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Newsletter: week ending 4th March 2016

Year 3 & 4 Production – this year’s play is called ‘The Peace Child’. There will be a dress rehearsal on Monday 21st March at 1.30pm, a full afternoon performance on Tuesday 22nd March at 1.30pm and an evening performance on Wednesday 23rd March at 6.30pm. Each performance is approximately an hour and 15 minutes long. There will be a letter sent out shortly regarding the seating allocation for the Tuesday and Wednesday performances. There will be 2 tickets per family for either one of the nights but not both. As usual we are bound by Fire Regulations which restrict the number of seats we are allowed in the hall. If you require any further information regarding the production, please see members of the Year 3 or 4 staff.


World Book Day – the children have had an exciting week of activities each afternoon this week. In their team point groups, the children created a variety of ‘big art’ based around stories by the author Oliver Jeffers ( ) The art work will be displayed around school once it’s finished.


Netball – the year 6 netball team took part in a netball tournament at Langtree this week. They played very well and came 2nd. As a result they are now through to the Oxfordshire County finals in April. Congratulations to the children for such a strong performance.


Maths Challenge – well done to the Year 5 & 6 children who took part in the Maths Challenge at The Oratory School on Thursday. Our school team came 3rd out of 11 schools, which is a great achievement so well done to the team.


Recycling – you will notice a variety of recycling boxes in the front foyer area. They are for recycling empty air fresheners and home care products, Ella’s kitchen empty food packaging, empty writing instruments (ie pens and biros) and finally empty biscuit packet wrappers. Please help us raise money for our school by putting your empties into the appropriate box.


Sainsbury’s Active Kids – vouchers will be available in store from 27th January – 3rd May 2016. Please collect these for our school and bring them to the Foyer to post 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. Over the years we have bought playground equipment, such as stilts and skipping ropes, and gym equipment too.


Table Top Sale – of pre loved items on Saturday 12th March – starts at 9.30am in the village hall.  Come and have a browse – it’s free! Have a cuppa (donation to FOWPs) and make us an offer on something for your baby, child, home or wardrobe!  There will be a colouring table for the children and a free balloon while stocks last!


Medical Appointments – whilst most parents book appointments outside of school time, occasionally there are circumstances that arise when appointments are necessary during the school day. Please bring in any documentation regarding the appointment. A copy of the letter or email detailing the dates and times are then taken and placed on the absence folder (this information is available for OFSTED inspection purposes, in order to prove the whereabouts of children who are absent from school due to medical appointments). If the appointment is by text please bring in the text message on your phone for the office staff to sign that they have seen it or email in a screen shot image of the text.


Twitter – we now have 2 twitter feeds for parents to follow. One is for our Travelling Ted – @WoodcoteTeds and the other is a school feed – @WPSoxon, as advertised at the top of the Newsletter. More information can be found on the school website –


FOWPS Newsletter W/ending: 4th March 2016

The 100 Club – Have you joined?

Another way we raise funds is through our 100 Club. A great way for you to support us whilst having a bit of a flutter! Here’s how it works…

You complete and sign a membership form and either

– set up a Standing Order for £2 a month, or
– pay £24 by cheque/cash for the 12 month period.

This buys you one membership number, which enters you into the monthly draw. All participants must be over 16.

A £30 draw will take place in the final assembly of each month with the exception of the two months in which the Summer and Winter fairs fall.  In these months the normal draw is replaced with a special £200 draw at the fair. If you win, a cheque will be posted to your home address and the name of the winner published in the school’s monthly newsletter.

All profits raised go to FOWPS to help fund equipment, resources and opportunities for pupils.
If all 100 numbers were taken, this would raise a stunning £1700 for the school! We still have many unsold numbers! If you are interested in joining the 100 Club and entering the monthly draws please see Amanda Lyons for more information.