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Happy holidays

Where did that year go?? We have reached the end of another successful year and what a busy year it has been, reading back through the blogs on this page reminds us of what a year it has been.


The family day 'Do you want to be an engineer?' was a great success yesterday.  Some photos are on the Special Events page of the website.  We had a brilliant turn out and brilliant feedback from families who attended.  Mrs Jones does a brilliant job organising the event and the staff and contributors are so supportive in making it a day to remember bringing the whole community together.


Our Year 6 pupils had a great final trip on Monday to Barmouth.  The weather was on our side, the children had a splashing time as they headed into the sea.  It was great to watch the children being free and hear the screams of glee and pure fun.  Thank you to the PTA for funding the ice creams - they were a welcome addition after our picnic lunch.  We are also grateful to the PTA for planning the Year 6 Prom on Wednesday evening, the children had another memorable evening - so much popcorn and candy floss was consumed!  Saying farewell this afternoon at their final leavers assembly was emotional but we hope they will take everything they have learnt about being a Short Woody into their futures and be the very best they can be. Once a Short Woody always a Short Woody!


Year 5 pupils showed what great community members they are on Tuesday as they supported the Friends at Bowring Park to create their wildlife garden.  Our gardening club have been nurturing the small plants, these were taken down to the park and planted.  During their visit the children enjoyed playing on the playground equipment and took to the park to play cricket and other ball games.  Look out for events over the summer or why not just pop down for a family picnic and enjoy some quality time.   


Thank you to everyone who attended parents evening this week and collected reports.  It was great to see such a turn out. 


The Sports days were finally completed this week and we had an assembly on Thursday to celebrate the amazing sporting success this year.  We are really proud to have been awarded the Platinum School Games Mark having achieved the Gold award for a number of years. 


Moses was crowned our Key Stage 2 Sports personality of the year with Kashi taking the title for Key Stage 1.  Purple Pine were the winning house once all the Sports Days totals were added up.  Thanks to Coach and his team of helpers who make it possible for so many pupils to achieve sporting success. More children than ever before have achieved swimming certificates this year too, they will be coming home with those wither today or early next term.


Golden leaf assembly was a long one today, we are celebrating the success of our final Golden Leaf winners, who we are so proud of.  We also had winners of The Wrekin Fine Arts society Art competition,

The Year 6's a few years ago left a legacy trophy for the Short Woodiest Short Woody.....this year they were awarded to Julia in Key Stage 2, Sophie in Key Stage 1 and Ionella in Early Years .  It was a tough field, the girls were voted for as they are hard workers, resilient and committed to always doing their best for others and themselves. When Mrs Simons left last year she left us an Arts Award trophy too for us to celebrate the talents of our pupils.  This year this is being awarded to Maddison from Year 5.  She is a talented musician and the detail in her art work is beautiful.


We also said goodbye to a number of members of staff today.  Miss Chesters and Mrs Hayward from Early Years are leaving to pursue a teaching career.  Mrs Tymon (EYFS), Mrs Loakes (Y5), Mrs Fairgrieves (Y1) and Mrs Dallow (Lunchtime) are off to have baby Short Woodies - we look forward to meeting them soon.  Phoebe from our lunchtime team is leaving to take up a new opportunity, Miss Wheat will be moving to Charlton School in September and Miss Beadles is leaving to join the team at Old Hall School.  We wish them all good luck - they also know that once a Short Woody always a Short Woody so I am sure we will see them again soon.


As it is the end of the academic year we do want to say a big thank you to everyone who has supported the school this year.  We are always grateful for the help and support we receive to be able to provide the very best opportunities for the pupils at our school.  We have had some lovely end of year messages and this means a lot to our team who all work so very hard. As the holidays start we want to wish you a happy, healthy holiday and look forward to seeing many of you back on Tuesday 3rd September.



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