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World of Woodland Issue 47

This month’s value is: COURAGE

Our value of the month for November is Courage, chosen with today in mind - our chance to remember those who have given their lives for our country. Our whole school will stand together for two minutes of silence at 11am and reflect further whilst Thomas Lee plays ‘The Last Post.’ We will remember them.

Thank you so much for the loan of your wonderful children last night for our Open Evening. Visiting parents and Year 4 pupils had a really good experience because they were meeting our ‘ambassadors in red jumpers!’ Next week we invite Year 4 pupils and their parents to tour the school during the mornings—if you have a Year 4 child and wish to take part, please email Tracey on foxt@woodlandacademy.co.uk

Next week is national anti-bullying week—this is being marked in pupils’ PSHCE lessons BUT also we are encouraging all staff and pupils to wear odd socks on Monday to show support to #stopbullying.

All our Year 8 pupils are heading to Birmingham next Friday for the annual Skills Show, This careers event allows pupils a glimpse of the array of future careers they can choose once they finish compulsory education. Thank you to our PTA for hugely subsidising the travel costs.

The PTA have a few events planned this term, so please do support them:
Quiz night tonight—now a sell out!
Christmas Fayre on 1 December 6-8pm (please volunteer to help run a stall)
Christmas disco on 14 December
Carol Service at St Peter and St Paul’s Church on 13 December

Next week is our Ski Trip 2018 parents’ evening. If your child is attending, you should have received a letter inviting you to attend at 7pm on Wednesday 15 November in the school library.

In early December, we are hoping to install and unveil a sculpture remembering our pupil, Lucy Green. Our crowdfunding website is still open if you would like to donate in her memory. The target of £2,300 has almost been met and I know that her family are very grateful and have enjoyed reading the comments and tributes.

At the end of this month, we will be saying a temporary farewell to Miss Bryan as she begins her maternity leave., Miss Dobson will take over her music teaching. We will also welcome a new teacher, Mrs Barrett, who will be taking on all Miss Dobson’s current classes. It is a bit of a teacher merry-go-round, however it ensures that we have specialist music teaching in place during Miss Bryan’s absence.

And finally, it was wonderful on 30 October to have ALL the teachers from all four Flitwick schools in our hall receiving training from the nationally renowned Isabella Wallace on an array of new teaching ideas—our pyramid of good schools working together for the common purpose. Spelling Bee winners All of the children below had already won their heat and were the winners for their house in the finals. Congratulations to all.

Spelling Bee winners
All of the children below had already won their heat and were the winners for their house in the finals. Congratulations to all.

Reminder—uniform requirements for house matches and sporting fixtures
If pupils are asked to come to school in PE kit they must ensure they wear either their black PE jumper or rugby top and if they do not have one, then their school jumper. Hoodies or other items should not be worn.

Behaviour Policy
An updated copy accompanies this Newsletter.

Missing uniform
Please check that your child does have their own uniform—Archie Gillett is missing named school trousers and shirt. Please return to the front office if found. Please ensure that all items of clothing and shoes are named so that they can be returned if lost.

Gymnastics success
Last weekend Natalie Baker competed in an interclub gymnastics competition at Salto in Luton and won a bronze medal for her floor routine, and a silver for vault. Well done, Natalie!



World of Woodland Issue 47.pdf
SCITT Information Evenings.pdf
MYM Art Drawing Class.pdf
Parent Questionnaire Chums.pdf
Literature Quiz Night.pdf
Behaviour Attendance 2018.pdf