunch booking form will be going out this week. 

If your child wishes to have lunch on that day, you will need to fill out a booking form regardless of whether they normally have lunch or not.

Booking forms need to be returned by Friday 4th December