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Celebrating achievement for all in a caring environment

ST WOOLOS PRIMARY SCHOOL NEWSLETTER 11.7.18

Dear Parent/Carer,

Toothbrushing

Dental nurses and a dentist from the Designed to Smile Toothbrushing Programme led by Gwent Health visited the school today to see some  Nursery toothbrushing this afternoon and they will be visiting again on Wednesday to see toothbrushing from Reception through to Class 2.

Cycling Proficiency

A Cycling Proficiency level 1 course takes place tomorrow. It is led by Asa White and Joel Jones from ‘NewportLive’.

SHARE Centre Play club

Tomorrow is the last Play Club of the year.

School Dinners

Chartwell’s are serving a special ‘Ace’ Lunch tomorrow consisting of a hot dog (vegetarian option available) with Wimbledon wedges, sweetcorn and a salad. The dessert is strawberries in jelly or fruit. Please order in the normal way.

(All arrears to Chartwells must be cleared as soon as possible.)

Year 4 Cluster Olympics

On Wednesday Year 4 pupils from across The John Frost School Cluster area will be taking part in an Olympics Day at the school. Children are representing different countries in a range of athletics activities.

Nursery Garden Parties

These take place on Wednesday at 10.30am and at 2.00pm. We know that the weather will be good so these will be lovely. I hope that lots of you can join your child for them.

Family Science Workshop

The next Family Science Workshop will take place on Tuesday from 3.45-4.45pm. If you are interested in joining this for the first time, please see Miss Watkins.

Nursery visit to Reception

On Thursday, Nursery children joining us in Reception in September, together with chidren from private nurseries,  will be visiting their new class.

We are full in both of our Reception classes in September and have several pupils on the waiting list for places.

Club Awards Morning

Our Club Awards Morning for regular attendance at school clubs will take place on Friday at 10.00am and you are welcome to join us for this. We will also be giving cerificates out for positions of responsibility during the year.

Attendance and Punctuality

Please continue to ensure that your chid is on time every day. Mrs Couch and I will be at the school doors on random days. There is no set pattern. We will also be joined from time to time by Mrs Sue Haigh, our Education Welfare Officer, whom some of you have already met.

New Classes

Numbers have continued to increase and I’m pleased to say that in September we are creating an additional class in Key Stage Two. The school will then be at its maximum number of classes after eighteen years of continuous growth. This means that we will be able to reduce class sizes across the Key Stage to bring them in line with the smaller classes in the Foundation Phase.

We have appointed a new class teacher, Miss Murphy BA (Hons) PGCE, who will be joining us in Key Stage Two  in September from The Gaer Primary School. She will be a lovely asset to the school and we are looking forward to her joining us.

We had our Transition Day today and children visited their new class.

Classes for September 2018 are:

Class

Teacher

Teaching Assistant

Nursery

Mrs Davies/Mrs Agland

Mrs Ramzan

Mrs Sobey

RS

Miss Spray

Miss Collins

RDJ

Miss Driscoll

Mrs Abbas

1H

Mrs Hayes

Mrs Bashir

1/2D

Mrs Dickenson

Mrs C Jones

2S

Miss Spearey

(Miss Pretty/Mrs K Jones- Maternity Cover)

Miss Winfield

3P

Mrs Parry

3/4B

Miss Bishop

Mrs Luckett

4J

Mrs K Jones (nee Goodwin)

5MM

Mrs Morton

5/6CM

Miss Murphy

6W

Miss Watkins

Mrs Fowler

Additional Support Groups

Mrs Fowler

Mrs Graham

Mrs Jarrett

Mrs Luckett

Mrs Parkinson

PPA/Management time

Mrs Barton

Mrs K Jones

Miss Pretty

Mrs Jarrett

Important Dates

  • Monday 16th July – Open Day 2.30-5.00pm  – Please come and join your child to look at their work.
  • The Nursery Open Day will now take place on Monday 23rd July (and not Monday 16th)

Bonus Ball

Congratulations to our winner this week – Mrs Parkinson.

Yours sincerely,

H L Vaughan

Headteacher