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Infant Newsletter

Friday 3rd May

Headteacher's Update

I would like to thank all of the parents who completed our 2024 parent Survey, just before Easter. The results are in and we have had some really valuable feedback on what we're getting right and how we can improve further. The full survey will be discussed at an upcoming meeting of the Full Governing Body and will help shape our next Federation Improvement Plan.

You can see the results here:

Parent Survey Feedback 2024
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We were delighted that the proportions of parents expressing satisfaction (Strongly Agree & Agree) have shown a strong increase since the last time we ran the survey. Based on this feedback we will continue to work to improve the information you receive on your child's progress and how you can support them at home.

You told us that you were pleased with the friendly atmosphere and welcoming staff at both schools, that you liked the quality of teaching and wanted us to continue to focus on learning in the outdoors. You also said that you want to see better continuity of staffing at the Infants school and a greater range of after-school clubs. I will continue to report back to parents on the progress we are making with our Improvement planning.

Attendance 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:





















Introducing the Young Journalists

The Young Journalists are a new role at Woolton Hill Junior School. Four Year Six girls have been chosen to represent the school: Jemima (the one who loves art), Emily (the one obsessed with Bob the Minion), Sophia (the weird one but in a good way) and Ella (the crazy one).

In the Autumn they will be taken over by six different pupils: Addie, Charlotte, Darcey, Holly, Nina and Zara. Each fortnight the reporters will publish articles profiling the great team of staff that we have in the Federation (see their first below). 

Soon they will write about exciting stories that come up over the remaining year. Once they get back, they will write a piece about Calshot. They will also tell you about SATs week, the (as yet) unknown Year Six Production as well as reporting on what's happening at the Infants school.

Meet the Team: Mrs Tucker

This is Mrs Tucker she is a Key Person TA (which means she works with one person) in Badgers class. 

She enjoys working with the students, friends and staff. Her favourite subject is English because of all the books they read and writing they do.

Her favourite colour is purple.

Her hobbies are taking her dogs on a walk and looking after them, while doing a lacrosse club. Her dream Sunday includes lying in then going on a sunny dog walk and then have lunch in a nice pub.

 If Mrs Tucker was an animal she would be a Chihuahua. Her favourite singers are Adele and Ed Sheeran.

Her favourite places to go on holiday are Devon and Cornwall. Her favourite animal is dogs or rabbits. If she is a cookie she would be triple chocolate chip cookie. Her favourite celebrity is Jason Statham. 

Written by The Young Journalists

Behaviour Support Coffee Morning

Many parents from across the Federation joined the Primary Behaviour Support (PBS) workshop evening last term and found it really helpful. Zoe Perks from PBS will be visiting the Junior School next Wednesday morning (8th May) to hold an informal coffee morning with parents who wish to attend.

This is a chance to chat to others parents, meet our new Family Support team (Mrs Fritz and Mrs Hawkins) at school and seek advice about behaviour. Zoe has a wealth of knowledge and lots of practical tips to support parents with managing anxiety and behaviour at home.

This can range from concerns about your child's anxiety or difficulties with behaviour at home.

Any parent can attend this informal coffee morning. Please try to sign up to the event via this link:

Parents can drop in at 8:45am/9am and do not need to attend the whole time.


Monday is a Bank Holiday - we hope you enjoy the long weekend and we will see the children back in school at 8.45am on Tuesday 7th May.

Phonics Books - can you please have a look at home to see if you have any of our books, especially the Phonics Decodable Books. These should be returned to school every week and then your child will be issued with a new one. These books have a sticker on the reverse of the book which say 'Floppy Phonics'. Unfortunately if your child does not return the book they will not be issued with a new one.

Please do not send food containing nuts, sesame or kiwi fruit to school due to children with allergies on site.

Our last INSET day for this year will take place on Friday 14th June. Next year's INSET dates will be published before half term.

Summer Term Menu

On Tuesday 7th May there will be a change to the menu, Tuesdays choice will be tomato pasta or chicken fajita with rice (Mondays meal). This is for one week only.

This term there will also be a Picnic Bag option available to chose from every day. This will consist of assorted filled rolls and wraps, cucumber and carrot sticks, a variety of fresh fruit wedges and a pudding of the day. This option can be chosen on the day in school as normal. Monday - ham wrap. Tuesday - cheese roll. Wednesday - tuna roll. Thursday - ham roll and Friday - cheese wrap.

Half Term Activity

Star Awards

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

Claire Maclean

Archie Green

Layla Marcham

Roddy Maclean

Immie Snell

Erin Dando

Mollie Watson

Daisy-Rose Heaver

Life Learning


Charlie Baker

Daisy Butler

Theo Hall

Artie Ellis

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