This Week's News
Friday 23rd October 2020
A message from Mrs Mooney
Dear Parents and Carers,
Well I don’t want to tempt fate but we have managed to reach half term without any cases of Covid! In fact our overall attendance for this half term is slightly higher than last year.
We have obviously all had to adapt to so many changes this term from systems and routines within the school to zoom parents evenings, virtual curriculum evening and Harvest assemblies. Whilst we miss having you in school for such events I am thrilled that we have still managed to hold these events. I am sure you will join me in thanking all of our dedicated staff for the resilience and commitment they have shown this term.
Today would have been our Harvest Assembly, which Year 1 parents are usually invited to attend. I am delighted that we have been able to put together a special video with children in Years 1 and 2 reciting some wonderful Autumnal poems. We have also included one our all-time favourite harvest songs, which we hope you will sing along to at home.
We were all sad to bid farewell to our fabulous Miss Morgan this week. She has been an integral member of the Oatlands family for seven years and since starting at the school has met her partner and had two beautiful girls. She is a fantastic teacher and will be sorely missed by her colleagues and friends. We wish her every happiness for the future.
Mrs Gibbons and her team of helpers have had another busy week at the front of the school. The garden is really beginning to come together now and is looking beautiful. What a treat in these uncertain times!
Thank you for all of your support, smiles and positivity this term. We hope you have a happy and safe half term and look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday 3rd November.
Mrs Tanya Mooney
The proofs for the individual and sibling photos have been sent home today. The easiest way to purchase the photos is online and the deadline for ordering is Friday 6th November 2020.
Harvest Festival Donations
A Huge thank you for all of your amazing donations for Runnymede Foodbank. 15 crates of food donations were collected today to be sent to the Weybridge and Chertsey Centres
Oatlands PTA Cookbook
We've some very exciting news; Oatlands PTA will be producing a school cookbook, to go on sale just in time for Christmas. All information and details on how to take part, is in the attached poster. Any questions please contact Ellie on PTAchair@oatlands.surrey.sch.uk
PTA AGM Minutes and Overview
Please have a look at the PTA pages of the school website here for Octobers AGM Minutes and a lovey Overview of the PTA.
Flu Vaccinations – deadline for e-consent 4th November
Thank you to everyone who has completed the e-consent for nasal flu vaccinations. The deadline to give (or deny) consent for your child to be vaccinated is Wednesday 4th November. Please do complete the form to ensure that the vaccination team are aware of your wishes when they come to school on November 11th. You can access the e-consent form and further information about the nasal flu vaccination by clicking https://www.oatlands.surrey.sch.uk/assets/Uploads/OATLANDS-SCHOOL-FLU-LETTER-WITH-E-CONSENT.pdf)
Front Garden Volunteers
A huge thank you to all the kind volunteers that have been planting the Oatlands front garden.
Stars of the Week
Nella for pattern work
William for spell writing
Ilyana for trying so hard
George for name writing
Thomas for listening and finding sounds in words
Mishal for fantastic sounding out of spell ingredients
Minahil for working hard on her letter formation
Ted for trying hard on his writing
Erin for amazing independent writing
Matilda for excellent counting
Georgia for fabulous work making a sign on kidpix
Alexander for fantastic letter formation of his capital A
Beth for excellent learning in mathematics
Sui Yin for being a concentrating crocodile in maths
Max for excellent focus when writing in english
Freya for detailed & beautifully presented lemonade instructions
Otto for confident reading & answering questions
Mark for great number work in maths
Noemi for great writing of lemonade instructions
Values Certificate for Friendship
Vittoria in Jellyfish Class