Newsletter 14th December 2018

Dear parents and carers,

Willow Nativity

I hope you enjoyed this as much as I did!  Well done to the children, and many thanks to the staff for their hard work preparing this.  We are trying to update our photograph collection, so if you have any good stills, please e-mail them to the school office.

Carol Service and Nativity

All are invited to join us next Wednesday 19th at 2.00pm in the church for carols and nativity.  This will be led by Ash Class.

Follow That Star – Saturday 15th December 4.00pm

Final call for the re-enactment of the Christmas story with a candlelit procession and a real camel and other animals starting at the High Street Christmas tree in Kidlington.  The event will finish at St Mary’s church for refreshments.  All are welcome.

Lunch arrangements

Please note that during the last week of this term, lunch arrangements are as follows:

  • Monday 17th – bring packed lunch (pantomime trip)
  • Tuesday 18th – Christmas dinner (with optional Christmas jumper)
  • Wednesday 19th – pizza special

Cross Country

Last Friday, several of the children attended the Cross Country Finals at Sibford School. There were fantastic performances from George, Flora, Solomon, Isabella, Emily, Millie B and Milly N. Also, a huge thank you to all the parents who helped with transport and for supporting all the children so well. Thank you to Mrs Brees for all her hard work which allows the children to attend these events.

St Nicholas Church Nativity Service

Any children who would like to take part in a nativity play with a difference for the St Nicholas Church Nativity Service at 4pm on Christmas Eve should come for two short rehearsals in the church on sat 22nd and Sun 23rd Dec at 4pm.  It would be helpful but not essential if you could let Rev Lucy know if you plan to be there.

Clubs next week

There will be no after school clubs next week.  We are offering care at £5 per session from 3:15 to 4:30. Please let us know in advance if you need it.

Holiday dates

Don’t forget we close for the holiday next Wednesday 19th December and reopen on Monday 7th January.  Have a good Christmas!

This week we congratulated:

  • Willow Class: all of them, for an absolutely brilliant nativity;
  • Ash Class: Hughie, for fantastic work on suffixes in literacy; Felix, for superb guided reading homework;
  • Oak Class: Logan, for fantastic effort in his instructions writing; Louis, for a great attitude when completing maths assessments;
  • Beech Class: Orla, for excellent input during history lessons; Ruby, for great determination in maths all week;
  • Art: Noah OB, for trying his best and producing some lovely work.
  • Sport: Logan, for determination and effort in the fitness challenge.

Our Christian Value this term is Peace.  Can your child tell you about the prophecies of Isaiah?

Future events (w/b 17th December)

Monday 17th

  • Whole school trip to the pantomime
  • No Forest School
  • Mr Morgan is away

Tuesday 18th

  • Christmas lunch
  • No Forest School

Wednesday 19th

  • Carol service and nativity in the church – 2.00pm
  • End of term

Dates for the year

  • 17/12/2108                              Pantomime trip
  • 18/12/2018                              Christmas Lunch
  • 19/12/2018                              2.00pm – Ash Nativity and Carol Service
  •                                                    3.15pm – end of term
  • 20/12/2018                              INSET day – school closed
  • 21/12/2018                              INSET day – school closed


  • 07/01/2019                              Start of term
  • 18/01/2019                              Non-uniform day raising funds for an international charity
  • 01/02/2019                              Ash Class Assembly
  • 08/02/2019                              Beech Class charity event
  • 14/02/2019                              Beech Class Junior Citizen trip
  • 15/02/2019                              Soup Lunch and Talent Show
  • 18/02/2019                              Half term week
  • 06/03/2019                              Parent consultations
  • 07/03/2019                              World Book Day
  • 07/03/2019                              Parent consultations
  • 15/03/2019                              Red Nose Day
  • 05/04/2019                              2.00pm – Stations of the Cross led by Oak Class
  •                                                     3.15pm – End of term


  • 23/04/2019                              Start of term
  • 03/05/2019                              Non-uniform day – bring a tombola prize
  • 06/05/2019                              Bank Holiday – school closed
  • 12/05/2018                              Big Bike Ride
  • 24/05/2019                              May Day
  • 27/05/2019                              Half term week
  • 03/06/2019                              INSET – school closed
  • 10/06/2019                              Beech Class residential week
  • 14/06/2019                              Ash and Willow Class Charity event
  • 02/07/2019                              Sport morning
  • 10/07/2019                              2.00pm – Ash and Willow Class production
  • 18/07/2019                              1.30pm and 6.00pm – Oak and Beech Class production
  • 24/07/2019                              2.00pm – Leavers’ Service