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Children moving from Year 2 to Year 3 in September

posted 15 Jun 2018, 07:44 by Website Admin   [ updated 15 Jun 2018, 07:45 ]

Parents of current Year 2 children should be aware that children who are moving from KS1 (Year2) in to KS2 (Year 3) will no longer be eligible for Universal Free School meals, as these are only for children at Key Stage 1. If you feel you are still eligible for free school meals, even if your child has a packed lunch every day, it is important that you apply as additional funding will come into the school to support all areas of your child’s learning (this is called the Pupil Premium funding). Please see the newsletter dated 15th June for further information and advice.

Summer reading Challenge 2018

posted 15 Jun 2018, 07:39 by Website Admin   [ updated 15 Jun 2018, 07:40 ]

The Summer Reading challenge 2018, which is produced by The Reading Agency and delivered by libraries, is Mischief Makers.  Children are being asked to read books and, with the help of Dennis, Gnasher and other classic Beano characters, find the treasure in Beanotown.


Children aged 10 or over can take part in the ImagiNation 2018 challenge where they can create artworks or write reviews inspired by the books they have read.  Please see the flyer attached to our newsletter dated 15th June for further information.

Multicultural Week

posted 8 Jun 2018, 07:19 by Website Admin   [ updated 8 Jun 2018, 07:20 ]

On Monday (4th June) we welcomed Chinese teachers, Miss Han, Miss Liu and Ms Zhang to Kendall. Amongst many of the workshops they delivered to all the year groups the children were able to experience chopstick dancing, Chinese kite making and brush painting, listening to Chinese stories, paper folding, calligraphy and Tangram puzzles.

Visit to Waterstones

posted 8 Jun 2018, 07:17 by Website Admin   [ updated 8 Jun 2018, 07:17 ]

The winners of this year’s Reading Passport went into town on Tuesday to choose their prize. We caught the bus to Waterstones and thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to browse the fantastic selection of children’s books and after much deliberation everyone chose their favourite book to purchase.

Year 5 trip to Cudmore Grove

posted 8 Jun 2018, 07:15 by Website Admin   [ updated 8 Jun 2018, 07:16 ]

Year Five enjoyed an amazingly well organised day at Cudmore Country Park. The day involved exciting activities such as: identifying and finding different rock types, exploring a real bunker from World War 2, learning about and acting out the different ways that rocks are formed as well as making our own model beaches to investigate erosion. We spent a long time on the beach and it was very hands on! Our park ranger (Louise) led the day and we learnt so much about rocks and their properties.

Authors Abroad

posted 25 May 2018, 07:44 by Website Admin   [ updated 25 May 2018, 07:45 ]

This week a few children from Year 2 were selected to participate in an ‘Authors Abroad’ workshop to develop their writing skills with a real author. After studying the poems, ‘Mr Magoo’s Zoo’ and ‘Has anyone seen my teeth?’ the children embarked on writing their own poems as part of a group, then individually. As you can see in the Newsletter dated 25th May, the children had a really great day.

Colchester Junior Youth Speaking Competition

posted 25 May 2018, 07:42 by Website Admin   [ updated 25 May 2018, 07:43 ]

On Tuesday Gil, Cecily and Reanna represented Kendall at the Colchester Junior Youth Speaking competition. They did incredibly well speaking on the topic of The Secret Lives of Cats. They performed in front of an audience of parents, other schools and the judges including the Mayor of Colchester. We are very proud of how well they did and the confident speeches that they delivered. Well done!

Back to School

posted 25 May 2018, 07:40 by Website Admin   [ updated 25 May 2018, 07:40 ]

  We hope you have a happy and safe half-term. Please remember we are back at school on Monday 4th June.

Visit from Sir Linkalot

posted 11 May 2018, 02:26 by Website Admin   [ updated 11 May 2018, 02:26 ]

You may well have heard about Sir Linkalot's extremely successful visit to the school this week where he conducted Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar workshops, focusing on spelling. Many of the parents who were able to attend bought copies of his books. If you would like to find out more about them, you could email Alex Cottrell (, putting 'Kendall' in the subject line. You can find reviews of the book at:

We think these books will be a very useful resource for your children now and in the future. You may even enjoy them, yourselves!

Royal Wedding menu

posted 4 May 2018, 07:07 by Website Admin   [ updated 4 May 2018, 07:07 ]

.  Friday 18th May – Royal Wedding Menu (Fish & Chip menu will be on Thursday 17th May).  Please see the newsletter dated 4th May for full details of this special menu.

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