Shropshire Music Service – Guitar/Ukuele/Violin and Keyboard Lessons

We have received the following information from Shropshire Music Service.  If your child currently purchases lessons from Shropshire Music Service please read the information below as to how your child can continue with these lessons online.

Dear Headteacher / Music Lead / Class Teacher / Parent / Carer,

The Music Service has been trialling several options so we can continue to offer music lessons to pupils now that schools are closed for a while. We are in a position to begin these lessons from Monday 20 April.

We think that lessons via ‘Zoom’, an app that can be downloaded by parents and used on our managed devices, will work well for us. While we know this will never be as good as a lesson delivered face to face by a teacher, it is a better option than leaving children without any teaching over the coming weeks and months.

All music service teachers are enhanced DBS checked and receive regular safeguarding training. They have also received guidance on the appropriate use of technology for teaching.

Please read the attached documents and email us with the required information in order to set up online teaching.

Thank you

Shropshire Music Service

Instructions for parents – online teaching (3)

Supplementary Terms and conditions for Online Instrumental lessons (3)


School Lunches

The school kitchen will be running on a skeleton staff from Wednesday so packed lunches will be provided for those requiring a school lunch.

Please send your child/ren in with a bottle of water daily as we are not using the water fountains.


Daily timetable example

Please see below an example of a daily timetable that we would follow at school during normal times. Please use it to help with your homeschooling if you find it useful.

8:40-9:00 Early Morning work. This could include quick fire maths questions written down e.g. 20 age related sums. An English example would be to share a picture and ask the children to write words or sentences that describe the picture. Or they could ask questions about the picture that they would like to find out more about.

9:00-10:00 Maths. Maths activities.

10:00-10:15 Assembly. Looking at current topics or special occasions that may be occurring e.g. St Patrick’s Day, Red Nose Day or Chinese New Year.

10:15-10:30 Break. Outside activity and snack time.

10:30-11:00 Phonics or Guided Reading. Phonics for reception and Year 1 pupils, spelling for Year 2 pupils and Guided Reading for Years 3, 4, 5 & 6. Guided Reading activities could including comprehension questions about a text, reading their own book or reading a different text.

11:00-12:00 English. Writing activities.

12:00-1:00 Lunch. Outside activity and lunch.

1:00-2:00 & 2:00-3:00 Foundation subjects. Art, Science, PE, History, Geography, RE, Music, PSHE, Computing and French. Science and PE need to be taught for 2 hours per week the other subjects 45mins to an hour per week. French is only taught in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6.

3:00-3:10 Whole class reading. Children listen to book read by class teacher.

Children will also do Forest School throughout the year, a nature walk would be a good idea but remember social distancing.

Monday 23rd March

A polite reminder:
School is now officially closed and only those children whose parents/carers we spoke to on Friday or had text contact with should come into school on Monday 23rd March.

If you have not been in contact with school and you require childcare for your child due to being a key person please contact the school office tomorrow between 9am and 3pm to set this up. Please do not bring them to school on Monday.

For those parents/carers of children coming in please remember we are not teaching the curriculum but providing childcare. Your child/ren will not always be with their usual class teacher or teaching assistant and will be working in different classrooms and these are likely to change throughout the week.

Please drop off your child/ren at the main reception each morning and collect from there at the end of the day. If you are using Stars, drop off and collection remain as normal.

Thank you for your cooperation, please look after yourselves and take great care.