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WOW Newsletter December 2013

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Wonders of Wetheringsett - December 2013


The run up to Christmas is always a very busy time in schools but I always feel very lucky to share this time with young children. A real highlight for me was watching the excitement and delight on the children’s faces at the pantomime, as well as Bethan’s incredible ‘air guitar’!


We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year you all and look forward to welcoming the children back to school on Tuesday 7th January 2014.

Vicky Doherty

Headteacher

Football

We were so proud of our footballers who won the Small School Tournament this month!



Netball

Our netball team also did fantastically well, finishing 3rd in their tournament, playing against much bigger schools.

Maths Information Evening

" It was a great, informative evening."

"I was surprised by the high level of maths done at an early age and the high standard of resources."

This is just some of the feedback from the very well attended evening we held in November.


Lime Tree Class Veterinary Surgery

Year 2 had a vet’s as their role play area after reading ‘Mog and the VET’ in literacy. Ruby’s mum (a veterinary nurse) very kindly came to talk to them about working in a vet’s and brought lots of great things for us to borrow, including these surgical gowns!

Rangoli Patterns

Sycamore Class made these beautiful Rangoli patterns as part of their RE lessons about Hinduism.

Congratulations to…


  • Jermaine for being awarded ‘Man of the Match’ at his football club

Children in Need


There were dinosaurs, superheroes and all sorts of animals on Children in Need Day when children (and staff) came to school in their pyjamas and onesies.

Great Fire of London


Willow and Lime Tree Classes have enjoyed learning about the Great Fire of London this term. As well as learning about the fire, they made bread (like in the bakery in Pudding Lane) and did very careful sewing to make puppets of the characters.

Around the World

Chestnut Tree Class children researched a country and then did a presentation to the rest of their class on it. This is a screen from Bethany and Dennis’s one about China.



Water Aid Appeal


Many children took up the challenge to fill a water bottle with coins to raise money for WaterAid, following Chestnut Tree Class’s assembly. Children in Lime Tree Class have been helping to count the coins in their maths lesson, grouping them into piles of 10p and then bags of £1. We raised a total of £84, exceeding the £70 target that the children set. Thank you to all who took part.

Interview with a Journalist

Our four Year 6 school reporters went to Bury to interview a reporter, Matt Hunter, for the East Anglian Daily Times. They will be writing about it for the school newspaper and Matt reported on it in the EADT too!

Article in the Diss Express

The school reporters also managed to get an article they had written about the storm published in the Diss Express.



Pantomime

We had a wonderful time at the pantomime this year. It was great for the children to experience live theatre and children of all ages loved the music and fun!



Carol Service

Christmas isn’t complete without children dressed as shepherds, kings and, this year, camels! What a great performance by our youngest children! We also enjoyed Sycamore Class’s ‘cool’ camels song and Chestnut Tree Class’s important message in their rendition of A Christmas Carol.


Christmas Dinner

Yet again, we were delighted that every child in the school had Christmas Dinner this year. Kim did a fantastic job cooking 83 meals. The children made wonderful hats to wear, the hall was decorated and the children were treated to crackers by the Friends of the school.

Eco Schools Committee

Congratulations to Jessica, Liam, James and George S who were voted on to the Eco Schools Committee by their classmates. Their hard work will start next term with an audit of everything from our water usage to rubbish recycling. They will then draw up an action plan to help make our school greener.



REMINDERS!

ECO-WEEK ART PROJECT


REMEMBER TO COLLECT:

  • plastic milk bottles

  • water bottles

  • any coloured plastic

  • plastic carrier bags

  • cables, wires

  • broken fairy lights

  • brightly coloured sweet wrappers

FOR OUR RECYCLED ART PROJECT


AFTERNOON TEA


ALL PARENTS ARE INVITED TO AFTERNOON TEA ON FRIDAY 10TH JANUARY AT 2.45PM TO WELCOME THE PARENTS OF CHILDREN JOINING US FROM STOKE ASH PRIMARY SCHOOL

  


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