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Shine as Lights in the World- Philippians 2.15

December 2nd 2022

Dear Parents and Carers,

This week has seen many of our staff off with flu and other associated illnesses. This has meant that we have had to reorganise staff on a daily basis to ensure that the day continues to run smoothly at Wychwood. We ask for your patience and understanding as we do our best to make the next two weeks full of learning and fun!

FSU Nativity
It was a pleasure inviting Reception parents into the school to watch the FSU Nativity. This was our first performance in school since COVID and the children did so well with such a large audience. I want to thank all the Reception staff for all their hard work and a big well done to our lovely Reception children. As ever, please do not share or post any pictures of any other children. Thank you.

Choir Performance
Miss Rumsby, Mrs Napper and Mrs Williamson took the older members of our choir to Oxford Town Hall on Tuesday to perform Christmas carols with other schools. As ever, our children sang beautifully and I’m told by many, our choir was one of the highlights of the evening. Thank you to the staff for supporting this event.

Boccia Ball
Mr Leader and Mrs Williamson took a small group to compete at the Burford Partnership Boccia Ball event on Monday, and……… they won! Well done to Leon, Charlie, Alice, Samuel, Joe and Joshua for representing Wychwood so well! Our B Team have advanced to the next round to be held later in the new year. Congratulations!

Christmas Cards
Next week the Wychwood Christmas Post will be opened. Children can write cards to their friends across the school and our Christmas Elves will make sure they are delivered during the week. Each phase has their own Christmas post box to use. Please remember to put the child’s full name or child’s first name and class on the envelope to ensure the card is delivered to the right child.

Parking
Please do not park in the staff car parking area. We have two families due to their children’s needs who require a space to bring their children through the office. Otherwise, we respectfully ask that you refrain from using the staff car park to drop off children.

Christmas Fair
The Christmas Fair will be during the school day. Every child will get a lucky dip, Cuddly toy and to choose a parent/carer present, which we will wrap! They'll be able to play all the amazing fun year 5/6 games. Also they will see Father Christmas! At pick up, in the playground, we will have a Tombola, cakes, and a xmas/winter swap shop.

Thank you to those who have already made a donation to this. If you are able, please do make a donation of £5 per child on Parent Pay.

We are still looking for donations of cuddly toys, parent/carer presents and items for Lucky Dip and Tombola. There are boxes in the playground for your donations.

We will also need donations of baked goodies, or shop bought, sweet or savoury, to the office on the morning of Friday 9th December. Remember it will also be a non-school uniform day!

Art Competition – The Twelve Days of Christmas
Thank you for the entries we have received already. You can still hand in entries to the School Office until Friday 9th December.

Football Donation
Thank you to Mr McLaren parent of Maggie & Sam for the donation of footballs and teaching resources for the school to use to enhance our P.E. provision. The resources will be well used, I’m sure!

Disco
We are delighted to announce that the profit from the school disco raised £480.47. Thank you to everyone who organised the event and donated to support the school PTA. I know the children loved having the disco again, the school was buzzing all day on Friday!

Dates for the Autumn Term

Date

Details

Who

7th & 8th December

Key Stage 1 Nativity – 2pm

KS1 Parents

9th December

Christmas Fair- Non school uniform

All

12th December

Santa Fun Run

All

14th December

Christmas Lunch

All

14th December

Carols at Old Prebendal

Year 6

16th December

9.20am Church Service – Key Stage 2

KS2 Parents

16th December

Last Day of term (Christmas Jumpers!) – Finish 1.30pm

All

4th January

INSET Day

All

5th January

First day back for the children

All

Birthday Book Donations
Happy Birthday to Edward (Willow), Ronnie (Silver Birch) and Henry (Maple). Thank you for donating a book to your class. We hope you have a special day! If you would like to donate a book, please collect a donation sticker from the school office.

Thank you for your continuing support

Joseph Rubba
Headteacher
Wychwood CE Primary School