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CHILDRENS UNIVERSITY GRADUATION

Congratulations to all the children who are busy collecting their hours.  We had a fantastic graduation at Castle View.  Well done to Olivia S and Maisie C for their inspirational speeches.

This terms graduates are:

Chloe A, Harry C, Kyle T, Harry B, Dani G, Lily Mai T, Nathan S, Riley G, Jack  L, Leo J, Grace L, Millie C, Reggie C, Shelby L, Alfie C, Farrell S, Ollie S, Ollie F, Isabelle F, Cody B, Jace M, Brooke S, Reggie C, Sophie T, Thomas P-M, Isabella S, Harvey F-W, Zak M, Carter S, Willem H, Ruby P, Gracie I, Maisie C, Elizabeth D, Olivia S, Hollie M and Liam C.

The children will be receiving their certificates in a special assembly next week.

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY

Mrs Jeffryes accompanied by Owen C and Olivia W represented the school at a service in the Knightswick Centre to mark the Anniversary of the end of the First World War.  They laid a wreath on behalf of the Northwick Park community.

YEAR 6 LINDY HOP

As part of their history topic on World War 2, Year 6 have been working with the Mushroom Theatre Company to learn the ‘Lindy Hop’.  They are incredibly enthusiastic and I am thoroughly enjoying my Year 6 lunch duty watching them practice on the playground.

DISCO

What fun all the children had as well as raising over £1,000 for our ‘bridge project’.

YEAR 1 FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE VISIT

As part of their topic on real life heroes past and present, Y1 had a visit from Florence Nightingale.  A very active and informative session enjoyed by all the children.

HALF TERM AWARD WINNERS

Our award winners for this half term were:-

Nursery      -   Leo C

Reception   -   Ronni P-S

Year 1        -   Louie C

Year 2        -   Bentley W

Year 3        -   Riley B

Year 4        -   Tommy J

Year 5        -   Abigail D

Year 6        -   Toby G

Well done to all of them.

INDOOR ATHLETICS COMPETITION

 

A team of Year Two children travelled to Deanes to participate in an indoor Athletics Competition.  They all enjoyed the experience of competing against other schools and finished a very credible fifth out of sixteen schools.

FOOTBALL COMPETITION

The Seven-a-side team travelled to Plumbrow to play the group stages in a tournament.  They played really well and have progressed to the next round by finishing second.  A special mention to Luke G who scored a hat trick in two games and Ashton M whose performance in goal was the talk of the festival. 

YEAR 2 GREAT FIRE OF LONDON VISITOR

Year 2 were visited by relatives of Thomas Farriner (the baker in Pudding Lane where the Great Fire of London started).  They participated in an interactive day about the events during this momentous occasion in London’s history.

YEAR 5 SCIENCE AT CASTLE VIEW

Year 5 walked to Castle View to participate in an exciting morning of science.  They participated in two very different activities.  One involved inventing a gold penny and the other testing the cells within their cheeks!  They really enjoyed the morning and behaved impeccably.

COLCHESTER ZOO

Thank you everyone for sending in your sponsor money from the sponsored bounce.  The reception classes have now chosen their animals, Tumba the Chimp, A flock of Flamingoes and Nina the bush dog.

They are looking forward to meeting them when they visit the zoo in the summer.

DIARY DATES

Fri 22nd Nov       -    Southend Music Festival  (Chamber Choir)

Thur 28th Nov    -    School closed Staff Training

Fri 29th Nov       -    School closed Staff Training

Sat 30th Nov       -    Canvey Lights ‘Switch on’

Fri 6th Dec         -    Chamber Choir to Canvey

                               Celebration am

Fri 6th Dec         -    1.45 Xmas Decorations

                               Afternoon

Mon 9th Dec       -    Xmas Post Box opens

Mon 9th Dec       -    Raffle Tickets go on sale

Tue 10th Dec      -    10.00 Reception Performance

Tue 10th Dec           2WA to Deanes am

Tue 10th Dec      -    1.30 - 6.00 Parent Consultations YR – Y6

Wed 11th Dec     -    9.15 + 2.00  Y1 + Y2 Carol Concert

Wed 11th Dec   -    Busy Bears Xmas Party 3.00 – 6.00

Thur 12th Dec-    School Closed

Fri 13th Dec   -   Xmas Jumper Day

Fri 13th Dec   -   9.15 Y3 Carols

Fri 13th Dec   -   Y3 Singing at Sweetbriars

Mon 16th Dec -   YR, 1+2 Xmas Raffle

Mon 16th Dec -   Y3, 4, 5 + 6 Parties

Mon 16th Dec -   Xmas Dinner YR 1, 2 + Nursery

Tue 17th Dec    -    KS2 Xmas Lunch

Tue 17th Dec    -    Nursery Singing 10.15 and 2.00

Tue 17th Dec    -    Y1 and Y2 Christingle

Wed 18th Dec   -    KS2 Raffle

Wed 18th Dec   -   Nursery Parties and Nursery Closes

Wed 18th Dec   -   YR 1 + 2 Xmas Parties

Thur 19th Dec  -   School closes at usual time.

ADVANCE NOTICE – BUSY BEARS AT CHRISTMAS

Busy Bears will close at 6.00pm on Friday 20th December and will RE-OPEN at 7.15am on Thursday 2nd January 2020.

CHILDREN RETURN TO School ON MONDAY 6th January 2020.