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Sports Day washouts!!

This week was perfect for our water loving creatures in and around Short Wood but created disappointment across school as Sports Days have had to be postponed.  Our field is totally water logged - in fact it could be mistaken for a second pool in school at the moment.  We are hoping to rearrange the days for later in the term as they are a highlight of our sporting year and provide a chance for many to shine as well as an opportunity for fun and enjoyment as house teams come together to be the very best they can be.


Despite the weather, our Year 6 adventurers have not be deterred as we have teamed up with the Arthog outreach team to go out canoeing, caving or climbing.  The pupils were given a choice as to what their final Arthog adventure would be and have really enjoyed themselves.  There are all sorts of other great experiences and activities planned for the rest of this term for the Year 6 Short Woodies before they go off to the next stage in their education.


Rehearsals are well under way for a production of The Lion King which we are planning to put on later this half term.  It is a new kind of production for us as a school, we are being supported by The Schools Arts Trust, there is a lot of excitement building.  We have been really impressed by the children's commitment and attitudes towards making the production a success.  We will be advertising how you can buy tickets shortly.


Mrs Harris and Mrs Butele were asked to share how Short Wood have developed the creative curriculum at the school this week at a conference attended by schools across Telford and neighbouring authorities. It was a lovely opportunity to reflect and  talk to other professionals about the curriculum offer at our school and how we ensure all pupils are given a wide range of experiences and opportunities to shine.  It is always a pleasure to share how Short Woodies show such enthusiasm for their learning.  The use of Calm Brain was of particular interest to many other schools.  We are also really proud of Mrs Saunders who is currently working towards a PhD. She has been invited to Liverpool this week to share her research.


Our annual PTA Ladies Pamper Evening is planned for Thursday June 20th.  Tickets are available from the school office for £3, this includes entrance and a drink on arrival.  Treatments on the night are available for between £5 and £10, as well as a number of stalls.  This is always a relaxing way to spend an evening, please come along to support this event if you can.


Thank you to our Key Stage 1 choir for their beautiful performance during assembly this morning.  Well done to our Golden Leaf winners this week, we are really proud of you. 





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