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1 Music, Trips and Sunshine! We’ve been having a think about how we raise the profile and prominence of music in the school and are about to trial a fantastic new curriculum (news on this coming soon). Children from all classes really enjoyed our Samba drumming workshops with a World Cup flavour and were introduced to a range of Brazilian instruments and sounds. The children gave very favourable feedback on their experiences. Hertfordshire music service did an assembly on playing the violin and I will be sending a letter out soon to gauge interest for children having lessons on different instruments. Year 6 have been to Boxmoor church to see how a one octave wooden organ works. The organ is called a ‘Woofyt’ and the children then had a chance to use their science and DT skills to make their own.. Samba Drumming Workshops and Herts Music Service Value of the month Our value of the month is Self-Worth. Research presented in the news shows this to be a very important value in recent years with more children nationally verbalising a negative opinion of themselves. The children have been discussing what the effects are of high and low self-worth. We then looked at practical ways in which we can improve our own and other people’s self-worth. The children showed a great deal of maturity and thoughtfulness this month and we are very proud of them. Martin Smith, Headteacher Upcoming events May 27 th & 28th Mr Brathwaite’s Soccer School Mon 2 nd June 3.30pm Open classrooms Mon 2 nd – 6 th June Y6 School journey Thurs 5 th June Y1 Class assembly Wed 11 th June Reception Class Boxmoor Trust Thurs 12 th June am KS1 Sports Event Fri 13 th June Non-Uniform Chocs for summer fair Fri 20 th June 50 th Anniversary celebration Fri 27 th June Pixies Got Talent ISSUE 19 | April/May 2014 The remainder of the academic year is going to be very busy with lots of great events. Here are some key dates. We will be writing with further details where necessary. 50TH CELEBRATION 20th June | 12.15-3.30pm PIXIES’ GOT TALENT 27th June PUPIL PROGRESS MEETINGS 1st July SPORTS DAY 2nd July (7th July reserve date) CLASSES TO VISIT NEXT YEAR TEACHER AND RECEPTION PARENT WELCOME EVENT 3rd July | 9am PARENT CONSULTATIONS 8th July | 3.30-6pm & 9th July | 5-7.30pm CELEBRATION EVENING 9th July | 5-7.30pm SUMMER FAIR 12th June | 12-3pm KS2 PERFORMANCE 15th July | 2pm KS2 PERFORMANCE 16th July | 6pm Save the dates! Free school lunches for Reception and KS1 I’m sure you’ll have heard in the national media that all schools in England will be providing free school meals for children in Reception and KS1 from September 2014. If you are already paying for school lunches, this will be an automatic transition. However, if your child is on packed lunch and you would like free school lunches we would be more than happy to accommodate. Mrs Galley will be sending out registration forms in the next half term to all parents. If your child is eligible for free school meals, please complete the paperwork. The school receives £1,300 per pupil for each child registered which goes towards ensuring that all children have the best possible education here at Pixies Hill. Samba Drumming and Music

2 Week of 25/04/14 Reception: Isabella Bruce Year 1: Mia Lilly-White Year 2: Lucy Fidler Year 3: Matthew Conlon Year 4: Libbe Houlihan Year 5: Jack Clark Year 6: Thomas Cornish Week of 02/05/14 Reception: Millie Lucas Year 1: Alessandro De Souza Year 2: Verity Fay Year 3: Maddie Symonds Year 4: Sophie Wiles Year 5: Jamie Hemley Year 6: Whole Class Week of 09/05/14 Reception: Freddie Farr Year 1: Leon Jackson Year 2: Emily Merrington Year 3: Toby Evans Year 4: Tommy Street Year 5: Charlie Hyder Year 6: Amber Hogan Week of 16/05/14 Reception: Ryan Jackson Year 1: Lincoln Hyland Year 2: Jacob C Smith Year 3: Elliot Su Year 4: Kacey Gurney Year 5: Thomas Shaw Year 6: Whole Class - Sats Week of 23/05/14 Reception: Katelyn Pearman Year 1: Eva Todd Year 2: Whole Class - Sats Year 3: Darcey Gower Year 4: Tom Fry Year 5: Sam Beale Year 6: Abbie Surety Stars of the week Safety and consideration around the school site Please do not drive into the school driveway during regular school hours. Although our children never access the car park, part of our risk assessments to ensure the site remains safe stipulate this measure to help ensure no accidents happen. Could I also remind you again to park considerably. Following conversations with local residents, I will be meeting with local highways representatives to see what can be done to ease the growing problems of inconsiderate parking. Year 4 trip Y4 had a lovely day out at Bhaktivedanta Manor to support learning in RE. Whilst there, they were shown how they use animals to help make foods such as cheese. The process was complete when they used the cheese for lunch. As you will see from the photo, they also had the chance to dress up and were treated to a tour of the grounds. Year 5/6 Trip Year 5 and 6 experience life as a Tudor at Sulgrave Manor. As you can see, they really enjoyed dressing up and touring around the Tudor estate. The highlight of the day was taking part in an interactive one hour lecture of how Henry VIII had six wives and what happened to each one of them. Introducing Miss Woollatt and Mr Lawrence We are pleased to announce the recruitment of Miss Woollatt and Mr Lawrence. Miss Woollatt has already started to teach Year 2 for the remainder of the academic year to help cover Mrs Mounsey’s maternity leave and will take over as the full time class teacher of Year 3 in September. She was not short of interview offers but felt Pixies was the best environment to start her career. Mr Lawrence is our first teacher from the West Herts Teaching Alliance who we have now established links with at board level. He is highly regarded by the partnership and we are delighted he choose us after considering other options. Bracelets Abbie Surety, Daya Istiawan, Lois Axten, Charlotte Culverhouse and Ashley Belson are going to be selling bracelets at break times to raise money for Cancer Research and St Francis Hospice charity. The cost of a bracelet will be 80p for a sparkly one and 60p for a multi-coloured band. and they will be sold after Y6 return from their school journey for two weeks. !


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