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Headteachers Newsletter Summer 2013

We would like to welcome all the children and parents back after the Easter break.


Welcome also to Megan and Rosie Pope, Noah and Finlay Croucher and their families who have joined our school this term.

We would also like to welcome two Oxford Brookes students;  Samantha Fletcher, who is carrying out a teaching practice in Oak class this term, and Jasmine Gray, who is carrying out a teaching practice in Willow class.

Year 6 pupils will have their Residential trip to Wales to look forward to in June, as well as their SATs tests.


This term we will be having class assemblies for years 3, 4 and 5, which parents are welcome to attend.



Staffing for the Summer term will remain the same.

Parents will be informed of staffing for September 2013, immediately after the half term holiday.



We have a range of clubs on offer this term hopefully starting next week, week beginning 29thApril:


Monday          – Lunchtime         – Knitting       -Years 3-6       -Mrs Bodeker 


Tuesday          – Lunchtime         – Bridge club   -Years 3-6       -Volunteers

                        – 10.00-10.30am – Choir           -Years 3-6       -Mrs Lecorgne and Mr Morris.

                        – Lunchtime         – Knitting       -Years 3-6       -Mrs Bodeker 

                        – Lunchtime         – Art                -Years 3-6       -Mrs Farrant


Wednesday     – Lunchtime         – Knitting       – Years 3-6      – Mrs Bodeker 

                        – Lunchtime        – French Club  – FS-Year 1     – La Jolie Ronde.

                        – 3:15-4:00           – Football       – Years 2-3      – Mr Dixon


Thursday         – Lunchtime         – French Club  – Yr 2 & KS2  – La Jolie Ronde.

                        – 8.00-8.45am      – Judo              – Years 3-6      – Linkai Judo Club

                        – 3:15-4:15pm      – Football        – Years 4-5      – Mr Field

                        – 3:30-4:15pm      – Netball          – Years 3-4      – Langtree students. 


Friday             – Lunchtime         – Knitting        – Years 3-6      – Mrs Bodeker 

                        – Lunchtime         – Cricket          – Years 5-6      – Mr Dixon


The outdoor clubs will be weather dependent.

In addition to these clubs, children will have the opportunity to compete in inter-school football,
tag rugby and athletic competitions.

We also cater for piano and woodwind and brass lessons during the school day.


Building Developments

We have had erected a new storage shed at the front of the school to store basic equipment, currently stored in the metal container in the playground. The metal storage container is being removed to make way for a new single chalet building, in the same style as the current chalet buildings. This additional building will provide much needed working space for staff to work with groups of pupils to support their curriculum work. We are hoping that the new chalet will be built during this Summer term.


SEAL (Social Emotional Aspects of Learning)

This term’s themes will be ‘Relationships’ and ‘Changes’.



May- Friendship,         June- Trust,       July- Thoughtfulness


Dates for the diary

Monday 6th May         Bank Holiday (no school)

w/b 13th May               SATs week Year 6

w/b 27th May               Half term holiday

w/b 3rd June                 Year 6 residential trip to Wales

Wednesday 12th June  Year 6 and Class Photographs

w/b 8th July                  Parent’s meetings

Thursday 11th July       KS2 Sports Day (on Langtree field)

Friday 19th July           Year 6 production for parents

To be arranged            KS1 Sports Day (on our field)

Tuesday 23rd July        Last day of term


Monday 2nd September           Inset Day

Tuesday 3rd September            Inset Day

Wednesday 4th September      New term starts


Golden Rules

Children are very aware of our Golden rules and often refer to them. I am pleased that after focussing on rule 3, increasingly now, I have children coming to my office to show me excellent pieces of work, or work they have greatly improved in. What is very pleasing too is that these children are proud of themselves and their achievements.

This year we are continuing to reinforce rule number 5.

Please reinforce these at home:


  1. We listen to and look at the person talking to us.
  2. We walk quietly and calmly into assembly, the dining hall and around school.
  3. We take pride in our work.
  4. We follow requests and instructions, calmly and promptly.
  5. We take responsibility for our actions and belongings.
  6. We speak politely to everyone, and show good manners.


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.


Christopher Field