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WOW Newsletter 22.07.15


Wonders of Wetheringsett - July 2015

This has been another busy half term and the highlight for me was definitely the production of Alice The Musical. I didn’t think we would match the success of Wind in the Willows last year, but this year was just as good! The amount of talent we have in such a small school really is amazing!

I would like to thank you all for your support over the year and wish you all a very happy, fun-filled and safe break and look forward to children returning to school on Friday 4th September.

Vicky Doherty


Goodbye Year 6!

Our Year 6 children have taken on more responsibilities than ever this year as peer mentors, sports leaders, librarians and members of the Ethos Committee. We will miss them all and wish them the very best as they move up to Debenham High School.


Hello New Intake!

The new Reception children who will be joining us in September have been to visit their class and met their peer mentors at a teddy bears’ picnic. We are all looking forward to welcoming them into school properly in September.

We are also looking forward to welcoming our very first group of nursery children to the school.


Trampolining Success

Daniel Brown has achieved level 6 and 7 proficiency awards for trampolining. Well done, Daniel!


Golden Mile

Aidan, Alfie and Leo, who are all in Willow Class, have run more than 10 miles each individually in our Golden Mile. A fantastic achievement from some of our youngest children!


Sports Night

Our Sports Night was very well supported by parents and families again and the children showed great sportsmanship, supporting each other and all trying their very best. Well done to the Red Team, the winning team!


As always, we particularly enjoyed the dressing up race for the Year 6s at the end!



Art Day and New Assembly Cloth

Rojo Art worked with us again, this time teaching us felting. Children designed and made fruit, flowers, leaves etc. iin felt to represent the different seasons. These were then sewn to a backing cloth to create a wonderful new covering for the table we use as a focus for our collective worship. The finished cloth is beautiful and was blessed by Rev. Julia.

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Y6 Farm Visit

Our friends at Creeting Primary School (who went with us on the London trip) kindly invited our Year 6 children to a great day at a local farm. Children learnt lots about farming while meeting several animals, riding on a tractor trailer and getting a go in the driving seat of a combine harvester.

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Goodbye Mrs Abbott!

After an amazing 28 years at the school, Mrs Abbott is retiring this week. She will be very much missed after being a part of the school for so long.


Mrs Sheppard will increase her hours in the office from September and will be working three days a week. Mrs Helen Everard is joining the school working the other two days.

We are also saying a very fond farewell to Mrs Norman who is starting her teacher training course.

Sports Competitions

Many children have represented the school again this term at various sports competitions and been a real credit to the school.



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Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

Parents were invited to join Willow Class for their Mad Hatter’s Tea Party yesterday. The children had help prepare lots of activities and had some delicious food as an end of term celebration.



World War 2 Visitor

Chestnut Class have loved their local history topic on the Second World War. They did some amazing diary writing that showed their depth of understanding and empathy for those who lived through the experience.

As part of their topic, they were visited by Mr Tony Peck, an WW2 enthusiast and collector who shared his collection and wealth of knowledge with the class.


A Very Important Letter!

Sycamore Class were delighted to receive a letter from Buckingham Palace, written by a Lady in Waiting on behalf of Queen Elizabeth herself, thanking them for the letters and designs they had sent after reading The Queen’s Knickers by Nicholas Allan.


Alice The Musical

A whole page is needed to celebrate the amazing costumes, scenery and face paints and all the special moments from our production of Alice.

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The Friends of Wetheringsett Primary School

We are fortunate to have a very hard working group of parents on the Friends who do a brilliant job organising events that raise money for the school. In times of tight budgets, this makes a massive difference to what we can offer the children.

This year the Friends have funded:

  • 13 ipad minis which have been used in classes almost daily from times tables practice to making movies

  • coaches to the pantomime

  • contribution to half the cost of the art day and table covering

  • gifts for every child on school trips

These events are very well supported by our parents who are very good at putting their hands in their pockets and we are very grateful for this.

However, we desperately need more parents to get involved with the Friends and to offer their support in organising the events. With the children of some of the Friends moving up to high school, our already shrinking band of volunteers is getting even smaller and there is a real danger that the organisation will not be able to continue without more people getting involved.

This would be a disaster for the school - not only would the children miss out on all the things the Friends fund, but we would not be able to enjoy events like the Talent Night, the Garden Party and the BBQ at Sports Night.

I would urge you to consider whether you could commit even a small amount of time to getting involved. If this is something you could do, please contact me or come along to the Friends AGM which will be held after the Harvest Service on the 6th October.

Thank you


From September, we will be moving over to online payment for clubs, school lunches and school trips. This should be more convenient for parents and will save a significant amount of time in school.

Cash payments will not longer be accepted. Parents have been sent details of how to pay online.