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Thank you to everyone who attended parents evenings this week. We had a super turn out and I know teachers have offered additional appointments to those of you who couldn’t make it this week. Mrs Weston and Mrs Doult will be in touch shortly with details of their rearranged evenings. It was great to chat to lots of parents and carers and hear your feedback about how your children are getting in. We know that the best progress is made when we work together to support your children. 
On Thursday this week we held our first Primary Futures Assembly. A number of volunteers from a range of professions came along, year 5 and 6 pupils had prepared questions to quiz the professionals and deduce from the evidence just what career path they had followed. Year 6 pupils then had the chance to talk to each person in turn in smaller groups. Our pupils were inspired by the  morning and it generated lots of conversations about their own ambitions and aspirations. We would like to thank each professional who gave up their time to come in to school and share their experiences. We talk a lot to our pupils about aiming high and growing dreams, this was a great example of how we are inspiring them to believe they can do whatever they want to and how their hard work and the skills they are developing as learners now will really support them in their futures. Many of the professionals were keen to come back to Short Wood and work with our pupils again, they were impressed by their approach to the session, their attitudes and behaviour. While we would expect nothing less of our pupils we are proud of them for being such great ambassadors for the school.
Our Year 5 and Year 2 pupils have taken part in Singing workshops with Jack from The Schools Arts Trust this week in preparation for ‘The Big Sing’ events this term. These were excellent events last year and in partnership with the trust Short Wood are supporting the organisation of this years event, aiming for it to be even bigger and better. Tickets for the event which will be held at Telford International Centre will be on sale online soon. They sounded amazing today, it will be an event not to be missed. 
We had a team of children out orienteering this week. They were a resilient team, especially as the weather was not on their side! Well done to all involved.


Our Golden Leaf winners this week were commended for all sorts of Short Woody values but in particular their positive attitudes which not only help their own learning but also the learning of their peers.



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