This Week's News

Friday 25th November

Dear Parents and Carers,

Every Friday for the past four weeks I have had the pleasure of speaking to prospective parents and showing them around our wonderful school. I just wanted to share this with you today as it reminds me how fortunate I am to work with such amazing staff and how happy and confident our children are.  They were not fazed by large groups of adults coming into their classrooms and were so articulate when telling them about their learning. It made for a very happy Friday morning!

Yesterday we had our first Class Assembly of the year and Tiger Class gave us a snapshot of their learning this term. We were so impressed with the creativity they demonstrated with their sketches of Victorian houses and Islamic clay tiles. In English the children are basing their writing on the text ‘The Disgusting Sandwich’ by Gareth Edwards. They retold the story with such confidence. We look forward to reading their versions of the story in the coming weeks. Thank you to all of the parents who joined us. I am sure you were as proud as we were.

I can’t quite believe how December has crept up upon us and when looking in the diary realised that we have the Year 2 dress rehearsal next week. So, the stage is now up and preparations have begun. Our choir have their Christmas debut tomorrow when they will be performing at the winter fair at St Mary’s Church. I’m sure they will be wonderful. A huge thank you to Mr Copsey who has been leading choir for our year 2 children this term.

We hope you have an enjoyable weekend and look forward to another action-packed week ahead.

Tanya Mooney


Key Dates

Wednesday 30th November           Whole school - Burglar Bill, performed by Pied Piper

Thursday 1st December                   13:15-14:45- School Choir to visit Signature Living

Saturday 3rd December                  PTA Pantomime-Booked in advance  


School Office Hours

Please can we remind parents that the school office is maned from 8.30 am and 4.00 pm Monday to Thursday and 8.30am to 3.30pm Friday.


Christmas Art Fundraiser

We have received most of the Christmas art fundraiser orders, cards, tags, wrapping paper and mugs, and they will be going home today.  If you are missing items, it is because they are still being made and will arrive soon.


Oatlands Church Winter Fair- Saturday 26th November

Please see the flyer attached to this week’s news. Oatlands Church are hosting a winter fair this Saturday 11am -2pm. Oatlands School Choir will be performing at 11:30 in church.


Christmas Performances – Charity Collection

This year we will have collection buckets at the end of our Christmas shows to raise money for our chosen charity ‘Children of Watamu – Happy House’ (  This is an amazing charity caring for and providing education to needy children. 

So please have any loose change ready as your kind donations help to sponsor a child every year. 


Christmas Performances

The festive season is well and truly underway at Oatlands and Christmas performances begin soon.  Performances always prove to be very popular so we kindly ask that only 2 parents or carers per child attend one of the performances.


Year 2 Performances

Tuesday 6th 9.30

Thursday 8th 9.30


Reception Performances

Tuesday 13th 9.30

Wednesday 14th 9.30


Year 1 Concert

Wednesday 14th 18.00 at St Marys Church




Weekly Attendance 92.3%


Stars of the Week

Butterfly5 Butterfly Class

Arya for fantastic independent writing

Ivy for a great shape monster

Joshua for fantastic partner work in Yoga

Millie for fantastic partner work in Yoga 

Ladybird5 Ladybird Class

Ella for being an enthusiastic learner

teddy for lovely name writing

Jake for great work naming feelings

Mona for lovely writing

Bumblebee5 Bumblebee Class

Arabella for great exploring of every area in the classroom

James for his segmenting when writing 

Lyla for great segmenting when writing

Parker for his knowledge of 2D shapes

 Seahorse7 Seahorse Class

Reece for excellent understanding of 2D shapes

Reuben for excellent understanding of 2D shapes

Starfish8 Starfish Class

Casper for excellent reading & writing

Oscar for a great show & tell 

Jellyfish9 Jellyfish Class

Albie for great sorting of 2D shapes in Maths

Skyla for making a great kite in DT 

Lion15 Lion Class

Sienna B for super practicing of handwriting

Stefan for super counting of money in Maths  

Tiger8 Tiger Class

Thomas for his excellent counting on money in Maths

Vanesa for her wonderful sewing skills in DT 

Leopard7 Leopard Class 

Jesse for amazing adding of coins in Maths

Rebecca for great focus during Maths