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WCPS Week 10 W/E 17/10/19

Week 10 is over and we only have 5 weeks left of this term. That’s 5 weeks jam packed full of exciting learning opportunities, trips, events and finally festivities.

This week we have seen two reading workshops lead by Mrs Ainley. These sessions looked at the importance of reading and sharing books and strategies you can use to support reading at home. For anyone who couldn’t attend there is an additional session being run next Thursday at 4pm.

Last week saw the start of our attendance awareness month and our best day of attendance this week was Thursday with only 10 children off across school, setting the attendance at 98.1%. I seem to say this every week as attendance is ever improving however this is the best days attendance the school has ever seen so thank you.

With the weather getting cold and wet we are seeing an increase in cars accessing the school visitors car park as well as parking outside school. Can I please remind people to be considerate when parking around Bruce Avenue and if using the car park please only park in designated bays. We are going to be launching a parent parking charter for you to sign up to to try and reduce the inconsiderate parking in and around the school grounds so please look out for further information. You will have seen that Bruce Avenue has been patrolled by police officers and parking officers this week in a urge to keep our pupils safe. You are also reminded to ensure children are safe inside vechicles by wearing seatbelts and using the required booster seats.

I have spoken to some parents around the use of social media in regards to school matters. I do urge you to come in and talk to us to allow us to deal with matters rather than posting views across social media.

As this week draws to a close I look forward to joining the children and staff in another exciting week of learning adventures next week.

Children in need

Today we have supported Children in Need by coming in spotty fancy dress. Thank you to everyone for supporting, we will post on social media next week to let you know how much we have raised.

We love seeing you enagaging with us through social media and look who has joined in today! Is it the real Prince George?

When dreams come true! Harry wants to be a paramedic and this week he met a real life first aider.

After Key Stage 2 children entered a Halloween poetry competition run by Teaching Personelle they came in to award the prize 🥇. For taking part we got a selection of scary stories for our new library. The overall winner was Jude who won sweets for his class and a book for himself! Well done Jude!

The winning poem on display on my office door.
Anti bullying week

This week we have marked anti bullying week by asking the children to come in odd socks. Throughout the week children have been thinking about being kind and how unkind actions can negetively effect people.

We have asked children to think very carefully about their words and actions and the impact they can have on people. In our school we want happy and kind people.

Teachers had a competition for the most creative odd sock photo and this is the winner! They don’t know they have won so let’s see who reads the news letter and comes for their prize!

Year 6 visited crucial cure this week to find out about staying safe in a number of different situations. The workshop was run by South Yorkshire police and covers vital personal safety and behaviour topics such as road safety, internet safety, water safety and how to make an emergency call.

Year 1 started their new literacy book “Astro Girl” and have been exploring what astronauts do and why they go to space! They loved being astronauts on Tuesday doing some challenges and tasks that astronauts do!

Year 1 have also been learning about seasons of the year in science. We were very proud of Holly and her fantastic weather report about what you might need to wear! Take a look:

Year 5 have been writing job adverts for NASA, who would like to apply?
Key Dates

Wednesday 20th November Shakespeare festival for drama club.

Wednesday 4th December 2-330 Parent christingle making workshop

Tuesday 10th December Junior Wardens celebration ceremony

Friday 13th December Christmas Jumper day & Christmas Dinner

Monday 16th December EYFS nativity performances

Tuesday 17th December Christmas Fair, Coffee and Carols

Wednesday 18th December KS1 Nativity

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