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  • Changes to home learning

    Home-learning is changing this term. Instead of weekly tasks from the grid, we are reducing children’s grid home learning in order to focus primarily on reading, spellings and…

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  • Year 1

    Today we will be holding a remembrance service at 11am for the children (no parents) then talking about anti-bullying Tomorrow as part of anti-bullying week. Please come to…

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  • Rock Out 2019!

    As our pupils love TTRockstars and are committed to improving their timestable knowledge and recall, those in Years 2-6 are taking part in a competition this week called…

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  • Our year 5 learning this week

    Learning this week: This week in maths we’ve been looking at how to multiply and divide whole number and decimals by 10,100 and 1000. Please find some videos…

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  • Please Slow Down

    Can we remind all drivers who use the school car park before school to drop children off to Breakfast Club to drive slowly and considerately.  There are two…

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Angelfish and Starfish – Stay, Play and Learn


Stay, Play and Learn- Welcome to our Classrooms


We would like to invite you to Stay, Play and Learn with us on

Friday 18th October

From 9.05-9.45am

Come and see our indoor and outdoor classrooms and Forest School – find out all about your child’s favourite things to do at school!

We look forward to seeing you

Angelfish and Starfish

Reception – Harvest Festival


We would like to invite parents/carers to our harvest festival celebration on Tuesday 1st October.

Angelfish class will begin their celebration at 9:15 and Starfish class will begin at 13:15 both being held in the Key Stage 1 hall.

We kindly ask for food donations for the local food bank, cans and dry foods preferred, such as, pasta, rice and cereals.

We look forward to seeing you!

Mrs Campkin, Mrs Burling and the Early Years team.

Receptions First Two Weeks


We have had a great first two weeks with the children and are really pleased with how they are settling in.

We would like to share the following information with you:

As from the week beginning Monday 16th September, school will start at 8:55 am and end at the usual time of 3:10 pm.


Please ensure that your child has a PE kit in school on Fridays.  You can leave it on their peg during the rest of the week and we suggest taking it home during the holidays to wash it.  Please make sure that every item of PE kit is labelled with your child’s name – when thirty children get changed at once there are always items that go astray and if they are named it is much more likely that they will be reunited with their owner!


On the same note, everything that your child brings into school should be clearly named, for example, uniform, including shoes, book bags, water bottles, hats and so on.  Again it is much easier to return lost items if they are clearly named.  If you use a pen to name items, please check that the name is still on there after washing, as often they can be washed out or become blurred.


Your child has been given a reading book and we encourage you to look at it with them everyday.  There is further information about helping your child to read at the front of their reading records.


Your child should bring their book bag into school every day because they will need to read and have their books changed whenever possible.


Now that your child is at school full-time, there are many things that they should be learning to do independently.  For example, getting dressed and undressed, toileting, putting on shoes and taking them off, therefore, could you please encourage your child to do these at home independently as much as possible.


We are always in need of parent helpers to read with the children and change books, if you have a few hours to spare one day at week to help please let your class teacher know.  We also need items for junk modelling, eg.  cardboard boxes, plastic pots, cardboard tubes etc.


At Wormley Primary School, we believe that every pupil should have the opportunity to achieve the best possible start in life.  We are committed to breaking down any barriers to outstanding achievement and attainment; one of the ways we do this is through our use of a Government grant called Pupil Premium.  Children of families who are in receipt of certain benefits may be eligible for this grant which is paid directly to schools to provide educational support to help pupils achieve to their full potential.  To find out if your child is eligible, details can be found by searching Free School Meals at or come into school and we will be happy to help you.

Finally, if you have any questions or worries at anytime, please do not hesitate to speak to one of us!

Mrs Campkin, Mrs Burling and the Early Years Team


Reception – Summer Concert


For the Summer Concert dance, please could you provide a black t-shirt and black shorts or trousers or leggings for your child. Please send the costume into school by the end of next week in a bag which will remain in school until after the dance. Children will be wearing their normal black school shoes for the dance. Please make sure each item of clothing is clearly labelled with your child’s name.


We hope that you are looking forward to seeing the children perform on Tuesday 23rd July, they have been practising hard and are very excited to show you their dance. Don’t forget that the Summer Fete will be immediately after the concert, it promises to be a great afternoon!


Thank you for your support


Mrs Campkin and Mrs Burling

Reception – Here comes the sun!


It is possible that we will finally have some very hot weather next week according to the latest forecasts. Please make sure that children have the following in school with them EVERY day:

  • A named sun hat/cap
  • A named water bottle
  • Please also apply suncream on your child in the morning before leaving for school.

Please note that it is difficult to ensure that sunglasses don’t get damaged or lost, so it is preferable that children wear sunhats/caps to shade their eyes instead.

We will of course keep children cool and in the shade wherever possible, but there will still be times when they are outside, so all of the above will be necessary to keep them safe in the sun.

Thank you for your assistance with this.

Mrs Campkin and Mrs Burling