Message from Mrs. Castell
Thank you for taking the time to attend The 2 Johns' webinar on Tuesday evening - we have had such positive feedback from parents. If you didn't get a chance to watch, a recording has been emailed to you via ParentMail this week. We might think this age group are more protected from online safety issues, but the guidance from The 2 Johns was eye-opening and made us think differently about how to keep children safe in this ever-changing technical world.
Thanks too for coming in to see the Year 1 and 2 children's books this week and for your kind comments. A number of you have asked whether we could continue to do book looks this way, which we will certainly do!
The children observed the two minutes' silence for Armistice Day this week and were very respectful. Year Two made us proud at the War Memorial on the green, where Humphrey in Dolphins laid a photograph of his great-great-great grandfather, who fought in World War I, and the children brought handmade poppies and read a very moving acrostic poem they had written. Thank you to the parents and families who joined us, we had some lovely comments from the public about how well behaved the children were at such an important and sombre occasion. We have published a gallery of images from the event.
On Wednesday afternoon some Year Two children took part in football training organised by the Chelmsford School Sports Partnership. The coaches were from Chelsea FC Foundation Soccer Schools and were very impressed with some of our budding young footballers!
I met with a member of the WISPA Committee this week to discuss the refurbishment of our library and I am so grateful for the offer of finance and project management! The School Council are currently surveying other children in the school for their ideas, but if any children would like to do a drawing of what the library could look like and bring it in for my attention I would be very grateful. It is so important for us to reflect the children’s views in our planning.
Can I remind you that important messages regarding pick up arrangements, absences and Covid tests must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, not the class email accounts. This is because teachers cannot check emails during the day as they are with the children, so your message may be missed.
Next week is another busy one, with Reading Monday, the first of our weekly yoga classes with Mrs Easteal, flu immunisations on Wednesday and Children in Need Day on Friday. The children are invited to wear something spotty or stripy with their school uniform (such as a hairband, socks, or a badge) and a donation to Children in Need would be much appreciated. Mr Taylor has also written to Year 2 parents about induction meetings for the Junior School which are being held next week.
Finally, we have had a few complaints from local residents this week about cars blocking their driveways and inconsiderate parking. Please make sure that you park your car with care, giving access to residents, pedestrians and other drivers.
Have a good weekend.