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Choose Respect

'Choose Respect' has been a theme across school this week as we have highlighted the Anti Bullying Alliance's national campaign.  Pupils responses have been powerful and they have discussed with each other how being a Short Woody helps to remind them for the need to be respectful, to themselves and each other.  Amna in Class 12 wrote a beautiful poem which has been published on our Brighter Minds page, please take a moment to read it.


Year 5/6s won their football match against St Mary's Primary, Madeley this week 3-1.  The Year 3/4 girls football team also won, 2-0 against Coalbrookdale.  Our Tag Rugby team played in the Telford and Wrekin finals, narrowly missing out on a place in the final match due to a golden try.  The Boccia team joined other teams from Telford and Wrekin schools in a tournament at Telford Tennis Centre. Our teams all showed a great team spirit and most importantly really enjoyed representing the school. 


Our teaching team welcomed teachers from High Ercall Primary school this week.  We worked together and discussed the Maths teaching and learning happening in both schools.  We shared ideas and strategies, we will be getting together next week to look at writing across the two schools.


Class 9 performed their sharing assembly on Thursday this week focussing on the theme of Recycling, Reducing and Reusing.  This was a timely assembly as the Eco Warriors have also met this week. Their main idea is to look at the potential of composting, they are going to discuss what happens to fruit waste in their classes. 


On Wednesday evening the Wrekin Cooperative Learning Trust AGM took place.  One of our key targets for next year is setting up a parents council.  If anyone is interested in developing this idea please contact Mrs Harris through the school office.


On Thursday this week we welcomed student teachers from Rotterdam.  Last year we had a visit of 12 students, they shared how good they thought the visit was and this year there were 25!  The focus of the visit was to consider the benefits of learning outside the classroom. They had the pleasure of visiting Class 10's forest school session, they joined in Year 5's outdoor maths and finally they joined Reception at squirrel school where they were exploring the story of Little Red Riding Hood and how they might deal with the Big Bad Wolf.  The students left inspired by the approaches to learning they observed and by just how delightful and welcoming our Short Woodies are.


Today has been 'spottacular' in school as Short Woodies have come together to raise money for Children in Need, by break time we had raised over £400, this total will rise with the after school cake sale proceeds.  We will  let you know the grand total next week.  Thank you for supporting this worthy cause.


As always we have celebrated the success of our Golden Leaf winners today, we are really proud of them as they are of themselves.


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