Newsletter: 28 March 2013

Headteacher’s Comments

Well done to the year 5 on their excellent year play today, re-telling the story of Easter.  I hope you all have an enjoyable Easter break.


Well done to who Rhiannon Margetson, Jodie Grove, Eddie Plowman, Tyler Rusell (Mrs Watson’s Class), Rosie Nichols, James Warner, Samaya Kaleel, Archie Hemming, Jay Hyams, Demi Hoffman, Mimi Fetta and Sarah Giambanco (Mrs Raddon’s Class), Amber Brooks and Ben McFadden (Miss Gibbs’s Class) received Green Cards this week.


Well done to Mrs Watson’s class who had the best attendance last week with 99%. Well done to Rishi Aggarwal, Malcolm Alfred-Kamara, Billy Burns, Samantha Burton, Lewis Clark, William Dudley, Callie Fletcher, Lucy Hiscott, Demi Hoffman, Jamel Johnson-Trent, Clarence Kelly, Sam Nespereira, Jessica Okaka, Reggie Pegrum, Oliver Roberts, Jamie Schooling, Jay Stevens, Amy Vallance, Lewis Vowles and Alfie Willis who have been in school everyday since September, even throughout the snow!

First Day Back (15 April)

This is a reminder that our first day back is Monday 15 April starting at 8:45am.

New Term Booklets

Years 4, 5 and 6 children should receive information about next term’s topics today (year 3 received their leaflet yesterday) including important dates about Launch Days etc.

Your help is needed!

We are currently looking for more adults to hear readers.  If you can, or if you know anyone who can spare an hour a week, please return the slip at the bottom of the newsletter.  We can work around you!

Would you leave your front door open?

If we wouldn’t leave our front door open, then why do so many of our children have open profiles on Facebook?  I know many children have come home and discussed my assembly with their parents.  It is all our responsibility to ensure our children are safe on the Internet. Please read the information on the back of the Newsletter.


If any child is interested in auditioning for a solo place in next year’s Voice in a Million Concert at Wembley Arena please visit this link

Change of Breakfast Club Hours

This is a note to say that breakfast club will run from 8:05am to 8:35 am.  Mrs Thorogood will stop serving at 8:35am.

Dates for your Diary

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

Friday 19 April Ladies’ Pamper Evening

Mon 6 May                  May Bank Holiday (No School)

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

Fri 3 May                     Inflatable Day (3:30pm onwards) – *Change of Date*

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

Fri 20 December          Break up from school (3:15pm)

Mon 6 January 2014    Return to school (8:45am)

Thurs 13 February        Break up from school (3:15pm)

Mon 24 February         Return to school (8:45am)

Fri 4 April                    Break up from school (3:15pm)

Tues 22April                Return to school (8:45am)

Mon 5 May                  May Bank Holiday

Thurs 22 May               Break up from school (3:15pm)

Mon2 June                   Return to school (8:45am)

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








Would you speak to someone you never met and tell them about yourself?


During the Easter Holidays please make sure your child:


  1. Check privacy settings so only ‘friends’ can see any information
  2. Delete anyone your child hasn’t met in the ‘real’ world
  3. Disable location service (GPS)


Tips to keep your child safe on the Internet:

  1. Ensure your child uses the Internet in your view (not behind closed door eg bedroom)
  2. Give time limits for your child to be on the Internet
  3. Check your child’s profile regularly to ensure it doesn’t contain personal information and information that shouldn’t be shared.