Highlights of 2018/2019


Saturday 1st December – Rayne School Christmas Fete

Rayne School Christmas Fete on Saturday 1st December was a fantastic afternoon full of festive craft and games fun. Thank you to everyone who donated, volunteered and attended the event. Initial counts suggest that we have raised in excess of £2,600!! This money will be used to provide new equipment to our school. We are currently raising money for a new outdoor classroom.

Maple Class won the raffle ticket competition as the class who sold the most tickets.  They will be rewarded with a film & donuts treat afternoon in the new year!!



Rayne School Choir – Royal Albert Hall

Rayne School Choir performed at the amazing Royal Albert Hall venue on Monday 26th November.  They did us proud singing beautifully to thousands of people as part of the Barnado’s Young Supporters Concert.



Braintree Dodgeball Competition

Our Year 6 Dodgeball Team attended Notley High School to take part in a Braintree Dodgeball Competition.  They did us proud and came 3rd out of 8 schools! Well done Rayne!

Remembrance Week

Rayne Primary School pupils experienced an educational and engaging Remembrance Week in the run up to Remembrance Sunday, commemorating those very brave souls, many of whom paid the ultimate price, for the freedoms we enjoy today.  One of the main aims of the week was to ensure the children understood the past and the significant role Rayne played in the history of WW1. This has been achieved and so much more. The school has been drawn closer to the community which is a very positive outcome and one which would not have been possible without the effort and time given by so many. I would like to thank all those who have volunteered throughout the week to share their knowledge and skills with the children. The staff have also shown such dedication to ensuring the week was informative and enjoyable. Special thanks to Mrs White who has overseen and co-ordinated all of the events.

Mrs Keeling and Year 6 representatives laying handmade wreath at the Rayne War memorial.

The unique wreath was the idea of our art co-ordinator Mrs Laban.  Each class created their individual poppy using beads and wire and this was put together to form the wreath as a token of remembrance from our school.





Tuesday 30th October – Coco Film Night – (£380 approx)

The first PSA film night was a huge success! Children across the school enjoyed a hot dog and popcorn in their pyjamas as they watched Halloween themed Disney Pixar film Coco on the new projector in the school hall which was funded by the PSA.  A fun night was had by all and amazing £380 was raised (approx).

A big thank you to local business The Booking Hall Cafe who donated fresh bread rolls and some of the hot dogs too!


Harvest Festival – Braintree Food Bank Donation

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who donated to the Braintree Food Bank collection in the run up to Harvest Assembly. Together we have collected a huge amount of non-perishable food items and toiletries that will go to people in need, on our doorstep.



Bronze Reading Olympics

Well done to the following children who were the first to receive their Bronze Reading Olympics Award at the end of half term for reading 50 times at home:

Isaac P – Maple

Tor H – Maple

Aimee M – Willow

Tommy C – Elm

Lennon C – Hazel



Friday 19th October – Spooky Spoon Competition

We were overwhelmed with the amazing selection of Spooky Spoon competition entries this year. Such creativity and hard work went into each one and it was really difficult for judges Mrs Laban & Mrs Keeling to chose the winners!

4 main prizes were awarded to:

Nursery/Reception – Stanley B

Years 1 & 2 – Lily G

Years 3 & 4 – Jacob P

Years 5 & 6 – Mayzee I

Certificates were also awarded for highly commended entries and every entry received some sweets.

With huge thanks to Little Monsters and Partyman Braintree for their generous donations of free entry vouchers for the prizes.

Approx £40 was raised for the PSA fund too!

Here are just a few of the fantastic entries:



Year 6 – Mersea Residential

Our Year 6 Pupils enjoyed their time away in Mersea taking on team challenges and trying archery, aerial adventures and caving.  The group were lucky to experience some beautiful weather during their stay and had fun playing beach games, had a pop quiz and a disco in the evenings.

The food was delicious and the children experienced sleeping in dorms with their friends.

The whole trip was a great team building exercise and the year 6 children formed greater friendship bonds because of it.

Here are a few photographs from their trip: