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School News Term 2

30th October 2017

Dear Parents & Carers,

Welcome back to term 2.  I hope you all had a good holiday and the children are well-rested and ready to start this exciting term.   The good news is that we have 5 new children starting at Oldbury School at the start of term 2.  Harry Reading (Y5) and Ella Reading (Y3) have moved into Oldbury Naite whilst Ruby Fellows (Y3), Lola Fellows (Y1) and Lottie Fellows (Reception) have moved into Oldbury village.  We wish them all a happy and successful time at our school.
 

The topics for this term are:

Class 1 – Castles, Kings & Queens

Class 2 – Snow and Ice

Class 3 – Settlements
 

The clubs available this term are:

Basketball – Thursday lunchtimes for everyone
Football - Thursday for class 2 & 3 after school (3.15-4.15pm)
·         Art – Thursday for Y2 – Y6 after school (3.15-4.15pm).  12 children maximum on a first come first serve basis, please contact the school office to sign up

·         Mileage Club – Friday lunchtimes for everyone

Mileage Club – Friday lunchtimes

Basic info for mileage club is....

1 – Children run, jog or walk around the school field during lunch break.

2 - Every lap a child completes is counted using their own toe lap counter.

3 - Progress is tracked and toe tokens are awarded.

For years 3 and above they complete 20 laps to achieve 1 toe token, years below that as they are younger complete 10 laps.  When 10 toe tokens are collected on their necklace, they win a DOUBLE toe token.  They can also trade in 3 regular toe tokens for 1 glow in the dark.  Whoever has the most feet by end of this Term will win a prize.  

The idea is to introduce being healthy,  limit lunch time arguments,  get their “wiggles” out to be more ready for learning and to ease boredom or if there is one to play with. 
 

PE

Can I remind you that Swimming and PE at Thornbury Leisure Centre starts this term and continues every Monday throughout term 2 (until Christmas) and then through term 3 (starting Mon 8 Jan until Mon 5 Feb).  The cost of swimming will be £12 per child per term.  We will also continue with PE at school every Thursday afternoon.

Could I also remind you that girls should wear a one-piece costume for swimming whilst boys should wear swimming trunks (not long Bermuda shorts), the incorrect swimming costume could hinder their learning and ability to swim.  For safety reasons no jewellery should be worn and long hair must be tied back.  Goggles are highly recommended.  Children may swim with a verruca unless their doctors advises otherwise.
 

Reminders

I have a few gentle reminders for you, this term usually means the start of colder, wetter weather.  Please could you ensure that you send your child to school with a coat each day and that they also have a pair of wellies to wear at playtimes so that they can access the school field whenever possible.

 

Could I also remind you that if your child is ill or will be late to school that you inform us as soon as possible by ringing the school office on 01454 414297.

 

The school gates open between 8.45-9am each morning, please could you ensure that your child reaches school during this 15 minute time period.

 

Weekly guitar lessons are available for KS2 children at a cost of £30.00 per term.

 

Don’t forget to check the school website www.oldburyschool.org.uk (particularly the diary and news section) for all the latest photos/information.  

 

School inform – please order online with School Trends. www.schooltrends.co.uk.  Could I remind you that children should be wearing proper ‘school’ shoes to school and not black trainers; likewise children should be wearing school trousers and now black, skinny jeans.
 

Friends of Oldbury School

Due to committee members stepping down for one reason or another we have had to put together a new committee but we are still needing a few extra people to just sit as 'members'. All we will require from you is a small amount of your time to attend meetings, come up with ideas and also help set up and organise stalls etc. on event days.

 

We are wanting to take Friends forward as a fresh and fun committee so if you are wanting to come and join us and share your ideas then please either let myself or one of the other committee members know and we will welcome you with open arms!

 

The current positions have been filled by the following parents however if any of you feel you would like to take one of the positions on then please let me know and a job share can be arranged!

 

Chair Person - Hannah Grey

Vice Chair - Lucy Long

Secretary - Kayleigh Griffiths

Treasurer - Martyn Hopkins/Martin Greenwood

Fund Raiser - Natasha Johnson

Committee Member - Kate Thompson.

 

After Natasha's successful Pub Quiz evening on Saturday the next event to be organised will be the Christmas Fair.  Remember all of the money raised by Friends goes towards benefiting each and every one of our children.

We'll look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards, Hannah Grey
 

Governors’ News

The Parent Governors would like to hear your views!  At present our parent Governors are Jon Dyke, Kirsty Withers, Jo Greenwood and Tom Barnes and they are aware that they are not always at the school gate to hear your views, so they will be in the Anchor pub, Oldbury between 6.30-7.30pm on the following dates.

Friday 10th November

Friday 8th December

Friday 23rd February (1st Fri back after half term)

Friday 20th April (1st Fri back after Easter)

Friday 22nd June
 

Otters after school club

Sessions run on Mon; Tues; Wed & Thursday for Oldbury School children (term time only) from 3.15pm - 5.15pm. 

The costs per session: first child £9.25 & second/third child £6.25.

At Otters we have lots of fun constructing, colouring, cooking, painting, and junk modelling.  We also play games, watch dvd’s/ movies and when the weather is nice we play outside.  In between all that we get snacks and drinks.  Please call or email the school to book your child/children’s sessions.
 

Finally, we will soon be collecting money for the Poppy Appeal, if you wish to contribute you could send your child to school with some money to buy a poppy.  Thank you in anticipation of your support.
 

 

 

School News Term 1

4 September 2017

Dear Parents & Carers,

Hello and welcome back to another exciting year at Oldbury School.  I hope you have all had a great summer and the children are well-rested and ready to learn!
 

The topics for this term are:

Class 1 – Homes and Toys

Class 2 – Fairy Tales

Class 3 – Anglo-Saxons and Vikings
 

The clubs available this term are:

Netball – Thursday lunchtimes for everyone
Football - Thursday for class 2 & 3 after school (3.15-4.15pm) 
No Hockey/Rugby club this term but it will start again as soon as a sports coach is available

 
 PE

May I remind you that PE will take place on Monday and Thursday afternoons for all 3 classes and swimming lessons at Thornbury Leisure Centre will take place on Monday afternoons during terms 2 and 3 (30 Oct – 9 Feb).
 

INSET DAYS

As you know, we have already had an INSET day this academic year (1st September).  The remaining INSET days, when the school is closed for children, for this academic year are: Monday 18 December and Tuesday 2 January 2018.  This leaves us with 2 further INSET days which are still to be decided, which we will inform you about as soon as possible.
 

Reminders

I have a few of the usual reminders at the start of the academic year.  School lunches are now £2.10 for pupil meals (Year 3-6).  Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 school meals are free.  Dinner money should be paid weekly, either cash or cheque.  Please make cheques payable to South Gloucestershire Council.

Could I also remind you that if your child is ill or will be late to school that you inform us as soon as possible by ringing the school office on 01454 414297.

Please can all children have a pair of wellies in school so that they can access the playfield during playtimes and lunchtime.

The school gates open between 8.45-9am each morning, please could you ensure that your child reaches school during this 15 minute time period.

Weekly guitar lessons are available for KS2 children at a cost of £30.00 per term.

Don’t forget to check the school website www.oldburyschool.org.uk (particularly the diary and news section) for all the latest photos/information.  

School inform – please order online with School Trends. www.schooltrends.co.uk.  Could I remind you that children should be wearing proper ‘school’ shoes to school and not black trainers; likewise children should be wearing school trousers and now black, skinny jeans.

 

Governors’ News

Welcome back to this new academic year.  We would like to remind you that all Governors’ meetings are ‘open’ meetings which you are welcome to attend.  Please contact the school office for more details if you want to attend any of our meetings.  The dates for meetings for the coming academic year are: Mon 18 Sept; Mon 20 Nov; Mon 5 Feb; Mon 19 March; Mon 14 Mya and Mon 9 July.  We would also like to congratulate Lois Pearce and Jack Chester who won the Governors’ award for sustained effort throughout the year.  A big ‘well done’ goes to both these pupils.
 

Welcome

We have some ‘welcomes’ to say to people joining our school this September.  We have Hugo Charnley-Ward joining us in Year 4 from St Ursula’s School in Bristol and we also have 2 new members of staff: Holly Roue will be assisting Mrs Lewin on our Otters After School Club and Rachael Sayce will be our interventions teacher working every Thursday.  We welcome them all and hope that their time at Oldbury School will be very happy.

Otters after school club

Sessions run on Mon; Tues; Wed & Thursday for Oldbury School children (term time only) from 3.15pm - 5.15pm. 

The costs per session: first child £9.25 & second/third child £6.25.

At Otters we have lots of fun constructing, colouring, cooking, painting, and junk modelling.  We also play games, watch dvd’s/ movies and when the weather is nice we play outside.  In between all that we get snacks and drinks.  Please call or email the school to book your child/children’s sessions.

News

Finally, I have some important news regarding our members of staff.  Mrs Ovens is expecting a baby in March 2018 and will be leaving us on maternity leave in February 2018.  Because we want to ensure continuity for our Year 6 children in their important SATs year, Miss Jillett will be teaching Class 3 for this academic year and Mrs Ovens and myself will be sharing the teaching in Class 2.  I am sure that you will all join me in sending warm congratulations to Mrs Ovens and her husband.

 

Yours sincerely,

Debbie Dix

Head teacher