Message from Mrs. Castell
I hope you all had a lovely Easter holiday, it's good to see some nicer weather at last! As we begin a new term, our immediate thoughts and prayers are with the family of 2 former pupils, who experienced an unimaginable loss during the school holidays. If you would like to support the family, you can do so here: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/the-khan-family.
Family Learning Time and Coronation Day
We have lots of events this term, so please ensure you read our communications. We always want to be helpful so please check our website for dates of clubs and events as we update this daily. Our next Family Learning Time will be on Wednesday 26th April at 8.45am. This will also count in lieu of Reading Mondays for May, as there are two consecutive bank holidays. We will celebrate the Coronation with a street party in school on Friday 5th May and children will be invited to wear red, white and blue non-uniform on this day. WISPA are also holding a Crown competition. For a suggested donation of £2, the PTA are royally inviting students to create a crown fit for a King or Queen of any kind. Let your imagination run wild! All crowns should be brought in on by 5th May for judging, with a prize for the best crown for each class.
I would like to thank all parents who have ensured that their children continue to attend school regularly. Good attendance is essential if pupils are to make expected or better progress in school. Attendance is reviewed daily and any pupils whose attendance is giving cause for concern will be referred to the Education Welfare Officer. Please inform the school office if your child is absent. If we are unable to contact you about your child’s absence, we may have to ask the police to call at your home to make a welfare check; therefore, it is vital that you communicate with us if your child is not in school. In particular if your child seems ok, please do not keep them home from school just to “see how they are”. We will always call you if necessary. Attendance this week is 94.1% against our school target of 96%.
This Sunday sees the Family Fun Day for Ellis, a pupil at our school. Do go along to the Beryl Platt Centre from 11-4 for many events and activities including a bouncy castle, raffle, crafts, face painting, plus drinks and refreshments. We know the family are very grateful for your support.
Poster Competition - Final Reminder
A reminder about the Parish Council's exciting competition for both the Infant and Junior School - we haven't received many entries yet! Can you design a poster that advertises Writtle? Share with everyone what makes it special? You might like to draw pictures of your favourite things, or take photographs and add them to your poster. How you create your poster is entirely up to you! Posters could feature the Green, the duck pond, school activities, hobbies like Scouts and Brownies, sports at Paradise Road, in fact anything that families do in the village. All we ask is that the posters are no bigger than an A4 piece of paper and that you put your name and age on the back of it. Please bring your finished poster to the school office by Friday 28th April. The Parish Council will judge the winners with book tokens awarded as prizes and the winning entries will be used to advertise our village!
This week's word of the week is "drifting", chosen by Sharks class. We would be grateful if you would discuss the meaning of this word and use it with your children.
Clubs begin in earnest again next week! Thank you for completing your booking forms for staff clubs. We will let you know the places that have been allocated on Monday morning. Staff clubs start after school on Wednesday 26th April.
Have a wonderful weekend.