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                                                                                                                                               6 November 2020

Dear Parents

I 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 have always commented on our children’s appearance, good manners and their happy disposition. They are a such a credit to themselves, their families and their school.

We hope every found their mid term report useful in the absence of our usual Autumn Parents Evening. Please remember you can contact your child’s teacher via their class email if you have any queries or concerns. We encourage you to look regularly at the school website and in particular under Class and Curriculum pages and Facebook 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.

This last week as a whole school we have focused our work and prayers on Remembrance. The children have shown great reverence and compassion in their learning. Today, we came together for small groups, sharing our poetry, prayers and reflections in front of a beautiful memorial created by the children’s poppies and observing a one minute silence. It was very humbling to witness. I have included  photographs of the children’s memorial at the end of the newsletter.

We were delighted this week to distribute certificates and wrist bands to the children who together raised sponsorship money after our sports event last March. They raised sufficient funds to receive sports vouchers of over £800 which will be used to develop playground activities for KS1 and KS2. Congratulations to Mireya who will also receive a T shirt for raising so much sponsorship money. Thank you everyone.

Over the last term Year 5 have thoroughly enjoyed their topic on mountains. As part of their work they wrote biographies of the mountaineer Nirmal Purja who holds the world record for climbing the fourteen highest mountains in the world in the shortest amount of time (6 months and six days). Miss Hill emailed some of the children’s work to Nirmal and they were thrilled to learn he had commented on their wonderful work on his Instagram page. Well done Year 5 we are very proud of you!

As you will be aware Mrs Warnett our Vice Principal is now on maternity leave. I am delighted to inform you that Mrs Tasker has been appointed as Acting Vice Principal and Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENDCo) for this academic year. Mrs Tasker will be contactable via the office email if you have any queries regarding Special Educational Needs. I am sure you join me in congratulating her on her promotion.

In light of the lockdown we are awaiting direction regarding setting dates for the celebration of the Sacraments of First Holy Communion for Year 4, Year 3  and for Year 6 Confirmation, We will inform parents as soon as we receive confirmed dates but please be assured the sacramental teaching and preparation has begun in school.

As we look towards Christmas we know our usual celebrations will have to look very different this year. However, we are considering various ideas to ensure the children’s school experience of Christmas is as meaningful, funfilled and memorable as we can make it.  We will keep you updated.

A heartfelt thank you to everyone who has responded to our request to wear a facemask down to school, on site and walking back to your car and thank you for not lingering at the gates and keeping everyone safe. This week has run so much more smoothly, calmly and most importantly safely. It means a great deal to all of us. Thank you.

Please remember if you ever have any concerns regarding your child, academic, social or emotional please speak to me so we can work together to solve them. Please contact me via email at secretary @wulsev.worcs.sch.uk or telephone 01299 877808.

Thank you again for all your support and we hope you have a lovely weekend.

KE Savage

This week, the Year 6 children have busy completing Remembrance week activities. They started the week off by making poppies from used plastic bottles. Then they wrote thank you letters to the British Indian Army as these men travelled all the way to Europe to help fight for peace during The Great War. The children discussed the bravery of these men because they left their families and culture behind to serve the Queen and the British Empire.

 

Year 1 have had a lovely time with Mrs Mallinson's music lesson!

Emmaus CMAC
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