School Transport September

Please find below important information about the school bus.

Unfortunately, Shropshire council are not offering transport places to pupils in Nursery at the moment. We apologise for this inconvenience, and will let you know if their position changes.

School Transport letter Sept 2020 

If you have applied and have received confirmation that your child has a place on the school bus, please ensure that both you and your child read the agreement below. We will give your child a paper copy to sign in September.

Bus Agreement

End of the Academic Year.

We have reached the official end of the academic year – well done everyone!

As from today, I will no longer post the daily learning menu and additional tasks on Edmodo. I will, however,  continue to post the daily ‘morning activities’ until the end of July – just in case the children want to do them. I will continue to log on to Edmodo periodically throughout the holidays, so if the children have any questions about September they can contact me on there.

I’d like to thank you all for your hard work over the past few months. I know that balancing home schooling with all your other daily demands must have been extremely challenging at times and I appreciate all the hard work that you have put in.

I am very much looking forward to having all of our new Darwin class in school in September, although I will miss our present Year 6 children very much.

I hope you all manage to relax over the summer break – you all deserve some serious ‘me’ time!

Mrs. Evans.

Darwin Class letter

Preparing for September

We are currently reviewing our curriculum for September and are keen to address pupils’ social and emotional well-being in light of the Covid-19 crisis.

Recovery Curriculum at Stoke-on-Tern

Please could you take a few minutes to complete our survey to enable us to ensure that we have effective provision in place to support your child:

Preparing for September Survey.

Please note that this survey will close at midnight on Sunday 19th July.

Farewell Year 6!

We said a fond farewell to our lovely Year 6 pupils today. We wish them all the very best for the future. They are a delightful bunch of pupils and I am very proud to have been their teacher.

Thank-you to Mrs. Shellabear and Mrs. Roberts for supplying us with cakes and fizzy pop!

 

Teachers’ Letters about September

Please find below a letter from your class teacher:

Little Wenlock Class letter  (Nursery)

Hawkstone Class letter   (Reception & Year 1)

Caradoc Class Letter   (Year 1 & Year 2)

Housman Class Letter (Year 3 & 4)

Darwin Class letter (Year 5 & 6)

These letters should be read in conjunction with the ‘Questions and Answers’ document, which was sent out with your child’s report last week (see below). If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact your class teacher.

Questions and Answers Regarding September

We very much look forward to seeing all the children back in school on September 2nd!

 

 

Week Beginning Monday 13th July

This week’s BBC Bitesize learning overviews are posted below. Please note that I will post additional daily tasks on Edmodo.  If your child finds any of the concepts in the lessons tricky, they can contact me on Edmodo and I will be able to provide them with further resources/support.

Please don’t forget that you can also contact me via the email address below with any questions about teaching and learning. I am also very happy to receive photographs/files of your child’s work and provide feedback.

Darwinclass@stokeonern.shropshire.sch.uk

Click here to visit the BBC bitesize lessons.

For an additional/alternative lessons, please visit The Oak National Academy website.

Click here to visit the Oak National Academy lessons.

Year 6 Leavers’ Event

Sadly, we have been unable to hold any of our usual transition events this year, due to the Covid-19 crisis. To give the Year 6 pupils a chance to say goodbye to each other, and for me to say goodbye to them, we have arranged a ‘socially distanced’ DVD event for them.

This event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday 15th July. Whilst in school, we will maintain social distancing as far as possible and we will ensure that we wash our hands frequently, so we are as safe as we possibly can be.

If your child would like to attend this event, please text the school to let me know. We will be providing a free picnic lunch for each child, so could you please also tell me which sandwiches your child would like: egg, cheese, ham or beef.

Mrs. Evans.

 

 

 

 

Week Beginning 6th July

Please find below this week’s learning overviews from BBC bitesize. I have also attached links to the Oak National Academy website.

Additional resources will also be posted on Edmodo daily. Please let me know if your child experiences any difficulties logging in.

If your child experiences any difficulties understanding any of the lessons, please get in touch with me and I will do all I can to help! I can be contacted via the following email address: darwinclass@stokeontern.shropshire.sch.uk

Oak National Academy Year 4 Classroom.

Oak National Academy Year 5 Classroom.

Oak National Academy Year 6 Classroom.

 

 

 

 

 

Moving into Darwin Class.

Dear parents of current Year 4 pupils,

As we approach the end of the school year, we would usually hold a move-up afternoon for the children, so that they can experience being a member of Darwin class and ask any questions they may have before the new school year begins.  As we are not able to have a move-up afternoon this year, I thought that it may be helpful for the children if I called them for a chat. I know, from experience, that some children may be a little anxious about moving into what they perceive as the ‘big class’.

I know that the children often feel that it is a bit strange, having a teacher call them at home! Please reassure them that it is not a ‘check-up’ phone call – I won’t be grilling them about how much work they have done! It is just a chance to say hello. It would be really helpful if they had thought about any concerns they have and if they have a few questions ready to ask me when I call.

I hope that you feel that this is something that your child would benefit from. If you do, please could you text the school and let me know which day it would be best to call. I can call on Monday 13th, Tuesday 14th, Thursday 16th or Friday 17th.

I look forward to hearing from you,

Mrs. Evans.

(If your child is currently in school on a ‘key worker’ basis, I will catch -up with them during the school day rather than phone them at home.)

 

 

Week Beginning 29th June

Please find this week’s learning overviews below.

Additional daily tasks will be posted on Edmodo as usual!

Please do not hesitate to contact me  if you have any questions about teaching & learning: darwinclass@stokeontern.shropshire.sch.uk

Click here to access the BBC Bitesize lessons.