Shine as Lights in the World- Philippians 2.15


Friday March 24th 2023

Dear Parents and Carers,

Big Science
Today each class chose one Big Science investigation to share with the school. These children presented their investigation to the whole school and our special judges. (Mrs Hobbs, Mrs Pratt and Dr Bowness). Some of the questions being asked were; Which material makes the best zip wire?, Which part of the school is the dirtiest? and finally, Can AI trick humans? We will find out next week who the overall winners are. Thank you to Miss Jenkins for organising Big Science this term.

Thank you to the PTA for organising the disco this evening. Please remember that children are not to bring mobile phones to the disco. As this is a school event, our rules regarding photographs will apply. We will not be taking photos as we do not have permission from parents.

Cross Country Finals
Heidi, Pippa, Charlotte, Victoria, and Jasmine competed in the U11 girls Oxfordshire Cross County Finals after winning the West Oxfordshire Final. They did us very proud and ran their hearts out. Special mention goes to Pippa who finished 3rd and Charlotte who finished 6th overall. Well done!
We have just had confirmation that the girls’ team have won the U11 Oxfordshire County Finals! WOW! What a result!

After-School Clubs
A reminder that there are no after school clubs next week. The exception to this is the Choir on Monday which will happen as usual. Parents are invited to come and listen to the things they’ve been learning at 3.45. Choir will finish at the usual time of 4.15 if you are unable to attend.

Easter Service
Next Friday at 9:20 the children in Years 3-6 will be attending Shipton church for our Easter Service. Parents are welcome to attend.

Internet Safety
To help parent keep up to date with the latest developments in the online world we wanted to alert you to an informative website that supports families with gaming, internet safety and apps. We will be bringing you some other recommendations over the coming weeks - this week we concentrate on being safe online. Follow the link to learn more:

Bushcraft Residential – Year 4s
Thank you to everyone for paying the deposit for this trip. A payment item for the balance is now available for you to pay instalments at your convenience. The total balance is due by the 9th June.

Upcoming Dates




29th March

Tag Rugby (U11)


29th & 30th March

Year 3/4 Production

For parents-evening

31st March

Easter Church Service

KS2 and parents

31st March

Last Day of Spring Term 1:30 finish


31st March

Eco Council Clothes & Bake Sale after school


17th April

Return to school after Easter Break


18th April

Year 6 Group A start swimming lessons

Year 6

20th April

Year 4 MFL day at Burford

Year 4

22nd April

PTA Quiz Night

All Parents

24th April

Year 5 Enrichment day at Burford

Year 5


Eco-Council Pop Up Clothes Shop - Friday 31st March
Did you know the carbon footprint of new clothes bought in the UK every minute is greater than driving a car around the world six times! Using second hand clothes is a brilliant way to reduce our carbon footprint and to save money!

We need your clothing donations - Friday 24th - Thursday 30th March
Clothing/uniform must be clean and in excellent condition. Ages 4-12 only. Shoes not accepted.

Drop off your clothing donations on the following days.
• Friday 24th March AT SCHOOL DISCO

• Monday 27th - 30th March BOXES IN SCHOOL PLAYGROUND

Pop up shop open!
Friday 31st March at 1:30pm in the School Hall. Please come and browse. School uniform on sale too. All clothes must go - please bring a bag with you. We're just asking for a small donation for anything you take. We'll also have lots of yummy doughnuts on sale too.

Volunteers desperately needed!
We're also looking for volunteers to help sort the clothing at school at 9:30am - 11am Friday 31st March. If you can help to spare an hour or so, to help the Eco-Council work towards their Eco Award this year email wychwoodprimarypta@gmail.com

Thank you from the Eco Council.

News and events from the PTA

School Disco tonight for years 1 - 6!

If you didn't manage to pick up a ticket for tonight's disco, you can still buy them on the door for £2.50. Please see disco session times below:

Years 1 - 3: 5.15pm - 6.15pm
Years 4 - 6: 6.30pm - 7.30pm

There will be cake, sweets, fruit etc available to buy on the night, as well as glow in the dark face paints! Drop off will be via the main school entrance and pick up after each session will be from the playground. Thank you so much in advance for supporting tonight's event, with buying tickets, donating treats, bringing / collecting your children and offers of help too! We really appreciate it and can't wait to see you there!

A little further ahead....

Doughnut Friday: 31st March from 1.30pm

Next Friday we are selling freshly baked jam doughnuts at pick up as a little treat for the last day of term! You'll find us alongside the brilliant Eco Council clothes sale!

Quiz Night ticket sales go live from 4pm today

After a long hiatus, Parents' Quiz Night is back! Join us on Saturday 22nd April for a hosted evening of fun quiz rounds! Bring friends, family or any fellow quiz heads! Teams will be on tables of eight players. If there are eight of you who'd like to be seated together, please email us wychwoodprimarypta@gmail.com with your booking details. Otherwise, players can all join each other to create teams on the night! We'll provide a well-stocked bar and plenty of light-hearted humour! Tickets are £14 per person and include your first drink (alcoholic or soft drink) and delicious grazing boards. We also have a prize of £100 for the winning team! All funds raised go directly to school in support of our bid for a climbing wall! Tickets are limited and can be booked via this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/parents-quiz-night-tickets-597706003747

Birthday Book Donations
Happy Birthday to Molly (Ash). Thank you for donating a book to your class. If you would like to donate a book, please collect a donation sticker from the school office.

Thank you for your continued support.

Joseph Rubba
Wychwood CE Primary School