The Phoenix Primary School & Nursery

We enter to learn, we leave to achieve!

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Phoenix Success

Theodore Goodchild ran his first 3K race in Battersea. He ran the distance in a personal best time. Well done Theodore!

3K Personal Best for Theodore Goodchild

Chloe Reed had her 4th competition with the Laindon Suzettes Today. She worked really hard ending with fantastic. Qualified for Beginner Solo 1st in her Beginner Duo with Kerys 3rd in her Mini Me Duo with her mummy.

Majorette' Competition - Kerys brown 2G (previously 2c) took part in her majorettes competition on Sunday. She has been working so hard and it paid off as she was awarded for 3 out of 4 of her performances! Some of which, qualifying for a place at the nationals next month along side her duo partner Chloe Reed 3c, fantastic friendship and fantastic achievement so proud!!

Jewish Passover -

Seder Plate Food Tasting in Year 2

Yesterday, Year 2 tried some food from the Seder plate that Jewish people have at Passover.

Theodore said, ‘Yesterday we tried some food from the Jewish Passover meal, my favourite was the Matzah bread.’

Anvita said, ‘I liked the spiced apples because they tasted yummy.’

Zizi said, ‘ My favourite was the parsley because I like vegetables.’

Man of the Match - Hat-trick for Kenny!

Kenny played so well at the weekend for Hashtag Untied scoring a Hat-trick  leading him to claim man of the match!  He is a super star! 

Mothering Sunday Gift Sales - Thursday 7th March and Friday 8th March


Phoenix's amazing mums/carers/step-mums/nans were acknowledged by their children in the week leading up to Mothering Sunday. During the school's Mothering Sunday Sales, children were excited to buy the perfect gift, whilst shopping with their classmates. We hope you enjoy your gifts on Sunday - the children are so excited to surprise their nearest and dearest. Children decorated their gift bags beautifully and wrote lovely things about their loved ones and it was a privilege to hear their decision-making processes when it came to selecting the 'right' gift. Thank you again to the PTA for their support in organising the gifts and supporting in the gift sales.


AIM Higher Maths Day


This week, a group of budding Year 6 mathematicians took part in a day of mathematical problem-solving challenges at Lee Chapel Primary School. 


Our pupils were exemplary throughout the day and answered some difficult questions on algebra, shape and the four operations. We hope to be as successful at the next Maths Challenge, where we can keep up our mathematical success! 


If you fancy yourself a budding mathematician, try the question below:


Challenge Question: 

Using the numbers 1 – 9, can you fill in this magic square, so every row and column (including diagonally) equals 15….




















Essex and Herts - Football Fun!

During half term Keira and Lola Hadley were both selected to play football for their academy team, Essex and Herts, away against Norwich. They both did amazing along with the rest of the team winning both of their games 6-0 and 4-1 with Keira scoring a fantastic goal. We are so proud of them!

Chloe and Kerys took part in the UKTMA Majorettes Competition

EYFS and KS1 Number Day 2024


Number Day Assembly:

Children completed maths in their assembly this morning! They were fantastic at working out how many classes we had in the hall and estimating how many children were in each class.


Best dressed:

These children were voted best dressed for their class and each won a tuck shop voucher. This was a very difficult decision for all of the teachers!

Number Day continued...

The following pictures are from a range of activities the children took part in:

Year 2 Kings and Queens' Day!

Kings and Queens' Waltz!


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In Year 2, we celebrated our history topic all about queens. We learned the waltz!

KS1 Merit Badges - End of Autumn Term

A Wriggly Nativity - Year 2

What could make us feel more Christmassy than a Christmas performance by Year 2! They performed 3 shows of ‘A Wriggly Nativity’ on Monday. Every angel, sheep, shepherd and lamb used all their excited energy to wriggle their way through the show. We are so proud of the children. It takes such hard work to remember all of the lines and the songs. Thank you to all of the parents and carers who attended. You were fabulous audiences! You were very generous with your donations too, Year 2 parents/carers raised an amazing £110.10, which goes towards replenishing costumes, the scripts and music. The Year 2 team wish you a Merry Christmas and thank you for all of your support throughout the year.

Reindeer Visit - Wednesday 13th December 2023

Two of Santa’s reindeer, Bubble and Latte, made a flying visit to Phoenix on Wednesday. It was truly magical and spread Christmas cheer to all! It was a wonderful experience for the children who had heard all about reindeer of course, but had not necessarily ever seen one. Some of us even got to feed the reindeer. If Bubble and Latte took a carrot from our hand, we knew we were on the nice list! This is something that we hope our children will remember for a long time.

Hette & Abigail - A wonderful performance at the Billericay Christmas Market

Noelle - South Essex Gymnastics Success

On Sunday 12th November, Noelle took part in the South Essex Gymnastics Club (SEGC) gym school annual competition. 


Every gymnast had to perform 3 routines:


Floor Routine

The Beam

The Vault 


Noelle was awarded 1st place overall for her age category. 

Well done, Noelle! What an amazing achievement! 

UKTMA - Laindon Suzettes Success


Chloe took part in her 2nd competition with the UKTMA for the Laindon Suzettes Sunday.


She worked extremely hard in rehearsals and excelled on the day. She came in:


1st place in Ribbon Solo

3rd place in Ribbon Group

Chloe also competed in a duo with Kerys. They both came in:


1st place in Wheel Duo

2nd place in Ribbon Duo


Kerys competed in 6 areas and came away with 4 trophies! 


We are so proud of you Chloe and Kerys! Keep up the hard work!

6O - Keira's Brightstorm Inspired

Flying Sky-Ship


We are delighted to share that Keira, one of our imaginative young minds, has embarked on a journey of creativity after diving into our latest topic book, "Brightstorm." With the inspiration drawn from this adventure book, Keira has taken flight into the realm of her own imagination, crafting a remarkable creation... the Sky-Ship! 

We encourage all our pupils to follow her example and let their imaginations take flight. Bon Voyage on your imaginative quests! 


A huge well done to Keira again for her creativity and ingenuity. 

Dance Competition Success

Livia competed in a dance competition at the weekend. She placed 2nd in her solo competition. Well done Livia!

2C - Geography - How does Kenya compare to where I live?

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To complete our geography topic, we made a special news report to display all of our learning for this half term. We hope you enjoy it!

Ten Pin Bowling - Panathlon Foundation - Hollywood Bowl

Wednesday 11th October 2023

Today, we were invited to Hollywood Bowl to participate in a Ten Pin Bowling event. It was wonderful to see the children work together as a team and showcase their bowling skills - we even had some strikes! At the end of the event, our points were collated and we achieved a fantastic 846 points. We are all incredibly proud of the children. Well done to everyone. Go Team Phoenix!

Year 3 Stone Age Day

Last week, Year 3 took part in a Stone Age Day and workshop. They learnt so much about life in the Stone Age and even held some animal bones from those that were alive in the Stone Age! The children learnt how humans have evolved since the Stone Age and how they would have lived 5000 years ago. It was a fantastic day and all costumes looked incredible. 

Year 2 Colchester Zoo Trip

On Monday, Year 2 enjoyed a trip to Colchester Zoo. Our topic is Explore Africa this half term. Our topic has linked to all of our learning the past six weeks, including learning about meerkats in English. Our focus story has been Meerkat Mail, which includes an adventurous meerkat called Sunny. We couldn’t wait to see if there was a meerkat called Sunny at the zoo and were especially excited to visit all of the other African animals at the zoo. We really are meerkat experts in Year 2! Ask us anything about meerkats and we will be able to tell you.


We left school at around 9am and made our way to Colchester Zoo by coach. We were so excited the whole way – we all squealed with excitement when we spotted the zoo sign! By 10.15am, we had arrived at the zoo. We couldn’t have asked for more glorious weather in October! We really did book the zoo for a perfect day as it was very quiet. We saw lions, zebras, elephants, sea lions, penguins and our favourite… meerkats! All of the children wanted to explore the adventure park at Colchester Zoo, therefore, we made sure that we included time for some fun on the slides and climbing frames.


After a busy day, we boarded the coach at around 2.30pm to head back to school. The children were so tired from their fun-filled day – some even fell asleep on the coach back! The children were well behaved throughout the trip and represented Phoenix amazingly. Well done, Year 2! You are a fantastic year group.

Skipping Workshops

Today (03/10/23), we enjoyed taking part in Skipping Workshops.  We had great fun learning to skip, or further developing our current skipping skills.  Also, we learnt tricks.  All of us had fun!

Theo, the superstar footballer!


Theo won player of the day, playing for his team K50 Academy. Well done, Theo! We are so proud of you.

Languages Day

This week, we have been celebrating all the different languages spoken by children at our school.  Miss Sainter is impressed with the work children have done and has enjoyed looking at the children's posters they have created. 

Phoenix Participate With Paddington Pals

Year 3

Year 3 participated in a music workshop.  They had the orchestra, from the new Paddington show, at the Towngate theatre, come in to school to work with them. They thaught the children a song that they sang with actions.  The children found out some facts about the instruments they played. Children took part in a workshop, where they created their own song and learnt more about the musical show. 

Well done, Year 3!

Another 'Major' Success


Chloe had her first UKTMA Majorettes' competition, with The Laindon Suzettes.  She Qualified in:

Military March, Majorette March, Lead Twirler and Fancy Strutt.  Chloe placed 3rd in Pom Pom Duo and 2nd in Pom Pom Solo.

Chloe has worked hard in practice, and she is beaming with pride.


You should be proud, Chloe.  These are wonderful achievements and everyone at Phoenix acknowledge that you are a star- Well done!

Majorette Success

Kerys took part in a competition on Sunday with her majorettes troupe, The Laindon Suzettes. Kerys came away with six awards, out of the possible nine that she entered. Her confidence was amazing.  All the hard work she has put in, with extra training and practising at home, really paid off! 


Well done, Kerys! This is an amazing achievement and everyone at Phoenix is extemely proud of you. 

European Day Of Languages

Celebration of Languages

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We are very proud of 2C and their attempt to learn new languages this week for the European Day of Languages. Some of the children even showed us the language they speak at home!

Caleb Harding - Singing.mp4

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Man of the Match goes to...



Kenny plays for under 7 Hashtag United football team.

On his first league match he played so well defending and stopping the opponents from scoring.  His skills were recognised and he was voted Man of the Match.

Well done, Kenny!

Basildon District Squad Success

Keira has been selected as one of a squad of 16 girls to represent the Basildon District at under 11s football for the 23/24 season. She undertook a series of trials and matches involving children from all Basildon District schools over several weekends. The coaches were really impressed with what they saw from Keira during these weekends and selected her for the team. She is really excited to be representing Basildon. Her family and Phoenix are really proud of her.

Lola - Player of the Match

Lola plays football for FC Redwings under 11s and was awarded player of the match by her coaches following the first league game of the new season. She plays at right back for the team and she ensured they kept another clean sheet. Go Redwings!!! Her family and Phoenix are very proud of her.

Theatre School Performance

During the summer break Hettie performed on stage with her Theatre school and took part in 2 dances, 2 songs and 2 acrobatics routines. 

We joked that she was performing on the pyramid stage of Essex and one day would be on another more famous pyramid stage.  Her parents and Phoenix are very proud of her. 

Football Trophy Winner

Albert won his trophy at his football club because he was running really fast and was listening to the coach. The team, himself and Phoenix are very proud of him.

Player of the match!


Jack plays for Hasthtag United and received the "Player of the match" trophy by his football coach for outstanding performance in his position as Defender. The team, his parents and Phoenix are very proud of him.

Year 4 Trip to Colchester Castle

On Tuesday, Year 4 enjoyed their first every trip as a year group, which was to Colchester Castle.  From steering chariots; experimenting with making stained-glass window pictures; trying on Roman attire; and building round houses and Roman villas, the children had a fantastic time travelling back through history.  All children behaved exceptionally and were a credit to our school. 

Class Ambassadors

We were voted as Class Ambassadors.  We are proud to wear our new blazers.

Fabulous Reading

We completed the Reading Challenge and received a certificate.

Well done to the following children who completed the Reading Challenge:





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