Ullesthorpe CE Primary School Newsletter Friday 11th June 2021

Photograph: Year 6 Go Ape!

A message from Mrs Tithecott

Hello everyone and welcome to this month's newsletter. I am delighted to be sharing with you so many different things that the children have taking part in during this glorious weather. Thank you for sending your children in with hats, sunscreen on and their water bottles. It is really important for us all to stay protected from the sun and hydrated.

Two weeks ago we bade a fond farewell to Miss Tatman, who has been working with the children in Oak Class. She has now moved on to work for a charity for partially sighted children. We wish her every success in her new job.

In her place, we welcome Mr Watkins to the Ullesthorpe staff team.

Mental Health Awareness week

Well done to our Wellbeing Ambassadors : Ethan, Finlay, Eva and Megan for their brilliant suggestions to help us to raise our own awareness of the importance of our mental health. We all became more aware of the importance of nature and exercise. Here are the photos of some of the activities:

Mental Health Awareness Week May 2021

Isabella and Rosie took this amazing photograph of hundreds of tiny spiders that have just hatched. Great nature detective work girls!

Mini First Aid

I would like to say a very big thank you to all parents who entered our school into a competition to get free training from Mini first aid. I am delighted to say that we won two sessions. Both Birch and Oak classes have now been introduced to this really valuable life skill. Many thanks also to our fantastic trainer - Mrs Illston!

To find out more about Mini First Aid click on the link below:

Birch and Oak Classes practising First Aid techniques:

Birch Class enjoyed our First Aid training with Mrs Illston. We now know what to do in an emergency - thank you Mrs Illston!
Oak in action!

Year 6 Go Ape!

As a special end of primary School trip, our Year 6 children went on a trip to Go Ape at Coombe Abbey, Coventry.

There were two sessions during the day. The first was team building games on the ground and the second was an adventure right up in the treetops!

Mrs Bostock, Miss Prokipczuk and I were lucky enough to accompany the children. We were really impressed by the children's teamwork skills and mutual support when facing the challenges up in the trees. We felt very proud to be with them.

Mrs T

Year 6 in action on the ground...

...and in the trees!

June Birthdays

Jasmine & Noah

Willow Class

The children in Willow Class have been learning all about healthy eating. They really enjoyed using their sense of taste trying different fruits. The most popular were strawberries and surprisingly the lemon!

We have been using the NHS Eatwell plate to look at food groups we should be eating lots of to stay healthy.

On pizza making day we decided to add fruit and vegetables to our pizzas to make them healthier.

The children would like to promote healthy eating at school and we have decided to issue healthy lunchbox certificates and awards for children eating their school dinner well. Have a look at the link below for some ideas on healthy lunchboxes.

Over the holidays our butterflies hatched at Miss Harris and Imogen's house. They took some lovely pictures.

The children have all written their own brilliant versions of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle. The children showed great perseverance when writing them.

from Mrs Hartley, Mrs Neale and Miss Harris

Maple Class

In Maple class we have been working really hard on the story of the princess and the pea. We took on the role of the pea and were asking the princess questions about what she had done to us! We also wrote some letters to her to demand answers about the situation!

In maths, we have been using scales and working out the mass of different objects using standard and non-standard units. The children have been using the balance scales to see what items are heavier or lighter and also trying to make them equal.

In topic, we have been continuing our work on Victorians and are going to start thinking about their holidays. How were they different to a modern holiday?

Miss Jenkison, Mrs Heritage and Miss Stevens

Birch Class

We had a Team Building Day on the 12th May as part of Mental Health Awareness week as we wanted to reconnect as a class after being at home for most of the spring term. The trickiest activity was the bridge challenge.

The children had to work together to make a bridge that would hold the weight of a book, using newspaper and tape.

It was challenging but the groups persevered and everyone managed to get their bridge to hold at least one book. In fact some of the groups were so determined that they came back the next day to complete the challenge as they had not been successful on the first day. The children showed super resilience, perseverance and teamwork!

May 20th was Outdoor Classroom Day. We decided that we would join in and try to do as much outside learning as we could (although the weather was rather cool and breezy!) We made pictures using natural materials and used the same materials to help us solve fraction problems in Maths.

Mrs McMurran, Miss Wormleighton and Mrs Sharpe

Oak Class

The weeks have been absolutely flying by! Oak Class has been doing all sorts of different and exciting things.

An Audience with Zeus

The King of the Ancient Greek Gods, Zeus, graciously granted us an interview. The children asked excellent questions to find out more about about his life with the rest of the Gods on Mount Olympus and the Greek society who live below him.

The Trojan Horse

As part of our learning about ancient Greece we have been reading the story of the Trojan horse. The children have written some fabulous newspaper articles heralding the fall of Troy and the return of Helen to King Menelaus.

Year 5 - Chocolate Day

While Year 6 were out at Go Ape, Year 5 had a wonderful day making, packaging and marketing chocolates.


As part of our continued work on light, the children have been using their learning to create very detailed shadow puppets. The ensuing puppet shows were fantastic!

The children used prisms to investigate the different colours in light and how we see colour.

You are awesome scientists Oak Class!

from Mrs Bostock, Mrs Tithecott, Ms Priest, Miss Tatman


Slabs Wanted!

Do you have any spare slabs that you no longer have a use for. We are looking for slabs to cover 2 areas of approximately 2200 X 1200 (approx 7' x 4'). If they are already taken up we can arrange collection if need be.

If you can help us with these, please call the office.

Thank you

Ullesthorpe Pre-School

Message from the School Office

ParentPay dinners - Please ensure that any dinners are booked by Friday 11:00am for the following week through ParentPay. Thank you

Arbor Parent Portal - If you have not already done so, please log on to your childs page via Arbor Parent Portal here:- https://ullesthorpe-cofe.uk.arbor.sc/ and click 'First Time Logging In?' link. Within this system, you can access your child's attendance, rewards, items requiring consents and book parents evenings meetings and update important information such as telephone numbers, email addresses and medical information.

Please would you inform the office if you have any changes to contact numbers, email address or home address.

If you need to contact school please email: officeadmin@uceps.uk

Thank you!