“Learning Together with HAPPINESS, RESPECT, TRUST and COMPASSION.”

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Hagley Road, Pedmore,
Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY9 0RH

Head Teacher

Mr D. Dunn
01384 818955

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27th October 2023
by pedmore_admin

“Love one another, as I have loved you.”

John 13:34

Newsletter 27th October 2023

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Here we are…at last! As we approach the end of what has been a long and challenging half term I want to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to everyone for making this half term a successful one at Pedmore.

Let’s keep our fingers crossed for a dry and sunny week ahead, at least for a few days! Whatever you’re doing this half term, enjoy yourselves, have a rest and keep safe.

Secondary School Applications

A reminder to anyone who hasn’t sent in their secondary school application yet that the closing date is October 31st.

Inset

A reminder to everyone that school is closed to pupils on Monday 6th October. First day back is Tuesday 7th.

Book Review

My Friend the Octopus – Lindsay Galvin

I like this book because it’s very gripping. I recommend this book to people who like mysteries. I give this book 10/10!

Zara – Year 6

“Generous persons will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.”

Proverbs 11:25

Attendance

Whole School – 96.36%

Reception – 94.67%

Year 1 – 99.26%

Year 2 – 98%

Year 3 – 97.31%

Year 4 – 97.58%

Year 5 – 96.3%

Year 6 – 99.09%

Poppy Sale

Starting on the Tuesday after half term, we will be selling poppies in school. Year 6 ambassadors will be coming round each class each day for the week, so if you wish for your child to have a poppy, please send them with a donation. We recommend 50p or £1. Thank you.

Year 6 Writing

I wanted to share with you some examples of the writing done by Year 6 this week. They had to write a free-verse poem in character. The character is the mum from the book they are reading. This mum has lost her daughter and doesn’t know where she is, or even if she is still alive. Have a look below and I’m sure you’ll agree that the writing is immensely powerful – from 10 and 11 year old children.

New Windows and Doors

A few people have asked about the work being done at school. We were able to bid for some funding as we are now part of a multi-academy trust, so we did! The bids are only for capital projects (building work) and this one is linked to energy conservation too. That’s how we are able to have so many windows and doors replaced, which is great for school. It’s unfortunate is some respects that we cannot bid for extra money for day-to-day running, buying resources, employing staff, etc., but it will mean there will be no need to worry about replacing any windows and doors for many many years.

Forest School

Year 1 finished their Forest school sessions this week in the beautiful autumnal sunshine. 

It’s been a great 6 weeks full of exploration, play and fun. We were treated to some shows on the stage this week with the children working together to entertain the rest of the group. 

Children also made wands and broomsticks in preparation for Halloween which led to some great imaginative play. 

Cooking and sharing food around the fire is always a highlight of Forest school but nothing beats the s’mores on the last session! Some very happy and excited children! 

Thanks for a great 6 weeks year 1! Have a lovely half term and look forward to seeing year 2 join me after the break! 

Please follow my social media for events that are coming up over the holidays! 

Have a lovely break 

Ruth Hill 

Take Care & Stay Safe

Mr Dunn

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