Message from Mrs. Castell
I hope you all had a lovely half term. We really enjoyed our Halloween Hullabaloo on Monday - the costumes and pumpkins were absolutely magnificent! The winners of the pumpkin competition were Milo in EYFS, Jack G and Poppy (joint entry) in Year One and Eden-Rose in Year Two. Thank you to WISPA and WJSPA for organising this, the first of many joint fundraisers. We have sent details of our WISPA/WJSPA Christmas Fair and future events in a separate letter today. Both schools will support Children in Need with a dress down day on Friday 18th November with the children encouraged to wear something spotty or something yellow for a suggested donation of £1.
We had the first of our open days for prospective parents on Wednesday. If you have children due to start school in September 2023, please sign up via our website and pass the details to friends and family as appropriate. Year 2 parents should also be aware that the same deadline of 15th January 2023 applies to their application for a Junior School place in Year 3. Writtle Junior School has sent home details of their upcoming induction meetings.
We received a number of queries about club dates this week. We are more than happy to help but your first port of call should be our website where you can find the answers straight away.
Our new monthly Reading Monday will take place this coming Monday 7th November, and the first Monday of the month thereafter.
The Year One parents coffee morning takes place in the school hall on Tuesday 8th November from drop off at 8.45 until 9.30am. We look forward to seeing you there.
I will continue to sell poppies on the playground each morning next week. The school will hold a 2 minute silence to remember the fallen at 11am next Friday. Year 2 will hold their silence at the War Memorial on the green, you are welcome to join them if you wish.
Avia’s mum thanks everyone for their kind wishes, Avia is out of hospital and hopes to visit the school next week.
Attendance this week was 96.6%, exceeding our school target of 96%.