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Message from Miss Pugh 20.06.17

Sports Day and Seaside Party

Wednesday 21st June 1:30pm

  • Children to come to school in their PE kit
  • Children to have a sun hat and water bottle
  • Sun cream to be applied BEFORE school, we will then reapply at lunchtime
  • Please bring with you – picnic, picnic blanket or camp chairs, towels and a change of clothes for the paddling pools.

Please remember DO NOT approach the children on the benches during the sports afternoon, children will be dismissed to you at the end of the final race.



Iron Kids 2017 Event 19.06.17


Whilst many of us were enjoying BBQs and paddling pool time in the garden with the children, Chloe, Imogen, Mason and Regan were running in the 1km Iron Kids event at Shugborough Hall!    A big well done to them! 

RP Forest School Blog 19.06.17

RP had a glorious Forest School afternoon in the sunshine this week. They learnt the 3 ingredients that are needed to light a fire and also how to make sure they keep safe around a campfire. Special sticks called kindling were collected and Mrs MacKinnon showed the children how to make a spark with a fire steel. They watched carefully to see the spark light the tinder and start the campfire. They sang the campfire song and asked lots of inquisitive questions about the campfire. To finish we lay down and looked at the patterns the clouds made when they moved in the sky.

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!

Please select a file to download:
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.

Please select a file to download:
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.

Please select a file to download:
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! 

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