Newsletter: 8 March 2013

Headteacher’s Comments

The space in front of the Infant School and Junior School’s gates are for entrance to the school site only.  Do not use these as a dropping off area or for turning around.  In the past week I have had to speak to one parent who blocked the entrance because they were being dropped off and another who was using it as a space to turn round.  Please park up safely along Honey Lane and walk into the school site.


Well done to Rhys Brown (Mrs Raddon’s Class), Vincenzo Bergamino, Holly Morris, Charlie Santagata and Theodora Shiakallis (Miss Gibbs’s Class), Aaron Joseph, Lewis Clark, Jessica Carter, Lucy Phillips and Mert Ahmet (Miss Wood’s Class) who received Green cards this week.


Well done to Miss Biggs’s Class who had the best attendance last week.

Red Nose Day –  Friday 15 March

To help raise money for Red Nose Day this year, your child can pay £1 to come in in a ‘Onesie’ or ‘Pyjamas’.  On the day, Amber Brooks will be running a competition to guess the number of sweets in a jar.  She will be charging 50p per guess.  The winner will win the sweets.

Scholastic Book Orders (Friday 15 March)

This is a reminder that all book orders need to be back to the school office by next Friday (15 March).

Pupil Progress Meetings

Our Pupil Progress Meetings for parents will be spread over two days Tuesday 19 March 2013 (3:30pm-6:00pm) and Thursday 21 March 2013 (5:00pm- 7:30pm).


To enable appointments to be arranged, will you please complete the slip overleaf and return it to your child’s class teacher by Friday 15 March.  We will then do our best to give you appropriate times for your interviews.

Whole School Trip- 22 May 2013

Following the success of last year’s trip, I am pleased to announce the details of this year’s whole school trip to Colchester Zoo.


Date:                Wednesday 22 May 2013

Time                 8:30am to 5:00pm

Cost                 £10

Clothing            Full school uniform (coat if cold and damp/sunhat if hot)

Food                Packed lunch brought in school bag


The total cost of the trip is £3,381 (£16.33 per child).  We have managed to secure some funding.  Therefore, we are asking for every child to pay £10 towards the trip.  If you have a problem with paying this, please arrange to speak to me.


This £10 includes the cost of the coach, entry to Colchester Zoo and workshop for each class led by a member of staff at Colchester Zoo.  You may pay in one instalment of £10 or two instalments of £5.

Visit Essex Country Parks

Over the Easter holidays Essex County Parks are running a variety of activities.  They are offering free parking.  To get your voucher, visit

First Aid Course

Following a request from a parent, Mrs Cromwell has organised a First Aid Course for parents between 10 and 11:30am on Wednesday 5 June.  It will run for 4 weeks.


This is to remind children and parents that children should dismount from their bikes at the school gate and walk the bike into the bike shed.

Football Team

Well done to the Football Team who won 3-0 against Holy Cross yesterday.

Outside Gym

This is a reminder to all parents that the Outside Gym is designed for Junior School children only (7 years and over).  It is parents’ responsibility to supervise their children before and after school and to ensure that anyone under 7 does not use the gym.

Dates for your Diary

Friday 15 March          Red Nose Day

Tues 19 March Pupil Progress Meetings (3:30- 6:00pm)

Wed 20 March             Family Fun Time- Year 3 (3:30-4:30pm)

Thurs 21 March            Pupil Progress Meetings (5:00- 7:30)

Sat 23 March               Easter Raffle and Bingo (7:30pm)

Thursday 28 March      Break up from school (3:15pm)

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

Friday 19 April Ladies’ Pamper Evening

Fri 3 May                     Inflatable Day (3:30pm onwards)

Mon 6 May                  May Bank Holiday (No School)

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

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)



Pupil Progress Meetings

Child’s Name:  ………………………….Class:  ……………………


Please tick time preferred:


Tuesday 19 March 2013          Thursday 21 March 2013


3.30     –           4.00                 5:00     –           5.30

4.00     –           4.30                 5.30     –           6.00

4.30     –           5.00                 6.00                 6.30

5.00                 5.30                 6.30     –           7.00

5:30                 6:00                 7:00                 7:30


Names of brother/sister(s) in the Junior School and their class teacher:


Child’s Name: ………………….. in ………………………’s class


Signed …………………………………… Parent/ Guardian


Colchester Zoo

I enclose £10 for the cost of the trip to Colchester Zoo 0


I enclose £5 towards the cost of the trip to Colchester Zoo 0


Child’s Name