As we reach the end of the first half term it is wonderful to see that the children have been working hard. I've enjoyed seeing their progress so far. Please continue reading over the half term and remember to try and spend some quality time with them, away from electronic gadgets.
Continue to check your child's attendance via the Gateway. 96% and above is expected. There has been a growing number of children arriving late in the morning (one morning 19 children) this is unacceptable and impacts on everyone's learning and the daily running of the school office. Remember your child needs to be at school by 8.45 so they are ready to enter the classrooms at 8.55. If you arrive after the registers close the children will be given an unauthorised mark.
Four of our children (Rachel, Eve, Edan and Lottie) attended a special prize giving event at County Hall. Their entries to the Campaign For Rural England art competition were selected as winners and runner-up which meant that each child was presented with a framed certificate and vouchers. The school also picked up overall school winner. Well done to everyone who took part last Easter.
After Half Term
Tuesday PTA Fancy Dress Disco
Wednesday Yr1 trip to Mountfitchet Castle
Wednesday Cross Country at Wheatfields
Thursday 2nd November Yr2 Class Assembly
Thursday Away football match at Garden Fields
Friday 3rd November Bottle Donation for Winter Wonderland
Remember to put in your diaries
Saturday 18th November Winter Wonderland
Music - there are still available spaces for children wishing to learn a musical instrument (guitar, violin or flute). For more information contact the school office. If your child wishes to stop learning an instrument, please put your half terms notice in writing so that they will finish at Christmas.
Dinners - Please can all parents ensure that if they pay for school dinners that their child's accounts are kept in credit at all times. Payment for the next half term is due on Monday 30th October and for a meal taken each day till Christmas the amount is £85.10.