Parental Questionnaire - Autumn 2019
Thanks to all the families who responded to our recent Parental Questionnaire. We’re aware that Home-School communication hasn’t always been as good as it could have been in the past and we’re focussed on making improvements throughout the new school year.
We’re delighted that parents can see the impact of some of the changes we’ve made in school already and are acting on the suggestions made. These include:
We’ve improved communication by making a member of SLT available to speak to parents on the gate at the start and end of each day.
We’ve improved the accessibility of extra-curricular activities by increasing the number of free After School Clubs available to our children.
We’ve introduced half-termly newsletters for each class with curriculum overviews and will be introducing more ways to enable families to come into school more as the year goes on.
The full responses are published below:
Parent Partnership News
We are delighted to have been awarded the Leading Parent Partnership Award, the new certificate can be found outside the office.
More information about the award can be found here:
The objectives we have worked towards can be found in the attached document. Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have questions to ask, suggestions to make or help to offer.
Our online safety workshops will be held on Tuesday 13th June, there are sessions at 9:00, 15:30 and 18:00.
For those of you who can't make it the presentation is available here:
If you've any questions or queries regarding online safety please contact Mr Ramsden.
Reading Workshops and SATs Meeting - w/c 13th February
Just a quick reminder about two events for parents and carers happening in school this week.
On Wednesday Mrs Theobald is hosting the Y6 SATs meeting for parents and carers after school.
On Thursday Miss Austin is hosting workshops for parents to help your child with reading, this is in addition to our World Book Day Celebration in March. For further details contact Miss Austin or the office.
Monday 6th February 2017 - Little Library Visit
Parents and carers enjoyed coming into school today to work with the Little Library Van from Sheffield Library Service.
We enjoy a great relationship with the Library Service and each class regularly receives selections of books to fit with English and topic work.
We've attached sign-up sheets below so that you can enroll your child if they aren't already a member. Hard copies are also available at the office.
Friday 3rd February 2017 - Wisewood take on Sharks and Wolves
Parents and Carers joined Miss Weston, Mr Ramsden and the Y5/6 Basketball team on Friday night as we provided the half-time entertainment by taking to the court during the half-time interval of the Sheffield Sharks v Worcester Wolves BBL game on Friday night.
The match was a thriller going down the the last minute, a video of the whole game available to watch in school (the Sharks v Wolves game wasn't bad either ;-) .
Tuesday January 24th 2017 - Parental Questionnaire 2016 Results
Thank you to everyone who took part in our questionnaire during December. The results are now available to view online at the OFSTED website here:
If you've not yet given your opinion it's not too late to register on the site to take part.
We're delighted that 98% of parents feel that their child is happy at Wisewood. We've already followed up a number of issues raised with individual families including clarifying our policy towards bullying and homework. If you'd like to discuss any of the issues arising please contact the school office to make an appointment or catch Miss Heaphy or Mr Ramsden on the gate.
Young Voices 2017
It was great to see so many of you with us at the Sheffield Arena to celebrate the success of our School Choir in participating in this years Young Voices. The event was the culmination of hours of hard work by children and staff and a great night was had by all.
Wednesday 14th December 2016 - Christmas Newsletter
The Christmas Newsletter is attached below. We'd like to wish everyone in our school community a wonderful holiday, a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
See you all in January.
Monday 27th November 2016 - Parental Questionnaire 2016
Following feedback from last years questionnaire we have decided to move to an online system and utilise Parent View from OFSTED.
You can find more information here:
Laptops and iPads and help logging in will be available before and after all Christmas performances in order to give everyone the chance to register their views.
We'll share the results and our actions with in the Spring Term.
Friday 9th September 2016 - Parent Newsletter
Through our Parent Forum you asked if we could reintroduce the newsletters as one way of improving home-school communication. We'll be producing a newsletter each half-term to supplement our Facebook and Twitter feeds. If you've any other ideas for ways we can communicate better please let us know.
The latest newsletter is attached below.
Problem Solving Maths Workshops
Thanks to all the parents, carers, friends and family who attended our first problem solving maths workshops today. The children had a great time and it was good to see some of the adults struggling and working together with the children to solve the puzzles. Thanks to those of you who gave feedback, we'll use this to make sure our next events are even better.
Thursday 12th May 2016 - Is your child starting at Wisewood in September? Would you like provision to be made at the After-School club?
Please find attached a letter for parents of children new to Foundation Stage from September regarding places at After-School club.
Monday 25th April 2016 - Parent Forum
Minutes from the first meeting of our Parent Forum are attached below.
4th March 2016 - Festival of Words
We celebrated World Book Day today with our Festival of Words. Alongside our new reading certificate system we welcomed parents and carers into class and ran workshops on phonics and guided reading. Thanks to all those who attended and made it such a memorable day. If you'd like any further advice on how to help your child with reading outside of school then please get in touch with one of the Wisewood team.
Monday 29th Feb 2016 - Parent Forum
Please find attached a letter inviting you to register your interest in becoming part of our new Parent Forum.
Replies to Mr Ramsden by Friday 11th march please. Thanks.
Christmas Bauble Event
Thanks to all parents who attended our Christmas Bauble event. The children had a great time sharing their creative skills with family and friends and maybe even teaching them a thing or two.
We hope you all have a reminder of the day to hang on the tree at home.
Christmas Writing Party
Children and parents from Foundation Stage had a great time today at their Christmas writing party. Thanks to all those who attended, the letters will be winging their way to Father Christmas as you read this.
Parental Questionnaire 2015
Please find attached results of the 2015 Parental Questionnaire. If you've any questions or didn't get chance to complete the survey please contact the School Office or catch Miss Heaphy or Mr Ramsden on the gate.
Monday 5th October 2015 - After School Provision
Following lengthy consultations and requests from parents please find attached a letter inviting you to a meeting to discuss the possibility of an After-School Club provision at Wisewood.