This Week's News

Friday 20th September 2019

A message from Mrs Mooney

I am delighted to let you know that the children are now all in and our new Reception children have had a great start to their time at Oatlands. We look forward to welcoming our Reception parents to the first of our curriculum evenings this Tuesday where you will find out all about what your children will be up to this year as well as having the opportunity to meet other parents and hear from our incredible PTA. Please remember to sign up to confirm your attendance.

At Oatlands we welcome help from our parents and every year we have great volunteers who give up their time to come into school. We will be having a meeting for anyone who is interested in becoming a parent helper on Thursday 3rd October at 2.15pm. Please come along to see what it involves and sign up to a day and time that suits you.

Our Year 1 children were given lots of challenges to complete over the summer holidays, one being to write a letter to somebody famous. Jack Prebble decided he would write to the queen and was delighted when he received a reply this week! Well done Jack and keep writing!

In Today’s assembly we congratulated the children who took part in this year’s summer library reading challenge. Children shared their certificates, which they were awarded for reading six library books over the summer. Teachers also shared extracts from some of their favourite children’s books and classes voted for the books that they would like in their class book corners. We hope the summer challenge has inspired children to read for pleasure and this continues as we start the new academic year.

I hope you all enjoy another warm, sunny weekend and look forward to another exciting week ahead.

Mrs Tanya Mooney

Curriculum Meetings & Maths Workshops
Please remember to sign up to attend the forthcoming meetings:
Reception – Tuesday 24/9/19 Click Here

Year 1 – Thursday 26/9/19 Click Here
Year 2 – Wednesday 2/10/19 Click Here 

Year 2 Maths Workshops:
Tigers – Tuesday 8/10/19 Click Here 
Leopards – Wednesday 9/10/19  Click Here
Lions – Friday 11/9/19 Click Here 

After School Clubs
All clubs start next week, please remember to sign up if you haven’t already. There are still spaces in Multisports, Spanish, Choir and Ballet: Click Here

2nd Hand Uniform Sale
The PTA is holding a 2nd hand uniform sale on Friday 27th September 2.30-3.00pm in the Community Room. If you would like to attend the sale please come to the school office where you will be taken to the community room. Thanks to the generosity of parents to date, however no further donations of second hand uniform are currently required.

OML Football Club
We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the first football session of the year on Saturday 21 September! The OML football club runs from 10:30-11:30 am on Saturday mornings during term time, at the Pantile Road field. The cost is £5 per child per week, and operates on a 'pay as you go' basis. All year groups are welcome and new starters to the club will be able to sign up on Saturday morning. Please see attached flyer for further information - we look forward to seeing you.

Running Club
We are hoping to be able to start up our Saturday morning Running Club again soon but unfortunately we are without an organiser at the moment. Please get in touch if you think you might be able to help! Last year, Running Club was held at 9:15 on Saturday mornings during term time, with an initial warm up followed by a 2k run for children and parents to do together. However, you do not necessarily need to be a runner to organise the administration of the club and it is also something that could be managed by a small group of volunteers if necessary. Please email if you are interested or if you would like further information - thank you.

Nasal Flu Vaccinations 2019
The Vaccinations team from Children and Family Health Surrey will be in school on Tuesday 8th October to administer the Nasal Flu Vaccination to our children. In order for your child to be included in their vaccination schedule you must give your consent. This year your consent must be given online via the following link using the school’s unique Reference Number (URN) SR124994.
For further information about the flu vaccination please refer to the attached letter. LINK
The deadline for giving your consent is Tuesday 1st October.

Please Switch Off Engines

There are a number of cars outside the school who leave their engines running while one parent drops off a child. The stationary cars are often parked very close to the school, where other children are crossing the road. Our children are breathing in these emissions and this is posing a risk to their health. Please turn off car engines when parked outside school.

• Important dates can be found HERE

• Links to this recent letters and handouts can be found HERE


Attendance this week: 98.4%


Stars of the Week: 

Seahorse: Dylan & Penelope

Starfish: Amarion & Alexander

Jellyfish: Ruari & Phoebe

Lions: Milan & Imogen

Tigers: Peher & Emily 

Leopards: Oliver & Jamie


Respect Values certificate: Annabel G in Seahorse class.