Goodbye to 7 fabulous people!

Wray School had a sad day when it came to the time to say goodbye to our fantastic 7 Year 6 pupils who will be going on to bigger things at secondary school.

This thoughtful group of children were Mrs Norton Smith’s first cohort when she started as head here 7 years ago, so a special attachment had been made between pupils and the head.

The Year 6s are a special group of children, with so much talent and aspiration between them, as well as the fact they are genuinely some of the loveliest children we all know.  They left a special letter to continue the trend of loveliness with our new reception children starting in September, and it went something like this:

“Dear new receptions,

We hope you will all really enjoy your time at Wray Primary School, as we have.  We would like to tell you some of the amazing memories that we have had here.  There are many experiences you can enjoy like: the whole school trips, the pantomime, Forbidden Corner, going to Borwick Hall and going to museums.  There are lots of tournaments for people who like sports, amazing clubs throughout the week – something different every day.

There are lots of activities that take place like: swimming, PE, Art, Forest School and Science.  You will make loads of new amazing friends and Wray will become your family.

Love from Year 6 leavers of 2018. “

Phonics support for Pre – Reception children

For the parents of our lovely children starting Wray in September…

Our sounds are so important in our language.  When the children first arrive at school, we will revise the phase 1 sounds.  This does not involve letter sounds yet!  It involves sounds from real life and being able to communicate through their own use of sounds with their peers and adults too.

Please take a look at this link to help you play some phase 1 games at home:


If you feel as though your child is confident with initial sounds, then phase 2 would be our next step – which involves the sounds of the letters S A T P I N…  The actions can be learned through ‘Jolly Phonics’ songs:

New Starters

We were all really proud of our new starters this week, who came into school for their first time!

They really enjoyed themselves.  They listened to stories with Mrs Phillips, met new friends who are already here, and played lots of games of their own choice.  We even managed to fit in time to paint a self portrait!

We are looking forward to two more mornings with our new starters, before they become Reception children for real!

Parents, if you have any queries, please contact us via the school email contact address, or do phone the school telephone to have a chat.  Any information that you need to pass to us can come via the office.