Would you like to meet our new Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator
If you would like to meet Mrs Annal our new Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator, we will be having a coffee afternoon at 2.15pm next Thursday 12th September. This will give you the opportunity to ask any questions or raise any concerns you may have.
Operation Encompass Initiative
Like other schools in Newcastle, we are part of the Operation Encompass initiative. This aims to support those suffering from domestic violence in our communities. The Next Steps program is designed to make children aware of the importance of developing healthy relationships during childhood and beyond.
We will have Megan Farelly in school on Monday 9th September, Megan is part of the Next Steps Team. She will be delivering a workshop to our Year 5 pupils on friends and relationships. She will also be available for a ‘drop in’ session from 2:40pm. Anyone who wants to discuss any issues with Megan is welcome to come into school. Just ask at the office.
Applying for a place in Reception or Transferring to High School in Sept 2020
Information for all our current Nursery children on how to apply for your place in reception and our Year 6 children applying for transfer to high school will be sent home next week. The booklets will give you all the information you need to make your application including all the relevant timescales.
If you have any questions or need help with the application process, please contact the school office.
Half Term Cycling Training
Newcastle City Council Road Safety will be holding 2 days of cycle training at The Hub this February half-term. The training will be available to children and adults from 8 years who live, work or attend school in Newcastle upon Tyne, and is free of charge to participants. All training will take place in an off-road environment.
Two different courses will be offered; Learn to Ride, and Level 1 Bikeability:
· Learn to ride is suitable for complete beginners and will be tailored to the ability and pace of the trainees. Duration: 2 hours.
· Level 1 Bikeability is aimed at those who can set off, pedal and stop. The course focuses on perfecting bike handling skills such as stopping in control, using gears, signalling, etc. Duration: 2 hours.
Details are as follows:
· Dates: Tuesday 13th and Thursday 15th February 2018
· Time: 10 am – 12 pm
1 pm – 3 pm
· Programmes: Learn to Ride and L1 Bikeability
· Age: Adults and children 8 years+
· Location: The Hub, Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 1BU.
· Participants will need to provide a bike and helmet.
· Refreshments are available to purchase at The Hub.
All training is delivered by qualified National Standards Instructors.
Please e-mail Cycling in the City to book your place on one of the above courses.
Kidscape Bullying workshop for all Waverley parents at 2pm until 3pm on 12th June 2017. Everyone is welcome, please join us.
Every second Thursday we are hosting a coffee morning. Our Pastoral Team will be on hand to have a chat with parents and carers. Please come and meet our staff in the Maple room.
Shelly Carr (left) is our Family Support Officer. She works closely with our Pastoral Leader Sharon Selkirk. The remit of the Family Support Officer at Waverley is to offer parents and carers help to support pupils at our school. Her work ranges from parenting support; to attendance issues or support for assistance with transition to high school. Mrs Selkirk coordinates our pastoral support and is always on hand to talk to pupils and parents or to offer the services of the Family Support Officer. Anyone with a concern can come into school for a chat - any matter impacting upon the well being of pupils is our concern and we are here to assist in whatever way we can. We are currently holding coffee mornings every second Thursday where parents can meet our Pastoral Team.
Lesley Galloway (below left) is our School Health Advisor. She is also on hand to provide help to parents. She can assist with dietary advice; toilet training or help with a range of medical issues that are experienced by many for our pupils. Please contact Mrs Selkirk if you would to book an appointment to see Lesley. She also works closely with our school leaders and advises us on the administration of medication and general health care issues.
Our Pastoral Team works closely with our Headteacher and Deputy on all matters concerning pupil welfare. Please feel free to contact any of the team or come along to one of our coffee mornings to meet other parents and carers.
The tree is up and we are gearing up for the festive period.
We had our Christmas Activity Morning in EYFS and it was lovely to see so many parents working alongside our Nursery and Reception children. The children certainly had reading folders bulging with decorations, angels, reindeer dust and crackers when the left school.
Thanks to everyone who helped us.
The children enjoyed the day.
Well done with the Santa masks.
A huge thank you to everyone that came this morning for your hard work to ensure all children had a very enjoyable day!
We are reading the story 'Father Christmas Needs a Wee', along with other Christmas stories and we will be writing some letters to Santa.
We made all sorts of decorations.
Glitter was everywhere!
We listened to Christmas music and talked to our friends in the workshop.
Look at our gallery.
Poetry 'Jump Up'
Mrs Gorsky's class demonstrated their learning this week with a class assembly for parents.
They had completed several weeks of work on poems by Alfred Lord Tennyson and Willaim Blake. They showed the audience how to order the poems.
They had actions to go with poems.
They had written class poems using clever techniques.
Look at the brilliant vocabulary here.
The class can recite these poems.
This poem is about an eagle.
The sea snake is also included here.
We used film clips to see how the creatures moved and hunted.
The class have enjoyed selecting powerful vocabulary.
Have a look at the podcast page for our assembly.
Lots of Parents and carers came to help us with our Christmas crafts.
We needed lots of sticking and cutting.
Thanks to everyone who came along - look at the gallery below.
Thanks also to all those who came to the 'Come and Play' afternoon in Reception.
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