Message from Mrs. Castell
We have had a real treat today with the first of our performances from Year One. We were all thoroughly entertained with their Royal Variety show and my thanks go to all the staff who made this possible. We will continue to collect for Great Ormond Street Hospital at our performances this half term. Foundation Stage have theirs next Thursday 6th and Year Two their Celebration Assembly on 13th July. Bring your tissues!!
Year Two enjoyed a trip to Hylands Park this week and Squirrels completed our class visits to Writtle Library. You will be receiving your child’s report on Monday and we look forward to sharing positive comments with you. On Wednesday, Year Two will go on another trip, this time to the Wilderness Foundation at Chatham Green for a day of outdoor activities. Year 1 are going to Maldon Promenade Petting Zoo on Thursday.
We look forward to seeing you at our Summer Fete tomorrow. Please come to the Junior school playground from 11.30am to 1.30pm. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year so we would love your support - please bring plenty of loose change for the stalls! Raffle tickets will still be available to buy tomorrow, the prizes on offer (pictured) are fantastic! It's not too late to offer help with setting up and clearing away - even half an hour of your time would be greatly appreciated.
Eco-Schools Green Flag Award
Thank you to Miss Wright, Miss Wilson and our brilliant Eco Warriors club children for securing the Eco-Schools Green Flag for our school! They have encouraged everyone in school to be more environmentally conscious, to recycle more and to ensure that fewer resources go to waste.
A reminder that next week is the last week for clubs, apart from Mrs Gowers' tennis club which runs until Monday 10th July.
Our classroom doors are being transformed with lovely designs representing the class names. Thank you so much to Mr Brick at Signs Express Harlow for producing the graphics and taking the time to install them for us. The final doors will be completed next week. Wrapping the doors will be one of my retirement gifts to the school - I wanted to leave something behind that would be for all the children to see.
Book Fair and Reading Monday
Well done to the winners of our Book Fair competition, we had so many brilliant entries it was almost impossible to choose! The Book Fair has been a great success, raising more than £400 to spend on books for our library. We hope the children enjoy reading their new books at home. The final Reading Monday of the year will be on Monday 3rd July at 8.45am.
This week's word is chrysalis, chosen by Turtles class. Please try to use this word at home and discuss its meaning with your child.
Attendance this week is 90.6% - our school target is 96%. Please remember that from September 2023 the doors will open at 8.40am and close at 8.50am. The extra five minutes ensures that we are meeting the expected length of the school week from September 2023.
I look forward to seeing you at the Fete tomorrow.