Good luck to everyone who is taking part in our ‘Stars in their Eyes’ competition this evening. I watched the dress rehearsal on Monday and the judges will have a hard job choosing a winner tonight. I certainly don’t envy their job!
The PTA is very focused on raising money so we can have an outside stage built as quickly as possible. They are in the process of organising a lot of events, some details of which are below. Please support the PTA as they are working hard to improve the facilities in the playground.
On Friday Charlie Spillett, Daisy Jones and Jamie Soteriou received Green Cards. Well done to Eden McCartney and Fatma Celik for working extremely hard in their literacy and planning a story based on their visit to Colchester Castle. I look forward to reading the story. Cameron Straughan received a Green Card for ‘fabulous literacy work and lovely presentation’. Teiye Richards received a Green Card for his caring attitude towards other children at lunchtime on Tuesday. Well done to Liam Nelson, Jessica Smith, Francesca Wood Clarence Kelly and DeAndre Johnson-Trent for receiving Green Cards from Mrs Chapman. Well done to Joshua Gilbert, Eden Ramsey, Michael Wan and Erin Rumens who received Green Cards on Thursday. Well done also to Kirena Nolan, Nilgun Halim, Danny Ball, Daniel Ryan, Raymond Bull and Aaron Jones who all received green cards for their Maths investigation and Ben Brooks for Literacy. Also excellent news about Jessica Okaka, who has received her Platinum award for times tables. On Friday I was visited by Owen Brennan, Manpreet Tak and Sian Coleman-Adu who received Green Cards. Well done everyone!
As I have previously reported, we are focusing on improving presentation this half term. Therefore, children in years 3 and 4 are getting weekly handwriting homework in place of their reading journals.
Well done to Mrs Campbell’s class who won best attendance last week and who will be jumping the queue at lunchtime.
As you may be aware, many unions have announced a day of strikes for Wednesday 30 November. Our school will be open as usual.
With the cold weather now upon us, please make sure your child has a full PE kit for both indoor and outdoor PE and please ensure they are named.
Indoor PE Kit:
- Plain black shorts
- Plain white t-shirt*
Outdoor PE Kit:
- Plain black tracksuit
- Outdoor trainers
The PTA will be sending out leaflets next week regarding the school’s Pantomime ‘Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood’. There will be two performances, one on Wednesday 14 December starting at 1:30pm and the other on Thursday 15 December starting at 5:30pm. Tickets will be £2 per adult and £1 per child.
Second Hand School Uniform Sale
The PTA are organising a second-hand school uniform sale. Please wash and bring any unwanted school uniform in on Monday 5 December or Tuesday 6 December. The uniform will then be on sale after school on Wednesday 7 December, Thursday 8 December and Friday 9 December.
In the New Year the PTA will be organising a used clothes collection scheme. Every child will receive a plastic bag, similar to ones that come through your front door. The PTA will earn money for every kilogram of clothes it collects. So please do not throw out any of your old clothes and save them ready for the collection next term.
Christmas Carol Service
This is just a reminder that our Christmas Carol Service is on Tuesday 13 December starting at 1:30pm. Parents and family are welcome to join us in the Abbey Church for the service. All children will be expected to be collected from the Church after the service.
Dates for your diary
Mon 5 December Second Hand Uniform to be handed in
Tues 6 December Second Hand Uniform to be handed in
Wed 7 December Second Hand Uniform Sale (3:15pm)
Thurs 8 December Second Hand Uniform Sale (3:15pm)
Fri 9 December Second Hand Uniform Sale (3:15pm)
Tues 13 December Christmas Carol Concert (1:30pm)
Wed 14 December Christmas Dinner
Weds 14 December Pantomime (1:30pm)
Thurs 15 December Pantomime (5:30pm)
Fri 16 December Break up from school
Tues 3 January 2012 Return to school
Tues 17 January Year 3 Coffee Morning
Wed 18 January Year 4 Coffee Morning
Thurs 19 January Year 5 Coffee Morning
Fri 20 January Year 6 Coffee Morning
Fri 10 February Cross Country Competition
Fri 10 February Break up from school
Mon 20 February Return to school
Tues 13 March IEP Meetings
Tues 13 March Pupil Progress Meetings
Thurs 15 March Pupil Progress Meetings
Fri 30 March Break up from school
Mon 16 April Return to school
Tues 1 May Whole School Trip
Mon 7 May Bank Holiday
Thurs 31 May Break up from school
Mon 11 June Return to school
Thurs 28 June Open Evening 5-7pm
Fri 29 June West Essex Olympics
Tues 3 July Sports Day 9:30am
Thurs 5 July Transition Day
Fri 6 July Sports Day 9:30am (Reserve)
Sat 7 July Olympic Torch Relay
Wed 4 July District Sports (Field Events)
Wed 11 July District Sports (Track Events)
Tues 17 July Year 6 Play 2.00pm
Wed 18 July Year 6 Play 5.00pm
Fri 20 July 2012 Break up from school