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Easter Worship

posted 7 Apr 2019, 01:05 by Website Admin   [ updated 7 Apr 2019, 01:05 ]


It was wonderful today to see so many families attend our Easter Service at St Stephen’s Church. The children’s readings and singing were superb and we thank the Reverend Lorraine forhosting and leading us in prayer. As we come to the end of an incredibly busy and very exciting term, all of us at Kendall would like to wish our children and their families a very happy Easter!

Year 2 Mercury Theatre Visit

posted 4 Apr 2019, 05:32 by Website Admin   [ updated 4 Apr 2019, 05:33 ]

Year 2 were really excited to go to the Mercury Theatre to see Dermot O’Leary and find out all about the books he has written based on two of his own cats, Toto and Silver. He told us all about his books and where he got the ideas from for the plots and characters.

Yr 3 Colchester Zoo Visit

posted 1 Apr 2019, 06:20 by Website Admin   [ updated 1 Apr 2019, 06:21 ]

On the 27th March, Year 3 enjoyed a trip to Colchester Zoo as a 'fabulous finish' to their ‘Rainforests’ topic. They were able to see many animals they had learned about up close including orangutans, monkeys, anacondas and lizards! 

Colchester School's Music Festival

posted 1 Apr 2019, 06:13 by Website Admin   [ updated 1 Apr 2019, 06:13 ]

The Colchester School’s Music Festival took place on the 26th March in the evening when our brilliant school choir sang their socks off in the seven songs they had to learn for the occasion during weekly choir club. 

Trip to Waterstones

posted 28 Mar 2019, 06:59 by Website Admin   [ updated 28 Mar 2019, 07:00 ]

The winners of our Book Week “Book in a Box” competition got to go in to town this week and choose a book of their choice as their prize. The children enjoyed having the opportunity to browse the children’s section in Waterstones. 

School Dinners and Breakfast Club from September 2019

posted 28 Mar 2019, 06:55 by Website Admin   [ updated 28 Mar 2019, 06:56 ]

Please note as from September 2019 breakfast club will increase to £2 per session and school dinners will increase to £2.20 per meal.  There is no charge for school meals for EYFS, Year 1 and Year 2.  

Car Park Reminder

posted 28 Mar 2019, 06:50 by Website Admin   [ updated 28 Mar 2019, 06:51 ]

We would like to remind everyone that unauthorised vehicles on site will receive a penalty notice.

Commonwealth Games Mascot Designing Competition

posted 15 Mar 2019, 08:43 by Website Admin   [ updated 15 Mar 2019, 08:44 ]

After requesting the mascot for the upcoming Birmingham Commonwealth Games that is happening in 2022, the committee informed me that they do not currently have a mascot and will be designing it this year.  They have asked that we send them ideas from our school, these could help inform them and so we have decided to run a competition to help design the Birmingham 2022 mascot. 
Please send your completed designs to Mrs Helsden before Friday 5th April 2019 and she will judge the five best designs to send to the Commonwealth Games committee.  The best design will also win a drawing set.  

Beijing delegates visit Kendall

posted 15 Mar 2019, 08:41 by Website Admin   [ updated 15 Mar 2019, 08:41 ]

On Wednesday 13th March two teachers who work for the Bureau of Education in Beijing visited three schools in Essex, including Kendall, for a study visit to discover good practise in the UK and to help them inform education policy for young people in their province. They were particularly interested in our policies for outdoor learning and the way we use drama, not just in our musical theatre performances, but also as drama-based enquiry that we use when we teach. They left with many positive things to say about the school and our young people and commented on what a happy school we have with a wonderful atmosphere.

Fabulous Book in a Box entries

posted 15 Mar 2019, 08:39 by Website Admin   [ updated 15 Mar 2019, 08:39 ]

Our Book Week culminated in an exhibition of all the “Book in a Box” entries which had been submitted for our competition. We were overwhelmed by the sheer volume of entries which we received, 95 in total which has been by far our most entered competition so far. The creativity and imagination shown was amazing. Every child visited the exhibition in the afternoon to vote for their favourite box in each year group and then after school parents, grandparents and friends were invited to view the boxes and cast their votes. In total 1456 votes were counted and verified and the winners were announce in assembly on Monday. The winners are looking forward to going to Waterstones next week to choose a book of their choice as their prize. 

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