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Newsletter 6th May 2016

Ground Force Day – Saturday 7th May 10am-2pm. As Summer time approaches, the school would like to improve the school grounds with the help of as many parents as possible. It will involve some trimming, weeding, planting and clearing of paths. The large planter and seat outside the Annex building will be removed as the wooden frame is now rotting. It will be replaced, in due course, with play equipment once funds have been raised. If you would be able to help, even for a short time, we would be very grateful for your support. The more the merrier!!


Thank you – Ash Class had a very successful Open afternoon yesterday, demonstrating their coding knowledge with parents. Thank you to all the parents who came along to support the event.


Foundation Stage Open morning – Oak Class invite parents to their open morning on Monday 9th May between 9am-10am.


Yr 1 & Yr 4 Open Afternoon – All parents of children in years 1 and 4 are invited to join us for an ‘Open Afternoon’ Tuesday 10th May from 1.30-3pm. The children and teachers would love to have you in class with them; Year 4 will be covering Buddhism in R.E. and Science while Year 1 will be doing Gymnastics followed by a lesson on this term’s topic ‘Out and About’. Tea and coffee will be available.

Yr 5 Open Afternoon – parents of children in Maple Class are invited to join the class for a Science Open Afternoon from 1.30pm on Thursday 12th May. The children would like to show you their lifting experiments and hope that you will take part.


Year 6 SATS – these statutory tests will be taking place for Year 6 children each morning of next week. There will be no Music for Schools tuition this week.


Aspens Menu Change – on Thursday 19th & Friday 20th May Aspens have swapped the menu so that Fish Fingers & Chunky Chips will be on the menu for Thursday not Friday. The swap is only for these dates. Please check your orders have been changed if necessary. Aspens have also asked that parents check with their children whether they have enjoyed the meal ordered for them. With the new summer term menu from Aspens, we have found a lot of children have not liked the meals ordered for them and therefore eat very little.


Elms Sports Camp – please see the flier regarding the Elm’s Multi-Sports Camp at Woodcote Primary School at half term – 31st May – 2nd June.


Happy’s Circus – please see the attached flier regarding the circus at Checkendon School on Wednesday 18th May 2016 at 4.30pm.


Langtree Production – ‘The Little Shop of Horrors’ is being performed on 20th, 21st, 22nd June with curtain up at 7.30pm each evening. Tickets are available at the Langtree school office.


INSET days reminder – please note the 2 INSET days before the end of the summer term. Friday 27th May & Friday 1st July 2016 for staff training. School will be closed to pupils on these days.


Sainsbury’s Active Kids – Please bring in any vouchers you have collected by 13th June 2016 and post them in the collection box or post them through our post box. Please do not staple them together. The more vouchers are collected, the more we can spend on additional resources for school.


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There are lots of exciting events coming up over the next few weeks:

6th May – Pub walk – Ladies ONLY event. We walk from The Red Lion in Woodcote  to The Sun and back again. Ticket price of £8.50 includes a light supper of chips and sandwiches. We LEAVE the Red Lion at 7pm. Please pay your money to a FOWPS member or the school office in a sealed envelope.


7th May 10am – 12:30pm – Coffee Shop at the community centre. Please come along to support your school.


13th May – Our final disco for this academic year. For Woodcote Primary School children only. £3 per child.  KS1 5:30pm -6:20pm & KS2 6:30pm -7:30pm.  Under 5’s must be accompanied by an adult.


We will also be offering temporary tattoos for an additional nominal fee of 50p per tattoo. If your child would like to have one please add the amount for the tattoo to the entrance fee and sign to give consent for us to give your child the temporary tattoo.


Don’t Forget – The Summer Fair is 17th June 2016.