The Phoenix Primary School & Nursery

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  • KS1 Adventure Island Reward Trip

    Mon 17 Jul 2023 Miss Chapman

    What a fantastic Adventure Island trip we have had! 26, KS1 children have worked so hard across the year to earn their three, gold merit badges to take part in the Adventure Island trip.


    Our day started off with a fun-filled train trip and then a swift walk down to Adventure Island to get on the rides as quickly as possible. We felt very lucky with the weather, as the weekend was a bit of a washout. The sun was still shining so we made sure to enjoy the water slides! We managed to go on lots of the rides in the park. We enjoyed a delicious chicken nugget and chip meal for lunch, which went down a treat.


    Thank you Miss Geary for organising this trip and for showing the children the recognition that they deserve. We were so lucky today and the smiles of the children said it all. I know there will be many children next year who will work extra hard  to have over 98% attendance and to earn lots of house points, so that they can enjoy the Adventure Island trip.

  • Year 2 Trip To Colchester Zoo

    Fri 07 Jul 2023 Stella Drury


    Year 2 Trip to Colchester Zoo

    On Friday 23rd June, Year 2 enjoyed a trip to Colchester Zoo. Our topic this half term in Year 2, is all about living things and their habitats, therefore, we thought it would be a great idea to visit the zoo!


    We left school around 9am and made our way to Colchester Zoo by coach. We were so excited the whole way – we had a competition to see who could spot the zoo sign first!


    By 10.15am, we had arrived at the zoo. We started the day with an educational talk about habitats, which was very interesting. At 12pm we found a picnic area to have our lunch. After lunch, we made our way around the zoo. We saw lions, zebras, elephants, sea lions, penguins, goats, pigs, fish, meerkats and many more amazing animals!


    After a busy day, we boarded the coach at 3pm 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!

  • Sports Day 1C

    Tue 04 Jul 2023 Miss Chapman
  • Year 1 Beach Trip

    Tue 02 May 2023 Miss Chapman

    On Tuesday 2nd May, Year 1 enjoyed a trip to Chalkwell Beach. Our topic, for this half term in Year 1, is all about the seaside. Therefore, we thought it would be a great idea to visit the beach to help us with our learning.


    We left school, promptly, at 9am and made our way to Laindon station. We hopped on the train to Chalkwell. Some of us had never been on a train before so this was something new and exciting! By 10am, we had arrived at Chalkwell beach. We spent the day exploring and having fun. We made sandcastles, buried our friends in the sand, drew pictures of the seaside and played beach ball. Some of us even had a paddle in the water!


    After a busy day, we got the train back at around 2pm. We were lucky enough to meet some lovely police officers at the train station! We had a picture with them and they told us all about their job. The children were so tired from their fun-filled day – some even fell asleep on the train back. As always, the children behaved impeccably and represented Phoenix amazingly. Well done Year 1!

  • Poetry Slam 2023

    Mon 27 Mar 2023 Miss Chapman

    The Lee Chapel Theatre was the host venue for our annual, Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) Poetry Slam event. As last year’s theme worked exceptionally well in giving children freedom of voice, the theme of ‘My Voice – Let Me Be Heard’ was chosen again. Children were inspired by a multitude of current world issues, such as: climate change; deforestation; equal rights and the injustice of war, to name a few. We were lucky enough to welcome a best-selling author, Laura Ellen Anderson (author of the Amelia Fang books), and artist, Ingrid Anderson, to the judging panel. The standard of the children’s poems and performances was exceptional; therefore, the judges had a difficult time deciding on the ‘Best Poem’ and ‘Best Performance’ for each year group. Poppy and Hettie from Year 3, and Nkiere and Freya from Year 4, represented our school extremely well and we are so proud of all of their efforts. To see their performances, please check the videos and pictures section of the school website. It was such an amazing afternoon and it was extremely rewarding to see the children from the schools across the MAT come together for this very special event. We are looking forward to Poetry Slam 2024!

  • Walk of Fame

    Thu 09 Mar 2023

    We are especially proud of our children this week because we participated in a "walk of fame" throughout the month of February and came in the top ten of all of Essex schools! We have been sent a certificate to acknowledge our achievements as a school. Well done everyone! 



  • World Book Day

    Thu 02 Mar 2023 Miss Chapman
  • Hilltop Day 5

    Fri 10 Feb 2023

    Day 5

    Our last day! The disco was brilliant   DJ Mo was very entertaining. The staff had a good dance too. Everyone was worn out from all the excitement and went straight to bed. 


    We were up bright and early ready for breakfast   Another full English breakfast - it was delicious! 


    We were all packed and ready for home by 9am ready for the morning activities. Group 1 had Climbing Wall and Power Fan,  Group 2 had Treetop trail, group 3 had big zipper and team tasks and finally group 4 had super swing and bikes.  Our last activities. Not sure we are ready to leave. Everyone has had the best time and we will be really sad to go home. Another phenomenal trip to this incredible place.

  • Hilltop Day 4

    Thu 09 Feb 2023

    Day 4


    Our last full day! How are we almost at the end already. I really can’t believe how quickly the trip has gone. We were all up bright and early ready for another day. Breakfast was sausages and beans. It was so lovely and set us up for the day ahead.


    Group 1 had Treetop trail, group 2 had super swing and bikes, group 3 had Bushcraft and shelter build and group 4 had air jump and assault course. Everyone had an amazing time and were ready for lunch.


    Lunch was wraps and salad. It was delicious. Afternoon activities started promptly at 1pm. My group had air jump, Mrs Merritt’s group had big zipper and team tasks, group 3 had super swing and bikes and group 4 had Bushcraft and shelter build.


    We have had a few emails from school saying that we haven’t put enough photos of certain children on the website. We have taken hundreds of photos this week and it’s impossible to put them all on the website. Miss Chapman has worked so hard to capture the trip and I can assure all parents. We have all had an amazing time.


    Dinner was pasta bolognese and was delicious and set us up for the hilltop cheesy disco with DJ Mo! We can’t wait!

  • Hilltop Day 3

    Wed 08 Feb 2023

    Day 3 

    We are halfway through now, it’s going so quickly. We have had another fantastic day. Breakfast was continental and made a lovely change. Croissants and fruit salad. Everyone enjoyed it and set us up for the day ahead. 


    Group 1 had Bushcraft and shelter build, group 2 had air jump, group 3 had archery and crates and group 4  had climbing wall and power fan. We had a brilliant morning and were ready for lunch - pizza and salad. 


    This afternoon’s activities started promptly at 1pm. Group 1 had Super Swing and bikes, group 2 had Bushcraft and shelter build, group 3 had climbing wall and power fan and group 4 had archery and crates. Everyone had a brilliant afternoon. 

    Dinner was fish and chips followed by treacle sponge. Delicious!  Evening activity was owls and mice. The children had a great night. Everyone was in bed asleep by 9pm. Night night all. See you all tomorrow.

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