Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Building Resilience

We are working with the other Debenham pyramid schools on ways that we can build resilience in our children. This leaflet has been shared with parents in all the schools to explain more and give ideas for how parents can support their children.

Monday, 30 November 2015

Pillars of Islam

Y3 and 4 have enjoyed learning about Islam this half term and made these fantastic models to show the 5 Pillars of Islam.



Friday, 27 November 2015

All About Biomes!

This is Ethan's wonderful homework about Biomes. Sycamore Class have been learning about them as part of their geography topic and told the rest of the school and their parents all about what they had learnt at this morning's assembly. They impressed us all with their knowledge about latitude, the equator, the tropics and different biomes!

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Open Morning for Prospective Parents

If you have children due to start school or nursery, why not come along to our Open Morning on 9th December between 9.30 and 11.30 to meet us and see what we can offer?

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Cross Country

All the KS2 children who took part in today's cross country at Framlingham College did incredibly well. It was a huge event with 500 children from 10 schools taking part.

We were particularly proud of Scarlett, Lucy and Harry who all finished in the top 10 and will go through to the final next term.

Lucy finished second in her race and was presented with a silver medal.

Thursday, 22 October 2015

WOW Newsletter

This half-term's Wonders of Wetheringsett celebratory newsletter is available here or via the letters tab on the website.

Monday, 19 October 2015

Cathedral Education Service

We were very proud of the members of the School Council and Ethos Committee who represented the school at the Education Service in Bury St Edmunds Cathedral yesterday. Joined by other church schools from the county, they processed at the beginning and end of the service and took part in the story of The Good Shepherd using the sheep puppets they had made. Hannah and Jess even got to shake the Bishop's hand!

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Elsa, the Egyptologist!

Elsa, in Year 3, has always loved Ancient Egypt and knows a huge amount about it. It made sense then, for her to share this with Years 5 and 6 children who are currently learning about Ancient Egypt. So yesterday, Elsa was very brave and did a presentation for the older children. She admits that she was very nervous, but she did a fantastic job and we are all very proud of her. Well done Elsa!




Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Harvest Festival - and soup!

Our annual Harvest Festival took place in the church today. Children brought in boxes of produce that were sold after school  to raise money for WaterAid.

Each class performed a song, story or poem and after the service, parents came back to school with us to enjoy some soup made from the vegetables grown in the school garden and rolls baked by the children.



Sunday, 4 October 2015

Science Day


At Wetheringsett last week, we were host to children from several local schools who took part in a full day of science activities. This is James's and Will's account of the activities:

On Tuesday 29th September, there was a Science Day at Wetheringsett Primary School. We were split into 3 groups (red, blue and green). The first activity was filtering water. First we had to shake up the swamp water, then we had to swap it into a different container and back again 10 times. Then we put a chemical into the water, stirred it for 5 minutes, and left it, keeping a record of our observations for 20 minutes. While we were waiting, we made a filter out of half a plastic bottle, some stones, sand and tissue.

The second activity was an Archimedes Screw, using a bottle, tube and water. We kept testing it for 20 minutes. The third and final activity was making a house of of straw, wood, boxes and tin foil. We got a watering can and flooded it.


Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Forest School - in the Rain!

I just had to run out and photograph the children returning from their Forest School session this afternoon. They were drippung wet, and covered in mud, but said they had had the best time ever! The real highlight for them was going down a mud-slide. They have promised that I can come too next time!


Tuesday, 15 September 2015

New Nursery Class

Our new intake of Nursery and Reception children have settled in beautifully and are having a lovely time in our new Early Years Class with their teacher, Miss Jones.



















Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Wonders of Wetheringsett

Our latest WOW (Wonders of Wetheringsett) newsletter was published today, celebrating all the exciting things that have being going on in school this half term and individuals' achievements. It can be found under the letters tab on the school website.

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Alice The Musical

Last week children performed in our end of year production of Alice The Musical. Yet again, we saw the amazing amount of talent we have in such a small school. It was wonderful to see every child in the school take part and the confidence with which they said their lines and sang their songs, including several solo parts. Well done everyone!







Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Will's Air Raid Shelter Cake

Will surprised everyone today by bringing in this amazing cake in the shape of an Anderson shelter that he had made with his grandmother as part of his WWII home learning.

Monday, 22 June 2015

Swimming Gala

We were so proud of our swimming team at the swimming gala today. They showed excellent sportsmanship, representing the school brilliantly. They were placed fifth out of ten overall and William won a bronze!

This is Taya and Mia's account of the morning.
    The Swimming Gala 2015

On Monday the 22nd of June , 8 swimmers from Wetheringsett Primary School all swam for the school in the Swimming Gala .

It was held at Diss Leisure Centre and 10 schools attended. In all of our races we were in heat 2.

Boys and girl races where at different times.


Backstroke
William Brown and Scarlett Webb
Breastroke
Daniel Sparkes and Mia Webb
Free style
Dennis Dowsett and Ellie Jaynes

Taya and Jermaine didn’t take part in any races but they did join in in the Medley.The Medley is a relay race but each person out of four has to do a different stroke and there is nothing to pass between them.
   
        The children enjoyed themselves so much and hope to       
              Do it again soon . We came 5/10 overall.

Written by Mia Webb and Taya Dowsett





Friday, 19 June 2015

Year 6 Farm Visit

Our good friends from Creeting St Mary, who we met on the brilliant London trip, very kindly invited us to join them on their farm day. One of Creeting's pupils, Izzy, was the daughter of the gentleman who ran the farm. Izzy's father, Robert was very welcoming and was one of the main people who we owe our great day to.

As we started the day, we were invited to find a seat on the trailer of Robert's tractor. We were taken around the farm and introduced to farm life.


After our journey around the gigantic farm, we returned to the area in which we set off. A man stood next to the tractor. He explained how technology has evolved on the farm and we were introduced to some of the farm's most recent technology such as drones.





Next we headed to the barn in which we were welcomed by a lovely bee keeper who talk to about, guess what, bees! After the shockingly interesting talk about bees we were finally welcomed to a most wanted lunch.

After that we saw where owls were being kept, the farm's pond, the farm's borrowed cows and their very own pigs, sheep and chickens. After all of that, our day at the farm was unfortunately over. We are extremely grateful for Creeting St Mary inviting us to their pupils' farm and for Robert arranging the whole thing for us!

By Daniel Sparkes


Sunday, 7 June 2015

Nursery Launch Fun Day

Lots of families came a long yesterday to enjoy the fun events to launch our nursery provision from September.

 


The sun came out for us and everyone had great fun.


 Popular activities included the ‘ice cream factory’, the teddy bear hunt and playing in the giant sandpit. One group of children even made a sand pyramid, complete with tunnels and booby traps!



More information about the new nursery can be found on our website www.wvcpschool.com/-new-nursery .

Art Day

The children in our Ethos Committee suggested that we ought to replace the cloth that covers the table we use as a focus for our daily Collective Worship. We invited Rojo Art to come in and work with us to make on on the theme of God's Wonderful Creation. Children learnt how to make felt and each child made a piece of art that will be part of our new table cover. It will be fringed with tassels, beads and felt balls, also made by the children.
All the children loved making their felt pieces, selecting their colours in wool, spreading and layering them and then wetting, rubbing and rolling to shrink them into pieces of felt.







We can't wait to see the finished item!

*UPDATE*
Here it is! We love it!