Whitehouse Weekly Bulletin 173
Friday 26th November 2021
Message from Mrs Hall
The behaviour of the children has been fantastic this term. So far, 3650 silvers and 808 golds have been awarded. This is an amazing achievement and indicates how well the children are following the golden rules: ‘we listen, we work hard, we are honest and we are kind and respectful’. It also highlights how well the children are engaged in their learning and demonstrating the Whitehouse Way of courage, perseverance, reflection and responsibility. It is great to see article 3: the best interests of the child reflected throughout this newsletter. Well done everyone – super work.
Attendance for last week
Class with the Best Attendance – Ocelots (100%)
The theme of our assemblies for next week will be: What is the history of the LGTBQ community? UNRC Link: Article 2: I have the right to protection from discrimination. This means that nobody can treat me badly because of my colour, sex or religion, if I speak another language, have a disability, or if I am rich or poor. 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.
The Whitehouse Gingerbread Bake Off
We are very pleased to introduce our latest Whitehouse Bake Off competition. If you love baking at home, why not enter our competition to create something out of gingerbread. It is open to children in all year groups and we look forward to seeing what you will make: a house...a bridge…an animal….or something else?
You can find more details and a gingerbread recipe on our website: https://www.whcps.org/dt-news-20212022/
Please take a photograph of your creation and email it to Mrs Bartholomew at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can share all the creations on our website. The top 5 entries will each receive 5 house points. The closing date to enter will be Monday 13th December 2021.
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The Whole Class
Year 6 Museum Trip
This week our Year 6 children went to the Ipswich Museum as part of their topic on World War Two. They began the day by exploring a range of WW2 artefacts that belonged to a typical family during these times. Using their reasoning skills, they had to decide who each object belonged to, such as gas masks, children’s toys and a helmet. The children also learnt how to build an Anderson shelter to protect them from an air raid, the importance of coding and how to send messages in Morse code, as well as the huge role women had to play during the war. The children engaged positively with the sessions and their behaviour was excellent all day. Well done Year 6.
Children in Need
A big thank you to all those who supported our Children in Need day on Friday. We are pleased to let you know we raised £475.54. A special well done goes to Jess and Charlotte in Lemurs class who held their own cake sale for Children in Need. These talented girls baked a range of delightful treats to sell and Lemurs class supported the event by donating money in return for a delicious cookie or cupcake! In total the girls raised over £35.00. What a brilliant achievement, well done girls!
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
The Reluctant Dragon by Kenneth Grahame
Year 3: Foxes
Sharing a Shell by Julia Donaldson
Year 3: Owls
Henry’s House: Bodies by Philip Ardagh
Year 3: Rabbits
Mr Stink by David Walliams
Year 4: Hedgehogs
The Sky Hawk by Gill Lewis
Year 4: Squirrels
Street Child by Berlie Doherty
Year 5: Jaguars
The Explorer by Kathleen Rundell
Year 5: Lemurs
The Hundred Mile an Hour Dog by Jeremy Strong
Year 5: Lizards
Point Blanc by Anthony Horowitz
Year 5: Red Pandas
Centrally Heated Knickers by Michael Rosen
Year 6: Chameleons
Woeful Second World War by Terry Deary
Year 6: Ocelots
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
Year 6: Tigers
Machine Gunners by Robert Westall
Year 6: Toucans
On the Move by Nicola davies
Year 6 have also been studying about Islam this half term and were very fortunate that some of our children brought in things from home to help the children with their learning. The all really enjoyed the lessons. A big thank you to Syako, Payam, Ala, Ceylin and Zainab for contributing to the lessons and educating us all on their religion.
We are pleased to let you know that our Nursery children will be taking part in a new programme called ‘My Smile’ which is aimed at helping support the dental health of young children.
Parents/carers, please watch out for the consent forms and questionnaires which will be coming home shortly.
Year 3 Curriculum
Our children in Year 3 have been busy learning about their topic: ‘Animals, including Humans’. On Tuesday this week they very much enjoyed learning to understand the function of a skeleton.
Purple Man Reading Competition
We had a change in the winners of the Purple Man Reading Competition last week. A big well done to Squirrels and Chameleons.
A big well done to four members of our staff who recently took on the challenge to walk or run the equivalent number of miles to journey from Lands End to John O’Groats. It took Miss Horne, Miss Jaspal, Ms Salmon and Mrs Greggor a year to complete the challenge to walk 874 miles. What a great example of perseverance and hard work!
Dates for the Diary
Thursday 2nd December – Y6 Football Final
Friday 3rd December – Bank Holiday for Jubilee (School Closed)
Tuesday 7th December to Thursday 9th December – EYFS Nativity Play (am)
Tuesday 7th December to Thursday 9th December – Year 1 Nativity Play (pm)
Friday 10th December – Years 3 and 4 - Steel Pan Workshops
Wednesday 15th December – Nursery Carol Event
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)