Wellfield Middle School Newsletter

9 October 2015

Dear Parents and Carers

Lots has been going on in school since our last newsletter. Hoops 4 Health, a Theatre Performance for Year 7 pupils, Parents Drop in evenings and this week our open evening.


Thanks must go to all of the pupils who helped out on the evening. They really are the heart and soul of the school, their enthusiasm and help on the night is what made it such a great success. In fact many of our prospective parents and students commented on how friendly and happy everyone seemed to be.

Group Work and Intervention

We have been looking closely at the data and progress of all of our pupils in order to ensure that all pupils achieve their best. You may find that your child is involved in intervention of some sort over the next few weeks. These are sessions led by teachers and teaching assistants and are designed to work on specific areas. They are carefully planned and will usually last for a period of ten weeks focusing on specific areas. The sessions are targeted at pupils of a wide range of abilities and are chosen based on their targets and progress made from both Key Stage 1 tests in the First School and Key Stage Two tests here in Year 6.


If you have any queries about intervention please contact the school for further details.

Walk Once a Week (WOW) scheme & International Walk to School Month

KS2 Reps took part in their first event in their new role. It was organised by Living Streets (the UK charity for everyday walking) to celebrate International Walk to School Month and was held at Newcastle’s Quayside and the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art.


Pupils took part in a walking treasure hunt and pedometer challenge, where they walked over two of Newcastle/Gateshead’s iconic bridges - can you tell which ones?


They visited the Baltic and worked with artist Angela Kennedy, pupils created their own wearable art using recycled materials and everyday treasures. Focusing on the treads of their shoes and patterns and shapes left by their footprints.

Don’t forget to take part in the WOW scheme KS2 and earn a collectable badge every month. Remember, even if you live quite far from school and travel by car, you can still take part, just get dropped off further away from school than usual and walk the rest of the way!

Outstanding Home Learning in Year 5

We have celebrated the effort and excellence shown by our new year 5 pupils, in their homework tasks in our assemblies. They have produced some truly wonderful work, that has clearly taken time and care to produce. We are very proud of them and can see the support they get at home with their learning. We look forward to seeing more in the future. Well done!

Year 7 Cell Models

Year 7 have also done some outstanding home learning. Miss Potts was so impressed with these cell models that she wanted to share them with everyone.

School Council News

During Be Spirited lessons, pupils have discussed what democracy means, why school council is important and what qualities a class representative should have.


Those that wanted to put themselves forward, wrote manifestos and delivered them to their classmates (some even produced posters to support their election campaign). There were some excellent speeches and ideas put forward to improve our school. A democratic voting process took place in all classes and our new representatives appointed.


Half-termly meetings will commence very soon.


Responsible Internet Use

Most Children have now brought home an Acceptable Use Policy , it would be preferable if these could be completed online. You can complete the form at this link, this link can also be found on our school website.

Lost Property

There is a large quantity of lost property in school. If your child has lost anything in school, please ask them to check in the boxes in the school entrance. Anything brought to school should be marked with the pupil's full name.

Any unnamed items not claimed by half term will be disposed of.

Thank you.

Gymnastics Club

A club which has really taken off at Wellfield is Gymnastics. Currently Year 7 & 8 are enjoying this lunchtime club. Some pupils are managing front somersaults, back somersaults and countless handsprings. Hopefully this buzz surrounding Gymnastics could lead to us competing at some local competitions.

Celebrating Success

Congratulations to Josh N, Callum E, Alfie H & Lucas C who have all been selected to play for the county Football team, a superb achievement for the boys competing against many others in North Tyneside.


Will Johnson in 5KB visited London last week to compete nationally in gymnastics.

Hoops4Health

Once again we had our annual visit from the Newcastle Eagles. Year 5
enjoyed a variety of sessions with some superb sports players. Please
see our website for more pictures of the event and watch out for the
Eagles coaches coming into coach our Year 5 team.

Year 7 visit to Hetty Feather

Year 7 have been to the Theatre Royal today to see Hetty Feather. Caitlin reports 'the pantomime was really fun. My favourite bit was when they cut off her hair'.

Attendance

5KB have had 100% attendance for 3 weeks running, last week 8SR and 6SB joined them on the prestigious podium.
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