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Whitemoor Newsletter 290923

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Welcome to Whitemoor Academy
Weekly Newsletter: 29th September 2023
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Head of School Welcome
Parent survey
As Head of School, I am always interested in feedback from parents/carers so that we can continue to make our school a better place for the children. For this reason, I ask parents to complete a termly survey to give me an overview of how you feel about our school. This survey is completely anonymous, so I ask that if you have specific feedback, you please do pop in for a chat or send an email to hello@whitemoor.org.uk so that we can act on this.  

Please complete the survey by Friday 6th November. 
If you would prefer a paper copy, then please speak to Mrs Dowd in the office who can provide you with one. 

Thank you. 


Diary Dates
02.10.23: Black History Month
03.10.23: Art Day
05.10.23: Parent Meeting London Residential Class 4 at 3:30pm.
06.10.23: National Poetry Day
06.10.23: WAFA Bingo night (change of date)
10.10.23: Football Fixture against Bugle (At Bugle: Parents to collect children from Bugle)
16.10.23: Nasal Flu Vaccinations
16.10.23: Parents Evening
18.10.23: Parents Evening
20.10.23: Class 4 trip to The Royal Cornwall Museum
20.10.23: Non-Uniform Day: Donations for our Christmas Fair
23-27.10.23: Half Term Week
30.10.23: All children return to school/nursery
07.11.23: Football fixture against Nanpean School (Home).
10.11.23: Tempest Photography: Individuals & Siblings.
13-17.11.23: Anti-Bullying Week.
13.11.23: World Kindness Day.
Please see school website calendar of the above dates. Any changes to events  or new events will be highlighted Red.


Parent/teacher meetings
Our parent/teacher meetings will take place on Monday 16th October and Wednesday 18th October.
Bookings will open on Monday 2nd October and close on Thursday 5th October.
Please book all appointments through your Arbor account.

Card games 
We are on the lookout for any unwanted children's card games that we could use in school during wet play times and in the dinner hall whilst the children wait to be served. If you have any games at home that you no longer need/want, then please consider dropping them into us over the next two weeks. We would be very grateful.

Games such as: Uno, Top Trumps, Dobble etc.
We do ask that all card games are in good condition and do not have missing cards. 
Thank you!  




Art day
On 3rd October, we will be holding a whole school art day. Please send children to school on this day wearing clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. 

Class 1: working together on a class project to make a rainbow fish. We will experiment with a range of materials and resources around the theme of under the sea. 

Class 2: We will be using mixed materials to create collages.

Class 3: On Art Day Class 3 will be working with Clay.

Class 4: we will be looking at pointillism and how this technique of dots can create an image.
















This week in class...
Class 1

Class 1 have been enjoying exploring their senses this week. The children have enjoyed a senses walk, and had lots of opportunity in the classroom to think about what they can see, hear, taste, touch and smell. 
As part of our topic 'Can we be friends?' class 1 have been reading 'The Rainbow Fish' and the children have shown great understanding of kindness and sharing in their discussion of the story. 
Children in reception have started their math's lessons this week, the class have really enjoyed matching, sorting and comparing objects. 
A good at home learning challenge this week is to use your senses at home - what can you see, taste and smell in the kitchen? We'd love to see pictures or videos posted to Tapestry of what you find. 






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