Newsletter 9th March 2018

Dear parents and carers,

Hockey Tournament

Congratulations to the hockey team from Beech Class who yesterday won the local competition.  They will go on to represent us in the area tournament.  Thank you to Mrs Brees for training them and well done to them for doing so brilliantly.

Ash Class Assembly

I hope you enjoyed the assembly led by Ash Class.  They have had great fun learning about many different things, particularly Monet, and it is always good when they can present their learning to an audience.

Beech Class Charity Event – Friday 16th March

The children in Beech Class are running a cake sale to raise money for IMPS (Injury Minimisation Programme for Schools).  They will have gone on a trip to the John Radcliffe Hospital on Wednesday organised by IMPS, and as part of that they are asked to raise funds for the organisation in return.  Do arrive at school any time from 3.00pm onwards to buy supplies for the weekend.

Village Clean

The Parish Council has arranged for a village spring clean on Saturday 17th March.  If you are able to help (with or without children), please meet at the Red Lion at 10.00am.

Security Arrangements

It is lovely that there is such a supportive atmosphere at the school, and parents look out for other people’s children.  We do have a duty to ensure the children’s safety, however, so we will be tightening up our end of day procedures to make sure that children go home with a trusted adult.  If you would like to allow your child to go home with anybody other than a parent, please complete the emailed form or pick one up from the office.  If we do not have permission from you, we will be unable to let the children go.

This week we congratulated:

  • Willow Class: Audrey, for being a positive and supportive friend;
  • Ash Class: Milly N, for great Monet writing; Jak, for amazing work on fractions;
  • Oak Class: Abra, for good work on telling the time; Frankie, for a lovely hero story;
  • Beech Class: Jamie, for fabulous work on short multiplication; Islay, for a brilliant formal report;
  • Art Award: Harry, for great design work;
  • Sports Award: William, for great enthusiasm and eager participation in a variety of activities;
  • Cooking Award: Abra, for increased confidence when completing tasks; Emily, for increased confidence in her own abilities.

Our Christian Value for the term is Compassion.  What can your child tell you about caring for elderly people?  Can your child tell you about the story of Ruth and Naomi?  How can we show compassion for elderly friends and neighbours?

Future events (w/b 12th March)

All week:

  • Cookery – Ash Class
  • Art and Design – Year 4
  • Health and Fitness – Year 3


  • Forest School – Year 3
  • Fire Engine visit (Ash and Willow Classes)


  • Forest School – Year 5
  • Mr Morgan is at a headteachers’ meeting
  • Support staff are receiving on site training in the afternoon
  • Mrs Watson is on a training course


  • Oak Class trip
  • Beech Class trip
  • Mrs Cornish is on a training course in the afternoon


  • Oak Class swimming
  • Visit from the bursar
  • Beech Class charity event
  • Miss Goater is away

Dates for the year

  • 10/03/2018                              Quiz night
  • 14/03/2018                              Oak Class trip
  •                                                     Beech Class trip
  • 16/03/2018                              Beech Class charity event
  • 19/03/2018                              Sport Relief week
  • 27/03/2018      2.00pm          Holy Week service
  •                                                    End of term


  • 16/04/2018                              Start of term
  • 07/05/2018                              Bank Holiday – school closed
  • 14/05/2018                              Year 6 Assessment (SATS) week
  • 18/05/2018      2.30pm          Oak Class assembly
  • 24/05/2018                              May Day
  • 25/05/2018 – 01/06/2018    Half term holiday
  • 11/06/2018                              Year 1 phonic screening week
  • 15/06/2018                              Ash and Willow Class charity event
  • 03/07/2018                              Sport Morning and family picnic
  • 11/07/2018      2.00pm          Ash and Willow Class production
  • 19/07/2018      1.30pm          Oak and Beech Class production
  •                             6.00pm         Oak and Beech Class production
  • 23/07/2018                              Reserve Sport Morning
  • 25/07/2018      2.00pm          Leavers’ Service
  •                                                    End of term