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      Hi and welcome back to 2C4S. We hope yoou are enjoying the new year and doing well with  the new year's resolutions. It's a busy week this week at 2C4S; we have two competitions running (see below) and the final of the mathemagician is here and will be happening on Wednesday, so we hope you are practicing at home! We are also excited to announce that we are starting a survey to find out the number of countries we have traveled to as a school community. Read below about it and please join in the fun so we get an accurate answer.



What's happening this week?

New Year's Resolutions:

Lots of people make New Year's Resolutions in January as it is a fresh start or new beginning, a chance to start afresh. Remember what Mrs Taggart said; sometimes it s hard to keep to a New Year's Resolution and we might fall off track, but you can always brush it aside and start again. Remember never give up. Think about how you have perservered at something and never given up. Tiffany, Beatrice, Nynesha and Emily wrote some lovely poems about never giving up for a West Ham competition. Watch out for our noticeboard as you will be able to read them there.


Where in the world?

We are doing a survey to find out how many countries you have been to in the world. Letters will be going home and please make sure you complete them. We are also having a competition to see if you can guess how many countries the school community have been to. Do you think we have traveled the world? If you enter the competition you have a chance to win a prize!




Challenge corner:

Can you eat a skip without using your teeth? (let it melt on your tongue)


E-safety Champions:   


Internet top safety tip: If you take a picture and share it, make sure you do not share any personal information with it. The Year 4's have created an internet safety video. Please look on their page.

If you would like some more information on this, follow this link:

Thank you to Isobelle E for her lovely e-safety poster.



Meet the staff:

We met with Miss Chandler to find out more about her. Read our interview for the latest gossip.


Do you like being a teacher?

Yes I love being a teacher and teaching children new things.

What is your favourite topic to teach?

I love teaching Literacy

When you was a child, what did you want to be?

I wanted to be a vet.

What would you like to be when you are older?

I would like to be a deputy headteacher.

What is your favourite sport and why?

Netball because I like to score lots of goals.

Choose your favourite

Football or Netball

Drawing or reading

Sleeping or smiling

Chocolate or donuts

Dancing or singing

What book do you recommend for us to read? Harry Potter

Can you share an interesting fact with us that nobody else knows? I am getting two new kittens on Saturday.



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Sports corner:

Muddy Me:

On Tuesday 5th December, we went to Old Brentwood Rugby club to play in a tag rugby tournament against local schools. When we got there, we trained with Mr Webb. When the games began, we were split into A and B teams, I was in the B team. We played seven matches, two of them were training and the other five were to qualify for the final. We won three, drew one and lost three, unfortunately this meant we did not qualify. The A team won two, drew one and lost two and didn't qualify either. Both teams played really well and were good sportspeople, even when Tiffany got flattened by a boy more than double her size!


Freezing Fun

On Wednesday, some year 6's went on a trip to a place called Frinton. There, we completed obstacle races which involved mud in every one! When we first arrived, we did some exercises to get our hearts pumping. In one of the obstacles, we had to go through a river to get some tyres and return the tyres to the other side. The water was up to our waists and there was sticky mud beneath our feet. We often got stuck but fought our way through. We worked in pairs and are waiting to find out who will represent the school in a race against other schools. It was muddy, freezing but fun.


St Mary’s Stunning Soccer Success

Shenfield St Mary’s C. of E. Primary School recently had the opportunity to represent the whole of Brentwood in the Under 11’s girl’s football tournament In Essex. Our journey to the final started in October, where the girls A team won a tournament with schools from the Brentwood area. We played against 20 other teams, where we won every game except for one, which was a draw against Brentwood School. As we won the tournament, we progressed to the Essex finals and went up against 14 other teams (each winners from their local areas) to see who would be crowned the football champions of the whole of Essex.

Our Year 6 girls A team travelled to Melbourne Park, Chelmsford on Wednesday 15th November, very excited to take on the challenge. We were feeling very honoured to represent the whole of Brentwood and were especially proud of our achievement as it was the first time our school had a girls team make it to the Essex finals.

We played our hardest and came second in our round which meant we qualified for the third and fourth place play offs. The game was excruciatingly close with a final score of 1-1, which resulted in nail-biting penalties. Unfortunately, we lost but took pride in coming fourth place in Essex. Coming fourth out of 250 teams was a real achievement!

Our school’s football success does not end there, with the Year 3 girls and Year 4 Boys A team both winning their tournaments in Brentwood last week. Well done Shenfield St Marys.


The sports crew have been working hard to improve all the equipment; we've pumped up the football's, tidied and organised the pavilion and made new goals for the infants so they can play football soon!  Please try to take more care with the equipment and put it back in the correct place.

Puzzle and competition corner:


Please look out for new competitions in the new year. 


West Ham poetry competition:

Thank you to Tiffany, Beatrice, Nynesha and Emily. Great poems. Your entries have been sent to West Ham and we will wait to hear.

Thank you the people who have taken part in the Mathemagician competition. Everybody who entered will receive their sticker and some of you will receive a note to tell you that you have reached the final which will be held in January. This gives you time to practice your times tables (KS2) and your addition and subtraction facts (KS1). Also a special mention to Zara for entering 4 competitions, she is in the lead, check out our graph below.


 is here!

Mathemagician problems:

Congratulations! You’ve made it to the finals of the Mathemagcian competition. In January, you will compete against other players who have also reached the final round. For KS1 you must learn your addition and subtraction to 20. For KS2 you must learn your times tables and division. The next round is a test of speed so you will have to answer the questions quickly. Good luck and try your best!

From the Mathemagician

These people are through to the final:

Year 1/2: Casper N, Thomas H, Zachary M, Sophie P, Jack J, Luke G, Luke W, Henry W, Freya L, and Lucy L.


Year 3/4: Darshan, Daisy W, Hannah W, Aiden S, Charlie G, Ella Patel and Sylvie B.


Year 5/6: Clara D, Max J, Harry P, Martha M, Olivia B, Joshua J, Zak P, Zara S, Daniel T, Anya K and Sophie L. 



Poem Mayhem Winner


                                           My Lunch

Here I am in the dinner hall,

Sitting with my packed lunch,

I hope it's good all in all,

I want something good to munch!


A black banana,

Half a cracker.

So far its not much of a snacker!

A leftover salad,

A few grains of rice,

Oh no, I wanted something nice!


When I see my mum after school,

I shriek at her:



By Artemis K from Red Deer

We are sure you will all agree, it was a marvelous poem

and deserved to win. Artemis will receive her prize next

week and most importantly her work has now been

published on 2C4S for all to see.

Well done



When you enter our 2C4S news competitions, we will record it and at the end of the year we will give out a prize to the person who has the most entries.


Cooking Corner


Hello, this is the cooking corner where you can find tasty recipes; not only for cakes but brownies and other sorts of delicious goodies.

The bakes have been made before and have gone down as a treat. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did! Good luck baking!

In this edition of 2C4S News, we present the cherry chocolate brownies!


                             CHERRY CHOCOLATE BROWNIES      


150g ground almonds

100g glace cherries

200g caster sugar 

225g butter at room temperature 

2 teaspoons vanilla extract 

3 eggs beaten

225g dark chocolate, 70% cocoa solids

icing sugar dusting for the top


1. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees celcius/ gas mark 3. 

2. Ask an adult to melt the chocolate and butter over a low heat in a heavy based saucepan.

3. Take the pan off the heat, mix in the vanilla extract and sugar and cool it for about 5 minutes.

4. Beat the eggs into the pan along with the ground almonds and quartered glace cherries.

5. Mix the mixture altogether then pour into a 24cm square baking tin which has been lined by an adult.

6. Bake it in the oven for 25-30 minutes, by which time the top will have set but the mixture will still be gooey.

7. Once it has cooled, ask an adult to cut it carefully, four down, four across, into sixteen, squidgy bellied squares!

8. Serve with a scoop of ice cream and the following chocolate sauce...

Chocolate sauce:

 75g dark chocolate

125ml double cream

6 marshmallows (optional)

1. Ask an adult to break the chocolate up and put it into a heavy based saucepan.

2. Add the double cream and marshmallows(optional), then put it on a low heat and melt the ingredients together.

3. Stir it well, then put it into a jug ready to serve with the brownies (above).

4. Make the sauce a minute before you serve so it is still warm.


Finally you are ready to eat this delicious recipe. If you enjoyed it, let us know in our special 2C4S box by the trophy cabinet.


Thank you for reading 2C4S News, we hope you have enjoyed it. Remember to enter our competitions to see your work published on our website. The box for entries will be by the trophy cabinet, near the office. Keep looking at our site as there will be new articles weekly. If you have any ideas or comments about the newspaper, please feel free to add them to our box.