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Life Bus

posted 12 Oct 2018, 07:31 by Website Admin   [ updated 12 Oct 2018, 07:32 ]

The children have enjoyed visiting the Life Bus and working with Nancy (and of course Harold the giraffe). The Life Bus helps children with their personal development and covers topics such as staying safe, keeping healthy and making decisions. All of the children I have spoken to who have come off of the Life Bus have said that they have thoroughly enjoyed their session and teachers are now thinking about ways to follow up the learning back in class. Hopefully those of you who were able to visit the Life Bus after school  found it a useful insight into the work of the Life Bus.

Year 4 West Stow Visit

posted 12 Oct 2018, 07:29 by Website Admin   [ updated 12 Oct 2018, 07:29 ]

Year 4 had an amazing trip to West Stow on Tuesday 9th October 2018 to visit an Anglo-Saxon village and finish off the topic they have been learning about.  The class were archaeologists for the day and discovered Anglo-Saxon houses and artefacts.  The questions they asked were truly well thought out and one child said, “This is the best day of my life, better than my birthday.”  We all had the best day.

Year 2 Synagogue trip

posted 5 Oct 2018, 07:57 by Website Admin   [ updated 5 Oct 2018, 07:57 ]

Last week Year 2 visited the synagogue as part of their RE unit of work on special places. They looked at the inside of the synagogue and there were gasps of amazement when the ark was opened to reveal the beautifully adorned Torah scrolls. Last week was also the Jewish festival of Sukkot which is a harvest festival. The children were given the chance to go in to a real sukkah which is a booth or shelter. Jewish people spend time with their families there and eat their meals in the sukkah. The children were able to sample challah (Jewish bread) and eat fruit which symbolises harvest.

Body Workshop Year 1 and Year 5

posted 5 Oct 2018, 07:55 by Website Admin   [ updated 5 Oct 2018, 07:56 ]

Conker Competition 5th October

posted 28 Sep 2018, 07:34 by Website Admin   [ updated 28 Sep 2018, 07:34 ]

We are running our annual conker championship next Friday (5th October)so get collecting and stringing those conkers!

Head Teachers march!

posted 28 Sep 2018, 07:31 by Website Admin   [ updated 28 Sep 2018, 07:31 ]

Today I was one of approximately 2000 headteachers who marched on Downing Street to deliver a letter to the chancellor Philip Hammond (attached to this newsletter for your information). The reason we did this was because schools, including Kendall, are struggling to cope with the 8% funding gap that the government has imposed on schools. At Kendall this has meant that as support staff have left I have had to make the difficult decision not to replace them and this will continue if we are to avoid setting a deficit budget. This is not what any Head would wish to do, as ultimately it will impact on pupil provision, but the reality is that the money just isn't there. Hopefully our pleas will not fall on deaf ears and this government will find the money to properly fund our children's education. Mrs French 

Admissions to year 7

posted 21 Sep 2018, 07:50 by Website Admin   [ updated 21 Sep 2018, 07:50 ]

The admission round for the September 2019 year 7 in-take opened on Wednesday 12 September 2018. From this date, parents of current year 6 children will be able to make applications using the Essex County Council website ( Last year 98% of Essex parents applied online. The Admissions Team has previously advised that this year letters to parents about applying will not be sent, all application information is published on the website. We would like to highlight to year 6 parents the need to apply for a secondary school place by the closing date of Wednesday 31 October 2018.

Parents at Forest School!

posted 7 Sep 2018, 07:16 by Website Admin   [ updated 7 Sep 2018, 07:16 ]

This week our Forest School team have taken some of the parents into the woodland for their own Forest School sessions.

They found these to be enjoyable and informative for example: having taken part in the sessions themselves they have a much better understanding of why it is so important to dress their children appropriately for these sessions!  Even on a relatively warm autumnal day feet were getting chilly.  The adults took part in a range of team building and exploration activities which have deepened their understanding as to how their children learn through these sessions.

2nd Annual Wellie throwing Competition

posted 7 Sep 2018, 07:01 by Website Admin   [ updated 7 Sep 2018, 07:01 ]

We are holding our second annual Wellie Throwing Competition on Monday 17th September. Children will complete in classes to see who can throw their welly the furthest! 

Parent information events

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

Please see our newsletter dated 20th July for details of the Forest School and Meet the Teacher parent events.

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