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WOW Newsletter 18.12.15




W.O.W.!

Wonders of Wetheringsett - December 2015



Christmas is always a special (if exhausting!) time in a primary school. This year, a new highlight was our  Big Crib project. The children loved making the life-size characters and learnt more about aspects of the Christmas story and well-known artists whose work inspired the figures. The finished Big Crib will be on display in the church over the Christmas period. Do go and have a look!


Thank you for all your support over the term and a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us at the school.

Vicky Doherty

Headteacher


Big Crib

The Wise Men by Sycamore Class, based on Alberto Giacometti’s bronze figures.
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The Crib and Angel by WIllow Class, based on Barbara Hepworth’s sculptures:

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Mary and Joseph by Lime Class, based on the Easter Island statues:
DSCN0249.JPGThe Shepherds by Chestnut Class based on Antony Gormley’s sculptures

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Church Service & Nativity


Early Years and Key Stage 1 children did a lovely performance of the Wriggly Nativity in the church. Even the nursery children joined in with the singing and actions!



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Panto Trip



As we now have Nursery aged children, we went to two different performances this year. Willow Class, along with a parent, went to see Paper Dolls at the Wolsey Theatre...




… while the older children enjoyed Jack and the Beanstalk at the Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds.


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Christmas Dinner


Again this year, nearly every child and all the staff had Christmas dinner. Jane and Sue, our cooks managed to prepare over 70 delicious meals!  There was a great festive atmosphere with table cloths, crackers and decorations.DSCN0246.JPG


Skipping Week


The recent Skipping Week was a great success! Linked to our work on resilience and promoting a Growth Mindset, this very much focused on how everyone can improve with practice. It was wonderful to see the pride so many children showed in their improvements over the week. Skipping is now a popular break time activity too!

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Co-op Juniors


Rosie and Amber Knowles took part in the Co-op Juniors’ performance of Alice in Wonderland at Snape Maltings. They did incredibly well and showed great commitment with hours of rehearsals and many performances.

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Egyptian Museum


To finish off their topic on Ancient Egypt, Chestnut Class set up a class museum. This was visited by the other classes and parents (and grandparents). The children were very excited to share their learning and there was lots of very positive feedback from the visitors!

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Mountains!


Sycamore Class have been learning about the geographical features of the UK and made these great 3D maps. showing the high ground.

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Sycamore Class Art


Sycamore Class turned pieces of plain white fabric and sticks into this amazing artwork in the style of Michael Brennand-Wood using the dying, printing, knotting and wrapping techniques they learnt.


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Cross Country Success


The KS2 children who took part in the cross country at Framlingham College did incredibly well. It was a huge event with 500 children from 10 schools taking part.



We were particularly proud of Scarlett, Lucy and Harry who all finished in the top 10 and will go through to the final next term.


Getting Ready for Christmas


Willow Class have been learning about Christmas, including learning about the Christmas story and lots of Christmas-themed learning through play.

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Ipswich Transport Museum


Reception, Y1 and Y2 had a great time at Ipswich Transport Museum. The trip was part of their transport topic.

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Steady Hand Games


Chestnut Class have been learning about electrical circuits and made these wonderful ‘steady hand games’ on a Christmas theme.


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Christmas Trees


For the second year, each class has decorated a Christmas tree on the theme of a Christmas Carol. These were Away in a Manger (Willow), I Saw Three Ships (Lime),  We Three Kings (Sycamore) and Hark the Herald Angels Sing (Chestnut). They looked lovely and were admired by parents during our Christmas Carol Cafe.

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Donations at the Christmas Service raised an impressive £111.80 for the Children’s Society. Thank you for your generosity.


Please next page for important information about contacting staff at school.






Contacting Staff


We value communication with parents and all teachers are very happy to communicate by email. Each teacher’s email address follows the same format:

miss.jones@wvcpschool.com

mrs.foreman@wcvpschool.com

mrs.besley@wvcpschool.com

mrs.penistone@wvcpschool.com

mrs.sharpe@wvcpschool.com

mrs.doherty@wvcpschool.com


However, please do not expect an immediate reply, especially out of school hours and remember that teachers will not be accessing their emails when they are teaching and may be on duty at breaktimes.


The office can be contacted at office@wvcpschool.com or by contacting Tracey Sheppard tracey.sheppard@wvcpschool.com (Mon, Tues, Thurs) or Helen Everard helen.everard@wvcpschool.com (Wed, Fri).


**IMPORTANT**


Please do not use email for information about on the day changes in collecting children etc. This information needs to be communicated by telephone to ensure the message has got through.


Absences must be notified by telephone only.





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