175th Anniversary Celebrations

Monday, 03 June 2019

We have some very special events planned for our 175th Anniversary Celebration! To celebrate this amazing milestone, we have a week full of festivities planned! Click to see the full article with more information.

200 Million Minutes Winners!

Friday, 10 May 2019

Well done to Kayla (Y5), Chloe (Y5) and Sasha (Y3) for being our top 3 readers during the challenge! A special mention goes to Summer (Y2) for raising £83, Mazie-Grace (EYFS) for raising £25 and Lacey (EYFS) for raising £10! The school read a total of 199,603 minutes!

Ivan in The News

Friday, 03 May 2019

Ivan in Year 4 was recently featured in Colchester Hospital's Diabetes Team newsletter! He shared the recipe Year 4 used to make their salad nicoises last term. 

Healthy Schools Awards

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Richard de Clare received their Healthy Schools award at a ceremony held at the Chelmsford City race course on Tuesday.  Staff and our Healthy schools ambassadors, Sophie and Henry, picked up the award which recognises the hard work everybody from our school community puts in to improve the health of our children.  the award recognised areas such as healthy school dinners, lessons and curriculum that share important lessons on healthy lifestyles and improved access to physical activities and clubs.

Gymnastic Success

Monday, 11 March 2019

Our Gymnastics Team performed at the county finals in Chelmsford this weekend! It was a great competition, well attended with lots of talented gymnasts. The team also got to watch a special performance from Nicole, the current British Gymnastics champion! A big thank you to Mrs Huggins and Mrs Davey for their commitment to the team!

Artist in Residence

Friday, 14 June 2019

Artist in residence and ex pupil Will Claridge worked with every pupil in the school to create a very special memory to mark the school's 175th anniversary. We are delighted with the finished work of art.

May Day Maypole!

Wednesday, 08 May 2019

Our Country Dancers performed maypole and country dances at the May Day celebration in the Public Gardens on Monday. They danced beautifully and represented our school so well. A special mention also goes to the HSA for their stall to raise a few more pennies for the Cozy Cabin project!

Cross Country Final

Monday, 29 April 2019

Peter, Y5, placed 42nd in the Year 5 division of the Essex County Cross Country final on Friday. He also placed 1st in our region, North West Essex. We are so proud of his achievements, along with the whole of the Cross Country team! 

Kindness Week

Monday, 18 March 2019
Assemblies this week will be themed around our Core Values, "Be Kind, Be Safe, Respect" and children will be undertaking PSHE work in class, exploring kindness to one another and what this might look like. For these next few weeks our Core Value tokens (earned when children demonstarate on of our Core Vlaues ( Be kind, be safe, respect), are going multicloured. Each year group will be collecting a different colour token to go towards our massive rainbow display in the school hall; we aim to colour the school with kindness!

Mummifying Tomatoes!

Friday, 08 March 2019

Year 3 have been mummifying tomatoes this week! They followed a set of instructions to complete the process, and then made their own instructional video!

Year 3 Artist Visit 2

Friday, 17 May 2019

Local artist, Will Claridge, visited Year 3 this week. He engaged the children by talking about his own artwork and inspirations. He linked the artwork to their topic of Jack and The Beanstalk by doing leaf printing. 


Year 3 Artist Visit

Tuesday, 07 May 2019

Last week, Year 3 had a very special visit from a local artist, Mr Gardner. The children had a go at creating their own abstract painting using a variety of mediums.

Sewing Club

Wednesday, 03 April 2019

Sewing Club for this term has finished. The children have made some beautiful little pillows! A letter will be sent home this week if your child is interested in joining the club after the Easter holiday (Y4-6 only).

Anti-Bullying Workshop

Friday, 15 March 2019

Six of our children went to Chelmsford Racecourse this week to participate in the Multi-School Council anti-bullying event. There were a range of workshops including role playing different scenarios, designing t-shirts and writing a song about inclusion. The children who attended represented RdC beautifully. 

We Need You!

Monday, 04 March 2019

2019 marks Richard de Clare's 175th birthday! If you, or someone you know, has attended or worked at Richard de Clare, we would love to hear about your experiences at the school! Please view the whole article for more information.