New Year, New Name
'Friends' are now 'Friends PTA'. This is to
emphasise the different roles that Friends carry
Phonics Evening Thursday 28th January 2016
Miss Porter gave a Phonics presentation to Year R parents last
Thursday to help them, as a parent/carer, understand what they can do
to support their child in their phonic development.
Please see link below to see the slides of the presentation.
It can give you
ideas of activities, remind you of sounds and help you with the
language used in phonic lessons.
Phonics powerpoint (Jan 2016)
Whisper Reporting Tool
Clicking on the Whisper button above will take
you to an online form where you can leave your
message. You can choose to send it anonymously or,
if you want us to get back to you, you can leave
your contact details. Whisper does not collect any
information to identify a sender unless they choose
to leave it.
Pupils can anonymously report issues to school
via SMS by texting:
Consultation for Admissions
The Governors are consulting on proposed admission arrangements for
2017-18. If you would like to comment on the proposals, please
send your comments to the School Business Manager via the school office
by 31st January 2016. A final decision will be made by 15th March 2016.
Proposed Admissions Policy 2017-18
Facebook Safety Workshop
The children from the E-safety committee,
together with one of our Governors Mr Jeffs, ran a
very interesting and informative Facebook Safety
Workshop for parents .
Please see the document below for:
Advice from Facebook's Safety Centre
Scenarios from online safety
Quiz on Facebook
12 useful rules for Facebook Group
Safety Workshop document
Week will take place next week (16th - 20th
November). The theme this year is ‘Make a Noise
The key aim of the week is to
allow children to make a noise about bullying. We
want to encourage children to identify the signs of
bullying and to be able to seek help for themselves
Key Stage 2 Harvest
On Friday 16th October, Key Stage 2 attended St
Paul's Church in Kewstoke for their Harvest
Festival. It was a lovely service led by
Reverend Geoff Eales which reminded us all of the
importance of sharing at Harvest time.
The generous donations from the children will be
split between Food Bank and Somewhere to Go.
Well done to all the children for such wonderful
singing and thank you to the Governors and Parents
who helped make the trip happen.
Year 3 and 4 Egyptologists
On Monday 28th
September Years 3 and 4 visited Bristol Museum and
Art Gallery to discover more about the Ancient
Egyptians as part of their Learning Theme.
We were treated to a fantastic
workshop where we investigated real and replica
artefacts from ancient Egypt. By asking questions
and making careful observations we were able to work
out which people in Egyptian society would have
owned the objects. We also explored the Egyptology
area and became experts on Egyptian belief, life,
death and afterlife.
Thank you to all the adult
volunteers who helped and made our trip possible.
Poetry Workshops by James
Tuesday 29th September, Worlebury St Paul’s was
visited by poet and guitarist James Carter. James
believes that “poems are the most fun you can have
with words” and he certainly proved this with his
wonderfully entertaining assemblies for Key Stage 1
and Key Stage 2, and his workshops for every class
in the school. The children were inspired to write
fabulous poems, some of which will be sent to James
for him to read and comment on. He has a number of
excellent books for children which can be found at
the following website:
Comments from the children:
“He was very inspiring and extremely funny.”
“It was an amazing experience and it really helped
me to develop my writing.”
“It was fun and I enjoyed it a lot. I learnt that
you can get ideas from everywhere and you always
need to keep your mind open.”
A successful school is one where everyone works
together as a team to provide the children with the
opportunity to receive motivational and relevant
learning and encouragement to develop their
We have vacancies on our Governing Body for two
Parent Governor. A Parent Governor must be:
a parent or carer of a registered pupil at the time
of their appointment or election,
appointed by the Governing Body or elected by their
fellow parents or carers of registered pupils at the
school, by a secret ballot if we have more
candidates than vacancies.
to documents below for more information:
Letter seeking new Governors
PG1A Eligibility form
PG2 Nomination form
Foundation Governor form