Newsletter: 20 June 2014


Well done to Kai Gibbs, Joshua Verard, Paige Rood, Lilly-Mai Woodward, Darcy Kilcullen, Ellie Howard, Jack Kingham (Miss Kent’s Class), Ruby Gambrill (Mrs Watson’s Class) Quacuh Amankwah, Cameron Straughan (Mrs Haslehurst’s Class), Paris Colgate, Sophie Square, Jessica Okaka, Michael Phipps (Miss O’Riordan’s Class), Gianni Lanza, Lewis Wood, Tylah Cox, Fern White, Jessica Smith, Toni Brancher (Miss Wood’s Class), who received Green Cards this week.



Well done to Miss Kent’s class who had the best attendance this week with 96.7%.

Open Evening (Tuesday 24 June- 5-7pm)

Our summer Open Evening is on Tues 24 June, between 5:00pm and 7:00pm.  This gives you the chance to look at some of your child’s work over the past year, have an informal chat with your child’s current teacher and to introduce yourself to your child’s teacher for next year.


Newsflash- I know that this coincides with England’s next football match.  This will be shown live in the hall.

Sports’ Day (Friday 4 July- 9am)

We can now confirm the dates for Sports’ Day.  Providing the weather is fine Sports’ Day will be held on Friday 4 July.   If not, then it will be held on Tuesday 15 July.  It will start at 9am.  Parents and Grandparents are more than welcome to come and watch Sports’ Day.


The PTA committee will be running a stall on the day selling Bacon and Sausage Rolls/ Teas/ Coffees/ Soft Drinks and Ice Poles.  Children will be able to purchase drinks at break time (11:00 to 11:20am).


The Circus

If you still require tickets for the circus, please put your money in an envelope and leave in the school office.  Please note that there are only 20 tickets available for the 19.30 performance.

Changes to Talk Homework

From this week, Talk homework will be given out at the same time as the other homework on a Friday.  Talk Lunch will be moving to a Wednesday.  Children will be expected to make notes in their homework book of conversation they have had around the week’s topic.

New classes for September

Alongside this newsletter, you will receive a letter informing you of your child’s class teacher next year.


Year 3Classteacher- Miss KentLearning Assistant- Mrs Pentelow
Year 3Classteacher- Mrs WatsonLearning Assistant- Mrs Collins
Year 4Classteacher-Mrs Westney (Monday and Tuesday) and Miss Gibbs (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)Learning Assistant- Mrs Gilbert
Year 4Classteacher- Mrs KaleelLearning Assistant- Mrs Thorogood
Year 5Classteacher- Mrs SachLearning Assistant- To be announced
Year 5Classteacher- Mr DaveyLearning Assistant- Mrs Taylor
Year 5Classteacher- Mrs HaslehurstLearning Assistant- Ms Thomas
Year 6Classteacher- Miss BiggsLearning Assistant- Mrs Leys
Year 6Classteacher- Miss O’RiordanLearning Assistant- To be announced
Year 6Classteacher- Miss BektasLearning Assistant- Mrs McConnell


Mrs Brown, Ms Hazlewood, Ms Reynolds, Mrs Rumens, Mrs Troshupa, Miss Zaghul, will continue to support learning across the school.  Mrs Tysterman will continue to carry out her intervention work, which continues to have a great impact on standards and Miss Gordon will continue to teach Maths Booster lessons and teach during PPA time.

Staff Changes

I am pleased to welcome Mrs Julie Kaleel and Miss Gulistan Bektas to our teaching team.  Miss Wood will be leaving us to take a teaching post in Chelmsford and Mrs Eastwood will also be leaving after 15 years association with the school.  I would like to wish both Miss Wood and Mrs Eastwood well in the future.

Football Maths Challenge


FIFA have announced changes to the football kits to be worn in Brazil for the 2014 World Cup.

All teams must select their kit from the following options:

Shirt – red, yellow, orange or green.

Shorts – black, white or blue.

Socks – red or green.

Boots – must be black.


All items have to be made of a single colour.  There is to be no patterns, logos or sponsors.

How many different combinations could the teams choose from?

Use the kit outline (available on the maths challenge board) to help you create all the possible kit combinations.



Excluding qualifying and warm up games, how many games would England have to play in order to reach the final?



Using the team lists, announced by FIFA, can you find the three most common first names of players in the 2014 World Cup?

Dates for your diary

Tues 24 June                                        Open Evening (5-7pm)

Fri 27 June                                            Transition Day (All Years)

Fri 27 June                                            Circus (4:30pm and 7:30pm)

Fri 4 July                                                Sports Day (9:00am)

Mon 7 July                                            School Closed- Tour de France

Mon 7 July- Wed 9 July                     Year 6 Residential

Wed 9 July                                            District Sports (Track Events)

Tues 15 July                                         Reserve Sports’ Day

Thurs 17 July                                        Year 6 Production (2 performances)

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

Wednesday 3 September                   Return to school (8:45am)

Friday 24 October                               Break up from school (3:15pm)

Monday 3 November                         Return to school (8:45am)

Friday 19 December                           Break up from school (3:15pm)


Monday 5 January                             Return to school (8:45am)

Thursday 12 February                        Break up from school (3:15pm)

Monday 23 February                         Return to school (8:45am)

Friday 27 March                                  Break up from school (3:15pm)

Monday 13 April                                 Return to school (8:45am)

Thursday 21 May                                               Break up from school (3:15pm)

Monday 1 June                                    Return to school (8:45am)

Friday 17 July                                      Break up from school (3:15pm)




The Circus – Friday 27 June 2014

I would like ……… tickets for the 16:30 performance.

I would like ……… tickets for the 19:30 performance.


Child’s Name ________________________________________