Updates

Friday 19th July, 2024

Returning in September

Everything you need for next year will be put on the website.

The menu is up already.

Check the Class Page for arrival and collection points and we’ll add PE days over the summer but for the first day back to school please wear uniform.

Don’t forget the PE kit has changed for September!  We will be expecting children to wear Navy blue bottoms, tops and jumpers.

Friday 12th July, 2024

Year 6 Talent Videos

Here are the Year 6 pupil talent videos that didn’t make the Leavers assembly! But they are keen to show you and celebrate their filming efforts

 

 

Friday 12th July, 2024

School Data

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

Today, we received our Year 6 SATs results, following on from the statutory tests, which were taken by our Year 6 children in May.

 

We have shared individual results with the children and families, and I delighted to share our whole-school results with you all.  We are very pleased with this year’s results: there has been an incredible amount of progress made by everyone, and there are some wonderful individual success stories of children working hard to achieve goal sofr themselves.  There is no measure of progress this academic year owing to the Year 6s not taking KS1 SATs during COVID.  The whole-school attainment results are as follows:

 

Subject % of pupils achieving the EXPECTED standard and above: Coleham (2024) % of pupils achieving the EXPECTED standard and above: National (2024)
Reading 79% 74%
Writing 71% 72%
Maths 81% 73%
Science 89% 81%
Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling 79% 72%
Combined (Reading, Writing & Maths) 66% 61%

 

These results reflect how hard all our children in Year 6 have worked.  They have shown tremendous determination and dedication and everyone has something to celebrate – well done!

 

The Year 1 children in school were also required to take a statutory phonics screening check test in June.  As you can see from the data below, we  are very proud of all of the children in Year 1.

Subject % of pupils achieving the EXPECTED standard and above: Coleham (2024) % of pupils achieving the EXPECTED standard and above: National (2024)
Phonics 88% 80%

 

The requirement for formal assessments in Year 2 has been scrapped from this year.  There are assessments in each year at school,  but without the statutory requirement for Year 2 SATs, there is no publishable data.  All data from assessments informs teacher judgements, which is reported on your child’s report and there is no requirement to publish any other data.

 

All of the teachers and support staff at Coleham work tremendously hard and I would like to thank them all for their commitment this year.  Whilst the data is only a small part of what makes our school great, it is an important part.  The knowledge and skills the children need are built up over their journey through school and every single member of staff plays their part – so a huge thank you and well done to the whole team for making such a difference to our children.

 

I hope that you feel as pleased as we do with the results, which reflect how hard our children have worked this year.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Tom Larkham

Headteacher

 

Thursday 4th July, 2024

SEND update: important information

We are excited to have become part of the Partnership for Inclusion of Neurodiversity in Schools (PINS) funded by NHS England in partnership with the Department of Education, Department for Health and Social Care and the National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF). 

The purpose of the project is to improve the experience of mainstream school for children who may have an additional educational needs and neurodivergence.

As part of this project, we will receive support within school on both strategies to implement and environmental changes as well as support from Parent Carer Council for Shropshire (PACC) to ensure we capture and consider parent voice. 

After our first open meeting last week with PACC, they have sent a survey for all parents within the school community to complete.  The survey is open for 2 weeks and will close on Thursday 18th July.  

Please access the survey using this link: SURVEY 

The information from the survey will be used to understand the current strengths and potential areas of improvement in our school.

Please also see the attached letter from the PACC team with more information about the survey.

PACC Survey Information for parents

Thursday 4th July, 2024

Quiz Night next Friday

Come along to our brilliant quiz night next week.  The Coleham Staff team were invited along to the Dough & Oil Quiz night this week and went along, purely for research purposes of course, and so you may see Mr Larkham being inspired by some new rounds!  (Team Coleham were the winners by the way, just in case you were wondering)

We have some tables left for Friday’s quiz so we’re happy to take walk-ins on the night.

 

Thursday 4th July, 2024

THIS FRIDAY

Fancy unwinding at the end of the week!  Stroll down and join us for drinks in our beautiful garden.  It’s open to all and you may pay on the gate.  Supporting our school funds by having a lovely evening…

Thursday 4th July, 2024

What’s on next week?

Lots and lots!

Monday 8th July

School Reports coming home

Tuesday 9th July

Yr 3 Recorder Concert for Parents @ 9.15am

Yr 5 Lions trip to Flaxmill 

Yr 6 Elephants Swimming Session

New Reception Children Induction Session 1.30pm-3:00pm

Treat Tuesday after school

Wednesday 10th July

Head Swap with Mr Cooper from Thomas Adams Secondary School

Whole School Transition Day

Yr 5 Parents Welcome to Year 6 Information Evening @3.30pm or 5.30pm

Thursday 11th July

Head Swap with Mr Cooper from Thomas Adams Secondary School

Yr 4 Dolphins Trip

Friday 12th July

Yr 4 Whales Trip

Yr 5 Leopards Trip to Flaxmill

EYFS Family Lunch

Year 6 Leavers Assembly for families @1.30pm – 3:00pm

Community Quiz Night @7.30pm

Wednesday 3rd July, 2024

Year 1 Parents Lunch Invite

We would like to invite you to join your child for a school lunch at 11.30am on Wednesday 17th July so that you can participate in the whole dining hall experience and sample our school meals for yourselves. Maximum of two visitors per child please.

If you are able to join us for lunch, please let us know by completing the attached link by Monday 15th July so the kitchen can ensure sufficient meals are prepared.

Please can you also pay for your Lunch on School Shop in Arbor- £3.15.

https://forms.office.com/e/TsaGZRY4iE

Thank you

 

Wednesday 3rd July, 2024

EYFS Parents Lunch Invite

We would like to invite you to join your child for a school lunch at 11.30am on Friday 12th July so that you can participate in the whole dining hall experience and sample our school meals for yourselves. Maximum of two visitors per child please.

If you are able to join us for lunch, please let us know by completing the attached link by Wednesday 10th July so the kitchen can ensure sufficient meals are prepared.

Please can you also pay for your Lunch on School Shop in Arbor- £3.15.

https://forms.office.com/e/kmz6hRuRDG

Thank you

Tuesday 2nd July, 2024

Coleham PE tops

The NEW Coleham PE Performance tops are now available at the School Shop Direct.

School Shop Direct

Monday 1st July, 2024

Piano Lessons available

Mrs Langford, Shropshire Music Service piano teacher at Coleham will have spaces available from September for any children wishing to learn piano (Y2 upwards).  For further information and to sign up please contact Shropshire Music Service on 01743 874145.

 

Friday 28th June, 2024

Quiz Night coming soon

If you would like to book in your team please email maria.moore@col.318education.co.uk

Thursday 27th June, 2024

Garden Bar

Next Friday is our Garden Bar, a one off event to enjoy drinks in a gorgeous setting by our folly.  Open to the Parents, Grandparents and our local community.

Admission is £5 with bars from Paso-Primero wines and The Old Market Hall’s Gindifferent.

Thursday 27th June, 2024

Next week is OLYMPICS WEEK

We have had to change the days around for Olympics Week (due to events outside of our control)  So Festival Day is now on Thursday with a parents showcase song at 2.45pm at the Lower KS2 Playground.  Please come and join us!

To make life easy the children can wear PE kits ALL WEEK!  (any shorts and t-shirts are fine if you can’t find enough PE kits)

Thursday is also a picnic lunch day in school (instead of a hot meal) with an outdoor dining room.

Thursday 27th June, 2024

This SATURDAY

Our friends at Bowbrook are having a festival afternoon if you are looking for a family friendly event for the weekend.

Thursday 27th June, 2024

Year 6 Reminders

Coming soon…

Friday 12th July– Leavers Assembly @ 1.30pm

Monday 15th July– Yr 6 Airhop Party

Please make payment of £17.40 on Arbor for the Yr 6 Leavers Party.

Coleham Sweatshirts– We would be really grateful for donations of Coleham School Sweatshirts if you have no siblings to pass them down to. The children can pass these onto Miss Dovey or Mrs Lord.

Monday 24th June, 2024

Year 4 Animal Habitats and Pond Dipping Trip, Shropshire Wildlife Trust

As part of this term’s science curriculum work, we have arranged for Year 4 to take part in an “Animals and their Habitats” workshop at Shropshire Wildlife Trust’s site in Abbey Foregate. During their visit, pupils will also do some pond dipping to discover the variety of creatures that live in that environment. Dolphins trip will take place on Thursday 11th July; and Whales on Friday 12th July.

Each class will set off shortly after morning registration and return to school around 2.15-2.30pm, so should be collected as normal at the end of the school day.

Your child will need to bring a packed lunch and plenty to drink for this trip – no glass bottles or fizzy drinks please. Those pupils entitled to free school meals will be given a packed lunch by our school meals provider before departure. We ask that children come into school dressed in their PE kit and bring with them a lightweight waterproof coat and a pair of wellingtons. If the weather forecast is predicted to be hot/sunny,  please ensure that they also bring a sun hat for protection. An application of sun lotion before coming into school is advised.

The cost of the trip is £8.40, which includes the cost of both activities. Payment for this trip should be made via your child’s Arbor account prior to the date of the trip. Although costs for trips are voluntary, in reality the school has no other means of funding these trips. We hope that everyone can contribute to the trip in some way.

Please note that this visit is covered by the Annual Consent Form for Trips/visits & Medical Information. Please notify the school immediately if there are any changes to your contact/emergency contact details or medical information.

Sunday 23rd June, 2024

Historic Open Gardens

On Sunday we held a Historic Open Gardens event part of the Belle Vue Arts Festival.  It was an absolute privilege to show the community our unique and special grounds, many of whom had no idea that we have a listed Coach House, Victorian Museum, Folly, Pond and Conservation area.  We have such a unique and fascinating site that lies hidden behind Greyfriars Road and is part of Shrewsbury’s local history.

Miss Othen’s History Club have been trawling through our school archives for weeks in preparation and gave our guests personal tours and a wealth of information about the stone Folly that originates from St Mary’s Church, Shrewsbury and the Limes Estate.  Well done to our pupil History Guides Toby, Finlay, Alice, Mae, Perdy, Lauren and Martha! You were all so impressive in communicating with the public.  Big thanks to local archaeologists Matt who is currently filming for Time Team and Janine for being on hand with an assortment of local finds from The National Trust including a 5000 year old Neolithic axe head.  What a fascinating afternoon of local history.

Shropshire Star Article

#careers #independence #colehamcommunity

Friday 21st June, 2024

Welcome To Year 6 Parents and Carers Meeting

Dear Parents and Carers,

On Wednesday 10th July, we would like to invite you to a special ‘Welcome To Year 6’ evening at school.

This will be an opportunity to meet Mrs Morgan and Miss Featherston, and get an insight into what this important final year of primary school entails, what the expectations are and how you can best support your children in what can be a challenging but ultimately brilliant year of their school journey.

In the presentation, we will go over:

  • SATs
  • Responsibilities and expectations
  • Parental support
  • Use of mobile phones and social media

There will also be the opportunity to ask questions you may have, or gain reassurances of things that may be worrying your children.

There will be two opportunities to be part of the presentations on the day in the school hall, at 3:30 pm and 5:30 pm and there is no need to book.  Please just show up.

There will be some important messages in the presentation, so we hope that all of our Year 5 parents and carers are able to attend, and children are also advised to attend so they hear the same messages.

Yours sincerely

Maria Stennett

Upper Key Stage 2 Leader

Friday 21st June, 2024

This SUNDAY BVAF Open Gardens

Coleham School will be part of the Belle Vue Open Gardens this year.

This gives us a wonderful opportunity to show members of our community our listed Coach House, Victorian Museum and historic Folly which was once architecture in St Mary’s Church in Shrewsbury.  Our History Club Guides look forward to welcoming people on the Belle Vue Gardens Trail and telling them about the history of our school and The Limes Estate.  We also have Archaeologists on site with a collection of finds to talk about.

Tickets for the garden trail cost £3 per adult.  Tickets can be purchased at our Let’s Celebrate event, Stop.coffee, Coleham Sandwich bar and House Coffee and designated gardens.

Friday 21st June, 2024

Olympic Week Coming Up!

Miss Lewis has organised the most INCREDIBLE week for us all to celebrate the 2024 Olympics!  We have not 1 Olympian visiting us but 3 medal winners over the course of the week and a special Olympic Festival Day on Wednesday!

Save the date as on Wednesday 3rd July at 2.45pm as parents are invited to the Lower KS2 Playground to hear the children sing a song they have been rehearsing for you.

 

Thursday 20th June, 2024

Sports Day Week

Next week is our School Sports Days.  Which House will triumph?

Sports Day starts at 1.30pm on the School Field and is open to family members.

Home time collection will be as normal.

Wednesday 19th June, 2024

Year 4 Animal Habitats and Pond Dipping Trip, Shropshire Wildlife Trust

As part of this term’s science curriculum work, we have arranged for Year 4 to take part in an “Animals and their Habitats” workshop at Shropshire Wildlife Trust’s site in Abbey Foregate. During their visit, pupils will also do some pond dipping to discover the variety of creatures that live in that environment. Dolphins trip will take place on Thursday 11th July; and Whales on Friday 12th July.

Each class will set off shortly after morning registration and return to school around 2.15-2.30pm, so should be collected as normal at the end of the school day.

Your child will need to bring a packed lunch and plenty to drink for this trip – no glass bottles or fizzy drinks please. Those pupils entitled to free school meals will be given a packed lunch by our school meals provider before departure. We ask that children come into school dressed in their PE kit and bring with them a lightweight waterproof coat and a pair of wellingtons. If the weather forecast is predicted to be hot/sunny,  please ensure that they als bring a sun hat for protection. An application of sun lotion before coming into school is advised.

The cost of the trip is £8.40, which includes the cost of both activities. Payment for this trip should be made via your child’s Arbor account prior to the date of the trip. Although costs for trips are voluntary, in reality the school has no other means of funding these trips. We hope that everyone can contribute to the trip in some way.

Please note that this visit is covered by the Annual Consent Form for Trips/visits & Medical Information. Please notify the school immediately if there are any changes to your contact/emergency contact details or medical information.

Wednesday 19th June, 2024

Disco ticket check

If you are unsure if you have bought a Disco ticket you can check on your Arbor app. You can see what you have bought by clicking on the payment section on the left of the parent portal and then selecting invoices. This will detail the invoice for the products you have purchased.

Wednesday 19th June, 2024

EYFS Trip to Park Hall Farm

As part of this term’s topic ‘Journeys’, we have arranged for EYFS to visit Park Hall Farm in Oswestry. The trip will take place on Wednesday 17th July leaving school at 9:30am and returning at 3:00pm.

Please can we request that all children come to school that day wearing school uniform, and comfortable footwear. Due to lots of the activities being outdoors, please ensure that your child brings along a waterproof coat for possible cold/inclement weather. Likewise, if the weather is warmer please ensure your child brings a hat and suncream. Please note, no spending money is required.

The cost of the trip is £14.70 per child, which includes transport costs, entrance fees and insurance/admin charges. Payment for the trip should be paid by your child’s Arbor account prior to the date of the trip. Although costs for trips are voluntary, in reality the school has no other means of funding these trips. We hope everyone will contribute in some way.

As Reception pupils are provided with free school meals as part of the Universal Infant Free School Meals scheme, a packed lunch will be provided for all pupils. Please click on the link below to select from the various menu options available.

https://forms.office.com/e/k8ctRr78br

All packed lunches come with a piece of fruit and a bottle of water. If we haven’t received a completed packed lunch form for your child by close of play, Friday 12th July we will assume they will be bringing one from home.

Please note that this visit is covered by the Annual Consent Form for Trips/Visits and Medical Information. Please notify the school immediately if there are any changes to your contact/emergency contact details or medical information.

Tuesday 18th June, 2024

Year 6 It’s Your Move transition session

Shrewsbury Youth For Christ Group came into school today to carry out their annual It’s Your Move transition session with our Year 6 pupils. It was a great session and the children had the opportunity to discuss how they are feeling about their move to secondary school and watch some films where Year 7 pupils share how the transition to secondary school was for them. They were  also presented with their own book packed full of information about secondary school and we would like to say a big thank you to Coleham Prayer Group for purchasing these.