Garsington Primary Reception Class

Garsington Primary Reception Class


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Lunch menu for those that don’t have it. I’m sure hard/better copies would be available from the office.
Thanks to everyone for supporting the Christmas Fair - lots of fun was had, and £1200 was raised!
Hello! We are in desperate need of more donations for the Christmas Fair by the end of school tomorrow - please help! We REALLY need donations of raffle prizes that are not alcohol based, wine for the 'Water and wine' stall and tombola prizes. We are also still asking for donations of mince pies and cakes for Friday (please let us know if you are contributing/baking so we can make plans to buy extra if we think we'll still be short!). THANK YOU and see you all at the fair!

This page is for parents and Carers of children starting in reception in 2017. Regular updates will

Operating as usual


Please join us on Friday morning for our French Breakfast Cafe in the playground from 8am.

Photos from Garsington CE Primary School's post 18/03/2021

Photos from Garsington CE Primary School's post


*BONUS FREE KIDS SESSION* will be live here this Thursday! 💚
If you can’t watch live, or have missed the previous three kids workshops, you can find them on the Mini First Aid page or over on our YouTube channel!

💻 Facebook Live
🗓 This Thursday!
⏰ 11am

*remember this is on the main Mini First Aid page NOT Mini First Aid Oxfordshire

The worksheet for the session is in the comments below. Have fun!

(A huge thank you to our friends at the Scottish Ambulance Service!)


We may be virtual, but our popular are back, as demonstrated here by a fan! You can already view the link and download instructions and gather your materials to be able to make your very own rocket car, or you can celebrate with us on the 13th of February! See also details of our competition where you can win some amazing prizes by engaging with our activities!

Oxford Brookes Science Bazaar Beyond - Virtual Event! 10/02/2021

Oxford Brookes Science Bazaar Beyond - Virtual Event!

Oxford Brookes Science Bazaar Beyond - Virtual Event! Hello, Just three days to go until the Oxford Brookes Science Bazaar Beyond - Virtual Event! We have loads of videos, activities and games that you can engage with already on the Science Bazaar webpages - so please do check them out! You can also now register for our live events that will be ...


Next Friday, 29th January, we will be holding our annual ‘Garsington Has Got Talent’ show. If your child would like to enter, please film their performance and email it to Ms d’Archambaud at [email protected] by next Tuesday lunchtime.

All children are welcome to enter. Their performance must be no longer than 1 minute long and preferably filmed landscape. Mr Willbery will then make the clips into a short film. By sending in a film you are giving permission for the recording to go out to our school community and on our website.

We will send the film out for everyone to watch on Friday 29th January at 2pm. The acts will be judged and the winner announced during the Celebration Assembly on that day.


This is an annual community focused event that celebrates Science in the widest possible sense. Usually this event is held live at our Headington Campus, however this year we will be going entirely online! There will be fun videos to watch, live workshops to attend, activities to do and lots to discover!
The festival will be held on Saturday 13th February 2021, 10:30am - 4pm with resources and videos available to view from our web pages during the week after the event. To attend be sure to register your place.


"Did you put a rainbow in your windows during the first lockdown? Or a candle?

This Valentine’s Day, and for the season of Lent, let’s share God’s love by displaying hearts in our windows and around our villages.

Perhaps you could make heart-shaped biscuits or cakes for neighbours - remember “hands, face and space” when making and delivering them. Wash your hands regularly, wear a mask, and stand well back from the door after ringing the door-bell.
God bless
(The Vicar)



This week we’re bringing you the first in our series of three children’s first aid workshops!

First up we’ll be learning what to do in an emergency and who can help us:

WHEN: Thursday 14 Jan

Children will need a doll or teddy, or a sibling/grown-up to practise on & we’re attaching a worksheet to be completed afterwards (will be posted tomorrow morning)

We hope you are able to join us - this is going to be awesome! Confirm your attendance by commenting below 👇🏻

Help us spread the word by sharing this post or tagging a mum or dad with a primary school aged child who might like a little interactive homeschooling fun next week! 💚


Chatty Tuesday!
Today’s Top Tip is to play with shoes!

Gather a pile of shoes and make sure there is a variety of styles and sizes. You could say, “What a mess! I need to sort these out!” Pull out a shoe and describe it – e.g. “This is my shoe. Its black and has show laces that I have to tie in a bow!” or “Here is you sister’s show, that much smaller! These are red shoes and they have a buckle.” Remember to comment rather than question. You could play find the pair and talk about similarities and differences. You can count the shoes and lie them out in a long line. Children might have their own ideas about how to use the shoes – they might lay them out in the letter that starts their name, or in a circle. Some might enjoy ‘polishing the shoes’ with a duster or drawing around them and cutting them out. Most children like to play shoe shops – add a tape measure, ruler or a piece of cardboard to measure everyone’s feet and try on the shoes together! Remember you can model new language to children as you play and have fun!

Each Tuesday, we will be posting top tips, helpful hints and playful activities to promote early language development. Pop along and join in the chat! Have you started to share these ideas with families every Tuesday?


Dear Parents and Carers of children in FS to Y3

Tomorrow children will be watching a Christmas puppet show outside. Please can you make sure they have plenty of warm clothes on - lots of layers plus coat, hat, scarf and gloves.
Thank you

Photos from Rectory Farm PYO's post 01/12/2020

Photos from Rectory Farm PYO's post


🎄Reindeer Challenge at Bunkers Hill 🎄

Do you remember all the fun that we had at Bunkers Hill Garden Shop for their Pumpkin Hunt? They are back with their Reindeer Challenge!

Father Christmas' reindeers are hiding around the magically star-lit nursery, and there is a prize and certificate for every child who can seek out Rudolf and his friends then work out the magical word.

Due to the huge popularity of the Pumpkin Hunt, they are using a booking system again - secure your slot today!

🎫 Pre-booking required for the Reindeer
Challenge. Each slot lasts 30 mins and
includes 2 children + 1 or 2 adults (for
larger parties book 2 slots)

🗓 Reindeer Challenge runs from
Thursday 3rd December Dec 3rd
until Christmas Eve

⏰ Open 9am - 8pm

💴 £2 donation on arrival for the hunt,
includes prize and certificate. All
proceeds to the mental health charities
Mind and Restore.

🖊 Bring your own pen to the hunt as
these are not provided due to COVID

🔦 Bring a torch for night time bookings

☕️ FREE hot chocolate- bring your own

🅿️ Free parking

✅ Wheelchair and pushchair accessible

🚘 17 minutes from Headington

🗺 Bunkers Hill Garden Shop, 2 Bunkers
Hill, Kidlington OX5 3BA


Here’s all the fun we had at their Pumpkin Hunt:

Photos from Garsington CE Primary School's post 23/11/2020

Photos from Garsington CE Primary School's post


Chatty Tuesday!
Today’s Top Tip is to make a ‘collection’ of items.
You could decide to make a collection of hats, for example. Choose a bag or a basket and set off on an adventure around your home (or setting) collecting items for your collection. Talk about the different items you find “Wow! This is a woolly hat for wearing in the cold weather! I’ve found a straw hat – this could keep the sun off me. I’ve got a firefighter’s helmet – this will help protect me!” Make comments about the similarities and differences between the hats. You could lay out the hats as if in a museum, label them together, count them or make a hat shop! See what ideas the children have and follow their lead!
Other good collections might be shoes, spoons or bowls. You could suggest more open-ended ideas to children, such as ‘Let’s collect things that are round like a circle” or “Let’s find lots of things that are soft and cuddly”. Let us know what ideas you have for making collections!
Each Tuesday, we will be posting top tips, helpful hints and playful activities to promote early language development. Pop along and join in the chat! Have you started to share these ideas with families every Tuesday?

Fine Motor Skills: Early Years Development 13/11/2020

Fine Motor Skills: Early Years Development

Fine Motor Skills: Early Years Development Fine motor skills require calm and concentration, allowing us to refine gestures, learn to draw, gain spatial awareness and learn to write.


Take time this week to really notice your children this week.

Don’t forget to tell them what you have noticed and how amazing they are ❤️❤️❤️

Image credit:mombrain.therapist


Human Body

Photos from Garsington CE Primary School's post 07/05/2020

Photos from Garsington CE Primary School's post


Tune into Radio Oxford today at 10am to hear pupils of Garsington School talk about VE Day.

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