Published on: 19th January, 2024

Friday 19th January 2024


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Friday 19th January

Good evening,

We hope that you are keeping warm in this chilly weather!

We’ve had a lovely week in school and we have all noticed how focused our children are, especially when learning maths facts and recalling their times tables. Well done to school.

This week, in assemblies, we’ve been thinking about the value of courage. There are lots of people from history that our children have recognised as having courage and standing up for their beliefs even though the situation was tough: Katherine Johnson, Rosa Parkes and Martin Luther King were all mentioned. We’ve all thought about how, when we try something new, we need to be brave and show courage.

On Tuesday, our KS2 cricket teams went to Church Stretton to compete against local schools. They all worked well as a team and improved their skills through the afternoon. I’d especially like to say congratulations to Merlin cricketers who were expecting a football tournament, but had to transfer their skills to cricket due to the icy weather!

On Thursday, our KS2 netball team went to Shrewsbury Sports Village to work with England Netball in a development day. They played lots of warm up games all linked to bees, developing their skills. Then, they played some BEE netball games (this is the new name for Hi Five netball). There were teams from all over Shropshire there. What a fantastic opportunity they had!

What a jampacked week we’ve had! We hope you have a lovely weekend and are ready for another busy week next week.

All the best.

Mrs L. Edgerton

February End of Day Arrangements

Please complete your child’s end of day arrangements for February by Friday 26th January. Many thanks.

School Circle Spring Events Meeting

Please join us via Teams on Thursday 25th Jan 8pm to plan our next fundraiser event for the Spring Term. As ever these events are staffed and coordinated entirely by our team of volunteers and cannot run without your input, however big or small. We look forward to seeing everyone then.

Click here to join the meeting:

Meeting ID: 948 564 873 121 0

Passcode: R7ffaD

Eagle Class Residential 2024

Please could you give your thoughts and opinions about future Class 4 residential trips on the attached form. Many thanks.


Lunch time clubs

We are starting our new term of lunch time clubs next week. Leaders have planned six weeks of activities. They are all excited to lead these and share their talents:

Job vacancy – come and join our team!

Combined post: KS1 teaching assistant and lunchtime supervisor

Fixed term until 31 August 2024, in the first instance,

Required ASAP

The candidate’s hours will consist of the following:

Grade 5 (Level 2) SCP: 6-7, £12.38-12.59 per hour

16.25 hours KS1 Level 2 teaching assistant:

* Monday – Friday 8:45 – 12:00

Grade 1 £11.59 per hour.

5 hours lunchtime supervisor (12:00-13:00 each day).

Please see our school website for more information: website.

Closing Date: 19th February 2024

Interview Date: 22nd February 2024


Parenting helpline

BEAM sessions

Sleep Tight Workshop


Cases of measles are increasing in the UK, including in the West Midlands, and it’s likely that there will be cases in Shropshire soon.

Measles is a viral illness that can be serious and sometimes fatal. Spending 15 minutes with someone with measles is enough to get the virus. Symptoms of measles include high fever, runny nose, cough, red and watery eyes, small red spots with a bluish-white centre inside the mouth. A rash can appear later, usually on the face, upper neck, hands and feet, fading after 5 to 6 days. If you’ve not been vaccinated against measles, you can be at risk, but it’s most common in young children. Someone with measles can spread the virus up to 4 days before a rash appears, and up to 4 days after.

Measles can have serious and sometimes fatal consequences, so make sure you and your children are up to date with MMR vaccinations and ask your GP about catch-up jabs if needed. The MMR vaccine is highly effective at protecting against measles.

If you are unsure if your child is up to date with all their routine vaccinations, you can check their Red Book (personal child health record) in the first instance. If you are still not sure, or if you need to bring your child up to date with their vaccines, you should contact their GP practice to check and book an appointment.

If you are concerned that your child has measles, please call your GP in the first instance, to reduce the risk of passing the disease to others in the waiting room.  More information on measles can be found here and information on the MMR vaccine can be found here .