Weekly Update – w/c 14th March

Science, Sports, Red Noses – and sun!

It’s been a great week at school. The sun coming out has really helped us celebrate the joy of nature during Science Week. We’ve seen many examples of great sportmanship, with Years 4, 5 and 6 representing the school at hockey and dodgeball tournaments. And of course, let’s not forget all the fun of Red Nose Day! Year 6 did an amazing job selling red noses, selling out well in advance of the day itself. It’s lovely to see your dress in red efforts, especially so soon after World Book Day.

As you will know, we have Sports Enrichment sessions planned for all year groups next week – please see the email sent yesterday for details. It’s incredible to think that we only have three weeks until the Easter break. Rest assured that we’re in the process of organising events to celebrate Easter, and we will share these with you in the coming days and weeks.

Dress in red for Comic Relief

From breakfast club to the kitchen, classroom to the playground – we all got into the fundraising spirit! Thank you parents and carers for your generous donations – we’ll let you know how much we raised next week.

After school clubs

Multi-sports for Years 1 and 3 have now ended. Year 4 multi-sports begins on Thursday and Year 2 on Friday for those that have signed up. Code Club will run on Monday 21st for the final time until after Easter. Netball and football (Y5/6) continues as usual on Tuesdays and Wednesdays until Easter.

Little Willows

Mrs Daly presented Ray in Little Willows with her World Book Day winning prize for her Shaun the Sheep outfit. Well done Ray!

Guinness World Record for stamp designs

Well done to all the children who entered into the Royal Mail’s Heroes Stamp Design Competition. Their designs were submitted back in May 2021 to honour the heroes of the coronavirus pandemic. Over 600,000 children participated, making this a Guinness World Record for the largest postage stamp design competition! Here are some of the Y6s, proudly displaying the record-breaking certificate!

Spare parts for F1/F2

Do you have a collection of bottletops, an old bike wheel or a broken set of weighing scales sitting around? Then the staff and children of F1/F2 would like to rehome your spare parts and turn them into exciting learning creations! They would welcome any of the below – please drop your items  into the box outside the front office. Thank you!

  • Spanners
  • Hinges
  • Springs
  • Plastic bottle caps
  • Picture frames
  • Keys, Allen keys
  • Old suitcases, hooks & corks.

FOWPS – Summer Fair planning

Friends of Woodbridge Primary School (FOWPS) are meeting on Tuesday 22nd March at 9am to discuss fundraising ideas for this year. Their big task is organising the summer fair, which will take place on Saturday 2nd July. If you’d like to play a role in fundraising this year, then please come to the front after drop-off on Tuesday and ask for Leanne!

Easter Holiday Club

Kyson Primary is hosting an Easter Holiday Club on behalf of the Just42 charity. The sessions are running Tuesday 12th, Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th April between 09.30 – 12.30pm. Children from F1 – Y6 are all welcome. Please complete this form if you are interested.

Darcey’s 10k dog dash

Darcey in Y4 completed 10k (6.2 miles) with her dog, Otto, to raise money for WPS. Darcey and Otto ran and walked the distance over two weeks, raising £50 for the school. Here she is wearing her medal. What a star!

Donation from Book Emporium

Thank you to Jules at the Book Emporium in Woodbridge who ran a Facebook competition to win a fantastic book bundle (and to Yvette in F2 who won it!).

We will be making good use of the titles, with books by Sophie McKenzie, Anthony Horowitz, Malorie Blackman and more.

Covid information

As of Friday 17th March, we have a total 25 positive cases of COVID-19 across the school, including staff and students. We have cases in every year group except F1. On the previous Friday 11th March, this stood at 29 cases.