As the Olympic Games make a start in Tokyo on 23rd July, we are thrilled and very excited that one of our superstars is currently one of the fastest swimmers of his age in England!
Noah, one of our spectacular Year 6 children, is a very talented swimmer and has been training hard to continue to improve his skills in the pool. Courtesy of his club submitting his times into a national programme, he is currently ranked in an amazing second place for the 100m Butterfly, and an incredible 1st place nationally for the 200m backstroke!
His brilliance is the pool has also been recognised by others as he has also been chosen for the Staffordshire ASA (Amateur Swimming Association) County Development programme and the regional programme for Swim England! Great work, Noah!
The whole team are very, very, very proud of Noah and are sure that you join us in looking forward to seeing him dazzling us all in the Olympics in 2030 and 2034!
We are delighted to welcome a new addition to the school.
Odelia, a wire fairy created by local artist and parent, Daniel Powner (of Wire Art by Daniel), has been kindly donated to school by the Powner family.
Odelia, or ‘gift from God’ reflects our school motto wonderfully and is a beautiful piece of art which we look forward to proudly displaying in school.
Families and neighbours are being urged to begin to plan their ideas for the Kingsley and Kingsley Holt Scarecrow Festival 2021.
The festival will be taking place during the weekend of the 4th - 5th September and will be welcoming visitors from near and far to see the wonderful and imaginative creations.
For further details, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our friends at ASM, the organisation who deliver coaching in schools, are holiday clubs featuring lots of different sports this summer.
For further details, please visit www.asmsports.co.uk, or call 01782 366332.
The St. Werburgh's and TMPF family are sending our very best wishes and good luck to the England team as they play Italy in the final of Euro 2020 this evening.
The match represents the first international football final for England in a whopping 55 years, since the day (also in July, and also at Wembley Stadium!), when we played West Germany (now Germany) and lifted the World Cup!
The match is such a special and significant occasion and we know that many, many members of the school family will be cheering them on!
The team have been training and based at St. George's Park, in our very own beautiful county of Staffordshire.
We are very proud of what Gareth Southgate and the players have achieved and hope that, "It's Coming Home!".
Come on England!
Children in our three youngest classes were full of smiles today, as they enjoyed a special treat with a ‘Day at the Seaside!’.
The playground was transformed into ‘Kingsley Pier’ and activities also took part in the hall and classroom as the team organised a special day of seaside-fun at a time when guidelines make it challenging to take trips out as a Key Stage or school.
Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 enjoyed traditional seaside games, including a tin-can alley, hoopla, hook-a-duck, pin a tail on the donkey, a coconut shy and more! They also had the chance to be photographed with their head peeking through a cardboard cut-out!
To continue the day, children enjoyed a special picnic-style lunch, ate ice-lollies, and even made their very own windmills, key-rings and other artistic crafts.
Each class also learnt their very own traditional British summer song, with Reception singing ‘Oh I do like to be beside the seaside’; Year 1 enjoying ‘Zip-a-dee-doo-dah’; and Year 2 mastering Sir Cliff’s legendary hit, ‘Summer Holiday’!
During the afternoon, classes took it in turns to go to a special show in the theatre (hall), where they were entertained by a wonderful magician, Dickie Bow!
The day finished with each child taking home their very own stick of rock as a souvenir of their ‘trip’!
Many thanks to the PTA for the generous support and to the children for bringing so many smiles!
We may not be able to go to the seaside together at the moment…but we can still have a special day of fun!
Sporting fun descended upon our field today, as the children enjoyed a socially-distanced Sports Day!
Seeing all of the children laughing, smiling and participating in sporting events on the field, although remaining in their ‘bubbles’, was wonderful and helped to once again celebrate our school community.
Each class remained together and away from all others in our series of events, with equipment cleaned between group use.
Our Sports Day featured six different activities with children all competing at the same time in a carousel of events with the scores recorded as they continued. This maintained the new-look event started in 2019, re-designed for the children, so that they were all busy scoring points for their team and being active throughout, rather than one race taking place at a time. It also allowed children to enjoy taking part in lots of events and scoring points.
To keep everyone safe and following the advice of the Local Authority in the light of such high cases of the Covid-19 Delta Variant in our county, this year’s event took place with just the children and staff on site. The young stars had lots of fun and were full of smiles!
Congratulations to all who took part and helped their team. Our winner with 1000points was...St. Chad's team!
In school today, we celebrated England’s Euro 2020 semi-final v Denmark with a Red and White day.
All children and staff were invited to come to school in non-uniform and have a celebration of what turned out to be England’s first competitive semi-final win in 55 years!
It is amazing to see so many people across the country join in with the excitement of such a special sporting, social and cultural event and to be proud of our nation.
Next up is the final on Sunday v Italy!
Fingers crossed that, to quote Skinner, Baddiel and The Lightning Seeds, “It’s coming home!”
People in Staffordshire are being encouraged to get their Covid-19 vaccine during a Big Weekend of walk-in vaccinations.
The national NHS push to get as many people as possible vaccinated against Covid-19 will take place from Saturday 26 to Monday 28 June at various sites across Staffordshire.
All sites will be offering first doses to people aged 18 or over without the need to book an appointment.
Some sites will also offer second doses to people over 40, health and care workers, unpaid carers and people at higher clinical risk, from eight weeks after their first dose.
Cabinet Support Member for Public Health and Integrated Care, Dr Johnny McMahon, urged all adults who haven’t received their vaccine to take full advantage of the walk-ins.
“Whatever big plans people may have this weekend, I’d urge anybody eligible and still waiting to get their vaccine to take advantage of the NHS Big Weekend. This is an absolutely fantastic opportunity to speed up the vaccination programme in Staffordshire and get more adults their first dose, and get eligible groups fully vaccinated.
"The sooner everyone is vaccinated the sooner we can begin to look to a future where we can live with this virus without the need for restrictions on our lives and freedoms."
Vaccination sites will include Stafford’s Kingston Centre, the Pirelli Stadium in Burton-on-Trent, Whitemoor Lakes in Lichfield and a number of GP practices and other sites.
A full list of the walk-in Staffordshire sites, dates and times can be found on the NHS Midlands and Lancashire CSU website.
The NHS have a tool on their website to help people find their nearest walk-in vaccination site.
Anyone who has already booked an appointment for a first or second jab should stick with the appointment. People can also book an appointment through the national booking system online or by calling 119.
On Friday 18th June, we were delighted to hold a 'Red, White and Blue Day' in school to celebrate being proud of our country and to represent the Union flag.
Scheduled to sit alongside an exciting game of football between two of the home nations, England and Scotland, in Euro 2020, we offered children and staff the chance to come into school in non-uniform and celebrate their nation!
The children (and staff!) looked very bright and cheerful in different coloured clothing and some wore football shirts of British countries, three of whom (England, Scotland and Wales) we are cheering along in the European championships!
Good luck, England. Deagh fhortan, Alba. Pob lwc, Cymru.
...love one another.