Harvest Week 5th-9th Oct 2015
Our school will collect food for St Matthew’s Church and the local home for the elderly. Please encourage children to bring food for a school hamper by 9th October 2015. Children can choose from below:
- Long life Whole milk - Spaghetti (Tinned) - Long life juice - Spread (E.g. Jam) - Cup A Soup/Noodles - Long life milk - Rice pudding (Tinned) - Vegetables (Tinned) - Biscuits - Fruit (Tinned) - Tuna (Tinned) - Baked Beans (Tinned) - Breakfast Cereal - Dried Rice - Pasta sauce - Tea bags - Soup (tinned) - Sugar - Meat (Tinned) - Tomatoes (Tinned) - Dried Pasta
Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural
After having spoken to The School Uniform providers, we have been told that the 'V' neck jumpers will not be available until January 2016, due to a stock shortage. We would request all parents to purchase the normal round neck sweatshirt jumpers from the website.
If, however you are having trouble using the website, you may buy a plain royal blue jumper from a local store.
How to order:
1. Go to tesco.com/ues
2. Select your school ( The Wisdom Academy) from the list and you'll see all the customized items you can buy ( at the moment, we have the school jumper with the new logo and cardigans for KS2 girls)
3. Choose the quantit and sizes you'd like, then add them to your basket.
4. Pay easily with a debit or credit card at the checkout.
5. Your embroidered items will be delivered within 14 days - ( for free fo rorders over £15)
COUPON: £5 OFF WHEN YOU SPEND £25 OR MORE
ENTER EcOUPON CODE: UES5OFF25 at the online checkout
The school is using a classroom reward system called Classdojo. This is a very effective way teachers record behaviour points for all pupils as well as details of sanctions. Classdojo shows all records of when pupils answer questions in class, help others, contribute and work hard, show good manners as well as when pupils miss homework, disrupt the lesson or are not working as hard as they can.
Parents will be very happy to learn that they can access the classdojo information about their child. In order for the class teacher to be able to register the parents account, we will need your e-mail address, this can be passed onto your child’s class teacher. All instructions will be then sent to your email.
Please do take part in this initiative, as we have found that pupils work harder and behave even better when they know that their parents are taking a keen interest!
All children in Key Stage 2 ( Yr 3-6 ) should bring in the following stationery items:
Optional items include: glue stick ( prit-stick) and colouring pencils.
6 – Secondary School Admissions
We would urge all parents of pupils in Year 6 to start thinking of the secondary schools that they would like to consider for their child. The application process is now on-line. Please visit the link above, where you will be asked to fill in an online form with upto six choices of schools. You can also view the Secondary Schools Education booklet 2016 on the same website.
Please do not miss the deadline, which is October 31st 2015.
Please ensure that you have returned the consent form that was sent out with your child regarding photographs and permission to participate in local trips.
Online Homework and New Curriculum
As you will be aware the school has adopted the New Curriculum this year, this means that there are lots of changes in what our children will be learning. All the information of what each class is learning for the whole year is now available on the school website under the Curriculum menu.
As part of the new schemes, children will be issued homework which will need to be done online. Every pupil will be given a username, password and school code to login to their account.
Teachers will set homework, which is automatically sent to the child’s account screen. Teachers and parents can then login to check the child’s progress and whether homework has been completed.
We hope that parents will work with us to ensure a smooth implementation of this new scheme.
ICT / e-safety workshop
The school is arranging a very important parent workshop, where we will be discussing important issues relating to internet safety, we would like to urge all parents to attend this workshop, we hope to have 2 or 3 sessions, and will keep parents informed of the developments and upcoming dates.
The workshop will also be include how parents can check their children’ s progress and homework online.
We would like to remind all parents to ensure that they have paid the extra fees for the books and materials, this allows the school to purchase textbooks/software/resources for our children. We would like to thank all parents who have paid this. This fee is £100 and can be paid in 2 installments to the school office.
Parent Teacher Association
The aim of the PTA is to provide a voice / representation for parents, open up communication channels, and strengthen the relationship between the parents and the school.
The Parent Representatives will be the avenue to represent the views of the parents.
The Parent Representatives will ensure there is parent involvement in school activities and outings.
We are in the process of selecting parents for the PTA.
Parents must be positive and constructive, and have excellent communication skills in order to liaise between the school and other parents. The candidates are elected by the school, based on their merits, suitability, and availability. The number of PTA representatives may vary from year to year, with an aim of having at least 3 parents. A parent can hold the position for as many years as their child is in the school, although each year they will go through the nomination and election process.
If you are interested in being part of our school’s PTA, please drop your details to the school office, with a short paragraph of the reason for your suitability.
The website has been updated with all the latest policies and galleries for each class, we have also added useful resources for parents including the schemes of work for the full year and hope to add more in the upcoming weeks, please feel free to give us feedback on our website and what else you would like to see on the website.
The front page of our school website is used to communicate latest important news, so please check it regularly for school news and local family events.
The importance of good punctuality and attendance cannot be stressed enough: arriving late means that your child misses out on valuable learning time as do the rest of the class, due to the disruption in the lesson.
Please ensure that children are brought to school promptly between 8.30am – 9.00am every day. This will ensure that lessons can commence without delay allowing all our pupils to benefit from the full lesson.
Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatu Allahi wa Barakatuh
On behalf of The Wisdom Academy I have the pleasure to welcome you to our school website. In light of the prophet's statement "whenever you perform any action, you should perform it perfectly and accomplish it in the best of form". The school's aims are to promote ethical and academic excellence in a caring and secure Islamic environment, offer quality education academically and islamically and endorse excellent manners and positive integration with the society.
By providing a well structured, balanced and engaging curriculum, and by endorsing excellent manners through our Behaviour Policy and Rewarding System, we aim to encourage in all children the love of learning as well as the respect and care for one another.
Assalam Alaikum WaRahmatullahi Wa Barakatahu
It gives me great pleasure as the headteacher of The Wisdom Academy to extend a very warm welcome to all parents and prospective parents of our school.
The Wisdom Academy is a model faith school adhering to the teachings of Islam and was first established in 2008 as a result of local demand. The Wisdom Academy
"The curriculum is broad and carefully planned"
"Pupils are happy, and are increasingly self-assured and established in the daily routine,
which gives them new experiences that cover all seven of the EYFS areas of learning."
"The teaching is good and occasionally outstanding"
"The pupils’ behaviour is generally very good and is effectively promoted"