WWII Remembered

14th February 2017

Year 6 tell the school and parents all about the events of World War II with an assembly. It covered the start of the war, life in the Blitz and memories of Anne Frank before moving into the classroom to sample some cake recipes from the days of rationing.

Well done to all for a brilliant assembly.

 

 

Nativity 2016 Page

What a brilliant performance, we are all so proud of our Key Stage I players for the fantastic job they did.

 

Follow THIS link to get to the page where you can download the video.

We’ve password protected the page. We have tried to set up an automatic system to access the recording we did but with no success. For that reason, please could you send us an email to:

nativity2016@8603497.onmicrosoft.com

…and this will send you the password. Make sure you check your spam/junk/clutter.

Once you have the password, put it in the box on the page and proceed.

Hopefully, that’s it! If you have any issues, please contact Mr Wilken on headteacher@williamamory.staffs.sch.uk.

Beat the Black Friday Hype at Our Christmas Fayre.

25th November 2016

Admittedly a little early in the season, the school hosted its 2016 Christmas Fayre today. A fabulous event, organised so well by the ever talented PTFA. Thanks to all who came and took part.

Fashion Fun at The William A!

9th November 2016

Year 6 set the tone as we start to explore the fashions across the ages.

The children spent the week looking at fashion from a number of angles. Key Stage I looked at themes including, Winter, Autumn and Fireworks. Key Stage II went back in history.

After such a creative week it was clear the only thing left was to strut our stuff along the catwalk. With around 100 parents and grandparents eagerly waiting a glimpse at the styles of the past and the future, the children showed off their designs and artwork.

It was a fantastic afternoon which finished off a fantastic day of workshops with parents and grandparents. In fact, it was a fantastic end to the whole week.

 

Well done children!

These are not the children you are looking for…

7th November 2016

Year 3 and 4 had a lucky escape thanks to the Jedi like skills of their teachers.

The travelling theatre group visited as part of our work in maths. We believe in concentrating on the Root Skills of our maths syllabus – from place value to addition. We then like to put those skills we’ve learnt into practice with practical activities. So the actors were tasked with helping our children learn new concepts and reinforce those that they have already learned.

Now we’re not saying that this is the best way to teach…But it’s impressive how quickly children can recall number bonds to 10 when there’s a Stormtrooper breathing down their neck!

Year 2 welcome

10th September 2016

You can download the Year 2 Welcome Letter here.

Welcome to Year 2

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Welcome back to school. I’m Mrs Coates and I will be your child’s class teacher for this academic year. As we embark on a new school year I would like to familiarise you with how things work in Year 2 so you can encourage your child to be organised, independent and support them in their learning.

Classroom support

Mrs R. Deakin

Mrs C. Baker

Mrs L. Watkins

Home work

Precision homework continues in Year 2.It is given out every Friday and is expected to be completed and handed in on the following Thursday. This is essential in supporting children’s mental recall of key mathematical facts and their work in class. Spellings will also be sent home and additional home work may be set when needed.

Reading

In year 2 each child is allocated a reading day which is stated in their Reading record book. This book provides valuable communication between parent and teacher and helps us to consistently monitor your child’s progress so it should always be in school on the allocated day. It is expected that children read at home for at least 10-15 minutes every day in addition to reading time and activities at school.

PE

PE times are Wednesday and Friday afternoons. Please can you ensure full PE kit is in school on these days and labelled with your child’s name. Ear-rings should be removed.

Swimming will be taken during the Summer Term

Please ensure you child has a drinking bottle in school and that any snack money is in a labelled purse or envelope.

Please note that on my current timetable I will not be in school on Friday afternoons due to PPA (Planning ,Preparation and Assessment  time.)

I hope this information is helpful.

Thank you.

Mrs Coates