Newsletter: 29 November 2013

Headteacher’s Comments

Thank you to all those parents who donated to the British Legion Poppy Appeal – we raised the generous sum of £108.  Lots of important dates and events for you this week….


Well done to Adrian Richard, Ruby Gambrill, Lennon Pickard (Mrs Watson’s Class), Jack Kingham (Miss Kent’s Class), Ella Dewing (Mrs Sach’s Class), Madison Hammond (Mr Davey’s Class), Collins Mafuta, Isabella Wilson, Hermione Scott, Quacuh Amankwah, Georgia Berry, Niamh Diss, Reggie Pegrum, Jamie Schooling, Alesha Wade (Mrs Raddon’s Class), who all received Green Cards this week.


Well done to Miss Wood’s class who had the best attendance last week with a perfect 100%.

Christmas Week (Mon 16 December- Fri 20 December)

Christmas Post Box

Our Christmas Post Box will be available from Monday 9 December.  Please make sure your child labels the Christmas card envelopes as below:

Joe Bloggs

Miss Biggs’s Class

Year 6


Child’s name


Year Group


Each class will have a chance to distribute the cards.  The Rota will be as follows:

Mon 9 December                 Miss Biggs’s Class

Tues 10 December              Miss Wood’s Class

Wed 11 December               Miss Gibbs’s Class

Thurs 12 December             Miss O’Riordan’s Class

Fri 13 December                  Mrs Raddon’s Class

Mon 16 December              Mrs Sach’s Class

Tues 17 December              Mr Davey’s Class

Wed 18 December               Mrs Watson’s Class

Fri 20 December                  Miss Kent’s Class


Christmas Parties Monday 16 December     1:15pm to 3:15pm

Christmas parties will be held in each class on Monday 17 December.  Children should wear full school uniform on Monday morning, but may bring party clothes to change into.  So that we have a balanced selection of party food, it would help us if you could send in a contribution from the selection which your child’s class teacher has highlighted below.

Christmas Pantomime Tuesday 17 December (1:30pm and 5:00pm)

Tickets are now on sale for this year’s Christmas Pantomime ‘Beauty is the Beast’.  Tickets cost £2 for adults and £1 for children.  Please return the money in a named envelope as soon as possible. There will be two performances; the afternoon starting at 1:30pm and the evening at 5pm.  Please book your tickets by Friday 14 December to guarantee a seat.  Tickets will be issued week beginning 16 December.

Christmas Lunch Wednesday 18 December (12:00)

The cost of Christmas lunch this year will be £2.30.  Please return the slip below as soon as possible if your child is having a Christmas lunch.

Christmas Carol Service- Thursday 19 December   1:30pm to 2:30pm (approx)

All children will need to bring in a packed lunch.  We will walk the children down to the Church.  Parents and relatives are more than welcome to join us for the service starting at 1:30pm.  All children will be expected to be collected from the Church after the service.

Christmas Market- Friday 20 December (2:00pm)

During our ‘Christmas Week’ children will be making small gifts that they will be selling.  The cost will be between 50p and £1.50 per item.  Families can come and look at the items and purchase any from 2:00pm on Thursday 20 December.  The PTA will be on hand with refreshments.

After School Club- 3:15- 6pm.

The After School Club is now up and running.  Each session costs £8 and includes a snack.  Payment will need to be made in advance.  Please ask the School Office for a registration pack.

Times Table Club

Times table club will run by Mrs Zaghlul at lunchtimes from  Monday 2nd December.  This is an opportunity for pupils to achieve their bronze, silver, gold and platinum awards and to practise their speed tests.  Pupils will need to bring their white progress books with them so their attendance and achievement can be recorded.

Monday           All year groups drop in session                                    Area 3 (Miss Wood’s classroom)

Wednesday      from 12:45  Year 3 and 4 drop in session                    Library

Thursday         from 12:45  Year 5 and 6 drop in session                    Library

Friday              Speed test practice                                           Area 3


Christmas fun at Essex Country Parks!

Essex Country parks are set to host a range of wonderful fun-filled Christmas events this December!

Santa at Weald/ Christmas Eve at Weald Country Park

Meet Santa in his magical grotto throughout December and Christmas Eve.

7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 23 or 24 December         

£6.00 per child

Santa’s Celebration Trails at Hadleigh and Thorndon Country Parks

Hadleigh and Thorndon will be hosting Santa Celebration Trail’s – a festive woodland trail ending at Santa’s grotto.

Hadleigh: Sunday 15 December

Thorndon: Sunday 8 December          

£8 per child (including gift)

Christmas Trail at Danbury Country Park

A self-led trail – follow the map, answer the questions and receive a stocking filler prize at the end.

Danbury: 23, 24 December

£3 per child

Dates for your diary

Wed 4 December                 Family Fun Time (3:15-4:15)

Friday, 6 December             Leverton’s Got Talent (evening)

Mon 16 December              Christmas Parties

Tues 17 December              Christmas Pantomime        *change of date*

Wed 18 December               Christmas Dinner

Thurs 19 December             Christmas Carol Concert (1:30pm) *change of date*

Fri 20 December                  Christmas Market (2:00pm)

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

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

Wed 12 February                 Family Fun Time (3:15-4:15)

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

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

Wed 26 March                     Family Fun Time (3:15-4:15)

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

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

Mon 5 May                          May Bank Holiday

Mon 12 May                        Year 6 Key Stage Tests

Tues 13 May                        Year 6 Key Stage Tests

Wed 14 May                        Year 6 Key Stage Tests

Thurs 15 May                      Year 6 Key Stage Tests

Fri 16 May                            Year 6 Key Stage Tests



Christmas Party Food

Crisps  (1 large family bag or 6 small bags)


Cakes  (12 small cakes)         


Savoury snacks (12 mini sausages, pretzels, twiglets etc)


Biscuits (1 packet)


Bottle of sugar-free squash


Fresh fruit (6 pieces)

Christmas Dinner

I would like




to have Christmas Dinner.  I enclose £2.30 per child.


I would like

0 adult tickets £2 each (Tues afternoon)

0 child tickets £1 each (Tues afternoon)

0 adult tickets £2 each (Tues evening)

0 child tickets £1 each (Tues evening)

Child’s Name ____________