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YEAR 5 METRO BANK VISIT

A group of Year 5 children have been working with Metro Bank on their Money Zone programme.  The final session was a visit to the bank to see what happens ‘behind the scenes’.  We hope to repeat this very enjoyable and informative programme next year.

RECEPTION FOREST SCHOOL SESSIONS

This term Reception parents have been invited to attend a Forest School session with their child.  They have been participating in a whole range of activities with the children including toasting marshmallows, den building, water play and mini beast hunts.

YEAR 1 TRIP TO BARLEYLANDS

Year 1 enjoyed an action packed day at Barleylands that included making a healthy salad, a tractor ride and seeing all the animals.

RECEPTION TRIP TO COLCHESTER ZOO

The reception children really enjoyed their trip to Colchester Zoo.  They were able to see all the animals that the children from Northwick Park have sponsored over the last 10 years.

YEAR 2 SATS

As discussed at the Year 2 SATs meeting, the Year 2 children have been taking their end of Key Stage One SATs tests this month.  The maths and reading assessments are now completed and the writing assessments will be finalised by the end of June.

YEAR 3 HOME SAFETY

Year 3 participated in some very informative sessions about ‘safety in the home’ led by Essex Fire Services.

YEAR 6 SATS

Well done to Year 6 for their 100% attendance during SATs week.  The children have worked incredibly hard this year and showed an amazing growth mind-set when completing their tests.

NETBALL MATCH

The girls team enjoyed a friendly match against St Katherine’s.  This gave some of our Year Five girls a chance to play their first match.  Well done to all the girls who showed such commitment to the team this year.

GYMNASTICS

After their impressive display for their families our teams from Years 1, 2, 3 and 4 competed in a competition at Deanes school.  They all performed well and enjoyed the experience of competing against other schools.  The Year 3 and 4 team finished in third place and the Year 1 and 2 team came second.  The Year 1 and 2 team go on to represent Castle Point and Rochford at the County Finals in June.

FOOTBALL MATCH

The boys team enjoyed playing their last game of the season against St Katherine’s.  They all played incredibly well – winning 11-0.  After their last early morning training session they were treated to a cooked breakfast that was enjoyed by all.  Thank you Mrs Painter and the kitchen team!

SUMMER FAIR

Please keep sending in your donations for our Summer Fair that takes place on Wednesday 3rd July at 3 o’clock.

DEANES FESTIVAL

2G joined children from other local schools for a Summer Festival.  They really enjoyed the experience and represented the school magnificently.

KEY STAGE TWO SPORTS

The rain held off for Sports afternoon!  After a closely fought competition, the green team were the winners.  Thanks go to the pupils from Cornelius Vermuyden who helped staff run the event.

READING CAFÉ

These continue to be incredibly well supported.  Thank you Mrs Pettitt for running them and the never ending supply of lollies.  The café will close until September after the final sessions for Years 5 and 6 on Wednesday 12th June.

YEAR 2 TRIP TO BOYDELLS FARM

Year 2 enjoyed their visit to Boydells Farm.  They enjoyed a range of exciting activities including feeding lambs, milking cows and handling a range of small animals.

YEAR 5 RELATIONSHIP SESSIONS

As discussed at the parent sessions Year 5 have been participating in a Relationship and Growing Up session with Mrs Hyde.

BRIDGE BUILDING COMPETITION

As you are aware, our school is situated in part of the Big Local Lottery Grant Area.  We are currently working with the Big Local on a project to renovate our nature and pond area.  The Bridge Building competition led by the Environment Ambassador team was enjoyed by all the children.  As well as raising money for the project, 19 magnificent bridges were constructed.  The winning bridge will be announced at the picnic on Friday.

ANGLIA WATER

Years 3, 4 and 5 enjoyed an interactive session led by Essex & Suffolk Water based around saving water (Don’t be a drip save every drop!).

DIARY DATES

Thur 23rd May     - School closed – Busy Bears open   7.15 am – 6.00

Fri 24th May        - 11.00 Outside Assembly and  Family Picnic

Mon 27th May     - Bank Holiday

Tue 28th May       - Half Term - Busy Bears open   7.15 am – 6.00

Mon 3rd June       - All pupils back to school

Tues 4th June       - Southend visit – ALL YEAR 3                   Rounders Competition

Wed 5th June       - Y4 Writtle visit

Thur 6th June       - Y2 Beach Trip                              Rockband at Grovewood School

Fri 7th June          - 1.30 Key Stage 1 Sports

Mon 10th June     - Class Photos          - Cliffs Concert        - Y1 Phonic Test Week

Tue 11th June       - Y3 Music Concerts at 2.15

Wed 12th June     - 2.30 Year 5+6 Reading Café

Thu 13th June       - YR Sports Afternoon

Mon 17th June     - Y3-Y6 Mobile Assault Course

Tue 18th June       - Y2 Sport Festival at Leigh Beck

Wed 19th June     - Y6 Burwell House Residential Trip

Thur 20th June     - Y6 Burwell House Residential Trip

Frid 21st June       - Teacher Training – Busy Bears open  7.15 am – 6.00

                            - Y6 Burwell House Residential Trip

                             - Nursery Open

Mon 24th June     - Teacher Training – Busy Bears open  7.15 am – 6.00

                              - Nursery Open

Thur 27th June     - Y6 Induction Castle View + Cornelius   Paddocks Concert – details to follow

Fri 28th June        - Y6 Induction Castle View + Cornelius

Wed 3rd July        - Summer Fair          4CO Bikeability                 Y5 to Cornelius (all day)

Thur 4th July        - 4VC Bikeability

Fri 5th July           - Y5 to Castle View am           Y5/Y6 Careers Fair pm – details to  follow