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Infant Newsletter

Friday 5th July

Headteacher's Update

As I write this newsletter the Junior School is a hive of activity with members of 'The Friends of Woolton Hill Junior School' busily setting up for this evening's Woolfest! This is a legendary annual event and I'm sure that all of our families will have a marvellous time.


I would like to thank all the members of the Friends committee who have made this event possible, Mr. Chaffe, our caretaker, the school staff for all their help, and all the parents who have given up their time to support. Have a great evening.


Our amazing new outdoor learning facility is now open and has been used by children for den building and rope work. Thank you to all of the parents who came along to our Open Afternoon. You can read all about it via our blog post.




Trips Galore!

On Monday, Hedgehogs’ Class visited the Hawk Conservancy where they delighted in getting up-close with Sage the Tawny Owl in their Owl Workshop as well as enjoying the Wings of Africa and Masters of the Sky displays. They all had a wonderful day; especially having to duck to avoid the low flying birds!

The behaviour of our children was amazing, so much so, a member of the public took the time to email the school to say what great Ambassadors they were for St Thomas’.



Romsey Abbey

Yesterday the year 2’s went to Romsey Abbey to celebrate leaving St Thomas’ Infant School. The children had a fantastic day at Romsey Abbey, they started the day by exploring the grounds of the Abbey itself and enjoyed a service with the focus around ‘courage in friendships’. Some children shared pieces of art work and shared a prayer with the other schools.



Lepe Country Park

Last week Year 1 and 2 visited Lepe Country Park as part of their Geography topic ‘The Seaside’. They enjoyed a scavenger hunt on the beach followed by beach art. As well as, creating a sound map for Lepe so they could compare it to their sound maps made for Woolton Hill. Finally, the opportunity to play in the park and an ice lolly was enjoyed by everyone before the journey home! Thank you to all of the adults who came with us to support the children and make this trip possible.



School Uniform

As the end of the school year approaches, we thought it would be helpful to remind parents of our school uniform expectations. These can be found on our website here.


Please note that cycle shorts and leggings are NOT part of our PE uniform.


Children will also need to keep in school these items for their Outdoor Learning lessons:

  • Welly boots (named)

  • Jogging bottoms (ideally navy or black, no leggings)

  • Children should always bring to school a waterproof coat

  • ​Children in EYFS should bring a waterproof all in one suit


Starting Infant or Junior School in September 2025?

Does your child start junior school in September 2025? Do you know someone who is looking for a Year 3 place for next year? Come along to our open morning to meet staff and children and to see our brilliant school in action.


Thurs 26th September @9am

Weds 23rd October @9am

Tues 26th November @9am


Register for any of these dates at this link:





Sports Day

We are well aware that the forecast does not look favourable for Tuesday 9th, however, this may change. A decision will be made on Monday 8th July as to whether we change the date to Friday 12th. Thank you


This year our Federation Sports day will be held on Tuesday 9th July at the Junior School. The school gates will be open at 9.15am and the whole family is welcome to come along and show their support. A family picnic will take place at lunch and afterwards, before children return to class for their afternoon lessons.


Please remember to show consideration for our neighbours when parking for this event or preferably please walk into school that day. Staff will park on the playground that morning to create more spaces for parents in the car park - we hope this will reduce congestion on the road outside the school and will help to keep everyone safe.



Last Day of Term Menu

The school menu on Tuesday 23rd July will be a choice of pizza, jacket potato or fish fingers. There will be no picnic bags.


Summer Reading Challenge

The 2024 Summer Reading Challenge is 'Marvellous Makers'. The challenge aims to promote healthy habits as well as a love of reading. The children were really motivated by this, and many are looking forward to visiting their Library and giving it a go!


Find out more information here:


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Dates for your Diary

Tuesday 9th July: Federation Sports Day & Picnic.


Friday 12th July: Reserve Sports Day.


Weds 17th July to Friday 19th July: Federation Arts Festival.


Weds 17th July: Year 5/6 Production - The Wizard of Oz.


Friday 19th July: Summer Concert (pm)


Friday 19th July: Annual Reports Issued


Friday 19th July: Year 6 'Oscars' evening.


Tuesday 23rd July: Y2 Leavers assembly at 9am (parents welcome)


Tuesday 23 July: End of Term at 3.15pm.



Star Awards

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




Life Learning

Independence


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