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Junior Newsletter

Friday 24th November

Headteacher's Update

Thank you to everyone for all of their support last week with both Odd Sock Day and Children in Need. The children enjoyed taking part in a range of activities and assemblies as part of our Anti-Bullying Week and were super stars in their efforts to raise money for Children in Need! Thank you to everyone who supported this appeal - we managed to raise an impressive £128.70

Both of our school libraries are now looking fantastic. I wanted to especially mention our Junior School library which now has a variety of new furniture, including the Reading Tree (pictured). These were purchased thanks to the kind donations of the Friends of Woolton Hill Juniors who donated £2000 for this project. Thank you to all of our volunteers who help maintain our libraries and especially to Mrs Crompton for all of her hard work this week tidying the shelves and putting up displays.

The Friends have also purchased a second table tennis table which the children love!

Christmas Dates

We have a packed programme of events taking place across the Federation in the run up to Christmas. Forms have been emailed to give permission to attend the Watermill Theatre trip and also to sign up for Christmas lunch and the Musical Extravaganza, please complete asap if you haven't already done so.

Here are the dates for your diary:

Mon 4th Dec 2pm

Nativity Dress Rehearsal

Monday 4th Dec 3.30pm

Christmas Jumper Exchange

Mon 4th Dec 5pm

Junior Musical Extravaganza

Tues 5th Dec 2pm

Infant Nativity Performance to Parents

Weds 6th Dec 5pm

Infant Nativity Performance to Parents

Mon 11th Dec 9.30am

Christmas Church Service - pupils only

Mon 11th Dec 5pm

Lower KS2 Carol Concert to Parents

Tues 12th Dec

Junior Christmas Jumper and Lunch Day

Weds 13th Dec

Infant Christmas Jumper & Lunch day

Thurs 14th Dec

Junior Whole School Pantomime at the Watermill Theatre

Lower Key Stage Two Carol Concert

This will also take place at St Thomas' Church and tickets are also strictly limited to two per family. Please book here:

Water Bottles

It is important that every pupil brings a named drinks bottle to school each day. We are unable to provide paper cups for pupils. Please can the children bring in their bottles pre-filled with water. Other drinks such as squash are not permitted.

Open Mornings

Does your child start school in September 2024? Do you know someone who is looking for a Year R or 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.

Weds 29th November @9am

Register for any of these dates at this link:

Year R September 2024 Applications for applying for Year R spaces opened on 1st November. Please visit Hampshire Admissions online to complete your application.

School Crossing Patrol

We have a vacancy for a new school crossing patrol warden, following the departure of Denise Peacock from the role.

Headteacher Surgeries

A reminder that we have our next headteacher surgeries coming up:

Modelled on the idea of an 'MPs' Surgery, this is an opportunity to meet with me without an appointment. You can raise any matter that is concerning you and I will do my best to help.

A Christmas Carol

Mr Davies is starring as Ebenezer Scrooge in a Christmas Production of 'A Christmas Carol' at The Central Studio in Basingstoke; 14 - 16th December, 7.30pm. Spread the festive cheer with your friends and family and be transported to the heart-warming and magical world of Victorian London as this timeless tale is brought to life on stage.

Mr Davies is very excited to have the opportunity to play the miserly old man who learns the joy and warmth of the Christmas season. If you would like to come along, tickets are available via this link.

Star Awards

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

17th November: Lacey mai H, Ben R, Scarlett M, Henry R, Barney B, Bertie J, William S, Amelie R, Tilly C, Finley L, Jessica C, Ellis C, Charlie M and Joshua W-G.

24th November: Amelia A, Ellis D, Isabelle G, Torin H, Darcey H, Holly S, Finn E, Henry W, Sofiia P, Polly P, Eileen D, Joshua W-G, Jessica W and Daisy L.

Hot Chocolate

17th November: Logan B-D, Harper D, Noah L, Izzy C and Samuel A.

24th November: Joshua L, Max E, Emily W, Nicholas M and Rayan A.

Life Learning


17th November: Henry B, Seb L, Barnaby W, Eloise D and Adelaide F.

24th November: Ryan H, Harley H, Ellis C, Ollie P and Rohan R

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