Read about the start to term, upcoming events, clubs and much much more in the latest photo packed edition of News on the 19th.
Research indicates that regular attendance leads to better academic achievement and social development. At Wormley we expect a minimum of 96% attendance. Although 90% might sound OK it is almost 4 weeks absence!
How can parents/carers help?
Unplanned absence: Call the school absence line before 9am. If we have not heard from you we will text/call and expect that you will reply. Unexplained absences will be followed-up.
Planned absence: Complete an absence request form (available at front reception) and return it to school at least 2 weeks prior to the absence. Medical evidence may be requested.
Medical appointments: Where possible, medical appointments should be made out of school hours. Children need to return after appointments if appropriate.
Holidays: Holidays in term time will not be authorised and should not be booked
Lateness: Ensure the children are in school on time. If you are late, you must register the children at front reception. Persistent lateness is not fair on the child and negatively affects their learning.
If your child is experiencing any difficulties that are affecting their attendance please speak with the class teacher immediately. It is important that we work together to ensure your child is safe, happy and ready to learn!
Thank you for your support.
We had our first sprinkling of snow last week so here is a reminder of our weather procedures.
Information will be sent by text message and updates will be added to the Wormley APP and the Wormley Facebook page.
BBC Three Counties Radio (95.4FM) will also broadcast any school closures. As always, safety comes first and the roads can be treacherous during bad weather, so only travel if it is safe to do so. The best way to contact the school if you are concerned is via telephone or email: email@example.com. We will try and respond as quickly as we can.
Spring is our reading challenge term.
Children and families are encouraged to stretch themselves with reading over the next few weeks. The aim is for every child to read daily, from a range of sources: books, newspapers, magazines, the internet etc.
Children will be rewarded with raffle tickets and there will be a weekly draw. Children can win a limited edition Wormley Reader Bear or magazines and books.
We are also seeking photos of extreme reading – as in this photo – reading anytime any place (as long as children are safe!) At the end of term, one family in each phase will receive family tickets to the cinema. This is a family challenge! The greater number of tickets, the greater possibility of becoming a winner!! Don’t forget to record reading together in the children’s reading records as these are vital as evidence in assessing children’s reading to see if they read widely and with commitment to a book.
The weather has been very cold recently and since all of the children concentrate extremely hard in lessons, at break times they will go outside to play, except in very bad weather. Please ensure that your child has a raincoat or waterproof jacket, clearly labelled, in school each day.
Children in YN and YR spend 50 per cent of their time outside so would benefit from having their wellies in school each day too.