School Awards – Week 5

Class Learning StarPAP StarRespect BadgeBe Your Best
DeaconMillie AryahiLeilaJoscelyn
James Jess MarleyEvan Richard
Jeffers ReaganJames KlaraJack
Rosen RalphLily Megan Rhys
Cowell IndigoEliaLukeIzzy
Pichon SamuelJullya Teddy Wren
Sachar EmmaMikaeelIsaacZeke
Rauf AavaToriJaydenBella
Ho-Yen Archie Lauren Paige

Expansion Build News – The Lunchbar Demolition

We will move out of the lunchbar over October half term and will have a temporary, purpose built, fully fitted kitchen on site to continue to cook our school meals during the works. The children will be eating inside the hall in school throughout the development.

During the demolition and construction of the new building, there will be some significant changes to the school site:

  • The front school playground will be closed; this will be used as the construction site for the new build and will be fenced off.
  • The small playground gates, which many families arrive and leave through, will be closed and no access will be permitted through this way. The larger gates, opposite Hill Road, will still be in use.
  • There will be a new entrance to the school site using the field access gate on Springfield Park Hill.

We are working with the children and staff to ensure they are aware of the upcoming changes and providing resources on the website to support you with all the changes that will be ahead. More information will be coming out over the next few weeks.

Black History Month

October is International Black History Month in the UK and this year’s UK theme is ‘Sharing Journeys’ – an exploration of the lives and stories of the people who came to Britain in the 19th and 20th centuries and helped lay the foundations of today’s diverse Black British Community.

What are we doing in school?

We are starting Black History Month with a whole school assembly.
Learning, across the curriculum, will make links to Black History throughout October and children will have the chance to discuss and recognise the significance of this and reflect on what this means to them.

Why is Black History Month Celebrated?

Black History Month provides great opportunities to reflect on the key moments in history and in today’s society. It’s important to celebrate the contributions of everyone to our communities, and support the multiculturalism and diversity that shapes them. It can highlight any inequalities that Black people are facing, and work towards shaping a better future for all.
Black History Month can also give opportunities to discuss Black famous inspirational people throughout history that future generations can look up to.

What are the origins of Black History Month?

Black History Month originates from the United States, dating back to 1915. This happened half a century after slavery was abolished, by the United States’ Thirteenth Amendment Law. It was during this year that minister Jesse E. Moorland and Carter G. Woodson founded an organisation. This organisation was devoted to promoting Black people’s achievements throughout history, and celebrate these.

Attendance – 26th to 30th September

Staff, parents and pupils come together to maintain and improve attendance every day. More information for parents is available on Our school attendance target for the year is 95%. The whole school attendance last week was 96.7%. Here is the detailed class attendance information:

McKee Outstanding
CowellCould do better
Ho-Yen Could do better

Outstanding ~ 98.6-100%
Good ~ 95—98.5%
Could do better ~ 94.9% and below

Colder Weather – Clothing

Please remember to label your child’s fleece, jumpers and coats! As the colder weather approaches, many children will be bringing more items of clothing and some of these items may be misplaced across the school.
Ensure your child recognises their items and knows where to look for their name. When it is named, it is much easier to get this back to you. Alternatively, please check lost property in the school office.

Harvest Festival performances on 19th October 2022

pumpkins marrow and flowers laid out on a wheelbarrow in a garden

We are looking forward to inviting you to our Harvest Festival Services at the Holy Trinity Church on Wednesday 19th October.
We will have two services in the morning for KS1 and KS2:
10.00am – EYFS and KS1 Performance
11.00am – KS2* Performance
*Year 4 will not be performing at the church on this day as they will be performing at Christ Church in Chelmsford for their own singing performance for the musical project they are working on. We will put a performance of the year 4s on the website in a password protected area for the year 4 families to enjoy. Further details will follow shortly.

This Harvest season we are working in collaboration with the Chelmsford Foodbank, to collect food and household items.
If you would like to donate to this worthwhile charity, they have sent through a list of items they would really appreciate, as we head in to the colder weather. We will be collecting these items at school in the run up to Harvest and arranging collection from the school. if you can donate any of these then please bring them in to the school.

Here are the items they would love you to donate:

  • Milk – Non-Dairy Powdered Custard UHT Fruit Juice
  • Jam & Preserves UHT Milk Pasta Sauce
  • Soup – Tinned Meat – Tinned Biscuits – packets
  • Potatoes – Tinned Fish – Tinned Fruit – Tinned
  • Tomatoes – Tinned Pulses – Tinned Spaghetti – Tinned
  • Vegetables – Tinned Sponge Pudding Instant Mash Potato
  • Cleaning Materials Toliet Rolls
  • Male & Female Toiletries