Staff Changes in nursery and panda classes

We are sad to be losing Rebecca Rohr from Snowleopards next week, as she has a new job with the local authority which she will be moving on to. Rebecca has been a fantastic lead in the nursery and prior to that, a brilliant TA in Panda and Tiger classes. We will really miss her as part of the staff team and wish her every success with her next venture. We hope to fill this role with a permanent member of staff from January. Up until then, the position will be filled by Liz Leese. Liz and Fran have previously worked together at Baschurch delivering forest school sessions. Liz is a qualified teacher, a forest school leader and has extensive experience in nurseries. We look forward to welcoming her to Myddle.

In January, when Mrs McGrath begins her maternity leave, Claire Mayle, the current teaching assistant in Panda class, will be teaching Panda class Mondays-Wednesdays, alongside Mrs Turner who will be doing Thursdays and Fridays.  Claire is also a qualified teacher – we feel very lucky to have such high calibre staff in our Early Years here at Myddle! We have appointed Liz Leese to be Panda’s teaching assistant when Mrs Mayle starts teaching. They have also worked together before at Baschurch Pre-school, so should help everyone settle into their new roles nicely.

In summary:

Snowleopards: Monday 21st Nov – January: Liz Leese and Fran Jones (Fridays – Clare Evans and Fran Jones)

January 2023 – new permanent nursery lead and Fran Jones

Pandas:            January until end of maternity – Mrs Mayle / Mrs Turner  (Teachers) and Liz Leese  (TA)

Safer School Meeting 2022 – UPDATE

We had a good meeting today with Ian Bartlett, Crime Prevention Officer from Shropshire Council, Many thanks for all of the questionnaire which were returned.

It is, and always has been a great concern about the road/crossing outside school and the traffic passing through the village and this was evident in the parent questionnaires. Sadly the safer school scheme only relates to the school building and its grounds NOT the road outside.

We have asked Ian for his advice and he has recommended that ANY incidents/near misses outside of the school building relating to the traffic or any issues crossing the road etc, should be informed to school. We will then log these and have the evidence to back up the community/parents & staff concerns.

If anyone would like to discuss this further please call in to the school office and speak to Mrs Smith.

Myddle Fest PTA & Raffle Ticket Sale

The PTA will be selling raffle tickets after school on Friday (24/06), they will be £2 each

You will also be able to order your Myddle Fest Tickets, advanced ticket price of Adults £5 / Kids £4. This ticket price includes either a burger/hot dog and the Exotic Zoo Show. Cash or Cheques (Myddle PTA).

Full details below:

Myddle Fest 2022

Jubilee Celebration “The Big Lunch” 5th June 12pm

Please come along to this jubilee event on Sunday, 5th June, 12pm onwards on the school field. Bring your picnic, bring your kids and bring the sunshine too if you can!

The event committee will be holding a “Hat” competition for the children. They must make a hat, then decorate it, get creative, then bring their finished masterpiece along to the event.

Judging & Prizes will be presented at the end of the event!

If you have any questions regarding the competition or the event please give school a ring on 01939 290834

COVID-19 Guidance – Notice to ALL Parents

Please see below a table for a reminder of the current COVID-19 guidelines we are following.  Please pay particular attention to the second scenario relating to colds, headaches, sore throats and tummy aches etc.


Next Steps

Child shows symptoms of COVID-19

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss or change to sense of smell or taste

Child must self-isolate for 10 days, or until a negative PCR test result has been received.

Lateral flow tests should not be used if a child has symptoms. 

Child feels unwell e.g. cold, headache, sore throat, tummy ache etc. but has no main COVID-19 symptoms.

We would strongly advise that you take your child for a PCR test and keep them at home until a negative result has been received.

Someone in the household receives a positive PCR result.

All household contacts of a confirmed positive case should undertake a PCR test, with or without symptoms, and should remain home and not come into school until a negative PCR is returned.

Rapid lateral flow tests will not suffice.

If the PCR result is negative, then pupils can return to school but we would advise that a further PCR test is taken after 4 or 5 days as a precaution.  Pupils can continue to attend school whilst waiting on the second PCR result.

Child is identified as a close contact of someone (outside of their household) who has had a positive PCR result.

We would strongly advise that you take your child for a PCR test. However, they can continue to attend school as normal whilst waiting for the results, unless they have any symptoms of COVID-19 or feel at all unwell.

Nursery News

We are very sad to announce that Jodie Phillips, our lovely nursery leader, is leaving us for pastures new. Jodie has accepted a new job as a family worker with Shropshire Early Help, which we know she will be fantastic at. However, we are of course very sad to lose her from our team at Myddle. Jodie has been with us for 7 years and taken the nursery from strength to strength with her creativity, her management skills and her love of children. We know you will join us to wish her every success in her new job and to thank her for all her hard work at Myddle, giving our little ones the best possible start to their school life.

We will let you know who Jodie’s successor will be shortly and we will ensure that there is plenty of  information sharing so that the transition can be as seamless as possible.

Jodie’s last day will be Friday 26th November.

Snow Leopards

Good Afternoon Snow Leopards,

We hope you all had a fantastic summer. The children have settled in well and have all had a busy first week back.

Here is some information about our Autumn term:

Class Dojo
If you haven’t already, please make sure you sign up to our Class Dojo. This will be the easiest way for us to communicate. Let me know if you have any problems and I will do my best to help.

Routine and Topic
I have attached a copy of our routine below.
daily routine1
We link our topic with Reception Class, so this term we will be focusing on ‘People who help us’
We have lots of fun activities planned and we cannot wait to share our pictures and creations with you all. We may need your help with a few of these activities so please keep your eye on Dojo for updates. An overview of the week ahead will also be added to Dojo so you can see what your child will be getting up too.

Celebration Assembly
Every Friday morning we will be joining the rest of the school in the hall for Celebration Assembly. We will be giving out stickers and certificates for our ‘Star of the Week’ and the child with ‘the most Dojo’s’

Extra Activities
We will be continuing with Music, PE and Exploring Outdoors this term.
Music with Fran – Tuesday 11am
PE with TWWG – Friday 9:30am
Exploring Outdoors with Jodie – Wednesday 11am

Please ensure your child is wearing suitable clothing and footwear on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Could you please ensure your child comes to nursery with:
1. Spare clothes – We do often get messy!
2. Nappies, wipes and cream
3. A water bottle
4. Suitable outdoor clothing – We do try and go outdoors in most weather conditions!

Jodie and Fran