6W

From Monday 5th July, 6W will be able to return to school. They will be taught by Mrs Poyner and Mrs Davies (SEND). Some of the class have been told to isolate (following contact in the community) and they will need to remain at home until their isolation ends.

It is PE that day, so come in PE Kit. (We will have their sports day the week after)

As stated in letter yesterday, it is a very frustrations situation to be in, and we thank you for your understanding this week, and always.

If you or your family have any symptoms, please isolate and get tested.

I would also suggest the use of Lateral flow tests twice a week, you can pick up form most pharmacies. They are helping stop the spread.

6PD are due to return on Friday 9th July. We will have the Love and Remembrance Day on this day.

Thank you,

Mr Fox

Thank you Morris and The Wrekin Housing Trust

Donation helps Telford school pupils kick start tree planting scheme

A Telford primary school have been given a helping hand with their latest gardening project – thanks to Morris Property and The Wrekin Housing Group.

The two local organisations have jointly donated a selection of gardening tools to Donnington Wood C of E Junior School, to help pupils transform their outdoor space.

The tools have been put to good use, with students planting 100 trees and creating a wildflower garden.

Martin James, Area Investment Manager for The Wrekin Housing Group said:

“It is a pleasure and a privilege to be able support Donnington Wood C of E Junior School as part of our plans to invest in the local area.

“Giving back to our communities is a vital part of the work we do and we are absolutely delighted to be able to support the school in this way. It’s great to see how passionate the pupils are about their outdoor space and we’re happy to help support their green-fingered efforts.”

Steve Flavell, Construction Manager at Morris Property added:

“We were impressed by the way the children have embraced this project and wanted to show that with practical help. We’re planning to build them a pergola this summer to enhance their garden even more. As a business working in local communities, we feel it is important to support young people’s environmental initiatives.”

Mr Fox, Headteacher at Donnington Wood C of E Junior School said:

“Our garden project has been a huge collective effort. All of our pupils have been hugely enthusiastic about the project and we hope that this encourages them to take responsibility and care for our school environment.

"Taking part in a project like this has taught our children not only the importance of looking after our green space, but also what we can achieve when we work together as a whole school community in this way.

“I would like to thank both Morris Property and The Wrekin Housing Group for their generous donation – it really has made a huge difference.”

The Wrekin Housing Group has formed a new partnership with Shrewsbury based Morris & Company Limited, who are currently developing Wrekin’s Leonard Close site in Donnington Telford.

This regeneration project will see the flats previously located at Leonard Close, replaced with 43 brand new, energy efficient homes. There will be a selection of 2- and 3-bedroom homes available for affordable rent, spring 2022.

Sports Afternoons

Following a further increase in cases locally we can no longer host parents on site for our Sports Day. We are sorry for this, but the safety of us all comes first. We were one of the only schools to even try and run this type of event, but it is no longer possible.

Children will still take part in sports day activities during their PE day. We will endeavour to post photos on SeeSaw.

We are awaiting for further government advice before we confirm the Y6 leavers event.

Year 6 will now also have an additional swimming session.

Our Motto is TEAM, and we can’t wait to have you back properly, but I am sure that you will understand why we have taken this difficult decision.

Year 2 visits

Year 2 Parent and child tour of Donnington Wood CE Junior School (Rescheduled)

Class 1 visits Tuesday 6th July 3:30- 4

Class 2 visits Wednesday 7th July 3:30- 4

Dear Y2 parents/carers,

We are inviting you and your child to have a brief tour of our school site on the above dates. Due to uncertainty about Covid rules, it will be a guided walk around the school with a brief chance to see our facilities and meet school staff.

Each tour will last approx. 10 minutes. You will need to follow our one-way system around and through the school buildings. Along the way, there will be opportunities to ask any questions. Staff will have to take small groups around at planned times starting from 3.30pm, so please be punctual and patient with these arrangements.

We are working with the Infant School to create our Year 3 classes for September and have a transfer meeting set up this week (we had hoped to complete by now, but this has been delayed due to isolation). We will let you know which class your child is in after this meeting with the Infant team. The new Year 3 teachers will be visiting the Infants next Tuesday to introduce themselves and meet the children in their Year 2 classrooms.

We have now set up SeeSaw (our on-line learning platform for classwork and homework) for all of Year 2 and have emailed parents their child’s unique password. Please download Seesaw onto any device and log on to see transition activities and introductory videos. Parents also have chance to view and respond to the activities. Please let us know if you have any problems accessing SeeSaw, as all pupils will be expected to use it in school and at home from September.

We look forward to welcoming you to our Donnington Wood Junior community,

Mr R Fox