Issue 5 ~ 16th November 2018

Growth Mindset Mantra of the Month ~ ‘My brain is like a muscle that grows’

Author Visit at Litcham School

Seven pupils from Years 2, 3 and 4 visited Litcham School on Tuesday for a writing workshop with resident author Helen Moss.
“I liked how we came up with the ideas for our car design”
“It was good to meet a real author”
“Helen showed us all the books she has written – it’s inspired me to write”.

Maths Open Mornings

It was good to see so many parents taking part in the Maths Open Morning this week. We had 46 visits to lessons. The feedback from parents has been overwhelmingly positive:
“It’s all changed since I was at school, it’s interesting to see how the children learn maths now”
We would love to hear honest feedback about the sessions. Please return feedback forms by Friday 30th November. Thank you to the staff for including parents in the lessons.


Please can you ensure that your children are not bringing slime into school. It is being dropped and trodden into carpets causing damage; the children are attempting to play with it during learning which is distracting and disruptive. Children are also taking blu tac off posters/displays around school to make slime. Any slime found in school will be confiscated by the adults and returned to you after school.


Please do not park on the yellow lines outside school. This area is marked for safety reasons. It is an offence to do so.

Fields Familiar, Foreign and Faraway

Children in Y5/6 will be performing at the village hall as part of Fields Familiar Foreign and Faraway Project on 6th December at 6:30pm. In the first instance each child will be given two tickets, however more will be available from the office on a first come first served basis. Children in Reception – Y4 will have seen the performance.

FoDS News It’s that time of the year again when we are starting to collect for the Christmas hampers. Please sign up on the sheets outside the office, or make a donation of your choice. On Wednesday 5th December there will be a Festive themed Beetle Drive after school in Oulton class from 3.30pm. 50p per player. All children need to be accompanied by an adult. Watch out for the poster on the notice board. If you can help at this event, or at the Christmas Market, please let a member of FoDS know.

Friday Raffle

The next parents to donate prizes are:
30th Nov ~ Connor
7th Dec ~ Viktor
Star of the Week
Oulton ~ Rory for excellent effort in handwriting
Ranworth ~ Chloe for enthusiasm in writing
Hickling ~ Kaylen, Hayden and Finley for excellent participation in rehearsals
Citizen of the Week
Oulton ~ Ella M for helping others

Attendance this week

Oulton ~ 97.75%
Ranworth ~ 97.35%
Hickling ~ 95.29%

Upcoming Events/Important Dates

December 2018

3rd KS2 Swimming Gala
4th-7th Scholastic Book Fair
4th Y6 Height and weight checks
6th Carol singing ~ Dereham and The Crown
6th Y5/6 Project Performance – 6:30pm – No After School Club
7th 2:30pm Christmas Market – No After School Club
12th 9:30am KS1 Performance – Village Hall
12th 2:30 KS2 Performance – St Andrews
12th Christmas Dinner
13th Whole school trip to Pantomime
14th 9:15am KS2 Performance – St Andrews
14th 2:15pm KS1 Performance – Village Hall
18th Last day of term – No After School Club

January 2019

3rd Back to School
14th KS1 Athletics Event
22nd Ranworth visit to Stories of Lynn Museum

February 2019

15th Last day of half term
16th-24th School Closed
25th Back to school
26th Annual Report Consultations 3:15pm-5:00pm
27th Outlon village walk
28th Annual Report Consultations 3:15pm-6:00pm

March 2019

5th KS1 Rugby Festival
6th NSPCC Workshops
7th World Book Day
21st Y4-6 Small School Football event
28th KS1 Cross Country Event

April 2019

1st Y4-6 Netball Festival
5th 2:30pm Easter Hat Parade
5th Last day of term – No After School Club
6th-22nd School Closed
23rd Back to school