Individual school photographs will be taken of all pupils on Monday, 26th September in the Pre-Prep Hall. Children will be called by form group to the Hall during the course of the morning and photographs of siblings will also be taken. However, if you have pre-school children whom you would like to be photographed with their older school age siblings, please go direct to the Pre-Prep Hall at 8.15am, before registration, and a photograph will be taken at this time.
All pupils should wear full school uniform, including blazers, please.
Thank you to everyone who made all the super cakes for the Autumn Fair. What stars you are! We have received a wonderful selection and fully appreciate how much time goes into the making and decorating of them all.
Just to let parents know that Wednesday and Friday evenings are currently full in the Boarding House. Thursdays are also full for boys but we do have a few spaces for girls.
If you have any boarding requests, please either email Mr and Mrs Watson at email@example.com or complete a boarding request form, available on the website and from Mrs Nobes.Thank you.
Nick Nelson, Housemaster of Christowe House at Cheltenham College will be our visiting speaker this term. His talk will be on Art/Music and will take place on Wednesday, 5th October at 7pm in the Barn. Details are attached and we would be grateful if parents would return the reply slip if they would like to attend. All parents and pupils in Years 6, 7 & 8 are encouraged to attend.
A FOSH Halloween Fireworks Party will be held on Monday, 31st October from 5.30 pm to 7.00 pm. Please get the date into your diary and look out for tickets which will be on sale next week.
Apart from the fireworks, there will be a pumpkin competition, an open air Halloween disco and lots more. We shall be selling burgers and hot dogs as well as hot soups made especially by our own chefs.
Much more news to follow but please look out for tickets, as these will sell quickly and will be on sale only until we break up for half-term.
Pre-Prep were transported to the seaside by 2LB's entertaining and dramatic assembly this week . Every child spoke and sang with confidence and enthusiasm and gave the audience much to consider. Very well done to all for their contribution and enthusiasm.
Antarctica is the theme for Science Day next Tuesday and Mrs Smith has co-ordinated an exciting variety of activities with a distinctly chilly theme. The children should come home with tales of icy adventures and discoveries - please ask them all about it!
Individual school photographs will be taken on Monday. Please pop a brush or comb in your child's bag if you wish to ensure that they are perfectly coiffured and we will do our best to oblige.
Year 1 and 2 teachers are looking forward to explaining the curriculum at the Briefing Meeting to be held on Tuesday, 27th September at 7pm. For those who are unable to attend, notes about Literacy will be sent out afterwards.
What a busy week in the Cottage! The week began by looking at this week's text of 'This is the Bear' and 'The Picnic Lunch' by S. Hayes. We enjoyed listening to the story and then making our own sandwiches for a picnic in the woods. On Wednesday, we enjoyed a fun 'Show and Tell' where the children brought in their favourite teddy bears from home. There was an assortment of shapes and sizes and we even had time to put them in height order.
We continued our bear theme outside, where the new playhouse has been transformed into a deep dark bear cave complete with bear books and bear masks. During Creative sessions, the children have used potatoes to print bear paw prints and in PE we threw and caught teddy bears in the Sports Hall and played What's the time Mr Bear!
Have a super weekend.
Next week's special events to note:
Monday: Individual children's photographs-– wash, scrub and brush!
Library: Please return last week's book to change over
Tuesday: PE - plimsolls required
Wednesday: Show and Tell - anything!
Thursday: PE - plimsolls required
Please click here to view this week's photographs.
Mrs Natasha Watson is running the Royal Parks Half Marathon on 9th October, raising money for Starlight Children's Foundation. She would be very grateful for any sponsorship donations. If you would like to sponsor her please go to: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/NatashaWatson
For parents interested but unable to make the tennis presentation last Monday in the Barn, the notes for this can be found on the website in the sports section under activites/sport/tennis presentation. There was also a short presentation on a fantastic opportunity for families and children to compete and play in a tournament in the Algarve next Easter. A poster outlining all the details for this is attached.
Mrs Owen would be very pleased to receive spiked running shoes that children have grown out of. Please leave them in the Manor House Reception for 'recycling' to other pupils.
v St Andrew's
1sts Won 9-0 (Scorers: G Henderson x1, A Simpson x1, F Blackburn x2, H McLintock x5; Players of the match: H McLintock & L Lovell)
U11A Lost 0-3 (Player of the match: M Selby-Lowndes)
U11B Won 2-1 (Scorers: F Jones & L Lucas-Clements; Player of the match: W Stobart)
v Hatherop Castle
2nds v 1sts Lost 0-3 Players of the match: L Walker & S Cammack
v St Andrew's
U10A Won 2-1 (Player of the match: E Graham-Campbell)
U10B Lost 0-5 (Player of the match: K Jennings)
U9A Lost 0-3 (Player of the match: E Cope)
U9B Drew 3-3 (Player of the match: T Johnson)
U9C Drew 1-1 (Player of the match: A Lawson-Smith)
v Christ Church Cathedral School
1sts Won 37-7 (Tries: L Lewis, E Adamson, C Lay x2, B Byrne, J Mitchell, H Cover; Conversions: E Flower x 2)
2nd Won 45-7 (Tries: H Power, B Yorston, E Cope, A Alder, H Graham-Campbell, J Dee, H Emmott; Conversions: A Alder x 5)(Man of the match: H Emmott)
Colts A/B Won 43-31 (losing 14-31 at half time) (Tries: R Walker, E Bremner, S Mitchell, G Edgedale, L Needham x2) (Man of the match: Ned "The Beast" Batstone)
Kingham Hill School Saturday, 15th October 11am-2pm Telephone: 01608 658999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Westonbirt School Saturday, 15th October 9.30am-12.30pm HMs address at 10.45 & 11.30. Telephone: 01666 881301 or email email@example.com
Malvern St James Saturday, 15th October 10am-1.30pm. Telephone: 01684 584624 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Worse than Death'
Murder, Mystery & Mayhem in Bampton Village Hall
An evening of fun on Friday, 14th and Saturday 15th October. Tickets £12.50 to include a fish & chip supper. Available from Emmies Newsagent in Bampton or Eli Medd 850007/Ali Mayfield 852702 (or through Suzy Macpherson at St Hugh's). Cheques payable to 'Bampton Community Church' and all proceeds will go to St Mary's Church (where we held the Carol Service last year).
Four bedroom town house
for sale in Moncontour, Vienne, France (just south of the Loire Valley).
Property can be rented to enable interested parties to visit and get to know the area first.
Please click here to see full details.
Rebecca Taylor, currently a GAP student at St Hugh's, is available for baby-sitting and can drive! Contact details: 07707398180
Au Pair/Mother's Help
Au pair aged 25, Italian, post grad. Experienced with all ages of children, driver, at college in Witney. Existing family in Lyford moving to Italy end of Sept. References available. If interested, please call Claudia on 07521 668 838 or email email@example.com (Recommended by Deborah Lewis 01235 868 536 a St.Hugh's parent.)
Yamaha upright P116N (approx 14-16 years old) excellent condition.
£1300 . Will need collecting from Bampton.
Please contact Sue Helm: firstname.lastname@example.org mobile: 0777 420 5972 or 01993 851842
DMW Landscapes: Bare Root Trees Now Available for Sale
We have a large selection of bare root trees available for planting from November:
Fruit, (espaliers or standards) ornamental and native trees.
Please click here for full details.