Newsletter: 22 March 2013

Headteacher’s Comments

What a talented amount of children we have at the school.  Last Friday evening I had a lovely evening watching the Waltham Abbey Scout Gang Show, a number of our children participated in the show.  Well done to all the children who took part.


Well done to Zayan Zubairi (Mrs Watson’s Class), Kristy Leeves, Samaya Kaleel, Madison Hammond, Natalie Lewis (Mrs Raddon’s Class), Jack Hammond, Francesca Woods, Clarence Kelly, Zeeshan Hussain, Jamel Johnson-Trent and Eren Tyler (Miss O’Riordan’s Class), Erin Rumens and Rebecca Hamilton (Miss Biggs’s Class) who received Green Cards this week.


Well done to Miss Wood’s class who had the best attendance last week.

Raffle Draw- 27 March

Our Grand Easter Raffle is next week.  I know many of you have already supported the school’s PTA this year, so this is an ideal opportunity to get friends, neighbours or relatives to buy tickets and help improve facilities at our school.  Tickets are £1 each.

Last Day of Term (28 March)

This is a reminder that our last day of term is next Thursday (28 March).  We finish at 3:15pm.

Whole School Trip (22 May 2013)

This is a reminder that the £10 cost towards the whole School Trip to Colchester Zoo is now due.

Visit Essex Country Parks (Easter Holidays)

Over the Easter holidays Essex Country Parks are running a variety of activities.  They are offering free parking.  To get your voucher, visit

Your help is needed!

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A number of people have commented on how well our children behave.  First of all, I received an email from Karen Everard and Nicki Luck who ran the Bikeability courses.  They said they were very impressed with the behaviour, concentration and attitudes towards learning.  10 children attended a Science Fair at Bancroft School in Woodford.  The teachers there were very impressed with the children’s behaviour.  Today I showed Jacky Castle from Essex County Council around who also commented on how well children were behaving in the class.  Well done everyone!

Football Team

Well done to our football team who won their last match of the season 6-1 against Whitebridge Junior School.

Times Tables Hall of Fame

Congratulations to all the children who have become part of the Times Tables Hall of Fame.  The following children have completed their speed tests (with all their times tables) in under five minutes and 30 seconds.  Well done to Rhys Brown, Jessica Okaka, Jay Stevens, Tim Akpuda, Stanley Long, Albie Paris, Frankie Perry, Gianni Lanza, Yannis Rau, Alfie Plowman, Eren Tyler, Tylah Cox, Cole McFadyen, Rhys Dolan, Nicholas Platts, Keely Harmer, Malcolm Alfred-Kamara, Rishi Aggarwal, Kerys Page, Joshua Gilbert, Molly-Rose Fells, Lucy Hiscott, Rianna Chambers, Mert Ahmet and Freya Blain.


Miss Wood is looking forward to adding more photos in the summer term.  Remember to continue to practise your times tables, out of sequence, over the Easter Holidays.  Just 5 minutes a day will help your learning in maths.

Photos on Website

Photos of ‘World Book Day’ and ‘Onesie Day’ are now on the school website.

Dates for your Diary

Sat 23 March               Easter Raffle and Bingo (7:30pm)

Thursday 28 March      Break up from school (3:15pm)

Mon 15 April               Return to school (8:45am)

Friday 19 April Ladies’ Pamper Evening

Fri 3 May                     Inflatable Day (3:30pm onwards) – this date may change

Mon 6 May                  May Bank Holiday (No School)

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

Thurs 23 May               Break up from school (3:15pm)

Mon 3 June                  Return to school (8:45am)

Wed 5 June                  First Aid Courses (10:00-11:30am)

Tues 9 July                   Bags2School Collection

Tues 23 July                 Break up from school (3:15pm)

Wed 4 September        Return to school (8:45am)

Sat 28 September         Autumn Fair

Fri 25 October             Break up from school (3:15pm)

Tues 5 November         Return to school (8:45am















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