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Junior Newsletter

Friday 14th July

Headteacher's Update

What an exciting few weeks it has been across the Federation. It was wonderful to see the whole school community come together to enjoy the musical performances, excellent food, fun and games of WoolFest. This Woolton Hill tradition continues to be one of the highlights of the school year and I would like to thank The Friends of Woolton Hill Junior School for their hard work and organisation.


I would like to say a massive thank you on behalf of myself and all our staff to the helpers who give up their time on a regular basis to come into school and make such a difference by listening to children read, keeping our school library looking so good and the PTA for their continued support in fundraising for our school.



Arts week was a huge success. Tim Furr; author and illustrator thrilled classes with exciting workshops. All of our children were able to produce excellent illustrations due to his easy to follow step by step instructions. It was also wonderful to see both schools filled with families at the end of the week, to view the amazing artwork the children had produced.




Our talented Year 5 and 6 children delighted audiences this week with their performance of Hoodwinked, a swashbuckling Robin Hood musical! The children (and staff!) have worked hard to produce a musical that really showcased a range of talents - acting, singing, dancing and lots of comic timing! We hope everyone enjoyed the show as much as the children did!


Sports Day

I am sorry that it was necessary to move Sports Day due to the appalling weather forecast for Friday. We have our fingers crossed for better weather on Monday. The school gates will be open at 9.20am and the whole family is welcome to come along and show their support. A family picnic will take place at lunchtime and afterwards children are free to leave school with their family. Further details will be available closer to the event.


Please remember to show consideration for our neighbours when parking for this event or preferably please walk into school that day.


Tim Furr Summer Holiday Workshops

During the summer holidays, local artist, Tim Furr known to us for his school visits, will be holding three art workshops for children at the Ugly Duckling Pottery in Newbury. The dates are July 27th, August 10th and August 24th.It will be 90 minutes of fun drawing and colouring. You'll be drawing lots of things like monsters, dinosaurs, witches, robots and other malarkey. The cost is £14.50 per child and one parent goes free! For more information and to book your place, go towww.timfurr.co.uk. Places are limited so get a wiggle on!


End of term

School reports will be sent home on Tuesday due to sports day now taking place on Monday.


Please can all children bring a plastic bag in to school in order to bring home books and other work.


Children from the winning house for the year will have the opportunity to wear home clothes (no football kits please) on the last day of term, we will notify the winning house next week.


Please can all school dinner debts be fully paid before the end of term.


We are still missing some library books and reading books, please return any books you find as soon as possible.


Theatre Success

Last Saturday, six of our Year 5 pupils took part in the “Sonnets Showcase” at The Lights, Andover. Nerves were high but all of the children performed flawlessly. Children from 6 to 16 from Newbury, Andover and Salisbury took part in the showcase, performing a series of songs and shorts sketches in front of an audience of family members.


The picture is from their headline performance of “Revolting Children” from the musical, Matilda.


Star Awards

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


14th July: Joel H, Torin H, Ellie C, Eloise D, Megan A, Ashley M, Caden H, Lila R, Henry T, Belle L, Jimmy P and Harriet O'M.


Hot Chocolate

14th July: Jack W, Luey P, Barnaby W, Graham C and Ollie E.


Six Strands Awards Independence

14th July: Rose H, Nina H, Henry W, James A and Alice F.


Term Dates & INSETs

Please follow this link to view our term dates and INSET days for 2023/24.


School finishes on Friday 21st July. Due to INSET days, the children return to school at 8.45am on Tuesday 5th September. Whether pupils are wearing the new uniform, or the old, I am looking forward to them looking really smart upon their return to school. I would like to wish all of our families a fantastic summer break.


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