Newsletter: 16 October 2015

Headteacher’s Comments

As part of our democracy week, Year 5 and 6 School Councillors and I visited Essex County Hall yesterday for a conference. It was a very enjoyable day and we learnt how to deal with a budget and role of local Councils.



Well done to Ellie Moring, Thomas Phillips, Eddie Addison (Mis Hubbard’s Class), Zoe Le-Couch, Bella Onyewuotu, Freddie Kiff (Mrs Kaleel’s Class), Mitchell Kilcullen (Miss Day’s Class) Zac Sarjantson, Ella Brancher, Louise Harris (Mrs King’s Class), Elsie Peck, Katie Soteriou (Mrs Sach’s Class), Alfie March, Jay Hyams, Archie Tuck (Miss Biggs’s Class) and Charlie Pegrum, Chloe-Mae Pautsch (Miss O’Riordan’s Class) who achieved Green Cards this week

Football Team

Well done to the Girls’ Football Team who beat Waltham Holy Cross Primary on Monday 4-2.


Netball Team

Well done to the Girls’ Netball Team who played two matches this week, first match against Waltham Holy Cross Primary: Red Bibs draw 1-1 and Black Bibs lost 6-4. The second match was against Staples Road: Red Bibs lost 2-1 and Black Bibs lost 16-3.


Pen Licence

Well done to Matthew Warner, Rosie Powe, Sarah Giambanco, Lily McGivern, Michael Mannix, Eloah Campos and Nathaniel Aderemi who received their Pen Licence this week.

Secondary School Applications for September 2016 – Reminder for Year 6 Parents

We have been asked by Essex County Council to remind parents of Year 6 children that the closing date for applications for a secondary school place from September 2016 is 31 October 2015. Applications can be made via the ECC website I would encourage all parents to use all the choices to increase the likelihood of a chosen school being allocated. I am unable to write any letters to support an appeal.

School photographer (19 October)

The school photographer will be in school on Monday, 19 October to take individual photographs of Junior School children. Any child with a sibling/siblings in the Junior or Infant School will also have a group photograph taken. If you wish family groups with children not at the Junior or Infant School, please bring the children to the office at 8:30am.

Harvest Festival (19 October 2pm – NEW DATE!)

Our Year 4 children have been busy working on our Harvest Festival Assembly to showcase the work we have been doing on our current topic of ‘Harvest’. Family and friends are invited to watch the assembly at 2pm. We have, in the past, collected food items for a local charity and this year our chosen charity is the local Foodbank. We would like to continue this tradition, as last year our two schools together donated over 2 tonnes of food to be distributed. If you would like to contribute gifts of tinned food or packets of non-perishable goods, these would be welcome from any child in the school from Monday 12th October. Thank you!

Spelling Bee

Well done to all the children who took part in the first round of the Spelling Bee competition.


Year 3Year 4Year 5Year 6
Autumn Half TimeLeanne SaveryWelaa Lahreche


Lennon PickardCharlie


Dates for your diary

Monday 19 October                            Year 4 Harvest Assembly 2pm (Parents welcome) * CHANGE OF DATE *

Friday 16th October                           Spelling Bee competition

Friday 23 October                               PTA- Halloween Disco (4:30pm Years 3/4 and 6:30pm Years 5/6)

Friday 23 October                               Break up from School

Saturday 31 October                           Year 7 application deadline

Tuesday 3 November                          Children return

Friday 6 November                             PTA- Fireworks Display

Tuesday 17 November                        Pupil Progress Meetings

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

Thursday 19 November                      Pupil Progress Meetings

Friday 20 November                           PTA- Leverton’s Got Talent

Friday 11th December                        Spelling Bee competition

Friday 18 December                           Break up from school


Monday 4 January                              Children return

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

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

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

Friday 5th February                            Spelling Bee

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)







School Photographer


I would like (child’s Name) __________________________________ to have their picture taken with their sibling (Child’s name) ______________________________________in ____________________________ class.