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"The best thing about Short Wood is that you can ask for help and no one judges you."  Erica, Class 17.


Every week at Short Wood we use positive quotes to inspire each other - these are researched carefully by our team and shared with everyone, today Erica's quote felt inspiring and definitely worth sharing.


There has been lots happening over the last couple of weeks. The sports teams are having a lot of success.  The gymnastics team came 7th out of 17 teams, Armani showed particularly good posture and core control.  The Year 5/6 boys team are through to the quarter finals having beat Aqueduct 5-2.  The Year 3/4 Girls football team are currently top of their league after a 1-0 win at John Fletcher with one match to play.


Some of our Year 5 and 6 pupils recently experienced a musical theatre extravaganza at Wrekin College where they experienced what is was like to be part of the musical The Lion King.  Jack Pierce from The Schools Arts Trust and TACT was leading the day and fed back how engaged and enthusiastic our Short Woodies were - brilliant ambassadors for the school. 


Back in school the Key Stage 1 pupils have put on two brilliant shows this week and we are really pleased so many of you came to support your children. They created their Grand Show as the finale to a great term of work using the Katie Morag books as their starting point.  The staff team wrote and produced the whole performance showing just what a creative team we have.  Well done to everyone involved, the pupils were total stars.  Our Early Years team are currently putting together their outdoor celebration while Year 5 are perfecting their songs for the Carols around the Tree on December 11th.


The school council met recently and nominated two of their members - Sami and Ameena - to be health and safety representatives.  They have since met with Nigel Evans, our Health and Safety Governor and Chris from the Site Team to do a health and safety walk around school.   They identified some issues with finger strips and queried the maintenance of the throw lines that are on balconies.  These are issues that are now being followed up, Sami and Ameena will be doing a follow up walk soon.


We have hosted Swedish teachers in school this week, a group of 10 teachers, some from the schools our teachers visited last year, came to experience school life in the UK.  They were impressed by the openness and welcoming nature of the school and how interested the children were in learning from them.  One of them even led a session in Class 17 teaching about how life is in Sweden. 


As always we have had our Golden Leaf assembly this week to say a big well done to our winners.  They are great examples of everything we want our Short Woodies to be.




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