Attendance & Punctuality

Well done to our Year 6 class who achieved 💯% attendance during w/c 09/05/22, our Year 4 class managed to accrue ZERO lates during the same week. Our school average for attendance was 96.3%. A great effort by everyone, well done! #AttendanceMatters #WJISRR ✅📈🗓️⏰

401 USA Challenge Update

We now have 3 classes approaching the 10K miles mark, a fantastic effort by all! 🇺🇸Look out for information next week about the @the401challenge ‘1p Challenge’ to help raise funds for @401foundation – We will be collecting passports in again this Thursday. 🛂 #WJISPESSPA

Jubilee Celebration Films

Next Friday the school will be celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee. Year 6 are being given the task of creating a film to capture the event. I thought it might be nice if we include some short films of Grandparents who have a fond memory of the Queen in her 70 years of service.

It is not an expectation that children complete this task, however for those who are keen, have the equipment to film and willing Grandparents, I thought it might be a nice addition to our school video. Films need to be no longer than a couple of minutes and only need to include the Grandparent talking about their memory. The completed film will be shown to the school and possibly put in a time capsule to be opened in 70 years time, so consent for this is required before filming.

Please email films to r.gill@woodthorpe-school.com by next Wednesday.

Many Thanks

Ms Gill

401 USA Challenge Update

Another strong week filled with plenty of physical activity! @the401challenge @401foundation Many thanks to those children who handed in their passports last week – it’s making a huge difference to the class totals! Year 5 have passed the 10K mark… #401VirtualSchoolMission 🧮

PSHE Changing Me

Dear Parents/Carers,

As you know, we teach a PSHE scheme of work called JIGSAW which looks at topics to do with the children’s personal, social, health and economic education.

During the summer term, we will be teaching the ‘Changing Me’ Puzzle/unit of work. In every year group, this includes two or three lessons to help children understand the changes that puberty brings and how human reproduction happens. The Year 5 and 6 lessons look in more detail at puberty and reproduction.

We hope you will be in agreement with us that this work is vitally important for children, that it needs to be done in an age-appropriate way and that the Jigsaw Programme gives us a secure framework in which to do this. We do as always want to work in partnership with parents and carers, and also need to remind you of your right to withdraw your children from the sex education aspect of the PSHE curriculum. The lessons you are able to withdraw from are highlighted on the attached lesson overview.

However, the following is taught within the Science curriculum, which is statutory:

Year 5 Science will include;

  • Describing the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird.
  • Describing the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals.
  • Describing the changes as humans develop to old age.

Year 6 Science will include;

  • Recognising the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way bodies function.
  • Recognising that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parents.

If you have any queries, please speak to your child’s class teacher.

Yours sincerely,

Ms Lodge

PSHE Lead