Newsletter: 13 November 2015

Headteacher’s Comments

We are always looking at ways to improve the safety of children at the school. From Monday 23 November, you child will be leaving school from a different door.  Please look at the attached sheet that gives more of an explanation.  Please return the slip on this sheet by Friday 20 November.


Well done Jack Tredgett (Miss Panagiotidou’s Class), Barney Paris, Sydnae-Rose Smith, Jack Cosford (Miss Day’s Class), Joshua Johnson, Shawn Harrold, Tommy Sullivan, Dylan Sturgess (Mrs Kaleel’s Class), Bridget Thomas, Olivia Smith, Joshua Haynes (Mr Davey’s Class), Ella Brancher, Rebecca Crawley (Mrs King’s Class), Allanah Nolan, Aleyna Gurbuz, Millie-Jo Lanza, Armani Mason, Neila Ali, Sophie Savery, Charlie Williams, Xavier Logan (Miss Bigg’s Class), Brianna Warner, James Warner, Olivia Wood, George Jones, Ethan Harker, Lewis Frith (Miss O’Riordan’s Class) who achieved Green Cards this week.

Pen Licence

Well done to Nancy Taylor, Fiona Kwao, Jack Tredgett, Alfie Moore and Keren Mbakadi who received a Pen Licence this week!

Book Fair (Monday, 16 November to Friday, 20 November)

This year’s Book Fair will be in Breakfast Bar (8:20 to 8:40) and during Pupil Progress Meetings. If any parents are available to help sell the books on any of these dates please contact Mrs Tysterman or the Office.

Pupil Progress Meetings (Tuesday, 17 and Thursday, 19 November)

Our Pupil Progress Meetings for parents will be spread over two days, Tuesday 17 November 2015 (3:30pm-6:00pm) and Thursday 19 November 2015 (5:00pm- 7:30pm). To enable appointments to be arranged, will you please complete the slip overleaf and return it to your child’s class teacher by Friday, 13 November.  We will then do our best to give you interviews at appropriate times.

Alice in Wonderland Day (Friday, 27 November)

We are celebrating the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice in Wonderland on Friday 27th November. We would love the children to dress up as characters from Alice. For example, Alice, The Mad Hatter, A Playing Card, The Queen of Hearts, the Cheshire Cat and Tweedledum and Tweedledee. The teachers have planned activities around a creative curriculum to celebrate the book and we are looking forward to the day.

Firework Display

Well done to the PTA who organised another great Firework Display. Thank you to Mr Pacitto for choosing the fireworks and setting them alight, Tash Cosford and Claire Perry for organising it and for all the parents and other family members who helped on the night.  This year we raised over £1,400.

Year 6 Remembrance Assembly

Well done to Year 6 for a very moving Remembrance Assembly this week. Thank you to all parents and relatives who came to see the assembly.

Leverton’s Got Talent

Auditions for our Leverton’s Got Talent event on 5 February will take place during the school day on Friday 13 November and Friday 20 November. This event is for any child or children with a talent for performing – dancing, singing, gymnastics, playing a musical instrument, magic or even telling a joke!


Relief Catering Assistant

Relief catering assistant required to cover kitchen staff when absent. Please apply to the school office (01992 715885) or telephone Elaine Miller (Kitchen 01992 715922).


Dates for your diary

Tuesday 17 November                                    Pupil Progress Meetings

Wednesday 18 November                   Full Governors Meeting (7:00pm)

Thursday 19 November                                   Pupil Progress Meetings

Friday 11th December                                     Spelling Bee competition

Friday 18 December                            Break up from school


Monday 4 January                               Children return

Monday 11 January                             Launch Day

Monday 11 January                             Year 6 Visitor (Ancient Greece Workshop)

Wednesday 13 January                                    Governors Curriculum Meeting (6:30pm)

Tuesday 19 January                             Year 5 Trip to Oxford (8:15am start)

Wednesday 20 January                                    Governors Personnel Meeting (6:30pm)

Wednesday 20 January                                    Governors Finance and Premises Meeting (7:30pm)

Tuesday 26 January                             Year 4 Trip to Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge

Friday 29 January                                Year 3 Trip to Layer Marney Tower (8:15am start)

Friday 5 February                                Spelling Bee

Friday 5 February                                Leverton’s Got Talent

Thursday 11 February                         PTA- Valentine’s Disco (4:30pm Years 3/4 and 6:30pm Years 5/6)

Thursday 11 February                         Break up from school

Friday 12 February                              INSET Day

Monday 22 February                           Children return

Wednesday 2 March                            Full Governors Meeting (7:30pm)

Friday 4 March                                                PTA- Mother Day’s Gifts

Friday 18th March                               Spelling Bee

Thursday 24 March                             Break up from school

Monday 11 April                                 Children return

Wednesday 20 April                            Governors Curriculum Meeting (6:30pm)

Wednesday 20 April                            Budget Setting Meeting (7:30pm)

Friday 22 April                                                PTA- Quiz Night

Wednesday 27 April                            Governors Personnel Meeting (6:30pm)

Wednesday 27 April                            Governors Finance and Premises Meeting (7:30pm)

Friday 20th May                                  Spelling Bee

Thursday 26 May                                PTA- Inflatable Day

Thursday 26 May                                Break up from school

Monday 6 June                                                Children return

Friday 17 June                                     PTA- Father’s Day Gifts

Wednesday 13 July                             Full Governors Meeting (7:00pm)

Friday 15th July                                   Ultimate Spelling Bee competition

Wednesday 20 July                             Break up from school





Pupil Progress Meetings

Child’s Name:………………………….


Please tick time preferred:

Tue 17 November                                           Thurs 19 November

3.30     –           4.00                                         5:00     –           5.30

4.00     –           4.30                                         5.30     –           6.00

4.30     –           5.00                                         6.00     –           6.30

5.00     –           5.30                                         6.30     –           7.00

5:30     –           6:00                                         7:00     –           7:30

Names of brother/sister(s) in the Junior School and their class teacher:


Child’s Name: …………….……………. in ………………………’s class


End of the School Day Arrangements


We are always looking at ways to improve the safety of children at the school. From Monday 23 November, you child will be leaving school from a different door.  Please look at the diagram below to find out which door your child will be leaving from.




Mrs King’s Class will leave by the class room doorMiss Panagiotido’s Class will leave by the class room door 


Miss Hubbard’s Class

Back Door


Mrs Kaleel’s Class and Miss Hubbard’s Class will leave here.

Side Door

Mr Davey’s Class

will leave here.



Mr Davey’s Class





Mrs Kaleel’s Class


Computer Suite

Side Door

Miss Day’s Class

will leave here.

Miss Bektas’s Class will leave by the class room doorMiss Biggs’s Class will leave by the class room door 

Miss Day’s Class


Front Entrance































Mrs Sach’s Class and Miss O’Riordan’s Class will leave by their classroom door.


Please return the slip by no later than Friday 20 November 2015, ticking to indicate how your child will leave school each day.




Child’s Name ________________________             Class ______________________


Be collected by an adultAttending a ClubCan leave the building on their own