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Newsletter 04.12.20

Dear Parents/Carers,

All the staff and children have loved being in school as we enter the month of December – especially when on the back of a second national lockdown and the world appears to be a gloomy place however there are always smiles aplenty at our school . We count ourselves very lucky that our pupils can continue to have fun with their friends and continue to enjoy our learning. The application demonstrated from pupils in all their work on a daily basis is amazing whilst our staff are so committed to providing the very best education for your children.

Parents evening a success

Thank you to parents for zooming in to speak to teachers for a virtual parents evening. Plenty of feedback to tell us that apart from the odd technical glitch it was a success and the company we use are adding new features to improve the service such as multiple users having video link in different places. Thanks to our business partner Mrs Christie and Mrs Gibbons in the office for setting up and testing this.

Christmas Dinner & Christmas Jumper Day

We are having our Christmas Dinner in School on Thursday 10th December and Children can wear Christmas Jumpers on this day. Make a note on your calendar.

Also, National Christmas Jumper Day is Friday 11th December and we will be wearing jumpers again on this day.

Save the Children

Christmas cards

This year children have their own special Christmas card box where they can bring cards in for the children in their own class. Thank you to Mrs Ackroyd for making the amazing Christmas designer post boxes.

Christmas Parties

Each class will be having their own Christmas party. More information to follow via seesaw.

Lighting at the Front of the Lane Site

We are in the process of resolving some lighting issues at the front of school.  Presently, we are aware that the site is poorly lit so please tread carefully and mind your footing.  Thank you for your patience in this matter

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B&Q Tree Donation

A big thank you to our local B&Q store for donating a fantastic Christmas Tree for our hall at the Lane Site.  It looks amazing.

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Five to Thrive

Congratulations to our poster winners. There were some fabulous ideas. Libby in Year 5 – one of the winners – used the message GIVE encouragement – with a friend cheering ‘You got this!’ Thank you to Mrs Messruther for the fab prizes too.

Kind deeds

You may be lucky enough to be drawn out of the golden box for kind deeds or good work. Sandy was drawn out for a third time and kindly shared her sweets with the whole class! We have also had a nominate a mate where children put forward someone for a kind deed. It was a pleasure to reward both the nominee and nominator – good teamwork all round.

Sensational writing

Year 5 and 6 have produced some sensational writing inspired by the Victorian workhouses. The children wrote diary entries using lots of historical information learnt in their topic work. As you can see the final drafts are well presented with neat handwriting. Well done all.

Christmas Holiday Club

Ignite are running a Christmas Holiday club, please click link to book a place Ignite Xmas Flyer 2020

The Highwayman

In Year 5HW we had a special visitor – a highwayman. This was a book before starting the class book The Highwayman. The children asked lots of questions and it was all very exciting. The highwayman was none other than our very own Miss Jones – who kindly roleplayed the character.

Forest schools in Nursery

In Nursery last week at forest School the children made nests for mother owl. This week returned to the nest to find she had laid two eggs! As you can imagine the children were very excited and inquisitive.

Skipping school

Some classes in school had a lesson in skipping thanks to a special visitor. Skills such as the ‘double bounce’ were taught and it was lots of fun. We can use our skipping skills at playtime to keep active.


Our Year 6s have been learning African Drumming with Mrs Crawford. It sounds amazing and required lots of concentration. Stay posted to our twitter page to see the performance.

After school club

After school club is lots of fun as you can see Ada made a lovely mosaic, we made some poppy wreaths in November and crafts and modelling are also fun.

A special thanks to Alex and her team that prepare such fun activities for all interests.

Lights, camera and action!

This week we have prepared our very own short video of OPA with the help of pupils, teachers, parents and governors. We hope you like it – it was designed for prospective parents who unfortunately cannot come in to view our amazing school. It is a real celebration of our school.

Parent Hub

We have had some reports that some parents are not receiving messages, perhaps this is due to your phone notifications been switched off.  For guidance please click on one of the following links

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Alternatively, please contact the school office.

This is the way we get information to parents.Very soon we will not be sending texts unless it is vital to do so. Simply scan the QR code and enter @OsbaldwickPrimary

Take care and have a lovely week.

Mr Brown

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