Animal Man Visit

On Monday, Fireflies and Grasshoppers were treated to a visit from the animal man.

They learnt a lot about different types of insects and animals which linked in with their science and topic work from last term. The children were taught many interesting facts about the animals and insects brought into school. They even got the opportunity to stroke and handle some of them, including hedgehogs, toads, snakes and scorpions!



Animal Man Visit – Grasshoppers and Fireflies

Grasshoppers and Fireflies are having a visitor on the first day back after Easter: the Animal Man.


As this may involve some direct interaction with the animals, could any parents/carers with children with allergies to any animals fill in the following form:


Dress rehearsal & Evening performance – Wednesday 13th December

Tomorrow is our nativity dress rehearsal and evening performance, for Key Stage One children.

Please could all the children be back at school for 5.30pm.

There are 6 costumes that are still outstanding for children in Fireflies. Please let us know if you are having difficulty providing one and we will help. 

Please could the girls have their hair tied back tomorrow.

Many thanks.



Nativity Performance Tickets

There are still tickets available for both Nativity performances and all the waiting list requests have been sent down to class today.

Please contact the school office if you would like any additional tickets or you have not yet ordered any.

Nativity Tickets

If you have not yet let the school office know how many tickets you would like for the KS1 Nativity Performances taking place on Wednesday 13th December at 6pm and Thursday 14th December at 2pm, please could you complete the form below and return it to the school office as soon as possible. In the first instance tickets are limited to a maximum of 4 per family over the 2 performances. If you would like to be added to the waiting list for additional tickets once everyone has had the chance to order theirs, please let us know by indicating this on the form.

Please could you let the school office have this information by this Friday so that we can start allocating tickets to those on the waiting list next week.

Nativity Letter – Tickets

Nativity Costumes

If your child has been asked to provided a costume for the nativity performance, please can they bring it into school by Friday 8th December.

If you have it ready before that date, please feel free to send them in from Monday. Please ensure that they are in a plastic bag, which is clearly labelled.

We appreciate parents providing costumes. For the past few years we have managed to sort out a costume for all the children but some of them are now looking very well-worn.

Many thanks,

Mrs Morris & Mrs Fox

Fireflies Visit to John The Baptist Church

Yesterday the fireflies had a fantastic visit to John the Baptist Church here in Ditton Priors.  This was as part of their R.E. learning where they were finding out about the features of a Christian place of worship and the features within.

We were met by Reverend Joe Simons who gave the children a talk and tour of the church, and then we had to go on a scavenger hunt to find different features of the church. We all really enjoyed the visit and learnt lots – thank you so much Reverend Joe!

New Reception Intake Visit

On Tuesday, we welcomed the new reception intake for September, into school. They will be visiting every Tuesday afternoon until the end of term.


Observational Drawings

Fireflies have been learning about the skill of Observational drawing, ‘drawing what you see.’ They have also studied the artwork of Bill Patterson and Art Fitzpatrick who are artists,famous for their drawings of automobiles.

Today Fireflies had the opportunity to put all the things they have learnt into practise. They had the extra special treat of drawing an Austin 7 which was kindly brought into school by Mr Richard Parry.

The children produced some fantastic pieces of artwork. Please take a look at the pictures below.

Christmas Wishes From Fireflies

Dear parents,

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!                                                               Best wishes for the New Year.

Fireflies 🙂

Nativity Performance Tickets

We have now sold out of tickets for the evening performance but do still have some left for the daytime performance on Thursday 15th December at 2pm. If you would like additional tickets for this performance please complete the form below and return to the school office with payment.

If you have ordered tickets and not yet paid for them, please could you send payment in as soon as possible.

Nativity Letter – Tickets

Nativity – Lines/Costumes

Our nativity, this year, is called ‘A King is Born’.

All the children in Fireflies and Grasshoppers have been given their parts.

If your child has brought home lines please could you help them to learn them, as soon as possible.

We have lots of costumes in school for children to use, but we will let you know if your child needs additional items or a costume that we haven’t already got.

Many thanks,

Mrs Morris & Mrs Fox

Nasal Flu Vaccinations

An e-mail has been sent out today to all parents to advise that the Shropshire Community Health Immunisation Team will be in school on Monday 7th November to administer the nasal flu vaccinations to children in all year groups. The letter, form and information leaflet which have also been e-mailed are below. Please could the consent form be completed (indicating whether you consent or not) and returned to school by Tuesday 1st November at the latest. If you require a paper copy, please contact the school office.

Parent Letter Flu 2022

Flu Consent 22.23



In art, Fireflies have been learning the skills to create a self-portrait. They have used and developed their observational skills and explored mixing colours to create skin and lip tone.

They have also enjoyed looking at self-portraits by Van Gogh, Picasso and Kahlo. They have discussed the similarities and differences between the artist’s self-portraits and compared the portraits to their own artwork.

The work is up on display and the children are very proud of their achievements.

Help Your Child Read Parent Workshop – Wednesday 5th October

We are holding a workshop for parents of early readers (Reception and Year 1) in school on Wednesday 5th October at 1.30pm.

In the workshop we will be providing the background to the teaching of phonics, as well as providing helpful information on how you can support your child when reading at home.  There will also be the opportunity to practice what you learn by having a short reading session with your child (if you wish!).

Please complete the attached reply form and return to the school office either electronically ( or via reception.

Help your child read session

Individual Photographs – Thursday 29th September – change of PE day for Scorpions and Bees

The school photographer will be in school next Thursday, 29th September, in the morning to take the children’s individual photographs. Please could all children be in school uniform.

This means that we have had to change the PE day for Scorpions and Bees for next week and this will now be on Wednesday 28th September.

Beach Party Fun

Fireflies and Grasshoppers had a fun filled beach party this morning. The children were fantastic and played brilliantly with one another. There was so much collaboration, support and sharing. It was a real pleasure to watch. Then this afternoon we had our special treat…ice cream! It was certainly the right sort of weather for an ice cream.

Beach Party Reminder!

Monday 18th July – Beach Party for Fireflies & Grasshoppers

Due to the hot forecast we have moved our beach party to the morning as it will be a little cooler.

* Come to school in a summer outfit – shorts/t-shirt/dress (No flip flops please)

* Please send your child to school with sun cream applied, a water bottle and a sunhat/cap.

* Don’t forget your £3 for an ice cream, in the afternoon.

Many thanks,

Mrs Morris & Mrs Fox