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End of term newsletter

Dear Parents/Carers,


Another year has flown by and already we’re at the end of the term and the end of the academic year.  May I take this opportunity to thank you all for all your wonderful support throughout this last year but in particular I would like to thank the parents who have given their time to help at school and to run clubs, and hear children reading, it has been very much appreciated.


We say goodbye to our lovely year 6 children, we all wish them the very best of luck in their future education.  We will miss them all.  We also say goodbye and good luck to three members of staff, Mrs Goodwin, Miss Trubshawe and Mrs Sunderland.


May I also take this opportunity to remind you that our Year 6 Leavers play “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” is on Tuesday 18 July, 2pm and 5.30pm at St Arilda’s Church and our end of term service will take place from 1.15pm – 2.15pm also at St Arilda’s Church on Thursday 20 July.  If you wish to take your children home at the end of the service, you are most welcome to do so.  The last Otters session for this term is Wed 19 July.


May I also remind you that Friday 1st September is an INSET day and school will re-open for children on Monday 4th September. 


I am also advising you that the cost of paid school meals will increase with effect from 1st September by 10 pence to £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.


Lots of useful information, up-to-date events, news, photos etc. on the school website www.oldburyschool.org.uk.  We also have a Friends of Oldbury School facebook page where parents can discuss/share information.


During Term 1 PE will be every Monday and Thursday afternoon for all children at school.  During Term 2 and 3 PE and swimming will be every Monday afternoon at Thornbury Leisure Centre and PE at school every Thursday afternoon.  Term 4, 5, and 6 it will be back to Monday and Thursday PE at school.


We have lots of exciting events coming up in term 1, here are the dates for your diary:


Fri 1 Sept             INSET DAY 1 (school closed to pupils for staff training)


Mon 4 Sept                  Start of Term 1 NO SWIMMING during this term

Reception children (morning sessions only all week)

PE at school for everyone (every Mon pm during Term 1)


Thurs 7th Sept              PE at school for everyone (every Thurs pm during Term 1)


Fri 8 Sept                    Year 6 cycle training course 1.15pm – 2.45pm (& for the next 4 Fridays)


Mon 11 Sept                 Reception children (afternoon sessions only all week)


Mon 18 Sept                 Reception children (morning session and lunch all week)


Mon 25 Sept                Reception children (lunch and afternoon session all week)


Mon 2 Oct                    Reception children in school full time


Tues 3 Oct                   ‘Experience Church’ at St Arilda’s 1.15-2.30pm for whole school.  Parents welcome to attend this.


Wed 11 Oct                  Parliament education services workshop for KS2 (pm)


Fri 20 Oct                   End of Term 1


May I wish you all a lovely and hopefully sunny summer.


Best wishes,

Debbie Dix

Head teacher