We are hoping to develop and improve the outside area of Class 1. In order to brighten up the area, we are asking for any spare exterior and/or masonry paint you may have. It does not need to be a full tin, any amount would be gratefully received.
A reminder that we are a ‘nut-free’ school so please do not send any nuts into school as part of your child’s packed lunch. Nuts are one of the food allergens most often linked to anaphylaxis — a serious, rapid-onset allergic reaction that may be fatal.
The School Council and Miss Relph have decided to organise a Pyjama Day on Friday the 15th of February. You can wear your PJs all day with some clothes underneath so you won’t get cold.
Please bring donations, the max amount of money is £10. You can bring your slippers with you but come in your school shoes or trainers for outside. We are doing it to raise money for an outside reading area.
The School Council
Bag2school bags are being sent home tonight with your child. A chance to have a good clear out over the half term and raise money for your school. They will now accept Bedding, Curtains and towels too.
Collection is Tuesday 5th March but you can bring bags into school at your convenience.
This is a list from their website.
We have more bags available or you can just use household black bin liners.
The FOBCS Team would like to run a Uniform Swap Shop – please see attached flyer
We have now received the letter following the recent Ofsted Inspection. As it was a Short Inspection we receive a letter instead of a full report. We are really pleased with some of the observations that the Inspector made about the children and the school.
He noted that ‘the school is well led’, there is a ‘strong team ethic’, that ‘expectations are high’ and that ‘pupils enjoy school’ and ‘have good attitudes to learning. They are well motivated and keen to do well.’
Safeguarding was highlighted as a strength with the Inspector noting that ‘Keeping pupils safe has a high profile in the school’ and that ‘pupils feel safe and well cared for in school.’
The recommended next steps were ‘Leaders and those responsible for governance should ensure that the curriculum in all subjects is as well planned and sequenced as it is in English and mathematics, so that pupils’ learning and knowledge build logically and
systematically as they move through the school.’ This is an area that we had already identified as an area of development on our 2018-19 School Improvement Plan, where we had set target one to be to ‘Evaluate and develop curriculum planning further to ensure all subjects are taught with depth and progression and that all staff have a deep knowledge and understanding of all subjects.’
The full letter can be read here:-
The snow has started falling here at school and the forecast is for it to continue for the next few hours. If you wish to collect your child early you are welcome to do so but we are looking for a prompt 3.15 collection at the latest.
Careclub and Extended school clubs are cancelled for today.
Thankyou and drive safely
This week in science, Class 4 have been exploring how liquids dissolve solids. We planned and carried out an investigation to see how quickly salt dissolves in different types of liquid.
We have been monitoring the weather forecast and with heavy snow forecast from 3pm we have decided to cancel this afternoon’s Care Club and Top Hat Theatre Arts. We apologise for any inconvenience but we want to minimise any risk of children and parents being caught in any rapid build up of snow. Please share.
The weather forecast suggests a chance of snow this week, so we thought it would be helpful to remind you of our school closure procedures in the event of severe weather conditions.
We have to weigh up many different risks regarding travelling to school, site safety and pupil supervision on site. Maintaining the level of learning is extremely important, but we have to balance that against the risks to our pupils and staff. Closing the school is the very last option for us. We know that for working parents when the school has to close this presents problems with regard to childcare, so the decision will not be taken lightly.
We keep up-to-date with forecasts and weather warnings, however some snow and ice conditions can be quite localised, especially in the Ditton Priors local area.
In the event of overnight snow, we endeavour to make an early decision regarding opening the school. If the decision is made to close the school, parents will be notified on:-
- Radio Shropshire: 96FM
- Shropshire Council Website: shropshire.gov.uk/school-closures
- School’s Website: www.browncleeschool.org.uk
- School’s Social Media (Twitter and Facebook pages)
When the weather forecast suggests that there is snow arriving during the school day, the decision to close or not, is much trickier and we can’t always get it right!
In the event of the school having to close after the start of the school day, parents will be notified by phone/social media and the school’s website, requesting parents to collect their child as soon as possible. We strongly advise that, if snow is forecast during the day, you monitor the above sources of information as the snow situation can change quite quickly in Ditton Priors. The safety of all children, staff and parents is our key priority.
Please do not ring school – we need to keep the lines clear for emergencies.
PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT CLOSING A SCHOOL IS NEVER A DECISION THAT IS TAKEN LIGHTLY; WE WILL DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO STAY OPEN.
Class 1 – Isabelle T / Polly B
Class 2 – Isabelle J / Logan R
Class 3 – Elliot D /
Jake J / Layla A / Keira J / Benjamin G
(Sports Ambassadors at Multi Skills Event)
Class 4 – George Barn / Alex H
We would like to thank everyone who took the time to respond to our survey on reading at home. We have also carried out a survey with pupils in school, as we want to find out if there is anything that we can do to help encourage children to read more, and to allow us to help support families in promoting comprehension skills.
Here are the results of the survey:-
Please note that there will be NO Well Done Assembly on the following Fridays.
Class 1 and 4 are enjoying their first buddy read of 2019! There are lots of good questions and heaps of encouragement, as well as mountains of enjoyment!
Class 1 – Alfie C / Mary A
Class 2 – James C / Rosie M
Class 3 – Rueben P / Arthur B
Class 4 – Lorcan G / Sian M
Enjoy singing? Come and join our lovely community choir – all ages, any ability, families welcome. We rehearse every Tuesday in term time 6 -6.45pm at Brown Clee Primary school – no audition just turn up. For more information contact Karen Kirkland by email firstname.lastname@example.org
The local choir recently had a very successful Xmas Concert performing with OfOne Accord and Stompers, and they would love to have more involvement, from children, adults or both! See if you can spot Hetty in the performance – she would love it if more of her classmates joined!
Reminder from Pippa
Cheques for dinner money should be made payable to Shropshire Council please
(not Brown Clee School). We have had a few cheques returned from the bank.
Pippa has also asked (where possible) that payments are made by cheque (not cash).
Please find attached letter regarding the OFSTED visit to the school tomorrow (Thursday 10th January) which gives you the opportunity to complete an OFSTED online survey.
Class 1 – Whole Class / Archie R
Class 2 – Whole Class / Mollie S
Class 3 – Whole Class
Class 4 – Nathan F / Biathlon team
Merry Christmas everyone and wishing you a Happy New Year