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This section is intended to keep parents and carers up to date with the latest news from school.
Autumn Term NSPCC Fund Raising
Well done to the children for raising an amazing £800 for the NSPCC! Click on the link below to find out more!
On Friday 1st May we held our annual 'May Madness' event. The children, parents and staff left school at 9.30am on their sponsored walk. The KS2 children walked 3.2 miles through beautiful countryside whilst the KS1 children walked a shorter route. Much needed refreshments were provided by the PTA along the route!
Upon their return to school the children had a picnic lunch on the school field along with some parents - luckily the weather was very kind to us! The children were then treated to a visit from Trevor Hill who brought in many varied animals such as armadillos, meerkats, skunks and snakes! Each class had time to look at, touch and learn more about these creatures - a very enjoyable time was had by all.
Please click on the link below to read about Leila and her very generous donation.
Dress up as an animal day!
The children in Mrs Wilson's Eco Club came up with a great fundraising idea in order to collect enough money to sponsor an endangered animal through the WWF charity. On Friday 27th February we asked all children to dress up as an animal in return for a donation of £1.00 per child. The day was a huge success and we saw lots of interesting animals in school! The day raised almost £100 and the children will now decide which animal/s they would like to adopt. Thank you to everyone who supported this event!
Our annual Christmas Fair took place on Saturday 6th December. It was by far the best attended Christmas Fair to date and made an amazing £3,200! The school and PTA would like to say a massive 'Thank you' to everyone involved in the organising, running and clearing up process! Thank you also to all companies/individuals who donated gifts and prizes and to all families who came along to the Fair on the day. Without all of you, this would not have been such a success.
Children in Need
We held our annual Children in Need fund-raising day on Thursday 13th November with the theme being Kings, Queens and princesses! There was a lot of fun had by children and staff alike and some of the costumes were amazing! The day raised £112 which is a great result - thank you to everyone who participated and donated money.
All of our classes have now held their Breakfast Assemblies. These have been organised by the PTA and class teachers. Parents and carers come in to school with their child in the morning and have a light breakfast with tea and coffee in the school hall. The parents then have a talk from the Chair of the PTA until they are joined by the children for the class assembly. These assemblies have been very well attended and enjoyed immensely!
Grandparent's Harvest Lunch
Our Grandparent's Harvest Lunch took place last Friday. We had over 60 people attend who enjoyed a light lunch of soup, bread rolls and home-made cake. This was followed by each class performing their own Harvest related assembly. We have received some wonderful feedback from Grandparents and would like to thank everyone involved for making this such a memorable event.
London Trip - 2014
On Tuesday our children from Class 4 went to London with Mrs. France, Mrs. Wilson and Mr. Davies. They were there for two nights and three days. While they were there they: went to the National Gallery, had a night ride on the London Eye, visited Madame Tussauds, explored the Science Museum and went to watch 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' at a West End theatre. On the final day they walked past Downing Street, Horse Guards Parade, Buckingham Palace and saw the horses parade past the Palace. A wonderful time was enjoyed by both children and teachers.
Macmillan World's Biggest Coffee morning
Mrs Parry organised a coffee morning this morning to support Macmillan Cancer Support. All parents and carers were invited to join us in the school hall for tea and cakes. This event was well supported and the children brought their 50P's in to buy cake at break time. We will let you know how much this event raised as soon as possible.
Class 4 Assembly
Last week parents and children from Class 4 had a lovely breakfast served with tea, coffee and juice provided by the PTA. This was followed by the Class 4 assembly to which all parents were invited. The assembly was very informative and entertaining and covered all aspects of E-Safety. We are looking forward to the other class assemblies over the next few months.
Eco club fruit sales
Children from our Eco Club and Mrs Wilson recently picked all of the fruit produced by the trees in our school grounds. They have raised over £10.00 by selling damsons and apples after school. Well done!
Well done to Sam and Simon who both passed their Grade 1 violin exams!
Mrs Tocknell, our violin teacher and four of her students held a violin assembly on 11th September where some wonderful music was played! We are currently offering taster lessons to children who may be interested in playing the violin. We have another music teacher coming into school this week to demonstrate the flute, saxophone and flute so we may be offering lessons for these instruments if there is sufficient interest.
May Madness Friday 9th May
Friday 9th May was our annual sponsored walk with entertainment for children in the afternoon. Classes 2, 3 and 4 walked a 3 mile route which included a walk along the old railway track and through Middleton and Henley. Class 1 completed a shorter route. All children staff and parents had a lovely time and the weather was kind to us, it remained dry, if a little blustery!!
World Book Day - Thursday 6th March
Yesterday the children celebrated World Book Day by dressing up as their favourite character from a book. Great fun was had by everyone and all teachers dressed up as a book character too! The children took part in a sponsored read for 30 minutes during the afternoon. Money raised from this event will go towards the refurbishment of our school library.
Bitterley School Fruit Trees
This week Class 1 and members of the Eco Club planted the four fruit trees that the school received as part of the Fruit Share Scheme initiated by Hugh Fearnley - Whittingstall. They planted a Victoria Plum, English Codling, Court of Wick and Concorde Pear trees. Great fun was had by everyone and the trees are now well watered in due to the weather this week!
Bitterley School climbing wall!
The climbing wall was installed during the Christmas break. It replaces an overgrown area outside Class 1. Children are encouraged to use the wall safely, with the use of a 'buddy' to help them across the wall. It has proved to be a hit with the children who have lots of fun using it whilst developing strength, dexterity and problem solving!
Class 1 Outdoor Classroom
Another area due to be developed for use by the children is outside the Staff Room/GP Room. A tree and large amounts of shrubs have been removed and the area is now slabbed. The plan is to utilise the area for Class 1 to use. Once funding is finalised, Mrs Tabram would like to install a canopy to cover the area so that it can be used during both dry and wet weather!
On Monday 7th October, former professional footballer, Dennis Bailey visited our school. Dennis is famous for scoring three goals in one game at Old Trafford for Queens Park Rangers. He trained with us on the football field. Then he spoke to us during assembly about how hard it is to become a professional sportsperson and about his Christian faith.
On Saturday 21st September children and teachers from school walked 6 miles. We did a sponsored walk in aid of 'Joel's Wish'. Children from Year 1 to Year 6 completed the walk!
As a school we are supporting 'Joel's Wish. Joel's Wish is a fund started by the family and friends of Joel Lawrence, a 19 year old from Ludlow who died in March 2010. Joel spent several weeks at Severn Hospice in Shrewsbury and our nursing team supported him and his family when he decided to return home for the end of his life. He asked his family and friends to raise funds for the Hospice to provide care and services for people who would come after him. They have taken up the challenge in style, with long distance bike rides and walks, quiz nights and many other activities.