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Summer Term: 6

 

The week ended with several children representing Whitehall Junior School at the annual District Sports held yesterday. All the children who represented the school gave a great effort in each of their events and we congratulate all of them for taking part.

 

I would just like to give a special mention to our medal winners:

 

Gold medals

Maalik of Year 3 (boy)

Arifullah of Year 5 (boy)

Riane of Year 5 (girl)

 

Silver medals

Dominic of Year 3 (boy)

Tanayah of Year 4 (girl)

 

Bronze medals

Alex of Year 3 (boy)

 

“Well done all of you on your achievements and fantastic team spirit!”

 

I would particularly like to thank Mr Jones, Mr Cumming and Miss Costa for organising the event, and to all other teachers for facilitating on the day.

 

Achievements

 

Attendance

 

We value attendance highly at Whitehall Junior School. We record the attendance and punctuality of each class on a daily basis. Our school’s target for this academic year is to raise the level of attendance so that it is above 96% by July 2017 and reduce lateness.

 

The class with the best attendance this week is:

Year 3 Bees 98.1%

Year 3 Ladybirds 98.3%

Year 3 Dragonflies 97.3%

Year 3 Caterpillars 94.6%

Year 4 Bears 94.2%

Year 4 Lions 94.6%

Year 4 Tigers 92.9%

Year 4 Elephants 96.3%

Year 5 Penguins 95.8%

Year 5 Eagles 98.8%

Year 5 Owls 97.5%

Year 6 Dolphins 95.4%

Year 6 Sharks 93.3%

Year 6 Whales 97.9%

 

Well done, Class 5E, on having achieved the best attendance rate this week! Let us all strive to have 100% attendance.

 

Raffle Prize Winners!

***Congratulations Yi Chen of Year 5***

 

It was with great excitement that Yi Chen learnt that he was the holder of the winning raffle ticket at the Summer Fair.

“Happy riding, Yi Chen and always remember to wear your helmet!”

 

Star of the week

 

As a school, we encourage our pupils to involve themselves in extra-curricular activities; both in and outside of school.

I would love to hear about your child’s special achievements.

 

This week we applaud the following pupil who excelled in his first-ever Chinese Exam:

 

Grigorios, of Year 3, sat his Level 1 Chinese Language exam and passed.

 

“What an amazing achievement at your age, Grigorios! To be developing a love for Mandarin, is remarkable!”

 

General

 

Sun cream, sun hats and water bottles

  

As the weather is finally getting warmer, you may want to apply sun cream to your child as a precaution. If you wish to apply it, please do this at home in the morning as this will last the day. Creams must not be brought into school.

 

Please ensure that your child brings a named water bottle to school every day as they will need to quick hydrated throughout this hot period. They will be able to fill these up at the water fountains during the day.

 

We also advise that children perhaps bring in a sun hat to be worn when out on the playground. It would be desirable if it could be a plain sun hat/peak cap.

 

E-Safety News: Snapchat Users

 

Very recently, Snapchat has introduced a new feature on their mobile app, that lets users track other people’s location, on a map, in real time. This obviously raises some concerns surrounding the safety and privacy of our pupils. More info on the update can be found here: https://support.snapchat.com/en-US/a/about-snap-map2

 

To protect pupils, I would urge you to send out a bulletin - to parents - to inform them of this update, and to also inform them how to ensure their child's location setting is turned off within the app. You can do this by:

  1. Opening SnapChat
  2. Pinching the screen (zooming out)
  3. Tapping the "Settings" cog, in the top RH corner
  4. Swipe ON "Ghost Mode".
  5. Educate the child to not use the feature, explaining the risks to their safety.

Transition Day

 

By now, I expect that your children have mentioned that they had the opportunity to meet their teachers on Tuesday 4th July 2017.

 

Within your report pack, you should have received notification of your child’s class teacher. Do feel free to introduce yourself to your child’s new teacher in the playground.

 

End of Year Reports

 

Annual reports: your child should have received their annual report yesterday. This is a summary of your child’s progress and achievement this year.

 

Please read it carefully. Whilst academics are important, do also take note of the ‘Teacher’s Comment’ and discuss areas that require attention with your child, such as time management, behaviour, self-discipline, etc. Please use the report to encourage and assist your child in preparation for the next academic year.

 

Prize-Giving Ceremony

 

At the end of every academic year, we award pupils who have achieved highly and have made considerable progress in an aspect of their learning. These areas include: `Academics, Sports, Music, Attendance and in Citizenship’.

 

We will be holding our school’s Annual Prize-Giving Ceremony on Tuesday 18th July 2017 from 9am. More information will be sent out soon.

 

Moving Schools

 

 

Are you moving school and not intending to return in September 2017? If so, please pop into the Office and complete a leaver’s form. This will help us with assigning classes and planning resources for the next academic year.

 

Dates for the diary

 

Fri 07th July- Year 5 Disco

Fri 14th July- Sports’ Assembly

Mon 17th July- Year 6 Leavers’ Disco

Tues 18th July- Prize-giving Ceremony

Friday 21st July- Whole-School Picnic

Friday 21st July- End of term (2pm finish)

Year 6 Leavers’Assembly

Attendance

 

Attendance is compulsory until Friday 21st July 2017 and will be tracked until the last day of term. There is a full programme organised until the last day of term. School will close at 2pm on that day. Kindly make travel and holiday arrangements around school closure time.

 

Free Art Sessions in our local community

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