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Parent questionnaire

posted 13 Oct 2017, 07:36 by Website Admin   [ updated 13 Oct 2017, 07:36 ]

Deadline for handing these in extended to Monday 16th October! Your opinion is important, please help us by completing the questionnaire that was sent home last week.

Year 3 Trip to Chelmsford Museum

posted 13 Oct 2017, 07:33 by Website Admin   [ updated 13 Oct 2017, 07:33 ]

Last week Year 3 took the coach to Chelmsford Museum to learn more about the Stone Age to Iron Age. During the day we learnt so much and took part in a variety of exciting activities. These included ordering puzzle pictures into a timeline, touching REAL artefacts, acting out scenes, researching some of the museums information on IPADS and creating collages, and then finishing the day off with soap napping. To do this we had a knife and a bar of soap and modelled it into a spear head. The day ended with a quiz to test our knowledge of what we had learnt during our day, we all did pretty well, staff included!

Year 2 Synagogue visit

posted 13 Oct 2017, 07:32 by Website Admin   [ updated 13 Oct 2017, 07:32 ]

On Tuesday Y2 visited Colchester Synagogue in Priory Street. We had a chance to look at all the different features of the Synagogue which we have been learning about in class. Our visit was timed to coincide which the Jewish festival of Sukkot. The children had a chance to eat Challah apples dipped in honey inside the Sukkah. We were really impressed by the respect and reverence shown by the children and their knowledge of Judaism. They were an absolute credit to the school.

Official Library Opening – Monday 16th October 2017

posted 13 Oct 2017, 07:09 by Website Admin   [ updated 13 Oct 2017, 07:09 ]

We are delighted to welcome the award winning author Kes Gray back to Kendall to officially open our new library on Monday 16th October.  Kes first visited us back in February as part of Book Week and the children were captivated by his stories and have been devouring his books ever since.  Kes will be leading a special assembly for the children and offering a book signing session after school where you can buy books and have them signed as well.  Books start from £6.00.

Funds 4 Schools

posted 6 Oct 2017, 08:01 by Website Admin   [ updated 6 Oct 2017, 08:01 ]

Are you planning a pre-Christmas clear out? Do you need to de-clutter your wardrobe? Do you have clothes your children have grown out of?


Our Funds 4 School clothing bank raised £150 during the last school year for PTA funds. All the money raised by the PTA pays for extras such as school trips and equipment. Please help by continuing to fill your plastic bags with unwanted clothes, paired shoes, bags, belts, bed sheets, old towels or even curtains and put them in the Clothing Bank. The textiles are sold to third world countries so not only will you be helping the environment you will also be helping people in less economically developed countries. As a reminder, the bank is situated in the corner of the staff car park near the bicycle shed.


Please donate as many of your unwanted clothes as you can! Thank you again for your support.

Parent View Action Plan

posted 6 Oct 2017, 07:59 by Website Admin   [ updated 6 Oct 2017, 07:59 ]

This week (to Friday 6th October) I reviewed for the last time our ‘Parent View Action Plan’ for 2016-2017. A copy will also be available on the school website so that you can see what actions we have taken over the past year to address common issues that came about after the last Parent View questionnaires were completed. We will be carrying out the same exercise this year during Parent Consultation evenings (which will be held later on in the term) and Mrs Augustus and I will once again be bribing you with chocolate in exchange for your views! The questions are the standard Ofsted Parent View Questions which can be found at and by completing these at Parent Consultations last year we gained an invaluable picture of how you view your child’s school and what you thought we needed to do to improve our provision.

Colchester Food Bank

posted 6 Oct 2017, 07:56 by Website Admin   [ updated 6 Oct 2017, 07:57 ]

Once again we are collecting for the Colchester Food Bank who help local people in crisis.  We will be collecting food items only such as tinned potatoes, tinned puddings, tinned or packet custard, jam etc.  If you wish to donate please bring in to school by Monday 16th October.

Parent Governor elections

posted 6 Oct 2017, 07:53 by Website Admin   [ updated 6 Oct 2017, 07:54 ]

We are currently looking for a new Parent Governor. No special qualifications are needed and the most important thing is to have a keen interest in the school and be prepared to play an active part in the Governing Body’s work. You will be expected to attend one Governing Body meeting and one Governor Monitoring day per term. Letters and nomination forms will be coming home next week with your child and the closing date for applications is Monday 30th October. 

Christmas Fayre meeting Monday 13 November 3.30 to 4.00 - open to all parents and carers

posted 5 Oct 2017, 03:36 by Website Admin   [ updated 5 Oct 2017, 03:37 ]

Please come along to our Christmas Fayre meeting after school on Monday 13th November.  We would be very grateful for your ideas.

PTA Meeting Monday 2nd October after school

posted 29 Sep 2017, 07:27 by Website Admin   [ updated 29 Sep 2017, 07:28 ]

It's your PTA, come and have your say! All Parents/Carers (and your children) welcome.

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