]Newsletter: 20 December 2012

Headteacher’s Comments

I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  2012 will certainly be a year to remember, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and a summer of great sport when London hosted the Olympics.  These two events helped bring communities together and I hope that in 2013 we, at The Leverton Junior School, can build on these legacies.


Well done to Miss Wood’s Class who had the best attendance last week.    Well done to the 58 children who had 100% attendance since September.

Last Day of Term

This is a reminder that the last day of term will be Thursday 20 December 2012.  We return at 8:45 on Monday 7 January.

First Day Back

We start back on Monday 7 January with children lining up in the playground at 8:45am.

Next Term’s Topics

Alongside this newsletter, you will receive an information leaflet about what your child will be learning about next term.  As requested at one of the coffee mornings, next term’s Launch Day will be delayed until Monday 14 January.

Mrs Hubbard

One of our school cooks, Mrs Hubbard, is retiring after working here for many years.  On behalf of everyone at the school, I would like to wish Mrs Hubbard a long and happy retirement.

Church Collection

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the collection at the Church on Tuesday.  A total of £142.80 was raised for Scotty’s Little Soldiers.  Scotty’s Little Soldiers is dedicated to supporting the children of men and women killed whilst serving in the British Armed Forces.

Christmas Art Competition

Mrs McConnell would like to thank all the children for entering the Christmas Art Competition.  Congratulations to Amy Edridge who won and Kacper Kurzawa and Daisy Deluca who were the runners up.  A total of £8.20 was raised and will be donated to Scotty’s Little Soldiers.

Choir topping the charts

Our school Choir was recorded earlier this term, providing a backing track to a charity single.  You can hear our choir by visiting www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdyI0n_ZBJI.  Our choir starts singing at 2 mins 54 seconds.  Every time the song is downloaded from I-tunes 91% of the royalties is donated to Teens Unite Fighting Cancer.

Help raise money whilst Christmas Shopping

You can still help our school’s PTA raise money when you shop on line, by visiting www.easyfundraising.org.uk.

Primary School League Tables

Last week, the primary school League Tables were published.  I am pleased to announce that once again more children in our school attained a level 4 in both English and Maths than in other local schools.  Also, more children at our school make the expected progress in English than other schools.


% achieving level 4 in English and Maths

% making the expected progress in English

% making the expected progress in Maths

The Leverton Junior School




Waltham Holy Cross




Upshire Foundation School




Hillhouse C of E Primary School




The school’s website has been updated with this new information and there is a link on the homepage to a more detail breakdown of the results.

Menu Changes

The menu for the first week back will be as follows:






Pizza Selection


Vegetarian Shepherds Pie


Seasonal Vegetables


Herby Diced Potatoes


Oat Cookie

Chicken Pie with Creamy Mash


Tomato Pasta


Seasonal Vegetables



Fruity Flapjack

Roast Gammon


Cheese Flan


Seasonal Vegetables


Roast potatoes/ New Potatoes


Ricer Pudding with a Jam Swirl

Lasagne with Garlic Bread


Jacket Potatoes with choice of fillings


Seasonal Vegetables



Fruit Crumble with custard

Beef burger ina  bun


Vegetable Burger


Seasonal Vegetables




Chocolate Crunch with Chocolate sauce

Dates for your diary

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


Mon 7 January             Return to school (8:45am)

Tues 8 January Homework Club Starts (3:15- 4:15pm)

Mon 14 January           Launch Days

Wed 16 January           Bags2School Collection (9:00am)

Thurs 14 February        Valentines Disco

Thurs 14 February        Break up from school (3:15pm)

Mon 25 February         Return to school (8:45am)

Sat 23 March               Easter Raffle and Bingo

Thursday 28 March      Break up from school

Mon 15 April               Return to school

Fri 3 May                     Inflatable Day

Mon 6 May                  May Bank Holiday

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

Thurs 23 May               Break up from school

Mon 3 June                  Return to school

Tues 9 July                  Bags2School Collection

Tues 23 July                 Break up from school

Sat 28 September         Autumn Fair