Newsletter: 20 December 2013


Merry Christmas and a happy New Year from everyone who works at The Leverton Junior School

Headteacher’s Comments

Well what a busy week!  Thank you for all the children and parents who supported our festive celebrations this week.  The parties went well, the pantomime was excellent and the Christmas dinner was delicious.  Thanks to those parents who attended our Carol Service, I hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did.  We raised £126 for the St Clare Hospice!  I would like to wish Mrs Raddon well in her new job.


Well done to Robyn Kaminski, Ben Oates, Lily Wallace (Mrs Watson’s Class) who all received Green Cards this week.


Well done to Miss O’Riordan’s class who had the best attendance last week with 96.9%.

100% Club

Well done to the following children who have been in school every day since September – Megan Best, Ella Brancher, Amber Brooks, Raymond Bull, Alisa Cakirgoz, Fatma Celik, Ozgul Celik, Reece Clark, Lilith Cope, Ceylan Corakkum, Mika Cunningham-Cox, Rebecca Crawley, Craig Dowling, Daisy Everett, Rhea George, Amber-Louise Giddy, Jodie Grove, Mollie Hamilton, Archie Hemming, Demi Hoffman, Jay Hyams, Jemma Johnson, George Jones, Samaya Kaleel, Clarence Kelly, Ryan Locke, Ria Lyrick, Jacob Martinelli, Evie Moss, Milliam Namuli, Lillie Nelson, Benjamin Oates, Darren Ojuade, Jessica Okaka, Mia Opinel, Kye Page, Charlie Pegrum, Reggie Pegrum, Ania Pinnington, Hannah Platts, Alfie Plowman, Eddie Plowman, Sienna Roseweir-Evans, Jamie Schooling, Hermione Scott, Oliver Sharp, Theodora Shiakallis, Max Sichel, Thomas Sichel, Jakub Sliz, Olivia Smith, Maya Sweeney-Fenton, Bridget Thomas, Emily Tillbrook, Reece Vallance, Teddy White, Holly Whiten and Scarlett Wilson who had 100% last half term and was in school everyday.

First Day Back (6 January 2014- 8:45am)

This is a reminder that we return at 8:45 on Monday 6 January 2014.

Parent Classes (13 January- 1:30pm)

I have managed to re-arrange the maths classes for parents.  These will start on Monday 13 January 2014.  A leaflet will go out in the New Year.

Mrs Thorogood

Mrs Thorogood feels it is now time to slow down a bit and retire from her Breakfast Bar and Lunchtime duties.  Luckily for the school, Mrs Thorogood will continue in her other roles, Learning Assistant and Librarian.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mrs Thorogood for her years of service, especially the way she has made my toast every morning for the past 13 years.

After School Club- 3:15- 6pm.

The After School Club is now up and running.  Each session costs £8 and includes a snack.  Payment will need to be made in advance.  Please ask the School Office for a registration pack.


Christmas fun at Essex Country Parks!

Essex Country parks are set to host a range of wonderful fun-filled Christmas events this December!

Santa at Weald/ Christmas Eve at Weald Country Park

Meet Santa in his magical grotto throughout December and Christmas Eve. (21, 22, 23 or 24 December) £6.00 per child

Christmas Trail at Danbury Country Park

A self-led trail, follow the map, answer the questions and receive a stocking filler prize at the end. 23 and 24 December.  £3 per child

Dates for your diary

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

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

Mon 13 January                      Launch Days

Mon 13 January                      Parent Classes (1:30pm)

Wed 12 February                    Family Fun Time (3:15-4:15)

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

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

Wed 26 March                                    Family Fun Time (3:15-4:15)

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

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

Mon 5 May                             May Bank Holiday

Mon 12 May                           Year 6 Key Stage Tests

Tues 13 May                           Year 6 Key Stage Tests

Wed 14 May                           Year 6 Key Stage Tests

Thurs 15 May                          Year 6 Key Stage Tests

Fri 16 May                              Year 6 Key Stage Tests

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

Mon 2 June                             Return to school (8:45am)

Wed 18 June                           Family Fun Time (3:15-4:15)

Fri 27 June                              Transition Day (All Years)

Mon- July- Wed 9 July           Year 6 Residential

Wed 9 July                              District Sports (Track Events)

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