December 2016

With the end of term fast approaching and all the mania and marvellousness of the holiday just around the corner, it seemed a good time to reflect on what a lot has happened since September! The youngest children and our other new children have all settled in beautifully! We have been out and about –  regular outings to the woods and the churchyard on Forest Fridays, our IMPS visits to the Horton Hospital, Sibford and Kingham Hill School,  to St Mary’s Church in Banbury for Children Singing for Children and to The Food Bank also in Banbury. We have also taken part in Football and Hockey Tournaments with our partnership. We have also had the Hook Norton Librarians in school as well as a representative from the NSPCC.
The School Council have met regularly during the Autumn and ensured we have raised money for Children in Need and on Friday when it’s Christmas Jumper Day we will raise money for Save The Children.
More recently we have had some wonderful Christmas treats. We are sure you will agree that the group of children who sang and played at the Concert last week were fantastic. The children in The Meadow and The Woodland were amazing in their performances of Lights, Camel, Action which so many of you enjoyed this week. I am sure like us, you will be glad when we have moved the wall in the hall to create just a bit more space for events like that as well as our lunchtime service.
We are very grateful to The Friends of Rollright who have continued to fund raise and pay for items and experiences that the school budget just does not stretch to. Their tireless support if brilliant! However, they would be the first to acknowledge that without the help they receive from families at the events and the attendance that makes all the events worthwhile, their efforts would be wasted. Many thanks to everyone who has helped out or supported a fundraiser in any way this term.
We would also like to thank our dedicated team of parent volunteers who come into school to test Rising Stars, hear children read or support Forest Friday sessions – your support is hugely appreciated!
Everyone here at Great Rollright is grateful for the continued support we receive from our Governors and the parents – without everyone working as such a good team, the school could not be so successful! We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and hope there is some peace in your homes during the holidays!