Dear Parents / Carers,


The children are settling in well and are getting used to our daily routines.

We had our first Little Wandle Phonics session today! Please practise the weekly sounds and have a look at the attached pronunciation guide. In addition to this, please remember to read with your child every day and use the reading diaries to write any comments.

In maths, we are focusing on numbers 1-10 and are singing counting rhymes like ‘Five Currant Buns’

Please see the attached Meet the Teacher PowerPoint from the other week and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to speak to us!

From Ms Begum and Mr Crick



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meet the teacher presentation sept 2022

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These useful prompts, can help to support a child to regulate their emotions.

Good Afternoon All,

Just a quick message to say welcome to Columbia and Orion.

Staff Members:

Columbia –  Mrs. Campbell-Whitfield and Mrs. Onwumelu

Orion:  Ms. Cole, Ms. Sitch and Mrs. Baker

Orion meet the teacher presentation sept 2022 adapted

Columbia meet the teacher presentation sept 2022

Kind regards,

Mrs Campbell-Whitfield

Dear Parents and Carers,

The school will be closed on Monday the 19th of September as an addition bank holiday on the day of Queen Elizabeth’s funeral, as stated by his Majesty King Charles the Third.

On behalf of the Children, Staff and Governors of Oliver Goldsmith Primary School we would like to send our Sympathy and deepest respect to King Charles the third and the Royal Family on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the second.

With Kindest regards
Ms Murdoch and The Oliver Goldsmith Team

It’s been a great start to year 4 as we’ve been getting to know the children.

We have some exciting lessons planned this year – The Romans, Shang Dynasty, The United Kingdom, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, Saving Planet Earth and Amazonia! Children will explore different aspects of history going across the globe.

To go with these are some exciting books – Queen of Darkness and Viking Boy by Tony Bradman, What a Waste by Jess French, Cloud Busting by Malorie Blackman, The Tin Forest by Helen Ward, The Promise by Nicola Davies just to name a few.

A few reminders for the Autumn term:

  • Swimming: Mondays (Pioneer class will aim to return to school for 3:30pm. Hubble class will be back in school for the usual pick up time of 3:15pm)
  • Homework out: Fridays
  • Homework back in: Tuesdays
  • Reading books changed on Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Spelling test: Wednesdays
  • Times Tables test: Fridays
  • PE: Wednesdays

Our Learning Across the Curriculum (LAtC) topic for Autumn 1 is Through the Ages: The Romans. Have a look at our knowledge organiser below with some information related to the areas of learning in history.

Knowledge Organiser The Romans

We look forward to an exciting year ahead!

Best wishes from the Year 4 team (Ms Adenaike, Miss Garcia, Mrs Perry and Ms McEntee)

Parents/carers, it was great to meet many of you on Wednesday. Please see a reminder of the key messages below:

  • PE is on Friday (children are to bring correct PE kit [yellow top and dark bottoms] in a bag to be changed into before the lesson). Please ensure that children have correct black shoes on and that the trainers for the session are also in the bag.
  • Homework (including spellings) is given out on Friday to be handed in on Monday. Challenger spelling test= Monday. Discovery spelling test = Wednesday
  • Please see further information attached regarding the Year 6 tests that will happen in May. Year 6_ Parent support document
  • Please also see a letter about our end of year residential to PGL. Parents info initial letter

Looking forward to a great year ahead!

Ms Montague and Ms Maitland

I have attached the slides to my Welcome Presentation for you to read.

The Nursery Team would like to welcome all our new families to Oliver Goldsmith Primary School. We know this is an exciting step in your child’s early life and we are so glad that you have chosen our Nursery for your child.

Left: Mrs Carter, Nursery Nurse
Centre: Ms Reid, Teaching Assistant
Right: Ms Kelleher, Class Teacher

This section of the school website will have important news and information for Nursery parents/ carers throughout the school year. Please keep an eye out!

Thank you
– Ms Kelleher

Welcome to Year 5 Calipso…

PE day is Thursday, children are to bring in their PE kit and change in school.

Homework is given out on Friday and due in on Tuesday.

Please find attached the slides from the parent meeting.

Meet the Teacher Powerpoint for Blog