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Junior Newsletter

Friday 23rd February

Deputy Headteacher's Update

We are delighted to announce the next stage of our Outdoor Learning Project. With the fantastic support of our PTA and their fund raising over the past year they are able to commit as staggering initial £9,500 towards the project! We want to say a huge thank you to the members of the PTA over the past year who have worked so hard to fund raise and organise events for our children.


The next stage is some building work to realise the vision (this is expected to be over the summer months in readiness for use from September 2024), staff training is booked for June 2024 which we are really looking forward to and we are busy writing our own bespoke Outdoor Learning curriculum with the support of the Hampshire Outdoors Team.


For your children, this will mean that from September 2024 each class in the Federation will have dedicated outdoor learning lessons taught by their teachers using our amazing grounds and new facilities. We are planning this into an already busy curriculum and currently intend to start the academic year with the commitment that each class will have, at least, 2 afternoons of Outdoor Learning per half term.


Over their time in primary school this is a huge commitment to learning outdoors and we intend that this project supports children to develop new skills, a love and respect for the environment as well as the well-researched benefits for social skills and mental health. 


We encourage you to please have a read of the Outdoor Project plans here:


Upcoming Events

We have a number of parent meetings and workshops taking place in the coming weeks and I would encourage parents to attend as many as possible. Sign up using the links below:





This workshop, lead by our SENCo Miss Knapp, will help parents better understanding how children with SEND are supported at The Schools of Woolton Hill as well as give some practical tips and signposting for parents wanting to support their child at home with homework, being more independent and mastering new skills.





World Book Day

To celebrate World Book Day we are inviting parents to come into school and read to/with their children on Tuesday 5th March, 9am-9.30am. On Friday 8th March children can come to school dressed up as their favourite book character, author or illustrator. Please ensure your child is wearing sensible footwear.


Parents Evenings

Our Parents Evenings are: Wednesday 20th March from 3.30pm-6pm and Tuesday 26th March from 3.45pm-6pm. You will be able to book your appointment on line through your Arbor account from 8th March at 9am. Appointments close 15th March at 9am.


Reminders

A reminder to all parents to please ensure that no children use the Gym equipment or trim trail before or after school (i.e. during drop-off and pick up). Unfortunately our insurance does not cover accidents.


Bags2School

Reminder - there is a Bags2School collection on Friday 1st March.  Please bring any bags you have from Wednesday 28th February and put them in the bike shed - thank you.


P.A.C.E. (Parent, Carer and Professionals Events)

A free event to help families better understand the needs and difficulties that young people can face and how to manage potential issues/concerns they have about their young person. More information can be found here.


Pupil Achievements

Congratulations to Adelaide who recently performed in High School Musical at the Corn Exchange Theatre. She performed 2 back to back shows, including one on her 10th birthday - one she won’t forget!














Well done to Nina, who recently held a Bake Sale and raised an amazing £125 for Cancer Research UK.










Well done to Henry who recently competed at the Beaufort Pony Club Tetrathlon. He came 2nd overall individually, his team came 2nd (Craven Hunt pony club), plus he was 1st in the beanbag shoot individually.

















Congratulations to Niamh who is a very talented cheerleader. her team recently achieved 1st place ICC Southerns Competition.















Woolton Hill Village Market


Star Awards

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

23rd February: Josh L, Niamh J, Henry R, Immy R, Lucas B, Nina H, Amalie R, Josh W-G, Nell W, Andrii, M, Max E, Bertie J, Eve W & Niamh P


Hot Chocolate

23rd February: Dominic W, Evie C, Darcey H, Lilliana F, Rosie A




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