Bingo Evening – Friday 17 November

Eyes down for a full house!

It’s Bingo time again on Friday 17 November at 6pm. All the family are invited to come along and enjoy a great evening.  Supper and soft drinks will be available, see booking form for more information.Tickets available in the office:  Adults £3, Children £1.  Secure your tickets early to avoid disappointment.  This event always sells well!

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.

Special Menu Tuesday 31st October

Special Menu Tuesday 31st October – UK Sausage Week

There will be a special menu on Tuesday 31st October as part of UK Sausage week. The menu will be

British Bangers and BBQ Beans or

Quorn Hot Dog with BBQ Beans

Herb Baked Potato Wedges

Chocolate Beetroot Brownie

Theme days are always popular, please ensure that children in Key Stage 2 who pay for meals, send in their dinner money to pre-book the meal at the start of that week.

Special School Dinner Menu – Tuesday 17 October

Go on a food adventure!
World Food Week runs from 16 to 20 October. Our caterers, eats, will be putting on a special menu on Tuesday 17 October to encourage pupils to experience different tastes. The menu that day will be as follows:

Spanish Meatballs in Tomato Sauce served with Rice

or Butternut Squash and Lentil Lasagne

with Mediterranean Focaccia Bread

and Seasonal Vegetables

Apple and Cinnamon sponge with Chocolate Sauce

Book Fair – from Friday 6 October

The children’s Book Fair from Travelling Books will be in school from 6 to 12 October 2017. The book fair will be in the Junior Hall every afternoon after school.

Please come along and support us by buying a book. As we receive a commission rate on book sales, every book you buy helps us buy new books for the school!

Thank you

NSA Disco – Friday 13 October

It’s disco time again on Friday 13 October!

Nursery, Reception and Infants from 5.30pm to 6.30pm (parents must stay). Tickets £1.50 per child.

Juniors from 6.45pm to 8.00pm. Tickets £2.00 per child.

Tickets can be purchased in advance from the office or pay on the door.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Reception Admission September 2018 – Open Evening 29 November 2017

There will be an opportunity for prospective parents/carers to visit the school on our Open Evening on Wednesday 29th November 2017 at 6.00pm or 7.00pm. As well as meeting the Headteacher, you will be able to meet the Foundation Stage Leader and school special needs coordinator to answer your questions. Please note the evening will be for parents and carers only and you are asked to arrive promptly for your choice of session. Parking is available on the lower playground, accessed via Victoria Chase. Contact the school office to book a place on one of the two time slots. Email: admin@north.essex.sch.uk or telephone: 01206 574225.

Extended nursery sessions starting September 2017

Following our consultation with parents earlier in the year, our nursery provision has been extended from September 2017, to offer up to 30 hours of funded nursery education to families who are eligible.

All children are offered 15 hours of funded nursery education per week (morning sessions 8.30 to 11.30am or afternoon sessions 12.30 to 3.30pm). In addition to this, eligible families can combine morning and afternoon sessions to cover the whole school day (8.30am to 3.30pm). Parents can check if they are eligible on www.childcarechoices.gov.uk.

This is an excellent opportunity to help meet the demand for good quality, teacher-led nursery education to give children a good start to their school careers.

Children are eligible for funded places the term after their third birthday. If you are looking for nursery provision for your child, please speak to the office staff for more information.