30th June 2017
Where has the time gone?
Popping into Tesco yesterday evening for a pint of milk, I nearly collided with a stand of colourfully displayed cards. At this point, I couldn’t help but notice what they were all about – ‘Thank you teacher’, ‘Best teacher ever’. As I wondered why, it suddenly dawned on me that we were very near to the end of term – only three weeks to go!
The last two Thursdays have seen our youngest children taking the lead in assembly. Banks of proud parents and grandparents arrived armed with mobile phones and I-pads to record their children’s endeavours as they took to the stage and recited their lines for all to hear. Witnessing how our Reception children have clearly progressed since September made everyone (especially their parents) burst with pride. Well done to Reception staff, too, for your dedicated efforts.
Only a few days ago, Year 5 went off to Haileybury School (in the rain!) to experience life in the trenches, along with problem solving activities led by Haileybury staff and students. A week before this, they had gone to the opera in Burleigh School’s hall to see Verdi’s ‘La Traviata’ being performed. This experience was the culmination of their topic. Their art work, resulting from this theme, is currently displayed in the KS1 Hall. The opera staff said that the quality of Year 5’s work was definitely the best that they had seen in any school they had visited so far. Once again, a huge ‘Thank you’ to Year 5 staff and children. Today is our sports day. Good luck to everyone taking part!
Whole School Picnic
To finish off the year together in style, we are going to have a whole school picnic on the field on the last day of term – Friday 21st July at 12.30pm. Children who have school dinners will be given a choice of three different types of packed lunch on this day. Parents who would like to come and join us for this event are very welcome to do so. Pack a few sandwiches to bring with you (and a cake or two for me)! Parents attending this event will be able to take their children home once they have been registered after 1.10pm otherwise school finishes at 2pm.
No Lollipop Lady!
Please be careful everyone when coming to school and crossing Blindmans Lane, as Mrs Jones, our lollipop lady won’t be there to help you safely across the road from Friday 30th June to the end of term. We have sent out leaflets for a temporary replacement, but no-one has come forward yet.
Important dates for Year 6
Leavers’ Party: Friday 14th July 7.00 – 9.30pm
Leavers’ Production: Tues 18th and Wed 19th July in the Junior Hall at 7pm
Leavers’ Assembly: Thurs 20th July at 9.15a.m. in the Junior Hall.
The class with zero lates was 3MD
Attendance from 01/09/2016 to date is 95.75%
Children going home early
Occasionally, you may need to take your child out of school early.
This would only be in exceptional circumstances. If your child
needs to leave school early, please notify the school in advance.
Wednesday 5th July – Year 2 trip to Gulliver’s Land
Friday 7th July – Year 4 Colchester Zoo trip
Thursday 13th July – Open evening 5-6.30pm
Tuesday 18th July – Y6 Production 7pm
Wednesday 19th July – Y6 Production 7pm
Thursday 20th July – Y6 Leavers’ assembly 9.15am
Friday 14th July – Year 6 Leavers’ Party 7pm
Friday 21st July – School finishes at 2pm
Tuesday 5th September – Return to school 8.50am
Writers of the fortnight
Remy Mulraine – 1AA
Susan Qurbanzada – 3HW
Readers of the fortnight
Rudy Budd – RAE
Shalom Adeyi – 5CM
Mathematicians of the fortnight
Kadie Spink – 5CM
Sophie Linger – 2PM