Reading Challenge Term and Sponsored Read
Thank you to our community for supporting our Reading Challenge Term and Sponsored Read. So many of our children have really tried hard to read every day and extend their reading skills. Thank you to parents who make time to sit with their children and enjoy such a special time each day.
Winners of the family tickets for the cinema will be drawn next week.
So far we have raised nearly £700! There is still time to send in any more sponsor forms…
This will enable us to buy more books for the class libraries and whole class reading texts so that children have their own book when reading together as a class.
Reading is the key to future success at school. Keep reading daily – read anything and everything, everywhere!
Our visiting author, Karen McCombie, really enjoyed her time at Wormley, saying,
“Thanks SO much for my visit – I really enjoyed it. And yes, I do tend to tell schools that I enjoyed my visit, but with Wormley I REALLY enjoyed it! What a lovely vibe the place has… the children were terrific! So relaxed and and bubbly and interested. And thank to you for making everything go so smoothly.”
We hope those who bought her books are enjoying reading them.
The Easter raffle is underway!
Get yourself a ticket for a chance to win one of our chocolate-packed hampers!
Tickets are £1 each or £3 for a strip – available at the office or on the playground. The draw is next Wednesday 28th March.
Please keep the chocolate donations coming – the more donations, the more hampers we can make!
Based on the huge success of our Christmas hampers we are going to raffle Easter hampers this year.
To make this possible we are requesting donations of chocolate and eggs. The more donations we have the more hampers we will have to raffle.
All donations should be brought to classes or the office by Friday 23rd March please. Raffle tickets can be purchased in the playgrounds or school reception.
Easter Egg competition
By popular demand, the Easter Egg competition will run
again this year. Each child is invited to decorate a hardboiled egg – in any imaginative, creative way they can think of.
A favourite last time was Harry Hill!
The cost of entering the competition is £1. All entries need to be brought to the classroom by Wednesday 28th March when the competition will be judged. There will be a prizes awarded to the winners of each year group.
Spring governor update
The Governing Body had a spring term meeting earlier this week. We reviewed the progress and performance of the school. It has been a busy (and very cold) term for everyone involved with Wormley School. The focus for this term has been on reading fluency and comprehension have been the subject of strong focus across the school. The recent poetry week (and the well attended recitals), along with the ongoing Reading Challenge and Sponsored Read have been of particular success in this area. Further, the school has invested in new texts across the year groups for home reading. The teaching staff are committed to encouraging and promoting good quality reading. Recent visits to the school by Governors have shown that the children are benefiting from the teaching methods and that they show great enthusiasm for reading and writing. We cannot understate how important it is that reading and writing opportunities continue at home. An author recently visited the school and conducted writing workshops. There are plenty of budding authors in the school and we suspect the next JK Rowling is here somewhere.
The school continues to run the increasingly popular Messy Church. The most recent Messy Church was very well attended by many of our families. It has fostered some very positive, trusting relationships between church volunteers, clergy, staff and families. There was a lovely quote from one of the children which perhaps sums up the reason for the success: “I like Messy Church because I love being messy and I love Church”
There are, of course, challenges for the school; not least the excitement of the forthcoming Data Protection Regulations and the financial planning for 2018/19.
We are extremely proud to announce that Mrs Gaiteri will graduate this term as a Leader for Impact with the Royal Opera House Bridge. This has led to new partnerships with professionals in arts and culture. Our school has joined a national network aiming to measure the impact of arts and cultural education on children and young people. If that wasn’t enough, two of our teachers, Mrs Harris and Mrs Campkin, have had their work with maths teaching and learning published in the Times Educational Supplement and an Early Years Journal.
Apologies for the long blog, but it is so important that we share the successes of the school with you all and equally assure you that the school is capable of rising to any challenge.. We are sure that Science Week will be an addition to the the expanding list of success. Perhaps the best way to end the blog is with a science related (ish) quote, from a famous spaceman, which reflects the aspirations the school has for your children. “To Infinity and beyond”
Tribute to scientist Stephen Hawkins