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Newsletter 27 April 2018

Dear Parents

Mrs Hope and I have been in Sweden this week finishing off the final report for our Erasmus project that has seen wonderful collaboration between our friends at Park Skolan and us. All the children have taken part in Recycling Week, our Y5s and Y6s have skyped with their penfriends and we have had reciprocal exchanges. We have all thoroughly enjoyed the project and learnt a great deal about recycling and pollution, especially the dreadful tide of plastic waste in our oceans.

May Day Celebrations – Tuesday 1 May, 9.30am (should finish by 11am)
(FOHNS serving Coffee & Croissants from 9am)
You are warmly invited to join us for our May Day celebrations on May 1st, which will commence at 9.30am on the playground (weather permitting – otherwise we will have to be in the school hall). Prior to the celebrations, FOHNS will be selling tea, coffee & croissants from 9.00am to all spectators attending the May Day celebrations.
Dress Code: Girls –pretty dresses (Y3 girls should wear dark trousers and a white top, not dresses which would get in the way as they have lots of moves!), Boys – smart shirts and school trousers or shorts, Year 6 – jeans and a white shirt or t-shirt, with sensible shoes for dancing (no crocs, flip flops, boots or loose slip-on shoes). Children should come to school in their May Day outfits (Y5 children can come in May Day outfits but will be changing into costume for the celebration), and can change into school uniform afterwards if you wish. Please make sure children bring a warm coat!
Afternoon Nursery children may join the dancing – please bring children to the Nursery at 9.15am, and collect them from the classroom at the end of the celebrations.

Wanted! Any artificial flowers you have spare for our Mayday celebrations to decorate the Maypole and the throne. Thank you!

Activities this week:
N: Activities around ‘Dear Zoo’ including sorting by size and writing to a zoo.
R: Activities around ‘Dear Zoo’ including finding out about different animals and making stick puppets.
Y1/Y2: Writing their own information leaflets and reading Juliet Donaldson books.
Y3: Starting their science project on rocks and minerals.
Y4: Creating Monet inspired artwork.
Y5: Investigating where the Rainforests are in our world and why they are important to our planet.
Y6: Learning the Coopers’ Dance for May Day.

Governors: The Governors met this week to approve the budget. They expressed concern in the reduced budget from last year, which will have to go further with more costs, and have written to our MP Victoria Prentis to take this further.

Reminder: Class Photographs : Wednesday 2 May: The School Photography Company will be in school next Wednesday to take the more relaxed-style ‘expressions’ photographs for the class groups. Extra-smart uniform please!

Friends’ Events (further information will follow):
The Bingo afternoon was a really enjoyable event – many thanks to the Friends for organising and to Kevin Hope for calling.
Grand Village Garage Sale & Car boot AND Bike & Bake Sale – Sunday 20 May. 2-5pm Garage Sale and 2-4pm for the school Bike & Bake.

Out of School Achievements : Well done to Tommy Burge Rugby player of the week, Fenton Bayliss good goal keeping skills, James McArdle Rugby, Violet Robey and Rosie Brown Wade Gymnastics yellow award, Freya Rennie gymnastics level 5, Claudia Farmiloe swimming 5m, Alex Reid swimming level 1, Jack Reid swimming level 2, Samuel Broom swimming level 6.

Well Done; This week we have said well done to Bonnie Davis Batchelor, Sam Lewis, Ellie-Rose Cooper, Isabella Nunneley, Rowan Redford-Hunt, Callum Rothwell, Elodie Thompson, Lauren Barnett, Sebastian Redford-Hunt, Lucas Bayliss, Samuel Bayliss, Alfie Packham, Attie Yost, Tris Connor, Annabelle Butler.

Pen Licenses: James Rennie, Gracie Pearce, Samuel Broom.

Yours sincerely

S. Belgrove

Head Teacher.

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“ Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security.” Jeremiah 33.6

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