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School News #13
13 May, 2022

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

This week has been SATs week in school for Year 6. All pupils have worked incredibly hard in the run up to this week. They have shown such maturity in their approach to their exams this week and we are all incredibly proud of them.  Also this week, we have had two Ukrainian pupils start at the school in Year 4 and Year 6. We feel very lucky that we are able to do our bit to support the families and I know they have been very grateful to be welcomed in to the Weetwood community.

 

The Queen’s Jubilee

To mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, we have a number of events in school.  On Wednesday 25th May (also Share our Learning) we will be having a picnic lunch. Those children who are on school dinners will have a packed lunch made by the school kitchen. We do intend to all sit outside for lunch, if you can send your children with a picnic blanket then this would be wonderful. For the picnic please come to school in non-uniform, either wearing red, white and blue or dressed ready for a tea party.

To mark the event further, on Thursday 26th May, we would like to hold a ‘Great Weetwood Bake off’ competition. The staff in each class will be the judges and there will be a winner from each class.  The cakes will then be sold at the PTA picnic in the afternoon. 

Finally, the Arts Council, led by Miss Harper, have launched a design a plate competition. The council would like pupils to design a plate using red, white and blue as the main colours incorporating the 70-year reign. There is a template attached on Dojo or you can draw your own – no bigger than A4. All entries must be in school for the 23rd May and there will be a winner from each class, Nursery to Year 6.

 

The Big Plastic Count

We are excited to be joining in with The Big Plastic Count organised by Greenpeace. Thousands of people, schools and businesses across the country are taking part in this national survey which will be an opportunity to push for change in the way we use, recycle and throw away plastic. The evidence collected will be crucial to convince the government, big brands and supermarkets to take ambitious action on plastic packaging. However, we need your help!

 

Your child will be given a tally sheet and beginning on Monday, all you need to do is tally how many plastic products you throw away in one week. If you miss a day, don’t give up, just keep going! At the end of the week we will submit our results by class using our own class links. You can find out more by visiting: thebigplasticcount.com/FAQ Thank you for your support and happy counting!

 

Breaktime Snacks

Many of our pupils are ready for a drink and something to eat at break time. Please can I remind you that any snacks brought in for breaktime should be fruit or vegetable based. Some children, who have packed lunches, are taking snacks from their packed lunch like chocolate bars and crisps and eating them at break time. Whilst you could argue that if this is part of their balanced packed lunch, then it doesn’t matter when it is consumed, it feels unfair to those children who have a school dinner and bring a healthy snack. If your child has a packed lunch and would like a snack at breaktime, please can you pack them some additional fruit or veg to keep them going to lunchtime.

PTA News

Next Friday, 20th May, the PTA will be joining us for Wizards and Superstars assembly to talk to you about the PTA. Over the course of the pandemic, the PTA have become depleted of willing volunteers and we would really like to involve some new parents. If you would like to know more about the PTA, how it supports school and how you can contribute, then please come to the assembly or contact the PTA at weetwoodPTA@yahoo.com.

 

PLEASE NOTE: THE SUMMER FAIR HAS BEEN MOVED TO SUNDAY 17TH JULY (12-2PM)

 

Pencil Cases for Sale

Year 5 have been learning about recycling and saving the planet. As part of their work the class are keen to reduce plastic use. Ellis is doing his bit to support the cause by taking orders for pencil cases that ‘Don’t cost the Earth’. If you are interested in a pencil case that is fun, plastic free and sustainable then pick up an order form from Year 5!

 

Dates for the diary

9th-12th May – Year 6 SATS Week

25th May – Share our learning

We will do this in the ‘traditional’ way. All classes will be open for you to visit between 9.30am and 10.30am. Refreshment in the hall from 9am (TBC)  

 

26th May – Year 3 Trip to Leeds Museum

26th May – Queen's Jubilee PTA Picnic, 3.30pm

27th May – Training Day (School Closed to pupils)

6th June – School re-opens for Summer Term 2

16th June – Year 2 Trip to The Deep

 

24th June – Sports Day, 1-3pm (For Reception to Year 6)

29th June – New Reception Party (pm)

Thursday 30th June – Mr Duffin’s Music Concert (pm – time to be confirmed)

This will be a short concert with all the children that play an instrument/learn an instrument in school showcasing their talents.

 

1st July to 3rd July – Year 6 residential to Edale

 

5th/6th July Year 6 – Lawnswood Transition

5th July – Nursery and Reception farm visit at school, 10am – 2.30pm 

15th July – End of year reports out

16th July – Year 6 Leavers party, 6pm

17th July – Summer Fair, 12 – 2pm

20th July – Open Evening, 3.30 – 5.30pm

Come and see your child’s teacher and look at their work from the year.

22nd July – Year 6 Leavers Assembly

25th/26th July – Training Days (Closed to pupils)

27th July – Day given in lieu of Platinum Jubilee