Message from Mrs. Castell
I hope you all had a lovely half term break and enjoyed the Jubilee celebrations. We have had a packed schedule on our first week back. I am so proud of Year Two for winning the area Mini Games tournament on Thursday! The children were complimented on their behaviour and there were individual medals for Coen, Michael, Evelyn and Aria. My thanks go to all of the staff who went with them and to the children for representing our school so well. Well done to our Year One children and some Year Two children who persevered so well with their phonics screening this week. We had the last of our parents' lunches on Wednesday and my thanks go to our caterers, Miquill, for all of their hard work.
A few reminders: clubs resumed as usual this week, please note any changes which have been emailed to parents. The club dates are listed on our website. Parents reading in class will be on Mondays as usual this half term, if there are any changes to this we will inform you in advance. The lost property box is already bulging, so if you're missing anything please check it! Everything will be recycled at the end of term. Finally, toys from home are not permitted in school, as they can cause issues between children.
Each year group has a school trip planned for this term. Parents of children in Years 1 and 2 have received consent forms and payment details by ParentMail, please complete these by the deadline specified. EYFS parents will receive details of their trip to Hylands Park next week. It will be on Monday 4th July and there is no cost, but a parent/relative will be asked to accompany their child for the day.
Our thoughts are with Avia in Foxes and her family. She is very poorly and currently undergoing treatment at Great Ormond Street Hospital. We are keeping in touch with her mum, who would dearly like us to raise money as a thank you for the hospital. We will have collections at our year group performances on 1st July (Year 1), 14th July (EYFS) and 15th July (Year 2).
Finally our parents' association Summer Fayre is just 2 weeks away on Saturday 25th June, 11.30am-2pm. It is joint event with Writtle Junior School and will be on the Junior School playground and field. Many hands make light work, so please consider if you can volunteer a little of your time to help set up, man a stall or clear away at the end - contact the school office or WISPA if you can! We hope to raise much needed funds for our library. We will hold 2 dress down days in advance of the Fayre, no money is required on these days but donations of goods for our stalls would be welcomed, details are below. Please ensure that dress down clothes are suitable for active play and sport, so no sandals or flip-flops please.
Friday 17th June - please donate good quality books and toys
Friday 24th June - please donate sweets, cakes* and bottles**
*Cakes can be shop-bought or homemade, but we do need to display a full list of ingredients if the cake is homemade.
**Bottles can be alcohol, soft drinks, toiletries or condiments like tomato ketchup!
Have a good weekend.