Newsletter: 22nd June 2012

Headteacher’s Comments

What a busy week! I had a great time on the Year 6 residential on Monday and Tuesday.  I have had lots of positive feedback from children and adults.  Thank you to Mrs Campbell, Mrs Sach, Mrs Leys, Mrs Gilbert and Mrs Rumens who made the Residential such an enjoyable experience for all the children.  We now only have four weeks until then end of the term, so Ms Cromwell and I are busy making arrangements for the new term.  Please find some of this information below.


Well done to Jay Stevens and Aidan Mead.  They received a green card for helping some pupils when they were having trouble. Toni Brancher received a green card for doing an excellent picture of the Queen. Jessica Smith got a green card for being a good citizen towards others in her class.  Kai Clarke received a Green Card for excellent work in Science and Babak Faryadmarni and Christopher Essl for helping the year 4s during their sporting events. Jamel Johnson-Trent received a Green Card for working hard independently. Veronica Bergamino and Danny Ball received a green card for working really hard in Maths Booster along with Lewis Clark, Charlie Best and Kyri Neophytou. Ella Forster, Maya Sweeney-Fenton, Evie Moss, Jessica Okaka and Jemma Johnson all received green cards for great work in Literacy. Well done to all of you!

Open Evening

Our summer Open Evening is next Thursday 28 June, between 5pm and 7pm.  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.  The activities are as follows:


Classrooms                  Children’s work/ Chat with Class Teachers

Hall                              PTA fundraiser- Gladiator Jousting and Refreshments for sale

Dining Room                Year 2 Induction Meeting 5-5:30pm

New Classes for September

I am pleased to inform you of your child’s new class teacher in September.

Current ClassClass from September
Year 3Class Teacher- Mrs PughsleyLearning Assistant- Mrs Pentelow
Year 3Class Teacher- Mrs RaddonLearning Assistant- Mrs Thorogood
Ms Stafford Class Teacher- Mrs ChapmanLearning Assistant- Mrs Collins
Miss SmithClass Teacher- Mrs SachLearning Assistant- Mrs McConnell
Mrs ChapmanClass Teacher- Miss O’RiordanLearning Assistant- Ms Thomas
Mrs PughsleyClass Teacher- Miss GibbsLearning Assistant- Mrs Gardner
Miss GibbsClass Teacher- Miss BiggsLearning Assistant- Mrs Leys
Miss BiggsClass Teacher- Miss WoodLearning Assistant- Mrs Gilbert

Mrs Brown, Mrs Eastwood, Ms Reynolds, Mrs Rumens, Mrs Taylor and Mrs Troshupa will continue to work on a one-to-one basis with children.

Staff Changes

There will be a few staff changes in September.  Mrs Campbell, Miss Smith, Ms Stafford, Mrs Goddard and Miss Lydman are all moving on.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank them all for their support and wish them luck in their careers.  Mrs Westney is returning to school after her maternity cover.  She will be covering classes to ensure our Middle Leaders can continue to aid school improvement.  Miss Gordon will be covering Maths Booster classes.

Bags to School

You should have received your ‘Bag 2 School’ sack this week.  Last time the school’s PTA raised £230 from all the clothes that were collected.  Please support this event and return your sack by Monday 9 July.

PTA Meeting

Our next PTA meeting is on Monday 9 July starting at 9am.


Well done to Mrs Campbell’s Class who had the best attendance last week.

Dates for your diary

Thurs 28 June               Open Evening 5-7pm

Fri 29 June                   West Essex Olympics

Tues 3 July                   Sports Day 9:30am

Tues 3 July                   Special Lunch- Great Britain

Wed 4 July                   District Sports (Field Events)

Thurs 5 July                  Transition Day

Fri 6 July                      Sports Day 9:30am (Reserve)

Sat 7 July                     Olympic Torch Relay

Mon 9 July                   Bag2School sacks to be handed in

Wed 11 July                 District Sports (Track Events)

Tues 17 July                 Year 6 Play 2.00pm

Wed 18 July                 Year 6 Play 5.00pm

Fri 20 July                    Break up from school

Wed 5 September        Return to school

Sat 15 September         Autumn Fair

Wed 19 September      King Harold Road Show

Fri 26 October             Break up from school

Mon 5 November         Return to school

Fri 9 November            Fireworks Display

Tues 18 December       Christmas Carol Concert (1:30pm)

Thurs 20 December      Break up from school


Mon 7 January             Return to school

Thurs 14 February        Break up from school

Mon 25 February         Return to school

Thursday 28 March      Break up from school

Mon 15 April               Return to school

Mon 6 May                  May Bank Holiday

Thurs 23 May               Break up from school

Mon 3 June                  Return to school

Tues 23 July                 Break up from school