NSA Afternoon Tea & Craft Fair – Friday 9 March

Come along after school on 9th March from 3.45 to 6pm, for the Craft Fair in the Junior Hall featuring stalls with arts and crafts and gifts – perfect for Mother’s Day!

Afternoon tea will be served in the infant hall – a chance for a well deserved treat of homemade scones and a cup of tea (squash and fairy cake for children). Tea must be pre-ordered by Tuesday 6th March, children have been given letters or are available from the office.

Support the Free for All runners in the half marathon

Our amazing team of runners are once again training for the Colchester Half Marathon, which will be on Sunday 25th March 2018.

This year the Colchester Half Marathon organisers will be donating all  proceeds from the main event to the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Trust and MS-UK. We wish them all a great event and success in their fundraising. North are hugely grateful that we have been allowed to enter a team to raise sponsorship for our own charity. Our heartfelt thanks go to the organisers and to all our runners and marshals who make our involvement possible.

Over the last 4 years our team have raised over £14,500 in total and we are hoping that the 5th year will be our biggest and best year ever!

All the children and parents at school will know staff members, friends, colleagues or a parent of a child in the same class, who is getting involved in the half marathon to raise funds for Free for All. Please support them by sponsoring them, cheering them on at the race and helping us make this a record-breaking event!

Good luck to everyone!

Christmas Bazaar – Friday 1 December

North School Association look forward to welcoming you to the Christmas Bazaar on Friday 1 December. The fun starts with Santa’s arrival at 5.45pm, followed by all your favourite stalls, Santa’s grotto, the school choir and the grand raffle draw. Don’t forget to return your raffle tickets before Friday!

Christmas Lunch – Thursday 14 December

Our Christmas Lunch is a special meal that requires pre-ordering.

The meal will be free for children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. Children in Key Stage 2 will pay the usual price of £2.20. All children will receive booking forms which need to be completed and returned by Friday 1 December  – please note that bookings cannot be accepted after this date.

Further copies of the form are available from the school office. Children in Key Stage 2 who are eligible for free school meals will also need to return a slip to pre-book their Christmas dinner. Please note that the Christmas lunch replaces the normal menu for the day and will be the only meal served that day

Christmas Productions

The Christmas performance dates for December are as follows:

  • Reception – Wednesday 6th at 9.30am
  • Year 1 and 2 – Friday 8th at 9.30am and 2.00pm
  • Year 3 – Friday 15th at 9.30am
  • Year 4 – Friday 15th at 2.00pm
  • Year 5 and 6 – Tuesday 19th, an Evening Carol Concert at 7.00pm (please note there will not be a creche available for this performance)

Christmas performances are a time for parents to relax and enjoy the shows without worrying about your little ones. If you can, please make arrangements for toddlers and pre-schoolers to be looked after by friends or relatives when you come to a show. If this is not possible, you will be asked to drop children off at the creche when you arrive.  Please make sure you book a place in the creche, forms are available from the office, to be handed in as soon as possible. Please note the creche will open 10 minutes before the start of each performances.

Open lessons start in November

Open lessons will be taking place during November. These are an opportunity to come into school and join your child’s class to find out what the children have been learning and help them. Lessons will be as follows:

Thursday 2 November at 2.00pm – Year 4 classes
Wednesday 8 November at 2.00pm – Year 6 classes
Thursday 9 November at 9.10am – Year 3 classes
Tuesday 14 November at 2.00pm – Year 5 classes
Wednesday 15 November at 9.10am – Year 1 classes and Mrs Spalding’s class
Thursday 16 November at 9.10am – Miss Jacobs’ class

Parking will be available in the playground for the Open Lessons. We look forward to seeing parents there!

Reception will be having Stay and Learn sessions in November and parents will be informed which session they are invited to.