We hope you all had a lovely Easter break and that the children are raring to go for the start of their new Summer Term.
Looking back over last half term …
Spring Term School Improvement Partner (SIP) Report 2017
Each term we have a visit from our SIP who works closely with the school to monitor and improve standards for all children. As our last OFSTED Report was many years ago (November 2008) I thought you might appreciate reading a few of the highlights from our latest SIP report:
Well done everyone – pupils, staff, parents and Governors!
Guide Dogs for the Blind
Guide Dogs for the Blind came into school with two puppies on 28 February. They spoke to the children about what the dogs do and how they are trained. The puppies seemed to enjoy all the attention!
World Book Day
On 2 March we celebrated World Book Day with a range of activities: Malcolm Green (super storyteller) entertained the children with some amazing stories whilst mystery books appeared in rather unusual places. The children and staff also swapped classrooms to enjoy stories together.
On 3 March we raised a fantastic £80. A big thank you for all the donations of books and for coming along to the sale.
Living Eggs Programme
Nursery and Reception took delivery of 10 eggs ready to hatch. The children thoroughly enjoyed watching them hatch and quickly developing into young chickens over the 10 days they were with us. This really got us into the Easter spirit and was an inspiration for many Early Years activities.
Comic Relief Red Nose Day
Lots of lovely bright red was worn by the children to school on 24 March. We raised £286 – many thanks to all for your donations to Comic Relief.
Wear a Hat Day
Overall the village raised in excess of £2,000 for Brain Tumour Research. Again many thanks for your contributions and to the PTA for organising the school’s involvement. Some of our children even featured in a colour photo spread in the Hexham Courant modelling their amazing hats!
Another roaring success! The event was very well attended and £250 was raised. The left over Easter eggs were raffled in school and raised a further £124!
Easter boiled egg competition
There were some wonderfully creative entries! Very well done to all the children who entered. Another £60 was raised to round off a bumper fund-raising half term!
Easter Service at St Oswin’s Church
We finished the term with a visit to St Oswin’s church where Mr Atkinson lead an interactive Easter service with some super singing from the children. Thank you to St Oswin’s church for the end of service treats for all the children!
Dates for your diaries:
|Tuesday 25 April, 3.15-5pm||Reading information evening|
|Monday 1 May||BANK HOLIDAY|
|Wednesday 3 to Friday 5 May||Year 4 residential to Newby Bridge|
|Week commencing 15 May||Walk to school week|
|Sunday 21 May||Jump for Joy at St Oswin’s Church|
|Monday 22/Tuesday 23 May||Individual school photos|
|Monday 19 June||Class photos|
|Tuesday 20 June, 2.45pm||Year 3 parents’ assembly|
|Tuesday 4 July||Transfer day|
|Thursday 6 July, 1.15pm||Sports day|
|Monday 10 July, 1.15pm||Reserve sports day|
|Wednesday 19 July, 9.30am||Year 4 leavers’ assembly|
A list of our school clubs for the first half term of summer is attached. Please continue to check the school website for further updates of special events and activities.
Finally, after a lengthy period of ill-health last half term I am now back to school and looking forward to an exciting and productive summer term.
WYLAM FIRST SCHOOL CLUBS
SUMMER TERM 1 2017
Year 2 upwards
| Chess & Games
Years 3 and 4 (24 April & 8 May only)
|Tuesday 3.15-4.15 (from 2 May)
Year 1 upwards
Years 3 and 4
Years 3 and 4