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Below you’ll find the news items that featured in last week’s email newsletter.
Newsletter sent Friday 20th of April 2018
Welcome back everyone. We hope all the children enjoyed the Easter break.
The summer term finishes on Friday, 20th July and half term is Monday 28th May – Friday 1st June.
With the warm weather finally here we would ask that children bring hats (named) in to wear at play times and have sunscreen applied before they come to school as we do not apply sunscreen to children during the day. We would also ask that children do not wear sunglasses unless there is a medical reason to do so as these are easily broken in the playground.
The last race is at Chetwynd Park, Newport (on the B5062 between Edgmond and Newport) next Wednesday, 25th April. We would ask that children could be at the venue by 4.00pm so that runners can familiarise themselves with the course (please note it will be different to the first race at Chetwynd).
Due to the distance to Newport and the parking at this event, children who will be running in this race may leave school early. We would suggest children are collected from the school office at 3.00pm
On 21st March we did a swimming gala at Thomas Telford. Mrs Bletcher entered us into the mixed freestyle and the mixed stroke relays. We won at the pool by about a length but we had to wait for the results of the other Midlands galas to see whether we had swum fast enough to make the finals in Sheffield…
Good news! We did!
So we are going to swim in the fancy pool!
The people that took part were Will, Macey, Ava, Rosie and Lola!
A big congratulations to the swimmers – they did so well!
Report by Will and Lola
On a super, sunny afternoon, seven girls from Year 5/6 went to a football tournament. We played four matches; we lost one, drew two and won one. We all had an amazing time and it was a great experience. Elyse did some amazing tackling; super saves from Stacey; jaw dropping goals from Violet and Niamh. Kia fought for every ball, Maia did some perfect passing and some excellent captaincy and encouragement from Ophelia.
Written by Ophelia and Elyse
We have been invited to enter teams in to the Wrekin College Schools Aquathlon Relay on Sunday, 13th May. Events are for children in Years 3 & 4 and Years 5 & 6 and a team needs to consist of 4 members. Each team member will swim 25m and then run 400m (Years 3 & 4) or swim 50m and then run 600m (Years 5 & 6). If your child would like to participate please let the school office know by Friday 27th April. The event will only go ahead if we get 4 children for a team.
Please do not go on Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook or Twitter because the age required is 13. All of the social media sites are too old and may have inappropriate features. So, for your own safety please DON’T go on these sites.
Grace P and Athena
Clubs will start next week (23rd April) except for Athletics which starts 9th May. Children need to sign up to all clubs again even if they have participated previously. Permission slips are available from the school office.
Mondays (none 7th May)
Dodgeball (Years 1 -3) – £10.00
Summer Sports (Years 1 & 2) – No charge
Gymnastics (Years 3 – 6) – £12.50
Cricket (Years 3 – 6) – No charge
Athletics (Years 2 – 6) – No charge – STARTS 9th May
Cooking (Year 2) – £10.00 (only a few places available. If we have more interest than places available then names will be ‘drawn out of a hat’)
Football Mixed (Years 1 – 3) – £12.50
Football Girls (Years 3 – 6) – No charge
Football Boys (Years 4 – 6) – No charge
Dodgeball (Years 3 – 6) – £12.50
Karate (All years) – £17.50
Tennis (Years 3 – 6) – £20.00
Please remember that school dinners are now £2.20 a day for children in KS2. Parents can pay by cheque (payable to Telford & Wrekin Council) or cash via school or online (please contact the school office if you have mislaid your child’s online dinner money reference number).
Children are bringing home a new dinner menu today and a copy can be found on the school website in the Parents Area under Meal Payment and Menu.
Every Friday we have a Shining Stars assembly where children from each class are given a Headteacher’s award for good behaviour or work in class. This week’s Shining Stars are:
Mason Horner for excellent maths this week
Kameron Newell for excellent progress in phonics
Jamie Le Boutillier for taking responsibility for jobs around the classroom
Riley Parry for listening carefully to stories and trying to explain the hidden meaning
Rosie Fenner for always listening carefully, working hard and crating well thought through pieces of work
William Gomersall for always listening carefully, working hard and crating well thought through pieces of work
Jack Cheetham for having a mature attitude towards his work
Kishara Samuels-Parkes for working really hard during our English lessons
Theo Adcock for working hard on his times tables
Immy Evans for modelling good friendships to the KS1 children at lunchtime
Ben Corfield for having a positive attitude towards his learning
Lola Woodhall for always having a go to answer questions, even when she is not confident
Ava Kind for her excellent, dedicated work over the Easter Holidays
Rosie Kind for her excellent, dedicated work over the Easter Holidays
Please see attached for details for a Teddy Bear’s Picnic in Telford Town Park on Sunday, 20th May.
Please click on the link below for more details on Telford & Wrekin’s Leader and Cabinet Members’ Young Person Grant Scheme which is a monetary award to support children and young people living in the Borough of Telford & Wrekin up to the age of 25 years old who are in one of the following categories:
• Education, Training and/or Employment
• Performing Arts and Culture
• Sport Programmes
Telford & Wrekin Council has launched a scheme called the #BigGreenVote and is encouraging everyone to vote for their favourite green spaces (Please visit Big Green Vote News Release for full details of the story). The Council is protecting 96 places from development and offering £50,000 to the most popular sites. We have two sites near us – Dale End Picnic Area and Darby Road, Coalbrookdale. Make sure you cast your vote for your favourite place by visiting Big Green Vote
There is also a colouring competition to enter. Entry form is attached below. Post your pictures to Twitter #BigGreenVote, by mail to Big Green Vote Colouring Competition; Addenbrooke House, (First Floor Communications) Ironmasters Way, Telford TF3 4NT or email email@example.com
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