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Supporting the children of Wideopen to be amazed, be original, be brave and be bold.

Mrs Ele Dobson- Headteacher


One of our curriculum focus subjects this term is History. Mrs Lumsdon is our History Subject Leader and Specialist Leader of Education for History. This is what he says about history...

" I love History- everyone in school knows that! I love the way we can learn so much about the present by really investigating the past!"

We aim to provide a high-quality history education that will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. We aim to inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. Our curriculum will help pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.

Take a look at some of the fabulous work we have been doing in History this week

This week we have been looking at Greek inventions and how we are using them now still in the present. We were amazed to find out the Greeks invented alarm clocks, early medicine and water mills! We had ten inventions to look at and we selected what we thought were the top 3 most important and explain why we thought this.
Year 3
In Year 2 we have been learning about significant activists throughout history that have sought equality amongst people and shown 'bold' qualities, our question is 'Have humans always shown fairness to each other?' . So far we have learned about Rosa Parks and her brave refusal to give her seat based on the colour of her skin and we are now learning about Malala Yousafzai who refused to give up her education because of her gender. We have one more individual to learn about but we can already see the links forming in the children's minds!
Year 2
In Year 6 we have been understanding British chronology and then considering different eras in terms of their society, politics and economics. We looked at Iron Age hill forts and used clues to understand what they teach us about this era.
Year 6

Wideopen Junior FC has just been recognised as a Wildcat Centre! Well done Wideopen FC!

On Friday's there will be some specialist girls football sessions on a Friday evening.
If you would like to find out how you can get involved, please see their twitter page @WideopenW for more details.

choose happy
This week children in school have been writing uplifting messages for the future on our May day flags. Look out next week to see them being displayed on the drive. If you would like to join in with us, you can collect a flag from the driveway from Wednesday and write your own positive message for the future.
Be Bold
Well done to all of our parents who joined in with Greg's bootcamps. If you would like to join him you can get in touch with Greg via Facebook:
Greg Williamson Personal Training

£5 - single session
£4 - parents/carers single session
£50 - 4 weeks of unlimited classes and priority booking
£40 - parents/carers unlimited classes and priority booking

Class session times:
Tuesday 18:15 - 45 min
Thursday 18:15 - 45 min
Saturday 09:00 - 45 min

New School uniform

You will of course all remember that in September, with the help of the children, we changed our school logo and values statements.

Next week we will be sending out information to parents about what our uniform will be in September and how and where to buy it.

I know that many parents have already started to think about next school year. Over the course of the next few weeks we will be bringing you some information about our new uniform for September. We hope that the changes we are bringing will make uniform much more affordable and readily available to all of our families.

In the meantime, if your child has out grown their green sweatshirt, please do not replace it; please do contact us as we have some that you can use. Alternatively, if you would like to buy a sweatshirt, we are asking parents to replace with a plain NAVY sweatshirt or cardigan.

Currently, Asda is stocking blue sweatshirts- 2 sweatshirts for £5.

...be bold...

As part of our 'be bold' value, we are teaching children that

Can you tell us about an issue important to you that you want us to take notice of.

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~ you are capable of changing a situation... become the explorer of tomorrow ~
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Reading recommendation

"Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11." by Brian Floca

Beautifully illustrated is the tale of the steady astronauts clicking themselves into gloves and helmets, strapping themselves into sideways seats. Here are their great machines in all their detail and monumentality, the ROAR of rockets, and the silence of the Moon. Here is a story of adventure and discovery—a story of leaving and returning during the summer of 1969, and a story of home, seen whole, from far away.


PE uniform

Please don't forget that for PE, our school uniform is a white unbranded t-shirt and blue/black shorts or tracksuit trousers which are unbranded.

Football strips are not permitted.

Thank you for your support.
After the very challenging 12 months we all have faced, I know some families may be looking ahead and thinking about holidays for the future- please see the school calendar with term dates for the academic year 2021/22. Please note the training days when school will be closed to children. We are respectfully requesting families not to book holidays during term time- they will not be authorised. I am sure that you would agree with me; it is really very important that your children are in school for the whole of the year.


If any of our families have any old android phones that they have finished with, which may be lurking in a drawer, we would love you to donate them to us for our Year 4 computing learning all about data loggers. Any phones donated will be wiped of data so that they are safe for the children to use.
Thank you!


Drop off and collection times - please make sure that you are keeping to your bubble stagger time for collection and drop offs.

Times are as follows:
Year 6, 5, 4 and Reception 8:45am - 3:05pm

Year 3, 2, 1
8:55am - 3:15pm

The 50p breakfast club begins at 8:15am- we will take children up until 8:30am, when the doors will be closed.

Late collection of children - please make sure that you are on time to collect our children at the end of the day. We have no facility to put your child into our out of hours provision at the moment due to current restrictions around bubble groups.

Contacting school - Please don't forget, there are lots of ways you can get in contact with school. Email is often the best and quickest way to resolve your query. We're here to help!

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Ready for the World Awards

This week we say a very big well done to the following children who have earned themselves a Ready for the World award.

The children who gain these awards have demonstrated outstanding learning behaviours.

Elise in Year 5 for ~ be brave~ in English
Millie in Year 6 for ~ be original ~ in English

Congratulations! We are very proud of you!
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