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Newsletter sent Friday 22nd of June 2018
Thank you to everyone who supported the book fair this week. Through the commission earned on your purchases school was able to buy books worth over £180.00 for the classrooms.
On Saturday four Year 6 pupils -Will, Macey, Ava and Rosie – travelled to Sheffield to take part in the national swim relay finals. Competing against the top schools in the country we didn’t quite make the final. However, it was a great experience, the team swimming with real grit and determination and improving their times from the qualifying rounds by over 4 seconds. Well done team.
Further to last week’s change of date and location for the Sports Day we have decided it would be preferable to have it take place at Regatta Field so all the usual races can be run. We have been in contact with Telford & Wrekin Council and have managed to book the field for Wednesday, 18th July. It will take place during the morning, starting at 9.45am
Year 4 are on their residential trip next week with Mr Rutherford and Mrs Bletcher. Therefore the following clubs will not run:
Wednesday – Athletics
Thursday – Girls Football (Years 3 – 6) and Boys Football (Years 4 – 6)
Children in Year 2 will be performing their recorder skills to parents on Wednesday, 4th July at 9.05am in the school hall. We hope you can join us.
On the morning of Thursday, 5th July we would like to ask any year 6 parents with some spare time to help clear the garden area outside the year 6 classroom. Please let Miss S know if you can help.
Years 4, 5 and 6 are performing on Thursday, 12th July to showcase their musical talent on the brass instruments they have been learning this year. The times of the performances are as follows:
9:00-9:30: Year 5 performance
9:30-10:00: Year 6 performance
10:00-10:30: Year 4 performance
Parents only need to stay for the performance their child is in.
There will be a period between each performance to allow parents to leave/arrive for a changeover of the audience.
Year 6 will be putting on a performance of “What a Knight” on Tuesday, 17th July in the school hall, starting at 6.30 pm. Parents and families of Year 6 children are invited to attend. Children should arrive for 6.00 pm to allow them time to get ready.
The School Council are organising a fund raising day for the Ben Corfield Football Fund on Thursday, 19th July. This will be a mufti-day when children, in exchange for a £1.00, do not need to wear school uniform.
You will have seen last week’s appeal for help from parents to run the Summer BBQ on Friday, 13th July. A decision needs to be made fairly quickly about whether this event will go ahead and that will only happen if there are enough people to help out.
Thank you to those parents who have come forward to say they can help but we still need more helpers. Below is a list of some of the jobs that need doing. If you are able to help with any of these please contact Carolyn Healy by email on email@example.com or on 07805 489296 as soon as possible.
Before the event
1. Book ice cream van
2. Book bouncy castle / inflatables
3. Book music / band
4. Buy food and drink
5. Other activities? Any suggestions?
6. Book craft stalls
7. Layout plan
1. Set up BBQ
2. Set up bar
3. Put tables out for craft stalls
4. Put out dining tables
5. Take delivery of inflatables
6. Show musician and ice cream van where to set up.
Staffing the event
1. The bar
3. Nails and glitter tattoos
4. Kids club stall
5. Sweets in jars
6. Inflatables (2 volunteers per hour)
7. Beat the goalie and other sports?
After the event
1. Collect all money in and cash up
2. Put all tables away
3. Clear litter
Could parents please ensure that their child/ren’s dinner account/s are paid and up-to-date before the end of term. Please contact the school office if you would like an account balance. Can we please remind parents that dinner accounts should be in credit at all times to ensure your child receives a school meal.
Year 6 children’s accounts that are in credit after lunch on the last day will have their balance transferred to a younger sibling in school or refunded.
If you need to renew your car parking permit (or apply for a new permit) to park at either Dale End or Wharfage Car Parks at the start and end of the school day please contact Telford & Wrekin Council on 01952 384 000.
You may be aware that from 25th May 2018, the rules around data protection changed. The ‘General Data Protection Regulation’ (GDPR) changes how we, as a school, can use your personal data and keep it safe, and will also strengthen your rights over your own data.
The point of this is to make sure sensitive or private information about yourselves and your children stays safe. Whilst it is similar to the Data Protection Act in many ways, there are a few differences, so we need to make a few changes as a school in order to ensure we remain compliant.
Data within school is only used where necessary and is used for:
• Tapestry (where we assess your children’s progress)
• School Census (a legal requirement)
• Classroom Dojo
• Busy Things
• Emails – for newsletters, etc.
• Telephone numbers – to contact parents and carers
• Addresses – for correspondence
• Inventory – signing in system (for fire safety)
• Local Authority
We have a privacy notice that can be found on the school website or you can request a copy from the office.
As part of our work to comply with the GDPR, we are also re-seeking consent for using photographs or videos of your child on our website, internal displays, local and national press. We will send this request out shortly
As you’re already receiving regular communications including emails, telephone calls and letters from us, we are going to continue sending you information which is relevant to your child’s education, so there’s no need to do anything. We just wanted to keep you up to date and reassure you we respect your privacy.
We only use your information to share what is happening at Coalbrookdale which concerns your child. We will continue to do this to keep you up to date.
If you’d like to stop receiving emails, please let us know, in writing, and tell us how you would like to be kept informed.
We will continue to hold all the contact details you share with us so that we can contact you in the event of your child being poorly or needing to get a message to you.
If you have any questions about how the GDPR affects you, or how our school is preparing for it, please contact the school office.
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:
Harry Cameron for writing fantastic sentences using adjectives
Ruben Phillips for excellent focus using the computer to write about Alan the Alligator
Dominik Jamal for a lovely painting of fruit
Jamie Le Boutillier for good sportsmanship in cricket
Louis Cannon for being a really lovely, thoughtful friend
Rosie Fenner for excellent team work during our baking session
Olivia Evans for always doing her absolute best and being shining example of the Coalbrookdale Way
Madeleine Neame for always working hard and having fantastic manners
Rosa Lester for a fantastic reading diary
Poppy Williams for excellent behaviour and such improved writing
Scarlet Goodall for working really hard on her handwriting
Joseph Tagg for writing a fantastic story opening
Ollie Anson for writing an excellent character description
Jake Bates for working hard at his writing this week
27th – 29th June Year 4 Residential Trip
Wednesday, 4th July Music Assembly – Year 2 Parents (9.05am)
Thursday, 5th July Year 6 Garden Clean-up (am)
Monday, 9th July “Move-up” Morning / New Reception children visit
Thursday, 12th July Music Assemblies – Year 5 @ 9.00am, Year 6 @ 9.30am, Year 4 @ 10.00am
Thursday, 12th July Open Evening (3.45pm – 6.00pm)
Friday, 13th July Summer BBQ
Tuesday, 17th July Year 6 Leavers’ Performance (6.30pm)
Wednesday, 18th July Sports Day (morning)
Thursday, 19th July School Council Mufti Day for Ben Corfield Fund
Friday, 20th July Term ends
23rd & 24th July PD Days (School closed for children)
Monday, 3rd September PD Day (School closed for children)
Monday, 4th September Autumn Term begins
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