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Year 2 Trip – Layer Marney
This week Year 2 visited Layer Marney Tower to support their learning about The Great Fire of London. They had a very educational and enjoyable day. Thank you to the parents who gave up their time to help out for the day. Photos can be seen in our gallery.

Junior Netball Team
Congratulations to the Junior School netball team who are continuing their unbeaten run in the Colchester netball league this season – most recently they won their match against Monkwick School on Monday - a convincing 7 – 0 win.

Arriving Late
Please can I remind you that learning begins at 9.00am prompt. We have an increasing number of children arriving just after the doors close in the morning. Even if your child is a few minutes late this disrupts their morning as learning will have started in the class room. Please ensure your child is at school before the doors are locked in the morning.

Driving in Plume Avenue
PLEASE drive safely outside our school for the safety of all our children - and be aware that reckless driving which causes injury is a criminal offence.

School Dinners
Week commencing 3rd February we will be eating meals from Menu 2.

Midday Assistant Vacancy
We have a vacancy for a midday assistant to join our team at the infant school. The position is for 7.5 hours per week (4 days). If you are interested or know someone who may be, please collect an application form from the infant school office.

Year 5 and Year 6 – Walking Home
Children in years 5 and 6 may walk home unaccompanied – but only if we have received written authorisation from a parent. If you have not yet completed this authorisation form, your child will not be permitted to walk home without a suitable adult. For your convenience, attached to this newsletter is the relevant permission form. If you have not yet done so, please complete this and return it to the Junior School office to give or withhold your permission. Many thanks.

Year 5 Parents
For parents of current year 5 pupils, you may wish to know that registration for the 11+ exam (2021 entry) will be from 19th May to 1st July 2020 inclusive. CSSE schools will hold open days/evenings during June/July 2020. The tests will be held on Saturday 19th September 2020.

Recycling
Please see the attached flyers for items you can recycle at our school.

Dates for your Diary
Mon 27 Jan – (Junior School) netball match v Monkwick Junior at Thomas Lord Audley School 3 – 4.15pm
Tues 28th Jan – Year 2 trip to Layer Marney
Mon 3 Feb – (Junior School) netball match v Queen Boudicca at PJS 3.30pm
Weds 5 Feb – Year 3/4 cross country competition 10.00am – midday.
Thurs 6 Feb – Junior school choir to O2 for Young Voices
Mon 10 Feb – (Junior School) netball match v Kelvedon at PJS 3.30 – 4.30pm
Weds 12th Feb – Year 5/6 cross country competition – 10.00am – midday
Thurs 13th Feb – Year 5/6 tag rugby competition – 9.30am - midday
Mon 17 – Fri 21 Feb – half term
Tues 25th Feb – (Junior School) netball match v.Gosbecks at PJS – 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Tues 3 Mar – Parents’ evening 3.30 – 7.30pm
Wed 4 Mar – Skipping Day (Juniors)
Thurs 5th Mar – Skipping Day (Infants)
Thurs 5 Mar – Parents’ evening 3.30 – 5.30pm

Communication Flow Chart
Please find attached our Communication Flow Chart to inform you of the best way to contact school staff. Your first point of contact with the school should always be either your child’s class teacher or the office staff.