News/events

May 2017

'Tea and Toys'

Thursdays 1:30-3pm

Come along and join the fun!

Creative and exciting activities for preschoolers and their parents

A time to meet with other parents and carers

A drink and a snack is available

Dates for Summer term:

4th and 18th May. 15th June 6th July

Willows Nursery

Worlingworth Primary School

Joint Session with Homestart:

Monday 15th May- 9:30-11:30am

For more information contact Victoria Gascoyne-Cecil, Headteacher admin@worlingworth.suffolk.sch.uk or 01728 628397

April 2017

It’s been a busy term! We celebrated 90years since the publication of Winnie the Pooh with a themed week before launching into our magical book week, with super activities, amazing costumes and a magician! Woodpecker Class enjoyed a Victorian Day, Goldcrest a joint Homestart session and Eagle a trip to Norwich Castle.  A visit from a hearing dog helped us understand the challenges deaf people face and we all had ‘Crazy Hair’ for Comic Relief.   We are looking forward to Sports Day, Trinity Day and other exciting activities in the Summer term.

Joint Home Start and Nursery Session We are having a joint session with Home Start on Monday 15th May at 9:30am. If you have pre- school aged children please do come into school and enjoy our exciting activities.

Tea and Toys Tea and Toys meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at 1:30pm in the school hall. This is a great opportunity to meet with other parents and for the children to have some fun. The next meetings are 20th April, 4th and 18th May.

Website Please do check the school website: www.worlingworthschool.co.uk as there are lots of photographs showing some of the things we have been doing at school. Recently there are pictures from our Winnie the Pooh Week, Magic Book Week, Woodpecker Victorian Day and Year 3/4 Theatre Trip.  We are also on Twitter: @WorlingworthSch and Facebook: WorlingworthSch    Victoria Gascoyne-Cecil  Headteacher


NURSERY OPEN MORNING: FRIDAY 10th MARCH 2017- 9:30-11:30am
Pupils thrive in an environment that nurtures both their personal development academic achievement.’ (Ofsted 2016)
We offer:
An ‘Outstanding’ education
A fun, vibrant and nurturing learning environment for age 3+
Fully qualified and experienced teachers and support staff
High standards of care and education
Breakfast and lunch clubs available Childcare vouchers accepted
For more information contact Victoria Gascoyne-Cecil, Headteacher admin@worlingworth.suffolk.sch.uk or 01728 628397

March 2017

Nursery open morning
We are holding a Nursery Open Morning on Friday 10th March, from 9:30am until 11:30am. If you have preschool aged children, please do come along and see our nursery in action! We have well qualified teachers and an exciting and stimulating learning environment. Do pop in!
Tea and Toys
Tea and Toys meet every week at 1:30pm on the first and third Thursdays in the school hall. This is a great opportunity to meet other with other parents and for the children to have some fun. Tea and toys is run by a highly qualified teacher, so please do come along and join in the fun!
Looking Forward The Easter Egg hunt is coming up at the end of term, and we have our annual Book Week celebration with a Magic theme!
Headteacher admin@worlingworth.suffolk.sch.uk or 01728 628397

February 2017

Nursery Provision
Have you say about nursery provision in the village. We are interested in hearing your views. Please complete this online survey (https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/WQX2NLB), or contact the school for a copy of the survey. Your views are important to us!
Hearing Dog Visit
We are looking forward to a visit from a hearing dog to launch our sing and sign week in February.
Book theme week
We thoroughly enjoyed our Winnie The Pooh themed week- learning about woozles, making bee hives and searching for Eeyore’s tail! Later this term we will be celebrating World Book week. Look out for photographs on the website.
Website
Please do check the school website: www.worlingworthschool.co.uk as there are lots of photographs showing some of the things we have been doing at school. We are also on Twitter: @WorlingworthSch and Facebook: WorlingworthSch
Victoria Gascoyne-Cecil, HeadteacherJuly 2016

School Topic Update

The Summer Term is always a busy one in schools! Sports Days, transfer days, school trips, leavers assemblies; the list is endless! It ensures that the second half of the term is a very enjoyable one! Acorn Class have enjoyed a trip to the Time and Tide Museum and Maple class have been finding out about life in Britain in the 1950s, including actively learning through a 1950s day. They discovered ‘rock and roll’ and how to jive with a partner (!) along-side understanding how Britain was changing socially after the end of the Second World War. We are now very excited to be moving on to the Swinging Sixties! Pop Art has hit the class-room - we have been focussing on Andy Warhol’s work and the children have tried some of his drawing and printing techniques.


We have been studying Shakespeare, learning Midsummer Night’s dream, organising a Tu-dor banquet, learning a Tudor dance, improving our Drama skills with a visit from the Wol-sey Theatre and singing Tudor songs.


We have also been taking part in cricket coaching, with the Chance to Shine team.
Willows Nursery
Children start in Willows Nursery when they turn 3. The nursery, along with eh rest of the school has recently been graded ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. The nursery is an exciting and stimulating learning environment, where children really flourish and grow!
Mrs Ryan and Mrs Nice have worked very hard to ensure that the children are given the best start to their school careers. This term the children have studied horses, and had a visit from a horse! They have also visited Easton Farm Park and during their farming topic, a tractor came into school!


If you would like to come and look around the school, and see what we do, then please tele-phone the school office; 01728 628397. Visitors are always welcome. If you’d like to put your child’s name on the list for our nursery class, then please also telephone the school.


Tea and Toys
Tea and Toys meet at 1:30pm on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays each month in the school hall. This is a great opportunity to meet with other parents and for the children to have some fun. Our themes this term include: Growing, Farms, Baby Animals and the Seaside.Website
Please do check the school website: www.worlingworthschool.co.uk as there are lots of pho-tographs showing some of the things we have been doing at school. On the website you’ll find links to lots of other useful websites to support your child’s learning at school. We are also on Twitter! Follow us @WorlingworthSch and Facebook: WorlingworthSchool.
Victoria Gascoyne-Cecil
Head teacher

May 2016

We all enjoyed a ‘Queen’ themed day, to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday. We sang  Happy Birthday and the National Anthem at the Community Centre at the special Afternoon Tea that was organised to celebrate the event.

Swimming

We are very pleased with all our children that took part in the Swimming Gala. The children competed very enthusiastically, winning some of their races. Well done to the swimming team!

Book Week

 All the children participated fully in the book week which was based around the theme : Where does your reading take you? Sessions using the ‘magical door’ in the library encourage children to develop their imaginary worlds where stories take place and English lessons were then focussed on writing and publishing their own or class books. On World Book Day the children all looked amazing dressed up as book characters. The children had the opportunity to talk and listen to a local author Lucy Stone and find out about her book Sammy the Seal and how reading inspired her to write.  Our Big Book Quiz in the afternoon was a great success for all ages – with two teams showing off their book knowledge and drawing to win a prize!

Dance

 Acorns and Willows pretended to enter a space craft and ‘blast off’ to a strange alien planet. They decided to land on a fiery planet with rainforests, storms and alien creatures. They travelled in ‘flame like’ twisty and spiky movements and put their ideas together for their performance.

Tea and Toys

 Tea and Toys meet every week at 1:30pm on the first and third Thursdays in the school hall. This is a great opportunity to meet other with other parents and for the children to have some fun. Tea and toys is run by a highly qualified Early Years teacher, and one of our Governors, Mrs Goodin, so please do come along and join in the fun!

Sainsbury’s Active Kids Vouchers & East Anglian Daily Times Vouchers

The Sainsbury’s be available in store or when shopping online from now until mid May and the East Anglian vouchers are in the newspapers.  Please put any vouchers in the collection box in the office. Last year we used them to buy some new playtime toys for the children to enjoy.  Website

The school website is regularly updated with information about what is happening at school. The photographs from World Book Day, Be Bright Be Seen, and the trip to the Fitzwilliam museum are all on the ‘Gallery’ page, or the individual class pages. www.worlingworthschool.co.uk. Do keep following our Twitter feed (@WorlingworthSch) and our Facebook Page (Worlingworth School) where information is updated regularly.  Victoria Gascoyne-Cecil Headteacher


April 2016

News from Worlingworth School Ofsted Inspection We are delighted to provide you with a copy of the Ofsted report following our recent inspection. The inspector, Gulshan Kayembe, has graded the school “Outstanding” in all areas.    This grading reflects the hard work and commitment from the staff, governors, parents and pupils in making Worlingworth the great school that we knew it could be.  The report highlights that “Pupils thrive in a safe environment that nurtures both their personal development and their academic achievement.”

Regardless of this “Outstanding” we will continue to drive our school forward to ensure that each and every pupil has the best primary school education possible.  A copy of the Ofsted report is available from the school website: www.worlingworthschool.co.uk or from the school office.  Light Day We enjoyed a ‘Light’ themed day, learning about light from the perspective of RE and Science. We developed our understanding about Jesus being Light of the world and how rainbows are formed.


Book Week Linking in to our whole school Reading Challenge this term, the children demonstrated real commitment and an enjoyment of reading during our special Book Week. All the children participated fully in the book week which was based around the theme : Where does your reading take you?. Daily Cosy and Buddy reading times encouraged the children to enjoy the pleasures of reading with others and in different places. It was fantastic to have parents and grandparents popping up all over the school - sharing in this calm reading time. On World Book Day the children all looked amazing dressed up as book characters. Our Big Book Quiz in the afternoon was a great success for all ages – with two teams showing off their book knowledge and drawing to win a prize!  Finally we relaxed and got cosy with our bedtime story session – a reminder to all of us how wonderful it is to be read to at any age! 


Topics Next term our topic will be ‘Changes’, particularly thinking about concepts that change over time. This is a very exciting topic, with scope for lots of project work! Willows will be focusing on ‘Babies and Growing’ and ‘Melting, Mixing and Munching’, Acorn: ‘The Seaside and Holidays’ and ‘Equality’ Maple ‘Clothing, Food, Leisure and Entertainment. We are looking forward to learning more about this topic!


Tea and Toys 
Tea and Toys meet every week at 1:30pm on the first and third Thursdays in the school hall. This is a great opportunity to meet other with other parents and for the children to have some fun. Tea and toys is run by a highly qualified Early Years teacher, and one of our Governors, Mrs Goodin, so please do come along and join in the fun! 
Keep in touch will all school events through our website: www.worlingworthschool.co.uk, Twitter: @WorlingworthSch or Facebook: Worlingworth School Victoria Gascoyne-Cecil

March 2016

Willows

Willows class have been very busy learning about the solar system this half term. We created a space station, complete with a dark den so that the children can really imagine being in space. We built 3d rockets, planets and stars for our display and have been researching the names and properties of the planets. We have learnt songs, read and written stories about space travel to the moon and have found out about real astronauts past and present. Willows have been discussing why we need the sun and how the seasons and weather change with the Earth’s orbit. We have had fun with space themed maths problems and have been measuring and weighing using different equipment.

 

Acorn

We have had a very exciting time in Acorn class. We had to become detectives one Monday morning when we discovered glitter and tiny painty handprints all around our classroom. We were very surprised when we found a little sack containing some teeth and coins! The tooth fairy had been in our classroom searching for her pet dragon, Shadow. Luckily our missing dragon posters helped to find him and they are back together again, searching under pillows or shiny teeth and leaving coins for children.

Maple

This term Maple Class have been busy getting to grips with the world of the Ancient Greeks including going on a fantastic trip to the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge to see artefacts up close and admire the Greek architecture! In English, they have written some excellent stories based on Greek Myths and strange, fantastical tales in the style of leading author Shaun Tan. They have explored the incredible world of the Greek Gods through drama, research and art and created their own unique Greek pot designs, some of which have gone through to the Young Arts East Anglia exhibition in Aldeburgh. In Science they have discovered how electric-ity is produced in different ways and investigated using a range of circuits. They now know that a potato and lemon can be used to create some electricity!

Junior Road Safety Officers

Our two J.R.S.Os, Emma and William, have been working hard to help the children stay safe. They gave an excellent assembly on the importance of the Green Cross Code and have planned a special Be Bright Be Seen day this week which includes activities and games to develop road safety awareness.

Basketball

We are very proud of our basketball teams that played in a tournament at Strad-broke High School last week, coming 7th overall. All played well, following the rules of the game and working as a team. They have really progressed in the sport and we were very happy to have done so well against teams of year all sixes, they too should be proud of their achievements.

Sainsbury’s Active Kids Vouchers

These will be available in store or when shopping online from now until mid May. Please put any vouchers in the collection box in the office. Last year we used them to buy some new playtime toys for the children to enjoy

February 2016

Nursery open morning

We are holding a Nursery Open Morning on Tuesday 9th February, from 9:30am until 11am.  If you have preschool aged children, please do come along and see our nursery in action!  We have well qualified teachers and an exciting and stimulating learning environment. Do pop in!

Street Dance

The whole school took part in a special morning of Street Dance.  The pupils developed and honed their dance skills to modern music and learnt about improving their own fitness in the process.

Watoto Choir

The Watoto Children’s Choir have been touring the local area with their "Oh What Love" tour.  The children thoroughly enjoyed a special performance by the Choir at Stradroke High School. Worlingworth Pupils love to sing, so it was fantastic to have the opportunity to listen to a choir perform!

Food for Life

Worlingworth School has been awarded the Food for Life Bronze award for its healthy and climate-friendly food culture. The school is working with Food for Life to trans-form the school’s food culture and that of its local community, by connecting the chil-dren with climate-friendly and healthy food. school.  Pupils are also involved in making improvements to the school’s menu and dining experience. 

As part of the Bronze award scheme, the school also gives pupils the opportunity to visit a farm, cook and participate in food growing activities during their time at school.  Pupils are also involved in making improvements to the school's menu and dining experience.   We are very proud of our achievement!

Tea and Toys

Tea and Toys meet every week at 1:30pm on the first and third Thursdays in the school hall. This is a great opportunity to meet other with other parents and for the children to have some fun. Tea and toys is run by a highly qualified teacher, so please do come along and join in the fun!

Looking Forward

Maple Class are looking forward to a trip to Cambridge to see the Ancient Greek exhibition in the Fitzwilliam Museum. The Easter Egg hunt is coming up at the end of term and we have our annual Book Week celebration with a Fantasy Tales theme!

Victoria Gascoyne-Cecil

Head of School

Website

Please do check the school website: www.worlingworthschool.co.uk as there are lots of photographs showing some of the things we have been doing at school. We are also on Twitter! Follow us @WorlingworthSch.

Tea and Toys meet every week at 1:30pm on a Thursday in the school hall. This is a great opportunity to meet with other parents and for the children to have some fun. 

Victoria Gascoyne-Cecil                Head of School


 

January 2016

Willows

This half term we have transformed the role play area into a winter wonderland with elves, reindeer, a sleigh, pre-sents to wrap and letters or cards to write. The children have been very busy getting into the Christmas spirit, learning their Nativity songs and learning about the real meaning behind Christmas. We have also been learning about polar lands and animals and we have been counting and sorting penguins, polar bears and reindeer. The children have helped order Father Christmas’s letters from 0-24 and have been practising counting down the days until Christmas! The Divali themed Homestart morning was very successful and the children were full of information about this special celebration of light. We also enjoyed the ‘Festivals family morning’ and made arts and crafts with our parents.

Acorn

Our science work has focussed on manufactured and natural objects.

We have been learning our Nativity songs and have been singing them with gusto!

The role play area in Acorn Class has been set up as a Travel Agent this term. The children have thoroughly enjoyed looking through travel brochures and booking exotic holidays. In geography we have been learning about grid references and we now know the capital cities of the different countries in the UK.

Maple

In Topic, they have made Stone Age tools using flints and have learnt about Stone Age inventions. The children competed in the Cross Country event at Framlingham College, and despite the mud many achieved excellent finishing positions. They have also been learning to play Christmas tunes on their flutes.

This half term Maple Class has been learning the songs and words to the Nativity and are leading the way with their singing! They have been using timetables to plan a trip for Paddington Bear, during their maths lessons, and working out which is the most successful cricketer based on average batting scores. In science they have been learning about Evolution. Literacy lessons have been based around instructions and the Highwayman poem.

Looking Forward:

We have planned a Science and RE Day, looking at the theme of Light, Book Week, dance activities and the Easter Egg Hunt. An exciting term lies ahead.

Next term our theme is "Other Worlds", with Willow Class learning about "Light and Dark", Acorn Class "Imaginary Tales" and Maple Class studying "The Greeks".

Tea and Toys ( see separate advert )

Mrs Goodin, one of our Governors will be running tea and toys next term. We are very excited that this will be starting again. She will organise a number of exciting craft and play activities based around popular children’s stories. If you have children of pre-school age, then join us on the first and third Thursdays in each month from 1:30pm.