Year 3 Parents – a letter will be sent home tonight

Dear Parents and Carers of children in Year Three,

As you are no doubt aware, Mrs. Cowan has been away from school last week and won’t be here this week too.

This is because she is currently caring for family members who were involved in a serious accident which required hospitalisation. Sam is trying to juggle too many balls at the moment, and this has resulted in her feeling very unwell herself. She is determined to be back in on Monday 20th January, mainly because she is missing her class very much, but we will be able to let you know before the weekend for sure.

During her absence Mrs. Rutherford, Mrs Evans and Mrs Leck are ensuring that the children are as unaffected as possible and Mr Spragg and myself will also be teaching them at some points during the week – poor things!

I have passed on the many kind wishes that you have sent to Mrs Cowan and they are cheering her up no end.

Many thanks for your support at this time,

Julie

Year 4 Parents

Please forgive me for giving you misinformation before; your children WILL be doing PE tomorrow so can come in their PE kits (dark shorts or bottoms, plain white t-shirts and a school sweatshirt of cardigan).

Please share this message to all the parents in year 4.

 

 

Last day…

Tomorrow the children can come to school in anything they wish; it doesn’t have to be a Christmas jumper – totally up to them. They can bring a toy with them but nothing electronic; something they can use their imagination with or play with their friends would be perfect.

Remember that the children are allowed to leave school at 1:20 with an adult so just go to the normal place that you collect them from and they will be given to you willingly.

If your child is Year 6, they can walk home PROVIDED we have had written permission from a carer.

The children are back in on Tuesday 7th January when hopefully there will be no more bugs and illnesses going round!

 

Have a wonderful; holiday,

 

Julie

Lost Property

I’ve got all of the many items found in school with no apparent owners set out in the hall. Please feel free to come and have a look and take your child’s belongings.

They will go to charity or pre-loved after tomorrow.

There are coats, lunch stuff, trainers, sweatshirts, false teeth, winning lottery tickets and much, much more!

Stranger Danger Report

Haberdashers’ Abraham Darby has reported the following

 

A man in car asked a pupil if she wanted a lift home. The parents have reported this to the Police. As of now, we are told by the pupil that it was a Blue Volvo with a 16 registration plate.

Description: White Male, late 50’s, grey hair, wearing a white shirt and black tie. This was out of school hours and it happened as she was walking down the hill heading home in the direction of Ironbridge at approximately 3.34pm.

Mrs Henry’s news

Dear Parents, Carers and Children,

I have told the children this week of my decision to retire next July when this current school year ends. This has been a long and difficult decision to make as this school is such a special place and the thought of not being able to see you all every day is not something I’m really prepared for.

I have thoroughly enjoyed the past thirteen years and could not have wished for a better set of parents, children and colleagues with which to end my teaching career. The support and encouragement I have received here has been priceless to me and I will never forget the friendships I have gained here too. I do not believe there is a community in the country with as big a heart as this one, and your love and care for others, including myself, are exemplary. To be considered as a leader of a school is such a community is an honour and a privilege.

I aim to spend a lot of the time in retirement reading, relaxing and travelling. My husband has also agreed that we can finally get a dog as we are both going to be at home a lot more! When I get fed up of him, husband not dog(!) I would love to be able to visit every so often.

I will obviously be here until the end of this academic year and will leave in July when our current year 6 move on to pastures new. The Governing Body of the school have already met to start the process of finding the next Headteacher and they will keep you updated at every point in the journey.

Thanks so much for everything you have done for me,

With love,

Julie

norovirus

 It looks like we may have been hit by the dreaded Norovirus. There is plenty of information out there to help contain it but here is what we have been sent too….

 

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Dates and Events in last couple of weeks

Just a quick reminder of the things going on in school this week and next….

No clubs this term now due to plays and final week chaos!

Wednesday 11th ~ Year 5 play @ 6pm (NO young children- less than 7 years old-  are allowed.

Thursday 12th ~ Year 6 panto here NOT TPS @ 6pm (NO young children- less than 7 years old-  are allowed.

Friday 13th ~ Christmas Fayre 6-8pm here in school

Tuesday 17th ~ Rocksteady concert @ 2:30pm in school  ~ parents whose children are performing are invited.

Wednesday 18th ~ Christmas Dinner day in school – pupils only.

Thursday 19th ~ Christmas service in Church @ 10:30 -all welcome – led by Year 6

Friday 20th ~ Christmas jumper day – bring a toy – finish early if wanted.

Back to school on Tuesday 7th January 2020

Have a wonderful last 2 weeks.

Julie

PE

After Christmas we are going back to changing for PE in school. The children will no longer be asked to come to school in PE kit. We have found that some children are dressing for sport as if they are on a Mufti day in football kits, Pokémon T-shirts, glittery leggings and the like. This has a detrimental effect on the behaviour of some children.

In January they will need to bring a full PE kit into school.

Black shorts, white plain t-shirt -doesn’t need to be a school logo t-shirt, trainers, warm outer clothes – all in a  bag suitable to keep in school.

Years 4 and 5 have PE on a Monday and Years 3 and 6 have PE on a Friday.

If they do not have their PE kit in school on their allotted day, you will be asked to bring it to school or the children will do PE in their school uniform.

School Vision and Motto.

Part of our work in school at the moment has been to express what we all aim to achieve here for the children into a short vision statement. You will see if below but to sum it up, we believe that every person who is in our school family is special and that we are all capable of doing very special things.

We truly believe that our “Love, Laugh and Learn” motto captures what we feel is the most important thing for our children to experience – in that order too.

Our Vision is:

Our school community will ignite the ability in all to

‘Love, Laugh and Learn’, recognising the extraordinary and wondrous in everything and in everyone. Our rich, varied and creative curriculum, together with our core Christian values, will empower all to flourish emotionally, socially, spiritually and academically, confidently knowing that ‘all things are possible with God’ (Matt 19:26).