Dance Shows

Well done to all the children who took part in the fantastic dance shows on Wednesday and Thursday. The quality of the dancing was very impressive and the children have worked incredibly hard. A big well done to Mrs Smith & Mrs Young who produced such a fantastic performance with the children!

Travelling Nativity

The history of the travelling nativity is based on an old Mexican tradition called 

“POSADA” – making room for Jesus this Christmas. In Mexico young people dress as Mary and Joseph and they travel from place to place. Wherever they spend the night they bring the message of Christmas and invite their hosts to make room for Jesus at Christmas.

We will begin out tour at the start of Advent and finish at the end of term. Then the nativity will be taken to St Andrew’s Church in time for our Carol Service at 2.00pm.
1st December - Oak Class
4th December - Horse Chestnut
9th December - Cherry Class
12th December - Apple Class
17th December - Mulberry Class
Our “Messy Nativity” will be in Church on Christmas Eve at 2.00pm

Poppy Appeal

Thank you to everyone who supported the Poppy Appeal. This year we raised £60.01!

Children In Need

Friday 14th November is Children In Need day. In order to support this years fundraising we are holding a 'Fancy Dress Day, Superhero Style'. Children can come to school in superhero fancy dress and can donate £2 or whatever you can!

Mixed Football Tournament Level 1

We have two reports from the Mixed Football Tournament for the Level 1 competition that took place at Hedingham School. 

Year 5/6 Football Tournament Report Team A

When we arrived at Hedingham to compete we glanced at the other teams and instantly panicked as they looked good and very strong. Stronger than us. After a 10-minute settle we were met with a 1-hour training session with the new Hedingham Sport Leaders. There were three pitches, 20 minutes of training for each pitch. Then at 2:15 we began the tournament for 1st place.

Our first match was versus Stanley Drapkin, who had at least 200 pupils in their huge school. We then took our positions, Lewis Wilson as substitute for the first half. Halfway through the first half it was all even and no one could grab the first goal until Ezra Roper had a shot which squeezed itself into the bottom left corner. After a few minutes it was half time the scoreline being 1-0 to us. In the second half Lewis Wilson came on to replace Harry Honeywood, who was playing exceptionally well. We started with a hint of happiness as we were currently in the lead. Then out of nowhere Josh Stanley did a fantastic cross resulting with an easy header for Ezra Roper. Later that half Lewis Wilson provided an excellent ball for Toby Lewis who slotted it calmly into the back of the net. In the end we managed to grab a 3-0 victory!

In the next match we were fired up and ready to rumble as we advanced to our next opponents. St Peters. Roman Young started off as substitute this whole game. We knew we were met with a challenge and we were right as at half time it was goalless and still 0-0. After we had a little chat with Mrs Smith, Mrs Young, Mrs Prior and Mr Felton. They each gave us some advice and we took that on board as in the second half Toby Lewis got a brilliant goal which passed through the keepers legs to make the score line 1-0. There was 30 seconds left and suddenly St Peters had a shot from a kick-on which soared into the top corner. Then the final whistle blew as we were left gobsmacked as you weren’t allowed to score from kick-ons. Then our teachers complained to the leader who agreed and changed the score line to 1-0 to us. In the final game, we got ready and knew if we won we would win the trophy and advance to level 2. We were playing against De Vere and placing Lewis Wilson on the sub bench. Then we started the first half and Josh Stanley had an awesome shot which left De Vere gutted. In the second half Harry Honeywood came off and Lewis Wilson came on. Then Ezra Roper had a shot but the keeper parried it and Josh Stanley scored a volley. Then the match ended and we knew we had won the tournament with three wins. Then we received a trophy and cheered as we passed it around.

 Ezra R & Toby L


When we got to Hedingham School we had 1 hours worth of football training with: shooting, dribbling and passing. We played our first match against Bulmer where we lost 2-0. Next we played Colne-Engaine where it was a goalless 0-0. Afterwards we had our stop bang in the middle, and we watched TEAM A win 1-0 against St.Peters in the cup matches!

Our 3rd match was against Belchamp where we lost 4-0. Finally, we scored a win by absolutely walloping De-Vere 6-0 with a penalty in and another with the ref saying “no goal” even though it was in, and Cohen scoring 5 goals! Well done Cohen! In the end TEAM B came 4th out of 5 and TEAM A won!!! Well done TEAM A!

 Jack B & Poppy C

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