17 June 2022
Dear Parents and Carers
I would like to start this week's newsletter by congratulating our Year 3 children who received their First Holy Communion last Saturday. The Mass was beautiful and the children behaved with great reverence and dignity and were once again a credit to you their parents and to their school. I would also like to thank all the children who came to church to sing in the choir to support their Year 3 friends. Thanks go to the parents for their kind donations of food for the 'breakfast', Fr Richard and all the staff who have guided the children through their preparation and also gave their day to ensure a memorable occasion for the children and their families. Thank you all.
As mentioned in last week's letter our Year 6 children were due to be on residential at Alton Castle this week. Sadly on Monday morning we were notified by the Centre Manager that they were victims of a COVID outbreak and due to the number of staff affected they could not run the Retreat. Despite their overwhelming disappointment the children took the news with a maturity beyond their years. We do not underestimate how sad it was for them . Thank you to them and all Year 6 parents who were so supportive when we rang to share the news. Well done Year 6 we are all very proud of you.
We are often asked about local parenting support sessions. These can be very useful help for families regarding healthy eating, bedtime routines etc Please see the attached leaflet for summer parenting sessions.
A massive thank you to all our Dads and Grandpas who attended our 'Fathers Day Afternoon Tea' on Thursday. Our Mini Vinnies hosted, took orders and served scones and jam, cookies and pastries and hot drinks to the Dads and carers in our school community. There was a lovely atmosphere in the hall and everyone was happy to be back together again in school. Thank you to all our families for their kind donations. Our Mini Vinnies have helped raise money for the refugee crisis that is currently taking place in Europe. Thank you too to Mrs Freitas who organised everything and to the staff for their support to the children!
At 6.00pm this Monday evening, 20 June, we are holding our annual New Intake Evening for parents of children starting at St Wulstan’s in September. Even if you already have a child in school it is important that you attend this meeting as this will be an opportunity to give you information and for you to ask any questions you may have. We look forward to seeing you then. We do have a limited number of spaces available in Reception for September. If you know anyone who is new to the area or unsure about the place they have been offered please ask them to contact me for a visit. Thank you.
It is hard to believe that there are only five weeks left of this academic year. These are extremely busy weeks but with opportunities for fun and celebration as well as work . Please check the school website for dates of your children’s Open Classroom. The children are excited to welcome you into school and share their learning over the past year.
Our annual Sports Day will be held on Friday 15 July 9.30 -12 noon on the school field. Please ensure your children have their PE kit and pumps or trainers in school as there will be practising as well as some house matches over the next few weeks.
This week Year 5 have been developing their skills as scientists and have been leaning about mammals and their life cycles. We also looked at the threats that face the chimpanzee population and learnt about the work of British scientist, Jane Goodall. Following this work, we were very excited to go and see the Chimpanzees at Twycross Zoo!
Year 1 have been learning all about London this week, we have found out about famous landmarks and have painted our own.
This week Year 2 made Father's Day ties for Dads to wear on Father's Day. The children enjoyed making them and were proud of their achievements.
This week Reception have made and decorated their own Gingerbread men. The children were very concerned that they might jump off the baking tray and run away like the character in the story but thankfully they didn't have to chase any gingerbread men around the school!
Please can I remind parents that children are not to play on the Trim Trail at the end of the school day. It is not designed for pre school children and the children in school are told not to use it unless a member of staff is supervising them. Similarly please do not allow little ones to climb on the red and white barriers as they are not for climbing on and can easily topple. Please ensure your children do not continue to do this once in your care. Thank you for your support in keeping the children safe.
We have just returned from our whole school trip to Twycross Zoo. We have all had a wonderful time and the children have been superb in their enthusiasm, happiness and outstanding behaviour. We would like to thank all the parents and carers who accompanied us, it was a long, hot day and we hope everyone is now refreshed and relaxing for the evening! Thank you. We hope you like just a small selection of the many photographs taken today.
We wish you all an enjoyable weekend and look forward to seeing you on Monday.
Our wonderful Mini Vinnies serving Afternoon Tea for Father's Day whilst also raising money for charity.
Our whole school trip to Twycross Zoo today