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Worsbrough common primary November Newsletter

What a month, we are just 3 weeks until the end of term and seem to have crammed so much in already. We have plenty of events coming up so please read on to find out more. Over recent weeks we have seen a number of bubble closures and I’d like to thank everyone for being so supportive and for engaging in the live streamed lessons. I’d like to reiterate how important accessing these sessions is as it continues the learning from the classrooms.

You will have all received the letter regarding our collection for Highstone Mews residents. We are asking for these to be donated by Wednesday 16th so that they can be isolated before being delivered to the residents. We are asking that they come into school wrapped so we can deliver them and leave them under their Christmas tree!

Birthday celebrations

Today is our first in school birthday parties where we are celebrating children’s birthdays and giving them an opportunity to celebrate with friends in the current climate. As previously communicated, this will be a monthly event to allow children to have a new form of normal during their birthday month. I have had some parents ask about bringing in cakes for children’s birthday, this is fine as long as the cakes are shop bought.

Wednesday 2nd December

Whole school Christingle service will be streamed through Teams and Facebook Live. All children will build their own Christingle in their classroom and then take part in the event at 2pm. We will be joined by Reverend Bateman who will share a prayer with us all. It was a really popular event last year and we encourage families to join in from home. If you are isolating at home please let us know if you would like resources, please email admin@wcpsedu.org.

Thursday 3RD DECEMBEr

Thursday next week is going to be a busy day in school and we would welcome your support in getting children involved.

  • We are asking children (and adults) to come dressed in 80s themed dress. This is to support us in recording a Christmas treat for you all! Obviously with the absence of nativities and Christmas performances it means we are missing out on spreading Christmas cheer so we are currently working on a secret mission!
  • Rudolph Run- this will take place on this day, it was an extremely positive event last year and sponsorship is for Barnsley Hospice. Sponsorship and donations can be made through Arbor which will open on 3rd December.
  • Whole school science investigation- this will involve a mission sent by Santa. He requires our help to find him the perfect biscuit! I can’t wait to find out the results.

Attendance

Current attendance for school, since September, is 96.6% which is incredibly positive although just below target. With positive attendance over the next 3 weeks we could get to 97% but it has to be a whole school effort! Historically, December has been the worst month for attendance so let’s go for gold and get to target!

Anyone who attends everyday from 1st December until Friday 18th December will be in for a chance of winning a Amazon Fire Tablet! We have 3 to give away to our 100% attendees, this includes those who are isolating who access online home learning every session. These devices will be wrapped and ready to collect on Friday 18th December after Smarty Pants assembly!

Wednesday 16th December

Christmas dinner and Christmas jumper day! The only meal option on this day will be Christmas dinner unless the children bring a packed lunch. Children can come in Christmas jumpers on this day!

Friday 18th December

This day will be Christmas party day and the lunch provided will be party food. We have a DJ booked and there will be a disco and games to celebrate Christmas (and hopefully 97% attendance!). There aren’t many opportunities this year to get dressed up in party clothes so we are saying the more glitter and sparkles the better!

Forest schools

Autumn is a perfect time for getting creative in the woods with all of the beautiful colours and fallen leaves.

We have been making autumn pictures and created art work based around Halloween, bonfire night and Remembrance Day.

Poppy run

Mrs Chambers, Mrs Tyas and Mrs Billingham completed their socially distanced poppy run before lockdown and are still collecting sponsorship money if anyone would like to donate.

Anti bullying week

Our anti bullying week this year was themed around Black Lives Matters and we are really proud of how maturely the children responded to this. The week ended with a family virtual arts workshop which was hugely successful and we had 127 families join us! Thank you

Positive mental wellbeing

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Created with images by Konstiantyn - "red cup with hot drink and wet autumnal window; Autumn season background" • Pexels - "birthday birthday cake cake" • 4174332 - "christmas winter celebration" • monika1607 - "christmas advent imp" • 5598375 - "streamer carnival colorful"