We hope everyone enjoyed a lovely half term break as we come back refreshed and ready for a busy and exciting build up to Christmas. Thank you to everyone for ensuring your children returned to school after half term in full winter uniform. The children look so smart and this does have such a positive impact on their attitude in every aspect of their school life. So many visitors to our school comment on our children's appearance, good manners and their happy disposition. They are a such a credit to themselves, their families and their school.
Thank you to all parents and carers who attended Parents Evening either in person or remotely this week. We appreciate the time taken to complete feedback questionnaires and your extremely positive and constructive comments are very much valued. Thank you. We encourage you to look regularly at the school website and in particular under Class and Curriculum pages where you can see what your child is learning about this term with curriculum focus, Topic work and photographs of their experiences. Please remember if at any time you have concerns about any aspect of your child's work, social or emotional issues please do not hesitate to contact your child's teacher or myself.
As a staff we are often thanked for our work but I would like to acknowledge the Governors of our school who work tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that St Wulstan’s is the wonderful school that we all want it to be. Our Governing Body are all volunteers who give a considerable amount of their time and for all of them this has been a commitment spanning many years. Two such Governors are Mr Patrick Kennedy and Mrs Liz Sheerin who after many years have made the decision to 'retire' from their roles. I would, on behalf of the whole school community, like to thank them for their time, dedication and support which has enabled us to provide the best possible education we can for our children. I would also like to thank Mrs Katy Price who has taken on the role of Foundation Governor having served previously as Parent Governor. Thank you all.
As a consequence, the Local Governing Body are now recruiting. Please see below a message from our Vice Chair, Mr Andy Haynes. You will also receive a more detailed letter in your child's book bag this evening.
St Wulstan's Catholic Primary School has two vacancies for parents to join its Local Governing Body (LGB).
The LGB has elected a Returning Officer, Andy Haynes, who would like to invite nominations for the two voluntary positions and all parents have the opportunity to nominate, stand as a candidate and vote.
The closing date for these nominations will be : 12:00 noon on Wednesday 17th November 2021.
If there are three or more nominations an election will take place. Information on voting arrangements, if necessary, will be sent to you at a later date.
The announcement for the nomination (together with important supporting papers that must be read in conjunction) can be located on the homepage of St Wulstan's school website. Look for a new tab called: 'Parent Representative Election', which can be found at under Our Community at https://stwulstans.sch.life/
Specific instructions on how to submit a nomination are located there. Please note: this information is “view only” on the School Life App. Therefore, if you need to print these documents, you must do so through the actual school website
Next week, as we remember everyone who has died as a result of war and conflict , we will be selling poppies and various wristbands in aid of the 'British Legion Poppy Appeal'. Children can buy poppies with a donation and we also have poppy wristbands and snapbands that are always popular with the children. These can be bought for £1. They will be on sale by our Year 6 children at playtimes.
We are pleased to say the number of COVID cases in school before half term remained very low and we hope to return to Assemblies and removal of bubbles again shortly. We also plan to be able to celebrate Christmas this year with a KS1 Nativity and KS2 Carol Service, obviously this is dependent on local and national circumstances, but we will endeavour to do everything we can to ensure these very special and memorable events take place.
Wishing everyone a happy and safe Bonfire night.
K E Savage
Year 5 have really enjoyed learning about Buddhism this week. We focused on the main beliefs within Buddhism, as well as considering what it means to be Buddhist and how you would be expected to live your life. We also really enjoyed a morning meditation that we followed to help calm and focus our minds before we started a busy day!
Year 1 have enjoyed a lovely autumnal day exploring their environment at Forest School today. Reception Class have been preparing for Bonfire night by creating Firework biscuits. They were gorgeous!
As well as their work on Buddhism Year 2 were very excited to receive letters back from their families this week
This week, as part of our Multi-Cultural Week, the Year 4 children have been learning about Buddhism. Finding out about the origins of the faith, the main beliefs, places of worship and the festival of ‘Wesak’ have been the main foci of the children’s learning. The children made paper chain dragons and lanterns to represent the enlightenment element of the celebration and the promotion of happiness and colour.