Wonders of Wetheringsett - February 2014
Here is the first edition of the WOW newsletter of 2014. It is amazing how much we have managed to fit into the first half term of the year and lovely to be able share in all the great things that go on in school with you all.
Have a great half term break and we look forward to seeing the children back again on Monday 24th February.
We had so many wonderful, imaginative entries to our competition to make something useful out of things that would otherwise be thrown away.
Here is just a selection of the entries.
Eco-Week Art Project
One of the highlights of Eco-Week was working with Rojo Art to turn piles and piles of rubbish into a fantastic, imaginative display. The whole school spent an entire day working on the project. We are delighted with the resulting display in the library
Trip to Virador Recycling Plant
Another part of Eco-Week was the KS2 visit to the recycling plant at Great Blakenham. Both classes did lots of follow up work back in school. Sycamore Class made this very informative display and wrote information leaflets to share what they had learnt.
Y2 Trip to the Middy
As part of their work on forces, children in Lime Tree Class went to the Middy to find out about forces in action on the trains. They looked at the couplings to see how engines push and pull the wagons and then had great fun launching an air rocket into the sky.
Making Fat Balls in Sycamore
Sycamore Tree Class invited parents and grandparents in to help them make fat balls for birds as part of their work on habitats. The birds in our school garden have been appreciating them since!
Y5 & 6 History, Art and Design Technology
Children in Chestnut Tree Class have been learning about Native American Indians in history this half term. As part of this, they made this magnificent eagle in art as well as these teepees in design technology..
Again this year, we took part in Sign2Sing. Children learnt how to sign as they sang a special song and raised £54.
Rev. Julia Lall marked Epiphany with us this year with a procession down to the church in crowns that the children had made, led by a star, kings and camels. This was followed by a short service where we were joined by parents.
Here are some of the moving pictures that Willow Tree Class made and then peer-evaluated as part of their design technology this term.
Phonics and Spelling Information Evening for Parents
3rd March 2014
Come along and find out how phonics and spelling are taught and how you can support your child.
Term Dates and PD Days
We are pleased to confirm the PD Days for 2014-15. These are in line with Debenham High School’s to make easier for parents with children at both schools.
3rd, 4th September 2014
24th October 2014
5th January 2015
23rd February 2015
22nd May 2015
TERM DATES 2014-15
Autumn Term 2014 - begins 3 September 2014,ends 19 December 2014
Autumn Half Term - begins 27 October 2014,ends 31 October 2014
Christmas Holiday - begins 22 December 2014,ends 2 January 2015
Spring Term 2015 - begins 5 January 2015,ends 27 March 2015
Spring Half Term - begins 16 February 2015, ends 20 February 2015
Spring Break - begins 30 March 2015,ends 10 April 2015
Summer Term 2015 - begins 13 April 2015, ends 22 July 2015
Summer Half Term - begins 25 May 2015, ends 29 May 2015