Whitehouse Weekly Bulletin 152
Friday 7th May 2021
Message from Mrs Hall
Over the last few weeks we have seen an increase in some children using technology in an unkind way or using apps that have an age restriction. Please can we ask that all parents/carers check that children who have a mobile phone, computer or tablet are using these devices appropriately and safely. We would suggest that parents/carers regularly check devices and talk to their children about online safety to reinforce the work we are completing in school. If you require further information, please visit our web-site for more details: https://www.whcps.org/online-safety/ Thank you for your continued support.
Attendance for the Previous Week
Class with the Best Attendance – Owls (98.9%)
The theme of our assembly next week will be on: Why is it important for a child to have a voice? (UNRC Link: Article 12 – I have the right to an opinion and for it to be heard). 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.
Purple Man Award
Well done to Foxes and Tigers who won this week’s Purple Man reading Award.
We are very pleased to let you know we have four new Word Millionaires. This is a wonderful achievement. Well done to Ellie, Nina, Harvey and Jana. We are very proud of your hard work!
A big thank you to all those who gave a donation for their child to come in non-uniform last Friday. We are pleased to confirm we have been able to raise £214.85 for each of the charities we were supporting: Make a Wish and Suffolk Mind. Good luck to Mr Ward and Mrs Williams as you continue to fundraise for these great causes!
We have been made aware that our online payment system is still experiencing some issues. If you are unable to pay online, please note money can be placed in an envelope labelled with the child’s name and the reason for the payment and passed to the teacher or directly to the office. Thank you.
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Year 1 Curriculum
Our Year 1 children have been busy reading the story of Handa’s Surprise, which is a story about a little girl who packs a basket full of tropical fruits. In their Design and Technology lesson, the children designed and then made their own fruit salads using the fruits they discovered in the story. It was great fun and the children loved trying the new foods!
Can we please remind parents/carers that on all days when the children are not having PE lessons they should be coming to school in their full, smart school uniform, which does not include the wearing of trainers. Please see details of our uniform on our main newsletter.
School Nursing Resource (aged 11-19 years)
The School Nursing Team have introduced a new resource for anyone with a child aged 11-19 (which includes some of our Year 6 children) called ChatHealth. This is a confidential texting service for parents and carers and young people aged 11-19 who are living in Suffolk. Messages can be sent about any worries you may have about health and wellbeing and will then be responded to by the Schools Nursing Team. Responses are sent between 9.00am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday. The number to text with any concerns is 07507 333356.
Dates for the Diary
Monday 24th May – Thursday 27th May – Science Week
Tuesday 25th May – Year 3 Roman Day
Monday 31st May – Friday 4th June – Half Term Holiday
Thursday 24th June – Suffolk Day (Art focus)
Thursday 1st July – Year 5-6 Sports Day
Friday 2nd July – Year 3-4 Sports Day
Friday 2nd July – Year R, 1 and 2 Sports Day
Friday 9th July – Reports Sent Home
Monday 12th July – House Captain Elections
Thursday 15th July – Nursery Sports Event
Wednesday 21st July – Start of the Summer Holiday