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News 2013

Christmas Dinner

18th Dec

The calm before the storm. Great table manners 6W boys!

Dodgeball

17th Dec

Many congratulations to our dodgeball team who finished 2nd overall in the Essex Primary Schools Dodgeball Finals.

Christmas Bazaar

13th Dec

Year 4

Roman Day

We seem to be having a very historical time at the moment; year 4 spent the day as romans on Monday to bring their learning to life!

Christmas Choir

24th Nov

The Year 5/6 section of our school choir sang at St Mary’s church fete on Saturday.

Mutolere School

Uganda

When Denis came over in September to teach us about Pedal Power, we gave him some old notebook computers to take back to our partner school. Here they are opening them for the first time.

Year 3

Egyptian Day

Year 3 spent the day as egyptians to bring their history topic to life.

Best Children’s Performer 2013

24th Nov

Congratulations to ex-pupil Bobby Lockwood who won Best Performer at the children’s BAFTAs last night for his role as Rhydian in Wolfblood. We are so proud of you. Well done.

Primary Maths Challenge

20th Nov

Selected mathematicians from years 5 & 6 took part in the Primary Maths Challenge today.

Parents Do SATs!

20th Nov

Children in Need

15th Nov

Today we supported Children in Need by having a non-uniform day and a special school dinner menu. Altogether we raised £?

Sophie & Ella roller skated to school and raised £190 – WELL DONE!

Dodgeball

Congratuations to our Dodgeball team who won the Wickford round of the tournament and will now play in the finals against the winners of the other Essex rounds.

Tudor Day

Year 5

Children in year 5 spent the day as tudors with Henry VIII to bring to life their learning about the Tudor period.

Year 6 Residential

21st-25th Oct

88 children headed off to West Runton on Monday for their week-long extravaganza. Click the link below to see what they’ve been up to.

High 5 Netball

Harvest

4th Oct

We celebrated harvest festival today by donating food to the Gateway project run by Wickford Salvation Army.

Paul came into assembly to tell us all about the food store and how it helps people in our town.

Pedal Power

26th Sep

Denis & Emma from Pedal Power came into school to show us their film about gorilla conservation in Uganda. The film was powered by pedalling the bikes. Denis also brought us some gifts made by the children at our partner school in Mutolere.

Congratulations

21st Sep

Congratulations to Mr & Mrs Williams on the birth of their daughter Emily.

Wickford Library

50th Anniversary

Our choir sang at Wickford library’s 50th anniversary celebrations last week and our talented artists displayed their portraits.

Little Musketeers

20th Sep

Olympic fencer, Phil, came into assembly this morning to talk to the children about fencing. He is starting a club after school on Mondays and also runs school holiday activities in the area.

Wacky Reading

13th Sep

Our summer holiday reading challenge was to take a photo reading in the wackiest place. The winners were Miles, for reading buried in the sand, & Will, for reading underwater in the swimming pool.

Well done to everyone who took part:

We will continue to add photos to this display throughout the year. So if you read in a wacky place, take a photo and give it to Miss Styles.

Our Guinea Pigs

12th Sep

As part of our community work, we are fostering two female guinea pigs, for Squeaky Pigs Animal Rescue based in Wickford, until they can be found a ‘Forever Home’. The children will be naming them very shortly and will learn how to take care of them whilst the guinea pigs learn to be calm and confident. They are already settling in very well and love being stroked and cuddled.

Shortlisted names are Bubble & Squeak or Cookie & Crumble. Children will vote in assembly on Monday. (Another nameless weekend!)

Leavers

19th Jul

Year 6 Leaver’s BBQ & disco.

Follow this link to buy your photos.

Goodbye & good luck to Mrs Cavalier……………………

…………. and best wishes to Mrs Slattery for her forthcoming wedding.

Swimming

19th Jul

We were the only school in the Basildon district where every pupil who was tested passed their water safety award. These children were chosen to pose for the picture because they have shown commitment, enthusiasm and effort in their swimming lessons.

Talent Show

19th Jul

Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6

The winner was Erin with her Cup Song. Runners up were Aaron (singing) & Teagan (gymnastics). WELL DONE!

Wickford Library is 50

8 talented artists were chosen to create canvas pictures of the library staff in 1960s style. These pictures will be displayed in the library to commemorate the library’s 50th year.

Andy Warhol – screen print-style Psychedelic Andy Warhol – Monroe style

Lichtenstein comic strip-style

Year 6 Leaver’s Production

16th Jul

PE Nightmare Arty Party SATs Blues

School Trip Boogie Silent Night? Lunchtime Frontline

Curtains! Finale

Press release from the Community Safety Team – Essex Police

12th Jul

Police in Wickford are investigating two reports of accosting in the town Wednesday evening and are appealing for any witnesses. Police are also liaising with local schools to give “stranger danger” advice.

A 10 year old boy reported to his parents that around 7.40pm a man wearing a mask got out of a small black car in Kingsley Meadows, shouted and chased him a short distance down the road. Police searched the area but this appears to be an attempt to scare the boy, who was left upset. The man is described as having grey hair.

A short time later a 16 year old girl reported that she was walking near the High Street, junction with Market Road, when the driver of a black car, described as white in his 20s, tried to persuade her to get into his car. He did not get out and only spoke to her however she was left upset by the encounter.

Police are increasing patrols in the area and will be reviewing CCTV to identify the car and driver.

Youth officer Pc Julie Dawes said: “While both of these incidents are worrying, there is no evidence of a serious intention to take these children. I do however want to ask parents to speak and warn their children. We need to speak to anyone who was in the relevant area around 7.30pm last night and remembers seeing a small black car in the area, or anyone who has any other information.”

Julie Dawes
Pc 3207
Youth Officer
Community Safety Team
Basildon District
South LPA
Billericay Police Station
High Street
Billericay Essex CM12 9AB

Within Essex 101
Extn 385106
Outside Essex 0300 333 4444
Fax 01277 632904 or Internal 385338
Email : julie.dawes@essex.pnn.police.uk
Website :www.essex.police.uk
Billericay Police Station opening hours Mon-Sat 12-8pm
Basildon Police Station 0800-midnight

Bikeability

Another group of children successfully passed level 1 & 2 Bikeability, showing they’re well on their way to becoming proficient cyclists on the road.

Year 5 Mexicolore

11th Jul

Year 4 Music Performance

10th Jul

After several weeks of practising, year 4 put on an open air performance to show what they had learnt on the recorder and percussion instruments, thanks to Essex Music Services.

Southend Colourthon

6th Jul

Thank you to everyone who sponsored Mrs Ramet to complete the Southend 13 mile moonlight walk along the seafront last night. So far she has raised over £200 for Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity.

Before After

Summer Concert

2nd Jul

Congratulations to the choir and musicians who put on a wonderful performance tonight.

First Aid

27th Jun

Year 5 have spent the week learning basic emergency first aid skills – testing tomorrow!

Junior Warden Scheme

26th Jun

Community Wardens from Basildon have been teaching 5W as part of a Junior Warden Scheme. The wardens look after the community in a variety of ways; part of this is reducing anti-social behaviour, clearing up litter to protect wildlife, cleaning up graffiti and teaching people how to prevent the risk of fire. Each week different people have come in to teach the children what’s right and wrong.

Music Festival

21st Jun

Mr Rhys-Morgan took the choir to the Leign-on-Sea Festival of Music & Drama and they won!. They scored 88 out of 90 points which meant they achieved ‘Honours’ and won the cup. Well done!

District Athletics Qualifiers

Relay: Y3 girls & boys, Y4 girls, Y5 & 6 girls & boys.

Sprint: Evie, Aaron, Bailey & Molly.

Vertical jump: Harry.

Medal Winners!

Year 4 girls (Rianna, Brooke, Abbie & Mae) won bronze and year 5 boys (William, Max, Robbie & Lewis) won gold. WELL DONE!

Book Week

17th Jun

Author Kes Gray visited today to kick off our mini book week. He started the day with a whole school assembly then visited every class to answer questions He finished the day signing autographs and selling some of his entertaining books.

Sports Day

14th Jun

Water house wins sports day 2013!

Creative Arts Festival

12th Jun

The Wickford Schools creative arts festival took place today, for the first time ever, indoors. Unfortunately, the evening performance had to be cancelled due to an unfavourable weather forecast. Nevertheless, the children performed well and Oscars were exchanged between schools. 3E will perform Happy Feet to their parents next Wednesday 9am and to the rest of the school at 10am.

Photos from Mutolere

11th Jun

MS Society Fundraising

10th Jun

Chloe-Ann Morris, now a pupil at Bromfords School, returned to WJS today, along with her mum, to hand over the £3000 cheque to the MS Society.

Chloe nominated the MS Society to be our charity of the year whilst she was in year 6. She presented her idea in assembly and won the votes of the other pupils, so we dedicated our fundrasing efforts during 2012 to this charity.

Colchester Zoo

10th Jun

Year 4 visted Colchester zoo today as part of their topic work.

House Day

23rd May

This term’s theme was ‘Take One Painting’ so children spent the day studying a famous picture related to their house. Water house looked at ‘A Waterfall’ by William Muller, Earth house looked at ‘A Tiger in a Tropical Rainfall’ and Fire house looked at a range of pictures depicting fire & fireworks. Children had a great time creating drama, poetry, pictures and music inspired by these paintings.

Just Different

20th May

Emily came to visit year 3 to show them that even though she is disabled, she can do the same as other people, she may just do it differently. The children learned to show empathy and not sympathy, and had the opportunity to try out Emily”s basketball wheelchair.

Snow White

26th Mar

and the stagehand……

Year 4 performed four shows during the week – the acting was amazing, singing was superb and narration was humorous. Well done year 4! Profits raised from DVD sales were shared between our charity of the year and our performing arts fund.

Comic Relief

15th Mar

Maths Week

4th Mar

During maths week, Y3 & 4 children opened a shop, parents came in to play games with their children ………….

we had a biggest potato and longest carrot competition, we measured………………….we built ……………………………..

we made hats

and the teachers competed at countdown.

Countdown winners (Water House) Maths week winners

District Swimming Gala

14th Feb

Year 6 squad Year 5 squad

Year 5 & 6 pupils competed in the Basildon District Swimming Gala at Basildon sporting village last week. They all qualified for the finals which took place today.

Here are the finalists:

Boxing Champion

Christian Malcom Visits

12th Feb

Children participated in sponsored athletics today and had their photo taken with this popular olympic athlete. At the end of the day, Christian answered the children’s questions about his life during a whole school assembly. The money raised will help support athletes with their training to represent Team GB, and some will help our charity of the year.

Sandwich Tasting

28th Jan

Year 3 tasted different kinds of bread and sandwich fillings today. They will design and make their own sandwiches later in the term.

World War II Tea Party

25th Jan

Year 6 hosted a world war II tea party this afternoon for parents and grandparents. Children read poems, letters and other literacy work and sang a collection of world war II songs. Grandparents shared their memories of life during the war.

Snow

21st Jan

The Echo came to visit!

Wedding

4th Jan

Congratulations to Mrs Earle who became Mrs Godwin over the holidays.

Viking Day

19th Jan

Year 4 spent the day as vikings and learnt more about viking life: