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Summer Newsletter 12 [Friday 9th July]

Dear Parents & Carers


I would like to thank all the parents, carers, grandparents & family members who have helped our Y1&2 pupils access their remote learning over the past week – I know how difficult it can be, especially for families where parents are working or internet access is wobbly.


We now know with a bit more clarity what school will look like in the coming weeks & months. From Monday 19 July, the government has relaxed the rules requiring a whole bubble of children to isolate if one person tests positive for Covid-19. Only the person testing positive would have to isolate – not everyone else in their bubble. This should take a huge amount of pressure off families & staff alike. At Woodlands, we will continue with our current drop-off & pick-up times until the end of the summer term. I’m sure more details will follow over the coming days/weeks, but it looks like we’ll be able to open in September without bubbles, without separate breaks/lunchtimes, & being able to hold whole school assemblies in person – fingers crossed!


As we’re coming up to the summer holiday, I thought it would be a good idea to highlight a wonderful scheme which encourages children to read while they’re not in school. All primary school children across Sefton are invited to take part in this years’ Summer Reading Challenge, which starts on 10 July. This year the challenge is called Wild World Heroes and is supported by the World Wildlife Fund. To take part in the challenge children can simply call into Formby library (other libraries are available) and ask to sign up! To complete the challenge, children just need to read six library books during the summer holidays. On each visit children will be given incentives, to keep them motivated. Incentives include; stickers, a book bag, pencil and bookmark. All children who complete the challenge will receive a certificate, these are usually sent to schools to be presented. Follow the link to watch a short film, explaining this years’ challenge and inviting children to take part.


 Here’s this week’s conversation starters to help you find out about your children’s learning.



Imagine you are the gingerbread man from the story.

What would you say to the characters chasing you?

{The Gingerbread Man}


Reception [Red & Blue]

Can you find different objects around your house & compare them in length?

Use the vocabulary ‘longer’ & ‘shorter’.



Y1&2 [Green, Yellow & Purple]

What are some interesting facts about life in the Bronze Age?

{History topic: ‘Prehistoric Briton’}


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

Can you name any famous landmarks in Paris & London?

{Geography topic: ‘Western Europe’}


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

What traffic issues do we experience outside of our school?

How would you solve these issues?

{Geography topic ‘Field Study’}


I’m not going to report on attendance this week – it’s not great – our year groups who are in school have been decimated by a sickness bug…


We cannot wait to welcome back Green, Purple & Yellow classes back to school on Monday (12 July).


Don’t forget it’s FOWSA’s non-uniform day next Tuesday (13 July). The theme is wear something/dress up as something that begins with the same letter as your name. So if you were called Doris you may dress up as a dinosaur or wear a dress. If you were called Mr Smith you might dress up as a sausage, or wear a scarf. It doesn’t have to be anything extravagant, just be creative. In return all FOWSA are asking for is a donation of £1.


I hope you have a good weekend.


Take care

KD Williams


Last word

What’s a butterfly’s favourite subject?