Newsletter: 13 December 2013

Headteacher’s Comments

I have been asked by Waltham Abbey Church to remind parents that they should behave in a respectful manner whilst in the church next Thursday.  I have been made aware that a number of parents were rude to members of the Church last year.  If this happens again this year, then this will be the last year that parents will be invited.  We expect our children to be respectful, please lead by example.


Well done to Callum Kealy-Johnson, Ria Lyrick, Kyl;e Robertson, Eda Kurtcebe, Efe Kurtcebe (Mrs Watson’s Class) Samaya Kaleel (Mr Davey’s Class), Erin Tyler (Miss Biggs’s Class), Holly Morris, Fern White (Miss Wood’s Class) who all received Green Cards this week.


Well done to Mr Davey’s class who had the best attendance last week with 97.7%.

Christmas Week (Mon 16 December- Fri 20 December)

Christmas Post Box

Our Christmas Post Box will be available from Monday 9 December.  Please make sure your child labels the Christmas card envelopes as below:

Joe Bloggs

Miss Biggs’s Class

Year 6


Child’s name


Year Group


Each class will have a chance to distribute the cards.  The Rota will be as follows:

Mon 16 December          Mrs Sach’s Class

Tues 17 December          Mr Davey’s Class

Wed 18 December          Mrs Watson’s Class

Fri 20 December                        Miss Kent’s Class


Christmas Parties Monday 16 December           1:15pm to 3:15pm

Christmas parties will be held in each class on Monday 17 December.  Children should wear full school uniform on Monday morning, but may bring party clothes to change into.  So that we have a balanced selection of party food, it would help us if you could send in a contribution from the selection which your child’s class teacher has highlighted below.

Christmas Pantomime Tuesday 17 December (1:30pm and 5:00pm)

Tickets are now on sale for this year’s Christmas Pantomime ‘Aladdin’.  Tickets cost £2 for adults and £1 for children.  Please return the money in a named envelope as soon as possible. There will be two performances; the afternoon starting at 1:30pm and the evening at 5pm.  Please book your tickets by Friday 14 December to guarantee a seat.  Tickets will be issued week beginning 16 December.

Christmas Lunch Wednesday 18 December (12:00)

The cost of Christmas lunch this year will be £2.30.  Please return the slip below as soon as possible if your child is having a Christmas lunch.

Christmas Carol Service- Thursday 19 December          1:30pm to 2:30pm (approx)

All children will need to bring in a packed lunch.  We will walk the children down to the Church.  Parents and relatives are more than welcome to join us for the service starting at 1:30pm.  All children will be expected to be collected from the Church after the service.

Christmas Market- Friday 20 December (2:00pm)

During our ‘Christmas Week’ children will be making small gifts that they will be selling.  The cost will be between 50p and £1.50 per item.  Families can come and look at the items and purchase any from 2:00pm on Thursday 20 December.  The PTA will be on hand with refreshments.

Homework Club (17 December)

There will be no homework club on Tuesday 17 December.  Homework Club will start again on Tuesday 14 January 2014.

Last Day of Term (20 December)

This is a reminder that the last day of term will be Friday 20 December 2013.  We return at 8:45 on Monday 6 January 2014.

Next Term’s Topics

Over the next week, you will receive an information leaflet about what your child will be learning about next term.  As requested at one of the coffee mornings, next term’s Launch Day will be delayed until Monday 13 January.

Leverton’s Got Talent

What a talented bunch of children we have at Leverton.  Well done to everyone who took part.  This year’s winner was Sophie Lewis.

After School Club- 3:15- 6pm.

The After School Club is now up and running.  Each session costs £8 and includes a snack.  Payment will need to be made in advance.  Please ask the School Office for a registration pack.


Christmas fun at Essex Country Parks!

Essex Country parks are set to host a range of wonderful fun-filled Christmas events this December!

Santa at Weald/ Christmas Eve at Weald Country Park

Meet Santa in his magical grotto throughout December and Christmas Eve. (14, 15, 21, 22, 23 or 24 December) £6.00 per child

Santa’s Celebration Trails at Hadleigh and Thorndon Country Parks

Hadleigh (Sunday 15 December) will be hosting Santa Celebration Trail’s – a festive woodland trail ending at Santa’s grotto.  £8 per child (including gift)

Christmas Trail at Danbury Country Park

A self-led trail- follow the map, answer the questions and receive a stocking filler prize at the end. 23 and 24 December.  £3 per child

Dates for your diary

Mon 16 December          Christmas Parties

Tues 17 December          Christmas Pantomime     *change of date*

Wed 18 December          Christmas Dinner

Thurs 19 December        Christmas Carol Concert (1:30pm) *change of date*

Fri 20 December                        Christmas Market (2:00pm)

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

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

Mon 13 January             Launch Days

Wed 12 February           Family Fun Time (3:15-4:15)

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

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

Wed 26 March               Family Fun Time (3:15-4:15)

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

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

Mon 5 May                    May Bank Holiday

Mon 12 May                  Year 6 Key Stage Tests

Tues 13 May                  Year 6 Key Stage Tests

Wed 14 May                  Year 6 Key Stage Tests



Christmas Party Food

Crisps   (1 large family bag or 6 small bags)


Cakes   (12 small cakes)           


Savoury snacks (12 mini sausages, pretzels, twiglets etc)


Biscuits (1 packet)


Bottle of sugar-free squash


Fresh fruit (6 pieces)



Christmas Dinner

I would like




to have Christmas Dinner.  I enclose £2.30 per child.










I would like

0 adult tickets £2 each (Tues afternoon)

0 child tickets £1 each (Tues afternoon)

0 adult tickets £2 each (Tues evening)

0 child tickets £1 each (Tues evening)


Child’s Name ___________