Newsletter: 19th November 2021

Pudsey Day!

Thank you for the amazing response we’ve seen today for BBC Children In Need 2021! It has been great to see the children dressing up in spots andenjoying biscuit decorating (and eating!!) at breaktime. We’ve also been really impressed with the number and the quality of the Bandana Colouring Competition, with almost 100 entries in. A tough decision to choose, but here are the Winners:

  • Sunflowers and Cranford Classes: Joshua N
  • Burscott and Stroxworthy Classes: Elsie
  • Alminstone and Ashmansworthy Classes: Emily B

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We will post the total raised today HERE once it’s been counted!

Staff Vacancy

We have a vacancy for a Cleaner as Clare Harding will be finishing that aspect of her job at the end of term (she will be staying on as MTA though!)
Hours: 7.5 per week for 41 weeks
Scale A SCP 1 £9.21 per hour
Woolsery Primary School require a cleaner to join our team from the 4th January 2021. You will assist our Caretaker, Mr Simon Bennett with general cleaning duties after school has finished for the day from 3.30pm. The school has implemented enhanced cleaning to comply with latest guidelines to limit the spread of covid 19 and norovirus, and full training will be given to maintain these standards.
You will also be required to work for 2 weeks in the school holidays (by mutual arrangement with Simon and the school) to assist with the deep cleaning – such as carpet shampooing.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This role requires a DBS disclosure.
Please contact Sue Miles for an application form and further details by telephone 01237431307 or email
Closing Date 3 rd December 2021

Peter Pan Tickets

Just a final reminder that Peter Pan tickets are now available to request. We will be starting the process of allocating them during next week reading to send home w/c 29th November so please fill out the form this weekend if you’ve not already done so…

Sunflowers Session Booking

Bookings for Spring Term 2022 sessions in Preschool is now open. The form will close on Friday 3rd December so that we can adjust staff working patterns based on demand. Please remember that sessions booked must be paid for. We will, where there is space, continue to accommodate ad-hoc additional session requests where ratios permit but we cannot reduce sessions which have been booked via this form as that’s what we base contracts on. the link to book Preschool sessions is here:

Christmas Dinner Booking

It’s a week of Google Forms! Please use this form to say whether your child is having Christmas Dinner and which of the menu choices they’d like. This will allow Dave to order in the correct amount of food. It’s really important that you still book a “Main Meal” on Scopay for Thursday 9th December as well. (Other menu options won’t be available on that day). the link to book Christmas lunch is here:


FOWS held their AGM last night and I’m really pleased that the same officers remain in place for another year:

  • Chair – Neil Wonnacott
  • Treasurer – Rachel Coles
  • Secretary – Sarah Fairbairn

The next event coming up for FOWS is a new feature on the school’s calendar – for the first time, we’lll be holding a Christmas Ball… details below!

Data Collection Forms

We still have about 25 Data Collection forms outstanding. If you haven’t yet sent yours back (signed) please could you do so as a matter of urgency. If you’ve mislaid it, please speak to Sue or Tina in the office and they will print you a new one. It is vital that we have up to date contact and medical information for all children at the school so please give this your attention as soon as possible. Thanks.

Just a reminder the Big Breakfast is tomorrow. No need to book, just turn up!

…and also the Unicef coffee morning NEXT Saturday over in Parkham:

Sunflowers Class: Riley (bee) – talking to his friends during play; Mollie (tortoise) – coming into Sunflowers independently

Cranford Class: Rogan (dolphin) – producing amazing writing all on his own!; Noah (tortoise) – being brave in the mornings when coming into school.

Burscott Class: Juniper (spider) – linking her phonics learning to her writing. Well done!; Poppy (dolphin) – diving into her writing this week. Well done!

Stroxworthy Class: Emily (tortoise) – always asking questions when not fully understanding what to do; Mia (dolphin) – Engaging in her learning by writing superb sentences in her travel review in English

Alminstone Class: Harley (tortoise) – working through some challenging maths problems this week; Robert (owl) – looking forwards and backwards with research earlier in the topic, to now creating a fantastic poem about a volcano

Ashmansworthy Class: Elouise (dolphin) – challenging herself to improve her writing in English; Sebastian (bee) – working together with his peers to keep safe in Forest School.

Tuesday Mrs Phillips not in (am)

Village Schools Partnership Meeting (pm) – Mr Cole, Mrs Kersey, Mrs Farmer

Joint staff meeting at Parkham (after school)

Friday Mr Cole in meetings all morning


2 responses on Newsletter: 19th November 2021

    1. Hi, Lissa – it’s for children – like the Hallowe’en Disco so parents with children in Reception would need to come and accompnay, the older ones can be left.

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