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Newsletter 10th May 2019

This month we will be looking at the following values:

  • Humility
  • Compassion

Dear Parents,

The children have a few more busy weeks ahead of them and half term is only 2 weeks away. Our Yr2 have finished their SATS this week, so well done for all your hard work. The Yr 6 children will starts their SATS next Monday.

Year 6 SATS

The end of KS2 assessments (SATS) are next week.  We have been working hard to prepare the children for these tests and we hope they feel confident and relaxed about the process.  These tests inform the school of their progress and attainment across Key Stage 2 as well as providing information to their secondary school.  Next week, it is especially important that the children get a good night’s sleep and a filling, nutritional breakfast on the days of the tests so they can concentrate and demonstrate their best work. 


Our school attendance this week is 99.10%. Well done!

Cycling Training

Congratulations to our 6 cyclists who have all passed the cycling proficiency. Thank you to Mrs Pearson, Ms Heasley and Mr Kendall for training/supporting the children the last few weeks.


We have noticed that some children appear to be quite tired at school so we thought this extract from the Sleep Council website ( be informative since it highlights the importance of sleep. 

Vicki Dawson of The Children's Sleep Charity said: "Sleep is so important in order to ensure that children can meet their full potential in every aspect of their lives.

The website gives a rough guide to the number of hours sleep children need, but it does stress that it is also important to focus on sleep quality, not just quantity, and to establish a good bedtime routine.

The general guide is:
toddlers need around 12 hours of sleep a night;
children aged three to six - 10-12 hours;
seven-12 years olds - 10-11 hours;
and teenagers - around eight to nine hours. 

The sleep council website goes on to say, 'What's interesting is that teachers can tell which pupils are well-rested and ready for the day ahead, and which are not. Also, parents don't seem to realise how sleep deprived their children are during the day and how it affects their behaviour and performance at school....For two thirds of teachers (65%) the problem is so serious they consider that the long term progress of their pupils can be affected while nearly half (48%) said lack of sleep made children unruly and badly behaved.'

School Menu

We need to swap the menu around next week for the school census.  Thursday will now be fish and chips or cheese & onion pinwheels, and the burger in a bun and vegetarian lasagne will be on Friday. We are trying to have a popular menu on the school census as our UIFSM funding depends on the number of children from Reception and KS1 who eat at school that day. Please encourage your child to have a hot meal next Thursday.

School Uniform Orders

The  children will have in their book bags a poster from Brigade (Uniform Supplier) regarding Uniform Order for next accademic year. You can order directly on their website and have the clothes delivered to the school (please order by 30/06/19) or directly to your home address (please order by 07/08/19). You can also order your child(ren)'s uniform via the school office for delivery before the end of Term (please order by 30/06/19)  or for the first week in September (please order by 07/08/19)

Volunteer Readers

If you have a regular available time to come in and listen to the children read, then please contact the office. We always see great progress in children that read regularly.

Cutest Pet Competition

We are pleased to announce that Emily F. won the cutest pet competition with her pet chameleon. Well done Emily! We raised £29 for Dogs Trust so thank you to all who took part.


Years 1-3 decorated an Easter bonnet for Hobbycrafts decorate a hat competition and Year 3's hat came second! The prize was £50 to spend in Hobbycraft. Willow and Zak went to Hobbycraft in Banbury with Mrs Pike on Tuesday to meet Mrs Hay and spend the money. Mrs Hay very kindly topped up the prize with an additional £10. 

Coffee Church on 17th May

Coffee Church @ Charlton – on – Otmoor Primary School

Songs, Games and Stories and Craft

Cake and Coffee, Tea

Fun activities for children and parents and others to share,

3.15 pm – 4.15 pm


Duck Race 9th June

Thanks to all those you have already purchased ducks. Ducks can still be purchased through the school office or just ask a PTA committee member in the playground.  Please ask friends, family, neighbours etc.

On the day as well as the Duck Race we will be having some stalls with traditional games, produce to purchase, a BBQ and The Nut Tree will be running a bar.

Coffee Church

On Friday 17th May we have our first Coffee Church straight after school hosted by Rev. Lisa.  This is for the whole family and community.  The event is from 3.15pm to 4.15pm in the hall, there will be songs, games, crafts, stories led by Rev. Lisa and the PTA will be serving refreshments. 

Easy Fund Raising

Don’t forget if you’re internet shopping or even booking a holiday on line have a look at doing it through the Easy Fund-Raising site. A percentage of your total spend from 0.5% to 6% depending on the company will be donated to the school.  It’s easy to do and won’t cost you a penny, let friends and family know about it as well.  See the link below or download the app.

If you have ideas or suggestions for raising money or would like to join the PTA committee please let us know via the playground, office, email or Facebook

Upcoming Events, Save the Dates

Friday 17th May 3.15pm
– Coffee Church after school
Sunday 9th June 3pm– Duck Race

String lessons

We would still like to have a guitar class at school and would love to hear from you if your child is interested in studying guitar. It is a fun instrument that children will love playing alone or with their friends. If your child is interested, please get in touch with Oxfordshire Music Service. Tel: 01865 816990.


If your child is not going to be in school on a particular day, we would ask that you contact the office as soon as possible. If we haven't heard from you by 10 am, and we still have no idea where you child is, we have a safeguarding obligation to call the police. So please make sure you ring the office or email as early as you can.

Contacting the office

Please make sure that for all matters relating to the children (absence, pick up, clubs, etc...), you use the parents' email address ( as it is the only one that is manned every single day either by Mrs Lambert or Mrs Towler. Thank you.


Be friendly, respectful and kind Ella (FSU) for always being kind and patient towards her friends
Be responsible All Yr2s for working hard, being calm and being superstars SATs-ers
Be the best you can be Sofia (Yr3/4) for having a good work ethic and being focused
FSU Maison for excellent sharing in Maths
Yr 1/2 Ronnie for working hard and being so enthusiastic
Yr 3/4 Willow for helping in class and being kind to her peers
Yr 5/6 Theo for always being polite in all activities and lessons

Events or news outside school:

Bottle Tops Collection

We are happy to collect the bottle tops at school if you would like to participate.

Plant Sale

Millets Farm Family Fun Day

Letter from the Local Nurse Team

Please find below the current newsletter from the School Health Nurse Team for Bicester and Kidlington.

The current School Health Nurse is Laura Crane and Lisa Stockwell is the Community Staff Nurse and they can be contacted on 01869 604095.

Charlton-on-Otmoor C of E Primary School

Fencott Road,





Contact Information

Tel: 01865 331 239


Statutory Info

School Prospectus: Coming Soon

EYF Early Years School Prospectus: Digital Online Flipbook

Click here for Oxfordshire's local offer for support and services for disabled children and young people from 0-25.

If you have a query please contact Mrs Lambert or Mrs Towler on

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