Year 3 Parents – a letter will be sent home tonight

Dear Parents and Carers of children in Year Three,

As you are no doubt aware, Mrs. Cowan has been away from school last week and won’t be here this week too.

This is because she is currently caring for family members who were involved in a serious accident which required hospitalisation. Sam is trying to juggle too many balls at the moment, and this has resulted in her feeling very unwell herself. She is determined to be back in on Monday 20th January, mainly because she is missing her class very much, but we will be able to let you know before the weekend for sure.

During her absence Mrs. Rutherford, Mrs Evans and Mrs Leck are ensuring that the children are as unaffected as possible and Mr Spragg and myself will also be teaching them at some points during the week – poor things!

I have passed on the many kind wishes that you have sent to Mrs Cowan and they are cheering her up no end.

Many thanks for your support at this time,


Year 4 Parents

Please forgive me for giving you misinformation before; your children WILL be doing PE tomorrow so can come in their PE kits (dark shorts or bottoms, plain white t-shirts and a school sweatshirt of cardigan).

Please share this message to all the parents in year 4.



Reading Ages

At WWJS, our aim is to ignite the passion for reading. Reading is a vital skill that will support children’s learning across the whole curriculum. As a school, we will ensure that our children are taught to read with fluency, accuracy and understanding. Above all, we want children in our school to become enthusiastic, independent and reflective readers. Essentially, we want children to enjoy reading.

In order for our children to fulfil their potential in reading we need as much parental support as possible and we hope to work together in order to ensure that all children succeed.

Average reading ages in each year group:

  Approx. reading age Our average reading age
Year 3 7-8 7.7
Year 4 8-9 8.4
Year 5 9-10 8.4
Year 6 10-11 9.9

Today, you will receive a letter with your child’s reading age on. Children were tested on their understanding of words in different contexts. Thank you for all your support with reading, we have attached a help sheet on the other side of the letter that might come in handy at home.

Thank you for your ongoing support at home!

We hope you have a fabulous Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Last day…

Tomorrow the children can come to school in anything they wish; it doesn’t have to be a Christmas jumper – totally up to them. They can bring a toy with them but nothing electronic; something they can use their imagination with or play with their friends would be perfect.

Remember that the children are allowed to leave school at 1:20 with an adult so just go to the normal place that you collect them from and they will be given to you willingly.

If your child is Year 6, they can walk home PROVIDED we have had written permission from a carer.

The children are back in on Tuesday 7th January when hopefully there will be no more bugs and illnesses going round!


Have a wonderful; holiday,



Lost Property

I’ve got all of the many items found in school with no apparent owners set out in the hall. Please feel free to come and have a look and take your child’s belongings.

They will go to charity or pre-loved after tomorrow.

There are coats, lunch stuff, trainers, sweatshirts, false teeth, winning lottery tickets and much, much more!