Message from Mrs. Castell
We have had a wonderfully sporty week! Thank you to Mrs Scott-Simons for the following report:
Year 2 Sports Update
It’s been another busy sporting week here at WIS and we were blessed with the weather too, as the rain held off thankfully. Firstly, a massive congratulations to our 3 Tees cricket team, who won their area final and are now the Chelmsford representatives, heading to the County finals in June (date tbc). All eight members of the team once again proved what skillful, competent cricketers they are, as well as displaying super teamsmanship and politeness towards others. We are hugely proud of them; Miss Wakeling and I couldn’t stop smiling!
On Wednesday this week, ten lucky footballers had the opportunity to be involved in a friendly five- a-side mini football festival at Colchester United’s Stadium. The children displayed fantastic football skills, scoring lots of goals and embracing the experience of playing on such a fabulous pitch. Well done to all involved, you were amazing.
In other news, we had the first of our class visits to the library on Thursday. Parrots class had a fabulous time, for many it was their first visit to the library. Mrs Soden explained how to get a library card and how to borrow books. The children then ate their snack in a mini-picnic on the village green. Dates of subsequent visits are as follows:
Turtles: 18 May
Dolphins: 8 June
Sharks: 15 June
Foxes: 22 June
Squirrels: 29 June
The WISPA/WJSPA Summer Fete will be held on Saturday 1st July, 11.30am - 1.30pm, please save the date! We desperately need volunteers to help run the stalls, so if you can spin a tombola, serve a drink, cook a burger or hook a duck, we would really appreciate your help. The more people there are to help, the shorter the shifts will be, so you can get back to enjoying the fete! We also need at least 2 large barbecues if anyone has one to lend? Finally if you are a business-owner who would like a stall at the fete, or if you run a club that would like to do a demonstration, please contact the school office and we will direct you to the organising committee. Thank you so much, it is a brilliant family event and our biggest fundraiser for the school.
National Numeracy Day, Wednesday 17th May
Next Wednesday is National Numeracy Day. We invite everyone, children and parents alike, to develop their confidence with numbers and brush up on their maths skills. There are some great resources on the National Numeracy website, including this document "Help Your Children to Love Maths".
As part of our commitment to developing vocabulary with our children, Turtles class has chosen "observe" as their word of the week. We would be grateful if you would discuss the meaning and use it in conversation with your children.
This week's attendance is 93.8%, compared to our school target of 96%.
Enjoy your weekend. Hopefully we'll see some more sunshine!