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Infant Newsletter

Friday 19th January

Headteacher's Update

Attendance is vitally important to your child’s education and time at school. Showing your child the importance of attending school every day not only helps your child to settle quickly when starting school but helps them to keep and maintain friendships and enjoy the school environment.


As a Federation we aim to have our overall attendance of 96% or higher and appreciate your efforts in supporting us with this. Here is an update on our attendance rates for the year to date:


Class

Attendance

Hedgehogs

95.9%

Badgers

94.7%

Owls

93.9%

Otters

96.2%

Hazel

96.5%

Rowan

95.4%

Ash

96.5%

Beech

96.8%

Oak

94.5%

Children's Mental Health Week

At the School of Woolton Hill we will be celebrating Children’s Mental Health Week in the last week of term: Monday 5th – Thursday 8th February. The theme of this year’s mental health week is ‘My Voice Matters’ and will be about empowering the children by providing them with the tools that they need to express themselves.


The week will begin with an introductory assembly on Monday morning and then every afternoon the children will have a taught session in which they will explore various themes and strategies they can use to help them talk about their mental health.


As part of this week, we would like to invite parents to come into your child’s classroom where you will be able to take part in a Stormbreak session which is an exciting new project that the Federation has been a part of for the past few months. Stormbreak sessions are especially designed to improve children’s mental health through movement equipping them with the sustainable, transferable skills and coping strategies to thrive during the complex demands of growth into adult life.


After the Stormbreak session we would really like parents to stay and enjoy some quality time with your child by playing a board game. Tea and coffee will also be available.  You are welcome to bring a family favourite in from home or we can provide one for you.


Monday 5th Feb 2:15 – 3:15 – Hedgehogs class 

Tuesday 6th Feb 2:15 – 3:15 – Badgers class

Wednesday 7th Feb 2:15 – 3:15 – Otters class

Thursday 8th Feb 2:15 – 3:15 – Owls class

Outdoor Learning Day

Our Mental Health week will end with our second Federation Outdoor Learning morning on Thursday 8 February. All children should have a pair of wellies that they have already brought into school for outdoor learning but if not they must have these in school by Thursday 8th. Children will also need to bring in their waterproof clothes as we will be outside all morning even if it is raining!


Speech and Language Support

Science Dome

Reminder - as you are aware the children in KS1 will experience a Science Dome next week. If you have not already done so please can you pay the contribution of £5 for your child. This can be done either via your child's SCO Pay, cash or cheque. Please can the children in Otters Class come into school at 8.35am on this day (Thursday 25th) as their visit to the Dome is at 9am at the Junior School. Many thanks.


Dogs

Please can we remind you all that no dogs are permitted on the school site.


Star Awards


The following children received Star Awards this week! They should all be really proud, well done!


Noah Hearn

Bjorn Davies

Hunter Walker

Lilly Merritt

Lexi Whittaker

Oliver Whitefield

Grace Byrne

Christian Davies


Life Learning

Boundaries


Penny Colcomb

Mollie Watson

Sofia Kennelly

Thea Samara


INSET

A reminder that school is closed on Friday 9th February for INSET training. School will re-open on Monday 19th February after half term.

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