Arthog – 2024/25

Looking ahead for our biennial Arthog visit, which is due to take place in the academic year 2024/25, we have found there is very limited availability at our preferred dates – with the only suitable available date being November 2024. There has also been a significant increase in the cost of this per pupil compared to previous years – which is £373 per pupils (before adding transport costs). We have been exploring further options – but have found that these are all coming up as just as much – or, in some cases, significantly more. We are going to look into how we can, as a school, help minimising the cost of this cost for yourselves.

 

Before we make our booking official, we would like to gauge the interest level of parents of current Year 4 and Year 5 parents. If you are a parent of a Year 4 or 5, we’d very much appreciate if you could fill in the following Microsoft Form: https://forms.office.com/e/aLrS7aXjvX

Tag Rugby – Swancote

Just to clarify that the Tag Rugby competition (at Swancote) is on Tuesday 5th March, which is the day after the second after-school practice – as described in the letter itself (and not as describe on the return slip). The other two dates (today and Monday 4th March) are practices.

Apologies for any confusion.

World Book Day (7th March) and Comic Relief (15th March)

We have two upcoming events that we are planning on celebrating in school.

 

World Book Day (Thursday 7th March)

For World Book Day, children are encouraged to come to school dress as character from their favourite (or any) book/story – and also bring along the book (if the have it); however, we appreciate that not all children will enjoy “dressing up”. If so, they can come in their own clothes. As this is not a charitable fundraising event, no donation are being requested.

 

On the day, the children’s classes will be mixed to form 5 new classes (with children from reception to Y6 in each class). The classes will then rotate around a variety of different book-themed activities throughout the day.

 

In the afternoon, we’d like to invite any parents and carers (and others) to come into school – in a similar way as last year – to share some reading books or stories with your child or any others . This will be from 2:15pm. At around 2:45pm, we will be having our usual celebration assembly – which anyone is also welcome to stay for.

 

 

Comic Relief – “Red Nose Day” (Friday 15th March)

We are also having a fundraising day for Comic Relief. Children can come into school in their own clothes (with something red). We are requesting donations for this event as it will be raising money for Comic Relief; however, the amount is entirely up to you.

 

As part of the day, children can also bring in their own joke – written on piece of paper with their name on. The joke doesn’t have to be an original one. Teachers will be picking their top 20 jokes – which will be shared in assembly and the top joke (by volume of laughter it generates) winning a prize! Unfortunately, due to timings, this will be an assembly with just children.

Club Spaces

There are still spaces for the after school clubs this term – children can start this week if payment can be dropped into the office. I have attached the Clubs letter for more information. Please email careclub@brownclee.shropshire.sch.uk if you have any questions.

Cheerleading KS2 – 3 spaces

Create Club year 1-year 6 – 3 spaces

Multisports KS1 – 5 spaces

Invasion Games year 2-year 6 – 4 spaces

Activity Clubs letter Spring Term 2 2024

Spring Term Clubs

There are still some places left in after school clubs this term, and we are opening up our fantastic art club on Wednesdays, Create Club, for year 2s!

KS2 Cheerleading Tuesday – 2 spaces

Create Club Wednesday – now open for year 2 upwards.

KS1 Multisports Thursday

Invasion Games Friday

The letter that went out last term is attached for more information and cost of the clubs. Please send payment into the office.

Activity Clubs Spring Term 1 2024

Mud Run – Friars Playing Fields

A reminder for the Y4-6 pupils attending the mud run on Wednesday that it would be avisable to bring a towel and additional dry clothes (either to take with them or parents to bring at pick-up) to put on over their wet/muddy clothes – or to change into. Miss Rock (who has organised the event from Bridgnorth Endowed School) has said that she will be bringing bin bags for children to sit on during their journey home, but you may wish to also bring your own.

 

The original letter stated children would need to wear their Brown Clee P.E. kits for this even; however, you may prefer them to wear something that you do not mind getting particularly muddy. They can get changed into these before leaving school on the day.

 

This year, parents are to pick children up from Friars Playing Fields (as opposed to Bridgnorth Endowed Leisure Centre – as in previous years). The event is due to finish at 15:30.

****Cheerleaders needed*****

****Cheerleaders needed*****

There are still three places left for cheerleading club this term – these places need to be filled for the club to continue after this week!

It is a great club where the children get to have a go at routines, jumps, gymnastics skills and more. There will be a showcase on the last session of term where parents can see what the children have learnt.

If your child wants to have a go please send clearly marked payment of £20 (for the 4 weeks) into the office asap.

Cheerleading Club tomorrow 24th October

Cheerleading Club will be running tomorrow after school. Coach Reece will be running the club as a replacement for last weeks cancelled session.

The children will be demonstrating their skills in a mini showcase at the end of the session at 4pm, which parents are invited to come and watch.

Football Competition – Date clarification

For those that received letters regarding the football competition next week, just to clarify: the date of the event is Wednesday 11th October.

Lost sports tops

Dear all,

There have been a few incidences of named Brown Clee PE jumpers going missing recently. If your child has brought one home by mistake, could you please return it to school as soon as possible.

Many thanks,

Mrs Heath

 

 

After School Clubs

After school clubs are starting next week. There are a few spaces left in the following clubs:

KS2 Art Club on Wednesdays

KS1 Multi Sports on Thursdays

yr2-6 Invasion Games on Fridays

If your child would be interested in any of these clubs, please fill out a reply slip (attached) and return it with payment to the school office asap. Places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

Activity Club information

Reply Slips Autumn 23

Arthog – Photos

Rock Climbing

Canoeing

Gorge Walking

Raft building

Surfing

Mountain Walk

Evening Activities

Nightline

Orienteering/Photosearch

Camp Fire

Team-building Tasks

Beach

The Centre and travelling

Clubs

Thank you for all the interest in clubs for next term – Cheerleading and Lego are now fully booked, but there are spaces left in KS2 Create Club, KS2 Multisports and Invasion Games (yr2 – 6).

Please return a reply slip and payment to the office as soon as possible if your child is still interested in taking part.

Reply Slips Autumn 23

KS2 Performances

As you will all be aware, all of KS2 have two upcoming performances. With the afternoon performance on Wednesday, the performance will fit within normal school timings. The evening performance on Tuesday, however, begins at 6:00pm. To allow time to change into costumes, Children should arrive at school from 5:15pm and all should be at school by 5:30pm. If watching the performance, you can go into the hall ready for the performance once you have dropped your child off. If you are simply dropping your child off, the performance will be finished at around 7:15pm and children should be ready to be picked up again by 7:30pm.

If, for whatever reason your child may not be able attend the evening performance, please can you let us know as soon as possible – as we may be able to work together a plan.