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Friday March 13th 2020

Theme of the Term: Resilience

Dear Parents and Carers,

Contingency Plan-School Closure
I’ve been meeting with school governors to discuss our procedures in the event of a school closure. Teachers are working to ensure that if necessary, home learning can take place in the most practical way possible. For this to happen we need to know if there are any families who do not have access to the internet. Could you please contact the school office if this is the case for your family. At the moment we are continuing as normal and we look forward to another fantastic week.

Staffing
Many of you will have noticed that Mrs Maunoury has taken her maternity leave a week early. This was under doctor’s orders, but I want to reassure you she is fine. Mrs Maunoury came in on Tuesday afternoon to say goodbye to the children and I know you will join me in wishing her well. Thank you to Mrs Collins and Mrs Wheatley for stepping in early. Next week we start as we mean to go on with Mrs Collins teaching Mondays and Mrs Wheatley teaching Tuesday-Friday.

Mrs Napper will be spending some time with Silver Birch class next week in preparation for Miss Brown’s departure after Easter on maternity leave.

Parent Helpers Needed!
On Monday Mrs Hoare and Mrs Cooper are going to be weaving the Willow Domes after school. Any help from parents would be much appreciated, no experience is necessary just a willingness to get stuck in! They will be meeting on the field at 3:15.

Year 6 Residential
On Monday our Year 6 children are off to Wales for a week of fun and adventure. Please remember to be at the car park for 7:45 and please park away from the school as the bus will need to reverse into the car park and leave the school safely.

Wychwood Prayer Group
Just a reminder that the Wychwood Prayer Group will be meeting next Friday after drop off in the WASP room. Come by for cuppa and join in prayers with other parents.

Choir
Well done to the school choir for their performance at the Chipping Norton Music Festival. They were the highlight of the morning, singing with such enthusiasm. Thank you to Mrs Loader for leading the choir and to Mrs Smith and Mrs Witts for their support.

Learning Hero
Emily in Oak class has been chosen as our Learning Hero this week. Emily is someone who is willing to have a go at so many new things when it comes to her learning. This is true in the classroom and outside. Recently she has really pushed herself when learning rugby skills and it is this attitude of giving things a go that makes Emily an excellent learner. Well done!

Birthday Book Donations
Happy birthday to Jonty (Ash). 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.

Joseph Rubba
Headteacher

PTA Update

Oak class bake sale
Thank you to the bakers, buyers and helpers for raising a brilliant £105.70 for Oak class to spend on books of their choice.

Mother’s Day event - Friday 20th March
Please bring your donations to school on Friday morning and we’ll be collecting these in the playground. How it works: your child can pay their £1 at 3pm and choose something from the table which will be wrapped by our team of gift wrappers and brought home to their mums for Mothering Sunday. Children in WASPS will be given the opportunity to come and choose something too as will after school club children as the table will still be set up at 4.15pm when they come out. The children love this event and the opportunity to choose a surprise gift for their mums and we’re really looking forward to it. We do need a few more gift wrapper helpers so if you’re able to help then please let either Anna or Caroline know. Thank you!

Class reps
If you would like to be included in the WhatsApp group for your class here is a reminder of the class reps:
FSU Ash & Hazel - Laura White & Lisa Evans
Year 1 Willow - Pippa Cotton
Year 1/2 Silver Birch - Claire Hogan
Year 1/2 Sycamore - Jessica Haydon
Year 3/4 Oak - Nikki Clemson
Year 3/4 Elm - Philippa Weaver
Year 3/4 Maple - Anna Hodgson
Year 5 Chestnut Jessica Haydon & Donna Stevens
Year 5/6 Cherry - Anna Hodgson
Year 6 Rowan - Anna Hodgson

Thank you!
Anna and Caroline