Following your feedback from the parent survey back in January, I hope that the re-introduction of the newsletter has been useful to you. We will continue to send out a fortnightly newsletter next year. If you have any thoughts or ideas of things you would like to see in the newsletter, please let the office know. I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a wonderful summer break and thank you for your continued support of the school. I look forward to working with those of you who are with us in September and if you are leaving us, I wish you all the very best.
Goodbyes and Farewells
We have had two special assemblies this week to say our good byes and farewells to everyone who will be leaving Wooden Hill today.
The following staff will be leaving us;
Mrs Gogarty – who is moving to another Bracknell school.
Mrs Creech and Mr Massey – who have been working with individual children.
Miss Woodward – who has been working in Nursery since January.
Mrs Parker – who will be spending some time travelling with her husband.
Mrs Whitfield – who has supported reading and writing of the children in Reception and KS1.
Mrs Brown – who we said a temporary goodbye as she begins her maternity leave.
Mrs Jones – who is relocating to Wales.
Miss Christie – who is relocating to the Midlands.
Mrs Barley – who is reducing her hours and responsibilities so that she can spend more time with her family.
We would like to thank all of them for their hard work and commitment to the school and wish them the very best in the future.
We say good bye and wish all our Year 6's the best of luck at their new schools next year!
We also say goodbye to Alisha who is moving in August so will be attending a school closer to her new home. We wish her all the very best in her new school.
To finish off our bedtime stories tonight, Mrs Lagares will be reading Archie's favourite story "Dinosaurs Love Underpants" written by Claire Freedman.
Thank you for listening in and we hope that you have all enjoyed the stories!
Planned building Work for the Holiday Period
Bracknell Forest Council will be carrying out some project work at our school during the summer holidays. They plan to replace the pathways from our front pedestrian gates to the main entrance of the school along with a path at our side gate. The project also includes installing additional lighting and fencing on the school grounds. The new paths will make the front of the school look extremely smart and help ease congestion entering the school during our peak periods.
They will commence work or Monday 22nd July and the work is due to be completed by Friday 16th August. The contractor has assured us they will work hard to cause minimal disruption to our neighbours during this period. With any groundworks of this nature there will be plant and machinery being used on site, which at times may be noisy. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.
Should you have any questions prior to the start date please do not hesitate to contact the school. If you have any concerns during the works, a Project Manager and our Site Controller will be on site.
Our Champion Footballers
Here are our all conquering footballers showing off showing off the 2 trophies that they have won this year. Well done boys!
Seaside Trip to Mudeford!
On Wednesday, Key Stage One went to Mudeford. The children thoroughly enjoyed their day, and many called it 'the best trip ever'!
The teachers and adult helpers were incredibly impressed by how well the children behaved, and how polite they were to everyone they met. Many local people we walked past commented on how much the children were enjoying the day, and how beautifully behaved they were. It made the adults extremely proud!
During the day, we had a beach walk where we looked for features of the seaside. The children spotted; lobster nets, crabs, beach huts, a promenade, sand banks and of course the sea. A few children were very brave and stroked a crab that had been caught by a local man!
The children all enjoyed having a few chips from the local fish and chip shop, and having a relax in the sun. They also loved the ferry ride around Mudeford, and were impressed that the ferry allowed dogs on board.
Miss Smart and Mrs Kelly would like to say a huge thank you to the adult helpers who came with us. We really appreciate your support. We hope you enjoyed the trip as much as we did!
We'd also like to say well-done to the children who listened to instructions carefully throughout the day, and made the adults extremely proud.
Year 4's visit to Pennyhill Park
The Year Four children were lucky enough today to go and have an exclusive tour of the building and grounds (including the RFU training ground) as well as making fruit tarts together to take home. They also had a surprise cream tea at lunch time and some of the children got to meet some of the England Rugby players! The children have said "this is one of the best trips yet!"
Year 5 visit Winchester Science Centre
On Thursday 4 July, Year 5 visited Winchester Science Centre. During their visit, the children took part in a workshop where they completed experiments and challenges to explore the properties of light and its use in space exploration, watched a planetarium show that took them on a tour of the universe and visited many interactive exhibits. The children describe the trip as ‘amazing’, ‘unique’ and ‘fun’ and some even said they wanted to go back again!
Blaze Martial Arts
As part of Sports Week, Year Five has the opportunity to take part in a martial arts taster session. They used pads and gloves to practise punching and kicking with support of experts.