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WOW Newsletter 27.03.15


Wonders of Wetheringsett - March 2015

Spring is finally coming and we are looking forward to using out wonderful outdoor spaces as much as possible over the coming months. At break times, children have been making full use of the garden already. Den building was all the rage last week and this week we have had many budding archaeologist finding all manner of old things when digging and many of the younger children have been busy making ‘bug hotels’. Hopefully you will be able to make the most of the outdoors over the Easter break and we look forward to children returning to school.

Vicky Doherty


Stonham Barns

Every class has been on a school trip this term to support the topic they have been learning. Willow and Lime Class were first with their trip to Stonham Barns as part of their work on animals.



Colchester Castle

Sycamore Class learnt about Roman Britain in their visit to Colchester Castle with lots of hands-on activities, including (virtual) chariot racing and building a Celtic roundhouse and Roman villa.

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Banham Zoo

Chestnut Class’s science work on classification was supported by their trip to Banham Zoo.

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Red Nose Day

There were all sorts of funny sights on Red Nose Day when children dressed up to raise money for Comic Relief. Our Sports Leaders did a great job leading a comedy version of the Golden Mile.


Dance Exam Success

Congratulations to Amber and Rosie Knowles on their recent successful dance exams. Both were awarded ‘merit’, Rosie in Grade 1 and Amber in Grade 2. They looked wonderful in their costumes!

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Swimming Success

Ollie, Daniel and Will Brown have had recent swimming success, with Ollie achieving Stage 3 and Daniel Stage 6. Will brought in 5 medals from his club championships, including 2nd place in the 200m breaststroke.

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The Finished Igloo!

After literally hundreds of bottles were brought into school, Willow Class’s igloo was finally finished! Thank you to everyone who supported this. The children loved it and it really brought the ‘wow’ factor to their polar topic.


MP Visit

During Year 6’s visit to the Houses of Parliament as part of their London trip, Dr Dan Poulter was unexpectedly called into the House and was not able to meet us. However, he made up for this by coming into school to answer all their questions.

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Rugby Tournaments

Our rugby team had a great time playing against other local schools at Diss Rugby Club recently. It was great to see how their skills and tactics improved just during the competition.


Hockey Tournaments

The hockey team also did very well at their inter-schools competition, coming 5th overall and winning one game 5-0!



We are asking parents to send in plimsolls (or other lightweight suitable shoes) from this term for children to use for gym and dance PE lessons in the hall.

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And another reminder...

School meals will be provided by Norse from 13.4.15 at the new lower cost of £2.10. Menus have been sent home and are available on the school website

Attendance Certificates

Well done to these children who received certificates for 100% attendance for this term:


Noah Baker

Georgina Bungard

Rosie Knowles

Matthew Prudence

Brieya Whitmore

Jude Hammond

Jayah Attard

Freddie Bowden

Silver: (for 100% attendance for 2 terms)

Aidan Wright

Leyton Collins

Georgie Bullock

Ethan Wright

Scarlett Webb

Harry Bullock

Alfie Walsh

Gym Centre Trip

A real highlight for many was the whole school to the gymnastics centre in Ipswich. They had a wonderful time, achieving things in one morning that many of them never thought they would be able to do. Years 5 and 6 enjoyed it so much they have written to the headteacher to persuade her to take them once a term!

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Nursery Update

Plans are moving ahead to offer nursery places from September. We now have  Nursery Brochure and admissions form available for anyone who is interested. Please contact the school office to register any child for a place. This can be done from birth. A flyer with further information will be going home later this week.     

Term Dates and PD Days

Term Dates - 2014/15 School Year

13th April - 22nd July

Half Term 25th to 29th May

Term Dates - 2015/16 School Year

2nd September - 18th December

Half-term 26th to 30th October

4th January 16 - 24th March 16

Half-term 15th to 19th February 16

11th April 16 - 21st July 16

Half-term 30th May - 3rd June 16

PD Days:

2nd, 3rd September 2015

23rd October 2015

4th January 2016

27th May 2016