19th July 2019

Theme of the Term: Responsibility

Dear Parents and Carers,

Today we said goodbye to our Year 6 children with a service at the church in Milton. Thank you to Revd. Hartley, Vicar Geoffrey and the Mother’s Union for organising the service.
Year 6 have had a very busy couple of weeks with Darwin Rocks, a picnic, Leavers Assembly and today’s service. The children leave Wychwood ready to embrace all the challenges that Secondary School will offer and we wish them all the best.

House Shield
Well done to Peregrine for winning the School House Shield for the first time. They finished strong by gaining extra points during Sports Day and the various athletics events. Hurrah!

Eco Council
This year the Eco Council have completed an Environmental Review and have created an action plan to put things in place to make our school more environmentally friendly. This week we were awarded our Bronze certificate.
In September we will be looking for a new Eco Council to work towards getting the silver award. We have lots of great ideas for promoting a more environmentally friendly way of life in and out of school. Thank you to Miss Brown for leading the Eco Council.

Thank you
I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the many volunteers we have had over the year helping the school. We wouldn’t be able to swim on a weekly basis if not for our collection of parent volunteers. In Reception and Key Stage 1 we rely on parents helping out at Forest School which the children really enjoy. Of course, we have parents and grandparents who help with reading, small jobs, working with groups, walking to church and helping with school trips. To all of you, thank you for your support.

Today we sadly say goodbye to Miss Adams and Mrs Hall. Miss Adams will be off to Dubai shortly to teach and I know our school community will miss her. It has been a pleasure watching her grow into the excellent teacher she is today and we will miss her good cheer and enthusiasm.

Mrs Hall has been with us for 30 years and has been very much part of the lives of so many families in our community. Mrs Hall’s dedication, energy and ‘let’s do it’ attitude has been integral in keeping our school moving forward. We will all miss having Mrs Hall in the classroom and the staffroom and wish her a happy retirement.

Have a Good Summer!
Thank you to our hard-working staff members who are looking forward to a well-deserved summer break. We are very fortunate to have such a fabulous team at Wychwood. So many of the staff are willing to contribute to the fabric of our school and do so with a smile which makes our school special. With Ofsted, the new Astro pitch, Foundation Stage playground and strong academic performance across the school it has been another busy and successful year!

To governors, thank you for your continued support and efforts.

To Anna, Philippa and the PTA team for all their hard work this year, it has been great to see the school come together and enjoy so many fantastic events.

To our children, the best ambassadors for the school, have a great summer!

Birthday Book Donations
We would like to wish Harrison (Ash), Magnus (Silver Birch), Lucy (Sycamore), Percy (Oak), Charlotte (Maple), Lola (Chestnut) and Helena (Rowan) a wonderful birthday. We hope you enjoyed your day. Thank you for donating a birthday book to your class.

See you on September 4th!

Mr Joseph Rubba

PTA Update

FSU Bake sale

Last Friday FSU managed to raise a truly amazing £128.76 at their Bake Sale, well done everyone! That was a lot of cake and will be a lot of fabulous new books for the new FSU children next year, amazing! Thank you.

Final update
This is our last update until September so we wanted to repeat our massive thanks to you all for your help and support over the past year, and for those of you who have missed the information on the notice board and the email we sent out yesterday, YOU helped raise a fantastic £12,500 this year for the children. A very significant amount of this was spent on the new FSU playground this year along with a few other smaller activities for the school so we hope you have all had lots of fun with our events and we look forward to more fun and laughter next year.

Please continue to read our updates in the Newsletter and look on the Notice Board at school for news and event information.

Happy Summer Holidays from Anna, Philippa and your PTA