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Parent/Teacher interviews – these will take place next week. Please let the staff know if you are unable to make an appointment that you have booked. The Wednesday parent interviews will take place in the school hall, whilst the afternoon sessions will be in the Chalets. Please remember each session is only 10 minutes. To avoid delaying the next parents, please make another appointment with the teacher if you wish to have more time.


Book Fair – as of the end of Thursday’s book fair, the takings were £546.44!! We still have another 2 days to go – Monday 19th October is the final session. We should be in line for very health commission at this rate. Thank you to all the parents who have come along and supported the fair so far. We hope you enjoy reading your books.


Lunchtime Supervisor – we are looking for lunchtime supervision for 2 – 5 days a week, term time. If you are interested in applying for this position, please contact the school office on 01491 680 454 for more information.


Samaritan’s Purse – each year Woodcote Primary School children have helped with the Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box appeal. If you would like to donate a shoe box of gifts please take a leaflet from the Foyer. The organisers have asked us to let you know that if you donate online (sending the completed box into school) you can choose to track your parcel to its destination. The leaflets give all the information needed and ask for a payment of £3.00 with each box. The payment covers the cost of transportation, overseas shipping etc. All shoe boxes should be brought to the school office by Monday 2nd November.


KS 1 swimming – there will be no swimming for Hornbeam class on Friday 23rd October. The Oratory Prep school are unable to offer their pool for this date.


Craft Club – Suzanna Craft is taking bookings for the next 6 craft club sessions from Friday 6thNovember until Friday 11th December. The club is now open to all years, including Foundation children. There are paper copies in the Foyer. Forms need to be returned by Friday 23rd October (not 16th Oct as noted on Flier).


Secondary School – Year 6 parents are reminded to complete their child’s Secondary School applications by 2nd November 2015. Applications should be submitted online at:


Library Halloween event – please see the attached flier regarding Friday 30th October event at the Library.


Half Term – we will be closing for half term on Friday 23rd October at 3.15pm and reopen for the start of term 2 on Monday 2nd November.

FOWPS Newsletter w/e Friday 16th October

FOWPS Newsletter 16 October 2015


It’s Christmas Market time on 27th November from 6-8pm.

Can you believe that in as little as 6 weeks’ time, we will be enjoying our Christmas Market? We have many wonderful stalls lined up for you to enjoy, ranging from books, to jewellery, to skincare and handmade items. Your children will delight you with their lovely singing while you enjoy some mulled wine and hot food from our kitchen. It’s a super way to spend a Friday night and get some of your Christmas shopping done before the December rush.

Last year’s market was a huge success, raising around £1700 for the school. Some of which has been spent on the new Oak playground and fencing, new IT equipment, class trips, the new screen in the school foyer and many other items that improve your children’s school experience.


This year we would love it if we could beat that total! To do this, we need your help.


Santa will be visiting, and for the first time you’ll be able to pre-book your slot to ensure you skip the queues! Signup sheets will be available in the week leading up to the Market. However, being so close to Christmas, Santa has asked if anyone would be willing to be an elf for the evening as his usual elves are all busy. We’d love to hear from you if you think you’re cut out to be one of Santa’s Helpers!

We are also looking for helpers from our parent body to volunteer some time between 5:30 and 9pm for various tasks. This includes setting up the rooms for stall holders, manning stalls or helping to pack up and clear away at the end of the event.

We have decided to have a programme printed for the event so that you are aware of the timings for the two school choirs, the slots available for visiting Santa’s Grotto and showcasing the variety of stalls that will be there. We are offering advertising spaces to local businesses in the programme, so if you’d like to have your business advertised in this year’s programme, please email


As a school we always run a bottle tombola and a jolly jar stall. We will once again be collecting the bottles and jars as class competitions. The winning classes will be rewarded with a special treat. Look out for the collection dates on the school calendar.

In the run up to the Christmas Market, we have asked a few parents to act as class reps and liaise with various classes answering any questions and generally sharing information with you. In Hornbeam we have Rachel (Charlie’s mum), in Beech it is Helen (Josie’s mum), in Ash we have Steph (Finlay’s mum). For Rowan it is Amanda (Archie’s mum), in Maple it is Carla (Tori’s mum) and in Willow we have Kath (Megan’s mum). Oak class rep still to be confirmed.

If you have any ideas, questions, are able to help out or can provide us with any prizes for our raffle, please get in touch with any of the mums mentioned above.


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