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									                                WINTERFOLD HOUSE SCHOOL


Weekly Newsletter No 5                                                            3rd February 2012


Open Day A reminder that tomorrow, Saturday 4th February, is Open Day and Prep children
should be in school at 9.30am. Pick up is at 12.30pm - please do not collect children prior to this
time.

Year Art Trip 7 to Walsall Art Gallery Year 7 finally
managed to make it to the New Art Gallery in Walsall this week
after a false start two weeks ago! The gallery houses a superb
collection of art in the Garman Ryan collection. This is a
notable collection centred round the artist Jacob Epstein and is
an amazing place to introduce youngsters to works of art in a
                                                really user-
                                                friendly
                                                environment. We
                                                also visited more
                                                contemporary
                                                exhibitions on
                                                different levels of
                                                the building,
                                                including one
                                                where a group of
                                                artists explored
our connectivity to landscape, capturing the most overlooked spaces of our towns and cities. We
also viewed a stunning, rather poetic video focusing on landscape and interiors by acclaimed artist
Zarina Bhimji.

Readathon This Year’s Readathon will start on Monday 6th February and continue until Monday
20th February. The aim is to read as many books as possible and collect sponsors in order to raise
money for CLIC Sargent, which provides vital support for children and young people with cancer,
and Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity which helps seriously ill and disabled children.
Please encourage your child to take part in this very worthwhile project!

First Holy Communion Preparation classes for First Holy Communion will begin next week. If
you would like your child to participate and have not informed Mrs Amphlett, please do so as soon
as possible. The First Holy Communion Mass will take place on Thursday 31st May.

Internet Safety Talk - Thursday 9th February at 7.00pm. All parents should have received a
letter regarding this event. Please do come along. Internet safety is something which affects all our
children. If you think your child is too young to be at risk you will discover that this is not the case.
Please complete the slip attached to the letter and return it to the School Office no later than
Monday 6th February. We will also be holding a Safer Internet Day in school on Tuesday 7th
February for the children.

World Book Day – Thursday 1st March On World Book Day this year we are raising money for
Ncemaneni by asking pupils to dress up as a character from a book for a donation of £1. There
will be book token prizes for the best costumes!
Half Term Holiday Clubs There will be no Activity Club at half term but children in Year 3 may
attend Fun Club. Details have been sent out this week and can also be found on the school’s
website. Booking is essential.

Sickness If your child is ill, particularly with sickness and/or diarrhoea, please ensure that they
do not return to school for 48 hours to avoid spreading the virus.

Car Park There have been a number of issues regarding the car park recently. For clarification, a
map is attached to this Newsletter explaining the system.
    Prep school parents may use the ‘drop off zone’ to drop off children in the mornings
    Do not park in the drop-off zone or obstruct exit/entrance at any time
    Do not enter via the exit at any time
    Observe the zebra crossings
    Do not park in areas around the Sports Hall (including on the grass)
    Do not park or drop off children on the roundabout
    Observe speed limits in the car park and on the drive

Year 8 Leavers’ Prom Please return reply slips as soon as possible if your child is attending the
Prom on 13th July so we can ascertain numbers.

Lost Property Ben Merritt has lost his named fleece – please check. A pair of metallic glasses has
been found - please see the School Office.




                                       SPORTS REPORTS


U11 & U9 Cross Country at King’s Hawford Congratulations to all of the children who took part
in the Cross Country competition at King’s Hawford last Friday. Oliver Millard took 2nd place in
the U11 Boys race and Libby Evans finished 6th in the U9 Girls race. Other results were as follows:
U11 Boys – Tom Wilson (16), Ben Hollingworth (31), George Lloyd Jones (41). U11 Girls – India
Hanke (10), Jade Jenkins (12), Kiera Johnstone (17), Lottie Robinson (26). U9 Girls – Lisette
Barden (26), Ruby Hanke (30), Maddie Docker (34). U9 Boys – Joe Miszkowski (18), James
Rolinson (35) and Alex Lloyd (36). Bad luck to JJ Williams who did not manage to finish the race
owing to illness- better luck next time JJ!

U11A Netball v Springfield We started well, scoring 6 goals in the first quarter, thanks to great
shooting from Emma Brinkley and some amazing passes from Indie Hanke and Grace Grenfell.
There was also some good defending from Portia Wallis which kept Springfield at bay and
prevented them from scoring. As a result, we all swapped round and so the score crept up at both
ends, with a goal from Stella Trachonitis for Winterfold. Flo Needham and Layla Raine also scored
some great goals. At the final whistle it was 13-1 to Winterfold. Excellent play girls!
                                                         Report by Flo Needham and Grace Grenfell

U11B Netball v Springfield We got off to a flying start and scored early on. By half time the score
was 7-1 to Winterfold, thanks to some great play from Lottie Robinson, Ella Norie, Jade Jenkins,
Lily Rochelle-Whyte and Maddie Bache and brilliant shooting from Heidi Collie and Annie Park.
In the second half we swapped positions and the final score was 8-1 to us. Well played girls!
                                                                     Report by Lily Rochelle-Whyte
U10 Netball Tournament at Bromsgrove We got off to a great start and won our first match
against King’s St Albans 4-0. We then played Dean Close and won 6-0! Next we played the
Bromsgrove B team and won 5-0. This put us in the quarter finals where we beat Bablake 1-0. In
the semi-finals we played Edgbaston and won 4-3. This meant we were in the final against
Warwick Prep School. Despite some great defending from Beth Hambling-Laight, Evie Beardsley,
Lizzie Round and Georgie Docker and some amazing play from Alex Smith, Louise Little, Kiera
Johnstone and Lucie Fletcher, we unfortunately couldn’t repeat our earlier performances and sadly
lost 5-1. We were awarded second place and received silver medals. Well played girls!
                                                                           Report by Evie Beardsley




                                        PRE-PREP NEWS

Car Park There have been a number of issues regarding the car park recently. For clarification, a
map is attached to this Newsletter explaining the system.
    Prep school parents may use the ‘drop off zone’ to drop off children in the mornings
    Do not park in the drop-off zone or obstruct exit/entrance at any time
    Do not enter via the exit at any time
    Observe the zebra crossings
    Do not park in areas around the Sports Hall (including on the grass)
    Do not park or drop off children on the roundabout
    Observe speed limits in the car park and on the drive

Sickness If your child is ill, particularly with sickness and/or diarrhoea, please ensure that they
do not return to school for 48 hours to avoid spreading the virus.

Holiday Clubs Details of the Half Term Holiday Clubs have been sent out in book bags this week
and can also be found on the school’s website. Booking is essential.
Internet Safety Talk - Thursday 9th February at 7.00pm. All parents of children in Years 1&2
should have received a letter in book bags regarding this event. Please do come along. Internet
safety is something which affects all our children. If you think your child is too young to be at
risk, you will discover that this is not the case. Please complete the slip attached to the letter and
return it to the School Office no later than Monday 6th February.

Year 2 This week the children started planning the chapters for their ‘Florence Nightingale’ non-
fiction booklets and began researching information for our four chapters. The booklet will also
include an index and a glossary. They will eventually be displayed in our classroom for all to see!

Year 1 We have been exploring Aesop’s Fables this week, examining behaviour and identifying
morals within the tales. Our topic on the sea set sail with work on pirates and we learned about the
legendry Blackbeard! We also collaged our own representations of pirates.

Reception We flew in from outer space this week (on Google) to find out what shops we have in
our area. On the way we looked at New Zealand, Europe, UK, London, Birmingham and
Worcester! Then we landed in Kidderminster and found cake shops, chocolate shops and toy shops
at street level. To top that, we found our first worm at Forest School!




Kindergarten 2 This week we have been focusing on the ‘f’ sound. We heard the story about the
‘Rainbow Fish’ and the children have made their own fishes. We also continued with our theme on
opposites and experimented with floating and sinking and full and empty. All the children are
progressing well with the recently introduced reading scheme and Biff, Chip, Kipper and Floppy are
now firm favourites in the classroom!

Kindergarten 1 We have been promoting working together and co-operation in group games. We
also practised our good listening skills, engaged in role play and used a balloon to explore up and
down! We made a collage to investigate hot and cold colours and used our observational skills to
watch ice melt!

Woodhouse The Babies have enjoyed some messy play with glupe and porridge this week whilst
the Tweenies have been learning the song’ Down in the Jungle’ as part of their topic on animals.
The Toddlers have started a new topic on shapes and have been printing and painting different
shapes.
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