This term we will be looking at the following value:
It has been a very busy week with children in key stage one and two undertaking a range of assessments in reading, spelling, grammar and maths. I would like to express how proud we are with the attitude and resilience shown by all of the children.
Next week, I will be holding pupil progress meetings with all of the teachers to discuss the children’s performance throughout the term. We will be identifying targets for pupils to work on and looking at what we can do to support your children even further within class.
This afternoon, the whole school will be watching an online pantomime. The children have been looking forward to Cinderella all week and this will provide an opportunity for them to get into the Christmas spirit as we begin the countdown to Christmas. Tomorrow evening, the village will be switching the lights on; the PTA has arranged a whole host of activities beginning at 5.30pm. It will be great to see many of you attending for this special occasion.
On the last day of term, Friday 17th December, we will be finishing for the Christmas holidays at 15:00 instead of 15:15. This is to support the church and a local family as a funeral will be happening within the village. Parents are welcome to drop children off from 08:30 in the morning however, if this is not possible, you can drop children off at 08:45 as normal.
Have a great weekend
CELEBRATION ASSEMBLY WINNERS
|EXPLORER OF THE WEEK||Kindness||Isabelle||For showing kindness and patience with her reading partner.|
|PATHFINDER OF THE WEEK||Respect||Ben||For demonstrating lots of respect in his learning this week.|
|ADVENTURER OF THE WEEK||Logan||Resilience||For making better choices this week and coping well with the assessments.|
|NAVIGATOR OF THE WEEK||Mitzi||Resilience||For showing brilliant perseverance in the assessments this week.|
Community what's on in December in the village
4th of December at 5.30pm 'Charlton-on-Otmoor Village Gathering' and turning on of the lights. The church will be open for a miniature Christmas tree festival at 6pm - 9pm PTA selling hotdogs, mulled wine and mince pies from 5.30 at the school. The souk will be open at Butler's farm again.
5th Outdoor Carol singing starting at 5pm around St Mary's Church.
COVID-19- What to do if your child has symptoms:
The main symptoms of COVID-19 are:
- a high temperature
- a new, continuous cough - this means coughing a lot, for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours
- a loss or change to sense of smell or taste - this means they cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal.
If your child has any of the main symptoms of COVID-19, even if they're mild:
- Get a PCR test to check if they have COVID-19 as soon as possible.
- Your child should stay at home and not have visitors (self-isolate) until you get the test result - they can only leave home to have the test.
- *It is important to re-iterate here that a lateral flow test is not sufficient and upon showing symptoms, your child will need to take a PCR test. If your child shows these symptoms at school, you will be phoned and asked to collect your child.
Do the rest of the family have to self-isolate?
You should also self-isolate straight away if:
- You've tested positive for COVID-19
- Someone you live with has symptoms or tested positive (unless you are not required to self-isolate)
- You've been told to self-isolate following contact with someone who tested positive
When do I not need to self-isolate?
If someone you live with has symptoms of COVID-19, or has tested positive for COVID-19, you will not need to self-isolate if any of the following apply:
- You're fully vaccinated - this means 14 days has passed since your final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine given by the NHS
- You're under 18 years, 6 months old
- You're taking part or have taken part in a COVID-19 vaccine trial
- You're not able to get vaccinated for medical reasons
I hope this makes everything a lot clearer. 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.