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NORTH HINKSEY CE PRIMARY SCHOOLNEWSLETTER 8TH NOVEMBER 2019
TERM 2 VALUE: COMPASSION OTTER LEARNING FOCUS: TRY
SPORTS—RUGBY Y4 and Y5 took part in tag rugby sessions with Mr Ravencroft last half term. This involved learning lots of new skills, playing many games of chicken or hero and finished with a tag rugby festival at school. We would like to thank Mr Ravencroft for helping us improve and develop our rugby skills. Torin: I really enjoyed diving around and getting muddy. Tilly: It was really tiring but I enjoyed scoring tries and getting muddy.
Rafe: I liked rugby and I enjoyed learning new skills, for example I did not know that you could not pass forwards.
Innes: I enjoyed every minute of rugby and I really want to do it again. Maia: Playing chicken or hero was fun and exciting.
A group of children enjoyed taking part in a badminton festival before half-term. Well done to everyone
who took part.
‘It was fun. I liked doing the activities.’ Lauren
‘Badminton was really fun for me as I got to try a new sport.’ Evelyn
KEEPING SAFE—YEAR 6
On Wednesday 6th November, Year 6 went on a trip to Junior Citizens Trust at the fire station. We did
eight different scenarios of safety situations we might be in, for example, if someone had fallen into a
river, what would we do? One of the lessons we learnt was not to go into the river after them as we
would put ourselves in danger. We also learnt that you are the most important person in the room. In a
fire situation, we learnt to get out, stay out and call 999. For each scenario we got a score out of 10 with
the winning team achieving 79/80.
By Charley & Isabella
CHILDREN IN NEED On Friday 15th November, children are invited to wear sports clothes to school for Children in Need, for a suggested donation of £1. We will all be taking part in Joe Wicks ‘Big Morning Move’. SCHOOL LUNCHES
The new menu has started this term. Please click here to see the menu, or pick up a copy from the office.
Please make sure your child has also seen the new menu.
For information about keeping your child safe when using online gaming, please click here.
ANTI-BULLYING For an interactive anti-bullying information tool for parents, please click here.
Congratulations to Miss Dobson and her
family on the safe arrival of baby Dottie,
born on 24th October 2019. We send our
best wishes to them all.
This half term's value is about Compassion. We are learning to be compassionate to others and to ourselves. 'How to be Happy' by Marneta Viegas teaches us some ways we can be more compassionate to our-selves. She recommends having an 'Affirmation Jar'. This is a jar of positive statements we say to ourselves to make us feel great. For example, you might have: I am special. I am brilliant at.... I am generous when.... Even if you do not feel that way, saying a positive statement about yourself can help change your mood. She recommends keeping the jar in your child's bedroom so they can find it easily. They are easy to make! You find a jar (and decorate it if you want) and then write sentences about yourself in there to read when you want to. You can even ask your family to suggest ideas. The book recommends choosing one every day when you wake up, and another when you go to bed.
In school, we will be exploring the value of compassion. We will be linking this to key events including Re-
membrance Day, Children in Need and Anti-Bullying. In Key Stage One and Reception we will be using
books including The Smartest Giant in Town, Monkey Puzzle and Elmer to discuss compassion for others
and being kind.
Towards the end of the term we will find out about Advent, Christmas and Hanukah. During visits to St
Lawrence Church, the theme of Animals in the Bible. We also look forward to the Key Stage One Christ-
mas Performance on Thursday 12th December, the Reception Crib Service at St Lawrence on Monday 16th
December and the Key Stage Two Christmas Service at St Peter & Paul on Thursday 19th December.
Well done to Terence and all of the Under 7
Botley Boys Football team , for winning the
Oxford Mail Youth Football League Under 7
Thank you to our wonderful HSA team for organising the lines on the playground to be completed over
half term. They look great and the children have been really enjoying using them at break times.
Thank you also for organising and running a very successful film night this week.
We can now look forward to the Christmas Bazaar!
Junior Parkrun Report - 3rd November A fantastic 17 children from North Hinksey School turned up for the 100th junior Parkrun at Harcourt Hill on Sunday. The organisers had done a great job with the Halloween decorations around the course and lots of the volunteers and competitors wore fancy dress. In an anniversary twist the race was run backwards (the route, not the runners themselves!) and there were sweets and cakes at the end for the 108 participants. Before the run started Lauren collected her wristband and well-deserved applause for completing her 50th Parkrun last week - that’s over 60 miles of running! Cleo surely won costume - and smile - of the day. Who knew a strawberry could run 2km?! Ted and Isobel are both showing great Parkrun commitment completing four runs in the last month despite the sometimes less than perfect weather. Well done you two! We wel-comed back Jake and Neo for their first run in a while, and Isaak who was returning for his second run in a row. Nice to see you all again. Well done to Anna too who now has a whopping 26 Parkruns in the bag. First across the finish line was Samuel with a fantastic run, leading from start to finish. Just three places be-hind in 4th was Andrew who showed great determination to beat the 9 minute barrier yet again, and Dylan came in 12th with a sprint finish to rival Mo Farah. Finlay, William and Charlotte also finished strongly and all within a few seconds of each other. Congratulations to William and Charlotte for both getting a new PB, and to Finlay for pushing William all the way to the finish line. The hat-trick of PBs this week was com-pleted by Margot who was nearly a minute faster than last week. And in fancy dress to boot! A big well done to everyone who took part, it was great to see so many of you. There’s no Parkrun this Sunday 10th November because of a rugby event on the field but it returns on Sunday 17th November at 9.00am. It’s a free, friendly, no-pressure event where the emphasis is on everyone having fun whatever your pace. It would be great to see even more North Hinksey children there next time!
Monday 11th November Years 3 to 6, Remembrance Service at St Law-rence War Graves—parents welcome Leaving school at 10.30am
Monday 11th November Clubs start and run for 5 weeks
Monday 11th November Boccia event at Botley School. Children attend-ing have been sent an invitation. 3.30—5.00pm
Tuesday 12th November
Drop in session for parents—Mrs Burson will be showing the Oxfordshire Local Offer for children with Special Educational Needs and how to navi-gate the website.
Tuesday 12th November Year 6 SATS information meeting for parents. 7pm
Friday 15th October Year 4 sharing assembly
Friday 15th October Children in Need. Children are invited to wear sports clothes to school, if they would like to, for suggested donation of £1
Tuesday 19th November Learning & Teaching Governors’ Meeting 5.30pm
Tuesday 19th November Year 2 SATS information meeting for parents. 7pm
Monday 25th—Friday 29th No-vember Year 6 residential in Aberdovey Leaving 8am
Week beginning 2nd December Parents’ Evenings
Tuesday 3rd December Drop-in session for parents—Margaret King from the Communication and Interaction Sup-port Service talking about her role.
Wednesday 4th December Christmas Lunch. Children may wear something Christmassy this day, if they would like to.
Friday 6th December Year 6 sharing assembly 9.00am
Friday 6th December HSA Christmas Bazaar 5.30—7.30pm
Thursday 12th December Year 1 and 2 Christmas Performance Children to return to school at 5.00pm 1.30pm & 5.30pm
Thursday 12th December Oxfordshire School Dance Festival 2019 at The new Theatre. This will be for children in Year 6 who want to take part
Thursday 12th December Full Governing Body Meeting 7.00pm
Friday 13th December HSA Cake Sale—Reception After school
Monday 16th December Reception Crib Service at St Lawrence—families welcome 2.00pm
Thursday 19th December Years 3 to 6 Christmas Service at St Peter & St Paul—families welcome 10.15am
Thursday 19th December Term ends at 1pm 1pm
Friday 20th December—Friday 3rd January Christmas holidays—school closed
Thursday 16th January Year 3 showcase at Oxford Playhouse TBC
Friday 17th January Year 5 sharing assembly 9.00am
Wednesday 22nd January Open classrooms—all parents welcome to come and look at work in the classroom 8.40—9.00am
Friday 24th January Year 3 sharing assembly 9.00am
Week beginning 27th January Review meetings for parents of children on the SEN register
Friday 31st January Year1 sharing assembly 9.00am
Monday 3rd February Girls’ Football Festival—more details to follow
Thursday 6th February Athletics Tournament—more details to follow
Friday 7th February Year 2 sharing assembly 9.00am
Week beginning 10th February Some parents will be invited in for a meeting with the class teacher to discuss issues identi-fied around learning or behaviour.
Tuesday 11th February HSA Quiz Night for parents TBC
Friday 14th February Reception sharing assembly 9.00am
Friday 14th February HSA Cake Sale—Year 5 After school
Friday 14th February Mufti—£1 for HSA
Monday 17th February—Friday 21st February Half term—school closed
Monday 2nd March Netball tournament—more details to follow
Wednesday 4th March Hockey tournament—more details to follow
Week beginning 9th March HSA Mothers’ Day event for children (purchasing of a gift) During school day
Monday 16th—Wednesday 18th March Year 5 residential at Magdalen Farm
Week beginning 23rd March Parents’ Evenings
Monday 23rd March Swimming Gala—more details to follow
Friday 27th March HSA Cake Sale—Year 4 After school
Wednesday 1st April Full Governing Body Meeting 7.00pm
Friday 3rd April Term ends at 1pm 1pm
Monday 6th April—Friday 17th April Easter holidays—school closed
Tuesday 21st April Drop-In session for parents of children with Special Education Needs—Mrs Burson (SENC0) and Mrs Pearce
Friday 24th April HSA Cake Sale—Year 3 After school
Wednesday 29th April HSA Film Night TBC
Thursday 30th April Open classrooms—all parents welcome to come and look at work in the classroom 8.40—9.00am
Tuesday 5th May Drop-In session for parents of children with Special Education Needs—Mrs Burson (SENC0) and Mrs Pearce
Friday 8th May Bank Holiday—school closed
Week beginning 11th May Year 6 SATs
Saturday 16th May HSA May Fayre TBC
Tuesday 19th May Full Governing Body Meeting 7.00pm
Friday 22nd May Mufti—£1 for HSA
Friday 22nd May HSA Cake Sale—Year 2 After school
Monday 25th May—Friday 29th May Half term—school closed
Monday 1st June INSET—school closed
Saturday 6th June Strictly Dance Competition at the Christian Life Centre, Oxford
Week beginning Monday 8th June Sports Week—more information to follow
Wednesday 10th June Sports Festival (sports day) - more information to follow
Friday 12th June HSA school discos TBC
Week beginning 22nd June Review meetings for parents of children on the SEN register
Thursday 25th June Year 2 and Year 3 overnight camp on school field
Wednesday 1st July Transition morning—children spend the morn-ing with their next teacher
Saturday 4th July Strictly Dance National Grand Final at the Royal & Derngate Theatre, Northampton
Friday 10th July HSA Cake Sale—Year 1 After school
Friday 17th July End of term 1pm 1pm