Highlights of 2017/2018

JUNE 2018

Rayne School #Summerfest2018 – £2,250 RAISED!!

The Rayne School #summerfest 2018 was a great success with a wide variety of stalls, entertainment and fun! Highlights this year included the Braintree Lions train, Slime Creations stall, real life snake and chameleon encounters, a World Cup challenge, glitter hair & tattoos and live music performances from previous student Hollie Ratoff, Pharaoh & the Beats and Rayne School’s very own choir!




THANK YOU SO MUCH to everyone who came, bought raffle tickets, baked cakes, ran a stall. We couldn’t do it without your support!!



The KS2 children had a wonderful Tudor Day. There were some fantastic traditional tudor costumes and the children moved around the KS2 classes taking part in a range of creative activities including musical workshops. 




MAY 2018


Well done to all of the KS1 children who took part in the Jack and the Beanstalk performance. The children worked so hard acting, singing, narrating, dancing and playing musical instruments. The performance was just brilliant and flawless. The sets and costumes were so detailed and colourful too.Thank you to all the staff involved who worked so hard rehearsing with the children.


APRIL 2018



Every pupil at Rayne Primary and Nursery School was gifted with a tube of Smarties before the Easter break courtesy of Bookers Chelmsford. From Wednesday 28th March to Wednesday 18th April children were asked to carry out chores and tasks for their family and friends in return for 20ps to be saved in their empty Smarties tube. The children worked amazingly hard and together raised a humongous £1055! Class 4/5W won the delicious donuts as as a team they raised the most but we were so impressed with every child that participated.


MARCH 2018



The Mother’s Day Tea was a wonderful afternoon where our children treated their Mums, Nans, Grandmas and Aunties to tea/coffee and delicious cake. The children also choose gifts from our Mother’s Day Market and there was a raffle too. Huge thanks to Panners Cafe for donating a gift voucher for 1st prize and to everyone who donated prizes and made or donated cakes. There was such a lovely selection.  A massive £280 was raised which will be put towards our Spring fundraising goal for outdoor play and educational equipment!




Back in March the first ever Rayne’s Got Talent school talent show took place.  Throughout the week children from all classes from reception through to Year 6 auditioned and voted for one act to represent their class in the final show.
The audience were treated to a variety of music, dance, comedy, drama & magic and voted for the overall winners year 6 pupils Amber, Tilly & Jasmine AKA Sisters From Different Misters who performed Touch by Little Mix.Another highlight of the show was when a teaching staff Flash Mob appeared and performed “This is Me” from The Greatest Showman! The children were surprised and excited!



The children wrapped up warm and had some time to enjoy the snow during the cold spell.






On Friday 23rd March children and parents became VIP’s at Partyman Braintree for Rayne Primary’s Exclusive VIP night. The children enjoyed 2 hours of exciting soft play and the grown ups enjoyed a coffee and a catch up too! A fantastic £245 was raised for the PSA pot!



It was such a brilliant event that we hope to book another one next year!




Rayne School Choir takes place every Thursday lunchtime and is run by our music specialist Mrs Londors. Children from years 4, 5 & 6 practise a variety of songs.

On Tuesday 6th February 2018, they were invited to attend the Young Voices 2018 Big Sing at London’s O2! Over 7981 primary school children performed a wide variety of songs to a huge audience at this iconic venue.

Rayne Primary School lead by Mrs Londors took 26 Rayne students to particpate in this amazing event. We are very proud to say that they represented Rayne Primary School excellently.  All 26 pupils behaved impeccably throughout the long and exciting day. They sang their hearts out and danced away for over 2 hours and it was a joy to watch.

A huge thank you to Mrs Londors, Mrs White, Mrs Sparrow and Miss Hutchings.

An enormous Thank You to all of the parents, grandparents, siblings, aunties, uncles & friends who came to support the children. Their participation & enthusiasm were just fantastic – we thought that the red glow sticks were a great touch!













The Rayne School Choir were invited to perform at a special festive service at Rayne Church at Christmas. They perfomed beautifully and also sang in collaboration with Rayne 




At the end of December, KS2 children visited Rayne Church and sang a variety of Christmas Carols. We were very proud of the way they behaved and how wonderfully they performed to their family, friends and members of the community.


The children enjoyed class parties across the school.  The photos show class 3/4S decorating biscuits with a winter theme.




Christmas Fete – £2260 RAISED!

The annual PSA Christmas fundraiser took place on Saturday 2nd December from 1pm-4pm.  Highlights this year included Grand Prize Draw, Santa’s Grotto, Fairy & Elf Experience, delicious festive food & drinks, Christmas crafts and games and much, much more. Hundreds of people came to enjoy the Christmas Fete and an amazing £2,260 was raised for the Rayne School PSA fund.





At the very end of November children from KS1 visited the Chelmsford Civic Theatre to see the pantomime. They thoroughly enjoyed the visit that kicked off the festive season at Rayne School.


After the School Council had decided that the theme for this year’s Children in Need day should be SPOTS, our excited pupils wore a huge array of dotty costumes to school on Friday 17th November in support of the national charity.





KS2 Trip to Aerozone

As part of their Autumn Term topic children from KS2 visited the Aerozone Education Centre at Stansted Airport. There they watched a film about the airport, had a talk from an EasyJet pilot, completed a range of activities including dressing up to show the different professions of the airport. We were also lucky to watch some plans take off and land from the viewing platform.





Halloween Spooky Spoon Competition 

The PSA ran a Spooky Spoon competition. We had over 100 entries and the children came up with some very unique and wonderful ways to decorate their wooden spoons, in a variety of Halloween themes. £57.34 was raised for the PSA too!

Trick or Treat Cake Sale

There was a Trick or Treat Cake Sale and many people kindly donated spooky treats, raising another fantastic £117.80 for the PSA!

3/4S – Collaboration PE Lessons

This month Class 3/4S continued to enjoy their PE lessons and used one to explore the school value of collaboration. They had to work with others effectively to reach a goal.



School Council – Governor’s Meeting

In October, the School Council were invited to attend a Governors meeting to discuss elements of our school becoming an academy.




Year 6 – Mersea Trip

Our Year 6’s visited Mersea on an extended residential trip. They had a great adventure challenging themselves at abseiling, caving, orienteering and archery activities.



Reception Theatre Visit

On Wednesday 20th September, Reception visited the Chelmsford Civic Theatre to attend a fantastic performance of the Gruffalo.  The children behaved impeccably and really enjoyed Julia Donaldson’s story brought to life on stage in a real theatre!




Our School Council has been established for many years and plays an active part in running elements of our school. In September every child voted for a member of their class to represent them on the school council. Children who wanted to be councillors had the opportunity to persuade members of their class as to why they should be the school council representative.


Then votes were cast….


….and the following children were elected for the 2017/2018 academic year:

School Council:

1H: Ernie

1/2AE: Leo

2G: Emma

3L: Maya

3/4S: Katie

4/5W: Izzy

5/6MH: Poppy

5/6LH: Amber

School Council Lead: Mrs Lambert

School Council Governor Representative: Mrs Webb



Class RW started their year long journey at Forest School. They visited once a week and started to learn the Forest School rules and learnt about whittling, many forms of nature and how to build a den. They made mud pies, climbed trees, enjoyed the rope swing, played hide and seek and toasted marshmallows on the camp fire.