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Chesterton CE Primary SchoolFREE Summer Workshop

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'School's out for Summer' T-shirts
Chesterton CE Primary School You may have seen Nicky Ward (Jessie's mum - Apple class) in the playground promoting her' Schools out for Summer' T-shirts.
This idea is exclusive to Chesterton and produced by Nicky herself as a fundraising initiative for the school.
£2 from the sale of every T-shirt goes to the School Association. They cost £10 and there are a variety of choices. Please see the attached flyer for details. Nicky is aiming to raise a minimum of £100 for the school.
If you are interested in ordering a T-shirt (and haven't already done so), Nicky will be on the playground at drop off and pick up every day this week and also throughout Sports Day.
Thank you for your support.
Chesterton CE Primary SchoolChesterton Playgroup

Chesterton Playgroup is looking for volunteers! In order to be able to run, we need at least three Trustees in the roles of Secretary, Chairperson and Treasurer in order for the pre-school to remain open. After five years of commitment and valued contributions to the team, we are now looking for a new Chairperson and Treasurer due to the resignation of Christine Lane Fox (Treasurer) and Janet Weston (Chairperson). Ideally, the voluntary roles would start from September 2017 and you would be working alongside the playgroup team and remaining Secretary, Jackie Meek.

If you are interested, please pop into playgroup and speak to a member of staff or use the contact details on the advertisement. We are a friendly bunch who would be happy to welcome you into our team. The staff and Trustees are committed to creating a fun, caring and stimulating environment for the young children who attend our setting. We are also very pleased with our recent Ofsted result of 'Good' (16 May 2017).

Please see our website for further details
Chesterton CE Primary SchoolSchool Admissions
Dear Parents/Carers,
Please read on if you have younger children who have not yet started school.
As the Governors and I are starting to look towards the future of the school should the planned expansion go ahead, I am writing to ask if you would be willing to share some information about pre-school age siblings. Our anecdotal evidence suggests that the numbers of babies/toddlers in our families is quite high, which bodes well for the future of the school, but it would be more helpful to have reliable information to back this up.
Having a clearer idea of likely admissions from families already within school will allow us to make a more informed prediction on potential pupil numbers, which in turn will assist with the planning of budgets etc.
Therefore, if you do have younger children who have yet to start school (excluding the Sept 17 intake), I’d be grateful if you could respiond to the email sent today (22nd June) that asks soem specific questions (a hard copy has also been sent home).
Kind regards, Mr Horner
School Uniform
Chesterton CE Primary School
Chesterton CE Primary SchoolIce-creams for sale, Friday 26th May, raising money for charity
As some of you may know, my brother (Josh) has a condition called Cystic Fibrosis, so he has to stay in hospital for a bit.
Last time Josh was in the John Radcliffe hospital (Melanie's Ward), he met a friend called Joel, who stays on Kamran's Ward . Unfortunately, he has cancer, so I would like to raise some money for these two wards: Melanie's and Kamran's. Ollie (my little brother) and I will be selling ice creams after school tomorrow to help this good cause. Please feel free to come and buy one of our cold treats - perfect for this hot weather!
Thank you very much, Jasmine Kirby - Oak Class
Chesterton CE Primary SchoolPrayer Space
We are extremely happy to have a Prayer Space in school this week. Our team of volunteers have completely transformed the studio! By the end of today, the children will all have had a session exploring on our new school values and considering links to faith and prayer. After school today (Thursday 8th), the studio will be open for parents to pop in and see what the pupils have been doing. Please come to have a look around if you have the time. Hopefully, your children will be able to give you a guided tour and explain a bit about what they have done.
Kind regards, Miss Jones
(Collective Worship Co-ordinator)
Chesterton CE Primary SchoolWalk to School Week
A short e-mail to say a massive thank you to you and your children for throwing yourselves so enthusiastically into the various activities for Walk to School Week. I have thoroughly enjoyed receiving photos of your wonderful ways to school (and witnessing some first hand!) and it has been great to see so many pupils and families taking part.
There is still time to e-mail in your photos. I am hoping to upload them to them to the website early next week and we'll announce the winners in next week's celebration worship. I will also provide photographic evidence (although not of the blisters) that I did, in fact, manage to walk all the way to school on Monday morning! I really appreciated the encouraging/congratulatory messages that were sent in (and Beccy and Ali Ellacott shouting out of their upstairs window to give me a cheer on the home stretch!).
Best wishes, Mr Horner
Chesterton CE Primary SchoolReminder - 'Travelling Books' - Book Fair
The 'Travelling Books' book fair will be open straight after school today. There is an amazing array of books to look at and purchase, so please do come in and have a look. Do not forget that they have a 3 for 2 promotion which will run for the time they are here. If you buy 3 books the cheapest is free!
The Book Fair will also be open after school tomorrow (Friday 19th May) and Tuesday 23rd May (not Monday).
Chesterton CE Primary SchoolMay Day cream teas
As you are aware, we are holding our May Day celebrations on Thursday 25th May. We will be serving cream teas after the dancing (approximately 2.30pm) at a small cost of £2.50. This includes a delicious scone, jam and cream plus tea or coffee.
Please place your order by Friday 19th May and include the payment.
Chesterton CE Primary SchoolClothes for Forest School
As you may be aware Ash Class are taking part in Forest School sessions every Wednesday afternoon. This is an all year round and all-weather activity. It is vitally important that the correct clothing is worn by the children. We are asking for donations of any spare clothing you may have at home that we could use when required.
The items we are looking for are as follows:- 1. Waterproof clothing (jacket and trousers) 2. Wellington boots 3. Hats 4. Gloves 5. Long sleeve tops 6. Jogging trousers 7. Socks
We are hoping that next year all classes will be involved with the Forest School so donations of any size would be very useful. We would be extremely grateful for any donations received.
Chesterton CE Primary SchoolRAINBOW RUN

Helen & Douglas House, our local children’s hospice, are holding a Rainbow Run at Cuttleslowe Park in Oxford on Saturday 24th June which we thought you may be interested in taking part in.

During this colourful, family friendly 3km run participants get showered in powdered paint all the colours of the Rainbow while you walk, run, roll or stroll your way with family and friends through this lovely 3km course. This great event mirrors the ethos of the charity celebrating happiness and living life to the full.

For more information visit

click to downloadSummer Events   click to downloadRainbow Run 24th June
Chesterton CE Primary SchoolHEALTHY NEW TOWN LAUNCH

Bicester’s Healthy New Town Programme is to be officially launched on Saturday 13 May 2017 with a series of fun activities promoting health and wellbeing in Bicester town centre. There promises to be lots of interesting and exciting activities for the whole family to take part in. Please find attached a flyer about the event.
As part of the launch, the organisers will be encouraging local people to take six simple steps to promote their health and wellbeing. Children will be bringing a paper copy home in their book bags today.
The school will be involved in the Healthy New Town programme in a number of ways, including through Walk To School Week (beginning 15th May) so keep a look out for future information
click to downloadOverview   click to downloadLaunch details
Chesterton CE Primary SchoolSchool Uniform
We have some spare school uniform in the office. The details are listed below. If anyone is interested in any of the items just pop in and see us.

NAVY SHORTS: 1. Size 6 yrs <> 2. Size 7/8 yrs x 2 <> 3. Size 9/10 yrs x 2

WHITE POLO SHIRTS WITH SCHOOL LOGO 1. Size 5/6 yrs x 5 <> 2. Size 9/10 yrs x 6

WHITE POLO SHIRT - NO SCHOOL LOGO 1. Sixe 3 yrs x 2 <> 2. Size 9/10yrs x 2 <> 3. Size 9 yrs x 4 <> 4. Size 10 yrs x 1

NAVY TROUSERS 1. Size 10/11 yrs x 1

NAVY PE SHIRT WITH SCHOOL LOGO 1. Size 3/4 yrs x 1 <> 2. Size 7/8 yrs x 1

NAVY SWEATSHIRT WITH SCHOOL LOGO 1. Size 5/6 yrs x 4 <> 2. Size 9/10 yrs x 2

NAVY TROUSERS. We have 4 pairs in size 9 yrs, 1 pair in size 10 and 2 pairs in size 9/10 yrs.
Chesterton CE Primary SchoolParents' Evening
We would like to inform you that Parents' Evening appointment sign-up sheets will be available in classrooms from today (Thursday 16th March). Parents' evenings will take place on Wednesday 22nd March (3:40-7:00pm) and Thursday 23rd March (3:40-6:00pm).
If you are unable to sign up for an appointment in person, you are welcome to send in a note with your child with a few options and the class teacher can then book a suitable timeslot. You are also able to e-mail your child's class teacher directly with a request. If you are unable to attend on either evening, please contact your child's teacher to arrange a mutually convenient appointment on a different date. Kind regards, Mr Horner
Chesterton CE Primary SchoolChesterton Playgroup Easter Fayre
Chesterton Playgroup are having an Easter Fayre on Saturday 8th April from 10am - 12am. Please see the attached leaflet for further details. It promises to be a fun morning with an Easter Bonnet Competition, cakes for sale, facing painting and many more great activities! click to downloadDownload the flyer
Chesterton CE Primary SchoolOfsted Inspection: 7th March
Please find attached official notification that Chesterton will be inspected by Ofsted tomorrow (Tuesday 7th March). Our last inspection took place in February 2013, when the school was judged to be ‘Good’.
Download: click to downloadLetter from Ofsted + click to downloadLetter from Mr Horner
Chesterton CE Primary SchoolPantomime

Saturday’s evening performance is now sold out! We still have tickets left for Friday night and the Saturday matinee performance but they are going fast!! Full details here
Chesterton CE Primary SchoolBook Week:

Monday 27th February through to Friday 3rd March - During Book Week, we are challenging children to design an alternative cover for a favourite book. Full details here
Chesterton CE Primary SchoolKS2 Text Books

Upper School Parents - Just to remind you that if you would like any KS2 text books please send your order to the school office by Wednesday 8th Feb. There are some spare order forms on the table outside the office.
Chesterton CE Primary SchoolLunch Menu Choices

Just a reminder that unless you have already done so, please could you send your child's school lunch menu choice (new spring menu) to the office by Wednesday 8th February..
Chesterton CE Primary SchoolOak Gymnastics Display

On Wednesday 8th February Oak Class will be holding their Gymnastics display at 10.30 in the School Hall.
We would like to invite you to attend to watch all the children's hard work and progress from the last two terms.
Chesterton CE Primary SchoolWoodlands Sept 2017

For Year 5/6 (current Y4/5).
We would like to remind you that the deadline for paying deposits is approaching (10th February) so please send in your first payment of £75 to the office as soon as you can. Details here
Chesterton CE Primary School              Alchester Road, Chesterton, Bicester              Oxon OX26 1UN
Tel: 01869 252498              Fax: 01869 244012