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Issue 45 November 2013

NEWSLETTER Carnival The most up-to-date way to follow what is happening at Wembley Primary School is through our website, twitter and face book. Our website is regularly updated www.wembleyprimary.co.uk You can now also follow us on Twitter @wembleyprimary. We also have a wembleyprimary facebook page. ____________________________ Dates for November Wednesday 13th November-individual and sibling photographs. Friday 15th November 3pm-school dinner’s taster session. Monday 18th-Friday 22nd November Anti-Bullying Week. Wednesday 20th November 9am- Coffee Morning. Thursday 28th November 6pm –Quiz Night. Blue Peter

Well Done to Hem in year 3 who was awarded a Blue Peter badge this week for his brilliant drawing of the seaside. He was inspired by the year group visit to Whitstable. He can now enjoy free access to any of the Blue Peter Attractions.

The children and staff of Wembley Primary School participated in an historic event on the afternoon of Friday 25th October 2013, as we held our first ever Carnival to celebrate the learning and the conclusion of the 'Black History' creative curriculum topic. Over the previous three weeks, children had been discovering about the lives of black heroes, countries and cultures. One of the central themes for ‘Black History’ this year was Carnival: what it signifies, and why it is celebrated and enjoyed by millions of people each year. Miss Anazodo, Miss Armstrong and Ms Kennedy, supported by all the staff, organised this special event which saw each year group parade across the courtyard in their carnival costumes, masks and with the musical instruments they had been busy making. Many of the year groups also performed dance routines to soca tunes played by DJ Stutz. The day was a huge success, and the perfect end to a long and busy half-term. Please view the gallery of pictures from the day on our website. Thank you to everyone for taking part, having fun, and most of all, teaching the children about lesser known people and periods from history.


Issue 45 November 2013 Class Assemblies Please join us for your child’s class assembly; it is always wonderful to see lots of parents. Assemblies start at 9.05am. Friday 15th November 5S Friday 22nd November 5P Friday 29th November 5W Friday 6th December 5F Going for Green Assemblies Tuesday 12th years 5 & 6 Wednesday 13th years 1 & 2 Thursday 14th years 3 & 4

Xmas Family Quiz Night Join us on Thursday 28th November between 6-8.30pm for some brain-busting festive fun at the Wembley Primary School Christmas Quiz Night 2013. Categories include sport, music, food and much, much more. Tickets are now on sale at just £2 per person. This includes a yummy vegetable curry and rice meal. Tickets sell out each year very quickly, so don't delay. See Mrs Sophia Thompson at the main school reception desk.

Parent Partnership Attendance Raffle Wembley Primary School is always looking at ways to strengthen our partnership with parents and carers in order to further improve progress, attainment and the achievement of our children. Our website has a parent partnership section, which is regularly updated. Within this section of the website, we aim to bring you some of the most important news, information, guidance and resources to assist you in supporting your child at home. We are also trailing a new initiative in Year 2 this term. Parents are welcome to join their child in their class every Friday from 3pm. This will be an opportunity for children to share their week’s learning with their parents. We will evaluate this project with pupils, parents and staff at the end of term and if it is felt to be successful we aim to introduce it across the school.

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Wembley Primary School has launched a new incentive scheme to reward all children who attend school every day of the week. Each week all the children earn a raffle ticket for achieving an attendance rate of 100%. Raffle tickets are collected each Friday and placed into Mr Fenton's tombola in preparation for our whole school celebration and achievement assemblies on Monday morning. Mr Fenton picks one raffle ticket out of the tombola during this assembly, and the child with the matching number from the 100% attendance register wins £5.00 to spend on books, games or anything of their choice. We are certain that with such a great incentive, more children will strive to attend school every day, to learn more, be with their friends, and hopefully one day win the £5 attendance draw! The message is clear…you have to be in it to win it!


WPS Newsletter November 2013