Newsletter – 11th May 2018

We will be having a bit of an enforced change in our music provision during this term as Mr Forman will unfortunately be leaving us due to ill health. Money collected for lessons with him will be refunded over the next couple of weeks and we will start afresh after half term with private lessons being provided by Mr Winiberg for those that wish to take them up. Mr Forman has been a brilliant member of our team for a number of years and has been the creative force behind many fantastic musical showpieces. I am sure you will join us in thanking him for his hard work with us and wishing him all the best for the future.


On Wednesday, as part of their topic studies for this term, 4AH and 4TF had a very enjoyable trip to Southend Museum to look at their exhibits and to learn about life in Ancient Roman times.


Our budding Andy Murrays and Joanna Kontas took to the courts today at Garons to represent us in the Borough tennis tournament. Our Year 4 team did really well, winning half of their matches, but didn’t quite make it through to the semi-finals. Well played team Chalkwell!

There will be a change on the dinner menu next week. The dinner menu on Thursday 17th May 2018 will be as follows:

Week 1 Hot dinner choices Cold dinner choices:
  Breaded Fish Portions

Chalky’s Homemade Cheese and Pepper Quiche

Jacket Potato Spaghetti Hoops

Sweetcorn or Peas


High Fibre Baps

Cucumber Sticks

Cherry Tomatoes

Sliced Peppers

Carrot Sticks


Butchers Roast Beef Slices


Cookies, (containing E, MK, Soyb & G), Fresh fruit, Yoghurt/Fromage Frais, Strawberry Jelly,

Milk and Water

Please refer to the dinner menu for key allergen information



PTA news

On Friday 18th May 2018 we will be welcoming back Go Bonkers for an Inflatable Fun Day! Thank you to everyone who returned their slips and payment, your wristbands will be returned to you via your children next week. Please keep them safe as we cannot reissue them. Please remember to wear them to the event as there is no entry without a wristband. We are still in need of volunteers to help at this event so if you able to, please email

Thank you to everyone who has already offered to have a Coulson James board advertising our Summer Fete on Saturday 30th June 2018, 12-3pm. For every board that goes up, Coulson James have kindly offered to make a donation to the PTA!  Boards will be put up approximately 2 weeks before the fete and taken down a week after. If you are happy to have a board, please email with your name, address and post code.


If you are interested in any discounted Aladdin tickets at The Prince Edward Theatre on Tuesday 4th September 2018 at 7.30pm, please email  with the number you require so we can finalise numbers with the theatre. Please note all requests and payments must be made by today, Friday 11th May 2018.


Attendance matters

The number of lates this week was 25 Our overall attendance so far is 96.3%.

Dates for your diary 2018
5DS Class Assembly Thursday 17th May 2018 at 2.30pm
Go Bonkers Friday 18th May 2018
Open Afternoon Tuesday 22nd May 2018 from 2.45pm
3SR Class Assembly Thursday 24th May 2018 at 2.30pm
HALF TERM 29th May 2018 to 1st June 2018
NON PUPIL DAY Monday 4th June 2018
Class Photographs Thursday 7th June 2018
Year 3 & 4 PGL Weekend Friday 8th June 2018 to Sunday 10th June 2018
3GB Class Assembly Thursday 14th June 2018 at 2.30pm
4AH Class Assembly Thursday 21st June 2018 at 2.30pm
5JW Class Assembly Thursday 28th June 2018 at 2.30pm
Sports Day Monday 2nd July 2018

Lower school – am, Upper school – pm

4JT Class Assembly Thursday 5th July 2018 at 2.30pm
Open Afternoon Tuesday 10th July 2018 at 2.45pm to 3.15pm
4SB Class Assembly Thursday 12th July 2018 at 2.30pm
Last day of term Friday 20th July 2018


Thank you for your continued support.