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Newsletter sent Friday 18th of October 2019
Thank you to those parents who were able to join us last Friday at Holy Trinity Church for our Harvest service. Thank you also for the donations of food that were passed on to Telford Food Bank.
Some upcoming dates for your diary after half term are:
Friday 15th November 2019: We will be fundraising for Children in Need. Children can come to school in any sporting kit (rugby, netball, football, hockey, horse-riding etc) in exchange for a donation (£1.00).
Saturday 30th November 2019: The choir will be singing at the Ironbridge Christmas Lights switch-on. Exact time to be confirmed nearer the date.
Coalbrookdale Kids Club will be holding its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday 12th November 2019 at 18:15. If you able to attend the AGM, you are more than welcome.
Please see attached with further details.
With colder, wetter weather now with us could children please bring coats to school each day to enable them to go outside as much as possible at break times. Please ensure that all coats (and hats, gloves and school uniform) have your child’s name in them. This enables all lost items to be returned to their rightful owner.
It has come to our attention that a number of children are using the Instagram app to instant message their friends and that a number of hurtful comments have been made. We would remind parents that children under the age of 13 should not be using this app. We want all children to be safe online and hope you will support us with this.
This week the Year 5/6 girls’ football team travelled to John Fletcher – it was a great end to end game – with both teams playing well and making lots of chances. Coalbrookdale had goals from Emme and “Bend it like Buckland” Sophie, Tilly saved a penalty but this was not quite enough with John Fletcher always managing to stay at least one goal ahead. Final score 3-2 to John Fletcher.
Don’t forget we are collecting Aldi’s Kit for Schools stickers. Aldi is giving 20 primary schools the chance to win £20,000 to kick-start a health legacy for their school. What’s more, every school who enters by completing their Aldi’s Kit for Schools poster will also receive an exclusive school sports kit!
Help us by collecting stickers from Aldi for every £30 spent in store and send them in to the school office. Stickers are available until November.
The following after school clubs will run after half term (4th November – 13th December) unless indicated below. There will be no clubs in the last week of term (16th – 20th December).
Permission slips must be completed for all paid for after school clubs and are available from the school office.
Street Dance (Years 1 – 6): Street Dance will run on Tuesdays (5th November – 10th December; 3.30pm – 4.30pm). This club is run by Urban Dance Training Academy/Blackout Dance Camp and sessions will be led by Bethany Bryan. This is open to children in Years 1 – 6. Sessions are £3.00; £18.00 for the half term (cheques should be made payable to Coalbrookdale & Ironbridge Primary School). If your child would like to join please complete a permission slip and return with full payment by 4th November. A minimum of 20 children need to be booked on this club for it to go ahead.
Tennis (Years 4 – 6): Tennis will run on Wednesdays (6th November – 11th December; 3.30pm – 4.20pm) with Mrs Marandola/Mrs Edwards from Cound Tennis Club. The cost is £24.00 (£4.00 per session) and cheques should be made payable to Fiona Edwards. If your child would like to join please complete a permission slip and return with full payment. Places are limited to 24 children.
Mixed Football (Years 1 – 3): Mixed Football will run on Thursdays (7th November – 12th December; 3.30pm – 4.30pm). Football is open to all children in Years 1 – 3. Sessions are £2.50; £15.00 for the half term (cheques should be made payable to Coalbrookdale & Ironbridge Primary School). Children will need shin pads and trainers. If your child would like to join please complete a permission slip and return with full payment to the school office. Places are limited to 24 children.
Girls Football (Years 3 – 6): Mrs Bletcher and Miss Munt are running a girls football club on Thursdays (7th November – 12th December; 3.30pm – 4.30pm) for girls in Years 3 – 6. This takes place on Regatta Field (or school playground depending on the weather). There will be the opportunity to play matches against local schools. Children will need shin pads, trainers and football boots. If any parent is able to help with football and are DBS checked, please contact the office. Places are limited to 20 children and there are only a couple of spaces available. There is no charge for this club.
Boys Football (Years 4 – 6): Mr Rutherford will continue the boys football club on Thursdays (7th November – 12th December; 3.30pm – 4.30pm) for boys in Years 4 – 6. This takes place on Regatta Field (or school playground depending on the weather). There will be the opportunity to play matches against local schools. Children will need shin pads, trainers and football boots. If any parent is able to help with football and are DBS checked, please contact the office. There are currently no places on this club.
Karate (All years): Karate will run on Fridays (8th November – 13th December (NO CLUB 6TH DECEMBER); 3.30pm – 4.30pm in the school hall. Karate is run by Connor Protheroe-Jones and lessons cost £3:50 per session; £17.50 for the half term and are payable in advance. If you have any further questions please contact Sam Stewart on 07940 726311 for more information.
Please find below a list of lunchtime/in-school clubs that will be running after half term.
Mathletics Drop-in Session: Mrs Jenks will run a drop-in session for children who wish to do Mathletics. This will take place in the Year 5 classroom (12.05pm – 12.30pm).
Tag Rugby (Years 5 & 6): Miss LS will run a tag-rugby club at lunchtime on Mondays (12.05pm – 12.30pm) on the bottom playground.
Netball (Years 5 & 6): Miss LS will run a netball club at lunchtime on Tuesdays (12.05pm – 12.30pm) on the bottom playground.
KS1 Choir (Years 1 & 2): KS1 Choir will run on Tuesdays (3.00pm – Music Room) with Mrs Le Boutillier. Permission slips are available from the school office. There are currently no places on this club.
Computer Club (Years 3-6): Mrs Jenks will run a computer club for children in Years 3 – 6. This will take place in the Year 5 classroom (12.05pm – 12.30pm). Permission slips are available from the school office.
Hockey (Years 5 & 6): Miss LS will run a hockey club at lunchtime on Thursdays (12.05pm – 12.30pm) on the bottom playground. Children will require shin pads and mouth guards.
KS2 Choir (Years 3 – 6): Miss LS will run the KS2 Choir at lunchtime on Fridays (12.30pm – 1.00pm) in the Year 6 classroom.
Jessica M for super phonics and using taught sounds in your writing. Well done!
Violet for beautiful handwriting and taking price in your work. Well done!
Tobias for showing good patience and sharing equipment
Joshua M for super work in maths
Sophie Ba for practising her maths at home all week
Luna for excellent contributions to the group reading session
Benjamin C for good answers pretending to be a child from Ruby’s first day of school
Maggie for brilliant acting of Ruby Bridges in our press conference
Joshua F for a fantastic attitude and perseverance with your handwriting
Amelie for a fantastic persuasive explanation yesterday
Miley for an excellent, creative presentation on the life cycle of a tortoise
Ella W for an excellent, creative presentation on the life cycle of a tortoise
Tanzy for exceptional effort in maths, in school and at home
Poppy W for fabulous contributions in guided reading
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Coalbrookdale and Ironbridge CE Primary School
Tel: School: 01952 386620
Nursery: 01952 433325 Kids Club: 01952 432090
Head Teacher: Sue Blackburn
School Administrator: Moira Hughes