Yesterday evening, our Year 6 children arrived back in school, after their residential, wearily dragging their suitcases behind them. It sounds like the week was so action-packed and exciting that all the children had worn themselves out!
A massive thank you to the Year 6 team, Mrs Coote and Miss Hembling for volunteering their time this week to ensure that this wonderful experience happened. It sounds as though many life long memories have been made.
The remaining Year 6’s whose company we enjoyed at school this week have enjoyed time cooking pizzas, conducting Science experiments, undertaking outdoor adventures at Belchamps and enjoying a day of sports activities provided by specialist coaches. A huge thank you to Mrs Murray, Mrs Parker, Mrs Eldridge and Mrs Hills for creating such an exciting week for the remaining Year 6 children. Mrs Rose’s son, Charlie, turned his hand to some sports, outdoor adventures and Science whilst he joined us on work experience this week. Charlie was a huge hit with our Year 6 and it has been a pleasure accommodating him this week.
In other news this week, transition morning took place today. Most classes were able to spend time with their new teachers, getting to know each other, playing games and showing the new staff what they were capable of! Unfortunately, Miss Redwood wasn’t able to join us today, but don’t panic, the current 2/3BV will get to meet Miss Redwood next Tuesday and Wednesday.
There will be an opportunity for all parents to meet the class teachers after school on Monday 10th July between 3:30 pm and 5:00pm.
A huge well done this week to:
|RRB: Isobel K & Vinnie G||RD: Henry H & RJ Keys|
|1N: Amelia N & Elsie E||1R: George F & Ben Q|
|2/3R: Emma D & Dolly C-B||2/3BV: Jack A & Leo M|
|2/3A: Oliver P & Ellie A|
|4H: Cory C & Mia C||4L: Albie C-T & Bella P|
|5L: Aideen M & Noah W||5P: Ronnie P & Alfie B|
Meet the New Class Teacher
On Monday 10th July you will have an opportunity to meet your child’s new class teacher in their new class room. The children will be dismissed from school at the normal time from their classrooms. The main doors will be open at 3:30pm in the lower school and upper school building to enable teachers to move to their new room.
Arrangements for September
End of Summer Term
School closes for Summer on Thursday 20th July.
Phones from September
We have had an increasing number of issues outside of school that are being brought into the classroom. Our priority is to educate and support which we will do. That said, we also have a duty to safeguard all children. To ensure a culture of trust and safeguarding, any child bringing their mobile device into school, from September, will be required to hand them to their class teacher, who will safely store them in a locked cupboard. This is not unusual practice and is common place in many primary settings. If you would rather the class teacher did not safely store your child’s phone during the day, then please do not send them to school with a mobile device. Thank you for your co-operation.
A number of children enjoy trading cards, such as Pokemon and football stickers. Unfortunately, the school cannot be responsible for any swaps that pupils make. Please have a discussion with your children regarding sensible trading/swaps if they choose to bring cards into school.
Year 6 Productions and Leavers Assembly
Year 6 Leavers Assembly will be on Wednesday 19th July at 2:00pm.
The Year 6 end of term production will be on Wednesday 5th July at 2pm and Thursday 6th July at 6:30pm. Please complete our online for to secure your tickets/programmes.
A huge thank you to everyone who is supporting our attendance drive and echoing the importance of education. Please help us, in a final push, to achieve our 97% target. School attendance is compulsory and we expect to see all children in school.
Attendance: Our school target is 97%
Year to date 94%
We expect pupils to be in school everyday.
We will not authorise term time absence except in exceptional circumstances and where appropriate, Essex County Council will issue fines.
|RD: 92%||RRB: 95%|
|1N: 92%||1R: 89%|
|2/3A: 94%||2/3BV: 82%|
|4H: 94%||4L: 99%|
|5L: 88%||5P: 95%|
|6A: 99%||6G: 99%|
This week, the classes with the highest attendance was 6A and 6G with 99%. Well done! The attendance reward will be coming your way..
03/07/23 – Year 2/3 trip to Colchester Castle
05/07/23 Year 6 production 2pm
05/07/23 Strike Day – separate email being sent
06/07/23 Year 6 production 6:30pm
06/07/23 Nursery Sports Day
10/07/23 Strike Day – separate email being sent
10/07/23 Reception trip to Barleylands
10/07/23 Meet the new class teachers 3:30pm to 5pm
19/07/23 Year 6 Leavers assembly 2pm
20/7/23 End of Term