Newsletter: 2 March 2012

Headteacher’s Comments

Year Four and year Five have enjoyed visiting experts this week.  The children learn a lot from these visitors and these are cheaper because we don’t have to pay for coach travel.  The expert also spends more time with the children this way.  Please make sure you have paid for these.


Millie Eastwood, Theodora Shiakallis, Amber Brooks, Ben McFadden, Craig Dowling, Charlie Santagata and Sam Cosford came to see me on Tuesday after receiving Green Cards.  Taya Hunter, Alesha Wade, Jamie Schooling, Reece Vallance and Brooke Wilkinson received Green Cards for working well in a team to compose a sequence in music. A group of pupils in Mrs Pughsleys class performed exceptionally well in a whole school assembly. They were Tommy Argent, Theodora Shiakallis, Hollie Morris, Sophie Lewis, Millie Eastwood and Amber Brooks. They all received a green card for this. Well done!  Well done too to Jessica Okaka who has become the latest of our children to become a times tables tester.  Well done to Michael Phipps and Albert Paris who received Green cards from Mr Waldron.  Well done everyone!

Shrek Theatre Trip

Please let the office know by next Friday if you no longer need your tickets.


Well done to Mrs Campbell’s Class who won Percy after having Best Attendance last week.

Help Advertise our Inflatable Day and win a prize

I have been approached by a local estate agent who will be willing to donate money for every board that is erected to advertise our Inflatable Day.  A few weeks before the event (31 May) the company puts the boards up in your front garden and the event is advertised!  The company then arranges for the boards to be taken down a few days after the event.

If you can have a board in your front garden, please complete the form at the bottom of the page and return it as soon as possible.  The company is willing to put up boards in Waltham Abbey, Loughton, Epping, Abridge and Theydon Bois.  So if you have friends and family who live in these areas, please ask them to display a board.

Everyone who signs up will be entered into a prize draw.


Once again there are some parents who are stopping by the school gate to drop their children off.  This is not a dropping off area.  By stopping at the school gate parents are blocking the entrance to staff and visitors.  This makes the road more congestive and dangerous. Also it is makes it difficult for pedestrians to cross the entrance safely.  Please be considerate and stop using the entrance as a drop-off.

Pupil Progress Meetings

Our Pupil Progress Meetings for parents will be spread over two days Tuesday 13 March 2011 (3:30pm-6:00pm) and Thursday 15 March 2011(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 9 March.  We will then do our best to give you interviews at appropriate times

Dates for your diary

Tues 6 March               Special Lunch- Jamaica

Mon 12 March                        School Book Fair

Tues 13 March IEP Meetings

Tues 13 March Pupil Progress Meetings

Thurs 15 March            Pupil Progress Meetings

Fri 30 March                Break up from school

Fri 30 March                Bingo evening including Grand Draw of the Easter Raffle

Mon 16 April               Return to school

Mon 23 April               Shrek Theatre Trip

Tues 24 April               Special Lunch- Cuba

Tues 1 May                  Whole School Trip to Windsor castle

Mon 7 May                  Bank Holiday

Tues 15 May                Special Lunch- USA

Thurs 31 May               Break up from school

Thurs 31 May               Special lunch- Street Party

Thurs 31 May               Inflatable Fun Day/ Evening

Mon 11 June                Return to school

Tues 12 June                Special Lunch- Norway

Thurs 28 June               Open Evening 5-7pm

Fri 29 June                   West Essex Olympics

Tues 3 July                   Sports Day 9:30am

Tues 3 July                   Special Lunch- Great Britain

Wed 4 July                   District Sports (Field Events)

Thurs 5 July                  Transition Day

Fri 6 July                      Sports Day 9:30am (Reserve)

Sat 7 July                     Olympic Torch Relay

Mon 9 July                   Bag2Bag sacks to be handed in

Wed 11 July                 District Sports (Track Events)

Tues 17 July                 Year 6 Play 2.00pm

Wed 18 July                 Year 6 Play 5.00pm

Fri 20 July                    Break up from school

Weds 5 September       Return to school

Sat 15 September         Autumn Fair

Fri 26 October             Break up from school

Mon 5 November         Return to school

Fri 9 November            Fireworks Display

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

Thurs 20 December      Break up from school

Mon 7 January2013     Return to school

Thurs 14 February        Break up from school

Mon 25 February         Return to school