Newsletter: 13 January 2012

Headteacher’s Comments

Next week the Outside Gym equipment will be installed where the netball posts are currently.  It should take three days.  Please make sure any younger siblings are careful before and after school.


I would like to extend a warm welcome to Mrs Johnson who will be joining our school next week.  Mrs Johnson will be working in the office every morning as our new Attendance Officer.

Coffee Mornings

All parents are welcome at my termly coffee mornings.  During the coffee mornings I update you on things that we are developing at our school as well as giving me an opportunity to hear your views on how we can move the school forward.


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


Well done to Rishi Aggarwal who received a Green Card for the effort he put into his maths work.  Eden McCartney, Madison Bush, Leo Strange, Ami Byatt and Tia Martin received a Green Card for working well together to produce a brochure promoting Waltham Abbey.  Well done to Aaron Jones, Jemma Johnson and Mia Opinel for receiving Green Cards this week.  Teiye Richards received a Green Card for his high quality homework.  Well done to Holly Whiten who worked extremely hard in maths on Friday independently.  Congratulations to Alfie Plowman, Liam Nelson and Rhys Dolan for their excellent treasure map homework.


Well done to Mrs Sach’s Class who had the best attendance at the end of last term.  Mrs Sach awarded Percy to Hollie Phillpot for her consistently hard work, especially when presenting her work.  Mrs Campbell’s class won Best Attendance this week with an impressive 99.5%.

Whole School Trip

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


Date:                Tuesday 1 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 £3,780 (£16.65 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 Windsor Castle and a workshop for each class led by a member of staff at Windsor Castle.  You may pay in one instalment of £10 or two instalments of £5.

Spanish Club

Mrs May’s Spanish Club will start again on Monday 23 January at 8:15am and will run until Monday 12 March.  There is no cost to this club.

Theatre Trip

This is a reminder that the remaining balance for the PTA-organised trip to Shrek: The Musical is due by 27 January.  Details of the trip will be given out in my newsletter on 27 January.

Bags2Bag Fundraising

You will soon be receiving a plastic bag, similar to ones that come through your front door.  The PTA will earn money for every kilogram of clothes it collects.  These need to be returned to school by Wednesday 1 February.

Parent Governor

At the end of November Steve Gilbert’s term of office came to an end.  Over the past four years Steve has been a very hardworking governor and as Chair of the Curriculum Committee has a very sound understanding of how the school works and how to support the school in its journey to become Outstanding.  Steve has told me he is willing to continue as a Parent Governor.  However, I am obliged to open up nominations (bureaucracy at its worse!).  If there are any other nominations, there will be an election.  If not, Steve will continue as a Parent Governor.  Please complete the nomination form below and return it to the school office by Monday 30 January.

Dates for your diary

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

Mon 23 January          Spanish Club Starts

Mon 30 January          Parent Governor Nominations Closes

Wed 1 February           Bag2Bag sacks to be handed in

Wed 8 February           Sign 2 Sing 2012 

Thurs 9 February        PTA trip to Shrek (70 People)

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




Name of Nominee:


I consider that the person named above would be suitable as a parent governor of the school, know of no reason why he/she would be disqualified from holding office and am pleased to nominate him/her as a candidate for election.


Nominated by (print name)


Signature                                                          Date


Seconded by (print name)


Signature                                                          Date


I confirm (i) that I am willing to stand as a candidate for election as a parent governor and (ii) that I am not disqualified from holding office for any of the reasons under the School Government Regulations.


Windsor Castle

I enclose £10 for the cost of the trip to Windsor Castle

 I enclose £5 towards the cost of the trip to Windsor Castle

 Child’s Name _____________________________