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.
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.
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.
The menu for the first week back will be as follows:
Vegetarian Shepherds Pie
Herby Diced Potatoes
Chicken Pie with Creamy Mash
Roast potatoes/ New Potatoes
Ricer Pudding with a Jam Swirl
Lasagne with Garlic Bread
Jacket Potatoes with choice of fillings
Fruit Crumble with custard
Beef burger ina bun
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