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


- Letter from Mr Griffin

Dear Parents,

I would like to start by thanking all of you for continuing to work so hard in supporting your children with their remote learning. The teachers have been very impressed with the amount of work that has been uploaded and the quality we are receiving each day.

At school, we are currently operating two bubbles for our key worker and vulnerable children. Each bubble is led by a class teacher who is responsible for leading the learning with the teaching assistants. The timetable for teachers in school is as follows:

Monday - Mrs Bending and Mrs Ellam

Tuesday - Mrs Wells and Mrs Ellam

Wednesday - Miss Sandford and Mrs Clarke

Thursday-  Miss Sandford and Mrs Clarke

Friday - Mrs Bending with Mr Griffin leading Bubble B

On the days that teachers are in school, there may be a delay from teachers in replying to questions from parents and pupils. Teachers will endeavour to respond to enquiries about home learning as soon as they can however please understand that on certain days teachers will be teaching in front of a class.

Can I also ask that parents, where possible, send questions to teachers via email rather than posting these on the Google classroom stream. Please continue to encourage your children to attend all of the Google meet sessions as these are a great way to find out about the learning. 

Have a great weekend

Mr Griffin

- Message from Mrs Ellam

Taking a break from screens is good for everyone's wellbeing.  Here are some non-screen activities you could do together.  Perhaps set aside a daily family well-being half hour when everyone comes off their screen and reads or listens to music or goes for a walk or does something fun together (etc).  Or maybe start 'Family Friday' where everyone does something fun together then.  I'm sure you have many great ideas and activities that you do together away from screens - let us know and we will share them.  

- Reading books

To help continue the fabulous reading that has been going on so far this year, here are some great links that you might find useful to use at home.

- Reading Milestones

Thank you to everyone who completed the Reading Record form.  Here are this week's shout outs for those who reached a Reading Record Milestone...Well done everyone for keeping up with reading.

Freddie 100 
Tilly 75
Niamh 125
Jaxon Lee 75
Ben 100
Orla 75
Chloe 75
Neive 125
Mitzi 125
Lucas 75
Emilia 125
Emily 125

- Mental Health Team Newsletter Jan 2021

PDF on how to support your child if they are feeling anxious about coronavirus

PDF on a useful Signposting List

- PE information for the two bubbles

Bubble A - PE will take place on Monday and Wednesday (FSU and KS1)
Bubble B - PE will take place Thursday and Friday (KS2)
Please can you ensure that the children come to school appropriatly clothed for those two days. Thank you.

Outside School

* Shine Family Learning

Dear Parents & Carers,
We plan to start a FREE 8 week online Henry programme to support parents of children aged 0-5 years during this difficult time. The session will run for 1 hour from 8pm - 9pm starting on 26th January.
If you are interested in registering, please contact me direct on or text me 07903377388 to book a place.  
Details of the HENRY programme can be found at
Thank you

* Learning and Access Team

Please see our PDF flyer below about details on our lockdown learning.


The Learning and Access Team

* Rattle and Roll

During lockdown we are running lots of classes online via Zoom to help parents entertain the children and so that the children can still continue with some of the activities they love.

Rattle and Roll Zoom timetable - exciting and engaging online activities for children

Rattle and Roll Performance are running a number of activities each week during lockdown since they can't run their classes in school at the moment.

Below is a timetable. If you would like to join a class please visit or contact them on


330-415pm: Disney Dance - with BETHAN

6-645pm: NBA (No Boys Allowed) - a girls only Street Dance class - with BETHAN


330-415pm: Frozen/Disney Dance (for Woodthorpe Infants only) - with BETHAN

345-545pm: On The Stage: FROZEN: the best bits - with GEMMA and JOANNA

6-645pm: NGA (No Girls Allowed) - a boys only Street Dance class - with GEMMA

7-745pm: NGA (No Girls Allowed) - a boys only Street Dance class - with GEMMA


330-415pm: Frozen/Disney Dance (for St Edmund Campion only) - with GEMMA

6-645pm: NGA (No Girls Allowed) - a boys only Street Dance class - with GEMMA


1230-1pm: Yoga - with BETHAN

6-645pm: NBA (No Boys Allowed) - a girls only Street Dance class - with BETHAN


1230-115pm: Disney Dance - with DARCIE

330-415pm: Friday Fun (this is a super fun class full of games and dancing) - with DARCIE


10am-12pm: 5-11 years: On The Stage: FROZEN: the best bits - with BETHAN and MICHELLE


Rattle and Roll

Enriching Learning Through Music, Dance, Drama and Sport

* Carterton Gymnastic Club

We are Carterton Gymnastic Club CIC, a not-for-profit organisation. After 30 years of running from a school hall, we are now nearing completion of our own purpose-built facility, The Vault, in Carterton. This will open in March 2021 and offer a wonderful opportunity for children and adults in Oxfordshire and surrounding counties to benefit from gymnastics, as well as dance and various complementary exercise classes.

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 Miss Giles or Mrs Brandon on

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