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Newsletter – Friday 16th June 2017

We look forward to welcoming as many of you as possible to our Open School Afternoon on Friday next week starting 1.30 p.m.


Class News

Oak Class

Oak class will be holding a coffee morning on Thursday 29th June to welcome the parents of children who will be starting in September. Please come along and support this event. The children have been practising counting one more and one less with numbers to 20 and they have enjoyed creating pirate names for their topic.


Hornbeam Class

The children in Year 1 completed their phonics screening. They all did really well and we are all very proud of them, the results will be in their end of year reports. The class have been learning to recognise money and in science they have been looking at different groups of animals and birds. The children are looking forward to their trip to Beale Park next Tuesday; please remember to return your permission slips by Monday 19th June.


Beech Class

The children enjoyed collaging in the style of Mondrian and produced some beautiful artwork. These will be on display during our Open Afternoon on Friday 23rd June. It will be lovely to share our work with you, we look forward to seeing you.


Ash Class

Ash class have been pond dipping this week and found newts and tadpoles which they have been studying. They have also created cave paintings and used all their senses to write an account of what it would feel like to be an archaeologist and discover ancient caves.


Rowan Class

On Thursday Rowan Class visited Englefield Estate in Berkshire. They had wonderful time learning about the history of the house and exploring the grounds. Here are some of the comments the children made about their visit. ‘Fabulous views, cool sheep shearing, calm and peaceful, amazing blacksmiths, super tractor ride, tremendous paintings and awesome artefacts’.


Maple Class

Maple Class have been practising hard all week for the Y5/Y6 performance of ‘The Amazing Adventures of Superstan’. They are doing a great job of learning their lines but need to keep on practising!  We have also been preparing for our trips and residential next week. Remember to bring bedding etc. on Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th of next week.


Willow Class

Year 6 have been rehearsing their play, ‘The Amazing Adventures of Superstan’. Costumes and props were due in today so that the children can check what else they need. Please check your child’s bag this evening for a letter about tickets for the performance. Also please make a note of the date for the Leavers BBQ – Thursday 13th July. The date has been brought forward by one night due to the addition of a sleepover.



Yesterday we took part in the Quad Kids semi-final for the first time. The children performed very well and we were placed 5th overall. The event included throwing a vortex, standing long jump, a 50m sprint and 400m track. The team improved on their previous score by 300 points. Congratulations to all 8 Yr. 3/4 pupils who took part.


SUMMER FAIR INFORMATION – Friday 30th June from 5-7pm

With only 2 weeks to go until the fair, you may have noticed that the playground has already been decorated with cheerful bunting. The children are getting very excited and it was great to see their faces when they noticed the bunting during their lunch break today.  We hope you are all are looking forward to the fair as much as we are!

We would like to remind you of a few things and request your help.

The collection point for Summer Fair items is the first chalet in the playground. Each house team has a collection crate below their name poster. There is a prize for the house team that collects the most, so please give generously! Place your donations in your child’s house crate so that the house can be credited with the points. Do not give any items to the teachers as they will not count towards your house total.


Please could the items be brought in on the following dates?

Bottles: Tuesday 5 June onwards  (we are still collecting)

Jolly Jars: Monday 12 June onwards. (we are still collecting)

Teddy Tombola: 19th June onwards

Hamper Raffle items: 19th Jun 26th June.

Cakes and Biscuits: 30th June ONLY please.

We will also be collecting items for our Hamper raffle from 19th June until the 26th June. These include any Beauty/ toiletry items, luxury food items, new books, chocolates, wine, and new toys or children’s craft items.


Please note that there are sign-up sheets in the school foyer for you to sign up to volunteer at a stall at the fair. There are many school stalls as well as class stalls where your help will be greatly appreciated. Each slot is 30 minutes long.


Details about your child’s class stall will be on your classes Facebook page or speak to the teacher if you require more information.


School Disco

We hope to see you all at the last disco of this academic year tonight! £3 per child and times are 5:30pm start for reception and KS1 and 6:30pm start for KS2. Thank you to those who have volunteered as chaperones for this event.  Best Wishes, Carla and Amanda On Behalf of Friends of Woodcote Primary (PTA)



June 2017  
Friday 16th June School Photographs


Cake Sale

School Disco’s

KS1 5.30 p.m. – 6.20 p.m.

KS2 6.30 p.m. -7.30 p.m.

Tuesday 20th June Hornbeam visit to Beale Park
Wednesday 21st June Whole school move up day
Thursday 22nd June Year 5 Residential
Friday 23rd June Whole school Open Afternoon
Tuesday 27th June – 6.30 p.m. Year 5/6 Performance – ‘The Amazing Adventures of Superstan’
Wednesday 28th June – 6.15 p.m.  
Friday 30th June 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Woodcote Primary School Summer Fair
July 2017  
Tuesday 4th July School Sports Day


KS2 Morning – 9.30 a.m.

KS1 Afternoon – 1.15 p.m.

Wednesday 5th July INSET DAY
Thursday 6th July Back up day for Sports Day
Thursday 13th July Leavers BBQ and Sleepover
Friday 14th July Clubs Finish
Thursday 20th July Leavers Assembly
Friday 21st July End of Term