Message from Mrs. Castell
A very busy and fun-packed week! Thank you all for your support on our amazing Sports Day. It could not have gone any better and the enthusiasm, participation and encouragement of others demonstrated by the children was truly heartwarming. My thanks go to all our staff, Year Six students from our Junior School for their help and particularly to Mrs Scott-Simons for hours spent in planning the format.
Our new children have started their visits to prepare them for September. Reverend Tony from All Saints Church led an assembly on Monday about change as we come up to the time for transition for children and Year Two visited the Junior school to see the lower school play.
Year 1 and 2 enjoyed a workshop of African drumming on Wednesday, thank you so much to WISPA for funding this activity. Foundation Stage had an exciting delivery of duck eggs this week and we have already seen a number of them hatch! I use any excuse to visit EYFS at the moment, the ducklings are very cute! Thank you again to WISPA for funding this amazing experience. 12 Year Two children went to a Basketball session organised by Chelmsford School Sports Partnership and they had great fun in a friendly session.
We are gearing up for our biggest fundraiser of the year, the WISPA and WJSPA Summer Fayre tomorrow at Writtle Junior School from 11.30 until 2.00. Thank you so much for the huge pile of donations we received today! Anyone who would like to help set up or tidy away tomorrow is very welcome to join our band of volunteers, we will be here early! If you are coming along on the day, please remember to buy your raffle tickets if you haven't already and bring plenty of cash and small change for the stalls. We look forward to seeing you!
We originally had a Family Learning Time scheduled for 29th June but with assembly rehearsals and school trips filling up our daily timetable, reluctantly we will have to cancel it. We did have a session before half term for the Jubilee. Reading Mondays continue (not for EYFS on 4th July due to their trip). The last session for this term will be on 11th July.
The wonderful 2 Johns, who have delivered e-safety training in school, are hosting a session for parents on their Facebook page at 7.30 pm on 11th July. It is well worth listening to as issues with internet safety are constantly changing.
Year Group Performances
Each year group is rehearsing for their end of year assembly - the dates are fast approaching!
- Friday 1st July - Year 1
- Thursday 14th July - EYFS
- Friday 15th July - Year 2
Each assembly starts at 9.30am and should take no more than 1 hour. Due to space in the hall we can only permit 2 spectators per family and unfortunately no younger siblings. We look forward to seeing our Year 1 parents next Friday.
We have had a lot of children with upset tummies recently. We are also noticing more unpleasantness in the children’s toilets at school. Please remind your children about hand washing and good hygiene when using the toilet.
Drop off and pick up
We have received complaints from residents living along Long Brandocks about cars parking on the grass verges. Please take care when parking at drop off and pick up times, leaving extra time for your journey so that you can park further away if necessary. We have also noticed a number of parents walking with their children through the staff car park to the Junior School. Please use the footpath instead, as with the number of cars and delivery vans constantly moving in and out of a tight space, it really is not a safe area for children.
I look forward to seeing you tomorrow at the Fayre.