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Newsletter – October 2019

Dear Parents and Carers,

We are now into the full swing of Autumn term and we are delighted at how the children are settling into their routines of school. You will see in ‘our key dates’ within this newsletter that there are several opportunities for parents to come into school. Firstly parents evening, where I will be around to say hello whilst you are waiting to see your child’s teacher. Harvest festival is a special celebration assembly and we would delighted for you to join us. This year we are inviting Nursery children’s parents for their own assembly with two other assemblies for Reception and Y1-6. The school is looking vibrant with pupil’s paintings and drawings on show from our recent art week. Communication with parents is crucial and we are putting more efforts to get our website and twitter feed right. In the meantime we are delighted that so many of you have signed up to seesaw. Speak to your child’s teacher to get the class code if you wish to ‘like’ and view what is happening in the classroom.

Thank you for your support.

Mr Brown


Please follow us on twitter @Osbaldwick_Prim

Cold weather

Please can we ask that children have coats in school now that the temperature is starting to drop. Labelled jumpers and coats help us to ensure these items get reunited with our pupils!

Rugby team

Who has been watching the Rugby World Cup?

Well our rugby team braved the elements to play amazingly well in a York Knights tournament.  Thanks to Mr Hind for organising.

Pre-school Music Showcase

Miss Crawford, our Music Specialist, has been working with the children that attend Nursery each Thursday morning this half term. On Thursday the 24th of October parents are invited to drop off as usual and have the opportunity to wait in the hall with refreshments. The children will be have a quick warm up with Miss Crawford and then be brought into the hall for a 9:15am start. The showcase will be short and sweet lasting no more than 20 minutes.

Bling your bike

On Thursday 24th October we are holding a ‘Bling Your Bike / Style you Scooter’ competition with Kat our Travel Champion from Sustrans Cycle Charity.  Everyone is welcome join.  Free mini breakfasts will be offered to all children who return their slip.  Letters will be given out on Monday 14th October.. Entrants will all need to have their decorated transport at The Lane site for 8:40 am at the latest for judging to take place.

Aldi stickers

Thank you to all the children and parents who have brought Aldi Team GB stickers into school so far.  We are still collecting the Aldi Team GB stickers, we have almost reached the half way point.  Please remember that every time you spend £30 in Store you should receive a Team GB sticker.  Please continue to bring your stickers into school and we will add them to our fantastic poster. Once we have completed the poster we will receive a sports kit and we will be entered into a draw, with a chance of winning £20,000 for school.


Thank you for all your continued fantastic support for music at Osbaldwick Primary.

We would like to warmly welcome Rupert Avis as Peri teacher at Osbaldwick Primary. He started teaching with us this week on Tuesday afternoon.  Thank you for all the parents who have already enrolled with Rupert.  He has a small amount of time left.  Places will be offered on a first come first served basis.  Rupert can offer: Classical, electric, bass guitar, cello, drum kit and music theatre singing.  Please contact Rupert for further details on:

Please also remember that Brass, clarinet and Sax are taught by Mr Wilcox and Strings and ukulele, beginner guitar – Miss Crawford, Do visit the office for details of how to enrol your child.

Sensational swimming

Well done to Tilly for coming third in the County for 100m breaststroke.  She also achieved PB’s in seven other categories at a recent swimming event.

Key dates

Monday 14th October – Parents Evening Y1-6 3.30-6.00pm – Lane Site

Tuesday 15th October – Parents Evening Y1-6 3.30-6.00pm – Lane Site

Wednesday 16th October – Parents Evening Pre-school & Reception 3.30-6.00pm – Leyes Site

Thursday 17th October – Parents Evening Pre-school & Reception 3.30-6.00pm – Leyes Site

Friday 18th October – Y1&2 Fire Engine Visit – Lane Site

Friday 18th October – Reception Harvest Festival 2.30pm – Leyes Site

Friday 18th October – Y1&2 School Disco 5.15-6.15pm – Lane Site

Friday 18th October – Y3-6 School Disco 6.30-7.45pm – Lane Site

Wednesday 23rd October – Y1-6 Harvest Festival 2.30pm – Lane Site

Thursday 24th October – Pre-school Harvest Festival 9.15am – Leyes Site

Thursday 24th October – Bling Your Bike 8.15-8.45am – Lane Site

Monday 28th October – Friday 1st November – HALF TERM

Thursday 7th November – Hot Dogs & Candy Floss for sale 3.25pm – Leyes Site

Friday 8th November – Hot Dogs & Candy Floss for sale 3.15pm – Leyes Site

Friday 15th November – Training Day – school closed to pupils

Monday 18th November – Fire Engine Visit – Rec/Pre-school

Friday 6th December – Christmas Café 3.15-5.00pm –

Wednesday 11th December – Christmas Music Showcase 1.30pm – St Thomas’s Church (for parents of orchestra, individual instruments & choir pupils)

Monday 16th December – Rec/Pre-school Nativity – time TBC

Monday 16th December – Y3-6 Carols at Christmas 2.00pm & 6.30pm  – Lane Site

Tuesday 17th December Y1-2 Nativity 2.00pm & 6.30pm – Lane Site


Key dates to download and put on the fridge! Click below

Key dates

Find find these dates also in our calendar tab.


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