OfSTED

The report from OfSTED was sent out with the Green Un and there is a link yo it above. We are very proud of the report and especially proud of your children who showed just how amazing they all are, the way they spoke about their learning warmed our hearts. If you have any questions about the report please call in to ask us. Attendance was discussed in detail and we know this is something we need to improve on. If you have any ideas to share around this please call and see Claire Bradley. We will also continue our work around Read Write Inc, this has had an enormous impact but we want to get better still and make sure every child at WCM is able to read fluently.
Thank you to all the families, there were so many comments that were very moving and extremely supportive. Together we can make the children who walk through our door reach for the stars and truly show them that “the world is theirs!”

Sports Relief

Sports Relief
On Friday 13th March we will be supporting Sports Relief in school, children can come dressed in sports kit with a 50p donation. This is not just football kits but can be any sport they may do as a hobby such as dancing or hockey. Throughout the week all children will complete a mile running or walking as part of their PE lesson.

Read Write Inc

As you will know we are now using Read Write Inc across school to teach children to read. All children from F1 to Y2 will take part in the programme and some children in Y3 & 4 who need additional support will also access aspects of the programme. If you need more information please see your child’s teacher or call and see Claire Bradley. There are also tutorial videos that you can watch on the Ruth Miskin website:
www.ruthmiskin.com
Select ‘Find out more’ at the top, then ‘Parents’ from the drop-down list.

Neil Griffiths returns to Watercliffe

What a great morning we had Wednesday with children’s author Neil Griffiths in school. First, he did a session with parents then worked alongside children across school. Meeting an author as enthusiastic about reading as Neil is a great way to encourage our children to develop a love of reading and we hope the parent session gave some great tips to help with reading at home. If you have any questions about the messages from Neil please come and ask someone in school. We truly believe…
There is no such thing as a child who hates to read, there are only children who have not found the right book!

Parent View

Parent View
We will be asking you to complete a paper copy of the OFSTED Parent View Questionnaire. This is to allow us to look at your thoughts and opinions about aspects of school and see where we can make improvements to the service we provide. Any completed questionnaire will earn you a voucher for Tuck Shop. They will be available in your child’s class or on the main reception.

Christmas Jumper Day

Due to popular demand we are having a Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 20th December. If you wish to make a donation to Sheffield Children’s Hospital, there will be buckets in reception. Please note you can either come in a Christmas jumper or normal school uniform.

Firefighter Clothing Collection

Firefighter Clothing Collection
The Firefighter charity are collecting clothes from school on Monday 2nd December (they usually come in the morning). If you are having a clear out ready for new Christmas clothes please bring your bags to school so we can cash them in for money to go in our school fund. Thank you!