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Friday 10th February 2023

Mr Marks, the Headteacher, writes...

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have reached the halfway point of this academic year and everyone is ready for and fully deserves a break. I continue to feel very proud to be the Headteacher of Orton Wistow Primary School and the pupils, staff, governors, families and the OWN Trust make working here such a positive experience each day. 

Sporting Fixtures

Since my last newsletter, we have had three more sporting fixtures which have seen the school netball team and football teams in action. Our netballers scored their first goal and continue to improve each time they play. Both the girls' football team and the mixed team won games in the last week and both sit at the top of their leagues. Thank you to Mr. Cowles, Miss. Ellis and Mr. Newton for the time and effort they put into organising the fixtures and getting the teams ready. 

Communications Policy

Last term I spoke to parents at the curriculum evening about a communications policy we were planning to create this year. The first full draft is currently under review and the agreed policy will be shared with parents and published on our website next half-term. 

Year 1 Assembly

I watched the Year One assembly on Monday with the rest of the school, and I was blown away by their knowledge of the United Kingdom. I did not know that St. Davids is the smallest city in the UK with only 1600 residents, and I was also unaware that Edinburgh Castle sat on top of an extinct volcano! Well done to the Year One team! 

Are you smarter than an Orton Wistow pupil?

This week's questions are:

  1. Which type of stitching is best for a neat, secure edge on a garment? Year 6 DT

  2. What are the national flowers for all four nations of the UK? Year 1 Geography

  3. Are the lens on sunglasses an example of a transparent, a translucent or an opaque material? Year 3 Science

Have a wonderful half-term break everyone and I will see you back in school on Monday 20th February.


Mr. Marks


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