Skipping and Circus Day Reminder for Owls, bees and Squirrels

We have invited Mr Dan to teach our KS2 children some exciting new skills. On Tuesday 8th June KS2 will have the opportunity to take part in a speed rope skipping workshop followed by a Circus day on Tuesday 22nd June. We would like to ask for a contribution of £6.00. This includes both workshops and food. Payment can be made via ParentPay. Consent for your child to take part in the activities will also be required when paying. Children will need to wear their P.E kits for these days.

Classes for next year

We have been looking at pupil numbers and classroom organisation for next year and as it stands at the moment we think next year we will have:

  • Reception class – 19 children
  • Year 1 class 23 children
  • Year 2 class 23 children
  • Year 3/4 class 31/32 children
  • Year 4/5 class- 31/32 children
  • Year 6 class 28 children

This might change if we continue to pick up children in year groups through school between now and September.

We will be organising meetings between teaching staff to pass over information about the children and organising transition between 5-7th July, where the children get to meet their new teachers before the end of term. If you are a parent of a child in currently in Year 3 and would like to share an opinion/preference on the split, please email me at peter.mclean@wadworth.doncaster.sch.uk

Maypole day 2021

On Thursday, staff and children got to enjoy a Maypole day like no other!

Like every year since 2014, the weather was kind to us. Year 6 children paraded onto the field and we all watched as Matthew crown Cassidy the Maypole Queen for 2021.

Then, the dancing began. Just like every other year, there was a mixture of traditional and modern songs. Frogs class got the party started:

Next were Hedgehogs, with this colourful number, complete with lace ribbons.

After that, Badger’s class took to the field for this very elaborate dance, choreographed in groups of 4 with some traditional Scottish dancing thrown in…

Squirrels shared a more modern dance, which got the whole field on their feet

As things moved towards the big finale, Bees class did a traditional ribbon dance…

…and Year 6 brought proceedings to a close with a beautiful rendition of ‘You’ve Got a Friend’

After the song, the children in Owls class went on to the dancefloor to dance and party thanks to the PTA organised Year 6 disco.

The children really enjoyed the event, performed to their usual high standards and, again like every year, all the staff worked their socks off to put the event on. Hopefully, next year we can look forward to Maypole celebrations of old, when we can all get back together and celebrate as a community.

Coronavirus Testing in Doncaster

Testing is one of the tools that will help us get through the pandemic and back to normal. There are lots of ways to help you get the test you need.

If you have symptoms:

· a high temperature

· a new, continuous cough

· a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

If you have coronavirus symptoms (including a high temperature / a new, continuous cough / a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste) then you need to take a symptomatic test (also known as a PCR test).

This can be done by booking a test at one of the symptomatic testing sites or by ordering a home test kit. Book online or call 119.

There’s plenty of capacity at local test sites should you have Covid symptoms and need a test, appointments have to be booked via the national system using the link button above.

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Year 6 Sir Thomas Wharton Competition

Year 6 children who have been allocated a place at Sir Thomas Wharton were asked to complete a transition activity answering questions such as What are the names of the 4 Houses at Sir Thomas Wharton Academy and what colours represent each House?

When completed, they are to send their answers to admin@stwacademy.com for a chance of winning a £20 voucher. The competition closes on Friday, so please get your entries in as soon as possible.

Track and Trace over Easter

Wadworth will close on 26th March until 12 April for Easter. Free school meal vouchers will continue (families will receive a voucher for £25 this week). The Council are also organizing several activities, similar to the summer program, for children to take part in, but at the time of writing, I don’t have any information about them.

Contact Tracing Over Easter:

Again, the Department for Education and Public Health England advise that:

  • where a pupil or staff member develops symptoms within the first 48 hours after the end of half term, and tests positive, school should be contacted and informed.
  • where a pupil or staff member develops symptoms after the first 48 hours and tests positive, they should use the ‘normal’ national test and trace system.
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Reminder for parking and road safety

A local resident emailed school this morning following an incident they witnessed involving 2 adults in a people carrier who had parked across the drive of an elderly resident of Meadow Rise. It has been reported to me that there was an angry confrontation because the resident asked the adults to move their car.

To ensure it is safe for all members of school community, please think of others when parking; do not block others in or park in front of the school gates, or across residents’ drives. Please do not park in the school car park between 8:40-9:10am and 3:20-3:45pm as these are very busy times and there have been a few near misses between drivers and pedestrians.

There is little that I can do about such incidents, but I would like to make sure that we are modelling respectful, considerate behavior to the children in our care. If you see an example of dangerous driving, or obstructive parking outside the school gate, please report it to the police by ringing 101. If you see parking on yellow lines or keep clear areas, contact the Safer Roads Dept. on 735124

Remember parents can always park in the pub car park at the beginning and end of the day and walk to avoid congestion at these busy times.

CAMHS coffee morning

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) have a dedicated team to supporting schools around mental health and wellbeing and as a school we have arranged a “virtual Coffee Morning” over Zoom.

This is a session where Paige, our CAMHS Practitioners and Mrs Vernon (school SENCo) will be online to answer any worries or questions you might have.  This is a session open to everyone so it won’t be a confidential space and is not a referral to CAMHS, but we will listen to what is going on for you all and offer any advice and support we can, or you can just have a chat if that’s what you need.  (You need to provide your own tea and cake though!)

If you would like to access this, the session will take place on Tuesday 23rd March at 10am – 11am.

It is a drop-in session so you do not need to be there at 10, you can log in any time and you can keep cameras off if you prefer.  

The link will be available nearer to the time.  However, if you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact alison.vernon@wadworth.doncaster.sch.uk.

Welcome back…

A warm welcome back to the families who have been working from home and hello to the new families and children who officially started in January but who have been working from home during lockdown. It was lovely welcoming all the children into school this morning there was clearly a mixture of excitement and anxiety, however I am sure everyone will settle back into the new routine and the new way of working and by Friday morning, it will be like we have never been away. I’d like to say a huge thank you to all the parents and children for observing the social distancing rules before school this morning and hope we can all remember to keep this up until measures are reviewed and changed by government.

I said it last week, but it is worth repeating: Thank you so much for your positivity and support during this second lockdown, it has been a challenge for us all but we have got through it by working together. If you have any queries or concerns regarding the return, please do not hesitate to contact either me, or your child’s class teacher. Every family will feel differently about returning to school, but I promise we will work with you to overcome any anxieties or concerns that may exist.

Wadworth opening to all children on March 8th

We are so excited about seeing you all again on Monday 8th March. Some of you may be a little anxious, which is very understandable as many of you have not been in school since December 18th 2021. That is 11 weeks ago, longer than the usual summer holidays!

Thank you so much for your positivity and support during this second lockdown, it has been a challenge for us all but we have got through it by working together. If you have any queries or concerns regarding the return, please do not hesitate to contact either me, or your child’s class teacher. Every family will feel differently about March 8th but I promise we will work with you to overcome any anxieties or concerns that may exist.