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Poppy Appeal Total 07.12.17

Please see attached.   Didn't we do well as a school?  Thank you for your support!  Our children really got behind this appeal once again and showed that they were thankful for those that sacrificed their lives for others.   In addition to learning about this appeal, children have been exploring the concept of peace and thinking about symbols of peace in The Bible.

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Download this file (British Legion Poppy Appeal certificate.pdf)British Legion Poppy Appeal certificate.pdf

St Nics Christmas Ball 2017 04.12.17

The St Nics Christmas Ball was a real success and was a lovely night out for all.  A big thank you to the Tunnicliff family for all their hard work as well as PTFA members who supported the event also.  Attendees enjoyed good food, drink, entertainment and raised lots of money for the school in the process.  It was supported by a range of sponsors from within and beyond the local community.   Thanks to all who came along, we hope it was a night to remember.   I have to admit being surprised by some of the talented Dads on the dance floor, I think a Strictly Dads Night might be in the offing! Please see attached for a few pics from the evening.

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Download this file (St Nics ball photos.pdf)Ball Photos

A Visit From a Bearded Dragon! 01.12.17

Year 1 were learning about the features of reptiles as part of their science work and how to care for reptile.  Mr Mills brought in Brian the bearded dragon to tell us all about them.  The children loved seeing the dragon and they learned lots of interesting facts and asked great questions about caring for one of God's creatures! Well done Year 1 and thank you Mr Mills!


Forest School Blog 01.12.17

This week was the penultimate week at Forest School for Year 4. The challenge was to demonstrate all that they had learned through the last term by creating a new shelter in a different area of the field. It had to fit all of their team mates in and be warm and comfortable.  We spent a moment thinking of those who might be homeless today and relfected upon how fortunate we are.   One pupil shared how as they had been thinking about other people and how they can help others as an Advent promise, they had asked their parent to but a lunch for a homeless person in town.  We were really proud of Zain and the way he had transferred learning in worship and class and showed Jesus' love for others through his actions.   A big well done to Zain! The children were able to use their improved survival knowledge, team work, communication, problem solving, leadership and creativity to design and build their shelters. We played “Air raid” to test the shelters and then had some time at the end to reflect on our learning journey over the term.  Next week is the last Forest School session for Year 4.  Please continue to bring lots of layers to keep warm outside. The temperature has dropped and although the children are very active outdoors, it’s better to be a little too warm than too cold. Hats, warm coats, scarves, gloves, thick socks, extra jumpers and even leggings or pyjama bottoms under trousers all help to keep the children that extra bit warmer.

See you all next week! Mrs MacKinnon 

Musical Afternoon 29.11.17

This Friday afternoon we wish to celebrate the talents of our musical children in school.  Teachers have invited any child who plays an instrument through tuition within or outside of school to come along and share a piece they are confident with, with their friends.   Please do send your child in with the relevant music and  instrument if they would like to take part.  NB this may involved tuned or untuned performances e.g recorders and keyboards or tambourines and drums etc.

EYFS and Year 1 Parent Maths Meeting Info 28.11.17

For any parents who are unable to attend, please see attached.   If you want to discuss anything in this please contact your child's class teacher.

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Download this file (Maths Presentation.pdf)Maths Presentation.pdf

Year 4 Laches Wood Parent Presentation 20.11.17


Please see here for info about Laches Wood Outdoor Education Centre.

Info for parents can be found here.

Please see the attachment below to read the inform ation shared at the meeting.  To watch the video that was shared please click here.


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Download this file (laches wood oec 2017.pdf)Laches Wood Parent meeting info

Codsall Middle Dance Competition For Years 3 and 4

Dear Parent/Carer

Strictly Come Dancing - Dancing Competition

I am delighted to be writing to inform you that your child has the opportunity to take part in our annual ‘Codsall Does Strictly’ dancing competition.

Children are invited to attend a preliminary audition and, if successful, will be competing in a final which will be held at Codsall Middle School on Wednesday 13

th December 2017, 6.30-8.30pm.

The preliminary auditions will take place on Wednesday 22

nd of November at St Nicholas 3.30-5.00pm. For each performance pupils will be expected to provide their own music and choreograph a routine no shorter than a minute in duration; style and group size will also be determined by the children. The first round auditions will be judged by a member of staff from the middle school alongside senior prefect pupils, the final however, will include audience participation as part of the voting procedure.

Tickets for the final will be on sale after all auditions have taken place and two ticket options will be available to purchase.

Selection 1. Spectator only ticket - £2.50 per adult and £1.50 per child

Selection 2. Spectator ticket including food - £5.00 per adult and £3.00 per child

The food offer for the evening will be a hot pork and stuffing bap and a glass of wine or bottle of beer for adults and Hot dog and drink selection for children.

**Please note that only pre ordered refreshment options will be available during the interval, no addition food will be available to purchase.

Tickets can be purchased via Parentpay, date to be confirmed.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support and look forward to seeing you at the final.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me via the school office or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Kind Regards

Mrs M Davison

Leader of Pupil Engagement

Forest School Blog 09.11.17

This week Year 4 continued their survival theme and their challenge was to design and make a trap. Each class took their trap building in different ways- this was completely child led. 4G made small camouflaged traps. They had very inventive ideas and many group dig holes. They realised the soil was clay soil and linked this to our prior learning about clay being a natural resource. 4W made traps on a large scale, again using inventiveness and creativity. They used natural resources such  ivy cord and homemade sawdust in their designs.
Superstars were Katie W and Evie G from 4G for inventiveness when designing their trap. Harry S was the star from 4W for setting a good example to others throughout the afternoon. 
Well done Year 4! 
Ps. Please remember Forest School kits. The weather is getting colder so layers, coats, hats and gloves are essential. 

Strictly St Nics Takes Its Toll! 07.11.17

For an update as to progress please watch this short video.   Will they be ready for next Friday?   Why not get your ticket from the school office to come along and check it out for yourself!  A big thank you to Emma Carey for her hard work to film the demise of the St Nics dancers!


Black Tie Ball Update 07.11.17

Please see here for a message from the event organisers.

Cross Country Team Success! 07.11.17

After the local heat of the Cross Country competition, please see results as below.  Year 3 girls and Year 4 boys have qualified for the next round of the competition.   Thank you to Mr Watkins and Mr Mills for their work with the teams!   A special mention to Emily H in Year 3 who won her race! 


  Year 3 Girls Team Race       Year 3 Boys Team Race  
Pos School Points   Pos   Points
1 St Nics 16   1 Perton First  A 15
2 Perton First  A 17   2 St Christophers 29
3 St Chads 19   3 St Chads A 32
4 Birches 44   4 Perton Academy 34
5 Perton First  B 52   5 Perton first  B 39
6 Lane Green 60   6 St Nics 42
7 St Christophers 68   7 Birches 52
8 Perton Academy DNC   8 St Chads B 86
        9 Lane Green 92
        10 Perton First C ???  



  Year 4 Girls Team Race       Year 4 Boys Team Race  
Pos School Points   Pos   Points
1 Perton First 18   1 St Nics A 14
2 Birches 21   2 Perton Academy 18
3 St Nics A 34   3 Perton First  A 25
4 Birches B 39   4 Lane Green 31
5 St Chads 47   5 Birches A 45
6 St Nics B 71   6 Perton first B 51
7 St Christophers 77   7 St Nics B 58
8 Perton Academy DNC   8 Birches B 82
9 Lane Green DNC   9 St Christophers 98
        10 St Chads DNC

Christmas Shoebox Appeal 2017 06.11.17

Please see attached.  We hope this is something you might be able to support!

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Download this file (Flyer for St Nicholas First School.pdf)Shoebox Appeal 2017

Amendment to Parent Health Questionnaire 05.11.17

Please be aware of an error in the Parent Questionnaire that was sent out on Friday.   Where there is reference to funding accessed by the school this reads as £16000 per pupil, which of course would exceed £5,000,000!   This should have read as a £16000 lumpsum plus a £10 per pupil top up.  Sorry for any confusion! 

Forest School Blog 03.11.17

This week we continued our World War Two theme. Year 4 used clay to mould something to help them survive. There was an array of plates, bowls, jugs, cups and even vases. The second challenge was to develop their natural air raid shelters to make them more comfortable and camouflaged. 4G were very lucky to be able to use some freshly cut branches too. There was lots of active learning, collaboration and communication this week from both classes. Well done Year 4! 

Mrs McKinnon 

Message for Reception Parents 03.11.17

Next week we are learning about Remembrance Day, this is a great time for families, through the generations, to share memories of loved ones lost at war and different roles people took in the war. If you would like to send in any photographs or memorabilia with your child next week we would love to share it in class.

Changes To Proposed Admission Arrangements 2019-2020

Please see attached which sets out the proposed admissions arrangements for St Nicholas CE First School Nursery and Reception Year 2019-2020.   Please note that from next year 2018-2019 all Nursery admissions will be co-ordinated and organised by the school and no longer the Local Authority.   Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you wish to know more or to discuss any element of the proposed arrangements.  The consultation will close on the 1st January 2018.

Phonics Meeting 25.10.17

Please see attached from the EYFS Phonics presentation for anyone who was unable to attend or wanted to refresh.

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Download this file (St Nics Phonic Meeting - Oct 2017.pdf)St Nics Phonic Meeting - Oct 2017.pdf

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