Whitehouse Weekly Bulletin 177
Friday 7th January 2022
Message from Mrs Hall
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
We hope that this newsletter finds you well and that you were able to enjoy the Christmas break with your families. The term has started positively and the children are eager to learn more about their enquiry questions (https://www.whcps.org/the-whitehouse-curriculum/). There has been much talk in the media about Covid-19 and school closures, however despite the ever-evolving situation that we are all presented with, we will do all that we can to ensure that we keep providing the very best education for your children (article 28). I am immensely proud of how the children and staff have applied the skills they have learnt through the Whitehouse Way to help them manage these challenging times.
Attendance for the week before the Christmas holiday
Class with the Best Attendance – Rabbits (99.1%)
The theme of our assemblies for next week will be: Margaret Thatcher Day: Who was Margaret Thatcher? UNRC Link: Article 29: I have the right to education which tries to develop my personalities and abilities as much as possible and encourages me to respect other people’s rights and values and to respect the environment. 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.
Due to the expected seasonal change in the weather, both the Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 equipment will be out of bounds for all children. They will be reminded of this and both sets of equipment will be cordoned off. Please could we ask that parents/carers keep their children, both younger siblings and children who attend Whitehouse off the equipment at the beginning and end of the school day. Thank you for your continued support.
New Years Honours List
Some of you may have seen in the local press that Averil, one of our members of staff who retired in April 2021 was awarded a British Empire Medal in the New Years Honours List, for services to education. Averil was a very key member of the team at Whitehouse, having worked as a cleaner for an impressive 51 years!
Well done, Averil. The award was very well deserved.
Key Stage 1:
Mia and Blake
The Whole Class
Lower Key Stage 2:
Upper Key Stage 2:
A big thank you to Emily in Year 6 for talking to her class all about her Christian faith recently. She was able to bring in lots of items from home which showed some of her beliefs. Thank you for sharing these Emily, it was lovely for everyone to learn more!
House Points – Autumn Term
The House Points which were earned over the Autumn Term have been counted and we are pleased to note the totals as follows. Well done to everyone and particularly Sapphire House. Please note all children in Sapphire will have a non-uniform day on Friday 14th January 2022.
Emerald – 638 Diamond – 739
Ruby – 746 Sapphire – 804
Did your child receive a new device for Christmas? Not sure how to make it safe? Why not have a read through of this guide from the National Online Safety organisation. They share a whole host of tips for setting up safe limits on your children’s devices. Alternatively, it’s never too late to check your children’s existing devices are set up safely.
Christmas Jumper Day Donations
We are pleased to inform you we managed to raise £410.89 from our Christmas Jumper Day. This money is being split in four and will be donated to the four charities which were chosen by children in each House as follows:
A small Suffolk charity which funds equipment such as wheelchairs for disabled children.
St Elizabeths Hospice
The Hospice provide care to improve the life of people with life-limiting illnesses.
A worldwide charity working to support individuals whose lives are affected by conditions which have an impact on their legs, hips or feet.
Great Ormand Street Hospital
A hospital and charity. Every day up to 619 children from across the UK have surgery within the hospital.
Thank you for all your support for our fundraising day!
Dates for the Diary
Friday 14th January – Non-uniform Day for Sapphire House
Monday 21st February to Friday 25th February – Half Term Holiday
Monday 28th February – PD Day (School Closed to Children)
Wednesday 16th March – Parents Evening
Thursday 24th March – Parents Evening
Friday 8th April – PD Day (School Closed to Children)
Monday 11th April to Friday 22nd April – Easter Holiday