Crucible Summer School

Does your child show a particular flair for acting? If they are aged between 9 and 12 they can come along to the Crucible Theatre and learn new theatre skills, gain confidence and make new friends, whilst discovering more about theatre. Children will get a chance to have a go at a range of exciting skills including movement singing and clowning. You need to commit to the whole week and it will be free if you are in receipt of benefits or DLA. If you want more information call in to school and see Gillie Lane.


Welcome Back


We hope you all had a lovely holiday with your families, it is a shame the sun didn’t shine a bit more! Well here we are again in the last half term of the year! We can’t believe that we are nearly at the end of our tenth year at WCM. Time passes so quickly! As usual, we have plenty happening over the next 7 weeks, which we will keep you informed of in our weekly edition of the Green ‘Un. You will received a letter before the holidays about class organisation for next year. We have deliberately let you know earlier this year to enable your children to get to know their new teacher before they move in September. Please take time to say hello to your child’s new teacher. If you have any questions about next year, please call and see us.


There are quite a few letters going out in the next few weeks about events that are happening in and around school. If you think you have missed anything please ask your child’s class teacher who will let you know what is happening. Tomorrow we will be sending home a letter with information about class arrangements for September. We will also use the Green ‘Un to keep you up to date.

Year 6 SATs

Y6 SATS Week

Next week is a very important week for our Y6 children. They have their compulsory SATs tests, which they have been working towards all year. We wish our children lots of luck and know that they will do their very best to show themselves, us and their families what they are capable of. If your child is in Y6 please help them to feel as ready as possible by having plenty of rest and a nice relaxing weekend.

Thank you for your continued support with your children and their learning. They have done fantastically well this year and we really want them to enjoy showing what they can do!

Parent Governor

As Kerry Wiggington and Damien D’Arcy have been the only parents to express their interest in the 2 positions of Parent Governor they will undertake a second term in the role without any need for a governor election. If you have any issues you would like to discuss with them please either see them in the school yard or call into the office to arrange a meeting. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Kerry and Damien for their continued support and for all the time they dedicate to the role. They have been excellent parent advocates on the governing body and are keen to continue making WCM a better place for our children.

Community Week


Next week is our annual community week, this year we are focussing on our Golden Model and re-launching our circle times. Circle time is central to our Golden Model and part of every child’s weekly timetable at Watercliffe Meadow, it is a time for the class to come together as a community and help each other solve any problems. During the week each class will be enjoying circle times discussions, games and practising the circle time skills. In keeping with Watercliffe Meadow tradition there will be voting for May Queen and Jack in the Green in each class, these will be celebrated during the Friday assembly. It is going to be a fantastic week, if you have any questions please see your child’s class teacher.

Welcome Back

Welcome back to WCM after the Easter holidays. It was great to see everyone straight back into normal routines on Monday. We look forward to seeing people out and about around school as the weather takes a turn for the better! Come and have a chat to let us know how things are going and if you have any worries. The thoughts and feelings of you and your children are very important to us, so keep talking!


As usual this half term is jam packed with events. It is an especially busy time for our Y6 children as they have last minute preparation for their SATS tests. Their hard work will be rewarded by a week long residential in Castleton at the end of this half term! The Year 5 children are off on their London adventure and there are also a number of day visits happening this half term, look out for further information from your child’s class.


Our half termly newsletters went out this week. Please take time to read this and find out how you can support your child. Any additional support you can give your child will only enhance their learning. Just ask if there is anything you are unsure about!


It is lovely to have our sparkly Emma Wells back with us in school after her maternity leave. Emma got married last year so will be using her new name Wyper. If you see her around make her feel back at home by saying hello!