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WOW Newsletter April 2014


Wonders of Wetheringsett - April 2014

It’s been another very busy half term with all sorts of activities going on in school from trips to India, a Maths Day and a visit from our MP and a Wellie Walk  to mention just a few.

It was lovely to see so many parents join us at this morning’s assembly to celebrate Mrs Miller’s career and wish her well on her retirement. The school will not be the same without her, but we look forward to working with Mrs Fenning and Mrs Taplin and recruiting a new permanent teacher from September

A very happy Easter and we look forward to welcoming children back to school on Wednesday 23rd April.

Vicky Doherty


Sports Relief Wellie Walk

For Sports Relief this year, many parents joined us is walking a mile around the school field. This raised a fantastic £84.

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Maths Open Door Day

As part of our whole school focus on maths this year, we had a whole day of fun maths activities, based on stories. Parents were able to drop in for some of the day to see what was going on in each classroom and work with their child

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Native American Indian Day

Years 5 & 6 got to experience life in a reservation and to take part in craft activities on their Native American Indian Day.

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Visit from Dan Poulter MP

Dr Dan Poulter visited the school and planted an Elm tree as part of the Great British Elm Experiment.


Grace Darling

Year 2 learnt about the life of Grace Darling in history. Grace was born in 1819 to a lighthouse keeper and became famous for rescuing nine shipwrecked passengers with her father when she was only nineteen. The children did some drama to explore the feelings of those involved.

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World Book Day

This was celebrated with various activities to celebrate books and reading.



Phonics & Spelling

Information Evening

Parents and their children came along to find out how phonics and spelling is taught in school and to have a go at some of the activities that children do in the different classes.

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A Trip To India

Sycamore Tree Class have been doing  a cross-curricular topic about India and were excited to ‘visit’ the country for the day. This involved making passports, travelling to the airport, a long flight (with in-flight entertainment and meal) and activities once they arrived.



Garden Developments

Our thanks to all the volunteers who have helped with our garden developments in recent weeks, including the creation of this wonderful story circle.

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and finally...

We wish a very fond farewell to Mrs Miller who is retiring after 40 years at the school. We will miss her so much, but wish her all the very best in her retirement.

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Term Dates and PD Days

Summer Term 2014 - begins 22 April 2014,ends 23 July 2014

Summer Half Term - begins 26 May 2014, ends 30 May 2014

PD Day 22nd April 2014

TERM DATES 2014-15

Autumn Term 2014 - begins 3 September 2014,ends 19 December 2014

Autumn Half Term - begins 27 October 2014,ends 31 October 2014

Christmas Holiday - begins 22 December 2014,ends 2 January 2015

Spring Term 2015 - begins 5 January 2015,ends 27 March 2015

Spring Half Term - begins 16 February 2015, ends 20 February 2015

Spring Break - begins 30 March 2015,ends 10 April 2015

Summer Term 2015 - begins 13 April 2015, ends 22 July 2015

Summer Half Term - begins 25 May 2015, ends 29 May 2015


3rd, 4th September 2014

24th October 2014

5th January 2015

23rd February 2015