This term we will be looking at the following value:


Dear Parents,

Last Sunday was World Mental Health Day. During Monday's assembly, we talked about the importance of looking after our mental health and strategies which we can use. We watched a fantastic video entitled 'We All Have Mental Health.' This video provides a really clear insight into overcoming challenges especially when faced with negative emotions. If you get a spare few minutes, it is worth watching:

Next week, we will be having our first house meetings of the school year. House captains and staff will meet with the children to plan inter-house events as well as how to earn more house points. On Tuesday 9th November, we will be having a whole school inter-house cross country competition; children will need to come into school in their house colours and PE kit on this day. It promises to be an exciting events with all children involved. We will send a reminder to families closer to the date.

In other news, I am excited to share with you that our noticeboards by the library are soon to become our 'amazing writing displays.' Each class will have their own board to share examples of fantastic writing which all children will be able to see. We are aiming to have these ready for after half term and will share examples of children's work on the weekly newsletters.

It was great to see so many of you at parents evening this week. I hope you found the meetings informative and an opportunity to see your children's work and hear all about their learning. Thank you for wearing a face covering within the building, the staff really appreciated this.

Finally, can I remind all families that if your child has high temperature, a new, continuous cough or a loss or change to their sense of smell or taste, that they get a PCR test (test that is sent to a lab) to check if they have coronavirus. This is really important in keeping everyone safe.


Have a great weekend


Mr Griffin


EXPLORER OF THE WEEK Eliza Kindness For showing kindness to a younger child - she let them have a turn and helped them with their jacket.
PATHFINDER OF THE WEEK Emily Kindness & Love For being a wonderful friend to everyone in the class.
ADVENTURER OF THE WEEK Jacob Resilience For trying hard to problem solve and not giving up with his subtractions.
NAVIGATOR OF THE WEEK Neive Kindness For always showing kindness to those around her.

Parents/carers and Yr 3 and 4 children, 

Homework this half term has been every fortnight. The children will get a small optional challenge to complete over the half term. After half term (WB 01.11.21) Children will receive homework weekly. 

Homework will be sent out on a Wednesday and should be brought back in the following Monday. Children should bring their homework books into school on the day that it is to be due in. Here is a timetable of homework dates. 

Spellings will be reset each Monday and will stay on the children's account until the Sunday of the same week. 


Handed out

Due in

Wednesday 20th October

Monday 1st November

Wednesday 3rd November

Monday 8th November

Wednesday 10th November

Monday 15th November

Wednesday 17 November

Monday 22nd November

Wednesday 24th November

Monday 29th November

Wednesday 1st December

Monday 6th December

Wednesday 8th December

Monday 13th December

"The PTA would like to say a huge thank you for everyone for Rags2Riches collection, we raised £116.00.

Charlton-on-Otmoor C of E Primary School

Fencott Road,





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