Newsletter – 3rd July 2020

We have just received more details about the guidelines we have to follow in September so that we can safely open up the school to all and finally have everyone back together. We will be working on these over the next couple of weeks and then send out more detailed information about how we are going to operate in the new academic year.

The government recently announced plans to help pupils catch up on any learning they have missed out on during the lockdown. While we await further details and guidance on what these plans will be, we would like to ask our CHJS families about whether you would like some additional Maths and English resources from us over the summer and in what format. We will then use this to inform our planning. Whether you wish to keep the summer as a holiday, or if you would prefer some learning resources, we want to be able to support you and your family in the best way we can. Please be assured that, whatever you choose to do for your family, the CHJS team will all be ready in September to support you and your family in returning to what we hope will be a more normal school environment.

To complete the survey click SUMMER RESOURCES SURVEY and please reply by 10th July.

Thank you to all of those Year 5 parents who got their 11+ responses back. We will let you know exact details next week with your class and start and finish times.

We have had loads of great responses for our remote sports day and other challenges this week. The scores for sports day were really tight in 4 out of the 5 events with sit ups proving the decisive discipline for our winners, Colchester, who just pipped Hedingham to the title! Thanks to all of the many that took part and sent back their scores and congratulations to the winning house and your stomach muscles of steel!

In TTRockstars, well done to Colchester again for the highest points and Hadleigh for the highest number of competitors.

Mountfitchet proved to be the brains of the bunch this week with a win in the quiz!

More congratulations are in order as Mr Halsall heads off on paternity leave today with the imminent arrival of his first child – many sleepless nights ahead! Mr Smale and Mrs Farrell will be looking after 6SH in his absence for the final couple of weeks of term.

A little reminder for our or our Year 6 leavers about T-Shirts and the Yearbook. Could you please send your permission, photos and answers to ideally by the end of today if at all possible.

Thank you for your continued support.