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WOW Newsletter 23.10.14


Wonders of Wetheringsett - October 2014

One of the things I look forward to most in the school holidays is curling up with good book. Hopefully, your children will also enjoy reading or being read to over the break. Not only is reading great fun but evidence shows that developing a love of reading has a bigger impact on children’s academic success overall than any other economic or social factor! To help encourage children to read, we have launched our Extreme Reading competition over the half term break. See www.wvcpschool.com/home/extreme-reading for details.

Vicky Doherty


New Reception Children

Our newest children have settled in school life incredibly well. Here have been delighted to welcome Edward, Jack, Fraser, Freddie, Imogen, Delilah and Megan to the school and look forward to Eli joining us after Christmas. They are pictured here with their Year 5 and 6 mentors who are doing a great job looking after them.

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Forest School in KS2

Children in Sycamore Class (Y3 & 4) have absolutely loved their weekly Forest School sessions this half term and particularly enjoyed their campfire on the last afternoon. Chestnut Class’s turn now!

Cross Country

Well done to all those who took part in the cross country event at Framlingham College on Monday.

A special well done to these children:

Our top placed girls were:

  • Georgina Bungard - 5th place

  • Ruby Jaynes - 12th place

Our top placed boys were ;

  • Noah Baker - 9th place

  • Joshua Judge - 10th place

Harvest Festival

Rev.Julia Lall led us in celebrating harvest in the church earlier this month. Each class performed a song, poem or story.

Thank you all for your generous donations of produce.Over £50 was raised and donated to the Salvation Army.

Cathedral Education Service

Our school council members represented the school wonderfully at the diocesan Education Service at St Edmundsbury Cathedral on Sunday. They proudly carried our brand new school banner (beautifully made by Mrs Bell) in the procession along with many other local school churches.

Pilgrim’s Progress Puppet

This amazing puppet that towered over the children was made by Chestnut Class children with the help of Emma Morris. The puppet is the Evangelist from the Pilgrim's Progress, a text that the diocese is using as a focus for its centenary celebrations this year. It joined others in the cathedral in Bury in at the Education Service last weekend.

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Elsa’s Reading Challenge

Well done to Elsa who took part in the library reading challenge this summer. She was presented with a special medal and certificate for her achievement.

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Good bye!

Miss Sutton will be leaving the school at Christmas. Miss Sutton has been at Wetheringsett since she was a newly qualified teacher over 6 years ago and we wish her well in continuing to develop her career in her new position teaching a Year 1 & 2 class at Mendlesham Primary School.

We are very grateful for the contribution Miss Sutton has made to our school in her time here. She will be very much missed by everyone at Wetheringsett and we wish her all the very best in this exciting next step in her teaching career.

And finally…

A plea to all parents

As you know the Friends are a vital source of funding to the school, they work tremendously hard to raise the much needed money to enable the school to provide those luxuries that we otherwise could not afford to give the children.

The friends are desperately in need of someone to take on the position of chairperson. This is a rewarding task and you would be doing this alongside others who have had experience in the role so would be able to support you.

If you can help fill this position please talk to either Sarah Maundrell (outgoing chair) or me for further information.