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.
BEING SCHOOL READY
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 www.hertfordshire.gov.uk 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
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
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:
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
We hope you all had a lovely break and enjoyed the sun over the Easter weekend.
During the first week back we were learning about Easter and we acted out the Easter story. The children especially enjoyed reinacting The Last Supper, where they were able to share bread and drink some red grape juice as a whole class. This week we have been learning The Gingerbread Man story, as a whole class we have created a story map in order for the children to recall the story independently. Ask your child to tell you the story, along with the actions we have put together.
In maths we have been learning addition and subtraction. The children are beginning to understand both concepts along with key information on how to find and check the answer. We are beginning to practise racing games in PE to prepare the children for sports day, therefore, could you please provide your child with trainers (not plimsolls) for PE next Friday. Summer is hopefully approaching, therefore, could you please put sun cream on your child and provide them with a sun hat when appropriate (no sunglasses please).
If your child came home with sounds to practise, could you please help them with this. Please all share your child’s reading book with them daily and please continue to enjoy playing your child’s maths game with them.
Our nature area is now under way and the children have been very enthusiastic to help plant a range of different colourful plants including strawberry plants and some herbs. To develop this further we will be planting vegetable seeds and some tomato plants. We would like to say a huge thank you to all the parents that helped develop this area and another big thank you to everyone who has donated plants, flowers and seeds.
Please remember all letters are now sent out via email and you can also get information from reading our blogs by downloading the Wormley Primary School app.
Thank you for your continued support.
Starfish and Angelfish.
We would like to invite you to our Mothers’ Day Celebration on Friday 29th March at 2.30pm in the KS1 Hall.
Mummies, Nans, Aunties, Childminders and younger siblings are all welcome – please let us know if you are able to join us so that we can organise refreshments etc.