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Friday 16th DeCEMBER

Mr Dedicoat the Head Teacher, writes...

Dear Parents and Carers,

News from Grace Cook Primary

We have reached the end of a very exciting term at Grace Cook Primary School and Nursery. Our very first term as a school with lots of memories already made and plenty more to come. This week I’ve decided to write a blog to end the term rather than a December Gazette.  Some of the many highlights this term have all centred around the children with superb support from the community, especially the parents and families. I thank you all, for the contribution you make enabling us to aim for the very best learning  experiences for the children in an environment where they can thrive.


Trips, visitors and memorable firsts

During December the children have had the opportunity to experience a visit from Kinetic Science – spending an afternoon immersed in a Planetarium. The children were enthralled by the images of space, stars and the surrounding planets. Grace Cook, I’m sure was looking down on the children with a beaming smile hoping that they continue to ask amazing questions and further their knowledge of world around them.

We enjoyed our very first Grace Cook Nativity with the children delighting the expected audience with sparkle, shine and beautiful narration and singing. We’ve also been spoilt with a delicious Christmas lunch as the Christmas jumpers and cracker jokes entertained us all.

Sun and Mercury class experienced their first school trip to Colchester Zoo for ‘The Penguin Experience – the children said ‘It was the best day ever. We saw penguins eating fish and guess what? Father Christmas turned up too!’

The Penguin plod was fantastically supported by parents, watching the children run, walk and plod in our outdoor areas in perfect –2 conditions! It was a sponsored event, and we’re hopeful that all the monies raised can go towards more memorable experiences for the children of Grace Cook. Thankfully we managed to warm everybody up with hot chocolate and some Christmas crafting with parents and families.

Dates for your diary for early 2023!




Tuesday 3rd January 2023

PD Day 4 – School and Nursery Closed to all pupils

Wednesday 4th January 2023

First day of Spring Term for all pupils

Monday 13th February – Friday 17th February

Half Term

Monday 1st April – Friday 16th April

Easter Holidays

 Wishing all our families and community friends a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

Thank you,  for your continued support.

Mr Dedicoat - Headteacher