Newsletter

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

  • RESPECT

- Letter from Mr Griffin

Dear Parents,

It has been lovely to see so many children wearing odd socks today as part of Anti-Bullying Week. 

The message from the Anti Bullying Alliance is very clear and I wanted to share this with you today:

‘This year, more than ever, we’ve witnessed the positive power that society can have when we come together to tackle a common challenge. 

Anti-Bullying Week is no different. Bullying has a long lasting effect on those who experience and witness it. But by channelling our collective power, through shared efforts and shared ambitions, we can reduce bullying together. From parents and carers, to teachers and politicians, to children and young people, we all have a part to play in coming together to make a difference.

We’re all a piece in the puzzle, and together, we’re united against bullying.’

On the school website, you will be able to read the school’s anti-bullying policy. The Department for Education defines bullying as:

‘Behaviour by an individual or group, usually repeated over time, that intentionally hurts another individual or group either physically or emotionally.’

In our policy our stance as a school is very clear – ‘Bullying will not be accepted or condoned. All forms of bullying will be addressed.’

In other news this week, Mrs Ellam and I have been visiting classes around the school to see how children have been progressing with their writing. We have been very impressed with their efforts to write independently and the progression in knowledge from reception to year six.

On Thursday next week, the local authority will be spending the day at school through virtual meetings to talk to teachers discuss the learning that has taken place at Charlton during the past year as well as reviewing the curriculum and our plans moving forward. I look forward to sharing the outcome of this visit next week.

Finally, next Tuesday afternoon we are going to be arranging an inhouse cross country event. Can I ask that all children come to school in their PE kit so they are able to take part in this exciting event. We will take lots of photo’s to share on next week’s newsletter.

Have a great weekend

Mr Griffin

Some, but not all, odd socks!

- Christmas Lunch for the entire school - VERY LAST REMINDER

Thank you to everybody who signed up for the Christmas Lunch. If you haven't done so yet, please can you ensure that you fill in the google form (https://forms.gle/ebyWhv2HXt7sVTfT7) before the 27th of November. We also need to know who will have a packed lunch on the day.

Your child will not be able to have a Christmas lunch if you haven't filled in the google form by that date. Thank you.

- Yr5/6

Below are some pictures of Year 5/6 developing some of their 21Century skills of collaborating, working as a team (to earn maximum points!) and problem solving during their Maths Day this week.  A magnificent day of maths fun had by all! 

- 123ICT Online Safety Information for Parents

- School Council

The School Council needs your help! See the poster and PDF file below.

- Street Tag

The school has signed up to the Street Tag Leadership Board. Please watch the video provided, it explains what is involved. You can also find some instructions below on how to sign up and start having fun!

- Woodstock visit for KS2

Yr3/4/5/6 parents, please continue to send your consents for the visit to the Woodstock Museum in February 2021 (https://forms.gle/WFzNMZo7Bz9Y43Sn8). Please ensure that you fill in the form before the 6th of December deadline.

- Ian Taylor Photography

Just a final reminder that the last day to order your photographs through school is the 27th 
November

After the 27th, you will still be able to order more photos but you will have to pay for postage.

- Reception Admission

RECEPTION ADMISSION SEPTEMBER 2021

We are now accepting applications for Reception entry in September 2021 (see Key Admission Dates attached).  Parents should be encouraged to apply online at www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/primaryadmissions as this is the most secure way of applying, but if parents cannot access the online process, we do have a paper form that I can send you.

Starting School Brochures are no longer being printed, but all the information contained in the Brochure is available on our admissions website.

The closing date of Reception applications is 15th January 2021, and the National offer date is 16th April 2021.  The 15th January closing date is extremely important, as late applications will not be considered until May 2021 after the first offers have been made.  Parents who make a late application are less likely to be offered a place at one of their preferred schools.  The details of the admissions process is widely advertised in Doctors Surgeries, Libraries, Parish Councils, and made available to the 2,500 subscribers to the OCC Early Years Newsletter.

Regards

School Admissions Team

 Education, Sufficiency and Access

County Hall, 4th Floor

New Road

Oxford   OX1 1ND

 Email: admissions.schools@oxfordshire.gov.uk

Website: www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/admissions

Poster and Admission dates on PDF below.

- Week beginning

Be friendly, respectful and kind Grace for always being respectful, for her great listening skills and for always being thoughtful
Be responsible Jaxon B for being responsible for his own leaning during Maths and getting equipment out to help his learning!
Be the best you can be Yr5/6 Maths group for winning the Maths day activities and Tilly for trying really hard all week.

* No Tilly on the photo because she was too busy talking to Mrs Bending about her walk.

FSU Lily for trying so hard with her work. Keep it up Lily!
Yr1/2 Oliver G for being a super star, working hard on listening.
Yr3/4 Ruby for working independently during Maths and asking for help when she needs it. Also for participating well in school council.
Yr5/6 Emilia for always being organised and ready to learn.

* OUTSIDE SCHOOL

Oxford & Cambridge Singing School

When - 21 & 22 December (Monday & Tuesday) 
 
Where -  St Barnabas Church, Jericho, Oxford  (large enough for social distancing)
 
Suitable  - for ages 7-13, no previous experience is required
 
How - booking is via our website www.oxbridgesingingschool.com . Bursaries are always available on our courses.
 
Many thanks for your help. Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
 
Kind regards,
 
Samantha Wickham and the Oxford & Cambridge Singing School team (see leaflet below)

Autism Champion

The Autism Champions Power to Parent community is starting. These are some of the things, parents have said about our courses and workshops. 
 
Come and join us on our next course or workshop
 
*Reframing how we think about autism, review our ideas on behaviour as a communication and explore how to plan for when anxiety rears its head!*
 
Thursday 19th November 10 am or 7.00 pm - 3 session course with interactive workbook and video tutorials plus access to our private Facebook community
 
Tuesday 24th November 10 am - 2hr workshop with interactive workbook and video tutorials plus access to our private Facebook community. 
 
 
Part-funded places available for families in receipt of UC
 
Come and join us!
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