This week in assembly I spoke to children about the importance of eating lunch. The Mid-day supervisors are finding there is a lot of food waste, including from the children who have packed lunch. As you know, a good lunch:
- is healthy and reduces the risk of children being ill
- helps learning as children who eat concentrate more
- encourages children to be friends/interact with others.
All children now eat their lunch in the school hall and from next Monday the children will have to put their hands up before they leave the table. They may be told to eat more of their lunch. I spoke to the children about what they could do to ensure they eat lunch. These include:
- choose carefully, making sure they choose food they know they will eat
- try something new, they will never know, they might like it!
- discuss options with their parents, choosing the best option (packed lunch or school dinners)
Well done to Luke Edridge (Mrs Kaleel’s class), Connor Dunkin, Emily Tillbrook, Samaya Kaleel (Mrs Sach’s Class), Ella Forster, Taya Hunter, Niamh Diss (Miss Biggs’s Class), Reggie Pegrum (Miss Bektas’s class) who achieved Green Cards this week.
Well done to Miss Panagiotidou’s Class who had the best attendance this week with 98.7%.
Year 5 Easter Assembly (Friday 27 March- 2pm)
Year 5 parents and family members are invited to watch the Easter Assembly at 2pm.
Last Day of Term (Friday 27 March- 3:15pm)
This is a reminder that we break up next Friday (27 March) at 3:15pm.
Club Español (20 April 8:15am)
The dates for Spanish Club next term are Monday 20 and 27 April, Monday 11 May and Mondays 1, 8 and 15 June. All children welcome. Spanish Club is in the ICT suite starting at 8:15am.
Trainers for PE Lessons
This is a reminder that children should be wearing trainers, rather than plimsolls, for outside PE Lessons. Trainers provide better support for the foot and also have more grip. Please make sure that your child has trainers for their outdoor PE lessons after the Easter holidays.
Safety around Parked Cars
A very concerned mother approached the school office last week to say that she was concerned that children were behind her car as she tried to pull out of the parking space. When asked to move, the adults with the children were very abusive towards her. I would like to remind you that we all have a duty to keep our children safe. This may mean parking further away from the school and walking into the school playground, making sure your child(ren) are with you as you walk on the paths and also treating each other with respect.
World Book Day and Red Nose Day
Well done to all the children who took part in World Book Day and Red Nose Days (and parents who supported them). The children looked great on both occasions. We raised £127.20 for Red Nose Day.
As you know, I like to keep you up to date with the work and commitment of the governors of the school. We have continued our regular meetings with a Standards and Excellence Commissioner in the Education Department of Essex County Council who monitors the general progress of the school. She is very pleased with the positive progress which is being made by the headteacher and the staff.
Representatives of the Full Governing Bodies of the two Leverton schools always meet half termly to ensure that the two schools continue to move towards more consistent practice, which will benefit all the pupils as they move through the schools.
The Junior School Governing Body has continued to hold its regular Curriculum, Finance and Personnel sub-committee meetings. All governors now attend the Curriculum meetings, as this offers them the opportunity to ask questions regularly, which relate to the school’s assessment statistics, as the Headteacher always presents them at that meeting.
You will have read that the Governing Bodies of the two schools are considering the joining of the two learning environments into one, which research has consistently shown to be to the benefit of all pupils in all-through primary schools. Early next term, you will receive more detailed information.
The Easter holidays are getting closer! May I wish you all pleasant rest and relaxation with your children.
Chair of Governors
Book Fair Thanks You
A big thank you to Norma Oates and Sally Page, who helped run the Book Fair this week. For every book sold, the school gets money to spend on books for school and class libraries. Thank you to everyone who has purchased a book.
Well done to the Netball Team who beat St John Fisher 13-0 on Wednesday.
Dates for your diary
Friday 27 March Year Easter Assembly (2:00pm)
Friday 27 March Break up from school (3:15pm)
Monday 13 April Return to school (8:45am)
Monday 20 April Spanish Club (8:15am)
Wednesday 22 April Governing Body Curriculum (6:30pm) and Budget (7:30pm) meetings
Wednesday 29 April Governing Body Personnel (6:30pm) and Finance (7:30pm) meetings
Monday 11 May End of Key Stage 2 Tests (Year 6)
Tuesday 12 May End of Key Stage 2 Tests (Year 6)
Wednesday 13 May End of Key Stage 2 Tests (Year 6)
Thursday 14 May End of Key Stage 2 Tests (Year 6)
Friday 15 May End of Key Stage 2 Tests (Year 6)
Monday 18 May Whole School Trip to Tower of London
Thursday 21 May Break up from school (3:15pm)
Monday 1 June Return to school (8:45am)
Tuesday 23 June District Sports (Field Events)
Friday 26 June Transition Day
Tuesday 30 June District Sports (Track Events)
Wednesday 1 July Year 6 Residential
Thursday 2 July Year 6 Residential
Friday 3 July Year 6 Residential
Wednesday 15 July Full Governing Body Meeting
Friday 17 July Break up from school (3:15pm)
Tuesday 1 September INSET Day
Wednesday 2 September INSET Day
Thursday 3 September Children return
Friday 23 October Break up from School
Monday 2 November INSET Day
Tuesday 3 November Children return
Friday 18 December Break up from school
Monday 4 January Children return
Thursday 11 February Break up from school
Friday 12 February INSET Day
Monday 22 February Children return
Thursday 24 March Break up from school
Monday 11 April Children return
Thursday 26 May Break up from school
Monday 6 June Children return
Wednesday 20 July Break up from school