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Newsletter 6 March

Dear Parents

Thank you to everyone who was able to come to parents’ evenings; it is vital that you know how your child is doing at school and how to support them at home. The School Lunch Company tasters of chilli, vegetable bake and fruity flapjacks were very well received and we look forward to a new school meal service after Easter.

Road safety: Please take extra care driving outside the school, with increased traffic from The Bourne development especially. Teash, our crossing patrol, was very shaken up yesterday by a parent who swerved round vehicles that had pulled over to allow passage through, and drove at a dangerous speed down Sibford Road. Teash was frightened for her own safety as well as pedestrians.

Reminders: No DRAMA Club Monday 23 March (Y6 group in Sweden) – catch up session tba.

Year 3 Class Assembly – Wednesday 11/3/15 Skittles Evening : A great night was had by all– thanks to the Friends and all those involved in putting on the night. The amount raised was around £500!

Well Done! This week we have said Well Done to: All Year 2, Brooklynn Robinson, Devon Robinson, All Year 3, All Year 6.

Mrs Belgrove’s stars of the week: Brooklynn and Devon Robinson for enriching the life of our school while they have been with us.

Attendance: Well done to Year 6 for Full Attendance 23-27 February and Year 4 for Almost Full Attendance for the same week.

Comic Relief: Next Friday is Red Nose Day: children may wear their red noses and the special red nose t-shirts if you have bought one. If you have bought a red nose you have already donated so we are not collecting at school. We do not want to impose another dressing up day so soon after World Book Day!

Activities: Children (and staff!) made a huge effort on World Book Day and we had some very imaginative book character costumes. One that really stood out for me was the Cat in the Hat who produced a little cat from his hat!

It is wonderful to see the love of reading and pleasure that the children get from books. Thank you to everyone who bought books from the Book Fair. Our commission allows us to buy books for each class.

Year 6 were very excited to see Simon Mayo who gave a talk to local schools at Sibford about his novels that inspire a love of science, including the Periodic Table! Children have told me they are great books and really recommend them. I attended the partnership heads meeting at Chipping Norton School where we discussed assessment and our nomination for the Times Education community partnership award. We have an extremely strong partnership which benefits all the children in eleven schools which is looked upon as a model by others. Miss Hope also came along and gave a presentation on Global Learning to encourage schools to sign up to the programme she is leading. Mrs Crouch attended the partnership computing meeting which looked at coding, including Raspberry Pi. Mrs Peters met with the head of Kingham to discuss assessment. We are looking at a shared model to be used by all the partnership schools to replace levels. A teacher from Holy Trinity spent time in our Foundation Stage and talked to Mrs Macdonald about Early Years. I also visited Wychwood school where I am helping the governors in their selection of a new headteacher.

Out of School Achievements: Well done to Matthew Campbell Stage 6 swimming award.

Hymn of the Week: Make Me a Channel of Your PeaceChristian Value of the month: Hope
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1

Yours sincerely

Mrs S Belgrove

Head Teacher

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