News and Events 2022-2023
Willkinson's Got Talent 2023
12th July 2023
Congratulations to Year 1 JS who won 'Wilkinson's Got Talent 2023' with their fantastic 'Around the World' dance. Well done to all of them, their dancing was brilliant! Also appearing in the grand final were Nursery with their brilliant 'Wilkofari' and Year 6 CB who put on the hilarious 'Bradley's Got Talent'.
All the children who took part demonstrated amazing talents and abilities and deserve a huge well done. The judges had an immensely difficult time making their decisions because of the quality of the performances.
Well done to all!
9th June 2023
It is with regret that I am writing to you today. As you are aware the pool was vandalised a couple of weeks ago and after a lot of hard work and money, the pool was reinstated to its former glory.
However, last night there was a second attempt to vandalise the pool. It is with a heavy heart that I have made the very difficult decision to have the pool removed. I am unable to take the risk to compromise our children’s safety.
It is a great shame that 500 children are having to miss out on learning some of the most important life skills. Not only is water safety vital, living in an area with canals, learning to swim is great exercise and can help with stamina building.
These acts are mindless! What is most disappointing is that these vandals live in the local area and our community. I am sure that they are known to us! Wilkinson Primary School has suffered from vandalism in the past with devastating results! I simply can’t take the risk of anything happening to our children or staff.
If you do have any information to help with the identification of these individuals, please let me know ASAP.
Mrs C. J. Gibbon
Sir David Attenborough's Birthday
Nursery launched their summer topic 'Animal Kingdoms' by learning about Sir David Attenborough. They found out that his birthday is on 8th May and decided to make him a birthday card, which was posted to him. The children and staff were elated to receive a reply hand written by David Attenborough himself
30/3/2022 - Updated 18/4/23
Swimming starts on TUESDAY 2nd MAY for ALL children. Please see the timetable below for when your child's year group will have their swimming lessons. Please see the 'Swimming' section on the 'Important Information' page for details of arrangements and what your child will need to bring on the day they have swimming.
10th March 2023
The children have enjoyed 'Shakespeare Fortnight'. This year we were looking at:
The Tempest is a tragedy about Prospero, the rightful Duke of Milan, who uses magic and spells to create a huge storm (Tempest) which shipwrecks his brother and others on his magic island. The leads to Prospero gaining revenge on his brother and others who plotted against him and brings together his daughter, Miranda, and Ferdinand who fall in love. It contains some of Shakespeare's most famous lines including 'What strange new world is this...'
Each Class has a scene from the play to perform and we were again delighted to welcome to school professional actors from Icarus Theatre who are helping the children to stage their scenes.
The children have taken part in lots of activities to do with the play, have entered competitions and enjoyed dressing up as characters from the play on Friday!
Autumn Term Newsletter
16th December 2022
This term we are publishing our newsletter electronically. We hope that this will be more convenient for everyone, will allow us to include more news and photographs, save paper and printing costs and be more environmentally friendly. We hope that you enjoy reading about what the children have been up to and that the electronic version works for you as well!!! Please click the link below.
Please enjoy the Wilkinson e-newsletter.
16th December 2022
Listen to the choir's amazing performance of the beautiful 'Angel's Carol' by John Rutter.
Mixed Football Team
14th November 2022
On Monday the mixed football team beat Lanesfield Primary School 9-0 in their first home game of the season.
They followed up their 4-0 win away against Loxdale with an impressive display scoring 5 goals in the first half and 4 in the second. Five players got on the scoresheet with George netting 4, Riley 2 and Harrison, Kingston and Kyza scoring one each.
Team captain, George said "I think it went really well. We played good football with good shots on target."
Kaylan, Kyza, Kingston, Frankie, Leo, Harrison, George, Riley, Esha, Alfie and Kai
Notification of Parent Governor election result
11th November 2022
I am writing to inform you of the result of our election for parent governor.
Elected: Mrs Reena Patel
We would like to thank all those who put their name forward and took the time to complete candidate statements, and those of you who voted. Details of the number of votes cast can be obtained on request from the school office.
If you would like to be considered in another capacity as one of our governors at a later date, please contact the school.
Mrs C Gibbon
Hallowe'en and Bonfire Night Dress Up Day
4th November 2022
There were some fantastic, frightening costumes today as the children dressed up for Hallowe'en and Bonfire Night.
A big thank you to those who made donations.
Here are just a few pictures of some of the scary Hallowe'en characters that came to school today....
Proposed changes to the Local Authority's School Admissions criteria
The Local Authority are seeking views about a proposed change to their School's Admissions Criteria
The change is regarding children of members of staff.
They are holding a consultation about this change and are seeking parental views on it.
The full text of the proposed change and the Local Authority's rationale for making the change are set out below.
In accordance with the School Admission Regulations and the School Admissions Code, the City of Wolverhampton Council is consulting on its proposed admission arrangements for 2024-25 for all community and voluntary controlled schools in the local authority’s area.
This consultation relates to the overall admissions arrangements with one proposed change to add an oversubscription criterion for children whose parent/carer is a member of staff employed at the school.
Children whose parent/carer is a member of staff employed at the school
This applies where the parent/carer has been employed by the school for two or more years at the time at which the application of admission to the school is made, and/or where the member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post at the school for which there is a demonstrable skills shortage. This criterion applies to all permanent staff members, and excludes staff employed on a casual/temporary contract.
The rationale for including children of staff at the school as a criterion is that it can assist with staff recruitment for vacant posts for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage and aid retention of staff. Available data suggests that the number of children that would be allocated under this criterion is low and should not displace children from being able to attend a local school.
Please see attached the proposed arrangements which also can be found here relating to community and voluntary controlled schools and including the coordinated admissions scheme.
The consultation runs from 31 October 2022 until 16 December 2022 at which point the consultation will end. Comments on the admission arrangements can be submitted here or sent to Kelly Wheatley by email at email@example.com or by post to Kelly Wheatley, School Admissions and Appeals Manager, City of Wolverhampton Council, Civic Centre, St. Peter’s Square, Wolverhampton WV1 1RR.
Please note comments by email or post should arrive no later than 16 December 2022.
You can view or download a complete copy of the Local Authority's School Admissions Criteria by clicking the PDF link below.
Children's Flu Vaccinations (Nasal Spray)
Every child from Reception to Year 6 is being offered the Influenza (Nasal Flu) Immunisation. Details are included in the letter below.
The Vaccination Team will be in school on Tuesday 6th December.
It is important that you click the link to download this document.
The letter contains a link to the online consent form. You can also access the consent form by clicking the link HERE.
Please be aware that the letter DOES NOT contain a paper copy of the consent form and we are unable to supply a paper copy.
It is important that you return the consent form
EVEN IF YOU DO NOT WANT YOUR CHILD TO RECEIVE THE VACCINATION.
Please note that this is NOT the Covid-19 Vaccination.
If you are unable to access the online consent form please contact us for help.
The letter also contains a link to access the consent for in a different language, if this helps, and also answers frequently asked questions about the vaccination.
Year 3 Stone-Age Experience at The Kingswood Trust
Year 3 visited the Kingswood Trust to take part in a Stone Age Experience.
During the day we built shelters from branches and ferns like Stone Age people would have done when they were hunting for food.
We saw how to make a fire. We stripped thin branches of willow so they were clean and twisted bread dough onto them. We cooked our bread over the fire. Some of us were brave enough to eat our bread.
We learnt about how Stone Age people used flint to make tools and weapons and tried to shoot an arrow and throw a spear. We went foraging for fruits, nuts and berries.
We had to try to work out how Stone Age people moved the huge stones that were used to make Stonehenge.
We had a fantastic day.
Swimming for Years 1 to 6
Swimming starts this week (Monday 12th September) for children in Years 1 to 6. Please see the timetable below for when your child's year group will have their swimming lessons. Please see the 'Swimming' section on the 'Important Information' page for details of arrangements and what your child will need to bring on the day they have swimming.
Swimming for children in RECEPTION starts on the week commencing 19th September.
Swimming for children in NURSERY and T42s starts on the week commencing 26th September.
End of Day Collection Arrangements - Autumn Term 2022
Please see the information and map below to find out where to collect your child from at the end of the school day. They map can be downloaded by clicking the PDF icon.
Children in family groups will be brought out together with the youngest child. Please arrive at the pick up time of your earliest child’s year group.
Nursery/T42s – collection will be from the Nursery Gate or T42s' building at 11:40 a.m. / 3:15 p.m.
Reception: From outside the Old Nursery Gate, please queue down the main driveway at 2:55 p.m.
Year 1: From the Main Gate, please wait in the hatched area outside the main gate at 2:55 p.m.
Year 2: From outside Care, please queue down the pedestrian pathway at 2:55 p.m.
Year 3: From outside the Old Nursery Gate, please queue down the main driveway at 3:10 p.m.
Year 4: From outside Care, please queue down the pedestrian pathway at 3:10 p.m.
Year 5: From the Main Gate, please wait in the hatched area outside the main gate at 3:10 p.m.
Year 6: From the Top Gate at 3:10 p.m.
Children will be sent to you once you are at the head of the queue, please do not 'jump the queue'.