Christmas with Dickens!

There’ll be no ‘Bah… Humbug’ around here this Christmas!

 We are excited to announce that on Thursday 10th December, the whole school will be watching a live-streamed performance of ‘Christmas with Dickens!’ by The Globe Players.

‘Christmas With Dickens!’ brings all the joy, wonder and festive cheer of Dickens’ world right to Little Hadham Primary.

Bringing together some of Charles Dickens’ most well-known tales, the children will meet a charity collector, whose request for a Christmas contribution from the miserly Mr Scrooge is unsuccessful, to say the least.

With help from friends past, present and future, he will learn a valuable lesson. The children will learn how Oliver Twist’s simple request for more gruel leads to all sorts of adventures, including an intriguing encounter with The Artful Dodger!

And if our pupils think teachers are strict today…wait till they get a lesson from Mr & Mrs Wackford Squeers! With festive songs and characters (Mr Christmas himself may even pop in to visit), this production promises to be a seasonal treat for us all.

At the end of the performance, the children will have an online Q&A session with the actors.

There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humour! ~ Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

 Well said, Mr Dickens! We can’t wait!

Mrs Tweedale, Deputy Head

That’s the thing about books…

Thank you to all those parents that have already added to our book collection. Here are some of the books that have been donated, the children in are very excited! If you haven’t made a donation yet and would like to, there is still plenty of time.  We really appreciate all your support.

Half Term Sports Camp with Mr Edwards

Ouch my ears… there are certainly a lot of squeals and shouts during this sports camp, as well as very sweaty faces! Indoors and outdoors, they don’t seem to mind the rain. I just saw the scooter track they’ve made- very impressive- I may have a go later! Remember there is still time to book, just email  Mr Edwards at pecsports@hotmail.com

As promised I have added the book lists to each class. I hope you all are enjoying your have term albeit the weather!

Sinead Connolly

Hip Hip Hooray it’s Half Term…

Dear families,

Thank you to each and every one of you for your support this half term.

This half term will be most significantly noted by the joy of having our whole community reunited once again full time, with a renewed focus upon teaching and learning and positive well-being. Significantly, positive well-being is a phrase that has thankfully now been given more recognition within schools – for both staff and pupils. Indeed, it has formed part of our daily vocabulary, in addition to being under the media spotlight and daily news bulletins.

We are delighted to have been able to finish off our first half term with our socially distanced parents’ consultations. It was so lovely to see you all enjoying your children’s books and hearing how they are in class. I heard so many children saying, ‘Did you see what I wrote there?’ and ‘Look at this, this is my best piece!’ We have had so many positive comments back about how safe we had made people feel and how efficient everything was. Of course, all this is thanks to the wonderful hard working staff who made this happen so seamlessly!

On a personal note I want to extend my thanks to the whole school community— these are strange and uncertain times and I have really appreciated the warmth and support of the whole school community as we develop a different way of working. I feel so fortunate to be able to come into work every day and work with such a great team, lovely children and a really supportive parent and governing body. Wishing you all a happy and healthy half term break.

We are looking forward to seeing you on Monday 2nd November. Stay safe and well.

Sinead Connolly

 

 

 

 

Thank You

Thank you very much for your Harvest Donations. They have arrived safely at the Food Bank.

Nursery/Reception applications for September 2021

If you are going to be applying for a Nursery/Reception place for your child to start in September 2021 we are offering visits to look round our school from Monday 5th October 2020.

Please phone the school office on 01279 771285 to arrange a visit.

A Fantastic Forest Week

All of our children have been having a great time in the forest celebrating International Forest School Day. There has been lots of laughter and creativity coming out of the sessions. Marshmallows have been toasted, sticks whittled and dens and swings constructed.

Forest School Week

Next week the whole school will be celebrating International Forest School Day. This year we will be celebrating throughout the week on site with our classes. Children will need to have wellingtons and suitable clothing as we will be outside whatever the weather.

Congratulations and Well Done!

Well done to everyone who has taken part in our sponsored event and to those of you who have donated already! You definitely deserved that hot chocolate after all the running! If you haven’t managed to get out yet, don’t worry there is still time and of course there is still time to donate at…

GoFundMe page: gofundme.com/f/sponsored-run-walk-or-cycle

Forget the kilometres and remember the cause!

And just like that we are at the end of our second full week back! This week has seen an increased emphasis on high quality learning in classes. On my daily visits into classes this week it still amazes me how well pupils have re-adapted back into the daily life of school. This is particularly noticeable in our Nursery and Reception classes, where children have settled in fantastically well.

Like me, I am sure many of you are following the news closely and will be aware of the increasing rate of Covid infections nationally and locally. Thankfully Little Hadham Primary continues to feel as safe as possible in the circumstances. I would like to say a huge thank you for the collective efforts of all parents and carers to make drop off and pick up safer. Efforts to keep children safely by your side, parents patiently waiting by or in their cars at pick up and punctual drop offs have made a notable difference. With the infection rate rising, little things like this will play a significant part in our attempts to keep school open for all.

Tomorrow…

This is the start of our safe, fun and sporty fundraiser for the school and we would love to see as many pupils, parents, friends, family and neighbours as possible to join in.  Everyone can take part as it can be as short or as long as you like, and you can start and finish at your own home! Some people are starting from the school at 10 am and will run a route around Little Hadham. Do feel free to join us at this time but remember we will have to social distance and can’t run in groups of more than 6.

Please remember, if you haven’t already,  make a donation via the GoFundMe page: gofundme.com/f/sponsored-run-walk-or-cycle

Have a lovely weekend,

Sinead Connolly

 

 

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