October 16th 2020

Theme of the Term: Cooperation

Dear Parents and Carers,

Peter Chand, our favourite Storyteller will be joining us next week to spend time with every class. We have been mindful of how Peter will be working with the children to ensure that everyone remains safe. Peter is a very popular visitor to our school and we are looking forward to having him join us. If you would like to make a voluntary contribution to help with the cost of this visit, we are asking for £3 per child. You can contribute via Parent Pay www.parentpay.com

Cauliflower Cards
Cauliflower Cards have been created in class this week, just in time for Christmas(!) It is a short turn around this year, so please make sure you drop off your order forms on Monday and/or Tuesday morning on the playground. A member of the PTA will be there to assist you. Thank you to the PTA for organising this for the school. Please see letter attached with this newsletter with all the details about ordering.

Parents Meetings
Parents meetings will take place via telephone on Tuesday 10th, Wednesday 11th, Thursday 12th November. Next week we will give you more details about how to sign up using our online booking system. We will also be sending home a short Progress Report on the 9th November which will guide our conversations.

Just a reminder that next Friday 23rd October is an INSET day. The school will be closed for a training day for our staff. WASP however will be opened for those families who have booked a place.

PE T shirts
We are pleased to say that we now have a stock of PE T shirts back in the office. The price is £5.50 per shirt. Please note that there will a limit of one t shirt per child.

Please remember that children can get very mild symptoms and still have COVID, for example, loss of taste or smell can be the only symptom. Generally, the main symptoms are:
• A high temperature-this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
• A new, continuous cough- this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
• A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste- this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal.
Most people with coronavirus have at least one of these symptoms.

Please remember if someone in the house has had a test and is waiting for a result and/or if a pupil is themselves has had a test and is waiting for a result, the children should not be in school. We understand how difficult this situation is for everyone, but we need all our parents to ensure they are familiar with the symptoms of coronavirus and understand what you should do if you or someone in your household displays symptoms.

If you or your child has coronavirus symptoms, get a test as soon as possible. Everyone in your household must stay at home until you get the result. Anyone you live with, and anyone in your support bubble, must also stay at home until you get your result. The following link is to the NHS website, for further guidance and to a symptoms checker.

Birthday Book Donations
Happy birthday to Nell (Maple), Flora (Hazel) and Jacob (Maple), we hope you have a special day and 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
Wychwood CE Primary School

PTA Update

Cauliflower Cards
We can't believe we are mentioning Christmas already but...this week your children will have brought home their creative designs for the Cauliflower Cards products. We hope you love their artwork and if you'd like to see it turned into Christmas cards, gift wrap, tags or mugs please complete the form accompanying the artwork and return with the correct money/cheque to the PTA next week. Emma and Pippa will be stood by the school gate next week on Monday morning and on Tuesday morning from 8.25 until 9.05 to collect everything from you. We are having to do this a little differently this year, so please don't give these in to class teachers or to the office. Full details are in the letter accompanying last week's school newsletter.

Class Reps
Rowan now has a class rep - a big thank you to Emma Bearpark for doing this. Rowan parents please get in touch with Emma on 07525 150625 to join the group.

Thank you for supporting us!
Caroline and the PTA team