Lawley & Overdale Parish Council have rescheduled the Queen Jubilee Family Party on the Green Open Space, Off Waterloo Road, Overdale (e.g., where the park is located), just down from the School.
It will now take place on Sunday 17th July 2022 between 11.00am – 15.00pm. There will be free buffet food and free children’s activities such as inflatables, face painting and traditional garden games, plus some music playing from the different decades.
BBQ Family Lunch is on Tuesday 19th July starting from 11.45am to 1pm.
Burger, wedges, beans and peas
Vegetarian option – Quorn burger
Vegan option- Vegan burger
Biscuit selection and cupcakes
Please log on to ParentPay to book and pay for meals. Meals need to be ordered no later than Tuesday 12th July. Meal tickets will be issued for booked meals when you arrive for the family lunch.
If a BBQ isn’t your favourite then why not join in by bringing your own healthy packed lunch!
It will also be a chance for your children to share the work that they are doing in class and show you around school.
We apologise in advance for any queues that may build up. Our kitchen team try their best to serve up as quickly as they can!
Please do join us!
We are suffering ongoing issues with a few children who sneakily drop food under the tables at lunchtime.
Very often this food has hardly been touched e.g. whole apples and sandwiches.
Some children are throwing food under the table that has been supplied by home and other times it is food supplied by school.
It is really important to have conversations and better still get children involved in making their own packed lunches so that they have some control over what it is they will eat. Our teams try so hard to ensure that children are eating a good lunch so they have enough energy for their afternoon sessions.
I have asked our catering managers to come into school to see if they can do anything differently in order to prevent school food from being dropped on the floor.
We understand that some children are just so desperate to get outside to play that they rush their lunch. However, during assembly we will again be discussing the need to slow down and eat a good lunch.
Thank you for your ongoing support.
Telford & Wrekin Council has launched a project to help residents feel safer in their homes and communities by reducing anti-social behaviour.
The Safer and Stronger Communities investment will address community priorities and create tangible measures to address them. The project also builds and supports both new and current initiatives, such as youth groups, community projects, activity and social groups and openings for volunteers to get involved.
In response to the Safer & Stronger questionnaire our school circulated, several concerns and suggestions have been addressed. Firstly, a new CCTV camera is being shortly installed which will monitor the Overdale MUGA and field area. The lighting on the MUGA has also now been repaired.
In regards activities for older children (11-16) several new free multi sports sessions will be offered during the summer school holidays – delivered in conjunction with AFC Telford. These free sessions will be on the 27th July, 8th August, 17th Aug and 31st Aug. All sessions will be from 3.30pm – 5.30pm.
The Safer, Stronger Communities team are officially launching in Overdale on the 25th June at the newly refurbished hall at the Carpenter Family Centre. They look forward to seeing you there.
We are excited to be holding another whole school Art day next week, on Friday 1st July. The theme this year is ‘Art around the world’, whereby the children will create pieces of art centred on their classes chosen country and artist. They will be focussing on a particular art style and using a range of mediums including paints, printing, and drawing.
This year, we would love the children to ‘dress to express’ in their most creative clothing, but as you can imagine, this may get messy, so please send your child to school wearing old clothing, or a large t-shirt or apron to wear over these clothes!
It looks to be a very exciting day for everyone involved and we cannot wait to see what everyone creates!
We are delighted to be able to run Sports Day again this year without the disruption of Covid. You will have already been given dates though our ‘Key Dates’ information, but I just want to remind everyone now of the dates again and relay some organisational points.
Year 5/6 Monday 20th June 1.15-3.00pm
Reception Tuesday 21st June 9.00-10.20am
Year 3/4 Tuesday 21st June 1.15-3:00pm
Year 1/2 Wednesday 22nd June 1.15-3.00pm
We have a few reserve dates up our sleeve, but hope that the weather will be kind. We will update you if we have to pull on our reserve dates.
We are running the event in ‘Houses’. The children will run for either Wenlock, Ironbridge, Severn or Wrekin.
Children will undoubtedly tell you which house they are in.
The sports day will be carried out on the new Astro football pitch. We will open the gate by Mrs Thomas’ classroom 10 minutes before each event starts. Children will be based on the side of the Astro that backs onto the Wrekin Way path. We ask parents to take up a spectator spot on the opposite side (where the Oak tree is) or up on the bank. Staff will direct you! Please make sure you use the toilet before coming to sports day, as we will not be able to offer toilet facilities to parents.
Due to the time the children will be outside, could you please ensure that your child has applied sun cream before coming to school and that they bring a hat with them. Drinks will be provided for them at various stages but a water bottle on sports day is a must.
It is the first time we have run a sports day on the new Astro so please bear with us. Mr Birch, Miss Jones, and the team have worked hard in making sure it runs smoothly, with of course the main driver being that all children have fun!
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