Dear Parents and Carers,
We have had a lovely week, which ended in fine style as the school dressed up in their brightest and most sparkly clothing to raise funds for the fantastic FOWPA today. I could not even begin to say who wore their brightest the best as there were just so many wonderfully dressed and decorated pupils and staff. 5W were lucky enough to have Mrs Bryant painting some amazing firework patterns on the pupils and staff faces (they looked pretty swish!) and all of year 5 also went up to the firepit this afternoon to make actual fire! Year 2 also started their Year 2 Wild Tribe lessons and Year 1 spent some really high-quality time outdoors working together to make the most of our school grounds.
And that was just today….
Reception and Nursery celebrated Diwali this week too and if you go onto Tapestry you will some of the most magical memories being made. We are SO lucky to have such dedicated and talented practitioners in all of our classes.
Wadebridge Food Bank came to collect our Harvest Donations yesterday too – THANK YOU so very much to all who donated – your kindness will help many families.
to next week; the Pupil Leadership Team will be accepting donations for poppies
and other remembrance items on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in the Hall – so
do please bring in a donation if you would like to support the British Legion
and the Poppy Appeal.
Wadebridge Leisure Centre consultation is now closed and we are waiting to hear
the outcome of it, but a very big thank you to all families who wrote to their
local MP; who completed the questionnaire; who went to County Hall to protest against
the closure and who filled in the youth questionnaire. My fingers are
firmly crossed in the hope that we made a positive difference.
Stars focus this week was Teacher’s Choice, which is a fantastic opportunity
for teachers to be able to award certificates for whatever wonderful things
that have happened in the week. All of our winners were extremely deserving –
and we once again had a family where all three siblings received a shining star
in the same week. You would not believe how often this happens – completely
randomly! Teacher Shining Stars were awarded to Mrs Orme, who was nominated by
her class for ‘making every day a lovely day’ and Mrs Cleave for being a
Shining Star in every sense; every day. Well done to all who were awarded
Last thing! Don’t forget that FOWPA
are running a quiz next Friday night (12 November), at The Falcon. I was lucky
enough to preview some of the prizes last night and I am *really* looking
forward to it. There are only a few tables left so do please get a table
together and buy your tickets via this link:
I look forward to seeing you there.
We wish you
a wonderful weekend and look forward to seeing you all on Monday. Year 4 –
don’t forget that your PE day has changed to Monday.
Thank you for your support,
Dear Parents and Carers,
We made it! Half term is upon us and whilst we are going to miss you very much next week, we are really looking forward to the rest. We hope that you have a really lovely week and we can’t wait to see you back on Tuesday 2 November at the normal start time (0825 gates open). We have an INSET day on Monday 1 November, so the school is closed to all pupils.
We are delighted that our Harvest pile has grown again this week and we will be contacting Wadebridge Foodbank to come and collect soon after the holiday. I am excited to see how much food we have donated so a GIANT thank you to all who have.
We have had another fabulous week – Year 6 have had a wonderful week swimming with all pupils delighted with both their progress and the opportunity to swim with their friends. Year 1 baked some Autumn Cakes that smelled truly delicious and Year 2 had their people who help us WOW day, which saw some absolutely lovely costumes. My favourite was a boy who came dressed as his Dad (T-Shirt and Jeans), who said that his Dad was his hero as he helped people by visiting their houses to help them get better.
The Pupil Leadership Team visited new County Hall in Truro on Tuesday morning too, to protest against the proposed closure of Wadebridge Leisure Centre. They had made some very effective placards over the weekend, which looked AMAZING. We left school at 8 o’clock and on the way there made up a chant that, as it happens, all of the protesters chanted with us! It was a very worthwhile and humbling experience for all who went – it showed that we were prepared to stand up for what we believe to be the right thing, even if it meant that we were a bit uncomfortable at first as we did not know what to expect, and we were very clear on why we think that keeping the Leisure Centre open is the right thing and really the only option. Those that went also worked really hard in their break times and lunchtimes all of this week to catch up on any work missed, which I was really proud of.
There is still time for you to put your views across regarding the closure of the Leisure Centre – please click on the link below to complete the survey or please write to email@example.com to let your views on the closure known.
We have also been asked to share two links regarding two things in the Wadebridge Community. We would be really grateful if you could click on the link below regarding the use of Egloshayle Church: Rev Steve Payne says: The survey will help us in our plans to re-order the church to make sure we continue to serve the community for future generations
Here is the link - - https://mailchi.mp/32826d71313c/community-survey
The second link is for Pro20, who are organising Half Term Roadshows for Pro20 Football, particularly looking for U9 and U10 potential players (both boys and girls.
We celebrated pupils’ dedication to our WPA Learning Characters again this week and we again had some fabulous examples of excellent learners. Staff Shining Stars this week were awarded to Miss Divall for her Bridge Kids and Nursery work (she is a force to be reckoned with) and Mrs Lee-Elkins for quite frankly, just being brilliant.
Please don’t forget that information on FOWPA’s 100 Club will be out during the week of 1 November and that there is a parent, staff and community Quiz, run by FOWPA to raise funds for FOWPA, happening on Friday 12 November at the Falcon, Wadebridge. Do come along and try and beat us teachers.
Last but definitely not least, please be very aware of where you are parking if you are not using the school car park in the afternoon or the stop and drop lanes. PSCO Sobye, who is our local PCSO says:
Wadebridge Police have been contacted by a concerned resident regarding the parking habits of drivers who collect children from either of the two schools.
Their concern is that those dropping off and picking up, park close to junctions in and around the Gonvena and St Giles area, just off Gonvena Hill below the school. This is of concern as people coming and going have to use the wrong side of the road on the junction. Children using Gonvena Hill are often met with a car, where they are not expected to be. Please could parents not to park so close to junctions and driveways; reducing the risk to students; improving visibility for drivers and therefore reducing community tension.
Phew! Thank you for reading.
We hope that you have a calm and enjoyable half term break and we thank you so much for all of your support. It is hugely appreciated. See you on the 2nd!
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