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Whitemoor Newsletter 17.11.2323

by Whitemoor Academy


Welcome to Whitemoor Academy
Weekly Newsletter: 17th November 2023
Head of School Welcome
This week in school, we have participated in Anti-Bullying week. We kicked the week off with odd socks day and spent time talking to the children about the importance of celebrating our differences. Following this, activities took place in each class which included all children identifying their five trusted adults in school. I would like to thank all of the parents who came along to the online safety meeting that we held yesterday. We hope you found it useful. The PowerPoint and links from this meeting will be shared next week.

Mrs G Hooper
Head of School

Diary Dates
20.11.23: Classes 3 & 4 at Hall for Cornwall: The Proms.
21.11.23: Nursery Messy Play at 10am.
21.11.23: Football Fixture against Treverbyn School (NEW DATE - Parents to transport to & from event - away match)
22.11.23 - Touch Rugby - selected children in Class 4 - at Poltair school (NEW)
23.11.23: Whitemoor Bake Off.
24.11.23: WAFA Bingo Night!
28.11.23: Football Fixture against Luxulyan School (Home).
29.11.23: St Austell Music Festival.
30.11.23: Cross Country at Brannel School (during school day).
05.12.23: EYFS Parent craft afternoon 2pm (NEW)
06.12.23: Christmas dinner day!
07.12.23: Christmas Fair at 3pm.
11.12.23: Class 4 swimming week.
11.12.23: Sponsored run a mile.
13.12.23: Christingle at Whitemoor Chapel.
14.12.23: Classes 1 & 2 Nativity at 2pm.
18.12.23: Classes 3 & 4 Christmas Concert at 2pm.
19.12.23: Last Day of Term finish at 1:15pm.

Children in Need 2023
Thank you to everyone for your fantastic efforts with our 'Wacky Hair Day' to raise money for this year's Children in Need.
Thank you for your donations so far, we have raised £57.25 in cash today. If you would like to donate please send your money to the school office on Monday or you can donate via ParentPay using the link below.
If you would like to donate use the link below:
BBC Children in Need 2023 (

Christmas events and performances
Please see below for the most up to date information on all of our Christmas events/performances.

6th December - Christmas Dinner: We ask that this is booked by Friday 24th November on Parent Pay. All children are encouraged to wear a Christmas jumper with their school uniform on this day.

7th December - WAFA's Christmas fair: This event starts at 3pm and we feature the usual favourites of The Secrets' Room and Santa.

11th December - Run a festive mile: We will be asking all children to join in with a sponsored mile run on the 11th. It is optional, but we would like to encourage Christmas themed clothing/fancy dress for this event. More information to follow.

13th December - Christingle: All classes to visit Whitemoor Chapel during the school day for Christingle.

14th December - Class 1 and 2 Nativity: This event starts at 2pm. Doors will open at 1.45pm. Communication to follow from your child's class teacher.

18th December - Class 3 and 4 Christmas concert: This event starts at 2pm. Doors will open at 1.45pm. Communication to follow from your child's class teacher.
This week in class...
Class 1

This week in class 1 we have been reading The Squirrels who Squabbled, the children have loved learning about squirrels hoarding food for winter, and creating pictures of the silly squirrels in the story! 
In maths the reception children have been learning about 4 and 5, the children have been practising their subitising skills - which is being able to see how many items there are without needing to count. This is something you can practise at home - it is a brilliant skill for the children to have. 
We've started to learn the nativity story this week, in preparation for Christmas and we will begin to think about celebrations and Christmas in our learning next week.