10 June 2022

Dear Parents

We hope everyone had an enjoyable holiday and Jubilee celebrations.

Monday was a very important day for our Year 6 children as they were confirmed by Bishop David Evans. The Mass was really lovely with the children reading and singing absolutely beautifully; they also showed great reverence having been extremely well prepared to receive the Sacrament. The staff are all proud of our young people who are such a credit to their parents and their school. So many staff and Parish members helped to make the evening go so smoothly and I would like to thank them all, but special thanks must go to Mrs Freitas whose work preparing and supporting the children has been exceptional. I would also like to thank Mrs Mallison for the beautiful music and Fr Richard for his support and guidance during the children's preparation. A massive thank you to all the children from Years 3, 4 and 5 who came to Mass to support Year 6 with their singing. It was a lovely occasion which the children continued to celebrate in school with a party and wonderful celebration cake. Well done Year 6!

Our lovely choir who supported Year 6 at their Confirmation Mass

We look forward now to this Saturday, 11 June, as seventeen of our Year 3 children receive the Sacrament of the Eucharist at their First Holy Communion. This as you know is such an important day in the spiritual life of the children so please remember them in your prayers. We look forward to sharing the photographs next week.

On Monday Year 6 are off on our first Residential trip for three years. We hope they have a wonderful time at Alton Castle and my thanks to Mrs Freitas, Mrs Warnett and Mrs Morgan for giving their time to accompany the children. We look forward to hearing all about it when they return on Wednesday.

Next Friday, 17 June, is our whole school trip to Twycross Zoo. The children will need to wear full uniform and bring a packed lunch and raincoat. They may wish to bring some pocket money but please a maximum of £5.00 in a purse labelled with their name. We will depart as soon as registers are taken and should be back at school approximately 5.00pm. If your child requires travel sickness medication please speak to your child's teacher. Thank you to all the parents and carers who have offered to accompany us. Could I ask that everyone gathers in the school hall at 9.00am so we can run through safeguarding procedures. Thank you. It is always a lovely day out and we are all very excited.

This term we will be participating in the NSPCC’s Speak out. Stay safe. online programme. This consists of an online assembly and supporting classroom based activities. Speak out. Stay safe. is a safeguarding programme available to all primary schools in the UK and Channel Islands. It aims to help children understand abuse in all its forms and to recognise the signs of abuse in a child friendly way. Children are taught to speak out if they are worried, either to a trusted adult or Childline. Please click on the letter below for more information.

Next term each class would like to invite parents and carers to an Open Classroom event. This will be an opportunity to see and listen to some of the work the children have done this term and enjoy some refreshments together. We look forward to seeing you. Please see below for  your class date. Year 6 will be performing their end of year production in July so all their efforts will be on this after their residential.

 

Year 1 Friday 24 June 2.45 pm
Year R Wednesday 29 June 9.15 am
Year 5 Friday 1 July 2.45 pm
Year 4 Wednesday 6 July 2.45 pm
Year 3 Thursday 7 July 2.45 pm
Year 2 Friday 8 July 2.45 pm
Year 6 Tuesday 12 July 6pm Y6 Production
Year 6 Wednesday 13 July 6pm Y6 Production

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Year 5 have had a great start back this half term and have been working incredibly hard. We have been developing new mathematical skills this week and trying to master measuring angles with a protractor! We have also started athletics this week in our PE sessions and have been thinking about how to keep a steady pace when running. We also took part in a very thoughtful and reflective class worship led. A great start to our final half term in Year 5.  

Year 1 have  a great first week back at school and we are all enjoying our new topic ‘Bright lights Big City’. We have been looking at abstract art and the children have produced some wonderful abstract pieces of their own. 

This week Reception have been looking at the story of The Gingerbread Man. They wondered why the gingerbread man looked so worried when he came to the river in the story. The class made predictions about what would happen if the gingerbread man got wet and then tested it out by putting gingerbread men in water. They were pleased that some of their predictions about him becoming soggy and breaking were correct. Some of the children suggested that he needs a coat to stop him getting wet so next week they are going to investigate which material would make the best coat.

On Tuesday, the Year 6 pupils took part in the Young Citizens Challenge for the Wyre Forest area. This challenge was organised by the Worcester and Hereford Fire and Rescue Service. During the challenge, the Year 6 pupils were faced with a number of mock scenarios, each designed to highlight a different aspect of safety. The Year 6 pupils completed all tasks with a resounding success, earning the most points of all the schools that had attended the event. Well done Year 6! We are very proud of you.

As the parents and carers of Year 4 children will know the children have been working hard preparing for the statutory Multiplication Times Tables check. The children will be assessed in the week commencing 20 June and it is crucial that all they are in school that week. Please continue to support your children in practising as they are making great progress and they deserve to achieve excellent results in this assessment.

We have been very fortunate to start a 'Chance to Shine' cricket programme this week in school with Worcestershire cricket. Years 1, 2, 3 and 4 will receive a weekly cricket session for the remainder of the year which will aim to develop coordination, throwing and catching skills. This week the children looked at catching and were asked to challenge themselves in many different ways to develop and improve their catching skills. As you can see from the photographs, the children really enjoyed their first sessions.

The summer term at school always means fun football and health kick sessions as part of our continuing relationship with Kidderminster Harriers. On Tuesday this week, Year 3 and 4 enjoyed their fun sessions with the coach from the Harriers. They enjoyed developing their dribbling and ball control skills in fun and relaxed sessions. The sessions finished with a mini tournament which everyone enjoyed.

 

We hope everyone has a good weekend and we look forward to seeing you on Monday Please remember if you ever have any concerns regarding your child, academic, social or emotional please speak to me or any member of the teaching staff so we can work together to solve them.

KE Savage

Principal

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