Teddy bears picnic 10.7.24

Acorn class enjoyed sharing a teddy bears picnic with the new Reception children today.

headteacher message , summer term 2 week 5

Dear Families,

As we get nearer to the end of term, we get busier and busier! There are so many things to remember and finish  – all our families are doing a terrific job of juggling everything.

Our year 6s have been on their transition days to their secondary schools and are very excited about the next stage in their school career. New preschoolers and Reception children have also been joining Acorns for some transition time.

We have all enjoyed a hugely successful Fun Run, which we have already promised to hold again, by popular request!

Two of our children, Melanie and Eve, swam competitively in the Shropshire Schools swimming gala, representing Bridgnorth and East Shropshire Area. Well done to them both for fantastic performances.

We have welcomed new governors to the governing body – Rob Bell, Mark Jones and Rob Goodman – whilst Willow class enjoyed a morning with their new teacher for September, Miss Barden.

Last weekend, incredibly generous friends, families and staff gave their time (and power tools) to help with a Tidy Up day – thank you to you all for your kind support and hard work to make our school look super-shiny!

Still to come is the always-magnificent Summer Fayre, brought to you by the equally magnificent PTFA. The children are so excited and have been working together so well to create their stalls. More thanks due to all of you who have supported the Fayre, through donations, raffle tickets, stalls, marquee-building, organising and all the other unseen logistics which make it such a brilliant event for everyone to enjoy.

On Monday 15th we have the very exciting climbing wall experience coming to school, giving children the opportunity to have a fully- coached climbing session, and on Tuesday 16th, we have our end of year Leavers’ Music Concert. Please encourage your own budding musicians to practise their performance piece ahead of the big event.

Next week is the winning House Reward afternoon, the Oakengates sports event, Teddy Bears’ Picnic (Early Years) and Sports Day!

Have a super weekend and I hope you were lucky in the bottle raffle!

Justine Keeling-Paglia


Church visit 27.6.24

Acorns visited Church as part of their RE topic this week learning about special places in our community. Reverend Chris showed us all of the important features of the Church and we got to explore them for ourselves too.

coming up next week, summer term 2 week 3

Monday 17th: work experience students join for the week

Tuesday 18th: road safety demonstration

Wednesday: Lime swimming

Thursday: Full Governing Body meeting – ambassadors visiting

Friday: Star assembly 2.45

Stars, summer term 2, week 2

Esmae        Henry        Melanie           Hendrix      Poppy      Daisy

headteacher message, summer term 2 week 2

Dear families,

We have beaten the awful weather and managed to get outside in every bit of sunshine possible!

On Monday, we welcomed Brian Welti, the High Sheriff of Shropshire, who officially opened our preschool with our specially commissioned Big Red Scissors to cut the ribbon. Lottie-Lou accepted a commemorative plaque from the Sheriff, who was wearing his traditional dress and in the afternoon, the whole school and some parents enjoyed ice-cream and a party.

Science Club started this week: any elephant owners amongst you can now ask science club how to make elephant toothpaste!

Oak class have been under the sea (see below) and Lime class enjoyed a whole day of pro sports coaching.

The PTFA ran their fabulous pop-up shop for Someone Special, a regular feature instead of Mothers’ Day or Fathers’ Day so that all our children can give a special something to a special someone.

Have a lovely weekend, everyone.

Mrs K-P


Geography – To describe different types of settlements.

Oak Class were introduced to different settlements. They were asked to describe the different types of settlements. They were able to discuss linear, dispersed and nucleated settlement patterns.

STARs Summer term 2, week 1

Henry H-A          Bobbi      Rueben     Olivia      Alfie

coming up next week, Summer 2 week 2

Monday: Preschool official opening with the High Sheriff 11am

Monday: 2.30pm Preschool shares whole school ice cream – parents too!

Tuesday: science club starts

Wednesday: Lime swimming

Friday: STAR assembly

headteacher message Summer term 2 week 1

Dear families,

Another week with so much to share and celebrate!

Children in KS1 have been enjoying maths with Fifi the puppet, as the school works with a maths expert and Miss Boddison, our maths lead, to introduce Mastering Number. This is a fantastic teaching resource which we are really excited to be rolling out across Early Years and KS1.

I can see from my office window that the peas and beans have been planted, with much care, by Willow class: Oak’s seedlings are just showing through now. It’s not the easiest year to be a seedling but our children are working hard to develop their vegetable patches.

On Wednesday, after Lime’s swimming, we welcomed many of you to one of our Open Afternoons. The children love the opportunity to show you the work they are so proud of, and share the stories behind their activities in school.  Thank you for the lovely feedback  – we have two of these afternoons each year, with two parents’ evenings as well.

After school, our KS2 rounders team raced off to Idsall for a fun rounders tournament, and yet again, brought it home. Not only did our intrepid team achieve the second highest number of rounders, but they were also recognised for their sportsmanship, bring home the TEAMWORK award. Well done to all of them, and thank you to Miss Boddison for taking them.

Mrs Vaughan and I were so pleased to welcome our new Reception 24 parents this week and we are looking forward to the official opening of the Preschool on Monday. The High Sheriff of Shropshire is coming to do the honours and in the afternoon, everyone is welcome to join us for ice cream from 2.30pm.

We finished the week with a jam-packed Star Assembly…jam-packed with trophies, medals and certificates. Our children really are very talented, very involved and very busy! Thank you to our governors for joining our assembly this week.

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Keeling-Paglia