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Whitehouse Weekly Bulletin 116

Friday 22nd November 2019

 

Message from Mrs Hall

Thank you for supporting Children in Need at school last Friday. We raised £477.62 – excellent work everyone. There will be a few more fundraising events this term, one for the school, which is scheduled for Wednesday 4th December (non-uniform day), and a Christmas jumper day for St Elizabeth Hospice on Friday 13th December. We are also looking forward to the Christmas Fair on Saturday 7th December – the children will be making lots of Christmas craft items to sell. We do hope that you will be able to attend. Thank you for your continued support.

 

Attendance for the previous week

 

 

                                     Class with the Best Attendance – Starfish (100%)

Classes with the Best Punctuality – Frogs, Owls, Lemurs, Pandas and Chameleons

Class that needs to improve their Attendance – Seahorses (98.10%)

                        Classes that need to improve their Punctuality – Hedgehogs and Rabbits

 

Assemblies

The theme of our assemblies for next week will be: ‘Teamwork makes the dream work’.  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.

 

Reception Open Days (Children starting school in September 2020)

Please note we will be holding our next Reception Open Morning on the following date:

Monday 25th November – 9.15am and 11.00am

This will be a great opportunity for anyone who has a child starting in Reception in September 2020 to have a tour around the school and speak with members of staff to ask any questions you may have. If you require any further information, please speak to a member of the Office Team.

 

Library Photograph Competition

A big thank you to all the children who sent in photos of themselves reading in unusual places.  The children with the winning photos each received a book prize.  Well done to Lenny, Max, Kezia and Olivia. The photos can now be seen on the walls of our library.

 

Parent Survey

Thank you to everyone who completed our survey during parent’s evening and to our prefects for overseeing this. If you have a few minutes spare there is still time to complete it by following this link https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/VP2B2JV The survey will close on the 29th November 2019.

 

Attendance

As you will be aware, attendance has been an area we have been focusing on as a whole school.  The National average for all schools is an attendance rate of 96.1%.  We are currently exactly 96.1% – so well done everyone.  As you will see from the graph below, some of our classes are doing very well and are exceeding this figure however; there are a number of classes who are well below the expected level.  Please can we encourage your support, by ensuring your child is at school each day.  If there are any concerns you wish to discuss further regarding your child’s attendance, please make an appointment to see one of the Pastoral Team.

 

EYFS:

 

Class

Wonderful Week

Wonderful Week

Puffins

Callum

Kezzia-Belle

Seahorses

Eli

Elsie

Starfish

Hunter

Poppy

 

Key Stage 1:

 

Class

Wonderful Week

Wonderful Week

Handwriting Award

Elephants

Amelia

Romie

Jacob

Giraffes

Oscar

Aleah

Remi

Lions

Shanelle

Dylan

Imogen

Cobras

Julia

Ethan

Harvey

Dragons

Bana

Miruna

Ozzie

Frogs

April

 

Charlie

 

Lower Key Stage 2:

 

Class

Wonderful Week

Wonderful Week

Handwriting Award

Foxes

Jess

Mossawer

Danielius

Hedgehogs

Ilias

Kyann

Ebunoluwa

Robins

Stacie-Jane

Aurora

Junia

Squirrels

George

Oliwia

Ava-Leigh

Badgers

Harvey

David

Reece

Owls

Jack-Aston

Martin

Reece

Rabbits

Nylah

Austin

Amber

 

Upper Key Stage 2:

 

Class

Wonderful Week

Wonderful Week

Handwriting Award

Jaguars

Asia

Chloe

Fardeen

Lemurs

Kianna

Riyah

Daisy

Red Pandas

Hermione

Zachary

Cody

Chameleons

Abigail

Polly

Tommy

Tigers

Jessica Ma

Maisie

Jessica Mi

Toucans

Lenny

Tia

 

 

Book Tokens – The Sun

From Saturday 25th November until Saturday 18th January, The Sun and The Sun on Sunday newspapers are printing tokens, which we can collect to earn some books for our school.  Please collect as many as you can and bring them into school to be passed to Mrs West, our Librarian.  Also, please keep an eye out for bonus tokens which can earn us extra points.  We need to try to collect 3,500 tokens to be able to receive our free books.  Thank you for your support.

 

Under 9’s Girls Football Competition

On Tuesday, Ms Salmon took six girls to a Suffolk FA ‘4 versus 4’ Football Festival at Ipswich Town Football Club.  The girls competed against six other schools and all played extremely well.  Their hard work paid off and the girls won 2, drew 2 and lost 2.  This was the first time some of the girls had represented the school and Ms Salmon was extremely impressed with their behaviour on and off the pitch. Well done to Ellie, Eleanor, Mariana, Evie, Isla and Sophie.  An extra well done to Ellie who received the Fair Play Award – this is an award presented to individuals that show the true spirit of the School Games ethos of teamwork, sportsmanship and fair play.

 

Under 11’s Girls Futsul Competition

On Thursday 14th November, Ms Salmon and Mrs Zantboer took a group of six girls to a Futsal Competition at Inspire, Ipswich.  The girls played five matches.  They won 1, drew 3 and lost 1.  The girls all played extremely well, showing great teamwork and some fantastic football.  Jessica, Tilly and Talia all scored goals, Darcy showed great defending and Hermione and Grace were excellent goalkeepers.  Well done girls.  A big well done to Darcy who also received the ‘Fair Player’ award.

 

Online Safety

As a parent or carer, the best tool to support your child in leading a happy and safe life online is open conversation.  The ‘Let’s Talk about Life Online’ Parents Guide has now been added to our school website.  This useful tool gives advice on how to begin conversations, how to work together as a family to support your child online and how to handle difficult conversations and situations. Each section has examples of questions to use to start conversations around safe and positive internet use and key messages to share with your child.  The guide can be accessed at the following link: https://primarysite-prod-sorted.s3.amazonaws.com/whitehouse-community-primary-school/UploadedDocument/ce168ea561fd4c6898f474b69f90039a/lets-talk-about-life-online.pdf

 

Save the Date - Sports Day

Due to the increase in the number of children within the school we will be organising three sports day events next year:

Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 – Friday 26th June (Morning)

Year 3 and Year 4 – Friday 26th June (Afternoon)

Year 5 and Year 6 – Friday 3rd July (Afternoon)

 

Dates for the Diary

Tuesday 26th November – Choir visiting Mayo Court – 1.30 pm

Thursday 28th November – Whole School Team Building Day (Scarecrow Making)

Friday 29th November – Parents/Carers invited into school at the end of the day to

view the Scarecrows

Tuesday 3rd December – Steel Drum Workshops

Wednesday 4th December – Nursery Nativity – 10.15am and 2.00pm

Wednesday 4th December – Year 6 Craft Afternoon

Wednesday 4th December – Non-Uniform Day (Donation for Chocolate Raffle)

Wednesday 4th December – Y2 visiting St Thomas’ Church

Thursday 5th December – Reception Nativity (9.45 am and 2.15 pm)

Thursday 5th December – Badgers Music Lesson – Parents/Carers Invited – 2.15pm

Saturday 7th December – Christmas Fair – 11.30 am – 2.30 pm

Tuesday 10th December – Year 1 Christmas Play (9.45 am and 2.15 pm)

Wednesday 11th December – Owls Music Lesson – Parents/Carers Invited – 2.15pm

Thursday 12th December – Year 2 Christmas Play (9.45 am and 2.15 pm)

Thursday 12th December – Rabbits Music Lesson – Parents/Carers Invited – 2.15pm

Friday 13th December – Christmas Jumper Day (in aid of St Elizabeth Hospice)

Tuesday 17th December – EYFS and KS1 – Christmas Dinner

Wednesday 18th December – KS2 – Christmas Dinner

Friday 20th December to Friday 3rd January – Christmas Holiday

Monday 6th January – PD Day – School Closed to children

Thursday 6th February – Young Voices – Choir to the O2

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

 

Whitehouse Weekly Bulletin 114

Friday 8th November 2019

 

Message from Mrs Hall

We are looking forward to seeing all parents and carers at our first Parents/Carers Evenings, either on Thursday 14th November or Wednesday 20th November. If you do not yet have an appointment time, please contact the office for assistance. As your views of the school are important to us, we would ask that you allow some time to complete a short Parent/Carer Survey form for us, which will be available on the school iPads during both evenings. Please note there will also be a crèche available on both evenings. Thank you for your continued support.

 

Attendance for the previous week

 

                                Class with the Best Attendance – Pandas (99.30%)

Classes with the Best Punctuality – Dragons, Badgers, Owls, Rabbits, Pandas and Chameleons

Class that needs to improve their Attendance – Foxes (91.40%)

Classes that need to improve their Punctuality – Giraffes and Frogs

 

Reception Open Days (Children starting school in September 2020)

Please note we will be holding our Reception Open Mornings on the following dates:

Tuesday 19th November – 9.15am and 11.00am

Monday 25th November – 9.15am and 11.00am

This will be a great opportunity for anyone who has a child starting in Reception in September 2020 to have a tour around the school and speak with members of staff to ask any questions you may have. If you require any further information please speak to a member of the Office Team.

 

Christmas Dinner

Please note we will be having a hot, traditional Christmas dinner for EYFS, Year 1 and Year 2 on Tuesday 17th December and for Years 3 to 6 on Wednesday 18th December.  Letters have been sent home this week with the details.  A reminder that all Christmas dinners MUST be booked by Wednesday 20th November.  Any child that has not had a dinner booked by that date will need to bring a packed lunch from home.   Any KS2 child (Years 3-6) who is not entitled to Free School Meals will need to pay £2.60 for their Christmas meal and this needs to be paid at the same time as booking.  Thank you for your co-operation. 

 

Assemblies

The theme of our assemblies for the first week after half term will be: Remembrance Sunday: What was it like to live under Nazi occupation?  What are the factors which prevented England from being invaded?  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.

 

EYFS:

 

Class

Wonderful Week

Wonderful Week

Puffins

Faye

Seth

Seahorses

Samuel

Ema

Starfish

Noah

Ellie

 

Key Stage 1:

 

Class

Wonderful Week

Wonderful Week

Handwriting Award

Elephants

Vana

Jekabs

Aleena

Giraffes

Lexi

Leyland

Roman

Lions

Miruna

Joni

Zachary

Cobras

Oscar

Tilleah

Ethan

Dragons

Maddison

Cameron

Ethan

Frogs

Danny

Jayden

Harley

 

Lower Key Stage 2:

 

Class

Wonderful Week

Wonderful Week

Handwriting Award

Foxes

Nate

Max N

Max S

Hedgehogs

Samuel

Amari

Jasmin

Robins

Summer

Charlotte

Aurora

Squirrels

George

Jayden

Namo

Badgers

Melissa

Derin

Aya

Owls

Connor

Ala

Isobel

Rabbits

Mirac

Kacie

Nylah

 

Upper Key Stage 2:

 

Class

Wonderful Week

Wonderful Week

Handwriting Award

Jaguars

Ellie-Mae

Fardeen

Olivia

Lemurs

Halle

Rhys

Caden

Red Pandas

Brooke

Byron

Anisah

Chameleons

Brooke

Holly

Keirah

Toucans

Elena

Leon

Max

Niha

 

Year 4 Music Lessons

We are pleased to invite the parents/carers of our Year 4 children to come into school to join in with a music lesson and watch a short performance on the following dates.  We hope you will be able to join us and see all the children have accomplished this term.

Thursday 5th December – Badgers Class – 2.15pm

Wednesday 11th December – Owls Class – 2.15pm

Thursday 12th December – Rabbits Class – 2.15pm

 

Whole School Team Building Day – Recycled Items Needed

We need your help!  As part of our Team Building Day, each class will be making a scarecrow linked to a book character.  We would like to use as much recycled material as possible.  Please could you help by collecting and sending in the following items:

Plastic Bottles                   Cardboard/Tubes              Old Yellow Pages

          Sweet Wrappers               Bales of Straw                  Newspapers  

          Bamboo Canes                             Tights (flesh coloured)      Crisp Packets

 

In addition, we also require the following:

          Old white shirts                          Large cord trousers

          Large brown waistcoats               Brown belts

          Big pair of leather boots              Top hat

          Purple jacket

 

Thank you in advance for any help you can provide. Parents are invited into school on Friday 29th November to view the scarecrows and vote for their favourite!

 

Parents/Carers Evening

A reminder that Parents/Carers Evenings are on the following dates:

 

Thursday 14th November – 3.30pm to 5.30pm

Wednesday 20th November – 3.30pm to 6.30pm

 

Thank you to the over 77% of you who have already booked your appointments.  If you struggle to make an appointment or have not received the text invitation, please speak to a member of the Office Team who will be happy to help. We will also be holding our Book Fairs the same evening.  This year we will be using The Book People who are very reasonably priced, so we hope you will come along and buy some books for your children.

 

Employee News - Long Service

We recently held a staff afternoon tea to celebrate the excellent work of our longest serving member of staff.  Averil, who is a cleaner at the school, is very much a part of the school community having just celebrated 50 years working at Whitehouse.  Congratulations Averil, what a wonderful achievement!  Thank you for all your commitment and hard work over the years!

 

Drop of/Pick Up from School

Can we please remind parents/carers that when you are on the school site before and after school, it is your responsibility to ensure your child is supervised at all times.  Children should not be playing on the play equipment unsupervised or running down the paths.  Thank you for your co-operation.

 

Aldi Vouchers

A very big thank you to everyone who has helped us collect the ‘Aldi’s Kit for Schools’ vouchers.  As a result, we have managed to complete one of the posters and are well on the way to completing a second.  With the campaign ending soon, we would love to be able to complete and send off both posters to help increase our chances of winning the prize.  Please help us in a final push to collect as many vouchers as possible.  Thank you again for all your support.

 

Year 5/6 Boys Football

Following on from their successful start in the cup, the Year 5/6 Boys Football Team continued their impressive form with a win in their first league game of the season against Springfield Primary School.  Previous fixtures between the teams have always been very closely contested so the boys were keen to do well this year. They started the game extremely well, showing excellent organisation and quick passing.  At half time, thanks to Jemira, they were 1-0 up. As expected, the start of the second half was tense and very competitive.  Despite some excellent defensive work, the boys found themselves behind as Springfield scored two goals.  However, the team were not deterred and continued to work hard.  Their perseverance paid off and a header from Preston and two goals from ‘Man of the Match’ Frankie was enough to win the game 4-2.  Mr Jordan was extremely proud of the attitude and perseverance shown by the whole team.  A very well-deserved win!

 

Year 5/6 Girls Football

The girls football team recently played a cup match against Rushmere Primary School.  The girls played very well in their first home match.  Well done to Hermione and Tilly who scored goals. Each player represented the school well, showing all aspects of the Whitehouse Way.  A special well done to Talia for being awarded ‘Player of the Match’.  The end result was 3-0 to Whitehouse. Thank you to all parents/carers who came along to support the girls.

 

PFA (Parents and Friends Association)

A flyer went home this week about our PFA and the need to have some new volunteers to join the committee.  The PFA have done a wonderful job over the last couple of years in organising school events including the School Discos, and our popular Summer and Christmas Fairs.  Unfortunately, numbers on the committee have dwindled as children from Year 6 have moved on. Sadly, unless we can recruit some new volunteers, events such as the fairs and discos will not be able to continue.  Please contact the school office if you feel you would be able to give us your support or come along to our next meeting which will be on Tuesday 12th November at 3.15pm.   Please come to the main office on Marlow Road to sign in.

 

Children in Need

This year it is Children in Need on Friday 15th November. For a donation of £1.00, children and staff can come into school wearing clothes with spots, pyjamas, non-uniform clothes or fancy dress!

 

Late Marks

Unfortunately, we are seeing an increasing number of children arriving late to school.  When children are late into class, they miss out on essential instructions given at the beginning of the learning session and this can significantly impact learning and academic achievements. Children often feel uncomfortable walking in late to class and it also disrupts the other children who are already settled and working. Can we please ask for the support of parents / carers to ensure children are in school on time each day.  Thank you for your ongoing assistance in this matter.

 

Dates for the Diary

Tuesday 12th November – PFA Meeting – 3.15pm

Thursday 14th November – Parents/Carers Evening – 3.30 – 5.30 pm

Thursday 14th November – Book Fair from 3.30pm

Friday 15th November – Flu Immunisation – Year R to Year 6

Friday 15th November – Children in Need Day

Wednesday 20th November – Parents/Carers Evening – 3.30 – 6.30 pm

Wednesday 20th November – Book Fair from 3.30pm

Tuesday 26th November – Choir visiting Mayo Court

Thursday 28th November – Whole School Team Building Day (Scarecrow Making)

Friday 29th November – Parents invited into school at the end of the day to view the Scarecrows

Tuesday 3rd December – Steel Drum Workshops

Thursday 5th December – Reception Nativity (9.45 am and 2.15 pm)

Thursday 5th December – Badgers Music Lesson – Parents/Carers Invited – 2.15pm

Saturday 7th December – Christmas Fair

Tuesday 10th December – Year 1 Christmas Play (9.45 am and 2.15 pm)

Wednesday 11th December – Owls Music Lesson – Parents/Carers Invited – 2.15pm

Thursday 12th December – Year 2 Christmas Play (9.45 am and 2.15 pm)

Thursday 12th December – Rabbits Music Lesson – Parents/Carers Invited – 2.15pm

Tuesday 17th December – EYFS and KS1 – Christmas Dinner

Wednesday 18th December – KS2 – Christmas Dinner

Friday 20th December to Friday 3rd January – Christmas Holiday

Monday 6th January – PD Day – School Closed to children

Thursday 6th February – Young Voices – Choir to the O2

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

 

Whitehouse Weekly Bulletin 113

Friday 1st November 2019

 

Message from Mrs Hall

Welcome back to a new, busy half-term at Whitehouse! We have lots of exciting learning planned including visits, workshops and plays that will all help to make your child’s primary school experience memorable.  This week it has been great to welcome over 200 families into school – thank you, I know the children are very proud of their work and it is lovely for them to be able to share their learning. Finally, well done to Tigers class who were stars on ITV Anglia this week. They all represented Whitehouse extremely well. Super work everyone. 

 

Attendance for the Week before half term

 

 

        Class with the Best Attendance – Jaguars (100%)

Classes with the Best Punctuality – Giraffes, Badgers, Owls, Jaguars, Pandas and Chameleons

Class that needs to improve their Attendance – Dragons (85.80%)

Classes that need to improve their Punctuality – Foxes and Robins

 

 Assemblies

The theme of our assemblies for the first week after half term will be: History of Guy Fawkes: Why do we have fireworks on 5th November?  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.

 

Evening Star – Reception Children

We are pleased to confirm our Reception children will have their photograph in the Evening Star newspaper as part of their ‘First Class’ supplement on Tuesday 5th November.  Flyers have been sent home which enable parents of Reception children to purchase the newspaper at a discounted price.

 

Key Stage 1:

 

Class

Wonderful Week

Wonderful Week

Handwriting Award

Elephants

Shay

Frankie

Benjamin

Giraffes

Amelia

Remi

Lacey

Lions

Roxanne

Jeet

Lola

Cobras

Henry

Olivia

Amelia

Dragons

Austin

Sophia

Bana

Frogs

Rebecca

Demi-Jae

Liyoh

 

Lower Key Stage 2:

 

Class

Wonderful Week

Wonderful Week

Handwriting Award

Foxes

Alysha

Sophia

Max

Hedgehogs

Diana

Zuzanna

Lilli

Robins

Maddison

Andra

Martins

Squirrels

Lucah

Isla

Alicja

Badgers

Erin

Elsie

Mason

Owls

Ceylin

Leah

Nathon

Rabbits

Maja

Theo

Sofija

 

Upper Key Stage 2:

 

Class

Wonderful Week

Wonderful Week

Handwriting Award

Jaguars

Sehad

Amez

Mohamad

Lemurs

Megan

Archie

Daisy

Red Pandas

Henry

Olivia

Imogen

Chameleons

Enioluwafe

Ava-Rose

Tommy

Tigers

Aziz

Preston

Joshua

Toucans

Alyssa

Sam

Miley

 

Whole School Team Building Day – Recycled Items Needed

We need your help!  As part of our Team Building Day, each class will be making a scarecrow linked to their favourite book character.  We would like to use as much recycled material as possible.  Please could you help by collecting and sending in the following items:

           Plastic Bottles                   Cardboard/Tubes              Old Yellow Pages

          Sweet Wrappers               Bales of Straw                  Newspapers (not The Sun please) 

          Bamboo Canes                             Tights (flesh coloured)      Crisp Packets

 

In addition, we also require the following:

          Old white shirts                          Large cord trousers

          Large brown waistcoats               Brown belts

          Big pair of leather boots              Top hat

          Purple jacket

 

Thank you in advance for any help you can provide.

 

Recycled Material for WW2 Project

Please note we are also collecting empty Muller yoghurt pots as Year 6 will be transforming these into gas masks as part of their WW2 topic.  If you have any empty pots please bring them into school and pass to the class teacher or to the school office.  Thank you.

 

Library – Overdue Books

We have many books borrowed from our school libraries each week, so it is necessary for us to keep track of them.  All books can be borrowed for up to three weeks.  If children need them for longer they can renew them again, which is especially useful for the older children who are reading longer books. Once the three weeks is up, a note is sent to the class teacher so they can chase up any overdue books and have the children return or renew them as soon as possible.  If this does not happen, the following week a reminder is sent home.  One week later if the book still has not been returned, a final letter will be sent home requesting a payment of £5.00 for any book lost.  In circumstances, where a payment cannot be made, we will accept a replacement which can be a used book from home, as long as it is in good condition.  Thank you for your support in this.

 

Book Fair

We are running our Annual Book Fair again in November.  For the first time we will be using The Book People.  As you are probably aware, their books are very reasonably priced, so we hope you will come along and buy some books for your children.  The children love coming to the libraries in school to choose books to share at home and it is even better if they can have their own copies to keep! The Book Fairs will take place during both Parents Evenings on Thursday 14th November and Wednesday 20th November.  The Book Fairs will be open from 3.30pm so you are very welcome to pop in after collecting your children from school.  We hope to see you there!

 

Parents/Carers Evening

As you will have seen on the newsletter, Parents/Carers Evening is coming up on the following dates:

 

Thursday 14th November – 3.30pm to 5.30pm

Wednesday 20th November – 3.30pm to 6.30pm

 

You should have received an invitation by text to make an appointment to see your child’s teacher, however if this has not been received or you are struggling to make an appointment please speak to a member of the office team who will be happy to assist.

 

Councillor Visit

This week, Mrs Shalka and the School Parliament were lucky to meet our local councillor, Lucy Trenchard.  The representatives learnt all about the role of a councillor and how she helps the community.  They also gave Lucy lots of ideas on what changes could be made in the local area.  The children had a fantastic afternoon.  A huge thank you to Lucy for visiting us.  We look forward to seeing her again soon.

 

Flu Immunisation

A reminder that the flu immunisations will take place on Friday 15th November.  This is done via a nasal spray.  Please note, if you wish your child to be included you must give consent by Friday 8th November at the latest. You can do this by going to the following link: https://www.whcps.org/11-09-2019-information-for-parents-on-flu-immunisa/.   If your child is asthmatic or cannot eat gelatine, please note there is information regarding this on the link also.   If you have any questions you can contact the Schools Immunisation Programme on 0300 555 5055.

 

Gardening Lessons

Our Year 4 classes have been busy learning about planting and have each planted a daffodil bulb in a pot.  These bulbs should sprout in the spring so the children will be watching closely as the bulb grows into a shoot, then a stem and finally a flower.  They will be ensuring the bulbs are receiving enough sunshine and water.

 

EAL Achievement

We are thrilled to let you know that we have recently been awarded the EAL (English as an Additional Language) Gold Quality Mark. It is given as a recognition of all the wonderful work that goes on in school to support our EAL families and help the children achieve. 

 

Year 2 Art Session

Year 2 were very happy to welcome parents/carers into school on Wednesday afternoon for an art session.  They held a King and Queen’s Learning Café, where the children drew royal portraits of their parents/carers or of each other.  Thank you to all those who were able to join us, everyone involved had an enjoyable time.

 

Remembrance Day Poppies

Please note the School Parliament will start selling poppies and other items including wristbands, pencils, rubbers and rulers on Friday.  They will be available to buy on the playground both before and after school and they will also be visiting classes on various days.  So if your child would like to buy an item please send a small amount of money into school with them.

 

Dates for the Diary 

Friday 8th November – Last day to give consent for Flu Immunisation

Thursday 14th November – Parents/Carers Evening – 3.30 – 5.30 pm

Thursday 14th November – Book Fair from 3.30pm

Friday 15th November – Flu Immunisation – Year R to Year 6

Friday 15th November – Children in Need Day

Wednesday 20th November – Parents/Carers Evening – 3.30 – 6.30 pm

Wednesday 20th November – Book Fair from 3.30pm

Tuesday 26th November – Choir visiting Mayo Court

Thursday 28th November – Whole School Team Building Day (Scarecrow Making)

Friday 29th November – Parents invited into school at the end of the day to view the Scarecrows

Tuesday 3rd December – Steel Drum Workshops

Thursday 5th December – Reception Nativity (9.45 am and 2.15 pm)

Saturday 7th December – Christmas Fair

Tuesday 10th December – Year 1 Christmas Play (9.45 am and 2.15 pm)

Thursday 12th December – Year 2 Christmas Play (9.45 am and 2.15 pm)

Tuesday 17th December – EYFS and KS1 – Christmas Dinner

Wednesday 18th December – KS2 – Christmas Dinner

Friday 20th December to Friday 3rd January – Christmas Holiday

Monday 6th January – PD Day – School Closed to children

Thursday 6th February – Young Voices – Choir to the O2

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

 

Whitehouse Weekly Bulletin 112

Friday 18th October 2019

 

Message from Mrs Hall

This half-term has been super busy and I have been very proud of how the children have demonstrated ‘The Whitehouse Way’ at school and at home. It has been lovely to see so many children complete regular reading at home; your support is greatly appreciated by everyone. Have a great half-term holiday and please remember that school starts back on Monday 28th October (don’t forget to put your clocks back an hour on Sunday 27th October!)

 

Attendance for the Previous Week

 

Class with the Best Attendance – Rabbits (99.3%)

Classes with the Best Punctuality – Giraffes, Badgers, Lemurs, Pandas, Jaguars and Chameleons

Class that needs to improve their Attendance – Puffins (89.6%)

Classes that need to improve their Punctuality – Elephants, Robins and Toucans

 

Assemblies

The theme of our assemblies for the first week after half term will be: What is Diwali?  Why and how do Hindu people celebrate it? 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.

 

Evening Star – Reception Children

We are pleased to confirm our Reception children will have their photograph in the Evening Star newspaper as part of their ‘First Class’ supplement on Tuesday 5th November.  Keep an eye out for the flyers we will be sending home which will entitle you to a discount on the price of the newspaper.

 

PE – School Website

Our PE page on the school website has been updated and is now fully operational.  Please visit the PE (Physical Education) section for all related information. This can be found by clicking ‘Learning’ then ‘Subject Pages’.  You will find details of what your child will be learning throughout this year, sports clubs, swimming dates and much more.

 

Art Event

Year 2 parents/carers are invited into school on Wednesday 30th October for an art afternoon at 2.15 pm. Thank you for your continued support.

 

Key Stage 1:

 

Class

Wonderful Week

Wonderful Week

Handwriting Award

Elephants

Arthur

Aleena

Melana

Giraffes

Kyla-Marie

Leo

Freddie

Lions

Zachary

Sara

Lola

Cobras

Gabriel

Kaci

Jazmine

Dragons

Eva

Samuel

Amberley

Frogs

Charlie

Connie

April

 

Lower Key Stage 2:

 

Class

Wonderful Week

Wonderful Week

Handwriting Award

Foxes

Alanna

Kazhin

George

Hedgehogs

Kyren

Lilli

Warren

 

Kayden

Robins

Mirna

Finley

Stacie

Squirrels

Ava-Leigh

Kiyan

Alicja

Badgers

Carly

Logan

Mathew

Owls

Martin

 

Oliver

Rabbits

Bahez

 

Kacie

 

Upper Key Stage 2:

 

Class

Wonderful Week

Wonderful Week

Handwriting Award

Jaguars

Harry

Greta

Alan

Lemurs

Kaizer

Samuel

Samuel

Red Pandas

Ellie-Mae

Lelan

Talia

Chameleons

Tilly

Tommy

 

Tigers

Troy

Joshua

 

Toucans

Shyara

Sam

Elena

 

Early Minds – Parent/Carer Session – Years 3, 4 and 5

The school is currently working with EARLY Minds (Emotional Awareness and Resilience Learnt Young) to deliver workshops with all children in Years 3 to 5 to help them recognise their emotional needs and identify healthy ways to develop their resilience.  We will be holding a parents/carers session on Thursday 31st October at 2.00pm to provide more information about the work that is happening in school and how you can support your child at home.  The session will be open to all parents/carers with a child in Year 3, 4 or 5 and will last for approximately one hour. EARLY Minds will be delivering this workshop.  A letter will be sent home nearer the time, and there will be reminders on the newsletter and via text.  In the meantime, if you would like more information please contact the Pastoral Team on the main school number and select option 4.

 

Remembrance Day

We are pleased to let you know the School Parliament will again be supporting the Royal British Legion by selling poppies in school after half term.  This year they will also be selling a number of other items, such as wristbands, pencils, rulers and rubbers.  Further details to follow on when these will be sold.  There will also be poppies available to buy in the office, if any parent/carer would like one. 

 

Autumn 2 After-School Clubs

Please note that letters for next half terms after-school clubs will be handed out during the first week back after half-term.  Some of our clubs will be continuing, pupils already attending these clubs will not need to sign up again.  However, there will some new and exciting clubs on offer so keep an eye out for the letter.  Please note there will be no clubs the first week after half-term.

 

Whole School Team Building Day – Recycled Items Needed

We need your help!  As part of our Team Building Day, each class will be making a scarecrow linked to their favourite book character.  We would like to use as much recycled material as possible.  Please could you help by collecting and sending in the following items:

          Plastic Bottles                   Cardboard/Tubes              Old Yellow Pages

          Sweet Wrappers               Bales of Straw                  Newspapers (not The Sun please) 

          Bamboo Canes                             Tights (flesh coloured)      Crisp Packets

 

In addition, we also require the following:

          Old white shirts                          Large cord trousers

          Large brown waistcoats               Brown belts

          Big pair of leather boots              Top hat

          Purple jacket

 

Thank you in advance for any help you can provide.

 

Lost Property

Please can we remind parents/carers to ensure that ALL clothing and belongings are clearly named.  We already have 15 jumpers and 5 coats sitting in lost property, none of which have names in.  If you are missing an item and would like to have a look through lost property please ask a member of staff.

 

Times Tables Rock Stars – Beat the Teacher

We are pleased to let you know that each school holiday we are introducing a Beat the Teacher on the popular Times Tables Rock Stars app.  This half term it will be Staff versus Year 3!  The battle will begin today (Friday 18th October) at 3.30pm and will end on Friday 25th October at 8.30am.  We hope Year 3 will take up the challenge and we look forward to hearing the result!  Other year groups will take their turn in later school holidays.

 

Bumped Heads

We are changing our procedure when a child has a minor bumped head in school.  We currently give the child a ‘Bumped Head’ sticker and send them home with an orange slip to inform you this has occurred.  Advice on the orange slip asks parents/carers to observe the child for the next few hours in case of any signs of concussion.  These signs are blurred vision, sickness, drowsiness and incoherence. 

We will be changing procedure slightly after half term and instead of sending home a sticker and slip of paper, we will be placing a yellow ‘I have bumped my head today’ wristband on anyone who has had a bumped head.  These are made from a strong material that cannot be ripped off so will ensure the information reaches home.  Please continue to observe your child to ensure no further symptoms appear, and seek medical advice if needed.

 

Book Fair

We are running our Annual Book Fair again in November.  For the first time we will be using The Book People.  As you are probably aware, their books are very reasonably priced, so we hope you will come along and buy some books for your children.  The children love coming to the libraries in school to choose books to share at home and it is even better if they can have their own copies to keep! The Book Fairs will take place during both Parents Evenings on Thursday 14th November and Wednesday 20th November.  They will be open from 3.30pm so you are very welcome to pop in after collecting your children from school.  We hope to see you there!

 

Year 1 Reading Session

The Year 1 teachers are pleased to invite parents/carers to come in to school on Wednesday 30th October at 2.30pm to read with their children.  We hope to see as many of you as possible.

 

Girls Football Tournament

On Tuesday 15th October, a group of Year 5 and 6 girls went to Whitton Sports Centre to participate in a football tournament. The team played 4 matches; they won 1, drew 2 and lost 1.  The girls all played well as a team; particularly as this was the first time, they had played together. Every child represented the school extremely well and Miss Horne and Mrs Zantboer were impressed with their hard work.  A special well done to Hermione for scoring a goal and to Talia who received the ‘Fair Player’ award.

 

Flu Immunisations

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 child 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/ Please read the information on the website carefully, particularly if your child is asthmatic or cannot eat gelatine.   If you have any questions please contact the Schools Immunisation Programme on 0300 555 5055 or

ccs-tr.suffolkimmsteam@nhs.net. We are aware of news reports about a shortage of flu vaccine.  We can reassure parents/carers that the School Nursing Team have confirmed there is enough vaccine available for all children to receive it.  Please follow the above links to ensure permission is given for this to be administered.

 

Cross Country News

Last Thursday, following her successful selection to the Ipswich and Suffolk School Games Cross Country team, Isabel took part in the Suffolk Schools Cross Country, Area Championships held at The Royal Hospital School.  Isabel finished her race in 70th place, out of a very strong field of more than 300 runners.  Well done Isabel, a very impressive performance!

 

If anyone is taking part in any sports activities this half-term. Please let us know and we will add the details to the newsletter.

 

House News

Well done to all the children who have earned house tokens this half term.  The number of tokens earned shows how well the children are showing ‘The Whitehouse Way.’  The winning house for this half-term is Diamond with 424 tokens.  In second place was Sapphire with 413, third was Emerald with 372 and in fourth place was Ruby with 311.  As the winning house, all children in Diamond will have a non-uniform day on Wednesday 30th October.

 

Dates for the Diary

Monday 21st October to Friday 25th October – Half Term Holiday

Wednesday 30th October – Diamond House Non-Uniform Day

Wednesday 30th October – Art Session – 2.15pm – Year 2 Parents/Carers

Wednesday 30th October – Reading Session – 2.30pm – Year 1 Parents/Carers

Thursday 31st October – EARLY Minds Parent/Carer Session – Years 3, 4 and 5 – 2.00 pm

Friday 1st November – Tigers start Swimming Lessons

Thursday 14th November – Parents/Carers Evening – 3.30 – 5.30 pm

Thursday 14th November – Book Fair

Friday 15th November – Flu Immunisation – Year R to Year 6

Friday 15th November – Children in Need Day

Wednesday 20th November – Parents/Carers Evening – 3.30 – 6.30 pm

Wednesday 20th November – Book Fair

Tuesday 26th November – Choir visiting Mayo Court

Thursday 28th November – Whole School Team Building Day (Scarecrow Making)

Friday 29th November – Parents invited into school at the end of the day to view the Scarecrows

Thursday 5th December – Reception Nativity (9.45 am and 2.15 pm)

Saturday 7th December – Christmas Fair

Tuesday 10th December – Year 1 Christmas Play (9.45 am and 2.15 pm)

Thursday 12th December – Year 2 Christmas Play (9.45 am and 2.15 pm)

Tuesday 17th December – EYFS and KS1 – Christmas Dinner

Wednesday 18th December – KS2 – Christmas Dinner

Friday 20th December to Friday 3rd January – Christmas Holiday

Monday 6th January – PD Day – School Closed to children

Thursday 6th February – Young Voices – Choir to the O2

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             

 

Whitehouse Weekly Bulletin 111

Friday 11th October 2019

 

Message from Mrs Hall

We very much appreciate your efforts in ensuring the children come to school looking so smart and tidy in their school uniforms. Despite our best efforts, we sometimes struggle to get them home in the same condition but our learning is often outdoors and fun! In addition, occasionally items of clothing go missing, these items are usually found (if they are clearly labelled with your child’s name and class) so, please try not to worry. If you have any concerns please don’t hesitate to talk to a member of staff. Thank you for your continued support.

 

Attendance for the Previous Week

 

Class with the Best Attendance – Dragons (99.1%)

Classes with the Best Punctuality – Hedgehogs, Jaguars, Lemurs and Pandas

Class that needs to improve their Attendance – Lions (87.6%)

Classes that need to improve their Punctuality – Foxes, Tigers and Toucans

 

 Assemblies

The theme of our assemblies for next week will be: Looking after our mental health: What steps could we take to be in better health mentally and physically? 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.

 

Evening Star – Reception Children

We are pleased to confirm our Reception children will have their photograph in the Evening Star newspaper as part of their ‘First Class’ supplement on Tuesday 5th November.  Keep an eye out for the flyers we will be sending home which will entitle you to a discount on the price of the newspaper.

 

Key Stage 1:

 

Class

Wonderful Week

Wonderful Week

Handwriting Award

Elephants

Carter

Amelia

Rieno

Giraffes

Lucas

Lacey

Oscar

Lions

Lincoln

Elyana

Jeet

Cobras

Dougie

Sadia

Sophie

Dragons

Kacey-Mae

Varo

Jessica

Frogs

Max

Harley

Kyzer

 

Lower Key Stage 2:

 

Class

Wonderful Week

Wonderful Week

Handwriting Award

Foxes

Danielius

Max

Tyler

Hedgehogs

Adnan

Mylie

Kyann

Robins

Chiara

Cameron

Junia

Squirrels

Alexis

Oliwia

Kiyan

Badgers

Billy

Zainab

Giovanna

Owls

Caleb

Kamilly

Jack

Rabbits

Kayden

Logan

Maja

 

Upper Key Stage 2:

 

Class

Wonderful Week

Wonderful Week

Handwriting Award

Jaguars

Dominik

Hailey

Frankie

Lemurs

Daisy

Charlie

Max

Red Pandas

Grace

Kieran

Zachary

Tigers

Darcy

Lake

Carnell

Toucans

Taiyeb

Sebastian

Niha

Tia

 

Dinner Money

Despite regular reminders we continue to hold a high level of dinner money debt.  Can we please remind parents/carers that the cost of a school dinner (hot dinner or Pick ‘n’ Mix) is £2.30 and MUST be paid in advance. All parents/carers who have an outstanding debt will be chased today and prompt payment must be made.  If it is easier to pay for dinners online, these can be paid at the following link: https://www.suffolk.gov.uk/children-families-and-learning/schools/school-meals-uniforms-and-trips/school-meals/If paying online, payment must be for 5 dinners (£11.50) or more.  They will ask for dates the child plans to have a school dinner, please put in any dates as we do not use this information but will just reduce the money as meals are taken.  If there are any problems please speak to a member of the Office Team.

 

Flu Immunisations

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 child 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

ccs-tr.suffolkimmsteam@nhs.net. Please note there has been some concern about a shortage of flu vaccine.  We can reassure parents/carers that the School Nursing Team have confirmed there is enough vaccine available for all children to receive it.  Please do follow the above links to ensure permission is given for this to be administered.

 

Library Photo Competition

We have been running a competition to get some photos of children reading in unusual places.  We have only had a few entries so far and the closing date has been extended to Thursday 31st October.  This will give you time to take pictures during the half-term holidays.  We would love to cover our library walls with fun photos of our children enjoying reading!

 

Westbourne – Year 6 Parent/Carer Afternoon Tea

We know that some children find the transition to High School a challenge and may need a little bit of extra support.  With this in mind, Westbourne Academy are holding an afternoon tea session, where parents/carers can drop in (with or without their child) to have a chat with Miss Abbott (SENDCo).  This will be held on Thursday 17th October between 2.00pm and 4.00pm.  Please email Miss Abbott on maxine.abbott@westbourne.attrust.org.uk if you are planning to attend.

 

School Disco

Please note the School Disco will be held on Tuesday 15th October at the following times:

 

KS1 (Years 1-2) 4.00pm to 5.00pm.  Tickets are £2.00 and include drinks and snacks.

 

KS2 (Years 3-6) 5.15pm to 6.30pm.  Tickets are £1.50 and children can bring in a small amount of money to purchase drinks and snacks.

 

Tickets will be available to purchase before school on the KS2 playground on Monday 14th October.  Tickets will also be available at the School Office on Monday for children who attend Breakfast Club ONLY. No tickets will be sold after these times. Please note there will not be any after-school clubs on Tuesday 15th October due to the disco.

 

Bumped Heads

We would like to inform you of a change in procedure when a child has a minor bumped head in school.  As you will be aware we currently give the child a ‘Bumped Head’ sticker and send them home with an orange slip to inform you this has occurred.  Advice on the orange slip asks parents/carers to observe the child for the next few hours in case of any signs of concussion.  These signs are blurred vision, sickness, drowsiness and incoherence.  We will be changing procedure slightly after half term and instead of sending home a sticker and slip of paper, we will be placing a yellow ‘I have bumped my head today’ wristband on anyone who has had a bumped head.  These are made from a strong material that cannot be ripped off so will ensure the information reaches home.  We would please ask that you continue to ensure you observe the child to ensure no further symptoms appear and seek medical advice if needed.

 

Earrings

Can we remind parents/carers that our School Prospectus advises that children should only wear stud earrings to school.  Earrings must be removed for PE and swimming lessons and the children need to be able to remove these for themselves.  We appreciate your support in following this guidance to ensure the safety and comfort of all children.

 

Save the Date - Sports Day

We are pleased to announce the dates for our annual sports day. Due to the increase in the number of children within the school we have decided to hold three events:

Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 – Friday 26th June (Morning)

Year 3 and Year 4 – Friday 26th June (Afternoon)

Year 5 and Year 6 – Friday 3rd July (Afternoon)

Art Event

Year 2 parents/carers are invited into school on Wednesday 30th October for an art afternoon at 2.15 pm. Thank you for your continued support.

 

Year 1 Reading Session

The Year 1 teachers are pleased to invite parents/carers to come in to school on Wednesday 30th October at 2.30pm to read with their children.  We hope to see as many of you as possible.

 

Save the Date: Grandparents’ Lunch

At Whitehouse we recognise the role that grandparents play in the education of our pupils and the special place they have in their lives.  To celebrate this unique bond, we would like to invite grandparents to have a Special Lunch with their grandchild(ren) during the Spring Term as follows:

 

Date

Year Group

Friday 10th January

Year 6

Friday 17th January

Year 5

Friday 24th January

Year 4

Friday 31st January

Year 3

Friday 7th February

Year 2

Friday 28th February

Year 1

Friday 6th March

Year R

         

It will be a wonderful chance for grandparents’ to share their experiences of school and school dinners! Further details of how to book a space will be shared nearer the time.

 

Yom Kippur Assembly

The children had the opportunity to learn about the Jewish celebrations, such as Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) and Yom Kippur during assembly on Monday.    Thank you to our wonderful guests Beverley Levy and Ruth Stone for coming to speak to the children and enabling them to experience how they celebrate festivals in their families.

 

Under 11’s Boys Football Tournament

On Thursday 3rd October the Year 5/6 Boys’ Football Team took part in the Ipswich and South Suffolk School Games 7 a-side Football Tournament, which was held at Whitton Sports Centre. A total of twenty schools took part in the event.  The Whitehouse Team were drawn to play in League 2 and faced tough opposition in Rendlesham, Kingsfleet, East Bergholt and Castle Hill Primary Schools. The boys managed to draw two matches and lost two matches.  Unfortunately this was not enough for the boys to progress to the knockout stages of the tournament.  However, both Mr Jordan and Mrs Zantboer were extremely pleased with the boys’ behaviour and effort throughout the event.  A special mention goes to Carnell for receiving the ‘Fair Player Award’ voted by the young leaders of the event.

 

Year 5/6 Boys’ Football – Cup Match

This week the Year 5/6 Boys’ Football Team were again playing in the IPSSA Knockout Cup.  The boys faced tough opposition in St Matthews Primary School, however came away with yet another well deserved win.  The boys showed excellent teamwork and some impressive defensive and attacking play. Excellent movement on and off the ball together with quality link-up play saw the boys create a number of chances throughout the game.  An excellent ball from Preston, finished off with a very skilful and well taken goal from ‘Man of the Match’ Frankie just before half time was enough to see progress to the next round of the cup. Mr Jordan was extremely proud of the effort shown by the boys throughout the match.  He would also like to thank all parents/carers who watched the game and showed support.  The team will face either Castle Hill or Handford Hill Primary Schools in the next round.

 

Dates for the Diary

Monday 14th October – Badgers start Swimming Lessons

Tuesday 15th October – KS1 School Disco – 4.00pm – 5.00pm

Tuesday 15th October – KS2 Disco – 5.15pm – 6.30pm

Friday 18th October – Drop-in Session (Castle Museum) – Year 2 – 2.30 pm

Monday 21st October to Friday 25th October – Half Term Holiday

Wednesday 30th October – Art Session – 2.15pm – Year 2 Parents/Carers

Wednesday 30th October – Reading Session – 2.30pm – Year 1 Parents/Carers

Thursday 31st October – EARLY Minds Parent/Carer Session – Years 3, 4 and 5 – 2.00 pm

Friday 1st November – Tigers start Swimming Lessons

Thursday 14th November – Parents/Carers Evening – 3.30 – 5.30 pm

Thursday 14th November – Book Fair

Friday 15th November – Flu Immunisation – Year R to Year 6

Friday 15th November – Children in Need Day

Wednesday 20th November – Parents/Carers Evening – 3.30 – 6.30 pm

Wednesday 20th November – Book Fair

Tuesday 26th November – Choir visiting Mayo Court

Thursday 28th November – Whole School Team Building Day

Thursday 5th December – Reception Nativity (9.45 am and 2.15 pm)

Saturday 7th December – Christmas Fair

Tuesday 10th December – Year 1 Christmas Play (9.45 am and 2.15 pm)

Thursday 12th December – Year 2 Christmas Play (9.45 am and 2.15 pm)

Tuesday 17th December – EYFS and KS1 – Christmas Dinner

Wednesday 18th December – KS2 – Christmas Dinner

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 

 

 

 

Whitehouse Weekly Bulletin 110

Friday 4th October 2019

 

Message from Mrs Hall

We have three, super residential trips planned for this academic year during June. Year 6 have the opportunity to go to London, Year 5 to Mersea (Essex) and Year 4 to Eaton Vale (Norwich). If you would like your child to attend one of these trips, please ensure all the paperwork is returned to the school by Friday 18th October. We would really like as many children to go as possible. So, if finance is a barrier do let us know as we are able to apply for funding from the Northgate Foundation. Thank you for your continued support.

 

Attendance for the Previous Week

 

Class with the Best Attendance – Frogs (99.50%)

Classes with the Best Punctuality – Seahorses, Starfish, Giraffes, Lions, Squirrels and Jaguars

Class that needs to improve their Attendance – Pandas (91.40%)

Classes that need to improve their Punctuality – Elephants, Tigers and Toucans

 

Attendance

Well done to the Chameleons class who had the best attendance for the month of September, with 98.6%. The class will have a non-uniform day on Friday 11th October.

 

Assemblies

The theme of our assemblies for next week will be: What is Yom Kippur and how do Jewish people celebrate it?  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.

 

Key Stage 1:

 

Class

Wonderful Week

Wonderful Week

Handwriting Award

Elephants

Vina

Rico

Noah

Giraffes

Abigail

Rex

Amelia

Lions

Isaac

Ivy

 

Cobras

Jazmine

Erioluwa

Olivia

Dragons

Ozzie

Mason

Miruna

Frogs

Shamil

Summer

Eliza-Mae

 

Lower Key Stage 2:

 

Class

Wonderful Week

Wonderful Week

Handwriting Award

Foxes

Jess

Laniyha

Evie

Hedgehogs

Maxi

Jasmin

Isla

Robins

Kyle

Imogen

Chiara

Squirrels

Anna-Maria

Lacey

Ava-Leigh

Badgers

Danar

Lacey

Lily

Owls

Emily

Nathon

Jack

Rabbits

Daisy

Tyler

 

 

Upper Key Stage 2:

 

Class

Wonderful Week

Wonderful Week

Handwriting Award

Jaguars

Jana

Amicha-Anne

Archie

Lemurs

Nina

Mario

Samuel

Red Pandas

Talia

Connor

Hermione

Chameleons

William

Brooke

Majus

Tigers

Macauly

Lily

Julia

Toucans

Isobel

Deivid

Sonjela

 

Flu Immunisations

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 child 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

ccs-tr.suffolkimmsteam@nhs.net.

 

Aldi’s Kit for School

We are 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.  Thank you to everyone who has already brought stickers in to school, your support is very much appreciated.

 

Parking

Can we please remind parents/carers that they should not park on the zig-zag lines outside the entrances to the school.  This is extremely important in ensuring all are able to enter and leave the school site safely.  Thank you for your co-operation.

 

Macmillan Cancer Support

A big thank you to everyone who helped us raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support last week especially to those who donated and bought the cakes at our Coffee afternoon.  We are thrilled to let you know we raised a fabulous £755.47.  

 

Year 6 Residential – Kip on the Ship

We are pleased to be able to confirm the dates for the Year 6 Residential trip, Kip on the Ship.  This will take place on Wednesday 10th June 2020 to Friday 12th June 2020.

 

Year 3 – Accelerated Reader

Thank you to all those Year 3 parents/carers who attended the presentation on Accelerated Reader this week. For those parents who were unable to come to the meetings, there are leaflets available in the School Office for you to collect so you will have a copy of the information shared at the presentation.  Any parent/carer who did not attend the meeting, who collects a leaflet from the office, will be entitled to a non-uniform day voucher for their Year 3 child.  Thank you for your support.

 

New Football Kit

We are very excited by the arrival of our new Whitehouse team jacket and football kit.  The Whitehouse team jackets will be worn by pupils representing the school during our Level 2 (inter-school) competitions and events.  The football kit will also be worn by both the boys and girls football teams when they are representing the school.  We are sure you will agree that the children will look very smart and professional in their new kit!  A big thank you to The Black Tiles Restaurant and Bar, Martlesham for sponsoring our football kit.

 

Year 5/6 Boys Football – Cup Match

The Year 5 and 6 Boys Football Team made an impressive start to their IPSSA Knockout Cup campaign, with a 6-2 win against Hillside Primary School.  This was the first time the boys have played as a team this year and they looked very smart in their brand new Whitehouse football kit and team jackets.  The boys showed excellent teamwork and dominated large periods of the match.  Two goals from Preston, who captained the match and another from Jemira saw the boys enter half time with a comfortable lead, 3-1.  This was followed by three more goals in the second half, scored by Connor, Kian and Preston. Mr Jordan was very impressed with the team effort throughout the game.  Special mentions go to Connor and Mohamed as they represented the school for the first time, and to Preston for scoring a hat-trick.  The next game will be against St Matthews Primary School.

 

Football Success

A big well done to Preston who has had confirmation that he is now part of the Norwich Football Elite.  Preston has worked extremely hard to secure his place within the team and the reports from the coaches are all very positive.  Preston’s first school holiday match will be against Luton Elite.  We wish Preston the very best of luck.

 

Cross Country News

Following on from her impressive 3rd place finish at last years IPSSA Cross Country event, we are extremely pleased that Isabel has been chosen to represent Ipswich and Suffolk School Games Cross Country team in the Area Championships.  These will be held at the Royal Hospital School on Thursday 10th October.  We would like to congratulate Isabel for her selection, and wish her the very best of luck for the upcoming event.

 

PE Kit Reminder

Despite a number of reminders, unfortunately there are still children across the school who do not have the correct PE kit.  A polite reminder that PE lessons are a compulsory part of the National Curriculum, therefore your child will require both their Indoor and Outdoor PE kit every week.  Additionally, as we enter the colder and wetter weather, please could you ensure that your child has the appropriate clothing to take part during their outdoor PE lessons.  We will always look to go outside for PE, weather dependant during their outdoor lessons.  A reminder that our Whitehouse PE kit consists of the following items;

  • Red Whitehouse logo PE top
  • Plain black shorts
  • Plimsolls/Trainers (no plimsolls for KS2 outdoor PE)
  • Black Whitehouse logo PE jumper or fleece (optional)
  • Plain black tracksuit bottoms, top and jumper (outdoor PE)

 

Early Minds – Parent/Carer Session – Years 3, 4 and 5

The school is currently working with EARLY Minds (Emotional Awareness and Resilience Learnt Young) to deliver workshops with all children in Years 3 to 5 to help them recognise their emotional needs and identify healthy ways to develop their resilience.  We will be holding a parents/carers session on Thursday 31st October at 2.00pm to provide more information about the work that is happening in school and how you can support your child at home.  The session will be open to all parents/carers with a child in Year 3, 4 or 5 and will last for approximately one hour. EARLY Minds will be delivering this workshop.  A letter will be sent home nearer the time, and there will be reminders on the newsletter and via text.  In the meantime, if you would like more information please contact the Pastoral Team on the main school number and select option 4.

 

Library News

We are pleased to have some new Library Assistants for the new academic year. They are Filip, Oliver, Amicha-Anne, Jana, Chloe, Megan, Bavya and Hermione.  We had a lot of applicants for the job so these children did very well, wrote very good applications and passed an interview!  They will be given lots of jobs, the main one is to keep the libraries well organised and to encourage all members of the school to look after their books.

 

Black History Month

October is Black History Month in the UK and it has been celebrated nationwide for nearly 40 years.  In line with this, Miss Bias (Lemurs Teacher) and Mrs Gooch (Cobras Teacher) presented assemblies this week to explain the importance and why we celebrate it.  The children were captivated throughout and Miss Bias was able to share some personal anecdotes as her Grandfather knew Dr Martin Luther King Jr and her Uncle sang at his funeral.  The Powerpoint assemblies can be found on the school website if you would like to view them.

 

Year 2 – Parents Drop-in Session

Our Year 2 children have been working very hard on the topic of Castles this term and we would like to invite parents/carers/grandparents to come into school at the end of the day (after school) on Friday 18th October.  This will be a celebration event.  We look forward to seeing as many parents as possible. If you can’t attend at this time, please speak to the class teacher and they will help organise a different time for you to view the children’s great work.

 

 

Advance Warning - ITV Anglia

We are expecting ITV Anglia to be filming in school at some point in the next two weeks. When we have the exact timings and classes that will be recorded we will let everyone know. This is a great opportunity for the school.

 

Dates for the Diary

Friday 11th October – Non Uniform day for Chameleons Class (Best attendance in September)

Tuesday 15th October – School Disco

Friday 18th October – Drop-in Session – Year 2 – 2.30 pm

Monday 21st October to Friday 25th October – Half Term Holiday

Thursday 31st October – EARLY Minds Parent/Carer Session – Years 3, 4 and 5 – 2.00 pm

Thursday 14th November – Parents/Carers Evening – 3.30 – 5.30 pm

Friday 15th November – Flu Immunisation – Year R to Year 6

Wednesday 20th November – Parents/Carers Evening – 3.30 – 6.30 pm

Thursday 28th November – Whole School Team Building Day

Saturday 7th December – Christmas Fair

Tuesday 10th December – Year 1 Christmas Play (9.45 am and 2.15 pm)

Thursday 12th December – Year 2 Christmas Play (9.45 am and 2.15 pm)

Tuesday 17th December – EYFS and KS1 – Christmas Dinner

Wednesday 18th December – KS2 – Christmas Dinner

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

 

 

Whitehouse Weekly Bulletin 109

Friday 27th September 2019

 

Message from Mrs Hall

We cannot believe it will be October next week! Despite the rainy mornings, it has been wonderful to see all of the children excited and ready to learn as soon as they arrive at school. Please can we remind parents and carers that we do go outside in cool and drizzly conditions, and children will need appropriate coats, hats and boots as the season changes.  Don’t forget, we also offer a daily Breakfast Club. If you would like to book a place for your child please see the school office for more details. Thank you for your continued support.

 

Attendance

Classes with the Best Attendance – Hedgehogs and Jaguars (100%)

Classes with the Best Punctuality – Giraffes, Lions, Jaguars, Lemurs and Chameleons

Class that needs to improve their Attendance – Chameleons (85.4%)

Classes that need to improve their Punctuality – Elephants, Robins, Tigers and Toucans

 

Assemblies

The theme of our assemblies for next week will be: Why is there a Black History Month?  Who are the most influential black role models in our modern society?  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.

 

Wooden Pallets

Deliveries to the school often arrive on wooden pallets and we have quite a number which have not been collected by our suppliers. If you would like to take any of these for your own use, please speak to a member of the office team.  As we are fundraising for MacMillan this week, a donation to this charity would be appreciated for any pallets taken.  If the pallets are not taken by Friday 4th October, they will be disposed of.

 

Year 3 – Accelerated Reading

We are pleased to invite the parents/carers of our Year 3 children to come into school to attend a presentation on Accelerated Reading and Reading Journals.  This will be held on Wednesday 2nd October at 2.30pm.  As a thank you for your support, each child whose parent attends will be given a non-uniform voucher which can be used on a day of their choice.  If you have any questions or require further information please speak to the Year 3 teachers.

 

Key Stage 1:

 

Class

Wonderful Week

Wonderful Week

Handwriting Award

Elephants

Ethan

Hasti

Ruari

Giraffes

Jamie

Aygul

Daniel

Lions

Joni

Elyana

Dylan

Cobras

Nicolette

Sevan

Julia

Dragons

Emily

Oliver

Tawhid

Frogs

Liyoh

McKenzie

Summer

 

Lower Key Stage 2:

 

Class

Wonderful Week

Wonderful Week

Handwriting Award

Foxes

Evie

Susan

Maria

Hedgehogs

Amari

Kayden

Sophie

Robins

Junia

Sefora

Mirna

Squirrels

Namo

Lucah

Lilia

Badgers

Sophie

Aya

Hayden

Owls

Oliver

Sophia

Deanna

Rabbits

Emma-Jane

Mirac

Charlie

 

Upper Key Stage 2:

 

Class

Wonderful Week

Wonderful Week

Handwriting Award

Jaguars

Kaycee

Dida

Theo

Lemurs

Chloe

Cameron

Mia

Red Pandas

Oliver

Anisah

Mia

Chameleons

Ethan

Tahlia

 

Tigers

Lewis

Miley

Troy

Toucans

Oscar

 

Molly

 

Flu Immunisations

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 child 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

ccs-tr.suffolkimmsteam@nhs.net.

 

Aldi’s Kit for School

We are 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.  Thank you to all of you who have already brought stickers in to school, your support is very much appreciated.

 

Sapphire House

The children who are in Sapphire House have a non-uniform day on Wednesday 2nd October for having earned the highest number of house points in the Summer Term.  Well done, Sapphire!

 

Dyslexia Workshop

The Dyslexia Outreach Team are holding a free workshop for parents/carers of children with dyslexia and literacy difficulties.  The presentation will be led by specialist teachers and will focus on top tips to help support children with reading, spelling, writing, working memory, organisation, time and with the use of ICT.  There will also be an opportunity for parents to view a range of resources and a chance to ask questions.  The workshop is being held at The Blackbourne Centre, Bury St Edmunds on Thursday 10th October 2019 from 10.00am to 12.30pm.  If any parents/carers are interested in attending and would like to reserve a place or ask for further information, please contact the team on SpecialistEducationOutreach.BusinessSupport@suffolk.gov.uk

 

High School Places

A reminder to parents/carers of our Year 6 children that the deadline to apply for a High School place is 31st October 2019.  Most High Schools hold an open evening where you can have a chance to look around the school and learn more information to help you when choosing a school for your child to move to.  For your information the dates of these open evenings are detailed below:

 

Ormiston Endeavour Academy – Tuesday 1st October – 6.00pm to 8.00pm

Westbourne Academy – Thursday 3rd October – 6.00pm to 8.00pm

Northgate High School – Wednesday 9th October – 6.00pm to 8.30pm

 

Writing Competition

One of our Year 6 children, Oliwia, recently entered a writing competition and we are thrilled to let you know her work has been published in a book!   The book is called ‘The Incredible Diary of Adventures from the East’ and Oliwia’s story is called ‘Cinder Storm’s Adventure.’ The next writing competition for KS2 pupils is to write a poem about monsters.  Please see Mrs Greggor if you would like more information.

 

Residential Trips

We are very pleased to confirm that we are again offering Year 4 to Year 6 the chance to attend a Residential Trip as detailed below:

 

Year 4Eaton Vale Activity Centre, Norwich.  22nd June 2020 to 24th June 2020.  Activities include abseiling, canoeing, crate climbing, raft building and archery.  Cost: £170.

Year 5Essex Outdoors, Mersea Island. Week commencing 22nd June 2020.  Activities include abseiling, canoeing, crate climbing, raft building, quad biking and archery.  Cost: £170.

Year 6 – Kip on the Ship, London. 17th June 2020 to 19th June 2020 (to be confirmed). Activities are likely to include visiting 10 Downing Street, the London Eye, and the Science Museum. Cost: £200.

 

Deposits of £30 need to be paid by half term in October to secure a place.  Any questions please speak to a member of the Office Team.

 

PFA (Parents and Friends Association)

Could you spare a few hours to come along and join our PFA?  As a school we rely on the help and support of parents and friends to enable our children to enjoy extra activities such as the school discos and the popular Christmas and Summer Fairs.  Meetings are held after school and if you have children they are welcome to sit and wait for you in the school library. It would be great to have some extra help. If you are interested please attend our first meeting at 3.15 pm  on Thursday 3rd October for more information.

 

Y5 Greek Day

Year 5 had a great day learning about Ancient Greece as part of our enquiry curriculum. Thank you to everyone who helped to make the day so special.

 

Dates for the Diary

Tuesday 1st October – Walk in the Local Area – Lions Class

Wednesday 2nd October - Walk in the Local Area – Giraffes Class

Wednesday 2nd October – Accelerated Reader Presentation – Year 3 Parents/Carers – 2.30pm

Friday 4th October - Walk in the Local Area – Elephants Class

Tuesday 15th October – School Disco

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

Saturday 7th December – Christmas Fair

Tuesday 10th December – Year 1 Christmas Play (9.45 am and 2.15 pm)

Thursday 12th December – Year 2 Christmas Play (9.45 am and 2.15 pm)

Tuesday 17th December – EYFS and KS1 – Christmas Dinner

Wednesday 18th December – KS2 – Christmas Dinner

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

 

Whitehouse Weekly Bulletin 108

Friday 20th September 2019

 

Message from Mrs Hall

It has been great to see so many children sign up for one of our new sports clubs this term. We are aware that the demand has been very high and Mr Jordan and Ms Salmon have worked hard to organise spaces for as many children as possible. It is our aim that all children will attend at least one club during this year, if they would like. Please can I remind parents that our clubs are a curriculum enrichment opportunity, so it is important that your child wants to attend their chosen club and that they continue to follow the golden rules. Thank you for your continued support.

 

School Photos

We will be having individual School Photographs taken on Monday 23rd September, so please ensure the children look their very best.

 

Assemblies

The theme of our assemblies for next week will be: Celebrating Nature’s Bounty: Preserving Resources.  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.

 

School Photos

We will be having individual School Photographs taken on Monday 23rd September, so please ensure the children look their very best.

 

Assemblies

The theme of our assemblies for next week will be: Celebrating Nature’s Bounty: Preserving Resources.  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.

 

Key Stage 1:

 

Class

Wonderful Week

Wonderful Week

Handwriting Award

Elephants

John

Vana

Amelia

Giraffes

Roman

Maddison

Myla

Lions

Skye

Isaac

Saira

Cobras

Jacob

Amelia

Henry

Dragons

Kezia

Ehsan

Eva

Frogs

Eliza-Mae

Bahand

Rebecca

 

Lower Key Stage 2:

 

Class

Wonderful Week

Wonderful Week

Handwriting Award

Foxes

Tyler

Ramon

Alysha

Hedgehogs

Ebunoluwa

Sophie

Georgia

Robins

 Aurora

Tate

 Charlotte

Squirrels

 Ava

Jayden

 Maja

Badgers

Xavier

Ellie

Lily

Owls

Ala

Riley

Leah

Rabbits

Sophia

Connor

Marianna

 

Upper Key Stage 2:

 

Class

Wonderful Week

Wonderful Week

Handwriting Award

Jaguars

Zac

Jaymee

Frankie

Lemurs

Ruby

Ruby-Rose

Caden

Red Pandas

Junior

Jessica

Chimera

Tigers

Julia

Jamie

Preston

Toucans

Miley

George

Grace

 

School Site

Can we please remind parents/carers of a few expectations whilst they are on the school site with the children.  Please can we ask that children are supervised whilst waiting to go into class in the morning and once picked up in the afternoon.  Also, a reminder that children must dismount their bikes/scooters once they reach the site.  These must be walked to the bike sheds to avoid any injuries being caused to either themselves or others.  Lastly, a reminder that swearing on the school site is not permitted.  If any reports are received of aggressive words and behaviour then further action will be taken.  Thank you for your co-operation and assistance in ensuring our school remains a positive and safe environment for everyone.

 

Flu Immunisations

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

ccs-tr.suffolkimmsteam@nhs.net.

 

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 child’s teacher or to a member of the

office team.  Thank you for your support.

 

MacMillan Coffee Afternoon / Non-Uniform Day

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 they have been collected 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!

 

Please note we will also be holding a non-uniform day on the same day and children can wear their choice of clothes for a donation.  All money raised will go to MacMillan Cancer Support.

 

Reception – Families Connect

We are pleased to confirm that Mrs Gotts will be starting the Families Connect Course on Wednesday 25th September at 9.00am.  This is a course aimed at parents/carers of children in our reception classes.  Please speak to Mrs Kate Gotts for more information.

 

Residential Trips

We are very pleased to confirm that we are again offering Year 4 to Year 6 the chance to attend a Residential Trip as detailed below:

 

Year 4Eaton Vale Activity Centre, Norwich.  22nd June 2019 to 24th June 2019.  Activities include abseiling, canoeing, crate climbing, raft building and archery.  Cost: £170.

 

Year 5Essex Outdoors, Mersea Island. Week commencing 22nd June 2019.  Activities include abseiling, canoeing, crate climbing, raft building, quad biking and archery.  Cost: £170.

 

Year 6 – Kip on the Ship, London. 17th June 2019 to 19th June 2019 (to be confirmed). Activities are likely to include visiting 10 Downing Street, the London Eye, and the Science Museum.

 

Deposits of £30 need to be paid by half term in October to secure a place.  Any questions please speak to a member of the Office Team.

 

Medical Appointments

Can we please ask parents/carers to make routine medical appointments outside of school hours.  Where there is an emergency and the appointment needs to be during school times then a letter or appointment card will need to be shown to office staff or this absence will not be authorised.  Thank you for your co-operation.

 

After-School Library Openings

The EYFS Library will be open again straight after school on Tuesdays.  We have lots more books now, so please come along and help your child choose books to share at home.

 

Dates for the Diary

Monday 23rd September – School Photos

Tuesday 24th September – Greek Day – Year 5

Friday 27th September – Non-Uniform Day for MacMillan Cancer Support

Friday 27th September – MacMillan Coffee Afternoon from 2.00pm

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

 

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.

 

Parent/Carer Drop-In

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.

 

Assemblies

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.

 

School Photos

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!

 

Lost Property

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. 

 

Postbox

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.

 

Flu Immunisations

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 ccs-tr.suffolkimmsteam@nhs.net.

 

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 parents@whcps.org 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.

 

Helpers Needed!

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.

 

Whitehouse Community Primary School – Midday Supervisors

Hours of Work: 1hr 10mins – 1hr 30 mins per day, worked between 11.30am – 1.30pm

Rate of Pay: £9.00 per hour – term time only

We have a number of vacancies for regular and relief Midday Supervisors to start immediately.  You will need to be approachable, enthusiastic and able to supervise school meals and to lead and monitor children’s play in the playground.  

 

Experience of working in a school is desirable but not essential.  Application packs are available from the school office or on our website www.whcps.org/vacancies.  If you would like help to fill in an application form, please ask. Satisfactory references, an enhanced DBS check and evidence of the right to work in the UK will be required prior to appointment.  

 

For more information, please contact: Cath Anderson, Business Manager, Whitehouse Community Primary School, Marlow Road, Ipswich, IP1 5JN.

 

Closing Date: Tuesday 17th September 2019

 

Interviews: Monday 23rd September 2019

 

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:

  • Red WHCPS logo PE top
  • Plain black shorts
  • Plimsolls/Trainers (no plimsolls for KS2 Outdoor PE)
  • Black WHCPS logo PE jumper or fleece (optional)
  • Plain black tracksuit bottoms, top and jumper (Outdoor PE)

 

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

 

Whitehouse Weekly Bulletin 106

Friday 6th September 2019

 

Message from Mrs Hall

Welcome back to a very exciting year of learning at Whitehouse Community Primary. The staff have been very busy planning and organising some great opportunities for the children. Do visit your child’s new teacher week beginning 16th September.

We are delighted with our wonderful new classrooms in Key Stage 1, however they have expanded the school site significantly. We have had a few glitches this week moving around the school but we are doing everything that we can to manage the site as effectively as possible for the safety of everyone.

It is great that all parents have the opportunity to drop off and collect their child from the classroom door. Please can we ask that parents/carers do not arrive at the school too early at the end of the school day. For safeguarding reasons (site security) we cannot open the main gates until 3.00 pm. If you have children in multiple year groups please collect the youngest child first as Key Stage 2 (Y3, Y4, Y5 and Y6) do not finish their lessons until 3.10 pm. In addition, please can parents and small children stay away from the windows and doors of the classrooms whilst the children are learning. We do hope that everyone has a wonderful year.

 

Welcome

We are very pleased to welcome our new reception children and our new teachers to Whitehouse this academic year: Miss Hunt (Lions Teacher), Mrs Thorpe (Hedgehogs Teacher), Mr Hobhouse (Trainee Teacher in Owls Class) and Miss Jaspal (Rabbits Teacher).  We also are pleased to welcome our new Teaching Assistants: Miss Knights, Mrs Rootes and Mrs Wali.

 

Assemblies

The theme of our assemblies for next week will be: New Beginnings: How can I be the best learner I can?  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.

 

Walking Home

Children in Years 5 and 6 are permitted to walk home alone with written parental consent. If you would like your child to walk home, please fill in and return the form sent home earlier this week.  A copy can be found on the website: https://www.whcps.org/autumn-term-2019/.

 

Safeguarding 

In case of a Safeguarding (Child Protection) issue you will need to contact Mr Williams (Deputy Headteacher/Designated Safeguarding Lead) straight away. In his absence please report any concerns to our Alternative Designated Safeguarding Leads: Mrs Hall, Mrs Porter, Miss Siddall, Miss Till, Mrs Greggor, Miss Brinkley or Mrs Gotts.  Please see the website for more details: https://www.whcps.org/safeguarding/.

 

Attendance

As you may have seen, one of the improvements Ofsted would like to see in our school is a rise in the attendance levels to the National Expectation of 96.1%.  If you have any concerns or queries, please speak to a member of the School Office or Pastoral Teams who will do their best to assist.  If you struggle to be on time for school, please note we do offer a Breakfast Club for just £1.00 a day per child. If you are unsure of the start times for school, more details can be found on our school website: https://www.whcps.org/the-school-day/.

 

PE Kits

Can we please remind parents/carers that PE kits should be left in school so that they are available for PE lessons each week.  The kit comprises of a red polo shirt (with a logo), black shorts, black plimsolls/trainers with a black jacket and tracksuit bottoms for colder days.  In line with the SCC guidance, please also ensure that earrings are removed on PE days.  We would also ask that all items are named to help prevent them from being lost.

 

Parent/Carer Concerns

We are aware that at times issues will arise where parents/carers will have concerns and need to speak to a member of staff.  We will always try to help as best we can. 

 

We do have a structure in place to deal with any concerns and we would ask parents/carers to follow this procedure to enable us to best deal with all queries.  Please address initial concerns with the class teacher.  If this cannot be resolved, it will be referred to the Phase Leader, then the Assistant Heads and finally the most serious concerns will be passed to the Deputy Headteachers or Headteacher.  We appreciate your co-operation in this matter.

 

 

 

Whitehouse Community Primary School – Midday Supervisors

Hours of Work: 1hr 10mins – 1hr 30 mins per day, worked between 11.30am – 1.30pm

Rate of Pay: £9.00 per hour – term time only

 

We have a number of vacancies for regular and relief Midday Supervisors to start immediately.  You will need to be approachable, enthusiastic and able to supervise school meals and to lead and monitor children’s play in the playground.  

 

Experience of working in a school is desirable but not essential.  Application packs are available from the school office or on our website www.whcps.org/vacancies.  If you would like help to fill in an application form, please ask. Satisfactory references, an enhanced DBS check and evidence of the right to work in the UK will be required prior to appointment.  

 

For more information, please contact: Cath Anderson, Business Manager, Whitehouse Community Primary School, Marlow Road, Ipswich, IP1 5JN.

 

Closing Date: Tuesday 17th September 2019

Interviews: Friday 20th September 2019

 

 

Nut Allergies

Can we please remind you to avoid sending in products containing nuts in your child’s packed lunch or for their snack (KS2 only). This includes peanut butter.  We have a number of children with severe allergies and even being near a child eating nut products can cause a serious problem.

 

Suffolk MIND

During this term, Suffolk MIND will be visiting the school to work with the children in Years 3-5 to deliver their new EARLY Minds program.  EARLY Minds stands for Emotional Awareness and Resilience Learnt Young.  It introduces helpful patterns that underpin good mental health in all children and young people for the rest of their lives through using stories, exploratory questions and activities.  The program will be taught by fully qualified trainers and the sessions will be age appropriate.  A letter explaining more will be sent home next week.  If you do have any questions please contact the Pastoral Team.

 

Dates for the Diary

Monday 9th September – Framlingham Castle Trip – Year 2

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

Tuesday 24th September – Greek Day – Year 5

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

 

Whitehouse Weekly Bulletin 105

Wednesday 24th July 2019

 

Message from Mrs Hall

It has been a fantastic year and we are all incredibly proud of what the children have achieved. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their continued support and we are all looking forward to what the next academic year brings. We would like to wish our Year 6 children who are heading off to their different High Schools the very best of luck. Have a great summer break; school starts again for the children on Wednesday 4th September.

 

Attendance

Class with the Best Attendance – Starfish (98.70%)

Classes with the Best Punctuality – Owls and Lemurs

Class that needs to improve their Attendance – Puffins (84.50%)

Classes that need to improve their Punctuality – Elephants, Hedgehogs and Pandas

 

Key Stage 1:

 

Class

Wonderful Week

Wonderful Week

Handwriting Award

Elephants

Gustavs Horns

Nicolette Banevic-Cerliuk

Dougie Marjoram

Giraffes

Max McWilliams

Liyoh Rosher

Demi-Jae Richards

Lions

Emily Holmes

Amberley Burch

Ehsan Miah

Cobras

Alexis Barnett

Jayden Fosker

Reuben Welch

Dragons

Maddison Green

Kyann Cole

Martins Drikans

Frogs

Ava-Leigh Hutchings

Imogen Hazelton

Isla Thompson

 

Lower Key Stage 2:

 

Class

Wonderful Week

Wonderful Week

Handwriting Award

Foxes

The Whole Class!

 

Payam Mohammed

Hedgehogs

Kayden Butler

Bahez Saeed

Amber Mair

Squirrels

Harvey Turner

 

Xavier Nadrowski

Badgers

Jayden Green

Mia Button

Oliver Nadrowski

Owls

Caden Harrison

David Negru

Samuel Shaw

Rabbits

Mohamad Ihsan

Hailey Hallett

Enida Aliaj

 

Upper Key Stage 2:

 

 

Class

Wonderful Week

Wonderful Week

Jaguars

Taiyeb Akter

Miley Ferguson

Lemurs

Molly Fry

Grace Carruthers

Pandas

Carnell Blanchard

 

 

Staff News

As we reach the end of the academic year we will be saying goodbye to a few members of staff as they move onto new challenges.  We wish Mrs Darke, Mrs Jones, Mr Fenelon, Mrs Fountain, Mrs Frost, Miss Mair, Miss Verrall and Miss Ward, the very best of luck and thank them for their commitment to Whitehouse Community Primary.

 

Governor Awards

We are pleased to share with you the list of children who have been presented with Governors Awards for their wonderful efforts during this school year. 

 

Key Stage Two

 

 

Year 6

Year 5

Year 4

Year 3

Everyone’s Best Friend

Chloe Carter

Enioluwafe Oyefesobi

Henry Bacon

Daisy Perry

Star Pupil

Rihanna Da Costa

Lewis McLaughlin

Nina Abdullah

Connor Farman

Best Behaviour for Learning

Rhys Rose

Jaya-Rose Smith

Hermione Lovitt

Elsie Marjoram

Most Improved in Reading

Dennis Cleary

Shyara Adomako

Caden Harrison

Eleanor Canning

Most Improved in Writing

Liliana Segieniewicz

Max Hindle

Alan Safo

Jayden Taylor-Scripps

Most Improved in Maths

Dea Ahmad

Simona Vitkeviciute

Bavya Abdulla

Martin Madar

Sports Award

Alonso Hall

Isabel Bannister

Imogen Reddington

Hayden Inglis

Always Displays the Whitehouse Way

Lauren Garnham

Miley Ferguson

Riyah Ali

Leah Atkinson

Music Award

Lennon Baldwin

Ava-Rose Moore

Megan Bradford

Harvey Turner

Creative Award

Holly Cracknell

Dennis McGunnagle

Jana Gabalyte

Jack Coates

Outstanding Behaviour

Edmond Tahiri

Sebastian Barnett

Jaymee Buffery

Mirac Mutlu

Outstanding Academic Achievement

Julia Pawlik

Jamie Lamb

Oliver Nadrowski

Sofija Gabelyte

Most Engaged in the Enquiry Curriculum

Joshua Davies

Jessica Middlemiss

Archie Keeble

Erin Chisnall

Outstanding Effort with Homework

Christopher Loveday

Sam Chenery

Greta Minseviciute

Maisie Wright

 

Key Stage One / EYFS

 

 

Year 2

Year 1

Reception

Nursery

Everyone’s Best Friend

Charlotte Groom

Kezia Cullum

Dishaanth Sivarajan

Mark Aston Garrard

Star Pupil

 

Megan Ablett

Julia Widurska

Noah Williams

Mia Wales

Best Behaviour for Learning

 

Lilia Pawlik

Kacey-Mae Brill

Lola Richards

 

Most Improved in Reading

Reuben Welch

Shamil Tashdelen

Tommie Smith

Amelia Holmes

Most Improved in Writing

 

Oliver Roper-Harwood-West

Scarlett Hickey

Ema Stockunaite

Most Improved in Maths

Susan Sourubi

Gustavs Horns

Shay Meadows

Muhamad Ahmad

Sports Award

Tate Largent

Dougie Marjoram

Josh McGill

Louis Morling

Always Displays the Whitehouse Way

Ebunoluwa Oyefesobi

Jazmine Downes

Isla Pipe

Callum Farman

Music Award

Poppy Studd

Cameron Bartram

Zachary Aldridge

Maisie Clarke

Creative Award

 

Ilias Huggins

Dylan Cross

Saira Thattayil

Caleb Ellis

Outstanding Behaviour

Katie-Ann Garner-Bull

Amberley Burch

Amelia Saul

 

Outstanding Academic Achievement

Alysha Crane

Eliza-Mae Moore

Imogen Cross

 

Most Engaged in the Enquiry Curriculum

Diana Vieira

Rebecca Lowe

Leo Brown

 

Outstanding Effort with Homework

Max Newman

Summer Smith

Frankie Ryan

Stanley Lamb

 

Swimming Lessons

Please note Owls and Chameleons will be starting their swimming lessons next term.  Owls will be going swimming on a Monday afternoon and Chameleons on a Friday afternoon.  Letters will be sent home at the start of the term with further details.

 

Cystic Fibrosis

Thank you to all of those who donated for our recent non-uniform day, we raised £415.40 for the Cystic Fibrosis charity.

 

Thursday 25th July – First day of the Summer Holiday

Monday 2nd September - PD Day – School Closed to Children

Tuesday 3rd September - PD Day – School Closed to Children

Wednesday 4th September – First day of Autumn Term

 

Whitehouse Weekly Bulletin 104

19th July 2019

 

Message from Mrs Hall

Thank you for all the positive comments we have received regarding the annual reports. We are really proud of all the children and how hard they have worked to achieve their potential this year. Please ensure that report reply slips are returned before the end of term.  Well done to Year 6 for their superb performance of ‘The Amazing Adventures of Super Stan’. All of the children performed brilliantly and clearly enjoyed the opportunity to sing, dance and act. Thank you to all staff and volunteers for ensuring the show was such a great success – fantastic work everyone.

 

Attendance

Class with the Best Attendance – Lemurs (99.30%)

Classes with the Best Punctuality – Foxes, Owls and Tigers

Class that needs to improve their Attendance – Puffins (86.80%)

Classes that need to improve their Punctuality – Cobras, Frogs and Pandas

 

House Points

Well done to all our children who have been busy earning House Tokens for all their good work, kindness and courage shown in school this year. A special well done to Ruby House who have earned the most tokens this year with 964 points. The children in Ruby House will have a non-uniform day on Tuesday 23rd to celebrate their efforts.  Also a big well done to Sapphire who earned the most house points for this half-term.  Our House Captains have done a wonderful job this year and we would like to thank them for all their hard work.  Elections have taken place for the House Captains for next year and more information will be shared soon.

 

Staffing

After 11 ½ years at Whitehouse, Mrs Jones will be leaving school to start a new job at Suffolk One. We would like to thank Mrs Jones for her excellent service to the school, families and children. We wish her every success for the future.

 

EYFS:

Class

Star of the Week

Star of the Week

Dolphins

Stanley Lamb

Ysra Sourubi

Puffins

Sara Ciupitu

Youssef Kakl

Seahorses

Josh McGill

Romie Reid

Starfish

Scarlett Hickey

Aleah Kamara

 

 

Key Stage 1:

Class

Wonderful Week

Wonderful Week

Handwriting Award

Elephants

Sophie Butler

James-Joseph Gladwell

Julia Widurska

Giraffes

Leo Bailey

McKenzie Woods

Leo Bailey

Lions

Cameron Bartram

Miruna Campeanu

Austin Knights-Richmond

Cobras

Sophie Wales

George Fry

Maria Gheorghiu

Dragons

Jasmin Cantarelli

Alysha Martins

Maxi Bradshaw

Frogs

Kayden Osman

Samuel Dobrin

George Woodward

 

Lower Key Stage 2:

 

Class

Wonderful Week

Wonderful Week

Wonderful Week

Handwriting Award

Foxes

Martin Madar

Sophia Edwards

 

Oliver Burch

Hedgehogs

Tayfun Poulton

Daniela Santos

 

Sofia Asenova

Squirrels

Mathew Aldridge

Shelby Slinn

 

Zainab Al Akraa

Badgers

Hermione Lovitt

Connor Cowles

 

James Hasnip

Owls

Riyah Ali

Megan Bradford

Daria Siekierczak

Mia Byles

Rabbits

Theo Mason

Sehad Ali

 

Jack Smith

 

Upper Key Stage 2:

 

Class

Wonderful Week

Wonderful Week

Handwriting Award

Jaguars

Sam Thurlow

Jack Saunders

Angel Marriott

Lemurs

Preston Bennett

Ethan Mann

Logan Brooks

Pandas

Megan Grimwood

Tommy Davies

Maisie Keeble

Tigers

Tayla Crouth

Alonso Hall

 

Toucans

Lauren Garnham

Leana Vieira

 

 

Leavers Assembly

On Wednesday 24th July we will be holding our Year 6 Leaver’s Assembly at 2pm in the Marlow Road Hall to which we would like to invite Year 6 parents/carers.  The children will share some memories of their time at school, sing some of the songs they have learnt for their production and share a song specially written for the occasion!  Following the assembly the children and parents/carers will go onto the school field where there will be an opportunity to take some photos.  Please could we ask the Y6 children to also bring in a spare white shirt on this day so they can get it signed by their peers and staff members.  We look forward to seeing you there!

 

 

EYFS Sports Day

Last Wednesday saw the EYFS children putting their athletic skills into practice during EYFS Sports Day.  The threat of rain certainly did not deter the children and each class and house put 100% effort in each of the activities.  It was lovely to see so many parents/carers attending the event and supporting the children.  On behalf of Ms Salmon and Mr Jordan, they would like to say a big thank you to all pupils, staff and spectators for making the day an enjoyable and successful event.  The final results were: 1st place:  Ruby - 57 points, 2nd place: Sapphire – 53 points and Joint 3rd place: Diamond and Green – 51 points.

 

Property

Can we please remind parents/carers that any property brought onto the school site, including bags, phones, cars, bikes, scooters etc, are done so at your own risk. Whitehouse are not responsible for any damage or loss of items.

 

Sports Award

We are proud to announce that after all our hard work and effort with PE this year we have successfully been awarded with a Gold Sports Mark Award.  The Sports Mark award is given to schools based upon their levels of participation and opportunities within sport and PE offered and organised by the school.  We would therefore like to take this opportunity to thank every child that has been involved in any of the after-school sports clubs and/or has represented the school in fixtures and competitions.  We would also like to thank staff that have given their own time and efforts to support this year’s PE provision, and lastly to parents/carers for all of your continued support in taking your children to fixtures and for supporting everyone.

 

Nursery Graduation

The Nursery Graduation was extremely well attended this year and the children looked the part, having made their own hats for the occasion.  They enjoyed sharing a song about the exciting things they will do in Reception and their favourite nursery rhyme ‘The Wheels on the Bus’ using Makaton sign language.  Each child then had the opportunity to collect their certificate and a small gift, individually shaking hands with Mrs McIntyre.  Refreshments in the garden were enjoyed by all afterwards.  We thank parents/carers for their support throughout this year.

 

OneLife Suffolk Award

Throughout the year we have been working closely with OneLife Suffolk.  They have supported the school on curriculum days and a number of assemblies to provide our children with important information about how to keep themselves fit and healthy.  They have also been working with Mr Jordan to help provide our pupils with additional opportunities through our extensive after-school sports clubs.  The OneLife Suffolk Healthy Active Lifestyle after-school club delivered to KS2 pupils this year was a big success.  As a result of our hard work and collaboration we were delighted to receive a Bronze Health and Wellbeing Excellence Award from OneLife Suffolk.

 

School Disco

We would like to celebrate our fantastic Ofsted report with an end of year Disco for KS1 and KS2 on Tuesday 23rd July:           Key Stage 1 Disco: 4.00pm – 5.00pm  Tickets £2.00

       Key Stage 2 Disco: 5.15pm – 6.30pm   Tickets £1.50

 

Tickets will be on sale before school on Monday 22nd July in both playgrounds.  As usual KS1 disco tickets will include snacks and a drink, and KS2 children can bring a small amount of money with them to buy refreshments.

 

Medicines

Please note that all medicine held in school will need to be collected from the office and taken home before the end of term.  Please also ensure that on the last day of term epipens and inhalers are collected from classes and taken home.  If your child will continue to need medication in September, this will need to be returned on the first day of term.  Please note new paperwork will need to be completed.  Thank you for your co-operation.

 

Free Summer Holiday Clubs

OneLife Suffolk are again offering free Summer Holiday Clubs for any child who may be above a healthy weight (91st centile).   Siblings are also eligible to attend.  The clubs run over five days and offer fun, games and activities, covering topics such as healthy eating, sugary drinks, portion sizes and physical activity. There are several clubs running throughout Suffolk including one at Chantry Academy (IP2 9LR) on Tuesday 27th - Friday 30th August 2019 from 9am to 3pm each day.  To book a place you can call OneLife on 01473 718193 or email them on info@onelifesuffolk.co.uk.   If you wish to view when the others clubs are running you can find more information on www.onelifesuffolk.co.uk.

 

Library Photo Competition

We would like to update the photos on the library walls and so will be running another competition for children reading in an unusual place.  If your children do anything exciting or different over the summer holidays please take a picture of them (with a book of course!).  The winning photos will receive a book prize and be adorning the walls of our lovely libraries.  They can be emailed into school to parents@whcps.org or brought into school when we return in September.

 

 

Dates for the Diary

Monday 22nd July – Attendance Event at Banham Zoo

Tuesday 23rd July – Reception Teddy Bears’ Picnic – 2.00pm - Parents Invited

Tuesday 23rd July – KS1 Disco 4.00pm to 5.00pm

Tuesday 23rd July – KS2 Disco 5.15pm to 6.30pm

Tuesday 23rd July – Leavers Event (followed by KS2 Disco)

Wednesday 24th July – Last day of the Summer Term

Wednesday 24th July – Y6 Leaver’s Assembly – 2pm – Y6 Parents Invited

 

Thursday 25th July – First day of the Summer Holiday

Monday 2nd September - PD Day – School Closed to Children

Tuesday 3rd September - PD Day – School Closed to Children

Wednesday 4th September – First day of Autumn Term

 

Monday 9th September – Framlingham Castle Trip – Year 2

 

 

Whitehouse Weekly Bulletin 103

Friday 12th July 2019

 

Message from Mrs Hall

Thank you to everyone who supported the Summer Fair on Saturday by attending or donating items/prizes. It was a super community event. The PFA and School Parliament will be deciding how they are planning to spend the money raised.  We have 8 days left until the end of term and the children are still immersed in exciting learning – we are really looking forward to watching the School Play. You should have received your child’s annual report today, if you would like to discuss any aspect of your child’s report then teachers will be available to meet after school on Wednesday 17th July (no appointment necessary). Please can you ensure that you return the reply slip to say that you have received and read the report. Thank you for your continued support.

 

Attendance

Class with the Best Attendance – Badgers (100%)

Classes with the Best Punctuality – Foxes, Badgers, Tigers and Toucans

Class that needs to improve their Attendance – Starfish (89.70%)

Classes that need to improve their Punctuality – Elephants, Hedgehogs and Pandas

 

EYFS:

 

Class

Star of the Week

Star of the Week

Star of the Week

Dolphins

Aston Garrard

Archie Quigley

Alyssa Creasey

Puffins

Elyana Latif

Daniel Pina Rodrigues Coelho

 

Seahorses

Sophia Paraschiv

Oliver Hayes

 

Starfish

Isla Pipe

Paywand Mohammed

 

 

Key Stage 1:

Class

Wonderful Week

Wonderful Week

Handwriting Award

Elephants

Tyler O’Connor

Amelia Izdebska

Tilleah Turner

Giraffes

Laycee Deere

April Banham

McKenzie Woods

Lions

Mason Clarke

Oliver Roper-Harwood-West

Maddison Jessup

Cobras

Maja Lisowska

Kyan Latif

Jayden Fosker

Dragons

Stacie-Jane Loveridge

Warren Watchman

Evie Pipe

Frogs

Sophia Carvalho

Sefora Gheorghe

Kayden Osman

 

Lower Key Stage 2:

 

Class

Wonderful Week

Wonderful Week

Handwriting Award

Foxes

Martin Madar

Connor Weedon

Joshua Allen

Hedgehogs

Meyah Ransome-Patterson

Charlie Keeble

Daren Ahmad

Squirrels

Mason Burke

Erin Chisnall

Syako Sowarh

Badgers

Anisah Begum

Lelan Turner

Imogen Reddington

Owls

Daisy Gundry

 

Sara-Maria Gheorghe

Rabbits

Ellie-Mae Clarke

Mohamad Ihsan

Chloe Murrell

 

Upper Key Stage 2:

 

Class

Wonderful Week

Wonderful Week

Handwriting Award

Jaguars

Brooke Taylor-Scripps

Isobel Ramsey

Shyara Adomako

Lemurs

Sonjela Sylja

Lewis McLaughlin

 

Pandas

Oscar Wilcox

Amarni Russell

Simona Vitkeviciute

Tigers

Codie Southgate

 

 

Toucans

Rhys Rose

 

 

 

Assemblies

The theme of our assemblies for next week will be: How do I keep safe and healthy when I am on holiday? 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.

 

Y6 Production

We still have a few tickets left for the Year 6 Production ‘The Amazing Adventures of Superstan’ for each of the three performances next week.  If you would like to buy a ticket they cost £2.00 each and can be purchased at the School Office.

 

KS1 Art Club

This half term some of the children have been attending a KS1 Art Club and have enjoyed creating seascape collages using natural resources.  They used sand, stones of differing sizes, shells and foliage to create beautiful, realistic scenes.  The children took care to consider the different textures that could be found at the seaside, and the natural habitats like rock pools and grassland.  This week the children are making miniature seascape collages that they will be able to take home.

 

Word Millionaire

We are thrilled to let you know we have two more Word Millionaires in school.  Well done to Rihanna Da Costa and also to Ava-Rose Moore who has now read over 2,000,000 words!

 

Clean Air Week

Congratulations to the 330 children who walked, cycled or scooted to school every day in Clean Air Week.  Each of the children have been given a 10 day pass which will give them free access to Crown Pools, the athletics track at Northgate High School as well as tennis and junior sports sessions at any of the Ipswich Borough Council sports centres.  To redeem the pass, parents/carers just need to take the flyer given to the children to any of the sports centres where this will be swapped for the iCard.  Well done to everyone for their efforts!

 

Leavers Assembly

On Wednesday 24th July we will be holding our Year 6 Leaver’s Assembly at 2pm in the Marlow Road Hall to which we would like to invite their parents/carers.  The children will share some memories of their time at school, sing some of the songs they have learnt for their production and share a song specially written for the occasion!  Following the assembly the children and parents/carers will go onto the school field where there will be an opportunity to take some photos.  Please could we ask the Y6 children to also bring in a spare white shirt on this day so they can get it signed by their peers and staff members.  We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Year 1 Felixstowe Trip

On Monday 8th July, Year 1 enjoyed an exciting trip to Felixstowe.  They were able to see all the features they have learnt about in their enquiry lessons, such as the port, ships, beach huts and the pier.  Everyone loved spending time on the beach making sandcastles and collecting shells.  The children thought about what they could see, hear, smell and touch.  They are using their fantastic experience to write some amazing recounts of the trip.

 

Bicycles

Further to last week where we asked you to please ensure your child is not riding their bike on the school site, it has been brought to our attention that several children are riding without helmets on.  Can we please remind you that children are only permitted to ride their bikes to school if they are wearing their helmet.  Thank you for your co-operation.

 

Library Books

We would like to get all of our library books back into school before the Summer Holidays. Could we please ask parents/carers to check whether you have any books at home and to please return these as soon as possible.  Sadly every year we have a number of books go missing, so please do have a thorough check behind cupboards and down sofas!  Thank you for your help.

 

Library Closure

Please note the library will not be open after school on Tuesday 16th July, Thursday 18th July or Tuesday 23rd July.  Thank you to all those who have brought their children along to choose books to share at home.  We would encourage you to come into our libraries in September.  There is a great pleasure to be had reading with and to your children.

 

Free iCards.

As you may remember last Summer Ipswich Borough Council provided free iCards for children over the holidays to enable them to participate in a variety of sports and activities.  This has proved so popular that the Council have decided to make this permanent and so they will be available again to children over the summer holidays.   To be eligible to receive an iCard, children must be aged between 5 and 16 over the summer and live in the Ipswich Borough Council area. As well as use of the sports centre and swimming, there will be over 400 events and activities available including football, cricket, athletics, roller skating, basketball, trampolining, racquet sports, martial arts and disability sports.  To apply for a card please go to: https://www.ipswichfit.co.uk/summerholidayicard/

 

Community News

Holly Cracknell, one of our Year 6 pupils, has been busy growing her hair for the last 3 years to raise funds for The Little Princess Trust which is a charity that makes human hair wigs for children living with hair loss.  Unfortunately due to having coloured her hair in the past Holly is not able to donate her own hair however she has decided to have it all shaved off to raise money instead!  Holly is a little nervous as you can imagine, but determined to do what she can to help. She will be having it shaved off at Francesco’s Hair Salon on Saturday 27th July.  If you would like to help support Holly’s fundraising efforts please see the following link:  https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/emma-cracknell4

 

Netball News

Ms Salmon was very pleased and surprised to receive a last minute phone call inviting our Year 5/6 Netball Team to join in the School Games County Netball Final.  The team were very excited!  As the Netball World Cup is being held in Liverpool this month, each team was given a country to represent and Whitehouse was given Trinidad and Tobago.  Our team comprised of Dea, Nicolas, Che, Lauren, Julia, Gracie, Chloe and Tuhana and they were put in a group with St Joseph’s Catholic, Abbot’s Green and Woodbridge Primary Schools.  Unfortunately the team were knocked out at the round robin stage but showed enthusiasm, perseverance and determination throughout.  Ms Salmon was extremely proud of all of the team and their behaviour and is hopeful that the Year 6 children will carry on with their netball at High School. She will very much miss working with them.

 

School Disco

We would like to celebrate our fantastic Ofsted report with an end of year Disco for KS1 and KS2 on Tuesday 23rd July:           Key Stage 1 Disco: 4.00pm – 5.00pm  Tickets £2.00

       Key Stage 2 Disco: 5.15pm – 6.30pm   Tickets £1.50

 

Tickets will be on sale before school on Friday 19th July and Monday 22nd July in both playgrounds.  As usual KS1 disco tickets will include snacks and a drink, and KS2 children can bring a small amount of money with them to buy refreshments.

 

Summer Fair

The PFA would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their help and support in making our Summer Fair such a great success.  A lot of work went into the planning and organising of the Summer Fair which needed everyone - the PFA, Staff and Parents / Carers to come together. The PFA are always looking to recruit new members so if you are interested please speak to the School Office and Ms Salmon will get in touch. 

 

Summer Reading Challenge

Suffolk Libraries are starting their annual Summer Reading Challenge on 20th July, in which children are encouraged to read six library books of their choosing.  On completion, they will receive a certificate at a special presentation in the autumn.  It is a wonderful way for children to maintain their reading skills over the summer holidays.  This is always a popular event and last year over 7,400 children took part!   The challenge this year is ‘Space Chase’, an out-of-this world adventure inspired by the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. You can take your child to any Suffolk Library for more details.  We look forward to hearing about the books they choose to read!

 

 

Bereavement

If your family has a bereavement, please do contact the Pastoral Team as we can offer support to your child to help them through this difficult time. This support would be tailored to your child's individual needs which could include ‘Drawing and Talking’ therapy. In addition, we would ensure that they have a named member of staff that they can talk to. There are also other agencies that you can contact for support. Suffolk Young Cruse offers a range of services both over the phone and face to face which include advice and guidance on caring for bereaved children and ways to support them. They can be contacted on 01473 230888, website: www.suffolkcruse.co.uk.

 

Dates for the Diary

Monday 15th July – Y1 Picnic with Parent / Carer – 12.15pm to 1.00pm

Tuesday 16th July – Y2 Picnic with Parent / Carer – 12.15pm to 1.00pm

Wednesday 17th July – Y6 Production 9.30am

Wednesday 17th July – Y6 Production 6.00pm

Thursday 18th July – Y6 Production 6.00pm

Monday 22nd July – Attendance Event at Banham Zoo

Tuesday 23rd July – Reception Teddy Bears’ Picnic – 2.00pm - Parents Invited

Tuesday 23rd July – KS1 Disco 4.00pm to 5.00pm

Tuesday 23rd July – KS2 Disco 5.15pm to 6.30pm

Tuesday 23rd July – Leavers Event (followed by KS2 Disco)

Wednesday 24th July – Last day of the Summer Term

Wednesday 24th July – Y6 Leaver’s Assembly – 2pm – Y6 Parents Invited

 

Thursday 25th July – First day of the Summer Holiday

Monday 2nd September - PD Day – School Closed to Children

Tuesday 3rd September - PD Day – School Closed to Children

Wednesday 4th September – First day of Autumn Term

 

Whitehouse Weekly Bulletin 102

Friday 5th July 2019

 

Message from Mrs Hall

It was lovely to meet all our new children this week who will be joining us in September. They all seemed very excited to start our great school. Thank you for your support at these meetings and for filling in all the paperwork – if you have any additional questions about our school please don’t hesitate to ask. The building work should be finished by the start of term but there is still a lot to do over the holidays to ensure that all the classes are ready for learning.  Arrangements have not been finalised for Year 2 arrival at school and dismissal at the end of the day, due to the continued work but as soon as we have a plan we will let you know. Thank you for your continued support.

 

Attendance

Class with the Best Attendance – Giraffes (99.50%)

Classes with the Best Punctuality – Dragons, Foxes and Squirrels

Class that needs to improve their Attendance – Owls (87.40%)

Classes that need to improve their Punctuality – Elephants and Pandas

 

Key Stage 1:

 

Class

Wonderful Week

Wonderful Week

Handwriting Award

Elephants

Gabriel Cantarelli

Sevan Ali

Erioluwa Oyefesobi

Giraffes

Dylan Cross

Jayden Pooley

Leo Bailey

Lions

Kezia Cullum

Bana Sediq

Samuel Whitehouse

Cobras

Emily Loveday

Mirna Abdullah

Cameron Wright

Dragons

Andra Stockunaite

Martins Drikans

Isla Mitchell

Frogs

Harry De’ath

Tyler Leverett

Susan Sourubi

 

Cystic Fibrosis – Non Uniform Day

Over the last few years, we have held several non-uniform days to highlight some of the hidden disabilities that some of our children deal with.  We will be holding a non-uniform day on Friday 12th July in recognition of Cystic Fibrosis and would ask children to donate £1 which will be passed on to the charity.   Children are welcome to wear yellow, which is the colour the charity uses.

 

Assemblies

The theme of our assemblies for next week will be: What should I do if I am approached by a stranger in person or online? 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.

 

Y6 Production

A reminder that tickets for our Year 6 production go on sale for the whole school from Monday 8th July 2019.  Tickets cost £2.00 each and it is a wonderful opportunity to come along and support our Year 6 children who have worked extremely hard.  There will be performances as detailed below:

Wednesday 17th July – 9.30am

Wednesday 17th July – 6.00pm

Thursday 18th July – 6.00pm

 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Kurdish Day

On Thursday 27th June, Year 1 children took part in a special day where they learnt about the culture of their Kurdish friends by participating in a range of activities.  In the morning they attended workshops delivered by our Community Ambassadors during which they made Kurdish flags, danced and prepared traditional wraps.  In the afternoon, Year 1 children were joined by their parents and carers as well as members of the Kurdish community from Whitehouse who arrived in full traditional costumes together with delicious food to share, which was very well received by all who attended. They also performed traditional dances and encouraged the audience to join in. A big thank you to all those who took part.  We are particularly grateful to our new Community Ambassadors who made the event possible.  It was lovely to see our whole school community come together and share this special day.  

 

Celebrating Pupils’ Individual Heritage

Following the success of our Kurdish event and the feedback we received from all involved, we would like to make the celebrating of pupils’ individual heritage one of our topics throughout next year.  We will be celebrating Black History Month in October and have already planned a Suffolk Day at the end of June.  We are also investigating the possibility of some of our pupils visiting the Houses of Parliament. This is going to be an exciting whole-school project.  If you would like to assist us in celebrating your family heritage, please speak to the Office or come to our next Community Ambassador meeting in early September.

 

Girls Football

On Monday the Whitehouse Y5/6 Girls Football Team welcomed Rushmere Primary School for their last home match of the season.  The girls played some great football, and were unlucky to be trailing 2-0 at half time.  They began the second half with some wonderful play, working hard as a team.  Unfortunately they were not able to catch up and the game ended in a 3-0 victory to Rushmere.  Well done to all members of the team.  The team then had their final match of the season on Tuesday, an away game against Hillside Primary School.  The girls gave 100% effort and persevered throughout but found themselves 3-0 down at half time. Going into the second half, the girls continued to fight hard and were rewarded with two superb goals from Tilly Culham.  The final result was 6-2 to Hillside.  Well done to all the girls who have played in the football team this season and thank you to all those who have supported them, it is very much appreciated.

 

Eaton Vale

Last week a group of Year 4 children went to Eaton Vale for a residential trip and had a lovely time.  The children enjoyed a wide range of activities that enabled them to use the Whitehouse Way.  The water activities proved especially popular.  The facilities at Eaton Vale were very good and the food was delicious – no one went hungry!  A very tired group of children returned home on Wednesday and all managed to be back in school, working hard the following day.  Well done to the children who all behaved wonderfully.

 

Bicycles

Can we please remind parents/carers that whilst children are encouraged to ride their bikes and scooters to school it is very important that these are not ridden on the school site.  This includes the playgrounds and footpaths.  We would very much appreciate your co-operation in this matter, in order to ensure the safety of all children and staff. Thank you. 

 

 

Summer Fair

 

A reminder we have the Summer Fair tomorrow from 11.30am to 2.30pm

Please come onto the School Field via the KS2 Playground gate on Marlow Road.

 

There are lots of exciting activities including displays, Bouncy Castles, games and stalls.

 

The raffle prizes include: Barrett & Coe Family Photography Voucher worth £160, 2 hour driving lesson with Perry’s Driving School, £25 gift voucher from Orwell Motorcycles, 2 x 7 day passes to Riverhills Health Club Spa, Pamper Party for 6 people donated by the Body Shop, a session with a Personal Trainer and much more.

 

Refreshments will be available

 

A big thank you to the PFA for all their hard work.  We look forward to seeing you all there!

 

 

 

Summer Reading Challenge

Suffolk Libraries are starting their annual Summer Reading Challenge on 20th July, in which children are encouraged to read six library books of their choosing.  On completion, they will receive a certificate at a special presentation in the autumn.  It is a wonderful way for children to maintain their reading skills over the summer holidays.  This is always a popular event and last year over 7,400 children took part!   The challenge this year is ‘Space Chase’, an out-of-this world adventure inspired by the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. You can take your child to any Suffolk Library for more details.  We look forward to hearing about the books they choose to read!

 

Dates for the Diary

Saturday 6th July – Summer Fair – 11.30am to 2.30pm

Monday 8th July- Year 1 Felixstowe Trip

Tuesday 9th July – SATs Results

Wednesday 10th July – EYFS Sports Day – 9.30am

Thursday 11th July – Nursery Graduation – 10:30am

Friday 12th July – Non-Uniform Day – Cystic Fibrosis

Friday 12th July – Reports Day

Monday 15th July – Y1 Picnic with Parent / Carer

Tuesday 16th July – Y2 Picnic with Parent / Carer

Wednesday 17th July – Y6 Production 9.30am

Wednesday 17th July – Y6 Production 6.00pm

Thursday 18th July – Y6 Production 6.00pm

Monday 22nd July – Attendance Event at Banham Zoo

Tuesday 23rd July – Leavers BBQ and Disco

Wednesday 24th July – Last day of the Summer Term

 

Thursday 25th July – First day of the Summer Holiday

Monday 2nd September - PD Day – School Closed to Children

Tuesday 3rd September - PD Day – School Closed to Children

Wed 4th September – First day of Autumn Term

 

Whitehouse Weekly Bulletin 101

Friday 28th June 2019

 

Message from Mrs Hall

Our British Values week has been fantastic. The children have had the opportunity to take part in a variety of experiences, events and trips, as outlined in this week’s six page newsletter. We are very fortunate at Whitehouse to have such dedicated and hardworking staff. Many of our staff have given up their own time to take the children on residential trips. I am sure parents will join me in in thanking the staff for providing such wonderful opportunities.   A great week – well done everyone.

 

Attendance

Class with the Best Attendance – Lions (100%)

Classes with the Best Punctuality – Badgers, Owls, Tigers and Toucans

Class that needs to improve their Attendance – Elephants (89.50%)

Classes that need to improve their Punctuality – Elephants, Giraffes and Pandas

 

EYFS:

 

Class

Star of the Week

Star of the Week

Dolphins

Jacob Groom

William Burch

Puffins

Tyler Hawkins

Joni Aliaj

Seahorses

Rieno Howard-Stagg

Vina Sirwan

Starfish

Tommie Smith

Lexi Prevett

 

Key Stage 1:

 

Class

Wonderful Week

Wonderful Week

Handwriting Award

Elephants

Julia Widurska

Henry Andrews

Dougie Marjoram

Giraffes

Summer Smith

Connie Bailey

Danny Prevett

Lions

Tawhid Ahmed

Maddison Jessup

Jensen Garwood

Cobras

Namo Aziz

Alysha Crane

Oliwia Segieniewicz

Dragons

Maddison Green

Diana Vieira

Isla Mitchell

Frogs

Ava-Leigh Hutchings

Jess Chenery

Ebunoluwa Oyefesobi

 

Assemblies

The theme of our assemblies for next week will be: How can I conquer my fears for next year (e.g. new class, new teacher, new school) and look forward to new beginnings?  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.

 

Prefects

We are happy to announce that the Prefects have been chosen for next Year.  The children are as follows:

 

Lenny King                        Abigail Gunn                     Miley Burke

Lewis McLaughlin              Sonjela Sylja                    Grace Carruthers

Ava-Rose Moore                Julia Stanczak                  Simona Vitkeviciute

Jamie Lamb                      Enioluwafe Oyefesobi

 

Well done to all of you.

 

Young Writer’s Competition Winner

We are very excited and proud to learn this week that after entering a writing competition, 5 pupils from Years 5 and 6 have had their work selected for publication.  The pupils, Julia, Lennon, Peyton, Rihanna and Oliwia, all entered a competition titled ‘The Incredible Diary of…’  What is even more remarkable is that there were over 22,000 entries!  Their work will be published in the book ‘The Incredible Diary of…Adventures from the East’ on 6th September 2019.  A special mention must also go to Dea whose work was highly commended.

The next writing competition for 7-11 year olds has just been announced.  The challenge is to write a mini saga on the theme of ‘Ancient Adventures’.  If any pupil is interested, please see Mrs Greggor for an entry form.  Closing date is Monday 15th July.

 

EYFS Trip – Jimmy’s Farm

The EYFS teachers are extremely proud of all the children who went on the trip to Jimmy’s Farm this week, they behaved wonderfully!  The children had a great time looking at all the animals, including the usual farm animals and some others we didn’t expect: baby emus, crocodiles and snakes too!  A big thank you to all the parent helpers who were a brilliant help!

 

New Classes / Moving Up Mornings

On Wednesday and Thursday next week we will be holding two ‘moving up’ mornings for our children who are currently in Reception to Year 5.  This will allow the children to spend time with their new teachers.  Our new Reception intake (who will join us in September) will be in school on Thursday and Friday.  On Wednesday there will be no after school clubs so that parents will also have the opportunity to come into school from 3.15pm to 4.15pm to meet the teachers.  Please note the new classes and teachers are outlined below.  There has been some reorganisation of our current Year 2 and Year 5 classes. Letters have been sent home today with each child in these year groups to inform parents/carers of the new class and teacher.

 

Current Class

New Class

Teacher(s)

N/A

Dolphins

Miss Tempest

N/A

Puffins

Mrs Mahoney

N/A

Seahorses

Miss White

N/A

Starfish

Mrs Pycroft and Mrs Bradley

Puffins

Lions

Miss Hunt* and Mrs Evans

Seahorses

Elephants

Miss Sach*

Starfish

Giraffes

Mr Joscelyne*

Elephants

Cobras

Mrs Gooch*

Giraffes

Frogs

Mrs Waters*

Lions

Dragons

Mr Hayward*

Cobras/Frogs/Dragons

Squirrels

Mr Donowa*

Cobras/Frogs/Dragons

Robins

Mrs Shaw* and Mrs Edwards

Cobras/Frogs/Dragons

Hedgehogs

Mrs Thorpe

Cobras/Frogs/Dragons

Foxes

Mr Christopher*

Hedgehogs

Rabbits

Miss Jaspal

Squirrels

Badgers

Mr Trimmer*

Foxes

Owls

Miss Till* and Mr Hobhouse

Badgers

Pandas

Mr Miles*

Owls

Lemurs

Ms Bias*

Rabbits

Jaguars

Mrs Gelling*

Jaguars/Pandas/Lemurs

Tigers

Mrs Greggor* and Mr Taylor

Jaguars/Pandas/Lemurs

Toucans

Mr Johnson*

Jaguars/Pandas/Lemurs

Chameleons

Mr Moore*

 

As you can see from the list above, a few of our teachers will be leaving to take up new posts. Miss Swire (Mrs McIntyre) is moving to Thetford on 15th July and Mr Fenelon is moving to Kyson Primary in September. We wish them well in their new jobs. After 20 years of service to Whitehouse Primary School, Mrs Fountain will be retiring. We are so appreciative of her commitment to the education of the children at Whitehouse. We hope she has a wonderful rest and continues to keep in touch with the school, as she will be missed by everyone.

 

*staff available for meetings on Wednesday (the children will know which classroom they will be in, in September). Y2 teachers will be in the dining room as these classes have not been completed yet. Senior Teachers will also be on the playground directing parents.

 

Cystic Fibrosis – Non Uniform Day

Over the last few years we have held several non-uniform days to highlight some of the hidden disabilities that some of our children deal with.  We will be holding a non-uniform day on Friday 12th July in recognition of Cystic Fibrosis and would ask children to donate £1 which will be passed on to the charity.   Children are welcome to wear yellow, which is the colour the charity uses.

 

100% Attendance Trip

This year children who have achieved 100% attendance with no late marks up to and including Friday 28th June are being rewarded with a trip to Banham Zoo.  This will take place on Monday 22nd July 2019 and there are currently 44 children who will be going.  The children who have been invited to this trip have brought a letter home today.  If you think your child should qualify for this trip and you have not received a letter, could you please put your reasons in writing, addressed to Mr Williams no later than Wednesday 3rd July 2019.

 

Summer Fair – Non Uniform Day

The Summer Fair is almost here and the PFA are busy making arrangements for a great day!  Thank you to all those who have donated raffle prizes or soft toys for the tombola. Please note we will be holding a non-uniform day on Friday 5th July for which we would ask children to donate ‘sweets or treats’ which will then be used on the Summer Fair stalls.

 

Year 2 Enrichment Week

As part of the activities the children have participated in this week, Year 2 celebrated the diverse ethnic origins of pupils within our school and learnt about some of their cultures and traditions.  Children brought in lots of items to share including photos, traditional dress and lots of food.  Some of the children and teachers even learned how to speak some Polish and Romanian!  The children thoroughly enjoyed their week and have learnt a lot about some of our closest communities.  Thank you to all the parents who supported our celebrations!

 

Y6 Production

Our Year 6 children have been very busy working on their Production ‘The Amazing Adventures of Superstan’.  Tickets will be going on sale for Y6 families on Tuesday 2nd July 2019 and will be on sale for the rest of school from Monday 8th July 2019. Tickets cost £2.00 each.  We hope you will all come along and celebrate the hard work of our Y6 classes. 

 

Dogs

Can we please remind parents/carers that dogs are not allowed on the school site.  This includes dogs on a lead or being carried.  This is important for ensuring the safety of all.  Thank you for your co-operation.

 

Community News

It has been a very busy few sporting weeks for one of our Year 5 pupils! During the recent half term, Preston attended a football tour with his football team Witnesham Wasps. At the end of the tour Preston was awarded a trophy by his manager for ‘Managers Player of the Year’. Preston’s hard work and skills were also recognised by the opposing teams, as he also received a certificate for the ‘Opposition Fans' Favourite’. To finish the tour off Preston, along with his teammates, was presented with a medal by former professional footballer and MBE Gary Mabbott. No sooner had Preston arrived back from one tour he was off on another. This time Preston was representing his second football club Norwich RDP on a 3 stadium tour. At the end of the tour Preston was one of only four, out of 54 players aged 9-15 years old, to be rewarded with an Arsenal polo top for going ‘above and beyond’ with his efforts and behaviour during the tour.  Finally, last weekend Preston took part in, and completed, the Race for Life, Cancer Research – Ipswich Pretty Muddy Kids Obstacle Race at Trinity Park. A fantastic achievement for an equally fantastic charity. Well done Preston!

 

KS1 and KS2 Sports Day

Despite the recent wet weather, last week we were blessed with dry and warm conditions for our annual KS1 and KS2 Sports Day. A much anticipated whole school event amongst the pupils, this year’s Sports Day continued to be a massive success. As a result, Mr Jordan and Ms Salmon would like to say a big thank you to all pupils, staff, and particularly all of the parents and carers for making the KS1 and KS2 Sports Day a very enjoyable event. The pupils’ effort, behaviour and enthusiasm throughout the day was amazing. It was great to see so many pupils enjoying themselves, competing with massive smiles on their faces and demonstrating ‘The Whitehouse Way’. It was also great to see so many spectators enjoying the event and cheering the children on. After combining both the morning and afternoon scores, the final results were as follows: 1st Sapphire (316 points), 2nd Ruby (306 points), 3rd Diamond (253 points) and 4th Emerald (244 points). We are now very much looking forward to the EYFS Sports Day on Wednesday 10th July.

 

PE Awards 2018/19

Last year Mr Jordan introduced two new PE awards presented to pupils at the end of KS1 (Yr2) and KS2 (Yr6). The first award recognises pupils’ effort and contribution within PE. Congratulations goes to Maxi Bradshaw, Lilia Pawlik, Katie-Ann Garner-Bull, Edmond Tahiri, and Lauren Garnham for receiving this year’s award. The second awards, Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year celebrates fantastic achievements and persistent effort, behaviour and commitment to PE and extracurricular sports activities. The winners of this prestigious award went to Ethan, Mylie, Reuben, and Che. Well done to all of you, this was thoroughly deserved!

 

Bikeability

This week 11 of our Yr 5 pupils took part in a Suffolk County Council lead cycling training course known as ‘Bikeability’. Throughout the course pupils were taught, and assessed, on their cycling skills and safety. The pupils demonstrated their skills during off road/playground activities (level 1), before continuing their training by cycling on quiet local roads (Level 2). A massive congratulations goes to all of the pupils for passing their Level 1 award. Unfortunately, a clash with the Mersea residential trip meant that not all of the pupils were able to continue into the second day to complete their Level 2. However, a further congratulations goes to the 4 pupils that were able to achieve their Level 2 award. Following the success of this year’s Bikeability, Mr Jordan has already spoken to the instructors to secure dates for next year!

 

Dates for the Diary

Wednesday 3rd – Thursday 4th July – Transition Mornings

Wednesday 3rd – Thursday 4th July – Y6 Transition Days at Westbourne (for those moving to Westbourne in September)

Wednesday 3rd July – Meet the Teacher (Parental Event from 3.15 pm – 4.15 pm)

Friday 5th July – Transition Day – New Intake

Friday 5th July – Non-Uniform Day (Sweets/Treats for the Summer Fair)

Saturday 6th July – Summer Fair – 11.30am to 2.30pm

Monday 8th July- Year 1 Felixstowe Trip

Tuesday 9th July – SATs Results

Wednesday 10th July – EYFS Sports Day

Thursday 11th July – Nursery Graduation

Friday 12th July – Non Uniform Day – Cystic Fibrosis

Friday 12th July – Reports Day

Monday 15th July – Y1 Picnic with Parent / Carer

Tuesday 16th July – Y2 Picnic with Parent / Carer

Wednesday 17th July – Y6 Production

Thursday 18th July – Y6 Production

Monday 22nd July – Attendance Event

Tuesday 23rd July – Leavers BBQ and Disco

Wednesday 24th July – Last day of the Summer Term

 

Thursday 25th July – First day of the Summer Holiday

Monday 2nd September - PD Day – School Closed to Children

Tuesday 3rd September - PD Day – School Closed to Children

Wed 4th September – First day of Autumn Term

 

Whitehouse Weekly Bulletin 100

Friday 21st June 2019

 

 

Message from Mrs Hall

We have had a request from our school neighbours to remind our parents to park respectfully and not to block driveways or park on gardens. We would urge parents to consider walking to school to alleviate congestion and to keep the area around the school safe for our children. Thank you for your co-operation on this matter.

In addition, please can we thank everyone for your understanding at the start of the week when we were without phone lines for two days.   This made running the school difficult, but we appreciated parents’ texting, emailing messages and phoning the school mobile so that we could ensure the safety of all the children. 

 

Attendance

Class with the Best Attendance – Lemurs (100%)

Classes with the Best Punctuality – Owls, Lemurs, Tigers and Toucans

Class that needs to improve their Attendance – Tigers (86.70%)

Classes that need to improve their Punctuality – Elephants, Lions, Cobras, Jaguars and Pandas

 

 

EYFS:

 

Class

Star of the Week

Star of the Week

Dolphins

Brooke Sommers

James Bryce

Puffins

Zachary Aldridge

Isaac Worby

Seahorses

Connie Platt

Jay Bultitude

Starfish

Daniel Negru

Amelia Jablonska

 

Key Stage 1:

 

Class

Wonderful Week

Wonderful Week

Handwriting Award

Elephants

Nicolette Banevic-Cerliuk

Oscar Byles

Jazmine Downes

Giraffes

Rebecca Lowe

Danny Prevett

Dylan Cross

Lions

Jensen Garwood

Ehsan Miah

Miruna Campeanu

Cobras

Olivia Segieniewicz

Charlotte Groom

Mirna Abdullah

Dragons

Malen Ihsan

Tate Largent

Georgia Brown

Frogs

Kyren Osborne

George Woodward

Kayden Osman

 

Lower Key Stage 2:

 

Class

Wonderful Week

Wonderful Week

Handwriting Award

Foxes

Ellie Canning

Nathon Banevic-Cerliuk

Caleb Town

Hedgehogs

Nylah Mayo

Alissa Davies

Mariana Stefan

Squirrels

Harley Biggs

Giovanna Balbino

Xavier Nadrowski

Badgers

Inaya Mukit

Mia Button

Hermione Lovitt

Owls

Rhys Cooke

Evie McWilliams

Kianna Hall

Rabbits

Ellie-Mae Clarke

Archie Gooding

Hailey Hallett

 

Upper Key Stage 2:

 

Class

Wonderful Week

Wonderful Week

Handwriting Award

Jaguars

Jessica Middlemiss

Jack Saunders

Abigail Gunn

Lemurs

Leah Cook

Logan Brooks

Benjamin Aldridge

Pandas

Isabel Bannister

Enioluwafe Oyefesobi

Jemira Fwambo

Tigers

Tiana Francis

Edi Tahiri

Daniel Zantboer

Toucans

Tuhana Mutlu

Harrison Smy

Callum McWilliams

 

Assemblies

The theme of our assemblies for next week will be: What should I do if I am bullied online?  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.

 

Ice-lollies

Our Year 6 children are busy fundraising for their end of year activities and will be selling ice-lollies on the KS1 and KS2 playgrounds today.  They will be available straight after school.  Please come along, buy yourselves a little treat, and help support our Y6 children.  Thank you. 

 

Clean Air Week – Monday 17th June to Friday 21st June

The children all enjoyed an assembly this week with representatives from Ipswich Borough Council learning about air quality and the environment.  A big well done to all the children who made a special effort to come to school this week by walking or on their bikes or scooters.  We will update you next week as to how many children received their 10-day Sports Centre passes for not using a car to get to school all week. 

 

Post Box

As most parents / carers will be aware, the School Office can get very busy at certain times in the day.  We have a red post box located in the reception area, (next to Staff Photos) were you can place money and reply slips.  Please make sure you place them in a sealed, named envelope. There are envelopes and pens on the box for you to use.  The post box is checked every day and saves people having to queue to speak to a member of the office team.  Thank you for your co-operation.

 

Summer Fair

Our Summer Fair is now just a few weeks away and we are all very excited for the wonderful things the PFA have organised for the day.  If you have any unwanted teddies or gifts that could be used for our Teddy Tombola or Raffle, these would be gratefully received.  These can be handed in at 

the school office.  We look forward to seeing you all on Saturday 6th July at 11.30am to 2.30pm.

 

Girls Football

On Thursday 14th June our Year 5/6 team played a home game against Cedarwood.  From the first whistle the girls worked very hard and it resulted in the first win of the season for our team, with a score of 3-1.   Well done to Jessica Middlesmiss, Tilly Culham and Darcy Cleaver who all scored during the match.  Jessica also received Player of the Match as she played very well throughout.   Thank you to all those parents / carers who were able to come along and support the girls.

 

Free School Meals

Thank you to all those who have filled in and returned the forms for Free School Meals.  If you have not done so, please can you return these to school on Monday at the latest.  We would ask you to complete the form even if your child is already on Free School Meals or you think you are not entitled.  As a thank you, we will be sending home free water bottles to all children whose form has been returned. 

 

Dates for the Diary

Monday 24th June – Friday 28th June – British Values Week

Monday 24th June – Jimmy’s Farm Trip – Seahorses and Starfish

Monday 24th June 2019 – Wednesday 26th June 2019 – Year 4 Eaton Vale Trip

Tuesday 25th June – Jimmy’s Farm Trip – Dolphins and Puffins

Wednesday 26th June 2019 – Friday 28th June 2019 – Year 5/6 Mersea Trip

Wednesday 26th June 2019 – No Music Lessons (Y4 and Y5)

Thursday 27th June – Kurdish Celebration Day – Year 1 children / families

Wednesday 3rd – Thursday 4th July – Transition Mornings

Wednesday 3rd July – Meet the Teacher

Friday 5th July – Transition Day – New Intake

Friday 5th July – Non-Uniform Day (Sweets/Gifts for the Summer Fair)

Saturday 6th July – Summer Fair – 11.30am to 2.30pm

Monday 8th July- Year 1 Felixstowe Trip

Tuesday 9th July – SATs Results

Wednesday 10th July – EYFS Sports Day

Thursday 11th July – Nursery Graduation

Friday 12th July – Reports Day

Monday 15th July – Y1 Picnic

Tuesday 16th July – Y2 Picnic

Wednesday 17th July – Y6 Production

Thursday 18th July – Y6 Production

Monday 22nd July – Attendance Event

Tuesday 23rd July – Leavers BBQ and Disco

Wednesday 24th July – Last day of the Summer Term

 

Thursday 25th July – First day of the Summer Holiday

Monday 2nd September - PD Day – School Closed to Children

Tuesday 3rd September - PD Day – School Closed to Children

Wed 4th September – First day of Autumn Term

 

Whitehouse Weekly Bulletin 99

Friday 14th June 2019

 

Message from Mrs Hall

At this time of year, it is very difficult to find enough space in the newsletter to share all the great things that the children have been learning!  Don’t forget to look at our website for further information and the new curriculum maps for this half-term. Sports Day is approaching (Friday 21st June) which is one of my favourite days of the year. I know the children have been practising their events and are very keen to compete for their houses. We look forward to seeing as many parents and carers as possible to support the children and we hope that the sun will be shining!

 

Attendance

Class with the Best Attendance – Pandas (97.40%)

Classes with the Best Punctuality – Lions, Owls, Jaguars and Lemurs

Class that needs to improve their Attendance – Elephants (86.90%)

Classes that need to improve their Punctuality – Elephants, Hedgehogs and Pandas

 

EYFS:

 

Class

Star of the Week

Star of the Week

Dolphins

Ollie Smith

Oliver Izdebski

Puffins

Dylan Newlove

Miruna Gheorghita

Seahorses

Ruari Canning

Nia Aitchison

Starfish

Rex Murphy

Jamie Steward

 

Key Stage 1:

 

Class

Wonderful Week

Wonderful Week

Handwriting Award

Elephants

Gabriel Cantarelli

Olivia Sladewska

Ethan Newman-Kay

Giraffes

Kyle Rogers

Laycee Deere

Charlie Kastrati

Lions

Ethan Hanley

Eva Neacsu

Mason Clarke

Cobras

Robert Gaunt

Ilias Huggins

Kiyan Ahmed

Dragons

Millie Bell

Maddison Green

Malen Ihsan

Frogs

Kazhwan Ahmed

Ebunoluwa Oyefesobi

Megan Ablett

 

Lower Key Stage 2:

 

Class

Wonderful Week

Wonderful Week

Handwriting Award

Foxes

Lewis Cook

Jack-Aston Cripps

Leah Atkinson

Hedgehogs

Sofia Asenova

Alex Gheorghiu

Maja Olszewska

Squirrels

Syako Sowarh

Joshua Steward

David Balan

Badgers

Cody Mullan

Jessica Olaleye

Bavya Abdulla

Owls

Demi Last

Charlie Richman

Riyah Ali

Rabbits

Harry Herbert

Dida Aliaj

Hailey Hallett

 

Upper Key Stage 2:

 

Class

Wonderful Week

Wonderful Week

Handwriting Award

Jaguars

Brooke Taylor-Scripps

Wiktoria Hojka

Oliwia Stasiak

Lemurs

Sonjela Sylja

Dennis McGunnagle

Tahlia Huggins

Pandas

Maisie Keeble

Jessica Mallett

Ethan Carter

Tigers

Reuben Day

Alec Herbert

Bailie Cooke

Toucans

Oliver Methven

Lennon Baldwin

Lennon Baldwin

Iguanas

Augustas Paukstis

 

 

 

Assemblies

The theme of our assemblies for next week will be: Re-visiting British Values: What are British Values and how do we incorporate them into our learning at Whitehouse?  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.

 

Ice lollies

Our Year 6 children are busy fundraising for their end of year activities and will be selling ice lollies on the KS1 and KS2 playgrounds today.  They will be available straight after school.  Please come along and buy yourselves a little treat and help support our Y6 children.  Thank you. 

 

Girls Football News

Our Girls Football Team recently played a match against Gusford Primary School.  They played a very solid first half where no goals were conceded.  The second half of the game was a bit more challenging and the team lost 3-0.  The girls all played extremely well and Miss Horne was proud of all of the team.  A special well done to Che who was given player of the match for her excellent determination to win every ball!

 

This week they travelled to Sidegate Primary School for their next match.  The girls worked extremely hard from the first whistle.  Unfortunately, Sidegate took the lead despite the great attempts from our Goalkeeper.  Just when the girls were feeling defeated, Che took the ball from the halfway line, performing an amazing run past numerous Sidegate players and without hesitation, shot and scored our first goal of the match.  Well done to the whole team, again you made Mrs Reddington and Miss Horne very proud.

 

Word Millionaire

We are pleased we have another child who has become a Word Millionaire.  A big well done to Rihanna Da Costa for this great achievement.

 

Year 2 – Morrisons Trip

The children in Year 2 were pleased to be able to visit Morrisons in Ipswich this week.  They were introduced to the store warehouse as well as the fruit and vegetable departments.  Morrisons gave the children information about the origin of many of our favourite fruit and vegetables before teaching them how to use the tills.  All of the children had a go at being on the checkout which they thoroughly enjoyed and then were treated to sampling many of the fresh fruit and vegetables sold within the store.  A big thank you to Morrison, Ipswich for their hospitality.

 

Year 6 – Crucial Crew Trip

The children attended a number of workshops on Monday morning at the Inspire Suffolk site in Ipswich.  Whilst there, they learnt about a range of topics designed to help keep them safe and healthy as they move up to High School next year.  Some of the workshops included water safety, fire safety, keeping safe online, respectful relationships and healthy eating. The children had a great time and came away with many useful ideas. 

 

Nut Free School

Can we again remind parents/carers the importance of ensuring we remain a nut free school.  Please do not send any products in packed lunches or for snack which contain nuts.  We have a number of both pupils and staff who are severely allergic and we need to ensure the safety of all.  Thank you for your co-operation.

 

Out Loud Music – SEND Day

Out Loud Music, along with Activities Unlimited, have been providing clubs and activities for children and young people with additional needs for many years.  They will be holding an SEN Open Day at South Street Studios in Ipswich on Saturday 22nd June and all children with SEN needs are welcome to attend.  Please refer to the poster for further information and register your interest at the following link: https://www.outloudmusic.org/openday.  If you have any further questions please call on 01473 852555.

 

Staff News

Congratulations to Miss Swire, one of our Nursery Teachers on her recent wedding.  She will now be known as Mrs McIntyre.

 

Clean Air Week – Monday 17th June to Friday 21st June

We are pleased to have partnered up with Ipswich Borough Council to support National Clean Air Day on 20th June 2019.  They will be coming into school to work with the children, helping them learn about how pollution affects them and how we can improve local air quality.  Some of the children will also be talking to Parents/Carers at the end of the day and sharing some leaflets.  As a school we will be taking part in the ‘Clean Air Challenge’ for the week of Monday 17th June to Friday 21st June 2019.  Each pupil who walks, cycles or scooters to and from school every day will be given a free 10 day pass at one of the Council’s sporting facilities and the chance to win a free 1 month iCard. We would encourage you to take part by not using a car to come to school each day.  If you live too far away you could still take part by parking further away from the school and walking the rest of the way. Please note if your child comes on their bike or scooter there is a rack these can be left in during the day.  Which class will be the most eco-friendly?

 

Summer Fair

Please note our PFA are busy organising the school Summer Fair which will be taking place on Saturday 6th July from 11.30am to 2.30pm.  We hope you will all be able to come along and join us for a fun-filled afternoon.  If you are interested in having a table to sell your crafted items, please inform a member of the School Office Team and let them know the type of items you wish to sell.  A member of the PFA will then confirm to you if a table is available and let you know the price to hire it.  We look forward to seeing you all there.

 

Dates for the Diary

Wednesday 19th June – SCC Year 4 Music Performance at Trinity Park

(one guest, per child invited pm)

Thursday 20th June –French for the Family – Owls Class – 1.15 pm

Friday 21st June – Sports Day (Years 1-6)

Monday 24th June – Friday 28th June – British Values Week

Monday 24th June – Jimmy’s Farm Trip – Seahorses and Starfish

Monday 24th June 2019 – Wednesday 26th June 2019 – Year 4 Eaton Vale Trip

Tuesday 25th June – Jimmy’s Farm Trip – Dolphins and Puffins

Wednesday 26th June 2019 – Friday 28th June 2019 – Year 5/6 Mersea Trip

Wednesday 26th June 2019 – No Music Lesson (Y4 and Y5)

Thursday 27th June – Kurdish Celebration Day – Year 1 children / families

Wednesday 3rd – Thursday 4th July – Transition Days

Wednesday 3rd July – Meet the Teacher

Friday 5th July – Transition Day – New Intake

Saturday 6th July – Summer Fair – 11.30am to 2.30pm

Monday 8th July- Year 1 Felixstowe Trip

Tuesday 9th July – SATs Results

Wednesday 10th July – EYFS Sports Day

Thursday 11th July – Nursery Graduation

Friday 12th July – Reports Day

Wednesday 17th July – Y6 Production

Thursday 18th July – Y6 Production

Monday 22nd July – Attendance Event

Tuesday 23rd July – Leavers BBQ and Disco

Wednesday 24th July – Last day of the Summer Term

 

Thursday 25th July – First day of the Summer Holiday

Monday 2nd September - PD Day – School Closed to Children

Tuesday 3rd September - PD Day – School Closed to Children

Wed 4th September – First day of Autumn Term

 

Whitehouse Weekly Bulletin 98

Friday 7 June 2019

 

Message from Mrs Hall

It has been great to welcome the children back to school this week for the final half-term of learning. There are lots of visits planned to enhance our curriculum, therefore please check the calendar carefully so that your child doesn’t miss out. We are currently in the process of organising classes for next year and we hope to let you know all arrangements before the transition days on the 3 and 4 July. We are delighted to report that we are fully staffed for September. If you have any questions or worries about next year, please don’t hesitate to ask.

 

Attendance

Classes with the Best Attendance – Starfish and Jaguars (99.6%)

Classes with the Best Punctuality – Owls and Lemurs

Class that needs to improve their Attendance – Giraffes (80.6%)

Classes that need to improve their Punctuality – Elephants and Frogs

 

Key Stage 1:

 

Class

Wonderful Week

Wonderful Week

Handwriting Award

Elephants

Julia Widurska

Jazmine Downes

Henry Andrews

Giraffes

Danny Prevett

Nojus Vasiliauskas

Rebecca Lowe

Lions

Emily Holmes

Ozzie Bright

Bana Sediq

Cobras

Filip Stanczak

Laniyha Mullan

Lilia Pawlik

Dragons

Diana Vieira

Katie-Ann Garner-Bull

Tate Largent

Frogs

Danielius Staliulionis

Max Newman

Kazhin Ahmed

 

Lower Key Stage 2:

 

Class

Wonderful Week

Wonderful Week

Handwriting Award

Foxes

Caleb Town

Ala Abdulkarim

Isobel Giles

Hedgehogs

Daisy Perry

Connor Farman

Alissa Davies

Squirrels

Giovanna Balbino

Estera Stokvis

Danar Salam

Badgers

Junior McGill

Brooke Fairweather

Byron Grimwood

Owls

Sara-Maria Gheorghe

Chloe McGurk

Daria Siekierczak

Rabbits

Jaymee Buffery

Harry Herbert

Dida Aliaj

 

Upper Key Stage 2:

 

Class

Wonderful Week

Wonderful Week

Handwriting Award

Jaguars

Alyssa Brown

Sam Thurlow

Troy Clarke

Lemurs

Lewis McLaughlin

Jaya-Rose Smith

Polly Largent

Pandas

Majus Sabaciauskas

Ryley Allen

Ethan Carter

Tigers

Dennis Cleary

Julius Valancius

Cameron Weedon

Toucans

Tuhana Mutlu

All of Toucans Class!

Oliver Methven

 

Assemblies

The theme of our assemblies for next week will be: Why is it important to have values in a school? 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.

 

Ice lollies

Our Year 6 children are busy fundraising for their end of year activities and will be selling ice lollies on the KS1 and KS2 playgrounds today and on Friday 14  June.  They will be available straight after school.  Please come along and buy yourselves a little treat and help support our Y6 children.  Thank you. 

 

Messages

Can we please ask parents / carers if there are changes in pick up arrangements to please inform the school office before lunchtime wherever possible.  We do understand emergencies happen but receiving messages as early as possible is very helpful in ensuring they are passed along.

 

Word Millionaire

We are pleased to have another 2 children who have become Word Millionaires, well done to Che Ruiz and Cameron Weedon.  A special well done to Dennis McGunnagle also, who has now achieved two million!  This is a wonderful achievement.

 

Times Tables Rockstars

As you will have seen in the letter sent home this week, we have introduced Times Tables Rockstars into school. This is a great system that will help the children with learning multiplication and gaining confidence in maths. As well as sessions within school the children can log in at home.  Each child has been given a username and password, which can be found in their reading journals.  To play online, go to play.ttrockstars.com.  Alternatively, you can download a free app onto any device, either Android or IOS.  If you have any questions please contact the school office or speak to their teacher.

 

Summer Fair

Please note our PFA are busy organising the school Summer Fair which will be taking place on Saturday 6 July from 11.30am to 2.30pm.  We hope you will all be able to come along and join us for a fun-filled afternoon.  If you are interested in having a table to sell your crafted items, please inform a member of the School Office Team and let them know the type of items you wish to sell.  A member of the PFA will then confirm to you if a table is available and let you know the price to hire it.  We look forward to seeing you all there.

 

 

Community Ambassador Meeting

Our Community Ambassadors will be meeting in school at 9.00am on Tuesday 11 June to finalise our Year 1 Kurdish Day which is due to take place on Thursday 27 June.  If you would like to join the scheme and help with the planning of this exciting event, just come along on the day.

 

Internet Outage

Unfortunately we have had a problem with our internet connection over the last two days.  This meant that we were not able to access some of our school systems, including the children’s library system for changing books and quizzing.  We were also unable to update Tapestry or pick up emails / send texts.  The outage was caused by a problem outside school and our suppliers have now repaired this.  We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

 

 

Dates for the Diary

Monday 10 June – Year 6 Crucial Crew Trip

Tuesday 11 June – Community Ambassadors’ Meeting

Wednesday 19 June – SCC Year 4 Music Performance at Trinity Park

(one guest, per child invited pm)

Thursday 20 June –French for the Family – Owls Class – 1.15 pm

Friday 21 June – Sports Day - Y1, 2 and 3 from 10:30-12:00; Y4, 5 and 6 from 1:30-3:00

Monday 24 June – Friday 28th June – British Values Week

Monday 24 June – Jimmy’s Farm Trip – Seahorses and Starfish

Monday 24 June 2019 – Wednesday 26 June 2019 – Year 4 Eaton Vale Trip

Tuesday 25 June – Jimmy’s Farm Trip – Dolphins and Puffins

Wednesday 26 June 2019 – Friday 28 June 2019 – Year 5/6 Mersea Trip

Thursday 27 June – Kurdish Celebration Day – Year 1 children / families

Wednesday 3 – Thursday 4 July – Transition Days

Wednesday 3 July – Meet the Teacher

Friday 5 July – Transition Day – New Intake

Saturday 6 July – Summer Fair – 11.30am to 2.30pm

Monday 8 July- Year 1 Felixstowe Trip

Tuesday 9 July – SATs Results

Wednesday 10 July – EYFS Sports Day

Thursday 11 July – Nursery Graduation

Friday 1  July – Reports Day

Wednesday 17 July – Y6 Production

Thursday 18 July – Y6 Production

Monday 22 July – Attendance Event

Tuesday 23 July – Leavers BBQ and Disco

Wednesday 24 July – Last day of the Summer Term

Thursday 25 July – First day of the Summer Holiday

Monday 2 September - PD Day – School Closed to Children

Tuesday 3 September - PD Day – School Closed to Children

Wed 4 September – First day of Autumn Term

Whitehouse Weekly Bulletin 97

Thursday 23rd May 2019

 

Message from Mrs Hall

A big well done to all our Year 2 children for their resilience and reflectiveness in completing their assessments this month. They have been well prepared by our staff and they have worked so hard to demonstrate what they know. We couldn’t be prouder of them! We do hope that everyone has a wonderful half-term holiday. School starts back for the children on Tuesday 4th June. Year 2 will be visiting Morrisons this week, so please ensure that any reply slips are returned to the office. Thank you for your continued support.

 

Attendance

Class with the Best Attendance – Tigers (100%)

Classes with the Best Punctuality – Rabbits, Tigers and Toucans

Class that needs to improve their Attendance – Giraffes (87.5%)

Classes that need to improve their Punctuality – Elephants, Giraffes, Squirrels and Pandas

 

EYFS:

 

Class

Star of the Week

Star of the Week

Dolphins

Maisie Meadows

Daisy-Mai Fry

Puffins

Evelyn Lawrance

Imogen Cross

Seahorses

Vana Hassan

Aleena Ahmed

Starfish

Maddison Deere

Roman Carruthers

 

Key Stage 1:

 

Class

Wonderful Week

Wonderful Week

Handwriting Award

Elephants

Dougie Marjoram

Sadia Sourubi

Tilleah Turner

Giraffes

Charlie Kastrati

Dylan Cross

Max McWilliams

Lions

Samuel Whitehouse

Kacey-Mae Brill

Jessica Greenstreet

Cobras

Jayden Seidu

Aurora Thorpe

Sophie Wales

Dragons

Tate Largent

Junia Sen

Alysha Martins

Frogs

Kazhin Ahmed

Sefora Gheorghe

Ebunoluwa Oyesfesobi

 

Lower Key Stage 2:

 

Class

Wonderful Week

Wonderful Week

Handwriting Award

Foxes

Oliver Barlein

Leah Dale

Jack Coates

Hedgehogs

Mariana Stefan

Tyler Clarke

Mirac Mutlu

Squirrels

Erin Chisnall

 

Billy Hutchison

Badgers

Byron Grimwood

Phoebe Brown

Harrison Miller-Newstead

Owls

Nina Abdullah

Samuel Shaw

Rhys Cooke

Rabbits

Sehad Ali

Olivia Bedford

Archie Gooding

 

Reception – Super Writers

Our Reception children are working very hard on their writing this year.  Each morning they come into school and copy out their ‘Super Sentence’ for the week.  On Friday morning this is taken away and the children have to try and write it all by themselves.  The children who do a wonderful job become ‘Super Writers’ and are allowed to wear the superhero capes!  Well done to Zachary, Dishaanth, Amelia, Tilly, Remi and Carter for all their hard work and wonderful writing.

 

Word Millionaires

We are thrilled to let you know that one more of our children has become a Word Millionaire – well done to Abi Gunn!  What a great achievement.

 

Ice lollies

Our Year 6 children are busy fundraising for their end of year activities and will be selling ice lollies on the KS1 and KS2 playgrounds on Friday 7th June and Friday 14th June.  They will be available straight after school.  Please come along and buy yourselves a little treat and help support our Y6 children.  Thank you. 

 

Nut Free School

We would like to remind parents / carers that we are a nut free school.  This means that we do not allow any child to bring in any food items that contain nuts, including peanut butter sandwiches.  It is very important that everyone adheres to this rule as we have a number of children and members of staff who have severe allergies and we want to keep everyone safe.  Thank you for your support in this matter.

 

Summer Fair

Please note our PFA are busy organising the school Summer Fair which will be taking place on Saturday 6th July from 11.30am to 2.30pm.  We hope you will all be able to come along and join us for a fun-filled afternoon.  If you are interested in having a table to sell your crafted items, please inform a member of the School Office Team and let them know the type of items you wish to sell.  A member of the PFA  will then confirm to you if a table is available and let you know the price to hire it.  We look forward to seeing you all there.

 

PD Day

A reminder that the children are not in school on Friday 24th May and Monday 3rd June as these are PD Days, the children then return to school on Tuesday 4th June.

 

French for the Family – Badgers Class

Thank you to the 21 parents / carers who attended the French for the Family event last week.  Your support is very much appreciated.  We had a wonderful afternoon of learning, making new friendships and enjoying the French crepes that the children had made.  They were really scrumptious!  A wonderful and memorable learning experience was had by all as illustrated by parents’ comments:  ‘taking part with my daughter was special’.  ‘Communication was very good between children, parent and teacher’.  ‘I enjoyed spending time with my child on a one to one basis.’  ‘I enjoyed it all, the games were good for the children to have fun whilst learning.’  ‘Another event for a different situation would be good.’

 

Alton Water Race 2019

Congratulations to one of our Year 5 pupils, Oscar, who took part in the Alton Water Race last weekend.  Oscar ran in the 2K race and finished in a very impressive 29th place.  This is an amazing result when considering that approximately 300 other competitors also ran the 2k race.  A fantastic achievement.  Well done Oscar.

 

Netball Festival

On Tuesday 21st fourteen of our Year 5 and 6 children took part in an Ipswich and South Suffolk Games U11 Netball Tournament held at the Ipswich School Sports Centre.  Whitehouse entered two teams, ‘A’ and ‘B’.  The teams played against four other schools, Dale Hall, St Mark’s, The Oaks and Witnesham Primary.  For most of the ‘B’ team this was the first time they have ever played in a netball match, the team consisted of William, Liliana, Abigail, Maisie, Ava, Nicolas and Hope.  Great perseverance and teamwork was shown by all of the children.  Our ‘A’ team have been playing together for a year and have shown some outstanding quality netball.  The team consisted of Che, Lauren, Tuhana, Gracie, Chloe, Julia and Dea. 

The ‘A’ team finished in second place overall and our ‘B’ team in eighth place.  One player in each time

was selected by the umpires to win the Fair Player Award. This is given for showing excellent team spirit, sportsmanship, a positive attitude and good behaviour.  A special well done to Tuhana from our ‘A’ team and Nicolas from our ‘B’ team for winning this award.  It was a pleasure for Ms Salmon and Miss Horne to accompany a group of children who followed every Whitehouse Golden Rule!  Well done to all of you.

Ms Salmon is sad this was the last netball match for our Year 6 children.  It has been a pleasure for her coaching the girls and she hopes they will continue to play at High School.  On a wonderful note, the team finished in 3rd place on the IPSSA School Netball League.  Huge congratulations to everyone who participated throughout the year.

 

Year 5 and 6 Girls Football

The Whitehouse girls football team had an away match against Cliff Lane Primary School this week.  As always the girls all showed perseverance throughout and played their best game.  The game ended as a draw which was not a true reflection of the way the girls played. Codie and Darcy made some excellent plays and Sophie did a great defensive job as our Goalkeeper.

Player of the Match was given to Darcy.  It was her first football match and she gave an excellent performance.  Well done!  Thank you to all the parents / carers who came along to support the team.  Miss Horne and Mr Bradford were very proud of the team. 

 

Year 6 Bowling Trip

We are very proud of our Year 6 children who worked very hard in their SATs last week.  As a treat for all their efforts and perseverance, the children and their teachers all went Bowling on Friday, where they played a couple of games and had some lunch.  A good time was had by all.

 

Dates for the Diary

Friday 24th May – PD Day – School Closed to Children

Monday 27th May – Friday 31st May – Half Term Holiday

Monday 3rd June - PD Day – School Closed to Children

Monday 10th June – Year 6 Crucial Crew Trip

Tuesday 11th June – Community Ambassadors’ Meeting

Wednesday 19th June – SCC Year 4 Music Performance at Trinity Park

(one guest, per child invited pm)

Thursday 20th June –French for the Family – Owls Class – 1.15 pm

Friday 21st June – Sports Day (Years 1-6)

Monday 24th June – Friday 28th June – British Values Week

Monday 24th June – Jimmys Farm Trip – Seahorses and Starfish

Monday 24th June 2019 – Wednesday 26th June 2019 – Year 4 Eaton Vale Trip

Tuesday 25th June – Jimmys Farm Trip – Dolphins and Puffins

Wednesday 26th June 2019 – Friday 28th June 2019 – Year 5/6 Mersea Trip

Thursday 27th June – Kurdish Celebration Day – Year 1 children / families

Wednesday 3rd – Thursday 4th July – Transition Days

Wednesday 3rd July – Meet the Teacher

Friday 5th July – Transition Day – New Intake

Saturday 6th July – Summer Fair – 11.30am to 2.30pm

Tuesday 9th July – SATs Results

Friday 12th July – Reports Day

Wednesday 17th July – Y6 Production

Thursday 18th July – Y6 Production

Monday 22nd July – Attendance Event

Tuesday 23rd July – Leavers BBQ and Disco

Wednesday 24th July – Last day of the Summer Term

Thursday 25th July – First day of the Summer Holiday

Monday 2nd September - PD Day – School Closed to Children

Tuesday 3rd September - PD Day – School Closed to Children

Wed 4th September – First day of Autumn Term

 

Whitehouse Weekly Bulletin 96

Friday 17th May 2019

 

Message from Mrs Hall

Year 6 have now finished their SATs tests! The papers have all been sent off to be externally marked and the children will receive the results on the 9th July. We have all been very impressed by the children’s resilience and dedication towards these.  They will now be focusing on their extended writing and preparing for the end of year play - The Amazing Adventures of Superstan!  Well done Year 6 and good luck with the auditions.

 

Attendance

Class with the Best Attendance – Giraffes (100%)

Classes with the Best Punctuality – Dragons, Owls and Tigers

Class that needs to improve their Attendance – Puffins (90.2%)

Classes that need to improve their Punctuality – Elephants, Squirrels, Badgers and Pandas

 

EYFS:

 

Class

Star of the Week

Star of the Week

Dolphins

Caleb Ellis

Willow Osman

Puffins

Taylor Mullan

Kelvin Cantarelli

Seahorses

John Jones

Shay Meadows

Starfish

Leo Brown

Emilia Lisauskaite

 

Key Stage 1:

 

Class

Wonderful Week

Wonderful Week

Handwriting Award

Elephants

Erioluwa Oyefesobi

Nicolette Banevic-Cerliuk

Gustavs Horns

Giraffes

Kyzer Mullan

Harley Frostick

Bahand Abdulla

Lions

Sophia Allaton

Varo Sirwan

Emily Holmes

Cobras

Reuben Welch

Lilia Pawlik

Mirna Abdullah

Dragons

Georgia Brown

Max Saunders

Isla Mitchell

Frogs

George Woodward

Megan Ablett

 

 

Lower Key Stage 2:

 

Class

Wonderful Week

Wonderful Week

Handwriting Award

Badgers

Junior McGill

Santiago Ferreira

Anisah Begum

Owls

Ignas Valenta

Mia Byles

Nina Abdullah

Rabbits

Greta Minseviciute

Harry Herbert

Zac Harper

 

Upper Key Stage 2:

 

Class

Wonderful Week

Wonderful Week

Handwriting Award

Jaguars

Lenny King

Charlie Turner

Reggie Carter

Lemurs

Jaya-Rose Smith

Tilly Culham

Kaidon Mitchell

Pandas

Tia Theobald

Amarni Russell

Lily Winterbottom

Tigers

Tiana Francis

 

Ahmed Safo

Toucans

Chloe Carter

 

Sophie Bailey

 

Assemblies

The theme of our assemblies for next week will be: Ramadan: Do other religions use fasting as a way of getting closer to God?  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.

 

PD Days

Please note we have two PD Days very soon where the school will be closed to children.  These days are either side of our Summer Half Term Holiday:

 

Friday 24th May – PD Day – School Closed to Children

Monday 27th May – Friday 31st May – Half Term Holiday

Monday 3rd June - PD Day – School Closed to Children

 

Word Millionaires

We are very happy to announce we have two more children who have become Word Millionaires, well done to Enioluwafe Oyefesobi and Daniel Zantboer!

 

Year 3 Castle Trip

Our Year 3 classes had a fantastic time at Colchester Castle on Friday. The children especially enjoyed building a Roman Villa and Celtic Roundhouse and looking at mosaics and Roman weapons.  They also enjoyed going into the basement and trying on costumes.  

 

National ‘Walk to School Week’

From Monday 20th May it is ‘Walk to School Week’ and as part of our School Travel Plan we would encourage you and your child to walk to school for the whole week.  If you live too far to walk, maybe you could use public transport, or even consider ‘Walk and Stride’ where you park and walk the last 5 minutes into school. You can find out more information about ‘Walk to School Week’ and the benefits of walking to school at the following link: https://www.livingstreets.org.uk/walk-to-school/parents

 

Summer Fair

Please note our PFA are busy organising the school Summer Fair which will be taking place on Saturday 6th July from 11.30am to 2.30pm.  We hope you will all be able to come along and join us for a fun-filled afternoon.  If you are interested in having a table to sell your crafted items, please inform a member of the School Office Team and let them know the type of items you wish to sell.  A member of the PFA will then confirm to you if a table is available and let you know the price to hire it.  We look forward to seeing you all there.

 

Daily Mile

We are proud to have joined over 8,000 schools and nurseries in becoming a registered Daily Mile School!  Since the start of the Summer Term, classes have enjoyed taking part in the 15 minute mile during the school day.  Whether pupils walk, jog or run, one of the main purposes of the mile is to get the children out of their seats to become more active, fitter and healthier.  Additionally, the mile is used as a tool to help break up the school day providing pupils with an opportunity to improve their ability to concentrate within the classroom.  It has been amazing to see so many classes, and staff, enjoying taking part in the mile.  It has also been pleasing to hear that so many of our children are reaping the benefits of the miles in and outside of the classroom.

 

OneLife Suffolk Healthy Active Lifestyle Club

Throughout the year we have been lucky enough to have staff from Onelife Suffolk in school to deliver a 6 week after school programme to pupils across KS2. The Onelife Suffolk Healthy Active Lifestyle after school club has provided pupils with a fun way to learn about different ways to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. Pupils have taken part in a number of engaging and interactive activities such as healthy wrap making, healthy food tasting, discovering how much sugar is in our favourite drinks, and fun active games, to name but a few. This week the Year 5 and 6 pupils thoroughly enjoyed creating their healthy wraps and tasting some delicious fruits. The after school club was used as a

pilot scheme by Onelife Suffolk and due to its popularity and success within our school will now be rolled out to other local schools. We are currently in talks with Onelife Suffolk to continue with the club next year.  A massive well done to everyone that has taken part in the Onelife Suffolk club throughout the year, and also a big thank you to parents/carers for all your support and cooperation.

 

Dates for the Diary

Monday 20th May – Thursday 23rd May – Walk to School Week

Tuesday 21st May – Mersea Information Meeting – 2.15 pm and 5.15 pm

Wednesday 22nd May – Eaton Vale Information Meeting – 2.15pm and 5.15pm

Thursday 23rd May – Kentwell Hall Trip – Year 5

Friday 24th May – PD Day – School Closed to Children

Monday 27th May – Friday 31st May – Half Term Holiday

Monday 3rd June - PD Day – School Closed to Children

Monday 10th June – Year 6 Crucial Crew Trip

Tuesday 11th June – Community Ambassadors’ Meeting

Wednesday 19th June – SCC Year 4 Music Performance at Trinity Park

(one guest, per child invited pm)

Thursday 20th June –French for the Family – Owls Class – 1.15 pm

Friday 21st June – Sports Day (Years 1-6)

Monday 24th June – Friday 28th June – British Values Week

Monday 24th June – Jimmys Farm Trip – Seahorses and Starfish

Monday 24th June 2019 – Wednesday 26th June 2019 – Year 4 Eaton Vale Trip

Tuesday 25th June – Jimmys Farm Trip – Dolphins and Puffins

Wednesday 26th June 2019 – Friday 28th June 2019 – Year 5/6 Mersea Trip

Thursday 27th June – Kurdish Celebration Day – Year 1 children / families

Wednesday 3rd – Thursday 4th July – Transition Days

Wednesday 3rd July – Meet the Teacher

Friday 5th July – Transition Day – New Intake

Saturday 6th July – Summer Fair – 11.30am to 2.30pm

Tuesday 9th July – SATs Results

Friday 12th July – Reports Day

Monday 22nd July – Attendance Event

Tuesday 23rd July – Leavers BBQ and Disco

Wednesday 24th July – Last day of the Summer Term

Thursday 25th July – First day of the Summer Holiday

Monday 2nd September - PD Day – School Closed to Children

Tuesday 3rd September - PD Day – School Closed to Children

Wed 4th September – First day of Autumn Term

 

 

Whitehouse Weekly Bulletin 95

Friday 10th May 2019

 

Message from Mrs Hall

Although it has been a short week, it has still been extremely busy! There continues to be a lot of building work across the school but I attend regular meetings with the contractors so all work is managed carefully and safely. We have been reassured that the new classroom and pre-school will be completed in time for September. If you have any questions about the three projects, please don’t hesitate to ask. Next week is SATs week for Year 6 - the children have been extremely well taught and are prepared for the challenge – GOOD LUCK. Thank you for your continued support.

 

Attendance

Class with the Best Attendance – Badgers (98.30%)

Classes with the Best Punctuality – Foxes, Squirrels, Tigers and Toucans

Class that needs to improve their Attendance – Elephants (90%)

Classes that need to improve their Punctuality – Elephants, Cobras, Frogs, Hedgehogs and Pandas

 

 

EYFS:

 

Class

Star of the Week

Star of the Week

Dolphins

Poppy Price

Rayah Smith

Puffins

Lewis Williams

Ivy Woodward

Seahorses

Ethan Crack

Noah Williams

Starfish

Lacey Lovitt

Freddie Fry

 

Key Stage 1:

 

Class

Wonderful Week

Wonderful Week

Handwriting Award

Elephants

Jacob Halls

Tilleah Turner

Julia Widurska

Giraffes

Demi-Jae Richards

April Banham

Summer Smith

Lions

Bana Sediq

Miruna Campeanu

Oliver West

Cobras

Mylie Gibbs

Chiara Gajdos

Aurora Thorpe

Dragons

Maxi Bradshaw

Georgia Brown

Andra Stockunaite

Frogs

Kayden Osman

 

Ava-Leigh Hutchings

 

Lower Key Stage 2:

 

Class

Wonderful Week

Wonderful Week

Handwriting Award

Foxes

Eleanor Canning

 

Riley Beales-Durham

Hedgehogs

David Brasoveanu

Sofia Asenova

Daisy Perry

Squirrels

Harley Biggs

Logan Gibbins

Giovanna Balbino

Badgers

Oliver Nadrowski

James Hasnip

Filip Neacsu

Owls

Max Pettitt

Kianna Hall

Megan Bradford

Rabbits

Carmen Ruiz

Sehad Ali

Chloe Murrell

 

Upper Key Stage 2:

 

Class

Wonderful Week

Wonderful Week

Handwriting Award

Jaguars

Holly Sheehan

Wiktoria Hojka

Jessica Middlemiss

Lemurs

Sonjela Sylja

Ethan Mann

Max Hindle

Pandas

Leon Reid

Elena Stefan

Carnell Blanchard

Tigers

Ritchie Marjoram

Cameron Weedon

Holly Cracknell

Toucans

Harrison Smy

Hollie Blow

Sophie Harding

 

PD Days

Please note we have two PD Days very soon where the school will be closed to children.  These days are either side of our Summer Half Term Holiday:

 

Friday 24th May – PD Day – School Closed to Children

Monday 27th May – Friday 31st May – Half Term Holiday

Monday 3rd June - PD Day – School Closed to Children

 

Pick and Mix – ‘Bag for Life’

The School Parliament has recently been working on ideas to improve the environment and be more eco-friendly at Whitehouse.  In the last couple of weeks, we have been trialling a Pick and Mix ‘Bag for Life’ scheme.  Children are given their own bag which they use daily to collect their Pick and Mix lunches.  Then, rather than them being thrown away, they are reused, until the bag needs replacing. The children have really engaged in the project and are proud to be helping the environment.  The trial has proved extremely successful and is now going to be rolled out across all UKS2 classes with immediate effect.  We hope this will be extended to include LKS2 after half term.  Thank you for your continued support.

 

Lost Property

Lost Property is again building up, especially red jumpers!  We will be putting all items of lost property out on the KS2 astro-turf next week so parents/carers can look through and find any missing items.  Any items remaining after this will be donated to charity.  Can we please remind parents/carers of the importance of ensuring all clothes are named.

 

Girls Football

On Wednesday 1st May the Girls Football Team had a match against Britannia Primary School.  It was a great match and the girls all worked very hard and gave their best efforts throughout.  It was a tough match and ended up 0-1 to Britannia.    Miss Horne and Mr Bradford were extremely proud of the girls for their efforts.  Player of the match was Sophie Bailey, our Goalkeeper, who made some great saves throughout the match. Well done to all the team.

 

Online Safety Assembly

Last Thursday all of Key Stage 2 had an assembly delivered by BT and Google called Internet Legends.  The presenters used music, video and props to make the assembly really fun!  The children learnt how to stay SMART (Sharp, Alert, Secure, Sharp, Brave) online and used their own red and green hands to answer questions.  One thing the children learnt which was really useful was how to make their passwords safer.  Here are some top tips:

  • Always use more than 7 characters
  • Try replacing some letters with numbers
  • Use a mixture of capital and lowercase letters
  • Use a special character like a # or $

Visit the website to find out more and play some interactive games:

htpps://beinternetlegends.withgoogle.com/en_uk/interland

 

Headlice

Headlice continues to be a problem throughout school.  Can we please ask parents/carers to ensure you regularly check your child’s hair, and treat where necessary.  If you would like further advice and help then please refer to the following link: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/head-lice-and-nits/

 

National ‘Walk to School Week’

From Monday 20th May it is ‘Walk to School Week’ and as part of our School Travel Plan we would encourage you and your child to walk to school for the whole week.  If you live too far to walk, maybe you could use public transport, or even consider ‘Walk and Stride’ where you park and walk the last 5 minutes into school. You can find out more information about ‘Walk to School Week’ and the benefits of walking to school at the following link: https://www.livingstreets.org.uk/walk-to-school/parents

 

Dates for the Diary

Monday 13th May – Y6 SATS Week

Thursday 16th May – Badgers’ Class - French for the Family – 1.15 pm

Friday 17th May – Year 6 Bowling Trip

Monday 20th May – Thursday 23rd May – Walk to School Week

Tuesday 21st May – Mersea Information Meeting – 2.15 pm and 5.15 pm

Wednesday 22nd May – Eaton Vale Information Meeting – 2.15pm and 5.15pm

Thursday 23rd May – Kentwell Hall Trip – Year 5

Friday 24th May – PD Day – School Closed to Children

Monday 27th May – Friday 31st May – Half Term Holiday

Monday 3rd June - PD Day – School Closed to Children

Monday 10th June – Year 6 Crucial Crew Trip

Wednesday 19th June – SCC Year 4 Music Performance at Trinity Park

(one guest, per child invited pm)

Thursday 20th June – Owls’ Class – French for the Family – 1.15 pm

Friday 21st June – Sports Day (Years 1-6)

24th June 2019 – 26th June 2019 – Year 4 Eaton Vale Trip

26th June 2019 – 28th June 2019 – Year 5/6 Mersea Trip

Thursday 27th June – Kurdish Celebration Day – Year 1 children / families

Wednesday 3rd – Thursday 4th July – Transition Days

Wednesday 3rd July – Meet the Teacher

Friday 5th July – Transition Day – New Intake

Saturday 6th July – Summer Fair – 11.30am to 2.30pm

Tuesday 9th July – SATs Results

Friday 12th July – Reports Day

Monday 22nd July – Attendance Event

Tuesday 23rd July – Leavers BBQ and Disco

Wednesday 24th July – Last day of the Summer Term

Thursday 25th July – First day of the Summer Holiday

Monday 2nd September - PD Day – School Closed to Children

Tuesday 3rd September - PD Day – School Closed to Children

 

Advance Notice

Term Dates 2019-20

(*Please note PD Days listed below, when school will be closed to the children)

 

Autumn Term – Monday 2nd September 2019* to Thursday 19th December 2019

Spring Term – Monday 6th January 2020* to Thursday 2nd April 2020

Summer Term – Monday 20th April 2020 to Wednesday 22nd July 2020*

 

Half Term Dates 2019-20

Monday 21st October to Friday 25th October 2019

Monday 17th February to Friday 21st February 2020

Monday 25th May* to Friday 29th May 2020

 

PD Days 2019-20*

(Pupils not in school)

Monday 2nd September 2019

Tuesday 3rd September 2019

Monday 6th January 2020

Friday 22nd May 2020

Wednesday 22nd July 2020

Whitehouse Weekly Bulletin 94

Friday 3rd May 2019

 

Message from Mrs Hall

Have you changed your phone number or moved house?  If so, please ensure the School Office are updated as soon as possible.  Thank you.

 

Good attendance at school is paramount in ensuring your child reaches their full potential. Please can we ask that the children attend school regularly and on time. If you are experiencing any problems getting your child to school, please speak to a member of our pastoral team who will be happy to help. Have a super, long weekend and remember that school starts back on Tuesday 7th May due to the Bank Holiday.

 

Attendance

Classes with the Best Attendance – Squirrels, Jaguars and Toucans (99.40%)

Classes with the Best Punctuality – Badgers and Jaguars

Class that needs to improve their Attendance – Puffins (89.60%)

Classes that need to improve their Punctuality – Elephants and Cobras

 

Handwriting and Presentation Awards

At our school, across the subjects, we value the presentation of work and handwriting.  Each week, the children have a number of handwriting lessons.  In addition, they all have handwriting targets which progress as they move through the Year Groups.  As a result, we have a new award called ‘The Handwriting and Presentation Award’.  Weekly, a pupil from each class will be chosen to receive this award from their teacher.  Winners will have their names in our newsletter.  Year 2 started last week with the following winners:

 

Cobras - Maja Lisowska, Dragons – Alysha Martins. Frogs – Salma Hendy

 

Poppy Appeal

We are pleased to have heard this week that as a school we raised £136.82 for the Poppy Appeal in November.  Thank you to all who contributed.

 

Early Years – Star of the Week Awards

The ‘Star of the Week Awards’ were given to: Dolphins – Maisie Clarke and Destiny Calver, Puffins – Mason Fowler, Seahorses – Carter Corcoran and Melana Gabelyte, Starfish – McKenzie Beech and Harrison Race.

 

Key Stage 1 – Wonderful Week Awards

The ‘Wonderful Week Awards’ were given to: Cobras – Cameron Wright and Alicja Krajewski, Dragons – Georgia Brown and Jasmin Cantarelli, Frogs – Ava-Leigh Hutchings and Sophia Carvalho.

 

Key Stage 2 - Wonderful Week Awards

The ‘Wonderful Week Awards’ were given to: Foxes – Emily Kniffel and Ala Abdulkarim, Hedgehogs – Charlie Keeble and Daren Ahmad, Squirrels – Harley Biggs and Ellie Rose, Badgers – Imogen Reddington and Connor Cowles, Owls – Evie McWilliams and Mario Calin, Rabbits – Hailey Hallett and Zac Harper, Jaguars – Isobel Ramsey and Lenny King, Lemurs – Dennis McGunnagle and Jaya-Rose Smith, Tigers – Tayla Crouth and Edi Tahiri, Toucans – Peyton Harvey and Chloe Carter.

 

Year 3 – Colchester Castle

A reminder that Year 3 are going on a trip to Colchester Castle on Friday 10th May.  If you have not returned the permission slip please do so as soon as possible.  There is also a voluntary contribution of £10.00 for this trip.

 

Author Visits

We have had a wonderful few days in school celebrating reading which included several authors coming in to visit to work with the children.  Nina in our Owls class was happy to meet Lou Kuenzler as she had dressed up as Bella Broomstick, a character in one of Lou’s books. 

 

PD Days

Please note we have two PD Days coming up over the next month where the school will be closed to children.  These days are either side of our Summer Half Term Holiday:

 

Friday 24th May – PD Day – School Closed to Children

Monday 27th May – Friday 31st May – Half Term Holiday

Monday 3rd June - PD Day – School Closed to Children

 

Class Photographs

A reminder that Class Photographs will be on Tuesday 7th May 2019.  Please ensure your child is wearing the correct uniform. 

 

Year 1 Zoo Trip

On Friday 26th April our Year 1 classes went to Colchester Zoo.  The children saw lots of animals and took part in a special workshop learning about ‘Colour and Camouflage.’  The children’s favourite moments were feeding the giraffes and watching the penguins swimming.  It was very exciting for them to see the class animals, Lions, Elephants and Giraffes in real life!

 

Staff News

Sadly, Miss Verrall will be leaving Whitehouse at the end of the Summer Term as she has accepted an exciting post as Deputy Headteacher at Westgate Community Primary School in Bury St Edmunds.  Miss Verrall has been at Whitehouse for 18 years and has been a great asset to the school.  She will be missed by children, parents and staff.  However, we wish her the very best success, as we know she will make an excellent Deputy Headteacher.

 

Lego Tokens

Thank you to all those who have kindly been collecting Lego tokens for us from the Ipswich Star and East Anglian Daily Times.  Today is the last day tokens will appear in the newspapers and will include 10 bonus tokens.  Please ensure you bring in any you have been collecting for us to the School Office as soon as possible so we can include them in our total number. Thank you for your support.

   

 

Dates for the Diary

Monday 6th May – Bank Holiday – School Closed

Tuesday 7th May – Community Ambassador Meeting – 9.00am

Tuesday 7th May – Class Photographs

Tuesday 7th May – Y6 EAL Transition (Westbourne Pupils visiting)

Friday 10th May – Colchester Castle Trip – Year 3

Monday 13th May – Y6 SATS Week

Thursday 16th May – Badgers’ Class - French for the Family – 1.15 pm

Friday 17th May – Year 6 Bowling Trip

Tuesday 21st May – Mersea Information Meeting – 2.15 pm and 5.15 pm

Wednesday 22nd May – Eaton Vale Information Meeting – 2.15pm and 5.15pm

Thursday 23rd May – Kentwell Hall Trip – Year 5

Friday 24th May – PD Day – School Closed to Children

Monday 27th May – Friday 31st May – Half Term Holiday

Monday 3rd June - PD Day – School Closed to Children

Monday 10th June – Year 6 Crucial Crew Trip

Wednesday 19th June – SCC Year 4 Music Performance at Trinity Park

(one guest, per child invited pm)

Friday 21st June – Sports Day (Years 1-6)

24th June 2019 – 26th June 2019 – Year 4 Eaton Vale Trip

26th June 2019 – 28th June 2019 – Year 5/6 Mersea Trip

Thursday 27th June – Kurdish Celebration Day – Year 1 children / families

Wednesday 3rd – Thursday 4th July – Transition Days

Wednesday 3rd July – Meet the Teacher

Friday 5th July – Transition Day – New Intake

Saturday 6th July – Summer Fair – 11.30am to 2.30pm

Tuesday 9th July – SATs Results

Friday 12th July – Reports Day

Monday 22nd July – Attendance Event

Tuesday 23rd July – Leavers BBQ and Disco

Wednesday 24th July – Last day of the Summer Term

Thursday 25th July – First day of the Summer Holiday

Monday 2nd September - PD Day – School Closed to Children

Tuesday 3rd September - PD Day – School Closed to Children

 

Advance Notice

 

Term Dates 2019-20

(*Please note PD Days listed below, when school will be closed to the children)

 

Autumn Term – Monday 2nd September 2019* to Thursday 19th December 2019

Spring Term – Monday 6th January 2020* to Thursday 2nd April 2020

Summer Term – Monday 20th April 2020 to Wednesday 22nd July 2020*

 

 

Half Term Dates 2019-20

Monday 21st October to Friday 25th October 2019

Monday 17th February to Friday 21st February 2020

Monday 25th May* to Friday 29th May 2020

 

PD Days 2019-20*

(Pupils not in school)

Monday 2nd September 2019

Tuesday 3rd September 2019

Monday 6th January 2020

Friday 22nd May 2020

Wednesday 22nd July 2020

 

Whitehouse Weekly Bulletin 93

Friday 26th April 2019

 

Message from Mrs Hall

Welcome back to an exciting Summer Term at Whitehouse! The teachers have been very busy planning some great lessons, visits and trips to complement the topics planned. If you are unsure about what the topics are, or what is covered on the curriculum, please check the class newsletters or the school website for more details: https://www.whcps.org/our-enquiry-based-curriculum/  Thank you for your continued support.

 

Attendance

Class with the Best Attendance – Cobras (100%)

Classes with the Best Punctuality – Puffins and Foxes

Class that needs to improve their Attendance – Hedgehogs (92.9%)

Classes that need to improve their Punctuality – Seahorses, Elephants, Giraffes and Pandas

 

Assemblies

The theme of our assemblies for next week will be: KS1 – What can I do to increase my health and fitness outside school? and KS2 – Online Safety. 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.

 

Pick Up Arrangements

We are having an increasing number of children being dropped off and picked up from the School Office area each day.  We would like to remind parents/carers that children should be collected from their respective classrooms/playgrounds unless there are exceptional circumstances.  The School Office gets very busy at the start and end of the day so we very much appreciate your support in this matter.

 

Reception Shared Reading Sessions

Please note the Reception Shared Reading Sessions are being moved to a Monday afternoon and will begin on Monday 29th April.  These sessions allow parents/carers to come into school and read with their children.  They have proved very popular and we look forward to you joining us again!

 

Building Work

The final stage of the building work is well under way. We appreciate your co-operation whilst this work is being carried out.

 

Key Stage 1 – Wonderful Week Awards

The ‘Wonderful Week Awards’ were given to: Elephants – Jazmine Downes and Archer Chisnall, Giraffes –  Summer Smith and Liyoh Rosher, Lions – Amberley Burch and Austin Knights-Richmond, Cobras – Mylie Gibbs and Jayden Fosker, Dragons – Summer Bird and Kyann Cole, Frogs – Imogen Hazelton.

 

Key Stage 2 - Wonderful Week Awards

The ‘Wonderful Week Awards’ were given to: Foxes – Mateusz Kuczynski and Leah Atkinson, Hedgehogs – Tyler Clarke and Maisie Downes, Squirrels – Elsie Marjoram and Tayla McGurk, Badgers – Lacey-Mai Fairweather and Grace Hazelton, Owls – Megan Bradford and Chloe McGurk, Rabbits – Alan Safo and Chloe Murrell, Jaguars – Oliwia Stasiak and Laila Irvine, Pandas – Jessica Mallett and Niha Ahmed, Lemurs – Grace Carruthers and Jaya-Rose Smith, Tigers – Layton Pilgrim and Jenson Alderton-Brame,  Toucans – Oliver Methven and Tuhana Mutlu.

 

Whitehouse Book Days / Author Visits

A reminder that Key Stage 2 have their Whitehouse Book Days next week as detailed below.  Children are invited to dress up as their favourite book character and there will be prizes for the best costumes.

         

Monday 29th April 2019 – Lower Key Stage 2 (Years 3/4) – Author: Lou Kuenzler

Tuesday 30th April 2019 – Upper Key Stage 2 (Years 5/6) – Author: Ruth Eastham

 

Book Sale

Please note our Half Price Book Sale will also be open after school on Monday 29th April and Tuesday 30th April.

Year 6 Homework

Our Year 6 classes have recently been studying Macbeth and have completed some fantastic homework based on their learning.  Well done!

 

PD Days

Please note we have two PD Days coming up over the next month where the school will be closed to children.  These days are either side of our Summer Half Term Holiday:

 

Friday 24th May – PD Day – School Closed to Children

Monday 27th May – Friday 31st May – Half Term Holiday

Monday 3rd June - PD Day – School Closed to Children

Class Newsletters

Class newsletters and curriculum maps for this half-term have been sent home today. Please look out for these in your child’s book bag.

 

Year 5 and 6 Girls Football

The Year 5 and 6 Girls Football Team kicked off this year’s league with an away game at Broke Hall Primary School.  The team consisted of Che, Sophie H, Sophie B, Tayla, Codie, Tuhana and Lauren.  At half time the score was an even 0-0 and the girls had played very well.  Just a few minutes into the second half Broke Hall scored the first goal.  The Whitehouse girls didn’t give up and showed perseverance and courage to the end whistle!  Ms Reddington and Miss Horne would like to thank the girls for all their hard work.

 

Staff News

Mrs Heidi Wassermeyer has decided to take time out to recover from her recent ill-health.  Mrs Wassermeyer has loved working with the children and her colleagues at Whitehouse Community Primary School.  She has made a great contribution to the life of our school, in the classroom, in leadership and otherwise.  Mrs Wassermeyer leaves with the thanks and warmest good wishes of the whole school community.  I am sure she will stay in touch with us, but meanwhile she has asked me to convey her best wishes to all, and especially the children.

 

Dates for the Diary

Monday 29th April – Lower KS2 Whitehouse Book Day/Author Visit

Monday 29th – Tuesday 30th April – Half Price Book Fair

Tuesday 30th April – Upper KS2 Whitehouse Book Day/Author Visit

Monday 6th May – Bank Holiday – School Closed

Tuesday 7th May – Community Ambassador Meeting – 9.00am<