Newsletter: 14 June 2013

Headteacher’s Comments

Although the summer term is an exciting term with lots of events planned, it is also a term that the Senior Leadership Team plans for next year.  Please make sure that you read every newsletter as key information will be updated every week.  The newsletter is also emailed out to parents and displayed on the website and on the school notice boards in the playground.


Well done to Connor Dunkin (Mrs Raddon’s Class), Archie Peck and Charlie Santagata (Miss Gibb’s Class), Chris Essl, Rianna Chambers and Keion Smith (Miss Biggs’s Class) who received a Green Card this week.


A large number of year three children received Green Cards for their homework this week.  It was great to see that the children were inspired from the whole school trip and had used the literacy skills they had learnt in class.  Well done to those children who received Green Cards this week and to their parents who supported their child whilst doing the homework.


Well done to Miss Biggs’s class who had the best attendance last week.

Sports Day (24 June/ Reserve 1 July)

This is a reminder that we are planning our Sports Day for Monday 24 June starting at 9am.   Your child has already been informed of the colour t-shirt they need to wear for Sports Day.  If they do not have that particular colour t-shirt then they just wear their normal PE kit.  A copy of the team your child is in can be found in the notice board.


The PTA will be on board offering refreshments.

Open Evening (Tuesday 25 June)

Our summer Open Evening is on Tues 25 June, between 5:30pm and 7:30pm.  This gives you the chance to look at some of your child’s work over the past year, have an informal chat with your child’s current teacher and to introduce yourself to your child’s teacher for next year. 


The PTA will be on board offering refreshments and an Inflatable.

New Classes for September

I am pleased to inform you of your child’s new class teacher in September.  To help our drive to improve standards at the school, the Governors have agreed for an additional year 6 class this year.  This will enable us to reduce class sizes to 22 to enable more focused teaching.


Current ClassClass from September
Year 2 (Infants)Year 3Class Teacher- Miss KentLearning Assistant- Mrs Pentelow
Year 2 (Infants)Year 3Class Teacher- Mrs WatsonLearning Assistant- Mrs Thorogood
Year 3  Mrs Raddon Year 4Class Teacher- Mr DaveyLearning Assistant- Mrs Collins
Year 3  Mrs WatsonYear 4Class Teacher- Mrs SachLearning Assistant- Mrs McConnell
Year 4  Mrs Westney/             Ms Cromwell’sYear 5Class Teacher- Miss O’RiordanLearning Assistant- Ms Thomas
Year 4  Mrs SachYear 5Class Teacher- Mrs RaddonLearning Assistant- Mrs Gardner
 Year 5  Miss Gibbs



Year 5  Miss O’Riordan

Year 6Class Teacher- Miss BiggsLearning Assistant- Mrs Leys
Year 6Class Teacher- Miss WoodLearning Assistant- Mrs Eastwood
Year 6Class Teacher- Miss GibbsLearning Assistant- Mrs Gilbert

Mrs Brown, Ms Reynolds, Mrs Rumens, Mrs Taylor and Mrs Troshupa, Ms Hazlewood will continue to work on a one-to-one basis with children.


Mrs Tysterman will continue to carry out her Intervention Work, which has had a great impact on standards this year and Mrs Westney will be covering teachers who are part of the Middle Leadership Team so they can support school Improvement.

Staff Changes

I am pleased to welcome Mr Ben Davey and Miss Laura Kent to our teaching team.  From November, Mrs Pughsley returns from maternity leave and will teach maths booster and PPA time.  Miss Gordon will be on maternity leave for a majority of the year.

WholeSchool Photograph

This year’s whole school photograph, taken at Colchester Zoo, is now on display in the main entrance.  To get a copy of the photograph, please return the slip at the bottom of the page by Friday 21 June.  Photographs cost £3.

Dates for your Diary

Mon 24 June                 Sports Day (9am)

Tues 25 June                 Open Evening (5:30-7:30 pm)

Fri 28 June                    Transition Day

Mon 1 July                    Reserved Sports Day (9am)

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 8 November             Firework Evening

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)














WholeSchool Photograph

I would like to a copy of the whole school photograph.  I enclose £3.


Child’s Name ________________________________________