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Newsletter – Friday 15 May

Dear Parents

Reminders for next week:

Year 6 Memory Book: photographs will be taken on Tuesday 19/5 – children should bring in instruments played in school, PE kits, Yenworthy Sweatshirts and wear best uniform!

Year 5 begin their cycling proficiency course, led by a group of dedicated parent volunteers.

Breakfast Club will be in the Hall on Tuesday as the photographer will be setting up in the Study Centre.

Universal Free School Meals:  To encourage all eligible children to try school meals, we will be booking in every child in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 for a school meal next Thursday.  The government ‘claws back’ money from schools who do not meet a high enough up-take of free school meals! If your child really doesn’t like the menu you can, of course bring in a packed lunch to supplement.

Church Service: Parents/Carers are invited to the Ascension and Pentecost Church Service Thursday 21st May at 9.30am.

Attendance: Well done to Year 4 for Almost Full Attendance 5-8 May and to Year 6 for Full Attendance 5-8 May.

School Development Plan: We are in the process of reviewing our current plan and considering initiatives for next year. If you have suggestions or ideas for consideration, please let us know via email (office.3044@hook-norton.oxon.sch.uk).

Useful website: https://www.understandingchildhood.net/ has lots of advice and leaflets for parents that offer practical advice and suggestions on a range of challenges that are commonly faced by parents, such as sibling rivalry, a child’s experience of primary school, divorce and separation.

FOHNS Bike & Bake – Thank you to the Friends and everyone who supported the sale (supplying/buying cakes & bikes) which will have raised in the region of £500 … a brilliant service for the community, and a fantastic job by Chris Green and the rest of the Old Blokes on Bikes team who worked liked Trojans all afternoon. Please collect any payment due and/or any unsold bikes from school next week as we do not have the facilities to store or dispose of them. Many thanks

WELL DONES: This week we have said ‘Well Done’ to Toby Luxton, Amelie Tarbit, Amillie Tustain, Grace Mariner, Daisy Petre, Sam Bayliss, Scarlett Marshall, Oliver Wilson, Finley Robertson, all Year 6

Mrs Belgrove’s Stars of the Week: Sophia Robinson for running the library like a professional and Victoria Harris for her cheerful approach to everything (and liking my new hair cut!).

ACTIVITIES/VISITS: Year 6 have finished their week of statutory tests, other year groups are in the process of completing their end of year tests which are used to inform teacher assessment at the end of this academic year. Mrs Macdonald and Miss Persaud met with other schools in the Chipping Norton partnership to moderate the foundation stage profiles and teachers attended dance training at Chipping Norton School.

OUT OF SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENTS: Well done to: Scarlett Ward Ice Skating Stage 3.

Christian Value for May: Trust

Yours sincerely

Mrs S Belgrove
Head Teacher

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