Newsletter: 27 April 2012

Headteacher’s Comments

Name and things get returned!  Mr Pacitto has sorted out the lost property.  Only a few things were named.  These have now been returned to the children.  Please make sure every item of your child’s clothing is named so if it is lost it can be returned to your child.  Mr Pacitto will be outside on Wednesday after school with unnamed uniform.

Whole School Trip

Please find below the arrangements for the Whole School Trip to Windsor Castle on Tuesday 1 May.

Arrive at school 8:15am

Coaches Depart 8:30am

School Bag Packed lunch

Years 4/5 and 6- Pencil/ Pen

Spending Money Maximum of £5.  Please provide this in an envelope with your child’s name and ‘Leverton Junior School’ on the front.  The gift shop is quite expensive with pencils costing £2.

Medication Please provide the school with any medication, including travel sickness tablets, on Monday 30 April

Arrive back at School 5:00pm

Clothing Full school uniform and coat/ rain jacket.  Sorry no umbrellas.

This year the Castle doesn’t allow photographs to be taken in the State Apartments so there is no need for the children to bring cameras or mobile phones.


Well done to Manpreet Tak, Luke Spinks, and Charlie Buck, Ellie Verard, Tia Pinnington, Cody Cassar and Theo Harris who received a Green Card for their writing homework.  Well done to Shantell Bowman for her excellent reading comprehension last week.  Well done to Sam Cosford, Holly Morris and Craig Dowling who received Green Cards for their poems about St George.  Jack Whiten and Owen Andrews received Green Cards for being helpful during the Decathlon Event last week.  Well done to Amy Hamilton and Aaliyah Margetson for their exceptional work this week.  Well done too to Gabriela Musollari, Mia Opinel, Holly Whiten, Maya Sweeney-Fenton, Tiffany Gill and Aaron Jones for their excellent newspaper reports about our launch day.  Well done to Reece Clarke and Albert Paris for showing a caring attitude towards another child in their class.  Well done to Jessica Okaka for her work on decimals in maths.  Well done everyone.


Well done to Mrs Chapman’s class who had the best attendance last week with 99%.

Donation from Chair of Governors

Following our Easter Raffle, Helen Kane, our Chair of Governors has donated £250 towards the PTA events.  Thank you Helen!

Before School

This is a reminder to say that children, unless they are attending Breakfast Bar, shouldn’t be on school premises before 8:35am when an adult is in duty in the playground.

50 Things to do before you’re 11¾

You may have seen ion the news that The National Trust are encouraging parents to get their children to do the following before the children reach 11 ¾.  How many has your child done?

  1. Climb a tree
  2. Roll down a really big hill
  3. Camp out in the wild
  4. Build a den
  5. Skim a stone
  6. Run around in the rain
  7. Fly a kite
  8. Catch a fish with a net
  9. Eat an apple straight from a tree
  10. Play conkers
  11. Throw some snow
  12. Hunt for treasure on the beach
  13. Make a mud pie
  14. Dam a stream
  15. Go sledging
  16. Bury someone in the sand
  17. Set up a snail race
  18. Balance on a fallen tree
  19. Swing on a rope swing
  20. Make a mud slide
  21. Eat blackberries growing in the wild
  22. Take a look inside a tree
  23. Visit an island
  24. Feel like you’re flying in the wind
  25. Make a grass trumpet
  26. Hunt for fossils and bones
  27. Watch the sun wake up
  28. Climb a huge hill
  29. Get behind a waterfall
  30. Feed a bird from your hand
  31. Hunt for bugs
  32. Find some frogspawn
  33. Catch a butterfly in a net
  34. Track wild animals
  35. Discover what’s in a pond
  36. Call an owl
  37. Check out the crazy creatures in a rock pool
  38. Bring up a butterfly
  39. Catch a crab
  40. Go on a nature walk at night
  41. Plant it, grow it, eat it
  42. Go wild swimming
  43. Go rafting
  44. Light a fire without matches
  45. Find your way with a map and compass
  46. Try bouldering
  47. Cook on a campfire
  48. Try abseiling
  49. Find a geocache
  50. Canoe down a river

Year 6 SATs

This year’s Year 6 SATs will take place on Monday 14 May, Tuesday 15 May, Wednesday 16 May and Thursday 17 May.

Dates for your diary

Tues 1 May                  Whole School Trip to Windsor Castle

Mon 7 May                   Bank Holiday

Tues 8 May                  PTA Meeting 9:00am

Tues 8 May                  Numeracy Parent Class starts

Mon 14 May                 Year 6 SATs week

Tues 15 May                 Special Lunch- USA

Thurs 31 May               Break up from school

Thurs 31 May               Special lunch- Street Party

Thurs 31 May               Inflatable Fun Day/ Evening

Mon 11 June                 Return to school

Tues 12 June                 Special Lunch- Norway

Mon 18 June                 Year 6 Residential

Tues 19 June                 Year 6 Residential

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

Weds 5 September        Return to school

Sat 15 September          Autumn Fair

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 January2013       Return to school

Thurs 14 February         Break up from school