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Sadly, we said goodbye to one of the team today. Miss Evans has decided to take on a new, exciting career challenge. We wish her all the best for the future.

We are pleased to announce that we will be welcoming two new members of staff to our community. Portia Clover will be starting with us on Monday 04th October, working in Hazel as a teaching assistant. Just before half-term, we will also welcome teaching assistant Charlotte Russell to the Year Five team.

If you are a parent of guardian and you would like to take part in the first of our new half-termly community forums, please feel welcome to come along (albeit virtually)! The first one is online on Thursday 07th October from 18:00 – 19:00. If you fill out this form we will be in touch with how to join the meeting.


We would like to invite parents of children in Year One to Year Five into school for an opportunity to meet your child’s class teacher. It will be a chance to meet all the adults who help your children learn and to look through some of your children’s work. This will be held in the school hall on the following dates:

Monday 27th SeptemberOneHolly
Tuesday 28th SeptemberOneChestnut
Wednesday 29th SeptemberTwoHazel
Thursday 30th SeptemberFour Cedar
Friday 01st OctoberThreeLime
Monday 04th OctoberThreeBeech
Tuesday 05th OctoberTwoLaurel
Wednesday 06th OctoberFive Ash
Thursday 07th OctoberFiveBirch

All drop in sessions will be between 09:00 and 10:00, except for Year One, which will be from 14:15 until pick up time.


September 16th is National Teaching Assistants’ Day. We spoke to the children about it today in assembly and we will be saying thank you to our staff on Thursday. Children may want to make a homemade card or something special to show their appreciation.


Please double-check the PE days for different classes below. We have had to make one or two changes.


Please find further details about your child’s school day on the class pages of our website.


We are all looking forward to seeing you on Monday 06th September. Mr Brereton and Mr Carter will be out on the playground to welcome you and show you around if you are unsure of anything.

Please remember to see the letters page for further details of new arrival and departure times. We would also kindly ask that, if you have not already done so, to complete the form which lets us know who will be collecting your child each day. You can find further details on both items in Letters.

A note to parents of children joining our Year Three classes. Please be aware that snacks and school meals are no longer free for most children in KS2. You will need to provide a healthy snack for break times. This can be a piece of fruit or veg and please remember that we are a nut-free school because of certain children with severe allergies. You can either pay the office directly or send money in, in a named envelope.

Finally, we will post curriculum letters soon, which will include details of when PE is taking place. In the meantime, the following classes will be having PE on the following days. Remember that children come to school in the PE kits on these days:

Monday: Lime, Ash and Birch.

Tuesday: Laurel, Hazel, Holly and Lime.

Wednesday: Chestnut, Cedar and Holly.

Thursday: Beech, Laurel, Hazel and Chestnut.

Friday: Cedar


If you would be interested in joining our wonderful team, we are currently advertising for a Learning Support Assistant. Please see details below.

Learning Support Assistant


We raised nearly £400 for Bone Cancer Research Trust today. Here are some of our community looking splendid in orange!


We are currently advertising for a Breakfast and After School Club Manager and for Cleaning Staff. Please find details below:

Breakfast and After School Club Manager



Woodsiders had a wonderful afternoon in the sunshine saying a fond farewell to Mrs Jermy today!


We ‘bubbled’ our sports day this year. Here are the Year Fours in action!


Next week we are going to be fundraising for The Bone Cancer Research Trust, whose vision is a world where all primary bone cancer is cured.

On Monday 19th July we invite all children to wear their brightest orange clothes and for families to give a donation to the charity. Thank you.


The ‘Wensum English Hub’ have recently released this guidance on how to get children engaged with reading over the summer holidays.


Children enjoyed a very informative Refugee Week recently, raising £290 for the Welcome Wheels project.


A reminder that, as of Monday 21st, drop-off and pick-up times are changing for some children. Full details are in the letter we sent last week. Please try and arrive at school as close to the necessary time as you can. Remember to wear a mask and socially distance as best you can. We would also respectfully ask you not to bring dogs onto any part of the school site, including the pathway leading from the back entrance.


If you joined us for our Nursery Parents’ Evening today, you can find the presentation below. If you could not make it, the notes might be useful. Please feel welcome to get in touch if you have any questions.


Please find our recent Reception Parents’ Evening presentation below.


Back in May 2021, we held a Relationships & Sex Education (RSE) information evening for parents. If you did not manage to make it or would like to refer back, please find the presentation here.


We wrote to you before half-term regarding transition work and some changes to classes, namely to this year’s Year Two and Year Four.

Please note, children will be told about the planned changes to these year groups on Friday 18th June. As part of the work around reconfiguring the classes, children will have the opportunity to name a small group of children who they would like to be with next year. They will have the weekend to think about this and then state their preferences on Monday 21st June.

On Friday 25th June, children will find out who they will be with next year. We will also send out information to parents, on which teachers and other adult support will be in which classes for next year.


Our new Deputy Head, Sam Carter will be visiting the school tomorrow. Mr Carter will be at the front gate tomorrow morning to help greet the children, if parents would like to put a name to a face!


We will begin to start using the back gate as an entrance to school from Monday 07th June. You can access this via the pathway which runs alongside the village hall. For the moment, the gate will be supervised from 09:00 – 09:15 and is only for families of children in Year Two – Year Four.

Please note, as per our risk management measures, parents will still not be able to come onto the school site and collection will remain the same for all at the front entrances.


We are currently advertising for a Learning Support Assistant. Further details on how to apply can be found here.


Thank you to all parents for your Pyjamarama Day donations. Hethersett Woodside raised just over £332 for BookTrust this year! Here are a few of our children in their PJ’s enjoying a bedtime story!

Hethersett Woodside Primary and Nursery School
Coachmaker Way, Hethersett, Norwich NR9 3GN

Headteacher: Mr Jem Brereton

Email: • Tel: 01603 810674