This Week's News
Dear Parents and Carers,
Well, we reach the end of an extraordinary spring term! Following a Christmas where restrictions were tightened and plans of meeting up with family scuppered there was of course concerns about the start of the new term. And….there it started; the first day of term became the last day of term for the majority of our children.
What a term it has been! I am delighted that all children were able to return to school on Monday 8th March and the past three and a half weeks have enabled us to return to semi-normality. It has been great to be able to reintroduce some of our usual events including the PTA Mother’s Day market, a visit from ‘The Life Bus’ and the Easter hat parade. This week the children have enjoyed performing their Easter songs to one another and we hope you enjoy watching our Easter medley! So, a term of hope. With further restrictions being lifted this week I hope that you all have a wonderful Easter and have the opportunity to see friends and family.
We look forward to seeing you for the beginning of the summer term on Monday 19th April.
Reporting COVID symptoms over the Easter Holidays
If your child has been in school for the final week of this term and develops symptoms over the 48 hour period immediately after term ending (lunchtime today until lunchtime on Saturday 3rd April) and is subsequently tested positive, we ask that you email the school with the subject heading ‘Confirmed positive test result’. We will then write to all contacts advising them to isolate for 10 days from last contact with the child.
Should a pupil or staff member develop symptoms or test positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19), having developed symptoms more than 48 hours since being in school (after Saturday 3rd April) then you must follow contact tracing instructions provided by NHS Test and Trace.
Thank you for helping us to keep everyone safe.
PTA Camping Weekend
We are hosting an informal information Zoom call at 8pm next Tuesday, 6th April. All parents who plan to attend this year's camp are welcome to join. This is your chance to ask any questions you may have before the big weekend. The call won't last longer than 45 minutes and can be accessed using the following details:
Zoom Meeting ID: 885 9317 1137
We look forward to seeing you there.
Further information about the Oatlands PTA Camping Trip can be found at the following web address: https://www.oatlandscamping.co.uk
SEND Football Training
Multisports are starting a football training club for children with Special Educational Needs. It will be run in small groups, focussing on learning the basic skills, with the aim of making football fun and accessible to all. It’s starting after Easter and is open to Oatlands children and their siblings (up to the age of 10).
Sessions will be on Saturday at 12.15-13.15 on the Oatlands school field (Pantile Road). £9 per child per week. If you are interested, please contact Lucie Burniston, our PTA SEND rep by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oatlands PTA Photography Competition
The PTA are running an exciting children’s photography competition throughout the Easter holidays.
Cost is £3 per photo entered (children can enter as many photos as they wish, entry fees permitting) and you can pay for this via the website www.PTA-events.co.uk/Oatlands
The theme for the competition is the school's value for the month of April which is 'Care & Compassion'. We would like children to take photographs based on three categories within this theme: People, Things and Places. Yr2 mum Sarah Hogan has put together the attached PDF document to give you all some 'Top Tips' on things to remember when choosing and taking your photographs.
There will be 3 winners per year, 1 for each category and there are some very exciting prizes up for grabs, including having your winning photo printed and displayed in cafes in Weybridge High Street as well vouchers for local shops/cafes up for grabs. More information to follow in the coming weeks.
If you wish to take part payment has been extended to run until the end of the competition. Therefore payment and entries must be made by Sunday 18th April. We'll be accepting entries from Friday 2nd via email to email@example.com
Judging will take place between 19th-25th April and the winners will be announced on Friday 30th April. We have an exciting judging line up consisting of Mrs Mooney, Miss Hoad, Photographer Sarah Hogan and Grant Letts from Curchods in Weybridge.
We hope a number of you will take part and we can't wait to see all your exciting entries.
Disclaimer: by entering the comp you are giving permission for the images to be exhibited and shared (i.e. school Twitter feed or Facebook page). The images will only appear in relation to the school competition. The copyright of the image remains with the children who took the photos.
Stars of the Week:
Mali for singing our Easter song
Sylvia for measuring in maths
Annabel for excellent writing
George for excellent reading
Liam for great sounding out on his Easter card
The WHOLE class for adapting to all the changes this term
Oliver for greater determination in maths
Minahil for improvement in reading
Penelope for being a fabulous reporter
Freddie for writing a great newspaper report
Elise for excellent independent maths learning about time
Henry for taking part in PE with the coaches
Luke for writing an excellent story in English
Juliet for writing an excellent newspaper article
Eliza for creating an amazing moving picture
Alexander for amazing riddle writing
Mark for his Kandinnsky painting
Sophie for lovely reading
Values certificate for Understanding:
Erin, Starfish class & Poppy Jellyfish class