Newsletter: 13 February 2014

Headteacher’s Comments

There seems to be a bit of confusion regarding the organisation at lunchtimes.  Because we are a growing school (36 children more than 2 years ago), we are finding it hard to fit all the children into our dining room at lunchtimes.  The Governing Body is looking at how to improve the lunchtime facilities and these changes should happen over the Easter holidays.  However, during the winter months children who have a packed lunch may have to eat their lunch on school benches in the school hall if there isn’t any room in the dining room.  In the warmer summer months, children may choose to eat their lunch in the playground.  I hope this clarifies the situation.


Well done to Isobelle Lepley (Mrs Watson’s Class), Myreon Keane, Megan Best (Mrs Sach’s Class), James Warner (Mr Davey’s Class), Kyle Kadiri, Jamel Johnson-Trent, Francesca Wood (Miss Biggs’s Class), Gianni Lanza, Paul Lawn, Clarence Kelly, Tommy Argent, Fern White, Jessica Smith, Megan Hamilton, Holly Morris, Alfie Wright (Miss Wood’s Class),  DeAndre Johnson-Trent (Gibbs’s Class) who received Green Cards this week.



Well done to Mrs Watson’s class who had the best attendance this week with 96.9%.

100% Club

Well done to the following children who have 100% attendance and have been in school every day since September – Megan Best, Ella Brancher, Raymond Bull, Alisa Cakirgoz, Ozgul Celik, Reece Clark, Lilith Cope, Ceylan Corakkum, Daisy Everett, Rhea George, Amber-Louise Giddy, Archie Hemming, Demi Hoffman, Jay Hyams, Jemma Johnson, George Jones, Samaya Kaleel, Clarence Kelly, Ryan Locke, Ria Lyrick, Jacob Martinelli, Evie Moss, Milliam Namuli, Lillie Nelson, Benjamin Oates, Darren Ojuade, Jessica Okaka, Kye Page, Charlie Pegrum, Reggie Pegrum, Ania Pinnington, Hannah Platts, Alfie Plowman, Sienna Roseweir-Evans, Jamie Schooling, Oliver Sharp, Theodora Shiakallis, Thomas Sichel, Bridget Thomas, Reece Vallance, Holly Whiten and Scarlett Wilson.

First Day Back (24 February)

This is a reminder that we return to school on Monday 24 February at the usual time of 8:45am.

Dinner 1st Week Back

The menu for the 1st week back has slightly changed.  It is now as follows:






Mediterranean Lamb


Pizza Selection


Rice and Herby Diced Potatoes


Vegetables and Salad


Apple Pie served with Custard

Beef Lasagne


Three Bean Plait


Garlic Bread/ Wedges/ New Potatoes


Vegetables and Salad


Ice Cream served with Fruit

Roast Turkey


Lentil Roast


Roast or New Potatoes


Vegetables and Salad


Jam Sponge served with Vanilla Sauce

Port Sausage  and Onion Loaf


Swede and Cheese Gratin


New Potatoes/ Jacket Potato


Vegetables and Salad


Chocolate Crispie Slice

Breaded Fish


Cheese and Tomatoe Quesadilla


New Potatoes or Rice


Vegetables and Salad


Cherry Crumble served with custard

Would you leave your front door open?

If we wouldn’t leave our front door open, then why do so many of our children have open profiles on Facebook?  This Tuesday was ‘Safer Internet Day’.  I spoke to children in assembly about ways to stay safe when using the Internet.  It is all our responsibility to ensure our children are safe on the Internet. Please read the information on the back of the Newsletter.

Charity Donations

This week I received two letters of thanks regarding donations that the school have made.   The first was from MacMillan Cancer Support for the donation of £40.90 made during the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in October and the second from Haven House Children’s Hospice of £125.47, following the collection at the Christmas Service.  Thank you to all parents who made donations.  Both letters can be found on the board in the entrance hall.

Homework Club

Please check your child’s homework before they attend Homework Club, as recently there have been some children who have attended with homework they can only do at home.

Contact Details

If you have changed your mobile number please make sure that you have told us.  The school office has tried to make contact with some parents recently and they have not been able to because we do not have the correct number.

Cross Country

We had another successful Cross Country competition against other Epping Forest schools.  Sydie Peck came 1st in the Year 4 race with Charlie Pegrum coming 3rd.   Kasey Lane came 6th in the Year 6 race.  The team results are as follows:


Year 3 Boys


Year 3 Girls


Year 4 Boys


Year 4 Girls


Year 5 Boys


Year 5 Girls


Year 6 Boys


Year 6 Girls


Boys Overall




Well done to everyone who took part!

After School Club- 3:15- 6pm.

The After School Club continues to run every night after school.  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.

Dates for your diary

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

Mon 12 May                                           Year 6 Key Stage Tests

Tues 13 May                                           Year 6 Key Stage Tests

Wed 14 May                                           Year 6 Key Stage Tests

Thurs 15 May                                         Year 6 Key Stage Tests

Fri 16 May                                              Year 6 Key Stage Tests

Tues 20 May                                           Whole School Trip (8:15am)

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

Mon 2 June                                             Return to school (8:45am)

Fri 27 June                                              Transition Day (All Years)

Mon- July- Wed 9 July                           Year 6 Residential

Wed 9 July                                              District Sports (Track Events)

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

Wednesday 3 September                         Return to school (8:45am)

Friday 24 October                                   Break up from school (3:15pm)

Monday 3 November                              Return to school (8:45am)

Friday 19 December                                Break up from school (3:15pm)






Would you speak to someone you never met and tell them about yourself?

During the Half Term Holidays please make sure your child:


  1. Check privacy settings so only ‘friends’ can see any information
  2. Delete anyone your child hasn’t met in the ‘real’ world
  3. Disable location service (GPS)

Tips to keep your child safe on the Internet:

  1. Ensure your child uses the Internet in your view (not behind closed door eg bedroom)
  2. Give time limits for your child to be on the Internet
  3. Check your child’s profile regularly to ensure it doesn’t contain personal information and information that shouldn’t be shared.