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Correspondent article: July

The summer term is always the busiest for our children, all in preparation for the long summer (and it looks as though we may have one this year).

Sport, as ever, features high on the list of activities and we had our years 3 & 4 competing in a tennis tournament at Goring Tennis club (names on newsletter). This was a really well organised event that had the children competing against other local primary schools but in addition, the judging and the scoring was left to the children too. It was great NOT to see any disagreements or arguments and a great display of great sportsmanship all round.


Quad Kids is an interschool athletics competition a team of Year 3 children and a joint year 5/6 team to competed in a 600m run, 75m sprint, throw and long jump. All the children tried their best and displayed a fantastic attitude. Notably good performances came from Toby-Joe McBride, finishing second in the 600m against other Year 4 runners and Briany Humphrey who finished third in the 600m and to the year 5/6 team who came third overall. A big thank you to the year 10 Langtree students who did the coaching, marshalling and judging and encouraged them all on.


Year 6 have now finished their SATs, been on their residential trip to Brecon in mid-Wales, had their presentation evening and are preparing themselves for Langtree in September. This is a huge milestone for them and we wish them all the very best of luck in the future.


Our Summer Fair comprised the usual exciting stalls including ‘splat the rat’ and Mr Field (bless him) allowed himself to be put in the stocks once again, much to the delight of the children and especially the year 6’s, to have wet sponges thrown at him yet again. A huge thank you to all those who helped on the day and to the wonderful donations and raffle prizes we received.


Sports Camp will be running again this summer in the grounds of Woodcote Primary School for all local children. If you would like to find out more, contact


Sadly, we have said goodbye to Mr Field who has taken up another headship in Reading. We are very sad to see him go and also to see Mr Dixon (Year 3) who left at the end of the summer term and has taken up a post in Northampton. Our good wishes to both of them and a huge thank you for all they have done and contributed to the continuing successes at Woodcote Primary School.