Yesterday was a very important day for our Year 6 children as they were confirmed by Bishop David Evans. The Mass was really lovely with the children reading and singing absolutely beautifully; they also showed great reverence having been extremely well prepared to receive the Sacrament. The staff are all proud of our young people who are such a credit to their parents and their school.. So many staff and Parish members helped to make the evening go so smoothly and I would like to thank them all, but special thanks must go to Mrs Freitas whose work preparing and supporting the children has been exceptional. I would also like to thank Mrs Mallison for the beautiful music and recording of the CD to play in church. Deacon John said how proud he was of our young people and we thank him and Fr Richard for their support and guidance during the children’s preparation. It was a lovely occasion which the children continued to celebrate in school today with a party and wonderful celebration cake. Well done Year 6!
Sadly, as you will be aware we are seeing a recent increase in numbers of Bubble closures in many local schools due to Covid. We maintain our protocols and procedures within school and continually reinforce hygiene and safety with the children. The drop off and collection routines continue to work and these will be maintained at least until the end of term. We hope by September that Government guidelines will allow us all more freedom and less stringent routines but it is crucial that we do not relax safety measures until then.
The end of summer term is always busy and exciting for the children and we we more than ever want to ensure this is still the case after so many restrictions this year. We will have Sports Day for the children but sadly we will not be able to invite parents and families to join us this year. The children are starting their run offs now and Year 6 captains will be organising the day. All the children will be able to watch each other and provide the cheers and encouragement. We will take many photographs to share with you via the website and Facebook. Hopefully next year we will be able to return to our usual format as we fully understand how much everyone loves that day.
Similarly we have had to reconsider our Year 6 Leavers activities and we will contact Year 6 parents directly to outline what we are able to do to ensure the children leave St Wulstan's with the memories they deserve.
As all of the High schools have had to cancel their transition days we are aware that their staff are looking at alternative ways of welcoming their new intake. Presently, we have only heard from Hagley Catholic High school but there will be an Induction video posted next week for parents and children. Details will be sent to you shortly by Hagley. There is a tab on their website with details of induction materials and useful information.
End of year reports will be sent home next Friday 9 June so please check your child's book bag for the envelope.
As ever, we are looking ahead and planning the next academic year. We will be holding our Open Day on Saturday 9 October. If you have a child who will be applying for a school place for September 2022 or know of someone who would be interested in applying please share this date with them. Thank you.
Year 3 were getting ready for the Euros this week when the Kidderminster Harriers came in and taught the class some football skills. We have some excellent budding footballers in our class!
We are hoping to restart KS2 Harriers after school football club in September We will send out letters of interest forms shortly.
Please bring both indoor and outdoor footwear, packed lunch, drinks and waterproof clothing. Due to the restrictions all courses will be outdoors, in the event of adverse weather conditions, we may have to cancel.
To book a place email email@example.com or phone 01562 863821. Please leave the child’s name, age, school year, any medical conditions, an emergency contact and which course you want to attend. Payment details will be sent with confirmation of booking.
As part of Year 1 topic this term Paws, Claws and Whiskers; the children have had the pleasure of meeting two baby angora rabbits. The children were lovely with our furry friends and they have named the bunnies Daisy and Petal. As you can imagine many cuddles were given as angora rabbits are bred to be very docile and friendly.
At St Wulstan's, 'Relationships Education and Health Education' have always been taught through 'All that I am' and 'Journey of Love' programmes as part of the statutory requirements. From September2021, we are introducing a new programme 'Life to the Full' by TEN TEN resources which has been approved by the Birmingham Catholic Diocese. To this end, we have opened a consultation period during which we welcome parental feedback. Please follow the link below to access the online Parent Consultation Tool. We would be grateful for any feedback by Monday 12 July 2021. Thank you.
Congratulations Year 6 on receiving your Sacrament of Confirmation. We are all very proud of you
If at any time you have any concerns at all about your child, be they educational, social or emotional, please do not hesitate to contact their class teacher or myself.
Wishing everyone a lovely weekend