Welcome back to WCPS and what a wonderful place it is to be right now! Children, staff and families are back and it feels like home again! Yes it is different but we seem to be getting used to our new normal and we quite like it!
Thank you to everyone who has supported us in our return and for following our expectations when on school premises. Can I please remind everyone that the measures that have been put in place are there to keep EVERYONE safe. We have a number of parents and staff who are vulnerable and we do ask that we appreciate this and support everyone by keeping to the one way system and keep 2 metres apart; this includes when waiting outside classrooms and at the bottom of the drive.
It has been a busy 8 days but it's great to have seen so many people return. Attendance has been the best we have ever had in school with 1 day getting to 98%! Our attendance initiatives continue as we move into term and Cash for Class is proving popular...I think I need to start buying a lottery ticket to cover the cost! I hope you are all planning on what your class might spend their money on!
I'd like to take this opportunity to welcome all our new starters! We have a handful of children who have started throughout school including those who have started their WCPS learning journey in Nursery and FS2! You have all settled in brilliantly and the only tears we have seen are from teachers when you go home!
It seems so early but application packs for Primary and Secondary school have been sent home with Nursery and Year 6 pupils.
Mrs Ainley's Favourite...
Meesha makes friends is another fantastic story by Tom Percival one of my favourite authors. Meesha loves making things … but there's one thing she finds difficult to make – friends. She doesn't know quite what to do, what to say or when to say it, and she struggles reading and responding to social cues.
This books look at the difficulties of making and keeping friends, relating to others, and finding your place in the world all from a child's point of view. My own 2 children ( aged 5 and 8) loved this story and it was definitely our most read book of the summer!
Oh my goodness, I squealed with delight when I spotted ‘We’re All Wonders’ by R.J. Palacio in my summer reading challenge pack! The novel ‘Wonder’ is one of my absolute favourites, as is the film of the same name, so knowing there is a picture book which is age-appropriate for younger children is wonderful! This book has such an important message - “I can’t change the way I look, but maybe others can change the way they see.” It really makes me reflect on how we should all treat each other, and why it is so important to be kind, caring and a good friend to everyone. I hope this book helps the children in Class 5 to recognise that - even though they are all different - they are all wonderful.
Mrs Wigglesworth Class 5
The children have been enjoying listening to stories about ‘The Three Little Pigs’ this week. They had lots of fun and were really absorbed in the ‘True Story About the Three Little Pigs’. They thought about the wolf in jail and came up with some brilliant questions that they wanted to ask him. 😊
Mrs Wellings CIRP