18th October 2019
Dear parents/ carers,
Another busy week has flown by with some wonderful news to share with you all.
I am delighted to confirm that for the second time, Henham has this week been awarded the Platinum Sports Games Mark Award. This is such a fantastic achievement and I must thank all the staff for their continued commitment in providing a vast range of sporting opportunities for our children both during and after school. Special thanks also to Mrs Carter who has lead our PE provision and ensured that the leadership and sporting opportunities established, allow children to extend their individual sporting knowledge, develop as individual athletes and importantly grow as resilient organised leaders. As a result of this positive approach, which is all inclusive, every effort is given to ensure all children have the opportunity to attend the various events throughout the sports calendar.
A special thankyou to Mrs Nicholls in the office, who provides such wonderful support with all the admin tasks, from diary dates to booking coaches.
Of course, the support from parents and carers is always fantastic and this is what makes Henham special; well done everyone 
This week, the year 5 and 6 football team attended a match against Chrishall – a report from Mrs Richardson: Despite a sterling team effort, (and about 30 shots on target!), we were only beaten 1-0. Considering we only had eight players and it was Summer and Charlies first ever competitive football match, all the children did so well. Player of the match was Harry M. We are very proud of all of the children, particularly Hannah and Fraser for the team spirit they showed with their encouragement and coaching of the year 5’s – there is more to sport than winning!
In other sporting news, a report from Madeleine Lees for the cross country event: What an afternoon! I felt proud and honoured to be there – such great sportsmanship, teamwork, grit and determination was shown by all the children at Henham. The children’s performance was outstanding, here are the results of the first four Henham finishers for each race:
Y6 girls: India (2nd), Daisy (6th), Chloe (9th), Kitty (11th)

Y6 boys: Ethan (9th) Will (10th), Sam P (13th), Harry M (14th)

Y5 boys: Alec (4th), Noah (5th), Caleb (10th), Thomas (24th)

Y4 girls: Phoebe (2nd), Sophia (17th), Grace (30th), Christina (31st)

Y4 boys: Sam (1st), Harry (12th), Oscar L (13th) Alex (18th)

Y3 boys: Franklin (1st), George (2nd) Harry (3rd), Charlie (4th)

A huge well done to all the children that took part, we are so proud of you all!

Special mentions for gold, silver and bronze in their respective races goes to;

Gold – Sam T (Y4), Franklin (Y3) Silver – India (Y5), Phoebe (Y4), George (Y3) Bronze – Harry (Y3)

The top three schools qualify for the next round so five out of the six teams entered have gone through!

Y6 girls – 1st Y6 boys – 1st Y5 girls – not entered Y5 boys – 2nd

Y4 girls – 5th Y4 boys – 2nd Y3 girls – not entered Y3 boys – 1st

Well done Henham!

Year 6 –Well done to all the children in Year 6 for sharing some of their learning with us in assembly this morning. Once again, it was wonderful to see so many friends and family in attendance. As the children start their responsibilities as Playleaders, I am confident they will be excellent role models for the school.
School Council – the School Council attended a meeting this week and discussed their plans for this term. They will be focusing on looking at resources to improve the children’s break and lunch provision and will be speaking with their classmates to establish how we can make break and lunch times even better. I will let you know the outcome of their findings next half term.
In the meantime, they have asked to support this year’s Children in Need. They have set a target amount of £250 to be raised and it would be wonderful to achieve this. They are organising two events. The first on Friday 8th November is a ‘spots and stripes’ day and they ask for any donation you can afford in exchange for wearing clothing that contains spots or stripes (or a mixture of both!). Parents, you are welcome to join in too!
The following week on Friday 15th November, the children will be organising a cake sale with all proceeds going towards Children in Need.
It’s nearly Christmas!!!! Once more Henham and Ugley Primary School have organised an exciting Design a Christmas Card project with Prontaprint Bishops Stortford for this Autumn term!
Your child will bring home with them over the next couple of days, an A4 sheet of paper on which to create a design for a Christmas Card along with an order form. The Christmas Card designs are then professionally printed and purchased at £5.50 for a pack of 12 cards bearing your child’s name on the back as the designer. Every pack ordered raises £1.00 for the school.
You can also order Gift Tags and Mugs of the same design, every order of gift tags will raise 50p for the school and Mugs are £8 and will raise £1.50 for the school.
Please read the artwork guidelines printed on your child’s order form, most art materials can be used, but colour pencils, white or silver attached to a white background and photographs are not recommended. The bolder the design the better the effect! Important details must not be placed within 5mm of the edge of the paper.
Please ensure that your child signs underneath ‘created by’ so each card can have their handwritten name on. If any other members of your family would like to join in then we do have a few spare order forms!
All orders must be returned by Friday November 15th, Cheque payments should be made out to Prontaprint and orders will be returned by the end of November.
Please keep designs flat and damage free, as marks will show on the final print.
I hope they all enjoy making the designs!

Coming up next week…
Monday 21st October – Dodgeball competition at Lord Butler
Parent Consultations – a reminder that the on-line booking (via your Sco pay account), closes at 9am on Monday 21st October. The times are:
Tuesday 22nd October from 3.30pm to 7.00pm and
Wednesday 23rd October from 3.30pm to 5.30pm.
Wednesday 23rd October – Year 5 and 6 cheerleading sessions at Henham
M Day Thursday 24th October – Mrs Cowell is appealing for small palettes – she needs about 8. If you do have any, these can be left under the carport of the house, thank you.
Friday 25th October – Non Pupil Day
Monday 28th October – Friday 1st November: half term week, children return to school on Monday 4th November.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend, with best wishes,

Kim Hall