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Newsletter 3rd July 2020

This half term we will be looking at the following value:

  • Honesty

- Letter from Mr Griffin

Dear Parents,

It has been a very busy week at Charlton trying to get more children back into school as well as making arrangements for the final few weeks of term.

On Tuesday, we had children from years 2, 3 and 4 arriving at school for the first time since March 20th. It was so lovely to see all of their excited faces and for them to be able to spend time with their friends. The marquee has been a huge success with plenty of space for pupils to learn, thank you again to Mr Walters and Reverend Steve for getting this arranged for the school.

I have been very impressed with the social distancing which children have demonstrated over the past few weeks. Pupils know not to move between groups and are able to stay in their bubbles  within school and on the field. Children are also remembering to wash their hands at frequent intervals and will often remind each other before and after lessons. 

Earlier this week, we received a cheque from the trustees of Dr South for £750 to be used to support the school for any additional costs incurred during the pandemic. I would like to use this opportunity to publically express our thanks for this incredibly generous donation.  We will be using these additional funds to cover the costs of extra cleaning required and the purchase of PPE equipment.

Yesterday, we received guidance from the Government outlining the plans to ensure that all pupils are able to return to school in September. I will be meeting with the staff and governing board next week to discuss the steps we need to take. I will share with you more details when they have been confirmed.

Have a great weekend

Mr Griffin


If you have any problems with the School Life App, please come and see Françoise at reception before the end of term. We might have to send some communications during the summer if our plans for September were to change so you need to ensure that you can access the App during this time or you might not receive the school's messages/SMS. Please continue to check your SPAM folder if you have a hotmail address as Newsletter and emails tend to end up there.

- Book "My back to school bubble"

For the children still at home, this little book (see PDF below) might be a good starting point before they come back to school in September.

- Mental Health Support Team latest Newsletter

See Newsletter below (PDF)

- Bubble 6

We welcomed some very happy children on Tuesday in our new bubble. Their "new classroom" is directly on the field so they have easy access to fresh air! A reminder that the children will be in school next week on Tuesday and Thursday from 9.00 am till 1.00pm and the last week of term, the children will be invited to come from Monday to Friday from 9.00 am till 1.00pm

- Reading Record Milestone

Well done to these children for reaching a Reading Record Milestone (every 25 nights) in their Reading Record. Great achievement!

Seb 100
Oliver 200
Freddie 150

Year 1
Grace 200
Estelle 225
Florence 175
Year 2
Jacob 200
Molly 200
Brody 225
Year 3
Freddie 175
Neive 200
Year 4
Phoebe 200
Emily 225
Leo 75
Emilia 175
Year 5
Grace 225
Willem 225

- Lost Property = School Jumper

A school Jumper with no name was found in school (size =30/32 or 76/81 cms from Brigade) so if you think it belongs to you, please come and see us in the office.

- Brigade (uniform supplier)

Don't forget the deadline of 7th August for your Uniform.

The last ordering date for parents to organise their son or daughter’s uniform is 7th August. Brigade told us they will not be able to guarantee delivery before September term if ordered after this date. 

Please do bear in mind that, due to Covid-19, they feels there will be a dramatic spike in uniform orders – many schools having left their orders until the last half term.  The sooner you order the sooner they can reserve their stock.  

- PTA News

Please see PDF doc below.



The children wrote about what they would like to be when they are older. Brodie knew exactly what he wants to be... A pop star! He drew a great picture and sounded out the words himself.
It's lovely to have Archer back and he made some patterns with the pegs.
After checking on our frogs in the pond the children enjoyed making frogs of their own.


In the FSU bubble this week we used our sense of taste to try avocado. Here is a picture of Tommy trying some. He said it tasted like a leaf and he wouldn’t have it again!

In maths the Reception children have been doubling. Here is Isla using tens frames to show double six

We read the story of Pinnochio to learn more about our school value of Honesty. Here is Seb in the 'hot seat' answering questions as if he was Pinnochio!


This week in Y1, we have been looking at old toys. Mrs Bending brought her old toys to school. The gameboy still worked so the children enjoyed playing on it. The children were shocked at how similar the toys were to the ones they play with today.


Fabulous writing by Alexander and Hope.  A must-read.

Yr 5/6 Art in the style of Georges Seurat (French post-Impressionist artist)

- Home Learning

- Nursery

Eliza has been completing some more excellent work at home this week. Not only has she been counting and writing her name but she has also mastered doing up her zip! Well done Eliza, we are very proud of you!


- Yr1/2

Some lovely art and history work from our young contributors: Amelia, Archie, Estelle Grace & Jaxon-Lee.

- Yr 3/4

This week in art the children were looking at Georges Seurat and pointillism. In English, they have been writing poems about a magic pebble.
The young contributors are:
Freddie and Lily's art - Georges Seurat
Pebble Poem by Emelia & Kit

- How to apply for free school meals

Ask for an application form from your child’s school (see link below), complete it and return to the school together with proof of benefit so that your school can assess eligibility.

Link to application form:

Proof of benefit cannot be demonstrated by a bank statement or photocopies, only by an original of the following:

- Income Support - letter from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)/Jobcentre Plus dated within one month of application showing breakdown of income support payment.

- Income Based Employment & Support Allowance - letter from DWP/Jobcentre Plus dated within one month of application.

- Child Tax Credit (without Working Tax Credit and 'annual income as assessed by the Inland Revenue' of below the threshold figure for the year) - All pages of the TC602 Inland Revenue tax credit award notice for the current tax year.

- State pension credit - Pension Credit M1000 Award Notice.

Asylum seekers will need to provide a National Asylum and Support Service (NASS) support notice or IS96 document including details of authority providing support under part IV of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999. You will be required to supply:

* NASS reference number
* Port reference number
* Name of authority

When to apply?
You should apply to your school when you first start to receive benefit as claims are not backdated. Your eligibility will be reviewed at least every six months by the school.

You should notify the school immediately if any changes occur to your benefits.


* Stebbes

Dear Parents,

Tech camp is here for Summer with all NEW activities!  We are running on 27th -31st July and 3rd- 7th August 2020 at St Ebbe’s Primary School from 9 am to 4 pm each day.

Our technology camps are your child’s ticket to another world, with lots of exciting activities for curious coders, inventors and artists. Kids can learn how to program artificial intelligence robots, modify madness with Minecraft and even create their own digital app! The camps are designed to help children acquire in-demand skills from a young age, which will be needed for their future jobs market.  Simply put, it is the perfect place for them to push their coding skills even further and provides an unforgettable learning experience.

Covid-19 safety – please watch our video to see how we are making our camps safe and secure this Summer:

For a full list of activities and more information please see flyer attachedSpaces are limited due to social distancing and work on a first come first serve basis. To check availability or to enrol simply visit:

Charlton-on-Otmoor C of E Primary School

Fencott Road,





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