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Newsletter: 4 September 2015

Welcome back – we hope you have all had a wonderful summer holiday and are now refreshed for a new academic year at school. Welcome to the new children in Foundation Stage. We also welcome some new children into other year groups : Nia Felwick, Philippa Holman, Matilda Kettell, Archie Norton, Hannah Foston and her brother Liam Foston.


Goodbye – we say goodbye and thank you to Mrs Alison Ploszynski who, at the end of last term, was offered a fulltime position at The Learning & Communications Team in Abingdon where she has been working part-time over the last 12 months. We would like to thank Mrs Ploszynski for all her hard work over the last 13 years at Woodcote Primary School and wish her the very best of luck for the future. We will be arranging a leaving assembly for her, to give the children and the staff an opportunity to say ‘goodbye’.


Harvest Festival – the children will be celebrating harvest festival at the church on Monday 14th September. The Key Stage 1 children will attend from 10am and the Key Stage 2 from 11am. Parents are welcome to come along and join the celebrations. If anyone has any empty shoe boxes please bring them to the office. They will be decorated and used to deliver the harvest donations around the village.


Photographs – Tempest will be coming into school on Tuesday 22nd September during the morning. Please ensure children have the correct uniform for their photographs (white polo shirt, school sweatshirt or cardigan, plain hair bands). Parents with younger siblings are welcome to arrive early, from 8.30am, to have group photos done.


Aspens Dinner ordering – please remember to change your child’s dinner records to show their change in Year Group. This is done via the Aspens website on your child’s account. Dinners should be ordered in advance via the website. Changes or deletions can be made up until 9am each morning. If you miss the deadline please contact the Aspens canteen staff at Langtree on 01491 682 783 to make any alterations.


Street Dance Club – a new set has been organised to start next Friday 11th September from 8am-8.30am. Please collect a registration form from the Foyer if you would like more information and your child is interested in taking part. Please return all applications by Wednesday 9th Sept. Only 16 places available.

Iinkai Judo – restarts at 8am on Thursday 24th September. Application forms will be available after a promotional assembly next week.

Guitar Lessons – there are now sessions available via Go Guitar. If you are interested please contact Russ Payne via email: or Mobile: 07921 087816

Piano Lessons – start on Wednesday 9 September.
Music for Schools – starts on Friday 11 September.