Newsletter: 27 January 2012

Headteacher’s Comments

I have had a number of complaints recently that parents are finding it hard to contact me.  I would like to remind parents that I am available most mornings and afternoons in the playground for an informal chat.  Please speak to the office if you would like to make an appointment, but also bear in mind that I may not be able to meet you straight away.  It may also be more appropriate to speak to your child’s class teacher or Ms Cromwell before speaking with me.


Well done to Lucy Phillips, Keely Harmer, Joshua Brennan, Migle Jociute and Freya Blaine who received Green Cards for their excellent literacy monologues.  Well done to Daisy Deluca and Stanley Long who received Green Cards from Mrs Chapman.


Well done to Mrs Campbell’s class who were all in last week, receiving a magnificent 100%.  Mrs Campbell’s class has now had the best attendance 6/16 times since September.

Outside Stage

Children can now bring in music to use with the outside stage.  They need to bring the CD in a case and hand it to either Mrs Brown or Mrs Troshupa who will put your child’s name on a list.  They will then get between 5 and 10 minutes during lunchtime to perform/dance to their track.  Please make sure the CD is labelled with your child’s name and class.

Parents use of Outside Gym

The Outside Gym will be available daily to be used by parents between 9:05am and 9:45am on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  Please book in at the school office.  There will be a cost of £1 per session and you will get every sixth session free.  All money will be put into the school’s PTA account to benefit the children at our school.

Monday’s Menu

Pizza will be served on Monday instead of the vegetarian option of Macaroni Cheese.

Congratulations to Mrs McConnell

Well done to Mrs McConnell who has obtained HLTA (Higher Level Teaching Assistant) status.

Whole School Trip

I would like all money for the Whole School Trip in by Friday 3 February.  This is either the full amount of £10 or the first instalment of £5.

Bags2Bag Fundraising

The collection of Bags2Bag sacks is going very well.  They all need to be in school by next Wednesday, to be collected Thursday.


I would like to remind parents that hoodies are not school uniform.

Parent classes

Please come along and see what is on offer at a Taster session of parent classes available to you on Tuesday 7th Feb at 1pm in the ICT suite.  Some will be useful when supporting your child in their learning.  The sessions available range from literacy, numeracy, foreign languages, first aid and many other.  There will be refreshments and cakes available.  All classes and the taster session are FREE!  Look forward to seeing many of you there. If there are any questions about this, please speak to Ms Cromwell who is organising this.

Times Tables Club

Have you got a free hour to help run our times tables club and test children (weekdays 12:10-1:05)?  Full training will be provided.  Please return the slip below and I will be in contact you as soon as possible.

Dates for your diary

Mon 30 January           Parent Governor Nominations Closes

Wed 1 February           Bag2Bag sacks to be handed in.

Fri 3 February            Cross Country Competition

Mon 6 February          PTA Meeting 9am

Tues 7 February           Free Parent class taster session

Thurs 9 February          PTA trip to Shrek (72 People)

Mon 20 February         Return to school

Fri 2 March                 Egyptian Workshop Day for Year 5

Tues 13 March IEP Meetings

Tues 13 March Pupil Progress Meetings

Thurs 15 March            Pupil Progress Meetings

Fri 30 March                Break up from school

Fri 30 March                Bingo evening including Grand Draw of the Easter Raffle

Mon 16 April               Return to school

Tues 1 May                  Whole School Trip to Windsor castle

Mon 7 May                  Bank Holiday

Thurs 31 May               Break up from school

Thurs 31 May               Inflatable Fun Day/ Evening

Mon 11 June                Return to school

Thurs 28 June               Open Evening 5-7pm

Fri 29 June                   West Essex Olympics

Tues 3 July                   Sports Day 9:30am

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                   Bag2Bag 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

Sat 15 September         Autumn Fair

Fri 2 November            Fireworks Display