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Goodbye to Year 6

posted 24 Jul 2019, 06:44 by Website Admin   [ updated 24 Jul 2019, 06:44 ]

Today we said goodbye to our Year 6 students who shared with us their fondest memories of Kendall. The children were then presented with a dictionary from the Rotary Club of Colchester…

We also said goodbye to Mrs Palmer, Mrs Ager and Mrs Love. We wish them all the best for their future.


On behalf of all the staff I would like to thank those of you who have offered kind words of thanks and support for all that we do. Every single person who works at Kendall puts the children at the heart of all that they do and we would like to say a big thank you for the recognition you have given us, as we draw to the end of another very successful year at Kendall.

Afternoon Tea at the Recreation Ground Café

posted 24 Jul 2019, 06:40 by Website Admin

All the children who this year had 100% attendance came with myself and Mrs Augustus for afternoon tea at the Recreation Ground café. We were made to feel very welcome, and after delicious sandwiches, cakes, biscuits and fruit (the water melon went down particularly well) the children enjoyed some time in the play park. Mrs Augustus plans to run this attendance incentive again next academic year. Well done all hundred percenters!

Siege of Colchester Walk

posted 24 Jul 2019, 04:51 by Website Admin   [ updated 24 Jul 2019, 04:52 ]

On Monday 22nd July 2019 Year 4 visited Colchester to finish our topic ‘The siege of Colchester’. We visited many of the areas and buildings that we had studied but not yet visited and even though it was a boiling hot day, we had a fantastic but tiring visit.  We took the time to look at how Colchester’s human and physical features have changed since 1648 and some of the scars that were left on the buildings.

Key Stage 2 Production

posted 24 Jul 2019, 04:25 by Website Admin   [ updated 24 Jul 2019, 04:25 ]

If you have been anywhere near the school over the past few weeks then you will have seen the scenery and heard the songs being sung from our Key Stage 2 musical production, Mary Poppins. The evening performances were a sell out and the children performed spectacularly! I am sure anyone who has not yet seen it, but who have tickets for tonight’s performance can be assured that they are in for a real treat.

Gardening Club

posted 24 Jul 2019, 04:20 by Website Admin   [ updated 24 Jul 2019, 04:20 ]

On behalf of our gardening club, Mrs Gayton and Rimante attended the ‘Schools in Bloom’ awards ceremony at the Visual Art Facility in town on Tuesday. We were delighted to be awarded with a ‘Highly Commended’ certificate for our gardens and the ‘Best Forest School’ award. We were also presented with a seed hamper and blackcurrant bush. Well done Kendall!

Will Quince MP Visits Kendall

posted 12 Jul 2019, 06:52 by Website Admin   [ updated 12 Jul 2019, 06:54 ]

Last Friday 5th July we welcomed Will Quince MP to meet the children at a Forest School session and to see why Kendall was nominated for the TES Creative School of the Year Award. During his visit we discussed the national issue of school funding and the impact this has had on the children at Kendall as well as other local issues that he has pledged to support the school in. He even chose his own Forest School name - Will ’Woodpecker’!

Children's University Graduation Ceremony

posted 28 Jun 2019, 07:00 by Website Admin   [ updated 28 Jun 2019, 07:00 ]

On Saturday 25th June, I went to the University of Essex for my Children’s University Graduation Ceremony.  At the ceremony, after all the awards had been handed out, I went to the front and sang ‘Brave Souls’ from Dolphin Tale 2 in front of 200 people!

Ethan Year 5

We are incredibly proud of Ethan and all the other children that take part in the Children’s University Scheme.  Children’s University encourages children to take part in extra-curricular learning, gaining hours towards awards.  This can include the arts, visiting places of historical interest e.g. Colchester Castle, sports activities and many others.  At Kendall all of our clubs are accredited, meaning children can work towards awards at school, as well as through external providers (see a full list of local providers on the Children’s University website).   At Kendall we provide the passports free of charge and these are available from Year 1 upwards from the office.


TES Creative School of the Year Award

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

As you know, Kendall were shortlisted for the ‘TES Creative School of the Year Award’ and last Friday we went to London to find out if we had won. Unfortunately, we did not win the category this year, but as you can see from the photo below an amazing night out was had by us all as we enjoyed the gala awards ceremony. It was a great time for us to 'pause' to celebrate being shortlisted and to use our time together to reflect upon what an amazing achievement it has been to be recognised for all the creative things we do for our children here at Kendall. We should all feel very proud – Kendall is amazing!

PTA Father’s Day Gift Shop

posted 14 Jun 2019, 07:07 by Website Admin   [ updated 14 Jun 2019, 07:08 ]

We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who supported the Father’s Day Gift Shop this year, it raised a brilliant £81! 

Staff Silent Cake Auction

posted 7 Jun 2019, 07:08 by Website Admin   [ updated 7 Jun 2019, 07:09 ]

This week Sarah Aldridge kindly donated a cake for a silent auction for staff and friends of Kendall to raise money for the PTA.  I’m sure you’ll agree it is a truly amazing cake!  

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