Please find attached details of next half term’s after school clubs.
Please find attached details of next half term’s after school clubs.
Can we please remind parents of the importance of being considerate when parking to drop-off or collect children. Please do not park on the narrow road behind the Station Rd houses, and please don’t park on the grassy area at the end of this row.
Brown Clee YFC are holding a fundraising night on Saturday 14th May at the Village Hall. Entry is £10 to include a hot meal. More details can be found on the attached poster including contact details.
Please note that we have had to rearrange our planned Sports morning – it is now on Tuesday 28th June – not 5th July.
School transport have asked us to remind any parents/carers of year 6 pupils, who wish to apply for free school transport for their child/children from September 2022, they should do so before 31st May 2022. Applications can be made online at https://shropshire.gov.uk/school-transport/ or over the phone with the Council’s Customer Service Team by calling 0345 6789008. Alternatively, should you require a paper copy of the application form, please do not hesitate to contact the school or Passenger Transport directly via email, email@example.com or over the phone on the above telephone number. If the application is not received by 31st May 2021, the Authority may be unable to provide transport for the beginning of the autumn term 2022 and parents/carers will need to make their own transport arrangements. Access to school transport is not permitted until entitlement has been confirmed.
Attached is a copy of a letter from Shropshire Council and also the PDF application form.
Can we kindly request that parents in the village spread the word that school kindly requests that all dogs are kept off the school grounds at all times – as we have had some recent instances of dog foulling. This is totally unacceptable, and is also a health issue, and is unfair on the children, who love playing on the school fields.
We are looking forward to our afternoon tea party on Thursday 26th May at 2pm, to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Year. In order to plan for this we do need to know numbers in advance. Therefore, if you and your family are planning on joining us can you please complete the attached reply slip and return to the School Office by Friday 20th May at the latest please.
The Village Hall Social Committee have asked us to share their plans to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. They are holding a Jubilee crown competition and would like as many people to design and make a crown and then join them on Sunday 5th June where they will be holding a picnic on the Pavilion Field. There are prizes for the best crown in each age group.
The procession of the crowns will start at 1.45pm from the Village Hall and they are asking that people wear Red, White and Blue or vintage dress. Please see the attached poster for more information.
We would like to invite families to join us on the afternoon of Thursday 26th May to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
We are planning on holding an afternoon tea party for children, families and staff. We could do with a small team of volunteers to co-ordinate cakes and refreshments – if you are keen to volunteer then please get in touch with the School Office.
On the day children can wear red, white and blue clothing instead of school uniform.
Please let any prospective parents know that Littler Explorers Pre-School and ourselves are holding Open Days on Monday 23rd May and Thursday 16th June between 09:30am and 2pm.
We are also offering any of our current parents, who have never visited school the opportunity to join a tour at 2pm on the above dates.
Below is the the latest NHS advice for children affected by Covid-19.
“Children and young people aged 18 and under can get coronavirus (COVID-19), but it’s usually a mild illness and most get better in a few days.
Symptoms of COVID-19 can include:
a high temperature or shivering (chills) – a high temperature means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours
a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
shortness of breath
feeling tired or exhausted
an aching body
a sore throat
a blocked or runny nose
loss of appetite
feeling sick or being sick
The symptoms are very similar to symptoms of other illnesses, such as colds and flu.
What to do if your child has symptoms
Your child should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people if they have symptoms of COVID-19 and they either:
have a high temperature
do not feel well enough to go to school, college or childcare, or do their normal activities
They can go back to school, college or childcare when they feel better or do not have a high temperature.
Encourage your child to cover their mouth and nose with a tissue when they cough or sneeze, and to wash their hands after using or throwing away tissues.
Most children who are unwell will recover in a few days with rest and plenty of fluids.”
The information can be found at –
We have now filled the last space for Multi Sports After School Club
We have had a cancellation for multi-sports club which is held on a Friday afternoon. The club is open to Grasshoppers, Dragonflies or Scorpions. There is just one space available, and it will be offered on a first come first served basis. If your child would like to join multi-sports club please send in written confirmation and payment (£20) to the office. E-mail requests unfortunately will not be accepted.
Please find a letter providing useful information as well as important dates for the summer term 2022.
Good Morning Brown Clee! Welcome back to the school at the beginning of the summer term and we hope that everyone had a restful and relaxing Easter holiday. We were so lucky with the weather!
I always enjoy this time of year – when we are truly immersed in the midst of Spring – the days are longer, lighter and hopefully warmer, the colours of nature and the countryside are vibrant and rich and there is a sense of optimism and hope, that seems to lift everyone’s spirits. This is also reflected in school as we start the last term of the academic year; we continue to teach and learn together, well and truly settled into established routines , all knowing what is expected of us, with each class working together as strong units within the Brown Clee team.
So today I would like to focus on the importance of being a team – on why working, playing and learning together in a harmonious, happy and supporting environment is so important for everyone – and that includes adults as well as children!
A successful team is one where different people work together and aim to help one another. It is where EVERYONE supports and encourages each other to be the best they can be, so that the team can operate successfully.
I am going to share 2 video stories of the same story – the story from the Bible of Jesus and his first disciples – have a watch and think what this story teaches us about the importance of working together as a team….
So now you know the story of Jesus and his first disciples, a story which teaches us about the importance of helping each other, supporting each other, and working together, …have a watch now of the story from a different perspective…
Can you identify the different ways that ‘help’ was given in the story……
– Peter allowing Jesus to use his boat
– Jesus encouraging and helping the fishermen to land a large catch
– James and John responding to Peter’s request for help by helping to pull in the net of fish and helping one another safely back to shore
– Jesus asking the fishermen to help and follow him
– The fishermen agreeing to join his team
Have a think now about why asking for help and being ready to help others might be important in school today. Can you share any examples?
Let’s take a moment now to reflect ….have a think about a time when you helped someone else; how did it make you feel? What did it achieve? Can you think of a time when someone helped you? How did that make you feel? Let us appreciate that working and learning together only works successfully if everyone helps and supports each other – if we are friendly and kind, respectful and forgiving…
Thank you for all the people who help us in our lives.
Thank you for the people who have already helped us today.
Please help us to help one another.
Please help us to remember that it is good to work together in a team.
It has been brought to our attention that there is a new online horror game which some children are talking about in school. It is called Poppy’s playtime and is based on a toy which chases you around a toy factory. There is not an official rating for the game; however, it is causing some of our older children to have nightmares.
The toy in this game is called Huggy Wuggy and he looks like this:
Online safety experts have been alerted to a video game, being described by some users as an “introduction to horror.” Videos, versions of the game, and associated material are becoming increasingly popular on YouTube, Roblox, and other platforms used by young children.
Poppy Playtime features frightening images and themes that are paired with child-friendly items. This may be especially upsetting to children who have not yet developed the resilience to deal with disturbing content.
There are multiple risks that can arise from children and young people being exposed to frightening content before they are prepared.
To help parents and carers better understand these issues, you can find out more information here:-
Thank you to all parents for engaging with us following on from the e-mails sent out yesterday.
All After School Clubs are now fully booked.
We are currently working with Parent Pay in the hope that in the very near future all bookings will be able to be made via their platform. We understand that this would make things a little easier for everyone and thank you for your patience while this is being investigated.
School Reports are being sent out today so please check your child’s bag. We always appreciate feedback so have attached a feedback form to the reports – it would be great if parents could complete and return to the School Office.
We understand that all the children had great fun at the KS1 and KS2 discos last Friday. Thank you to the parents who kindly organised the discos and those who helped.
The grand total raised from tickets sales and tuck shop purchases is £584.87 and this will be paid into the DEC Ukraine appeal. Thank you for your generosity and we are pleased to let you know that the final total raised when added to our fundraising day in school is £1630.98.
The School Lunch Menu will be changing for the Summer Term and has been uploaded to ParentPay. This is now live and you can log on and make bookings for meals up until May half term. The menu is attached and will begin on Week 2 when we return.
Could we please ask that all Care club booking requests for the first week back after the Easter Holidays are sent in by lunch time next Thursday 7th April at the latest.
On Tuesday 29 March, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Sajid Javid, set out the next steps for living with COVID-19 in England from Friday 1 April.
Free COVID-19 tests will continue to be available for specific groups, including eligible patients and NHS staff, once the universal testing offer ends on Friday 1 April.
Updated guidance will advise:
This is your last chance to book your place at the discos being held tomorrow in the Village Hall to raise money for the DEC Ukraine appeal.
Little Explorers, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 – 4.30pm to 5.30pm
Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 – 6pm to 7.30pm
Tuck shop and drinks available to buy on the night.
Please send £3 per child into the school office in a named envelope by Friday morning at the latest as the lists will be given to the parents organising the discos at lunchtime. Their name will then be added to the list to be ticked off on the night. There will be no admission on the night if their name is not on the list.
Please find attached letter providing details of next half term’s after school clubs
The School Vision Screening Team are visiting the school on Wednesday 6th April to carry out vision screening for Reception children. Please see the attached letter giving more information.
This is carried out on an OPT OUT basis. Therefore, if you are happy for your child to take part you do not need to take any further action. If you do not want your child to have their vision screened please complete and return the form to the School Office by Friday.
It’s with great sadness to tell everyone that Michelle will be leaving Pre-School for a very deserved rest after 18 years of being Deputy Manager at Pre-School, starting at Burwarton Pre-school in 2004 joining Wende and moving to Ditton in 2014.
Over the years Michelle has had a major part to play in Pre-School’s success, through her vision to provide the very best Early Years’ experience to all the children that have attended. Her practice, knowledge, commitment and love of children has a real positive impact on all of the children that have attended over the years.
Michelle is going to be missed very much by all the staff, especially Wende and of course all the children, therefore as Michelle has taught many children over many years, we thought the children who remember her in Brown Clee and maybe some parents would like to send her their best wishes, therefore any cards or notes can be left at Brown Clee School’s office, put in Little Explorers Post box or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Michelle’s last day will be Tuesday 5th April.
Don’t forget about the Discos to fundraise for the DEC Ukraine Appeal being held next Friday 1st April at Ditton Priors Village Hall. The KS1 Disco for Fireflies and Grasshoppers is from 4.30pm to 5.30pm and the KS2 disco for Dragonflies and Scorpions is 6pm to 7.30pm. There will be a tuck shop available on the night. The cost is £3 per child, please can you make your payment in cash in an envelope clearly marked with your child’s name to the school office.
All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult, although they can accompany a school friend as long as the adult who brings them is staying.
The organisers of the KS2 Disco are also looking for help on the night and if you are able to help please let Kat Shotton know (her details are on the poster) or speak to the school office.
We recently had our SIAMS Inspection (9th March) and we have now received our final report. We are really pleased with the observations that the Inspector, Father Jeremy Hellier, noted, in particular the following comments:-
“The vision is promoted through strong innovative and collaborative leadership ensuring that the whole school community flourishes.”
“The school has significant impact on the spirituality of the wider community through daily ‘Thought for the day’ emails. This supports and sustains adults and pupils especially in this time of pandemic.”
“Governors and staff are a highly effective team. This is evident in clear strategic planning for future development as a church school ensuring the continuing impact of the vision.”
“The vision is truly lived by pupils through associated Christian values and is apparent in positive relationships and good behaviour.”
The full report can be read here:- SIAMS Report – Brown Clee C of E Primary School
A big thank you to those parents who contributed to feedback for the Inspector.
Following last week’s Wear Something Blue and/or Yellow Day and Cake Sale, the school community have raised the fantastic sum of £1046.11! What an amazing achievement for a small school, from a simple idea of Ollie and Will! These funds are getting sent off today to the Disaster Emergency Committee so that refugees from the Ukraine can receive the support they so desperately need.