Date: 15th January 2016

Issue No. 5
Twitter: @welbournepri
What's On? 
Our Inter-school STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Challenge begins next week! 6 schools are taking part and there will be 3 challenges all together..
First challenge:  'Can you build a car that will go the furthest?' (NB: children will be using Lego to complete this challenge)

Debate Mate: This half term's question is 'Homework-Burden or Benefit?' What do you think....?
Diary Dates... 
Term dates
Spring Term 1
Monday 4th January 2016 - Friday 12th February 2016
Half Term
Monday 15th February 2016 - Friday 19th February 2016
Spring Term 2
Monday 22nd February 2016 - Friday 18th March 2016
Easter Break
Monday 21st March 2016 - Friday 1st April 2016 

Summer Term
Tuesday 5th April 2016 - Thursday 26th May 2016
Half Term
Monday 30th May 2016 - Friday 3rd June 2016
Summer Break
Monday 6th June 2016 - Thursday 21st July 2016 

Teacher Training Days [School closed]

Monday 4th April 2016 
Friday 27th May 2016

Welcome to Welbourne!
Welbourne is delighted to welcome new teachers to our school:
Mrs Green in Tyburn Class
Mrs Peach in Euphrates Class
Ms Duffin in Danube Class
Welbourne links with school in India...
We received a great response from the children on the International projects they were set over the Christmas holidays. Well done and thank you to all those who participated. We will be announcing the winners soon and sharing the projects with our partner school in India. If there are any remaining projects, please get them in to school as soon as possible.
Spring Term 2016
Class Assemblies 
22/1/16 - Trent (Y1)
29/1/16 - Okavango (Y3)
5/2/16 - Tagus (Y2)
12/2/16 - Severn (Y1)
26/2/16 - Amazon (Y5)
4/3/16 - Seine (Y2)
11/3/16 - Tweed (Y1)
New Parent Governors: 

Congratulations to 
Rosa M Tiene and
Kate Thomas who were elected new parent governors following voting in December..
Both Rosa and Kate have children in Reception classes.

Pie Corbett at Welbourne!
On Friday 8th January 2016, the teachers at Welbourne were tremendously excited to welcome Pie Corbett (a specialist in writing and children’s education) to deliver training in ‘Talk for Reading’. We already use his ‘Talk for Writing’ approach in English and were looking forward to learning some of his approaches to teaching reading. All teachers left feeling inspired and eager to try out his creative ideas.