Newsletter 5th January 2018

Dear Parents,

Residential Trip – Beech Class

There is an information meeting in the classroom this coming Thursday at 3.00pm at which various forms will be handed out for return (eg medical).  If you are not able to get to the meeting, the forms will be sent home.  Please make sure they are completed and returned as soon as possible as we need to send them to the centre on Tuesday 16th January.

Forest School

This term there will be Forest School for Year 4 on Mondays and Year 6 on Tuesdays. If you have any questions please speak to Mrs Jaggard or the office staff.

Swimming – Oak Class

This starts next Friday – a separate letter has been sent out.


Information was sent out last week.  There have been some minor changes to the days of lunchtime clubs and the revised form is on the school website.

Reception Applications

Applications are now open for places in Reception (F1) for next September.  These can be done online at although paper applications can also be made.  Please note that even if you have a place in our nursery, you still need to apply specifically for Reception.  Applications close 15th January 2018.


We currently have a vacancy for a Clerk to the Governors.  This is a paid post; you may know of somebody who might be interested.  Full details are to be found at the vacancies page on the ODST website.  We are, however, prepared to amend the job to be that of a minute taker, with specialist tasks undertaken by a different person.  There are six evening meetings per year, with occasional daytime meetings.  If you are interested, please contact the school office in the first instance.

Our Christian Value for the term is Wisdom.  Can your child explain the difference between wisdom and knowledge?

Future events (w/b 8th January)


  • Forest School – Year 4


  • Forest School – Year 6
  • Teaching and Learning Governor meeting


  • Miss Goater is away


  • 3.00pm – residential trip briefing


Dates for the year

  • 18/01/2018                               Year 5 athletics event
  • 19/01/2018                               Oak Class charity event
  • 24/01/2018                               RSPB assembly
  • 25/01/2018                               2.45pm and 6.30pm – curriculum evening
  • 02/02/2018                               Soup Lunch and Talent Show
  • 05/02/2018                               Beech Class residential
  • 12/02/2018 – 16/02/2018     Half term holiday
  • 21/02/2018                               Parent consultations
  • 22/02/2018                               Parent consultations
  • 01/03/2018                               World Book Day
  • 09/03/2018       2.30pm          Ash Class assembly
  • 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