Notice Board

‘Onesie for One Pound’ Day Monday 12th July 2021

posted 2 Jul 2021, 06:22 by Website Admin   [ updated 2 Jul 2021, 06:22 ]

Our PTA is holding a ‘Onesie for One Pound’ day on Monday 12th July.  For a donation of £1 (paid via SIMS Pay) children can come to school sporting their pyjamas or onesies and help the PTA raise funds for the school.

Amazon Smile

posted 25 Jun 2021, 06:18 by Website Admin

Kendall Primary School’s PTA is now registered with Amazon Smile! For all your Amazon shopping, if you go through and search for Kendall Primary School PTA then Amazon Smile will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to our PTA at no cost to you.


Summer Reading Challenge

posted 25 Jun 2021, 06:14 by Website Admin

Take part in the Summer Reading Challenge! We are rapidly approaching the start of the Summer Reading Challenge. Essex libraries have teamed up with the World Wildlife Fund; there are talks, competitions and activities to take part in.

 How the Challenge works:

  • Children sign up through their local library and receive a Wild World Heroes collector poster
  • Children borrow and read 6 library books of their own choice during the summer, collecting special stickers to complete their poster and extra incentives along the way
  • Library staff and volunteers are on hand to advise
  • Children who complete the Summer Reading Challenge are presented with a certificate and a medal
  • The official Challenge website,, hosts digital rewards, author videos, games and more for children to enjoy all summer. 

Exciting New Logo!

posted 18 Jun 2021, 05:58 by Website Admin

Our school parent governor, Esther Feltham, has been busy designing us a new logo with clearer lines and a wonderful William Morris feel, while retaining the essence of our Forest School and Christian ethos. Along with this logo refresh, Esther is also kindly putting together a new school website for us which we are very excited about. All being well the new logo will ‘officially’ be adopted in September when the new website will also be launched. The new logo has been sent to the uniform companies and you will start to see the old logo gradually replaced with the new. If you have uniform or book bags with the old logo, please don’t worry – they are being phased out very gradually. As we looked around the school there are so many things with our existing logo on it: signs, posters, displays, even curtains! We know it will take some time to phase the old logo out completely. We anticipate having both logos in use for at least a couple of years and replacing resources gradually over that time.

Pride Week

posted 11 Jun 2021, 06:14 by Website Admin

This week all of the children have been learning about LGBTQ+ issues during Pride Week. The week started when the children came dressed in their class colour. They all looked fantastic in their bright colours. The children all read the story of Pride (Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag) and took part in activities in their classes to raise awareness of equality and diversity. A fabulous week was had by all. 

1st Annual Kendall Pet Show!

posted 21 May 2021, 06:32 by Website Admin

I am pleased to announce that our dedicated PTA are kick-starting our post Covid fund raising plans with: The 1st Annual Kendall Pet Show!


Does your child have or know an amazing pet?  If so, then why not enter Kendall’s 1st Annual Pet Show by placing a photo or drawing to the attached form at the end of the newsletter.  You can nominate any pet you know or an animal you would like as a pet and tell us why your pet should win.  Only £1 per entry (to be paid via SIMS Pay, under Fees & Subs - PTA donations).  All entries must be received by Friday 11th June.  Entry form attached. Please support this amazing event and help the PTA to raise funds for our school.

Our Environmental Heroes!

posted 7 May 2021, 06:12 by Website Admin

A group of children who live close to Kendall and the Recreation Ground spent their Bank Holiday weekend making the Recreation Ground, the school's access road and woodlands a cleaner environment by deciding to go litter picking. There were a mixture of ages and all students set an extremely good example. Well done Mya, Willow, Emily, Kian and Eloise.  That is a lot of litter that will make our school and local area a much nicer place to be!

Book Week

posted 30 Apr 2021, 06:25 by Website Admin

This year our book week has been poetry themed. We were delighted to welcome the award winning poet Joshua Seigal on Tuesday. All the children were lucky enough to hear him perform a number of his poems and he held the children captivated throughout. Our KS2 children also had the opportunity to work with him in their classes and he inspired them to write some brilliant poetry. 

Litter Pick

posted 16 Apr 2021, 06:34 by Website Admin

Kian, Eloise and their family got involved in a litter pick to tidy up the Recreation Ground (Left) and the Hythe Moors (right). What an amazing job they did of making the environment a safer place for wildlife and a nicer place for people to be. That huge haul of litter reminds us that we must respect our environment and take our rubbish home with us.

Raising Money!

posted 16 Apr 2021, 06:28 by Website Admin

Zoe made some homemade caterpillar fidget toys from beads and loom bands. She wanted to raise money for one of the local cat charities called ‘Colchester Caring for our Missing Cats’. All funds raised help with vets bills and all day to day costs of helping all the cats. She contacted the cat charity and they posted them on their fundraising page. Zoe also sold them to neighbours, friends and family. She raised a total of £77!

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