25 March 2022

Dear Parents and Carers

A massive thank you to all our mums, nannies and carers who attended our 'Mothers Day Breakfast' on Wednesday. From 8.00am, our Minnie Vinnies hosted, took orders and served breakfast of bacon sandwiches, toast, pancakes, pastries and hot drinks to the mothers 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 after so long. 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 catering skills!

Preparation will soon begin for our Year 3 pupils who will receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion this year. If your child is a baptized Catholic and you wish them to be prepared to receive the Sacraments please ensure you have completed and returned the commitment form sent out this week. On Tuesday 5 April at 3.45pm  we will be holding a meeting in Year 3 classroom for the parents of children who will be receiving the Sacrament of First Holy Communion in June. It is important at least one parent attends this meeting. If you have any queries please contact Mrs Hulbert or Mrs Freitas who are leading the First Holy Communion preparation. Thank you

A reminder that the Year 6 children have decided to hold some fundraising events in school and the money raised will be to support refugees in Europe and fight poverty in the U.K. and worldwide. They have organised:

  • Guess the name of the bunny? (Reception class and KS1 children) - £1 per entry
  • Guess the name of the sheep? ( KS2 children) - £1 per entry
  • Guess the number of sweets in the jar? (All children) - £1 per entry

The events will start on Monday 21 March and the winners will be drawn at Celebration Assembly on Friday 1 April.

The children in Year 2 have been working hard in maths exploring shapes and choosing their own criteria to sort them. Some children even found out about how many sides and vertices a decagon has.

In PE Year 1 have been learning about defending and attacking as part of their invasion games unit.

This week, Year 3 have zoomed ahead with their English skills. They finally heard the conclusion to their class story book ‘Stone Age Boy’ and have become inspired to write their own version of this story using historical knowledge gathered from  their topic lessons. We are all excited to read your versions about life in the Stone Age from your time travelling friends!

This week Year 5 have had a week of Bikeability, learning to be safe on the roads progressing from Level 1 in the playground on Monday to Level 2 through the rest of the week on the local roads. The children have all done extremely well and the instructors were very complimentary about their sensible behaviour and eagerness to learn. Well done Year 5.

Today Year 4 took Level 1 Bikeability on the playground and will have the opportunity in Year 5 next year to progress to riding safely on local roads. Again the children performed very well and gaining in confidence throutghout the training. Well done Year 4.

 

This coming week our U9 and U11 netball teams are participating in the Worcestershire CTA tournament. Seeing the children play so well at the netball league on Monday we have high hopes of a successful day. Thank you to Mrs Hannah Thomas who has given her time to coach the children in after school club, at the Monday night league and will be at the tournament on Thursday. Good luck everyone!

A plea from Mrs Portman and Mrs Harris. Reception class are currently learning about 'People who help us' for example doctors, police officers, paramedics, nurses to name but a few. They would really appreciate some visitors who would be able to come in and explain their job to the children and answer their questions. Meeting and chatting with 'real' people is so powerful at this age. If you feel you could offer a short visit we would be extremely grateful, please speak to Reception staff , myself or Mrs Brown if you can. Thank you.

As many of you will be aware we received some lovely baby news this week. Many congratulations to Mr and Mrs Tasker on the birth of their beautiful little boy, Henry James. As you can see he is absolutely gorgeous and we look forward to meeting him soon. We wish them all great health and happiness for the future.

Please remember if you ever have any concerns regarding your child, academic, social or emotional please speak to me or any member of the teaching staff so we can work together to solve them. If you are unable to see me at school or wish to arrange a meeting please contact me via email at secretary @wulsev.worcs.sch.uk or telephone 01299 877808.

Wishing everyone a lovely weekend

 

KE Savage

Principal

'This week Reception Class have been making the most of the lovely weather. They enjoyed going out for a walk in the beautiful sunshine looking for signs of Spring.

Year 3 cricketers this afternoon !

Emmaus CMAC
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