Whitehouse Weekly Bulletin 107
Friday 13th September 2019
Message from Mrs Hall
It has been a super week in school. I have shown many visitors around who have all commented on the calm and purposeful atmosphere. The behaviour of the children has been excellent and they are all keen to follow the golden rules: We listen, We are honest, We work hard and We are kind and respectful. So far this term, there have been 50 silvers awarded and 33 golds. This is a fantastic start to the school year. Well done, and keep working hard, everyone.
If you would like to talk to your child’s class teacher about how they have settled in, have a look at your child’s books or classroom then please pop in next week after school. If your child is in EYFS staff will be available on Monday, KS1 (Y1 and Y2) on Tuesday, LKS2 (Y3 and Y4) on Wednesday and UKS2 (Y5 and Y6) on Thursday.
The theme of our assemblies for next week will be: Democracy: Why is it important to vote? Resources related to this assembly will soon be available on our website. To access them, simply go to Learning and click on our Enquiry Based Assemblies.
We will be having individual School Photos taken on Monday 23rd September, so please ensure the children look their very best.
Reception – Families First
Mrs Gotts will soon be running the popular course ‘Families First’ which will be open to parents/carers of children in Reception. Watch this space for more details!
At the end of each term we have a large amount of clothes and items which make their way to the lost property area, most of which are never returned to their owners. Last year alone we donated over 15 bags worth of lost property to a local charity! Can we please remind parents/carers to ensure all items which come into school, including clothes, packed lunch boxes and bags are all clearly named so we can ensure they do not get lost. Thank you for your co-operation.
A reminder that if you are wanting to return a slip or pay some money at the school office, there is the option of placing these in the red post box on the wall in the reception area. This will save you time by not having to queue when the office is busy. There are envelopes and pens on top of the box. Please put money in an envelope, clearly marked with your child’s name and what the money is for. The office staff do empty this on a daily basis so it will be picked up quickly.
Year 2 – Framlingham Castle Trip
Our Year 2 classes enjoyed a trip to Framlingham Castle this week. They had a great day learning what it was like to live in the past.
The School Nursing Team will be coming into school on Friday 15th November as part of the Annual Childhood Flu Immunisation Programme. The vaccine is given through a nasal spray and is being offered to all children from Reception through to Year 6. Parents/Carers need to confirm whether they do/do not wish their children to be given the immunisation. The link to show your consent/non-consent can be found on the following page on our website: https://www.whcps.org/11-09-2019-information-for-parents-on-flu-immunisa/. We would also ask parents/carers to carefully read the information on the website, particularly if their child is asthmatic or cannot eat gelatine. If you have any questions please contact the Schools Immunisation Programme on 0300 555 5055 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Library Photo Competition – Reading in an Unusual Place
Before the holidays we let you know we needed some new photos to display on our library walls. We would love to have photos of children reading in unusual places. If you were able to take any during the summer holidays please send them in to email@example.com by the end of September. It is still not too late to take a photo! The best photographs will go on the walls and the overall winners in each phase will win a book prize.
Our Year 5 classes are having a Greek Day on Tuesday 24th September 2019 and we are looking for some parents/grandparents/carers who may be willing to come in and help out. ‘History off the Page’ will be teaching the children how Greeks lived and they will join in a number of fun activities. This will be followed by a storytelling session and a traditional Greek feast in the afternoon. If you are able to come and help please speak to one of the Year 5 teachers or Mrs Hall. Thank you in advance.
PE Kit Reminder
A polite reminder that PE lessons have begun and your child will require their Indoor and Outdoor PE kit every week. PE is a compulsory part of the National Curriculum, however a number of children have returned to school not fully equipped to take part in lessons. Our PE kit consists of the following items:
After School Clubs
After school clubs will begin next week. Thank you for the vast number of reply slips that have come back to school. A text message will be sent to confirm whether your child has been allocated a space in the club or is on the reserve list. For the safety of the children, please can you ensure that you leave the school promptly at the end of the day as we need to lock the gates before we can start our clubs.
Aldi’s Kit for School
We have started collecting the Aldi’s Kit for School stickers and
are aiming to collect at least 300. Stickers are given when you spend
at least £30 from one of the Aldi supermarkets. If you have a
sticker please pass this to your childs teacher or to a member of the
office team. Thank you for your support.
MacMillan Coffee Afternoon
We are pleased to inform you that we will be holding a MacMillan Coffee Afternoon on Friday 27th September. Parents/Carers are invited to come into school from 2.00pm to have cake and a drink and are welcome to bring the children in for a snack after you have collected them from school. We will be taking a donation for the cake and drinks, and the money will be donated to MacMillan Cancer Support. If any parent/carer would be able to bake us a cake or some snacks for the event this would be gratefully accepted, please just let a member of the Office Team know. Thank you for your support – we look forward to seeing you!
Dates for the Diary
Monday 16th September – EYFS Parent/Carer Drop-in Session – 3.00 – 3.30 pm
Tuesday 17th September – Year 1/2 Parent/Carer Drop-in Session – 3.05 pm – 3.35 pm
Wednesday 18th September – Year 3/4 Parent/Carer Drop-in Session 3.10 pm – 3.40 pm
Thursday 19th September – Year 5/6 Parent/Carer Drop-in Session 3.10 pm – 3.40 pm
Monday 23rd September – School Photos
Tuesday 24th September – Greek Day – Year 5
Friday 27th September – MacMillan Coffee Afternoon
Monday 21st October to Friday 25th October – Half Term Holiday
Thursday 14th November – Parents/Carers Evening
Friday 15th November – Flu Immunisation – Year R to Year 6
Wednesday 20th November – Parents/Carers Evening
Thursday 28th November – Whole School Team Building Day
Friday 20th December to Friday 3rd January – Christmas Holiday
Monday 6th January – PD Day – School Closed to children
Monday 17th February to Friday 21st February – Half Term Holiday
Friday 3rd April to Friday 17th April – Easter Holidays
Friday 8th May – May Bank Holiday
Friday 22nd May – PD Day – School Closed to children
Monday 25th May to Friday 29th May – Half Term Holiday
Wednesday 22nd July – PD Day – School Closed to Children
Thursday 23rd July – First Day of Summer Holiday