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I realise that this half term was a short one but it seems to have flown by.
There has been lots going on this week, both in and out of school. The Year 6 children did themselves proud when they performed their routine in the dance festival at William Brookes School. Thank you to all the parents who went along to support the children and a big thank you to Mr Richards and Mrs Furber for choregraphing the dance.
Our new school council had their inaugural meeting this week. The children were fantastic and came up with lots of ideas for improving the school. Look out for more information in the coming weeks.
The Nursery children have been having a ball this week. The rain certainly didn’t dampen their spirits as the enjoyed splashing in the puddles. They have also been busy creating a dragon whilst learning all about the Great Race and New Year Traditions. This all ended with a Dragon dance in the hall followed by a Dragon tour of the school. Year Four were particularly impressed with their visit and gave a huge round of applause to our littlest learners! You can see the video on the school Facebook Page.
I hope everyone has a nice half term break and I look forward to seeing everyone back in school on Monday 19th February.
Reception Max and Lacey
Year 1 Oliver Cooper and Rory N
Year 2 Rory W and Jonah
Year 3 Presley and Ivy
Year 4 All of Year 4
Year 6 All of Year 6
It’s raining, it’s pouring…but that won’t stop us! Nursery Children had a whale of a time running, jumping, splishing and splashing through the puddles today! There was so much to explore: what happens when you roll a tyre through the puddle, what water feels like, how jumping can make your splashes VERY high, and what things can float and sink. But the biggest thing to measure today…the bigger the splash, the louder the giggles!
Our first School Council meeting.
That was another busy week here at Much Wenlock Primary School.
We had the Deputy CEO (Claire Jones) and the CEO (David O’Toole) visit us this week. It’s always good to have the Trust leadership come to the school and give an outsider’s view of all that we offer, and they were very impressed with what they saw. They commented on how well the children behaved around school and the excellent learning they saw happening in the classrooms. Well done everyone!
We are always keen to develop the input children have in helping improve the school and so this week we had elections for School Councillors. Children were invited to prepare a speech on why they wanted to be a School Councillor and then deliver this to staff. The children were magnificent and certainly rose to the challenge. We were all amazed at how confident and articulate the children were. It made choosing the final School Councillors very tricky. However, after much deliberation we have 10 new School Councillors. Congratulations to everyone who took part and don’t worry if you were not chosen we have lots of ideas for other roles within the school.
We do have a lot of bugs going around at the moment so we are asking everyone to be extra diligent when it comes to washing hands and practicing good hygiene routines.
Have a nice weekend.
Reception Dotty and Elliot-John
Year 1 Oliver D and Eden
Year 2 Evie and Ethan
Year 3 Grace and Gaps
Year 5 Grace and Caitlin
Year 6 Potential School Councillors
This week we have had the pleasure of Patrick Holland our Link Trustee visiting us for the afternoon. Patrick popped into all the classrooms and had a chat with the children. He was very complimentary on how articulate the children were and commented on their excellent manners.
The week ended with the launch of the Big Garden Birdwatch. The children have been busy collecting information on the wide range of birds that can be seen within the school grounds. We are very grateful to CJ Wildlife who have donated, through a parent, a wide selection of bird feeders for the school. These will be placed at strategic points within the school grounds.
Next week it is the turn of the Year 2 parents to share a lovely roast dinner with their children at the popular parent lunch.
We will be holding elections for School Council on Thursday. The children will give a presentation to a selection of staff on why they want to be a school councillor. Results should be out by the end of next week.
Reception Jaxon and Frankie C
Year 1 Izzy and Ella
Year 2 Ellie and Pippa
Year 3 Freddie S and Teddyray
Year 4 Callum and Rowan
Year 5 Harriet and Belle
Please can you check your child’s hair for head lice as these unwanted visitors are visiting our school at the moment. If your child has head lice please treat over the weekend and then hopefully the school will be clear of them on Monday
This year we will be celebrating National or International Days creating awareness for the children in After School Club.
January has been an exciting month and we chose to look at:
Winnie the Pooh Day
International Zebra Day
International Lego Day
The After School Club has a beautiful display of work in the hall. The children have had a lot of fun making the themed display.
Well that was a very chilly week. Thankfully it looks as though the weather will be a little warmer next week.
This week some of the Y5 children took part in an indoor athletics competition at William Brookes. Everyone tried their best and all the children were awarded a special certificate for determination. Thank you to all the children who took part.
The Year 6 children spent Thursday afternoon at Shrewsbury High School preforming a play in French. This was fully funded, including all the transport, by the High School.
Next week we have the first of a series of parent lunch. The Year 6 parents will be joining their children for a lovely roast dinner on Wednesday.
We will also be visited by our Link Trustee, Patrick Holland. Patrick will be spending Friday afternoon in school and will be popping into classes and chatting with children and staff.
From Monday, we will be making a few changes to how parents enter and leave the school premises. The main school gate will be open from 8:00 am to 9:00 am. This will be the only entrance open to the school. The gate will be locked during school hours however access can be gained using the intercom during this time. The other pavement gate will remain locked at all times.
The side gate will be unlocked from 8:30am to 9:00am. Children arriving for school after 8:45am must enter through the front office.
Both gates will reopen again at 3pm.
I hope everyone has a nice weekend
Reception Felix and Isabella
Year 1 Colby and Thea
Year 2 Tamika Rose
Year 3 Maddie
Year 4 Hannah and Charlie
Year 5 Sophie and Archie
Year 6 Whole Class
It’s been another busy week here at Much Wenlock School.
The Year 2 and Year 3 children had a really exciting visit to Chester Zoo on Wednesday. The children had a great time and their behaviour was exemplary. As a school we recognise the importance of these visits and are planning more enrichment activities into the curriculum.
The Year 4 children have been bust creating and forming their terracotta army figures from clay. I’m sure the finished products will be amazing.
Next week the Year 6 children will be performing a French play at the Shrewsbury High School. The High School have provided a series of language lessons at Much Wenlock School for the children which is culminating in a performance for parents in Shrewsbury.
Have a nice weekend
Reception Reid and Felix
Year 1 Liv and Oliver C
Year 2 All of Year 2
Year 3 All of Year 3
Year 4 Rocco and Archer
Year 5 Leo, Ava and Conor
Year 6 All of Year 6
Happy new year everyone and welcome back to a new term. I hope you have all had a nice break and enjoyed some festive cheer.
We have had some work done over the holiday period to improve the security of the building . The main entrance gate will now be locked between 9:00 am and 2:55 pm. During the school day visitors can use the intercom to speak to the office staff to gain entry.
Next week the Year 2 and Year 3 children will be visiting Chester zoo on Wednesday. Let’s hope the weather is kind to them.
The Baby and Toddler group will be restarting next Thursday. This is open to all parents and is a great opportunity to meet other parents and carers for a chat.
The parent lunches will continue this term with the Year 6 children starting on Wednesday 24th January.
Thank you for all your support over the last term. We have thoroughly enjoyed seeing so many parents joining us at the events in school over the last couple of weeks.
We are thrilled with the amount raised at the Christmas Fair – a whopping £1439.51, which is fantastic
We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
We have had quite a bit of illness around the school this week, both children and staff. Lets hope that we are all feeling better when the Christmas holiday’s start next week.
I would like to welcome Miss Fones who has joined us as a Teaching Assistant. Miss Fones will be supporting children in Reception and KS1 this year.
Well done to all the children and staff for putting on such a great nativity play this week. The singing was terrific and the children certainly knew how to boogie.
Thank you to Mrs Furber for yet another brilliant whole school cross country run. The children really enjoyed the Polar dash and the nice cup of hot chocolate afterwards.
I look forward to seeing everyone at the mingle next week.
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What a busy week we have had this week. It was lovely to see and hear the choir performing at the Much Wenlock Christmas Fayre on Saturday. It was a very frosty morning but the lovely singing really made up for the cold. The choir will be in action again on the evening of Friday 8th December at Much Wenlock Church. If you get chance please do pop along to hear them.
On Monday the children were treated to a fantastic pantomime, check out the video on the school Facebook page. It proved to be great fun for all ages and we are hoping to repeat this in future years.
The Year 2 children visited the fire station on Friday morning. It was nearly called off as the engine was needed for an emergency. Thankfully it was nothing serious and the children managed to get a guided tour of the station.
The Reception and Key Stage 1 children are all busy preparing for the nativity next week. Final rehearsals are taking place and I’m sure parents will be in for a real treat.
Year 1 Ruby and Ronnie
Year 3 Lenny and Fern
Year 4 Whole Class
Year 5 Isaac and Caitlin
Year 6 Lydia
December has arrived and there is a definite Christmassy feel around the school. The events team are working hard behind the scene to prepare for the Christmas Fayre on the 19th December. I’m sure it will be a huge success and a chance for parents and children from across the school to come together and enjoy some festive spirit.
The Reception children along with KS1 will be putting on wonderful show in the next few weeks. I’ve been very privileged to have a sneak preview and I know you will not be disappointed. The KS2 children will be going to the Church on the last afternoon for our traditional service. Full details will be sent out separately.
I would like to welcome Stephanie Boxall who has joined the school and will be supporting Shelagh in the office.
Year 5 parents joined us for the final parent lunch for this Term. These have proven to be very popular and we will be continuing with the other classes after the Christmas break.
Myself and Mrs Howell-James have been visiting classrooms this week to see the amazing work that is happening in classes. It is always a pleasure to see so much excellent work happening throughout the school.
Thank you to the children and staff in Class 2 for making such wonderful decorations for our Christmas tree which is on display in the church. The Reception class also produced an amazing nativity scene.
Reception Archie and Lily
Year 1 Thea and Roary
Year 2 Dominic and Ruby
Year 3 Presley and Fern
Year 4 Edi
Year 5 Tyler
Year 6 Reuben S
Reception Charlie and Frankie C
Year 1 Isobelle-Rose and Leyton
Year 2 Noah and Jagger
Year 3 Ava and Freddie B
Year 4 Harley and Esmee
Year 5 Children who put on a wonderful performance for parents
It’s that time of year when our attention starts to turn to the festive season. It has been lovely to hear the KS1 children practicing their nativity play. Parents, you are in for a real treat. Also in good voice this week was our school choir who performed at the Christmas light switch on. Thank you to all the children and staff who took part.
On Monday we had a visit from the charity “Chess in Schools” All the KS2 had a very informative and fun chess lesson. Hopefully we inspired some future grandmasters to take up the game.
The children have all had their individual photographs taken this week and are now live. If you have pre-registered you should now have an email with your unique access link. If not, please contact Carmel Jane Photography via the following link: https://www.carmeljane.co.uk/pre-registration-support . Please quote registration code: JRM5TB8
Thank you to all the parents who came to the Year 4 parent lunch. Next week it is the the turn of the Year 5 parents to come along and enjoy a delicious roast dinner.
I write to inform you that Shropshire Highways propose to carry out investigatory works to Cressage bridge in preparation of a repair scheme. The investigatory work is programmed to start on 5th December 2023 and is expected to last for 2 days with a closure in place between the hours of 9:30am – 4:00pm. The main scheme is programmed to take place at some point between the end of January and the end of May 2024 and is expected to last approximately 3 months, a further email will be sent out closer to the main works to update you.
Due to the nature of the works, a road closure with a signed diverted traffic route will be in place for the duration of the works. I am writing to you as your school falls on the diversion route (attached). Inevitably this may cause disruption to some of your students or staff, for which I apologise for in advance. Shropshire Highways would gratefully appreciate your co-operation during the works, so that we can be as efficient and cause as little an inconvenience to you as possible.
The contractor carrying out the work will be Kier with supervision being provided by WSP on behalf of Shropshire Council.
If you have any queries during the works, please do not hesitate to contact Shropshire Council Highways Customer Services Centre on 0345 678 9006.
We are delighted to announce the introduction of a new regional ensemble in Bridgnorth. Starting 11th January 2024, Bridgnorth Stompers will be held at Bridgnorth Endowed School, 4pm every Thursday.
Stompers is open to ALL instrumentalists who can play 5 notes confidently. All participants will need to provide their own instrument with the exception of keyboard and drum kit. The best news of all…..this ensemble (like all our weekly ensembles) is free-of-charge!
Pupils can register via details on the attached leaflet. We would be grateful if you could share this with your school community.
We look forward to seeing many of your students at Bridgnorth Stompers. As always, please contact us if you have any further queries.
Best wishes from all at Shropshire Music Service.
Sleep Tight Workshop Spring Term 24
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Much Wenlock Primary School and Nursery
Racecourse Lane, Much Wenlock, Shropshire TF13 6JG
Headteacher: Mr C Litchfield
School Business Manager: Mrs S Enticknap