Newsletter No 235
Friday 3rd July 2015
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Sports Day and Parents Evening – Tuesday 7th July 2015
Summer Fayre – Saturday 18th July 2015
End of Term Assembly – Friday 17th July 2015
Last day of Term- Wednesday 22nd July 2015
CLASS 4 LONDON EYE TRIP!
On Wednesday 1st July 2015 the other half of Class 4 went on a trip to London, following on from their visit to the Aquarium the previous week. This time they had the added bonus of it being the hottest day in nine years! Again they caught the 10:16 train from Witham Railway Station and travelled to Stratford, then caught the London Underground Jubilee Line and travelled round to Waterloo. They found a nice shaded area by the South Bank in Jubilee Gardens and ate their lunch, with the London Eye ahead of us.
After they had all finished lunch we went to the London Eye 4D experience and all wore funny glasses to watch a short film giving an aerial view of London (complete with water and fireworks) before joining the queue for the London Eye. They were fast tracked on to the attraction, so the whole queuing time was less than ten minutes before they stopped the Eye to allow everyone to board. The lovely air conditioned capsules gave them great views along the Thames and across the whole of our capital - including Buckingham Palace, The BT Tower, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Clock Tower (not Big Ben - that is the name of the bell, not the clock tower)!
Everyone enjoyed the views and experience on the London Eye and the staff were superb with helping them through the whole of our time there. After the flight had finished they shopped for some souvenirs and had a drink before heading back on their return journey to Witham. Once again we would like to thank the staff of Abelio Greater Anglia for being on the platform ready to assist Class 4 with ramps to board and leave the trains. The majority of the cost of this trip was paid for from the Jack Petchey Award, which one of Class 4's students was awarded earlier this year. They already have their sights on visiting the new Shrek 4D attraction on the South Bank for our next trip to London!
A letter that was sent out last week providing information on how to apply to become a parent governor. If there are any parents that are interested in becoming a Parent Governor, The Chair of Governors will be available at the Parents Evening on the 7th July 2015 to give more information regarding the work done by the governing body and the role of a parent governor.
Could you please send back the Parent Governor Election form before Monday 13th July.
CALLING FOR ANY UNWANTED SOFT TOYS!
If you have any unwanted soft toys at home that are in good condition and you would be happy to donate to our toy stall at the Summer Fete, please would you send these into school by Friday 17th July.
Interact is a local Essex based charity that delivers support where needed most. They believe that everyone should have the opportunity to fulfill their life aspirations. They work in local communities across Essex promoting inclusion, increasing participation and independence.
The main focus of their work is improving the emotional well-being and life opportunities for young people with a learning disability and additional needs, and their parents/carer with a focus on supporting the whole family. They also work with people who experience barriers through disability, challenging emotional and mental health issues, other disadvantage and social difficulties
They do various activities daily, which include trampolining, meals out, sleep overs and trips away. If you are interested in this then visit their website www.interact.org.uk. The website gives you information about what events are happening on what day and how you can book a place.