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Five Elms Primary School Newsletter December 2019


Whilst we will try to recover lost property, the school cannot be held responsible for any missing articles. All losses should be reported to your child’s teacher and any property found should be handed into the school office or handed to your child’s class teacher. To ensure that your child has any lost items returned to them, please make sure all items of clothing are clearly marked with your child’s name and class.

SLEEPING BEAUTY Theatre Production at  Five Elms Primary 

On Wednesday 11th December, there will be a theatre production of Sleeping Beauty performed by The Shooting Stars Entertainment Theatre Company to be staged at Five Elms Primary for our Reception to Year 6 children only.  Sorry parents cannot attend.  It will be a fun hour and a half packed with adventure, laughter, thigh-slapping, cheering and booing and audience participation. 

Christmas Dinner on  Tuesday 10th December 
If you usually pay for your child’s school dinner and you want them to have a Christmas dinner, please make sure their Parent Pay account is in credit so they do not miss out. 
Class Parties on  Tuesday 17th December

Class Parties will be in the afternoon on the 17th December and are being arranged by Class Teachers. 

The last day of term

The last day of term is WEDNESDAY 18TH DECEMBER and school WILL CLOSE AT 1.15PM.  Please make sure your child/children are picked up PROMPTLY.   School will re-open for children on MONDAY 6TH JANUARY 2020, normal time. 

Individual and Family Photos
The last day for handing in proofs for the recent photos taken of individual children and siblings is on Friday 6th December by 9.30 a.m. The company developing the proofs will be collecting them on Friday 6th December at 10 a.m and they assure us they will be developed and back before the end of this term.


A big thank you to all who took part in our recent non-school uniform day in support of Children in Need.  £255 was raised towards this charity. 


If you have a child, or feel your child may have a Special Educational Need or Disability (SEND), then you may find our SEN Information report useful. This report is a requirement for all schools to provide information on how we identify children with SEND, the processes involved in supporting children and the staff that are involved in meeting the needs of children. We have a range of children with needs that include physical disability, social and emotional needs as well as difficulties in acquiring basic skills in learning.It also tells parents about who to contact in school, particularly if you have any concerns or issues about your child and there is a link to Barking & Dagenham's website with details about the Local Authority's response to meeting the needs of children with SEND. This is also known as the Local Offer.

To view the report click here.

Walking homealone AFTER school clubs

For parent/carers who have children who attend our after school clubs and allow them to walk home alone (with written consent). Please be aware of your child’s safety in getting home alone as the evenings are getting darker.

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