Weekly Update – Whole School News – w/c 2nd May

Behaviour Policy – Updated for Spring 2022

As part of our policy schedule review, we have reviewed and updated our Behaviour Policy. You can download the Behaviour Policy here or view it via the Policy page of our website.

Learning Posters

Learning Posters for the summer term will be made available on Monday.

School Governors

Thank you to those of you who have shown an interest in becoming a Governor at the school. We will be in contact with applicants in the coming days, and we will announce the new appointments in the newsletter in the weeks to come.

School tours – Monday 9th May at 3.30pm

We are running two mid-term tours to support parents of children that might be moving to the area, or those considering a change of school.

The tours are also open to parents that want to look around ahead of the next nursery intake, which opens in September. (We will of course, run the usual large-scale tours then, along with the usual fanfare!)

If you know of anyone who would like to join us, then please spread the word by directing them to our Tour Booking Form.  There are two tours:  Monday 9th at 3.30pm and June 20th at 3.30pm.

Late Log

We are now logging any lateness into school (as in pre-covid times). The office staff will ask you, or your child, if you are not with them, the reason for lateness. 

Lost property

There are several unnamed jumpers and boxes/tins left over from last term’s bake sale. If you believe any of these items might be yours, please come to the office and take a look. Any unclaimed items will be disposed of after the half term break, so get it before it goes!

Jubilee celebration

We will celebrate the Jubilee on Friday 27th May by having a ‘Dress in Red, White and Blue’ day. We hope that your child will enter into the spirit of things, but as always, non-uniform is optional and unlike other non-uniform days, we are not inviting cash donations!

We will also mark the occasion in-school with some Jubilee themed activities. Please reassure your year 6 child that there will be some Jubilee fun in Derbyshire too!

Sun screen and hats

We are expecting the sun to make an appearance over the next few weeks, so please ensure that your child has applied sunscreen before school and brings in a named sun hat.

After school tennis – last few places!

We have a few places remaining for Jon Mansfield’s after school tennis club, which starts on Monday 9th May and runs for 8 weeks. It costs £32 for the block and is open to years 3-5. If you are interested, please complete this flyer and return along with your payment to the office.

Ukrainian donations

Thank you for your generous clothing and household donations to our Ukrainian family. Here is a message from Siobhan (Lily’s mum in year 4):

“The visas for our Ukrainian family have finally been approved and the family will be making their way to their new home here in England. I’d like to thank everyone for their amazing donations, your generosity is hugely appreciated and the family will be so touched by the kindness shown. Thank you.”

Dress in blue and yellow for Ukraine

On Wednesday 6th April, the children dressed in blue and yellow to show their support for Ukraine. Thanks to your donations, we raised over £226 for the Save the Children Crisis Fund.

Name our boat competition

Thank you very much for the entries that arrived last week. We now have a lovely selection to choose from. Grandad Everitt is fully prepped for the grand judging next week! We will announce the winner in Friday’s newsletter.

Student Council

Students unite! We are in the process of bringing back the Student Council. The council consists of representatives of children from year groups 1-6. The Councillors listen and talk to their classmates about what is going on in the school and bring their ideas, concerns and opinions to Student Council meetings.

School Council elections are underway and once we have a full set of representatives, we will share these with you via the newsletter and website.

Parent Forum

We are also in the process of bring back the Parent Forum! Please keep an eye on the newsletter for updates.

Website updates

We are in the process of refreshing the content on the website and will share any changes with you in the coming weeks.

Sports Hall of Fame

Amelie in year 3 did her karate grading on Saturday and is now a red belt in EKKA karate. Twelve more to go and she’ll be a black belt! Well done Amelie!

And finally…

Woodbridge 10k – Sunday at noon

The popular running race is set to return on Sunday after a two-year break. Now in its 40th year, there is a 10k race for seniors and a 1.5km race for juniors.

The town is expecting big crowds to line the streets in support of the runners and you are guaranteed to see some WPS faces in both races and around the course!

Just be mindful of the road closures which are in place between 12:00 – 13:00. The race starts at noon from near Woodbridge School and finishes on the Market Hill, with the junior race starting shortly after the 10k runners have set off. Full information at the Woodbridge Shufflers website.