Celebrating reading at Wadworth

All classes took part in dressing as a book character day at Wadworth, yesterday and as usual the effort the children and their families made to celebrate the day was amazing. We had witches, wizards, superheroes, sports starts, monsters, magical nannies, carton characters, princesses, stickmen, tigers, giants, and almost everything else in between. The children had a wonderful day doing activities based around their favourite books including writing riddles to identify book characters, designing and making cakes based on scenes from favourite books, art based on stories and listening to and watching different versions of well loved tales.


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Parents’ Evening Appointments

I have uploaded the instructions to help you join your Parents’ Evening appointments.

Please make sure you can find the appointment before next Tuesday or Wednesday. On Google Chrome, visit google.co.uk then click the apps link (the nine dots in a square next to your profile picture on the top right hand corner of the screen) and select Calendar. Sometimes moving between apps makes the computer flip back to a different sign in account, so if your appointment isn’t there, please check the icon is what is should be (usually the first initial of your child in a coloured circle). You might need to sign in again.

Navigate to Tuesday 23rd March or Wednesday 24th March to find your appointments. You can join the meeting by clicking on these at the allocated times, then selecting ‘Join the Meeting’

Step by step instructions

Changes to 2021 national curriculum assessments

The government made an announcement last week concerning the plan for assessments at primary and secondary schools next summer. They recognise the challenges that schools are facing in light of the ongoing disruption caused by coronavirus (COVID-19) and have decided that they will focus on the most important summer assessments for schools, pupils and parents.

For 2021, the government have removed:

+ all key stage 1 (KS1) tests
+ the key stage 2 (KS2) English grammar, punctuation and spelling test
+ the requirement to make and report teacher assessment judgements for science at KS1 and KS2

This means that the following statutory assessments will continue in 2021:

+ the phonics screening check for year 1 pupils (and year 2 pupils who have not met the expected standard previously)
+ KS2 English reading and mathematics tests

+ KS1 and KS2 teacher assessment (excluding science).

Bug Hotels and … Beautiful Butterflies

On Thursday, Mrs Land and the Brainy Badgers spent the afternoon in Forest School busily preparing a bug Hotel to keep the minibeasts of the forest comfortable and cosy for the colder, winter months. The children enjoyed it so much, that several have gone home and created their own bug Hotel in their back garden. The creep, crawlies of Wadworth don’t know how lucky they are!

Year 6 Mathematicians have been using protractors and rulers accurately to improve their ability to draw, measure and calculate angles to draw some beautiful butterfly designs. They have also used a computer program called Scratch to write algorithms to get the computer to draw similar butterflies using their knowledge of exterior angles and properties of regular polygons.

Talking Pants: resources for children up to the age of 7

You’ve probably already talked to your child about things like crossing the road safely. Talking to them about staying safe from sexual abuse is just as easy with the NSPCC PANTS website and activity pack.

With fun tasks, word searches, games and stickers, you can help them learn without using any scary words. You can find out more and download the pack for a suggested £5 donation from:

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