We celebrated Harvest today and the children watched an online service from Revd Naylor. Thank you for your Harvest Festival donations today which will be passed on to Telford Food Bank. Don’t forget to look at Seesaw to see the children signing, using Makaton, Cauliflowers Fluffy.

After School Clubs – after half term

Please remember to sign up for after school multi-sports clubs for children in Years 3 – 6 which will resume after half term (Monday 2nd November – Friday 11th December). There is a different year group on each day (see below) so class bubbles don’t mix.

These will only go ahead if we get sufficient interest (minimum 5 children per session). Each afternoon session will cost £2.50 (£15.00 for the half term).

Permission slips are attached below. Please return, along with payment, in a sealed envelope to the school office. Permission slips can be emailed back to school (caroline.hodgkins@taw.org.uk) with the money sent in separately with your child if you prefer.

Monday – Year 4 (2nd November – 7th December – £15.00) – 3.00pm – 4.00pm
Tuesday – Year 6 (3rd November – 8th December – £15.00) – 3.20pm – 4.20pm
Wednesday – Year 3 (4th November – 9th December – £15.00) – 3.00pm – 4.00pm
Friday – Year 5 (6th November – 11th December – £15.00) – 3.20pm – 4.20pm

Children participating in after school clubs do not need to wear school uniform on their club day. Please send them in to school in their PE kit.

Permission Slip – Multi Sports Club – Autumn 2 2020

Friends News

The Friends Uniform Sale is back!

We’ll be collecting pre-loved uniform on Wednesday 23 September, from 2.40pm in the Eco Garden. To help with sorting and Covid safety please bring washed uniform in a carrier bag with the age range of the contents written on the bag. Just drop and go as you walk past to collect your children.

We will be selling the uniform on Friday 25th September, 2.30 – 3.30pm, in Dale End Park. All items £1 with all proceeds going towards our fundraising.

Temporary Road Closure – Hillside, Ironbridge

Balfour Beatty on behalf of Telford and Wrekin Council are planning to undertake Highway Improvement works . The work is set to commence on Thursday, 24th September 2020 and will last for a duration of 20 days between the hours of 8.00am – 16.00pm with an end date of Thursday, 13 October 2020.

There will therefore be a temporary road closure along Hillside, Ironbridge.

School Lunches – from week commencing 14th September

Following a meeting with Telford & Wrekin Catering we have agreed that from next Monday (14th September) there will be hot dinners available to children four days a week (sandwiches on Wednesdays only). There is a two week menu, starting with Week One on Monday.

Children will still be eating lunches in their classrooms and meals will be taken to them by school staff.

To help with the preparation of the meals we would still like parents to complete a school dinner request form (attached below) and return this to the school office either by email to caroline.hodgkins@taw.org.uk or returned with your child to the school office the week before. Copies of the order forms can be obtained from the school office. They can also be downloaded from the school website (News & Activity \ Meals Menu and Payment).

School Lunch Order Form – September 2020 v 2

Welcome back

It has been lovely to see all the children this week and they have all settled in so well after such a long time away. The children have enjoyed catching up with their classmates and have returned with enthusiasm and ready to learn.

We have had a positive start and would like to thank you for your support to the changes we have made to the school day. We have had a few teething problems and so we have made a few changes to the start and end of the day.

To avoid some of the congestion on the top playground Year 1 and Year 3 will now enter the top playground from the eco garden as normal and then walk to the corner of the school building at the top of path leading down to the Dale End gate. Ms Saunders and Miss Spandrzyk will meet you there and direct your child along to their respective classroom. They will be dismissed in the same way at the end of the day.

Social – distancing on the playground

Some parents/carers are gathering in groups, coming with more than one adult or waiting around after collection instead of leaving as soon as possible. We would ask that only one parent accompanies their child/ren. Please arrive at the given time (not too early/not too late) and leave as soon as you have dropped-off/picked-up your child/ren.

Please remember the one-way system for entering and leaving the school grounds.

Parents/carers bringing dogs into school grounds at drop off and pick up times

We recognise that dogs are an important part of family life for many in the school community, and as such are often included in day‐to‐day activities such as walking children to and from school. However, others may find the presence of dogs in the playground and school grounds stressful, even frightening particularly with younger children, and even well‐behaved dogs can behave unpredictably when placed in a busy, noisy, and crowded environment. Therefore, school policy is that no dogs are allowed on school premises (either on a lead or carried). We would appreciate your co-operation by not bringing your pet to school.