‘School Gateway’ – Free School Smartphone App

September 30, 2016

We would like to remind you about the availability of our free smartphone app for parents called ‘School Gateway’. If you have not yet downloaded the app to your phone, we would be grateful if you could carry out the simple set up process given below. This helps us to improve communication with parents, and save the school money as the app message is half the cost of a text message.

  1. Search for School Gateway in the Apple App Store/Google Play.
  2. Install the app and if you are asked then say yes to ‘allow push notifications’.
  3. When you open the app on your phone for the first time, please select ‘new user’ and enter the email address and mobile telephone number you have registered with the school.
  4. The system will send you a PIN code to your phone. Please enter this PIN code and the app will be activated for you.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school office.



Leading Maths Fluency Teacher

September 30, 2016

We are pleased to announce that our Year 1 teacher, Miss Tyler, has been appointed as a Leading Maths Fluency Teacher!

This means she will occasionally have teachers from other primary schools in the area visiting her classroom to observe her Maths teaching.

School Council

September 30, 2016

Elections were held last week for the School Council Reps. The aims of the School Council are:

  1. to give all children in our school a voice
  2. to enable children to help make decisions, together with teachers, to help improve our school
  3. to provide an opportunity for children to develop their social skills

The School Council meet regularly every month and it is made up of 2 representatives from each year group from Year 1 to Year 6. Representatives are elected at the start of each academic year. The results were as follows:

  • Year 6: Sarah Lovell & Leo Milioto-Graves
  • Year 5: Charlie Burden & Amy Swan
  • Year 4: Asma Abubakar & Tevez Humphrey
  • Year 3: Frankie Milioto-Graves & Lula Morfitt
  • Year 2: Juliette Mansour & Bailey Martin
  • Year 1: Evie Green & Max Milioto-Graves

Well done to our newly elected School Council who I am sure will ably represent their classes.


GetSetGo Half Term Activity Camp

September 30, 2016

We have been asked to let you know about the GetSetGo half term activity camp running from Monday 24th to Friday 28th October at Sauncey Wood.

“Lots of fun and exciting activities, games, dance classes, craft and cooking activities plus CHOCOLATE PARTY on Wednesdays. FRIDAY 28th will be Halloween fancy dress with prizes for the best costume!! On Monday and Friday there will be INFLATABLES for all children to enjoy! Book now to avoid disappointment!!

Running from 9am-4pm for £22 with the options of early drop of at 8am and late pick up at 5pm for an extra £3 per hour.

Book online at www.apex360.co.uk using discount code GETSETGOOCT for a 10% discount. Discounts end September 30th.
I look forward to seeing you there”

Abi Bedford
GetSetGo Wrap around club
Email: abi.bedford@apexdance.co.uk
Tel: 01442 800 242

Great Schools Week

September 30, 2016

Hertfordshire County Council is holding a #HertsGreatSchools Week next month to celebrate the fantastic schools in Hertfordshire.

#HertsGreatSchools Week is a chance for pupils to tell Hertfordshire County Council what makes their school so great. Pupils have been given a ‘Great Schools Week’ form to describe why their school is great in writing or draw a picture. If your child wishes to enter, all completed entries must be returned to school by Wednesday 5th October and we will send them on to Hertfordshire Country Council on your behalf.

The best entries will be showcased on social media and in the local press during #HertsGreatSchools Week (17th October to 21st October).

Clubbercise and Jazzercize Classes at The Lea

September 30, 2016

Did you know there are two exercise classes running at The Lea on a Monday evening?

6.30pm – Clubbercise. A fitness class that feels more like a night out. Fun easy to follow dance fitness routines in a darkened room with glow sticks and disco lights.

7.30pm – DANCE MIXX by Jazzercise.  Torch fat, sculpt lean muscle and crush calories with this high intensity workout that mixes dance-based cardio with strength training. Fresh pulse-pounding music and body-blasting moves bring the intensity to transform your body

For more information please contact Kellie on 07956 515946.  All fitness levels welcome, please text to book your space.

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Summer BBQ

September 25, 2016

Thank you to everyone who came to our summer BBQ on Friday night – what a great evening!

Huge thank you to our Master Chefs, Steve and Neil, and to Helen for saving the day by getting the BBQ going in the first place!  Thank you too to Anna & David for helping to set up on Friday after school and Mariangela & Anna for cleaning the BBQ on Saturday.