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.
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’ (https://www.childrenofwatamu.net/). 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.
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
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
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
Ella for being an enthusiastic learner
teddy for lovely name writing
Jake for great work naming feelings
Mona for lovely writing
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
Reece for excellent understanding of 2D shapes
Reuben for excellent understanding of 2D shapes
Casper for excellent reading & writing
Oscar for a great show & tell
Albie for great sorting of 2D shapes in Maths
Skyla for making a great kite in DT
Sienna B for super practicing of handwriting
Stefan for super counting of money in Maths
Thomas for his excellent counting on money in Maths
Vanesa for her wonderful sewing skills in DT
Jesse for amazing adding of coins in Maths
Rebecca for great focus during Maths