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Woodhall Wapentake Article October 2023

WELCOME! to all the new starters who joined our Nursery and Reception Classes this September 2023.  The sun shone brightly as we welcomed 43 reception children to St Andrew’s CE Primary School in their two Reception classes and 18 children into our Nursery.  It’s been a busy first few weeks in both Nursery and Reception classes as the children settle in, make new friends and meet their class teachers and support staff.  They have all loved exploring our 2 fantastic outdoor classrooms, outside Reflection Area and wooden amphitheatre!  The children have had some wonderful adventures already, both in the classroom and outside in the school grounds. 


The first topic for the Reception classes is ‘Colours of the Rainbow’ and the children have been on a colour hunt throughout the school grounds, creating collages and enjoying the book, Elmer the Patchwork Elephant.  Shortly, they will move onto ‘Autumn’ as their topic, where they will discover and learn about all the changes that the season brings.  The staff in both our Reception classes and Nursery are all looking forward to a really exciting year full of stimulating activities and learning opportunities.  We wish all our new starters all the best as they start their journey at St Andrew’s.


We were also really delighted to welcome back all our wonderful children returning to school after the summer holidays, as well as children joining us for the first time within other year groups.  We know they will continue to amaze us with their hard work and support for each other, making us incredibly proud of their achievements, attitudes and kindness. 


Our Breakfast and Afterschool Club continues to be extremely popular, supporting families throughout the school on a daily basis.  The experienced staff have lots planned for the year ahead, including cooking, artwork, sewing, craftwork and outside fun and games.

We’re all looking forward to another wonderful, fun-packed year of learning with the children!