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Summer term

Posted: 13/05/21
Adrian Massey

Dear Parents and Carers,

I hope everyone continues to be well and you managed to enjoy time with your family over the Easter Holidays.

As you know, all the schools returned last week and everyone is looking forward to returning to a more ‘normal’ way of operating during the Summer Term. We continue to follow all the measures in place and staff have access to lateral flow tests twice each week. Most of us through age, or by being put forward as key workers to the NHS, have received at least our first vaccination. This all helps to build confidence to ensure safety for each other and for you and your families using our service. The changes in guidance from 12th April haven’t really affected day to day operation in schools, but we anticipate possible changes on the next stage of the government’s roadmap on 17th May to such things as staff use of masks, how we operate bubbles and so on, but we will await further guidance. ...


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Friday 14 May

Posted: 14/05/21
Caroline Lucock

Dear Parents and Carers, 
It has been another fun-filled and action-packed week here at WPA. 

Today was the last day of our Ready, Steady, Read! event. This was a fantastic opportunity to raise the profile of reading, promote a love for reading and raise money for new books for the school. We have seen some amazing sponsorship forms (thank you) and are very excited to see just how many books we can buy from our total (which is already over £700!) To make sure that we can buy as many books as possible, please make sure that sponsorship payments are made using PayPal by Friday 21st May. A huge thank you to all of the families and local businesses who have contributed to this amazing achievement. 

This week, Year 5 had a visit from Arena. As part of the ‘Healthy Movers’ campaign, the children learnt, through a fun and interactive way, what constitutes a healthy diet. They had a fabulous time and were reminded of positive, healthy choices. This seems like the ideal time too to remind you that our breaktime snack policy is for children to have fresh fruit and vegetables only. 
Year 6 girls had an exciting (virtual) visitor this week from Olympic athlete Annie Vernon. What an inspirational speaker to encourage girls to be sporting leaders!
Year 1 received a letter from the Singing Mermaid this week too. The poor thing has injured her tail and needs our assistance. She has set our little scientists the task of finding a perfect material for a replacement scale. Let the investigations begin…. I’ll let you know how we get on next week… 
Year 3 may well have had the most exciting day this week though: the 21-day countdown came to a thrilling climax yesterday when two baby chicks hatched before Year 3’s very own eyes. How wonderful to have first hand experience of the miracle of life. Our two babies are doing well and will enjoy another week in the Year 3 classrooms before being re-homed. 
We also premiered a new certificate this week (it was more exciting that it sounds, I promise). In this morning’s Shining Stars Assembly, three pupils from across the school received the new Eco-Star Certificate and one of our TAs received one too (whoop)! This new certificate can be awarded to any member of our school community, and is to highlight those who have been making a special effort to make our school a greener place. I’m hoping that someone will nominate me one week as I go on about recycling, turning the lights off, not using too much paper, litter picking and never dropping litter all the time.  

Last but definitely not least: next week is Walk to School Week. We are undertaking the 5 Day Challenge! We would like pupils to walk, ride or scoot to school for five days running. Don’t worry if you do not live within walking distance to the school as you can drive part of the way, walk the rest and still qualify for a tick on the chart! Those who succeed in the 5-day challenge will receive a certificate at the end of the week. 

Have a fantastic weekend and we look forward to seeing you all on Monday morning. 

Kindest regards

Ms Whitlock  


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