Newsletter: 2nd July 2021

Adventure International

As you already know, the Year 6 residential to Adventure International, Bude can’t take place this year. However, our day visits to enjoy some of the intended activities is now confirmed for 2 week’s time. The Centre will make a decision nearer the time on which activities we will do depending on weather and surf reports (we will be the only school at the Centre so have the choice of their full activity list).

Please remember your child will need packed lunch on both days, as well as a drinking bottle and sun block and hat (hopefully…). A form is coming home tonight which all Year 6 parents who’ve booked a place need to sign and return to confirm that their child can take part in adventurous activities. Please also remember that the cost of the trip needs to be cleared on your ScoPay account if you’ve not already done so. Thanks.

London Residential

At the time of writing, we are still good-to-go on this year’s Year 5 London Residential which kicks off next Tuesday. I know we’re all excited and a little bit nervous at the thought of being on residential but NST have worked incredibly hard to give us the best possible experience despite the current restrictions. Please keep an eye on the Blog for our progress. As is usual for residentials to the Capital, all blog posts are password protected to prevent undesirable elements from seeing what we’re doing, but we are happy to share the password with anyone in our school community – just ask.

Children who are going on the trip will have a final letter in their book bags tonight so please ask your child for it. Also, just a last reminder that on Tuesday each child will need a packed lunch in a disposable bag/box. Thanks.

Finally, just a reminder that the residential children will be taught in their own Bubble from Monday so they should come to the Library once they are let through the school gate.

Governor Elections

We are delighted to have a 3-way parent governor election taking place! All registered parents should have received ballot papers this week, please return them in the sealed envelope as soon as possible, thank you.


We are anticipating returning to our full uniform requirements in the Autumn Term, including children once again bringing PE kit into school.

We are now taking orders for all items of uniform ahead of September. To ensure stock arrives in time, please make sure you use the form below by this weekend Orders placed after that time are very unlikely to be in school before the start of term on 7th September. You won’t be charged for uniform until we have advised you it’s been delivered.

To order new items, please click on this link:

Please also remember that Team Woolley (FOWS) are selling quality previously used uniform at very good prices. You can order items online at and items will be given to your child once they have been prepared for you.

Don’t forget that when you’re moving your children up a size, or if your child is leaving the school, we are always grateful for donations of uniform items for re-sale. Please remove any name labels and send them in to the Office in a clean, laundered state. Thank you.

Annual Reports

Our Annual Reports will be sent out to Parents and Carers next Friday so please look out for them. They will also be available electronically for parents who do not live with their children. If you would like to discuss any aspect of your child’s Report with their teacher, please make an appointment before the end of the term, thank you.


As part of our Relationships Education, Year 6 will be receiving their SCARF lesson on reproduction next Thursday. Parents have the right to withdraw their child from this lesson so if you would like to exercise that right, please email Mrs Kersey ( before the end of school on Wednesday. If you would like to find out about the content of the lesson, Mrs Kersey will be happy to supply it to you on request.

Year 5 children who are in Ashmansworthy Class but not on residential will have a different lesson with Mrs Appleton on Thursday afternoon.

Recorder Club

Due to the fact we are once again in our single class bubbles it is not possible for Mrs Morrison to run Recorder Club and stay within guidelines. The club will be back in September though!

Well done to everyone who received a Headteacher Award this week…

Cranford: Monty – writing some interesting facts about sea creatures; Kaleb – amazing work on doubling numbers this week

Burscott: Riley – working very hard at Times Table Rockstars; Oliver – making fantastic choices when dealing with his emotions

Stroxworthy: Ella-Mai – for working extremely hard all week and setting a good example to the whole class; Emily-Rose – for super ideas about her alien world using expanded noun phrases

Alminstone: Phoebe – great Forest School work; Morgan – super effort in both Maths and Reading

Ashmansworthy: Roy – perseverance with long multiplication; Isla – information on the River Nile presented for Home Learning.

(There will only be a very brief Newsletter next week as I will need to teach the London Bubble on our return from our trip)

Monday London children taught in their own bubble in the library
Tuesday London Residential departs 8am (in school from 7:30am please)

ARC Tennis continues for Cranford and Burscott Classes

Year 6 SRE lesson (see above)

London residential returns 11:00pm approx


RNLI visit to Burscott Class

Late registration for London children (up to 11am)

London children taught in their own bubble in the library

With best wishes,

Matt Cole, Headteacher

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