Our food bank has been overflowing! Thank you so much for your kind donations. Have a look at the pictures of our school councilors, when they took the Christmas goodies to Woodhouse Close Church, where they were gratefully received.
Where changes to admission arrangements are intended, all schools are required to consult before these are determined and published.
The policy for consultation for 2019-20 is available at [link to policy/indicate where policy can be found].
The consultation will run from Monday 4 December 2017 – Monday 22 January 2018.
A consultation response form is available by request from the school.
The governing body will consider all comments received before they determine the arrangements for 2019-20.
This week we have been celebrating 20 years since the publication of the first Harry Potter novel, by transforming school into Hogwarts, the school of witchcraft and wizardry. On Monday, the children arrived at Kings Cross and boarded the Hogwarts Express, ready for their week long journey into a world of magic. As the week progressed, the children visited Diagon Alley and tested wands, helped Professor Snape in his potions class, tried flying on broomsticks, followed by a refreshing drink of Butterbeer, and finally visited magical creatures in our Hogwarts Menagerie. The children have also enjoyed measuring, baking, potion making and lots and lots of creating writing in class around our Harry Potter theme. The work they have produced has been outstanding!
Thank you so much for your support at our recent MacMillan Coffee afternoon. We raised just over £300 as well as enjoying a good catch up over a cake and a coffee. What a great achievement.
Welcome back to the new year at St Wilfrid’s School! We hope you have all had an opportunity to meet with your child’s new teachers during class meetings, and have received information about class routines and learning. If not, please ask! We welcome new starters across all of school, as well as our First Steps. We have already found some stars in our first awards assembly of the year, well done to all of them!
Well done to Phoebe, Ella, Ryan, Molly, Livvy, Nina, Niamh and Eady! All of these super stars have achieved 100% attendance for the full year. They enjoyed a trip to the shops to spend their reward. What a bunch of bargain hunters they were. Well done!
This week, we say goodbye to our year 6 children. We wish them every success and happiness as they move on to secondary school. Have a look at the fun we had with them at our Leavers’ Disco on Wednesday night.
This week the children have been finding out about life as a refugee, and then writing based on their experiences. They have, shared refugee stories and books,
travelled in boats, interviewed an Aid worker in our own refugee camp and shared their prayers and wishes in our cardboard shelter. It has been a thought provoking and often emotional week. The children have approached this topic with empathy and incredible maturity, as well as producing some amazing writing. We even had a visit from the local press. Look out for us in The Northern Echo tomorrow or Monday.
This week, all classes have taken part in lots of activities and learning to improve our health, our fitness and our skills in taking care of ourselves and one another. we have run lots, learnt new First Aid skills, and even made healthy, bike powered smoothies. We had great fun as we learnt important new facts and skills.
As part of our World Book Day Activities the whole school took part in a competition organised by Vision for Education to design a new cover for their favourite book. We are very proud of Anna in Year 4, who was runner up in the whole region with her new design for the cover of Alice in Wonderland. You can see a picture of her receiving her award below.