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We are pleased that the UK looks to be edging closer to normality, but we must stay compliant with the social distancing rules to reach the end goal shortly. Therefore here is a reminder of the times children MUST arrive in class in the morning and be collected in the afternoon so that we ensure everyone can adhere to social distancing.
Family with children in more than one class 9am /3pm
Class 3 8:45am / 2:55pm
Class 2 8:55 am / 3:05pm
Class1 9:05am / 3:15pm
This is a reminder to all parents and children about safety in the sun. If the forecast is for good weather it would be most helpful if the children could come to school with sun protection already applied, a sun hat and a water bottle as we will endeavour to utilise the outside as much as possible.
This is a reminder of our expectations for PE Kit as per our uniform policy
Plain T-shirt or school polo shirt, plain shorts, trainers or plimsolls. A tracksuit is also useful for
outdoor activities during the winter.
WC 10/05/2021 is Week 1 on the menu
We will be eating in our classroom bubbles again but food will be served on plates and not the disposable food trays as before.
School lunches cost £2.40 per day (£12.00 per week)
Sandwiches must be pre-ordered for next week (WC 17th May) on the order form below. Forms must be returned to the school office by Thursday at the latest.
Sandwich Order Form
Due to a child being identified as having a nut allergy we would politely ask that no nuts or nut-based products ie peanut butter are sent into school in packed lunches or as snacks. Many thanks
will be having a tennis taster session with the Lawn tennis association coach on
Thursday 13th so need to come dressed in their PE Kits
1st Prize – No. 20 Sarah Ibberson
2nd Prize – No. 23 Kate Dawson
3rd Prize – No. 02 Mrs Wilde
It had been a whole year since our last meeting and it was sad to reflect on all the fun fundraisers we had planned but, which never took place due to the Covid pandemic. But there is light on the horizon and look forward we must. The meeting took place at the Village Hall on Wednesday and thank you to those people that were able to attend. We have some ideas for fundraising but are always open to any input from all parents of children at the school as ultimately it is your children that benefit. The PTA members can be contacted on
Our first fundraiser is a Summer Raffle. Can you donate a luxury prize worthy of a £5 ticket price? To give you an idea of what we are looking for, a Prize donated so far is a Days Fishing for 2 at Lords Pool, so if you can help please contact us via school or on the email above.
Church Preen Pre School Ditloids Quiz
Please show your support for the local Preschool by downloading and entering their Quiz to help them raise much-needed funds.
The minimum entry is £1 but people can donate as much as they wish.
The PDF can be downloaded by clicking on the Preschool badge and completed online and returned to firstname.lastname@example.org, or printed off and posted at the village hall.
Payments can be made in cash or online. All details are on the quiz.
First prize is a bottle of Fortnum and Mason champagne!!
This week the children became aspiring musical band members in our music lessons. Miss Wilde conducted the children whilst they performed with the instruments and in Geography we were looking into rockpool habitats.
This week the children in Class 2 have been writing their own adventure story openings based on the Iron Man by Ted Hughes. On Friday afternoon, they enjoyed making a giant Iron Man out of recycled materials, for a display. Thank you for all your wonderful donations of recycled materials.
In Geography, the children did some fantastic research on their chosen USA “State” for their homework and presented five interesting facts to the rest of the class. For instance…did you know that it is illegal to kiss someone in Nevada if you have a moustache? Or that Minnesota is famous for its turtle races?
We would also like to say a huge congratulations to Finley, Thomas, Caden, Sophie and Alice for moving up book band in their reading levels. Keep up the good work everyone….and don’t forget ten minutes reading a day really does make all the difference!
Mrs Ross, Mr Pygott, Mrs Bennison and Miss Wallace.
Finally, a reminder that we have PE on Mondays and Fridays. Children should come into school wearing their PE kit. Please can they also ensure that they have a waterproof coat and a water bottle. On sunny days, please can they have sunscreen already applied and bring in a sun hat.
Follow the link to the class 2 spelling lists including Spell zone lists
the staffing in class 2 will be as follows:
Enjoy the holidays and a very Happy Easter from us all!
Class 3 have been continuing their learning on plastic pollution and climate change this week. We have also learnt some emergency aid and how to keep calm in a crisis. Next week PE will be on Thursday and Friday.
Well done to our Stars of the Week.
As part of our staff Sickness Insurance scheme, they offer access to a Pupil Wellbeing Service Click on the poster for more information.
Supporting Parents Helpfinder (Young Minds)
Times are tough for many people right now. Parents find themselves pulled in many different direction and children may be struggling being in the house for so much longer than usual.
A mixture of concern about covid, work from home and children at home, along with a possible financial impact make for a stressful household.
Young Minds have created a useful 'Supporting Parents Helpfinder'. By answering six questions, parents can find out how to support their child's mental health during the pandemic (and beyond).
Find the help finder here: https://youngminds.org.uk/supporting-parents-helpfinder/
Sleep is an important part of everybody's well being
- Does your child struggle with their sleep?
- Would you like to access support to help to improve sleep and bedtime routine?
- Would you like to meet other parents/carers to share and discuss experiences?
Sleep Tight Workshop: Click on this link for more information on a virtual workshop being held by Shropshire Council
Would you like to know more about your child’s development?
Do you understand your child’s behaviour?
Would you like a chance to meet with other parents with children of a similar age?
Then click on the following links for more information on virtual workshops being run by Shropshire Council
Understanding your Child
Understanding your child with SEND:
Half Term - Monday 31st May - Friday 4th June
End Of Term - Friday 16th July
PD DAY - Monday 19th July
PD Day - Tuesday 20th July
PD Day - Wednesday 21st July
Please click on the picture for all the latest information.
Remote Learning exercise books have been sent home and these should be kept in a safe place and only used by your child in the event of a directed closure due to covid 19. A reminder that full details can be found here http://edgeschoolsfederation.co.uk/media/20870/remote-learning-plan-2.pdf
Early Birds: 7:45am - 8:50am - £5.
ASC: 3:15pm - 4:15 pm - £4.
3:15pm - 5pm - £6.
3:15pm - 5:30pm £8.50
Spaces are limited to a maximum of 15 children so please ensure you book in advance via the school office. It would also be appreciated if for any reason your plans change on the day and ASC is no longer required you notify the office at your earliest convenience to help with staffing requirements.
A couple of school rules for those new parents joining our community and a reminder to the rest of the community.
Safeguarding your children
If there is a change to the collection arrangements of your child at the end of the school day, then you must inform us via a telephone call to the school office or a message in the link books provided for such communication.
Dental / Medical appointments
Where possible these appointments should be sought out of school hours, so as not to impede your child's learning, but if this is not possible then the appointment card or letter must be bought to the school office, so the correct absence code can be used.
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Please note that we have been advised by the Local authority that the insurance on the school taxi is invalidated if friends accompany children who are entitled or pay for this travel. Therefore in future alternative arrangements will need to be made as they are no longer able to travel in the taxi with them.