School re-opening update 22.2.21

We hope you all had a lovely half term.

As you may be aware there are reports in the news this morning that the government plans to re-open schools on Monday 8th March for all pupils. We have yet to receive official confirmation and this should come when Boris addresses the nation tonight at 7pm. Once we have been provided with official information and have consulted with Empower Trust and Shropshire Council we will let you all know of our plans.

Take care,

Mr Verling

NSPCC assembly – Tuesday 23rd February 2021

Good morning – we have been asked to share this information which you may wish to share with parents – so sorry for the short notice.

I wanted to send through this link to our Speak out Stay safe virtual assembly which is being held on Facebook, at 10am on Tuesday 23rd February.   We have special celebrity appearances from Ant and Dec and David Walliams, our assembly helps children understand the importance of talking about their worries, and how Childline can support them, so we are hoping this will be a fun yet really informative opportunity for schools and parents home schooling alike.

Jenny Sedgwick

Community Fundraising Manager – West Midlands

Half Term Competition

Having a sister that works at Samuel Wood means I get to know about an exciting competition that the children could do over half term! Please have a look at the information below if you’d like your child to enter (copied from their social media site).

I hope you are all having a lovely half term!

Kind regards

Mrs Edwards

As promised, we have ANOTHER half term competition for you!

This one requires a little more audience participation though…well from the kids at least!

What we want, is for them to design their DREAM house. We’re talking slides for stairs, swimming pool in the bathroom 🏊‍♀️ chocolate fountain in the kitchen 🍫, you get the picture.

So the prize:

▶️ A £25 gift voucher for Smyths

▶️ PLUS the winning drawing will feature as our cover picture

▶️ AND on our website

▶️ AND on display in all of our branches windows!

Designs need to be drawn LANDSCAPE please and emailed to by Friday the 19th of February with the child’s name and age on it. The competition is open to ALL school aged children and the winner will be chosen by our Director’s.

Like and share so we can get as many wonderful entries as possible!




Free School Meal Vouchers

If you are having trouble redeeming your free school meal voucher for half term please read the guidance from the Shropshire Council below.

When parents receive their codes, as per the instructions on the Edenred Admin book it states to log on to, which is correct but it automatically directs you to the website “” with the codes for the half term parents will need to change the “dfe” at the end of the website address to “grocery” so it should read in the browser “” and then the codes they receive for half term will be redeemed, otherwise it will keep saying incorrect code.

This should hopefully resolve any issues.


Tracy Roberts

Art Day

Hello families!

For a fun and quick art activity we would love for you to create a tableau of your class topic for after half term (listed below)! You could use: towels, bed sheets, scarfs, socks, plates, shoes or anything you could find to create a lovely ‘picture’ on the floor!

Here is a dragon!

Here is an eye….

If you would like to take part could you please email your photographs to your class teacher by Thursday 25th February 2021!

Your class topics for after Half Term:

Nursery – minibeasts

Owls – Bippity Boppity Boo! (Traditional tales)

Hedgehogs – Run, Run as Fast as You Can! (Traditional tales)

Squirrels – Take a walk on the wild side (jungles and rainforests)

Ladybirds – Once upon a time (Traditional Tales)

Class 3 – The Romans

Class 4 – Rainforests

Class 5 – Invaders and Traders

Class 6 – Battle of Britain

Good luck and we can’t wait to see what you create.