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Newsletter 23 September

Thank You for your Harvest gifts

A big thank you for sending in your food donations for our gift parcels. All the recipients were extremely grateful and we’ve been getting messages and cards all week saying how lovely it was to get our beautifully decorated boxes, lovely poems and food. Our year 6 class had a fun afternoon meeting them and giving out the gift boxes.

All the children enjoyed attending the church service and sharing what they have been learning.


Meet the Teacher

The staff would like to say a big thank you to those who attended the Meet the Teacher events last week. It was good to see so many of you visit the school and take the opportunity to look round the classroom, pick up class newsletters and have a chat with staff.


Class Cake Sale

Year 1, Hornbeam and Year 6, Willow will be providing and serving some delicious cakes at their class cake sale which will take place on Friday, September 30th. Please support them by coming along to the playground shelter at pickup time and buying some cakes. All funds raised go directly to the classes involved.


KS2 Swimming

The Year 5 and 6 swimming lessons on the 28th September have been postponed. The lessons will take place on the 1st December instead.


Menu change

There has been a change to the Aspens’ menu for Thursday the 6th of October and Friday the 7th of October. Please check if you have already ordered and amend this to ensure your child gets the desired meal on the correct day.

Thursday 6th will now be: Battered Fish and Chips or Roasted vegetable pasta bake followed by chocolate and pear pudding.

Friday 7th will now be: Two fish and potato pie or quorn sausages with bubble and squeak mash and gravy followed by jam and coconut sponge and custard.

Please note that the aspens packed lunches will remain the same -no change to these for the two days.


FOWPS coffee shop

It’s Coffee Shop time again at the community centre on 1st October from 10-12:30. If you can help on the day or bake a cake please email or speak to Helen Hurst.  Boards will be out to sign up on Monday.


 Playground safety

Please note that scooters are NOT allowed to be ridden in the playground at any time. Please stop any children from riding their scooters into the playground during drop off and pick up times. For the safety of your child, don’t allow them to swing on, climb or run round the blue fence outside the year 4 and year 1classrooms. Thank you for your help in this regard.


 Touraid Mobile Phone Appeal

Touraid is working to bring life-changing experiences to under-privileged children from countries in Africa.  30 young people, and their carers, are currently visiting the UK and staying with hosting families in order to provide them with a variety of experiences that will alter and hopefully inspire their lives in a positive and substantial way.

To help with their fundraising they are collecting old, unloved mobile phones and laptops.  These can then be sold in Kenya and the monies used to support the Sure 24 orphanage in Nakuru.  If possible we would love these by Monday at the latest as they return to Kenya on Tuesday morning. These can be left with Alex Dowman or Mrs Rasmussen at school who have been hosting two of these boys.


Woodcote Library is 25 years old.

Help us to celebrate by dropping in to the library between 3-4pm on Saturday 1st October 2016 for a proper celebration. There will be refreshments and, of course, birthday cake!


Langtree Kitchen Staff Vacancy

There is a vacancy for a kitchen assistant at Langtree School kitchen for 25 hours per week Pay is minimum wage. Applicants must also be able to drive as you will be delivering meals to Stoke Row and serving at Checkendon Primary. Position begins on the 7th October 2016.

Please contact Amanda on 01491 682 783 or email


Woodcote Primary Lunchtime Supervisor Vacancy

We currently have a vacancy for a Lunchtime supervisor. Hours required are 11:45-13:15 Monday to Friday, term time only. If you are interested please email or pop in to the office to collect an application form.


Autism Workshop

Autism Oxford are offering a Free workshop for Autistic people and families, people with learning disabilities, and professional or supporters. It will take place on Friday 7th October at Didcot Civic Hall, Britwell Rd, Didcot OX11 7JN. Starting at 9:30 with refreshments, followed by the workshop between 10-2:30pm.