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Newsletter 16.1.14

Welcome – to Miss Eilish McLaughlin who has joined us this week as the new Beech class teacher until the summer holidays.  She will be taking over teaching the class from me so that I can concentrate on Acting Headteacher duties.  In addition, I am pregnant and will be going on maternity leave in the summer term.


Dates for your diary

Week beginning 10th February – Parents’ Evenings

Monday 10th – All classes

Tuesday 11th – Oak, Beech, Ash and Rowan classes

Wednesday 12th – Hornbeam and Maple classes

Sheets will go up in the foyer on Monday 3rd February to sign up for an appointment.


Monday 10th – Friday 14th February – Travelling Book Fair, more details later.

Monday 17th – Friday 21st February – Half Term.

Monday 3rd March – Art Week begins.

Thursday 6th March – World Book Day when we will hold events before and after school.

Wednesday 2nd April – Rowan and Ash classes performance of ‘Jonah and the Whale’ at 7pm.

Friday 4th April – End of term

Monday 7th – Monday 21st April – Easter holidays

Tuesday 22nd April – Inset Day

Wednesday 23rd April – Summer term starts.

Monday 5th May – Spring Bank holiday.

Monday 26th May – Friday 30th May – Half Term.

Tuesday 22nd July – End of term


School Dinners – Online ordering – A reminder that if your child is absent, on a school trip or simply changes their mind, their school dinner must be cancelled by you via the Aspens website before 9am on the day.


Wildlife Area.  Work is continuing on the wildlife area this Saturday (18th Jan).  If you are able to come along and help, even for an hour or so, that would really help.  If you have a wheelbarrow and certainly some wellies, even better.  We will be there from 10 – 4 pm (weather permitting).  All support is much needed and appreciated.


Box Top Tokens – Please keep bringing the tokens into school as this offer finishes in March.  Since September we have collected 385 tokens which have enabled us to receive over 80 books for classes.


Emergency Closures – In the event of bad weather any closure or late opening will be announced on the radio by 8.00am, earlier if possible (BBC Radio Oxford and Heart FM Oxfordshire) and will appear on their websites.

We will also inform the Woodcote and Cabin Pre-Schools.

School closures are listed on the County website: and we will also notify parents of opening/closing on our school website: