Just a reminder that bookings for Wraparound Club need to be made a week in advance, so please book this week for week commencing Monday 17th April!
The Weduc App should have auto-updated today (Monday 3rd April) to the ‘Reach More Parents’ version with new, easier and enhanced features (but only if you have auto-updates turned on on your device).
If you do not have automatic updates turned on, you will need to re-download the app from the App Store if you have an iPhone or the Google Play Store if you have an Android.
Today, we had our termly quiz. Mrs Hilditch (our Quiz Master) quizzed pupils on the knowledge they’ve learnt this term in subjects ranging from RE to Geography. Each class selected a team to represent them in the quiz. We were bowled over by the knowledge each class had retained and all representatives did really well to answer the questions. This quiz is also reinforces the positive work we’ve been doing to develop our curriculum and the pupils’ memory.
Fancy a go yourself? Take a look at a few of the questions each class was asked:
In the story of Noah’s ark, what animal did Noah send to find dry land?
Where did Ernest Shackleton travel to?
What do you call an animal that only eats plants?
Where would you find a Jewish mezuzah?
When did Queen Victoria reign from and until?
What is the scientific word to describe a tadpole turning into a frog?
What types of paintings is J W Turner famous for?
What is the name of an animal that has its skeleton on the outside of its body?
Name four different biomes.
Can you name three parts of the ear?
Where are the majority of volcanoes found?
Who denied knowing Jesus?
On what date did Germany invade Poland?
Name the four components of blood.
To mark the coronation of King Charles III, we are planning a few activities at school for the 5th May.
Each child will receive a coronation gift to commemorate the special event which is kindly funded by our Friends (FOPPS).
Create a crown
Pupils are invited to design and make their own crowns and wear them to school along with regal dress (we’re trying to give as much notice as possible). One crown from each class will be chosen and that person will receive a special prize.
The Kitchen Team will be organising a special Coronation Banquet.
The winners of the Create a Crown competition will have lunch with the ‘King of the School’ (that’s me).
The children in Reception will be making a large crown which will go on display in the Pavilion for all to see. Some of our KS2 pupils have provided quotes to the Parish Council which will be on the newsletter.
We are switching all our communications (notices, information, calendar etc) to Weduc as of Easter. The website will continue to show general information and the statutory requirements.
The weekly newsletter will cease but all information relevant to your child will be available in the Newsfeed and in Notices, you will get notifications too.
Should you need help getting on the Weduc app please pop in and we can help you.
The app is about to be updated and rebranded to Reach More Parents by Weduc which looks really good.
It is really important that you keep an eye on the app so you know what is happening.
As we no longer send text messages all message will come through the app (which of course you can also view on your browser) we do strongly recommend putting the app on your home page so you will see when you have a new notification.
We had a fantastic time at the Easter Experience yesterday. Many thanks to the amazing team at St. George’s church.
Disclaimer: Pontesbury CE Primary School does not endorse any external services and cannot comment on the quality of the service they deliver.
Please see the attached letter from our Chair of Governors, Ann Thorne.
Any questions regarding any of the information, please contact me or Ann.
This Wednesday, we have been invited to church for an Easter Experience with the retelling of the Easter Story. Each class will be there and back within school time but please ensure your child has a clothing and a coat appropriate for the weather.
Club bookings for Summer 1 half-term are now open in the Weduc offers/payments.
The following clubs will be running during the first half of the Summer Term (April/May) from 3.15pm-4.15pm (unless indicated differently below):
MONDAYS: (n.b. the first two Mondays in May are Bank Holidays)
EYFS & KS1 Construction Club (years R-2) £12 (10 spaces) *
Cricket (years 5-6) £12 (14 spaces)
Older Football (years 4-6) £18 (14 spaces)
Mindfulness Club (year 4-6) £18 (16 spaces)
EYFS & KS1 Multi-Sports (years R-2) £18 (10 spaces)
Younger Football (years 1-3) £18 (12 spaces)
KS2 Dance (years 3-6) £18 (16 spaces)
*If your child went to the EYFS/KS1 Construction Club this half term (Spring 2) they will not be eligible to book it again in Summer 1 (in the first instance) so that we can give the maximum amount of children the opportunity to do this club.