Message from Mrs. Castell
Thank you all for your support at our Summer Fete last Saturday. We raised £4,545 split between both schools which is an amazing amount!! Thank you so much to WISPA and WJSPA for their hard work, in particular Lizzie Phillips and the committee who organised us all so well. We are so lucky to have such supportive parents who give up their time to raise funds for both schools.
It's been a busy week! I hope you have enjoyed reading your child’s reports on Monday, thank you for your positive comments. We had our final Reading Monday of the year which was well attended. Both Year One and Two have enjoyed a trip this week - Year Two had a day of fun outdoor activities at the Wilderness Foundation in Chatham Green and Year One had a brilliant time at the petting zoo in Maldon. Photos are on our gallery page. On Thursday we had an amazing performance from our EYFS children and we so enjoyed hearing about their experiences this year and their future plans. Thank you to all of the staff for preparing them all so well. This morning we had an assembly from Mrs Soden at Writtle Library, who told the children all about this year's Summer Reading Challenge. We are delighted to have strengthened our links with Writtle Library through the class visits this year and look forward to more in the next academic year.
Thank you to Mr Brick from Signs Express Harlow for giving up his time to design and install the last of our class door wraps. They look fantastic and have really transformed every classroom entrance and indeed the whole corridor! 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.
All clubs have now finished, apart from yoga after school today and Mrs Gowers' tennis club on Monday 10th July. Please ensure that you make arrangements for your children to be picked up at 3.10pm if your child usually attends clubs.
Class Swap / Meet the Teacher
Children have already begun to visit their new classes, but our whole school Class Swap morning is next Wednesday 12th July. We are delighted to welcome our new teachers Mrs Richardson, who will work alongside Mrs Scott-Simons in Dolphins and Mr Williams, who will take Foxes class from September. Mrs Espinosa Pardo returns from maternity leave next week and will be getting to know her new Turtles class. A reminder of the teaching staff from September:
Sharks: Miss Smith (Parrots)
Dolphins: Mrs Scott-Simons and Mrs Richardson (Turtles)
Parrots: Mrs Fisk (Squirrels)
Turtles: Mrs Espinosa Pardo (Foxes)
Squirrels: Mrs Giles
Foxes: Mr Williams
For children moving up to Year 1 and Year 2, there will be an opportunity to meet your child's next teacher at 3.15pm on Wednesday 19th July. The Junior School will advise parents of their arrangements for children going into Year 3.
Year Two Celebration Assembly
Year Two's Celebration Assembly will be at 9.30am next Thursday 13th July. Parents are warmly invited to attend, make sure you bring your tissues!
This week's word is faithful, chosen by Squirrels class. Please try to use this word at home and discuss its meaning with your child.
Attendance this week is 95.6% - 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.
Enjoy your weekend.