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CHRISTMAS CARDS!

We are very excited to be able to offer Christmas cards and other items with designs from our children at WTL. In the next fortnight you will receive further details, with the design by YOUR child- with options for cards, wrapping paper etc.  We have not undertaken this type of project for a few years and hope you like the designs.  www.apfs.org.uk

SUPER SCIENCE

We have registered for the Bristol Evening Post ‘Super Science’ competition beginning mid November. Look out for details in the next Newsletter, but the more tokens you can help to collect, the bigger the chance of us getting some funds to spend on Science for the children. An opportunity not to be missed.

HALF TERM

Just a reminder that we break up on Wednesday 18th October and return on Monday 30th October. A holiday club is available, please see the details elsewhere on the website (under ‘parents’) for further information.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

We are celebrating Black History Month in October. The children have been learning about Ruby Nell Bridges, the first black child to attend a ‘white’ school in New Orleans as well as other figures in black history such as Martin Luther King Jnr.  We hope the children talk to you at home about what they learn in school, but if not you can start a conversation and see what they remember!

PARENT’S EVENING

We have our Autumn parent’s evenings in a few weeks time (Oct 10th & 11th). You will be able to book using your logins from midday on Friday 29th September. For those new to the system, your teacher will let you know your details.

www.wtlacademy.parentseveningsystem.co.uk

You only need one login, no matter how many children you have attending the school.

PAPERLESS???

It has been an aspiration for the past couple of years to significantly reduce the photocopying/ paper used in school, but also to reduce the amount of cash coming in to the office. We have achieved a great deal, with 75% of payments now being online or contactless and an email system for newsletters and trips. Please help as much as you can by making sure your details are up to date and also making sure you read the letters we send out. All newsletters and forms are also available from the website. Let’s try to cut this even further!

Welcome back

Welcome back to school after the summer break, or indeed welcome to the school if you are new to us! We have a lot of new families joining us this year- 90 in the Reception classes and a further 50 in the Nursery, so a very busy start to the term. The Newsletter will be coming out in the next day or so, so please keep an eye out for it in your emails (via Caremonkey) or on the website. One of the important pieces of information are the dates for your child’s ‘Information Meeting’ for parents and carers which all take place in the next few weeks- please try to attend if you can as these meetings tell you all about the year ahead and the different things happening. Theses meetings are also on the website calendar, so take a look and hopefully the majority of you can make it to the meetings.

SUMMER UPDATE

This is a relatively quiet summer for us at school. Our main two projects are replacing the KS1 hall ceiling and lights (the original 1954 ceiling was still in place, and we have been undertaking a move to more economic led lighting over the past few years), and also the painting of the nursery building. There is other smaller refurbishment of areas and various safety checks of the different systems at school taking place while the building is empty.

The staffing section on the website has also been updated, and the classes will update their pages before we return in September.

WE ARE OPEN!

We are aware that several schools in the area are closed today as they are without water, however we do have water and are open! It’s a normal school day folks. 🙂

SAINSBURY’S SILVER AWARD

We have been awarded the Sainsbury’s Silver Award for all the sport we do in school. Each year we participate in a very wide variety of events across the city and beyond, plus we offer a great range of opportunities for the children. We are really grateful to Mr. Evans who leads sport in the school, but he is supported by a huge team of people including Mr. Boon, Mr. Dyer, Mr. Hanson, Mr. Brown, Mrs. Roe, Mr. Whiddington and Mrs. Galliford to name a few. Thanks everyone!