Newsletter: 1 March 2013

Headteacher’s Comments

I had the pleasure of sitting with a group of children today during Talk Lunch.  The ideas they were coming up with were very practical and plenty of ‘because’ was being used.  Mr Terry North, one of the school’s Governors, was also there and he was very impressed with the children’s ideas.  Thank you for your support in this new initiative.


Well done to James Warner, Natalie Lewis, Samaya Kaleel (Mrs Raddon’s Class), Freddie Paris and Rhiannon Margetson (Mrs Watson’s Class), Sam Richards and Nana Amankwah (Miss Wood’s Class), Megan Woodward, Daisy Jones, Babak Faryadmarni, Callie Fletcher (Miss Biggs’s Class) who received Green cards this week.


Well done to Mrs Watson’s and Mrs Raddon’s class who had the best attendance last week with 95.7%.  However, Mrs Watson’s class pipped Mrs Raddon’s to the prize because her class had fewer children late.

World Book Day- Friday 8 March

Dress up as a book character

We are celebrating World Book Day on Friday 8 March.  We would like all children to come dressed up as their favourite book character.


Book Swap

Children can swap any unwanted books brought in from home.  From Monday 25 February, children can bring any unwanted books into school and will be given a voucher worth the number of books they bring in.  They will then be able to make their swaps during the book swap event.

Red Nose Day- Friday 15 March

To help raise money for Red Nose Day this year, your child can pay £1 to come in a ‘Onesie’ or ‘Pyjamas’.  On the day Amber Brooks will be running a competition to guess the number of sweets in a jar.  She will be charging 50p per guess.  The winner will win the sweets.

Pamper Evening- 19 April

The school’s PTA is organising a Ladies’ Pamper Evening on Friday 19 April.  If you are in the beauty industry and want to book a space for a stall or offer treatment (£10 per pitch), please return the slip below.

Whole School Trip- 22 May 2013

Following the success of last year’s trip, I am pleased to announce the details of this year’s whole school trip to Colchester Zoo.


Date:                Wednesday 22 May 2011

Time                 8:30am to 5:00pm

Cost                 £10

Clothing            Full school uniform (coat if cold and damp/sunhat if hot)

Food                Packed lunch brought in school bag


The total cost of the trip is £3,381 (£16.33 per child).  We have managed to secure some funding.  Therefore, we are asking for every child to pay £10 towards the trip.  If you have a problem with paying this, please arrange to speak to me.


This £10 includes the cost of the coach, entry to Colchester Zoo and workshop for each class led by a member of staff at Colchester Zoo.  You may pay in one instalment of £10 or two instalments of £5.

Football Team

Football matches have started again.  Our team played extremely well this week against St John Fisher, but lost 4-1.

Netball Team

Our netball team played a friendly match against Herewood Primary School.  The A Team lost 10-3 and the B Team lost 1-0.

Dates for your Diary

Friday 8 March            World Book Day

Friday 15 March          Red Nose Day

Tues 19 March Pupil Progress Meetings (3:30- 6:00)

Thurs 21 March            Pupil Progress Meetings (5:00- 7:30)

Sat 23 March               Easter Raffle and Bingo (7:30pm)

Thursday 28 March      Break up from school (3:15pm)

Mon 15 April               Return to school (8:45am)

Friday 19 April Ladies’ Pamper Evening

Fri 3 May                     Inflatable Day (3:30pm onwards)

Mon 6 May                  May Bank Holiday (No School)

Wed 22 May                Whole School Trip (Colchester Zoo) 8:30am-5:00pm

Thurs 23 May               Break up from school (3:15pm)

Mon 3 June                  Return to school (8:45am)

Tues 9 July                   Bags2School Collection

Tues 23 July                 Break up from school (3:15pm)

Wed 4 September        Return to school (8:45am)

Sat 28 September         Autumn Fair

Fri 25 October             Break up from school (3:15pm)

Tues 5 November         Return to school (8:45am)

Fri 20 December          Break up from school (3:15pm)

Mon 6 January 2014    Return to school (8:45am)

Thurs 13 February        Break up from school (3:15pm)

Mon 24 February         Return to school (8:45am)

Fri 4 April                    Break up from school (3:15pm)

Tues 22April                Return to school (8:45am)

Mon 5 May                  May Bank Holiday

Thurs 22 May               Break up from school (3:15pm)

Mon2 June                   Return to school (8:45am)

Tues 22 July                 Break up from school   (3:15pm)


Ladies’ Pamper Evening


I would like to run a ____________________________ stall.  I enclose£10


Name _____________________________________



Child’s Name _________________________________









Colchester Zoo

I enclose £10 for the cost of the trip to Colchester Zoo 0


I enclose £5 towards the cost of the trip to Colchester Zoo 0


Child’s Name