Newsletter: 30 November 2012

Headteacher’s Comments

My mum would not be happy if she heard that I was talking about Christmas arrangements whilst still in November!  But as we are only one day away from December I thought I would get away with it.  Please find below information on our ‘Christmas’ week.


Well done to Millie-Jo Lanza, Tia Joseph (Mrs Raddon’s Class), Rhiannon Margetson, Hamid Lahreche, Tomor Troshupa and Lewis Frith (Mrs Watson’s Class), Amber Louise Giddy (Miss O’Riordan’s Class) and Christopher Essl, Jack Munns-Watson, Olivia Diss and Samantha Burton (Miss Biggs’s Class) Aleyna Nolan and George Jones (Ms Raddon’s class) and Joshua Gilbert and Nicholas Platts ( Ms Bigg’s class)who received Green Cards this week.


Well done to Mrs Raddon’s class who had the near perfect attendance of 99.3% last week.

Stars in their Eyes

Well done to Deven Stenning who won this year’s Stars in their Eyes competition.  Well done also to Gabriela Musollari who came second and Louie Chillingworth who came third.

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Art Club

Art Club will be cancelled on Wednesday 12 December.  If payment has already been made for this lesson, it will be carried forward to next term.

Christmas Week (Mon 17 December- Thurs 20 December)

Christmas Post Box

Our Christmas Post Box will be available from Monday 10 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 10 December                    Miss Biggs’ Class

Tues 11 December                    Miss Wood’s Class

Wed 12 December                    Miss Gibbs’s Class

Thurs 13 December                   Miss O’Riordan’s Class

Fri 14 December                       Mrs Westney/ Mrs Cromwell’s Class

Mon 17 December                    Mrs Sach’s Class

Wed 19 December                    Mrs Watson’s Class

Thurs 20 December                   Mrs Raddon’s Class


Christmas Parties Monday 17 December      1:15pm to 3:15pm (Please note change of date)

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 Carol Service- Tuesday 18 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 Lunch Wednesday 19 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 Pantomime Wednesday 19 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 15 December to guarantee a seat.  Tickets will be issued week beginning 17 December.


Christmas Market- Thursday 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.

Free School Meals

Please inform the School Office by Friday 14 December if your child requires a school packed lunch for the Christmas Carol Service day.

Last Day of Term

This is a reminder that the last day of term will be Thursday 20 December 2012.  We return at 8:45 on Monday 7 January.

Dates for your diary

Mon 3 December          Year 3 Trip to Colchester Castle

Tues 11 December        Family Funtime for Year 3 (3:30pm)

Mon 17 December        School Choir to Honey Lane House (11:00am)

Mon 17 December        Christmas Parties (1:15pm- 3:15pm)

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

Wed 19 December        Christmas Dinner (12:00pm)

Wed 19 December        Pantomime (1:30pm and 5.00pm)

Thurs 20 December       Christmas Market (2:00pm)

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


Mon 7 January              Return to school (8:45am)

Wed 16 January                        Bags2School Collection (9:00am)

Thurs 14 February         Valentines Disco

Thurs 14 February         Break up from school (3:15pm)

Mon 25 February           Return to school (8:45am)


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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 (Wed afternoon)

0 child tickets £1 each (Wed afternoon)

0 adult tickets £2 each (Wed evening)

0 child tickets £1 each (Wed evening)

Child’s Name ___________________