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20th April 2018

Theme of the Term: Aspiration

Dear Parents,

Parent Governor
We are pleased to welcome Mrs Seymour (parent of Martha in Year 1) and Mr Walker (parent of Heidi in Year 1 and William Year 4) to the governing body.

Staffing in Willow Class
Today we said goodbye to Mrs Smith who has been working as a Teaching Assistant in Willow Class. We wish her well with her new role. Beginning next week with are pleased to have Mrs Ernst (Monday and Tuesday) and Mrs Lock (Wednesday-Friday) who will share Teaching Assistant duties in Willow Class. Both have been volunteering in Key Stage 1 and we look forward to them joining our team.

Sponsored Sleep Out for the Homeless
Thank you to all the children who took part in supporting Shelter with our Sponsored Sleep Out. You raised over £500 to help this very important charity. If you still have any sponsorship money to send in could you please do so early next week.

Kingham Hill School Choir Competition – Friday 4th May 2018 2pm
Unfortunately, we are unable to take the whole choir to this competition, the maximum number is 30 and we have 60 in our choir. Mrs Loader contacted the organisers to see if we could take 2 choirs or increase the numbers but we are unable to. The choir has been chosen from Years 4, 5 and 6 and those who have attended the Chipping Norton Music Festival and have attended the most choir sessions have been given first priority. These children have been given a letter to take home today.

Headteacher’s Award
I am pleased to present Libby in Year 3 with a Headteacher’s Award for raising awareness around homelessness. Libby brought a concern she had to school, met with the school council and helped organise the Sponsored Sleep Out. Her commitment to helping others is an example to all us.

I also want to highlight Maisie in Year 6 who over the Easter holiday joined in with a campaign for the Little Princess Trust after cutting her hair and donating it to help with children who are receiving Cancer treatment.

Learning Hero
Asher in Year 5 has been selected as our whole school Learning Hero this week. He has worked on improving his use of a variety sentence structures. He has been more engaged with his learning and taking more care with the presentation of his work. His effort in all of these areas has been noted!

Wychwood Parent Social
Remember, tonight parents are welcome to come along to the Wychwood Inn for the first Wychwood Social at 7:30.

Birthday Book Donations
We would like to wish Felix, Maya and Molly (Reception), Thea (Sycamore) Ethan, Nathan and Lincoln (Willow), Jess and Flo (Silver Birch), Jamie B (Oak), Freddie (Maple), Isaac and Ollie V.B.(Chestnut) a wonderful birthday. We hope you enjoyed your day. Thank you for donating a birthday book to your class.

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.

Thank you for your continuing support

Mr Joseph Rubba
Headteacher

Dates for the Term
Monday April 23rd Year 4 trip to Burford for Languages Day
Thursday April 26th Spelling Bee Finals
Tuesday May 1st Year 5 Quad Kids at Burford School
Thursday May 3rd Hooke Court meeting for parents 6:30
Friday May 4th Kingham Hill Choir Competition
Tuesday May 8th PTA Meeting 7:00
Thursday May 10th Photos for Reception and Year 6
Thursday May 10th Burford School meeting for Year 5 parents 3:30
Week Beginning May 14th Key Stage 2 SATS
Thursday May 17th Outdoor Learning Day
Saturday May 19th Swimming Lifesavers Course
Sunday May 20th Swimming Lifesavers Course
Monday May 21st Partnership Cricket Tournament
Tuesday May 22nd Music Extravaganza 1:30
Wednesday May 23rd School Nurse in Year 5 & 6
Wednesday May 23rd Year 3 trip to Sulgrave Manor
Wednesday May 23rd -25th Year 4 trip to Hooke Court
Friday May 25th Drumming Workshop in Key Stage 1
Monday May 28th-June 1st Half Term
Monday June 4th Swimming Gala (Years 3-6)
Tuesday June 5th Cycling Proficiency (Year 5 for 3 weeks)
Thursday June 7th Great Wychwood Bake Off (Round 1)
Friday June 8th Year 5 Enrichment Day at Burford School
Week Beginning June 11th Phonics Check for Year 1
Tuesday June 12th Year 2 Ultra Olympics at Burford School
Thursday June 14th Great Wychwood Bake Off Semi Finals
Tuesday June 19th Sycamore Class Assembly 2:40
Wednesday June 20th Transition Morning (New classes for 2018/2019)
Thursday June 21st Science Day for Year 3 at Burford School
Saturday June 23rd Summer Fete
Monday June 25th Parents Meeting- Learning Reviews
Tuesday June 26th Year 6 trip
Tuesday June 26th Silver Birch Class Assembly 2:40
Wednesday June 27th Reception Eye Tests
Wednesday June 27th Parents Meeting- Learning Reviews
Thursday June 28th Year 6 trip Rollright Stones
Friday June 29th Great Wychwood Bake Off Final
Tuesday July 3rd Willow Class Assembly 2:40
Thursday July 5th-6th Burford Induction Days- Year 6
Monday July 9th Partnership Multi Skills morning FSU
Wednesday July 11th Year 5 & 6 Performance for parents 6:30
Friday July 13th Talent Show
Friday July 13th Year 2 Sleepover
Monday July 16th Sports Morning
Monday July 16th 1:30 Athletics Competition 1:30 (Year 5 & 6)
Tuesday July 17th 1:30 Athletics Competition 1:30 (Year 3 & 4)
Tuesday July 17th Year 6 Picnic 6-8:30
Thursday July 19th Year 6 Assembly 1:30
Friday July 20th Year 6 Leavers service at Shipton Church 9:30
Friday July 20th School Year Finishes at 1:30