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Newsletter 25 November 2011

Children in Need – The total amount raised this year was £191.40.  Oak class held an open morning when they raised £89.40, we raised £80.00 from the children who dressed in pink or green and £22.00 from the colouring competition.  Well done to Lucy Ball, Kerry Bridges, Amy Allen and Jasmine Maloney, all in Year 5, for organising a colouring competition to raise money for Children in Need.  It’s great to see children use their initiative to support a good cause.  They did very well to raise £22.00.


Emergency Closure – 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 Preschools.


We will notify parents of opening/closing on our school website:

School closures are also listed on the County website:


Please note that our decision to open or close is not dependent on what Langtree do.  Our circumstances are quite different in terms of staffing, numbers of pupils and transport.  However, if Langtree close, we would ask that your child brings a packed lunch.  If you are unable to do this we will provide your child with soup and bread.

If we do open during adverse weather conditions and your child is booked into After School Club, you should check with the school to see whether this is running as normal.


Macbeth Yr 5/6 Production – Well done to all our Year 5 and 6 pupils for their fantastic performance of William Shakespeare’s play ‘Macbeth’.  There were some excellent acting and singing performances, and it was great to see children perform with enthusiasm and confidence.  A big thank you to all the staff who helped with preparations for the performance  and the performance itself.  A particularly big thank you to Mrs Lecorgne and Mr Morris who directed and produced the play.  Thank you also to FOWPS for providing mulled wine and mince pies for parents before the production.


School Christmas Dinner – A reminder that if you wish your child/children to have Christmas Dinner on Thursday 8th December, that these must be ordered by Friday 2nd December.  All dinners need to be booked in advance (even those who regularly have dinners) so that the caterers know the numbers in advance. The cost remains the same at £1.85 per child. If you have lost the letter which was sent out last week please phone or call into the office to book a Christmas Dinner for your child.


Absence from school – A reminder that if your child is unable to attend school due to illness or for any other reason, that we need you to telephone the school to let us know the reason otherwise the absence may be marked in the register as unauthorised.


Nestlé Box Tops – Please bring in your box top tokens next week as we need to send them off.  So far we have raised £50.60 since September.


Chiltern Edge Holiday Club – During the week before Christmas,  Chiltern Edge School are providing a Holiday Club.  There will be five days to choose from including favourites, such as Film Making, Forest Fun. Arts & Crafts, Drama, Multisports, Judo and Creative Cookery as well as two brand new sessions; Archery (aged 9yrs +) and Street Dance.


Bookings will be taken from  Monday 21st November on a strictly first come first served basis. To reserve your place, download the booking form online at  For any queries, please contact Brenda McNulty on 01189 721500 or email