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Shine as Lights in the World- Philippians 2.15

 

 

1st July 2022


Dear Parents and Carers,

Move Up Morning
We had a great morning, welcoming new children into our Reception classes as well as the rest of the children meeting their new teachers. The children in Reception to Year 3 have brought home a slip to indicate who their new teacher is for September.

County Cricket Finals
Well done to our boys cricket team who went off to Kidlington to take part in the County Cricket Finals. The team did ever so well making it to the final match, only to lose out to Goring! Second place in Oxfordshire is rather impressive though!

Sports Day
Our Sports Day takes place on the morning of Monday July 4th. Parents are invited to join us for the morning. We aim to start at 9:15. Events will take place on the field and playground, children have been organised into House teams with siblings on the same team. You can follow your child(ren)’s team as they move event to event. We encourage children to wear t-shirts in their house colours but this is not a necessity so please don’t worry. Children will need a drink, snack (we will provide snacks for Reception to Year 2) and of course a P.E. kit. If parents can join us on the field to begin with you then can spot your child and join them as they start their first event. We aim to finish between 11:30-12:00, but if you need to leave earlier, just make your way to the field and someone will let you out. We aim to have lots of fun (and a little competition) with the older children encouraging the younger children.
In the afternoon the Year 5/6 children will be having an athletics afternoon on the school field, parents again are invited to bring a rug and join us. We aim to start at 1:30.

Summer Fayre
Wow, what a fantastic day we had at the Summer Fayre on Sunday. It was so wonderful to see so many families, and the children doing their dances and games. The children looked liked they had a lot of fun, especially playing the year 5/6 games!
A huge thank you to everyone who helped with set up, on a stall and clearing up afterwards, we couldn't have done it without you. Also, thank you for all the generous donations for the Tombola, Raffle and cakes. I must share a specific thank you to Mrs Hogan for all her hard work in organising this event. It was a truly fantastic day!
We raised an incredible £3,740.98 with some more to come! In September we will make a decision on what to fund raise for moving forward. In the past the PTA have raised funds towards the Astro Pitch, the FSU garden, the Quiet Area and Chrome Books, which has benefitted the school immensely.

PTA
We have a wonderful PTA who have really come together during the organising of the Summer Fayre. We are really friendly and would love it if you would like to join us. We have members who are not able to make the meetings, but are able to help with ideas, organising, or help with an event on the day.
We will be getting together for drinks on Sunday 10th July from 7pm at The Wychwood Inn and you are very welcome to join us. Please email me, Claire Hogan, if you would like to get involved clairejoyhogan@gmail.com.

UKS2 Performance
UKS2 are working really hard preparing their ‘Showtime’ performance and are really excited about sharing it with parents and siblings. They will be performing to the whole school over a couple of days and to parents at the Beaconsfield Hall on the 8th July - Parents should have a separate email with further details.

Trips
Please do make sure you have given consent on ParentPay if your child has a trip in the next couple of weeks – we have lots of outstanding items at the moment!

Dates for your diaries

 

Date

Event

Class

5th, 12th July

Swimming at Chipping Norton Leisure Centre at 12.30pm

Rowan Class

4th July

Sports Day (morning)

Whole School including parents

4th July

Sports Day Races (afternoon)

Year 5 & 6

6th July

KS1 trip to Cotswold Wildlife Park

Year 1 & 2

6th July

Quests & Questions, Dorchester Abbey

Year 6

8th July

UKS2 Performance – 7.30pm

Year 5 & 6

12th July

Burford Partnership Music Festival

Year 2

12th July

Hill End Visit

Year 5

14th / 15th July

Hill End Sleepover

Year 4

14th July

Leavers BBQ, 5 – 7 pm

Year 6 & parents form 6.30pm

18th July

Wychwood’s Got Talent

All

20th July

Leaver’s Service

Year 6 & Parents

20th July

Last Day of term – 1.30 Finish

 

 


Birthday Book Donations
Happy Birthday to Leon (Chestnut) & Isabelle (Sycamore). 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

The Prayer for School Group met in school on Tuesday 28.06.2022

We prayed for the following topics:
For children in Y6 moving up to Secondary school and having visits and induction days. We prayed that the children who might be feeling a little anxious would feel some comfort knowing that God is with them every step of the way. That they may feel peaceful about the change, and enjoy the excitement of new curriculum activities and opportunities. We prayed that they would have a smooth transition in September.
For all the end of term activities at the end of this academic year, that the children would enjoy all the different events. That there would be a real sense of fun and joy. For the Y4 residential trip; that the children would be safe and feel excited about being away from home with their friends.
For the transition day, for those children who may be a little worried about moving up to a new class or key stage. We prayed that they would form good relationships with their new teachers quickly. That they would feel excited and positive over the summer.
For the Open the Book assemblies and the R.E. day on the 7th July. We prayed for all the planning that has gone into these, that the children may have a deeper understanding of Your truth, love and care for each of them and for creation. That the children would gain a better understanding of what Christians believe and what ‘The Lord’s Prayer’ is all about.
For the Ukrainian families now arriving in the area and the children in school. We prayed that they would settle in quickly and make friendships. That they would be able to manage and understand the cultural differences and environment. That they would find the right support to help with the emotional trauma they may have suffered.
For the Governing Body as team members change. We prayed for wisdom and unity as they work for the good of the school and children. We prayed that they would be strengthened as a team.
For all the staff across the school in all capacities that they would have a good summer break and feel refreshed and enjoy some quality ‘down time’. We prayed that those who are changing roles, coming in or leaving the school, that they would be blessed and that the changeover would be smooth.
If you have a prayer topic please let Jenny Miller steve-jen@live.co.uk or Jo Barham davidandjobarham@gmail.com know. Please feel free to join us; we are meeting again in the September term on a Tuesday morning in school just after drop off, these meetings are open to all.