News or posts involving the wider community. e.g open days, engagement with other groups etc

Crossing The Road

by | 3 Mar 2018 | Community, JRSO

The JRSOs visited Kingfishers Class this afternoon to remind the children how to cross the road safely. The children were reminded to cross the road with their parent/adult. They were reminded to wait for their parent, stand by the kerb, look and listen at all times, hold hands with their parents, to keep looking whilst […]

Tractor Visit

by | 2 Feb 2018 | Community, Kingfishers, Visitors

Farmer James visited our school today and brought his Massey Ferguson tractor for us to look at. He told us about what he does and about the food that he grows. The children asked Farmer James questions and they had the opportunity to sit in the tractor. The children really enjoyed the experience of learning […]

Pen Pals

by | 2 Feb 2018 | Community, Kingfishers, Visitors

The Kingfisher Class welcomed their Pen Pals to school on Monday. The children have been writing letters to the children in Ash Class at Eyke Primary School. The children enjoyed meeting their Pen Pal and finding out all about them. The children worked with their Pen Pal finding different shapes around the school. They also […]

Walk To School

by | 11 Nov 2017 | Community, Environment, Kingfishers, Owls, Parents, Swans, Woodpeckers

As part of Road Safety Week the children have been encouraged to walk to school. The teachers provided a ‘Walking Bus’ from each end of Strickmere so as many children as possible could walk to school. Walking to school keeps us healthy and it helps protect the environment. Thank you to all the children and […]

Crossroads @ ABC Pre School

by | 11 Nov 2017 | Community, JRSO, Swans, Visits

The JRSOs visited ABC Pre School to teach the children how to cross the road safely. The JRSOs demonstrated to the children how to do it correctly and supported the children to walk across the road. The children really enjoyed having the JRSOs visit them. Well done JRSOs, great work.  

Road Safety Week

by | 11 Nov 2017 | Classes, Community, JRSO, Visitors

Today we had a visit from PCSO Denise Ford. She worked with the JRSOs looking at the parking outside the school gates this morning. The JRSOs issued tickets to cars which commented on how well they were parked. The JRSOs were pleased to report all cars got a happy smiley face. PCSO Denise Ford then visited Kingfishers […]

Speed Watch

by | 11 Nov 2017 | Community, JRSO, Swans

The JRSOs joined the Community Speed Check Team on Friday. The JRSOs were given the opportunity to hold the speed camera and were able to see how fast the vehicles were travelling. The JRSOs learnt that the aim of the speed checks were to encourage drivers to do the correct speed through the village and […]

Fabulous Fireworks

by | 11 Nov 2017 | Community, PTA, School Events

Saturday evening saw the 4th annual firework event at the school.  The grounds were  busy with people enjoying burgers, hog roast, mulled wine and other delicious items before watching the spectacular firework display and lighting of the bonfire.  All the many months of hard work and preparation had paid off with many people commenting on […]

Gold Award

by | 6 Jun 2017 | Achievements, Community, JRSO, Trips

Today the JRSO’s attended the Junior Road Safety Awards Event at Endeavour House in Ipswich. The JRSO’s met the Councillor,  the cabinet member for Highways and Transport, listened to presentations from other JRSO’s and participated in a question and answer session. The JRSO’s were awarded a Gold award for their scrapbook which informed others of […]

Thank you Halfords!

by | 6 Jun 2017 | Community

On Wednesday 21st June, Robin and Bob from Halfords in Colchester paid the school a visit. They worked with the Swans class to discuss cycle safety. The children learnt how to check different parts of their bike, how to repair a tyre puncture and one lucky child had their bike fixed during the session. Thanks Robin and Bob for […]

Walk To School Week

by | 5 May 2017 | Community, JRSO, School Events

Staff, children and parents put on their walking shoes this week and took part in Walk to School Week. The JRSO’s organised the event and the children designed posters to promote it. Staff ran a ‘walking bus’ so children who travel to school in a car could be dropped off and then walk to school. […]

Parking Patrol

by | 1 Jan 2017 | Community, JRSO, Parents, Swans

On Wednesday 18th January the JRSO’s and Denise the Community Police Officer observed the parking outside the school gates at the end of the school day. The JRSO’s were making sure drivers had parked safely and correctly. With support from Denise,  the JRSO’s looked at the cars individually and made a decision on which ticket the driver […]

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