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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!  

The dedication of our new Prayer Garden

posted 7 Jun 2019, 07:03 by Website Admin   [ updated 7 Jun 2019, 07:04 ]

On Monday 3rd June the whole school attended a ceremony about the opening and blessing of the prayer garden.  We sang ‘Light of the World’ and Reverend Lorraine blessed the garden with holy water before saying prayers.  We ended the ceremony by each of us walking through the prayer garden, a class at a time before going back to our classrooms.

Written by Lilah Year 6

Public Speaking Winners

posted 24 May 2019, 06:27 by Website Admin   [ updated 28 May 2019, 00:20 ]

It is with great pride that I can announce that Kendall came first in the Rotary Club's Junior Youth Speaking Competition that was held at the Town Hall on Monday 21st May 2019.  Kendall performed brilliantly alongside 10 other Colchester Schools in front of over 100 people and won the competition after the judges gave them the highest score.

Year 4 Siege of Colchester Visit

posted 24 May 2019, 06:25 by Website Admin   [ updated 24 May 2019, 06:26 ]

On Friday 17th May, year 4 walked into town and travelled back in time to 1642 where the English Civil war had a huge impact upon Colchester and how it looks today.  Year 4 visited many historical buildings and the tour leaders were amazingly knowledgeable.  After 3 hours of walking, we were all ready for our lunch where we studied the castle and the obelisk where Sir Lucas and Sir Lisle were killed.  This has really helped us to understand where and how the civil war impacted our town and we will use this information to guide us in our learning over the next 8 weeks.

New After School Club 'Fit 4 Kids'

posted 17 May 2019, 05:57 by Website Admin   [ updated 17 May 2019, 05:58 ]

Miss Gayton will be starting a new fitness after school club ‘Fit 4 Kids’ for KS2, commencing Monday 3rd June 2019, from 3:15-4:15pm. There will be 6 sessions at £3 each and we request full payment of £18 in advance.  If your child would like a place in the club please contact the office.

EYFS Walk to the Lightship

posted 17 May 2019, 05:53 by Website Admin   [ updated 17 May 2019, 05:54 ]

On Wednesday, EYFS walked to King Edward Quay to look at the lightship as a Sparkling Start to our quarter. The children thought the ship was much bigger than they expected! We sketched the ship and observed what we could see on the river. 

Yr 1 Visit to Ipswich Transport Museum

posted 17 May 2019, 05:49 by Website Admin   [ updated 17 May 2019, 05:50 ]

Year 1 went on an exciting trip to Ipswich Transport Museum as their sparkling start to their new topic. They found out lots of interesting facts about different types of transport and their history. The volunteers let the children have a turn at sitting on the old fire engines, buses and trams which was very lucky because the general public are not normally allowed this treat! The children had to imagine they had gone back in time and think about how the people might have felt in those days. The staff at the museum were so impressed with the questions the children were asking, how polite they were and their brilliant behaviour. Well done Year 1!

EYFS – Boydells Farm Visit

posted 9 May 2019, 05:19 by Website Admin   [ updated 9 May 2019, 05:20 ]

On Wednesday 8th May, EYFS went to Boydells Farm as a Fabulous Finish to quarter 3.  We had an amazing day learning about how a farm works, how the animals are cared for and what we use the animals for.  We each had a go at milking 'Moo-tilda', met Laurence the llama, fed a range of animals including Shetland ponies, goats, lambs and calves. We met chicks, rabbits, guinea pigs, alpacas, chickens, turkeys, geese, ducks and kids.  We learnt about the many different birds on the farm and looked at each of their eggs.   Did you know that a cow has no top front teeth?  It was a wonderful learning opportunity and the wet weather didn't stop us!

Parent Anti-Bullying Forum

posted 9 May 2019, 05:11 by Website Admin   [ updated 9 May 2019, 05:11 ]

As you know, we take bullying very seriously at Kendall and work hard to ensure that we deal with it effectively so that everyone can enjoy their time at school. We are now reviewing our current bullying policy and are keen to receive input from parents and carers about how you would like the school to deal with bullying. You are all invited to attend our Parent Anti-bullying Forum on Wednesday 19th June at 6pm. We will be discussing our current approach to bullying and asking you to share your views and ideas with us.

Due to the nature of the topics we may discuss, this session is not suitable for children so we would appreciate it if you could make any necessary childcare arrangements so that you are able to attend. We will also be handing out some useful information about what you can do to support your child if you believe that they are being bullied (or are bullying others) and we will discuss the work we do with the children to promote friendship across the school. I look forward to seeing you at the forum.


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