7 January 2022

Dear Parents

We hope you have all enjoyed a happy and relaxing Christmas and we would like to start this newsletter by wishing you, on behalf of all the staff at St Wulstan's, a very happy new year! We would also like to thank you once again for the Christmas gifts so many children gave to staff at the end of last term. Your generosity is very much appreciated as are the many kind comments and expressions of thanks for all the hard work that the staff do throughout the year. Thank you again.

After such a difficult end to the Autumn term it is lovely to have all our children and staff back in school safe and well. It is inevitable that there will still be individual cases of COVID but we are focused on ensuring high quality teaching and learning and enabling the children's school life to be as secure and positive as we can make it. Please see the link below for Government guidance for parents and carers

Next Wednesday, 12 January ,Reception Class will receive their routine hearing tests with the School Health Nursing Service. Reception parents will have received a letter asking them to register for a Parent Portal account following the link

https://app.schoolscreener.com/Portal/#/Worcestershire/p/woh122/141444

If you have not already done so could you please register this weekend. Thank you.

 

 

Please find below  the January - March 2022 New Family Learning Courses  Parents and carers living in Worcestershire can attend any course below for FREE with the following eligibility:

  • FREE if they are unemployed and on benefits or they earn less than £17,000 per year.
  • FREE if their child receives a Free School Meal or is known to their school SENCo.
  • FREE if any of these courses would improve their health and wellbeing.  

Professionals can also support parents in need by booking them directly onto the course on their behalf or parents can ring our team directly for support on 01905-728537. All Family Learning courses  can be found at www.worcestershire.gov.uk/courses and parents need to book their places online ASAP before the end of January in order to enrol with time to start each course.

Reception Class have settled back into school well and have really enjoyed seeing their friends again after the holidays. It has been lovely to see the class enjoying lots of crafting and junk modelling this week. This half term will be very busy and exciting as we go on a virtual journey around the world as part of our topic 'A ticket to ride'.

 Year 5 are only half a term away from their Pyramid Concert and their singing has resounded from their classroom today. If you have not yet purchased your tickets please ensure you have ordered through ParentPay by Wednesday 12 January. The Pyramid Concert is always a real highlight in the Year 5 calendar and a memorable event for all our children and their families. Well done Year 5 we are really looking forward to it!

 

Year 6 children have been busy writing their explanation text on the Circulatory System. They have been working hard on this genre for the last few weeks. They are now looking forward to starting their new topic: Frozen Kingdom.

Mr Tasker said 'It was so lovely to have the class back together after the Christmas break. The children have come back enthusiastic to learn and excited to see their friends. The class have also been interested to learn about some small changes that have occurred to the classroom displays and latest seating arrangements. This afternoon we talked about the new topics we will be covering this half term, which will be a combination of ‘Burps, Bottoms and Bile’ and ‘Potions’. The class had many questions about the human body, its digestive system, teeth and surgical changes and advancements throughout recent history.'

 

Year 1 have had a fantastic start to the new term and have settled back in well. This term is science we are looking at ‘Everyday Material’. Yesterday the children had a scavenger hunt to find objects that had been made from a certain material.

 

Year 5 have had a great first week back and are very excited to get started with our new 'Stargazers' topic. This week Year 5 became the teachers and shared some of the fabulous learning that they had done at home as part of last term's Forces topic. It was amazing to listen to the class speak so eloquently and confidently to each other as well as ask each other great questions about our learning. From well-planned investigations to scientific dictionaries, Year 5 had clearly put a lot of effort in to their work and it was an absolute pleasure to see! Well done Year 5, what a fabulous start to 2022!

Mrs Mallinson said 'Well done year three for a really great start to the Spring term. We worked together to change the classroom  rules and its layout and I couldn’t be more pleased with how the children have taken everything on board. In Science, we are learning about forces, so we had fun acting out freeze frames which show gravity, friction, buoyancy and air resistance. Next week, we are all looking forward to starting the history topic called Gods and Mortals where we will learn all about Ancient Greece.

Year 2 have enjoyed learning about mosaics in art this week. They have created some beautiful winter art to make their classroom look lovely on even the coldest of days! The children realised that mosaics can take a long time to create, but are worth persevering with as they were so proud of their finished pieces.Year 2 have enjoyed learning about mosaics in art this week. They have created some beautiful winter art to make their classroom look lovely on even the coldest of days! The children realised that mosaics can take a long time to create, but are worth persevering with as they were so proud of their finished pieces.

We look forward to sharing lots more about the children's learning over the next half term. Well done everyone for a super first week back.

Have a lovely weekend everyone.

K E Savage

Principal

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