Message from Mrs. Castell
Thank you for the kind comments following my decision to retire. The Governing Body are considering all options and will inform parents and carers of their conclusions as soon as possible.
Activities this week
Thank you to the parent helpers who attended our safeguarding meeting on Tuesday. If you are interested in volunteering at the school, please speak to me or the school office. Year Two visited All Saints’ Church on Wednesday and were praised for their fantastic behaviour. On Thursday, Foxes children and their parents had an assembly on road safety from the Safer Essex Roads Partnership. We hope you found it useful. Squirrels will have their turn in October. Today the Year 2 team met with parents to go through the curriculum for the year ahead. A copy of the presentation has been sent via ParentMail. Year 1 parents' meetings take place on Monday evening at 5pm online and Tuesday morning at 9am in the school hall. A ParentMail with the online meeting link will be sent home today.
Our Harvest Festival takes place on Wednesday 5th October at 10.00 in All Saints Church. Please note that in line with the church's fire risk assessment, a maximum of two members per household can attend. We will be having a collection to be shared between WISPA and the Link Club, an association which supports the elderly of the village.
Working Parents and School Events
Thank you to those who have raised concerns that working parents cannot attend all school events. We are trying to find a balance between offering different opportunities such as reading in class whilst not wanting to upset children whose parents are at work. I welcome comments from parents as we want to achieve the right balance. Please email or speak to me on the playground. Reading Mondays begin on Monday morning - these are short weekly reading sessions for parents and their children and they are entirely optional.
We are pleased to announce that our school councillors have now been elected by their peers. They represent the views of their class to highlight what is important to the children and work with the local Parish Council and their counterparts in the Junior School. Congratulations to:
Teddy & Sophie in Dolphins
Zara & Franklyn in Sharks
Isla & Samuel in Parrots
Maria & Archie J in Turtles
We are nearly there with our refurbishment of the library and my enormous gratitude goes to Joan Gentle for sorting and putting back all the books. We look forward to showing it to you.
WISPA/WJSPA Coffee Morning
We would love to see more volunteers joining our parents association, who raise funds to provide extra resources for the children. The committees of both the Infant and Junior school parents associations invite you to a coffee morning at the Junior School on Tuesday 4th October to find out more about what's involved and how you can help, even if you have very little spare time.
This week's attendance is 95.4% compared with a school target of 96%.
Enjoy the weekend.