Year 5 Have Some Special Visitors

On Tuesday 5th November, The William Amory Primary School were lucky enough to have a visit from two Moorcroft Pottery designers. Throughout the afternoon, the children were given the opportunity to transfer the ink outline of designs onto clay coasters;  use rubber bags filled with slip to trail the design and then use a floating technique to apply paint to the pots.

It was a super afternoon and helped to bring alive our Stoke-on Trent topic. The children are now looking forward to submitting their coaster designs for a competition, where the winner will be lucky enough to have their coaster produced at the Moorcroft factory.


Reception Repeating Patterns

Reception have been learning all about repeating patterns. Everyone had a go at creating their own pattern, using different shaped sponges and lots and lots of paint. Well done children! They looked fantastic!

Reception Settle In

Reception class have been busy exploring and learning in their new environment. It has been lovely to see the children settle in so quickly and make many new friends in the classroom.


Reception Practise Their Letter Formation

Reception took to the playground, armed with a large piece of chalk each and began practising their letter formation. The children enjoyed getting the opportunity to write all over the playground and not a single surface was left untouched. Including the Anomaly board, whoops.

Newsletter 11th October 2019


PTFA Events Autumn 2019

23rd October – Halloween Discos for KSI and KSII. KSI from 17:30 to 18:30. KSII from 18:45 to 20:00

4th November – PTFA meeting


Thanks to the PTFA for raising over £1500 to buy musical instruments for the school. Without their help (and yours) we wouldn’t have such a great bank of equipment (with more to come).


11th October 2019

The Next Fortnight for School and Nursery

14th          Inter House Competition KSII

15th          Y6 transition at BBHS

16th          Y5 Trip to Library – Restart a Heart

23rd          PTFA KSI and KSII Discos

24th          Y4 trip to Cadbury World

School Closes

25th          INSET – School Closed


Looking Forward


PTFA – Halloween Disco – £2 entrance

Our PTFA are a wonderful group of people who raise so much money for the school. Members are always welcome so why not come to the disco this term and discuss it.

The KSI disco starts at 17:30. Entrance is through the Year 4 classroom (next to the main entrance). Parents are encouraged to stay. It finishes at 18:30 and you pick up from the hall, leaving via the main front door.

The KSII disco starts at 18:45 and follows a similar procedure.

Fancy dress is more than welcome but please be warned, particularly older children, I reserve the right to confiscate any masks I consider inappropriate for a primary school disco.



Please remember – the 25th of October is an INSET.


Looking Back


School Trips

Well done to our Year 6 and Year 3 pupils who set such an excellent example on their recent school trips. I am always very proud of how well we behave and learn when we are out and about.


Open Day

A big thank you to all parents for allowing us to have their children in school during our evening Open Day. It was a tremendous success and that was very much in part due to the children who stayed in school.


Rugby Club

I’d like to apologise to the rugby club for having to cancel over recent weeks. Owing to personal circumstances I have repeatedly cancelled the club at short notice. Miss Carson has very kindly volunteered to take over the running of the club for consistency.


Further Information – Reminder

Nut Allergies

A reminder that we ask all parents to avoid nuts in packed lunches or snacks. This includes Nutella sandwiches, nut based chocolate and nut based chew bars. We will politely ask any child who has a nut bar to put it away and take it home.

Whilst you do have the right to bring nuts into school, we feel that it is an extremely small sacrifice to give up a nut based snack when there are plenty of very tasty alternatives which are not likely to threaten the safety of other children and staff within school. Thank you for your understanding.


As always, I will always do my best to speak to you about any concerns you may have on the day so please feel free to approach me, either on the playground or book an appointment if you prefer.


Mr B Wilken

Newsletter 27th September 2019

Key Stage I Takeaway

Thursday 3rd October

We are having a special meal for all in Key Stage I.  Any child taking part gets a free toy if they take up this free meal.

Key Stage II children can also choose this if they wish to for the usual costs.

Hot Dog and Fries or Burger and Fries

Cupcake or Cookie

Vegetarian alternatives available



27th September 2019

The Next Fortnight for School and Nursery

30th          PTFA meeting

9th Oct     Open Morning and Evening

11th          Cinema Night TBC



Looking Forward


PTFA (our parents’ association) will be meeting. They do so much for the school and without them many of the resources, playground equipment and fun activities wouldn’t happen.

So please come along. It’s a great way to meet new members of the school and to get involved. There is no need to commit to anything and no one will be twisting your arm.

18.30 on Monday 30th September 2019.

Reminder – Open Day

If you know anyone who is looking for a place in school for September 2020, please could you give them one of the flyers that we gave you last week.

Reminder Playground Safety

We are aware that some children walk to school as part of growing up and taking responsibility and we agree whole-heartedly with that ethic.

I’d just like to remind parents that children remain unsupervised until they queue up and enter our building at 09:00. Please can those parents make sure their children understand your expectations during this period without any adult supervision.


Looking Back

Polling Station

Thanks to all of you who responded and sent those forms to the electoral Office. As a result of “a considerable number of comments” the office sent officers out to look at alternatives. They were rather surprised at how close the church was and also how well set up the village hall was. I’d like to thank the people who run those facilities for showing the officers around.

Fingers crossed.

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Thanks to all of you who responded by coming and bringing in cakes. We raised over £320 in the morning with hopefully more to come in after school sales.


As always, I will always do my best to speak to you about any concerns you may have on the day so please feel free to approach me, either on the playground or book an appointment if you prefer.

Mr B Wilken