Year 2 – Habitats Walk

On Thursday Year 2 will be going on a local walk around Coalbrookdale, looking at the variety of habitats in the local area.

Please send the children into school in the appropriate clothing and footwear.

We will be going in the morning and back in school for lunch time.

Any parents who are able to walk with us, your support would be greatly appreciated.

Mrs Postance

Census Day – Thursday, 17 May

This Thursday (17th May) is School Census Day and we would ask parents of children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 to encourage their child/ren to have a school dinner as our school budget is dependent on the dinner numbers on this day.

We will be celebrating the wedding of Harry and Meghan on Thursday and there will be a change to the Week 2 lunch menu.

Bacon, pork sausage or vegetarian sausage, scramble egg, (v) with hash browns, mushrooms, baked beans, plum tomatoes, seasonal salad and homemade mixed bread selection
Warm chocolate brownie or waffle with ice cream and a choice of sauce

Children will be given a Royal Crown with every school meal.

Thank you for your support!

Cooking Club – Thursdays

Cooking Club will run on Thursdays (26th April – 24th May; 3.30pm – 4.30pm) and is run by Ms Saunders & Mrs Fletcher. There are still spaces on this club if your child is interested. If your child is in Year 2 and would like to join please complete a permission slip and return with £10.00 (to cover the cost of ingredients) to the office. Places will be allocated on a ‘first come first served’ basis.

Year 1&2 Parents Lunch

If you would like to join your child for lunch on Wednesday, 28th March please return £2.80 in an envelope with your child’s name and “Parent Lunch” on the front and please post it in the dinner money box outside the school office by 16th March. If you require a vegetarian meal please put this information on the envelope. Lunch will be served at 12.05pm.

Once lunch has finished parents are asked to say goodbye to their child and leave school premises, not go the children’s classrooms or on to the playground.

Year 2 – Forest School

This year the children in Year 2 will be taking part in Forest School sessions on a Friday afternoon. It has been well documented that outdoor learning such as these Forest School sessions have a positive impact on children’s sense of well being. They not only develop a greater understanding of the natural world but also build confidence, resilience, develop decision making and independence. This is transferred in to the classroom environment and can have an impact on the child’s engagement and progress.

The sessions will be led by Mrs Amanda Liddle, who is a Level 3 Forest School Leader. The children will be taking part in a wide range of activities that will link with the classroom curriculum, particularly the science topic ‘Plants and Animals in our Local Environment’. These sessions will start on Friday, 9th September.

The children will therefore need to have a ‘Forest School Kit’ in school every Friday morning. It is essential for the Health and Safety policy that children (and adults) are suitably dressed. The children will need:

All year:
Waterproof jacket/coat –essential at all times of the year
Wellington boots/sturdy shoes
Gardening gloves (if possible)

Warmer months:
Lightweight long sleeved top to avoid scratches or nettle stings
Lightweight trousers- please do not send shorts
Sun hat
Sun cream

Please be aware that long sleeved tops and full length trousers are essential during the summer months to limit the chances of children getting stung by the nettles. Long sleeves in warmer weather will also prevent the sun burning their skin.

Colder months:
Fleece/sweatshirt/jumper/vest
Warm socks
Waterproof trousers
Gloves, hat, scarf

Please be aware all that these items should be clearly labelled with the child’s name.