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

Shropshire Telford & Wrekin training for parents, carers & professionals.

FREE BEAM training for parents, carers and professionals

Please see below for training sessions being offered over July & August. This is a Fantastic opportunity to get support from BEAM on how to support your child’s Emotional Wellbeing.

All sessions are being run on Teams so you can access this support from the comfort of your own home. All sessions and are open to parents, carers and professionals who are interested in attending. Please feel free to share and/or signpost to others who may be interested.

There is no need to book – just click into the link at the session time.

Mental Health & Emotional well-being in children & young people. We will cover:

  • Effective communication.
  • Empathy V Sympathy.
  • Overview of common emotional well-being topics such as anxiety, depression, self-harm, suicidal ideation and anger.
Wednesday 7th July 2021

12pm – 1.30pm

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Sleepy Heads.

2 session workshop around sleep & common issues.

It is advisable to attend both sessions.

Session 1:

  • Sleep stages.
  • Sleep hygiene.
  • Bedtime routines.
Wednesday 21st July 2021

12pm-1.30pm

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Session 2:

  • Tackling common issues around sleep including:
  • Prolonged night-time awakenings.
  • Bedtime refusal & resisitance.
  • Teen sleep.
Wednesday 4th August 2021

12pm-1.30pm

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Managing anxious behaviours in young people. We will cover:

  • What anxiety is.
  • Science of anxiety.
  • How to support.
Wednesday 18th August 2021

12pm – 1.30pm

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Beam continues to provide emotional well-being support to young people in Shropshire Telford & Wrekin.

Support should be requested via our website: users should scroll down to ‘register with us’ and complete the form that follows. Please note – the ‘register with us’ link should also be used to request follow-up sessions. Requests for service will be processed by our admin team and then appointments sent out by email.

We provide support by phone, virtual sessions via MS Teams and limited face to face sessions from our Wellington venue. We are strictly appointment-only and cannot accept any walk-ins. Once a request for service is received via the website, we will arrange a phone appointment for our initial contact, in which our practitioners will discuss the format of future sessions.

We are in the process of updating our service promo items – we will send these out in due course.

Should you have any queries please do get in touch via shropshirebeam.

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