Copdock Weekly Update 06/09/19

Newsletter – 6th September 2019


Welcome Back:  A warm welcome to all our new families and a hearty welcome back to those returning.  Please ensure you have had a look at the Welcome Back letter emailed out earlier in the week – also available on the website.


Swimming:  Woodpeckers will be joined by some of year 2 starting next week, to swim at Oakland Hall Day Nursery.  Details were sent home earlier in the week.  If your child is in year 2 and hasn’t received a letter, they will be swimming later in the year.  Please ensure that those children who are swimming have their correct kits with them on Monday.

After School Club:  Our ASC for this half term is football for the children in KS2.  There are still a few spaces available – please see the letter on the website and let the office know as soon as possible if you would like to attend.

Welcome Event:  We are really looking forward to seeing you at 6pm on Wednesday for our Welcome Event.  Please remember there is a free crèche available to assist you, but please do let us know numbers and ages to ensure we have the correct cover arranged.  Norse Catering will also be providing some tasters of their foods.

Horrible Histories:  Foxes classes are excited to be going out on a trip already!  The letter with details of times and cost is available on the website.  Please ensure replies are returned on Monday.


  • KS1 are hoping to develop their outside area.  As your summer hanging baskets begin to fade we were wondering if you would like to donate the baskets themselves to us to help enhance our learning environment?
  • In the course of the next few weeks we will be sending out the annual data collection forms and permission slips.  Please ensure these are completed and returned promptly.  It is essential that these forms are completed on an annual basis and that any changes during the year are notified to us without delay.
  • Along with the Welcome Back letter you were also emailed the timetable for the Family Sharing Assemblies.  These generally take place on a Friday afternoon from 2:45pm.  The schedule is available on the website in the letters section, a copy is also on display in the window of the school office for reference.
  • We have been experiencing some problems with the calendar on the website.  Whilst we endeavour to keep this up to date please ensure you are reading the Weekly News where the events for the next couple of weeks will be displayed.  This term is already very busy.
  • Don’t forget that Activity Week is coming up for Foxes.  A letter will be coming out next week with more details.  Just a gentle reminder that there is a cost involved – more details on how/when to pay will be included in the letter.
  • The Circus is coming to town!  Without giving too much away, as part of the planned Activity Week there will be a circus – they will be arranging to perform for families and pupils outside of school time.  Keep an eye on the newsletter for details of how to get hold of your tickets.
  • The children have made an excellent start back to the new year and have been learning about responsibility, respect and how to be good role models.  We look forward to welcoming all parents to our Friday family assemblies to share and celebrate learning.  Please be mindful that as adults, our words and actions are watched and absorbed by the children so one of the best things we can do as parents is model positive behaviour in assemblies by turning phones on to silent before coming in, sitting quietly once the music begins as this prompts the beginning of our assembly, listening to the children and not talking.  We welcome younger siblings and ask that if they become distraught or make a lot of noise, you exit the hall.  This will help the children to understand mutual respect and enable everyone to enjoy assemblies.  We would love to hear your lovely singing voices too!
  • Following our consultation in school last term about the new Relationships and Sex Education curriculum, all parents are invited to East Bergholt High School to hear more about the requirements and how we are working together as a group of local schools to support children to develop safe and fulfilling relationships from an early age.  Please see invitation attached to the email.
  • Please also see attached to the weekly news email a letter from SCC regarding progression for our year 6 pupils’ transition to high school next year.  The window to apply for a high school place opens soon so please ensure you read the letter carefully if you have a child in current year 6.
  • This term our Federation Focus if Rights, Rules and Responsibilities which will encourage children to reflect on the environment, and what we can do to help look after it.  Recycling will be an important aspect of our focus and we are asking children to make an eco brick from a 2 litre bottle and bring it into school by the end of term.  An eco brick is a plastic 2 litre bottle packed with plastic to a set density to create a reusable building block which we will use to create a school project.  The bottle must be filled with clean, dry plastic until it’s packed tightly.  If you’re unsure please come in and speak to us or even google “eco bricks”.





Years 2,3,4 Swimming



KS2 ASC – Football



Parents Welcome Event



Foxes Horrible History Trip



Years 2,3,4 Swimming



KS2 ASC – Football



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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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