Newsletter – 19th January 2018

Chalkwell Hall is going green! Pupil voice is important to us – we have our Junior Governors, we have Digital Leaders and now we have Eco Warriors! Our new team of Eco Warriors will be our environment and energy saving champions around school, raising awareness and tackling issues in school like reducing waste, making sure we recycle efficiently and saving energy where we can amongst a host of other things. Well done to the team for being voted in by their peers – we are looking forward to being greener than ever!

 

Year 5 have had students from Westcliff High School for Boys working with them this week running science experiments as part of their lessons.

On Tuesday and Wednesday Year 6 went to Southend Museum to enhance their knowledge and understanding of the Saxons as part of their topic work this term. They had the opportunity to explore the museum as well as a talk all about the Saxon prince uncovered in Prittlewell.

Our Year 3 and 4 girls took part in the borough football tournament on Wednesday in cold and windy conditions but the weather didn’t dampen their enthusiasm at all. After winning all three of their group games in the morning they progressed on to the “Super Eights” and came top of that group as well to move into the semi-finals which they managed to win with a goal scored by the goalkeeper from one to the other! In the final luck was not on their side as they succumbed to a “golden goal” in extra time but to come away as runners up in a very tough competition is an amazing result and we are exceptionally proud of them, not just for their performance but for their fantastic sporting attitude all through a very chilly day – well done girls!

The girls played netball at West Leigh Juniors last night in rather soggy conditions. Despite being beaten by a strong team the girls showed great resilience and kept working all the way to the end of the game. Plenty of encouraging signs for future performances though and all played with a smile on their faces – top effort all round!

A couple of reminders for everyone:

Please do not park in the school car park; it is just for staff members and deliveries to the office, this includes before and after school.  Please bring in Bikeability slips for Year 6 pupils, we need to get all the permissions sorted before the team join us in a couple of weeks.

 

PTA news

Pre-Loved Uniform Sale straight after school, in the playground, on Thursday 25th January (weather permitting). We have good stocks of all uniform, including PE kit, so please support us and come and save yourself a small fortune and buy pre-loved!

Please register with easyfundraising.org.uk and make all your online purchases through their app or website so that our schools receive donations at NO additional cost to yourself. Over 3,300 shops and sites are available including John Lewis, M&S, Ebay, Amazon, Argos and Sainsburys, so whether its groceries or getaways, buy it all via this site! Just a few clicks to register and all your online shopping will earn our schools extra money, so please help to support us and register today.

There are over 240 travel companies to choose from at easyfundraising.org.uk, including Tui, First Choice, Thomas Cook and Expedia so if you have the winter blues and are now planning a holiday, please can you book through www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/ChalkwellHallsch

Attendance matters

The number of lates this week was 25 which is a massive improvement on recent weeks – thank you!  Our overall attendance so far is 96.4%.

Dates for your diary 2018
5JW class assembly

Thursday 25th January 2018 at 2.30pm

5DS class assembly

Thursday 1st February 2018 at 2.30pm

Open Afternoon Tuesday 6th February 2018 from 2.45pm to 3.15pm
4SB class assembly Thursday 8th February 2018 at 2.30pm
NON PUPIL DAY Friday 9th February 2018
HALF TERM Monday 12th February 2018 to Friday 16th February 2018
Book Fair Monday 19th February 2018 to Friday 23rd February 2018
Year 6 Parent Consultations Tuesday 20th February 2018
5OS class assembly Thursday 22nd February 2018 at 2.30pm
Year 5 Parent Consultations Tuesday 27th February 2018
6NM class assembly Thursday 1st March 2018 at 2.30pm
Year 4 Parent Consultations Tuesday 6th March 2018
6SH class assembly Thursday 8th March 2018 at 2.30pm
Year 3 Parent Consultations Tuesday 13th March 2018
3GT class assembly Thursday 15th March 2018 at 2.30pm
6AF class assembly Thursday 22nd March 2018 at 2.30pm
Open Afternoon Tuesday 27th March 2018 from 2.45pm to 3.15pm
6RM class assembly

Thursday 29th March 2018 at 2.30pm

LAST DAY OF TERM

Thursday 29th March 2018

Thank you for your continued support.