Important Information

We are providing regular updates of important information while the school is partially closed due to Covid-19.

02 Jul 2020

Please see this Children's quiz from St Mary's church.

Entries to be returned to stmarysnews@outlook.com or posted into the box in the bus shelter by 14th July if you wish to enter to competition.

30 Jun 2020

Transition Information for Lakelands

For those of you who are moving on to Lakelands in year 7.

 

Please follow this link for a video from Mrs Bellis, Lakelands Head Teacher - https://youtu.be/cGZnfqgmUOY There also some activities for the children to do with you at school, or a home for those who are working there. Take your time with the matched pairs, there is a lot to match up! 

Activities / tasks to complete are:

01 Jul 2020

Arts & Cultural opportunities

Appreciate you have a lot going on at the moment in this very difficult time.

To keep you and your families and the children and young people you work with connected and engaged with cultural activity, CCS (Culture Consortium Shropshire) have put together a list of fantastic cultural events, activities and resources that can be accessed from home. These include opportunities which are local to Shropshire, as well as regional and national.

Opportunities are being shared fortnightly through an e-news and via social media.

Please go to the Culture Consortium Shropshire Website to sign up to the e-news and see what opportunities are available.

Two local arts organisations have been in touch this week with opportunities for pupils.

Caldecott Festival Group – ‘Little Artist Challenge’

Poster attached, explaining how pupils can get involved.

Can you help? Caldecott Festival need 1,000 ‘little artists’ to help create a ‘Natural World’ masterpiece!

 

‘The Little Artists Challenge’ is a project to team up 1,000 local children and young people with local Shropshire professional artist, Sarah Evans, to encourage creativity and to produce a large-scale community art piece, inspired by nature, for local display (Whitchurch).

 

Sarah needs colourful pictures of any natural forms that children can see around them - bugs or creatures, flowers, leaves or a whole tree etc, it is up to you!

It doesn’t have to be very detailed, just a bold, clear image works best. Pictures need to be A4 sized and clearly marked with your first name and age on the front.

 

Sarah Evans, is aiming to produce a multiple, patchwork style, canvas creation using images inspired by the art work of 1,000 children.

 

Please complete your pictures by Friday 17 July and send them to Sarah at silknstuff@hotmail.com.

 

Below is the link to Sarah’s video .

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOytraOS1B0&fbclid=IwAR14B9oXcSUII3gyNdb0E-TsNxwrv4L0bGcMXOM5ZjyK4GCbj2_yZed6dpo

 

The 1000 participating young people will be awarded with small sketch books. These will be presented at the official hanging of the masterpiece later in the year. We shall also award a sketch book for every 100th piece of art received.

 

It would be wonderful if you could let your pupils and their parents know about this opportunity please.

 

Shropshire Drama Company (SDC) has organised a ‘record a reading’ competition based on the theme of Florence Nightingale

 

To commemorate the recent 200th anniversary since her birth and a date that is now celebrated as International Nurses’ Day, people are being invited to submit a recited speech or poem (in part or whole) based loosely on the theme of Florence Nightingale.  For example, the piece may be a poem about war, whether by Shakespeare or a present day writer, a Winston Churchill speech or contain the name Florence or the word nightingale; may have been written in the year that Florence Nightingale was born – 1820; or even an extract from one of her books and letters. Self-penned submissions from writers keen to step in front of the camera, as well hose not so keen but who have managed to persuade a friend or family member to read their piece, are also welcomed. 

 

Prizes will be awarded for the winning entries and, depending on government guidelines regarding Coronavirus, SDC aims to organise an evening of performances later in the year. Winners will be announced on 13 August, the date of Florence Nightingale’s passing in 1910.

 

Entry is free and submissions can be made by individuals or groups of no more than four people, where social distancing has been observed. They should be no longer than two and a half minutes and sent to SDC by 31 July, 2020 using the following media:

 

1 As an attachment in a message to SDC’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ShropshireDramaCompany

2 File transfer using for example, Wetransfer.com or Dropbox, and emailed to shropsdramaco@gmail.com

3 YouTube link emailed to shropsdramaco@gmail.com.

 

Commenting on the competition, chair of SDC Rosalind Garrard, said: “We are living during unprecedented and extraordinary times, which have not only disrupted SDC’s planned productions but may yet have a devastating on the arts as a whole and in the wider context, may alter all of our lives. To keep positive, to keep performance skills honed and to encourage creativity we are setting up this competition which we hope will stir the imagination and raise the spirits resulting in some truly creative and inspired recitals. We hope that anyone with any sort of dramatic interest will take up the challenge and run with it!”

 

For more information email SDC at: shropsdramaco@gmail.com.

Updates from Children's publishers 30/06/20

Please find attached the latest news from Children’s Publishers.

22 Jun 2020

Transition Information for Llanfyllin High School

Please see Llanfyllin High schools website for transition information: https://www.llanfyllin-hs.powys.sch.uk/transition.html 

22 Jun 2020

Publishers current awareness Bulletin

09 Jun 2020

Summer Holiday

We've had a number of questions about school being open over the Summer Holidays. There are no plans for school to remain open in the Summer holidays. The school term will end on 17th July as normal.

04 Jun 2020

As the school has re opened to more pupils we have returned to the weekly newsletter.

A link will be sent out to it on Fridays via text message and a copy will be available on the Newsletter page 

31 May 2020

Home Learning Packs collection

Home Learning packs from now until the end of the summer term will be available for collection from the main school front canopy from 10 a.m. until 2.30 p.m. on the following dates:-

 

Years 5/6    Tuesday, 2nd June

Years 3 / 4  Wednesday, 3rd June

Years 1 / 2   Thursday, 4th June

Reception   Friday, 5th June

 

Mop-up:     Monday, 8th June

28 May 2020

Confirmation of School reopening date

Following the government announcement last night, Selattyn C.E. School will be reopening to more pupils on Monday 1st June.

This is only for those children who's parents have confirmed they wish to return from the following categories: Reception, Year 1, Year 6 and children of Keyworkers. 

Please remember to come at your allotted start time as detailed in yesterdays letter:

  • 08:30am Key worker children and sibling groups

  • 08:40am Year 6 pupils

  • 08:50am Year 1 pupils

  • 09:00am Reception pupils

If you have any questions please phone the school.

In answer to recent questions, please don't bring any completed work into school at this present time.

For children not returning to this school, there will be further updates next week.

25 May 2020

Update on reopening of school to more pupils

Ms Morgan is currently working through the risk assessment (from Shropshire Council) for reopening the school to more pupils. Once complete, this will be sent to the Local Authority for approval and checking by them and union representatives. We can only open once the risk assessment has been approved.  We are also waiting for confirmation from Government on Thursday, regarding the date that schools will be asked to reopen. They still intend for this to be 1st June, however official confirmation will be given on Thursday. At Selattyn, we do intend to be able to open from 1st June, subject to government confirmation.

 

We will be sending a letter, this week, to confirm essential information for those returning and confirming the opening date.

 

Please also refer to the government guidance for parents and carers and our letter sent last week with information on how we intend to open Selattyn to more pupils as safely as possible. 

 

Thank you for your patience.

20 May 2020

Please see the SEND Parent update for May 2020

13 May 2020

Ms Morgan has more formal 'Mutterings' to deliver to you all today about the potential re-opening of school. Please read this important letter on this matter and if you are not sure about any of its contents, please feel free to telephone the main office (01691 659744) during normal school hours.

For parents of children in Reception, Year 1, Year 2 and parents who are keyworkers. After reading the letter, please complete this form regarding school re opening

Thank you.

Ms Morgan's normal mutterings will be back tomorrow! 

11 May 2020

Staff and Governors are preparing to partially reopen school from 1st June. We will update you with how this will work at Selattyn as soon as we are able.

 

Please see this latest guidance from the government for Parents and Carers regarding reopening schools from 1st June

 

If you have any questions then please do contact the school office on 01691659744

11 May 2020

Any parents/carers of year 6 pupils, who wish to apply for free school transport for their child/children from September 2020, should do so before 31st May 2020. Applications can be made online at www.shropshire.gov.uk or over the phone with the Council’s Customer Service Team by calling 0345 6789008. Alternatively, should you require a paper copy of the application form, please do not hesitate to contact the school or Passenger Transport directly via email, schooltransport@shropshire.gov.uk or over the phone on the above telephone number. It is important to explain that, if the application is not received by 31st May 2020, the Authority may be unable to provide transport for the beginning of the autumn term 2020 and parents/carers will need to make their own transport arrangements. Access to school transport is not permitted until entitlement has been confirmed.

Please see letter from Shropshire Council to Year 6 Parents

Application form for free School transport

27 Apr 2020

Message from Lichfield Diosease

Please see the following message from Claire Shaw, Director of Education for Lichfield Diocese: 

http://www.ldbe.co.uk/notices/a-mesage-from-claire-shaw-director-of-education

27 Apr 2020

Activities from Forestry and Land

Please find some wildlife based activities for children https://forestryandland.gov.scot/learn/kids-activities

21 Apr 2020

BBC Bitesize Daily

Starting this week BBC Bitesize are showing a schedule of daily programs on iplayer and the red button to support home learning. 

Further information can be found here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary

20 Apr 2020

Free School Meals

In these uncertain times has your household income gone down?

If it has, your child / children may be entitled to Free School Meals. During the current school closures, eligible families from Selattyn School are receiving £15 of shopping vouchers each week, per child.

 

If you think your family is eligible please apply on this link https://www.shropshire.gov.uk/free-school-meals/

Free school meals are available to pupils in receipt of, or whose parents are in receipt of, one or more of the following benefits:

  • Universal credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods)

  • Income support

  • Income-based jobseeker’s allowance

  • Income-related employment and support allowance

  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

  • The guarantee element of pension credit

  • Child tax credit (provided you’re not also entitled to working tax credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)

  • Working tax credit run-on – paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for working tax credit

02 Apr 2020

Addendum: COVID-19 school arrangements for Safeguarding and Child Protection

02 Apr 2020

Online Safety for Families during Social Distancing

Please see information from Shropshire council regarding online safety.

 

... The internet is proving invaluable at this time for our children to continue their education and keep in touch with their friends through the many social networking sites. With this in mind, we felt it important to send out some support for parents and carers on supporting your children and teenagers in navigating the internet safely.

Top Tip: It is never the child or teenager’s fault if they encounter abuse online, it is the responsibility of the adult or other child who is acting irresponsibly or breaking the law.

Please see letter to parents / carers who are keyworkers: Letter to parents 27th March 2020

22 Mar 2020

Important - letter regarding Keyworker provision

Please see the following letter regarding provision for keyworker's children: Letter for keyworker provision

Response is required by 9am on Monday 23rd March.

20 Mar 2020

School Closure - letter to parents

Please see following letter to parents regarding school closure after Friday 20th March 2020

20 Mar 2020

Government guidance to parents & carers regarding school closures

Please see the following guidance from the government for parents & guardians on school closures:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers 

19 Mar 2020

Parenting Team Update (Shropshire Council)

Information for parents sent from the parenting team.

The Parenting Team will continue our service of telephone consultations. Parents and carers simply need to call our office on 01743 250950 or email to arrange a consultation at a time convenient to them.

 

Taking the current situation into account our team can support parents and carers with:

  • managing difficult questions and worries from children due to the current situation

  • managing challenging behaviour which might be a result of the changes to their everyday lives

  • suggestions on activities with children

 

In the current situation and with schools closed this might become a lifeline for parents and carers.

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