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Week 2 at WCPS W/E 13/09/19

Wow what a week! We have had an amazing 2 weeks to start our year. So much has happened and school feels amazing, the children are working really hard and it’s great to see the level of engagement from all. Foundation stage children have settled in well and it feels like we are one big family. Classes are settled and already in the thick of their learning. Attendance has been really positive and I thank you for your support with this, the challenge is now keeping it above target!

You may have seen myself and members of school out and about before and after school. Please do come and say hello, it’s great to be able to meet everyone. Thank you for using the school drive and parking facilities so respectfully but please do be considerate when parking along Bruce Avenue and turn your engines off while waiting.

I can’t wait to see where this term takes us! Mrs Paddock

Junior Warden’s had an amazing first week they completed their induction session as well as an evening of mountain rescue. This amazing opportunity allows the children to take part in experiences outside of school gaining more life skills..

Year One Home Learning
Year one have been amazing at sharing their home learning using the blog and Twitter! Thank you for supporting the learning we are doing in school.
School uniform expectations

Children are expected to wear school uniform everyday.

Children in Key Stage 1 and 2 are required to wear indoor shoes. This is not optional due to health and safety reasons.

Children need a PE kit in school on PE days. On these days children need earrings out or covered and hair must be tied up.

Children can wear T-shirt’s and jumpers with or with the school logo as long as they are school colours.

CIRP children have had an intruder in their classroom this week and have been in the woods looking for who it could be! Have a read about what happened on the blog!

Year 4 started the week by visiting Barnsley cinema to watch Horrible Histories Rotten Romans. They had a great afternoon and collected a lot of information to use in their topic learning. What was the most interesting fact you learnt?

Have you seen or heard our new school vision? We spent Monday assembly starting to think about it as a school and how we can demonstrate the key vocabulary. We discussed what resilience means and went away determined to show resilience in our learning. We agreed it’s not good to find things easy and it’s important to challenge ourselves and how important it is to be resilent!

Riley has shown a lot of resilience this week with his writing. Writing hasn’t been his favourite thing, in the past, but this week he has worked really hard to develop his own version of Cinderella.

Year 5 would be really grateful for any packing boxes people could bring in; we’re making Viking shields next week.

A reminder to Year 5 parents/carers that the £5 for our Viking day next Wed needs to be paid ASAP.

Attendance
This week’s attendance is 96.6%...Above target 👏🏻 Well done everyone #everydaycounts

Has anyone wondered where Mrs Lowrie and Ms Fisher have been this week? They’ve flown out to Prague to take part in a international research project to develop and app to support reading. We are excited to see what they have learnt to bring back to help the children across school.

Thank you all the Y6 parents who attended the introduction talk led by Horizon. Anyone who needs help with applications to secondary school please do come in and ask.

Learning logs are developed each week to review the week’s learning. Please come in a have a look at what we’ve done. They are celebrated in Smartie Pants assembly each week.
Come and find a book to share in our book swap baskets in reception
We encourage you to talk to us! Please come in and share your ideas and suggestions in our new gratitude and ideas jars. We’ve already started acting on some of your ideas and we love seeing your gratitude comments. Thank you

Key Dates for next week

  • Tuesday 17th September- Year 2 Maths Coffee Morning 9am
  • Wednesday 18th September- Year 5 Viking day
  • Thursday 19th September- Family Learning 6 week course starts
  • Friday 20th September- School Photographs

Please remember breakfast clubs run from 745am and cost £1 for KS1 and KS2 and £3 for EYFS.

Great attendance at our after school clubs this week! If you’d like to sign up please see the office. There is a cost for attendance at after school clubs, for more information please see the blog

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