September 7th 2018


Dear Parents and Carers


Welcome back to the new school year with a particularly warm welcome to all our new children and parents who have joined us for the first time this year.


We welcome some new members of staff too, either new to the school for the first time or moving from casual to more regular hours:

Miss Hope Edwards – Teacher in Key Stage 2

Mrs Jackie Tinsley – Teacher in Key Stage 1

Mrs Melissa Norridge – TA in Key Stage 2

Miss Olivia Houliston – TA in Key Stage 2

Miss Zoe Godfrey – TA in Key Stage 2

Mrs Jeanette Lewis – TA in Key Stage 1

Mrs Tammy Powell – TA in Reception

Ms Manwan Ng – TA in Key Stage 1

Mrs Lucy Day – Lunchtime Supervisor


Parent Governor

We have a vacancy for a parent governor as Mrs Rachel Carter has resigned her post . We thank Rachel for all she has contributed to the school over the last few years and wish her well in her new ventures. Nomination forms are attached to the newsletter and the closing date is Friday 21st September.  If anyone would like to meet to talk through the role then please do get in touch with me next week (although I am away on residential with Year 6 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday).


Bake Sale

Thank you to all those who attended and cooked for the Bake Sale held at the end of last term. We raised an amazing £350 which will be used to purchase a lovely bench for the children in memory of Pauline Cuthill, colleague, parent and friend of our school.

Diary Dates


10th         Year 6 to Kilvrough

14th         Elder Class First Swim

19th         Workshops for Reception Class Parents

21st         Open Afternoon 3pm – come and meet your child’s teacher

28th         Year 6 to Junior Citizen in Oxford


1st           Year 6 Lime to IMPS at Witney Hospital

7th           Sunday: Oxford Half Marathon

8th           Year 6 Pine to IMPS at Witney Hospital

Friday Assemblies 2.30pm:

Each class will present twice in the year either a

class or as a team:

21st Sept               Year 6

5th Oct                   Elm Class


Tuck Shop

Tuck Shop will reopen next Friday. Cards can be bought from the school office for £5 and we will notify you when your child’s card has run out.


From Catherine Frampton

On 7th October 2018 I will be challenging myself to complete the Oxford Half Marathon to raise money for the school.


Those that know me well will know that I enjoy running as a hobby but have always vowed that I will never compete in a competitive race because running is the one area of my life without any stress or deadlines and I would like to keep it that way! In addition I have never attempted to run any distance much above 8-10km – until now. So why am I doing this? There are two reasons:


Firstly, my daughter Amy will be running the Oxford Half Marathon Schools Challenge, which entails running 12 out of the 13 miles at school during September, and then completing the final mile on the day of the marathon using the last lap of the official course. This is a huge challenge for her and it is made more significant because 7th October is Amy’s birthday (she will be 11).


Secondly, the company I work for (Infineum UK Ltd, based at Milton Hill near Abingdon) have agreed that, for every pound Amy and I raise in sponsorship between us, they will match it up to a total of £600. So if we manage to accumulate £600 of sponsorship, we will actually have raised £1200 for the school, which would be fantastic!


You can sponsor us using the link below:


Many Thanks

Catherine and Amy Frampton



Don’t forget we can recycle your batteries for you as the recycle bins won’t take them. Just send to school with your child or to the main office.



Via Pupil Post

100 Club Letters

Clubs Years 1 to 6

Home Learning Policy Reception to Year 6

Free School Meal Letter Key Stage 1

Letter for Nursery Parents re Pupil Premium

Letter for Year 5 re Residential Trip

Parent Governor Form

Key Person Letter – Reception and Nursery

Letter for Reception re Phonics

Via Parent Mail

Curriculum Information

Child Centred Learning Letter – Reception and Nursery








Next Week

See Dates Above


Have a great weekend.


Yours sincerely




Katherine Spencer