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20th July 2018

Theme of the Term: Aspiration

Dear Parents,

Thank you to Mr West, Rev’d Hartley and the Mother’s Union for making our service for the Year 6 children so special today.

School House Shield
Well done to Kite for winning the School House Shield for the first time in their short history. They managed to halt Kestrel’s quest to win the shield three years running.

Thank you
I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the many volunteers we have had over the year helping the school. We wouldn’t be able to swim on a weekly basis if not for our collection of parent volunteers. In Reception we rely on parents helping out at Forest School on a weekly basis which the children really enjoy. Of course, we have parents and grandparents who help with reading, small jobs, working with groups, walking to church and helping with school trips. This year we have added willow domes to our list of volunteer jobs that need doing and we have a cadre of parents who water them daily. To all of you, thank you for your support.

Year 6
What a couple of weeks the Year 6 children have had! The Leaver’s Assembly, The Pied Piper performance, BBQ and today’s Moving On Service. They have been such a fantastic group and it has been a pleasure having them lead our school this year. We are so proud of them as a group in terms of how they have matured into such responsible children and they have demonstrated this by the way they treat each other and those around them. Their academic achievements with SATs has been impressive this year, but more importantly they have excellent learning habits and I know that they will be ready for the challenges ahead. We will miss you all!

Have a Good Summer!
Thank you to our hard-working staff members who are looking forward to a well-deserved summer break. We are very fortunate to have such a fabulous team at Wychwood. So many of the staff are willing to contribute to the fabric of our school and do so with a smile which makes our school special. We are already putting measures in place to make our school even better next year.

To governors, thank you for your continued support and efforts. Together we work hard to ensure that opinions are heard and acted on. We say goodbye to Rachel Bellars who comes to the end of her term. We all thank her for her time and wisdom and wish her well.

To our children, have a great summer, spend as much of it outside. Climb trees, ride bicycles and scooters and make sure you read every day.

Birthday Book Donations
We would like to wish Magnus (Ash), Percy (Willow) Max, Helena, Lola (Elm) and Mia (Cherry) a wonderful birthday. We hope you enjoyed your day. Thank you for donating a birthday book to your class. (This year we have had 102 books donated!)

If you would like to donate a book to your class, please collect a donation sticker from the school office to stick your name and a message to your class in the book.

Enjoy the summer and see you on Thursday September 6th.

Mr Joseph Rubba
Headteacher

PTA News

A message from Holly Docherty and Sam Bevan

It has been a fantastic year for the PTA. At a time when volunteer help is nationally low we particularly focused on those events that are loved by the children. Discos, fireworks, cake sales, the Christmas Bazaar and Summer Fete, along with our continued support of the school pool have raised over £11,000!

It is time for both of us to resign from our roles as Chair and Vice-Chair in order to make time for new ventures. We’d like to thank everyone who has supported us during the last two years.

We’d also like to thank Danielle who has come to the end of her term as treasurer.

Special thanks really must go to Ali Faulkner whose youngest child is leaving for secondary school. Ali has been an active member of the PTA for 11 years, including 3 years as treasurer.

Many Thanks and wishing you all a glorious summer (hoping the warm weather holds out)

A Message from Joseph Rubba

Thank you so much on behalf of the school and other PTA members to Holly, Sam, Danielle and Ali for all their hard work and efforts over the years, without their enthusiasm, dedication and drive we would not have raised money to go towards revamping the quiet area into the play area in the playground, welcoming the friendship bench to the school and organising wonderful events for the children and adults to attend throughout the year.

To all those involved in the PTA either attending meeting or helping out on the day, we all appreciate all you do. I am pleased to announce the role of Chair, Vice Chair and Treasurer have been replaced by Anna Hodgson (Chair), Philippa Weaver (Vice Chair) and Emma Townsend (Treasurer). Anna has a daughter currently in Year 2, Philippa has two daughters in Year 2 and Emma has two sons, one in Year 1 and one in Year 3. We would be delighted to welcome any new members, if you are interested in knowing what's involved, even if you can't attend the meetings but would like to help out at fundraising events please let Anna, Philippa or another PTA member know, we would love to have you on the team. I look forward to another successful year.

Have a great summer!