Welcome back, everyone! I hope you all had an enjoyable break and made the most of the glorious weather over the Easter weekend. I managed to squeeze in two BBQs and spend a lot of time outside. I hope like me, you are ready for our final term of the year.
It was a great way to start this half-term, welcoming parents in for our two Honours awards assemblies on Wednesday. We have been looking forward to seeing families back inside the building, and I know the children and family members felt a tremendous amount of PRIDE seeing the chosen children receive their certificates in front of the school.
Next Wednesday we will see many of our Year Four children and staff from the school head out on our third residential of the year to Grafham Water. I took a group of children on this trip a few years ago, and they had a brilliant time. I'm sure they are already feeling excited about it, I know the staff are.
The children have been reading the story, 'The Day the Crayons Quit' by Oliver Jeffers. For this activity, the children were using their understanding of the story to make inferences and predictions. Alice in the Squirrels created this piece of work.
Courtney from the Toucans has designed her own French menu as part of our unit titled 'Monter un Cafe' - as a class we looked at how to carry out a conversation in a restaurant and role-played taking it in turns to be the waiter or waitress and customer. We set the scene with some Frenc...
Congratulations to the following children who received the Honours Award for Concentration this week.
By Mrs Francis, FOWS
FOWS would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who supported Break The Rules Day. It was a roaring success, the children enjoyed the day and the chance to be a rule breaker! We raised over £1200 which is fantastic. Thank you.
Donation Friday 29.04.22
Our next events are rapidly approaching! We have a donation day NEXT FRIDAY! On Friday 29th April, children are invited to wear a pair of wacky socks in exchange for an unopened bottle that can be used in our upcoming summer fayre on the bottle tombola. Volunteers will be on the playground in the morning ready to collect your donations.
Here at Orton Wistow Primary School, we recognise that success comes in all different shapes and sizes! We celebrate the children's achievements in school in the Achievements section of the newsletter and website.
Many of the children, however, are also achieving things outside of school. We would like to recognise these successes too.
It might be that your child has passed a music or dance exam, gained a karate belt, starred in a show, volunteered, taken part in a sporting event, or done something that they didn't think was possible!
If you would like to share your child's achievements with us so that we can celebrate their success, please complete the Celebrating Success form. Contributions will be considered for inclusion in upcoming editions of the newsletter.
We look forward to hearing about your children's extracurricular achievements!
Celebrating Success this week!
This child in Foundation Stage took part in a Mini Street Dance show on Saturday 12th March at the Cresset. It was her first time on stage, and she loved it. A fantastic achievement - well done!
This child in Year 1 moved up to stage 3 in his swimming lessons at Vivacity on 02/04/2022. Great work - congratulations!
This child from Year 3 took part in the Peterborough Championship Series. It was his first big competition, but he managed to get on the mats and give it a go and was rewarded with a 3rd place trophy. Super effort - well done!
This child in Year 1 has just completed Stage 2 in his swimming lessons. He’s worked really hard to complete the last few manoeuvres in this stage and will be joining his new Stage 3 class next week. Fantastic news - congratulations!
Congratulations to Amelie from Year Six. Her poem about Covid was entered into the Peterborough Poet Laureate competition 2022. She received a reply from the Peterborough Poet Laureate Manager with some fantastic feedback:
"Unfortunately, the role is for adults, so you're a bit too young. But we loved your poem so much that we'd like to invite you to read one of your poems at the final of the competition on the 25th March and share your talents with an audience."
Amelie took part in this event and read her poem, which is a great achievement. Congratulations!
RSPCA Cake Sale Update
Five girls from the Year 5 Pandas class planned a cake sale for Upper Key Stage Two. The aim was to raise money for the RSPCA charity. The cake sale took place on Monday the 28th of March 2022, on the KS2 playground at breaktime.
The idea started when the girls saw a Pudsey poster that suggested different ways to raise money, and they were inspired to organise a cake sale.
The girls designed an order form listing the different types of cakes that were for sale and distributed them across the Years 5 and 6 classes. The choice of delicious treats included cupcakes, brownies, cookies, and rice crispie cakes.
A busy few days of baking resulted in a fantastic selection of cakes to give out on the day of the cake sale. Members of staff were also able to order cakes and everyone was delighted with how delicious the food tasted.
Afterward, the girls helped to count up all the money they had raised. The grand total from the cake sale was £123.35!
One of the girls commented on behalf of the group that:
"It was fun although a bit stressful at times when we had only got half of the cakes decorated. I learned to be patient and to plan future events. It was good to work as part of a team."
The girls received an email from the RSPCA to say that:
"The money you've raised will help animals across England and Wales live a life free from neglect and cruelty. We cannot thank you enough."
Mr Eardley, the OWPS Headteacher, commented:
"What a fantastic example of the PRIDE Code and our Learning Toolkit. The girls came to me with their idea and were able to turn it into a plan. I am incredibly proud of them."
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