18 February 2022

Dear Parents and Carers

 

The long awaited and much prepared for Emmaus Pyramid Concert finally arrived last yesterday and it was fabulous! This year, Year 5 children from across the Hagley Pyramid of schools were celebrating Britpop and each school showcased one popular song before all joining together to sing several songs as one large choir. Our song was ' There she goes' which the children sang beautifully. The evening could justifiably be described as spectacular and whilst we must admit to being slightly biased, we did feel that St Wulstan's children were notable by their beautiful singing, enthusiasm, smart appearance and exemplary behaviour! We would like to congratulate all the children and thank all the families and staff who went to the Town Hall to support our children. The children have worked exceptionally hard for this event under the guidance of Mr Mallinson, Miss Mc Gowan , Mrs Mound and Mrs Warnett. This is always a lovely opportunity to celebrate together and for the children to meet children from other Emmaus MAC schools who may one day become lifelong friends when they transfer to high school! Well done children - it was a night to remember for everyone!

The Pyramid concert has been running for twelve years now and it was lovely to see so many past pupils still taking part, now as Hagley students, clearly wanting to be part of an event that was so memorable to them from their Year 5 days. Well done Molly, Thomasin and Joey. 

On Monday 28 February the School Book Fair will be arriving and will be open after school each evening at 3.30 until it is collected again on Friday 4 March. It will also be open in the mornings before school, from 8.30 am starting on Tuesday 1 March. The children will all a receive a £! book voucher which they can spend as part payment at the fair. The standard of reading at St Wulstan’s has always been very high and this is in no small part due to the support and encouragement parents give to their children. So if you are thinking of looking for more reading material for your child, do come and have a look at the books on offer at the Book Fair. Sales from the last Book Fair meant school received free scholastic books These were purchased solely from the commission earned .These are now be available to the children in our school library. Every book purchased by you enables us to enhance the library and hence your child’s experience of reading so thank you.

We still have parents who have not yet booked Spring Term Parents' Evening. Meetings will be held both virtually via School Cloud and in person at school. Face to face appointments will be available on Tuesday 8 March from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. Virtual appointments will be available on Wednesday 9 March from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. School Cloud is the website that we used to hold our Autumn parents meetings and the booking process remains the same for both virtual and face to face appointments. The booking form for appointments can be found via the following link: https://stwulstans.schoolcloud.co.uk. Appointments are available to book until Friday 4 March. Please note that we will not accept any bookings made after this date in order to give staff time to prepare. 

After the half term break on Thursday 3 March the whole school will participate in 'World Book Day'  by dressing up as book characters. This is always an exciting day in school and I am sure this year will be no exception. Your child has already brought home a letter from Mrs Tasker outlining the event as this year. Please check your child's book ag for individual class letters. We hope that by giving plenty of warning it will enable you to have time to organise costumes over half term.

Year 1 have spent this year working on their knowledge and understanding of numbers up to 100 . The children had a great day on Wednesday celebrating our 100th day in school. The children brought in a collection of 100 items  and it was wonderful to see the wide variety of different objects they used. They developed their understanding of both estimation and quantities. Well done Year 1

This week the Year 6 children have been learning to be yogis (practitioners of Yoga). They now know that Yoga is an ancient form of exercise (originated in India about 5,000 years ago) that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing. Have a look at the photos and see how the children have worked on a series of movements that are designed to increase strength and flexibility.

Year 4 have been concentrating on ‘Dreams and Goals’ in their PHSE lessons this half term. The children have been sharing their own dreams and goals, along with looking at the stages or steps they need to take to achieve them. This week’s lesson wanted the children to achieve a goal while working as part of a team. Their task was to create the funniest ‘Potato Person’ to share with the class. Sharing ideas, selecting the best features, working together to record and explaining their masterpieces were some of the skills developed in the lesson. Many laughs were had by all.

Year 2 have been enjoying their geography learning this week through some exciting games! They have especially enjoyed playing a fast-paced game with an inflatable globe to see who could label the different continents with the help of atlases and maps. 

This week Reception Class have been learning about Africa. They enjoyed reading the story of 'Handa's Surprise'. The class have been acting out the story, tasting some fruits and have even turned their home corner into a fruit shop for the week!

Thank you to everyone for your generosity today for Non Uniform Day. The children, as you know, are always thrilled to wear their own clothes and have been very excited all day! Your generous donations will contribute towards future 'extras' for the children, thank you.

We hope you have a lovely half term break with your children and look forward to seeing you on our return to school on Monday 28 February. Thank you for all your ongoing support, it is greatly appreciated by all the staff.

KE Savage

Principal

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