Updates

Tuesday 16th July, 2024

Summer Reading Challenge – Shropshire Library Service

Today we had a visit by Emma from Bridgnorth Library and she told the children about the Summer Reading Challenge that is taking place at all the libraries in Shropshire starting this Saturday.  Bridgnorth Library are also holding many other events over the summer holidays and the poster below gives more details.

SRC Events Leaflet 2024

Monday 15th July, 2024

Sporting Success

This term, we have taken part in several sporting events: a swimming gala, a rounders tournament and an atheltics competition.

 

Our swimming team finished 3rd overall – with a special congratulations to the following:

  • Ari, Will S, Benji and Finn – 3rd (Boys’ Relay)
  • Will S – 3rd (Butterfly)
  • Callum – 3rd (Backstroke)
  • Maisie – 3rd (Backstroke)
  • Benji – 3rd (Backstroke)
  • Will S – 2nd (Backstroke)
  • Libby – 2nd (Breastroke)

 

In the rounders, our A and B teams finished 2nd and 3rd overall.

 

In the athletics, we narrowly missed on a top 3 finish and come 4th overall. See our podium finisher below:

Monday 15th July, 2024

Year 5 and 6 – Last Day

For the last day, all of Year 5 and 6 (Scorpions and the Year 5s in Bees) will be have an end-of year celebration – with some water-based activities in the morning and also some pizza in the afternoon.

 

Children will need to bring in clothes suitable for getting wet (e.g. swimming shorts and t-shirt for boys. Swimming costume under t-shirt and shorts for girls) to get changed into. They will also need a towel.

 

Any questions, please do get in touch.

Friday 12th July, 2024

KS2 Evening Performance

As you will be aware, the KS2 performances will be taking place next week.

 

For the evening performance (Tuesday 16th July), could all pupils return to school from 17:15 (17:30 at the latest). This will give us chance to get changed and ready ahead of the performance itself (at 18:00). If you would prefer, children can be booked into careclub (by emailing careclub@brownclee.shropshire.sch.uk).

 

If, for whatever reason, you think there may be an issue with your child(ren) attending this performance, please let us know as soon as possible – as we can see what we can do to help.

Friday 12th July, 2024

Leavers’ Service – Thursday 18th July

As shared earlier in the term, our Leavers’ Service is to take place at St. John’s the Baptist Church in Ditton Priors next Thursday to begin at 13:45.

 

Although this service is primarily aimed at parents and carers of Year 6 pupils, all parents, carers and governors are invited to attend. The service will be led by Reverend Joe and will involve songs sang by the whole school, some individual music performances by some of our Year 6 pupils, some memories and prayers shared by our Year 6 pupils – as well as a presentation of the Year 6s too.

 

Year 6 pupils and their parents/carers are invited to remain behind at church after the service where Joe and his team have kindly offered to provide refreshments.

Wednesday 10th July, 2024

Celebration Assembly Thursday 11th July and 18th July- cancelled

As you may have realised, Celebration Assembly tomorrow has been cancelled due to Parents Evening for Years 1 to 6 being held.

Also, as we will be holding the Leaver’s Church Service next Thursday afternoon, the final celebration assembly of the academic year is also cancelled.

Monday 8th July, 2024

School Games – Platinum Award

We are delighted to announce that we have again achieved the School Games Platinum Award for this (and next) academic year (2023-25).

 

The School Games Mark is a Government-led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward and recognise school’s engagement (provision and uptake) in the School Games against a national benchmark and to celebrate keeping young people active, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.

 

The Platinum award is the highest School Games Award available – and requires schools to have achieved the School Games Gold Award for the previous four consecutive years. This, along with a school case study into how the impact of the school’s engagement with the evolution of the School Games has enabled pupils to be active participants in sports, is taken into consideration for the judgement before being awarded.

 

Friday 5th July, 2024

Multiplication Table Check – Results

All pupils in Year 4 complete a multiplication table check – which assesses their recall of a range of “times tables”.

 

As a school, 67% of pupils scored 25 out of 25 – with a very impressive average score of 23.4!

 

National data for this year has not yet been release – however, you can see how we compare to previous years’ national date below:

Wednesday 3rd July, 2024

Celebration Assembly – 04.07.24

Unfortunately, tomorrow’s celebration assembly will not take place. Apologies for the late notice!

Monday 1st July, 2024

Sports Day – Teams

Last week, your child was given a slip explaining which team they will be in for Sports Day – which they should have given to yourselves

Ideally, they should wear the colour of their team. A t-shirt of that colour would be best; however, something smaller or just their normal Brown Clee uniform would be absolutely fine too!

Monday 1st July, 2024

KS2 Performance – additional tickets – Wednesday 17th July at 1.30pm

As everyone has now had a chance to order their tickets for the KS2 performances, we are able to offer additional tickets for the daytime performance on Wednesday 17th July (all tickets for the evening performance have been sold).  If you would like to purchase additional tickets please contact the school office.

Monday 1st July, 2024

Sports Day and lunches

Sports Day is planned to go ahead on Wednesday and as we are planning a picnic lunch, the school lunches provided will be a sandwich.  If you have booked a lunch for your child, please could you log onto ParentPay today to either cancel this or amend it to a ham or cheese sandwich.

Thursday 27th June, 2024

Raffle tickets

Please could you return all raffle ticket books to school tomorrow (sold and unsold).  Thank you to everyone who has returned their raffle tickets and also to those who have taken extra books to sell.

Thursday 27th June, 2024

Benefice Weekly Pew Sheet

Please find below the Weekly Benefice Pew sheet which gives details of the Church services taking place in the Benefice along with other social and fundraising events which are being held.

The ‘First Coffee Morning of the Month’ will be held on Saturday 6th July and takes place in St. John the Baptist Church, Ditton Priors from 10.30 am – 12.30 pm and is a really lovely community event.  It is open to everyone, there is no charge, and the cakes are always delicious!

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Monday 24th June, 2024

UPDATED: Parent Feedback Session Links

The links for the parent feedback session have been updated. Here are the updated links:

Fireflies

Grasshoppers

Dragonflies

Bees 

Scorpions

 

We had a technical error (meaning any booking was taking up that particular slot for all classes). This has now been fixed. The original links have been closed. If you made a booking before these links were closed, then this has been transferred over to the new booking link – so you do not need to do anything.

 

Another thing is that Fireflies parent feedback sessions are just for Year 1 pupils. Parents of reception children will receive a end-of-year report this term. Apologies that this was not communicated initially.

Monday 24th June, 2024

Parent Feedback Meetings – Links

As communicated previously, we are exploring an online booking system for our Parent Feedback Meetings. To book a meeting with your child(ren)’s class teacher(s), please follow the relevant link(s):

 

Fireflies

Grasshoppers

Dragonflies

Bees 

Scorpions

 

Please note: all meetings take place on 11th July – except Scorpions, which are being held on various different dates. Some additional dates/times are now available for Scorpions.

Monday 24th June, 2024

Upcoming End-of-year Dates

As usual, the end-of-year schedule is packed with different events. Here is a quick update/summary of what is coming up (and when):

 

Date Event Location / Time
28.06.24 Non-uniform Day Brown Clee School
All Day
29.06.24 Summer Fair Brown Clee School
12:00 – 15:00
01.07.24 – 02.07.24 Secondary School transition Days (varies per school) Secondary Schools
All Day
02.07.24 Fireflies – Sealife Visit Sea Life Centre / All Day
03.07.24 Sports Day Brown Clee School
10:00 – 15:00
Lunch on field at 12:00
08.07.24 New Starters’ Meeting Brown Clee School / 13:00 – 13:45
10.07.24 Headteacher Inteviews Brown Clee School / All Day
11.07.24 Parent Feedback Sessions
(Fireflies, Grasshoppers, Dragonflies, Bees)
Brown Clee School

13:00 – 18:00

15.07.24 Grasshoppers Visit (Enginuity) Enginuity, Telford
All day
 

16.07.24

17.07.24

KS2 Performances

Evening

Afternoon

Brown Clee School

18:00 – 19:30

13:30 – 15:00

17.07.24 EYFS and KS1 Beach Afternoon Brown Clee School  / 13:00 – 15:00
18.07.24 Leavers’ Service St. John the Baptist Church

13:45 – 14:45

Friday 21st June, 2024

Bikeability

A few weeks ago, Year 5 and 6 took part in Level 2 Bikeability.

 

Each day mainly involved learning how to ride their bikes safely on the roads – including, starting and stopping, passing stationary vehicles and negotiating junctions.

 

This started with some activities on school playground:

Friday 21st June, 2024

Weekly Benefice Pew Sheet

Please find attached the latest Weekly Benefice Pew Sheet detailing the Church Services in the Benefice and also other events and activities which have been organised.  Don’t forget the Frog Racing tomorrow evening in the village hall in collaboration with Brown Clee Young Farmers.

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Tuesday 18th June, 2024

Non-uniform day – 28.06.24

As you may be aware, Tamsyn is raising money for the Little Princess Trust.

 

We will be having a non-uniform day on 28/06/24 to help raise some further funds for this.

 

All children can come in non-uniform for this day – and, if you would like to make a donation, then please send some money in with your child.

Monday 17th June, 2024

No Celebration Assembly: 20.06.24

Unfortunately, there will be no celebration assembly this week on Thursday.

Monday 17th June, 2024

Summer Fair – Raffle Tickets

We have now received the raffle tickets for the draw which will take place at the Summer Fair on Saturday 29th June here at school.  We are sending a book of tickets home with the children.   Please return any tickets sold with the money to the school office and also if you do not want any tickets, please could you return the book to school.

Monday 17th June, 2024

Parent-Feedback Meetings

We will be holding our parent-feedback meetings this term.

 

We will be trialling an online booking system (Calendly) for these.

 

For Scorpions, you can choose across a number of days/times between now and the end of term. The link for these can be found here: https://calendly.com/admin-brownclee/scorpions-parent-feedback-meeting-24.

 

For the rest of the classes, these meetings will take place between 13:00 and 18:00 on Thursday 11th July. The links for booking a time for these will be emailed out next week.

Thursday 13th June, 2024

Chickens

We currently have 18 eggs incubating in school.

The plan with these are that the children will first be able to have the chance over the next few weeks to see the eggs develop. If successful, we will be keep any hens as school chickens in the central island area at school. Some children will then have the opportunity to help in looking after them.

Thursday 13th June, 2024

Weekly Benefice Pew Sheet & Frog Racing!

Please find attached the latest Weekly Benefice Pew Sheet detailing the Church Services in the Benefice and also other events and activities which have been organised.

Also attached is a poster advertising the Frog Racing on Saturday 22nd June at 7.30pm at Ditton Priors village hall.  This is a joint event with the Brown Clee Young Farmers and is to raise money for the Young Farmers chosen charities as well as raising funds for the Brown Clee Benefice Churches.

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Tuesday 11th June, 2024

Ofsted Report Published!

Following our inspection carried out by Ofsted on 8th May, our final report was published yesterday. We are delighted to announce that the school remains to be considered a good school – with the inspectors particularly recognising the atmosphere of togetherness that permeates throughout the school, the pride the children have in attending Brown Clee and the appeciation that they have for the way in which they are cared for.

 

This inspection was an “ungraded inspection” – which means that it would not have resulted in individual graded judgements but focused on determining whether the school remained the same grade as at the school’s previous graded inspection (Sept 2014). If the inspectorate team had any significant concerns during this inspections, they would have either turned the inspection into an immediate 2-day graded inspection or would have come back in 1 to 2 years time to carry out out a full 2-day graded inspection. See further information on graded and ungraded inspections. They were, however, very pleased with what they saw, and their next visit will likely be in around 4 years’ time.

 

If you would like to see the full details of the report (or see any previous reports), they can be found here: https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/21/123532

Monday 10th June, 2024

Summer Fair & Table Top Sale – Saturday 29th June – 12pm to 3pm

Please see the attached poster giving more information on the Summer Fair being held on Saturday 29th June between 12pm and 3pm here at Brown Clee School.  The Fair will raise funds for Friends of Brown Clee School (FOBCS) and Little Explorers Preschool.  There will be lots of things to enjoy including tombolas, cakes stall, bbq and much more along with a raffle.  Raffle tickets will shortly be available from the school office and also from Little Explorers.  If you would like to make a donation for the tombola or anything else, please bring these to the school office.  Many thanks in advance for your support for this fundraising event.