Message from Mrs. Castell
We have had a brilliant Red Nose Day in aid of Comic Relief today and enjoyed seeing the children in red! Thank you for your donations today, you raised over £150 for a very worthy cause. We also had a celebrity webinar this Tuesday, when we watched a live broadcast from Dermot O'Leary who read from his latest book about Toto the Ninja Cat as part of the celebrations for the Essex Year of Reading. His books are available on Amazon (of course other retailers are available!), recommended for children aged 6 plus.
Parents' Evening appointments can now be booked via ParentMail. In addition, following feedback from parents, we will offer a chance to look at books with your children on the following mornings:
Year One - Tuesday 29th March 8.30-9.00
Year Two - Thursday 31st March 8.30-9.00
If you would like the books to be out for Parents' Evening instead, please let us know.
As you will be aware, we cancelled parent lunches earlier in the term as we had such a high level of Covid cases in school. We have re-booked these as follows:
Foxes - 11.45am, Wednesday 27th April
Squirrels - 11.45am, Wednesday 4th May
Turtles - 12.05pm, Wednesday 11th May
Parrots - 12.05pm, Wednesday 18th May
Dolphins - 12.05pm, Wednesday 25th May
Sharks - 12.05pm, Wednesday 8th June
All events are subject to change.
As we approach the end of term, please remember that next week is the final week for all clubs, except
Football Club which continues until Thursday 31st March and Young Architects' Club on Friday 1st April. Please check our lost property box as anything not claimed at the end of term will be recycled.
Finally, I am receiving an extraordinary number of leave of absence requests at the moment. I do appreciate that the pandemic has meant that many trips have been cancelled and some requests are due to family reasons. However, for holidays, please consider how much time the children have already missed with the lockdowns before taking children out again. Unless there are exceptional reasons for absence they will be unauthorised and further action may be taken, particularly if your child’s attendance is of concern.
Enjoy the spring sunshine this weekend!