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Newsletter week ending 20th November 2015

Nativity – this year Foundation, Oak Class, will be performing the traditional Nativity on Friday 4th December at 2pm in the school hall. There will be a dress rehearsal on Thursday 3rdDecember at 2pm which children from the Cabin and Woodcote Pre-School will be attending along with the whole school. The other two Key Stage 1 classes, Hornbeam and Beech, will be performing their Nativity, ‘The Christmas Recipe’, on Tuesday 8th December at 2pm and on Wednesday 9th December at 6pm. There will be a Dress Rehearsal for the whole school, Cabin Pre-School & Woodcote Pre-School on Monday 7th December at 2pm. Please complete the slip available in the school Foyer, regarding seating, and return it to the school office by Monday 30thNovember. Please be aware all siblings will have seen the performances at the Dress Rehearsals. There is the usual Fire Safety restriction on seating numbers allowed in the school hall, so please do not order more than 5 tickets per family for the Oak Class Nativity and 2 tickets per family for the Year 1 & 2 Nativity, ‘The Christmas Recipe’. (The difference is due to the larger numbers in Years 1 & 2.) Tickets will be given out via the children by Tuesday 1stDecember for Oak Class and Wednesday 2nd December for Hornbeam & Beech Class.


Maternity Cover – Mrs Donnai (Year 1 Teacher) informed us this week that she will not be returning to us after her maternity leave, as she will be taking up the wonderful opportunity of moving to Australia with her husband’s job for a short period of time. There will be further information about the staffing in the Year 1 class at the end of term. We wish Mrs Donnai and her family all the best in her new adventure and will ensure we have an opportunity to formally say ‘Goodbye’ before she goes.


Messy Church – Sunday 29th November – 2.30pm – 4.30pm. St. Leonard’s Church invites you to come and join in an afternoon of family fun with crafts & games, a lively 15 minute service, with tea & cakes to finish! Free admissions – donations welcome. Please note that all children must be accompanied by an adult.


Netball Club – please note that this week was the last session. New sessions will start in the Spring Term with Mrs Crockett. Times and dates to be confirmed.


Race for Life for Kids – Saturday 28th November at 2.20pm in Goring. This will be run by ‘Goring & Streatley Kids RFL’ for children aged 4 – 12 years old. Key Stage 1 children have to be accompanied by an adult. If your child would like to take part please follow the link to download the information sheet: For further information please speak to Mrs Rasmussen or Mrs Bodeker. Please return all completed applications and payments to the school office by the end of the day on Monday 23rd November. (Mrs Rasmussen will be taking the forms as she leaves school at 3.15pm.)


Raffle Tickets – please return all sold and unsold raffle tickets to the school office by Monday 23rd November. Please use a sealed envelope, clearly marked with your child’s name.


Colouring Competition – Davis Tate are holding their annual Christmas colouring competition. Today your child should have received a picture to colour in if they wish and return to the school office by 9am on Thursday morning, alternatively you can take them to the Davis Tate Goring office by the end of the day.


FOWPS Newsletter w/e Friday 20th November 2015   

It’s just a few days until our annual Christmas Market. Friday 27th November – Gates open at 6pm.


You can book your slot with Santa by signing the sheets in the school foyer between Monday 22nd & Thursday 26th November.

As always, we are very happy to accept any offers of help setting up, manning stalls, and clearing away at the end of the evening. Please see the sign up sheets in the Foyer at school. We need as many helper as possible to ensure all the stalls are covered and so that we can set up to start on time.


Diary Dates – Christmas Market – Friday 27th November. School Disco – Friday 4th December.