Newsletter: 7th May 2021

Mental Health Awareness Week

These past fourteen months have been tough on all of us, but especially for children. Next week is Mental Health Awareness Week and across the school we will be doing a whole range of activities to promote good mental health and talk about how mental health can affect us all. The focus of this year’s campaign is “Nature” which is an excellent fit for our school ethos and teachers are planning a selection of events based outside (and bringing the outdoors in) to mark this week.

As part of our school-wide work next week, we are also running an Picture Competition for all year groups. There are two categories for each age group: Feel-GoodPhotos and AwarenessArt.

Feel-Good-Photos: Submit a nature-based photo (which you have taken) that makes you feel good, makes you smile!

AwarenessArtCreate a picture or model based on nature to make someone else feel happy. Any media is fine.

You can submit entries in paper form (max size A3) or send them by email to . Please make sure entries have your child’s full name the back if sending in originals.

Age Ranges are:

  • Sunflowers and Cranford Classes
  • Burscott and Stroxworthy Classes
  • Alminstone and Ashmansworthy Classes

Prizes in each category will be a £10 book token. Closing Date is next Thursday so we can reveal the winners in next week’s Newsletter. Good luck!

Previously Worn Uniform For Sale

FOWS/Team Woolley have now opened their online second hand uniform store and are accepting orders. All uniform donated by parents is checked through, washed and previous names removed before it is added to the stock list and put on sale. This is a much cheaper alternative than buying new stock, and very often items are in nearly-new condition so please take a look!

The school makes no profit whatsoever from selling new uniform as we sell it at cost, so you’re actually helping the school too by bringing in some additional income via FOWS.

The website address is You will need to register an account first and can then order items. This will then be processed by Tina or Sue in the Office and sent home via your child.
If you have items of uniform you no longer need, please send it in to school so it can be re-sold through this online shop. Thanks.

WoolFest Is Coming…

Please keep Saturday 17th July free in your diaries. FOWS’ committee are busy planning a revival of Woolsery’s Family Fun Day and Beer Festival at the Community Hall. As this will be one of the first community events after restrictions are (hopefully) lifted on June 21st, we parfticularly want lots of people to show up and have a great day. If you are able to help on a rota basis for a couple of hours too that would be amazing – FOWS are planning lots of side-stalls, BBQ, teas and, of course, beer/cider sales as well so there are lots of options for helpers depending on your preference.

Keeping In Touch

Just a couple of reminders… If your child travels by school transport it is very important that you let us know whether or not your child is on the bus on the homeward run each day . Even if your plans don’t change frequently, it’s important that you let us know. Our policy is that unless we hear from you we will always put your child on their transport even if they tell us they aren’t supposed as we can only accept these notifications from parents or carers. Thanks

Also just a quick reminder that ScoPay is the only way you should be ordering school lunch preferences. Very occasionally we know plans change and you need to phone in to change a preference if the midnight cut-off has passed, but should not happen regularly. We will always order a Main Meal for a child requesting it at morning registration and will not offer alternatives if this hasn’t been indicated on the ScoPay order form.

Year 6 Activities

Thank you for coming back so promptly signalling your support for a day-visit alternative to the Adventure International Residential which has had to be abandoned for a second year. I am pleased to say that we will be able to book two days at the centre and these will be on Tuesday and Wednesday 13th and 14th July. We will add payment facilities onto ScoPay for the 11 children who have signed up early next week and will send you a text message when this has been done.

Well done to this week’s stars of the school for getting their Headteacher’s Award…

Cranford Class: Poppy – working so hard with reading this week; Evie – listening to her friends and being a great friend. 

Burscott Class: Mia – amazing verb sentences; Arthur – accepting higher challenges in maths.

Stroxworthy Class: Cobain – excellent contributions to class discussions and great explanation in Maths; IslaMae – taking time and care with her presentation and reading through her work to check it is the best it can be.

Alminstone Class: Paddy – great progress in maths this week; Lola – always doing her best and being a good friend.

Ashmansworthy Class: Josh – making a great Green Man mask to celebrate the start of Spring in Forest School; Emily – making a great Green Goddess mask to celebrate the start of Spring in Forest School


Have a great weekend, everyone and thank you for your continued support,


Matt Cole, Headteacher


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