Lost Property

Please find attached four files with pictures of items from lost property. If you recognise anything that belongs to your child please email me on caroline.hodgkins@taw.org.uk or via Seesaw and I will return it to you when school resumes. Anything not claimed by the end of September will be recycled.

Please remember to name all items sent into school with your child.

Thank you

Lost Property 1

Lost Property 2

Lost Property 3

Lost Property 4

End of the Year

It is not the usual end to a school year but we hope this finds everyone keeping well and safe. It has certainly been an eventful year with a helicopter landing on the school playground, the demolition of the power station cooling towers, the Ironbridge floods and then finally the Covid-19 lockdown.

It has been lovely to see some of our children return this half term but wish we could have seen you all. We hope those at home have enjoyed catching up with their teachers and classmates each week online.

Before lockdown started we had the usual busy events during the year and as always we wish to thank you for your help and support.

Thank you:

  • To all the parents for their support throughout the school year, supporting the children at Christmas plays, music performances, special assemblies, school trips, sporting events and so much more;
  • To the parents who volunteer in school and help run school clubs for the children;
  • To the Friends of Coalbrookdale for all their hard work at fundraising events to raise money for the school so that the whole school community benefits;
  • To all the Governors for giving up their time for meetings and their visits to school.

Farewell Year 6

We would like to extend our very best wishes to our Year 6 children as they move on to their new Secondary Schools in September. Thank you also to those parents who have been involved in Coalbrookdale school life for many years and who are leaving us this year. Your help and support has been greatly appreciated.

Year 6 Awards

Each year three special awards are presented to children in Year 6; the Community Award, Sports Personality Award and the Layla Jane Pitt Remembrance for Performing Arts. This year’s winners are:

Community Award: Abigail H

Sports Personality Award: Isaac

Layla Jane Pitt Remembrance Award for Performing Arts: Alice

The school day

As outlined last week, the Government have made it clear that schools are to operate on a staggered timetable from September so that we can ensure classes bubbles can be kept separate.

We appreciate that this will be a challenge for parents who have children in different classes but we would ask that parents try and keep to their assigned times to avoid queues along the path from Buildwas Road.

Unfortunately, we have been unable to keep sibling drop-off/pick-up times consecutive for all families. For those who have a KS1 child and a child in say Year 5 or 6, you will be able to drop of both children at the earlier time and the older child will walk up to their classroom.

Staff will be on hand to enable a swift handover and each class will have their own hand sanitiser to avoid long queues.

Drop-off times in the morning will be:

8.40 am – Reception
8.50 am – Years 1 & 2
9.00 am – Years 3 & 4
9.10 am – Year 5
9.20 am – Year 6

Pick up times in the afternoon will be:

2.40 pm – Reception
2.50 pm – Years 1 & 2
3.00 pm – Years 3 & 4
3.10 pm – Year 5
3.20 pm – Year 6

The timings above take into account the fact that we will be having staggered break and lunchtimes for each class and to ensure that all children get the recommended number of hours teaching per day. If clubs take place for children in KS2 it also means they will not be waiting too long at the end of the day until the club starts. However, clubs will only go ahead if we get enough interest from parents and will be restricted to Year 3/4 and Year 5/6. More information about clubs will be sent out in September.

We will continue with the one-way system to enter and exit the school grounds. Parents and children will enter via the Buildwas Road/Eco Garden gate on to the top playground and then leave by the Dale End gate next to the bottom playground. We ask that only one parent brings their child/ren to school.

School Dinners

From September the kitchen will only be doing hot meals on Tuesdays (burgers) and Fridays (fish & chips). This will be from week commencing 14 September 2020.

For the first two weeks and then on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday the kitchen will prepare sandwiches for those children wishing to have a school dinner.

Parents whose children would like a school packed lunch are asked to complete and return an order form by Friday the week before. Order forms are available on the school website.

Packed lunch provision consists of a sandwich (tuna mayonnaise, cheese, egg mayonnaise or ham – 2 rounds of bread, buttered, filled and cut in half), dessert, a small packet of crisps and a small bottle of water. All items will be placed into a picnic box.

Please note school lunches are now £2.35 (Years 3 – 6) and should be paid for online. Please contact the office if you do not have your child’s Pupil Reference Number.

School uniform & PE Kit

Children will be expected to wear full school uniform from September. Children do the Mile Run every day in school so please ensure they have shoes they can run/jog in eg. not ballet style shoes for girls.

On the days children in Years 1 – 6 have PE they can come to school in their PE kit (white t-shirt, navy shorts/skort and/or leggings/track pants, school jumper and trainers. NO FOOTBALL KIT. Confirmed PE Days will be as follows:

Year 1 – Friday
Year 2 – Monday & Thursday
Year 3 – Monday
Year 4 – Wednesday
Year 5 – Thursday
Year 6 – Friday

School uniform can be ordered online with Bristows via their website at www.schoolwearfactory.co.uk. Orders can then either be posted direct to you (for a small charge) or be collected from their shop in Bridgnorth (157 Victoria Road, Bridgnorth WV16 4LL).