Newsletter 29th November 2019

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

  • Respect

Attendance for this week is 96.58%. 


At the end of this term Chris Squire will be retiring from her role as CAST leader. Chris has done a marvellous job in setting up the club, arranging lots of themed weeks and has helped to ensure that Charlton offers an excellent all round provision to support families. I am sure you will all join me in thanking Chris for her tremendous contribution and commitment to the school.

In light of this news, we will be looking for someone to take on the role from January. We have included details later on in the newsletter.

Within school this week, children have had the opportunity to showcase their writing skills through their independent NEWT work. I look forward to seeing the progress made over the past month.

Next week is Assessment week in Key Stage One and Two. This will provide children from year one upwards a chance to demonstrate all that they have learnt since September and to show you and the teacher the progress made.

From January we plan to start a street dance club for children in Key Stage Two. Street dance is a great way to keep fit, improve coordination and make new friends. Please speak to your child to see if they would like to join. We do however need eight or more children for this club to happen so please can you complete the survey on Forms/Clubs/Street Dancing Club.

Don't forget to sign up for the Christmas Film Special on 19th Dec using the Form on the School Life App.

On a final note, following on from the Full Governor's Meeting on Wednesday, I can confirm that we will be looking for a new Governor to join the school. More details will be released next week.

Have a great weekend.

Mr Griffin

- Vacancies

We are looking for an After School Club Leader starting the 6th January 2020. Please see below the Advertisement for the job and the Application Form. If you need more information, please talk to Sandra or Mr Griffin.

- Information about Pupil Premium Free School Meal Flyer

- Early Years' Team

Dear All,

Recently, the Early Years team sent out the attached flyer. We have since added a link to the relevant D of E Guidance. 

We do not want any family in Oxfordshire to miss the deadline for applying for a school place so please promote and support your families to do so.  

Many Thanks!

Alison Base
Early Years Lead Advisory Teacher
(Working Days – Monday,Tuesdays and Wednesday)
Children, Education and Families Directorate
Oxfordshire County Council,
alison.base@oxfordshire.gov.uk | ( 07826 873007)

- Important dates for your calendars (which can also be found on the school calendar)

- 6th December = 3.15pm till 4.15 pm, Christmas Coffee Church/Family Service on . All welcome! The choir under Mrs Roberts' guidance will be singing a few Christmas Songs.

- 6th December = Non Uniform Day in return for a bottle for the Christmas Bazaar 


- 10th December = F1 to Yr6 trip to "Beauty & the Beast" at the Oxford Playhouse: 

If you haven't paid for your own ticket but want to join us on the day you have until Monday morning to send your payment.  I have all the payments for the children. Thank you

- 13th December = 
On Friday 13 December we’re inviting all pupils to take part in Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day. We’re asking pupils to bring in a £1 donation, or whatever they can give, to help transform the futures of children in the UK and around the world.
All money raised will go to Save the Children and will help make sure every child, no matter where they’re born, has essentials like food, water and a safe place to sleep at night, and will ensure children can grow up happy, healthy and become who they want to be.

- 17th December = All school Christmas Lunch

19th December = 3.15pm till 5.00pm = CHRISTMAS SPECIAL Film Club - PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THIS (the forms are available on the School Life App (Forms/Film Club/ 2 options for one child and more than one child). The money raised will go to the PTA.

- 8th/9th June 2020 - PGL Residential Trip to Liddington for the Yr5/6. The form is available on the School Life App under TRIPS. Parentpay is already available for payment. You cannot pay with Childcare Vouchers for this trip.

- Menu

Because of the Christmas Lunch on Tuesday 17th December, the menu on Wednesday will be Chicken & Vegetable Pie and Vegetarian Sausage Twist with Gravy. Thank you for sharing this information with your children.

- Ian Taylor Photography

If you have ordered some photos, they should arrive at school sometimes next week.

- Thank you to the PTA

Yr 3/4 would like to thank the PTA for buying their wonderful igloo to support their project.

- PTA News

We had a great night of Bingo last Friday, thank you to all those that came and supported the event, the hall was packed.  Dave did a magnificent job as caller, families went home with prizes ranging from a lollipop for the children's lucky number, to boxes of chocolates and bottles of wine.  Over £300 was raised for the school.

Coffee Church - Rev. Lisa will be hosting the popular Coffee Church on Friday 6th December from 3.15pm.  There will be crafts, songs, storytelling and refreshments all with a Christmas theme.  The school choir will be singing a selection of Christmas carols.

Mufti Day - Friday 6th December - In return of a bottle for the Christmas Bazaar bottle tombola, the children don't have to wear school uniform.  The bottle can be anything from alcohol to bubble bath.

Christmas Jumpers - The school is supporting the Christmas Jumper day for Christian Aid on Friday 13th December.  If you would like to donate any good condition, outgrown Christmas jumpers we plan to sell them after school on Friday 6th December along with the pre-loved school uniform.   Any donations of jumpers and uniform will be much appreciated, to the school office by Thursday 5th December.

School Cookbook in bookbags tonight there is a pre-order form for the School Cookbook.  If you would like to order one or more copies please complete the form and return by Thursday 5th December, they will be back in bookbags by Friday 13th December.

Christmas Bazaar - Saturday 14th December between 2-4pm.  Jointly run with the Church this is always a fun event.  We have many stalls with Children's games for example, hoop the antler, punch the bauble, Pony and Trap rides, crafts to make and buy, Reindeer food, refreshments, as well as our Christmas Grotto with Santa in residence.  The School Choir will be singing from 3pm.

If you can help at the event, setting up, running a stall or clearing away, please let us know there is a sign-up sheet in the school office.

If you would like to speak to a committee member or find out more about the PTA please contact us via the playground, office or email Charltonschoolassociation@gmail.com   or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/149362305695629/

Upcoming Events, Save the Dates

Friday 6th December
      No School uniform day in return for a bottle for the Christmas Bazaar
Christmas Coffee Church from 3.15pm with refreshments
Friday 13th December    Christmas Jumper day
Saturday 14th December
- Christmas Bazaar 2-4pm
Wednesday 18th December - Carols and mulled wine at the Church

- Oxfordshire County Music Service

Please find some information below about the Oxfordshire County Music Service and what they have to offer to young people.




WEEK BEGINNING 25th November 2019

Be friendly, respectful and kind Amber (Yr1/2) for recognising the importance of showing kindness and respect
Be responsible Oliver (FSU) for becoming more independent and also for his excellent cutting out skills in making a polar bear mask
Be the best you can be Ella (Yr1/2) for always being helpful, working hard and having a great sense of humour
FSU William for sequencing his numbers up to 10
Yr 1/2 Isla for amazing effort and perseverance in developing her number skills
Yr 3/4 Beatrice for giving up her own time to help others
Yr 5/6 Hannah for going the extra mile to improve her learning

EVENT or NEWS OUTSIDE SCHOOL:

* Winter Mini Reading Challenge

Please see attached details of the Winter Mini Reading Challenge that we are supporting with The Reading Agency.

It is to encourage the children to read during the Christmas holiday but is different to the Summer Reading Challenge as the Winter Challenge is all done on line with the children reviewing their 3 books on the website to earn rewards.

We will have activity sheets in the library.

Thank you very much
Kind regards

Shirley Steventon
Customer Service Adviser
Oxfordshire County Council
Kidlington Library

Ron Groves House
23 Oxford Road
Kidlington
Oxford
OX5  2BP

Tel  01865 373067

shirley.steventon@oxfordshire.gov.uk

* New Autism Parent Group starting in Oxford

Please find attached a flier for a new autism parents group starting in Oxford. 

Warmest regards,
Dee 
Lead Consultant

Autism Champions
07810205646
www.autismchampions.co.uk
info@autismchampions.co.uk
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