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Keeping Cool 19.06.17

A big thank you to all parents who sent the children to school today with suncream applied, with hats and caps and water bottles.   As it has been exceptionally hot today and is likely to be tomorrow, all children may come to school in own clothes (shorts, t-shirts etc), as long as they have sensible shoes please (no flip flops or sandals that could prove dangerous when running about etc).   Likewise I will be giving the same message to staff so as to keep them comfortable.   KS2 children will wear PE kit all day as it is their Sports Day anyway.


Year 3 Pilgrimage 14.06.17

Please see attached.  Thanks to Mrs Witcombe for sharing this lovely activity with us!

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Download this file (Year 3 Learning About Pilgrimage.pdf)Year 3 Learning About Pilgrimage.pdf

RB Forest School Blog 14.06.17

RB were challenged this week with the task of collecting everything we need to make a Forest School fire. They collected "snappy kindling" sticks and longer fuel sticks. They had to check they made a good "snap". This meant they were dry enough to use for a fire.   Mrs MacKinnon showed RB how to make a tepee shape with the kindling sticks and add the tinder inside. RB learnt and followed the rules to keep safe when the fire is lit. Mrs MacKinnon use a fire steel to light the tinder. It was very exciting when the sticks started to burn too!  Next time we will use the fire to cook some food.

PTFA Year 1 Forest School Evening! 07.06.17

Please see attached (also coming home in paper form) for parents and children to enjoy if they would like to.

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Download this file (forest school parents letter.pdf)Year 1 Forest School Evening Letter

Codsall Village Carnival 07.06.17

It is the 48th Village Carnival at Codsall Village Hall this Saturday10th June.  It is organised by 1st Bilbrook Codsall Scout Group and they have, again, put a lot of effort into planning the day as it is their biggest fundraiser of the year.

There is an admission charge of £2 for an adult or 2 children.  Gates open at midday with the carnival procession leaving the village hall at 12:30 to go through Bilbrook and Codsall.  There will be displays by John Evans (a head balancing act!), the Suttie school of Dance Cheerleaders and a Marching Band, as well as the usual battery car rides, inflatables, tombolas, coconut shy, refreshments and stalls on the field.  Why not go along and support a good cause?

Library Summer Reading Challenge 07.06.17

What is the Summer Reading Challenge?

Every year, thousands of families all over the country take part in the UK’s biggest reading event for children in libraries, the Summer Reading Challenge, run by the charity The Reading Agency.

The aim of the challenge is to get children to read any six books of their choice from their library during the summer holidays.
Every year there’s a different theme; this year it’s Animal Agents, illustrated by the UK’s best-selling children’s illustrator Tony Ross. The Animal Agents love solving mysteries and they need YOU to help them crack their biggest case yet.

Who has painted graffiti on the library wall? 
Why are things suddenly going missing?

Join the Animal Agents for the Summer Reading Challenge 2017 and help them uncover the truth!

Taking part is simple – when your summer holidays start, you can sign up at your local library. 
Read six library books (or more!) over the holidays to collect special stickers and complete the Challenge. 
Each time you visit the library, you’ll discover new clues and evidence that will help you solve this cryptic case.

We will be taking children down to the library where they will have an opportunity to sign up to the challenge.  In order to do so, children must return the slip below (paper copies will be sent out also).

Wed 28th June

9.30am-10.15 - 2S  Year 2

10.15-11.00 - RB  Reception

11.00-11.45 - 2A  Year 2

1.30-2.15 – 1R  Year 1

Wed 12th July 

9.30am-10.15 - 3P Year 3

10.15-11.00 – RP  Reception

11.00-11.45 - 3HW  Year 3

1.30-2.15 - 1M Year 1

Please select a file to download:
Download this file (Visit to Codsall Library.pdf)Visit To Codsall Library

Teddy Bear Parachute 06.06.17

Please see attached from Rev Simon.

Cricket Activities!


A big well done to all of the children who took part in the All Stars Cricket activities over the holidays!

Entrances, walkways and doorways 26.05.17

We are currently experiencing a number of complaints about the following issues:


  • dogs on the playground 
  • parents congregating and chatting, blocking the entrance to Year 2 classrooms and the school gate at Walton Gardens

Unfortunately as a larger school, we all have to share the space within the school grounds, therefore can we all try our best to be mindful of entrances to classes and the school grounds.  We welcome parents meeting on the playground in the morning and enjoying a natter, but please do so towards the centre of the playground or around the edge but away from entrances, doors and gates.  


As per last week's newsletter, please refrain also from bringing dogs on to the school grounds and be mindful should they be blocking the school entrances, albeit off the school grounds.   I know we have one or two little ones and indeed grown ups who are fearful of our four legged friends! 

RP Forest School Blog 26.05.17

RP has a glorious afternoon doing Forest school in the sunshine this week. Our mission was to build a wormery. The children collected soil then added ripped up newspaper. If any worms were found, they were added to the wormery too. The children developed their fine motor skills by tearing up lettuce to feed the worms. It had to be very small to fit into their tiny mouths! 

Holiday Camp 25.05.17

Please see attached signposting a Holiday Camp for children for Whitweek.

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Download this file (Whitsun warrior.pdf)Holiday Camp Info

Reception Forest School Blog! 24.05.17

Last week at Forest School we followed the children's interests in minibeasts and made a wormery. First we added newspaper and soil to the wormery box. Then the children became bug investigators, finding an array of insects - we even found a scarab beetle larvae - he was interesting and a bit scary!! The worms were added to the wormery and "fed" with lettuce and potato peelings. The children will be able to see how the worms change the environment that they live in each day by observing them in the wormery in the Reception outdoor area.

St Nics Football Team! 21.05.17

A big well done to our football team who went off to St Chad's in Pattingham on Saturday morning to compete in a tournament against all the local schools (Perton First, St Christopher's, St Chad's, Perton Sandown, Birches First and Lane Green).  The children were supported by their parents, Manager Miss Cranston and Head Coach Mr Mills, Mrs Sollom and Miss Parker and did brilliantly.  We saw numerous goals, some quite spectacular and did not lose a match!    The lads played beautifully together, supporting one another and giving lots of encouragement.   A particular well done to Alfie (a gifted footballer), who on a number of occasions shared the ball with his team mates, creating goals for others, as opposed to seeking all the glory for himself.   This maturity and sportsmanlike behaviour will stand him in good stead for the future.   The atmosphere, standard of football and comraderie was so special, Mrs Sollom wants to do it all again next week! 

Success For Ashley! 18.05.17

Well done to Ashley in Year 2!  He had his grading for his Yellow belt in GKR karate and did amazingly well!   We are so proud of him!

Dylan's Rock Presentation Year 3 18.05.17

Please see attached presentation by Dylan in Year 3!   Dylan went to great lengths to classify and date his fossil, which we all then enjoyed in school!

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Download this file (Dylan's Rock Presentation.pdf)Dylan's Rock Presentation.pdf

Pregnancy Update! 18.05.17

And then there were 5 (pregnant staff that is!!!)
This week we announce that we have two more members of staff that are
expecting! We are delighted to congratulate Mrs Swan (Year 4) who is expecting a baby around November time and Mrs Hughes (Reception) who will be expecting her 2nd child also in the Autumn term. I am currently advertising for a new teacher to join us for September to manage this period and ensure that there is no disruption to class teaching. I look forward to confirming who your child will be taught by in September if your child is in Years 1-4 at some point after the half term break.  I am sure we will all wish the staff well at this special time.
I must also inform parents that unfortunately Miss Sullivan has been signed off for the moment with a pregnancy related condition and it is unlikely that she will be back in work before starting her maternity leave. I am arranging for her to pop back in to school before the end of the year to see children, staff and parents and I believe our Toddler group will be arranging a little Toddler celebration for her in coming weeks. Miss Sullivan is very much missing the children and the families and sends her best wishes!

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