Welcome back and I hope you all had a restful half term holiday and enjoyed the Jubilee celebrations! It’s incredible to think that we’ve entered the last half term of the year, but we have so much to look forward to – the Jubilee-themed Summer Fair, Sports Days, Stay and Plays, The year 6 Performance just to name a few! So keep checking our newsletter for the latest details on our events which will end the year.
Derbyshire residential – a few words
As exciting as it is to look forward, I also want to take some time to think back too. Before half term, the children from year 6 attended their residential in Derbyshire. It was a momentous occasion for the school, given it’s been 3 years since a residential was last able to happen! Added to that, it was my first residential as headteacher and what an incredible experience it was – our year 6 children shone and I was immensely proud of each one of them.
Not only did they challenge themselves every single day by scaling rock faces and abseiling over precipices. They supported each other in difficulty, helped the staff team to clean and tidy, made their own lunches and demonstrated our 7 C’s ethos in so many ways throughout the week! They could not have represented themselves, their families, or our school in a more exemplary way and members of the public were quick to praise them. Personally, it was wonderful to get to know them all and I will cherish the fun memories and anecdotes I collected over the week.
A Big Thank You!
Ultimately the incredible experience couldn’t have happened without some very special people who volunteered their time, energy and care, so a huge thank you to Team Derbyshire (Miss Crossley, Mrs Merton, Mrs Girling, Mrs Moore, Mrs Tomlinson, Mrs Brierley, Miss Smith, Mrs Denny, Bob Higham, Fran Hopkins, Colin Hopkins and Tristan Childs).
If you haven’t had a chance to look at the y6 Derbyshire page, please do – we’ll be adding more photos over the next week or two. In the meantime, I’ll leave you with this short video of some of the class walking their way to the top of Mam Tor. Resilience in action! Well done again to our Derbyshire class of 22!
Reminder – dropping off
For safeguarding, just a reminder to ensure that you drop your child to their classroom gate and stay present until they are brought into school (unless they have the required permission to walk).
Summer Fair, 2nd July – Sign up to help!
Just 3 weeks until the Summer Fair! As always, we need lots of volunteers to help us run the stalls and games. Next week, there will be sign-up boards in the playground with lots of slots to fill. Most of the slots are for just one hour (although if you are able to help with more, then we would welcome you with open arms!) Please keep an eye on the playground area for the sign-up boards.
If you prefer, you can also sign up to help by completing this sign-up form online. Once you have completed it, we will be in touch with details.
As you can imagine, putting on a Summer Fair is not possible without the help of Parents and Carers. For this reason, we will need to review the offers of help this time next week to decide whether we have enough support to make it happen.
But we’re sure that’s not going to be the case and we look forward to bringing this year’s Fair back with a bang!
On a positive note, we plan to place posters (see below) around the school and within our local area, so please do spread the word that the WPS Summer Fair is happening! If you know of a good spot for a poster e.g. at work or community groups, and would like a printout, please pop by the Office.
Thank you in advance.
Year 6 cricket tournament
Our cricket team represented us brilliantly at the inter-schools cricket competition at Ransomes in Ipswich this week. They all supported and encouraged each other, worked well as a team and improved their skills and tactics each match. We showed some outstanding fielding, with impressive stops from Mikey and Grace and Zach making a fantastic catch. Finn showed us his super striking skills, hitting the ball over the barrier and securing us 4 points. Well done to William for being such a fantastic captain. What a team!
We came second in our mini-league and then placed 4th overall. It was a pleasure to see them all showing such skill and sportsmanship. Well done Team WPS!
Music Hall of Fame
Thenuk in year 6 did his ABRSM Music Theory Grade 1 exam, scoring 71 out of a possible 75 marks to earn him a Distinction. Well done, Thenuk!
Help us win £1000 for the school library!
Schools everywhere are working hard to catch up with months of lost learning during the pandemic. This can mean that ‘fun’ books – those that encourage reading for pleasure – can be left out. National Book Tokens has stepped in with a new competition that will see 5 lucky schools win £1000 to be spent in the library. Of course, we’d love it if you nominate us! All you have to do is complete this quick form and nominate Woodbridge Primary School. What’s more, by entering, you could win £100 of vouchers for yourself!
Suffolk SENDIASS provides impartial and confidential information, advice and support to children and young people with SEND, and their parents and carers. Please visit their website for details about upcoming sessions, including their Annual Reviews of EHC plans and SEND support in schools – Ipswich workshop on 22nd June.
Summer holiday tennis sessions
Jon Mansfield will be running lots of tennis sessions throughout July and August for children aged 4 – 12. Download this flyer for details of how to book. (Flyer also includes a special offer: Book three days and receive a £15 discount!)
Cricket Tots teaches basic cricket skills to boys and girls aged 2 ½ – 5 years old through classes that are well-structured, progressive – and above all, fun!
They have weekly classes running this summer and they continue all year round.
To find out more or book a free trial, visit Cricket Tots website, email on firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 01394 813415.