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  • Enrichment Day Reminder

    Don’t forget that tomorrow (Thursday 8th Feb) is our PE Enrichment Day! We welcome double Olympian Ashleigh Nelson into the school to lead workshops and an assembly. Please…

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  • Spring term in Reception

    This term the children have been exploring magnets, ice, light and shadows. They have also constructed some amazing hotels with lego and made beautiful crowns. In Angelfish class…

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  • Nursery parent consultations

    Please note that Nursery parent consultations will be held in the Starfish Reception classroom and not the Nursery, please use the side entrance near the main school reception…

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  • Swimming gala triumph!

    We are proud to announce that our swimming team came 3rd last week at the District Swimming Gala! Well done to everyone involved!  

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  • Swimming Gala Success

    On Wednesday 31st January, pupils from Year 5 and 6 participated in the Hoddesdon District School Sports Association Swimming Gala at The John Warner School. Nine schools from…

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Yr. 5 Spring Term


Spring Term 

Dolphin and Whales classes are really looking forward to the Spring Term where our new topic is Space. In English, we will be analysing science-fiction stories and completing a range of reading activities to build childrens’ inference and prediction skills. In science, children will be conducting a range of investigations to learn about forces including a making a parachute to test air resistance. Later in the term, as part of science week, the learning will focus on the Solar System.

In maths, children are learning mental strategies followed by formal written methods. Thank you for working with your children to complete the arithmetic challenges over Christmas and please let class teachers know if you would like some more to practise at home.

This term’s focus will be reading and your child will be issued with a raffle ticket every time they read at home and have this signed off by a parent. Tickets will be drawn in celebration assembly and winners will receive prizes.

Thank-you for all of your help and support so far this year.

Yr. 5 Team

Year 5 Design and Technology


As we are nearing the end of our term, we are now thinking about Christmas.

Year 5 are making Christmas door wreaths this week and we are asking for your help.


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If anyone has any conifer, holly or evergreen cuttings, we would be very grateful. We need any donations by Thursday 7th December.

If your child has any allergies to any plants, please let us know.



Is your child entitled to pupil premium?


We believe that every student at Wormley Primary should have the opportunity to achieve the best possible start to life. We are committed to breaking down any barriers to outstanding achievement and attainment.

The pupil premium is a sum of money given to schools each year by the Government to raise the achievement of disadvantaged pupils from reception to year 11. Funding is for children from low-income families who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years (FSM ‘Ever 6’) or are looked after children or from families with parents in the Armed Forces. If you think your child may be eligible for this additional funding then let us know or visit:

Years 3 – 6: Use the above link to check eligibility and apply for pupil premium

Reception, Year 1 or 2: Although your child will automatically receive universal free school meals, you should still register on the above link as, if eligible, the school could get extra money to support your child

Pre-school & Nursery: Please speak  to the school directly

Mobile phones


Polite reminder:

Pupils are not permitted to have mobile phones in school. Any year 6 pupils, who are walking to or from school without an adult, can bring a phone into school, however it must be handed into the office for safe-keeping at the start of the day and collected again once school has finished. The phones should not be used on the school premises which includes the playground before and after school.

Any phones being mis-used will be confiscated.

Residential Trip 2018


We have provisionally booked the Year 6 residential trip for 17th – 21st September 2018 at PGL Liddington. This is an amazing experience for pupils to spend a week away doing outdoor and adventurous activities.  Check out the website for more details

Letters have been sent out and an information meeting took place after school yesterday. Any further questions should be directed to the office.

You are reminded that Year 5 pupils who would like to secure a place should return the reply slip and pay a £50 deposit by Friday 20th October.

The cost of the trip is based on the number of children attending and will be approximately £295. All parents are offered payment by instalments. Please see Mrs Brace if you need to discuss costs. Unfortunately we are unable to take any pupils for whom full payment has not been received.