November 2023 – News from Wateringbury CE Primary School
What a busy first term we have had here at school! Our new pupils have settled beautifully into school and it is hard to believe that I am already showing next year’s new entrants around the school.
Already this term, we have had some outings with our reception children going on their first school trip to the Hazlitt Theatre. The children in Year 6 had their week long residential trip in the Ashdown Forest at the end of September. It was an absolute pleasure to see our young people challenge themselves and support each other with some very difficult activities. The children had a whale of a time playing in the mud (as did some of the teachers!), although I think their parents’ washing machines were working overtime at the weekend. You may have also seen some of our older children cycling around the village as they took part in their bikeability training, learning to cycle safely.
Our first whole school event of the year was Harvest Festival at the church. All the children sang their hearts out and brought harvest gifts which were shared amongst the parish. We were very excited to be able to use the church’s new sound system and the children loved seeing themselves on the big screen.
I am pleased to announce that our new head boy and head girl are Daniel and Ellie. They will be helping me with our open events and parent tours. If you are looking for a school place in a small, outdoor loving, nurture focused school, please contact us for a tour. We love showing off what we do.
All of the local community are invited to our Bonfire Night on Friday 3rd November 5:30 – 7:30pm. Entry is free and you will be able to see the parade of guys which our children made.
If you think you can help our school at all with resources, expertise or would just like to help with gardening, please give us a bell.
Debbie Johnson – Headteacher
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