Whitehouse Weekly Bulletin 171
Friday 12th November 2021
Message from Mrs Hall
On Thursday 11th November, at 11.00 am, the whole school took part in a 1 minute silence to commemorate Remembrance Day. We are very proud of how the children behaved during this event and the consideration and understanding they demonstrated in this tribute to those who lost their lives fighting in past World Wars. Reflection time is a key element of our Whitehouse curriculum. It is so important that we continue to think of others. Thank you for donating money to the poppy appeal through the school and to the school parliament members for organising this collection. Thank you for your continued support.
Attendance for last week
Class with the Best Attendance – Ocelots (100%)
Please see below the latest recommendations for books to read to help the children to widen their book choices. There will be rewards for any children who read and quiz on these books. This week’s recommendations are:
Year 3: Badgers
Dog Man by Dan Pikey
Year 3: Foxes
Don’t Forget Tiggs by Michael Rosen
Year 3: Owls
Stuck by Oliver Jeffers
Year 3: Rabbits
Five Children and It by E. Nesbit
Year 4: Hedgehogs
Your Life as an Explorer on a Viking Ship – Read on MyOn
Year 4: Squirrels
The Twits by Roald Dahl
Year 5: Jaguars
Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl
Year 5: Lemurs
The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell
Year 5: Lizards
Billionaire Boy by David Walliams
Year 5: Red Pandas
Fantastically Great Women who Changed the World by Kate Pankhurst
Year 6: Chameleons
Our Castle by the Sea by Lucy Strange
Year 6: Ocelots
The Lion and the Unicorn by Shirley Hughes
Year 6: Tigers
When the Sky Falls by Phil Earle
Year 6: Toucans
Goodnight Mr Tom by Michelle Magorian
The theme of our assemblies for next week will be: How is the money raised as part of Children in Need used to promote the Rights of Children? UNRC Link: Article 25: I have the right to have my living arrangements checked regularly if I have to be looked after away from home. 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.
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Purple Man Reading Competition
Hedgehogs (LKS2) and Tigers (UKS2) seem to be running away with the Purple Man competition at the moment, as they both won again last week. Well done! However, don’t forget there is still plenty of time for other classes to catch up, so keep on reading and quizzing.
We have our first Word Millionaire for this new school year! A big well done to Deanna for reading over one million words since September! This is a wonderful achievement. Deanna has won a book prize to celebrate her efforts.
Thank you to all those families and staff who have kindly donated items for the Shoebox Appeal that the Whitehouse Baptist Church are currently collecting for. If you have anything else to donate, please ensure this reaches us by Thursday 18th November so that we can pass it over to the church on time to be included in the boxes.
We are aware that more and more children, particularly our Year 5 and 6 children, have access to mobile phones. Please see the end of the newsletter where we have added some advice to parents/carers on how to set up parental controls for both Android phones and iPhones, which will enable you to ensure your child’s privacy is protected as much as possible.
U11s Boys Football Success
It has been a very successful start to the season for our Y5/6 Boys Football team. Before half term the boys took part in the Ipswich and South Suffolk School Games U11s Boys 7x7 Football event, which took place at Whitton Sports Centre. Despite it being the first time the boys had played together as a team in a Level 2 (Inter-School event), they showed fantastic teamwork, losing just one of their games. As a result of the boys’ hard work and skilful performances during their games, the boys finished the event as the overall winners!
Following on the success of the Ipswich and South Suffolk School Games football event, the boys booked themselves a play-off match against St Pancras for a place in the County Finals this week. The match was a very tense affair with both teams playing some outstanding football. The boys showed real perseverance throughout the match. Having gone 2-0 behind early in the match, the boys brought it back to 2-2. The boys had to come from behind for a second time at 3-2 to level the match at 3-3. Despite this, the boys never gave up and continued to put pressure on St Pancras. Their hard work was rewarded with two late goals to win the match 5-3. The boys football team now progress on to the County Finals! We are all so extremely proud of this fantastic achievement, well done boys!
Dates for the Diary
Thursday 18th November – Parents Evening (Virtual meetings)
Friday 19th November – Children in Need (Non-uniform day)
Monday 22nd November – Ipswich Museum – Year 6 Ocelots and Chameleons
Tuesday 23rd November – Ipswich Museum – Year 6 Tigers and Toucans
Wednesday 24th November – Parents Evening (Virtual meetings)
Thursday 25th November – Flu Immunisation (Year 5 and Catch up Session)
Friday 26th November – RRSA Whole School Day
Friday 3rd December – Bank Holiday for Jubilee (School Closed)
Friday 17th December – Last Day of Autumn Term
Monday 20th December to Monday 3rd January – Christmas Holiday
Tuesday 4th January – PD Day (School Closed to Children)
Monday 21st February to Friday 25th February – Half Term Holiday
Monday 28th February – PD Day (School Closed to Children)