28 January 2021
Dear Parents and Carers
We hope everyone has had a good week and is keeping well. Thank you to everyone for your support in our efforts to limit the impact of Covid within school. We do continue to have a few cases but as we said previously track and trace now notify any close contacts. If we had an outbreak of higher number of cases we would follow the advice of Public Health England and notify families. Thank you to everyone who regularly test at home with LFTs as this has certainly helped to minimise the spread as many children show no obvious symptoms. Similarly we are being notified that children are testing positive with a range of symptoms so if we contact you as your child is unwell we will always recommend a LFT. Thank you again for your support in regular testing and notifying us quickly.
Only 33% of children have a parents evening slot booked - please read on for details on how to book your slot. 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. A parent guide to using School Cloud is available to view below.
Times Tables: We are very grateful to parents supporting their children with learning their times tables. We cannot stress the importance of children having an instant recall of age appropriate number facts and the impact that this has on their achievement in maths. We continue to have a subscription to Times Table Rockstars that the children can access from home, either through the TTRS app or website. It is a very fun and engaging way for children to practise their times tables at a pace and level to suit them. Children in Year 2 and above will have individual login details in order to access TTRS and these should be in their Reading Record or their Homework Diary. If you do not have these details, please email your child's class teacher. Two of our Year 6 children have a message to the younger classes about the importance of learning times tables:
'Your times tables are the most important tool for success in maths, It also improves your memory skills. If you learn your times tables, maths will be so much easier. Times tables make maths simple and will help you throughout your adult life.' Noah and Harrie.
We were delighted to hear that one of our past pupils ,Harrison, is performing with the Kidderminster Operatic and Dramatic Society in their new production of 'The Adams Family, a musical comedy. The production is on at the Rose Theatre 7 March -12 March and promises to be a fun evening for families. Tickets are available via the Rose Theatre box office or go to www.rosetheatre.co.uk
This week I have several parents have raised concerns that some children are being dropped off in the road and then left to run down to school. Please ensure that your car is parked before the children get out and are then escorted to the school gates. Similarly children as young as Year 1 are arriving unaccompanied after the school gate is closed . If you are late please ensure you walk down to the main entrance with your child. Thank you as we work together to keep all our children safe.
With half term fast approaching Wulstan's Lodge are now taking bookings for their Holiday Club. Please see the attached leaflet for further information.
Over the past few weeks Reception Class have been learning about Baptism during their RE lessons. This week they have taken part in some role play to help them to have a better understanding of what happens during this special service. The children all took on their own role and they really enjoyed this way of learning about Baptism. The two children taking on the role of the Priest took it very seriously and remembered everything that they needed to say and do. Well done Reception Class!
This week, Year 6 pupils have been learning all about light and how it travels. They have been demonstrating how reflection occurs and then measures the angles of incidence and reflection.
They are scientist in the making!
This week Year 4 have been working really hard to compose interesting and detailed sentences in their English work based on the story ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’. Once they completed their first drafts, they had to edit their spelling and punctuation errors before writing their second drafts. As part of this error finding exercise, the children typed up their work which highlighted any grammatical or punctuation errors and they then changed these errors. We look forward to sharing some of the final drafts with our friends and families next week.
Wishing everyone a lovely weekend.
As a school we are committed to safeguarding and meeting the needs of all children. Our children's wellbeing is of paramount importance. If you have any concerns regarding any of our children, then please do not hesitate to contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) - for our school this is Mrs Savage. Mrs Warnett and Mrs Tasker are the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (DDSLs) and can also be contacted in Mrs Savage's absence.