This term we will be looking at the following value:



Dear Parents,

Throughout the week, children across the school have undertaken a range of assessments providing an opportunity for them to demonstrate their learning from the past few months. We have been incredibly impressed with their effort and resilience. The final week of the term is Science week. The teachers have been planning lots of exciting activities to inspire the children including a special visit from the Science Oxford Museum on Friday. We will add lots of photo's to next week's newsletter.  Just a reminder to all families that we have started the 'Great Big School Clean.' We are encouraging all of you to take part and see how many bags you can fill by the final day of term. We have lots of spare bags in the school office which you are welcome to use. Our current leader is Estelle in year 3!  Have a great weekend. Mr Griffin




Charlton News


Great Big School Clean 2022. Thank you to those of you who have been litter picking so far. We are a long way off our pledged 50 bags so please support us. The Parish Council have sourced black sacks and recycling bags for us. Please collect from the office or email for them to be sent home. Thank you in anticipation of your support.

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Important Notices


Next Tuesday there will be cookie baking activity, so please book the 3.15-5.30pm session.

On Wednesday there will be an Easter egg hunt and a movie afterwards, so please book the 3.15-5.30pm if you would like your child to attend.

In this week’s CAST sessions the children enjoyed  making their own pizza and clay pots.



Key Dates

8th April: Mini Easter Fete after school. There will be an Easter egg hunt in the grounds, raffle,

children’s games, the chance to decorate an egg and make an Easter bonnet, as well as chocolate tombola.

29th April: May Day Celebrations.








Celebrations this week

Explorer Resilience Oscar for settling in so well and developing his independence.
Pathfinder Resilience Seb for amazing work in his Math assessments.
Adventurer Resilience Amelia for doing some amazing work in assessments this week.
Navigator Resilience Lily for fantastic perseverance and diligence in all subjects.



Breakfast Club & CAST

Drop & Play: Mon-Fri 8.30am-8.45am

Breakfast club: Mon-Fri 7.50am-8.45am

CAST times: Mon-Thurs 3.15pm-4.15pm

3.15pm-5.30pm & 4.15pm-5.30pm.

If you would like your child to attend Breakfast Club, Drop & Play or CAST, please book a place using the app. CAST is open to reception through to year 6 children only.








In FSU we have been exercising our fine motor skills, Reception children have been learning about  number bonds to 5 and some to 10 and we all enjoyed seeing the snow! We go outside everyday whatever the weather, so please send your child in with suitable clothes and shoes!





Pathfinders have worked so hard this week! They have been completing some special challenge quizzes. Not only have they tried their best but they have all been really resilient as well. Miss Airey is really proud! As well as this, Y1 and 2 have finished their art projects, making nature sculptures in the style of Andy Goldsworthy. The children were so creative and produced some amazing work. Some of the children have even chosen to build nature sculptures during break and lunch time as well!





Year 3 and 4 have worked really hard in their assessments this week. They have shown how much they have retained and learnt over the last few months. They should be really proud of themselves. 





Year 5/6 have been looking at line graphs this week in Maths, interpreting data from graphs and even drawing their own! They have learnt about the y and x axis, keys, how to label and structure your graph and the importance of precise plotting. Well done, Year 5/6!



We have a new safeguarding lead at Charlton. Miss Giles has completed her training and will be supporting Mrs Clarke and Mr Griffin should you have any safeguarding concerns.

Heather Phillips is our Safeguarding Governor, and she can also be contacted via the school office. Safeguarding at Charlton is our number one priority and it is great news that we have a third member of staff with this level of training and knowledge.


COVID-19- Latest Government update can be found here:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - NHS (

If you have any questions regarding the guidance, please do not hesitate to get in contact with the school and we will go through this with you. If your child does have to self-isolate, the school will provide home learning for them for the duration of this time.



Charlton-on-Otmoor C of E Primary School

Fencott Road,





Contact Information

Tel: 01865 331 239


Statutory Info

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If you have a query please contact Miss Giles or Mrs Brandon on

For queries regarding Special Educational Needs (SEN) please contact Mrs Jane Rawson on