You should have received your letter for Parents’ Evening this week. Please let your child’s class teacher know when you can attend so they can book you a 10 minute slot of time to discuss learning. If your child has a Special Educational Need you will have the option of choosing a slot with the class teacher and the SENCo, Corina Antcliff. Please return the sheets as soon as possible to get a time that suits you and your family. The dates are:
Tuesday 23rd January 3.30 – 5.30
Wednesday 24th January 3.30 – 7.00
Welcome back to school after the Christmas holidays. We hope you had a lovely time together with your families. This term sees the beginning of a new year at Watercliffe Meadow and an important term for learning. Now the excitement of Christmas has passed we can use this term to focus in on learning and help all our children make the best progress they possibly can. Together we can help your child reach for the stars and achieve to the best of their ability!
You should have received your child’s half termly newsletter telling you what is happening in their class and ways you can support learning at home. If you need any guidance on ways to support your child, please see their teacher.
It has been a long first term of the year during which the children have made great progress and have achieved some amazing learning outcomes. We would like to thank you all for your support with your child’s learning and for being part of such a special place. We have had many visitors to WCM over the last term and they always comment on how lovely school feels and how amazing your children are.
Have a good rest over the holidays and we will see you fresh and ready for more learning in 2018.
Due to popular demand we are having a Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 22nd December. If you wish to make a donation to Hallam FM Mission Christmas, there will be buckets in reception. Please note you can either come in a Christmas jumper or normal school uniform.
Due to the success of last year’s Bake-Off, we are again holding this competition, this year on the day of our Christmas Fayre – Tuesday 5th December.
Children can bring in a cake (or buns) with the theme of “Christmas”. These will be judged by a panel of judges, headed by our very own Mary Berry – Mrs Senior. There will be prizes for the best cake/buns decorated with the theme of Christmas for each year group. In addition this year we also have a Star Baker trophy for the overall best creation.
After the judging has been completed we would like to sell the baking at the Christmas Fayre in the afternoon, and this will help to raise money for our School Fund.
Please bring your child’s baking creations to the Studio on the morning of the Christmas Fayre – Tuesday 5th December.
Over the last week we have been focussing on ways to stop bullying and to support people to stand up to bullies. The theme this year is ‘All Different, All Equal, The idea is to help children and young people celebrate what makes them, and others, unique and help them understand why it’s important that every child feels included in school and is able to be themselves without fear of bullying.
This has been done across school using Circle Times, P4C sessions, using video examples to lead discussions and through looking at case studies. There have been some very positive outcomes in classrooms and children definitely are more aware of the power they have and how to support others in difficult situations. Call in and talk to your child’s teacher if you have any questions.
Welcome back to school after the October half term. There were some beautiful Autumn days with lots of sunshine. We hope you had a lovely break together with your family and that you are now rested ready for the mad rush up to Christmas. As the weather turns cooler please remind your child about wearing their coats, although they run around so much outside they do not feel the cold like us adults! Please write names in coats, we already have 3 new looking ones in lost property without names on. We will be making more indoor space available for children who prefer to be inside in the cold.
Don’t forget if you have anything on your mind that you want to discuss, call in to the office and make an appointment to see us. We would rather talk things through with you and work together to find a solution, than let issues grow or see them on Facebook. There will as usual be lots of things happening this half term and we will use the Green ‘Un to keep you up to date.