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Friday 15.12.23

Mrs Fidgett, Director of Learning, writes....

Dear Parents and Carers,

Our final newsletter of 2023, in many respects, it feels like we have arrived at the end of term in the blink of an eye, yet take a moment to study the tired eyes of pupils and staff and a break is exactly what we all now certainly crave!

It comes as no surprise when you consider the pace school operates; the continual commitment to providing children with a safe, happy and stimulating environment is a rewarding demand. They say it takes a village to raise a child, I’d say it takes very special people to run a school. Thank-you to our teachers, support staff, SEN team, catering, midday, office and site staff for a very successful 2023 at OWPS.

This week has been packed to the brim with festivities. Christmas Dinner Day was executed with military operation and the hall was a buzz of Christmas cheer and festive clothing. Many adults commented on the polite nature of the children as they collected their lunches and sat with their peers. Thanks to everyone who came along to our Christmas Fayre last week, your generosity was very much appreciated. The Christmas Sale held in school this week was another huge success, with FOWS providing a wonderful array of items…we hope many family members will be delighted with their individually chosen gifts. Year 6 also visited Alwalton Church to take part in a Christmas service. They represented the school superbly, singing songs and sharing readings with confidence.

Next week

As the term draws to a close next week, staff will be clearing out cloakrooms, lockers and drawers by Tuesday 19th, so your child should return home with all of their belongings ready for the holidays. Please take a look for any finished library books you have at home and return them by the end of term. Children are still welcome to change books in the library until Tuesday to continue reading over the holidays.

Wednesday is the last day of term and is toy day in school. Children are invited to bring in a game from home to share with their classmates throughout the day. Please encourage your child to consider their choice of game carefully, the best options are often board or card games that allow for multiple players. No electricals or valuable items please.

I wish all of our Wistow families a very Merry Christmas. I hope the holiday gives you the opportunity to spend some quality time with your loved ones.

I look forward to seeing you again, fresh-faced, in 2024!

Mrs Fidgett

Director of Learning

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