Published on: 9th December, 2022

Newsletter – 9th December


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Payment for Christmas Lunches – One off Payments

The one off payment of £2.30 has been added to the school gateway system.

If your child had a lunch on Wednesday (7th December) and they would normally not have a school lunch, you will need to make this payment.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to give school a ring on 01939 290834

Final Celebration Assembly for this term – 9th December

Star of the Week :

Jaguar -Connor
Rhino -Riley
Tiger -Freya
Panda -Ivy J
Mathematician of the Week: Eloise, Jayden, Beau & Miri

Writer of the Week: Amber, Charlotte & Patrick

Readers of the Week: Ethan, Eve, Indi & Logan

Handwriters of the Week: Thomas S, Freddie & William Pa

Sports Star of the Week: Leo, Finley & Emily



Y4,5&6 Christmas performance 2022-2023

The pupils in Rhino and Jaguar class produced two wonderful Christmas performance today. It was lovely to see the audience enjoy it so much as all of the children have worked so hard both at home and at school to put the production together. Well done to all of the cast and singers on their performances!

School Consultation on Admission for 2024/25

Consult Parent notice 2023a

Increased incidence of StrepA Scarlet Fever

We have received this information this morning from Shropshire Council which are passing on to you:

Increased incidence of scarlet fever
There has been a recent national increase in notifications of scarlet fever to United Kingdom
Health Security Agency (UKHSA), above seasonal expected levels. We would like to
take this opportunity to remind you of the signs, symptoms and the actions to be taken if
you become aware of an outbreak at your school or nursery.
Signs and symptoms of scarlet fever:
Scarlet fever is a common childhood infection caused by Streptococcus pyogenes, or
group A streptococcus (GAS). The early symptoms of scarlet fever include sore throat,
headache, fever, nausea and vomiting. After 12 to 48 hours the characteristic red,
pinhead rash develops, typically first appearing on the chest and stomach, then rapidly
spreading to other parts of the body, and giving the skin a sandpaper-like texture. The
scarlet rash may be harder to spot on darker skin, although the ‘sandpaper’ feel should
be present. Patients typically have flushed cheeks and pallor around the mouth. This
may be accompanied by a ‘strawberry tongue’. As the child improves peeling of the skin
can occur.
Infection control advice:
In schools and nurseries, it is recognised that infections can be spread through direct
physical contact between children and staff and through shared contact with surfaces
such as tabletops, taps, toys and handles. During periods of high incidence of scarlet
fever there may also be an increase in outbreaks in schools, nurseries and other
childcare settings. As per national Guidance on Infection Control in Schools and other
Child Care Settings, children and adults with suspected scarlet fever should not attend
nursery / school / work for 24 hours after the commencement of appropriate antibiotic
treatment. Good hygiene practice such as hand washing remains the most important
step in preventing and controlling spread of infection.

New Nursery Leader

We are really pleased to let you know that Clare Evans will be taking over as our nursery leader in January. Clare already works with our Snow-leopards every Friday and as a TA in school the rest of the week. Clare has had extensive nursery experience prior to joining Myddle and can’t wait to get back into a nursery setting. Clare knows all of the children really well, so we hope it will be a smooth transition for you all.

We thank Liz for looking after the nursery so competently over the last few weeks; Liz will now move into her new role as the Panda Class teaching assistant.

We also welcome Katie Hinton to the EYFS team. Katie has worked with us a lot on a casual basis and absolutely LOVES this age group. She will now work every Wednesday in Snow-Leopards and every Friday in Panda class.  Fran will continue to be in nursery full time, so we have a great team in place.

Any questions, please do catch a member of staff and ask, email the school admin or call in. In the new year, we will open the doors to parents and carers so that you can meet everyone.

Thank you all for your on-going support.

Recycling Plastic Chocolate Boxes

If you have any empty Quality Streets, Hero’s or Celebration plastic boxes over the Christmas period, please pop them to school.

Mrs Hulme is collecting them for MacMillan Cancer Care, they are able to arrange recycling and the charity will get a donation.

Any questions please speak to Mrs Hulme or Mrs Smith


Flu Vaccinations – Reminder 13th December

Flu Vaccinations are taking place on Tuesday 13th in school.

We still have some forms outstanding. Please can these be returned on Monday by the end of the school day.

If you do NOT want your child to have the vaccination, we are still required to ask for a form to be completed with the non-consent box completed.

If you are unsure if you have completed a form, cant find your form or need to complete a non-consent, please pop to the office on Monday. If you have use of a printer, the document is attached for you to print.

Flu Consent 22.23 (002)