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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Roald Dahl Day 2013


On the 13th of September Ivy Chimneys took part in the worldwide event, Roald Dahl day. A celebration of Roald Dahl’s birthday and his fantastic stories. Roald Dahl is a very famous author, he wrote lots of amazing books such as Matilda and the BFG. Most of the children have read at least one of his books, or maybe seen one of the many films that have been made.

We all dressed up, including the teachers, as characters from one of his books. Mr Furness was The BFG and Mrs. McKenzie, Miss Roberts and Mr Jones dressed up as Boggis, Bunce and Bean from Fantastic Mr Fox.

Every class had a unique, exciting lesson during the day. In my class we made up some words, just like Roald Dahl used to do, to describe things.
We made some describing words:

Brillious (a mixture of brilliant and fabulous)
Awesometastic (awesome and fantastic)

We also created items for a menu:

chream (chocolate ice-cream)
Sticken (steak and chicken)

To end the day we gathered in the hall to watch a ‘Live Event’ featuring Roald Dahl’s daughter, a special performance from ‘Matilda – The Musical’ and also a preview of the ‘Charlie And The Chocolate Factory’ musical.

All the children really enjoyed the day and are looking forward to reading some more Roald Dahl stories.

Henry J – Walnut Class

Our New Playground Equipment

At long last Capucine from Walnut class, who was the winner of our 'design our new playground' competition some years ago, cut the ribbon to officially open our new playground equipment.

The 'Friends of Ivy Chimneys' have funded both this equipment and the smaller piece in the small playground.  It has taken us a long time to save towards this project and I hope you agree that they have provided our children with two welcome additions to our playground. Well done and thank you to everyone that has helped with the project.



A fun day for the children of Ash, Larch, Chestnut, Birch and Elm


Oliver reading to Ash and Larch class

Oliver reading to Ash and Larch class

Birch class taking a dramatic adventure to Australia

Birch class taking a dramatic adventure to Australia

Chestnut class enjoying a workshop with Sarah

Chestnut class enjoying a workshop with Sarah-Jane

Drama Group and Local authors, Oliver Dean and Sarah-Jane Funnell visited Ivy Chimneys this week  A lovely time was had by all of the children in Key Stage 1 and EYFS, when they met both authors and listened to their new books.

‘Drama 4 all (Perform)’ held a fun drama workshop, where all the children engaged in an adventure to Australia.




Epping Town Show Races

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Those attending the annual Epping Town Show were in for a treat this year. The charity wheelbarrow race had an extra entry... two fresh faced individuals in Ivy Chimneys school uniform strode purposefully towards the start line, proudly displaying their painted barrow, complete with blackboard graffiti.

The entries were organised into 3 heats, with local businesses fielding teams for this fantastic event. Ivy were drawn in heat 3, against some very tough opposition in the shape of firefighters and burly builders!

Sam Roberts took the handles first, with Mr Jones sitting pretty in the barrow. A flying start, excellent swap-over and determined return leg were sadly not enough to finish in the top two and qualify for the finals.

Well done to everyone who came along to support the event, a lot of money was raised for some very deserved local charities.