Larch Class' Assembly

Larch Class perform in their class assembly. They have been learning about themselves and also the story 'We're Going On A Bear Hunt'.

Enjoy watching their performance.

Epping & Ongar District Cross Country


For the first time in what seemed like weeks, the sun finally shone on the children of Ivy Chimneys as they travelled to High Ongar Primary School on Wednesday 13th November.

Following some great performances in the Inter House races earlier in the week, the team were picked and primed for their next challenge. Facing twelve other local schools, the athletes raced off for a lap of the school field, around muddy fields, under and over obstacles and then back for the sprint finish in the playground.

Performances were nothing short of amazing. The year 3/4 girls all finished in the top 21 places. the year 3/4 boys in the top 27. The girls in year 5/6 all finished under 30 with the year 5/6 boys all coming home in the top two thirds of the pack.

Every place counted towards the total scores for each school, the lowest being the best, and with a score of 169 we waited with eager anticipation for the final results. Dharia and Henry collected their individual medals for 2nd and 3rd places respectively and then came the big announcement. Ivy Chimneys were the winners, with the second placed school teaming 378 points.

Congratulations to every member of the team who helped with this fantastic achievement, and thanks to all those who helped with transport and much needed support and encouragement.


Ivy Chimneys Inter-House Cross Country 2013

For those of a ceratin age, Wet, Wet, Wet, might mean something completely different, but for the children in key stage 2, it described the weather on Monday perfectly!

After a quick warm up, each group of children approached the start line and prepared for their laps of the school grounds. Every place would count towards their house score and the chance to lift the Inter House Cross Country trophy.

The year 3s and 4s ran together for the girls and then the boys, with the year 5s and 6s in the next two races.

Everyone took part, mostly enthusiastically, and despite the weather, mud and chilly conditions, ended with a smile on their now very rosy faces.

Well done to everyone who took part and to the parents and carers who were involved in the preparations and persuasions beforehand. The scores will now be calculated using some complicated spreadsheets, and the winners will be announced shortly... watch this space!


Orion Harriers Invitation Race 2013

On Saturday 9th November, runners from Ivy took their places on the start line for the Orion Harriers Invitation Cross Country race. There were 250 boys and 170 girls taking part over the 1 mile course around an incredibly muddy Chingford Plains

All of the children did superbly well, with several top ten finishes among the team. Well done to everyone who took part and thanks as ever to the parents for their support. Full results should be avilable soon on the Orion Harriers website and on the PE notice board.



Remembrance Day Parade in Epping.

Thank you so much to everyone who came to represent Ivy Chimneys Primary School in the Remembrance Day Parade and wreath laying.

Our pupils were a credit to the school as they paraded in front of the community of Epping. There were many of our pupils who turned up representing other community organisations, such as the Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Brownies, Guides and Air Cadets. 

Lewis and Amy were chosen to lay the wreath at the War Memorial and did it with great respect and thoughtfulness for the soldiers who died for us.

A very poignant day which gave us all time for reflection.




Plane Class' Assembly

Plane Class performed a wonderful assembly about their topic called "Epping Detectives".

The children demonstrated so much of what they have learnt throughout this term. Well done everyone.

Video recorded and edited by Tom Jenkins.


Match Two

On Friday 11th of October Ivy played a home game against St. Andrews. We started off well, but unfortunately we gave away the first goal of the game to make it 1-0 to St. Andrews.

Shortly before half time Oliver crossed the ball into the box and Louie kicked it past the keeper to make the score 1-1 at half time.

We then kicked off for the second half. Dan passed it to Louie who dribbled it down the line and curled it into the back of the net to make the score 2-1 to Ivy.

Just before the end of the game St. Andrews mounted a counter attack and placed the ball just past Sonnie to make the final score 2-2.

Thank you to Mr Jones and George Gardiner, along with everyone for supporting us. Alfie & Louie

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Beech Class meet an evacuee

During the afternoon of 16th October, Beech class were very lucky to play host to Amy's Granddad. He volunteered (with no pressure from his Granddaughter...) to speak to the children about his experiences of being evacuated during World War 2.

As a five year old in 1939, life during the war was almost a 'normality' until being evacuated with his siblings and mother from London to a small village in Wales.

The class relished the opportunity to ask their questions as Reg shared the memories, tales and experiences of his early life. They learned much from his 'first hand' knowledge and will be using their findings to add to their topic books.

Thanks to Amy for suggesting the visit and to Reg for braving not just the Blitz, but Beech class too!

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Copped Hall Run 2013

On Sunday the 6th of October, about 40 children took part in the annual cross country run, in the grounds of the Copped Hall Estate.

With the sun burning off the mist, the children took their starting positions – ready to race! The claxon sounded and off they went. The children sprinted into action, with Henry J taking an early lead, as they rounded the bend and disappeared off into the distance.

It seemed like no time at all before the children were back, pounding up the hill towards the finishing line, with Henry still maintaining his lead. With 1st place secured it was only a matter of seconds before the rest of the Ivy team were streaming over the finish line.

Well done to everyone who took part and helped to snatch 4th place in the schools overall position.

Full results are now available on The Rotary Club of Epping website and the children received their medals and certificates in Friday’s assembly.

Thank you to all of the parents and Mr Furness for their support and to Mr Jones for organising the team.

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Football Kicks Off!

On Friday 4th October Ivy played a football game against Coopersale Hall School.

It went well in the first half when Ben booted up the field. Louie controlled the ball to then go on and score a goal to make the score 1-0 to Ivy at the end of the first half.

We then kicked off for the 2nd half. Alfie crossed it into the box, then Eli placed it into the back of the net to make it 2-0.

About 5 minutes before the final whistle Ivy got a throw-in. Josh received the ball, crossed it into the box for Louie to run on to, who smacked it past the keeper to make the final score 3-0 to Ivy.

Thank you to Mr. Jones and everyone for supporting us.

Louie & Matt

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