Thank you to the parents who have filled in the Google form that we shared last week. We have received some really useful feedback that will help shape our school development.
If you haven't completed it yet, can I please urge you to take a couple of minutes to fill it in. The survey is not fully anonymous as we have asked for an email address. This will allow us to follow up on any areas of concern in response to the questions asked. I hope that parents feel they are able to respond in an open and honest way so that the school can identify key trends, areas to celebrate and areas for improvement.
This week we have said a temporary goodbye to Lucy Bailey in the office as she has started her maternity leave. Lucy is a greatly valued part of our team, and we are very much looking forward to her return in the autumn. In the meantime, we wish her all the best for what is going to be an exciting time for her family! We are in the process of appointing a temporary replacement for Lucy, and we hope to have some information for you next week. Please bear with us until an appointment is made, as our office will not be fully staffed.
Local author and illustrator Rebecca Gryspeerdt will be visiting Rowan and Oak classes on Tuesday 20th February with her children’s book ‘Helpful Nell’.
The illustrated story is set in the Bishop’s Palace gardens in Wells and features the swans and cygnets plus the Town Crier.
Rebecca will read her book to the children, and they will learn about how she wrote and illustrated the story.
She will be signing copies of her book after school, and they will be available to buy for £7 each. If your child would like to purchase a copy, please send the money in a named envelope before the 20th February. There may be a few copies available on the day.
"Minuend", "subtrahend", "addend" and "commutativity."
Yes, we do have to teach these terms, and more, to the children, albeit not when they are in reception!
Our Calculation Policy explains the methods and language we use to teach the four mathematical operations at Wookey, from Reception through to Year 6. We hope that you will find it useful when approaching maths with your children. We have also shared with parents a pack of ideas to integrate the learning of maths into everyday activities and games. Copies of this can be provided via the school office.
A message regarding pupil absences
This is a polite reminder that, if your child is unwell and will not be attending school, please contact the school office to confirm this. A message sent to a class teacher via Seesaw will not be seen straight away, as the teachers will be busy preparing for the school day.
If you wish to apply for term time leave for your child, please complete a term time leave request form, a copy of which can be found here.