Newsletter: 19 April 2013

Headteacher’s Comments

Once again I have had a number of children caught saying inappropriate words.  This is completely unacceptable.  Please make sure you do not use any swear words/ sexual related words in front of your child.  Also please censor the programmes and computer games your child is exposed to.  Call of Duty Black Ops II is an 18 certificate, yet I hear children in our school playing it.  By swearing/using sexual related words in front of your child and allowing them to play games, then you are giving the message to your child it is acceptable to use these words.  It is not!


Well done to Emily Bates, Tyler Russell, Myreon Keane, Hamid Lahreche, Chloe-Mae Pautsch, Sienna Roseweir-Evans, Rhiannon Margetson, Tomor Troshupa, Archie Tuck, Ellie Plummer, Jack Sullivan (Mrs Watson’s Class), Samaya Kaleel, George Jones, Kayla Arnott, James Warner, Alfie Willis, Madison Hammond, Demi Hoffman (Mrs Raddon’s Class) received Green Cards this week.


Well done to Miss Wood’s class who had the best attendance last week with 98%.

Your help is needed!

We are currently looking for more adults to hear readers.  If you can, or if you know anyone who can spare an hour a week, please return the slip at the bottom of the newsletter.  We can work around you!

Club Español

The dates for Spanish Club this term are Monday 13 May, 20 May, 3 June, 10 June and 17 June.  Mrs May runs Spanish Club every Monday morning starting 8:15am.  There is no cost for this club.


One of the school’s priorities this year is to increase children’s independence with their learning.  You can help this by:

  • Ensuring your child is organised and brings everything into school in the morning.
  • Giving money in a named envelope for your child to hand to their class teacher.
  • Telling your child in the morning where they will be collected and by whom at the end of the day.
  • Reminding your child of clubs they will be attending in the morning.
  • Checking your child’s book bag for letters (especially this newsletter).

There has been an increase in the number of messages coming into the Office that need to be passed on to children.  Passing on these cause disruptions not only to your child’s learning, but the rest of the children’s learning in your child’s class.

Short Break Carers

Essex County Council is currently recruiting for short break carers.  Short break carers offer regular overnight breaks or day care (at weekends, or in the school holidays) for children up to the age of 18 with a range of learning and physical disabilities.  This allows parents to recharge their batteries or to concentrate their attention on other children in the family, while their child makes new friendships outside of the family circle.


Short break carers come from all walks of life.  They can be working, unemployed or retired, married, single or with a partner.  No specific qualifications are necessary, but some understanding or experience of disabilities is helpful.


To become a short break carer you will need to undertake an assessment, which will include safeguarding checks.  Following approval, short break carers are carefully matched with a child.  All Essex County Council short break carers receive excellent training, support and an hourly or overnight fee.

For more information call 0800 801 530 or visit

Dates for your Diary

Friday 19 April Ladies’ Pamper Evening (6pm- 10pm)

Mon 6 May                  May Bank Holiday (No School)

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

Fri 3 May                     Inflatable Day (3:30pm onwards) – *Change of Date*

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

Fri 20 December          Break up from school (3:15pm)

Mon 6 January 2014    Return to school (8:45am)

Thurs 13 February        Break up from school (3:15pm)

Mon 24 February         Return to school (8:45am)

Fri 4 April                    Break up from school (3:15pm)

Tues 22April                Return to school (8:45am)

Mon 5 May                  May Bank Holiday

Thurs 22 May               Break up from school (3:15pm)

Mon2 June                   Return to school (8:45am)

Tues 22 July                 Break up from school   (3:15pm)















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