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Yr 2 Local Walk

posted 11 Oct 2019, 06:48 by Website Admin

Year 2 went for another walk to discover more about the local area around our school. We played a special game of Kendall and Beyond Bingo. We had to spot amenities on the way which the people who live in New Town need such as schools, doctors, dentists, shops etc. We stopped off at the community garden on the way back to check on the Kendall raised bed where the children planted runner beans in the Summer term of Year 1.

Year 5 Visit to Wagamama

posted 11 Oct 2019, 06:43 by Website Admin

On Friday 4th October, Year 5 had the exciting opportunity to visit Wagamama in Colchester as part of our healthy eating topic.  We took part in fresh fruit juice making, Japanese food tasting and if that wasn't enough we also learned about sustainability (Wagamama use a huge amount of oil which is turned into Bio diesel!).  To end our morning there, Tim the chef cooked lunch for us - scrummy Yaki Soba.  

Conker Competition Winners!

posted 11 Oct 2019, 06:40 by Website Admin

Last Friday, the children took part in our annual conker competition. The children competed against their peers and each class crowned a winner. Later on that afternoon, the children took their seats in the outdoor classroom ready to watch the grand finale. The children enjoyed supporting their friends and certainly found their competitive spirit! Well done to this year’s runner up, Aiden and the overall winner, Martha. Thank you to everyone that took part!

Harvest Celebration/Food Bank

posted 4 Oct 2019, 06:38 by Website Admin

As you will have noticed from previous Newsletters, we are having our school Harvest celebrations at St Stephen’s on October 17th at 10 am. We are again supporting the Foodbank this year and below you will find their shopping list if you feel able to donate an item or two we would be very grateful. The supplies can be brought to school from Monday 7th October and will be displayed in the hall by our worship table.

Catering News!

posted 27 Sep 2019, 06:49 by Website Admin

Welcome back from the summer holidays with a new intake of young children all ready to try the Autumn Menu. This term there are a few changes in the menu e.g. vegetarian meals and a couple of different desserts. I hope you like them!

The gardening club has been very busy growing beautiful baby carrots that I made into yummy coleslaw which was eaten up in a flash!


Our Themed Menu this month was Elmer the Elephant, a colourful menu to help the EYFS with their colours.  Next week on Thursday 3rd October we will be dishing up Year 1’s Favourite Menu (please see menu attached). If you have any queries regarding the menus or have any feedback please do not hesitate to contact me.

Mrs Mussett Catering Manager and Team

National Fitness Day

posted 27 Sep 2019, 06:47 by Website Admin

On Wednesday the whole school took part in National Fitness Day. Each class did half an hour of exercise to music with Miss Gayton and talked about why it is good for us to take part in regular exercise. The wet weather didn't put them off and all the children thoroughly enjoyed their fitness routines!

Lost Property

posted 20 Sep 2019, 06:56 by Website Admin

Tables are out every Friday with the lost property that has been handed in to the office. Don’t forget to order your ‘Stamptastic’.

Gardening Club

posted 20 Sep 2019, 06:50 by Website Admin

Gardening club has got off to a great start and has harvested a decent crop of carrots that will feature on Mrs Mussett’s salad bar and some green tomatoes. We will be putting them on a warm window sill in the hope that they will ripen but in the meantime if anyone has a great recipe for green tomatoes - maybe a chutney? Please let us know!

In the Middle at Lidl!

posted 20 Sep 2019, 06:47 by Website Admin

Thanks to the eagle eyed parent who spotted this! This week Lidl are doing specials on waterproofs - boots, trousers, and raincoats - so grab yourselves a bargain for winter forest school!

Save the Date!

posted 16 Sep 2019, 03:47 by Website Admin

On 18th October, the PTA will be holding their very first ‘Quiz and Curry night’ here at school for parents (you will have the night off as ‘no children allowed!’) We will be sending out fliers soon with information about the ‘teams, timings and tolls’. We look forward to seeing you there!

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