School Newsletter w/c 11th July

F1, F2, Y1, Y2, Y3, Y4, Y5

Newsletter w/c 11th July

Dear Parents and Carers

It’s been a very busy week in school, with lots of exciting things going on! On Monday, we held the Parent Forum. You can see some of the questions that were asked and the school’s response in this Summer Term: Parent Forum Q&A. We will update this document with more information as we have it.

On Wednesday, we held the Early Years Sports Day which was a great success – thank you to all parents and carers for supporting your little ones. They definitely deserved their afternoon of circus skills and balloon modelling fun with Mr Bean after all that effort!

On Tuesday, years 4-6 took to the stage for their dress rehearsal of Mystery at Magpie Manor, giving the performers a flavour of being in front of a large audience. Both of the evening performances that followed went brilliantly. A huge thank you to all the parents, carers and family members for coming along – we sold close to capacity on both nights.

If you would like to purchase a recording of the performance for £5, please let us know via this Google Form and Mrs Moore will make it happen! 

We will share pictures of all the week’s events, including the Early Years Sports Day, Magpie Manor performances and more, in Wednesday’s End of Term roundup.

Our thoughts now turn to the remainder of the term and the new academic year.

Sports Days next week – POSTPONED

As you will be aware from our separate communications, plans for Sports Day are now postponed. Please refer to the email for details.

‘Leavers’ Lunch’ – Wednesday 20th July

Apologies for any confusion but this lunch is not just for the Y6 leavers, but for the whole school. It is a chance for those that might usually have a packed lunch to join in with a one-off menu special of hot/veggie dog and chips with beans/sweetcorn and a brownie. Those who do not usually pay for school lunches will not need to pay – it is simply a menu change. The Pick N Mix option is also available.

Leavers’/Awards & end of day arrangements

All children will also participate in a Leavers’ Assembly at 1.45pm on Wednesday 20th July. This is a chance for the Y6 cohort to reflect on their time at WPS and for the teachers, support staff and the rest of the children to say their goodbyes. We will also have our annual awards ceremony to present ten shields to the children that the teachers feel have excelled in representing the 7Cs, Olympic Values and STEM subjects.

The winners of each shield are a closely guarded secret until the assembly itself!

Year 6 children and their siblings will be permitted to leave as soon as the assembly is over, just as long as there is a parent present to take them home. The rest of the school will go back to class for pickup as usual.

Things to note for September

The end of term is fast approaching but, before we know it, September will be here! Whilst we hope that you are looking forward to a fun, relaxing and sunny Summer, we also wanted to make you aware of arrangements for the upcoming Autumn Term.

Start and end of the day

We will continue our staggered starts for all year groups, with arrival at school being between 8.45 – 8.55. This means that children will reach their classrooms in time for registration and morning work activities.

The entry points for the different year groups are detailed below:

F1 side gate, past the office window
F2 classroom gate, located in the playground
Y1 classroom gate, located in the playground
Y2 classroom gate, located in the playground
Y3-5 main middle door, located in the playground
Y6 Year 6 stairwell, located by the outdoor sinks

There will be a change to the end of the day in that this will no longer be staggered. The end of the day and collection time for all children will return to 3.30pm, as it was prior to the pandemic.

The collection points for the different year groups are detailed below:

F1 side gate, past the office window
F2 classroom gate, located in the playground
Y1 classroom gate, located in the playground
Y2 classroom gate, located in the playground
Y3 wooden shelter, located in the bottom corner of the field near to the ball court
Y4 garden area of the playground
Y5/6 5 bar wooden gate on the edge of the field

PE Kit and uniform

With the exception of the children in Early Years (F1 and F2), who should continue to wear their trainers daily, we are asking that, from September, children return to wearing their full school uniform, including shoes instead of trainers, every day. Information on our school uniform, including our P.E Kit, can be found at our Uniform page.

Please ensure that your child’s clothes are labelled with their name to enable us to return lost items – we know uniform is expensive!

In Early Years children will not require a P.E Kit for the Autumn Term – they will continue to take part in their P.E sessions in their uniform and trainers.

Key Stage 1 children (Year 1 and 2) will not be getting changed for P.E during the first half term; instead, they will just change into their trainers, which can either be left in school on their peg or can be brought in on their P.E days. We will be practising changing with the children in these year groups and ask for your help in increasing their independence with getting dressed and changed – this could be done by turning it into a fun challenge for them! This should enable them to get changed with greater ease and confidence when we come to using our full P.E kit after the October holiday.

In Key Stage 2 (Years 3-6), children will be expected to have a full P.E kit in school; they can leave this on their peg if they wish to but will be reminded to take it home each half term in order that it can be washed ready for the next half term.

Diary dates

5th September Pupils return to school
15th September Phonics and Reading Parent Workshop (9am)
19th – 23rd September Year 6 Derbyshire Trip
19th – 23rd September Languages Festival Week (F2 – Y5)
23rd September Non-Uniform Day (details to be provided nearer the time)

Holiday clubs and other stuff…

  • The Framlingham Country Show is coming up on the 20th & 21st August at Framlingham College. The event features a food and drink festival, falconry, wrestling and chainsaw competitions, acrobatics and an ABBA tribute! See information and tickets information.
  • School’s Out Activities is delivering school holiday camps across Suffolk and Essex and are operating this summer at many venues including Woodbridge School. They offer premium holiday childcare for children aged between 4-16 years during every school holiday with a varying range of activities including swimming, rock climbing, zip line, craft, baking and more. Follow this link for further information and booking.