Date: 12th February 2016

Issue No. 7
Twitter: @welbournepri
What's On? 
Debate Mate 16/03/16: This half term's question is 'Homework-Burden or Benefit?' What do you think....? 

World Book Day 03/03/16 - watch out for the theme for the day!

Inter-School Science Challenge Heat 2:  Sink or Float Challenge
Reading Race
The reading race is a school competition that rewards the class that has read the most. Congratulations Y6 Mississippi who have read 115 times at home last week.
World Book Day

World Book Day is on Thursday 3rd March. Children may come to school  dressed as a book character for the day. There will be prizes for the best costume on the day.

We have a Book Fair at school from 25th Feb to 3rd March before and after school.

Children will be issued with a World Book Day token at the book fair giving them £1 off any book they buy.
Nursery for September 2016
If you require a Nursery place for September 2016 please complete an initial interest form in the school office . Your child will need to have a date of birth between 1 September 2012 to 31 August 2013 to be eligible.
2 Year Old Places
If you would like to see if your child is eligible for a Two Year Old place at Welbourne CC or another setting please ask in the School office or Children’s Centre for an application form. (The places are only available for children who would be eligible for Free School Meals.) Places are allocated the term after their second birthday.  
Inter School Science Challenge
These are children in Year 1 taking part in Heat 2: Sink or Float.
They had to create boats using plasticine. They had to think about the features needed to make a boat that would float and be able to hold pennies without sinking...
We will be holding a Parents Evening for you to meet with your child’s class teacher on Wednesday 9th March or Monday 14th March between 4-7pm.  
It is important that you meet with your child’s teacher at this mid point in the school year to discuss their progress and targets for the rest of the year.
Welbourne celebrated the Chinese New 
Year in style with our brand new display.
Students used the Chinese alphabet to spell out their names. 
Parent Questionnaire Summary

We are constantly trying to improve the way we do things at Welbourne and your feedback is very important to us. 

Here are some of the things you told us we are doing well:
  • Taking care of your children and making the place safe and happy for them
  • Teaching and learning
  • Behaviour management and the traffic light system
  • Great facilities and a stimulating environment
  • Communication with parents
  • Leadership and management of the school
Some parents told us that they would like:
  • Even better communication 
  • More workshops for parents
  • More after school clubs and activities
  • Improvements to the Key Stage 1 playground
We have been working on your suggestions and here are some of the things we are doing:
  • The newsletter is more frequent - every two weeks instead of every month
  • The school website is updated regularly 
  • We are reviewing our after school activities and have plans for a more varied menu. For example, there is now a netball club for girls every week
  • The governors have set aside a budget to improve the Key Stage 1 playground
  • Some parent workshops for reading have already taken place we hope to offer a wider variety of workshops in the near future
If you have any further suggestions please let us know..
Stars of the week from week ending 05/02/16 are:
Alfred Bazalgette Tolson,
Madalena Povoas,
Mohammed Abdulluh,
Riad El-Daou,
Aleksandra Stopczynska,
Nadia Abdul,
Godwin Bakala,
Daria Gawron
Olivier Fernandenz,
Krystian Slezak,
Averlynne Kirwan,
Hardi Bernard,
Petros Dyer,
Ali Berdan,
Kacper Gwiadowski,