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Hook Norton C. of E.  Primary School Behind the Scenes July 2017 An occasional update on the work of the school We reach the end of a busy school year and it has flown by.  The new classrooms feel like they have always been part of the school and we have enjoyed the additional spaces they have released. The new outdoor area for Foundation Stage is wonderful, giving younger children the opportunity to ‘cook’ in the mud kitchen, climb, explore, make believe, act on the stage, compose their own tunes on the giant musical instruments, read a book in a shady spot, bug hunt and generally enjoy being a child. The children have worked hard and enjoyed lots of different activities and experiences- from squealing on the Giant Swing at Liddington (me!) and surfing at Yenworthy to scaling the ramparts at Kenilworth Castle and riding on a donkey at Weston-Super-Mare.  They have joined the choir to sing their hearts out at Young Voices in Birmingham, played recorders at our Christmas tea for the community, hopped on a plane to Sweden, gained distinctions in LAMDA exams, attended gifted and talented workshops, taken cycling proficiency tests and learnt to swim. The partnership sports programme allowed every child to take part in a sporting event and to enjoy expert coaching in a range of sports. We have been awarded the Silver Games mark this year in recognition of our commitment to school sports and PE. We also enjoyed dance and drama workshops and a Year 4 languages festival. Our sports grant has enabled us to participate in inter-schools tournaments as well as employ dedicated sports coaches. We have had lots of sporting success this year with U11 Boys football and U10 Rugby teams winning the partnership competitions and we won the first Virtual Marathon with our 26 winning 1 mile times being the fastest overall. Our Y6 and KS2 children have trained as sports leaders and led games for the younger children at break times, which has been popular. We have also run 19 different sports clubs this year with an average of 87 attendees per week! And, in between all that, the children have also been excelling in the three Rs!  This year, our children achieved results beyond our expectations; we are very proud of them! Both Y2 and Y6 Sats results improved on last year (and they were good then).  We have done much better than the national averages across the board with many children attaining the higher levels in the new, much more challenging tests. After school clubs continue to thrive with LAMDA, Art, Sport, Sports’ Leaders Music, Dance, JAM, Film, Board Games, Choir and Sewing. Owl Club has been a welcome addition to our childcare provision with children enjoying various activities (and toast!) in comfortable surroundings, led by our trained support staff. The Friends of the School have worked hard to organise a successful calendar of events to raise much needed funds for school projects. This year FOHNS have raised a record amount of money for new chairs and tables for the classrooms. Thank you to everyone who has supported the school and helped to ensure our children are happy, safe and thriving. Have a lovely summer holiday. Mrs Belgrove
Dear Parents At Prize Giving yesterday we celebrated a number of achievements, including the awarding of the cups below.  These included: Attendance, Music, Cooking, Sports, Maths, Eco, Reading, School Council, More Able and Computing as well as congratulating all the children on their successes over the year.  Every child has made a contribution to the rich and varied life of the school which has been celebrated in our weekly ‘Well Done’ assemblies. Harry Bartlett Cups At yesterday’s prize-giving assembly, Georgia Sealey and Charlie Sampson were presented with the Harry Bartlett Cups for their outstanding contribution to school life, well done! Mr Newman Cups The Newman cups for sporting excellence were awarded to Abigail Nunneley and Lukas Wahlen – congratulations! House Point Trophy:  The winner this term is the Blue Team with 1180 house points -well done! Leavers: Today we said goodbye to our Year 6’s in a celebratory service. We wish our Y6 children all the very best of luck and look forward to hearing about their future successes and achievements. Staffing: Best wishes to Mrs Gill Joyner who is relinquishing her TA role to work with Banbury Young Homeless.  I am delighted that she is, however, retaining her role as Pastoral Support Assistant. In September we will welcome Mrs Sarah Stephens as a new TA in KS1. Packed Lunches Reminders: Please do not include any nuts in your child’s packed lunch; this includes peanut butter, chocolate spread (most chocolate spreads contain nuts), packets of fruit and nut, nut yoghurts, cereal bars that contain nuts. Please do not include fizzy drinks, sweets or chocolate bars in your child’s packed lunch. Please include cutlery if needed in your child’s packed lunch. Please include a drink in your child’s packed lunch. (The milk is available for children who have paid for school meals.) Please include salad if your child enjoys it as we have had children helping themselves to the salad bar, which is for children having school meals! Parent/Class Information Meetings: 2017-18 Once again we will be holding group Class Meetings for parents/carers (children are welcome to attend) in September, where the class teachers will give an overview of the work children will be covering over the next academic year, as well as giving out other relevant school information, diary dates, etc.  These meetings will take place in the classroom on the dates outlined below (there will be individual parent/teacher consultations later in the term to report on progress):- Year 6 – Mrs Peters – Tuesday 12 September, 3.15pm Year 5 – Mrs Crouch – Monday 11 September, 3.15pm Year 4 – Mrs Walker – Monday 18 September, 3.15pm Year 3 – Miss Crooker – Friday 15 September, 3.15pm Year 2 – Mrs Voce, Mrs Vint, Miss Quartermain – Wednesday 13 September, 3.15pm Year 1 – Mrs Voce, Mrs Vint, Miss Quartermain – Thursday 14 September 3.15pm Swimming : Year 5 will start on Tuesday 12 September – look out for the Parentmail message! Musical Instrument Tuition : Mr Allen will be running  a ‘hands-on’ session for any potential Key Stage 2 woodwind pupils and their parents straight after school on Thursday 14th September. He will give children the opportunity to try out the instruments and find out more about lessons. Clubs:  Details came out last week - deadline for signing up is Friday 8 September.  Clubs start week commencing 18 September. FOHNS : Huge thanks to all the Committee for all the great activities provided and to everyone who supported their fund-raising efforts!  Many thanks to Laura Wyatt, the Chair for leading a record breaking year, raising over £14,000 last year! Attendance: Almost Full Attendance 10-14 July Y2 and Y5. Out of School Achievements : Well done to Cole Davies for his gold medals in Karate.   Enjoy your summer holidays. We will see you back on Wednesday 6th September, Years 1 – 6, with Nursery and Reception Friday 8th September because of home visiting parents and children.   Yours sincerely   Mrs S Belgrove Head Teacher   Holiday dates for 2017/18: AUTUMN TERM 2017 Wednesday 6 September (Friday 8 September for Foundation Stage) – Friday 20 October October Half Term : Monday 23 October – Friday 27 October inclusive Monday 30 October – Tuesday 19 December, 1.30pm finish Christmas Holiday : Wednesday 20 December – Wednesday 3 January 2018 inclusive SPRING TERM 2018 Thursday 4 January 2018 (Monday 8 January for Nursery) – Friday 9 February February Half Term : Monday 12 February – Friday 16 February Monday 19 February – Thursday 29 March, 1.30pm finish April Holiday – Friday 30 March – Friday 13 April inclusive SUMMER TERM 2018 Monday 16 April (Wednesday 18 April for Nursery) – Friday 25 May May Day Holiday – School Closed : Monday 7 May May Half Term : Monday 28 May – Friday 1 June inclusive Monday 4 June – Friday 20 July, 1.30pm finish  
Dear Parents School Activities this week: The sun shone (sort of) for Sports Day and everyone ran, skipped and jumped their hearts out. Thumbs were strictly legal in the egg and spoon and there was some creative chanting during the sack race… Blue team won the day.  Thank you to FOHNS for providing the refreshments and to Mrs Voce for her excellent organisations skills as ever! Y6 musicians performed beautifully for the school and parents this morning with a range of musical instruments from a harp to a violin and recorder playing through the nose!  Several children were incredibly brave and sang solo as well. A group of Year 5 attended the Gifted and Talented Maths day at Blessed George Napier with other local schools. Y6: Went on the Injury Minimisation Programme at the Horton Hospital and learnt how to do CPR. Y5: Sold their truffles today at break time as part of the Erasmus project. Y4: Devised Rangoli patterns as part of their Hinduism studies. Y3: Visited the Brewery Museum as part of their Big Question on Victorians. Y2: Made papier mache puppets and sewed – thank you to the volunteers who helped. Y1: Released their butterflies they have been nurturing. R: Learnt about different sports and made trophies and medals. N: Walked to the library and observed minibeasts. Safari Supper:  The village safari supper team are donating £850 to the school in memory of ex-parent Kate Randall who sadly died this year.  Kate was a keen advocate of the great outdoors and supported our gardening club and was instrumental in the redevelopment of the wild garden, so we will be using the money to enhance our outdoor provision.  Many thanks to everyone involved. E-Safety:  Can I remind you that photographs from school events (like sports days) that include children other than your own should not be put on social media. There have been videos and photographs spotted on Facebook. Clubs have now finished apart from a catch-up Yoga session next Tuesday 18 July, 3.15-4.15pm. Thanks to all our volunteers who have run clubs, especially Sarah Brown who has decided to move on following seven years running Drama/LAMDA.  Details of next term's clubs are coming home tonight, with priority given to those signing up before the end of term. The School Office has assorted items of lost property - keys, sunglasses, jewellery etc. New Classrooms We have been very excited to receive the new tables and chairs for Key Stage 1 and have ordered new equipment (e.g. cupboards, scissors, maths equipment, whiteboards...) with funds provided by FOHNS. We would like to thank them for this contribution. We are looking for extra books (picture, information, early novels), construction kits (Lego, K'Nex...), puzzles, board games, small world (e.g. dinosaurs, farm, train set, dolls' house), role play (costumes, kitchen equipment, doctor's equipment...) appropriate for age 5-7. If you are having a clear out and able to donate any of these items to Key Stage 1 please see Mrs Voce. Sports: Well done to everyone in Gym Club and Athletics Club who achieved awards – over 50 children! Reminders: Friday 21/7/17 end of term 1.30pm finish.                        Dogs are not allowed anywhere on the school site, including the playground. This Week we have said ‘Well Done’ to: Alfie Sabin, Mia Green, Luke Crow, All Y2, All Y1, All Y6, All Y4 Alicia Tustain, Belle Floyd. Pen Licence: Matilda Kenneford, Neve Kelly. Out of School Achievements: Emily Cutter ran the race for Life on Sunday at Oxford. Swimming: Will Garrett 15m, Emily Monelle Stage 6, Joseph Fowler 10m.  Gymnastics: Isabella Nunneley Bronze Award.   Owl Value: Reflection   Yours sincerely Mrs S Belgrove, Head Teacher   REMINDER: Diary Dates:  
Mon 17 & Tues 18 July All day Warriner School Y6 transfer visits
Thursday 20 July 9.15am Prize-Giving Assembly – parents welcome
Friday 21 July 9.15am Year 6 Leavers’ Assembly – Y6 parents welcome
Friday 21 July 12noon FOHNS Golf Day at Tadmarton Heath
Friday 21 July 1.30pm End of Term
   
  Completing Learning Journeys for Emilie, Jack D and Maya
  • The children joining the Nursery Class in September enjoyed a morning visiting their new class.
  • Sports Day. We learnt about sportsmanship, working as a team, staying in our own track and skillfully balancing eggs on spoons. Didn’t they do well!
  • We went to the Library for a story and some singing.
  • Learning how to play parachute games outside.
  • Many counting and number activities.
Next Week: Learning journeys for Finn, Arthur and Annabella. The big clear up! Please let staff know if you are able to take a bag of dressing up clothes home to wash and mend. Thank you Thursday Please bring a bag to empty your drawer Friday All children will be attending the Leavers Assembly. We wish you all a very happy summer holiday. Please collect your children promptly at 1.30pm, as we have to clear the classroom. 1.30pm finish Nursery and Reception children return to school on Friday 8th September The Nursery Team  
This Week: We have had a very sporty week this week learning about different athletic events. Inside we have been making posters advertising Sports Day, making collage medals and reading information about the World Para Athletics Championships which are being held in London this year. Outside we have been learning about mini-beasts, printing handprint flowers and drawing observational drawings of mini-beasts. We had two very successful athletic competitions of our own on Sports Day. The children (and the staff) had a wonderful time racing in the running race, the egg and spoon, the obstacle race and the team relay race. Thank you to those who came and watched. Cookery club made Eton Mess this week- inspired by Wimbledon perhaps! Phonics: We are continuing phonics groups next week. Please support your child’s learning by going over the Set 1 and 2 sounds with them at home over the holidays and encourage lots of reading. Maths: We have been learning about ordinal numbers. Can your child use ordinal numbers in their races- 1st, 2nd, 3rd etc.? Notices: Please keep your child (and any younger children) with you before and after school. Could you also ensure you close school gates behind you if you are the last person to leave. Punctuality – Please arrive at school on time. Spare Clothes and PE kits: No need for PE kits next week but spare clothes are helpful. We will be sending everything home at the end of term. Next Week: Please bring in a named carrier bag on Thursday for children to empty their drawers! Reading Books We will be collecting in reading books next week. If your child’s reading day is on Friday please bring in book bags on Thursday (20th). Thank you. End of term – Please remember to pick up your child at 1.30pm on Friday 21st July. Have a nice weekend! The Reception Team
Here are some of the things we have been busy doing this week: Completing Learning Journeys for Teddy, Jack F and Jarrod
  • Forest Group 2 spent the whole day in the forest, cooked their own lunch and made flags, medals, dreamcatchers, wishing wands and some amazing cars and motorbikes. Many thanks to our parent helpers; we could not have done it without you.
  • The children joining the Nursery Class in September enjoyed a morning visiting their new class.
  • Experimenting with rollers, paint and different types of brushes, mixing colours to see what other colours we could create.
  • On Wednesday and Friday we practised for our Sports Day
  • Next Week:
Learning journeys for Emilie, Jack D and Maya Monday We shall be collecting in all the reading books. Tuesday Foundation Stage Sports Day 10.30am and 2.10pm Thursday New children starting in September will be visiting. Friday   10.30am Library visit please sign up to help walk us down, we need at least 3 parents thank you. Reports for children transferring to the Reception Class in September will be sent out.   The Nursery Team  
Dear Parents School Activities this week: Y6: refining their water powered toys, sewing and painting seascapes. Y5: writing to their French pen pals at Ecole Louis Pasteur, Paris, using google translate to help them. Y4: curating a 3D shape museum and researching castle defences. Y3: learning about the Victorians in preparation for their visit to the Brewery and painting Christian symbols. Y2: making salads – the beetroot chopping was particularly exciting! Y1: sewing hearts and conducting a traffic survey (apparently 100 buses went past the school…) R: learning about the planets and space and programming the beebots (Spacebots!) to travel the solar system. N: some children had a day in the forest and new children visited. Congratulations to Evan and Morgan Wollerton who have been awarded the Cornbury Music Prize for their contribution to music in our school; they have sung in the choir for years and play the saxophone, recorder and flute. Congratulations also to Orla McArdle who represented the school in the CNPS Y5 Bake-Off.  She was awarded second place for her decorated cup -cakes and third place for their taste. The village library talked to all the children in assembly this morning about the summer reading challenge. We had Alternative Sports Day on Monday where all the children compete in a round robin of events to amass points for their team colour.  The weather was perfect and it was a fiercely fought competition.  The overall winner was Blue Team – well done!  Thank you to all the volunteers who helped it run like clockwork with Mrs Voce. Reminders: Yr6 IMPS Monday 10/7/17 - Children all need packed lunches to be eaten on return at 1pm and girls should wear trousers. Next week is the last week of clubs - Extra Yoga Session on Tuesday 18/7/17 Woodwind lessons with Mr Allen on Tuesday 11/7/17 from 10.25am instead of Thursday due to exams. Headlice have been reported in Y4 – please check your child’s hair. Y5 Truffle Sale: As part of our joint project with Sweden on developing literacy and numeracy through using our entrepreneurial skills, Year Five will be making truffles and selling them at the snack bar next Friday for Key Stage Two. They will cost 30p a packet. Any profits made will go towards books for the school. Rainbows Need You! The 2nd Hook Norton Rainbows are desperately looking for volunteers to run the unit from September otherwise it will have to finish running in July. Rainbows provides safe and fun extra -curricular activities for girls age 5-7. No experience is necessary just enthusiasm and a commitment to a couple of hours each week. If you are interested please mail hnrainbows@gmail.com Sports:  The CNPS Virtual Athletics results have been announced and I am delighted to say that we had lots of children placed in the three events. This is a competition between all the partnership schools where we put forward our top scores in Speed Bounce, Standing Long Jump and Tennis Ball Throw which are then ranked with the other schools. First place: Luca Risato Tennis Ball Throw Y4, Grace Mariner Tennis Ball throw (Partnership record holder!) and Speed Bounce Y3, Orla McArdle Marathon Mile Y5 girl. Second Place: Edward Mix Speed Bounce Y6, Sam Bayliss Tennis Ball Throw Y4, Lukas Wahlen Tennis Ball Throw Y5, Belle Floyd Standing Long Jump Y3. Third Place: Lukas Wahlen Speed Bounce Y5, Annabelle Butler Speed Bounce Y5, Luke Sampson Standing Long Jump Y6, Mya Scobbie Standing Long Jump Y3. FOHNS Family BBQ – today! 3.15-6.30pm (please note new times this year!): The Friends are working hard organising lots of activities –  the event starts off straight after school with lots of games – new for this year an exciting Golf game and Cream Teas - with BBQ food served from 4.30pm.  The licenced bar will be open throughout. Attendance: Well done to Year 3 for Almost Full Attendance 26-30 June 2017 This Week we have said ‘Well Done’ to: Bailey Webb, Rowan Bird, Reggie Packham, Annie Spicer, Ava Wallwork, Ellie-Rose Cooper, Leila Denne, Poppy Driver, Alfie Wright, Daniel Rayner, Lulu Housby, Cavan Tanner Pen Licence: Ava Wallwork, Bella-May Perry, Isobel Brearey, Molly White Out of School Achievements: Swimming – Anna Horth 50m, Ava Bennett Stage 4, Jack Reid Stage 1, Dixie Kenneford 100m, Matilda Kenneford 25m. James Rennie received a letter from the Queen’s Lady-in-Waiting for sending the Queen a handmade birthday card for her 91st birthday. Ballet: Anna Horth Gold Rose Award, Scarlett Marshall Crystal Award, Poppy Driver Crystal Award, Imogen Hutchinson Crystal Award, Sydney Maule Silver Rose Award.  Football:  Abigail and Charlotte Nunneley, Georgia Sealey and Imogen Nicholls Under 12 Blue League Runners-Up. Belle Floyd obtained her white belt in Jado Kuin Do.  Owl Value: Reflection   Yours sincerely Mrs S Belgrove, Head Teacher REMINDER: Diary Dates:  
Friday 7 July 1.30-3.00pm Open Afternoon followed by Cream Teas at
Friday 7 July 3.15-6.30pm FOHNS Family BBQ
Tuesday 11 July 10.30am & 2.10pm Foundation Stage Sports – parents welcome
or … Tuesday 18 July 10.30am & 2.10pm alternate date for FS Sports Day (if 11th wet)
Wednesday 12 July 9.30am Sports Day : (Year 1 – Year 6) – unless wet, parents welcome
or … Monday 17 July 9.30am alternate date for Sports Day (if 12th wet)
Friday 14 July 9.15-10.15am Y6 Musical Concert –parents welcome
Mon 17 & Tues 18 July All day Warriner School Y6 transfer visits
Thursday 20 July 9.15am Prize-Giving Assembly – parents welcome
Friday 21 July 9.15am Year 6 Leavers’ Assembly – Y6 parents welcome
Friday 21 July 12noon FOHNS Golf Day at Tadmarton Heath
Friday 21 July 1.30pm End of Term
   
This Week: We have had a lovely week continuing with our Space theme. The children have been using the Space-Bots to visit the Planets, painting pictures of the Planets and making stars for our Space display.  We have also been making dinosaur collages and finding out about different dinosaurs. Outside the children have been learning about butterflies. We have been making hand print butterflies, looking at symmetry and creating a diagram of the life cycle of a butterfly. Mrs Collins delivered a wonderful collective worship about our Owl Value of the Month: Reflection. Phonics: Phonics is going well. We are continually assessing children to ensure that they are getting personalised provision. Maths: This week we have been learning to add up to a given number to ten including adding more than two numbers. We have also been finishing off our work on measures looking at everyday language of capacity; full, half-full and empty. Notices: Please keep your child (and any younger children) with you before and after school. Could you also ensure you close school gates behind you if you are the last person to leave. Punctuality – Please arrive at school on time. Spare Clothes and PE kits need to be in school and named please. We will send PE kits home on Tuesday. Headlice and nits spotted by the staff this week. Please check your child’s hair- girls and boys! We are looking forward to seeing you today at open afternoon between 1.30pm-3pm and at the family barbecue 3.15pm-6.30pm. No more forest school this term- a great big thank you to Mrs Macdonald for organising and running Forest School. Mrs Macdonald puts a huge amount of hard work into the organisation and activities involved in Forest School which is an important part of our curriculum and it has provided our children with such wonderful experiences. Next Week: PE on Monday.  FSU Sports Day – Tuesday 11th July. We will race at 10.30am and 2.10pm. You are invited to attend one or both of these sessions. PE kits will come home on Tuesday. FOHNS Family barbecue – Friday 7th July from 3.15-6.30pm Have a nice weekend! The Reception Team
Dear Parents Now we are back to our normal weather! Thank you all very much for your kind donations of sweets for the Family BBQ. Good News!  We have been awarded the Green Flag (again) for our commitment to looking after our environment.  The Eco Committee with Mrs Crouch gave the very appreciative inspector a tour of the school and talked knowledgeably about all the different things we do to help preserve our planet for the future. Yoga – there will be no Yoga Club next Thursday 6 July - you are welcome to book your child into Owl Club if you need childcare.  A catch-up session has been arranged for Tuesday 18 July, 3.15-4.15pm. School Activities this week:. A group of talented Mathematicians attended a workshop at Chipping Norton School. Y2 have been writing their own stories based on Horrid Henry and making salads. Y3 have been drawing beautifully detailed maps of the village. Y6 have been designing and making water powered toys. Y4 have been doing secret stuff …sshh! Y1 have been learning about 3D shapes – they were very excited to tell me my favourite chocolate is a triangular prism! They have also been researching the first modes of transport. Y5 have all completed their cycling proficiency and all did extremely well.  Many thanks to Gareth Lewis, Lisa Bayliss, Vicky Hambidge and Jill Hewitt-Gray for their help. They have also been learning about the layers of the Rain Forest. Sports:  Our children have been taking part in the inaugural CNPS Virtual Marathon Competition.  All the children have run 1 mile, with the fastest 26 times going forward against the other partnership schools. The fastest runner for Hook Norton was Lukas Wahlen.  There were several Y2 children who made our top 26 – wow! Open Morning at Chipping Norton School: If you are taking your Y5 child to the open morning on Tuesday 4th July 9-11.00am, please book in lunch preference on Monday. FOHNS Family BBQ – Friday 7 July, 3.15-6.30pm (please note new times this year!): The Friends are working hard organising lots of activities –  the event starts off straight after school with lots of games – new for this year an exciting Golf game and Cream Teas - with BBQ food served from 4.30pm.  The licenced bar will be open throughout. FOHNS Golf Day at Tadmarton Heath – 12noon, Friday 21 July – e-mail johnstubbs26@hotmail.co.uk Attendance: Well Done to Y6 for Full Attendance 19-23 June 2017 and to Y4 for Almost Full Attendance for the same week. This Week we have said ‘Well Done’ to :.Roma Kenneford, Lauren Barnett, Alfie Packham, Freya White, Bethany Jarvis, Alma Richter-Mahr, Chloe Webb, Tris Connor, All Y6 Pen Licence: Elsbeth de Beer, Edward Lehmann Out of School Achievements: Swimming – Otto Thompson 100m, Bethany Jarvis 1000m, Catherine Monelle 1 Mile, 2000m and 1500m, Ewen Rutherford 100m and Stage 6, Orla McArdle 1500m,1 mile,2000m and 1000m. Freya Rennie received a letter of thanks for making Queen Elizabeth a 91st birthday card. Owl Value: Environment Preservation  Genesis 2:15  The Lord god put man in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.’   Yours sincerely Mrs S Belgrove, Head Teacher   REMINDER: Diary Dates:  
Monday 3 July All day Alternative Sports Day (Year 1 – Year 6)
Weds 5 & Thurs 6 July All day Cotswold School Y6 transfer visits
Friday 7 July 1.30-3.00pm Open Afternoon followed by Cream Teas at
Friday 7 July 3.15-6.30pm FOHNS Family BBQ
Tuesday 11 July 10.30am & 2.10pm Foundation Stage Sports – parents welcome
or … Tuesday 18 July 10.30am & 2.10pm alternate date for FS Sports Day (if 11th wet)
Wednesday 12 July 9.30am Sports Day : (Year 1 – Year 6) – unless wet, parents welcome
or … Monday 17 July 9.30am alternate date for Sports Day (if 12th wet)
Friday 14 July 9.15-10.15am Y6 Musical Concert –parents welcome
Mon 17 & Tues 18 July All day Warriner School Y6 transfer visits
Thursday 20 July 9.15am Prize-Giving Assembly – parents welcome
Friday 21 July 9.15am Year 6 Leavers’ Assembly – Y6 parents welcome
Friday 21 July 12noon FOHNS Golf Day at Tadmarton Heath
Friday 21 July 1.30pm End of Term
   
This Week: We have had a lovely week continuing with our Space theme. The children have made information books about the planets, made space vehicle models and played with the moon sand. We have also been thinking of ways we can look after our own planet such as recycling and saving energy and water. Outside the children have enjoyed making Minion stick puppets (they’re aliens, right?!), creating space pictures with chalk and black paper and creating collages. Changeover morning went well – the children enjoyed spending time with their new teachers and making things to go up in their new classrooms. The children have been really enthusiastic about being in Year 1. They said they were nervous about playing on the big playground so we tried that out on Thursday and they had a wonderful time! Phonics: Phonics is going well. We are continually assessing children to ensure that they are getting personalised provision. Maths: This week we have been learning comparative and superlative language surrounding length, capacity and weight: taller, longer, shorter, tallest, longest, shortest, full, half full, empty, more, less, most, least, heavier, lighter, heaviest and lightest. We have had lots of fun weighing and measuring cuddly toys and dinosaurs. Learning Journeys: Next week’s Learning Journeys will be Elodie, Victoria, Jayden and Grace. Notices: Please keep your child (and any younger children) with you before and after school. Could you also ensure you close school gates behind you if you are the last person to leave. Punctuality – Please arrive at school on time. Spare Clothes and PE kits need to be in school and named please. Reminder for FSU Sports Day – Tuesday 11th July. We will race at 10.30am and 2.10pm. You are invited to attend one or both of these sessions. Thank you very much for your donations of sweets for prizes for the family barbecue. Next Week: Outdoor PE on Monday weather permitting. Open afternoon – Friday 7th July from 1.30-3pm. See main newsletter for further details. FOHNS Family barbecue – Friday 7th July from 3.15-6.30pm Forest School Group 2 all day on Tuesday. Have a nice weekend! The Reception Team