This Week's News

Friday 15th March 2019

A message from Mrs Mooney

Dear Parents and Carers,

At Oatlands we aim to give the children the skills needed to become confident, resilient and independent learners. I hope you are now all familiar with the ‘Characteristics of Effective Learning’ characters that we use to support our learning approach, which all begins in Reception. This week we were delighted to welcome our Reception parents to join their children to create books about some of our key learning characters: Go for it Gorilla, Proud Peacock and Persevering Parrot. The hall had a wonderful atmosphere and there was an abundance of Proud Peacocks by the end of the sessions. A huge thank you to all of you for coming and to the Reception Team for planning such an engaging session.

On Tuesday we had our termly visit from our School Improvement Partner. We have termly visits to look at our standards both in terms of pupil outcomes, the quality and teaching and learning and how we are progressing with our school development priorities. It was a pleasure to spend the morning with her, visiting all classes and sharing our achievements of the year so far. I am delighted to let you know that she was thrilled with what she saw and I look forward to sharing a summary of her report with you in due course.

After much suspense, we were able to announce our February Writers of the Month in assembly yesterday. Work will be displayed for all to see and names of our latest writers will be available to view of the website. Well done star writers!

We are looking forward to our Year 2 outdoor learning days next week as well as the Year 1 Maths workshops. Having had such wonderful parental engagement for our recent family workshops, we are hoping that we have a great turn out.

Wishing you a dry and enjoyable weekend.

Mrs Tanya Mooney


Spring Term (2) Parent Planners
Parent Planners for all year groups have now been added to the website. Click the link below to access them. The planners are a useful overview of what your child/ren will be learning this half term across all aspects of the curriculum.

Easter Celebrations at Oatlands
It’s time to get creative with your children and design a spectacular Easter hat for the Easter Hat Parade on Thursday 4th April. The hats should be on a spring or Easter theme and should be brought into school on the morning of the parade. All parents are welcome to attend the parade at 2.30pm in the school playground.
Our Easter Assembly will take place at 09.15 on the last day of term, Friday 5th April. Reception parents are invited to attend so please mark this in your diaries.

PTA Easter Disco
Please remember to get your disco ticket requests in as soon as possible please. Confirmation of places will be emailed to you so please ensure your contact details are correct and clearly written on the slip.

Lost Property
The lost property box is once again full with un-named items of clothing. Please come and have a look for anything you may have mislaid. Anything remaining at the end of term will be given to charity.

World Book Day – Scholastic Book Club
Please consider updating your child’s library with a book from the selection available from Scholastic via their website link: All books purchased before 5th April will contribute funds to the school which will be used to buy books for our own school library. You can also use your World Book Day token to get a further £1.00 off each book you buy.

Spring Ball
The Spring Ball Committee needs your table requests and payment in by the end of this month please. There are spare forms at the school office if you need them.



• Important dates can be found HERE

• Links to this week’s letters and handouts can be found HERE


Attendance this week:96.8%


Stars of the week:

Butterflies: Sennen & Max

Ladybirds: Arham & Sui Yin

Bumblebee: Melia & Nicole

Seahorse: Charlie & Rachel

Starfish: Jack & Marsels

Jellyfish:Ryan & Jerrica

Lion: Nyah & Shantiya

Tiger: Alice & Deniz

Leopard: Willow & Jessica


Values certificate for Understanding: Lia in Butterfly class, Ramzy in Jellyfish class and Miller in Tigers