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Newsletter 19 December 2014

Value of the month ‘Caring’

Goodbye and thank you – to Jade McGinty who has been the Beech Class Teacher since September this year. Jade has been a great member of our team and we wish her well in the future.The new Class Teacher will be Mrs Helen Pearson. Mrs Pearson has sent out a class letter to the Beech Class parents.We also say Goodbye and thank you to Millie Taylor, a student from Henley College who has been working in Hornbeam class over the last term.


Swimming lessons – Beech Class will have swimming lessons next term on a Friday. Ash and Rowan Classes will walk up to the newly opened Oratory Sports Centre pool on Thursdays. Letters have gone out to all the relevant classes. Please remember to return your permission slips by Friday 9th January 2015.

After School Pottery – will this Newsletter is an attachment regarding after school pottery. This will be held on a Monday afternoon from 3.20-4.20pm. Please coordinate with Sarah Rushbrook, the pottery teacher, if you wish to book a place. Details are on the attachment.


Music for Schools – on the first day back to school on January 6th, Alan Summers from the Music For Schools Foundation, will be coming in to demonstrate a variety of brass and woodwind instruments for the children. He will return on Thursday 8th January at 3.30pm in Willow Class (Year 6), to speak to any parents interested in their children having music lessons.


FluVaccine Letter – attached is a letter from the NHS regarding the importance of the flu vaccine for young children aged between 2-4year olds. Please take a moment to read it if relevant to your family.

Lost & Found – an electronic item was found in Ash Class a few weeks ago but no one has yet come forward to claim it. Please let the office know if it may be yours.


Absences – if your child is absent from school due to illness please inform the class staff or the school office, in person or by phone by 9am (an answering machine is available for messages to be left). Alternatively please send an email notifying the office of your child’s absence, including the reason. ( Absences not reported by 9am will be marked on our registration system as unauthorised. As part of the safeguarding procedures, school is expected to produce a daily evacuation report detailing accurate absence information. Once your child is back to school please bring an absence letter to the office or complete an absence form, available on the website or from the Foyer. If you have pre-ordered an Aspens dinner please remember to cancel it via their website ( by 9am or by calling the Aspens Kitchen on 01491 682 783 to avoid the food being wasted.


New term – school will reopen for children on Tuesday 6th January 2015. Please remember to bring in book bags, PE kits and ensure your child has a packed lunch or an on-line Aspens dinner ordered. From all of us at Woodcote Primary School we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.