In true Great Clacton Junior tradition, the school's staff today treated the children to an impromptu pantomime. Teachers and LSAs dressed up and got into the spirit and gave crowd pleasing performance of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”.
We are really pleased with the support you (parents and carers) have all shown with the transition to your cashless online payment system – we thank you for your patience during this time.
When we return on Thursday 5th January 2017, we will have a new service on your child’s SchoolMoney account. From then on, you will be able to pre-order your child's school meals at the SchoolMoney website. You may pre-order all the meals for the school week ahead.
For further information on this service, please visit the School Meals Payment page on our website:
Yesterday, our year 3 and 4 classes have performed their Christmas play “The Hoity-Toity Angels” for their parents for the first time. The performance went really well and all the hard work during rehearsals has paid off. There will be another performance today at 6pm. Merry Christmas!
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On Thursday 8th December, we were visited by popular children's author Jack Trelawny. Most of us dressed as pirates for the day as they are a main theme through the six books in his Kernowland series.
Jack delivered a presentation to the whole school, and shared his inspirations for writing. He also shared how he created ideas for characters, settings and stories. He explained how he used pictures to inspire him, and from those pictures, he would ask himself questions. Upon answering those questions, he would use his imagination to create his stories. Also, he explained how he would create a "story house" - and there, he would store his ideas. These ideas would result from asking the questions: WHO? WHERE? WHAT? and WHEN?
Overall, the children found Jack's visit and presentation entertaining and informative and they were all totally engaged throughout. After his presentation, children were able to ask him questions and then, finally, before he departed, he signed books for children who had pre-ordered them.
For those children who did not pre-order his books, a form will be sent home shortly which will enable families to order copies directly from the publisher, and these will be signed by Jack before they are delivered to you.
Some of our pirates:
Great Clacton CoE Junior School
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