Weekly News – Friday 5th January

Dear Parents

Happy New Year and welcome back to a new term! I hope you had a restful and refreshing holiday, despite the dreadful weather and nasty bugs that seem to be doing the rounds.

The children and staff have returned with lots of smiles and plenty of energy. We are delighted to welcome back Mr Williams to Foxes class and Mrs Robertson to Dolphins, to work with Mrs Scott-Simons.

We look forward to working with you all in 2024, please remember that we are always here if you need a conversation about your child either by phone, email or in person. If there are any changes to contact details or family circumstances that you feel we need to be aware of, please let us know.

Important reminders and upcoming events are listed below, but in the meantime we wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous 2024.

Best wishes
Tracey Wilson

Essentials for next week!

  • Forest School lessons begin next week for Sharks class on Tuesday 9th January and Parrots on Thursday 11th January.
  • Please make sure you have NAMED coats, gloves, hats, scarves etc. for the cold weather, including layers for PE and Forest School lessons where appropriate.
  • PE days are as follows:
    • EYFS: Mondays
    • Year 1: Tuesdays and Wednesdays
    • Year 2: Thursdays and Fridays
  • Year 1 and 2 clubs and piano lessons start next week. Please ensure you have booked and paid for clubs run by our professional coaches.
  • There are places remaining on the staff-run Art and Puzzle clubs, please sign up via ParentMail. If you have paid online via ParentMail, then your place is secured, so we will not send out a separate confirmation email.
  • Squirrels class will visit Writtle Library on the morning of Thursday 11th January. Foxes will visit on 18th January.
  • Sharks parents lunch will be held on Wednesday 17th January, Mrs Duff will send order forms to those parents via ParentMail in the next few days. Parent lunches for every class will take place this term, please check the diary dates for details of upcoming events.

Keeping Children Safe

  • Emergency contact details must be up to date. Please email us at parents@writtleinfantschool.com if your details have changed.
  • Any food brought to school must not contain nuts or egg-based foods (e.g. egg mayo, scotch egg, omelette etc.).
  • We all have a duty to safeguard the children in our care. If you have any concerns about a child, please contact the school, the Chairs of Governors (if your concern is about a member of teaching staff), or the Essex Child and Families Hub on 0345 603 7627.