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Weldon Church of EnglandPrimary School

March 2022 Newsletter

Head Teachers’ message

As term draws to a close, may we thank you for your continued support of our school. Staffing has not been easy this last month, but most staff are now back so your children have enjoyed more normal staffing this last week.

 

The start of the summer term should also see some of our more usual events return. We are looking forward to June Rose day, swimming, Sports Day and a Year 6 residential as well as some events mentioned in the Parent Survey Action Plan, sent earlier.

 

Data and Attendance Reports for children in Year 1 to Year 6 are being sent home this week; if you would like to discuss these then please do get in touch.

 

We look forward to seeing your children on Tuesday 19th April and wish you all a very Happy Easter.

 

Yours, Lesley Middleton & Kirstin Howarth

 

 

Year 3 Staffing

Unfortunately, I do not have a firm date for the return of Mrs Jackson, but you will be pleased to know the class are flourishing under the teaching and guidance of the current staff.

 

Please be reassured that Year 3 have a qualified teacher in Mrs Gumbeer. She chooses to work as a higher level teaching assistant in school, but is actually a fully qualified primary teacher, and has often taught for us before. Miss Balchin is a very able teaching assistant, and is supporting the Y3 class very effectively. This means the children know the staff; the staff know our standards; and progress, behaviour and continuity can be well maintained. As a result, Y3 have great behaviour, are making good progress and have attained high standards this term. Well done Team Y3!

 

 

Parent Survey

Thank you very much for all the returned Parent Surveys; we had a great response .

We were delighted with the overwhelmingly positive results and useful comments.  Together with the Academy Governance Committee, we have written an Action Plan based on your responses.

Both the results and Action Plan have been sent in a separate email; we hope the plan will help address some of the areas you would like to see developed. We look forward to a continuing positive relationship with our parent body, and thank you for your ongoing support of our school.

 

Click here to view our Parent Survey Action Plan:

https://primarysite-prod-sorted.s3.amazonaws.com/weldon-c-e-primary-school/UploadedDocument/d7e5a03a-dc18-4c07-a1ad-c86299efe277/parent-survey-action-plan-2022.pdf

 

 

School News

Our school is to attend an Easter Service in Church on Thursday, if you hold a Weldon School issued DBS you are welcome to join us and help escort the children to and from Church, please RSVP Mrs Middleton.

 

We now have a Twitter Account – we will use this to share our sporting achievements and other news, take a look

https://www.weldonceprimary.co.uk/twitter-link/

 

We have now re-started a Parents/Teachers Association (PTA), they will support our school in fundraising, and events. Our next big projects are new outdoor gym equipment, a Reading Shed for the playground and new tables and chairs for all classrooms. We have started with a raffle of a Giant Easter Egg, kindly donated to us by Inset Engineering Ltd. Our School Council are selling raffle tickets, priced £1, the winner will be drawn on Friday morning!

During the Easter holidays our Year 1 will be decorated and re-carpeted. We have also just had a new interactive Smartboard fitted too.

 

PTA Update

 

Thank you to the parents that have volunteered to give their time to the PTA. The committee are:

·         Chair: Fiona Vickers (Y2 Mum)

·         Vice Chair: Tracey Gee (Y4 and Y2 Mum)

·         Secretary: Joanne Hector (EYFS Mum)

·         Treasurer: Clare Rice (Y4 and Y2 Mum)

·         Social Secretary: Teri Crowley (EYFS Mum)

 

Following the meeting last night, dates for upcoming events are:

·         22nd April 8:30-8:50am: Bacon & sausage roll sale

·         29th April: Mufti Day in exchange for something suitable for a June Rose Day prize/s

·         6th May after School: Donut Sale

·         20th May: Mufti Day in exchange for a bottle for June Rose Day

·         26th May: Jubilee Disco

·         27th May: Jubilee Sponsored Fun Run and Jubilee Picnic

·         23rd June: June Rose Day

 

More info about these events will be sent nearer the time, but if you can help organise any of the events, please let Lesley Middleton or a member of the PTA know.

 

 

Sporting Achievements

Our Year 6 Tag Rugby players are the winners of an inter-school competition held at Northampton last month.  Massive congratulations to all of the team who won all of their games. Well done !

 

 

 

Below is the Dodgeball team who won their LM Academy tournament last week; they won 6 out of 6 games.

 

Our Cricket Focus Day was a huge hit with the children. Having specialist sports coaches in school is always a great way to engage the children in being active.

Thanks,

Jim Ager, PE Subject Lead Teacher

 

 

World Book Day

Thank you to everyone for supporting World Book Day and providing costumes for their children, we had a wonderful day. We have uploaded some photographs of the children onto our school website gallery.

 

 

Dates for your diary:

June Rose Day – Thursday 23rd June, starts 1.15pm, school field, parents invited

Sports Day –Wednesday 6th July (or 7th if wet)

Year 5 Residential Kit List Meeting – Monday 11th July, 3.30pm

Meet the Teacher – Tuesday 19th July, 3.30pm to 4.30pm

 

 

Holidays

Whilst we do not authorise term time holidays, we do ask that you let us know. Please ask the office for an Absence Form should you need one.

Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week – the last week of Lent leading up to Easter – it will be in our school holiday this year. On Palm Sunday Christians remember Jesus’ triumphant arrival in Jerusalem. As Holy Week draws to a close and Easter approaches, we have Holy Wednesday, commemorating Judas Iscariot’s intent to betray Jesus; Maundy Thursday, commemorating the Last Supper Jesus shared with his disciples, and Good Friday, the day on which Christians around the world remember Jesus’ crucifixion and burial. With Good Friday over, Christians look forward to Easter Sunday, the day on which Jesus rose from his tomb. You might like to watch the Story of Easter (The Last Supper) on  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SigoALSS1R8

 

 

A Ukrainian Worship Song and a Prayer for Peace

 

Finally, may we share with you a beautiful Ukrainian worship song Молитва (A Prayer)…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NKPreTNIt0 

God of the Nations, whose sovereign rule brings justice and peace have mercy on our broken and divided world. Shed abroad your peace in the hearts of all and banish from them the spirit that makes for war, that all races and peoples may learn to live as members of one family and in obedience to your law, through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

 

As always, many thanks for your continued support. Please do not hesitate to contact Lesley Middleton or Kirstin Howarth, should you need.

Lesley Middleton - lmiddleton@weldonceprimary.co.uk

Kirstin Howarth - khowarth@weldonceprimary.co.uk

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