Whitehouse Weekly Bulletin 198
Friday 1st July 2022
Message from Mrs Hall
I am immensely proud of the quality of the curriculum and the exciting learning opportunities that we provide for the children here at Whitehouse. Last Friday I am delighted that we were able to enrich our curriculum even further with a wonderful Careers Day where 34 visitors attended school to talk to the children about their job roles. The day was made even more special by the number of Whitehouse parents and carers that came into school to speak to the children. Thank you so much for your support, we truly appreciate the time that all our visitors gave to enthuse and inspire the children. Mme Godet will be sharing a detailed report about the day very soon, so please look out for this update. We do hope to see lots more parents and carers in school next week for our sports days. Thank you for your continued support.
Attendance for the previous week
Class with the best attendance: Frogs (98.5%)
The theme of our assemblies for next week will be: Moving Up, New Beginnings: How can I conquer my fears of moving to a new class and look forward to new beginnings? UNRC Link: Article 3: All adults should always do what is best for me and Article 5: I have the right to be given guidance by my parents/carers and family. 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
A reminder that on Monday 4th July we have Steve Frew, a GB athlete, coming to visit the children! He will be working with the children throughout the day so please can ALL children wear PE kit. We look forward to sharing the events of the day with you.
Multi Skills Programme: Free 3-day Pass
As you will be aware, the children at Whitehouse have a chance to participate in Multi Sports as part of their PE lessons and in our after-school clubs. Ipswich Borough Council have kindly offered each child who attends school in Ipswich the opportunity to have a free 3-day pass which will entitle them to take part in a variety of activities during the summer holiday. The venues include sports centres (Gainsborough, Northgate and Whitton) and swimming pools (Crown Pools and Fore Street). Information has been emailed to parents/carers this week, however the quickest way to sign up is to go to the following link: https://www.ipswichfit.co.uk/memberships/.
If you have any questions please email icard.enquiries@Ipswich.gov.uk or call them on 01473 433655.
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School Uniform Shop: PMG Ipswich
Please note the School Uniform Shop, PMG Ipswich, has 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.
Return of Library Books
Please note ALL books need to be returned to the school libraries by Thursday 14th July. If your child has a long book, please could you encourage them to read it, as it would be a shame not to complete it before the cut-off date. Also, can we ask that you please check at home (bookshelves, cupboards, under beds etc), for any books which belong to school. Thank you for your help!
Purple Man Reading Competition
Well done to last week’s winners: Badgers (Year 3), Hedgehogs (Year 4), Lizards (Year 5) and Chameleons (Year 6).
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.
Year 3: Badgers
Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
Year 3: Foxes
The Cat that Walked by Himself by Shoo Rayner
Year 3: Owls
The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson
Year 3: Rabbits
Zepplin Hunters by Simon Chapman
Year 4: Hedgehogs
My Brother is a Super Hero by David Solomons
Year 4: Squirrels
Horrible Histories: The Vikings, The Victorians or The Anglo-Saxons
Year 5: Jaguars
The Wizard and Me by Simon Farnby
Year 5: Lemurs
Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone by J.K. Rowling
Year 5: Lizards
Treason by Berlie Doherty
Year 5: Red Pandas
Horrible Histories: The Terrible Tudors by Terry Deary and Neil Tonge
Year 6: Chameleons
King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table by Roger Lancelyn Green
Year 6: Ocelots
Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo
Year 6: Tigers
Redwall by Brian Jacques
Year 6: Toucans
Adventures of Robin Hood by Rob Lloyd Jones
Kentwell Hall Visit
On Tuesday, our Year 5 pupils travelled back in time to the Tudor period of 1549, when they visited Kentwell Hall, one of the finest moated houses in England. The children fully immersed themselves in costume and enjoyed a wide range of recreations to gain a deeper understanding of how people lived in those days and what they used to do. The children particularly enjoyed visiting the kitchen, medicine room and alchemist. The school house proved very interesting too!
Online Safety: Update for Parents/Carers on WhatsApp
Ephemeral data is data that only exists for a short period of time and is often referred to as “self-destructing” or “disappearing” messages. WhatsApp has now introduced ‘view once’ which, as it states, is an image or video which will be auto-deleted once it has been viewed, or within 14 days if it’s not viewed. Below is a link to an article, written by Wayne Denner, which goes in to more detail about how this feature works and the concerns around it. It also includes a short video which you may find helpful to watch: https://www.waynedenner.com/blog/whatsapp-view-once-gets-rolled-out/
House Captain Elections
The children at Whitehouse have recently been voting for the new House Captain. All of the candidates did exceptionally well to present a speech that was shared via video for the whole school to see. The votes have finally been counted and the results are in. The elected captains are as follows:
Well done to everyone who put themselves forward and to those who were elected.
Dates for the Diary
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