Saint Blaise Primary School

The new term has begun well. Fireworks and Divali featured during our first week back, pupils tasted food, created art work and retold stories using IT programmes.

 

We held a Remembrance Service on the 11 November and spent time thinking about the armed forces. Our art work and poetry was used at St Blaise Church and is on display there for the next few weeks.

 

Anti-bullying week took place in November. The children were learning about their personal power. We focused on cyber bullying. The children found out about electronic footprints, the benefits and dangers of the internet and how to keep safe on line.
Useful websites include
www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety
www.kidsmart.org.uk
ceop.police.uk

 

The governors are supporting the school community as development work starts in January on expanding the school. From September 2017, the school's capacity will rise to 105 pupils, from a current pupil role of 66, due to an increasing need for primary school places in the local area. A second phase of expansion work is also planned to start shortly afterwards.
The governors are also working with the staff and looking into congestion and parking issues around school drop off and pick up times. This relates to growing pupil numbers at the school and the future expansion. Parents/carers are being urged to consider alternative arrangements to ease the problems.
We update our website regularly, new information, class reports and photos are always a good way to keep in touch with the school. http://www.st-blaise.oxon.sch.uk/
We would really welcome some support in school hearing readers. If anyone has an hour or two to spare in the afternoons, please let us know.

 

If you are considering moving your child to our school and would like to look round, please phone the office - 01235 831368. We run a daily minibus to school from Milton village.

 

  1. KEY ADMISSION DATES FOR PRIMARY ADMISSION IN 2017
    These dates cover the following phases:
  2. The entry to Reception - children born 1 September 2012 to 31 August 2013.
  3. The transfer from infant schools to junior schools at the end of Key Stage 1 - children born 1 September 2009 to 31 August 2010.
  4. The transfer from Year 4 in a first school (outside Oxfordshire where the child lives in Oxfordshire) and to Year 5 in a primary or middle school (outside Oxfordshire where the child lives in Oxfordshire) - children born 1 September 2007 to 31 August 2008.

 

15 September - 15 January 2017 Online and paper applications accepted from this date. National closing date for on-time applications for primary school.

6 February 2017 Last date for confirmation of change of address and for late applications with extenuating circumstances to be considered as on-time


Vacancies - We are also looking to recruit a foundation (Church based) governor. Please contact school if you are interested.
Dates for your diary
07 December - Oak class nativity play 6.00pm in the school hall
15 December - Christmas service 2.00pm at St Blaise Church

Ruth Leach, the staff and pupils of Saint Blaise School


We have had a very busy start to the new school year. Oak class are busy working on an ‘All about me’ topic. Last week we visited the Milestones Museum in Basingstoke. The children compared toys from the past with their own; they also explored life in the past. Poplar class are engaged in a very exciting dinosaur topic. They have made some amazing designs and models of dinosaurs that they have invented. Maple class are finding out about the River Thames, they will be visiting the River and Rowing Museum in Henley after half term. They have looked at water management and the need to save water as only 1% of the world’s water is drinkable.

 

Year 5 and 6 went on a week’s residential to the Isle of Wight. The children and staff had an amazing time at the Kingswood Centre. The children took part in body boarding, beach games, archery, fencing, zip wires and climbing, they were busy from dusk to dawn. Some of the photos and presentations are available on the website. http://www.st-blaise.oxon.sch.uk/

Nightline at the Isle of Wight Y4 bouldering at Far Peak Poplar at the Harcourt Arboretum

The Governors were saddened to hear about the death of Pat Brunswick. Pat was a governor and friend of the school for many years. Pat endeared himself to the pupils sharing his woodworking skills with a calm and friendly approach. Pat was always supportive of the governing body and ready to lend a hand.
We would really welcome some support in school hearing readers. If anyone has an hour or two to spare in the afternoons, please let us know.

 

If you are considering moving your child to our school and would like to look round, please phone the office – 01235 831368. We run a daily minibus to school from Milton village.

 

Vacancies We are also looking to recruit a foundation (Church based) governor. Please contact school if you are interested.

Dates for your diary
07 December – Oak class nativity play 6pm
19 December – Christmas service at St Blaise
Ruth Leach, the staff and pupils of Saint Blaise School


As we begin a new school year we would like to wish all of our leavers the very best of luck in their new schools. We ce!ebrated their time at St Blaise with a very moving service at St Blaise Church which included a voice message from Father Colin.

 

As part of the school expansion we are delighted to welcome 15 new pupils to our reception group. The children have settled in well and are already part of the school team. We are also pleased to welcome Anton to Year 4 and Miss Potts and Mrs Wise to the-staff team.

 

Our first week back at school has been focused on learning about our brains and the way that we learn. At Saint Blaise we are encouraging the pupils to have a growth mindset. We are busy exercising our brains so that they are used like a muscle. We are encouraglng an atmosphere of learning through mistakes and challenging ourselves even when it is hard.

 

We are delighted to announce that the school is growing. We have been working alongside Oxfordshire County Council to ensure that the project benefits the children and families of the Parish. A fourth classroom will be created so that from September 2017 we will have four classes at St Blaise. The planners are also adding a small extension to the rear of Poplar class and making alterations to the cloakroom areas. There are additional plans to extend the school further; this is subject to housing development. The plans are available on the school website.

 

We regularly update our website - please have a look http://www.st-blaise.oxon.sch.uk/. If you are considering moving your child to our school and would like to look round please phone the office - 01235 831368. We run a daily minibus to school from Milton Village.


Vacancies – We are looking to recruit a foundation (Church based) governor and a community governor. Please contact school if you are interested.

 

Dates for your diary
06 December - Oak class nativity play 1.00pm

07 December - Oak class nativity play 6.00pm

19 December - Christmas service at St Blaise

The summer term has got off to a good start, even if the summer weather has been lacking! We celebrated May Day with an exhibition of folk dancing and singing. Ellis and Will were crowned May Queen and King by Larry and Kathy. The event was followed with a presentation of gifts to them and a thank-you tea. Over forty people attended the afternoon.

 

We celebrated the Queen’s 90th birthday with afternoon tea. The children dressed in red, white and blue. We ate: cucumber sandwiches, cakes and scones.

 

We are delighted to announce that the school is growing. We have been working alongside Oxfordshire County Council to ensure that the project benefits the children and families of the Parish. A fourth classroom will be created so that from September 2017 we will have four classes at St Blaise. The planners are also adding a small extension to the rear of Poplar class and making alterations to the cloakroom areas. There are additional plans to extend the school further; this is subject to housing development. Once the plans are available we will present them at a Parish Council meeting.

 

We regularly update our website – please have a look http://www.st-blaise.oxon.sch.uk/
If you are considering moving your child to our school and would like to look round, please phone the office – 01235 831368. We run a daily minibus to school from Milton village.


Vacancies – We are currently advertising for a full time permanent TA with Early Years’ experience. We are also looking to recruit a foundation (Church based) governor and a community governor. Please contact school if you are interested.

 

Dates for your diary
08 July: 9am – Sports Day
11-15 July: International Week with a celebration assembly on Monday 18 July
14 July: 2pm – Y6 leavers service at St Blaise School

Do you want to give something back to your community and make a real difference for children?

 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Co-Opted Governor at St Blaise Church of England Primary School. This is a very rewarding role which offers the chance to use your existing skills and experiences to have a positive impact on the children in our school as well as developing yourself. The details of the Co-opted Governor vacancy can be found on our website:

 

About us:
We are a small friendly rural primary school for 4 to 11 year olds (60 pupils in total) located in Milton Heights. We are delighted that in November 2014 Ofsted judged us to be a good school. The children said that 'they would change absolutely nothing about the school'. We have worked extremely hard as a school community to achieve this judgement. We will now strive to become an outstanding school by 'achieving together'. As a church school we support the spiritual development of individuals, our Christian values underpin all that we do.

For further information about our school please visit our website or contact the chair of Governors, Kevin Moyes by e-mailing kprm1982@hotmail.com.

st blaise school milton logoWe were delighted to welcome Oxford children's author Mini Grey to St Blaise in March. Mini helped us to celebrate World Book Day. The children enjoyed dressing up as their favourite book characters and taking part in workshops. 

During March we had sporting success with our Y2 and Y3 badminton squad and our netball team gaining 3rd place in two inter school events, congratulations to both groups. 

 

Crusaders Youth Group is an important part of our community. Sadly, Larry and Kathy have moved and can no longer continue to run it after half term. Kathy and Larry are hoping that members of the community will step in to take over the running of this important club. We would like to thank them both for their years of dedication and hard work by inviting former youth group members to come for tea and cake at school on Thursday 26 May 3.00-4.30pm. 

 

Enrolment If you are considering moving your child to our school and would like to look round, please phone the office — 01235 831368. We run a daily minibus to school from Milton village. 

 

Dates For Your Diary 
Thursday 26th May - Country dancing 2pm at school followed by a thank-you tea for Larry and Kathy Wokingham. 
30th - 3rd June - Half term Friday 10th June
Queen's 90th birthday celebrations 
Saturday 18th June - School Defence in conjunction with Milton Football Club -early afternoon onwards