Whitehouse Weekly Bulletin 209
Friday 4th November 2022
Message from Mrs Hall
It has been great to welcome the children back to school after the half-term break. There are lots of visits planned, so please ensure that you check the newsletter for all the dates. For these visits it is important the office have received permission slips and notification of lunches. All the details about the scheduled visits are on Arbor, so please ensure you log into the app to help your child access education (article 18: responsibility of parents/carers). In addition, thank you for your help on Wednesday when the fire alarm went off unexpectedly, your patience and understanding enabled us to clear the school quickly and account for everyone. I do hope you have a lovely weekend and if you do visit any firework displays, please take extra care.
Attendance for the week before half term:
Class with the best attendance: Jaguars (99%)
News from the House Captains
Dear Parents and Carers,
We are most pleased to announce the Autumn Term 1 results of the house point system.
We have counted all of the house points and added up the results. First of all, we would like to thank you all for showing your best Whitehouse Way learning behaviours to earn all these house points for your house.
The results are extremely close; however, everyone was outstanding!
In 4th place with 514 house points are Sapphire!
In 3rd place with 565 are Ruby!
In 2nd place with 580 points are Diamond!
And finally, a massive well done to the winning house, Emerald with 633 points!
A big thank you to all the houses for trying your best.
The winning house (Emerald) will receive a non-school uniform day on FRIDAY 11th NOVEMBER 2022
Isla, David, Kaycee, Max, Charlotte, Oliwia, Lilia and Tate.
The theme of our assemblies for next week will be: When and why was the United Nations formed? What work does it do to promote children’s rights? (UNRC Link: Article 4: I have the right to have my rights made a reality by the Government). 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.
School Dinner – Price Increase
Just a reminder that from this week the price of school meals has gone up by 5p each day. For those of you who prefer to pay weekly, please note the price for 5 days was £11.50 but will now be £11.75.
Purple Man Reading Competition
Well done to the winners of the Purple Man competition from the week before half term:
Book Fair Poster Competition
We are having a Book Fair at school and would like to advertise it as much as possible! To help us do this we have launched a competition to design a poster which will be displayed throughout the school. Five winners will be chosen and each will receive a £5.00 book voucher which can be spent at the fair. The posters need to contain the following information about the dates and times of the fair but everything else added to the poster is up to you!
Tuesday 6th December 2022 3.15pm to 3.45pm
Thursday 8th December 2022 3.15pm to 3.45pm
We look forward to seeing your entries! Please pass these to Mrs West, our Librarian, by Monday 14th November 2022.
Key Stage 1:
Lower Key Stage 2:
Upper Key Stage 2:
This week, our Online Safety focus is how to introduce online safety at home to under 11s. Follow the link below to read more from this informative and knowledge-based resource. If you ever have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Mrs Cox via the school office and she will happy to assist you:
School Christmas Fair
We are very excited to let you know we will be holding our School Christmas Fair on Friday 2nd December 2022 straight after school. We know how popular these events are so please put a note in your diary! It will be organised and led by our PFA (Parents/Carers and Friends Association). If any of you would be interested in joining and helping organise such events please let the office know. Ms Salmon would love to have you on board!
Global Citizenship Day: Appeal for Recycling Items – 25th November 2022
As part of our Rights Respecting school journey, we are organising a ‘Global Citizenship Day’ based on 3 real stories aimed at raising pupils’ awareness of the range of challenges children of their age face around the world. Key Stage 1 will be looking at The Water Princess, LKS2 will look at Ada’s Violin and UKS2 will be looking at The Boy who Harnessed the Wind.
Part of the day will involve the children making things out of recycled materials and we really need your help in gathering enough resources to make these activities possible.
Year 6 will be making windmills and to do this will require microwave rice pouches (opened and cleaned) as per the picture here.
Our year 4 classes will be making guitars and will require tissue boxes or small cereal boxes with an oval hole cut in the front, lolly sticks, long cardboard tubes (e.g. from a roll of foil or baking parchment), elastic bands of different sizes and width and buttons, ribbons or other decorations.
Meanwhile, our Year 3 classes will be making drums and will require balloons, ring-pull tin cans (please be careful and check for sharp edges) or a cardboard gravy container (cleaned with packaging removed) and paper straws.
We know it is going to be a wonderful day for the children, which they will all enjoy and learn much from. Any help you can give us with collecting these items would be greatly appreciated. Please pass the items to the class teacher or to the school office.
Times Tables Rock Star (TTRS) Battles
The results for final class battles for last half term on TTRS are in and again there was great engagement and some very tight battles between classes. In LKS2, Squirrels beat Hedgehogs, Badgers defeated Rabbits and Foxes beat Owls. In UKS2, Ocelots beat Pandas, Lizards beat Chameleons whilst Toucans and Tigers beat Macaws and Jaguars. The top scoring class that week was Toucans with an incredible average score of 2,801! Battles took a week off over half term but will be starting up again this Friday. If you want to see how many battles your class has please look at the display by the KS2 library.
Dates for the Diary
Thursday 10th November 2022 – Year 6 Martlesham Control Tower Visit
Tuesday 15th November 2022 – Year 4 Sutton Hoo Trip
Wednesday 16th November 2022 – Year 4 Sutton Hoo Trip
Thursday 17th November 2022 – Parents/Carers Evening (Online Event)
Friday 18th November 2022 – Children in Need (Non-Uniform Day)
Tuesday 22nd November 2022 – Year 1 Ipswich Transport Museum Trip
Wednesday 23rd November 2022 – Year 1 Ipswich Transport Museum Trip
Wednesday 23rd November 2022 – Parents/Carers Evening (Online Event)
Friday 25th November 2022 – SMSC Whole School Day: Global Citizenship
Friday 2nd December 2022 – Flu Immunisations Catch-up Day
Friday 2nd December 2022 – School Christmas Fair
Tuesday 6th December 2022 – Book Fair – 3.15pm
Thursday 8th December 2022 – Book Fair – 3.15pm
Friday 16th December 2022 – Last day of the Autumn Term
Tuesday 3rd January 2023 – PD Day (School Closed to Children)
Wednesday 4th January 2023 – First day back at school for the children