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Newsletter 6 October 2017

Dear Parents

Harvest Supper:  Thursday 12th October 5-6.30pm, the school hall.  Bring along your own bowls, cutlery, plates and glasses and enjoy some hearty soup and bread, followed by harvest puddings made by all the children in the school.  In return we ask for a donation towards Banbury Young Homeless.  Please see the lists outside your child’s classroom for ingredients needed to make everything.  This is a wonderful event which has been so well supported and is a lovely getting together of our school family- we look forward to seeing you there.

Bag2School – bags to be returned to school w/c 16 October ready for 9am collection on Friday 20th. This is your chance for an Autumn declutter; give us your unwanted adults’ and children’s clothing, shoes, hats, belts, handbags, ties and soft toys. The more you donate the more money the schools receives.  Extra bags welcome – there is no limit and you can use any bin bag.

H&S:  Please can I remind you that children (of any age) should not be riding their bikes or scooters in the playground – a nursery child was knocked over this week by a young child on a bike.

Diary Dates change – World Book Day celebrations on Thursday 1 March, not 8th – please change your diary dates sheet.

Cakefest:  A group of philanthropic parents got together to eat cake and drink tea and raise money for charity.  They have decided to donate this month’s takings to our Glow Gold fundraiser for children’s cancer charities. They hope to make this a regular event so look out for it! Many thanks for the kind donation of £80 which has been added to our previous total of £322.

Activities this week:

Nursery:. Harvested their tomatoes and made an absolutely delicious cake with them!

Reception: Made models of tractors and thought about where our food comes from.

Forest, Elf and Little Owls: Found out how lions adapt to their habitat and food chains.

Y3: Were news reporters and wrote comic strips.

Y4: Wrote summaries and compared Victorian football kits to the present day.

Y5:  Have enjoyed a fantastic week at Liddington trying out lots of new sports.

Y6: Had an amazing immersive Viking Day led by their very own Viking visitor, with a fire, jewellery making, bread, flax, weapons, tents and dressing up.  They were terrifying!

Well Done :This week we have said well done to: All of Elf Owl class for their lovely assembly, Imogen Muller, Neve Daly, Bonnie Davis Batchelor, Rosie Brown, Thomas Hewitt-Gray, Darcey Davis-Batchelor, Isabella Nunneley, Daisy Harvey, All Y6.

Out of School achievements: James McArdle came 2nd in his class in the Hooky Race for Life and Orla McArdle came 1st in her class. Other Hooky Race for Life participants:  Neve Daly, William Frere, Oliver Cutter, Torin Hackland, Claudia Farmiloe, Fenton Bayliss, Emily Holdsworth, Cohen Stubbs, Elsbeth de Beer, Lily Armstrong, Chloe Webb, Gemma Webb, Annabelle Butler.  Annabelle Butler also passed her Grade 1 Piano exam. Alfie Hambidge achieved his 10m Swimming Award and Stage 4.

 REMINDERY6 Class Assembly next week Wednesday 11th October 9.10am.

Value of the month: Responsibility

‘For each will have to bear his load’  Galatians 6.5

Yours sincerely

Mrs S Belgrove

Head Teacher

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