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click to download11th July: Reading Awards
As you may know, at the end of the academic year, we award prizes to children who have read consistently well over the year and have reached a certain number of Reading Nights in their Reading Diary.
click to download4th July: Upper School - Archibald's War Performance
The end of year production will be taking place on Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th July...
click to download27th June: Italian Family Hosting!
Antonella and her children, Marta and Matteo will be arriving this Sunday and returning to Italy on Saturday 7th July.
If you would be interested in hosting Antonella and her son Matteo, even at this eleventh hour, please contact Ms Durham in the school office.
click to download11th June: Online payments are on the way!
As part of our ongoing efforts to improve efficiency and convenience for parents, and staff in the school office, we will shortly be introducing an online payment/ordering system.
click to download9th May: Italian Family Hosting!
This year, for the first time, we would like to welcome an Italian family for a visit to Chesterton School in July.
click to download9th May: May Day: Thursday 24th May
As in previous years, we are holding our May Day festivities a little later in the month – on the last Thursday of Term 5. This should give us a better chance of warmer weather (although the beginning of May hasn’t done badly so far!) and also keeps us clear of the very busy build up to SATs tests.
click to download4th May: Book Fair
We are holding a 'Travelling Books' book fair here at school which will run from Wednesday 16th May to Tuesday 22rd May, straight after school.
click to download28th March: Chesterton School uniform
We would like to take this opportunity to remind you about Chesterton School’s agreed dress code if you are purchasing items of new uniform over the Easter holidays or Summer Term. Although we are generally very happy with the appearance of our pupils, there have been a few interesting items creeping in! Therefore, we felt that it would be helpful for parents, pupils and teachers if we clarified some areas.
click to download27th March: Choir
As you may know, we hold an after school Choir Club for children in Year Three to Six on a Tuesday. The club will re-start again after Easter beginning from Tuesday 17th April and will run from 3.15 – 4.15pm. Following this term’s great success at the recent Children Singing for Children Concert, we would like to invite more children to join choir.
click to download18th March: Choir
Firstly, I must begin by saying a big 'congratulations' to the choir for their fantastic performance at 'Children Singing for Children' last week. They worked so hard to prepare and did a fantastic job of singing beautifully. We were very proud of them, as I’m sure you were too.
click to download9th Feb: World Book Day
The annual 'World Book Day' is fast approaching and we are busy planning to a 'Book Week' in school running from Monday 26th February through to Friday 2nd March. Although Thursday 1st March is officially World Book Day, we will be holding book related activities throughout the entire week.
click to download9th Feb: Valentine's Bake Off Workshop
Please find attached a poster for a Valentine's Bake Off Workshop run by Smart Raspberry on Wednesday 14th February. Smart Raspberry have run a number of clubs at Chesterton School in the past and their sessions are highly recommended.
click to download2nd Feb: News Update
We would like to take this opportunity to let you know about a few updates/reminders before the end of term.
click to download30th Jan: New Reading Book Scheme
Over the coming months, we are very keen to expand our selection of home reading books to enable us to offer the children an up-to-date and engaging range of reading materials...
click to download15th Jan: Concert at The Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford
We have been given the opportunity to take some of our choir members and musicians to watch The County Music Service Schools’ Concert at the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford on Friday 26th January.
click to download29th Nov: Christmas Lunch: Thursday 14th December 2017
We are delighted to inform you that this year’s Christmas lunch will be cooked on Thursday 14th December by the School Lunch Company and served by the staff and governors. Please reply by Thursday 7th December
click to download1st Nov: Phonics & Spelling
As you may be aware, we begin most days by teaching pupils in Phonics groups. The children work in small groups across school, focusing on the appropriate different spelling patterns and letter sounds. This is a well-established, successful routine throughout school and the children really benefit from working in their Phonics groups.
click to download29th Sept: Primary School Health Nurse Team - Sept 2017 (from Oxon CC)
This newsletter aims to provide families and young people with some useful tips for keeping healthy.
click to download14th Sept: Upcoming events
Please find details of some information on upcoming events.
click to download29th June: School Meals from September 2017
The price of a school meal will increase to £2.20 from September - £11.00 for the week and £33.00 for 3 weeks.
click to download12th June: Sports Day 2018
As I hope you are aware, our whole school sports day will be taking place on Tuesday 26th June.
click to download18th May: Walk to School Week
I am writing to let you know about some of the activities that are taking place in school to celebrate 'Walk to School Week'. Although the 'official' event is the 21st-25th May, we are postponing ours until just after half term, as there are already so many activities planned for next week - KS1 SATs, Upper School cricket, May Day and school photos to name but a few.
click to download27th April: Daily Mile
Although the wet and cold weather doesn’t seem to have completed disappeared quite yet, we are planning to bring our morning run, based on the Daily Mile initiative, out of winter hibernation from next week!
click to download20th March: Sport Relief 2018 at Chesterton School Friday 23rd March 2018
This year, Chesterton School are really excited to be raising money for Sport Relief 2018! As one of the UK’s biggest fundraising events, Sport Relief brings the entire nation together to get active, raise money and change lives. .
click to download31st Oct: Andy Reading Fun Run
Please find attached information an entry form for a Bicester Athletic Club cross country fun run at Bicester Sports Association, Chesterton on Sunday 10th December. The event is held in memory of Andy Reading, a keen runner and member of B.A.C., who, as many of you will know, was also Headteacher of our school from 1979-1991.
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