Friday 26 March 2021

 

Dear Parents

Thank you to everyone who attended this week’s online Parents’ Evenings via School Cloud. Thank you for your extremely positive and supportive comments. We will be sending out a feedback form after the holidays to gather insight into parents views on various approaches to parent information evenings   These meetings are so valuable for both parents and teachers to enable us to work together to achieve the best outcomes for your children. Thank you.

As we are now in Passiontide, we are now preparing the children for Holy week. The children will understand the significance of this important week leading up to the Easter Triduum. This symbolic journey with Christ will involve the children hearing the Easter Story and reflecting in prayerful activities throughout Holy week. On behalf of the whole school staff we take this opportunity to wish you and your families a very happy and Holy Easter.

 

A reminder than under current restrictions all Masses from St. Wulstan’s Church are live streamed. To view, use the following link. https://camstreamer.com/redirect/17b20f4f2905d01/S-46088. As congregation numbers are presently restricted you may attend any of the weekend Masses by pre-booking a place by texting 07853 120971. All the Easter Triduum services and Masses in the Parish can be found on the parish newsletter.

QA reminder that we are once again organizing an Easter egg competition for the children. There is no charge for entering and the children are just asked to use their imaginations and any materials available to them to decorate a hard boiled egg. The entries need to be brought into school on Thursday 1 April (the last day of term) and they will be judged by one of our Academy Committee with chocolate prizes awarded!

After the Easter break the children are able to wear summer uniform of red checked dresses for the girls and red polo shirts with shorts or trousers for the boys. Please note checked shorts/skirts or all in one ‘jumpsuit’ style are not part of our uniform. Red sandals are permitted but please do not send your child in open toe sandals. Summer uniform is not obligatory if your child prefers to carry on wearing white shirt and tie.

Families of school children can now access free lateral flow tests Please see the school website for important information of how to access to lateral flow COVID-19 testing for all families of school-aged children.

 

Wulstan’s Lodge are running ‘Holiday Club’ over the Easter holidays. Activities include Easter crafts, treasure hunts, baking, ‘Bring your Wheels’ days, Easter bonnet parade ,to name a few. There is an Early Bird Offer – book and pay for your child’s place by Friday 19th March 2021 and pay just £22 per child per day- bookings made after this date will be charged at the normal price of £25 per child per day. There is a sibling discount available.  Contact Sally Bache either on 01299 829032 or info@wulstanslodgechildcare.co.uk

Families of school children can now access free lateral flow tests Please see the school website for important information of how to access to lateral flow COVID-19 testing for all families of school-aged children.

Parents of children starting school in September 2021 will shortly be receiving offers of school places. If you know of any family who may be doubtful of their school offer please encourage them to contact me. Similarly if any parent has applied for St Wulstan’s and has any queries or would like to visit please do not hesitate to ring or email me.

We hope you enjoy seeing below just some of the children's work this week

If at any time you have any concerns at all about your child, be they educational, social or emotional, please do not hesitate to contact their class teacher or myself.

K E Savage

This week Year 1 have been learning about the events of Holy Week. They have taken part in re-enacting what happened on the triumphant walk into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday and the Last Supper. They enjoyed making palm leaves to wave and even washing each other’s feet, as Jesus did to his Disciples. This has helped them to think about how people may have felt when they were in the crowd, watching Jesus on his donkey and how the disciples may have felt at the Last Supper.

On the anniversary of lockdown, the Year 6 children wrote prayers for all the victims of Covid-19 and they prayed for all the people who are working very hard to care for those affected by the Pandemic.

This week Reception have enjoyed discovering the first signs of Spring by going on a spring hunt around the school. They have been doing some observational painting of Spring flowers and have tried hard to write about what they might see in Spring.
 

Protons packs are ready and ghostbusting skills have been perfected this week in Year 5. We are nearly ready to film our song for the Virtual Pyramid Concert. We just need to find that ghost . . . !

(Please could you return the consent forms to Miss Hill as soon as possible or risk being pulverised by the proton packs!)

Year 4 have been learning about the causes of climate change and how this has an impact on our planet. Finding solutions to combat such an important area is something we can all play a part in and recycling materials instead of buying new is one of those solutions. The children have created wonderful examples of jellyfish using recycled plastic cups and bubble wrap. Much fun was had and a greater understanding of looking after our wonderful planet was gained.

Emmaus CMAC
St Wulstan's Catholic Primary School Ofsted
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