Haughmond’s Star of the Week, Remembrance Week and Silly Socks!

What a very busy week it has been in Haughmond this week.

We have been looking at the work of Wilfred Owen, a local World War 1 hero, who once  lived in Oswestry and wrote the most amazing poetry based on the horror of war. We studied Dulce Decorum Est and wrote our own stanza in the style of Wilfred Owen.

The children had studied World War 1 last year – so were able to apply all previous knowledge to our writing. We then created water coloured poppies over the top of our poems in remembrance to the fallen ones.

George Lidlow Jeffers

Our Star of the Week this week is George Lidlow Jeffers. George has now read over one and a half million words and is now on the way to two million words. He wrote the most amazing stanza of Wilfred Owen’s poem and read it out on our school Remembrance video. George is using all of his reading skills to improve upon his writing week by week. We are so very proud of all of his achievements.


Congratulations to Abby and Mimy who won our Class Home learning Poppy Art Work.

Finally on Friday – lots of us wore our silly socks to support Children in Need!

We hope you enjoy reading all of our poems.

Macmillan Charity Cake Raffle

Friday 25th September is Macmillan Coffee Morning. Unfortunately due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, we cannot hold our usual coffee afternoon or cake sale However, as this is a charity close to our hearts we wanted to do a little something. Therefore, Mrs Dallow has kindly made this fabulous chocolate sponge cake with a woodland theme for us to raffle. We will be asking for a minimum £1 donation from the children (parents and other family members are also more than welcome to take part.
As we cannot handle money directly we will have buckets on the gate Thursday and Friday and we would appreciate it if you could put your donation in a bag/envelope with your name on it and pop it in the bucket OR there will be collection points in the classroom for your child to put their donation. On Friday afternoon we will draw a name out from the donations and announce the winner. Please give generously to this good cause if you can. Thank you !

Home Reading Books

In order to reduce shared resources between home and school, we are changing the way in which we organise our home reading. We will be sending an appropriate reading book home with your child on a Friday along with their Reading Diary, we will not comment directly in the Reading Diaries but will check your comments and contributions. Their books will be changed on the following Friday.

Children will read at school on a regular basis and we will keep our own detailed records. Feedback on the progress your child is making and any support you may be able to offer will be communicated to you via your child’s class email. Likewise, we would encourage you to communicate with your child’s class teacher via the class email.

Younger pupils will be able to access additional reading books using our Bug Club online reading resource and complete a wide range of reading based games and activities. Their class teacher is able to see their progress. Should you have any difficulties accessing this resource please contact your child’s class teacher. We appreciate your continued support.