Dear Parent and Carers
I hope you have all enjoyed a happy and relaxing Christmas and I 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.
Nasal Flu Vaccine - The Flu vaccination team are re-visiting school on Wednesday 18 January. If your child did not receive the nasal flu vaccine, when the team visited school in November, you can register for them to have it in school on 18/1/23 following this link: https://midlands.schoolvaccination.uk/flu/2022/worcestershire
Key Stage 2 Netball Club - The first session will be next Thursday with payments made on Parentpay. Thank you.
As you are aware reading regularly is key to children's progress in all aspects of their learning. We have always been fortunate at St Wulstan's to have extra support from parent volunteers who come in one afternoon a week to listen to children read. Sadly, due to COVID this was suspended to reduce risk. However, we would very much like to re introduce this support and appeal to anyone, parent, carer or grandparent who feel they could give a an hour or two a week to listen to children read. Support and guidance will be provided and any offers of help would be greatly appreciated. If you can support please speak to either myself, your child's teacher or the school office. Thank you.
Next week Year 2 and Mrs Morgan will be joined by Mr Dudley, Worcester University student teacher, who will commence his teaching placement for the duration of the Spring Term. The children have already met Mr Dudley and I am sure they will benefit greatly from the experience of having two teachers.
This week Year 5 , 1 and Reception had the amazing opportunity to visit a planetarium. As a brilliant start to their topic, Stargazers, they spent time learning many fascinating facts about space. They talked about the sun, moon and stars, the planets in our solar system, why day, night and seasons occur, and the phases of the moon as well as learning about space missions that are happening now or in the near future. It was very exciting, and they cannot wait to get started learning even more now! One of their favourite parts was learning about all of the constellations in the night sky and how they linked to ancient Greek mythology. Hopefully Year 5 will be able to show their grown ups where some of the constellations are in the coming weeks!
Unfortunately last term we had a number of children who had lost various items of clothing and had a large number of un-named jumpers in lost property. Could all parents please check that their child’s clothing has a name clearly marked in it and also that they have not accidentally brought home another child’s jumper. Thank you for your help with this – we have a number of parents who are understandably frustrated that their child’s named clothing is missing and we really do need to reunite children with their correct clothes!
If you have any queries or concerns regarding your child’s academic, social or emotional needs please do not hesitate to contact me or their class teacher. Many thanks for your continued support and enjoy a lovely weekend with your families.