Newsletter – 29th June 2018

There’s only three weeks left of term (where did the time go?) and still loads to pack in before the end of the year.


On Monday we will have sports day, with Years 3 & 4 (10:00-12:00) in the morning and Years 5 & 6 in the afternoon (1:00-3:00) with lunch in the park in between. It’s set to stay hot according to the forecast so plenty of sun cream, hats and water please!

The majority of our Year 6 pupils will be heading off to their new schools for taster days over the next couple of weeks and Years 3, 4 & 5 children will all meet their new teachers on Friday 6th July 2018.


Half our Year 4s had a cracking day out in London at Madam Tussauds this week as part of their topic studies. They all had a great time and represented school brilliantly while they were out and about, great work Year 4!  We are negotiating with Madam Tussauds regarding a new date for the other half of Year 4.


We recently entered some of our children’s artwork into the Leigh Art Trail ‘Me on Sea’ competition and, in amongst all the great pieces entered,  we had four pieces of work that were highly commended by the judges from Susie Larke, Josephine Cole, Amy Simpson and Jack Belton along with a third place prize for Beatrice Robinson.


We are liaising with St Pierre who would like to display Chalkwell’s artwork in their end of year Art Exhibition which will take place on Saturday 14th July 2018 from 2.00pm-4.00pm. There will be music and refreshments and a real celebration of local student artwork.


Our cricket team, fresh from winning the Southend Borough competition, competed at the Essex finals this week. The competition was only the winners and runners up from the various areas of Essex so was a lot tougher than the local one. We started slowly, with a few nerves and narrowly lost our opening two games but rallied and followed up with two wins to leave us somewhere in the middle of the rankings. The boys have represented us brilliantly in both events with a fantastic positive attitude throughout and we couldn’t be prouder, well done team!


PTA news

The Summer Fete, the biggest event on our calendar is almost here!!! Join us tomorrow, Saturday 30th June, 12-3pm for an afternoon of fun for all the family!


There is a fantastic opportunity to enter a special raffle to win 6 tickets to see Little Mix in concert, as well as some wonderful raffle prizes to win including £500 cash, Aladdin theatre tickets, Pol Roger champagne, Cliffs Pavilion theatre tickets, Adventure Island wristbands, Marsh Farm tickets & Base Jump tickets!


With lots of games, entertainment and gift stalls, a bouncy castle, photo booth, face painting and tattoos, as well as Pimms, Prosecco, beer, cocktails by Henry Burgers, a delicious BBQ, ice cream and much more, there’s plenty to keep everyone entertained.


We look forward to seeing you there and thank you in advance for all your support!


Attendance matters


The number of lates this week was 38. Our overall attendance so far is 96.2%


Dates for your diary 2018
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.