Updates

Headteacher Message Friday 25th November 2022

Covid seems a distant memory but we certainly have lots of bugs going around to take its place. We will be encouraging all children to follow good hygiene routines to try and help reduce the spread of any illness.

The week started with a very special tree planting ceremony. A huge thank you to the Much Wenlock Tree Forum who funded the purchase of a Liquidambar “Sweet Gum” tree for the Queen’s green canopy.  The tree was planted in Much Wenlock School grounds with the help of children and members of the tree forum. The location of the tree along with a photo will be uploaded to the Queens’s Green Canopy website. queensgreencanopy.org

Our sporting stars have been out in force. We had two football teams enter the competition at William Brookes School. Both teams played superb and we are all proud of the results with Team B finishing 3rd and Team A  winning the competition. This was followed up with a fantastic Mud Run on Thursday at Bridgnorth Endowed School. There are some superb photos on the school website and Facebook pages.

The school choir put on a great show at the light switch on. Thank you to all the staff for their support and time.

Just a reminder that we will be switching to Arbor for meals on Monday 5th December. If you haven’t already done so please create your account ready for the switch over.

Have a nice weekend.

Mr Litchfield

 

 

Stars of the Week

Reception Loki  Olivia

Year 1        Lincoln  Ruby

Year 2        Ivy  Grace

Year 3        Mason  Rocco

Year 4        Florence  Erin

Year 5       Logan  Charlie J

Year 6       Ollie W

 

 

Vacancies at Much Wenlock Primary School

STAFF VACANCIES AT MUCH WENLOCK PRIMARY SCHOOL 

 

BREAKFAST CLUB ASSISTANT   

REQUIRED 5 MORNINGS PER WEEK TERM TIME ONLY

FIXED TERM CONTRACT FROM 4.1.2023 – 20.12.2023

GRADE 4         1 HOUR PER DAY FROM 7.45 -8.45AM

 

AFTER SCHOOL CLUB ASSISTANT   

REQUIRED 5 AFTERNOONS PER WEEK TERM TIME ONLY

FIXED TERM CONTRACT FROM 4.1.2023 – 20.12.2023

GRADE 4           2.25 HOURS PER DAY FROM 3.15 – 5.30PM

 

LUNCHTIME SUPERVISOR 

REQUIRED 5 DAYS PER WEEK TERM TIME ONLY

FIXED TERM CONTRACT FROM 4.1.2023 – 20.12.2023

GRADE 2      1 HOUR 20 MINUTES PER DAY FROM 11.45AM – 1.05PM

THE QUEEN’S GREEN CANOPY

A huge thank you to the Much Wenlock Tree Forum who funded the purchase of a Liquidambar “Sweet Gum” tree for the Queen’s green canopy.  The tree was planted in Much Wenlock School grounds with the help of children and members of the tree forum. The location of the tree along with a photo will be uploaded to the Queens’s Green Canopy website.

queensgreencanopy.org

 

Headteacher Message Friday 18th November

Thank you to all the parents who attended parents evening last week. If you haven’t managed to meet your child’s class teacher please contact the school and we will arrange a suitable time for you to discuss your child’s work. We have relaunched the parent lunches with Year 3 parents joining their children for a delicious roast dinner. Next week it will be the turn of the Reception class.

We recently carried out a parent survey and have analysed the results. It was clear from the response that the children are happy in school and feel safe. However there were a number of areas that we need to improve. One such  area that was highlighted was the lack of information on what the children are learning. To improve this we will be updating the school website to ensure that the school curriculum is available for you to see. We will also be adding extra information on how we teach certain subjects and were you can find more information. There will be a focus on each class over the next few weeks which will include photos of examples of work, videos of children, teachers and support staff discussing what has been taught. We hope this extra insight will give you a better feel of what is happening in the school.

The school will be introducing a new management system called Arbor. This new system includes a parent App which will eventually be used for all communication between school and home; paying for trips and lunches along with many other features. We will be sending out a timetable of how we plan to switch to this system in the coming weeks. In the meantime you will receive an email with instructions on how to access the App.

Have a nice weekend

Mr Litchfield

Head Lice

We have head lice visiting some classes in school. Please treat your child if necessary over this weekend so that children are clear again for Monday

Thank you

Stars of the Week

Reception  Florence   Thea

Year 1        Ethan   Evie

Year 2        Freddie F   Presley

Year 3        Rowan   Izzie

Year 4        Charlie   Sam

Year 5        Catherine   Edith

Year 6        Hugo  Bentley  Lizzie  Priya

 

 

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Reception     Ellie    Rory

Year 1           Ellie   Ethan

Year 2           Jasper L  Freddie S

Year 3           Will  Callum

Year 4           Cruz    Theo

Year 5           Imogen Rosie Gracie

Year 6           Oliver Ethan

Headteacher Message Friday 4th November 2022

The first week back after half term has certainly proven to be a busy time. Our cross country runners took part in a competition at William Brookes on Wednesday. They all performed magnificently despite the wind and rain. Next week they are off to Broseley and will hopefully be running in better weather conditions. Year 6 completed their great eggnaut challenge in DT. This involved creating a 3D structure which could safely hold an egg and prevent the egg from breaking when dropped from a height. I’m sure there will be lots of photos on the school website showing the final results. The year 6 children also had their first swimming lessons this week at William Brookes.

Miss Tench and Mrs Furber have both been out this week updating their first aid skills.

The KS2 children had a surprise treat on Thursday when the Wizard theatre company put on a performance of Robin Hood. It was great fun although Mr Greenwood’s aim with a bow and arrow needs a little work.

Next week we will be holding parent consultations. Everyone should have received an email confirming their time slot by Monday. If you haven’t received a time or need to rearrange your allocated slot please don’t hesitate to contact the school.

Have a nice weekend.

Mr Litchfield

 

Stars of the Week

Reception  Livvie  Maddie

Year 1         Noah  Ruby

Year 2         Teddyray  Darcie

Year 3         Henry  Esmee

Year 4         Alex    Lilly-Jade

Year 5         Tom  Joni  Mrs Furber  Mrs Kennils

Year 6         Cameron  Ayrton   Ethan  Maddie

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Cleaning Assistant required

Much Wenlock Primary School

7.5 hours

Monday – Friday 4.00 – 5.30pm

Term time plus 3 weeks

For more information please call 01952 384410 or email commercialservicesrecruitment@telford.gov.uk.

Stars of the Week

Reception  Izzy  Oliver

Year 1        Bodhi   Pippa

Year 2        Theo  Peony

Year 3        Charlie   Hannah

Year 4        Ayden   Jake

Year 5        Indigo    Eve

Year 6        Freya Bella  Olivia  Amelia

Tackling the cost of living crisis in Shropshire

Please see the link sent through from Shropshire Council with ideas and contact details to help tackle the cost of living crisis in Shropshire

4 Cost of living crisis Briefing

Headteacher Message Friday 7th October

Thank you to all the parents who responded to the survey this week. There’s still time to complete the short online questionnaire and share your views with the school. The findings from the survey will be analysed and shared along with any actions resulting from these results.

Sadly I made the decision not to send the children to  the William Brookes cross country run this week due to adverse weather conditions. Hopefully the weather will be kinder in the future and we will be able to take part in the upcoming events.

Year 3 had a very informative talk from the fire service this week. There are some lovely photos on the Year 3 class web page.

I am delighted to welcome Karen Fear to the school as the new cook in charge. I’m sure it won’t be long before we can start the parent lunches and special menu days again.

I would also like to welcome Stephen Goddard onto the Governing Body as the new parent Governor.

Next week on Tuesday 11th October we will be opening up the classrooms at the end of the school day. Parents will be free to pop into the classroom and have a look at some of the wonderful work the children have been doing and class teachers will be available for an informal chat. Parent evenings will be taking place on Wednesday 9th November 3:30 – 7:00 pm  and Thursday 10th November 3:30 – 5:30pm. There will be a choice of face to face or zoom meetings.

Have a nice weekend

Mr Litchfield

Missing Cat from Hunters Gate

There is a missing cat from the houses behind the school. Please can you check garages, sheds and outhouses in case she has been accidently locked in. Thanks for your help

Stars of the Week

Reception Ella Bentley-Jay

Year 1       Evie  Noah

Year 2      Sophie   Tom

Year 3      Eli  Charlotte

Year 4      Harriet  Isaac

Year 5      Scarlett   Thomas McM

Year 6      Lizzie    Chris  Olivia   James

The Craft stall raised £33.00 for MacMillan Cancer Support

Priya in Year 6 ran an amazing craft stall last week for MacMillan Cancer Support. She raised £33.00 on her stall which is amazing, so well done Priya. You made some beautiful items to sell.

Pupils Choice on Friday 7th October

Tomorrow the children have chosen burgers as their Pupils Choice. We are looking forward to our Friday school dinner!

Yummy Cookie and Milk

The children had a treat of star shaped cookies and a drink of milk today. Thank you to our new cook, Ms Fear for making the delicious cookies. The children really enjoyed their treat.

Halloween Events, disco, pumpkin display and Halloween dash.

The Halloween Disco will take place on Wednesday 19th October.

There will be a disco for Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children which will take place between 5 – 6pm. Parents of Nursery children must stay with their child/children.

There will be a disco for Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 which will take place between 6.30 – 7.30pm.

We are still looking for parents/carers who could help on both discos, so if you are able to help then please let Shelagh in the office know. We also will need biscuits/individually wrapped cakes and packets of crisps. Please bring your donations to the school foyer where there is a basket.

We would love to have pumpkins made by the children on display down the path on to the way in to school. Please bring your pumpkins on Wednesday 19th and collect on Thursday 20th October.

There will be a Halloween dash where the children will do a run on the school field. This will take place on Thursday 20th October. The children will be in uniform but can where a Halloween accessory, such as a witches hat, cape or a magic wand.

Individual and family school photos

The school photos will take place on Thursday 13th October in the hall. Please complete the form on Parentmail for preschool, family and sibling photos.

Stars of the Week

Reception   Ruby  Oliver

Year 1             Isabella   Rory W

Year 2             Eden   Natasha

Year 3             Edi  George

Year 4             Robyn   Archie

Year 5             Max  Katy

Year 6             Hugo  Theo

 

MacMillan Cancer Support

We are thrilled to raise another £93.08 today at break time for MacMillan Cancer Support. This was from selling the cakes and biscuits. Priya also ran her craft stall and made a lot of money which is yet to be counted. Her little colourful bowls, bracelets and mini bottles were beautifully made and so much hard work had gone in the things that she had made – so well done Priya and the other children who made crafts for this stall. 

Extra-Curriculum at MWPS: LAMDA

Extra-Curriculum at MWPS: LAMDA

LAMDA lessons started last week and the children, who have taken up the opportunity to learn something new this term, are beginning to feel more confident when performing in front of an audience.

With their imaginary ‘gorilla glue’ pasted beneath their feet for secure grounding and a better understanding of how to stand tall with optimal balance – not ‘standing straight’ because, after all, the human spine values its curves for movement – the children are enthusiastically absorbing what it is to be a confident and effective speaker.

As well as having fun learning tongue twisters (they are experiencing plosive sounds this term) and playing with their creative sounds, children have been selecting their acting pieces. In addition to preparing for an exam in the Spring, they can take part in the acting Speech and Drama competitions at next year’s Wenlock Olympian Live Arts Festival. The festival will take place at William Brookes School on Sunday 12th March. The festival will provide the children with a wonderful opportunity to perform their works to a friendly and supportive audience before taking their exam later that month.

If you think your child would benefit from LAMDA, which is organised by Voice Confidence in the school on Tuesday afternoons during term time, please contact lucy@voiceconfidence.co.uk. Lucy will be pleased to talk to you about further developing your child’s presentation and communication life-skills. Currently there are 2 places left, so don’t miss out!