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Newsletter - 18/09/15 Share this email with a friend
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  Mr Harrison's blog
 
The anticipation, the wait, the nerves, the preparation done – now, time for action! No, not the Rugby World Cup but the return of the children!

That’s how it felt when the gates opened on that first day, when somehow it’s all ‘real’. How good it has been to hear the school is buzzing with the sound of children again: the purposeful ‘hum’ of the older children as they focus on their tasks, the laughter of year 2 children revelling in their maths game, the exuberance of the y3 children racing around the playground, the pure joy of the Early Years children exploring the site … and so many more sights and sounds. 


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Moving happily into Reception
 
Reception children have been very excited to reunite with their friends after the summer holidays. They have returned to school with renewed excitement and energy!  We would all like to welcome our two new children in RM, Timo and Elisabetta.
 
 
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KS2 is growing!
 
We’ve grown! It was lovely to welcome back a buoyant and somewhat bigger Key Stage 2 this term.  Not only had they all grown in height over the holidays (many significantly!), but the classes have got bigger too.  We now have 67 children in Key Stage 2 compared to just over 50 this time last year. 

 
 
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New look music studio
 
This week we have all been very excited to see a new look to the Music Studio during our music lessons with Mrs Hill. Not only have new soft furnishings been added to enhance our soundproofing but new electric keyboards have arrived too.

 
 
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KS2 Expansion plans
 
The plans to expand the provision in Key Stage Two (Year 3 – Year 6) are both logical and exciting: we want to be able to offer a Weston Green education to as many as would like it and the new building will enable us to give continuity of co-education from 3 -11 in this unique and very special environment.
 
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Watch a video of a day in Kindergarten
 
Watch our short video for both current parents and prospective parents, for an insight into a day in the life of our youngest pupils:
 
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Year 1 head to Hampton Court
 
On Tuesday Year 1 excitedly prepared themselves for an important royal outing; they were off to Hampton Court!
 
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  Inter-house Fitness Challenge  
 
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  The first Games session of the year proved to be anything other than a gentle warm up session as all of Key Stage 2 competed in the Inaugural Fitness Challenge - the first sporting House Competition of the year. This event is held in the school playground and includes running through a cone slalom, jumping over benches, climbing over the rope frame, stepping through tyres, as well as crawling through tunnels, over frames and under nets.  
 
 
Diary dates
 
22 Sept - 12.15 pm - 4.00 pm Year 5 Art workshop, Epsom College
23 Sept - 9.00 am - 10.45 am Exclusive WGS parents talk and tour at St John's School
24 Sept - 9.30 am  - 11.00 am Opening morning for prospective parents
24 Sept - 7.00 pm - 8.15 pm How we teach English parent workshop
25 Sept - 8.50 am 5H class assembly
25 Sept - 9.00 am PA coffee morning (all parents welcome)
25 Sept - 2.30 pm Years 3&4 Boys Football v Denmead (h)
28 Sept - 9.30 am - 3.00 pm Year 5 to Hampton Court
29 Sept - 11.15 am Years 5&6 Football & Netball v Hampton Court House (a)
30 Sept - 9.00 am Individual photos
1 Oct  - 2.00 pm Poetry Competition Finals
2 Oct  - 8.50 am Assembly Father Philip
 
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Message from the office
 
Design a Christmas Train
Book Trust, the largest reading charity in the UK, is thrilled to launch a drawing competition with Virgin Trains for children aged 5-11. All you need to do is send in a scan or photo of your child’s festive masterpiece to be judged by beloved author and illustrator, Jill Murphy.
 
The winning design will appear on both a West Coast and East Coast Virgin train, carrying thousands of people at Christmas!
 
Find out more, here
 
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Thames Ditton, Surrey, KT7 0JN
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