Look who came to visit us........

On Tuesday 6th June 2023, we enjoyed a visit by PetPiggies.

Marc Cox from PetPiggies brought in two micro-pigs and all of our classes enjoyed the opportunity to meet them, hold them if they wanted to, and learn lots of interesting facts.

Did you know, pigs learn to recognise their names, these two do not have names because once they have finished their time with PetPiggies they are re-homed - very often in a school setting - where the pupils then give them names.

If you would like to know more about PetPiggies please click HERE

Here are some pictures of our visitors...more to follow...

We were delighted to receive this message from Marc following his visit to Thriftwood...

Just wanted to say a big ‘thank you‘ for your efforts in making todays visit possible.

Gaining an insight into the professional team at Thriftwood, their complete understanding and commitment to individual pupils needs, was an amazing, even moving, experience.

No doubt many of the children will face personal challenges in the future so its comforting to know there are still some special people out there who can be relied upon to offer support for the journey ahead.

All the very best & warm regards,

Marc from Petpiggies


Fairplay House Residential 10th-12th May 2023

Our Dove & Woodpecker classes have had a wonderful time at Fairplay House.

They were split into 2 groups and between them took part in canoeing to Sandford Lock, an assault course, went crabbing at Mersea (they caught 204 crabs), braved the zip line, 3G swing & had a campfire. 

Fairplay House Residential 9th-11th May 2023

Our Rook and Jay classes had an amazing time, full of fun and adventure at Fairplay House this week.

They have been on the  zip wire, 3G swing,  toasted marshmallows over camp fires, undertaken an assault course & taken a trip to Mersea beach.


Primary Afternoon Tea - Tuesday 9th May 2023

On Tuesday 9th May, our Primary department enjoyed preparing an Afternoon Tea to share with our parents/relatives. 

Pupils were kept busy preparing art work, writing menus and some got involved in making the invitations too.  A tea of sandwiches, scones and cakes was shared with tea/coffee or juice available to drink.  The pupils were excited to welcome their families to join us for the occasion.

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A Crown fit for a King!

As part of our coronation activities, pupils were invited by Chelmsford Rotary Club to create a 'Crown fit for a King!'.  During our weekly celebration assembly on Friday 5th May 2023, we were visited by
Angela & Geoff Dickman from the Club who presented medals and certificate
s to all participants.

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We are sure you will agree that our new King Charles would look fitting in all the creations - they would be a lot lighter to wear too!

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The Coronation of King Charles III

THE KINGOn Friday 5th May 2023, some of our staff and pupils had great fun, digging and planting a tree in commemoration of the coronation of King Charles III.

They dodged the rain showers to plant a beautiful young Cherry Blossom tree that has been affectionately called 'Dave' after our hard-working Facilities Manager - this was in some way to apologise for the amount of mud they managed to walk into reception after planting!

We look forward to watching this beautiful young tree take root and grow over the coming years. 

Gymnastics fun in PE Class

Our pupils have been having lots of fun in PE lately as they have enjoyed 'gymnastic' style lessons.  The photos below show the room ready for the fun to begin...and some students taking on the gym challenge.

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