2018-2019 Newsletters

30 November 2018

Dear Parents

This has been another busy week in school, with preparations really getting underway for Christmas (including the arrival of the trees) and more sporting success.

Christmas Events
In September dates were sent out detailing events for the year but as a reminder all Christmas Events are detailed in the diary dates section below.

Christmas Cards
The post boxes will be in school from Monday for any Christmas cards the children may wish to send. Please ensure the recipients’ full name (and class) are written on the envelope to help our elves deliver them to the right classroom. Thank you.

Christmas Fair
Thank you to everyone who supported the Christmas Fair. The increased number of people helping to set up is fantastic – it makes the Fair so much easier to run. I was pleased to see that Santa arrived on time. The profits will be in next week’s newsletter and, as always, will go towards the extras that help enhance your children’s time at school.

John Muir
The John Muir consent forms for Y5 were due in today. At present only 27 have been returned. If you wish your child to take part in this activity please can forms be returned by Friday 7 December. Thank you.

Lost Football Boots
A child in Year 2 has recently lost some white Nike football boots, size 2 or 3. Please could you have a look to see if they have come home with your child by mistake. They were in a JD Sports drawstring bag. If found please could you hand them to the School Office. Thank you.

Flu Immunisation
The Fluenz nasal sprays will be administered to children in Reception through to Year 5 on Tuesday 11 December. There are still a number of the consent forms outstanding. If you have not yet returned your child’s form can you please do so by Monday at the latest to enable us to provide accurate numbers of required vaccines to the flu immunisation team.

Y5/6 Telford and Wrekin Football Cup
Last Friday, saw the arrival of St George’s boys team to contest the last 16 of the cup competition. After losing the friendly, back in September, 11-0, John Fletcher boys were eager to make up for it. This was a fantastically competitive match, which saw end to end football. A shot from outside the box was too powerful for our keeper to keep out, which meant we went 1-0 down. Quick thinking from John Fletcher saw us reply with a great finish. We then snatched another goal before half-time. A fantastic strike straight from the kick-off put us 3-1 up. St Georges replied with a wonder goal to close the gap to 3-2. Then some brilliant teamwork from the boys saw them score 3 unbelievable goals to put us 6-2 up! This was a great win against a very strong St George’s side. We are now through to the quarter-finals against Priorslee in the Spring term. Thanks to all who came and supported the team. (And thanks to Mr Cowdrill for his in-depth report!) 

3/4 Gymnastics competition
On Wednesday we took 2 teams of enthusiastic gymnasts to Wrekin College. They were up against 17 other schools, completing a floor and vault routine. All gymnasts performed brilliantly, with their pointy toes and executing their moves well. The advanced team came 6th and the beginners 10th. Well done girls!

U11 Girls County Plate
Once again, our girls were competing with the best in the county. On Wednesday, they were in the first round of the county plate with only the winners of the group progressing to the 2nd round (semi-finals). Upon arrival, a team dropped out of the competition meaning we were left with Harlescott Junior School and St George’s to play twice. Our first game against Harlescott finished in a 0-0 draw with John Fletcher having the upper hand during the game. Our next match, St Georges, saw a more competitive game, but a fantastic goal-mouth scramble saw our striker poach a goal to win the game 1-0. The girls knew they had to win the next game to have the chance of winning the group. We were on top for all of the game, with each girl putting in a fantastic shift. A bit of magic saw our midfielder hit a shot on the half-turn from the half-way line which hit the back of the net. A fantastic 1-0 victory. It all came down to the final game – a win or draw and we were through. St George’s wanted to win and put the pressure on from the off. A fantastic team goal saw us go 1-0 up but we soon conceded our first goal to take it to 1-1. The girls knew if we conceded one more, we were out and they worked their socks off to ensure this didn’t happen, with the game finishing 1-1. We have gone through to the next round, where we are awaiting the fixtures. A fantastic effort, thank you to all who came and supported.

3/4 Girls Cluster League
We had a visit from Shortwood Primary School for the next match in our cluster league and our girls were fantastic, they braved the cold, wet, muddy conditions. The girls were a lot more positive and worked together well, stringing a few passes together and were more attacking towards the opposition’s goal. Our goalkeeper was in fine form, bringing out some great saves but sadly, we conceded a goal in the first half and couldn’t find the equaliser. A big thank you for all of the supporters who got very wet, watching the game.

Stay Safe with Thomas
Network Rail and Thomas the Tank Engine have joined together to help young children, aged 1 – 6 years, learn about staying safe around the railway. A free electronic story book can be downloaded at 

Football kit
Our football kit has sadly depleted a lot over the past term. Please could you have a look at home for any purple or yellow shorts, tops and socks. We are also missing shin pads, which have been given out.

Attendance Update
This week’s winners of the attendance awards are as follows:
A* Attendance: LD with 100%
Pride in Punctuality: 4E with 0 lates

Diary Dates
Monday 3 December Primary Schools’ Christmas Concert (Choir and parents only)
Thursday 6 December. 10.00am Christingle Service Y5 and Y6 at St Michael’s
Friday 7 December 9.15am Y6 Parent Assembly
Friday 7 December 10.00am LD Christmas Production
Tuesday 11 December 10.00am KS1 Christmas Production at St Michael’s for parents of 2B & 1H
Tuesday 11 December Flu Nasal Spray being administered to YR – Y5
Wednesday 12 December 10.00am KS1 Christmas Production at St Michael’s for parents of 2V & 1J
Monday 17 December 9.30am EYFS Christmas Production for parents of RW
Tuesday 18 December 9.30am EYFS Christmas Production for parents of RY
Tuesday 18 December 2.00pm KS2 Christmas Production at St Michael’s
Tuesday 18 December 6.00pm KS2 Christmas Production at St Michael’s
Wednesday 19 December YR and Class LD to Pantomime at Oakengates
Thursday 20 December Christmas Dinner
Thursday 20 December Christmas Jumper Day (£1.00 donation for Children with Cancer charity)
Friday 21 December School Closes for Christmas
Monday 7 January Children return to school

Yours sincerely

Matthew Gould