Whitehouse Weekly Bulletin 197
Friday 24th June 2022
Message from Mrs Hall
There are four weeks until the end of the term and we are still expecting the children to continue working hard in all of their lessons; we still have lots to cover on the summer curriculum, so attendance at school is crucial. This week has continued to be very warm, please ensure that the children bring a water bottle to school and a sun hat. To avoid disappointment please check the school calendar for trips, visits and sports day times. Thank you for your continued support.
Attendance for the previous week
Class with the best attendance: Ocelots (98%)
The theme of our assemblies for next week will be: What is the Commonwealth? UNRC Link: Article 30: If I come from a minority group, because of my race, religion or language, I have the right to enjoy my own culture, practise my own religion and use my own language. 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.
GB Athlete Visit
We are very excited to let you know that we are again having a visit from one of our GB athletes into school on Monday 4th July 2022. This year we will be visited by Gymnast Steve Frew, who won Scotland’s first ever gymnastics Commonwealth Games gold medal! He has attended five Commonwealth Games and represented Great Britain in two World Championships. We are sure that as with previous sportsperson visits, the children will find it a wonderfully fun day and will be inspired by all they hear and do. Please can we ask that ALL children come to school in PE kit that day.
A big well done to our new School Prefects who will take up their positions in September when they move into Year 6. Our Prefects are very important to the school as they help with a variety of tasks and set a good example to all the children at Whitehouse. Well done to:
Laniyha and Evie
Emma, Andra, Imogen, Maddison, Megan and Summer
Ebunoluwa, Jasmin, Mylie, Georgia, Sophie and Deena
All of Starfish!
Key Stage 1:
Lower Key Stage 2:
Upper Key Stage 2:
The Whole Class!
The Whole Class!
School Uniform Shop: PMG Ipswich
Please note the School Uniform Shop, PMG Ipswich, have asked us to share the following information with you. They will be running an appointment system again over the summer this year as it has proved popular in recent years. From 1st July 2022, all parents/carers who wish to visit their shop can book an appointment by visiting www.pmgschoolwear.co.uk and clicking on the link at the top of the page. Please note parents/carers are encouraged to shop early for uniform items. The cut-off date this year will be 12th August 2022.
Purple Man Reading Competition
Well done to the winners of the competition last week: Hedgehogs (Year 3), Badgers (Year 4), Lizards (Year 5) and Chameleons (Year 6).
We are thrilled to let you know our popular Summer Fair is back again this year on Friday 15th July 2022 from 3.15pm to 5.15pm. If you are interested in having a stall, please send an email to email@example.com with the details. Stalls are £10.00 each. We are also looking for raffle prizes. If anyone is willing to donate or knows a company who would be willing to, that would be wonderful. We will be holding a non-uniform day on Monday 27th June and ask that the children bring in chocolate or something sweet that we can use for the tombola.
We are always looking for new people to join our Parents and Friends of Whitehouse Association. If you are interested, please email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Does your child love to play football? Ipswich Valley Rangers are a local football club who are based at Westbourne Academy and are currently seeking new recruits. They have opportunities for girls and boys from age 4 right up to Year 6 children. If your child would be interested please email email@example.com for more information.
Dates for the Diary
Monday 27th June – Non-Uniform Day
Tuesday 28th June – Year 5 Kentwell Hall Trip
Thursday 30th June – RRSA Ambassadors presentation to CET Headteachers
Wednesday 29th June and Thursday 30th June (Transition for Westbourne)
Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th June – Induction for new Reception children
Friday 1st July – Year 2 Duxford Trip (rescheduled)
Friday 1st July – Nursery Visit to the Community Playbus
Monday 4th July to Wednesday 6th July Year 6 Mersea Residential Trip
Monday 4th July – GB Athlete Visit (All children to come in PE Kit)
Wednesday 6th July – Year 1 Sports Day – 10.00am to 11.00am
Wednesday 6th July – Year 2 Sports Day – 11.15am to 12.15pm
Wednesday 6th July – Year 3 Sports Day – 2.00pm to 3.00pm
Thursday 7th July – Year 6 Sports Day – 10.00am to 11.00am
Thursday 7th July – Year 5 Sports Day – 11.15am to 12.15pm
Thursday 7th July – Year 4 Sports Day – 2.00pm to 3.00pm
Friday 8th July – Nursery Sports Day – 9.15am to 10.15am
Friday 8th July – Reception Sports Day – 10.30am to 11.30am
Tuesday 12th July – Year 1 Felixstowe Trip
Tuesday 12th July – Parent/Carer Online Safety Workshop
Wednesday 13th July – Thursday 14th July – Transition Mornings at Whitehouse
Friday 15th July – Reports home to Parents
Friday 15th July – Whitehouse Summer Fair – 3.15pm to 5.15pm
Monday 18th July – Year 6 Production (Cast 1)
Monday 18th July – Year 5 Bikeability
Tuesday 19th July – Year 6 Production (Cast 2)
Tuesday 19th July – Year 5 Bikeability
Thursday 21st July – Leavers Assembly
Friday 22nd July 2022 – First day of the Summer Holiday