Message from Mrs. Castell
What a wonderful time we had at the Year 2 performance yesterday of Tuishi Pamoja! We also celebrated our Year 2 leavers, with every child receiving a special certificate and t-shirt. Thank you to WISPA for funding this, as well as the afternoon performance from magician Nicky Trix who was brilliant as ever. Awards were presented to children who had excelled in various aspects of school life during their time with us. This included a new award from our previous Chair of Governors Ralph Bray and two awards from me across the year group for demonstrating our HIPIP values.
Max Meadows Award for Scientific Knowledge – Raury
Graham Gowers Award for Musical Talent – Kim L
Dick Candler Award for Sporting Achievement – Primrose
Dick Candler Award for Sporting Achievement – Henry S
Barry Grainger Award for Knowledge of the World – Oliver
Eileen Thomas School Ambassador Award – Stanley
Eileen Thomas School Ambassador Award – Isabelle
Ralph Bray Award for Numeracy – Warren
Forest School Award – Teddy
Max Meadows Award for Scientific Knowledge – Kim F
Graham Gowers Award for Musical Talent – Ruby D
Dick Candler Award for Sporting Achievement – Amy
Dick Candler Award for Sporting Achievement – Reuben
Barry Grainger Award for Knowledge of the World – Albie
Eileen Thomas School Ambassador Award – Carter
Eileen Thomas School Ambassador Award – Zara
Ralph Bray Award for Numeracy – Alex
Forest School Award – Mae
The Castell Cup for HIPIP values: Molly and Jacob
In other news this week, EYFS had their Teddy Bears Picnic which was a great success. We welcomed back Mrs Espinosa Pardo after her maternity leave and she has been getting to know her new class. All children took part in the class swap, meeting their new teachers including Mr Williams in Foxes and Mrs Richardson in Dolphins. Thank you to the staff and children who gave me a lovely assembly this week for my retirement with a contribution from each class. It was amazing and it is starting to be real now that I am leaving!
Team WIS came 12th in the county at the finals today! The children played brilliantly and showed true sportsmanship throughout. They won 2 and lost 4 matches, the losses mainly due to a few sixes from our opponents! The rain changed the plan of the day, so fewer matches were played. Mrs Scott-Simons is super proud of the children! Thank you to Miss Wakeling for accompanying them too.
All clubs have now finished for the term. Ducklings also finish today so they are not offering before and after school clubs next week. Please ensure your children are collected at 3.10pm. A timetable of clubs for the Autumn term will be sent out next week.
This week's word is transition chosen by Foxes class. Please use this word at home and discuss its meaning with your child.
There has been a huge decline in the insect population, which could have profound consequences, but there is little formal record keeping. The Bug Life website allows mass participation in observation by counting bugs on your number plate and submitting the results.
Meet the Teacher
For children going into Year 1 or Year 2, there will be an opportunity for you to meet your child’s next teacher in their classroom at 3.15pm on Wednesday. Please let us dismiss the children before you come into the school.
Attendance this week is 95.1% compared to our school target of 96%.
Have a wonderful weekend.