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We are really pleased to welcome you to our website. If you are visiting because you will be starting our school in September, you will receive a welcome pack in the post at the beginning of next week. This will contain information about our plans to meet you in person during June and July. In the meantime, please take a tour round this site to find out more about us. Scroll through our most recent news below.

Jake’s Cake Sale

Jake in Year 2 spent his Easter holidays making delicious cakes. He sold the cakes to family and friends and made a whopping £100 for school funds. Thank you so much Jake for your kindness and thoughtfulness. Jake and Mrs Ramet will decide later in the week what to spend all that money on! We will keep you updated.

Cross Country update

We finally have the results from the cross country partnership – which includes 18 schools from Wickford, Billericay and South Woodham Ferrers –  and I am delighted to share them with you.

Year 3 boys team = 1st place

Year 3 girls team = 1st place

Year 4 boys team = 1st place

Year 4 girls team = 1st place

Year 5 boys team = 1st place

Year 5 girls team = 1st place

Year 6 boys team = 2nd place

Year 6 girls team = 2nd place.

Well done, these are outstanding results.

As we are still waiting for the official results from our William de Ferrers partnership (this will not be until the new year), we decided to look closely at our results and have awarded a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place to the top 3 boys and girls in each year group.

Year 3

1st place = Sophie M (3YF) and Teddy C (3JA)

2nd place = Emme J (3JA) and Vinnie Y (3AY)

3rd place = Kaitlin C-K (3JA) Jayden P (3AY) and Ruben K (3AY)

Year 4

1st place = Amelia B (4RV) and Dylan M (4SB)

2nd place = Ava M-G (4RV) and Jack P (4RV)

3rd place = Eva W (4SB) and Alfie A (4LT)

Year 5

1st place = Megan P (5ES) and Harley C (5ER)

2nd place = Sofia T (5ER) and Reyes C-B (5ER)

3rd place = India H (5JH) and Oliver O (5ER)

Year 6

1st place = Jessica E (6SY) and Liam P (6DB)

2nd place = Charlotte M (6DB) and Cooper R (6SY)

3rd place = Amelia W (6IM) and Aidan F (6IM)

A sportsmanship award was given to Joshua A (6DB) for sacrificing his own race to support an injured friend to ensure that he completed his race.

Congratulations to everyone who competed.

Everyone at upper school had the chance to compete in a virtual, inter-school competition today. Each bubble raced separately, then the times were submitted to our school sports partnership. Results will be available soon.

Our school was praised for its team spirit, enthusiasm and generally respectful and determined attitudes.  It was also wonderful to see the children cheering each other on and demonstrating all of our values. Very well done everybody!

World Book Day

We enjoyed our World Book Day today! This year, the children came into school dressed as a word. These powerful words are used by authors when writing their books. Keep an eye on our writing to see if we are using better vocabulary . . . .

Children Are Back!

School is finally buzzing again!

With a mixture of nerves and excitement, children returned to school today – a whopping 98% attendance. A true display of our school values: positivity and determination.

Josh Lacey

To tie in with their English work and World Book Day, year 3 were fortunate enough to have a Zoom session with author Josh Lacey who wrote, amongst other titles, the Dragonsitter series. Year 3 had been focusing on the first book and put together a number of questions they asked Josh.


His new series of books focuses on Hope Jones, a 10 year girl who is very worried about climate change. You can read about her in Hope Jones Saves the World, Hope Jones Will Not Eat Meat, and Hope Jones Clears the Air.

Return to School

Staggered School Day

Reception   8.40am - 3.00pm

Year 1      8.45am - 3.10pm

Year 2      8.40am - 3.00pm

Year 3      8.45am - 3.15pm

Year 4      8.45am - 3.10pm

Year 5      8.35am - 3.00pm

Year 6      8.35am - 3.00pm

Please arrive punctually and leave swiftly to avoid congestion.

Maintaining 2m social distancing and good hygiene is essential to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

We are really looking forward to welcoming children back to school next week but understand that some children, parents and carers may be worried or nervous about this.

Please take a look at the information below to help relieve some of these concerns. There will also be Zoom meetings on Thursday and Friday for parents and carers. Teachers have organised separate times for children's questions.

Have a look at these websites for some helpful advice.

This information is also available as a download here.

Young Minds

NSPCC

Dr Ranj Podcast

Baby Thomson

Many congratulations to Mr & Mrs Thomson who welcomed their baby son into the world on Friday – 8 days late so 8lb 8oz for Mrs Thomson to deliver! A very excited big sister:

 

Baby Stubley

We are delighted to announce the arrival of Mr & Mrs Stubley’s baby girl. Her big brother’s are very pleased too! Mother and baby are both well and safely at home. Many congratulations from everyone at WPS.