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Youth Sports Trust - Virtual After School Sports Club

Dear Parent/Carer,

Please find below information about a sports club starting next week that may be of interest to our older pupils.

Youth Sports Trust are launching a “Virtual After School Sports Club”, which will be led by Athlete Mentors from different backgrounds, abilities and sports.

The first session will take place on Thursday 12 November at 5pm, with the world’s number one female inline skater and ten times British Champion, Jenna Downing.  Then, every day at 5pm from Monday 16 November until Friday 18 December, children and young people can join in with the live broadcast for free on their YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/user/YouthSportTrust 

Each session is 30 minutes and the different daily themes are shown below:

  • Adventure Monday – This might involve getting children to do floor, wall climbing and map reading all within their living room
  • Tuesday Play – Imaginative play utilising resources in the house to create games and activities to get active
  • Wild Wednesday – Some high tempo competitive activities involving personal challenges
  • Thinking Thursday – Introducing cognitive challenges for children through movement. Active noughts and crosses and introducing an element of competition – whether that be against themselves, the clock, their siblings or remotely with friends
  • Fun Friday – A chance for children to let loose and have some fun. Dancing and doing what makes them feel good.

Further information about the club can be found on the Youth Sports Trust website: https://www.youthsporttrust.org/AfterSchoolSportClub

Regards,
Geoff Cherrill
Headteacher

Children In Need, Science Dome and Anti-Bullying Week

Dear Parent/Carer,

Children In Need and Science Dome - Friday 13 November 2020

Friday 13 November is Children In Need day and we would like to celebrate the day, by inviting all pupils to dress up in bright colours or in something spotty if they have it.  There is no need to buy anything especially for the day.

During the school day, we will spend some time during assembly thinking about how ‘together we can change young lives’ to raise awareness with our pupils about how we can help others. In addition, as part of our sparkly starter for the theme, ‘Light Fantastic’ we will be hosting the ‘Science Dome’ where all classes will visit the Dome and experience light, colour and space.

 

Anti-Bullying Week 2020: United Against Bullying - Monday 16 to Friday 20 November 2020

Anti-Bullying Week is taking place from Monday 16 to Friday 20 November and has a theme ‘United Against Bullying’.

On Monday 16 November, we are encouraging everyone to take part in Odd Socks Day to mark the first day of Anti-Bullying Week, by wearing odd socks to school to highlight that were all unique.

This year, more than ever, we have witnessed the positive power that society can have when we come together to tackle a common challenge.   Anti-Bullying Week is no different; bullying has a long lasting effect on those who experience and witness it.  However, by channelling our collective power, through shared efforts and shared ambitions, we can reduce bullying together.  From parents and carers, to teachers and politicians, to children and young people, we all have a part to play in coming together to make a difference.

Children will be taking part in a number of Anti-Bullying activities throughout the week including some role play, creating a Good Friend Hand Wreath and working with their classmates to collate a giant puzzle called ‘What part will you play?’

Here is a link to a YouTube clip that children will watch as part of our Anti-Bullying assembly.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8e7NRIk4AA

We’re all a piece in the puzzle, and together, we’re united against bullying.

I am pleased to confirm that pupils in all classes, including the Satellite classes, will be participating and donations are welcome, which will be shared between the two charities.

Regards,
Geoff Cherrill
Headteacher

Support

Hi everybody

As we approach the first weekend of tis lockdown, we would like to let you know that support is always available to you and your family. Please get in touch with anyone from school or message Sam Doe (Parent) via the Friends of Winchelsea parents Facebook page.

We are here for you all!

Regards,
Geoff Cherrill
Headteacher

Heroes Who Help Us - Dress Up Day - Friday 6 November

Dear Parent/Carer,

I would like to remind you that the re-arranged Dress Up ‘Heroes Who Help Us’ day is taking place on Friday 6 November.

Pupils can dress-up as a person who is a hero to them or someone they recognise who helps them.  This could be someone they know; it could be a famous person who has helped people, for example, Joe Wicks (The Body Coach) or Marcus Rashford (England/Manchester United football player) or it could be a member of one of the Emergency Services, such as the Police/Fire Service/Ambulance Service or a Doctor or Nurse.  

Ideally, we would like this not to be a fictional ‘Super Hero’ as some of the work we have completed during this half term is understanding that Super Heroes are different to the everyday heroes who help them.

We would love to see as many pupils as possible dressed up as 'Heroes’ and we look forward to having a fun day celebrating ‘Heroes Who Help Us.’

Regards,
Geoff Cherrill
Headteacher

Covid-19

I don't usually respond to things printed in the media but a few of you have called or emailed so....

I just want to confirm that as of today, we have had no confirmed cases of Covid-19 at school amongst the children or staff at any time. 

Please be assured you will hear if from me first if we do!!

Regards,
Geoff Cherrill
Headteacher

Flu Vaccinations - Tuesday 3 November 2020

Dear Parent/Carer,

A reminder that flu vaccinations are taking place at the Winchelsea School main site tomorrow - Tuesday 3 November.

If you would like to have your child vaccinated, you will need to complete an online consent form, using the details and link on the attached letter. 

If consent has not been received, your child will not be vaccinated.

Flu_Vaccination_Letter.pdf

Regards,
Geoff Cherrill
Headteacher

Monday 2nd November

Hi everyone,

Just a reminder that we are open as normal from tomorrow morning - Monday 2nd November.

I will update you all next week if anything changes following yesterdays announcement. However, it is our intention to stay open through to Christmas as planned!

I hope you've all had a good half term!

Regards,
Geoff Cherrill
Headteacher

Support

If you are in receipt of free school meals, please be aware that BCP have a helpline for families who may be struggling for food -

0300 123 7052

The line is open 9am to 5pm, from Monday to Friday.

Regards,
Geoff Cherrill
Headteacher

October 23 Newsletter

Click here to view the October 23 Schoolzine eNewsletter!

YouTube

There is a new message to the pupils on the YouTube Channel!

Regards,
Geoff Cherrill
Headteacher

Covid-19

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Winchelsea School Virtual Tour

16 Oct 2020

Hi everyone, The virtual tour of the school we have produced as part of our alternative to Parents Evening will be live on the Youtube Channel today! Big thanks to the pupils and staff involved in mak...

Magna Academy Satellite

16 Oct 2020

Good evening, I have tonight been informed that Magna Academy has closed early for half term. This means pupils on roll at Magna Academy will not be attending school next week. I will establish what t...

Consultation

09 Oct 2020

I am delighted to provide details about our proposed satellite setting at Somerford Primary School. The consultation for this proposal can be found here -  www.bcpcouncil.gov.uk/winchelseaatsomer...

Parents Evening

06 Oct 2020

Hi Everyone, As I am sure you are aware, we are unable to have large numbers of visitors to school at present. Unfortunately, this means we cannot run our Parents Evening in the way we intended. Howev...

Pupils with Covid-19 Symptoms

24 Sep 2020

I would be very grateful if you could all read the attached -  Parent Letter - Symptoms - September 2020 NHS Letter to Parents September 2020 Regards,Geoff CherrillHeadteacher

School Meals - Update

23 Sep 2020

Following the latest guidance, I am really, really sorry to let you know that we will not be able to provide hot meals from next week as planned. We are unable to use the dining room for large groups...

Parent Governor Vacancy

23 Sep 2020

We currently have a vacancy for Parent Governor in the Full Governing Body. Please see below for further information - Parent Governor Election - September 2020 Parent Governor Information if you woul...

Coivd-19 Parent Guide

22 Sep 2020

Please our latest guidance below -  Parent Guide to Covid-19 Absence - 22nd September 2020 Regards,Geoff CherrillHeadteacher