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Newsletter – week ending 24th June 2016

Class Photo orders – your child should have received the Tempest order form for their Class Photo this week. Please complete any orders and send them back to the school office by 9am on Monday 4th July. Please ensure the envelope is well sealed if you are paying in cash. All the monies go directly to Tempest. Also, please complete the front of the envelope with the information about name, class and payment amounts. Tempest will be collecting the orders for processing on Monday 4th July from 9am onwards. Late orders will need to be sent off independently by parents. We expect the completed photos back to school before the end of term.


 Rescheduled Sports Day – weather permitting, the rearranged Sports Day will be on Wednesday 29th June. Please remember to send in your child’s PE kit, a water bottle, sunhat, sun cream already applied.


KS2 Sports will be on the Langtree field from 9.30am to lunch time.

KS1 Sports will be on the Woodcote field from 1.15 – 3.15pm.


Raincoats – please could all children bring in their labelled raincoats each day. Children will play outside in light rain during playtimes and lunchtimes and a coat is needed.


Reminder – there will be an INSET Day on Friday 1st July 2016. We will finish at normal time on Thursday 30th June.


Year 5 & 6 production – this year’s play is called ‘Pirates of the Curry Bean’! The dress rehearsal will be held on Tuesday 5th July from 1.30pm, the evening performance on Wednesday 6th July from 6.30pm and the afternoon performance on Thursday 7th July from 1.30pm. The Year 6 children will be sending out invitations for tickets to this event to the Yr 5 & 6 parents. Please check book bags for yours.


Year 6 class trip – Willow Class are going visit the SS Great Britain, in Bristol, on Wednesday 13thJuly for the day. The class are creating fund raising initiatives for the trip. For more details please see their attachment. (Paper copies available in the Foyer).


Muddy Mayhem – this is a 5km obstacle fun run taking place on The Mapledurham Estate on Sunday 9th October.  We are supporting the Duchess of Kent Hospice (Sue Ryder) Reading.  It’s our first year and only open for people over the age of 16, next year we’re planning to introduce a junior and mini junior event.  For full details visit our website , so get a team together and enter now before places have gone.


Aspens Unique School code – when registering your children for Aspens meals, it is now necessary to enter a unique school code – 354967.


Library Reading Challenge – children are being encouraged to sign up for ‘The Big Friendly Read’ – the Summer Reading Challenge 2016, at their local Library, Woodcote. The ‘Big Friendly Read’ challenges children aged from 4 to 11 to extend their reading experience over the long summer holiday, giving them access to our wide range of books. The theme is based on “invention, mischief and friendship”, all ideas which are explored in Roald Dahl’s most famous books.


Children can join FREE at any Library in Oxfordshire. They will need to visit a Library three times during the summer and read six books. As they read their books, each child will receive collector cards that make up a set to complete their folder. Each card features an original piece of Quentin Blake artwork from a classic Roald Dahl tale, as well as some fun activities on the reverse. Kids are going to love collecting these!  These build to become a unique record of your child’s Summer Reading Challenge, and a great way to mark Dahl’s centenary.


Woodcote Library will be running themed events throughout the summer holidays and we will make sure that we let you have our Summer Newsletter so you are kept informed of all that is going on here. More information can be found on the Reading Agency website: