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Junior 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.



Year 5/6 Production  

Upper KS2 will be proudly presenting The Wizard of Oz on Wednesday 17th July.


Year 5/6 parents can now book FREE tickets for the shows at 2pm and 5pm via this link to the events page of our website:





We are initially limiting tickets to 2 per family per performance. If more tickets become available we will let our families know. This will ensure that there is room for all our families to attend.


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

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.


We are aware that the forecast does not look favourable for Tuesday, 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.


Lunch & Trip Payments

Please can all school lunches be paid for by Friday 19th July, please include £3 per day if your child will have school dinners on the 22nd and 23rd July. Please can any outstanding contributions towards school trips also be paid. Thank you.


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: Annual Reports Issued


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


Tuesday 23 July: End of Term at 3.30pm.


Sporting Update

Year 5 Cricket - Report by Fin L

"On Tuesday we went to Falkland to play a cricket tournament. We were all exited yet nervous. We hoped that we could win and go through and then go back and play again in the finals in a couple of weeks’ time. There were 13 other teams and only 2 would go through.


There was one team that were wearing official cricket whites. Our first game was against St Gabriel’s which we lost 48 to 43. Then we played St Johns we lost again 106 to 43. Our next game was against Hungerford and we lost 110 to 44. Our last game was against Francis Baily which we won 85 to 63. Overall we did not make it though. But we played a friendly against St Gabriel’s we beat them something to 0 because their coach had arrived. So we won two games and lost three."                                            

 

HUNGERFORD   44-110

FRANCIS BAILEY    85-63

ST GABRIELS   43-48

ST JOHNS 43-106


   


After School Clubs Autumn 2024

We are looking to run the following clubs next term:


Monday pm: Upper School Sport - football

Wednesday am: Yoga

Thursday: Lower School Sport - football


Clubs will start the week commencing 16th September. We are investigating to see if it will be possible to run a netball club on a Wednesday after school, this will depend on volunteer availability. Details and sign-up arrangements will be sent at the start of the autumn term.


Star Awards

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

28th June 2024: Thomas H, Rose H, Ollie B, Scarlett M, Cayden B, Nina H, Max A, Amarea W, Beth I, Eve W, Jack W, Daniel B, Eloise D and Tyler W


5th July: No celebration assembly due to move up morning


Life Learning

Independence

28th June: Josh L, Harper D, Ashley M, Eloise D and Ellie C

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