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WOW Newsletter 19.12.14


Wonders of Wetheringsett

December 2014

Christmas in primary schools is always a very busy time with the pantomime, Christmas service, Christmas lunch, decorations to make and increasingly excited children. It can be exhausting for staff and children alike, but as my own children get older, I appreciate more and more how special it is to spend this time of year in the company of young children and get to enjoy the magic and joy of Christmas with them.

We are very sad to be saying goodbye to Miss Sutton today. She taught every year group currently in the school when they started in reception and will be greatly missed. We wish her all the very best in her exciting new role in Mendlesham Primary School.

I wish you and your families a very merry Christmas and a very happy new year and look forward to children returning to school on Tuesday 6th January..

Vicky Doherty


O Christmas Tree(s)

It was great to see all the different decorations that the children made this week for our (mini) Christmas Tree Festival.

Many families joined us for carol singing and hot chocolate after school yesterday.

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Carol Service

We were very proud of all the children who took part in the Carol Service at the church on Monday evening, particularly our youngest children who sang with such joy and said their lines so well.

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Total of £93 was raised from the retiring collection for The Children’s Society .

Superheroes (1)

Staff and pupils enjoyed dressing up as superheroes for Children in Need.

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Superheroes (2)

To help chil

dren learn about Learning Powers, they spent a morning designing Learning Power Superheroes.


These are now part of a eye-catching display iin the library.

Remembrance Day

With this being 100 years since the outbreak of the First World war, Remembrance Day was a particularly poignant one. Even the youngest children showed great respect during the 2 minute silence and our oldest children made some impressive ways of commemorating the event.

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Poppy Poem

Year 2 children wrote some very thoughtful poems on the theme of Remembrance. This one was written by Elsa.

Poppy you give us peace

Open in the wind, your petals rustle and give love through the world

Poppy, thank you for standing there in the war.

Pretty poppy, petals from you ride on the wind’s breath, peacefully,

You will always be there and we are always fighting for peace..

A Letter from J K Rowling

Sophie was very exciting to get a letter from J K Rowling after writing to her.

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Christmas Fayre

We had an excellent turnout for the annual Victorian Christmas Fayre at the Middy. Thank you to all who helped support the event which raised £1,100 for the school.

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Our football team took part in an inter-school competition at Stradbroke High School and showed great sportsmanship, playing against much larger primary schools.

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Our netball team looked very smart in their new kit when they represented the school.. Mrs Walton was delighted by how well they played and their excellent footwork was commented on by those watching.


The Great Fire of London

Willow Class  made model houses and set fire to them as part of their topic on the Great Fire of London. They learnt how the fire spread so quickly as they were made of wood.

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Wetheringsett Speaks

This poem was written by Taya and Ellie, as if the village could speak:

My name is Wetheringsett Village

My favourite subject is Forest School,

My worst subject is destruction because it damages me,

I live in the east of England,

My eyes have seen unspeakable things like war and death,

My friends are Mendlesham, Brockford and Thorndon,

Humans are my most precious belongings,

I hate snow because it invites storms,

I also hate rain because then I am responsible for keeping my people dry,

My hobby is watching over children as my very own,

My favourite artist is the setting sun,

My favourite orchestra is humming birds,

Heaven is my worst fear,

My worst smell is car fumes,

My favourite smell is the roses I produce,

I am a Christian and I wish my people would be too so I own a church

I would appreciate it if you wouldn’t cut my trees down.

Extreme Reading Competition

We had an impressive number of entries for our Extreme Reading competition in half term. These were the winning entries:

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Bronze Attendance Certificates

Congratulations to these children who have had 100% attendance this term and so have gained  Bronze attendance certificate:

  • Aidan Wright

  • Seth Wnukoski

  • Alfie Walsh

  • Katie Langley-Bowen

  • Bethany Payne

  • Emily Hall

  • Christopher Collins

  • Sophie Bowden

  • Ethan Wright

  • Olive Morris

  • Ben Davey

  • Scarlett Webb

  • James Walsh

  • Jessica Maundrell

  • Harry Bullock

  • Taya Dowsett

  • Leyton Collins

  • Georgie Bullock

  • Daniel Sparkes

  • Mia Webb

  • Dennis Dowsett

  • Ellie Jaynes

And finally…

Community Carol Service

6 pm, Sunday 21st December

The Community Carol Service takes place at the church this Sunday. The school has been asked to lead the congregation in singing Away in a Manger so it would be lovely for as many families as possible to come along.