This Week's News

Friday 29th September

Dear Parents and Carers,

Another busy week at Oatlands! It was wonderful to welcome our year 1 parents throughout the week to take part in our maths workshops. The children always enjoy the opportunity of having some quality time with you in school and showing you what they have been learning in school. Although some children found saying ‘Goodbye’ at the end quite tricky and wanted you to stay for the day! We look forward to our Year 2 workshops, which start on Monday and hope we have an equally good turnout.

We had the last of our Curriculum evenings on Thursday and it was lovely to see so many of our year 2 parents eager to find out about the year ahead. It was also a great opportunity to congratulate Miss Parmesan, now ‘Mrs’ on her recent marriage and Mrs Nicholas on her exciting news that she is expecting her first baby. Thank you all for attending. Slides of all the evenings will be made available on the school website.

We had our first Full Governing Body meeting on Wednesday evening. Our previous Chair of Governors, Cecile Dorvault stepped down at the end of the Summer term. She had been a longstanding member of the Governing Body for well over a decade. We were delighted to vote in two new co-chairs, Charles Langley and Kathryn Friend, who stepped into their new roles at the beginning of the term, chairing their first meeting on Wednesday. I am delighted with their appointment and know that they will continue to provide strategic direction, ambition and challenge.

We look forward to another busy week ahead. Don’t forget to book your parent’s evenings!

Tanya Mooney


Key Dates Next Week

Monday 2nd    9:15-10:00 Tigers family maths workshop              

Tuesday 3rd     9:15-10:00 Leopard family maths workshop

                      19:30-21:00 PTA AGM

Friday 6th        9:15-10:00 Lion family maths workshop


Parent Consultations

The Autumn Term parent consultations will be taking place in school on:

Tuesday 10th October – 3.30-6.00 pm

Thursday 19th October – 5.00-7.30 pm

 You MUST log into Arbor:  to book your own consultation.   Self-booking is open until Sunday 8th October at 10 pm. Unfortunately, Arbor only allows us to schedule one time-slot per child. Should you require an additional time-slot (if parents are separated and cannot attend together for example), please book one slot and contact the school office to arrange the additional meeting.

If you have any problems accessing Arbor or have forgotten your login details, please contact the school office as soon as possible.



The PTA AGM and first PTA meeting of the year will be held in the school hall on Tuesday 3rd October at 7.30pm. Everyone is welcome to attend; on the agenda will be voting in a new committee and discussing upcoming events and plans for the year. We also still have vacancies for a Second-Hand Uniform Coordinator and PTA Deputy Treasurer. If you are interested, please message the incoming PTA Chair Carina MacKenzie on or 07506706407 for more information.


Flu Vaccinations – Consent Required

Please log into quoting School Code SR124994 to complete the consent form for your child to receive the nasal flu vaccination. The deadline for consent is Monday 30th October.

Stars of the Week

 Seahorse11 Seahorse Class

Anna Maria for excellent sound talk and blending in phonics

Daniel N for excellent ordering of numbers in Maths

Starfish12Starfish Class

Bernie for excellent behaviour

Layla for always doing the right thing

 Jellyfish14Jellyfish Class

Alex for brilliant ordering of numbers in Maths

Elias for a detailed lost poster about Dogger

Lion19 Lion Class

Ava for creating a beautiful self portrait 

Tallulah for great work in Maths & resilience 

Tiger12 Tiger Class

Elliott for his excellent sketching in Art

Jago for his super understanding of < > and = in Maths

Leopard12 Leopard Class

Bella for working really hard during Maths

Isabel for great adverb work 


Values Certificates

 Values certificate for care & friendship for Ella in Starfish class.