Poet Visit

Please remember that all future diary dates can be found on the school website.
We would like to thank Jean Atkin for her excellent workshops with the children. Also, our thanks go to the Wenlock Poetry Festival for generously providing these workshops for free. Here’s a blog post https://jeanatkin.com/2018/07/09/and-though-she-be-but-little-she-is-fierce/ so you get the flavour.
Please note there will be no homework club on Tuesday 17th July as Miss Carter will be in London with the year 6 pupils.
On Wednesday 18th July the whole school (depending on the weather) will be visiting Cardingmill Valley. The children will return to school for lunch so the usual lunch time arrangements apply. The children are not required to wear uniform. Please ensure your child has sensible footwear and brings along a spare set of clothes, a towel, sun cream and a hat.
The forest school meadow is overgrown and needs cutting. If anyone has the equipment and is willing to tackle it, we would be most grateful. Please contact Ceri Wilson at school. Thank you.
All year 6 parents should have received letters about this visit. If you have any questions please ask. Please remember the minibus will not wait for you.
This special service is open to everyone and takes place at 9.30 am at St Peter’s Church. All the children will be performing songs from Concord College. Please do join us if you can. Thank you to the ‘Friends who will be providing refreshments after the service.
On the last day of term the cooks will be preparing a picnic lunch for the children instead of the usual baked potato on the menu. There will be the usual picnic food such as a selection of sandwiches, sausage rolls, crisps etc. Please indicate on the slip at the end of the newsletter by Monday 16th July whether you wish to order your child lunch that day or whether they will be bringing their own picnic. The usual cost applies (free for Class 1 children and £2.20 for children in Class 2 and Class 3).
Well done to all the children for their brilliant performance. Thank you to all of you who came to watch. If you have not already ordered a DVD or Blu Ray order envelopes are available in the office. (DVDs £8 and Blu Ray £10)
Violin lessons have now finished for this term and will resume in the autumn. Mr Longmore has said he may be in Tuesday so could guitar players please bring their guitars just in case.
Thank you to those parents who have already returned their form and payment. Please could those who have not yet replied please send slips to the office. Thank you.
The sponsored walk raised an incredible £1466 for the school’s playground appeal. Thank you so much to all the children and their sponsors for supporting the event. It was a superb day and we look forward to holding it again next year.
This year the school Summer Fayre raised a staggering £600 in aid of the playground appeal. We are absolutely delighted with the result. The Friend’s committee would like to thank everybody who came along and supported the Fayre and donated to the bottle stall and pudding tent.
The final fund-raiser of the year takes place this weekend – please come and support us! The race night will be held on Saturday, July 14th at 7.30pm at the Old Coppers Malt House in Church Stretton. Food and drink will be available from the bar with parking on site. There is no need to book, with all bets taken on the night. All races will be sponsored with money raised going towards the playground appeal
It has been noticed that some parents are bringing their children into school as early as 8.30 am. Please do not bring your child into the building until 8.45am. We cannot supervise their safety before this (cleaning chemicals out etc.) and teachers may not be in their classrooms or will be preparing for the day ahead. If you do need to drop your child off early please arrange pre-school care (£2 per half hour) with Miss Carter.
Also please could all parents make sure arrangements are in place to pick up their children from school at 3.15pm promptly or promptly at the end of clubs and after school care. We understand that exceptional circumstances can delay people on occasion, and should this be the case, please contact us so that we are aware. However, we have noticed that a number of children are regularly picked up late. This is unfair on the children and delays everybody’s work. If your child is not picked up punctually you will be charged £2 which is the rate per half hour for after school care.
Rosie – for stepping in at the last minute and doing a great job.
Sarah and Isabella – for fantastic singing.
Kazio – for remembering all the information about seed dispersal.
Macey – for self-correcting her work.
Sabre and Josie – for their excellent acting in the school play.
Clara – for excellent acting.
Sophie – for an excellent poem using metaphors and personification.
Monday 16 July 3.15 pm : Activ Sports
Tuesday 17 July 2.00 pm : Guitar and keyboard lessons. (possibly)
1.15 pm : Forest School (Class 2 and Class 3)
3.15 pm : No Homework club
Wednesday 18 July 1.00pm : Open the Book assembly
1.15 pm : No whole school singing and KS2 music
Thursday 19 July 1.15 pm : Forest School (Class 1)
3.15 pm : Homework club
Friday 20 July 9.30 am : leaver’s service
Last Day of Term


Monday 3rd September – PD DAY. Staff in school.
Tuesday 4th September – children return to school.

Little Acorns Summer Holiday Club
There is still time to book your place on our summer holiday club to be held at Rushbury School.
The dates will be 30th, 31st July, 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th & 21st August from 9.00am – 3.00pm.
This is for children aged between two and eleven years old, and a range of activities will be offered including cooking, crafts, sports and gardening.
The cost will be £24 per day and children will require a packed lunch. There is a reduced rate for siblings (£21 for the second child and £18 for the third).
Please contact Elaine on 07453268154 or Sam on 07890248627, or e-mail elaineockenden@gmail.com for more information or to book your place.

Peter Rabbit (PG) Flicks in the Sticks
Friday 27th July – Film starts at 5.30 with themed crafts, refreshments and a licensed bar available from 4pm.
Peter Rabbit and his three sisters (Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton-Tail) enjoy spending their days in Mr. McGregor’s vegetable garden. When one of McGregor’s relatives moves in, he’s less than thrilled to
discover a family of rabbits in his new home. A battle of wills soon breaks out as the new owner hatches scheme after scheme to get rid of Peter – a resourceful rabbit who proves to be a worthy and wily opponent.
Booking advised to avoid disappointment, tickets are Adult £5, Child £3 and Family £15
The Discovery Centre is open 7 days a week 10am – 5pm.
Phone: 01588 676060
Email: info@shropshirehillsdiscoverycentre.co.uk
Website: http://www.shropshirehillsdiscoverycentre.co.uk


CHILD’S NAME …………………………………………

I wish to order a picnic lunch for my child on Friday 20th July.

I enclose £2.20 as payment

I have already paid for a school meal for this day

My child is in Class 1 and is entitled to free meals

My child will bring his/her own picnic on Friday 20th July.

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