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.
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 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).
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.
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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 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.
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.
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!
A huge thank you to everyone who dressed up and donated! The winners were Maddison (Y6), Olivia (Y5), Callum (Y4), Lily (Y3), Jasper (Y2), Sonny (Y1) and Mazie-Grace (EYFS). The winners received a book token.
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!
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!
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!
What have our Nursery been up to this week?