Happy new year to all our pupils, parents and families!
Welcome to three work experience students from Henley college. Miss Smith will work in Oak class, Miss Brownlow in Hornbeam, and Miss Stroker in Beech class, on Thursdays and Fridays this term.
This term we have class assemblies for parents and Parents’evenings, details later in this letter.
School Site Development
We now have cycle racks within the school gates which pupils may now use to store their bikes.
Thank you to FOWPS who funded these for the school. We will continue to keep the cycle racks at the front of the school for additional storage, particularly during the summer term.
We have a range of clubs on offer this term hopefully starting next week:
Monday – Lunchtime – Recorders – Years 3-6 – Mrs Wise
Tuesday – Lunchtime – Bridge club -Years 3-6 – Volunteers
– Lunchtime – Recorders -Years 3-6 – Mrs Wise
– 10.00-10.30am – Choir -Years 3-6 – Mrs Lecorgne and Mr Morris.
– Lunchtime – Gymnastics -Years 1-2 – Mrs Peacock
– Lunchtime – Knitting -Years 3-6 – Mrs Bodeker
– 3.15-4.00pm – Netball -Years 4-6 – Miss Allen
Wednesday – Lunchtime -Knitting – Years 3-6 – Mrs Bodeker
– 3.15-4.00pm – Football – Years 3-4 – Mr Dixon
– Lunchtime – French Club – FS-Year 1 – La Jolie Ronde
Thursday – Lunchtime – French Club – Year 2 , KS2 –
La Jolie Ronde.
– Lunchtime – Football – Years 5-6 – Mr Field.
– 8.00-8.45am – Judo – Years 3-6 – Linkai Judo Club
Friday – Lunchtime – Knitting – Years 3-6 – Mrs Bodeker
In addition to these clubs, children will have the opportunity to compete in inter-school football, tag rugby and athletic competitions.
SEAL (Social Emotional Aspects of Learning)
This term’s themes will be ‘Going for goals’ and ‘Good to be me’.
January – Courage.
February – Love.
March – Responsibility.
Dates for the diary
Half Term Monday 10th – Friday 17th February.
Scholastic Book Fair 21st – 28th February.
End of Term Friday 30th March (at 1.00pm)
INSET day Monday 16th April
Summer Term Begins Tuesday 17th April.
Mayday holiday Monday 7th May
SATs Week w/b 14th May
Half Term Monday 4th June to Friday 8thJune
Year 6 Residential Trip 18th – 22nd June
End of Term Friday 20th July (1.00pm)
Swimming begins for Year 5 and 6 on Thursday 12th January – 9.45-10.45 at the Oratory Main School pool, and Year 2 on Friday 13th January – 9.30-10.30 at the Oratory Prep School pool.
There will be an opportunity for parents to meet teachers to discuss progress from the first term and targets for this term. Dates are as follows:
Monday 20th February – 3.30 – 6.30pm
Tuesday 21st – from 3.30pm – Oak, Hornbeam, Beech, Ash and Rowan classes only.
Wednesday 22nd – from 3.30pm – Maple and Willow classes only.
Lists for these days and times will be put up in the school hall w/b Monday 6th February, for parents to sign up and book appointments.
Children are very aware of our Golden rules and often refer to them.
Please reinforce these at home:
If you ever have any concerns please speak to the class teacher or myself, as often issues can be resolved quickly and easily with informal discussion.
Thank you for your continued support for the school.
Chris Field, Headteacher.