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April 5th 2019

Theme of the Term: Empathy

Dear Parents,

Easter Service
We enjoyed the brisk walk today to Milton for our Easter Service. The children sang beautifully and the older children read particularly well. Vicar Geoffrey led the service and helped us to remember the reason why we celebrate Easter. It may be interesting to ask your children about Fish Fingers. Thank you to Rev’d Hartley for leading the prayers and to our volunteers helping with the walk to the church.

Year 3/4 Performance
Thank you for all your emails and kind words regarding the Year 3/4 play this week based on the WWII topic. I know the children have enjoyed performing and it will be something to remember for a long time. Many thanks to Mrs Hall, Miss Adams, Mrs Napper, Mrs Finch, Mrs Banks, Mrs James, Mrs Lock and Mrs Ford for all their hard work. It takes a dedicated team to organise such a great performance!

Year 4 Residential
There will be a meeting for parents with children going to Hooke Court on April 23rd at 6:00. Here, the trip leader will tell you more about what to bring and what the children can expect during their visit.

Cross Country Finals
In very difficult weather conditions our girls under 11 team performed very well against other runners from all over the county. Well done to Rosie, Jess, Frankie, Elsa, Grace BC, Sasha and Grace C for keeping their spirits up during a very wet morning.

Wychwood Benefice News
Saturday 13th April
Easter Egg trail and mini messy church at Milton Church
A morning of activities come and join us any time from 10am till 12pm with crafts, refreshments and an Easter egg trail round the churchyard. We look forward to seeing you, it would be helpful to send an email to say you plan to join us and would make organising easier but is not obligatory vicar@wychwoodbenefice.org.uk

Space Dome
As part of our topic on Space in KS1, we found a giant Space Dome in our hall! The children all had a go at visiting the dome and learning more about our solar system. Agnes told me that she saw ‘lots of colour, lights and shadows’. She liked the story that the visitors told us and also liked learning about the names of stars. This visit came with a cost and we have about 25% still to collect so if you could please visit https://www.parentpay.com/ to make your payment that would be much appreciated.

After School Clubs
Unless you have been contacted by Mrs Staines, your child is in the club of their choice next term. Please remember to look for the dates on your after school club letter and they start when we return after Easter.

Birthday Book Donations
We would like to wish a wonderful birthday to Rory and Lincoln (Sycamore), Thea and Jess (Oak) and Sasha (Rowan). We hope you enjoyed your day. 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.

Have a lovely Easter and we look forward to seeing you on Tuesday April 23rd.

Joseph Rubba
Headteacher

PTA Update

Thank you to Oak Class parents for the wonderful baking last Friday. Your class raised £113.30 for their books so well done, a great achievement.

We hope you all felt the Mother's Day Gift event went well alongside the bake sale, and that all you mothers out there received a thoughtful gift from your child. They certainly enjoyed choosing them and taking their time writing their labels. A huge thank you to everyone who donated the fantastic array of gifts and also to our wonderful wrapping elves in the background and other helpers for doing a fantastic job too. You all raised a fabulous £127!! Thank you. We will be doing it again the Friday before Father's Day too.

Just to give you an update, this term, since Christmas, you have helped raise a totally amazing £1,468.90. Well done everyone and thank you! The money is going towards PE equipment for the new all weather pitch.

Next term, we kick it off with our usual coffee morning on Friday 26th April, 8.30-9.30am in the school hall. Please do try to pop in if you can, everyone is welcome. It's a lovely way to start the term and catch up with friends. We also welcome any ideas for new events or if you would like to get involved please come and talk to one of the team.

Have a wonderful Easter break.

Many thanks
Anna, Philippa and the PTA