Newsletter: 14 September 2012

Headteacher’s Comments

I hope your children are continuing to settle well into their new classes.  The school has been buzzing with four of the year groups going on school trips this week.  We timetable trips early in the school term so it has the greatest impact on their learning.  I look forward to seeing you all at the Autumn Fair tomorrow!


Well done to Mrs Raddon’s class who had the best attendance last week.  They ‘jump the queue’ every lunchtime.  Madison Hammond was awarded Percy for always putting 100% effort into her work!  Well done Madison.


This is a reminder:

  • if your child is absent due to illness for more than 3 days then the parent must provide some evidence that they have visited a GP.  This could be either a signed compliment slip from the doctor, appointment card or a photocopy of the prescribed medicine.
  • any child entering the front door between 8:50am and 9:10am will be marked as late.
  • if there is regular lateness then your child may have to stay in during playtime or lunchtime to catch up on their work.
  • any child late after 9:10am will be marked as unauthorised absence, unless you provide evidence of a medical appointment eg appointment card/ prescribed medicine or a signed compliment slip from the doctor.  A number of unauthorised lateness (after 9:10am) could result in a meeting with the Education Welfare Officer.

Autumn Fair

I hope to see as many friends and family tomorrow at our Autumn Fair (12pm to 3pm).

Coffee Mornings

Mums, Dads. Nans, Grandads are more than welcome to join me next week at our termly coffee mornings.  This is a chance for you to meet with the school’s leadership team and hear some more about the school and offer your suggestions.  If you are unable to come on your allotted day, please feel free to come to any of the other coffee mornings.  You may even leave with a free gift!

King Harold Road Show

Headteacher of King Harold Enterprise Academy, Denice Harper, and some members of staff will hold a Road Show for parents of children in Year 5 and 6.  The Road Show takes place on Wednesday 19 September starting at 6:30pm.  The Road Show will be held here at The Leverton Junior School.

Breakfast Bar

This is a reminder that children shouldn’t be at Breakfast Bar until 8:10am every morning.

Dates for your diary

Sat 15 September         Autumn Fair

Mon 17 September      Year 3 Coffee Morning 9am

Tues 18 September      Year 4 Coffee Morning 9am

Weds 19 September     Year 5 Coffee Morning 9am

Wed 19 September      King Harold Road Show 6:30pm

Thurs 20 September     Year 6 Coffee Morning 9am

Tues 25 September      Year 5 Trip (Gun Powder Mills)

Fri 19 October             Year 3 Trip (Colchester Castle)

Fri 26 October             Break up from school

Mon 5 November         Return to school

Tues 6 November         Family Photographs

Fri 9 November            Year 6 Remembrance Assembly

Fri 9 November            Fireworks Display

Tues 13 November       Pupil Progress Meetings (3:30-6:30)

Thurs 15 November     Pupil Progress Meetings (5:00-8:00)

Tues 18 December       Christmas Carol Concert (1:30pm)

Weds 19 December     Christmas Dinner

Thurs 20 December      Christmas Parties

Thurs 20 December      Break up from school


Mon 7 January             Return to school

Thurs 14 February        Break up from school

Mon 25 February         Return to school

Thursday 28 March      Break up from school

Mon 15 April               Return to school

Mon 6 May                  May Bank Holiday

Wed 22 May                Whole School Trip (Colchester Zoo) 8:30am-5:00pm

Thurs 23 May               Break up from school

Mon 3 June                  Return to school

Tues 23 July                 Break up from school