Today marks the very first edition of the Journalism Club's very own newsletter!
'The Werburgh's Word', which can be seen in the 'Newsletters and Leaflets' section of the website, is written by our children for our children.
We hope that you enjoy it and share our pride in this great first edition!
Well done to our superb Y6 journalists who brought the newsletter together: Sophia A., Erin and Evie K; and to Evie-Mae for her lovely article.
Love to learn...
Evie-Mae, one of our wonderful Year 6 stars, had an exciting experience at at world-famous sporting venue during the Bank Holiday weekend.
On the 1st May I went to Cheltenham race course for the first time on Summer, my pony, who turns 18 in June. I have spent the last year and a half training for pony racing, but unfortunately because of Covid-19 this is the first time I could actually race.
After an early start we arrived at Cheltenham Race Course and had to attend a briefing, before heading out to walk the course. I then had to go and be weighed with my saddle and be given a number cloth. I got number 8, which made me happy as my Birthday is the 8th May! We then took Summer over to the pre-parade ring to be tacked-up and walked round to show her off. We then moved over to the paddock where she continued to be walked around before mounting.
At 12:15 we made our way to the start of the course ready to begin and have final safety tack checks. At 12:30 our race began. I had a plan but didn’t put too much pressure on myself other than to enjoy the experience.
I started in about 3rd position and held that until the bottom of the hill, but then asked Summer for a little more, and boy did she deliver! We ended up about 4 or 5 pony lengths ahead and WON! I am so proud of her!
We won two rosettes, an engraved picture frame with a picture to go in it, a t-shirt and a bottle of bubbly... which of course I won’t be drinking!
In school this week we are celebrating the amazing work of the National Health Service, better known as the NHS.
For more than 70 years, this wonderful organisation have helped millions of people of all ages when they fall ill, or to help to prevent them becoming unwell and live healthier lifestyles. This year in particular, the NHS have also had to make heroic efforts to look after those who have been poorly with Covid-19.
Each class has celebrated the brilliant people (many of whom are family members and friends of children and staff) who hold so many different roles at the NHS and thought about the thousands of people behind the rainbows!
Reception are describing what type of person an NHS worker is (kind, brave, helpful etc), the different jobs and if we may like to work for the NHS when we are older. They are also making medals and rosettes for the NHS in our craft area
Year 1 are writing a letter to say ‘thank you’ to those who work for the NHS and are designing a new logo for the organisation!
Year 2 are looking at lots of different types of job roles within the NHS and are making posters to say ‘thank you’ to the wonderful people in a selection of those jobs.
Year 3 are learning about the different job roles within the NHS and are writing about some of these using acrostic poetry.
Year 4/5 are looking at the many different job roles and are producing some artwork surrounding these.
Year 6 are looking at job roles and completing artwork based upon some of these and why we should say ‘thanks’. Children will then choose which of these jobs they would like to do when they are older and will write a letter of application.
Thank you, NHS!
We were delighted to share Easter joy with the children today and send each of them home for the holidays with an Easter egg courtesy of our wonderful PTA and our friends at Morrison's.
Although fund-raising opportunities have been difficult this year, your brilliant PTA very kindly purchased the eggs with money previously donated, and we were delighted to also have received a donation from the Community team at Morrison's in Cheadle.
Thank you to you all for playing your part in bringing lots of excited faces and big smiles.
Love to learn, love God, love one another.
To help us to celebrate Palm Sunday, Rev. Sue very kindly brought in a palm cross for all of the children and staff. These were welcomed into school by the Chairs of our Worship Council.
Palm Sunday marks the start of Holy Week, a very special time in the Church which leads to Easter Sunday.
As part of our ongoing commitment to the safeguarding of children and supporting families, we are delighted to be working with Staffordshire Police as part of a newly-launched initiative linked to Domestic Abuse.
Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools, prior to the start of the next school day, when a child or young person has experienced, any domestic abuse.
Operation Encompass will allow us to liaise with the police and to use the information that has been shared, while ensuring that the school is able to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children, or their families, who have been experienced a domestic abuse incident.
We are keen to offer the best support possible to all our pupils and we believe this will be extremely beneficial for all those involved.
Today, 23rd March, marks one year since the first lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
During this year, life has been very different for us all and sadly several of us may have experienced loss of either family, or friends. We have also had to adapt to not being able to see our loved ones as often as we would like.
In school, we remembered those who have suffered with this terrible illness and thanked God for continuing to look after us.
In class, we spoke with the children about the last twelve months and at mid-day, children and staff observed a moment’s reflection, which was started by Emily, our Head Girl, and ended by Milton, our Head Boy.
We also remember our dear Mrs Wendy Brassington who we sadly lost during this time to a non-Covid-19 illness.
During the day we wrote class prayers which we look forward to sharing with one another when we come together as a school.
To those who have lost someone special over the past year, we send you the love of our school and Trust families. If we can help in any way, please just let us know.
To raise funds for Comic Relief, we enjoyed a non-uniform day in school and thought about the very important work of this amazing charity.
Each class showed their sense of humour and produced some lovely jokes too!
Thank you to children, parents/carers, grandparents, aunties, uncles and our staff team for raising a whopping £165.76!
This truly reflected our caring Christian nature and the final part of our school motto:
...love one another.
In school we have been learning about the Census which takes place every ten years.
Classes took part in different activities, including creating their own census. Some children also researched data from previous years and thought about what this tells us and why lots of different people may find this information useful.
Thank you to our friends at Stoke City FC for the very kind gift for our wonderful Y2 class.
Each year, Stoke City FC come into our school to talk about the brilliant 'City 7s' scheme which offers children in all classes tickets for a Stoke City match at a reduced rate and also to offer a free child and adult ticket for our Year 2s. This year, as we cannot go to football matches, the ticket offer has understandably been placed on hold.
However, we were thrilled that the club sent through a Stoke City home shirt for each of our Year 2 class to keep and to wear with pride!
Thank you, Stoke City.