Newsletter: 7th February 2020

Lunch Ordering Online

I am really pleased to say that you are now able to order your child’s lunch options online via the Tucasi/ScoPay portal you already have access to. This means you can choose which actual meals you would like your child to have each day, rather than filling out the paper form. By selecting meals, you account will be automatically updated so you will always know how much lunch money you owe (unless you have free school meals or Universal Infant Free School Meals). The full menu choice is available on the portal (shown in purple for main options, green for Light Lunches), and when your child is out on a school trip you can also use the service to order a packed lunch of your choice (shown in blue). Your menu choices can be changed (or cancelled) up until midnight before the meal day. If you order a meal and your child is then absent, you will not be charged for the meal.

To access this feature, just log in to ScoPay as usual and click on the Order Meals button in the Dinner Money section.

We will be trailing this addition to ScoPay until the end of term before making a decision on whether to use this feature permanently. Tina will welcome any feedback -both positive and negative- to help inform our decision making.

(The Paper-based system for lunch ordering will continue to be used throughout the trial period)


We had a visit from the Education Welfare Officer this week and she has picked up on the number of children arriving late in the mornings. Please may I remind you that all children should be on the playground by five to nine at the latest, ready to be taken into their classroom at that time. It is very disruptive to the routine of the whole class if children arrive after everyone has gone to their room. Several families will be receiving letters from the Education Welfare Officer in the coming days to draw your attention to this issue.

Huge Thanks from Team Woolley (And Burscott Class…)

Burscott Class and Team Woolley had a great morning at the Cake Sale and we were absolutely delighted with the amount of people who were able to come – certainly something to remember for the future!

Our amazing PTA will be able to increase their fund by an astonishing £227 as a result of the morning – thank you to everyone who came along and supported.

Real PE

Thank you for the responses sent in to school on Tuesday evening about the children’s Real PE demonstration lessons. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive (See below…) and nearly all children clearly enjoyed the experience very much. We are also very confident that the new approach to PE will increase skills development, participation rates and fitness. It is also a great fit with our school’s “whole-child” ethos, building skills in social, cognitive and creative aspects of development too. Staff here will now be completing their training in order to deliver the new approach to PE and we’ll keep you up to date with developments as they happen.

Parent-Teacher Meetings in Ashmansworthy Class

As I hope your children have already told you, Miss Butler is unfortunately no longer to hold her parent-teacher meetings next week due to sudden bereavement. Miss Butler will contact parents of children in Ashmansworthy Class as soon as possible after Half Term to arrange a new time. Sorry this is inconvenient, please I hope you understand the circumstances.

Miss Butler’s absence means I am teaching almost full time next week, so please understand I may not be as available to answer queries, etc. as would normally be the case.

Save Your Old Clothes!

Around Easter, Team Woolley will be sending out collection bags for old clothes, bedding, shoes etc as part of a Bag2Schools fundraiser

Please start keeping items to one side ready for when the bags are sent home in the last week of term. We will be accepting full bags back again during the two weeks after the Easter holidays. You can put these things in the collection bags:

  • Men’s, Ladies’ and Children’s clothing
  • Paired shoes (tied together or elastic band around)
  • Handbags
  • Hats
  • Bags
  • Scarves and ties
  • Jewellery
  • Lingerie
  • Socks
  • Belts
  • Soft toys
  • Household linen
  • Household curtains
  • Household towels
  • Household bedding (bed sheets, pillow cases and duvet covers)

These items are NOT accepted:

  • Duvets and blankets
  • Pillows and cushions
  • Carpets, rugs and mats (including bath, shower and toilet mats)
  • Soiled, painted, ripped or wet clothing
  • School uniforms with and without logo
  • Corporate clothing and workwear
  • Textile off cuts, yarns or threaded material

The Friends of Woolsery School will be paid 40p per kilo so with your help, this could be a really good fundraiser for school – please spread the word and start collecting items! Thanks.

Ball Games Club/Ukulele Club

Please remember that due to Stroxworthy Class Parent-Teacher meetings, there is no Ball Games Club next week. I am also out of school on Wednesday afternoon so there will be no Ukulele club until after the half term break either.

Eco Club News



Well done to everyone who got a Headteacher’s Award this week…

  • Cranford: Alfie – an amazing collage of the Jungle; Ollie – amazing writing this week
  • Burscott: George – Having a deep understanding of 2D and 3D shapes and explaining to others; Seren – really challenging herself in her work
  • Stroxworthy: Isobel – being brave and facing difficult situations; Bailey – overcoming challenging situations
  • Alminstone: Mary0Jane – managing really well with only one arm!; Emily – Improving her handwriting and presentation in her literacy work
  • Ashmansworthy: Daisy and Jasmine – Both for Amazing English this week with a double-double page spread on Wolves, beautifully presented and highly informative


  • Monday – Ashmansworthy and Alminstone Classes Lego Workshops; Mr Cole out all day
  • Tuesday – Internet Safety Day
  • Wednesday – Mrs Miles to meeting (am)
  • Thursday – Y6 Netball Tournament at Bideford
  • Friday – End of Half Term – School reopens 24th February
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