This Week's News
Friday 17th January 2020
A message from Mrs Mooney
Dear Parents and Carers
What a fun end to the week we had with the annual Sponsored Bounce. This year we are ‘Leaping for Library Luxury’! We look forward to sprucing up the library with some bright new furniture. A huge thank you to all of our parent volunteers who did a fantastic job and showed such concentration when counting those bounces!
This month our value is ‘Hope’ and we have been thinking about our hopes for the year ahead and what we would like to achieve. In Monday’s assembly Joe from Tiger class demonstrated the determination and commitment it takes when working towards achieving your goals. Before Christmas he passed his grade 1 piano exam and he played three of the pieces to the whole school. Please do let us know if your child has had any achievements outside school, as we always like to provide opportunities to share and celebrate.
We were pleased to welcome Luke from ECP, who delivered On-line safety sessions to children, staff and parents on Wednesday. As usual his sessions were so useful and provided children and adults with key messages to stay safe On-line. Please look at the slides from the parent session, which have really useful information and links to sites to help stay up to date with what is out there in the world of gaming and Apps. Thank you to the PTA for funding this annual event, which we intend to rebook for next year.
Good attendance is vital in supporting children to achieve well at school. As a school we are held to account for the attendance of the children. We therefore monitor attendance closely and look at reasons for any absence. Each term we send standard letters to parents of children, whose attendance is nearing or has met the Government ‘Persistent absence’ threshold of 93%. The educational Welfare officer will meet with me to look at all of these individual cases and numbers are reported to Governors and the DFE. There are times when children are too unwell to come to school but often they could be in school. For guidance and reassurance please see the link to the ‘Is your child too ill to come to school?’ leaflet.
There is an enormous pothole on Oatlands Drive, which caused damage to a number of cars this morning. Please take care when driving on this road.
We hope you have an enjoyable weekend.
Mrs Tanya Mooney
Curriculum Overviews – All Year Groups
Updated curriculum overviews for the new term are available on the school website. These will give you a great understanding of what your child will be learning this term and how you can support and extend their learning at home. Click on the following link to access the Curriculum Overview pages: https://www.oatlands.surrey.sch.uk/learning-for-life/curriculum-overviews/
Year 2 Assessment Information Meeting
We have sent an email regarding information meetings on Tuesday 28th January. The meetings will outline the assessments that Year 2 children will be undertaking. Please click here to confirm which meeting you will be attending.
Please do look at the Charity and Community pages of the school website for information about community groups, events and initiatives that you might be interested in. Details of some really fun February half-term activities run by Elmbridge Borough Council via their ‘Shout!’ scheme have just been uploaded. Take a look: https://www.oatlands.surrey.sch.uk/about-us/charity-and-community/
Life Bus in School
We are delighted to be welcoming the Coram Life Education ‘Life Bus’ back into school next week. This interactive mobile classroom offers all our children the opportunity to learn valuable life-skills in age appropriate sessions across the week. If you would like to experience the ‘Life Bus’ for yourselves and find out what topics will be covered by the team, you can attend one of our Parent Sessions on Wednesday 22nd January at 2.40pm or on Thursday 23rd January at either 9am or 2.40pm.
Please be aware that street cleaning is taking place on St Mary’s Road on Tuesday 4th February. The Council have put notices up in the street to advise any cars left parked on this date, could be towed away.
Important dates can be found HERE
Links to this recent letters and handouts can be found HERE
Attendance this week: 96.6 %
Stars of the Week
Butterfly Class: Savanna & Kubi
Ladybird Class: Chendore & Iya
Bumblebee Class: Ava & Alia
Seahorse Class: Mark & Austin
Starfish Class: Oliver & Charlotte
Jellyfish Class: Charlie & Bella
Lion Class: Charlie & Eva
Tiger Class: Elise & Rachel W
Leopard Class: James & Indie