Friday Round Up 17/3/17

Dear Parents,

Summer Term School Visits

We are currently in the final stages of organising our educational visits for the summer term and are slightly dismayed at the rising cost of coach travel. As you are aware from previous correspondence our aim is to organise as many visits and visitors each term for less than £20. Next term, in some year groups, we may slightly exceed this amount because of this extra cost and your understanding is really appreciated.


Just to remind you that this Friday/Weekend is Head Lice day where we are asking all parents to check their child for headlice and treat them accordingly. Hopefully this should reduce the number of cases we have been experiencing in school recently.

Easter Hat/Easter Photograph Competition

As Easter approaches we are holding an Easter Competition. We are inviting the children in Reception and KS1 to design an Easter hat. The children in KS2 children may either design a hat or take a Spring photograph for an Easter display. There will be a prize for the most creative hat and photograph. Please bring the entries to school by Monday 27th March. We looking forward to seeing the entries. Sporting Success Congratulations once again to our Indoor Athletics Team who once again have won the Essex County Council Sportshall Athletics Competition 2017.

This is the 8th year we have won this title since 2009;
 2009 - winners
 2010 - winners
 2011 - winners
 2012 - runner up
 2013 - winners
 2014 - winners
 2015 - winners
 2016 - winners
 2017 - winners

The secret is commitment from both the children and staff as well as the strong support from parents. Well done to everyone involved on what is a remarkable achievement. Please take a moment to look at the write up and photos which appear on our website under News.

Congratulations also to the Tag Rugby Team who achieved a very admirable runners- up position in this years Essex County Council Rugby Competition 2017. Having previously beaten the winning team in an earlier match they won all of their rounds only to pipped at the post in the final stage.

Events This Week

 Tuesday- Year One visited the Tower of London
 Wednesday- Essex County Council Sportshall Final
 Thursday –Year 4 visited the Verulamium Museum St Albans
 Thursday- Essex County Council Tag Rugby Final
 Friday- Eleanor Laing, MP for Epping Forest visited the School

We should be very proud of a First and Second position at this level and I am sure you will join me in thanking the staff for all their hard work in supporting our children. I would also like to praise the children for their hard work, support of one another and excellent attitude at both events.

You should have received a separate email concerning Red Nose Day which is next Friday 24th March. Just to remind you that we asking for £2 per child, which will be donated to the Red Nose Day Charity, if they wish to dress up on the day and they will receive a red nose included in their donation. Have a good weekend. Yours sincerely, P.J. Tidmarsh Headmaster