Newsletter: 15 March 2013

Headteacher’s Comments

Thank you to all the parents and children who supported the school’s World Book Day last week and Onesie/ Pyjama Day today.  The children, and staff, looked great!  Sadly next Friday is back to normal School uniform L.


Well done to Teiye Richards, Jessica Smith, Eren Tyler, Rhys Dolan, Albie Paris, Megan Hamilton, Toni Brancher, Zeeshan Hussain, Leighton Brooks and Lacey Howard (Miss O’Riordan’s Class) who received Green Cards this week.


Well done to Miss Biggs’s Class who had the best attendance for the second time in a row.

Pupil Progress Meetings (19 and 21 March 2013)

Our Pupil Progress Meetings for parents will be spread over two days Tuesday 19 March 2013 (3:30pm-6:00pm) and Thursday 21 March 2013 (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, 15 March.  We will then do our best to give you appropriate times for your interviews.

Help Plant a Forest (22 March 2013)

As part of the Queen’s Jubilee the Woodland Trust is hoping to plant 6 million trees in the UK.  Mrs Sach has arranged for 104 of these to be planted in our school.  Next week every child will have a chance to help plant one of these trees.  Please send your child in with a pair of Wellington boots or old trainers (named in a plastic bag) and a waterproof coat.  We are planting the trees next Friday (22 March).

Easter Bingo (23 March 2013)

There are still places for the PTA’s Easter Bingo Evening on Saturday 23 March starting at 7:30pm.  Cost £6 per adult and £3.50 per child to include one free book of bingo tickets and a sausage and chip supper.  Please complete the slip below and return it to the school.

Whole School Trip (22 May 2013)

This is a reminder that the £10 cost towards the whole School Trip to Colchester Zoo is now due.

Visit Essex Country Parks

Over the Easter holidays Essex Country Parks are running a variety of activities.  They are offering free parking.  To get your voucher, visit

Football Team

Our school football team played in a rally last Friday.  They played really well and were knocked out at the semi-final stage.  Man of the tournament must go to Nicholas Platts who, in a thrilling match with local rivals Holy Cross Junior School, had to save and even take a penalty in the penalty shoot out; which we won!


Our Choir sang as part of a mass choir at Wembley Arena on Tuesday Night.  They all sang like angels.  Thank you to Mrs Westney who worked so hard with the choir to get them to learn the songs and Mrs Martin and Mrs Ferris who added their voices to the Choir.

Essex Year 6 Maths Challenge

Four of our Year 6 children; Keely Harmer, Molly-Rose Fells (Miss Wood’s Class), Joshua Gilbert and Nicholas Platts (Miss Biggs’s Class) represented the School in the Essex Maths Challenge held in Harlow on Wednesday, 13 March.   The Challenge involved problem solving activities, which the team did really well in.   The feedback from the Challenge organisers were that our children worked well as a team and were polite, well mannered individuals, who were good ambassadors for the School.  Well done team!!   


Dates for your Diary

Tues 19 March Pupil Progress Meetings (3:30- 6:00pm)

Wed 20 March             Family Fun Time- Year 3 (3:30-4:30pm)

Thurs 21 March            Pupil Progress Meetings (5:00- 7:30)

Sat 23 March               Easter Raffle and Bingo (7:30pm)

Thursday 28 March      Break up from school (3:15pm)

Mon 15 April               Return to school (8:45am)

Friday 19 April Ladies’ Pamper Evening

Fri 3 May                     Inflatable Day (3:30pm onwards)

Mon 6 May                  May Bank Holiday (No School)

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

Thurs 23 May               Break up from school (3:15pm)

Mon 3 June                  Return to school (8:45am)

Wed 5 June                  First Aid Courses (10:00-11:30am)

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



Easter Bingo

Please fill in slip below so food can be ordered.


I require ……… Adult tickets (£6)                               I require ……… Children’s tickets (£3.50)

I require ………………… Sausage                                         I require …………………. Saveloy

I require …………………..Kentucky Fried Chicken   I require …………………..Fish Cake

I require …………………..Veggie Burger


Name __________________________________________



Pupil Progress Meetings


Child’s Name:  ………………………….Class:  ……………………


Please tick time preferred:

Tuesday 19 March 2013          Thursday 21 March 2013

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:



Signed …………………………………… Parent/Guardian

Colchester Zoo

I enclose £10 for the cost of the trip to Colchester Zoo 0


I enclose £5 towards the cost of the trip to Colchester Zoo 0


Child’s Name



Class:    ______________________