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Autumn Newsletter 3 [Friday 17th September]

Dear Parents & Carers

 

I can’t believe another week has flown by! Mind you, we’ve had such a busy week: our nursery class is up & running with all the children now attending on their allocated days; the children in our 2 reception classes (Red & Blue) have started attending school full time; FOWSA held their Macmillan coffee morning – it was lovely to see so many people having a cuppa & a catch-up [they also raised a fantastic raised £158.74]; yesterday, staff from Go Outside gave the children a wonderful experience. Our children from reception to Y6 had an amazing time tackling the inflatable assault course & associated activities. The premise of the session was to encourage exercise through a non-sporting activity. It certainly worked - the children had a whale of time, but more importantly their heart rates were up, they were breathing more heavily & their faces were red through exertion and there were great big smiles splitting their faces in two as well. We'd like to thank Rich, Steve & Felipe from Go Outside Formby for making the day so special. Follow the link to see some photos from the day: https://www.woodlandsschoolformby.co.uk/stream/news/full/1/-//

 

I would like to thank all of you who were able to attend our parent information evenings this week for Y1-Y6. It was great to see so many people there – we know our children do best with strong links between home & school. Our reception parent information evening is next Wednesday (22 September) in the reception classrooms at 3.30pm.

 

I am pleased to be able to tell you that Mrs Fortune (Blue Class teacher) has been appointed as our new EYFS Lead, replacing Mrs Liz Jones who moved on to pastures new at the end of the summer term. Mrs Fortune has shown both great enthusiasm & innovation since returning to teach in reception 5 years ago. We know she will lead our nursery & reception classes to even greater things over the coming years.

 

Here’s this week’s conversation starters to help you find out about your child’s learning:

 

Nursery

This week, nursery have been going on listening walks.

What sounds can you hear at home?

e.g. running water, doors closing, birds singing

 

Reception [Red & Blue]

Can you name all the different places around the school that we visited this week?

 

Y1&2 [Green, Yellow & Purple]

What information should we include on a map?

{Geography topic: ‘Spatial Sense’}

 

Y3&4 [3A, 3/4M & 4G]

Can you name some of the groups of society in the Roman Republic?

{History topic: ‘Life in Ancient Rome’}

 

Y5&6 [5D, 5/6P & 6R]

Can you name the three types of blood vessels in our bodies & explain their functions?

{Science topic ‘Animals including Humans’}

 

This week, no classes achieved 100% in their attendance which is a shame. Our overall attendance has stayed at 97.2%.

 

We had 5 classes who had no late marks this week: Green Class, Purple Class, 3G, 3/4M & 6R. There were 13 late marks across the whole school which again is disappointing as last week we only had 4 late marks in total.

 

A final reminder about our two Open Mornings on Tuesday 5 & Thursday 7 October from 09:15-10:30. These sessions are being booked up fast – there are just a few places left. Please contact the school office 01704 876444 or email admin@woodlandsschoolformby.co.uk if you would like to book a place.

 

Enjoy the weekend

KD Williams

Headteacher

Last word

Where are average things manufactured?

The satisfactory.


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