Reading week went really well at Wizz Kids with lots of different people volunteering to read a story with the children. A special thanks to Totley Primary who sent children over to read to the children every day . Lots of the children were once at Wizz Kids so it was a real trip down memory lane for them. We also welcomed mums, dads and grandparents to read favourite stories. We are always looking for reading volunteers so if you would like to pop in, please let us know.
The police visited Wizz Kids this week to talk with the children about road safety. The children were all very good and paid attention throughout. Thank you to the two community officers who took time to visit.
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Have a go at making these summer lollies at home. Send the photos in via email or tapestry and we will put them on the wall. Enjoy!
- 1-3/4 cups whole milk, divided
- 1 to 2 tablespoons honey
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1-1/2 cups fresh raspberries
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 10 freezer pop moulds or 10 paper cups (3 ounces each) and wooden lolly sticks
- In a microwave, warm 1/4 cup milk; stir in honey until blended. Stir in remaining 1-1/2 cups milk and vanilla.
- Divide berries among moulds; cover with milk mixture. Top moulds with holders. If using cups, top with foil and insert sticks through foil. Freeze until firm.
As you are aware, we had our routine Ofsted inspection on May 2nd and would like to sincerely thank all the parents who showed Wizz Kids enormous support on the day. We received several emails and letters showing how much you appreciate all the hard work the staff do to look after and nurture your children.
A full copy of the report is available here : Ofsted inspection report May 2019 , but in summary, we were awarded GOOD in all areas.
We are very proud of the inspector`s findings and would like to highlight the following comments:
” Exceptionally well – resourced play areas, indoors and outside, promote children`s inquisitiveness and eagerness to try new things”
“The staff team is very welcoming and inclusive”
“Staff provide children with a wide range of exciting learning experiences that motivate them to play, explore and make new discoveries”
Thank you all for your continued support
We will be holding a bake sale on Friday May 10th at 3pm. We will be raising funds for Nepal so please help support us by bringing cakes or biscuits during the day and some spending money too. We will set up our stand in the playground to catch school children on their way home too so we will need plenty of bakes.
Thank you for everybody who helped bring and buy cakes . We made an amazing £110 for the charity and the cakes were amazing
We celebrated Easter at Wizz kids with lots of special themed activities. The children really enjoyed a visit from Rachel, our local minister at All Saints church. Rachel talked about the Easter story and bought arts and crafts activities for the children. They also enjoyed Easter baking, making chicks and Easter baskets and had a egg hunt in the afternoon. Thank you to all those who were involved.
We are always looking for different people and parents to get involved with Wizz kids. We are currently encouraging parents , grandparents and carers to be actively involved with reading times at Wizz Kids. Last week we were visited by a flying dragon but there is no need to come in fancy dress, just bring a favourite story or arrange to borrow one of ours. group sizes are small and the children love seeing family members getting involved.
Wizz Kids were very grateful to have a visit and demonstration from our local Mountain Rescue unit. Sarah left her usual post in the office to volunteer to be rescued by the children under instruction from Tony! The children helped to cover Sarah with the yellow rescue tent and to support her leg and cover her up. The blow up stretcher was expertly strapped around Sarah to make sure she was stable and warm.
The rescue land rover was a big hit with the children and they all enjoyed climbing aboard and seeing the rescue equipment. We would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to Tony and the local team for such an enjoyable and educational day. Here are some memories from the visit
We all enjoyed world book day with lots of enthusiasm for dressing up from both children and staff! The children loved bringing in special books from home to share. Here are some memories form the day