Due to Covid bubble closures and restrictions, end of year celebrations were hampered again this year. However, we thank the following people for their dedication to the school and wish them the best of luck as they leave WPS.
Mrs Mansfield has worked here for 26 years, initially as a general classroom assistant then as an HLTA teaching maths, running intervention groups and teaching whole classes. Her passion for maths and patience with pupils has inspired and supported hundreds of pupils over the years.
Mrs Bircumshaw has worked here for 22 years as an infant teacher, mostly in Reception classes. With a passion for art and a caring & cheery disposition, she has given children a positive start to their learning journey.
Mrs Jones has worked in the kitchen for 20 years, serving lunch to lower school children. Her happy and caring attitude has encouraged children to try new foods and helped them develop independence.
Mrs Marck has been upper school SENCo for the past 3 years and has been instrumental in securing external support and EHCPs for many children with additional needs.
Miss Strudwick started her teaching career here 3 years ago. She has been a popular teacher in years 4 & 5 and recently led computing. She is moving on to another Essex school
Mrs Crump and Miss Johnson have been LSAs at our school, supporting pupils in the classroom as well as running interventions for those with additional needs. They are both off to university to train to become teachers.
Mrs Debbage joined us in January and Mrs Morgan in September as upper school class teachers and Mrs Loveday as LSA. They are taking a break from teaching next year.
Miss Jackson will be on maternity leave and we look forward to her return next year.
Congratulations to Eva for achieving this year’s mindset award.
We said goodbye to our year 6 pupils today.
Following on from their activity week, children celebrated with a Pizza Party. Luckily, everyone managed to enjoy games on the field and an ice cream before the storm arrived!
We wish them good luck as they move on to their different secondary schools.
Thanks to Mrs Bolton for the amazing Year Books, Mr & Mrs Freeman for the balloons, Mr Porter & Mrs Smith for the cup cakes & pizza and to the year 6 teachers for organising all of the fun activities over the last few weeks.
Year 6 spent a day at Thrftwood Activity Centre enjoying the outdoor, adventurous çhallenges.
The majority of year 4 got to experience a morning of archery today and a lot of fun was had by all (even the adults supervising got in on the act!)
Year 6 were glad the rain held off as their Sports Day had to be cancelled on Tuesday.
Look at how much fun we had during our first ever school sports day! More photos will be added to Tapestry soon.
We have had a wonderful time, competing in lots of different races!
Year 2 and 3 had their sports day this morning and showed superb sportsmanship throughout.
1st place – Denmark – 234
2nd place – Czech Republic – 233
3rd place – Switzerland – 224
4th place – Spain – 216
1st place – Denmark – 590
2nd place – Spain – 587
3rd place – Switzerland – 583
4th place – Czech Republic – 568
Year 5 thoroughly enjoyed sports day this week and demonstrated all of our school values.
The results for Year 5 are:
1st place – Czech Republic – 962
2nd place – Switzerland – 953
3rd place – Denmark – 916
4th place – Spain – 898