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Whitemoor Newsletter 22.03.24

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Welcome to Whitemoor Academy
Weekly Newsletter: 22nd March 2024
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Head of School Welcome
Good afternoon,
What a fantastic two weeks we have had with several big events and celebrations taking place. I am pleased to say that the Class 4 London trip was a huge success and the children had a great time. Thank you to all of the adults who gave up their own time to make this happen. Information about Class 3's residential will be on its way to parents next week.
I would also like to say a huge well done to our cross country runners who did amazingly well at the Brannel tournament. A big shout out to the Year 6 girls and the Year 3/4 girls who came first in their categories. Well done to you!
Finally, it was a privilege to attend Songfest at St Petroc's church on Wednesday evening this week to support Whitemoor choir for their performance. I am so proud of all the children involved - they were brilliant! Thank you to Mrs Arnold for leading our choir and signing us up to be part of the event.

Mrs G Hooper
Head of School




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March
25th: Easter service at the chapel for all children
26th: Stay and Play session Class 1 (Easter Crafts) 2pm.
27th: Class 1 Heligan Trip
Class 2 trip
28th: Class 4 Samba band performance 3pm
29th: Good Friday (school & nursery closed)

April
15th: Summer term begins
17th: Royal Cornwall Show farm and country workshop at Whitemoor for all children
25th: Year 3 & Year 4 pupils Dodgeball at Brannel School
30th: RNLI beach safety session for all children (in school)

May
6th: Bank holiday (School closed)
13th: Year 6 SATs week










Goodbye and good luck to Mrs Dowd
We would like to inform you that after 3 years working in the school office at Whitemoor, Mrs Dowd will be leaving us to take up a new position at Brannel School. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Mrs Dowd for everything she has done whilst working at our school and wish her the best of luck for the future.
As you know, Mrs Dowd currently works three days a week in the office and Mrs Taylor works on the other two days. We are pleased to inform you that Mrs Taylor has accepted the full time hours and will be covering our office Monday to Friday after Easter.

Eddie the therapy dog
In other news, Eddie, our therapy dog is also leaving us at the end of this term due to ill health. We have loved welcoming Eddie into school each week and we know that the children and staff alike will miss him. We are in the process of recruiting a new therapy dog to take his place in the coming months.
Parent survey
Thank you to everyone who has already completed the parent survey that was sent out last week. These surveys provide us with really useful feedback about how parents view our school. There is still time for the survey to be completed if you have not already done so.
Please just click on the link below:
https://forms.office.com/e/byx1ifjaYm

We ask that one survey is completed by one parent per child so that the results are as accurate as possible. 

If your feedback relates specifically to your child, please do leave your name in the comments or speak to a member of staff to let us know so that we can follow up any direct actions.
London Residential
What an amazing week we had in London. The children were thoroughly engaged in all the activities and we were very proud of their behaviour, they represented the school and themselves well. We visited the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, The Natural History Museum, The Science Museum and The National Gallery. We also went on a river cruise and went up on the London Eye. We also went out for dinner and went to see the show, 'Matilda,, the Musical.' It was a truly wonderful week! Here are just a few quotes from the children:
'I really loved watching Matilda the Musical.' Phoebe
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'I loved visiting the Natural History Museum because it was interesting to see all of the things from the past - oh and all the pigeons in London!' Dexter
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'The London Eye was so tall and exciting for me!' Charlie M
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'My favourite place we visited in London was the Science Museum because I liked looking at all old fashioned cars' Jenson 
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'I really liked Matilda and I loved going on the London Eye as you could see so far. I also liked the cruise and the Science Museum.' Rhys
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'When we went to London I really enjoyed the Musical at the Cambridge Theatre, all of the characters played their parts accurately and dramatically. I was also fascinated by the pelicans in St James' Park.' Lilly
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