Updates

Sunday 14th April, 2024

Welcome Back!

Hello everyone,

It has been a good start to the summer term and it was a relief not to see anyone arriving with any limbs in cast this term!

Children have enjoyed the sunny playtimes and they are desperate to know when it will be dry enough for them to go on the school field at playtimes!

We welcomed Kallum and Evie to our school this week and we look forward to getting to know their families.

School uniform

In our second-hand uniform stocks, we still have gingham dresses and grey shorts in various sizes. Please speak to Lisa or Helen in the school office in confidence, if you require any items for your child.

I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Mrs Johnson x

 

Monday 8th April, 2024

Forest Church on Sunday 14th!

Dear Friends,

It’s Forest Church this coming Sunday (14th April). We are delighted to be meeting at Preston Montford Field Studies Centre, and Sue Dancey (who used to run the centre) will be leading various ecological activities for us. We’ll meet at 3pm, and then have a short service at about 4pm. Please do bring along a packed tea if you’d like to. Because the site is vast, we will stay in one part for the activities, but Sue or Arran (who runs the centre now) are very happy to give a tour after 4.15pm for those who are interested. 
Do dress for the weather! There are indoor spaces if needed, but we are hoping to be outside for the whole afternoon. 
Directions to Preston Montford (SY4 1DX): 
From the Holyhead Road heading out from town, take a right turn onto the B4473 just before Montford Bridge (this road eventually joins the Welshpool Road). The field centre is along this road, on the right-hand side- clearly marked. Go down the drive towards the big white house, and there is plenty of parking.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Blessings,
Hannah x
Friday 22nd March, 2024

End of term news 22.03.24

Hello everyone,

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for our Easter service this morning. The children loved being able to share their thoughts of Easter with you and we are so proud of how well they performed.

After break, we had a short assembly in school to think about the meaning of ‘saying goodbye’, to help us say goodbye to Alice and William from Birch class. We wish them lots of luck in their new schools next term.

I also spoke to children about changes that will be happening at Bicton at the end of the summer term. They had lots of interesting questions, which really made me and the staff smile and summed up how amazing our children and school are. Children have been given a paper copy of the letter below and I thank you in advance for your support.

Letter to parents from Mrs Johnson

I hope you all have a wonderful Easter holiday.

Love Mrs Johnson x

 

Thursday 21st March, 2024

West Mercia Cyber Crime Unit Webinars

Parents, Guardians and Carers Webinar Series – April 2024

We are hosting four webinars directed at Parents, Guardians and Carers.  Two focusing on the Prevent network and how referrals can be made if they have concerns and two focusing on the Protect Network, giving advice on how to keep families safe online.  These are presented by West Mercia’s Force Cyber Crime Unit in conjunction with the West Midlands Regional Cyber Crime Unit.

Cyber Prevent Live Information Session for Parents, Guardians & Carers –

A live online session giving advice on how to make a referral into the Cyber Choices programme; an explanation of how it operates and what to look out for with children in your care.

8th April 2024  at 6pm – https://events.teams.microsoft.com/event/22592de2-db26-4676-a577-ab7986391f20@dd7d99f4-65c4-4822-bf7b-75d61ebc8f4a

29th April 2024 at 6pm – https://events.teams.microsoft.com/event/e3722958-b96b-40ba-954a-f7851ac5caad@dd7d99f4-65c4-4822-bf7b-75d61ebc8f4a

Cyber Protect Live Information Session for Parents, Guardians & Carers –

A live online session giving advice on how to keep yourself and your family safe online. This will be presented by West Midlands Regional Cyber Crime Unit Prevent Team in conjunction with West Mercia’s Force Cyber Crime Unit.

24th April 2024 at 6pm – https://events.teams.microsoft.com/event/244797bd-f3db-43c2-81f0-b4e9be0d6fad@dd7d99f4-65c4-4822-bf7b-75d61ebc8f4a

8th May 2024 at 6pm –  https://events.teams.microsoft.com/event/fb7f9e84-9df4-453a-a5d7-6a1002ed9c7a@dd7d99f4-65c4-4822-bf7b-75d61ebc8f4a

Tuesday 19th March, 2024

Reminder: FREE Parenting Summer Term groups and workshops

The Parenting Team will be delivering free Understanding Your Child and Understanding Your Child SEND groups from April 2024 (posters attached below).

These 10 week groups aim to:

•             Promote understanding of children’s behaviour within the context of developmental issues

•             Promote the development of parent/child relationship

•             Increase confidence and self-esteem in both parents and children

•             Give parents a strategy for repair when things go wrong

•             Promote reflective, sensitive and effective parenting

Parenting Support Line Poster 2024

UYC & SEND Groups Summer Term 24

They are also offering a free SLEEP TIGHT workshop from April and June 2024 (poster attached).

These 5 week workshops cover:

•             Recognising the role of sleep hygiene to improve sleep

•             Identifying causes of sleep issues and appropriate practical strategies to try

•             Completing sleep diaries and identifying potential sleep issues

Sleep Tight Workshop Summer Term 24

 

Saturday 16th March, 2024

Weekly News 15.03.24

Hello everyone,

Thank you for all the donations of cakes and biscuits for our Red Nose Day fundraising efforts. We raised £177.40 yesterday from the cake sale and non-uniform donations and the total on our Just Giving page currently stands at £24 so we are well on our way to our target of £250 – thank you everyone for your support!

Administering Medication / Calpol in School and Nursery

Please do not send medication into school with your child.  All medication that needs to be given during the day must be given to staff at the school office / breakfast club by parents or whoever is bringing the child to school and a medication permission form MUST be completed.  The only exception to this is children travelling on the minibus and medication should be given to the minibus driver for him to give to school staff.

Calpol will only be administered at 1:00 pm. If your child needs it more than once during the day, then they are unlikely to be well enough to be in school.

If a child is recovering from a fracture or injury causing increased pain, we understand that they might need 2 doses of Calpol or painkillers during the day but this must be discussed with and approved by Mrs Johnson.

If you have any questions about the above, please do not hesitate to speak to Mrs Johnson or the school office staff. Thank you.

Diary date reminders

Wednesday 20th March: Spring Term parent meetings

Friday 22nd March: Easter Service 9:00 am in Bicton Church – everyone welcome!

I hope you have a lovely weekend x

Saturday 16th March, 2024

Teddy Bear Drop and Baking Competition – 29th June

Please see an entry form below for the baking competition being held at Bicton Church Fun Day on Saturday 29th June.

BAKING COMPETITION BAKING COMPETITION