We have had such a busy week.

We start by celebrating our early morning Co-operative Enterprise Art Team, who completed their first painting for the walls of our sports pitch. We are aiming to create five large scale pieces in total, all showing inspirational sports personalities. I wonder who will be next? 

Our next celebration is the Foundation Stage children’s performance of the Nativity story. We were so delighted by the way they all spoke so well, remembered all their lines, sang beautifully with expression and wonderful acting skills. This is the first year that the children from Nursery and Reception have presented the Christmas story with no narrative help from the older KS2 children. Well Done. Fabulous clear voices and plenty of confidence.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to come in and support the children with their performance. It was wonderful to have a hall packed with smiling faces and plenty of applause. Thank you

Dates for next week - Reminders

Monday 16th December 2019

10:00 School Orchestra Christmas Concert

12:30 Key Stage 1 Cinderella at The Lyric (children will return at 16:30)

14:00 Year 4 Anglo Saxon and Viking Exhibition in Leprechaun & Dragon Classes.

Tuesday 17th December 2019

14:00 Years 3 & 5 Christmas Concert

Wednesday 18th December 2019

09:30 Years 1 & 2 Christmas Concert

14:00 Years 4 & 6 Christmas Concert

14:30 Year 5 Fascinating Forces & Full Power Exit Point Celebrations in Centaur & Griffin.

Thursday 19th December 2019

End of Autumn Term

School Closes at 14:00

Monday 6th January 2020

Spring Term begins at 08:55


A couple of pieces of news

Rights Respecting Schools Award

What is this?

‘Unicef works with schools in the UK to create safe and inspiring places to learn, where children are respected, their talents are nurtured and they are able to thrive. Our Rights Respecting Schools Award embeds these values in daily school life and gives children the best chance to lead happy, healthy lives and to be responsible, active citizens. The Award recognises a school’s achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child into practice within the school and beyond.’

Last week we were assessed for our Silver Award and I am delighted to inform you that we were successful. This means that we are officially a Silver: Rights Aware school. This is the second stage of the Rights Respecting Schools Award. We are delighted and a big thank you to Ms Winskill who is our School Leader for this area.


From Monday 24th February, the Lunchtime Company will be managing our kitchen and school meals. Menus will be based on 3 choices per day, including a vegetarian and packed lunch option.

Click here for a letter from Samantha Barton – Chief Operations Officer

Click here for the menu

Click here for the packed lunch option

We are excited about the changes and are looking forward to a completely new approach to mealtimes at Oxford Gardens.


Finally, it is Christmas Jumper Day tomorrow, when we are raising money for UNICEF. Please remember that you don’t need to get a new jumper. You and your child can decorate an ordinary boring jumper using lots of festive colours and sparkles. Much more fun !