Dear Parents                                                                                  22 October 2021`

It is hard to believe but we have completed the first half of the Autumn term and there is so much to celebrate. This week the children have completed this term’s ’ Discovery topics’ and it has been lovely to walk around the school and see how they have been celebrating and sharing their work. The children have worked extremely hard and we are very proud of them. They are ready for a break and a few lazy days!

We had a great start to our 'Go Green' week with the children wearing an imaginative range of green clothes and accessories on Monday. inspired by CADODs Go Green Assembly at the beginning of the week over the last few days each class has had the opportunity to create bird feeders, bug hotels. autumn and spring planters or go on a nature trail seeking out signs of the changes each season brings. We hope you enjoy the photographs of the children's enthusiastic learning.

We hope everyone liked their child or children's photographs sent home last week. A reminder that orders must be placed by midnight of 25 October to have free delivery to school

Our Sports Crew asked for their report the Football League Report on to be included this week. Thank you Charlie, Noah and Harrie

Over the past three weeks we, some of the Year 5 and Year 6 children, have been taking part in the Wyre Forest School Sports Partnership Football League. It was an amazing feeling to play football for our school again and see our friends from our football clubs playing for other schools. We were a new team at the start of the league and we had to get used to playing with new team mates. It was challenging at first, but by the end of the league we had started to play really well as a team. The football team would like to thank the people and coaches who gave up their time for us to participate in the league and our parents for supporting us each week. Well done to all the schools who won their leagues and received prizes.

Kidderminster Harriers Community Scheme will be holding our holiday football courses during half term. Course run 10am-3pm and are open to children aged 5-12 years (Reception- Year 7). Younger children, 5-7 years can attend for half days if they prefer. School years 8 & 9 can attend if a minimum of 10 enrol 

Cost is £10 for per day or £28 when paid in advance. The courses will feature our Star Player Award and a mini soccer tournament, everyone who competes receive a prize. Due to current restrictions all courses are outdoors so appropriate clothing required. The venues are:-

Droitwich Cricket Club WR9 7AN– Monday 25th & Tuesday 26th 

Worcester – Bishop Perowne College -Monday 25th & Tuesday 26th 

Kinver Sports & Community Association DY7 6ER- Monday 25h & Tuesday 26th 

Malvern –  Dyson Perrins Academy - Tuesday 26th & Wednesday 27th 

Kidderminster – Baxter College - Wednesday 27th, Thursday 28th & Friday 29th

Cleobury Sports Centre - Thursday 28th & Friday 29th

Please note new age restrictions and £2 increase if paying on the day.  To book a place contact the Community Scheme on 01562 823931 or email harrierscommunity@hotmail.co.uk Payment can be made in advance or on the day. Please send name, age course attending, any medical conditions and an emergency contact.

After half term all children will all need to wear full winter uniform. This consists of white shirt and tie and trousers for the boys( Red polo shirts are only for summer). The girls winter uniform is white blouse and tie and grey skirt or pinafore. Can I just remind parents that culottes or trousers are not part of our girls uniform and should not be worn.  I know many parents will take their children for haircuts over the half term break. Again we remind you that extreme haircuts are not allowed. Several parents have asked what is the permitted cut and we request a Grade 3 is the shortest. Several children have had extreme haircuts recently and once grown out we request that you adhere to our uniform policy. Thank you for your support and to the many parents who double check with me before taking their child to the hairdressers.

A reminder that the application window for Reception Class 2022 is now open. As I have said before there can be a misconception that only Catholic children can apply to our school. We welcome applications from all families of all or no faith. If you know of any families who are presently applying for a school place please encourage them to contact me to arrange a visit to the school. Applications for Reception Class 2022 must be completed online by 15 January 2022. Applications for High school must be submitted by 31 October 2020. If you require any advice please contact us at school.

We look forward to discussing your child's start to the new school year as well as their academic progress at our Autumn 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 2 November from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. Virtual appointments will be available on Wednesday 3 November from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. School Cloud is the website that we used to hold our Spring 2021 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. As many of you have signed up previously, you may receive an email reminder also. Appointments are available to book from 4:00pm today and will remain open until Monday 1 November. Please note that we will not accept any bookings made after this date in order to give staff time to prepare. A parent guide to using School Cloud will be sent home with your child. 

You will be aware that we have had a few positive cases of COVID in school this week. Compared to many other local schools we have come through this half term extremely well. Thankfully those affected are recovering well but it has affected some people quite severely. It is a reminder to everyone that the hygiene routines and safety measures are still as important as ever. Thank you to all who have adhered to the one way system and maintain social distance in order to minimize risk. If any child is tested positive over half term please email us at secretary@wulsev.worcs.sch.uk so we can notify anybody who has been in close contact and recommend a PCR test. Thank you for your continued support in keeping our whole community safe.

We understand how disappointing it was for the children to miss their disco this week. However, they have clearly had a lovely time today with a non uniform and fancy dress day. We would like to thank Mrs Cabrera for adding greatly to their fun by donating pinata for each class to enjoy this afternoon. A massive success, thank you from everyone - children and staff!

We look forward to welcoming the children back to school on Monday 1 November. Many for your continued support and we hope you enjoy a lovely half term break with your families. Keep safe and take care.

KE Savage

Principal

 

Year 4 have really enjoyed and embraced 'Go Green' this week in school. They have learnt about the problems that our current behaviour is causing to our planet and found some solutions to take home which can help our planet heal. Year 4 made homemade fat balls to help feed the birds over the coming weeks and bug hotels from recycled plastic bottles and other materials. The children are looking forward to sharing these ideas with their families and will try to make small changes to help our planet for the future.

Year 2 enjoyed a nature scavenger hunt during Green Week and spotted some interesting things to add to their nature table. They also planted some narcissus bulbs, ready for the spring. They have planted them where they can see them every day as they go outside to play, so can check to see whether they need water. Year 2 walked to the post box this week to post some very carefully written story letters. They have been learning about the author Beatrix Potter and were excited to send stories in the post like she did. We hope that the friends and family of Year 2 enjoy receiving some lovely post over half term!

Year 1 went Green by enjoying their nature trail, they were all well camouflaged

This week the Year 6 children have completed their Mexican unit. They've learnt all about Mexican culture and the rainforest. They Year 6 children celebrated their learning by making Mexican smoothies.

Year 3 have spent their Green Week creating something special for each Year group and they are being very secretive. They are sharing their gifts after half term and will show their pictures in next weeks newsletter so as not to spoil it! There was also talk of volcanic eruptions !!!! Thank you Year 3 we are really looking forward to seeing all your work. We know Mrs Mallison and Mrs James are very proud of you.

Our Year 5 gardeners!

Emmaus CMAC
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