Shine as Lights in the World- Philippians 2.15

Friday June 16th 2023

Dear Parents and Carers,

Curriculum Overviews
For more information on what children will be learning about this term please click this link for Curriculum Overviews. https://wychwood-pri.oxon.sch.uk/curriculum/supporting-your-child-at-home-2/

The Great Wychwood Bake Off
Wow! What amazing cakes we had on Monday. The school council with the assistance of PTA chair Daisy Pratt were involved in judging the best cakes from each class. The winners of Round 1 are:










Silver Birch
















Congratulations to the winners. For round 2 they need to bake a scone for Monday. Good luck everyone!

Spirited Arts and Be Space
The feedback from children and staff about our RE week has been wonderful! Children in particular enjoyed the Reflective Area sessions on the field. They participated in ‘Sorry Sand’ sessions, ‘Hope Bunting’ making and ‘Please Bubble’ blowing. I want to thank the church community volunteers for making this week such a special one for our children and of course to Mrs Finch for organising and coordinating the week.

Big Science
We are so pleased to announce that Bear, Tabitha, Millie B, Frank and Benji in Year 1 have been chosen by the Big Science judges to take part in the Big Science Final at the Science Oxford Centre next month. The judges said-

We loved your investigation and thoroughly enjoyed your presentation. It was interesting that you measured time and distance and we wondered which one is more important in deciding on the ‘best’ zip wire?
Great to see they had a prediction and explained their prediction.

Summer Fayre
Preparations are underway for next Saturday’s Fayre. Children in Year 5/6 are beginning to think about their various stalls, as always a big thank you to parents for helping with these stalls. The children have so much fun thinking of and designing fun games for the younger children to play.

Online Safety Workshop for Parents
Nick Speller, a CEOP Ambassador and 360 Safe Assessor, will be running a one-hour remote Parental Workshop about Online Safety for our school via Zoom on Thursday 22nd June starting at 8pm.

The session will be packed with information and advice for parents on how to keep their children safe online, including advice around mobile phone use. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the presentation.
The session covers:
* The risks of using the internet - online friends, chat, social media, gaming, bullying etc
* Tips and suggestions on how to reduce these risks to keep your children safe online
* Signposting to further resources and information.
* Advice on how to get help if things go wrong.
* The chance to ask questions.

Children are not allowed to watch the Zoom session due to the content and tone!

Because Nick will be facilitating and presenting the Zoom session there will be no late admission as the Zoom meeting will be locked at 8pm. Please ensure you join early, the Zoom link will be live from 7:45pm. Zoom has a tendency to need updating, so please join early to avoid disappointment.

Zoom link = https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89750747518

A message from the PTA: The Summer Fayre countdown is on!

It's just over a week until the Summer Fayre - it's the biggest event of the year so far and we've been busy behind the scenes finalising everything to bring you a truly fantastic, fun-filled family event! School has organised a brilliant schedule of live Country Dancing this year - here are the timings for the performances:
• 12:15pm - Reception Country dancing
• 12:30pm - Year 1 & 2 Country dancing
• 12:45pm - Year 3 & 4 Maypole dancing
The performances are being coordinated by the teaching staff, so please let them know if you have any questions at all!

Helpers are still needed!
Thank you so much for your kind offers of help - it makes a huge difference! We are a very efficient, fantastic team but when it comes to the Summer Fayre there's so much to cover that we can't physically manage everything without parent/carer support.

We've created 30-minute slots this year, it's great fun helping on a stall and by doing just 30-minutes you'll make a huge difference! If you can help with any of the following, please let myself, Claire Hogan or any of the PTA know:
• Face painting (no experience necessary, lots of fun and promise it's not scary at all!)
• BBQ helpers - both cooking, serving and selling
• Tombola - volunteers to help organise donations this week and to help sell tickets/run it on the day
• Toys & Books
• Selling refreshments
• Ice cream selling
• Crafts (we have some fantastic keyring making, colouring and more)
• Friday evening - putting out Gazebos and helping to move some hay bales that The Chapple's are kindly letting us borrow to create an arena
Email Daisy: wychwoodprimarypta@gmail.com || WhatsApp: 07467 226640

Raffle tickets are on sale in the playground from Monday
For anyone who can't make the Fayre or who'd like to purchase in advance, we will be selling raffle tickets in the playground from Monday! £1 a ticket - we have some fantastic prizes - full list will be displayed from next week!

Donation boxes will be outside on the playground from Monday - we'd be so grateful for donations for the following:
• Tombola (anything gifty)
• Wine for our new wine or water stall
• Plants
• Preloved toys and books
• Lovely cakes - homemade or shop bought! If homemade, please bring it to the office from Friday 23rd. Please could you also label them with ingredients so we can advise of any allergens on the day!
Thank you so much in advance for your help, for supporting the event and reading this far! As ever, email Daisy: wychwoodprimarypta@gmail.com or find us in the playground to ask any questions!

The PTA Team :)

Dates for the Summer Term




6th, 13th, 20th & 27th June)

Year 6 swimming at Chipping Norton Pool

Group B

19th June

Wychwood Bake Off – Round 2

Round 1 winners

21st – 23rd June

Bushcraft Residential

Year 4

22nd June

Online Safety Workshop for Parents 8-9


24th June

Summer Fayre


26th June

Wychwood Bake Off – Final

Round 2 winners

28th June

Partnership Music Festival

Year 2

30th June

Year 2 Sleepover

Year 2

3rd July

Partnership Cricket

Year 2

3rd July

Cotswold School Induction Day

Year 6

4th July

Tudor Workshop

Year 3 & 4

6th & 7th July

Burford and Chipping Norton School Induction Days

Year 6

7th July

Move up Morning


7th July

Bake for Books

FSU, Year 1 & 2

10th July

Sports Day (Morning)


12th July

Leavers BBQ

Year 6

13th July

Wychwood’s Got Talent


19th July

Upper Key Stage 2 Performance – Beaconsfield Hall, 5.30pm

Year 5 & 6

21st July

Leavers’ service

Year 6

21st July

Last Day of Term – 1.30 finish


Birthday Book Donations
Happy Birthday to Tom (Hazel), Louie (Ash), Tilly (Maple), & Lucy (Oak). 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 continued support.

Joseph Rubba
Wychwood CE Primary School