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TGI Friday at Wellsprings Community Church
MESSAGE for Year 6 pupils
Unfortunately, the TGI Friday session at Wellsprings Church has had to be cancelled due to the TFIF leaders being poorly.
There will be an Easter special next week.


The Year 4’s seemed to be loving their time at Osmington Bay over the weekend. Thank you to the staff for taking the children to the residential, in their own time. We hope they are not too tired when they return!


Thank you to Pete the Poet for his brilliant day with Year 3/4 and Kingfisher class. He did some brilliant work on equalities and diversity which the staff and children really enjoyed.


Just to confirm the school is open today, despite a bit snow falling. The forecast suggests rain will follow as the day wears on. If there is any likelihood of the school closing, we would confirm well before the day starts of Facebook, ParentMail and on local radio stations.


Thank you to all those who came dressed up today for ‘Book day’. It was an impressive collection of ‘word-based’ costumes!


What an amazing visit by David Lawrence Jones, our guest author for Book week. He had the whole of the school entranced for over an hour and a quarter in the hall- even our very youngest children managed to engage fully throughout this time!

He has inspired a real love of books in his short time at Wellsprings- and it is not finished.

David will be back on Friday 3rd March to sign books that have been ordered from his back catalogue. An order form will go home tonight and if parents/carers want to order and pre-pay for any his books, then return the form and money by Friday at latest.


The newsletter has gone out today. Just to remind parents/carers, the author David Lawrence Jones will be visiting on Wednesday 1st March to tell the children all about his books, and what it is like being a published author.

He will return on Friday 3rd March, to sign books which the children have bought, and visit all the classes. This is also DRESSING UP day- children will need to dress up as a ‘word’ (a noun- a person, feeling, object etc)! They must have their word attached to them so we can judge if their costume matches their label!! Sounds like a fun week.


ParentMail emails have gone out today to confirm which children will and will not be attending on Thursday 2nd March due to the industrial action. Please contact the office if you are unsure.


Welcome back everyone- we hope you had a good break. The school newsletter is out again on Friday 24th February- with information about the mini-police project and our up and coming Book Week. We are very excited about the week we have planned!


Thank you to the PTA for organising a brilliant disco today. We raised over £300 and the children had a wonderful time!


No chess club today- the club will return on Monday 20th February.


HARES class only

Unfortunately, we are going to have to shift the Parent/Carer appointments this week, from Wednesday to Thursday after school. This will only affect parents/carers of those who have children in Hares class.

If the you have booked an appointment on Wednesday but cannot attend on Thursday, please contact the office and we will try to provide an alternative meeting time.

We are sorry for any inconvenience


We had a fantastic assembly from Kingfisher class yesterday- thank you! We learnt so much about a whole host of things, not least how to design a turnip picker!


If you are struggling to book your meeting for the Parent/Carer consultations, please click on this link (here) for further information.

If this does not solve your problem, please contact the office: 01823 275556.


Please check our newsletter on Friday 3rd February for information on our PTA Valentines Disco and the Book Week after half term.


A reminder that the school will be partially closed tomorrow due to industrial action. You should have received an email stating whether or not your child should come into school.

If you are unsure, or have any questions, please contact the school office.


Unfortunately, we have had to cancel football club for the next 2 weeks due to the Valentine’s Disco, and there being another tournament taking place on the same day.

Sorry for any inconvenience.


We are trying a new system for booking Parents Evening Appointments via Parentmail. All teachers will have available 10 minute slots between 3.30 and 6pm on Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th. The system will go live on Monday 30th January, at 18.00.

You can find help details from Parentmail by clicking here

If you experience problems booking a slot please contact us in the office.

Thank you.


Please note the key dates for your diary can be found on our EVENTS page: click here.


The newsletter is out today- we will keep you up-to-date about the school’s arrangements for the day of industrial action next week. We are aware that there will a potentially, quite a number of classes affected on February 1st. More information to come.


Just a reminder to parents/carers collecting from the Stay and Play, After School Club. The club has returned to the base of the dining area, between the Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 playgrounds. Please collect from this point in future.


We remind KS1 parents/carers to wait on the front patio of the KS1 and Year 3/4 porches when the weather is wet/muddy. Hopefully this will mean easier access into classes at the beginning of the day. Thank you!


Newsletter is out today. It will as ever be sent on ParentMail, and appear on our closed Facebook group as well as the public one. See the latest newsletter on our school website at: newsletter pages.


Welcome back everyone! We hope you had a good break over the Christmas period. It has been lovely having everyone back today!


Merry Christmas one and all. We hope you have a lovely Christmas break, and Santa is generous to you all!


Thank you to all the parents, carers and relatives who came to all our Christmas events. It has been an immense couple of weeks- thank you!


We have had guidance from Public Health about Scarlet fever and Group A Streptococcal infections. Please read the letter as we are aware there has been a worrying (if still very small) rise in cases, and sadly, fatalities due to Strep A cases.


Well Mr Lunn said he was going to buy a Christmas Tree on the way home, because the KS1 performance made him feel him so Christmassy. Well done Key Stage 1- you even got the audience up and singing (and possibly dancing!?) joining in the performance. What a show! More tomorrow!!


BRILLIANT Foundation Stage Christmas performance earlier. The children looked amazing in their costumes and sung beautifully too. Thanks for the family visitors today, it was lovely having you all in our hall to watch the show. Well done to children, and staff, for a lovely performance.


WOW, what a great Christmas Fair. So many people, with so much money raised for classes to spend on their lovely children. THANK YOU- to staff, children and families for making it such a great success.


Christmas Fair tomorrow! Money at the ready from 3.15pm in the hall!! The lines on the playground will be completed tomorrow as well.


Due to the intense rain we have had, Pentagon Play have now confirmed they will start the equipment installation next week- likely to be Monday 28th November. We will keep you posted if there are further postponements. We hope the rain staves off a bit in the coming week. We want our new playground, ASAP!


Pentagon Play have now confirmed that they will be in school on Thursday 24th November to complete the playground markings. We suspect this may restrict access to lunch and break activities for the children, but the rear gate should still be accessible.


The Key Phase newsletters for KS1, Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 will be sent out on Friday 25th November. The newsletters will provide an update on forthcoming Christmas events for each Key Phase as well sharing what the children have been up to this term.


The school newsletter is due to go out at the end of the week. There will be an update on the Key Stage 2 playground which families will need to be aware of, as works will be undertaken during the school day to install new play equipment. We hope to minimise the disruption to routines as much as possible, but we are aware access to the KS2 playground may have restrictions depending on what part of the playground is being worked upon. We will keep you updated.


If there are any local events people would like to share coming up in the weeks leading up to Christmas, please contact the office at We are happy to add information on our Facebook pages and on the school newsletter.


Update about clubs and related events
As of the week beginning 14.11.22, there will be no netball or running club, which will both start back again, in February when the weather and light is better.

Football club (run by Mr Fowle) and Choir club (run by Mrs Soper) will continue for the remainder of this Autumn term, on Thursdays.

From Monday 21st onwards, Art club will start, (3.15-4.15), run by Miss Hawthorne. This will continue through into the Spring term. Letters will go out next week.

On Monday 28th November, Mr Lunn will be supporting the boy’s football tournament, after school. Well done to the team’s winning start at their last tournament (7th November) which Mr Fowle kindly supported! All four matches were won, and with a healthy goal difference for Wellsprings!!

As of Monday 5th December, Mr Lunn will run a Chess club from 3.15-4.15, into the Spring term. Letters will go out within the next week.

Just to update parents/carers of KS2 pupils, we have altered the planned KS2 Christmas Evening event due to clashes with local community events and staff availability. KS2 will now have their Christmas Evening on Thursday 15th December at Wellsprings School, the same day as the Christmas dinner. The school calendar has been adjusted to reflect this.

As a future note for those interested, there are further clubs planned in 2023. In the Spring term, Mr Jones will be running a Film Club on Tuesdays and Mrs Adams will offer a ‘Just Dance’/’Cosmic Yoga’ club for Year 2’s, on Monday after school. Mrs Fearn will be offering a Yoga club (Thursdays) to Year 6’s later in the Spring/Summer term. We will keep you updated of these, and any other clubs, in advance of any changes.


Our PTA meeting will be held in the school hall this Thursday (10th November), at 6.00 pm. Please come along and see what you can support our dedicated team and make a real difference to your children’s school!

All welcome!


We will be sending out an update on the school club and related sporting events, later this week. There will be changes to some after school clubs due to the winter hours starting to ‘steal’ our daylight.

Some additional clubs are being planned for this term and in the Spring term.

More information to come.


There will be a PTA meeting next week, on Thursday 10th November. We hope that as many parents and carers will attend to find out what the PTA do. We will also look at other our events that are planned for the year, with the opportunity to consider other new ways to support our school community and raise funds for the school.


Thank you to all the parents and carers who made it in to meet their children’s class teacher this week. It has been a while since we have had so many opportunities to meet up ‘face-to-face’ and we hope you found the meetings useful.

The newsletter goes out today with a reminder that the Harvest collection will end on Friday 4th November. As with previous years, our ‘Harvest haul’ will go to the Open Door charity, a local organisation who target help for young people who are homeless.

Just as a reminder, we start back after the half term break, on Monday 31st October- Hallowe’en! Have a lovely break.


The newsletter will be out this Friday. If there are any half term events you wish to publicise locally, please get in touch and we can signpost them to families.


Thank you to all the parents/carers who completed the questionnaire sent out last week. Already, we almost have 100 responses, and the feedback has been positive. There are some really useful comments noted as to how we could improve things, one of which is this regular blog on the school website to keep parents/carers informed. There will be feedback in our newsletter on Friday 21st October. As ever, we will send the newsletter via ParentMail, post/upload the information on our school website and on Facebook.

Just a reminder, most classes will be having their parent/carer consultations with children’s class teachers this week.

Hello! We will be using this blog on our school website in the future to keep you updated. It may be about reminding parents/carers about events coming up or making our school community aware of any last-minute changes. We hope you find it useful!
You will find all our newsletters here and the key dates for our calendar here.
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