Newsletter: 14 October 2011

Headteacher’s Comments

All our sporting fixtures have started now.  Following a defeat for our football team against Alderton School (Loughton), our netball a-team won 4-0 and our netball b-team lost 1-4 against Buckhurst Hill St John’s.  Our netball teams will be playing against Thomas Willingale (Loughton) tonight and Waltham Holy Cross (Waltham Abbey) on Monday.  Good luck!


George Plowman (Mrs Sach’s Class) came to see me with a Green Card on Monday because he showed he was a ‘striver’.  Kerys Page and Keely Harmer (Miss Biggs’s Class) received Green Cards for writing poems about the decimal point used in maths.  Rianna Chambers (Miss Gibbs’s Class) received a Green Card for presenting her homework work well.  I received an influx of Green cards on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.  Those coming to see me included Manpreet Tak and Shanice Lolomari (Mrs Campbell’s Class), Maya Sweaney-Fenton, Mia Opinel and Jessica Okaka (Miss Stafford’s Class), Eden McCartney (Miss Smith’s Class) and Erin Rumens and Daisy Jones (Miss Gibbs’s Class).  Well done everyone!


Well done to Miss Gibbs’s class who won the best attendance for the second week running.  Making sure your child is on time to school is very important.  Not only does it have a calming effective and means your child is ready to learn, but losing 5 minutes of the school day is the same as missing almost 3 and half days over the school year.

Minutes late per day during the

 school year

Equals days’ worth of learning

lost in a year

5 Minutes

3.4 Days

10 Minutes

6.9 Days

15 Minutes

10.3 Days

20 minutes

13.8 Days

30 Minutes

20.7 Days









Bonfire Disco

The PTA is organising a Bonfire Disco on Friday 4 November between 6pm and 8pm.  The cost is £2.50, to include a hot dog and drink.  Strips of raffle tickets are on sale for 50p during the disco.  Please return the money in a clearly labelled envelope.

Spanish Club

Mrs May is starting a Spanish Club for any pupils at our school.  It will run every Monday Morning between 8:15 and 8:45 in the school’s ICT suite.  The Club will be on Monday 7 November, Monday 14 November, Monday 21 November, Monday 28 November and Monday 5 December.  There is no cost for this club.  If you would like your child to attend this club, please complete and return the slip below.

PTA Meeting

The next PTA meeting will be on Monday 17th October at 9:30am.  Any parents are welcome.

Dates for your diary

Mon 17 October                        PTA Meeting (9:30am)

Fri 21 October                           Break up for half term

Tues 1 November                      Return to school

Wed 2 November                      Year 3 Trip to Colchester Castle

Fri 4 November                         PTA Bonfire Disco (6-8pm)

Mon 7 November                     Spanish Club (8:15-8:45)

Tues 8 November                      Pupil Progress Meetings

Thurs 10 November                   Pupil Progress Meetings

Fri 11 November                       Year 6 Remembrance Assembly

Sun 20 November                      RNLI Reindeer Run

Fri 25 November                       Tag Rugby Tournament

Fri 25 November                       Stars in their Eyes

Tues 13 December                    Christmas Carol Concert (1:30pm)

Wed 14 December                    Christmas Dinner

Fri 16 December                       Break up from school

Tues 3 January 2012                Return to school

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

Mon 7 May                              Bank Holiday

Thurs 31 May                           Break up from school

Mon 11 June                            Return to school

Thurs 28 June                           Open Evening 5-7pm

Fri 29 June                               West Essex Olympics

Tues 3 July                               Sports Day 9:30am

Thurs 5 July                              Transition Day

Fri 6 July                                  Sports Day 9:30am (Reserve)

Wed 4 July                               District Sports (Field Events)

Wed 11 July                             District Sports (Track Events)

Tues 17 July                             Year 6 Play 2.00pm

Wed 18 July                             Year 6 Play 5.00pm

Fri 20 July 2012                       Break up from school




Spanish Club


I would like _____________________________ to attend Spanish Club on Monday 7 November, Monday 14 November, Monday 21 November, Monday 28 November and Monday 5 December between 8:15 and 8:45am.


Signed ……………………………………. Parent/Carer