Newsletter: 13th December 2019

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

I hope you enjoyed this year’s Production of Scheherazade as much as we did! Your children were amazing and we are very proud of each and every one of them. Whether they bore the pressure of a leading role, or were venturing onto the stage for the very first time, keeping the show running behind the scenes or remembering the words to the fourteen songs which made up the show, every single one of your children should be very happy with the part they played, and we hope they will cherish the memories of it for many months to come.

As I mentioned after each performance, a production of this scale is really important to us as a school and, looking at social media reaction today, is clearly valued by the school community too. Thank you for your generosity in supporting it financially through your donations – we have certainly covered the substantial costs of village hall hire, props, costumes and the performance licence and I will let you know how much extra was made for FOWS once the final totals are in.

Sadly, due to a technical fault with one of our school cameras, we don’t have many photos of this year’s show at all. If you have some good ones that you took, please could you send them to Mr Cole so we have some for our archive? Thanks.

There should be an official video of the show which we will make available to you in the New Year – more news on that after Christmas.

***STOP PRESS*** We still have lots of souvenir programmes available from the show. If you’d like one, we’re selling them at £1 each from the Office.

Christmas Dinner Day

Just a reminder that next Tuesday is Christmas Dinner Day! Dave and his team will be preparing a superb roast for us to enjoy – your child is very welcome to get their Christmas Jumper out of the wardrobe again and wear it for the day if they’d like to.

Carols Round The Tree

On Friday morning, we will follow our usual routine of sharing some special time around our beautiful Christmas Tree which has once again been donated to the school by Merry Harriers. Each class will perform songs, poems etc to the rest of the school in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Unfortunately, due to the size of our hall we’re not able to invite parents to take part but we will share photos on the blog so they can tell you all about it!

Ashmansworthy Class Open Afternoon

On Wednesday, Ashmansworthy Class will be having an open afternoon and end of term party. The theme of the party will be based on the work the children have been doing this term (Ancient Greece/Greek Myths, War Horse/WW1 and Cowboys/Wild West. Children in Ashmansworthy can bring appropriate clothes to change into for the party and a food contribution to share with the class. Parents and Grandparents, Aunties and Uncles are welcome to come in between 1:30 and 2:45pm and celebrate the work the class has produced this term.

Sunflowers’ Party

On Friday afternoon, Sunflowers will be holding their Christmas Party in the school hall between 2pm and 3pm. All Sunflowers children are welcome but if your child is in session, please remember to send them with party clothes so the staff can get them changed beforehand. If your child is not in session and wishes to attend, they must be accompanied by an adult. Parents have already been asked to supply party food – Boys – Savoury; Girls – Sweet.

Alminstone Class Presentations

On Thursday afternoon, Alminstone will be presenting their work in the school hall to parents and friends. Please come along if you can – the presentations will begin at 2pm.

Family Group Treat

The competition for Family Group Points this half term has been very tight indeed, with the children competing for the chance to decorate Christmas Cookies. With only 90 points between the highest and lowest scores, this could really have been  any Family Group’s treat!

Here are the results:

  1. Elder – 546 points
  2. Willow – 543 points
  3. Oak – 515 points
  4. Hazel – 500 points
  5. Silver Birch – 471 points
  6. Sycamore – 463 points
  7. Beech 456 points

So, well done to Elder Family Group – you will be decorating Christmas Cookies with Dave on Thursday morning…

Well done to our learning superstars this week…

  • Cranford: Isabeau – recognising all your numbers; Mila – recognising all your numbers
  • Burscott: Alfie A – his amazing performance as Chief Thief in Scherezade; Henry – making links in his maths addition activities
  • Stroxworthy: Louie – outstanding enthusiasm and entertainment in Scheherazade; Dexter – learning dance and songs very quickly in Scheherazade
  • Alminstone: Ralph – amazing maths work using a protractor to make a five-pointed star; Dan – amazing maths work using a protractor to make a five-pointed star
  • Ashmansworthy: Josh – stepping into the Fisherman’s boots at the last minute and delivering a fantastic performance; Chloe E – taking on the role of Shop Keeper and learning the part at very short notice. Well done!


  • Monday – Mr Cole out all day
  • Tuesday – Christmas Dinner Day – Christmas Jumpers welcome!
  • Wednesday – Interviews for new Teaching Assistant (Cranford Class) AM; Ashmansworthy Class Open Afternoon
  • Thursday –  Winning Family Group Christmas Cookie Decorating (am); Alminstone Class Presentations (pm)
  • Friday – Carols Round The Tree (am); Sunflowers Party (pm). End of Term – School reopens on Monday 6th January 2020. Please note there will be no Newsletter next Friday.

From everyone at  Woolsery Primary School, we wish you a very merry Christmas and a peaceful New Year

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