Earth Day – What is it and how can we help?
🇲🇽 “Walk to Mexico” 🇲🇽
Dear Parents and Carers
We would like to say a huge thank you for your support during our Walk to Mexico sponsored event in March. As a school we managed to walk 5039.6 miles and we are thrilled to inform you that to date we have raised over £1600 from this event. These funds will go towards enhancing our children’s learning in many different ways.
Again thank you so much for your continued support.
From all the staff at Witton Le Wear Primary School
**School will re-open to ALL pupils from Monday 8th March 2021**
Changes to start of Spring Term: Unfortunately, we have taken the decision as a school to begin remote learning from Wednesday 6th January until Friday 15th January 2021. School will remain closed until Monday 18th January 2021 to ALL pupils except those whose parents are classified as Critical Care workers or children who are vulnerable: have an EHCP or social worker involvement.
Please check your emails for more details!
Witton-le-Wear Primary School wishes a fond farewell to our Head Teacher, Mr Stephenson, who has dedicated the last 18 years of his teaching career to leading our small village school, making it outstanding in every way!
We would all like to wish you a long, happy and healthy retirement!
The Drumming Elves from Runaway Samba surprised our school by coming along and treating us to a spectacular drumming performance. Miss Jones contacted Jack Drum Arts and asked them to come along to Witton School to deliver their performance as part of their #lightfantastic winter time programme of events for local communities, bring festive cheer and happiness to all audiences. It was spectacular and our children absolutely loved it, with one little Reception boy saying, “I will ALWAYS remember this!” Thank you to all parents and our Witton Community friends for your very kind donations. We were able to pass £110.68 to Jack Drum Arts, who were thrilled with our generosity and said our children were “Just the best audience this year! They’ve been pure joy to perform for!” A fabulous start to party day, thank you!
*Christmas Fair Update* Witton School raised a whopping £1193 which, given the fact that we haven’t been able to run any events in school for parents, is AMAZING!! This money is going to be used towards additional curriculum resources across the school in 2021. We have also qualified for the Barclays Matched Funding initiative which means that they will match this amount raised with a further £1000 which is great news. We want to say a HUGE thank you for your fabulous support for all of our Christmas fund raising activities over the past couple of weeks. Our parental and community support is amazing, thank you!
The Christmas Fair is our main fundraiser of the year. It enables us to pay for things like our school fun day, in-school theatre visits, subsidise school trips as well as many other activities and resources we strive to offer. Our school budget cannot stretch to anything but the essentials so the school fair is vital to support school funds. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, we are unable to hold the school fair this year but we are hoping to still safely carry out some of the usual activities such as the raffle, chocoholics stall(chocolate tombola) and Jolly Jars.
BUT WE DESPERATELY NEED YOUR HELP!
From now until the 4th December we would be very grateful for any contributions towards raffle prizes and the chocoholics stall.
- Raffle: Covid-Style The children will be allocated raffle tickets to bring home. If you wish to buy them, please return the stubs of the tickets bought- along with payment- inside a labelled envelope, to be entered into the raffle. It will be drawn on the 11th December 2020
- Chocoholics stall. (Chocolate tombola) This will be held in school every day during the week 7th -11th December. Tickets £1 for 5 goes. Each bubble will have the opportunity to have a go during that week Money will need to be in a sealed, named envelope with amount enclosed.
- Jolly Jars- Please bring in your completed jars by Monday 7th December . This will give us the 72 hours required before awarding prizes and selling them on Friday 11th. Last year these were amazing.
(See extra information on attached letter)
THANK YOU IN ANTICIPATION OF YOUR SUPPORT.
Your contributions will help to raise much-needed funds for our school.
This year, things are very different in school! We are celebrating Anti-Bullying Week in our class bubbles rather than as a whole school. Educate and Celebrate holds rainbow bake-off every year to raise awareness of the importance of inclusion in schools & workplaces. We would like to host our very own virtual ‘Rainbow Bake-Off’. Please upload your photos onto Tapestry and Seesaw by Friday 27th November – there will be prizes for the best rainbow cake in each class!
Congratulations to all that entered! We had some fantastic looking cakes. It’s just such shame we were unable to taste your baking too 😥
AND THE WINNERS ARE…..
- Class One – Jack Mitchell
- Class Two – Alice Cole
- Class Three – John-George Gaskill Proud
- Betsy-Lea Longstaff
Congratulations to everyone who entered our Pumpkin Design Competition this year! We had some fantastically creative entries, well done! After careful consideration, Mr Stephenson chose our winners! They each received a Halloween themed goody bag filled with Halloween treats.
Our winning designs are:
Know Your Symptoms– Please click here to compare the symptoms of Flu, the common cold, allergies against those of COVID-19!
What a great start to the beginning of our Autumn Term. It has been great to see you all once again! All our children has been amazing! It has been so lovely to see their smiley, happy faces enjoying being back together again, listening to them chat with their friends, playing & having fun together! Thank you for all your help and hard work!
Colds, coughs and BACK TO SCHOOL
This is really difficult for parents, really hard for schools…and NHS 111 is overrun with calls to speak to doctors. Today the @rcpch issued some new up to date (and evidence based) guidance for parents and schools. It has been made into a simple flow chart to make it easier to understand. We hope it helps!
Here is a link to the government advice document too: