Copdock Weekly Update 17/05/19

Newsletter – 17th May 2019


SATS Week:  Foxes have had an excellent week.  They’ve enjoyed a breakfast all together in the hall before settling down to their SATS.  They have all worked really hard and been rewarded with fun in the afternoons including a water fight on Wednesday.  A big thank you to all the parents who helped organise and serve the breakfasts – to April, Amanda, Jo, Nic, Anna, Jenna, Eloise, Jodie and Sue along with all the little helpers – who were awesome!

Foxes Visit to Park:  Once the required part of the week was completed, Foxes celebrated with a trip to the park.  Although the weather wasn’t as warm as it had been, they still had a fabulous time and enjoyed their picnic.

PTA Race Night:  Tonight is race night.  Don’t forget to go along and see who wins!  Many thanks to the PTA for organising.







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KS2 ASC – Benchball:  On Monday we have the ASC which this week will be benchball for £1 per person. 

Netball:  For those Foxes involved in the netball tournament at Rushmere next Tuesday, please remember you will need your PE kit, a packed lunch and plenty of water to drink.  Participants are due back at 3:30pm – traffic dependent.

Transition Event:  On Wednesday we are expecting a visit from Gavin Hetherington, Assistant Headteacher at East Bergholt High School.  This will be the start of several induction events for our year 6 pupils.

Mersea Island Trip:  All of the KS1 children from across the Federation will be travelling by coach to Mersea Island next Friday.  Please note the children need to be in school for 8:40am on this day and will not be back until 3:30pm.  Children will be expected to do some walking on the day and therefore should wear comfortable and appropriate footwear.  Please also send them with equipment suitable for the weather – raincoat and wellies if it’s wet, sun-cream and sun-hat if it’s warm.  They will need a packed lunch and plenty of water, to be carried in a small rucksack please.  Pupils do not need to wear uniform but do need to be dressed appropriately for the weather and should be comfortable for walking.

Questionnaire:  During the next week our governors will be distributing a questionnaire to parents.  The focus of the questionnaire will be on communication and will support a review of what and how we share information to parents.  We are hopeful of a large response.  There will be an opportunity to discuss the outcomes of the questionnaire at the coffee and chat scheduled for Friday 7th June.


  • Today is the deadline for your Uniform order.  The next opportunity to order uniform will be in the Autumn term.  Please email your order in tonight if you have not yet sent it in.  No orders will be placed with the supplier without the correct money being received by the school office.
  • This is a final call for any Lego Tokens you may have lying around at home – please bring them in so that we can include them in our total.  Thank you for your continued support!
  • Did you see how well Copdock did on the leaderboard for Lego Club again this week?  Please keep looking on the website and voting for our entry via  Thus far we have had no interest in running the club from September and will therefore be returning the equipment.  If your child is currently in years R to 2 and interested in participating, please contact the school office prior to half term.  Please note there is no Lego club running after half term so September is the next opportunity.
  • We have been trialling holding parent briefings on a Friday morning to give an overview of events happening next week.  Unfortunately we have had very little take up and therefore these will cease after half term.
  • Please be advised that we will be sending out our parking monitors over the next few weeks and would therefore ask that you park considerably, safely and legally.  The yellow lines are in place for a reason and we need to ensure that there is always access along the road for emergency vehicles.  Please also consider our neighbours when parking your cars.  Thank you for your co-operation.
  • We have once again been running guitar lessons on a Thursday lunchtime this half term.  Could you please confirm if your child would like to continue/start during the next half term so that we can ensure lessons are able to carry on up to the summer holidays.  These lessons are available to children in KS2 and possibly year 2.
  • This week the children have had an assembly about the benefits of drinking water and the importance of staying hydrated.  Please take a look at the following link where you can pick up tips for keeping children hydrated and recommendations for how much they should be drinking on a daily basis and much more information besides:  With this in mind, and the better weather finally joining us, please ensure your child brings a bottle of water into school each day, which can be re-filled once they have drunk it all!
  • We have been asked to share the following with you regarding the Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Questionnaire:  The Parish Council wants to have greater influence over the planning and delivery of future developments within Copdock and Washbrook.  To do this we must write our own Local Neighbourhood Plan, based on the views of residents together with professional evidence.  We need to know in what kind of village you see yourself living and handing on to future generations.  By completing this questionnaire, you will provide vital information for inclusion in local planning and development policies, and the production of our own Plan to safeguard the long-term future of our village.  The questionnaire can be completed by all occupants of the village over the age of 16.  Over 200 questionnaires have now been completed but more responses are needed, as such the deadline has been extended.  Please respond on line here, it will take just 6 minutes of your time:
  • After half term we will have our usual open learning session which gives parents an opportunity to come into school from 2:30pm (2:15 if more than 1 child) to see what the children have been doing in school recently.  Prior to this we will be hosting a coffee and chat session with a focus on curriculum from 2pm.
  • Please note we have moved our sports afternoon to Thursday 27th June.









Foxes Netball - Rushmere



EBHS Transition Event



Yr 1-3 Lego Club






Last Day of Half Term






PD Day



Pupils Return to School



Year 6 Kate Greenaway



Coffee & Chat



Shared Learning


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Copdock Primary School

School Hill, Copdock

Ipswich, Suffolk


Tel: 01473 730337

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Church Road

Ipswich, Suffolk


Tel: 01473 310253

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