End of Term News – Thursday 28th March

Dear Parents

Well, as predicted, the half term has sped by and we can hardly believe that the Easter weekend starts tomorrow! Thank you to Mrs Winsley and Mrs Stobbie for their wonderful Easter display at the school entrance, it’s brought a smile to many faces this week. I would like to take the opportunity to thank all the staff for their continued hard work and dedication to your children. Although it has been a short half term, we have certainly seen lots of progress in their work. 

Reverend Tony led the whole school for an Easter-themed assembly on Monday morning. It was lovely to see some new faces at Messy Church on Sunday afternoon, where lots of fun was had in celebration of Palm Sunday. The edible Easter garden was a particular success!

Year 1 and Year 2 broadened their musical experience this week with a live, virtual concert performance by 2 musicians from the folk collective, Mischra. They explained the origins of their songs and unusual instruments from around the world, including Irish penny whistles and a drum made from a pumpkin! This is part of Essex Music’s initiative to expose children in schools to a wide range of musical genres and allow them the opportunity to experience live music from a wide variety of performers. We will continue with these concerts in future as the children really enjoyed it.

Thank you to the many parents who attended the Therapeutic Thinking workshop delivered by the inspirational Joel Shaljean on Wednesday evening. It was clear that the parents were truly impressed with his approach and brilliant delivery. He really helps us to see things from the children’s point of view and make sense of their behaviours. Due to the success of the workshop we are looking to do more work with Joel next term, so please watch this space for more information!

Thank you to WISPA for organising the Easter trail which is running over the holidays. Please pick up a map if you haven’t already! You could do Beat the Street at the same time! We return to school on Monday 15th April at 8.40am. In your quieter moments in the holidays, please try to complete the Sponsored Reading Challenge, we have really enjoyed seeing your photos so keep them coming! 

The summer term is always busy, so keep an eye out for school communications about upcoming events. In the meantime, have a wonderful Easter break with your families. Enjoy your Easter treats, whether chocolate-related, or just a very well deserved rest!  

Best wishes

Tracey Wilson

Message from WISPA

A big thank you to everyone who has purchased Easter Hunt maps and tickets to Barleylands and Adventure Island over the past week.  All purchases made before 9pm on Wednesday 27th March will have come home with your children by the end of today, but all are still available for purchase over the holidays via the links below, and we’ll be re-stocking the Barleylands tickets over the next few days.  Please be sure to add your email address when ordering so we can contact you to arrange collection.

Easter Hunt Maps: https://square.link/u/GASoQlem

Adventure Island wristbands: https://square.link/u/ZNuQtufZ

Barleylands tickets: https://square.link/u/GThAeOHU

Dates for Your Diary

  • Pre-loved Uniform Sale/Collection - Fri 19th April – (infants only)
  • Spring Cake Sale - Fri 26th April
  • Bag2School collection – Monday 13th May
  • Inflatables Fun - Fri 24th May
  • Sports Day – PTA refreshments - Tuesday 25th June
  • Summer Fair - Saturday 29th June, 11am - 1pm

Wishing you all a lovely Easter break!

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.