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Dear Parents,

I would like to start by sharing with you the fantastic news that last week, our year five and six children represented the school at a cricket festival in Chesterton. They played matches throughout the day against other local schools with both teams winning all of their matches. The coaches and teachers at the festival commented on the children’s terrific team spirit and resilience with all pupils supporting one another.

In other news, this week the year two pupils sat their KS1 SATs examinations. They had to work independently across all papers with children demonstrating their maturity and determination.

Have a great weekend.

Mr Griffin




Charlton News

Next Tuesday and Wednesday we have school photographs. Year 1/2 have PE on a Tuesday so we are asking children to come to school in their normal uniform but to bring their trainers in a bag.

We have had an excellent response to the invitation sent a few days ago asking for reading volunteers.  If you would like to read with the children and are free between 08:45 and 09:15 then please get in contact with Miss Giles in the school office.

Next Friday (27th May), we are asking all children to come into school dressed in red, white and blue.  This is to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee. Children will take part in a range of activities throughout the day to learn more about the Royal Family and the significance of this event. We are also asking for families to bring in packed lunches on this day or to order a packed lunch through the school app.

We are advertising for breakfast club and CAST. This is an exciting opportunity starting in September. More details can be found on the Oxfordshire website however if you would like an informal discussion about the role please contact the school office. The closing date for this role is Tuesday 7th June.




Key Dates for your diary

24th May: School Photographs Groups.

25th May: School Photographs FSU.

22nd June: Rags to Riches Collection. Please fill a bag with your unwanted clothes and bring it to school. All clothes collected are  currently going to the Ukraine.

8th July: School sports day, Charlton School Field.

9th July: Summer fete 2-4pm, Charlton School Field.

13th-15th July: Year 5/6 pupils. Hill End Camp residential trip.




Celebrations this week

Explorer Resilience Harriet for involving herself in Nursery so well.
Pathfinder Resilience Oliver for being resilient in his writing.
Adventurer Honesty Ronnie for owning up to his mistakes and making amends.
Navigator Resilience Zachary working hard in his writing this week.



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 or 3.15pm-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.

CAST mobile no: 07395182892.






In FSU this week the children were involved in making Chocolate Crispies to conclude our Food Glorious Food mini topic. They were a very delicious addition to our fruit snack on Wednesday!








In science we built minibeast habitats. We have been learning about different habitats around the world and what animals and plants need to be able to survive. In our habitats we had to include shelter, food and warmth for the minibeasts. We used natural resources that we found on the field including soil, sticks, stones and leaves. Here are some of our pictures!




Year 3 and 4 have been working hard on their maths. We have been using our knowledge of money to help us complete some money puzzles.






The Year 5/6 aced the Cricket Festival, with Team 2 coming top of their league and Team 1 winning 5 matches! They all showed fantastic sportsmanship and teamwork throughout the whole day. 







Please contact Miss Giles, Mrs Clarke or Mr Griffin should you have any safeguarding concerns. Heather Phillips is our Safeguarding Governor, and she can also be contacted via the school office. 







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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


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