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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

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

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 Summer Term

Thursday 25th July – First day of 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 92

Friday 5th April 2019

 

Message from Mrs Hall

We have had a super week in school full of wonderful music. It has been very rewarding to see the staff, parents and children enjoying the fabulous learning opportunities. In addition, thank you to the PFA for organising the school disco. This was extremely well attended and the children’s behaviour was fantastic.  I do hope that everyone has a great, relaxing Easter Break. School starts back on Tuesday 23rd April. Thank you for your continued support.

 

Attendance

Classes with the Best Attendance – Foxes and Badgers (100%)

Classes with the Best Punctuality – Starfish, Owls and Tigers

Class that needs to improve their Attendance – Owls (93.0%)

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

 

WELL DONE TO FOXES AND BADGERS FOR ACHIEVING THE NON-UNIFORM DAY FOR THE BEST ATTENDANCE IN MARCH

 

Year 4 Music Performance

Our Year 4 classes have been working hard throughout the year in their Music Lessons.  On Wednesday parents/carers were invited into school to hear the children perform.  Thank you to all who came along to listen, the children did a wonderful job.

 

Year 3 Share Afternoon

Our Year 3 Teachers would like to thank all parents/carers who came into school on Tuesday afternoon for the sharing session.  Children were able to share with their families the work they have completed in class as well as their homework on Europe, one of their topics this term.  It was lovely to see so many parents/carers join us and we appreciate the support shown for the children.

 

Suffolk Libraries

Suffolk Libraries have just launched their Children’s Month which will run throughout April.  This will celebrate everything the library has to offer children of all ages.  Each Library has chosen their favourite children’s book and will be sharing their choice and asking everyone who visits to nominate their favourite book with a chance to win an iPad.  To help encourage families to use the local libraries, from 1st April all overdue charges on children’s books have been removed.   For more information visit www.suffolklibraries.co.uk/children-month/ or if you wish to take the survey please go to: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/childrens-month

 

Families Connect Course

We will be running a Families Connect Course during the Summer Term for parents/carers of Nursery and Year 1 children.  A coffee morning will be held on Wednesday 24th April at 9.00am to provide more information.

 

Early Years – Star of the Week Awards

The ‘Star of the Week Awards’ were given to: Dolphins – Ema Stockunaite and Elijah Trotz, Puffins – Pelin Massih and Mason Fowler, Seahorses – Jekabs Horns and Jacob Seidu,  Starfish – Vasile Stefan and McKenzie Beech.

 

Key Stage 1 – Wonderful Week Awards

The ‘Wonderful Week Awards’ were given to: Elephants – Henry Andrews and Olivia Sladewska, Giraffes –  Danny Prevett and Charlie Kastrati, Lions – Jessica Greenstreet and Oliver Roper-Harwood-West, Cobras – Laniyha Mullan and Nate Cracknell, Dragons – Cayden Ellis and Poppy Studd, Frogs – Vakaris Paukstis and Sophia Carvalho.

 

Key Stage 2 - Wonderful Week Awards

The ‘Wonderful Week Awards’ were given to: Foxes – Kamilly Cantarelli and Ceylin Arduc, Hedgehogs – Maisie Downes and Mariana Stefan, Squirrels – Lily Ely and Joshua Steward, Badgers – Kieran Myhill and Maria Felix Ferreira, Owls – Samuel Shaw and David Negru, Rabbits – Frankie Phillips and Amicha-Anne Rose, Jaguars – Reggie Carter and Troy Clarke, Pandas – Enioluwafe Oyefesobi  and Julia Stanczak, Lemurs – William Taylor and Hayden Steward, Tigers – Summer Ripper and Daniel Zantboer,  Toucans – Peter Aldridge, Sophie Harding and Madison Harvey.

 

Whitehouse Book Days / Author Visits

A reminder that on return from the Easter Holidays we will be holding our Whitehouse Book Days for Key Stages 1 and 2 as detailed below.  We are pleased to have an author visit each day.  A reminder that children are invited to dress up as their favourite book character and there will be prizes for the best costumes.

         

Thursday 25th April 2019 – Key Stage 1 (Years 1/2) – Author: Andrew Weale

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

 

Our KS1 and KS2 Reading Days will also coincide with our half-price book sale.

 

Word Millionaires

We now have three more children who have become Word Millionaires.  Congratulations and well done to Peyton Harvey, Madison Harvey and Edmond Tahiri.

 

EYFS Author Visit

A big thank you to Chloe Inkpen for coming into school on Monday afternoon and working with our Reception classes.  Chloe held the children spellbound as she told them about her work as an author and had the children joining in with actions, sound effects and even helping her with drawing pictures as she told them one of her stories.  The children had a wonderful afternoon.

 

School Site

Can we please ask that any children using the path into school next to the Flying Horse Pub dismount from their bikes and scooters and walk them along the path. This is to ensure the safety of everyone using this entrance to school. Thank you for your co-operation.

 

Recorder Club

Mrs Walker’s Recorder Club put on a fantastic performance for their parents/carers on Monday playing favourite songs they have learnt this half term.  The children all had a go at playing a solo of Hot Cross Buns and did a wonderful job, showing courage in front of an audience!  Well done!

 

Staff News

We would like to wish Mrs Baldwin very good luck as she leaves Whitehouse Community Primary School to move on to a new challenge.  Thank you.

 

Easter Crafts – St Thomas’ Church

St Thomas’ Church are holding an Easter Craft Session on Good Friday, 19th April 2019 from 10.30am to 12.00pm.  All children are invited but will need to bring an adult with them.  Activities include making Easter cards, Easter gardens, hot cross buns, decorating biscuits, and a colouring competition.   The activities will be followed by a short act of worship at 11.45am.  If you would like to go along, there are forms in the Reception area near the School Office which need to be returned to the church.  They are also available on the church website: www.stthomasipswich.org.uk.   Please bring along an apron, a shoebox and a £1.00 donation each for the first two children in the family to help cover costs of the crafting activities.  If you have any questions please contact Rev Jutta Brueck on 07957 360564.

 

After School Library Sessions

There will be no after school Library Sessions on Thursday 25th April and Tuesday 30th April due to our Book Fair.  However, please make sure you come along to the Book Fair as all books are half price.

 

Steel Pan Workshop

On Thursday 4th April we were delighted to welcome Junior and Marcella into school to share their uplifting, steel pan music with us all. They delivered two interactive assemblies and provided some super workshops for the children too. It was great to see the children experience live music, dance and learn about the history of steel pans.

 

Dates for the Diary

Friday 5th April – Last Day of Spring Term

Monday 8th April – Monday 22nd April – Easter Holiday

Tuesday 23rd April – First Day of Summer Term

Wednesday 24th April – Families Connect Coffee Morning – 9.00am

Thursday 25th April – KS1 Whitehouse Book Day/Author Visit

Thursday 25th – Friday 26th April – Half Price Book Fair

Friday 26th April – Colchester Zoo Visit – Year 1

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

Tuesday 7th May – Community Ambassador Meeting – 9.00am

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

Monday 13th May – Y6 SATS Week

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

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

Thursday 23rd May – Kentwell Hall – Year 5

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

(one guest, per child invited pm)

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

 

Advance Notice

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

 

Upcoming Residential Trips

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

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

 

 

Whitehouse Weekly Bulletin 91

Friday 29th March 2019

 

Message from Mrs Hall

Please can we ask all parents to avoid blocking the school gates. The zig-zag lines are there for the safety of the children and visitors to school. Blocking the school gate causes distress to children, families and staff. Let’s all work together for the safety of everyone. In addition, on Monday 1st April work will begin on creating the new pre-school on the old swimming pool site. We are not expecting too much disruption but we will keep you informed of any changes. The building of the additional classroom on the yellow corridor will start later this term. Thank you for your continued support.

 

Attendance

Class with the Best Attendance – Hedgehogs (98.60%)

Classes with the Best Punctuality – Puffins, Seahorses, Starfish, Lions, Cobras, Dragons, Rabbits, Jaguars and Toucans

Class that needs to improve their Attendance – Cobras (88.70%)

Classes that need to improve their Punctuality – Elephants, Giraffes, Frogs, Hedgehogs, Foxes and Squirrels

 

Assemblies

The theme of our assemblies for next week will be: Why and how do Christians celebrate Easter?  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 Disco

Please note the PFA (Parents and Friends Association) have arranged to hold our Spring Disco on Wednesday 3rd April at the following times:

 

Key Stage 1: 4.00pm – 5.00pm

Key Stage 2: 5:15pm – 6.30pm 

 

Tickets for each will be available on both playgrounds on Monday 1st April and Tuesday 2nd April from 8.30am. Tickets for the Key Stage 1 disco will be £2.00 and include a drink and snack.  Tickets for Key Stage 2 are £1.50 and children may bring up to £2.00 to spend on drinks and snacks. Please bring the correct money where possible.

 

Early Years – Star of the Week Awards

The ‘Star of the Week Awards’ were given to: Dolphins – Seth Crawford and Elsie Lawrance, Puffins – Lola Richards and Evelyn Lawrance, Seahorses – Hasti Aziz and Ben Newman, Starfish – Lucas Doyle and Leyland Smith.

 

Key Stage 1 – Wonderful Week Awards

The ‘Wonderful Week Awards’ were given to: Elephants – Oscar Byles and Amelia Izdebska, Giraffes –  Jayden Pooley and McKenzie Woods, Lions – Maddison Jessup and Bana Sediq, Cobras – Finley Culham and Lacey Banks, Dragons – Isla Mitchell and David Sousa, Frogs – Max Newman and Kazhwan Ahmed.

 

Key Stage 2 - Wonderful Week Awards

The ‘Wonderful Week Awards’ were given to: Foxes – Payam Mohammed and Connor Weedon, Hedgehogs – Meyah Ransome-Patterson and Connor Farman, Squirrels – Billy Hutchison and Andrei Ion, Badgers – Henry Bacon and Filip Neacsu, Owls – Riyah Ali and Harvey Bright, Rabbits – Frankie Clarke and Hailey Hallett, Jaguars – Isobel Ramsey and Wiktoria Hojka, Pandas – Ava-Rose Moore and Majus Sabaciauskas, Lemurs – Sonjela Sylja, Lewis McLaughlin and Joshua Pepper, Tigers – Edi Tahiri and Leanna Blackwell,  Toucans – Valentin Chelman and Kyle Osman.

 

Easter Tombola

The PFA are holding a non-uniform day on the last day of the Spring Term, Friday 5th April.  Children are asked to donate an item of chocolate.  At the end of the day, there will be an Easter Chocolate Tombola in the Marlow Road Hall, where children and parents/carers can come along and pay to have a go and win some chocolate items!  All funds raised will be used to support the school.

 

Lego Education

Thank you to all those who have collected vouchers so far from the Evening Star and East Anglian newspapers.  Please note that we have been informed there will be 10 additional tokens available on the following dates:

Friday 29th March 2019 – Ipswich Star

Saturday 30th March 2019 – East Anglian Daily Times 

 

The collection box is in the Reception area at school for any further tokens you have. 

 

‘Time to Talk’ – Coffee Morning - Y5 and 6 Parents

We are pleased to inform parents/carers of our Year 5 and 6 children that we will be holding a Coffee Morning on Wednesday 3rd April at 9.00am.  This session will be a chance to discuss any concerns or issues you may have regarding the development and wellbeing of your child either in school or at home.  A range of staff will be available for you to talk to, including members of our Pastoral Team, the UKS2 Phase Leader and our Speech and Language Team.  A letter will be sent home with further details. 

 

Community Ambassador Scheme

We had our first Community Ambassador’s Meeting on Tuesday 26th March and are delighted to report that our first project will be to work with families from our local community to organise a Kurdish Celebration Day for Year 1 and their families in the Summer Term.  More information to follow after the planning meeting on Tuesday 7th May 2019.

 

Mobile Phones

Can we please remind parents/carers that children are not allowed to bring mobile phones to school.  If they are brought in for safety reasons, these must be handed into the office at the start of the day and collected at the end of the school day.  Thank you for your support in this matter.

 

Families Connect Course

We will be running a Families Connect Course during the Summer Term for parents/carers of Nursery and Year 1 children.  A coffee morning will be held on Wednesday 24th April at 9.00am to provide more information.

 

After School Clubs

Please note that the current after-school clubs will finish on Friday 5th April.  A letter will be sent our shortly with the new clubs planned for the Summer Term.  Please note there will not be any clubs running on Wednesday 3rd April due to the School Disco.

 

Multi Faith Day

A big well done and thank you to all the staff and pupils who took part in the Multi-Faith Day last Wednesday.  It was a great day during which children explored their own spirituality and learnt about a number of religions. Thank you to the Jewish, Buddhist and Christian guests who came along and shared an aspect of their religion with our pupils. We had some lovely feedback from all involved including the comments below:

 

“We were impressed by the atmosphere in the school, the reception we received, the behaviour of the children and the helpfulness of everybody.  It was all a great pleasure” – Guest

“The walls were so interesting with all the material on them. To me it seems like a school with highly committed staff.” – Guest

“I enjoyed talking to the children, and would be very happy to do it again. They were well behaved and responsive.” – Guest

“This was our third whole-school curriculum enrichment day and once again the children enjoyed an excellent range of new learning and experiences.” – Governor

“Our Year 6 children were enthralled and engaged by the Buddhist visitor today.  I will certainly be taking something positive away from our experiences today” - Staff

 

Y3 Open Afternoon

Year 3 will be having an open afternoon on Tuesday 2nd April from 2.45pm–3.00pm for parents/carers to see an exhibition of the classwork and homework the children have completed this term.  We look forward to seeing you there!  Please come to the main entrance to sign in.

 

French for the Family

Thank you to all the parents and members of the School Community who attended the French for the Family event on Thursday 28th March 2019. It was a wonderful occasion to come together, learn a new skill, make new friends and sample some lovely croissants and pains au chocolat.

 

Rescheduled Author Visit

We are pleased to let you know that author Chloe Inkpen’s visit to the Reception classes has been rescheduled. Chloe will now be in on Tuesday 2nd April in the afternoon to work with the children.

 

Community Coffee Morning

You are invited to our Community Coffee Morning hosted by Gary Rose-Thompson, Lead Attendance Officer for Suffolk County Council on Thursday 4th April from 9am – 10am.  This will be a great opportunity to meet other parents and talk about any issues you may have getting your child to and from school.  Gary will be on hand to answer any questions you have and offer advice.  Drinks and refreshments will be served.  We look forward to seeing you! 

 

Football News

A huge well done to the Year 5 and 6 Boys Football Team for winning their first league game last week against a very strong Hillside Team.  A goal in the first half from Reuben was enough to seal the win for the boys in what was a very competitive match.  The boys worked really hard defensively to keep out the mounting pressure from Hillside.  A thunderbolt strike from Kian’s free kick towards the end of the match very nearly increased the boys lead, however a good stop from the Hillside goalkeeper kept the final score 1-0 to Whitehouse.  A very good performance by all the boys throughout the match.  Well done on a very well deserved win!

 

Parents & Friends Association

 

WE NEED YOU!  Our Parents and Friends Association are in need of some new members.

 

The PFA organise the school discos, school fairs, Year 6 leavers parties and tombolas.  They also fundraise for the school. 

 

If you would be interested in joining, please let the school office know.  Any help would be very much appreciated.

 

 

Easter Crafts – St Thomas’ Church

St Thomas’ Church are holding an Easter Craft Session on Good Friday, 19th April 2019 from 10.30am to 12.00pm.  All children are invited but will need to bring an adult with them.  Activities include making Easter cards, Easter gardens, hot cross buns, decorating biscuits, and a colouring competition.   The activities will be followed by a short act of worship at 11.45am.  If you would like to go along, there are forms in the Reception area near the School Office which need to be returned to the church.  They are also available at the church website: www.stthomasipswich.org.uk.   Please bring

along an apron, a shoe box and £1.00 donation each for the first two children in the family to help cover costs of the crafting activities.  If you have any questions please contact Rev Jutta Brueck on 07957 360564.

 

After School Library Sessions

There will be no after school Library Sessions on Thursday 25th April and Tuesday 30th April due to our Book Fair.  However, please make sure you come along to the Book Fair as all books are half price.

 

Dates for the Diary

Monday 1st April – Tuesday 2nd April – Disco tickets on sale – Playgrounds from 8.30am

Monday 1st April – Recorder Club Performance to Parents/Carers – 4.00pm

Tuesday 2nd April – EYFS Author Visit – Chloe Inkpen

Tuesday 2nd April – Y3 Open Afternoon for Parents/Carers 2.45pm – 3.00pm

Wednesday 3rd April – Time to Talk Coffee Morning – Year 5/6 Parents/Carers

Wednesday 3rd April – Year 4 Music Performances (afternoon)

Wednesday 3rd April – School Disco (No after school clubs)

Thursday 4th April  Community Coffee Morning – 9.00am

Friday 5th April – Easter Tombola – Non-Uniform (Donation of Chocolate Item)

Friday 5th April – Last Day of Spring Term

Monday 8th April – Monday 22nd April – Easter Holiday

Tuesday 23rd April – First Day of Summer Term

Wednesday 24th April – Families Connect Coffee Morning – 9.00am

Thursday 25th April – KS1 Whitehouse Book Day/Author Visit

Thursday 25th – Friday 26th April – Half Price Book Fair

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

Tuesday 7th May – Community Ambassador Meeting – 9.00am

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

(one guest, per child invited pm)

 

Advance Notice

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

 

Upcoming Residential Trips

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

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

Whitehouse Weekly Bulletin 90

Friday 22nd March 2019

 

Message from Mrs Hall

The children’s safety is of paramount importance so we are encouraging parents to monitor their children’s activity on line at all times. Guidance urges parents to never leave young children unsupervised with a device that can connect to the internet. Whilst we have strict firewalls at school, we are aware that some children have accessed unsuitable materials in their own and at friends’ houses in the past, so please encourage them to talk to you or an adult at school if they have seen anything worrying. We have also been speaking to the children about road safety and riding their scooters and bikes safely, after a near miss outside school. Please could you reinforce this message at home too. Thank you for your continued support.

 

Attendance

Class with the Best Attendance – Tigers (99.70%)

Classes with the Best Punctuality – Puffins, Lions, Dragons, Owls and Tigers

Class that needs to improve their Attendance – Frogs (90.30%)

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

 

Assemblies

The theme of our assemblies for next week will be: What is autism?  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.

 

Lego Education

Thank you to all those who have collected vouchers so far from the Evening Star and East Anglian newspapers.  Please note that we have been informed there will be 10 additional tokens available on the following dates:

Friday 22nd March 2019 – Ipswich Star

Tuesday 26th March 2019 – Ipswich Star and East Anglian Daily Times

Friday 29th March 2019 – Ipswich Star

Saturday 30th March 2019 – East Anglian Daily Times 

 

The collection box is in the Reception area at school for any further tokens you have. 

 

Early Years – Star of the Week Awards

The ‘Star of the Week Awards’ were given to: Dolphins – Layla Kakl, Puffins – Zachary Aldridge and Ella-Mai Farrow, Seahorses – Aleena Ahmed and Frankie Ryan, Starfish – Kian Slinn and Aleah Kamara.

 

Key Stage 1 – Wonderful Week Awards

The ‘Wonderful Week Awards’ were given to: Elephants – Sadia Sourubi and Gustavs Horns, Giraffes –  Bahand Abdulla and Shamil Tashdelen, Lions – Tawhid Ahmed and Ozzie Bright, Cobras – Alexis Barnett and Kyan Latif, Dragons – Tate Largent and Diana Vieira, Frogs – Vakaris Paukstis and Arisha Ali.

 

Key Stage 2 - Wonderful Week Awards

The ‘Wonderful Week Awards’ were given to: Foxes – Maisie Wright and Alfie Alderton, Hedgehogs – Daisy Perry and Amber Mair, Squirrels – Melissa Greenstreet and Harvey Turner, Badgers – Hermione Lovitt and Kieran Myhill, Owls – Demi Last and Harley Munro, Rabbits – Olivia Bedford and Alan Safo, Jaguars – Andrei Stan and Miley Burke, Pandas – Reese Harris and Harrison Dighton, Lemurs – Deivid Neshev and Ben Aldridge, Tigers – Codie Southgate and Holly Cracknell, Toucans – Rhys Clarke and Lauren Garnham.

 

Easter Tombola

The PFA are holding a non-uniform day on the last day of the Spring Term, Friday 5th April.  Children are asked to donate an item of chocolate.  At the end of the day, there will be an Easter Chocolate Tombola in the Marlow Road Hall, where children and parents/carers can come along and pay to have a go and win some chocolate items!  All funds raised will be used to support the school.

 

EYFS Book Day / Author Visit

We are excited that our first Author Day will be on Monday when EYFS will have a visit from Chloe Inkpen whose books include Zoe and Beans: Where is Binky Boo and I Will Love You Anyway.  Chloe will have some of her books available for purchase at the end of school on Monday if parents/carers would like to buy one.  Children in EYFS are invited to dress up as a Book Character and there will be prizes for the best costumes! Please note the schedule for the Author Days are detailed below.

          

Monday 25th March 2019 – EYFS (Reception / Nursery) – Author: Chloe Inkpen

Thursday 25th April 2019 – Key Stage 1 (Years 1/2) – Author: Andrew Weale

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

 

Our KS1 and KS2 Reading Days will also coincide with our half-price book sale.

 

School Disco

Please note the PFA (Parents and Friends Association) have arranged to hold our Spring Disco on Wednesday 3rd April at the following times:

Key Stage 1: 4.00pm – 5.00pm

Key Stage 2: 5:15pm – 6.30pm

 

Tickets for each will be available on both playgrounds on Monday 1st April and Tuesday 2nd April from 8.30am. Tickets for the Key Stage 1 disco will be £2.00 and include a drink and snack.  Tickets for Key Stage 2 are £1.50 and children may bring up to £2.00 to spend on drinks and snacks. Please bring the correct money where possible.

 

‘Time to Talk’ – Coffee Morning - Y5/6 Parents

We are pleased to inform parents/carers of our Year 5 and 6 children that we will be holding a Coffee Morning on Wednesday 3rd April at 9.00am.  This session will be a chance to discuss any concerns or issues you may have regarding the development and wellbeing of your child either in school or at home.  A range of staff will be available for you to talk to, including members of our Pastoral Team, the UKS2 Phase Leader and our Speech and Language Team.  A letter will be sent home with further details. 

 

Families Connect Course

We will be running a Families Connect Course during the Summer Term for parents/carers of Nursery and Year 1 children.  Watch this space for more information!

 

French for the Family – Rabbits Class

Following the success of last year’s French for the Family event, children from Rabbits class have invited up to 2 members of their family to come and join them during the afternoon of Thursday 28th March.  The session will start with a French lesson during which parents/carers and children will work together to learn how to order food in French.  They will then put their knowledge into practice by ordering food for a Continental-style afternoon tea.

 

Recruitment of Whitehouse Community Primary Ambassadors

At Whitehouse, we are proud of the strong partnership we have with our parents and carers.  We have engaged parents who regularly visit the school as well as regular volunteers and a very active Parents and Friends Association.  We would like to build on this success and recruit Community Ambassadors from parents/carers and/or extended members of families who will work with the school to enhance the wellbeing and academic achievement of our children.  Please note this is a voluntary position and candidates will have to comply with the school’s Volunteer’s Policy which is available from our website.  If you are interested in becoming a Community Ambassador, please come to our information meeting at 9.00am on Tuesday 26th March 2019.  Alternatively, follow the link below to find out more about the scheme:  https://www.whcps.org/08-03-2019-recruitment-of-community-ambassadors/

 

Maths Competition

A team of 4 children from Years 5 and 6 went to a Maths Competition at Ipswich School on Tuesday 19th March.  Julia, Theo, Jack and Jamie had to compete as a team in a variety of rounds including logic, number-cross puzzles and a maths relay.  The children behaved excellently and showed some fantastic maths knowledge.  The team finished in 4th place and enjoyed it so much that they are hoping to run their own maths competition in school during the Summer Term!

 

Year 5/6 Boys Football – B Team

Last Thursday the Year 5 and 6 B Team played in their very first friendly match against Sidegate Primary School B Team.  Both teams worked extremely hard to keep the ball under control due to some very windy conditions!  The first half of the game was evenly matched with both sides showing some good passing and spells of possession.  Unfortunately a spectacular own goal, (helped by the wind!) and an unlucky rebound, saw Sidegate take a 2-0 lead by half time. The boys’ enthusiasm was not dampened and they went on to control the second half and enjoyed a lot of possession of the ball and chances at goals.  Carnell scored two very good goals, putting the score at 2-2.  This was followed by a goal from Jemira putting Whitehouse into the lead and then another goal from Tommy which gave us a 4-2 victory.  Mr Jordan was extremely proud of the team’s hard work and enthusiasm throughout the match.  A very well deserved win!  A big thank you to parents/carers and Mrs Zantboer for their support at the match.

 

Dates for the Diary

Monday 25th March – EYFS Whitehouse Book Day/Author Visit

Tuesday 26th March – Community Ambassador Meeting 9.00am

Thursday 28th March – Phonics Information Session for Parents/Carers 9.15 am, 2.30 pm and 5.45 pm

Thursday 28th March – French for the Family (pm) - Rabbits Class and their Parents/Carers

Wednesday 3rd April – Time to Talk Coffee Morning – Year 5/6 Parents/Carers

Wednesday 3rd April – Year 4 Music Performances (afternoon)

Wednesday 3rd April – School Disco

Friday 5th April – Easter Tombola – Non-Uniform (Donation of Chocolate Item)

Friday 5th April – Last Day of Spring Term

Monday 8th April – Monday 22nd April – Easter Holiday

Tuesday 23rd April – First Day of Summer Term

 

 

Thursday 25th April – KS1 Whitehouse Book Day/Author Visit

Thursday 25th – Friday 26th April – Half Price Book Fair

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

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

(one guest, per child invited pm)

 

Advance Notice

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

 

Upcoming Residential Trips

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

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

 

 

ACADEMIC YEAR 2018 - 2019

Whitehouse Weekly Bulletin

Friday 15th March 2019

 

Message from Mrs Hall

Thank you to all our parents and carers who attended the Maths information meetings on Wednesday 13th March. The feedback received was very positive. If you require any further information about how we teach Maths, do speak to your child’s class teacher or visit our website: https://www.whcps.org/maths-13/ The teaching of Maths is a strength at Whitehouse.  If you would like to observe a lesson to find out more, do let us know and we can arrange this for you. Thank you for your continued support.

 

Attendance

Class with the Best Attendance – Toucans (99.7%)

Classes with the Best Punctuality – Starfish, Dragons, Foxes, Badgers, Pandas, Jaguars and Tigers

Class that needs to improve their Attendance – Giraffes (87.7%)

Classes that need to improve their Punctuality – Puffins, Seahorses, Elephants, Giraffes, Hedgehogs, Rabbits and Toucans

 

 

Assemblies

The theme of our assemblies for next week will be: What is happening on Multi-Faith Day on 20th March 2019?  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 Disco

Please note the PFA (Parents and Friends Association) have arranged to hold our Spring Autumn Disco on Wednesday 3rd April at the following times:

Key Stage One: 4.00pm – 5.00pm

Key Stage Two: 5:15pm – 6.30pm

Letters

Did you know that all letters we send out are added to the School Website?  If you need a copy of a letter they can be found at the following link: https://www.whcps.org/letters/

 

Early Years – Star of the Week Awards

The ‘Star of the Week Awards’ were given to: Dolphins – Jonathan Bradley, Puffins – Kyan Hosseini and Ivy Woodward, Seahorses – Amelia Saul, Starfish – Emilia Lisauskaite and Viktoria Lisauskaite.

 

Key Stage 1 – Wonderful Week Awards

The ‘Wonderful Week Awards’ were given to: Elephants – Jazmine Downes and James-Joseph Gladwell, Giraffes –  Connie Bailey and Rebecca Lowe, Lions – Kacey-Mae Brill and Austin Knights-Richmond, Cobras – Sophie Wales and Nate Cracknell, Dragons – Evie Pipe and Lucah Rosher, Frogs – George Woodward and Brooklynn Bloomfield.

 

Key Stage 2 - Wonderful Week Awards

The ‘Wonderful Week Awards’ were given to: Foxes – Leah Atkinson and Nathon Banevic-Cerliuk, Hedgehogs – Hasan Mutlu and Alissa Davies, Squirrels – Hayden Inglis and Zainab Al Akraa, Badgers – Jessica Olaleye and Zachary Studd, Owls – Rhys Cooke and Cameron Ripper, Rabbits – Kushi Simpson and Urte Paukstite, Pandas – Jamie Lamb and Isabel Bannister, Lemurs – Preston Bennett, Logan Brooks, Tommy Castro and Hayden Steward, Iguanas – Catherine McGill, Tigers – Gracie Regina-Adams, Toucans – Bailie Cooke, Callum McWilliams and Tuhana Mutlu.

 

Easter Tombola

The PFA are holding a non-uniform day on the last day of the Spring Term, Friday 5th April.  Children are asked to donate an item of chocolate.  At the end of the day there will be an Easter Chocolate Tombola in the Marlow Road Hall, where children and parents/carers can come along and pay to have a go and win some chocolate items!  All funds raised will be used to support the school.

 

Recruitment of Whitehouse Community Primary Ambassadors

At Whitehouse, we are proud of the strong partnership we have with our parents and carers.  We have engaged parents who regularly visit the school as well as regular volunteers and a very active Parents and Friends Association.  We would like to build on this success and recruit Community Ambassadors from parents/carers and/or extended members of families who will work with the school to enhance the wellbeing and academic achievement of our children.  Please note this is a voluntary position and candidates will have to comply with the school’s Volunteer’s Policy which is available from our website.  If you are interested in becoming a Community Ambassador, please come to our information meeting at 9.00am on Tuesday 26th March 2019.  Alternatively, follow the link below to find out more about the scheme:  https://www.whcps.org/08-03-2019-recruitment-of-community-ambassadors/

 

Multi Faith Day

On Wednesday 20th March we are holding our Multi Faith Day where we are looking forward to learning about the lives of children from different faiths and comparing their experiences to our own.  Children will be given the opportunity to explore stories, special days, foods and customs from some of the world’s largest religions.  If you have any questions about the day, please speak to your child’s class teacher.

 

Great Fire of London Workshops – Year 1

Year One recently had a special visitor who came into school to teach them about the Great Fire of London. The children loved meeting Mary and enjoyed pretending they were working on Pudding Lane when the fire broke out in 1666.  The children had to run away from the fire, but couldn’t get onto a boat as they had no money, so they had to camp in a field with just one bag of belongings!  The children learnt that London was full of rats, which was the cause of so many people being affected by the plague.  They especially enjoyed learning that people in London didn’t have toilets so had to empty their potty’s onto the streets!  Yuck!  It was a fun morning and the Year One classes learnt a lot.

 

Whitehouse Reading Day / Author Visits

Reading is important to us at Whitehouse and so we are delighted to let you know we will be holding a Whitehouse Reading Day for each of the phases in school where we will welcome an Author to work with the children.  The plans are as follows:

          

Monday 25th March 2019 – EYFS (Reception / Nursery) – Author: Chloe Inkpen

Thursday 25th April 2019 – Key Stage 1 (Years 1/2) – Author: Andrew Weale

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

 

The children will be invited to dress up as a book character and there will be prizes for the best costumes in each of the phases. Our KS1 and KS2 Reading Days will also coincide with our half-price book sale.

 

U7 Dodgeball Festival

Last Thursday it was the turn of Years 1 and 2 to take part in the School Games U7 Dodgeball Festival which took place at Inspire Suffolk.  Each match consisted of three 2 minute games and our team of Year 1 and Year 2 children competed against 9 other schools.  It was very tiring but the children performed brilliantly and put 100% effort into every game.  Despite most other teams comprising of just Year 2 children, our team were not put off and went on to win 4 of their matches, draw 3 and lose just one.  As well as showing some great dodgeball skills, the team also displayed excellent teamwork throughout the festival.  Mr Jordan and Ms Salmon were extremely proud of the effort shown by all of the children and their excellent behaviour throughout the festival. They represented the school very well.  Lastly, we would like to say thank you to all of the parents / carers for their support at the event.

 

Peter and the Wolf – Year 3

Year 3 have been learning the story of Peter and the Wolf in English and Music. We would like to say a big thank you to the Suffolk County Music Service who kindly lent us some instruments so the children could try them and see how they worked.   They had a great time playing the violin, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, flute and the French horn.

 
   

            

 

Earrings

Can we please remind parents/carers that our policy states children are not allowed to wear earrings for PE lessons.  Please ensure your child does not wear earrings on days they have PE unless they are able to remove these for themselves.  We thank you for your co-operation.

 

Lego Education

Thank you to all those who have collected vouchers so far from the Evening Star and East Anglian newspapers.  The collection box is in the Reception area at school for any further tokens you have.

 

Time to Talk Coffee Morning

Mrs Gotts and the Speech and Language Team will be holding a ‘Time to Talk’ Coffee Morning on Wednesday 20th March at 9.00am. Parents/Carers of all Year 3 and Year 4 children are invited to attend. A letter will be sent home with further information.

 

Dates for the Diary

Wednesday 20th March – Multi Faith Day

Wednesday 20th March – Time to talk Coffee Morning – Year 3/4 Parents/Carers invited – 9.00 am

Monday 25th March – EYFS Whitehouse Book Day/Author Visit

Tuesday 26th March – Community Ambassador Meeting 9.00am

Thursday 28th March – Phonics Information Session for Parents/Carers 9.15 am, 2.30 pm and 5.45 pm

Thursday 28th March – French for the Family (pm) - Rabbits Class and their Parents/Carers

Wednesday 3rd April – Year 4 Music Performances (afternoon)

Wednesday 3rd April – School Disco

Friday 5th April – Easter Tombola

Friday 5th April – Last Day of Spring Term

Monday 8th April – Monday 22nd April – Easter Holiday

Tuesday 23rd April – First Day of Summer Term

Thursday 25th April – KS1 Whitehouse Book Day/Author Visit

Thursday 25th – Friday 26th April – Half Price Book Fair

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

 

 

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

(one guest, per child invited pm)

 

Advance Notice

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

 

Upcoming Residential Trips

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

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

 

 

Whitehouse Weekly Bulletin 88

8th March 2019

 

Message from Mrs Hall

Wow what a great week! This week’s newsletter clearly shows the amazing learning opportunities available at Whitehouse. We do hope the children will remember these experiences as they grow up. Many of the children are still talking about Monday’s assembly and the inspirational message shared. Furthermore, thank you to all our parents and carers that attended our parent’s evenings. The teachers enjoyed the opportunity to share the great work that is happening in lessons and the progress the children are making. It was lovely to hear so many positive messages about the high quality teaching we have at Whitehouse. Well done everyone – great teamwork.

 

Attendance

Classes with the Best Attendance – Puffins, Seahorses and Squirrels (99.30%)

Classes with the Best Punctuality – Seahorses, Starfish, Giraffes, Lions, Frogs, Rabbits and Tigers

Class that need to improve their Attendance – Lions (88.20%)

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

 

WELL DONE TO JAGUARS FOR ACHIEVING THE NON-UNIFORM DAY FOR THE BEST ATTENDANCE IN FEBRUARY

 

Assemblies

The theme of our assemblies for next week will be: How is the money raised by Comic Relief used? 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.

 

Comic Relief

Comic Relief Day this year is on Friday 15th March and we would like to invite children to come in non-uniform for a donation of £1.  The theme for the day is Disney, so your child is welcome to wear their favourite Disney outfit! All money raised will go to Comic Relief.

 

Early Years – Star of the Week Awards

The ‘Star of the Week Awards’ were given to: Dolphins – Brody McGunnagle, Puffins – Saira Thattayil and Arthur Ward, Seahorses – Lilliana Ebanks and Rieno Howard-Stagg, Starfish – Harrison Race and Jamie Steward.

 

Key Stage 1 – Wonderful Week Awards

The ‘Wonderful Week Awards’ were given to: Elephants – Erioluwa Oyefesobi and Tilleah Turner, Giraffes –  Summer Smith and Shamil Tashdelen, Lions – Kezia Cullum and Ehsan Miah, Cobras – George Fry and Lilli Crane, Dragons – Poppy Studd and Ethan Bird, Frogs – Anna-Maria Calin and Kazhin Ahmed.

 

Key Stage 2 - Wonderful Week Awards

The ‘Wonderful Week Awards’ were given to: Foxes – Deanna Crawford and Sophia Edwards, Hedgehogs – Maisie Downes and Daniela Santos, Squirrels – Syako Sowarh and Harvey Turner, Badgers – Junior McGill and Anisah Begum, Owls – Daisy Gundry and Archie Keeble, Rabbits – Amicha-Anne Rose and Jack Smith, Pandas – Niha Ahmed and Lily Winterbottom, Lemurs – Tahlia Huggins and Max Hindle, Tigers – Reuben Day and Summer Ripper, Toucans – Sea Aliaj and Catherine McGill.

 

Recruitment of Community Ambassadors

At Whitehouse, we are proud of the strong partnership we have with our parents and carers.  We have engaged parents who regularly visit the school as well as regular volunteers and a very active Parents and Friends Association.  We would like to build on this success and recruit Community Ambassadors from parents/carers and/or extended members of families who will work with the school to enhance the wellbeing and academic achievement of our children.  Please note this is a voluntary position and candidates will have to comply with the school’s Volunteer’s Policy which is available from our website.  If you are interested in becoming a Community Ambassador, please come to our information meeting at 9.00am on Tuesday 26th March 2019.  Alternatively, follow the link below to find out more about the scheme:  https://www.whcps.org/08-03-2019-recruitment-of-community-ambassadors/

 

Time to Talk Coffee Morning

Mrs Gotts and the Speech and Language Team will be holding a ‘Time to Talk’ Coffee Morning on Wednesday 20th March at 9.00am. Parents/Carers of all Year 3 and Year 4 children are invited to attend. A letter will be sent home with further information.

 

Word Millionaires

We are pleased to let you know that two more of our children have become Word Millionaires, Ava-Rose Moore and Dennis McGunnagle.  Congratulations for this great achievement.  It is lovely to see the children enjoying books and reading.

 

Year 2 – Mobile Zoo Visit

Our Year 2 classes had a wonderful visit this week from the Animal Petting Zoo to support their learning topic ‘Living Things and their Habitat.’  Each class had a chance to look at and in some cases hold a variety of exciting animals.

 

Lego Education

Thank you to all those who have collected vouchers so far from the Evening Star and East Anglian newspapers.  The collection box is in the Reception area at school for any further tokens you have.

 

Safer Internet Competition Winners

We had lots of amazing entries for our Design the Internet competition and had to make some difficult decisions choosing the winners and runners up.  The winning designs are on display in the entrance hall if you would like to pop in and have a look or you can also see them on the school website at the following link:  https://www.whcps.org/online-safety/

 

Winners: J and M Greenstreet created a web of the world with photos collected from people using the internet to share images of where they live.

 

Winner: J Coates created a map showing how the internet connects people around the world.

 

Runner up: S Chenery created an octopus with app logos for arms.

 

Runner up: J Chenery created a globe with sparkling internet connections sending messages from place to place.               

 

Well done to all the children who took part in the competition, there were lots of lovely entries and a big well done to our winners and runners-up.

 

Staff News

Congratulations to Mrs Whittaker who has just celebrated 30 years working at Whitehouse Community Primary School!  What a wonderful achievement!


Whitehouse Reading Day / Author Visits

We had an enjoyable day for World Book Day this week and it was lovely to see so many children dress up as their favourite book characters. 

 

Reading is important to us at Whitehouse and so we are delighted to let you know we will be holding a Whitehouse Reading Day for each of the phases in school where we will welcome an Author to work with the children.  The plans are as follows:

         

Monday 25th March 2019 – EYFS (Reception / Nursery) – Author: Chloe Inkpen

Thursday 25th April 2019 – Key Stage 1 (Years 1/2) – Author: Andrew Weale

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

 

The children will be invited to dress up as a book character again and there will be prizes for the best costumes in each of the phases. Our KS1 and KS2 Reading Days will also coincide with our half-price book sale.

 

Holiday Activity Programme

The Health, Wellbeing and Children’s Services team from Suffolk County Council are running a Holiday Activity Programme ‘Fit and Fed’ over the Easter Holiday at 4 venues, Westbourne, Ipswich, Chantry and Stoke Academies.  There are only 20 places available and these will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.  Your child may be eligible if they are 10-14 years of age, and are inactive or eligible for free school meals.  The children who receive a place are able to bring a friend or sibling with them, they would be required to attend every day at different venues, and you would need to arrange your own transportation.  Sessions include a lunch.

 

The Fit and Fed programme, which takes inspiration from National Charity, Street Games, enables children and young people who might be socially isolated, inactive or eligible for term time free school meals to attend fun filled sporting sessions followed by a healthy packed lunch.  Sessions are free of charge.  Please speak to a member of the Pastoral Team if you are interested so that an application form can be completed.

 

GB Athlete Visit

This week we were extremely lucky to be treated to a visit from GB athletes Sean Rose (2x Paralympic World Water Skiing Champion) and Gianni Frankis (World and European Youth Bronze Medallist and U23 European Silver Medallist).  There was a definite buzz around the school amongst both teachers and pupils, as each class from EYFS to Year 6 took part in a short fitness session with the athletes.  The children enjoyed an amazing and engaging assembly from Sean.  Sean’s story about how he was paralysed and is now a wheelchair user really moved pupils and staff.  However, his positive outlook on life following his accident, and the perseverance he continues to show was truly inspiring. It was a fantastic way to begin our Paralympic themed week.  Memories and an inspiring take-home message that will stay with our children for years to come!

 

Paralympic Week

Our pupils have thoroughly enjoyed their Paralympic inspired PE lessons this week.  Pupils have been taking part in some of the following Paralympic sports:  Boccia, New Age Kurling, Goalball and Seated Volleyball.  The aim of Paralympic Week is to allow our pupils to appreciate the skills required to perform these particular sports.  It also set out to inspire pupils to see that with hard work and perseverance any obstacle and potential barrier can be overcome.  The Seahorses really enjoyed taking part in Kurling this week, dressed in their World Book Day costumes!

 

Dates for the Diary

Wednesday 13th March – KS1 Maths Information Session (this is an opportunity for parents to find out how we teach Maths at Whitehouse) 9.15am and 2.15pm

Thursday 14th March – Attendance Information Session for Reception Parents/Carers – 2.30 pm

Friday 15th March – Comic Relief – Non Uniform for donation of £1

Wednesday 20th March – Multi Faith Day

Wednesday 20th March – Time to talk Coffee Morning – Year 3/4 Parents/Carers invited – 9.00 am

Monday 25th March – EYFS Whitehouse Book Day/Author Visit

Tuesday 26th March – Community Ambassador Meeting 9.00am

Thursday 28th March – Phonics Information Session for Parents/Carers 9.15 am, 2.30 pm and 5.45 pm

Thursday 28th March – French for the Family (pm) - Rabbits Class and their Parents/Carers

Wednesday 3rd April – Year 4 Music Performances (afternoon)

Wednesday 3rd April – School Disco

Friday 5th April – Easter Tombola

Friday 5th April – Last Day of Spring Term

Monday 8th April – Monday 22nd April – Easter Holiday

Tuesday 23rd April – First Day of Summer Term

Thursday 25th April – KS1 Whitehouse Book Day/Author Visit

Thursday 25th – Friday 26th April – Half Price Book Fair

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

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

(one guest, per child invited pm)

 

Advance Notice

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

 

Upcoming Residential Trips

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

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

Whitehouse Weekly Bulletin 87

Friday 1st March 2019

 

Message from Mrs Hall

Welcome back to a new, busy half-term at Whitehouse! This week you should have received the class newsletters and curriculum maps detailing the exciting learning planned. Curriculum maps can also be found on our school website: https://www.whcps.org/our-enquiry-based-curriculum/ In addition, please ensure you check the school calendar as there are lots of opportunities for parents/carers to visit the school. Finally, it is very important that we have the most up to date phone numbers for parents, should we need to contact you in an emergency. If you change your phone number please let the office know as soon as possible. Thank you for your continued support.

 

Attendance

Class with the Best Attendance – Pandas (96.80%)

Classes with the Best Punctuality – Badgers, Rabbits, Lemurs and Toucans

Classes that need to improve their Attendance – Hedgehogs and Squirrels (89.60%)

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

 

Assemblies

The theme of our assemblies for next week will be: Teamwork: Why is there no ‘I’ in team? 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.

 

Comic Relief

Comic Relief Day this year is on Friday 15th March and we would like to invite children to come in non-uniform for a donation of £1. The theme for the day is Disney, so your child is welcome to wear their favourite Disney outfit! All money raised will go to Comic Relief.

 

EYFS – Puppet Theatre

We are pleased to inform you that we have a Puppet Theatre coming into school on Wednesday 6th March 2019. They will be giving a performance of Cinderella to the Nursery and Reception children to strengthen their recent topic of learning. This will be at no cost to parents/carers.

 

Early Years – Star of the Week Awards

The ‘Star of the Week Award’ was given to: Dolphins – Faye Gladwell.

 

Key Stage 1 – Wonderful Week Awards

The ‘Wonderful Week Awards’ were given to: Elephants – Harvey Dale and Olivia Sladewska, Giraffes –  Rebecca Lowe and Rafael Rosinha, Lions – Miruna Campeanu and Mason Clarke, Cobras – Mossawer Azizi and Mirna Abdullah, Dragons – Amari Mudhir and Andra Stockunaite, Frogs – Ebunoluwa Oyefesobi and Adnan Saleh.

 

Key Stage 2 - Wonderful Week Awards

The ‘Wonderful Week Awards’ were given to: Foxes – Oliver Burch and Martin Madar, Hedgehogs – Jayden Taylor-Scripps and Tyler Clarke, Squirrels – Hayden Inglis and Tayla McGurk, Badgers – Connor Cowles and Talia Day, Owls – Kianna Hall and Sara-Maria Gheorghe, Rabbits – Charlie Keen and Jacob De’ath, Jaguars – Reggie Carter and Charlie Turner, Pandas – Tommy Davies and Sam Chenery, Lemurs – Lexi Seggons and Sonjela Sylja, Tigers – Julia Pawlik and Rihanna Da Costa, Toucans – Rhys Rose, Lauren Garnham and Harrison Smy.

 

Y2 – Animal Petting Zoo

On Tuesday 5th March 2019 Year 2 have an Animal Petting Zoo coming into school to support their Science topic ‘Living Things and their Habitat’.  The children will have the chance to meet and learn about a variety of animals including meerkats, skunks, hedgehogs, snakes and giant snails.    If your child has a low immune system it may be advisable for them not to join in the session, if you have any concerns please speak to the class teacher.

 

World Book Day/Book Fair

Please note World Book Day is on Thursday 7th March and to help celebrate the day we are inviting the children to dress up as any character they would like to. Also, from Thursday 25th April to Tuesday 30th April we will be hosting a half price Book Fair.  To coincide with this, we are planning to hold a Whitehouse Book Day!   We are hoping we will be joined by some authors, who will run workshops and help us celebrate reading.  More details will follow nearer the time.

 

Parents/Carers Evening

Please note we have our Parents/Carers Evening on the following dates and times:

 

Wednesday 6th March – 3.30pm to 6.30pm

Thursday 7th March – 3.20pm to 5.30pm

 

Texts have been sent to all parents, which include a link enabling you to book appointments with your children’s teachers.  If you have not received a text, or you are having trouble booking an appointment please speak to a member of the Office Team who will be able to assist you.  Mrs Porter (SENDCo) will be available on both evenings to speak with parents/carers.  If you would like to make an appointment to see her please ask at the School Office.

 

After-School Clubs – Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th March

Please note that due to Parents Evening there will be no after-school clubs held on Wednesday 6th March and Thursday 7th March. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

 

Time to Talk Coffee Morning

Mrs Gotts and the Speech and Language Team will be holding a ‘Time to Talk’ Coffee Morning on Wednesday 20th March at 9.00am. Parents/carers of all Year 3 and Year 4 children are invited to attend. A letter will be sent home with further information. 

 

Paralympic Week

Following the success of last year, next week sees the return of Paralympic Week.  During PE lessons throughout the week, pupils will participate in a number of inclusive and Paralympic activities. These activities will include New Aged Kurling, Boccia, Goalball, Seated Volleyball and Team Building Activities.   The aim of Paralympic Week is to provide pupils with greater appreciation of the skill level required by the Paralympic athletes to successfully perform their events.  Additionally, it also provides pupils with the message that with hard work, determination, perseverance and courage we are able to overcome our barriers and challenges to achieve our very best.   

 

GB Athletes Visit

To kick start our Paralympic Week we are very excited, and extremely lucky, to have two GB athletes visiting our school on Monday 4th March.  The athletes will be conducting 30 minute inspirational assemblies to both KS1 and KS2, as well as 10 minute fitness sessions for each class (Reception – Year 6) throughout the day.   The two athletes visiting the school are:

 

Sean Rose – Wheelchair User and two times Team GB Paralympian (Skiing).  Sean is ex-military (pilot) and is also a Skiing and Water Skiing World Champion.

 

Gianni Frankis – Hurdler. Gianna has represented GB and has won Bronze at the World and European Youth Championships, and a Silver at the U23 European Championships.

 

To help the day run smoothly, we ask that pupils come to school in their PE kit on Monday.  Pupils can wear their PE kits all day, ready to take part in their fitness sessions with the athletes.  Can we remind parents/carers that the PE kit comprises of their red Whitehouse logo t-shirt, black shorts or jogging bottoms and a black sweatshirt.  Please ensure that PE kits are returned back to school on Tuesday for pupils PE lessons during the remainder of the week. 

 

This will not only be a fantastic way to begin our Paralympic Week, but will also be a very inspiring day for all of our pupils and staff!

 

Netball News

This week saw the Year 5/6 Netball Team back in action for their last IPSSA League match against Broke Hall Primary School. The girls started the first quarter with some solid defense work.  Despite going a goal behind, the girls showed great perseverance. Broke Hall continued the game with long spells of possession, resulting in a half-time score of 5-0 to them.  After a half-time team talk with Ms Salmon, the girls were out with great positivity and increased confidence and played some outstanding netball.  They were rewarded with 2 fantastic goals in the third quarter by Tuhana. Whitehouse continued to keep the pressure on and the netball shown in the second half was of a high-school standard. The final score was Whitehouse 2 – Broke Hall 7. The team comprised of Tuhana, Julia, Chloe, Dea, Lauren, Che and Gracie.  Ms Salmon has been extremely impressed with the progress the team have made throughout the year and hope they will continue to play when they move on to high school. 

 

Lego Education

Thank you to all those who have collected vouchers so far from the Evening Star and East Anglian newspapers.  The collection box is in the Reception area at school for any further tokens you have.

 

Dates for the Diary

Monday 4th March–Friday 8th March – Paralympic Week

Monday 4th March – GB Athletes Visit to School (Please wear PE Kit to School)

Tuesday 5th March – Animal Petting Zoo – Year 2

Wednesday 6th March – Nursery/Reception – Puppet Theatre (Cinderella)

Wednesday 6th March – Parents Evening – 3.30pm to 6.30pm

Thursday 7th March – World Book Day – Dress as a favourite character

Thursday 7th March – Parents Evening – 3.20pm to 5.30pm

Wednesday 13th March – KS1 Maths Information Session (this is an opportunity for parents to find out how we teach Maths at Whitehouse) 9.15am and 2.15pm

Friday 15th March – Comic Relief – Non Uniform for donation of £1

Wednesday 20th March – Multi Faith Day

Wednesday 20th March – Time to talk Coffee Morning – Year 3/4 Parents/Carers invited – 9.00 am

Tuesday 26th March – Community Ambassador Meeting 9.00am

Thursday 28th March – Phonics Information Session for Parents/Carers 9.15 am, 2.30 pm and 5.45 pm

Thursday 28th March – French for the Family (pm) - Rabbits Class and Parents

Wednesday 3rd April – Year 4 Music Performances (afternoon)

Friday 5th April – Last Day of Spring Term

Monday 8th April – Monday 22nd April – Easter Holiday

Tuesday 23rd April – First Day of Summer Term

Thursday 25th – Friday 26th April – Half Price Book Fair

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

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

(one guest, per child invited pm)

 

Advance Notice

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

 

Upcoming Residential Trips

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

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

Whitehouse Weekly Bulletin 86

15th February 2019

 

Message from Mrs Hall

This has been an extremely busy half-term and has flown by very quickly! We have managed to cover a lot and I am impressed with the way the children have approached their learning over the past few weeks and the progress they are making. As ever, we are grateful for your support of their learning at home which enables all our children to thrive. We do hope you have a wonderful half-term holiday. School starts back on Monday 25th February.

 

Attendance

Class with the Best Attendance – Squirrels (99.30%)

Classes with the Best Punctuality – Seahorses, Foxes and Badgers

Class that needs to improve their Attendance – Lemurs (82.90%)

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

 

Assemblies

The theme of our assemblies for the week after half term will be: Why is reading important for all ages? Why do people read? What problems would you encounter if you could not read? 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.

 

Comic Relief

Comic Relief Day this year is on Friday 15th March and we would like to invite children to come in non-uniform for a donation of £1.00. The theme for the day is Disney, so your child is welcome to wear their favourite Disney outfit! All money raised will go to Comic Relief.

 

EYFS – Puppet Theatre

We are pleased to inform you that we have a Puppet Theatre coming into school on Wednesday 6th March 2019. They will be giving a performance of Cinderella to the Nursery and Reception children to strengthen their recent topic of learning. This will be at no cost to parents/carers.

 

Dogs

Can we please remind parents that dogs are not to be brought on to the school site. Thank you for your co-operation.

 

Early Years – Star of the Week Awards

The ‘Star of the Week Awards’ were given to: Dolphins – Muhamad Ahmad, Puffins – Lincoln Peck and Daniel Pina Rodrigues Coelho, Seahorses – Kai Woolmore and Rico Booth, Starfish – Maddison Deere and Freddie Fry.

 

Key Stage 1 – Wonderful Week Awards

The ‘Wonderful Week Awards’ were given to: Elephants – Nicolette Banevic-Cerliuk and Henry Andrews, Giraffes – Connie Bailey and Harley Frostick, Lions – Oliver Roper-Harwood-West and Samuel Whitehouse, Cobras – Maja Lisowska and Kyan Latif, Dragons – Junia Sen and Lucah Rosher, Frogs – Tyler Leverett and Isla Thompson.

 

Key Stage 2 - Wonderful Week Awards

The ‘Wonderful Week Awards’ were given to: Foxes – Riley Beales-Durham and Oliver Barlein, Hedgehogs – Tyler Clarke and Kayden Butler, Squirrels – Xavier Nadrowski and Elsie Marjoram, Badgers – Chimera Ruiz and Jayden Green, Owls – Caden Harrison and Charlie Richman, Rabbits – Greta Minseviciute and Carmen Ruiz, Jaguars – Angel Marriott and Darcy Cleaver, Pandas – Elena Stefan and Ryley Allen, Lemurs – Sonjela Sylja and William Taylor, Tigers – Gracie Regina Adams and Alonso Hall, Toucans – Rhys Rose.

 

World Book Day/Book Fair

Please note World Book Day is on Thursday 7th March and to help celebrate the day we are inviting the children to dress up as any character they would like to. Also, from Thursday 25th April to Tuesday 30th April we will be hosting a half price Book Fair. To coincide with this, we are planning to hold a Whitehouse Book Day! We are hoping we will be joined by some authors, who will run workshops and help us celebrate reading. More details will follow nearer the time.

 

Year 3 OneLife Suffolk Healthy Active Lifestyle Club

Year 3 have enjoyed taking part in their OneLife Suffolk Healthy Active Lifestyle After-School Club this half term. The children have had great fun learning about different ways to lead a healthy life. The Year 3s have taken part in an array of interactive activities such as making healthy wraps, tasting foods, discovering how much sugar is in our favourite drinks and fun active games, to name but a few. They each received a certificate and a OneLife Suffolk ‘goodie’ bag for completing the 6 week club. A big thank you to Parents/Carers for supporting the club by attending a brief information sessions during week 3 and week 6. The children loved sharing with them what they had been learning during each session.

 

Parents/Carers Evening

Please note we have our Parents/Carers Evening on the following dates and times:

 

Wednesday 6th March – 3.30pm to 6.30pm

Thursday 7th March – 3.20pm to 5.30pm

 

Texts have been sent to all parents, which include a link enabling you to book appointments with your children’s teachers. If you have not received a text, or you are having trouble booking an appointment please speak to a member of the Office Team who will be able to assist you. Mrs Porter (SENDCo) will be available on both evenings to speak with parents/carers. If you would like to make an appointment to see her please ask at the School Office.

 

Time to Talk Coffee Morning

Mrs Gotts and the Speech and Language Team will be holding a ‘Time to Talk’ Coffee Morning on Wednesday 20th March at 9.00am. Parents/carers of all Year 3 and Year 4 children are invited to attend. A letter will be sent home with further information.

 

 

U11 Boys Futsal Competition

Following the success of the U11 Girls Futsal event, an additional competition was added for the U11 boys. As a result, last Friday Mr Jordan and Miss Horne took seven of our Y6 boys to compete against five other schools. They played very hard showing excellent teamwork and quick passing, resulting in a high tempo game. Their hard work paid off, winning two games, drawing one and losing one. Narrowly missing out on the runners up position, the team finished the competition in an impressive third place! An extra well done to Ritchie for receiving 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.

 

Year 5 and 6 Boys Football

 

The Y5/6 Football Team finished off a busy run of fixtures with a home match against Springfield Junior Primary School. The game was evenly matched, with both sides enjoying good spells of possession and both coming close to opening the score. Max made some excellent saves and showed confident goalkeeping, keeping out the opposition for the majority of the first half. However, a goal from Springfield’s corner just before half time saw the team behind 1-0. The boys started the second half brightly, showing some well worked link-up play. A late handball and penalty to Springfield allowed the opposition to score the second goal and the match finished with a 2-0 defeat. Despite the score, Mr Jordan and Miss Horne were very impressed with their hard work and effort throughout the match. Thank you to all parents/carers for their support at the game.

 

Year 2 Visitors

The Cobras class had two special visitors this week – snakes, who belong to Alexis who is in Cobras class. You will be pleased to know they were not cobras, but two little corn snakes! Thank you to Alexis’ Mum for bringing them in and teaching the children all about the snakes which linked in with their science topic ‘Animals including Humans’.

 

Lego Education

Following the success of the East Anglian and Evening Star ‘Books for Schools’ campaign, they have now launched a further campaign, enabling schools to collect tokens and win a share of over £10,000 worth of Lego Education Resources. Each school that collects over 1,000 tokens will receive £50 of Lego and the top three schools will win further resources worth £1,000. Tokens started to appear in the newspapers on Saturday 9th February and will continue until Friday 3rd May. If you are able to help by collecting tokens for the school, there will shortly be a box in the Reception area where you can post them. Let’s try and collect as many as we can!

 

Online Safety Advice: Roblox - Key things for Parents/Carers to be aware of:

 

Communication: How can users communicate with others?

Whilst the games are aimed at 8-18 year olds, there are no age restrictions. This means both adults and young people can play and communicate with each other on the platform. All games are multi-player and include a written chat feature, which is visible to players within each individual game. Users can also make and receive friend requests during gameplay and this means that they can chat to each other outside of the game.

Content: What content is available that might not be suitable for children?

The Roblox Studio is a section where players use their imagination and skills to create their own games and share these with others. The ability to create and play games can be very appealing to young people who like to create the content they see online. However, because content is user-generated it can mean that some games might not be appropriate for young children. For example, whilst the graphics are not very lifelike, some of the games feature weapons, blood and inappropriate adult content.

Costs: How can children accidentally run up costs?

By creating games, users can earn Robux, the in-game currency. You can also buy Robux in the game. Players can spend money on items, such as membership to the Builders Club. If game creators attract players and in-game adverts, they can earn a lot of Robux, which they can convert into real money. To do this, players must be over the age of 13, have paid for Roblox’s premium subscription and have access to a Paypal account. This means that younger players would need to talk to an adult to be able to exchange Robux for real money.

 

Top Tips for Parents/Carers

Whatever gaming sites your children use, our advice remains the same. It is important to have a conversation with your child about the sites they use and carry on having open discussions. This will encourage them to come to you with any concerns they may have. Involve your child in discussions and decisions about online safety and their internet usage. This will help them understand the importance of staying safe whilst having a great time online. It will also help to educate them about how they can keep themselves safe online and know what to do if something goes wrong.

 

Dates for the Diary

Monday 18th February – Friday 22nd February – Half Term

Tuesday 26th February – Year 2 SATs Information Session for Parents/Carers 9.15am,

2.30pm and 5.45pm

Wednesday 6th March – Nursery/Reception – Puppet Theatre

Wednesday 6th March – Parents Evening – 3.30pm to 6.30pm

Thursday 7th March – World Book Day – Dress as a favourite character

Thursday 7th March – Parents Evening – 3.20pm to 5.30pm

Wednesday 13th March – KS1 Maths Information Session (this is an opportunity for parents to find out how we teach Maths at Whitehouse) 9.15am and 2.15pm

Friday 15th March – Comic Relief – Non Uniform for donation of £1.00

Wednesday 20th March – Multi Faith Day

Wednesday 20th March – Time to talk Coffee Morning – Year 3/4 Parents/Carers invited – 9.00 am

Thursday 28th March – Phonics Information Session for Parents/Carers 9.15 am, 2.30 pm and 5.45 pm

Wednesday 3rd April – Year 4 Music Performances (afternoon)

Friday 5th April – Last Day of Spring Term

Monday 8th April – Monday 22nd April – Easter Holiday

Tuesday 23rd April – First Day of Summer Term

Thursday 25th – Friday 26th April – Half Price Book Fair

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

 

Advance Notice

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

 

Upcoming Residential Trips

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

25th June 2019 – 28th June 2019 - Year 6 French Trip

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

 

Whitehouse Weekly Bulletin 85

Friday 8th February 2019

 

Message from Mrs Hall

I am very privileged to have so many opportunities to observe great teaching and learning at Whitehouse. This week I have seen Year 6 tackle algebra for the first time. They approached this work with great enthusiasm, resilience and determination (they were very proud of their achievements). I observed Year 1 discussing the weather. During the lesson, they used their knowledge of adjectives to write super poems that included ‘glittery rain’! Year 5 have been learning about how cacao beans grow and during their enquiry lesson had the opportunity to taste some chocolate. In addition, our Reception children enjoyed reciting their own special version of ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ to me! It has been a great week of learning and everyone should be extremely proud to be associated with such a super school. Well done, and keep demonstrating ‘The Whitehouse Way’!

 

Attendance

Classes with the Best Attendance – Squirrels and Rabbits (98.60%)

Classes with the Best Punctuality – Starfish and Tigers

Class that needs to improve their Attendance – Puffins (88.60%)

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

 

WELL DONE TO LIONS AND RABBITS FOR ACHIEVING THE NON-UNIFORM DAY FOR THE BEST ATTENDANCE IN JANUARY – 97.7%

 

Assemblies

The theme of our assemblies for the coming week will be: How is the Chinese New Year celebrated? 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.

 

World Book Day/Book Fair

Please note World Book Day is on Thursday 7th March and to help celebrate the day we are inviting the children to dress up as any character they would like to. Also, from Thursday 25th April to Tuesday 30th April we will be hosting a half price Book Fair. To coincide with this, we are planning to hold a Whitehouse Book Day! We are hoping we will be joined by some authors, who will run workshops and help us celebrate reading. More details will follow nearer the time.

 

Early Years – Star of the Week Awards

The ‘Star of the Week Awards’ were given to: Dolphins – Stanley Lamb, Puffins – Jack Stevenson, Seahorses – Vana Hassan and Josh McGill, Starfish – Kyla-Marie Allen and Roman Carruthers.

 

Key Stage 1 – Wonderful Week Awards

The ‘Wonderful Week Awards’ were given to: Elephants – Sevan Ali and Tyler O’Connor, Giraffes – Charlie Kastrati and McKenzie Woods, Lions – Emily Holmes and Ronnie Shannon, Cobras – Cameron Wright and Oliwia Segieniewicz, Dragons – Summer Bird and Nojus Vasiliauskas, Frogs – Kyren Osborne and Sefora Gheorghe.

 

Key Stage 2 - Wonderful Week Awards

The ‘Wonderful Week Awards’ were given to: Foxes – Oliver Barlein, Hedgehogs – Bahez Saeed and Kacie Johnson, Squirrels – Erin Chisnall and Estera Stokvis, Badgers – Zachary Studd and Santiago Ferreira, Owls – Ruby-Rose Fairweather and Jensen Race, Rabbits – Asia Korshed and Sehad Ali, Jaguars – Sebastian Barnett and Jack Saunders, Pandas – Tiago Rosa, Simona Vitkeviciute and George Ferguson, Lemurs – Nicolas Lis and Hayden Steward, Tigers – Dea Ahmad, Dennis Cleary, Holly Cracknell and Jenson Alderton-Brame, Toucans – Rhys Clarke and Rhys Rose.

 

Attendance

As you will have seen in our newsletters and attendance leaflet, good attendance at school is very important in helping your child with their learning. Some analysis has recently taken place on the Year 2 and Year 6 SATs results for our school, which clearly shows the difference good attendance at school can make:

 

Year 2 SATs: For children whose attendance was 94% or better, 67% were at the expected level for their age. However, for children whose attendance was 93% or lower, only 42% reached the expected level for their age.

Year 6 SATs: For children whose attendance was 94% or better, 74% were at the expected level for their age. However, for children whose attendance was 93% or lower, only 43% reached the expected level for their age.

 

We would ask you to please help ensure your child is a good attender. This will enable them to be ready and able to access the curriculum as they move into Year 3 or onto Secondary School and not start in a ‘catch up’ position. Thank you for your continued support.

 

Parents/Carers Evening

Please note we have our Parents/Carers Evening coming up at the following dates and times:

 

Wednesday 6th March – 3.30pm to 6.30pm

Thursday 7th March – 3.20pm to 5.30pm

 

Texts are being sent out to all parents/carers today, which include a link enabling you to book appointments with your children’s teachers. If you have not received a text, or you are having trouble booking an appointment please speak to a member of the Office Team who will be able to assist you. Mrs Porter (SENDCo) will be available on both evenings to speak with parents/carers. If you would like to make an appointment to see her please ask at the School Office.

 

Asda Donation

We found out this week that someone had kindly nominated the School to be included in a recent Asda token competition and we have received a donation from the supermarket for £200. Thank you to all those parents/carers who supported us by choosing to place your token with us. The money will be used to purchase torches for the children’s science lessons.

 

Year 2 Park Trip

Our Year 2 classes enjoyed a trip to the local park on Bramford Lane this week, where they examined the facilities on offer and looked at what improvements might be needed. On their return to school, they wrote a very persuasive letter to the local Councillor, sharing their observations and making a good argument for changes to be made. Well done Year 2.

 

Football News

The Year 5/6 Boys Football Team have been back in action playing two games recently. The first game was against Gorseland Primary School in the Owain Rihards Cup. With the winners progressing through to the quarter-finals, the game was a tough and very competitive affair. Battling the freezing conditions both teams worked hard for possession for the ball. Unfortunately the match ended 4-1 to Gorseland, sadly ending the cup run for the boys.

The second fixture was an IPSSA league, home match, against Broke Hall Primary School. The boys had a positive start, playing some excellent football and putting pressure on their opponents. A fantastic strike from just outside the box by Reuben gave the boys an early 1-0 lead. Despite some fantastic passages of play, increased pressure from Broke Hall saw the boys trailing 2-1 at half time. The match ended with a 5-1 defeat, a score that did not reflect the quality of football or hard work shown by the boys throughout the game.

A special mention to Leo for representing the school in his first football fixture this year, Also to Dennis and Ritchie for playing in their first football matches for Whitehouse. As always, Mr Jordan and Miss Horne were very impressed with the effort, behaviour and perseverance shown by the boys during both games. A big thank you to all parents/carers for their continued support, it is very much appreciated.

 

Netball News

Our Year 5/6 Netball Team played their sixth game of the season on Wednesday 6th February against Cliff Lane Primary School. The team consisting of Chloe, Dea, Che, Julia, Lauren, Grace, Rihanna and Tuhana had another great game. Chloe scored a very early goal just two minutes into the game. Whitehouse continued to show great teamwork and Lauren scored our second goal. In the third quarter their good passing resulted in Tuhana scoring 5 further goals! The final score was 7-1 to Whitehouse. Ms Salmon and Miss Horne were very proud and impressed with the quality of netball being played by the team. Our next game will be Wednesday 27th February.

 

Under 11’s Futsal Festival

On Thursday 31st January six of our Year 5/6 girls took part in the Under 11’s Girls Futsal Festival held at Inspire Suffolk. Twelve schools took part and we were in a group playing against The Oaks, St Margaret’s and The Willows Primary Schools. The girls were unlucky to draw their first game against The Willows and then lose the next two, however they showed excellent teamwork and perseverance throughout. Ms Salmon and Miss Horne were very proud of the girls. A special mention goes to Codie for receiving the Fair Player Award for Whitehouse, well done!

 

Lego Education

Following the success of the East Anglian and Evening Star ‘Books for Schools’ campaign, they have now launched a further campaign, enabling schools to collect tokens and win a share of over £10,000 worth of Lego Education Resources. Each school that collects over 1,000 tokens will receive £50 of Lego and the top three schools will win further resources worth £1,000. Tokens will start appearing in the newspapers on Saturday 9th February and continue until Friday 3rd May. If you are able to help by collecting tokens for the school, there will be a box in the Reception area where you can post them. Let’s try and collect as many as we can!

 

Dates for the Diary

Monday 18th February – Friday 22nd February – Half Term

Tuesday 26th February – Year 2 SATs Information Session for Parents/Carers 9.15am,

2.30pm and 5.45pm

Wednesday 6th March – Parents Evening – 3.30pm to 6.30pm

Thursday 7th March – World Book Day – Dress as a favourite character

Thursday 7th March – Parents Evening – 3.20pm to 5.30pm

Wednesday 13th March – KS1 Maths Information Session (this is an opportunity for parents to find out how we teach Maths at Whitehouse) 9.15am and 2.15pm

Wednesday 20th March – Multi Faith Day

Wednesday 20th March – Time to talk Coffee Morning – Year 3/4 Parents/Carers invited

Thursday 28th March – Phonics Information Session for Parents/Carers 9.15 am, 2.30 pm and 5.45 pm

Wednesday 3rd April – Year 4 Music Performances (afternoon)

Friday 5th April – Last Day of Spring Term

Monday 8th April – Monday 22nd April – Easter Holiday

Tuesday 23rd April – First Day of Summer Term

Thursday 25th – Friday 26th April – Half Price Book Fair

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

 

Upcoming Residential Trips

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

25th June 2019 – 28th June 2019 - Year 6 French Trip

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

 

Whitehouse Weekly Bulletin

Friday 1st February 2019

 

Message from Mrs Hall

Thank you to all our Reception parents/carers who supported our ‘Time to Talk’ Speech and Language coffee morning. Over 20 parents attended this informative meeting and praised the quality of information provided. Thank you to Mrs Gotts and Mrs Flory for organising this. The next ‘Time to Talk’ coffee morning will be on Wednesday 6th February at 9.00am for parents/carers of children in Year 1 and 2. In addition to these coffee mornings, we will be offering a variety of information meetings this term including Phonics, SATs and Maths. Please be aware that Parents Evenings this term will be taking place on Wednesday 6th March and Thursday 7th March after school. Our online appointment booking system will be available on the 8th February.

 

Attendance

Class with the Best Attendance – Badgers (100%)

Classes with the Best Punctuality – Frogs, Foxes and Lemurs

Class that needs to improve their Attendance – Giraffes (86.4%)

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

 

 

 

Assemblies

The theme of our assemblies for the coming week will be: What steps can I take to be safe 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.

 

‘Time to Talk’ Coffee Morning

Mrs Gotts and the Speech and Language Team will be holding a ‘Time to Talk’ Coffee Morning on Wednesday 6th February at 9.00am. Parents/carers of all Year 1 and Year 2 children are invited to attend. A letter has been sent home with further information.

 

Contact Details

Can we remind parents/carers that the School Office need to be informed of any changes in your contact details. This is to ensure that if your child is unwell we are able to reach you. Thank you for your assistance.

 

 

 

Early Years – Star of the Week Awards

The ‘Star of the Week Awards’ were given to: Dolphins – Louis Morling, Puffins – Roxanne Smith-Hook and Skye Rush, Seahorses – Connie Platt and Vina Sirwan, Starfish – Leyland Smith.

 

Key Stage 1 – Wonderful Week Awards

The ‘Wonderful Week Awards’ were given to: Elephants – Olivia Sladewska and Archer Chisnall, Giraffes –  Danny Prevett and Chloe Steward, Lions – Jessica Greenstreet and Varo Sirwan, Cobras – Alysha Crane and Namo Aziz, Dragons – Malen Ihsan and Alysha Martins, Frogs – Brooklynn Bloomfield and Jess Chenery.

 

Key Stage 2 - Wonderful Week Awards

The ‘Wonderful Week Awards’ were given to: Foxes – Kamilly Cantarelli and Riley Clarke, Hedgehogs – Daren Ahmad and Alex Gheorghiu, Squirrels – Ellie Rose and David Balan, Badgers – Inaya Mukit and Bavya Abdulla, Owls – Ignas Valenta and Mia Byles, Rabbits – Amez Saeed and Frankie Clarke, Jaguars – Shyara Adomako and Holly Sheehan, Pandas – Megan Grimwood and George Ferguson, Lemurs – Preston Bennett and William Taylor, Tigers – Layton Pilgrim and Theo Pettitt Toucans – Valentin Chelman and Tuhana Mutlu.

 

Year 6 SAT’s Information Sessions

We are pleased to inform you that we will be holding a SATs Information Session on Tuesday 5th February for all parents/carers of Year 6 children.  The meeting will be held at 2.30pm and again at 5.00pm, please come into school via the main School Office on Marlow Road. We look forward to seeing you.


Books for School

Thank you to everyone who saved the tokens in the newspaper for the Books for School Competition.  Although we did not collect enough to be one of the four highest schools, we still managed to get £100 worth of free books.  Please keep an eye out, as next week the newspaper starts a new campaign, enabling the school to earn Lego by collecting tokens!  We will let you have more details on this next week.

 

Online Safety

 

Next Tuesday is Safer Internet Day. Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 children will be having an assembly all about making positive choices and working together for a better internet. Children will also have sessions in their classes to learn about staying safe online. Please talk to your children and encourage them to share what they have been learning. Don’t forget there’s also lots of information on our school website: https://www.whcps.org/online-safety/

 

COMPETITION:

We will also be launching a Safer Internet Competition. Children will be asked to design an image or piece of artwork that represents the internet. Competition forms will be going home on Monday and entries will need to be returned by Thursday 28th February. The winning entries will go on display in school and on our school website. The winner will receive a non-uniform voucher and book token.

 

Netball News

On Tuesday 29th January, our Year 5 and 6 Netball Team were back in action against Gusford Primary School.  The girls had a great start and were showing good teamwork and skill.  In the first quarter of the game Julia scored two goals, giving the team a boost of confidence. This was shortly followed by a further goal from Chloe.  Entering the third quarter, Whitehouse continued to show determination which was met with the success of two more goals, one from Tuhana and another from Julia.  The final score was a 5-2 to Whitehouse.  Ms Salmon and Miss Horne were extremely impressed with all of the girls and the skill and teamwork they showed.  Thank you to all the parents/carers who came along to support the girls.

 

 

 

O2 Choir Event

On Wednesday 30th January Whitehouse Choir represented the school at the O2, singing in the Young Voices 2019 concert. There were 7,800 children from lots of schools and they performed to a packed arena.  Mr Fenelon was very proud of Whitehouse Choir, they worked extremely hard learning all the songs off by heart and they performed beautifully.  A huge thank you to all parents/carers for their support and for those who came along to watch.  It was a brilliant night for all involved.  Also, thank you for all the lovely positive messages and thanks we have received.

 

 

 

 

Dates for the Diary

Tuesday 5th February – Safer Internet Day

Tuesday 5th February – Year 6 SATs Information Session for Parents/Carers 2.30pm & 5.00pm

Monday 18th February – Friday 22nd February – Half Term

Tuesday 26th February – Year 2 SATs Information Session for Parents/Carers 9.15am,

2.30pm and 5.45pm

Wednesday 6th March – Parents Evening – 3.30pm to 6.30pm

Thursday 7th March – Parents Evening – 3.20pm to 5.30pm

Wednesday 20th March – Multi Faith Day

Thursday 28th March – Phonics Information Session for Parents/Carers 9.15 am, 2.30 pm and 5.45 pm

Wednesday 3rd April – Year 4 music performances (afternoon)

Friday 5th April – Last Day of Spring Term

Monday 8th April – Monday 22nd April – Easter Holiday

Tuesday 23rd April – First Day of Summer Term

Thursday 25th – Friday 26th April – Half Price Book Fair

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

 

Upcoming Residential Trips

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

25th June 2019 – 28th June 2019 - Year 6 French Trip

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whitehouse Weekly Bulletin 83

Friday 25th January 2019

 

Message from Mrs Hall

The building work has now started! We really appreciate your support and understanding during this time. We are aware that the children are sometimes coming home muddy and we are doing all that we can to minimise this, however we feel it is so important that the children have the opportunity to run around at lunchtime. Thank you for sending wellington boots in, this has really helped. If you have any concerns, please speak to your child’s class teacher. In addition, as the weather is very cold, it is essential that all the children have a coat, hat and gloves. Thank you for you continued support.

 

Attendance

Class with the Best Attendance – Badgers (98%)

Classes with the Best Punctuality – Squirrels, Badgers, Owls, Jaguars, Lemurs and Toucans

Class that needs to improve their Attendance – Lemurs (87.50%)

Classes that need to improve their Punctuality – Giraffes, Elephants, Cobras, Foxes and Hedgehogs

 

Assemblies

The theme of our assemblies for the coming week will be: Holocaust Memorial Day (KS2). 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.

 

‘Time to Talk’ Coffee Morning

Mrs Gotts and the Speech and Language Team will be holding a ‘Time to Talk’ Coffee Morning on Wednesday 30th January at 9.00am. Parents/carers of all Reception children are invited to attend. A letter has been sent home with further information.

 

PFA (Parents and Friends Association)

Please note the next PFA meeting will be held on Friday 1st February at 3.15pm in the school meeting room. The PFA have already organised some very successful events in school, including the disco and the popular Christmas Fayre and would love to see some new parents/carers join them to help with future events. If you are interested please ask at the School Office for more details.

 

Early Years – Star of the Week Awards

The ‘Star of the Week Awards’ were given to: Dolphins – Amelia Holmes, Puffins – Mason Fowler and Tyler Hawkins, Seahorses – Shay Meadows and Sophia Paraschiv, Starfish – Tommie Smith and Amelia Jablowska.

 

Key Stage 1 – Wonderful Week Awards

The ‘Wonderful Week Awards’ were given to: Elephants – Dougie Marjoram and Jazmine Downes, Giraffes – Leo Bailey and Laycee Deere, Lions – Cameron Bartram and Amberley Burch, Cobras – Jayden Seidu and Charlotte Groom, Dragons – Cayden Ellis and Millie Bell, Frogs – Alanna Agyarkoh and Ava-Leigh Hutchings.

 

Key Stage 2 - Wonderful Week Awards

The ‘Wonderful Week Awards’ were given to: Foxes – Sophia Edwards and Jack Coates, Hedgehogs – Tyler Clarke and Corey Horvath, Squirrels – Elsie Marjoram and Derin Watchman, Badgers – Cody Mullan and Brooke Fairweather, Owls – Nina Abdullah and Max Pettitt, Rabbits – Urte Paukstite and Jack Smith, Jaguars – Wiktoria Hojka and Sam Thurlow, Pandas – Tia Theobald and Carnell Blanchard, Lemurs – Tahlia Huggins and Kaidon Mitchell, Tigers – Ritchie Marjoram and Holly Myhill Toucans – Peter Aldridge and Chloe Carter.

 

Healthy Tips for Good Attendance

In assembly this week, KS1 and KS2 pupils learnt some tips on how to improve their attendance by being in school every day, on time. They found out that being physically active, eating healthily, adopting good personal habits as well as good all-round hygiene enabled the body to stay fit and healthy and keep the bugs away. Each child was given a leaflet to take home with steps they could take to achieve this.

 

 

Multi Faith Day

We are currently planning a whole-school Multi Faith day on Wednesday 20th March 2019 during which pupils will learn how religion influences daily lives (food, clothing, values, festivals, relationships with others) of believers from a range of Religions, including Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Sikhism and Buddhism.

 

The aim of the day is to foster in our pupils a curiosity for other religions and ways of life, as well as help them develop a greater understanding, respect and tolerance for lifestyles which might be different to their own, thus promoting community cohesion.

 

Pupils will attend three workshops in the course of the day, which will be led by teaching staff. In addition, we are looking for visitors from a range of faiths to come and speak to the children in the form of 30 to 40 minute mini-assemblies. These will be delivered in turn to Year Groups consisting of a maximum of 90 children accompanied by their class teachers. If you know of anybody who would be willing to come to speak to the children on the day, please let the School Office Team know. Thank you for your assistance.

 

Online Payments

Did you know you can pay for school dinners, trips and breakfast clubs online? All you need to do is follow the link below and select school meal or school trip (Breakfast club can be paid under school trip). https://www.suffolk.gov.uk/children-families-and-learning/schools/school-meals-uniforms-and-trips/. You will be asked which days your child is having a dinner, however it does not matter which dates you enter, as we will only allocate the money when a school dinner is eaten. Please mark clearly which school trip you are paying for. Any problems please ask at the school office.

 

Medical Appointments

Please can we remind parents/carers that routine medical appointments (Doctor, Dentist and Opticians) should be made out of school hours as this affects both the attendance and learning of the children. If your child has an appointment at the hospital during school hours, please note the expectation is that they will attend school before and after the appointment. In most cases, we are not able to authorise a full day’s absence. A copy of the appointment card or text will also need to be shown to a member of the Office Team.

 

Futsal Festival

On Thursday 17th January, Ms Salmon and Miss Horne took, six children to an Under 9’s Futsal Festival held at Inspire. Twelve schools took part and our opponents during the afternoon were St Johns, Bucklesham, Trimley St Mary, The Oaks and Sproughton Primary Schools. The team consisted of Mohamad, Theo, Logan, Hermione, Maisie and Frankie. They played extremely well, especially as this was the first time they had played as a team. Whitehouse won three of their games and drew two. Well done to Theo who was given the Fair Player Award for showing a good attitude, good teamwork and fair play. Thank you to all the parents/carers for supporting and transporting the children to and from the festival.

 

Netball News

Our Year 5/6 Netball Team were back in action on Monday 21st January against Cedarwood Primary. The team comprised of Lauren Garnham, Chloe Carter, Rihanna Da Costa, Julia Pawlik, Dea Ahmad, Tuhana Mutlu and Che Ruiz and the standard of netball played by the girls was outstanding throughout. Dea scored an early goal just 2 minutes into the game followed by 3 superb goals scored by Lauren. In the 3rd quarter, 11 shots at the goal were taken and Tuhana scored yet another goal. The game finally finished with a 5-1 win to Whitehouse. Ms Salmon was impressed at their play and extremely proud of the skill and teamwork shown. Well done to Che for receiving the Player of the Match award. We would like to thank all parents/carers who continue to show such great support for the team at each of their games. The team will be playing next on Tuesday 29th January at Westbourne Academy due to our netball court currently being out of action.

 

Additional PE Clothing

The cold weather has truly set in and as a result we are happy to announce that we have two new additional options to our Whitehouse PE uniform. The PMG retail store, located in the town centre, are now stocking a plain black jumper and fleece in all sizes. Both items of clothing feature our school logo. For more details, please visit the PMG store.

 

 

Dates for the Diary

Wednesday 30th January – Time to Talk Coffee Morning – Reception Parents/Carers

Wednesday 30th January – Choir Trip to the O2

Friday 1st February – PFA Meeting

Tuesday 5th February – Safer Internet Day

Tuesday 5th February – Year 6 SATs Information Session for Parents/Carers

Monday 18th February – Friday 22nd February – Half Term

Tuesday 26th February – Year 2 SATs Information Session for Parents/Carers

Wednesday 6th March – Parents Evening

Thursday 7th March – Parents Evening

Wednesday 20th March – Multi Faith Day

Thursday 28th March – Phonics Information Session for Parents/Carers

Friday 5th April – Last Day of Spring Term

Monday 8th April – Monday 22nd April – Easter Holiday

Tuesday 23rd April – First Day of Summer Term

Thursday 25th – Friday 26th April – Half Price Book Fair

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

 

Upcoming Residential Trips

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

25th June 2019 – 28th June 2019 - Year 6 French Trip

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

Whitehouse Weekly Bulletin 82

Friday 18th January 2019

 

Message from Mrs Hall

Further building work will start at school on Monday 21st January. We will endeavour to keep disruptions to the school day to a minimum. A letter was sent home on Wednesday 16th January detailing the changes to dropping off and collecting the children from school (https://www.whcps.org/16-01-2019-school-access-commencing-21st-january-2/). The changes mainly affect Year 1. Please ensure that you read this letter carefully so you are aware of the temporary plans. Children in EYFS, Year 1 and Year 2 will need a spare set of shoes (trainers or wellington boots) as they will be playing on the grassed areas over the next 3 weeks. Thank you for your co-operation on this matter, it is greatly appreciated.

 

Attendance

Class with the Best Attendance – Squirrels (98.90%)

Class with the Best Punctuality – Toucans

Class that needs to improve their Attendance – Cobras (90.60%)

Classes that needs to improve their Punctuality – Puffins, Elephants, Giraffes, Cobras, Frogs and Hedgehogs

 

Assemblies

The theme of our assemblies for the coming week will be: Why is good personal hygiene key to good attendance? 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.

 

Half Price Book Fair

We are pleased to let you know that Travelling Books will be visiting Whitehouse again with their Half Price Book Fair on the 25th, 26th, 29th and 30th April. Please keep a note of the dates in your diaries!

 

‘Time to Talk’ Coffee Morning

Mrs Gotts and the Speech and Language Team will be holding a ‘Time to Talk’ Coffee Morning on Wednesday 30th January at 9am. Please note parents/carers of all Reception children are invited to attend. A letter will be sent home shortly giving further information.

 

Early Years – Star of the Week Awards

The ‘Star of the Week Awards’ were given to: Dolphins – Mia Wales, Puffins – Zachary Aldridge, Seahorses – Oliver Hayes and Ethan Crack, Starfish – Lexi Prevett and Rex Murphy.

 

Key Stage 1 – Wonderful Week Awards

The ‘Wonderful Week Awards’ were given to: Elephants – Julia Widurska and Gustavs Horns, Giraffes – Shamil Tashdelen and Jayden Pooley, Lions – Eva Neacsu and Jensen Garwood, Cobras – Jayden Seidu and Charlotte Groom, Dragons – Kyann Cole and Aironas Verikas, Frogs – Kye Williams and Harry De’Ath.

 

Key Stage 2 - Wonderful Week Awards

The ‘Wonderful Week Awards’ were given to: Foxes – Ala Abdulkarim and Martin Madar, Hedgehogs – Nylah Mayo and Izzabelle Jautakis, Squirrels – Syako Sowarh and Lacey Morling, Badgers – Maria Felix Ferreira and Ellie-Mae Crack, Owls – Daria Malecinska and Jaf Ali, Rabbits – Archie Gooding and Mohamad Ihsan, Jaguars – Oliwia Stasiak and Jack Saunders, Pandas – Jemira Fwambo and Julia Stanczak, Lemurs – Kian Wright and Dennis McGunnagle, Tigers – Edmond Tahiri and Cameron Weedon.

 

Online Safety

Please take a moment to look at the Online Safety page on our website which has lots of new information on Social Media, gaming and the latest edition of the Digital Parenting Magazine. There are also some useful checklists to assist you in keeping your children safe online: https://www.whcps.org/online-safety/.

 

Year 6 – Ancient Egypt

Our Year 6 classes have been enjoying studying their curriculum topic of Ancient Egypt and recently tried mummification of both tomatoes and the children themselves!

 

School Timings

As we have mentioned previously we are still having a number of children arriving late to school. Please see a reminder below of start times for each Key Stage:

 

Reception Classes Bell: 9.00am Late Mark from: 9.05 am

Key Stage 1 Classes Bell: 8.50am Late Mark from: 8.55 am

Key Stage 2 Classes Bell: 8.40am Late Mark from: 8:45 am

 

Late marks will continue to be monitored and regular late marks may lead to a referral to the Educational Welfare Officer (EWO).

 

Lost Property

Lost property is beginning to build again, specifically red jumpers. Please can we remind parents/carers to ensure all items of clothing are named so they can be returned promptly to their rightful owners.

 

Winter Weather

In the case of severe winter weather, Whitehouse will aim to remain open as usual. Mrs Hall and the Chair of Governors will make a decision if a closure or late opening is necessary. This decision will be made as early as possible. Can we please remind parents/carers that any information on closures or late openings will be announced on the local radio, on the school website (www.whcps.org) and on the Suffolk County Council website (https://schoolclosures.suffolk.gov.uk/schools?qtype=primary) so please check these if you are in any doubt.

 

Netball News

Our Year 5/6 Netball Team were back in action on Tuesday with a match against Britannia Primary School, a tough opponent! The girls approached the game with a positive attitude and full of confidence, which paid off as Che Ruiz scored the first goal of the match in the second quarter. Whitehouse continued to show some outstanding netball and although Britannia had many chances to score, they were unable to follow through. Lauren Garnham scored a second goal for our team, followed by two further goals from Chloe Carter and Dea Ahmad. The final result was 4-1 to Whitehouse. Well played Che, Julia, Gracie, Abigail, Lauren. Chloe, Dea and Tuhana! A special well done to Tuhana who was named player of the match. Our next game is away to Cedarwood Primary School on Monday 21st January.

 

Whitehouse Community Primary School – Midday Supervisors

 

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

Rate of pay: £8.50 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: Debbie Whight, Whitehouse Community Primary School, Marlow Road, Ipswich, IP1 5JN.

 

Closing Date: Monday 21st January

(Interviews: Friday 25th January)

 

Word Millionaire

We have our first Word Millionaire this year and it is Chloe McGurk. This means that she has read 1,000,000 words since we came back to school in September. It is a real achievement as Chloe is only in Year 4 and she has beaten all the Year 5 and 6 children who have been working towards this. Well done Chloe.

 

Keeping Safe

As you know, we regularly talk to children during lessons and assemblies about keeping themselves safe when they are out and about or on the internet. Please can you talk to your children about this so that they realise it is something to be aware of at all times. You could talk about travelling to and from school, crossing the road, playing out or going to parks, and online safety. We will be holding a Safer Internet Day on Tuesday 5th February and assemblies and lessons during that week will focus on safety in the online world.

 

Car Park

We note there are still several parents/carers who are using the school car park when dropping children off to Breakfast Club or collecting from after-school clubs. Can we please remind you that this is not permitted to ensure the safety of our children. Thank you for your co-operation.

 

Dates for the Diary

Wednesday 23rd January – Dental Screening (Year R to Year 4)

Friday 25th January – Wolsey Theatre Visit to School – Year 3 and 4

Wednesday 30th January – Time to Talk Coffee Morning – Reception Parents/Carers

Wednesday 30th January – Choir Trip to the O2

Tuesday 5th February – Safer Internet Day

Tuesday 5th February – Year 6 SATs Information Session for Parents/Carers

Monday 18th February – Friday 22nd February – Half Term

Tuesday 26th February – Year 2 SATs Information Session for Parents/Carers

Wednesday 6th March – Parents Evening

Thursday 7th March – Parents Evening

Thursday 28th March – Phonics Information Session for Parents/Carers

Friday 5th April – Last Day of Spring Term

Monday 8th April – Monday 22nd April – Easter Holiday

Tuesday 23rd April – First Day of Summer Term

Thursday 25th – Friday 26th Half Price Book Fair

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

 

Upcoming Residential Trips

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

25th June 2019 – 28th June 2019 - Year 6 French Trip

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

 

Whitehouse Weekly Bulletin 81

Friday 11th January 2019

 

Message from Mrs Hall

It has been a super start to the New Year and I have been really impressed with the children’s behaviour and attitude to learning. A record number of children used part of the holidays to research their new enquiry topics. As a result, they have been keen to answer many questions in class and we have some excellent displays across the school. Well done, everyone. If you would like to see the wonderful work in school, do make an appointment with the office and I would be happy to show parents around the school. We are very proud of our children and school.

 

Attendance

Class with the Best Attendance – Lions (100%)

Classes with the Best Punctuality – Puffins, Owls, Rabbits, Lemurs, Tigers

Class that needs to improve their Attendance – Badgers (84.20%)

Classes that needs to improve their Punctuality – Starfish, Elephants, Giraffes, Frogs, Squirrels, Badgers and Toucans

WELL DONE TO HEDGEHOGS FOR ACHIEVING THE NON-UNIFORM DAY FOR THE BEST ATTENDANCE IN DECEMBER – 98%

 

Assemblies

The theme of our assemblies for the coming week will be: How do blind people read and write? 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.

 

Year 3/4 Wolsey Theatre Visit

We are pleased to inform you that a group from the Wolsey Theatre will be visiting Whitehouse on Friday 25th January 2019 to perform a play to Years 3 and 4, celebrating differences - ‘Based on A True Story, Part One’. This will form part of the PHSE (Personal. Social and Health Education) topic and will include a discussion, and a question and answer session on the topics raised. This play has been funded by a local company so will be at no cost to parents/carers.

 

Curriculum Maps

If you haven’t received a paper copy of the curriculum overviews for your child’s class, please visit our website for more information: https://www.whcps.org/our-enquiry-based-curriculum/

 

Year 5 – Mayan Project

Our Year 5 classes have been busy producing some wonderful homework projects for their Mayan topic. Well done for all your hard work.

 

Coming Soon - ‘Time to Talk’:

We are pleased to let you know that we will soon be introducing ‘Time to Talk.’ This will be a series of coffee mornings focused around fun ways to support your child’s speech and language needs. Keep an eye out for further information!

 

Building Works

We would like to remind you that the demolition of the school swimming pool and the removal of the mobile classrooms on the Key Stage 1 playground are scheduled to begin on Monday 21st January. We will send out changes to drop-off and pick-up arrangements once the contractors have confirmed their exact dates and times. Please note, children in Years 1 and 2 will need to bring a change of footwear from Monday 21st January to wear over lunchtime as they will be unable to use the playground for a few weeks. We appreciate your assistance in this matter.

 

Whitehouse Community Primary School – Midday Supervisors

 

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

Rate of pay: £8.50 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: Debbie Whight, Whitehouse Community Primary School, Marlow Road, Ipswich, IP1 5JN.

 

Closing Date: Monday 21st January

(Interviews: Friday 25th January)

 

Late Marks

Despite sharing information each week in the newsletter regarding classes which need to improve their punctuality, the number of late marks continues to increase. Whilst we appreciate there will always be the odd occasion where a late arrival at school may occur, a number of our children are arriving late on a regular basis. This repeated lateness to school is having an impact on their learning due to the accumulation of minutes lost and the learning of other children due to the disruptions. Can we please ask all parents/carers to ensure that children arrive to school on time and ready to learn. Please note we are continuing to monitor these late marks and they may result in a referral to the Educational Welfare Officer.

 

Absences

Can we please remind parents that if your child is absent from school it is required that you call or email the school office before 9.30am to inform the reason for the absence. Thank you for your support.

 

 

Dates for the Diary

Wednesday 23rdJanuary – Dental Screening (Year R to Year 4)

Friday 25th January – Wolsey Theatre Visit to School – Year 3/4

Wednesday 30th January – Choir Trip to the O2

Tuesday 5th February – Year 6 SATS Information Session for Parents

 

Upcoming Residential Trips

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

25th June 2019 – 28th  June 2019 - Year 6 French Trip

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

 

Whitehouse Weekly Bulletin 80

Wednesday 19th December 2018

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Message from Mrs Hall

This has been a fantastic term and I have been very proud of all the children continuing to demonstrate ‘The Whitehouse Way’ in their learning (courage, perseverance, reflection and responsibility). I do hope that you and your families have a super Christmas and a great New Year. School starts back for the children on Thursday 3rd January 2019. Thank you for your continued support.

 

Attendance

Class with the Best Attendance – Hedgehogs (98.10%) and Rabbits (98.10%)

Classes with the Best Punctuality – Puffins, Badgers and Tigers

Class that needs to improve their Attendance – Seahorses (87.20%)

Classes that needs to improve their Punctuality – Seahorses, Starfish, Elephants, Giraffes, Dragons, Frogs, Hedgehogs, Owls and Pandas

 

Nursery – Expansion of Hours

We are pleased to inform you that as from the Spring Term we will be altering our nursery provision and offering the full 30 hours free childcare entitlement. Families need to meet a certain criteria to claim this free entitlement. You can check if you are eligible at the following link: https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk. We will also be offering the extra hours to families who are not eligible for the 30 hours entitlement but would like to pay for the extra 15 hours. The charge for this will be £63.00 per week with an additional charge for lunchtime supervision. Please refer to the School Website where you can find further information: https://www.whcps.org/admissions/. If you have any further questions, please speak to Mrs Davey in the office or to Mrs Anderson, the School Business Manager.

 

Christmas Dinner

Christmas Dinner on Tuesday 18th December was a huge success. The kitchen staff managed to feed 450 children and staff during the lunch break! Well done to Year 5 and 6 who had to wait the longest for their lunch – their behaviour whilst waiting was impeccable. Well done everyone.

 

Early Years – Star of the Week Awards

The ‘Star of the Week Award’ was given to: Dolphins – Jasmine Markham.

 

Key Stage 1 – Wonderful Week Awards

The ‘Wonderful Week Awards’ were given to: Elephants – Tilleah Turner and Tyler O’Connor, Giraffes – Shamil Tashdelen and Bahand Abdulla, Lions – Ehsan Miah and Miruna Campeanu, Cobras – Alexis Barnett and Laniyha Mullan, Dragons – Ethan Bird and Maddison Green, Frogs - Kazhin Ahmed and Brooklynn Bloomfield.

 

Key Stage 2 - Wonderful Week Awards

The ‘Wonderful Week Awards’ were given to: Foxes – Riley Beales-Durham, Hedgehogs – Maja Olszewska, Connor Farman and Sofija Gabelyte, Squirrels – Sophie Mayhew and Lacey Morling, Badgers – Chimera Ruiz and Inaya Mukit, Owls – Megan Bradford and Kaizer Fox, Rabbits – Amicha-Anne Rose and Ellie-Mae Clarke, Jaguars – Sam Thurlow and Lenny King, Pandas – Maisie Keeble and Ryley Allen, Lemurs – Kaidon Mitchell and Courtney Mulligan, Tigers – Jenson Alderton-Brame, Layton Pilgrim and Leo Bird, Toucans – Catherine McGill, and Peter Aldridge.

 

Reception Celebration Assembly

Our Reception classes held a special assembly this week to celebrate all those children who have been on green, silver or gold throughout the whole half term, not once having been put on amber or red. The computer randomly chose ten children who received a prize. Well done to all those children who have been consistently making the right choices!

 

Netball News

On Monday 17th December the Year 5/6 Netball Team played a game against Sidegate Primary School, who were winners of the league last year. The girls knew they would be facing tough opposition but went into the game with a positive attitude and played some outstanding netball. After the first quarter, Sidegate managed to score two goals despite our strong defence. Our girls continued to work hard and the match ended with a score of 17-0. Well played Dea, Che, Chloe, Lauren, Rihanna, Ava and Tuhana. A special well done to Che who for the third time running was named Player of the Match

 

Year 2 Church Visit

Our Year 2 classes visited St Thomas’ Church on Monday where they were able to look around the church, listen to a Christmas Story and sing a carol. Thank you to Reverend Jutta for the invitation, the children all enjoyed it very much.

 

After-School Clubs

Please note our after-school clubs for the next half term will begin again on the week commencing 7th January 2019. Texts will be sent out at the beginning of January to confirm whether your child has a space in their preferred clubs.

 

Breakfast Clubs

Please note breakfast clubs will run as usual from Thursday 3rd January and Gym Trails will commence on Monday 7th January.

 

Whitehouse Community Primary School – Midday Supervisors

 

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

Rate of pay: £8.50 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: Debbie Whight, Whitehouse Community Primary School, Marlow Road, Ipswich, IP1 5JN.

 

Closing Date: 9:00am Monday 7th January 2019

Interviews: Friday 11th January 2019

 

Dates for the Diary

Thursday 20th December – Tuesday 1st January – Christmas Holidays

Wednesday 2nd January – PD Day (No school for children)

Thursday 3rd January – First day of Spring Term for children

Friday 4th January – Year 4 – Victorian Day

Wednesday 23rd January – Dental Screening (Year R to Year 4)

Wednesday 30th January – Choir Trip to the O2

 

Upcoming Residential Trips

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

25th June 2019 – 28th June 2019 - Year 6 French Trip

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

 

Whitehouse Weekly Bulletin 79

Friday 14th December 2018

 

Message from Mrs Hall

I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone for supporting our Christmas Fayre on Saturday. This was a great success and it was lovely to see so many families enjoying the day. Thank you for your wonderful donations – the chocolate tombola was very popular! Our PFA will be meeting again in January to organise the next fundraising activities. I hope you will be able to join us to share your ideas. All the money raised will be spent on activities and events for the children throughout the year. Thank you for your continued support.

 

Attendance

Class with the Best Attendance – Hedgehogs (99.60%)

Class with the Best Punctuality – Badgers

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

Classes that needs to improve their Punctuality – Elephants, Dragons, Frogs, Squirrels, Jaguars, Tigers and Toucans

 

Christmas Dinner

We have our Christmas Dinner day on Tuesday 18th December. Please note if you have not booked a dinner for your child, they will need to bring a packed lunch or go home for lunch. There will not be an option to have Pick and Mix on that day. Thank you for your support.

 

Last Day of Term

Please note that the last day of the Autumn Term is Wednesday 19th December. Classes will be having parties and fun activities in the afternoon but this will NOT be a toy day, so please ensure your child does not bring a toy/game into school on that day. Please note this will be a non-uniform day.

 

Breakfast Clubs

For your information Breakfast Club, Gym Trails and Read and Feed Clubs will continue until the last day of term and will begin again on Thursday 3rd January 2019.

 

After-School Clubs

A reminder that all after-school clubs have now finished for this term. A list of the free after-school clubs being offered for next half term will be sent home shortly and will begin the week beginning 7th January 2019.

 

Early Years – Star of the Week Awards

The ‘Star of the Week Award’ was given to: Dolphins – Callum Farman.

 

Key Stage 1 – Wonderful Week Awards

The ‘Wonderful Week Awards’ were given to: Elephants – Sadia Sourubi and Dougie Marjoram, Giraffes – Kyle Rogers and Connie Bailey, Lions – Oliver Roper-Harwood-West and Ozzie Bright, Cobras – Mirna Abdullah and Maja Lisowska, Dragons – Evie Pipe and Jasmin Cantarelli, Frogs - Salma Hendy and Zuzanna Zawada.

 

Key Stage 2 - Wonderful Week Awards

The ‘Wonderful Week Awards’ were given to: Foxes – Ellie Canning and Joshua Allen, Hedgehogs – Mariana Stefan and David Brasoveanu, Squirrels – Zainab Al Akraa and Andrei Ion, Badgers – Karen Da Costa and Henry Bacon, Owls – Demi Last and David Negru, Rabbits – Alan Safo and Archie Gooding, Jaguars – Miley Ferguson and Miley Burke, Pandas – Macauly Hawkins and Simona Vitkeviciute, Lemurs – William Taylor and Lexi Seggons, Tigers – Tayla Crouth and Theo Pettitt, Toucans – Chloe Carter, Peyton Harvey and Hollie Blow.

 

Late Marks

As you may have noticed in recent weeks, we have been including information about which of our classes has the best punctuality and which classes need to make some improvements. Unfortunately, despite sharing this information the number of late marks continues to increase. Last week only one class, Badgers, did not have any late marks. Whilst we appreciate, there will always be the odd occasion where a late arrival at school may occur, a number of our children are arriving late on a regular basis. This is not acceptable and is having an impact on their learning due to the amount of minutes lost in class. Can we please ask all parents/carers to ensure that children arrive to school on time and ready to learn. We thank you for your support.

 

Families Connects Course

Mrs Gotts and Mrs Moore would like to thank the families that completed the recent Families Connect Workshops. They both had great fun and enjoyed the quality time spent together with parents/carers. They look forward to working together in the future. Thank you for your ongoing support.

 

Free Online Workshops – ‘Parenting the Anxious Child’ and ‘Raising Happy Resilient Children’

Two free workshops are being offered to support parents/carers in understanding how to help children develop essential building blocks, to being able to cope with the ups and downs of life. Both online workshops are evidence based and presented by health professionals from the Suffolk Wellbeing Service.

 

‘Parenting the Anxious Child’ will help parents/carers understand what anxiety is and how to recognise it in children. It will provide help with practical, hands on strategies as well as reflective work. This will run on either the third or fourth Tuesday of every month from 10.00am to 11.30am.

 

‘Raising Happy Resilient Children’ provides help on how to raise happy, confident children and support them in developing coping strategies to maintain healthy relationships, survive hardship, problem solve and talk about their feelings. This will run the last Wednesday of every month from 10.00am to 11.00am. Both webinars are live and interactive for 1 hour, giving the opportunity to ask questions throughout. More information is available at the following link: https://www.wellbeingnands.co.uk/suffolk/get-support/courses/.

 

Christmas Plays

Well done to all of our children for providing us with such wonderful performances in their plays. All of the Nativity plays were fantastic with lots of beautiful singing. Also, thank you to our parents, carers and families who came along to support us and provided the children with great costumes.

 

Christmas Fair

Thank you to all those who came along to support the Christmas Fair. It was a wonderful success and raised a massive £1,500! A big thank you to everyone for supporting us and to the members of the Parents and Friends Association (PFA) for all their hard work! The PFA have decided to use some of the money raised to provide food for the class Christmas parties at the end of term.

 

Nursery – Expansion of Hours

We are pleased to inform you that as from the Spring Term we will be altering our nursery provision and offering the full 30 hours free childcare entitlement. Families need to meet a certain criteria to claim this free entitlement. You can check if are eligible at the following link: https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk. We will also be offering the extra hours to families who are not eligible for the 30 hours entitlement but would like to pay for the extra 15 hours. The charge for this will be £63.00 per week with an additional charge for lunchtime supervision. Please refer to the School Website where you can find further information: https://www.whcps.org/admissions/. If you have any further questions, please speak to Mrs Rachel Davey in the office or to Mrs Cath Anderson, the School Business Manager.

 

Under 11 Sports hall Athletics

Twenty-four of our Year 5 and 6 pupils took part in the School Games Under 11 Sports Hall Athletics competition, held at Westbourne Academy on Thursday. The event consisted of eighteen adapted indoor track and field events in which the pupils competed against ten other schools. With so many pupils, competing in the same space, the atmosphere was very exciting and extremely loud as each school cheered their teams from the sidelines! Both the girls’ and boys’ teams performed superbly throughout the events, particularly on the track where both teams won a number of their races. Mr Jordan and Miss Salmon were immensely proud of their efforts and the competitiveness shown by the entire team. As a result, the team finished in an impressive 4th place, just 30 points behind the team in 3rd place. Well done to everyone who took part!

 

Year 5 and 6 Boys Football

This week saw the Boys Football Team travel to Gusford Primary School in search of their first league win of the season. The boys started the first half with some solid defence work. With some very good spells of football, and some excellent link-up play of their own, the boys put pressure on the Gusford team. Despite going a goal behind from a well worked cross, the boys showed real perseverance. The hard work paid off with a very well taken goal from Callum McWilliams just before half time. The second half was played at the same high tempo as the first and another goal from Gusford was equalled by a very classy goal from Alonso Hall. Excellent link up play between Kian Wright and Preston Bennett allowed the team to enjoy large spells of possession throughout the second half. Kian went close to putting Whitehouse ahead with a fantastic long-range free kick, which forced a good save from the Gusford goalkeeper. Despite the boys’ fantastic teamwork and hard work, and with the light quickly fading, they were unlucky to concede two goals late on in the match, eventually losing the game 4-2. After the game, the opposition’s teacher commended the boys on their performance.

 

PE Kit

Please note that despite regular reminders there are still a number of children who are not wearing the correct PE kit. To confirm, the children should be wearing a red Whitehouse logo PE T-shirt and black shorts. During the colder weather, black tracksuit bottoms and a black sweatshirt can be worn. Children are also expected to wear the correct footwear, either plimsolls (EYFS / KS1 only) or trainers. Teachers will be monitoring this carefully in the Spring Term and following up with parents/carers where the correct uniform is consistently not being worn.

 

Dates for the Diary

Tuesday 18th December – Christmas Dinner Day

Tuesday 18th December – Choir Visit to Mayo Court

Tuesday 18th December – Reception Church Visit – St Thomas’ Church

Tuesday 18th December – Year 2 Church Visit – St Thomas’ Church

Tuesday 18th December – Year 4 Christingle Service – St Thomas’ Church

Wednesday 19th December – Non-Uniform Day

Wednesday 19th December – Last day of Autumn Term

Thursday 20th December – Tuesday 1st January – Christmas Holidays

Wednesday 2nd January – PD Day (No school for children)

Thursday 3rd January – First day of Spring Term for children

Wednesday 30th January – Choir Trip to the O2

 

Upcoming Residential Trips

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

25th June 2019 – 28th June 2019 - Year 6 French Trip

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

Whitehouse Weekly Bulletin 78

Friday 7th December 2018

 

Message from Mrs Hall

I do hope that you will be able to join us for our Christmas Fayre on Saturday 8th December at 11.30 am. There will be many exciting stalls to visit and the children have made a plethora of crafts to sell. We have been overwhelmed by the wonderful raffle donations that we have received from local businesses. In addition, thank you for all the wonderful chocolate treats that were sent in on Friday – this was really appreciated. I know the children were pleased to have a non-uniform day. Thank you for your continued support.

 

Attendance

Class with the Best Attendance – Hedgehogs (97.80%)

Class with the Best Punctuality – Giraffes, Cobras, Lemurs and Pandas

Class that needs to improve their Attendance – Puffins (88.30%)

Classes that needs to improve their Punctuality – Seahorses, Starfish, Frogs, Rabbits, Jaguars, Tigers and Toucans

 

WELL DONE TO LIONS AND TIGERS FOR ACHIEVING THE NON-UNIFORM DAY FOR THE BEST ATTENDANCE IN NOVEMBER

 

Assemblies

The theme of our assemblies for the coming week will be: Why would a family decide to leave their country for good? 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.

 

 

KS1 Nativity

Extra tickets for the KS1 Nativity can now be purchased from the school office at the cost of £1.00 per ticket. There is currently availability for all three performances: 9.30am, 11.15am and 2.00pm and will be sold on a first come, first served basis.

 

Book Donations

We would like to say a big thank you to Mr Hindle (Grandfather of Ashton Bullard who was a leaver last year) for buying books from local charity shops to donate to our school. He also provided some chess sets to our Chess Club. Thank you to everyone who has given us books, we really do appreciate them. All donations are very welcome!

 

Early Years – Star of the Week Awards

The ‘Star of the Week Awards’ were given to: Puffins – Archie Wing and Dishranth Sivarajan, Seahorses – Hasti Aziz and Ruari Canning, Starfish – Tilly Cant and Isla Pipe.

 

Lost Property

We are working hard to lessen the amount of lost property in school, so a couple of times a week a trolley of lost property items will be put onto the Astroturf (KS2 area) after school. Please have a look through if your child is missing something. Any unclaimed items at the end of each term will be donated to charity. We would also ask that parents/carers remember to label each item of clothing to assist us in reuniting items with their owners.

 

Safeguarding Update

You may have heard your children talk about ‘The Pants Rule’. This is taken from the NSPCC website, so ‘Talk Pants and Stay Safe like Pantosaurus!’

 

 

Below are a few contact numbers you may find useful:

 

Customer First: 0808 800 4005. Use this if you are worried that a child is being hurt or going to be hurt, or have any other concerns about a child’s welfare.

Suffolk Children and Young People’s Emotional Wellbeing Hub. This is available for information, advice and support for anyone who is concerned about the emotional wellbeing and mental health of a child or young person aged between 0-25 years of age. y can be contacted on 0345 600 2090 and are available Monday to Friday from 8.00am to 7.30pm.

Suffolk Safeguarding Children’s Board: They can provide advice, information and guidance. They can be contacted on 08456 066067 or on www.suffolkscb.org.uk

Please remember, if you have any concerns regarding the welfare or safety of a child and are not sure what to do, please come in to school and speak to a member of our Safeguarding Team: Mr Williams is the designated safeguarding lead and the rest of the team are: Mrs Hall, Mrs Porter, Miss Siddall, Mrs Darke, Miss Brinkley or Mrs Gotts, who will be able to advise you.

 

School Car Park

Can we remind you that the school car park is NOT to be used by parents / carers (unless accessing a disabled parking space, with a valid badge). A number of our children use the car park to access Breakfast Club and leaving After School Clubs and their safety is our utmost priority. We thank you for your support

 

New Healthy Lifestyle Club

Starting in the Spring Term, we will be collaborating with OneLife Suffolk to provide pupils with a brand new and exciting club! This fun and interactive club will allow pupils, and parents, the opportunity to understand how to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. Pupils will be involved in exploring topics such as healthy eating, how to become more active, what is in my drink? and the importance of breakfast. Pupils will explore these topics in a practical and interactive way, from fruit and vegetable tasting, to making their own healthy snack; the pupils will learn the importance of making the right lifestyle choices. Further details will be available in due course. This club will initially be offered to Year 3 for the first half of the Spring Term.

 

Behaviour on School Site

Unfortunately, we have had a couple of instances recently where parents / carers have been involved in unacceptable behaviour on the school site, including swearing and shouting at other adults. This has been witnessed by some of our children and will not be tolerated. If any adult is seen to be displaying this type of behaviour, they will be banned from the school site. We appreciate your support in this.

 

Scooters/Bikes

Whilst we welcome our children coming to school on their bikes and scooters, can we please remind you that they must not be ridden on the school site, including on the pathways near the Flying Horse Pub and the lane running past Nursery. This is to ensure the safety of everyone on the school site.

 

Christmas Fayre

Saturday 8th December - 11.30am to 2.30pm

 

We hope you will be joining us on Saturday for our Christmas Fayre.

Times to see Father Christmas are limited, so please come early if you would like to see him, to avoid disappointment.

 

Dates for the Diary

Saturday 8th December – Christmas Fayre – 11.30am – 2.30pm

Tuesday 11th December – Year 3 Open Afternoon – 2.50pm to 3.10pm

Wednesday 12th December – Reception Nativity – 9.30am / 2.00pm

Thursday 13th December – KS1 Nativity – 9.30am / 11.15am / 2.00pm

Friday 14th December – Christmas Jumper Day for Gee Whizz and PFA

Friday 14th December – Nursery Nativity – 10.45am

Tuesday 18th December – Christmas Dinner Day

Tuesday 18th December – Choir Visit to Mayo Court

Tuesday 18th December – Year 4 Christingle Service – St Thomas’ Church

Wednesday 19th December – Last day of Autumn Term

Thursday 20th December – Tuesday 1st January – Christmas Holidays

Wednesday 2nd January – PD Day (No school for children)

Thursday 3rd January – First day of Spring Term for children

Wednesday 30th January – Choir Trip to the O2

 

Upcoming Residential Trips

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

25th June 2019 – 28th June 2019 - Year 6 French Trip

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

Whitehouse Weekly Bulletin 77

Friday 30th November 2018

 

Message from Mrs Hall

Our ‘Healthy Body and Mind Day’ was a huge success on Wednesday. The children were involved in a plethora of activities including: mindfulness, colouring, yoga, healthy eating workshops, walking a mile, sports activities, meeting visitors from OneLife Suffolk to learn about sugar, and much, much more. Overall, the children learnt about the importance of looking after themselves and how to develop resilience for modern life. One child said:It has been a very different day at school today. I have enjoyed the various sessions. They have helped me to think about myself." Thank you to the school community for providing so many wonderful workshops.

 

Attendance

Class with the Best Attendance – Lions (97.30%)

Class with the Best Punctuality – Lemurs (no late marks)

Class that needs to improve their Attendance – Giraffes (87.90%)

Classes that needs to improve their Punctuality – Starfish, Elephants, Giraffes, Lions, Cobras, Dragons, Frogs, Pandas and Tigers.

 

Assemblies

The theme of our assemblies for the coming week will be: How and why do Jewish people celebrate Hanukkah? 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.

 

Book Fair

Thank you to everyone who supported our recent Book Fair. We sold £588.20 worth of books, which gives us £292.92 of rewards to spend on new books for the school. As we have had such good sales, Travelling Books have offered us a half price book sale, which we hope to hold during the Spring Term. Watch this space for more details!

 

KS1 Nativity

Our Year 1 and Year 2 children have been working hard to prepare for their Christmas production ‘A Miracle in Town’. There will be three performances on Thursday 13th December at 9.30am, 11.15am and 2.00pm. Tickets are limited to 2 for each child. Please return the reply slip which has been sent home confirming which performance you would like to attend. These will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. If after Thursday 6th December there are any remaining tickets, these can be purchased at £1.00 each from the school office.

 

Early Years – Star of the Week Awards

The ‘Star of the Week Awards’ were given to: Puffins – Elyana Latif and Evelyn Lawrance, Seahorses – Carter Corcoran and Jekabs Horns, Starfish – Kian Slinn and Oscar Curtis-Harvey.

 

Key Stage 1 – Wonderful Week Awards

The ‘Wonderful Week Awards’ were given to: Elephants – Jacob Halls and Julia Widurska, Giraffes – Jayden Pooley and Harley Frostick, Lions – Bana Sediq and Tawhid Ahmed, Cobras – George Fry and Lilli Crane, Dragons – Junia Sen and Katie-Ann Garner-Bull, Frogs – Theo Skinner and Susan Sourubi.

 

Key Stage 2 - Wonderful Week Awards

The ‘Wonderful Week Awards’ were given to: Foxes - Caleb Town and Emily Kniffel, Hedgehogs – Tayfun Poulton and Charlie Keeble, Squirrels – Derin Watchman and Melissa Greenstreet, Badgers – Harrison Miller-Newstead, James Hasnip and Brooke Fairweather, Owls – Samuel Shaw and Chloe McGurk, Rabbits – Frankie Clarke and Chloe Murrell, Jaguars – Aidan Edwards and Darcy Cleaver, Pandas – Tommy Davies and Summer Noe, Lemurs – Dennis McGunnagle, Tigers – Christopher Loveday and Cameron Weedon, Toucans – Jaime Gooding and Callum McWilliams.

 

Books for School Campaign

Thank you for all your support in collecting tokens. Please note that on the following days there will be an extra 10 tokens, so please keep an eye out for them!

Saturday 1st December – EADT Only

Saturday 8th December – EADT Only

 

Lost Property

We have a large amount of lost property in school, including a number of red sweatshirts and coats. If you think your child may be missing an item of clothing, please speak to a member of the office team who can assist you in looking at the items we have. Anything that has not been claimed by the end of this term will be donated to charity.

 

Under 11 Dodgeball Festival

Following the recent efforts of our Year 3/4 Dodgeball Team, last Thursday saw the turn of the Year 5/6 team. Six of our pupils attended the School Games U11 Dodgeball Festival, which took place at Inspire Suffolk. The festival was delivered in the same way as the previous U9 festival, with ten teams competing against each other across nine rounds of games in a round robin format. The team quickly got into the swing of things, showing excellent teamwork and tactics to try and outwit their opponents. Everyone showed fantastic work throughout each of the high energy and fast paced matches. As a result, the team managed to win 4, draw 1 and lose 3 of their games. In addition, at the end of the festival the team were awarded with the ‘fair play’ award. This is awarded to teams that show the true spirit of the School Games ethos of teamwork, sportsmanship, fair play and above all having fun! Mr Jordan and Miss Horne are extremely proud of the team’s efforts. Well done!

 

After School Clubs

Please note that the last week for all our after school clubs will be the week commencing 10th December 2018. There will not be any after school clubs in the last week of term. Keep an eye out for the new timetable of after school clubs we will offering for the spring term. Clubs will run for a half term at a time.

 

New Healthy Lifestyle Club

Starting in the Spring Term, we will be collaborating with OneLife Suffolk to provide pupils with a brand new and exciting club! This fun and interactive club will allow pupils, and parents, the opportunity to understand how to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. Pupils will be involved in exploring topics such as healthy eating, how to become more active, what is in my drink? and the importance of breakfast. Pupils will explore these topics in a practical and interactive way, from fruit and vegetable tasting, to making their own healthy snack, the pupils will learn the importance of making the right lifestyle choices. Further details will be available in due course.

 

PE Kit Reminder

Unfortunately, there are still a number of children who are not wearing the correct PE kit, or do not have a PE kit in school for their lessons. A polite reminder to all parents that the PE kit consists of the red Whitehouse logo PE T-shirt and black shorts. During colder weather, black tracksuit bottoms and a black sweatshirt can be worn. Children are also expected to wear the correct footwear, either plimsolls (EYFS / KS1 only) or trainers. We suggest PE kits are brought into school in a bag and left on your child’s peg so they are available when needed. Thank you in advance for your continued support in this matter.

 

Parental Survey

Thank you to all of our parents / carers who took part in our online survey. The lucky winners of the Prize Draw were selected in our assembly last Monday by members of the School Parliament and Prefects. Well done to Mr Farman, Mrs Brooks, Mrs Begum, Mr Ahmad and Ms Jones for each winning a £5 Asda voucher.

 

Christmas Crafts – St Thomas’ Church

St Thomas’ Church, on Bramford Lane, are holding a craft morning for any local children and their families who would like to come along. It is being held on Saturday 1st December, from 10.30am – 12.00pm. Activities include Christmas Cards, Tree Decorations, Stained Glass Window Stars, and Decorating Biscuits. Children must be accompanied by an adult and there will be a small charge of £1.00 for the first two children in the family, to help cover the cost. Leaflets with more information and a reply slip can be collected from the school reception area or from the church.

 

Christmas Fayre

Saturday 8th December - 11.30am to 2.30pm

 

We hope you will be able to join us for our exciting Christmas Fayre, where there will be lots of fun stalls and games to play. There will also be a chance to sign up for a slot to see Father Christmas! If you would like to donate a raffle prize, please pass this to the School Office. We look forward to seeing you!

 

Toast Squad

This week, the TOAST squad have been investigating the positives and negatives of screen time. One area that we identified as a concern is how many children were not monitored when they are online. Please be vigilant when your children are accessing the internet through games, tablets and computers.

 

Dates for the Diary

Saturday 1st December – Ipswich County Music Service Open Morning (9.00am – 12.00pm)

Saturday 8th December – Christmas Fair – 11.30am – 2.30pm

Tuesday 11th December – Year 3 Open Afternoon – 2.50pm to 3.10pm

Wednesday 12th December – Reception Nativity – 9.30am / 2.00pm

Thursday 13th December – KS1 Nativity – 9.30am / 11.15am / 2.00pm

Friday 14th December – Christmas Jumper Day for Gee Whizz and PFA

Tuesday 18th December – Christmas Dinner Day

Tuesday 18th December – Choir Visit to Mayo Court

Tuesday 18th December – Year 4 Christingle Service – St Thomas’ Church

Wednesday 19th December – Last day of Autumn Term

Thursday 20th December – Tuesday 1st January – Christmas Holidays

Wednesday 2nd January – PD Day (No school for children)

Thursday 3rd January – First day of Spring Term for children

Wednesday 30th January – Choir Trip to the O2

Whitehouse Weekly Bulletin 76

Friday 23rd November 2018

 

Message from Mrs Hall

The children have been working brilliantly this week and it has been great to see the progress they have made. Many of our recent visitors to the school have commented on the quality of the children’s writing. At Whitehouse, we have high expectations of what the children can achieve, please encourage them to try their best and always follow ‘The Whitehouse Way’ in order to reach their full potential. Thank you for your continued support.

 

Attendance

Class with the Best Attendance – Lions (99.50%)

Classes with the Best Punctuality – Badgers, Jaguars, Lemurs, Tigers and Toucans

Class that needs to improve their Attendance – Squirrels (85.70%)

Classes that needs to improve their Punctuality – Elephants, Frogs, Hedgehogs, Owls, Rabbits and Pandas

 

Assemblies

The theme of our assemblies for the coming week will be: How can I eat more healthily? 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.

 

Musical.ly App – New Name

The social network app Musical.ly has often given adults cause for concern, because of the way that children use it to generate and share their own short videos and lip sync to popular audio clips. We wanted to alert you that the app now has a new name ‘TikTok’, some new features and now includes live streaming. Although the app has an age-limit of 13 years old, in practice, there will be younger children using it, and the content may not be suitable. Priorities on TikTok are automatically set to public, so that any content you post can be seen by anyone within the app. There is also a restricted mode, which can help to filter out inappropriate content and prevent the user from being able to start their own live streams. You can find out more information on the following link: https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/blog/what-tiktok-looking-latest-lip-syncing-app

 

Charity Day

Thank you for your support to our Charity Day, we were pleased to be able to donate £245.93 to each of our good causes, BBC Children in Need and Diabetes UK.

 

Early Years – Star of the Week Awards

The ‘Star of the Week Awards’ were given to: Dolphins – Samuel Bradley, Puffins – Lola Richards and Sara Ciupitu, Seahorses – Arthur Clennell and Melana Gabelyte, Starfish – Ayden Cook and Remi Tuwizana.

 

Key Stage 1 – Wonderful Week Awards

The ‘Wonderful Week Awards’ were given to: Elephants – Nicolette Banevic-Cerliuk and Ethan Newman-Kay, Giraffes – Liyoh Rosher and Rebecca Lowe, Lions – Sophia Allaton and Ethan Hanley, Cobras – Mossawer Azizi and Chiara Gajdos, Dragons – Martins Drikans and Evie Pipe, Frogs – Sophia Carvalho and Arisha Ali.

 

Key Stage 2 - Wonderful Week Awards

The ‘Wonderful Week Awards’ were given to: Jaguars – Lenny King and Brooke Taylor-Scripps, Pandas – Majus Sabaciauskas and Amarni Russell, Lemurs – Logan Brooks and Benjamin Aldridge, Tigers – Rihanna Da Costa and Dea Ahmad, Toucans – Augustas Paukstis and Rhys Clarke.

 

Healthy Body and Mind Day – Wednesday 28th November

We are very excited for our upcoming Healthy Body and Mind Day on Wednesday. The children will be taking part in a range of physical activities during the day so can we please ask all children to come to school in their PE kit. Due to the weather, we would suggest this is their winter kit, which consists of their PE shirt, warm black jogging trousers and a black sweatshirt.

 

Free Karate Taster Session

We still have a few spaces available for the Year 2-Year 6 free Karate taster session, which is due to take place on Wednesday 28th November from 3.30pm – 4.30pm. Letters with further details and a reply slip can be found at the following link: https://www.whcps.org/13-11-2018-y2-to-y6-free-karate-club-taster-sessio/. Alternatively, please ask for a letter at the School Office.

 

Change to Key Stage 2 Lunchtime

Please note we now have over 580 children in school and so we will be making some slight changes in the lunchtime arrangements. Key Stage 2 children will be going outside to play first and then eat their lunch from 12.25pm. Please ensure the children have a healthy snack to eat at break time.

 

Year 3 Museum Trip

Our Year 3 classes had a wonderful visit to Ipswich Museum last week as part of their learning about the Stone Age. They were very well behaved and a credit to the school. Well done Year 3.

 

PE Kit Reminder

Unfortunately, there are still a number of children who are not wearing the correct PE kit, or don’t have a PE kit in school for their lessons. A polite reminder to all parents that the PE kit consists of the red Whitehouse logo PE T-shirt and black shorts. During colder weather, black tracksuit bottoms and a black sweatshirt can be worn. Children are also expected to wear the correct footwear, either plimsolls (EYFS / KS1 only) or trainers. We suggest PE kits are brought into school in a bag and left on your child’s peg so they are available when needed. Thank you in advance for your continued support in this matter.

 

Under 9’s Dodgeball Festival

Last Thursday six pupils from Year 3 and 4 attended the School Games U9 Dodgeball Festival, which took place at Inspire Suffolk. The festival provides the opportunity to play against each of the teams at the event in a round robin format, without the emphasis of an overall winner. The festival was well run and very much enjoyed by all. The pupils showed fantastic teamwork and effort, along with some excellent dodgeball skills and tactics during each of the games. As a result, the team managed to win 4, draw 1 and lose 3 of their games. Excellent effort by all the team. Well done!

 

Year 5 and 6 Boys Football

This was the second league match in as many weeks for our Year 5/6 Boys Football Team and we were against tough opposition again as we hosted last year’s league winners, Sidegate Primary School. As expected, Sidegate enjoyed large spells of possession throughout the game, however our team showed good defensive work to break down the Sidegate attacks. Despite their best efforts, and after some good passages of play of their own, the boys found themselves 2-0 down at half time. Undeterred the boys started the second half on the front foot. Their positivity and increased confidence created two very good attempts on goal from both Edi Tahiri and Preston Bennett. As the light began to fade, Sidegate finished the game the stronger of the two teams and scored several times to finish the game 7-0 winners. Despite being behind throughout the game, the boys never gave up and continued to play right up to the final whistle. We wish the boys the best of luck in their next league match.

 

Year 5 and 6 Netball

On Tuesday 13th November the Year 5/6 Netball Team had their first Girls League game of the season, and off to Springfield Juniors they went! The girls started the game with a very positive, determined attitude and their passing was impressive. In the 3rd quarter, Springfield managed to slip through our strong defence and score the first goal of the match. As we went into the final quarter, the girls hard work started to pay off when Dea Ahmad scored our first goal making it 1-1. This gave the girls a huge boost and Ms Salmon said they were showing the skills and standard of play usually seen in a High School team. Dea then went on to score a further 3 outstanding goals for Whitehouse, making our first league match a very successful one with a 4-1 win! Ms Salmon was extremely proud of the girls’ determination and standard of play. Well played to the whole team: Dea Ahmad, Hope Brooks, Julia Pawlik, Gracie Regina-Adams, Tuhana Mutlu, Che Ruiz, Lauren Garnham and Liliana Segieniewicz. A special mention to Che who received Player of the Match.

 

Lost Property

Please note we again have an ever-growing amount of lost property. On Tuesday 27th November, all the lost property we have will be available in the Reception area near the School Office straight after school, so that parents/carers can have a look for any missing items. Can we also take this opportunity to remind you of the importance of ensuring all items of uniform are named, so any misplaced items can be returned directly to your children.

 

Books For School Campaign

Thank you for all your support in collecting tokens. Please note that on the following days there will be an extra 10 tokens, so please keep an eye out for them!

Tuesday 27th November – Ipswich Star / EADT

Wednesday 28th November – Ipswich Star / EADT

Saturday 1st  December – EADT Only

Saturday 8th December – EADT Only

 

Christmas Crafts – St Thomas’ Church

St Thomas’ Church, on Bramford Lane, are holding a craft morning for any local children and their families who would like to come along. It is being held on Saturday 1st December, from 10.30am – 12.00pm. Activities include Christmas Cards, Tree Decorations, Stained Glass Window Stars, and Decorating Biscuits. Children must be accompanied by an adult and there will be a small charge of £1.00 for the first two children in the family to help cover the cost. Leaflets with more information and a reply slip can be collected from the school reception area or from the church.

 

Christmas Fair

Saturday 8th December - 11.30am to 2.30pm

 

Please note we will be holding a non-uniform day on Friday 30th November. Rather than a cash donation, we ask parents/carers to kindly donate a chocolate item that will be used in a ‘Chocolate Tombola’ at our Christmas Fair. Thank you for your support.

 

We are also looking for raffle prizes. If you are connected to a local company who might be able to assist by providing a prize, we would be happy to provide a letter from the School PFA.

 

Dates for the Diary

Tuesday 27th November – Lost Property at School Reception – 3.10pm

Wednesday 28th November - Healthy Body and Mind Day

Wednesday 28th November – Karate Taster Session (places will be allocated) – 3.30pm – 4.30pm

Friday 30th November – Non-Uniform Day (Donation – Chocolate item for Tombola)

Saturday 1st December – Ipswich County Music Service Open Morning (9.00am – 12.00pm)

Thursday 6th December – Nursery Nativity - 10.45am

Saturday 8th December – Christmas Fair – 11.30am – 2.30pm

Tuesday 11th December – Year 3 Open Afternoon – 2.50pm to 3.10pm

Wednesday 12th December – Reception Nativity – 9.30am / 2.00pm

Thursday 13th December – KS1 Nativity – 9.30am / 11.15am / 2.00pm

Friday 14th December – Christmas Jumper Day for Gee Whizz and PFA

Tuesday 18th December – Christmas Dinner Day

Wednesday 19th December – Last day of Autumn Term

Thursday 20th December – Tuesday 1st January – Christmas Holidays

Wednesday 2nd January – PD Day (No school for children)

Thursday 3rd January – First day of Spring Term for children

Whitehouse Weekly Bulletin 75

Friday 16th November 2018

 

Message from Mrs Hall

It was lovely to see so many parents in school this week at Parents’ Evening and during our reading sessions. It has been great to hear the positive comments about our school – thank you. There is a plethora of information about our school on our vibrant website: www.whcps.org. Also, we have a school twitter page: WhcpsHT@Whcps_Ipswich where photographs are uploaded weekly. So far we have 91 followers but would like to have many more!

 

Attendance

Class with the Best Attendance – Tigers (98%)

Classes with the Best Punctuality – Foxes, Jaguars, Lemurs and Tigers

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

Classes that needs to improve their Punctuality – Elephants and Pandas

 

Assemblies

The theme of our assemblies for the coming week will be: What do I need to do to stay safe around dogs? 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.

 

Reading with Parents/Carers

A reminder to all parents/carers of children in Year 6 that you are invited to come into school to read with your children on Monday 19th November. This will take place straight after dropping the children off in the morning and will be for approximately 20 minutes. We hope as many of you as possible will be able to come along. Please go straight into class from the KS2 playground when the school bell goes. Thank you to all those who participated this week, and stayed to read with their children in Years 1-5. We hope you all enjoyed it!

 

Ipswich County Music Service – Open Morning

On Saturday 1st December the Ipswich County Music Service are holding an open morning at Northgate Arts Centre, Sidegate Lane West, Ipswich, IP4 3DF. They would like to invite all children aged 7-11 and their families to join them for a lively morning of music! If you are interested, please pop along anytime between 9.00am to 12.00pm to see what their music school has to offer. More information is available on their website, which you can find at the following link: https://www.suffolkmusichub.co.uk/events/2018/december/icms-open-morning.

 

Early Years – Star of the Week Awards

The ‘Star of the Week Awards’ were given to: Dolphins – Josh Bonwick, Puffins – Ivy Woodward and Taylor Mullan, Seahorses – Jay Bultitude and Frankie Ryan, Starfish – Scarlett Hickey and Lacey Lovitt.

 

Key Stage 1 – Wonderful Week Awards

The ‘Wonderful Week Awards’ were given to: Elephants – Tilleah Turner and Henry Andrews, Giraffes – Max McWilliams and Rafael Rosinha, Lions – Kezia Cullum and Maddison Jessup, Cobras – Aurora Thorpe and Robert Gaunt, Dragons – Tate Largent and Andra Stockunaite, Frogs – Anna-Maria Calin and Max Newman.

 

Key Stage 2 - Wonderful Week Awards

The ‘Wonderful Week Awards’ were given to: Foxes – Isobel Giles and Matty Kuczynski, Hedgehogs – Theo Lopez and Bahez Saeed, Squirrels – Erin Chisnall and Mathew Aldridge, Badgers – Filip Neacsu and Hermione Lovitt, Owls – Caden Harrison and Riyah Ali, Rabbits – Theo Mason and Dominik Torbus, Jaguars – Angel Marriott and Reggie Carter, Pandas – Harrison Dighton and Niha Ahmed, Lemurs – Tahlia Huggins and Aziz Azizi, Toucans – Sophie Bailey and Hollie Blow.

 

EYFS – Recycling Art Project

This week our Reception classes have been taking part in an art project making 90 polar bears and penguins using re-used and recycled materials. They are going to be hung in two fabulous displays at The Apex in Bury St Edmunds and at the Town Hall Café in Ipswich over the Christmas period, where they will be seen by thousands of visitors. You can go along and view them in the Town Hall from the 29th November. This has been a great opportunity to learn about the importance of reusing materials that often get thrown away and is helping to raise awareness about plastic pollution, littering and the damage it can cause to the environment.

 

Year 5/6 Football

After a successful start to the season in the cup, it was time for the Year 5 and 6 Football Team to turn their attention to the league games. The opening game saw the boys host Britannia Primary School, arguably one of the strongest teams in the league. As predicted, Britannia started quickly, which led to an early first half goal. However, the boys were not deterred and showed some excellent teamwork to set up a number of goal attempts. Britannia scored again just before half time, making it 2-0. The boys started the second half well and their persistence paid off with a well taken goal by Kyle Osman. With an increase in confidence the boys piled on the pressure and went close to equalising on numerous occasions. Britannia caught the boys on the counter attack, adding 3 more goals to their tally and eventually winning the game 5-1. Mr Jordan and Miss Horne were extremely proud of the boys’ determination to continue to work hard as a team right up to the final whistle. A very gritty performance!

 

Year 6 Museum Trip

Our Year 6 children had a wonderful experience at Ipswich Museum this week, where they participated in a range of activities based around World War 2. They enjoyed building an air raid shelter, sending Morse Code messages, learning about rationing and the role of an Air Raid Warden. In addition, the children learnt about using pieces of hessian and felt to make a rug as part of the ‘Make Do and Mend’ activity.

 

Parent/Carer Survey

Thank you to all the parents/carers who have filled in our online questionnaire during Parents’ Evenings. We would like to have as much feedback as possible and encourage those of you who have not already done so to express your views by visiting the link below.

 

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ParentalSurvey2018.

 

Don’t forget to let the School Office Team know you have taken part so that your name can be entered into our draw. You might be one of the 5 lucky winners to get a £5 ASDA voucher.

 

Books For School Campaign

Thank you for all your support in collecting tokens. Please note the following days there will be an extra 10 tokens so please keep an eye out for them!

Tuesday 27th November – Ipswich Star / EADT

Wednesday 28th November – Ipswich Star / EADT

Saturday 1st December – EADT Only

Saturday 8th December – EADT Only

 

Healthy Body and Mind Day – Wednesday 28th November

Plans for our Healthy Body and Mind Day are well under way. The schedule has been finalised and children will attend five sessions in the course of the day which will provide information and advice on how to maximise health and happiness in their lives. Thank you to staff and guests for providing a wide range of workshops which will enhance the pupils understanding of mental and physical wellbeing. In the course of the day, the children will try a range of activities including walking a mile, learning about healthy foods, practising mindfulness through yoga and meditation, learning how to develop better relationships, as well as caring for animals and the environment. A big thank you to the following guests and organisations for sponsoring the day: Katie from OneLife Suffolk, Adele from the School Nursing Team, Reverend Jutta from St Thomas’ Church, Adrian from The Black Tiles Restaurant in Martlesham, Mick from Hollies Shotokan Karate Club and not to forget our furry friends, Ava from the Dogs for the Blind Organisation and Alfie from the Pets as Therapy Charity.

 

Free Shotokan Karate Taster Session

As part of our Healthy Body and Mind Day, Mick from Hollies Shotokan Karate Club has kindly agreed to offer a free karate taster session to a maximum of 25 Year 2 to Year 6 children from 3.30pm to 4.30pm on Wednesday 28th November. If you would like to register your child, please download the letter from our website https://www.whcps.org/whole-school-1 and hand in the reply slip to the School Office by Tuesday 20th November at the latest. You can also collect a copy from the office. If the number of applications exceeds the number of available places, selection will be made at random.

 

Dogs in School – Revised School Policy

Whitehouse, we are aware of the research that has been done regarding the benefits of having pets visiting schools in terms of teaching children about responsibility, patience, compassion and socialisation. With this in mind, we have reviewed our policies to enable pets which have been vetted by recognised organisations such as Dogs for the Blind and Pets as Therapy to be regular visitors to the school. This includes putting in place a robust Risk Assessment in anticipation of Ava and Alfie’s visit on 28th November. This will entail every child in the school being briefed in Assembly or through their Class Teacher on how to be safe around dogs using the information provided by the Dogs Trust. These can be viewed at www.dogstrust.co.uk (select Factsheets and Downloads, and look at the ‘Staying Safe Around Dogs’ document). If your child is allergic to, or wary of, dogs, please make the School Office aware of this so that an appropriate plan of action can be put into place. Thank you for your assistance.

 

Christmas Fair

Saturday 8th December - 11.30am to 2.30pm

If any parent/carer would be interested in having a stall at the fair, please speak to a member of the Office Team who will be able to give you the relevant information. Also, if you are involved with any local business who would be willing to donate a raffle prize, please let the Office Team know.

 

Please note we will be holding a non-uniform day on Friday 30th November. Rather than a cash donation, we ask parents/carers to kindly donate a chocolate item that will be used in a ‘Chocolate Tombola’ at our Christmas Fair. Thank you for your support.

 

The Importance of Reading

Thank for your continued support with your children's reading. At Whitehouse we want to do as much as possible to support your children in becoming confident, competent readers. Daily practise, both in school and at home, will help your child to become a good reader. This will help your child make good progress in all areas of the curriculum, not just in their reading.

 

Year 3 Open Afternoon

Please note Year 3 will be holding their Open Afternoon on Tuesday 11th December to which all parents / carers are invited. It will take place from 2.50pm to 3.10pm and will include a homework celebration and an exhibition of woolly mammoths and Stone Age artefacts.

 

Dates for the Diary

Monday 19th November – Parent/Child Reading – Year 6

Wednesday 28th November - Healthy Body and Mind Day

Wednesday 28th November – Karate Taster Session (places will be allocated)

Friday 30th November – Non-Uniform Day (Donation – Chocolate item for Tombola)

Saturday 1st December – Ipswich County Music Service Open Morning (9.00am – 12.00pm)

Thursday 6th December – Nursery Nativity - 10.45am

Saturday 8th December – Christmas Fair – 11.30am – 2.30pm

Tuesday 11th December – Year 3 Open Afternoon – 2.50pm to 3.10pm

Wednesday 12th December – Reception Nativity – 9.30am / 2.00pm

Thursday 13th December – KS1 Nativity – 9.30am / 11.15am / 2.00pm

Friday 14th December – Christmas Jumper Day for Gee Whizz and PFA

Tuesday 18th December – Christmas Dinner Day

Wednesday 19th December – Last day of Autumn Term

Thursday 20th December – Tuesday 1st January – Christmas Holidays

Wednesday 2nd January – PD Day (No school for children)

Thursday 3rd January – First day of Spring Term for children

Whitehouse Weekly Bulletin 74

Friday 9th November 2018

 

Message from Mrs Hall

It has been a very busy week in school and I have welcomed lots of visitors to Whitehouse! All our visitors have been very impressed with the children’s attitude to their learning. Well done for consistently demonstrating ‘The Whitehouse Way’. In addition, I visited the Cenotaph in Christchurch Park on Thursday 8th November, alongside the School Parliament. This was an excellent service of remembrance. Thank you to our School Parliament for representing our school so well and to Mrs Shalka for organising the visit.

 

Attendance

Class with the Best Attendance – Elephants (99.50%)

Classes with the Best Punctuality – Seahorses, Squirrels, Badgers, Rabbits and Tigers

(No late marks)

Class that needs to improve their Attendance – Lemurs (90.60%)

Class that needs to improve their Punctuality – Giraffes

 

Assemblies

The theme of our assemblies for the coming week will be: What are the various forms of bullying and what can I do to stop them in my 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.

 

Reading with Parents/Carers

A reminder to all parents/carers of children in Years 1 to 6 that you are invited to come into school to read with your children. You are invited to attend on the following days:

 

 
   

Monday 12th November – Year 1

Tuesday 13th November – Year 2

Wednesday 14th November – Year 3

Thursday 15th November – Year 4

Friday 16th November – Year 5

Monday 19th November – Year 6

 

This will take place straight after dropping the children off in the morning and will be for approximately 20 minutes. We hope as many of you as possible will be able to stay and enjoy reading with your children.

 

Early Years – Star of the Week Awards

The ‘Star of the Week Awards’ were given to: Dolphins – Madeleine Crawford, Puffins – London Hawthorne and Youssef Kakl, Seahorses – Freya Durbidge and Benjamin Cox, Starfish – Vasile Stefan and Paywand Mohammed.

 

Key Stage 1 – Wonderful Week Awards

The ‘Wonderful Week Awards’ were given to: Elephants – Amelia Izdebska and Harvey Dale, Giraffes – Chloe Steward and Danny Prevett, Lions – Varo Sirwan and Emily Holmes, Cobras – Nate Cracknell and Mylie Gibbs, Dragons – George Bedford and Nojus Vasiliauskas, Frogs – Adnan Saleh and Alanna Agyarkoh.

 

Key Stage 2 - Wonderful Week Awards

The ‘Wonderful Week Awards’ were given to: Foxes – Olivia Durbidge and Martin Madar, Hedgehogs – Kacie Johnson and Daisy Perry, Squirrels – Danar Salam and David Balan, Badgers – Phoebe Brown and Maria Felix Ferreira, Owls – Rhys Cooke and Kianna Hall, Rabbits – Olivia Bedford and Carmen Ruiz, Jaguars – Andrei Stan and Brooke Taylor-Scripps, Pandas – Carnell Blanchard and Lily Winterbottom, and Lemurs – Tilly Culham and Polly Largent, Tigers – Dennis Cleary and Gracie Regina-Adams, Toucans – Kyle Osman and Joshua Davies.

 

Menu Changes

Please note we have a change in the school dinner menu for next week, Monday 12th – Friday 16th November, to celebrate National School Meals Week. The options are as follows:

 

Monday: Homemade Margherita Pizza with Herby Diced Potatoes or

Cheese and Potato Pie

Baked Beans, Seasonal Vegetables and Fresh Salad Bar

Sticky Toffee Pudding or Fresh Fruit Salad.

 

Tuesday: Oven Baked Sausages, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy or

Vegetarian Toad-in-the-Hole, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

Seasonal Vegetables and Fresh Salad Bar

Oaty Fruit Crunch and Custard or Fresh Fruit Salad

 

Wednesday: Smokey Joe Chicken and Wholemeal Rice or

Macaroni Cheese

Seasonal Vegetables and Fresh Salad Bar

Coconut and Parsnip Flapjack or Fresh Fruit Salad

 

Thursday: Roast Chicken with Sage and Onion Stuffing and Gravy or

Quorn Roast, Yorkshire Pudding and Gravy

Roast Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables and Fresh Salad Bar

Vanilla and Cocoa Marble Cake or Fresh Fruit Salad

 

Friday: Oven Baked Fish Fingers or

Crunchy Vegetable Fingers

Chips, Baked Beans and Sweetcorn

Chocolate Cracknell Slice or Fresh Fruit Salad

 

Book Fair

A reminder that the book fair will be taking place again on Tuesday 13th November from 3.10pm to 4.00pm in the foyer near the school office. Please come along and buy some books. We gain rewards from every book purchased which enables us to buy new books for our school libraries.

 

Books For School Campaign

Thank you to all those who have been helping us collect tokens from the Ipswich Star and East Anglian Daily Times for their ‘Books for School’ Campaign. For every 1000 tokens we collect, the school will receive £100 worth of books. We have been informed that on the following dates there will be 10 extra tokens available so please keep an eye out for them and bring them into the school office. Thank you for your assistance.

 

Tuesday 13th November – Ipswich Star / EADT

Wednesday 14th November – Ipswich Star / EADT

Saturday 17th November – Ipswich Star / EADT

Tuesday 27th November – Ipswich Star / EADT

Wednesday 28th November – Ipswich Star / EADT

Saturday 1st December – EADT Only

Saturday 8th December – EADT Only

 

Key Stage 1 Library

Please note the Key Stage 1 Library will not be open on Tuesday 13th November due to the Book Fair taking place.

 

Poster Competition – Winners!

A big thank you to all the children who took part in designing a poster for our Book Fair. Congratulations to the winners who were: Kezia Cullum, Summer Bird, Jack Cripps, David Negru and Liliana Segieniewicz. Each of the winners received a £5 voucher to spend at the Book Fair. Well done!

 

TOAST Squad

Last Friday, the new Year 5 TOAST squad members were announced. After submitting excellent applications, the children were selected by Mrs Walker and were presented with a certificate and a badge during our Wonderful Week assembly. The TOAST squad will be meeting this week to plan some new displays for our ICT suites. Keep an eye out for them in the next few weeks!

 

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.

 

CHARITY DAY – Thursday 15th November

Due to school trips we would like to hold our charity fundraising day on Thursday 15th November. For £1.00, children and staff can come into school wearing clothes with spots, pyjamas, non-uniform clothes or fancy dress! The money raised will be shared between Children in Need and Diabetes UK.

 

Year 6 – Museum Trip

A reminder that our Year 6 classes will be going on a trip to the museum on Wednesday 14th November to support their study of World War 2. Can we please ask that any forms and money not yet returned are sent in as soon as possible. Thank you for your support.

 

Flu Clinics

Many of our children recently had the flu immunisation, which was a nasal spray, given to them in school. However, there are a number of children for whom we did not receive forms back, or who were absent on the day. The School Nursing Team are offering several flu clinics where parents / carers can take their children to have the spray. The vaccination will help prevent your child contracting the flu, which can be a dangerous illness and lead to complications. If you would like to book your child into the flu clinic, or would like to discuss this further with the Nursing Team, they can be contacted on 01473 554247. More information about the vaccination can be found at the following link: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/child-flu-vaccine/

 

Christmas Fair

Saturday 8th December - 11.30am to 2.30pm

If any parent/carer would be interested in having a stall at the fair, please speak to a member of the Office Team who will be able to give you the relevant information. Also, if you are involved with any local business who would be willing to donate a raffle prize, please let the Office Team know.

 

Please note we will be holding a non-uniform day on Friday 30th November. Rather than a cash donation, we ask parents/carers to kindly donate a chocolate item that will be used in a ‘Chocolate Tombola’ at our Christmas Fair. Thank you for your support

 

Dates for the Diary

Monday 12th November – Parent/Child Reading – Year 1

Monday 12th November – PFA Meeting – 3.15pm

Tuesday 13th November – Parent/Child Reading – Year 2

Tuesday 13th November – Book Fair - 3.10pm – 4.00pm

Wednesday 14th November – Parent/Child Reading – Year 3

Wednesday 14th November – Y6 visit to Ipswich Museum (WW2)

Wednesday 14th November Parents Evening - 3.20pm – 5.30pm

Thursday 15th November – Parent/Child Reading – Year 4

Thursday 15th November (Charity Day) – Non-Uniform Day

Friday 16th November – Parent/Child Reading – Year 5

Friday 16th November – Year 3 visit to Ipswich Museum (Stone Age)

Monday 19th November – Parent/Child Reading – Year 6

Wednesday 28th November - Healthy Body and Mind Day

Friday 30th November – Non-Uniform Day (Donation – Chocolate item for Tombola)

Thursday 6th December – Nursery Nativity - 10.45am

Saturday 8th December – Christmas Fair – 11.30am – 2.30pm

Wednesday 12th December – Reception Nativity – 9.30am / 2.00pm

Thursday 13th December – KS1 Nativity – 9.30am / 11.15am / 2.00pm

Friday 14th December – Christmas Jumper Day for Gee Whizz and PFA

Tuesday 18th December – Christmas Dinner Day

Wednesday 19th December – Last day of Autumn Term

Thursday 20th December – Tuesday 1st January – Christmas Holidays

Wednesday 2nd January – PD Day (No school for children)

Whitehouse Weekly Bulletin 73 - 2nd November 2018

 

Message from Mrs Hall

Well done to our newly formed PFA (Parents and Friends Association) for organising such a great disco for the children on Thursday 1st November. The event was very successful; one child said ‘It was the best disco ever!’ We are really looking forward to the next fundraising event which is scheduled for Saturday 8th December. If you would like to help the PFA with events, or have ideas about how we can raise money - do join us at our next meeting on Monday 12th November at 3.15 pm.

 

Attendance

Class with the Best Attendance – Squirrels (99.1%)

Classes with the Best Punctuality – Puffins, Lions, Cobras, Badgers, Owls and Rabbits (No late marks)

Class that needs to improve their Attendance – Jaguars (89.7%)

Class that needs to improve their Punctuality – Pandas

WELL DONE TO SQUIRRELS FOR ACHIEVING THE NON-UNIFORM DAY FOR THE BEST ATTENDANCE IN OCTOBER

 

Assemblies

The theme of our assemblies for the coming week will be: What was it like to be a soldier in the 1st  or 2nd World War? 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.

 

National School Breakfast Programme – Starting next week!

We are happy to announce that, here at Whitehouse, we will be working with the National School Breakfast Programme from next week. This will enhance our Breakfast Club provisions and introduce our children to new and exciting foods. Ask your child if they have tried the warm bagels yet!

 

Postbox

Did you know that if you have some money or a slip that you need to return to the office, instead of queuing up, we have a red deposit box in the reception area that you could put them into? There is a supply of envelopes on the top. Just put it in the envelope, with your child’s name and class and what the money is for and leave the rest to us! Thank you.

 

Year 3 Museum Trip

A reminder that our Year 3 classes have a trip coming up on Friday 16th November to the Ipswich Museum in connection with their History topic covering the Stone Age to the Iron Age. If you have not returned your permission slip and money, please do so as soon as possible.

 

Early Years – Star of the Week Awards

The ‘Star of the Week Awards’ were given to: Dolphins – Hunter Thorpe, Puffins – Pelin Massih and Jack Stevenson, Seahorses – John Jones and Nia Aitchison, Starfish – Daniel Negru and Vincent Kyte.

 

Key Stage 1 – Wonderful Week Awards

The ‘Wonderful Week Awards’ were given to: Elephants – James-Joseph Gladwell and Enioluwafe Oyefesobi, Giraffes – Danny Prevett and Rebecca Lowe, Lions – Ronnie Shannon and Eva Neacsu, Cobras – Reuben Welch and Lilia Pawlik, Dragons – Andra Stockunaite and Warren Watchman, Frogs – Tyler Leverett and Kristela Ozarovskyte.

 

Key Stage 2 - Wonderful Week Awards

The ‘Wonderful Week Awards’ were given to: Foxes – Jack Hayes and Oliver Burch, Hedgehogs – Jayden Taylor-Scripps and Kayden Butler, Squirrels – David Balan and Elsie Marjoram, Badgers – Oliver Nadrowski and Talia Day, Owls – Daisy Gundry and Archie Keeble, Rabbits – Amicha-Anne Rose and Greta Minseviciute, Jaguars – Ashton Alderton and Nicolas Lisowski, Pandas – Maisie Keeble and Tia Theobald, and Lemurs – Tilly Culham and Logan Brooks, Tigers – Layton Pilgrim and Christopher Loveday , Toucans – Lauren Garnham and Leah Woodsford.

 

Reading with Parents/Carers

Please note we would like to invite all parents/carers of children in Years 1 to 6, to come into school to read with your children. You are invited to attend on the following days:

 

Monday 12th November – Year 1

Tuesday 13th November – Year 2

Wednesday 14th November – Year 3

Thursday 15th November – Year 4

Friday 16th November – Year 5

Monday 19th November – Year 6

 

This will take place straight after dropping the children off in the morning and will be for approximately 20 minutes. We hope as many of you as possible will be able to stay and take part.

 

Girls Football Festival

On Thursday 18th October, five under-9 girls represented Whitehouse in a 4v4 Football Festival held at the Ipswich Town Football Club. There were a total of 21 schools who entered the festival, so we knew we needed to show some excellent football skills! The girls soon found their feet after a draw in the first two matches. They then went on to lose one, which was very unfortunate, and then won the last two games, 3-1 and 2-0 with goals from Hermione Lovitt, Talia Day and Grace Hazelton. Both Ms Salmon and Miss Horne were extremely impressed with how the girls performed and praised the girls on their wonderful sportsmanship and behaviour throughout the duration of the Festival. Well done girls! A special thank you to Martin Parker, our Chair of Governors, and the parents who came along to support and cheer on the team.

 

Poppy Appeal

The School Parliament will be selling poppies, wristbands and bag toggles on the KS1 playground on Monday 5th November and on the KS2 playground on Tuesday 6th November. They will also be visiting classes selling items towards the end of the week, so please ensure your child brings in a small donation if they would like to purchase any item.

 

Book Fair

A reminder that we are holding our annual Book Fair on Thursday 8th November, during Parents Evening (3.30pm – 5.30pm) and also on Tuesday 13th November (3.10pm – 4.00pm). We hope you will come along and buy some books. For every book purchased, the school earns rewards to help us buy new books for our library, ensuring the children have lots of choice in what to read.

 

KS2 Library Opening

Please note that the KS2 Library will not be open after school next Thursday (8th November), due to the Book Fair taking place.

 

Christmas Fair

Saturday 8th December - 11.30am to 2.30pm

 

If any parent/carer would be interested in having a stall at the fair, please speak to a member of the Office Team who will be able to give you the relevant information. Also, if you are involved with any local business who would be willing to donate a raffle prize, please let the Office Team know.

 

Please note we will be holding a non-uniform day on Friday 30th November. Rather than a cash donation, we ask parents/carers to kindly donate a chocolate item that will be used in a ‘Chocolate Tombola’ at our Christmas Fair. Thank you for your support.

 

Netball – IPSSA Cup

The Year 5/6 Netball Team played Dale Hall in the first round of the IPSSA Cup on Wednesday. They started extremely well, showing some very impressive attacking skills. Unfortunately, Dale Hall managed to slip through our defence and scored the first goal of the match. Whitehouse turned the game around in the 2nd quarter, with 2 goals coming from Tuhana Mutlu and Julia Pawlik, making the score 2-1 at half time. The girls continued to show amazing netball skills and Ms Salmon was extremely proud of the teams efforts, behaviour and perseverance throughout. Despite their best efforts, the match resulted in a 7-2 win to Dale Hall. The final result did not reflect how closely contested the match was, or how well the team played. Well done girls!

 

CHARITY DAY

Due to school trips we would like to hold our charity fundraising day on Thursday 15th November. For £1.00, children and staff can come into school wearing clothes with spots, pyjamas, non-uniform clothes or fancy dress! The money raised will be shared between Children in Need and Diabetes UK.

 

Viking Day

Well done to Year 4 for their excellent behaviour during Viking Day on Tuesday 30th November. They really enjoyed learning all about The Vikings and how they lived. They found out about housing, farming, longships, clothing and much more. In addition, we have been really impressed with the children’s efforts with this topic and the quality of the homework. Many pieces of work have made their way to the Headteacher Gold Board. Well done to Zachary Studd, Phoebe Brown, Mia Button and Rhys Cooke.

 

Dates for the Diary

Thursday 8th November – Parents Evening - 3.30pm – 6.30pm

Thursday 8th November – Book Fair - 3.30pm – 5.30pm

Monday 12th November – Parent/Child Reading – Year 1

Monday 12th November – PFA Meeting – 3.15pm

Tuesday 13th November – Parent/Child Reading – Year 2

Tuesday 13th November – Book Fair - 3.10pm – 4.00pm

Wednesday 14th November – Parent/Child Reading – Year 3

Wednesday 14th November – Y6 visit to Ipswich Museum (WW2)

Wednesday 14th November Parents Evening - 3.20pm – 5.30pm

Thursday 15th November – Parent/Child Reading – Year 4

Thursday 15th November (Charity Day)

Friday 16th November – Parent/Child Reading – Year 5

Friday 16th November – Year 3 visit to Ipswich Museum (Stone Age)

Monday 19th November – Parent/Child Reading – Year 6

Wednesday 28th November - Healthy Body and Mind Day

Friday 30th November – Non-Uniform Day (Donation – Chocolate item for Tombola)

Thursday 6th December – Nursery Nativity - 10.45am

Saturday 8th December – Christmas Fair – 11.30am – 2.30pm

Wednesday 12th h December – Reception Nativity – 9.30am / 2.00pm

Thursday 13th December – KS1 Nativity – 9.30am / 11.15am / 2.00pm

Friday 14th December – Christmas Jumper Day for Gee Whizz and PFA

Tuesday 18th December – Christmas Dinner Day

Wednesday 19th December – Last day of Autumn Term

Thursday 20th December – Tuesday 1st January – Christmas Holidays

Wednesday 2nd January – PD Day (No school for children)

 

Issue 70 - Friday 5th October 2018

 

Message from Mrs Hall

We currently have a whole school focus on developing a love of reading. Our expectation is that all children read every school night (or the equivalent of 5 times a week). We track this by looking at what has been written in the children’s reading journal. Therefore, it is very important that every time you or anyone in your family hears your child read, their diary is signed. If you would like to listen to children read in school and become a volunteer, please see Mr Williams for more information. Thank you for your continued support.

 

Assemblies

The theme of our assemblies for the coming week will be: How do I resolve conflicts with my peers? 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.

 

Attendance

The class with the best attendance last week was Frogs who achieved 99.3% - well done! In addition, the class with the best attendance for the month of September was Foxes with 98.73% - congratulations! Foxes will now be entitled to a non-uniform day. Which class will have the best attendance for October?

 

Football Fixture

The Year 5 and 6 boys’ football team have made a very impressive start to the season, beating Bramford Primary School 10-0 in the preliminary round of the IPSSA Knockout Cup. The boys started the game brightly and quickly dominated possession. After some fantastic passing and attacking football from the team, the goals began to flow. A hat trick for Kyle Osman and two goals from Callum McWilliams saw the team leading 5-0 at half time. Despite the flattering score line, the boys kept their concentration and began the second half equally as dominantly as the first, again showing excellent team work. Five more goals followed in the second half, an additional two goals from Kyle, and two more from Preston Bennett finished the game off in fantastic style. Mr Jordan and Miss Horne were extremely proud of the boys’ teamwork and attitude throughout the game. Both were also very impressed with the level of skill and tactical understanding shown. The team have now booked their place in the first round of the cup and will play Clifford Lane Primary School. Lastly, it was nice to see so many parents/carers at the match. As always, we would like to thank you all for your continued support.

 

Data Protection

We are sometimes asked if we can provide lists of children’s names to help families write party invitations or cards. We are sorry that due to Data Protection Regulations, we’re not allowed to give out this information. 

 

Summer Reading Challenge

Apologies, Jack Saunders was missed off the summer reading challenge list last week. Well done Jack.

 

New Childline Website for Under 12s: https://www.childline.org.uk/kids

Childline has launched a website aimed at children under the age of 12. This provides age appropriate content on topics including: bullying, family, friends, feelings, school, abuse and staying safe. It also includes games and therapeutic tools for young visitors to play and express how they are feeling. It will be promoted through the NSPCC's Speak out Stay Safe Programme:

 

Key Stage 1 – Wonderful Week Awards

The ‘Wonderful Week Awards’ were given to: Elephants – Archer Chisnall and Gustavs Horns, Giraffes – Joey Lucas and Shamil Tashdelen, Lions – Samuel Whitehouse and Mason Clarke, Cobras –Lacey Banks and Jayden Fosker, Dragons – Maxi Bradshaw and Stacie-Jane Loveridge, Frogs – Ebunoluwa Oyefesobi and Ava-Leigh Hutchings.

 

Key Stage 2 - Wonderful Week Awards

The ‘Wonderful Week Awards’ were given to: Foxes – Riley Clarke and Jack-Aston Cripps, Hedgehogs – Emma-Jane Buffery and Alissa Davies, Squirrels – Tayla McGurk and Melissa Greenstreet, Badgers – Anisah Begum and Grace Hazelton, Owls – Max Pettitt and Nina Abdullah, Rabbits – Hailey Hallett and Maddison Clarke, Jaguars – Isobel Ramsey and Jessica Middlemiss, Pandas – Jamie Lamb and Oscar Wilcox, and Lemurs – Ethan Mann and Grace Carruthers, Tigers – Summer Ripper and Freddie Keen, Toucans – Bailie Cooke and Chloe Carter.

 

Gang Grooming Workshop

All parents of Year 5 and Year 6 children are invited to a very important parent’s meeting on Monday 8 th October at 2.00 pm to find out more about a growing problem for children in the Ipswich area. Volunteering Matters will deliver this workshop. Please come to the Marlow Road entrance.

 

In the Community

On Sunday 30th September, Sophie in Squirrels class took part in the London Bridges challenge. She had to cross 12 bridges along the River Thames starting at Battersea and finishing at Tower Bridge. She managed to raise £235 for Diabetes UK. Well done Sophie, this is a fabulous achievement.

 

Library Competition

Thank you to everyone who entered the Library competition. We had some brilliant pictures of the children reading in unusual places! The winners of the competition were Sophia Allaton, Giovanna Balbino and Grace Carruthers. A special mention also goes to Mason Bias who managed to read a book on a water slide! All of the photos received will be framed and put on the library walls. There is still plenty of room for more photos if you would like to send them in.

 

Staffing

Mrs Twomey will be leaving the school on Monday 8th October after twelve years of service. We are sure you will join with us in wishing her the very best in her new venture and thank her for her hard work and commitment. We also wish Mrs Cox well for her maternity leave and look forward to hearing her exciting news. We will also be welcoming new members of staff into school: Miss Froude to Elephant’s class, Mrs Self to Nursery and Miss Starling to Starfish class.

 

French Trip

Preparations for the 2019 Year 6 trip to France (25th-28th June) are now well under way. There are still a few places available, so please ask the Office for an information letter if your child is in Year 6 and would like to take part.

 

Help required

We are organising a "Healthy Body and Mind" Day on Wednesday 28th November and are looking for guests from the local community who could come and deliver workshops to groups of children. If you know anybody who would be able to help, please let the office know. The workshops have been divided into several categories: getting to know yourself/expressing feelings, learning to relax/learning a new skill, keeping active/eating healthily/sleeping well, developing healthy relationship/caring for others. Potential guests could be doctors, nurses, yoga/mindfulness teachers, dancers, sports persons, chefs/restaurateurs, counsellors etc. It could also be individuals who can teach the children a new skill or have a small community project in mind that children could support/work towards on the day. Thank you very much in advance for your kind support in this matter.