Newsletter: 18 December 2015

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all the staff at The Leverton Junior School


Well done to Tommy Sullivan, Lewis Speed (Mrs Kaleel’s class), Charlie Pegrum (Miss O’Riordan’s class), Evie Giddy, Bill Leeves, Ellie Moring (Miss Hubbard’s class), William Warner (Miss Panagiotidou’s class), Tyrese Fenton, Mikki May Fells and Elli Clapham-Brown (Mrs King’s class) who received Green cards this week.

First Day Back (Monday 4 January 2016)

This is a reminder that the first day back is Monday 4 January 2016.  Children need to be lining up in the playground at 8:45am.


Dinner Menu (Monday 4 January 2016)

The only change to the dinner menu for the first week back will be on Monday where the main meal will be Tuna Pasta Bake.

Christmas Card Competition

Well done to Ellie Howard who was a runner up in our local MP’s Christmas Card Competition this year.  Ellie’s design appears on the back of Eleanor Lange’s Christmas Card.


Thank you to all the parents and children who contributed to the collection at the end of the Christmas Service.  We raised £90 which will be donated to the Essex Air Ambulance.

Termly Booklets

You should have received a copy of next term’s booklet informing you what your child will be learning about next term.  If not, please ask the school office for another copy.

Staff Changes

Mrs Tysterman left this week after 7 successful years at the school.  I am sure you would like to join in me in wishing her the very best for her future.  She will spending January in Australia visiting family.  We would like to welcome Emma Burgoyne, who will be working with lower school children to help accelerate their progress.

End of Day Arrangements

This is a reminder that if another adult is collecting your child or you want to change the arrangements how your child will be dismissed at the end of the day, please send a letter into your child’s class teacher or contact the school office.

Supporting your child at home over the holidays

Please continue to support your child’s learning in the holidays.  Encourage your child to read regularly, practise their spellings and learn their times tables.  Encourage a curiosity for learning by visiting places.  Also enjoy playing games with your child, it’s great for improving logic, maths skills and taking turns.

Dates for your diary

Monday 4 January                              Children return

Monday 11 January                            Launch Day

Monday 11 January                            Year 6 Visitor (Ancient Greece Workshop)

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

Tuesday 19 January                            Year 5 Trip to Oxford (8:15am start)

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

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

Tuesday 26 January                            Year 4 Trip to Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge

Friday 29 January                               Year 3 Trip to Layer Marney Tower (8:15am start)

Friday 5 February                               Spelling Bee

Friday 5 February                                Leverton’s Got Talent

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)

Friday 20th May                                 Spelling Bee

Thursday 26 May                                PTA- Inflatable Day

Thursday 26 May                                Break up from school

Monday 6 June                                   Children return

Friday 17 June                                                PTA- Father’s Day Gifts

Wednesday 13 July                             Full Governors Meeting (7:00pm)

Friday 15th July                                  Ultimate Spelling Bee competition

Wednesday 20 July                             Break up from school