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Newsletter 3 February 2017

Dear Parents

This week Mrs Robertson, Mrs Voce, Mrs Peters and Mrs Butler, along with lots of parents, took over 40 enthusiastic singers to ‘Young Voices’ in Birmingham, where they joined schools from all over the Midlands in a massive concert.  It was an amazing experience and the teachers were so proud of our children; they behaved impeccably and were fantastic ambassadors for the school.  This is what some of the children have said:

An incredible experience.”

“When the lights went off and we all held our torches it looked amazing.”

“I found Young Voices great and it taught me songs I have never heard.”

“Everybody should go.”

Prayer Space: Next week our Prayer Space, organised by Miss Persaud, will be running in the School Library.  Children from each class will get the opportunity to reflect and share their thoughts and prayers in this quiet space.  You are welcome to visit the space on Thursday after school.

Students: Next week we welcome back students Anna Quartermain in Year 5 and Amy Reynolds in Year 6 from Oxford Brookes who will be with us for their second teacher training placement.

Library: There is no Library club next Wednesday due to the Prayer Space.  Thank you to Becky Cooke for running the club and donating funds for new books which are now in. We have, for example, series of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Harry Potter, David Walliams, Astrosaurs and Matt Haig. Lisa Bayliss has very kindly agreed to take over as librarian.

Clarinet lessons: Would your child like clarinet lessons? There may be a possibility of setting up a new beginners group for clarinet lessons with Mr Allen (Key Stage 2 only). Please contact Mrs Robertson (via email to the school office) as soon as possible if you are interested.

Road Safety:  Children are still crossing the cul de sac into the Butts without looking – a car had to brake sharply to avoid hitting a child this week.  Please also keep a close eye on your children when leaving school at the end of the day; little ones have been straying up Sibford Road while parents are still on the playground.

Parking: Residents are increasingly frustrated by inconsiderate parking in the Glebe; please be mindful where you park.

School Funding:  Please see the separate letter from Scott Orchard, our Chair of Governors. We would be very grateful if you could join the campaign to ensure we do not lose vital funding through the proposed new funding arrangements.

Activities: The choir attended Young Voices in Birmingham, the netball team played in the inter-schools tournament and worked tirelessly in every game. A group of keen scientists attended Science extra time at Chipping Norton School.  Mrs Voce attended the PE conference.

Well Done: This week we have said well done to: Rosie Brown, Charlie Mariner, Maisey Kelly, Hannah Newby, Ellie-Rose Cooper, Mya Scobbie, Niamh Hewitt-Gray, Lani Tanner, Aiden Smith, Poppy Queenan, Gemma Webb, Jayden Mobley, Tarron Gilkes

Owl Value of the Month: Belonging

Hebrews 13:1 ‘Let brotherly love continue’

 Our new value teaches us to avoid stereotypes and accept people for who they are and helps us to recognise Great Britain as a diverse, multicultural and multi-faith nation.

Yours sincerely

Mrs S Belgrove

Head Teacher

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