World book day 2020

World Book Day takes place on Thursday 5th March 2020, and we would like to invite you to join us celebrating the event by dressing as a book character. On the day every child will receive a £1 World Book Day Book Token that can either be exchanged for one of TEN special £1 World Book Day books or used to get £1 of any book costing £2.99 or more. You can find out more about the books at www.worldbookday.com/books.   

To raise awareness of the event, Mrs. Bradley has organised a poster competition for children to design a World Book Day Poster. It can be of any size and use any materials but it must include the date of the events and must encourage children to participate by reading/enjoying a good book. The closing date for entries is Friday 28th February.

Badgers multiskills

Mrs Land’s class are going to Sir Thomas Wharton Academy on Wednesday morning to take part in a multi-skills event.

They will get to practice their sporting skills in a fantastic venue and have the opportunity to meet and compete with children from other local schools.

Owls at Crucial Crew

On Monday last week, Mr Robson and the Year 6 children spent the day at the Lifewise Centre in Hellaby facing real life emergency situations and learning how to deal with them, by reading the situation, acting sensibly or calling for help. The day was supported by staff from Rotherham Road Safety, South Yorkshire Police and South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue.  For more information, a chance to interactive games or read interactive stories, visit the Crucial Crew website: http://www.crucial-crew.org/

Both Mr Robson and Mrs Vaughan were so impressed with the children’s engagement and their behaviour that Mrs Vaughan sent me the following email on Monday night:

I just wanted to let you know that our Year 6 children have really done our school proud today. In all the years I have been to Crucial Crew, without a doubt they have been the best-behaved group I have known. Their manners were impeccable at all times.

Tiddalick the Frog inspires Badgers

Badger class have been reading Tiddalick the frog story which is a Dreamtime story the Aboriginals tell. They have acted out the story, learnt new vocabulary, written poems and drawn Tiddalick; then in forest school they tried to re-create the characters from the story in natural materials.

School Nurse visiting Tuesday 3rd, Wednesday 4th March and Wednesday 29th April

The school nurse will be visiting classes on Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th March in the morning to talk to the children about a number of health issues. The first two sessions will be talking with Year 5 children about growing up (Tuesday), changes to their body and puberty and then the Year 6 children (Wednesday) will be learning about conception and birth.

Then on Wednesday 29th April she will be with Year 1 children, discussing ‘Safe Touch’. The NSPCC have produced a wide range of resources and games to help parents discuss staying safe with their children. The PANTS resources are particularly helpful to reinforce the messages they will be discussing with the school nurse. You can find these here: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/underwear-rule/

Parents’ Evenings

The second parents’ evening of the year is nearly upon us-Tuesday 24th -Wednesday 25th March.

These meetings are very important and you will have the opportunity to discuss the progress your child is making and how you can support them at home. Remember, although parents’ evenings are planned opportunities for you to meet the teacher and talk about progress, you are always welcome to look at your children’s books and can make an appointment to talk to your child’s teacher any time. If you cannot make either of these planned dates, please talk with the teacher and arrange an alternative day and time.

School Nurse visiting Tuesday 3rd, Wednesday 4th March and Wednesday 29th April

The school nurse will be visiting classes on Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th March in the morning to talk to the children about a number of health issues. The first two sessions will be talking with Year 5 children about growing up, changes to their body and puberty and then  then the Year 6 children will be learning about conception and birth.

Then on Wednesday 29th April she will be with Year 1 children, discussing ‘Safe Touch’. The NSPCC have produced a wide range of resources and games to help parents discuss staying safe with their children. The PANTS resources are particularly helpful to reinforce the messages they will be discussing with the school nurse. You can find these here: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/underwear-rule/ 

Owls at Crucial Crew

On Monday last week, Mr Robson and the Year 6 children spent the day at the Lifewise Centre in Hellaby facing real life emergency situations and learning how to deal with them, by reading the situation, acting sensibly or calling for help. The day was supported by staff from Rotherham Road Safety, South Yorkshire Police and South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue. For more information, a chance to interactive games or read interactive stories, visit the Crucial Crew website: http://www.crucial-crew.org/

Both Mr Robson and Mrs Vaughan were so impressed with the children’s engagement and their behaviour that Mrs Vaughan sent me the following email on Monday night: I just wanted to let you know that our Year 6 children have really done our school proud today. In all the years I have been to Crucial Crew, without a doubt they have been the best-behaved group I have known. Their manners were impeccable at all times.

World book day 2020

World Book Day takes place on Thursday 5th March 2020, and we would like to invite you to join us celebrating the event by dressing as a book character. On the day every child will receive a £1 World Book Day Book Token that can either be exchanged for one of TEN special £1 World Book Day books or used to get £1 of any book costing £2.99 or more. You can find out more about the books at www.worldbookday.com/books.   

To raise awareness of the event, Mrs. Bradley has organised a poster competition for children to design a World Book Day Poster. It can be of any size and use any materials but it must include the date of the events and must encourage children to participate by reading/enjoying a good book. The closing date for entries is Friday 28th February.

Letter from Doncaster South’s new MP-Nick Fletcher

At the last general election, you will be aware that Caroline Flint lost her seat to Nick Fletcher. Well, last week we received a letter from the new MP congratulating us on our Sats results from 2019. It said:

Dear Mr McLean

I was delighted to learn tthat your school showed an increase in the proportion of pupils achieving the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics recently. This is a really positive step in the right direction and I am sure you must be extremely proud of this progress. Please pass on my congratulations and best wishes to all the children and staff who made this achievement possible.

Well done to everyone at Wadworth; pleased to see progress being made. Yours Sincerely

Nick Fletcher MP